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Microwave Replacement in Guadeloupe

Judy Rouse
 

We would like to sell a brand new (in the box) replacement for an Amel
SM2000 microwave which is currently stored at the Amel office in
Guadeloupe. We want to sell it because we do not wish to ship it from
Guadeloupe to the western Caribbean because of the high cost of FedEx.

This replacement was purchased in Guadeloupe and is the same microwave
that Gary Silver purchased for his SM 2000 , hull #335 .

According to Gary, he "measured the cabinetry space and bracket
available, including the
recess' in the the wood base into which the microwave rubber feet fit,
and found a near perfect fit with a Samsung 82 W -X 23L purchased from
the Conforma store on the road to the airport. It is a 220 volt, 50
Hertz model, white in color so that it lightens the galley up a little
bit and does not have the browning element. It isn't quite as tall as
the original Amel provided microwave but measures the same in all other
dimensions. I utilized a piece of dark colored closed cell foam padding
under the hold down bracket to make up for the height and it is barely
visible in the rather dark recesses."

Please contact us at KE5FTK "at" winlink.org (substitute @ for the "at")
if you are interested.

Bill & Judy Rouse
s/v BeBe SM2 #387
www.svBeBe.com


For USA owners

Judy Rouse
 

Tthought this important enough to pass along to all USA boat owners.

Judy
S/V BeBe
SM2 #387

BoatUS Alert: Contact Your Members of Congress! July 23, 2007

Dear BoatUS Member, For 34 years the federal Environmental Protection
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We have been working behind the scenes with other boating organizations
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would protect recreational boats from being swept into this unnecessary
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It is critically important that H.R. 2550 be passed and your support is
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If the permit system becomes a reality, you will be required to pay for
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runoff, grey water, bilge water, engine cooling water, and the use of
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The original lawsuit that led to this court decision sought to address
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Re: bottom paint in New Zealand

edmund_steele
 

Alan,
You can check out the "new" regulations for entering Australia on
http://www.noonsite.com

The Australian Government introduced new regulations on "biofouling"
in 2005.

Details about the protocol and how it works may be found on the AQIS
website: http://www.aqis.gov.au/yachts

If you can prove that you already meet their requirements with your
receipts from NZ, you might save yourself some aggravation.
Ed


- In amelyachtowners@..., spence_alan <no_reply@...>
wrote:
Ed,
What do I need to know about type of bottom paint in New Zealand
that
I'd have to keep a receipt for? What is allowed or prohibited?

Alan
s/v Charisma
Mango #62


bottom paint in New Zealand

spence_alan <no_reply@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "edmund_steele"
<edmundsteele@...> wrote:

Judy,
Yes, on the Micron paint. DoodleBug was stored on the hard while we
returned to the USA. We were then painted and relaunched right
after
we returned to continue cruising. Make sure you have a receipt
showing your paint type if you are heading for OZ.
Ed

-- In amelyachtowners@..., "Judy" <sailingjudy@> wrote:

Ed,

Did DOODLEBUG have Micron 66 bottom paint at the time you were in
NZ?
If so, where there any detrimental effects from staying on the
river?

Judy
S/V BeBe
SM2 #387
Ed,
What do I need to know about type of bottom paint in New Zealand that
I'd have to keep a receipt for? What is allowed or prohibited?

Alan
s/v Charisma
Mango #62


Re: {Disarmed} [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: marina suggestions in New Zealand?

Anne & John Hollamby <annejohn@...>
 

Hello Mark,
So you got away! When we were in NZ there were three Amels on the hard in Ray Roberts Yard in Whangerei in about 1998. Presumably you will check in in Opua in the Bay of Islands and be able to get up todate info at the club there.
Be aware that the Kiwi Customs are very strict on the importation of foodstuffs and will take almost all things for incinderation to protect their agricultural dependence. They even took a sealed jar of Foie gras that we had bought at great expense in Noumea.
Get in touch with George and Dorothy Bateman, two Brits living in NZ and very knowledgeable about things in Opua. They are Port Officers for the OCC but as they are getting on I think that they now share the duties with an American couple.
Most cruisers stay in this area and there are quite alot of Yanks who have settled in this great part of the world. Some cruisers pass the typhoon season by buying an old car for NZ$ 500-1000 and tour the islands staying at the excellent and cheap motels around the country.

There are many excellent yards in NZ from Opua southwards. A bus from Opua to look at Whangerei would be a good way to look around .It is only about 20 miles by road but much more on the water. This town is a centre for the northern part of North Island and stocks just about anything a yachtie might need. We spent about five years in Opua or Whangerei and saw no reason at all to take the boat further south apart from going in cruising mode.

We envy you, Anne and John, SM319

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


From: drew_gaffney
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Monday, July 23, 2007 6:54 AM
Subject: {Disarmed} [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: marina suggestions in New Zealand?


We're in Nelson, on Tasman Bay. It's an excellent marina, a 5 min
walk to town, good, reasonably priced services.
Drew
Revelation ASM #390

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "markmpitt" <mark_pitt@...>
wrote:
>
> My wife and I are currently in Moorea and plan to bring "Sabbatical
> III", our Super Maramu, to New Zealand in November. We will
return to
> the States so that I can go back to work for 6 months. We will
then
> return to New Zealand in May 2008 to take Sabbatical III cruising
> again. Can anyone suggest a good place to leave her in New Zealand
> where there may be some past experience servicing Amels?
>
> Mark Pitt
> "Sabbatical III" ASM #419


Micron 33 alternative(s)

Zanareva
 

I'll be hauling out shortly for bottom painting. I've had excellent
service (5 years on one application of two coats) from Micron 33.
Since Micron 33, as a tin-based paint, isn't available any longer I'll
have to remove this paint, or use a barrier coat of Micron 55, if I
want to move on to Micron 66. At any rate what type of performance
have other owners received from their bottom paint?
Thanks
Richard
SM "Spice"


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Gearbox for outhaul stopped working

Robin Cooter <robincooter@...>
 

I serviced the outhaul system on our Santorin. The bearings are fairly standard and could be purchased cheaply from any engineering supplier. The motor is a Bosch and a Bosch agent should be able to rebuild it - all of this much, much, cheaper than AMEL. The actual gearing is Italian and you should be able to get their E-mail from the web. I have looked at their site but can't remember the address. The drive details are stamped on the unit.

Regards,

Robin - Santorin 004 Belouga.

dianexnielsen <dianexnielsen@...> wrote:
I have a 1994 SM and the worm drive is worn out in our outhaul gearbox.
The bearings also don't sound right. Has anyone replaced or rebuilt the
gearbox? Were you able to purchased parts or entire gearbox from the
manufacturer?

Thanks for any help.

Pat
Shenanigans
SM #123






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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Gearbox for outhaul stopped working

Udo <udo@...>
 

I just did exactly that repair last week. I chose to order a motor and
gear box assembly from Amel (approx. Euro 1,500). It would have been a
nice easy swap out, except the shaft would not come out of the old gear
box. We had to press it out in the shop. After that it was pretty
straight forward. The gears were well worn in the old gear box and I am
currently looking into rebuilding it to keep as a spare. I also had
another spare motor rebuilt and that was pretty easy. If possible I
would go with new parts from Amel. I also chose to go with a new sheave
on top of the shaft, since the old one looked pretty worn and the
outhaul line was slipping. That led me to a new outhaul line and now I
am thinking of getting a new mainsail because the old one looks bad
compared to all the other nice parts.



Udo

Cloud Seven

SM # 50



________________________________

From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of dianexnielsen
Sent: Monday, July 23, 2007 8:01 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Gearbox for outhaul stopped working



I have a 1994 SM and the worm drive is worn out in our outhaul gearbox.
The bearings also don't sound right. Has anyone replaced or rebuilt the
gearbox? Were you able to purchased parts or entire gearbox from the
manufacturer?

Thanks for any help.

Pat
Shenanigans
SM #123


Gearbox for outhaul stopped working

dianexnielsen <dianexnielsen@...>
 

I have a 1994 SM and the worm drive is worn out in our outhaul gearbox.
The bearings also don't sound right. Has anyone replaced or rebuilt the
gearbox? Were you able to purchased parts or entire gearbox from the
manufacturer?

Thanks for any help.

Pat
Shenanigans
SM #123


Re: marina suggestions in New Zealand?

edmund_steele
 

Judy,
Yes, on the Micron paint. DoodleBug was stored on the hard while we
returned to the USA. We were then painted and relaunched right after
we returned to continue cruising. Make sure you have a receipt
showing your paint type if you are heading for OZ.
Ed

-- In amelyachtowners@..., "Judy" <sailingjudy@...> wrote:

Ed,

Did DOODLEBUG have Micron 66 bottom paint at the time you were in
NZ?
If so, where there any detrimental effects from staying on the
river?

Judy
S/V BeBe
SM2 #387


Re: marina suggestions in New Zealand?

Judy Rouse
 

Ed,

Did DOODLEBUG have Micron 66 bottom paint at the time you were in NZ?
If so, where there any detrimental effects from staying on the river?

Judy
S/V BeBe
SM2 #387

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "edmund_steele"
<edmundsteele@...> wrote:

Mark,
DoodleBug SM#331 spent the winter of 2004/2005 at Riverside Drive
Marina in Whangerei. See: www.riversidedrivemarina.com

There were two other Super Maramus there at the same time that we
stayed. We had routine hull painting, engine and generator servicing
and the like performed at the yard. The price was reasonable; the
work was high quality and what astonished me – everything was
completed on time and as promised!
Ed


[Amel Yacht Owners] Re: marina suggestions in New Zealand?

Judy Rouse
 

Diane,

Thanks, but I had already found Nelson Marine. That website says that
Nelson Marine is located on the site of Nelson Marina, but there is
no information provided for Nelson Marina -- unless I am missing
something on that website. Another website said that it was a private
marina, but still gave no useful information. As yet, still no way of
contacting Nelson Marina.

Judy
S/V BeBe
SM2 #387

--- In amelyachtowners@..., dianexnielsen@... wrote:

Judy,

I googled for awhile and found it.

_http://www.nelsonmarine.co.nz/_ (http://www.nelsonmarine.co.nz/)

Diane
S/V Shenanigans
SM#123
Annapolis, MD



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Re: marina suggestions in New Zealand?

edmund_steele
 

Mark,
DoodleBug SM#331 spent the winter of 2004/2005 at Riverside Drive
Marina in Whangerei. See: www.riversidedrivemarina.com

There were two other Super Maramus there at the same time that we
stayed. We had routine hull painting, engine and generator servicing
and the like performed at the yard. The price was reasonable; the
work was high quality and what astonished me – everything was
completed on time and as promised!
Ed


--- In amelyachtowners@..., "markmpitt" <mark_pitt@...>
wrote:

My wife and I are currently in Moorea and plan to bring "Sabbatical
III", our Super Maramu, to New Zealand in November. We will return
to
the States so that I can go back to work for 6 months. We will then
return to New Zealand in May 2008 to take Sabbatical III cruising
again. Can anyone suggest a good place to leave her in New Zealand
where there may be some past experience servicing Amels?

Mark Pitt
"Sabbatical III" ASM #419


Re: marina suggestions in New Zealand?

Judy Rouse
 

Do you have any contact info for this marina? Cannot locate it using
Google.

Judy
S/V BeBe
SM2 #387

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "drew_gaffney"
<drew.gaffney@...> wrote:

We're in Nelson, on Tasman Bay. It's an excellent marina, a 5 min
walk to town, good, reasonably priced services.
Drew
Revelation ASM #390


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: marina suggestions in New Zealand?

dianexnielsen@...
 

Judy,

I googled for awhile and found it.

_http://www.nelsonmarine.co.nz/_ (http://www.nelsonmarine.co.nz/)

Diane
S/V Shenanigans
SM#123
Annapolis, MD



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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] anchor washdown on 1998 SM #260

john martin <symoondog@...>
 

Dave, The fitting for your pipe/hose connection is in the forward port locker in the top aft section. The Amel automatic system works just fine in ordinary conditions, but in real heavy muddy conditions, ie the Cheasapeake Bay, I took the conection apart and used a hose conection and a 10 foot hose with a nozzle and I use that to spray water directly on the chain. It really blasts the heavy mud off. The added benefit is you can add a 25 foot hose to the 10 ft. section and wash down the deck. Always keep the hose nozzle open when turning on the pump as the motor has no back pressure overload and will kick off the breaker in the engine room. Also as your boat is a 1998, I believe you may find that you have an extra thru hull fitting under the floor board outside of the forward head. This is for the wash down pump. I belive Amel changed that to the sea chest in later models. That is why you should always state your sm model number when asking a question as Amel cotinually evolves. If your pump is not working, make sure that the valve is opened.
John "Moon Dog" SM #248

From: "drdavegoodman" <drdavegoodman@...>
Reply-To: amelyachtowners@...
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] anchor washdown on 1998 SM #260
Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2007 13:35:00 -0000

Questions:
1: Is there a raw water filter/strainer for the washdown pump?
I have traced a hose coming off the seawater intake for the forward
head to a pump that I assume is the anchor washdown pump. Has anyone
installed a filter/strainer on this pump?
2. Is there a circuit breaker for the pump?
3. I've traced the outfow hose of the pump forward of the bowthruster
area, where the outflow hose enters part of the bulkhead just forward
of the blowthruster. I am unable to find a deck/hose fitting for a
washdown hose. Its location is probably obvious, but...
Thanks
Dave
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Re: marina suggestions in New Zealand?

drew_gaffney <drew.gaffney@...>
 

We're in Nelson, on Tasman Bay. It's an excellent marina, a 5 min
walk to town, good, reasonably priced services.
Drew
Revelation ASM #390

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "markmpitt" <mark_pitt@...>
wrote:

My wife and I are currently in Moorea and plan to bring "Sabbatical
III", our Super Maramu, to New Zealand in November. We will
return to
the States so that I can go back to work for 6 months. We will
then
return to New Zealand in May 2008 to take Sabbatical III cruising
again. Can anyone suggest a good place to leave her in New Zealand
where there may be some past experience servicing Amels?

Mark Pitt
"Sabbatical III" ASM #419


marina suggestions in New Zealand?

Mark Pitt
 

My wife and I are currently in Moorea and plan to bring "Sabbatical
III", our Super Maramu, to New Zealand in November. We will return to
the States so that I can go back to work for 6 months. We will then
return to New Zealand in May 2008 to take Sabbatical III cruising
again. Can anyone suggest a good place to leave her in New Zealand
where there may be some past experience servicing Amels?

Mark Pitt
"Sabbatical III" ASM #419


Re: Bow thruster for Maramu

woodsdeborah_56 <woodsdeborah_56@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "David Wallace"
<svairops@...> wrote:

We are considering having a bow thruster installed in our Maramu.
If any
Amel owners have had this done or know of one being done, I would
appreciate
any information regarding manufacturer, type (tunnel vs
retracting), and
position of installation.

Thanks in advance,

Dave Wallace
s/v Air Ops
Maramu #104

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Hi Dave
We have recently purchased a Maramu and are currently doing some
alterations to our bowthruster would be happy to compare notes. Drop
me a line Johnfesel@... some of the difficu;lties we have
encountered might be helpful to know

John and Deb
Orion1 #78


Re: {Disarmed} [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel in the bay area

Anne & John Hollamby <annejohn@...>
 

Your message comes through as gibberish probably Mexican keyboards are different !!!!!

----- Original Message -----
From: aersolkid
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Tuesday, July 17, 2007 9:25 PM
Subject: {Disarmed} [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel in the bay area


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