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Replacement Batteries

M. Ann Harsh <syharmonie@...>
 

Hi, We need to replace our Delphi batteries here in the US. We think
we would like to stay with the Delphi batteries which we have been
pleased with over the years and for the appropriate fit (battery box,
connectors, cables, etc.) So far we have had no luck finding them and
talking to reps at Delphi has not helped. Does anyone know where we
can find these in the US? We are located in Maryland. Does anyone
know the Part Number to request. When I tell Delphi the numbers we
read on our European batteries they cannot find them?? Please send
any replies to me at syharmonie@... Thank you. Ann Harsh SM#160

New Coast Guard regulations

Joel F. Potter <jfpottercys@...>
 

Hello Fellow Amel Owners,

Wow, thanks to Gary Silver for the unexpected but much appreciated praise.
I've got the best job, in the world. They even pay me! Now I'll need a
new/bigger hat.

Regarding the 96 hour ADVANCED NOTICE OF ARRIVAL/ANOA. It's is NOT required
for American/U.S.A. recreational vessels. It is required for all commercial
vessels regardless of registry and for all foreign flagged recreational
vessels. Learn more at www.nvmc.uscg.gov/

All the best,

Joel F. Potter
Super Maramu #400 "MARY BROWN"

For sale - Chart cards for Furuno plotter

Walter Lundstrom <linneasail@...>
 

Hi guys,

We just finished up our 2 year cruising adventure and sold "Linnea" (SM 2000
number 366). The new owner is going to South America and the Pacific, so he
has no need for our Navionics chart cards (fitting the Furuno radar/chart
plotter).

The chart cards we have are Navionics XL charts, and we have about $4000
worth of chart cards covering part of the Atlantic European waters, the
whole Med, the Atlantic islands, Caribbean and Florida.

I just checked on the Internet. The European XL charts cost 298 euros (+20%
VAT) each and the Caribbean and US XL charts are $199 each. You can have
them for $100 per card or even less if you take all the ones we have.

Walter
Phone (614) 592-2255

Value of Amel Super Maramu

amelliahona <no_reply@...>
 

Hello to all from Liahona:

I thought I would take a moment and express my opinion about the
value of the Amel sailboats that we own. My wife and I just attended
Sail Expo West all sailboat show in Oakland California. Of course
very few people have heard of Amel on the west coast of the US.
Nevertheless, we toured every blue water cruising boat at this show.
THERE WAS NOTHING TO COMPARE. The only boat that even came close
cost 1.4 million USD. Frankly it even lacked some of the standard
features of my SM, namely water tight bulkheads. That is almost
three times what I paid for my SM new!! Now, while I know that
because the USD is now weak against the Euro you can't purchase an
Amel SM as inexpensively as you once were able to, an Amel SM still
represents a tremendous value for the money spent. Besides a
wonderfully thought out boat and systems you also get the backing of
a company and sales people who really care about their customers. A
fellow I met in Lanzarote had just purchased a new boat in England
and was headed the same direction as we were. His owners hand over
consisted of a nearly bankrupt company handing him a box of owners
manuals, a set of keys and wishing him good luck. Compare that to
the school Amel puts on!! Isn't it comforting that the conservative
approach that Amel has to business makes them such a stable company
that we can all depend upon to be there when we need them? Isn't it
nice to not own a boat that has been orphaned by the builder?
Joel Potter and the Amel family in La Rochelle and the Caribbean have
treated me better than ANY other company I have ever done business
with. I consder all of these people life long friends, not just
someone who I purchased a boat from. Joel has taken time to answer
hundreds of questions for me, Jean Jacques Lemonier & Olivier Beaute
treated us with the greatest kindness, respect and helpfulness as we
purchased and took delivery of our boat. Amel flew people to
Lanzarote to do warranty service on our transmission when the
hydraulic brake system developed a problem. Amel fixed things that
were beyond the warranty period when I kindly pointed out that the
problem started to develope during the warranty period. Laurent
Colona in Guadeloupe has worked tirelessly to meet our every need.
Maude and M. Selo have likewise made every attempt to meet our post
warranty needs. Sure, I have had a frustration or two, but mostly
related to the fact that I don't speak French. Everyone at Amel has
bent over backwards to help me in English.
All in all I can't imagine what it might have been like with another
manufacturer, but I can say that Amel has an extra-ordinary track
record of service, honesty, integrity and with Liahona and myself.
Thanks Joel and the Amel family for 2 1/2 years of friendship and
caring.

Most sincerely,

Gary & Mary Silver s/v Liahona Hull # 335

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] New Coast Guard regulations

Roy A. Duddy, Esq. <rduddy.duddylawoffices@...>
 

Derek,
Still no attachment. Perhaps Yahoo doesn't allow them to be forwarded. How
about typing the URL?

Roy

-----Original Message-----
From: Derek jarvis [mailto:sailorman522000@...]
Sent: Monday, May 24, 2004 3:32 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] New Coast Guard regulations


Dear All
Sorry about the attachment problem.This should do it.
Cheers Derek


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New Coast Guard regulations

Derek jarvis <sailorman522000@...>
 

Dear All
Sorry about the attachment problem.This should do it.
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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: New Coast Guard Regulations

Roy A. Duddy, Esq. <rduddy.duddylawoffices@...>
 

Derek,

I saw no attachment. I went to Bollman Yachts website to see if the
information was ther and did not see it. Please try again.
Thanks,

Unwineding
Sharki #123

Roy

-----Original Message-----
From: Derek jarvis [mailto:sailorman522000@...]
Sent: Monday, May 24, 2004 2:58 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: New Coast Guard Regulations


Gary
There was an attachment..it is concerning the mandatory 96 hour notice of
arrival for boats coming into the US.

amelliahona <no_reply@...> wrote:
Was there an attachment that didn't get attached? What was it that
came across your desk?
Thanks, Gary Silver s/v Liahona Hull # 335

--- In amelyachtowners@..., Derek jarvis
<sailorman522000@y...> wrote:
> This came across my desk here at Bollman Yachts that is a new
ripple in the Home Security regulations for yachts coming to the US.
> Sounds like they mean business!
> Cheers Derek Jarvis
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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: New Coast Guard Regulations

Derek jarvis <sailorman522000@...>
 

Gary
There was an attachment..it is concerning the mandatory 96 hour notice of arrival for boats coming into the US.

amelliahona <no_reply@...> wrote:
Was there an attachment that didn't get attached? What was it that
came across your desk?
Thanks, Gary Silver s/v Liahona Hull # 335

--- In amelyachtowners@..., Derek jarvis
<sailorman522000@y...> wrote:
This came across my desk here at Bollman Yachts that is a new
ripple in the Home Security regulations for yachts coming to the US.
Sounds like they mean business!
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Re: New Coast Guard Regulations

amelliahona <no_reply@...>
 

Was there an attachment that didn't get attached? What was it that
came across your desk?
Thanks, Gary Silver s/v Liahona Hull # 335

--- In amelyachtowners@..., Derek jarvis
<sailorman522000@y...> wrote:
This came across my desk here at Bollman Yachts that is a new
ripple in the Home Security regulations for yachts coming to the US.
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New Coast Guard Regulations

Derek jarvis <sailorman522000@...>
 

This came across my desk here at Bollman Yachts that is a new ripple in the Home Security regulations for yachts coming to the US.
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Documents required for a visit to France with a Yacht

amelfango
 

Dear All,

I would welcome some advice as to what is needed to visit France with my Amel Fango
"Ebbrezza". If anyone can give me the details I would be very grateful.


Regards,


Rob,

Fango No 24 Ebbrezza

Santorin No 54 Khamsin

Amel fango for Sale "Ebbrezza" will be in La Rochelle.

amelfango
 

Dear All,

We are moving our Fango to la Rochelle. I plan to leave Cork on 28th June and to visit
some ports on the way down. She is still for sale but I will use her in the neantime as we
have a house near Saintes about 40 mins from La Rochelle.

Our contact details are:

I am available on 00 353 87 239 6153 and Dennis my partner on 00 353 86 221 0606.
Martin Bandy is looking after the sale 00 44 1489 781061. My No. when in France is
05 46 97 87 76. Amel visitors in particular very welcome.

You can also see the details on the web site:

http://homepage.mac.com/rob.molly/Fango.html

Rob

Repatriating Crusader

John and Anne on Bali Hai <hollamby@...>
 

Hi Ian,
Without wishing to seem unduly thick I would love to know why Amel
agreed to ship your boat all the way back to Europe instead of
sending a new mast to Canada. On the face of it this would have
enabled you to carry on cruising in the Far North.
It would also have been a lot quicker and cheaper.
I know curiosity killed the cat but the answer would be interesting.

Regards from Malta, Anne and John, Bali Hai, SM 319

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Trucking of 53' Mango

Joao Cruz <oscar_pt@...>
 

Hello,

Mi advise is to start loading the boat early in the
morning to avoid that the people start doing the work
in a hurry to go home. I had some problems because
when time to leave work arrived the mast was still
half loaded. Mark and take pictures of every think you
have to dismount specially electrical connections. In
my case I had to travel about 500 miles and I followed
the truck.

Good luck
S/V Daal
Hull #214 (Kirk)



--- ispirit2 <ispirit2@...> wrote:
Greetings all, Has anyone moved their boats over
land by truck that
would have any hints they think helpful to me to
minimise my learning
curve and help get my boat to its new home in as
good as shape as when
it left its old one? De-masting? Special tricks to
avoid excessive
vibration to internal parts? The trip will be 1100
miles or so.
Thank you to one and all for their feedback.
S/V Infinite Spirit
Hull #31 (Mango)





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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Trucking of 53' Mango

Ian Shepherd <g4ljf@...>
 

My SM 2000 Crusader was trucked from Newfoundland to Halifax, then taken by
ship to Antwerp, then trucked to Amel's yard at La Rochelle.

The design of cradle Amel recommend has just four support points for the
hull with the majority of the weight being taken by the keel (placed on a
wooden base).

If you use this design, be very careful that the hull supports are placed
over the fore and aft bulkhead locations, else you will crack the hull. This
happened to my boat.

Frankly I feel that if you can make a fully contoured cradle, you might be
safer. Alternatively, if the truck has jacks you can wind up to the hull,
you may avoid the lift operator lowering the boat onto the non reinforced
areas of the hull.

I only had to take down the mizzen mast as the main had come down by itself!
Removal was straightforwards having disconnected the electronics cables
located behind the aft heads paneling. I got the yard to attach a strop from
a crane and the rest was easy.

I hope that this helps. I will be unable to comment further as I am off to
Hyeres tomorrow to get my boat back and have no direct internet access on
board. I can be emailed at g4ljf@... You will have to register
first time and then resend your email.

Good luck and a safe journey.

Ian Shepherd

SM 414 Crusader

-------Original Message-------

From: amelyachtowners@...
Date: 05/20/04 00:32:37
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Trucking of 53' Mango


Greetings all, Has anyone moved their boats over land by truck that
would have any hints they think helpful to me to minimise my learning
curve and help get my boat to its new home in as good as shape as when
it left its old one? De-masting? Special tricks to avoid excessive
vibration to internal parts? The trip will be 1100 miles or so.
Thank you to one and all for their feedback.
S/V Infinite Spirit
Hull #31 (Mango)



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Trucking of 53' Mango

ispirit2 <ispirit2@...>
 

Greetings all, Has anyone moved their boats over land by truck that
would have any hints they think helpful to me to minimise my learning
curve and help get my boat to its new home in as good as shape as when
it left its old one? De-masting? Special tricks to avoid excessive
vibration to internal parts? The trip will be 1100 miles or so.
Thank you to one and all for their feedback.
S/V Infinite Spirit
Hull #31 (Mango)

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Prop Shaft Bushing

Willem J. Kroes <w.kroes@...>
 

Hi Gary,

The job is done! The bronze unit came out with grooves on it. Probably
damage from a fishing line. Two seals came out after a lot of work with a
screwdriver (punching through the seal). Your suggestion of a sealdrive pipe
worked excellent.
We placed two seals in such a way to prevent water coming in and the first
seal to block the oil from leaking out.

Thanks for your help!

Kind Regards,

Willem J. Kroes
Santorin 69 "Kavanga"
home port: Zaandam, The Netherlands

----- Original Message -----
From: "amelliahona" <no_reply@...>
To: <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Saturday, May 01, 2004 3:30 PM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Prop Shaft Bushing


May 1, 2004

Hi Willem:

As regards the orientation of the three seals on the Amel prop shaft
bushing and seals, I am now uncertain how I oriented them. I do
remember that the drawing that Amel included with the manuals and
other documentation showed them oriented differently than how I found
them when I removed them on my boat. I believe that we decided it
was more important to keep the sea water out than to keep the oil in
so I think that we placed the inner two facing out and the outer one
facing in, (but again I can't remember for sure). I know we had a
discussion with the technician helping me, but he was not an Amel
person. It might be worth an Email to Amel to get their official
take on this (including the reasoning for their stance).

I will tell you that wherever the oil got on the bottom paint it
later peeled off in large sheets. I used aluminum foil to create a
scupper to drain the oil. Nevertheless some of the oil got around
the scupper and ran down onto the structures below. I will be much
more careful in the future to tape a larger aluminum foil scupper in
place below the drain plug to prevent any residual oil from getting
on the bottom paint.

Hope this helps,

Gary Silver

Liahona





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Anchor wash down pump

dimitriskrassopoulos <dkra@...>
 

I had the same problem due to a crack in the pump body. Through the
hairline crack the pump was leaking. Amel send me a spare part
immediatelly. You can find technical information in the internet at
following address: www.feitpompe.com.

Regards

Dimitris
S/M Alma Libre

Anchor washdown pump

John and Anne on Bali Hai <hollamby@...>
 

I thought that my pump was leaking but it was not. The leak that we
had was caused by the out hose being wound up like a spring when the
pump is put into its place and the spring unwound itself unscrewing
the plastic spigot on the pump. Sea water then escapes but the
source of the leak is not obvious as it is so far out board.
After three goes I finally got it right!

Regards, John and Anne, Bali Hai, SM 319

Sail tack and clew lines

John and Anne on Bali Hai <hollamby@...>
 

I think that the advice is rubbish. These are normally secured on
most yachts with shackles. The lines do not seem to deteriorate with
UV at least not for a very long time. If they did then we would all
be scrapping every line on the boat together with the sails every
two years. Most of the lines on my last boat were still good after
10 years in the tropics although the genny sheets were very worn.
The thing that does have to be renewed every two years is the bungy
which takes up the slack on the topping lifts as it loses its
elasticity.
One thing you have to watch is that the lines securing the tacks are
not too long. About a couple of inches above the bottom of the
forestay is about right. If it is much higher the halyard will be
jammed up against the sheave box at the mast head when the tension
is cranked up to flatten the headsail as the wind strengthens.

Regards, Anne and John Bali Hai, SM 319