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Antifouling/Copperbot

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

Hi Ian and Judy,
I have had a reply from my friends already and it is copied out below.
To validate his views may I say that he is a top class worker with
great skills in all aspects of boats. The Brian Douglas that he
refers to is or was the Agent for Volvo and Yanmar in Opua which is a
great yachting centre much used by world cruisers. He is of course an
excellent mechanic as well as a very keen racer cometing in the
weekly round the cans races organised by the Opua Cruising Club.

"both are a major pain , but copper bot first... did Brian Douglas's
S&S after blister job.it has to be stirred constantly, and we applied
it with a two man team.one rolled and one tipped off and went back to
catch sags[which it had a habit of doing] this was done in New
Zealand summer,so temp. was in the 70's.F. [18&#92;19 C.?] anyway it went
on smooth enough with a lot of attention,then we sanded with wet or
dry paper to break open the surface. original surface was like
orangepeel, when sanded,itwas
smoother but still had resin surface in lowest bits of orangepeel
[that is everywhere] it worked well for about 4 months then had to be
swam every week for a racing bottom. slime came off easy enough but
expect hard bottom paint to be about the same.think it needed to be
sanded vigorously to open all resin, but slime will still grow.as i
said it's easy enough to clean but in new zealand in the fall and
winter it's not something to look forward too. we ended up going to
an ablative paint and it seemed
less trouble, brian raced every wednesday and weekends and you may
remember how zealous he was. our job was the best one i've
seen ,california kiwi [gary] had his sprayed on and it had major
sags , more than you'de want to sand. it's not easy to sand either.
another boat that used it and later painted over it had major
problems with the new paint , he had large areas of what looked like
electrolisis, with paint missing,that could have resulted from
another problem all together,but no one had an
answer. those were the boats that tried it in opua, and all i have
first hand knowledge of, and haven't really seen any in our
travels .thats just my opinion and you know about opinions "there
like a--holes , everybody has one...
finding out i dont really like cold weather, especially with a boat
with no heat or insulation. also it takes a lot longer to heal than
it used too,just as quick to get hurt though. sure mis the S'MINE
g&t's hope you're getting about better, and would love to run into
you both again sometime,ya never know..is it warm on malta? love to
you both and stay well, have fun edfranaka".

It sounds awful which is odd because the reason I remember it is that
it looked so perfect and I knew that they had worked hard to achieve
that finish which looked like solid copper.

Best wishes again, Anne and John, SM 319


Condensation (I think) above the aft locker

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

We have been in Colombia at a marina for 7 weeks running the aft A/C
about 12 hours a day and letting it heat up 12 hours a day. It has
been hot and very humid in Cartagena, Colombia.

We removed something from this shelf above the aft locker today and
noticed that the shelf was very wet...this is the same area where the
fuel vent line runs to the outside vent.

We suspect (we hope) that the moisture in the shelf area is
condensation falling off of the vent line. We are curious to know if
anyone else has experienced this.

Regards,

Bill & Judy
s/v BeBe SM2 #387


Re: {Disarmed} [Amel Yacht Owners] Antifouling

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

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Re: {Disarmed} [Amel Yacht Owners] Antifouling

Anne & John Hollamby <annejohn@...>
 

Hello Ian and Judy,
We had some great American friends during our years in the S. Pacific.He was a skilled rigger amonst other talents and is now back on the west coast of the USA. I recall that he spent a lot of time putting on Coppercot about ten years ago and I have Emailed him for report and will let you have his comments soon.

Regards, Anne and John SM319

----- Original Message -----
From: Ian & Judy Jenkins
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thursday, November 01, 2007 5:19 PM
Subject: {Disarmed} [Amel Yacht Owners] Antifouling



Hi all, I have watched over the years the developement of Coppercoat. See www.coppercoat.com
it looks increasingly impressive.
Has any Amel owner had experience of it?
cheers, Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM302, Uruguay
__________________________________________________________
Feel like a local wherever you go.
http://www.backofmyhand.com


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Winter lay up in Copenhagen or Gothenburg

Graham Boyd
 

Dear Lars,

Thanks for your reply. Your help would be most welcome. From what I
can see most Danish yards aren't really jacked up for boats the size
of a SM. I want to put the boat ashore preferably with the masts up.
The yard must be within reasonable distance from Copenhagen Kastrup,
as this is where I will comute to and from Glasgow, and obviously
not be too expensive!!

If you have any suggestions I would be most grateful as I understand
that booking in advance is quite important.

I look forweard to hearing from you,

Graham
--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Lars Knudsen" <museum@...>
wrote:

Hi Graham



I am based in Copenhagen and may help you get in contact with
suited marinas
if you want.

While wintering in the water is no problem getting on the hard is
probably
nearly impossible, really expensive or both.

You may chose marinas placed farther from Copenhagen where it is
much easier
and cheaper.

Dear Lars,
Thanks for your reply. Your help would be most welcome. From what I
can see most Danish yards aren't really jacked up for boats the size
of a SM. I want to put the boat ashore preferably with the masts up.
The yard must be within reasonable distance from Copenhagen Kastrup,
as this is where I will comute to and from Glasgow, and obviously
not be too expensive!!

If you have any suggestions I would be most grateful as I understand
that booking in advance is quite important

Regards,

Lars, Denmark

Santorin Salvagny



From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Graham Boyd
Sent: 30. oktober 2007 16:54
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Winter lay up in Copenhagen or
Gothenburg



Has any one laid their SM up in either of these cities? I am
planning
to winter in that part of the world next year and obviously
personal
recommendation of a good yard with appropriate facilities for the
Amel
would give peace of mind.

Graham Boyd
SM140 "SULA"





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Antifouling

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Hi all, I have watched over the years the developement of Coppercoat. See www.coppercoat.com
it looks increasingly impressive.
Has any Amel owner had experience of it?
cheers, Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM302, Uruguay
_________________________________________________________________
Feel like a local wherever you go.
http://www.backofmyhand.com


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Aft cabin bigger bunk and Autoprop fouling

michaelkendjian <michaelkendjian@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "BeyersWF" <BeyersWF@...>
wrote:

John & Ann on Bali Hai,

Is your prop brass or steel. I have a Max, brass,
prop on my
'82 Mango, "Windrush." Interested if the Aquiline Plus works on
brass, what
does the direction on the can say?. I'm in the Chesapeake Bay
with lots of
little ugly underwater friends.

AE,

Crash



From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of John and
Anne on Bali
Hai
Sent: Tuesday, October 16, 2007 11:03 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Aft cabin bigger bunk and Autoprop
fouling



We did a big job in order to get a bigger double bunk. There are
some
pics in the Changes to Bali Hai album. It is great at at anchor
although Anne has to climb over my legs to get out before me. It
is
alsso great when the boat is heeled as only one person will be
using
it at a time and that person can lie fore and aft on the downhill
side.Construction details are given in msg #898.
I also know when the autoprop needs cleaning because even a small
amount of fouling will cause it to use too coarse a pitch and the
engine cannot reach full revs.If the fouling is bad the engine
will
attempt to go faster and put out a lot of black smoke to foul the
topsides.
We have connected a long hose to the regulator on the airbottle
with
a scuba mouthpiece on the other end so that the bottle can stay on
deck midships whilst I clean the prop and or antifouling.
Normally cleaning the prop is necessary about three times a season
but this year I sanded it and gave it two coats of black propellor
antifouling called AqualinePlus from Jotun or Penguin Yachting. My
can was made in Italy by Orazio Brignola S.p.A but there is also
an
address for Jotun Iberica S.A. in Barcelona.
The boat went in the water in May and I dived to clean the prop in
August clutching my wire brush,scraper and scourer. There were a
number of very small barnacles which were dead as they came off as
soon as I brushed them with my gardening gloves. I dived on the
prop
again a couple of weeks ago and found virtually no fouling on it.
This was as I expected as the engine could still get up to 3100
revs
in flat water and no wind.

All the best, John, SM 319





[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
Try putting Lanoline on the prop after you have pollished it.
We are in the Med and have very little problems with fouling. Just
one dive a year does it all!

Michael SM478


Prop pitch

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

Pat and Diane,
I suggest that you ask Amel about the correct pitch,alternatively you
could ask the makers of Maxprops.
I have an Autoprop and although it may be very efficient I have no
way of telling. What I do know is that it is essential to keep it
virtually spotless as even minor fouling causes it to go to too
coarse a pitch which overloads the engine and also reduces power. Bad
fouling can reduce boat speed to a couple of knots and engine speed
to about 1200 RPM.
It also very difficult to steer when the bowthruster is out of
action. It does not give the feeling of acceleration even if the
throttle is opened wide.
My last boat had a Maxprop and was very satisfactory and I wish that
my SM had one.
Incidentally recent messages referred to an expensive tool to release
the bearings on an Autoprop. I bought such a tool which was a
standard fitsall tool for working on items which need a tool with two
pins to insert in the fitting. It was quite useless which was
fortunate as I then found that grease has to be forced into the
centre of the fitting causing the old grease to come out of the
fitting. The nipple on the side of the fitting would not accept any
grease.

Best wishes, Anne and John SM319


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Prop Pitch

BeyersWF
 

Pat & Diane,

During a hurricane and knee and hip replacements, I had a Yanmar
and Max prop installed in my '82 Mango. Could have bought a new kid and had
money left over; but, I think it was worth it. Although the Yanmar cruise
RPM is much higher than the European Perkins [that I could not get parts
for] the Mango performs much better and reverse is spunky. If you want
detailed numbers on the Max prop, I suggest that you contact the Max prop
folks.

AE,

Crash

"Windrush"



From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of dianexnielsen
Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2007 3:58 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Prop Pitch



We have a 21" fixed prop and an 80 hp turbo on a 53'Super Maramu.
Does anyone know what the proper pitch should be? Has anyone switched
from a fixed prop to a feathering prop? What was the effect under
power. I am trying to determine if it will be worth the expense of
switching from a fixed to a feathing prop.

Thank you,
Pat & Diane
SM 123 "Shenanigans"


Prop Pitch

dianexnielsen <dianexnielsen@...>
 

We have a 21" fixed prop and an 80 hp turbo on a 53'Super Maramu.
Does anyone know what the proper pitch should be? Has anyone switched
from a fixed prop to a feathering prop? What was the effect under
power. I am trying to determine if it will be worth the expense of
switching from a fixed to a feathing prop.

Thank you,
Pat & Diane
SM 123 "Shenanigans"


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: New e-mail address

Global Scanner <globalscanner44@...>
 

Many thanks for yours Jose; will consider and revert.

Frank

Jose_Luis Isasi <jose.luis.isasi@motorola.com> wrote:
Frank,

This is Jose_Luis, your alternative moderator (I am helping
Closereach).

1. What I can do for you is to add this new address as e-mail only
member. It will stand as a separate account/member. This means you
won't be able to use the group's web features (photos, files,
calendar, etc.) with this new account (you will need to use the old
one you already have for this).

This email-only account will receive a welcome email to the Group
without having first responded to an invitation.

2. Also I can send you an invitation to create a full access
alternative account.

3. Or, as Bill suggests, you can change your Yahoo email-address
yourself (I cannot do it). In case you want to keep your Yahoo
address separate, I suggest to follow 1 or 2 option.

Please confirm your preference.

Regards
Jose_Luis
'XALOL'
Amel Euros

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Global Scanner
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I wish to have my Amel Owners mail re-directed to my boat account
the address of which is:

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Please confirm acknowledgement to this Yahoo with copy address
below.

Regards,

Frank Newton
'Bootlegger of Mann'
SM2000 #323


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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: New e-mail address

Global Scanner <globalscanner44@...>
 

Thanks Bill

svbebe <yahoogroups@svbebe.com> wrote: Frank,

Only you can do this...sign in to Amel Yacht Owners Forum with your
yahoo name and password...then click on "Edit Membership" which is just
above the blue banner that reads amelyachtowners · Amel Yacht Owners
- Forum for owners of Amel sailboats

Then scroll to the section to manage your email addresses. Enter your
wishes in this section.

Best

Bill
--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Global Scanner
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address of which is:

bootlegger@...

Please confirm acknowledgement to this Yahoo with copy address
below.

Regards,

Frank Newton
'Bootlegger of Mann'
SM2000 #323


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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Winter lay up in Copenhagen or Gothenburg

Lars Knudsen <museum@...>
 

Hi Graham



I am based in Copenhagen and may help you get in contact with suited marinas
if you want.

While wintering in the water is no problem getting on the hard is probably
nearly impossible, really expensive or both.

You may chose marinas placed farther from Copenhagen where it is much easier
and cheaper.



Regards,

Lars, Denmark

Santorin Salvagny



From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Graham Boyd
Sent: 30. oktober 2007 16:54
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Winter lay up in Copenhagen or Gothenburg



Has any one laid their SM up in either of these cities? I am planning
to winter in that part of the world next year and obviously personal
recommendation of a good yard with appropriate facilities for the Amel
would give peace of mind.

Graham Boyd
SM140 "SULA"


Winter lay up in Copenhagen or Gothenburg

Graham Boyd
 

Has any one laid their SM up in either of these cities? I am planning
to winter in that part of the world next year and obviously personal
recommendation of a good yard with appropriate facilities for the Amel
would give peace of mind.

Graham Boyd
SM140 "SULA"


Re: New e-mail address

Jose_Luis Isasi <jose.luis.isasi@...>
 

Frank,

This is Jose_Luis, your alternative moderator (I am helping
Closereach).

1. What I can do for you is to add this new address as e-mail only
member. It will stand as a separate account/member. This means you
won't be able to use the group's web features (photos, files,
calendar, etc.) with this new account (you will need to use the old
one you already have for this).

This email-only account will receive a welcome email to the Group
without having first responded to an invitation.

2. Also I can send you an invitation to create a full access
alternative account.

3. Or, as Bill suggests, you can change your Yahoo email-address
yourself (I cannot do it). In case you want to keep your Yahoo
address separate, I suggest to follow 1 or 2 option.

Please confirm your preference.

Regards
Jose_Luis
'XALOL'
Amel Euros



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<globalscanner44@...> wrote:

I wish to have my Amel Owners mail re-directed to my boat account
the address of which is:

bootlegger@...

Please confirm acknowledgement to this Yahoo with copy address
below.

Regards,

Frank Newton
'Bootlegger of Mann'
SM2000 #323


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Re: New e-mail address

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Frank,

Only you can do this...sign in to Amel Yacht Owners Forum with your
yahoo name and password...then click on "Edit Membership" which is just
above the blue banner that reads amelyachtowners · Amel Yacht Owners
- Forum for owners of Amel sailboats



Then scroll to the section to manage your email addresses. Enter your
wishes in this section.

Best

Bill
--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Global Scanner
<globalscanner44@...> wrote:

I wish to have my Amel Owners mail re-directed to my boat account the
address of which is:

bootlegger@...

Please confirm acknowledgement to this Yahoo with copy address
below.

Regards,

Frank Newton
'Bootlegger of Mann'
SM2000 #323


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this month.



New e-mail address

Global Scanner <globalscanner44@...>
 

I wish to have my Amel Owners mail re-directed to my boat account the address of which is:

bootlegger@mailasail.com

Please confirm acknowledgement to this Yahoo with copy address below.

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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bilge Ground Strap and Cartagena, Colombia

eric freedman
 

Hi Bill,

Thank you.

I have written both of them.

Fair Winds,

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





_____

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of svbebe
Sent: Monday, October 29, 2007 9:04 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bilge Ground Strap and Cartagena, Colombia



Eric,

The email addresses are:
Maria Josephina at Club de Pesca-Cartagena cpescacartagena "at"
costa.net.co

Club Nautico - Contact John Halley gerencia "at" clubnauticocartagena.com

Best,

Bill

--- In amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com, "svbebe" <yahoogroups@...> wrote:

Eric,


Club de Pesca - Contact Maria Josephina cpescacartagena@...
<mailto:cpescacartagena@...>

Address: Manga , San Sebastian del Pastelillo Fort

Tel:(57-5) 660-5578, Fax:(57-5) 660-5576

Phone number: (+57 5) 6605578 - 6605579 Fax (+57 5) 660 5576

www.clubdepescadecartagena.com <http://www.clubdepe
<http://www.clubdepescadecartagena.com/> scadecartagena.com/>


Club Nautico - Contact John Halley gerencia@...
<mailto:gerencia@...>

Address: 19-50 Avenida Miramar Manga, Cartagena Colombia

Tel:(57-5) 660-4863, Fax:(57-5) 660-4863, VHF Channel 16

www.clubnauticocartagena.com <http://www.clubnaut
<http://www.clubnauticocartagena.com/> icocartagena.com/>
I think Club de Pesca would be better for you because it is more
protected from the high winds that Cartagena is known for in the late
summer and fall. I would be afraid to leave my boat unattended at Club
Nautico when these winds occur. They can reach 40 - 50 kts. We
experienced two of these at 25-35kts within 48 hours of arriving about 6
weeks ago...none since then.

Both marinas have a large amount of barnacle and mussel growth
surrounding them. With the a/c running I have to clean the strainer
every 3 or 4 days. Once I had to disassemble the copper manifold to
remove barnacles and mussels because I did not clean the strainer for 2
weeks and they grew beyond the sea chest. I would have the bottom and
propeller cleaned by Alberto every 2 weeks at $20 - $25 per cleaning.

When you contact either of these places be sure to let them know your
visa status because they are accustomed to 60 day visa for US boats.
You will need an agent to clear your boat into Cartagena, either marina
will connect you an agent.

The email addresses above work for both of the marinas...try them as
your primary contact.

One benefit of moving your boat to Cartagena will be the close proximity
to the San Blas Islands.

Best,

Bill
s/v BeBe SM2 #387

--- In amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com, "eric freedman" <kimberlite@>
wrote:

hi,
i can not seem to find the phone number for club de pesca.
do you have it. also the phone number of the club you are staying
at. i believe i can find someone to live aboard when i am not in
Colombia. why do you feel club de pesca would be better for me?
i have a 1 year Visa and a cedula for Colombia. i am in columbia
every 6 weeks. Check out the custom cotton shirts. they are Very
Very Cheap about 100,000 pesos for a 100% cotton custom shirt.
fair winds,
eric
sm 376 Kimberlite





Re: Bilge Ground Strap and Cartagena, Colombia

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Eric,

The email addresses are:
Maria Josephina at Club de Pesca-Cartagena cpescacartagena "at"
costa.net.co

Club Nautico - Contact John Halley gerencia "at" clubnauticocartagena.com

Best,

Bill

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "svbebe" <yahoogroups@...> wrote:

Eric,


Club de Pesca - Contact Maria Josephina cpescacartagena@...
<mailto:cpescacartagena@...>

Address: Manga , San Sebastian del Pastelillo Fort

Tel:(57-5) 660-5578, Fax:(57-5) 660-5576

Phone number: (+57 5) 6605578 – 6605579 Fax (+57 5) 660 5576

www.clubdepescadecartagena.com <http://www.clubdepescadecartagena.com/>


Club Nautico - Contact John Halley gerencia@...
<mailto:gerencia@...>

Address: 19-50 Avenida Miramar Manga, Cartagena Colombia

Tel:(57-5) 660-4863, Fax:(57-5) 660-4863, VHF Channel 16

www.clubnauticocartagena.com <http://www.clubnauticocartagena.com/>
I think Club de Pesca would be better for you because it is more
protected from the high winds that Cartagena is known for in the late
summer and fall. I would be afraid to leave my boat unattended at Club
Nautico when these winds occur. They can reach 40 - 50 kts. We
experienced two of these at 25-35kts within 48 hours of arriving about 6
weeks ago...none since then.

Both marinas have a large amount of barnacle and mussel growth
surrounding them. With the a/c running I have to clean the strainer
every 3 or 4 days. Once I had to disassemble the copper manifold to
remove barnacles and mussels because I did not clean the strainer for 2
weeks and they grew beyond the sea chest. I would have the bottom and
propeller cleaned by Alberto every 2 weeks at $20 - $25 per cleaning.

When you contact either of these places be sure to let them know your
visa status because they are accustomed to 60 day visa for US boats.
You will need an agent to clear your boat into Cartagena, either marina
will connect you an agent.

The email addresses above work for both of the marinas...try them as
your primary contact.

One benefit of moving your boat to Cartagena will be the close proximity
to the San Blas Islands.

Best,

Bill
s/v BeBe SM2 #387

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "eric freedman" <kimberlite@>
wrote:

hi,
i can not seem to find the phone number for club de pesca.
do you have it. also the phone number of the club you are staying
at. i believe i can find someone to live aboard when i am not in
Colombia. why do you feel club de pesca would be better for me?
i have a 1 year Visa and a cedula for Colombia. i am in columbia
every 6 weeks. Check out the custom cotton shirts. they are Very
Very Cheap about 100,000 pesos for a 100% cotton custom shirt.
fair winds,
eric
sm 376 Kimberlite





Re: Bilge Ground Strap and Cartagena, Colombia

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Eric,


Club de Pesca - Contact Maria Josephina cpescacartagena@costa.net.co
<mailto:cpescacartagena@costa.net.co>

Address: Manga , San Sebastian del Pastelillo Fort

Tel:(57-5) 660-5578, Fax:(57-5) 660-5576

Phone number: (+57 5) 6605578 – 6605579 Fax (+57 5) 660 5576

www.clubdepescadecartagena.com <http://www.clubdepescadecartagena.com/>


Club Nautico - Contact John Halley gerencia@clubnauticocartagena.com
<mailto:gerencia@clubnauticocartagena.com>

Address: 19-50 Avenida Miramar Manga, Cartagena Colombia

Tel:(57-5) 660-4863, Fax:(57-5) 660-4863, VHF Channel 16

www.clubnauticocartagena.com <http://www.clubnauticocartagena.com/>
I think Club de Pesca would be better for you because it is more
protected from the high winds that Cartagena is known for in the late
summer and fall. I would be afraid to leave my boat unattended at Club
Nautico when these winds occur. They can reach 40 - 50 kts. We
experienced two of these at 25-35kts within 48 hours of arriving about 6
weeks ago...none since then.

Both marinas have a large amount of barnacle and mussel growth
surrounding them. With the a/c running I have to clean the strainer
every 3 or 4 days. Once I had to disassemble the copper manifold to
remove barnacles and mussels because I did not clean the strainer for 2
weeks and they grew beyond the sea chest. I would have the bottom and
propeller cleaned by Alberto every 2 weeks at $20 - $25 per cleaning.

When you contact either of these places be sure to let them know your
visa status because they are accustomed to 60 day visa for US boats.
You will need an agent to clear your boat into Cartagena, either marina
will connect you an agent.

The email addresses above work for both of the marinas...try them as
your primary contact.

One benefit of moving your boat to Cartagena will be the close proximity
to the San Blas Islands.

Best,

Bill
s/v BeBe SM2 #387

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "eric freedman" <kimberlite@...>
wrote:

hi,
i can not seem to find the phone number for club de pesca.
do you have it. also the phone number of the club you are staying
at. i believe i can find someone to live aboard when i am not in
Colombia. why do you feel club de pesca would be better for me?
i have a 1 year Visa and a cedula for Colombia. i am in columbia
every 6 weeks. Check out the custom cotton shirts. they are Very
Very Cheap about 100,000 pesos for a 100% cotton custom shirt.
fair winds,
eric
sm 376 Kimberlite



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