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Re: [Amel] Re: Maramu Deck Light etc.

Richard Molony <rfmolony@...>
 

Mike,

Thanks for the response. I have it easy with the masts off. Does the bulb
have a screw base, a bayonet base, or is it push fit?

Richard

On Sun, Nov 22, 2009 at 12:37 AM, mwestley47 <mwestley47@yahoo.com> wrote:



Resolute is Maramu 138. If the deck light is similar to mine it is a bulb
captured in somewhat pliable houseing, sort of a stiff rubber. Work around
the bulb and the housing and the bulb can be coaxed out. My problem was that
there was barely enough slack in the wire to get the new bulb rewired. I
replace it in a botswain's chair, a real challenge.

Mike Westley
SV Resolute


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

I'm afraid that I have failed more of life's intelligence tests.

I have the masts off Maramu 91, Popeye now and can't figure out how to
disassemble and/or replace the bulb in the deck light that is riveted to the
leading edge of the main mast, just below the steaming light. Any advice
from someone who's been down this path would be appreciated.

Two of the clevis pins for the main mast standing rigging on the
starboard side have "clips" welded to them and line laced between the clips.
The welds look original. Any ideas as to what this might be for? I am about
to replace the turnbuckles and clevis pins along with the standing rigging
and would hate to invalidate some vital bit of gear.

The forestay is 8mm 1x19 which seems light to me if you do not have the
inner forestay attached and tensioned all the time. Does anyone have any
thoughts on this? Any downside to replacing it with 10mm?

Richard Molony
Popeye - Maramu 91


Re: SHOWER HOSE

mwestley47 <mwestley47@...>
 

Simple fix are RV shower hoses. Take your hoses to Home Depot and you'll find an option.

Mike Westley
SV Resolute

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Horst Pause <horst.puddleduck@...> wrote:

The shower hose in one of my bathrooms is broken.

Has anybody renewed theirs? or knows of a source for it?

Thanks,

Horst - Puddleduck

Maramu No.168, 1985





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Re: Maramu Deck Light etc.

mwestley47 <mwestley47@...>
 

Resolute is Maramu 138. If the deck light is similar to mine it is a bulb captured in somewhat pliable houseing, sort of a stiff rubber. Work around the bulb and the housing and the bulb can be coaxed out. My problem was that there was barely enough slack in the wire to get the new bulb rewired. I replace it in a botswain's chair, a real challenge.

Mike Westley
SV Resolute

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

I'm afraid that I have failed more of life's intelligence tests.

I have the masts off Maramu 91, Popeye now and can't figure out how to disassemble and/or replace the bulb in the deck light that is riveted to the leading edge of the main mast, just below the steaming light. Any advice from someone who's been down this path would be appreciated.

Two of the clevis pins for the main mast standing rigging on the starboard side have "clips" welded to them and line laced between the clips. The welds look original. Any ideas as to what this might be for? I am about to replace the turnbuckles and clevis pins along with the standing rigging and would hate to invalidate some vital bit of gear.

The forestay is 8mm 1x19 which seems light to me if you do not have the inner forestay attached and tensioned all the time. Does anyone have any thoughts on this? Any downside to replacing it with 10mm?

Richard Molony
Popeye - Maramu 91


Winch Spares

rfmolony <rfmolony@...>
 

For information.

I had terrible trouble obtaining spares for the Lewmar 48ST genoa winches on Popeye. Washers were missing or damaged. All US avenues, including Lewmar, failed.

"winchspares.com" based in the UK had what I needed, and even shipped them before we had worked out how to send the money. They claim to be able to make whatever you need if they do not have it in stock.

My experience with them was excellent. I have no connection with them, I hasten to add, beyond being a very satisfied customer.

Richard Molony
Popeye - Maramu 91


Maramu Deck Light etc.

rfmolony <rfmolony@...>
 

I'm afraid that I have failed more of life's intelligence tests.

I have the masts off Maramu 91, Popeye now and can't figure out how to disassemble and/or replace the bulb in the deck light that is riveted to the leading edge of the main mast, just below the steaming light. Any advice from someone who's been down this path would be appreciated.

Two of the clevis pins for the main mast standing rigging on the starboard side have "clips" welded to them and line laced between the clips. The welds look original. Any ideas as to what this might be for? I am about to replace the turnbuckles and clevis pins along with the standing rigging and would hate to invalidate some vital bit of gear.

The forestay is 8mm 1x19 which seems light to me if you do not have the inner forestay attached and tensioned all the time. Does anyone have any thoughts on this? Any downside to replacing it with 10mm?

Richard Molony
Popeye - Maramu 91


Re: [Amel] Mooring in Bermuda

Richard Piller <richard03801@...>
 

Kent, call Super Sail in FL they have the spec for the sail you need. Sorry I don't have their number with me.
Richard on SM 209




________________________________
From: Kent Robertson <karkauai@yahoo.com>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Fri, November 13, 2009 3:58:29 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Mooring in Bermuda


Thanks, Gary...I like that kind of "insider" info. Do you have any specs on your mizzen staysail? So far the lofts I've contacted need more info than I can give them.

Does anyone have a preferred marina for leaving the boat for a few weeks in Grenada? St. Lucia? St. Martin/Maarten? BVI or USVI? A couple of you suggested either American or Independence on St. Thomas, with a caveat about the dirty yard at Independence.

As usual, thanks for all your help and encouragement. I'm really getting excited about the sail with only a week to go.
Kent
SM243

--- On Fri, 11/13/09, amelliahona <no_reply@yahoogroup s.com> wrote:

From: amelliahona <no_reply@yahoogroup s.com>
Subject: [Amel] Mooring in Bermuda
To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
Date: Friday, November 13, 2009, 3:08 PM



Hi Kent:

From all your posts it looks like you are getting ready to go to Bermuda. Best of luck, that is a great sail. I use my mizzen staysail all the time, it is a great addition in light conditions.

I have also purchased 2 sails from Super Sailmakers in Florida. I have their vertical batten main and their Caribbean Blaster Jib. Both have been great sails.

In 2005 we sailed from Norfolk to Bermuda and then on to the BVI. We were fortunate enough to meed a fellow named Danny Little in Bermuda who has a small company named Day-Spring Marine ( "dayspringmarine@ logic.bm" ) phone: 441-297-0766. He had a couple of moorings about 100 yards from the customs dock. This made it very convenient to go on the mooring while awaiting the customs dock and afterwards. He was very helpful and friendly. If you are interested you might give him a call.

Best regards, Gary Silver s/v Liahona , Amel SM2000 Hull # 335


Autohelm

Horst Pause <horst.puddleduck@...>
 

Hi Barry and Robyn,

I installed the Pacific Plus on my Maramu 4 years ago for 2 main reasons:
1 - backup steering (my NECO failed)
2 - saving electricity
For you, on an SM, point 2 is not applicable as you have ample electricity with your generators. As to point 1, the cost of the Windpilot system as a backup is rather high.

Whilst the system works well, especially in steady conditions, do not discount that the system sticks out quite some distance on the back of your boat which can make mooring in a marina more fraught as you will be conscious of a rather expensive piece of equipment being endangered should a swell develop when you are moored stern-to.

Regards, Horst



I also came across a book, Self-Steering Under Sail by Peter Christian
Forthmann. The suggested wind vane model for the Amel is the Windpilot
Pacifc Plus, a twin rudder system designed for boats less than
80m/60ft. Is there anyone out there who has this installed on their
Amel?

Best Regards
Barry and Robyn


Rép. : [Amel] Re: Autohelm ST7000 and Windvane self steering

Serge Tremblay <laetitiaii@...>
 

Hi Barry,

I have now seen svbebe photos. Because the Mango is not as wide as the SM, i had to install the linear arm to a lenghtened tiller arm positioned toward the bow.

As is the case fo svbebe i have kept the rotary pilot as a back up. The other enhancement that i am looking forward to is a way to disengage the steering cable connections or tiller arm to which they are connected when the aft pilot is used.

During a previous Atlantic crossing, one of the cables broke and the emergency tiller had to be used...

Serge D. Tremblay Mango 51

Note: À VENDRE - FOR SALE

LAETITIA II

info: www.columbia37.com & www.laetitia-l.com

--- En date de : Sam, 14.11.09, svbebe <yahoogroups@svbebe.com> a écrit :

De: svbebe <yahoogroups@svbebe.com>
Objet: [Amel] Re: Autohelm ST7000 and Windvane self steering
À: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: samedi 14 Novembre 2009, 19 h 57







 











Barry & Robin,



S/V BeBe, #387 has a Raymarine 70001+, a Raymarine 400G AST Autopilot

Computer, a Raymarine M81137 Type 2 Type 2 Rotary Drive 24V, and a

Raymarine M81134 Type 2 Long Linear Drive 24 Volt. Note this linear

drive only comes with a 12 volt clutch which is the same situation with

the rotary drive you have. If are not familiar with how to place the

fuse for the clutch to 12 volts, consult your manual.



We use the linear drive as our primary with the rotary as a backup.



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Rép. : [Amel] Autohelm ST7000 and Windvane self steering

Serge Tremblay <laetitiaii@...>
 

Barry,

I have installed a Autohelm linear drive Type 2S to my Mango rudder post in 2005.

Since then, i did extended cruising, including a Pond crossing in winter 2007 where the swells were enormous ( 10 m +) crossing the 2 and 3 m waves of the wind. During the crossing from Gran Canaria to Martinique, the helm was only used for changing direction or modifying sails, less than 2 hours in 19 days. We loss two days because we decided to sail up to the south  of Cape Verde in order to get out of the cold.

As for the installation, i bolted to the tiller arm (what you seem to refer to as 'Rudder horn') a SS 12mm x 40 mm plate which gives to my linear drive the 250mm tiller arm lenght recommended in the Autohelm detailed installation instructions you cans find on the internet.

The system work well, it is not noisy.
The only change i would have made is to install the type 2L linear drive since the Mango with  two fuel reservoirs for almost one ton of fuel and many spares and a high density of equipment (my companionway berth is converted into a mechanical shop including a column drill, a lathe, a grinder...), but the 2L requires a 350mm long tiller arm which means that the floor space at the rear of the cabin has to be reduced by another 10mm.

I do not have a picture of the installation and i am away from the boat.

Serge Tremblay  mango 51



Note: À VENDRE - FOR SALE

LAETITIA II

info: www.columbia37.com & www.laetitia-l.com

--- En date de : Sam, 14.11.09, Barry <seagasm@gmail.com> a écrit :

De: Barry <seagasm@gmail.com>
Objet: [Amel] Autohelm ST7000 and Windvane self steering
À: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: samedi 14 Novembre 2009, 16 h 55







 









Hi everyone, I have the ST7000 rotary chain system installed and recently the electric motor failed during a trip from the Whitdsundays, north Qld here in Australia. Although I managed to have this repaired, it only prompted me to seriously consider a backup system. Mark from Sabbatical III has a linear drive connected as the primary unit and uses the chain gear system behind the wheel as the secondary backup.



My question here is what is the model of the Autohelm ST7000 Linear unit that is installed and connected to the rudder horn beneath the bed in the aft stateroom? It would appear that type 2(24V) drive unit is the one but there are three versions here providing three different tiller radius. Are there any pictures available of the system installed that show the connection to the rudder stock at the tiller arm?



I also came across a book, Self-Steering Under Sail by Peter Christian Forthmann. The suggested wind vane model for the Amel is the Windpilot Pacifc Plus, a twin rudder system designed for boats less than 80m/60ft. Is there anyone out there who has this installed on their Amel?



Best Regards

Barry and Robyn

Tradewinds III SM 171























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Re: Autohelm ST7000 and Windvane self steering

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Barry & Robin,

S/V BeBe, #387 has a Raymarine 70001+, a Raymarine 400G AST Autopilot
Computer, a Raymarine M81137 Type 2 Type 2 Rotary Drive 24V, and a
Raymarine M81134 Type 2 Long Linear Drive 24 Volt. Note this linear
drive only comes with a 12 volt clutch which is the same situation with
the rotary drive you have. If are not familiar with how to place the
fuse for the clutch to 12 volts, consult your manual.

We use the linear drive as our primary with the rotary as a backup.

We placed a photo of the linear drive and layout on this website at:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amelyachtowners/photos/album/999927423/pic\;
/1321737876/view?picmode=&mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=1&count=20&dir=asc
<../../../../photos/album/999927423/pic/1321737876/view?picmode=&mode=tn&#92;
&order=ordinal&start=1&count=20&dir=asc>

You will also find a photo of the A/B switch to switch from one to the
other at:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amelyachtowners/photos/album/999927423/pic\;
/2096007121/view?picmode=&mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=1&count=20&dir=asc
<../../../../photos/album/999927423/pic/2096007121/view?picmode=&mode=tn&#92;
&order=ordinal&start=1&count=20&dir=asc>

Note: The drive motor polarity is reversed between the rotary and the
linear drives. This is because of the difference in orientation of the
two drives.

Our linear drive clutch failed in the middle of a 1,000+ mile passage;
having a backup that could be easily switched was a blessing. BTW, on
that same passage we talked to several other boats that had autopilot
drive failure and they all had to manually steer for up to 8
days...think about it.


Considering the considerable battery capacity you have, I would not
clutter the boat with a windvane.


Best,



Bill

S/V BeBe, SM2, #387

Currently Malaysia

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

Hi everyone, I have the ST7000 rotary chain system installed and
recently the electric motor failed during a trip from the Whitdsundays,
north Qld here in Australia. Although I managed to have this repaired,
it only prompted me to seriously consider a backup system. Mark from
Sabbatical III has a linear drive connected as the primary unit and uses
the chain gear system behind the wheel as the secondary backup.

My question here is what is the model of the Autohelm ST7000 Linear
unit that is installed and connected to the rudder horn beneath the bed
in the aft stateroom? It would appear that type 2(24V) drive unit is the
one but there are three versions here providing three different tiller
radius. Are there any pictures available of the system installed that
show the connection to the rudder stock at the tiller arm?

I also came across a book, Self-Steering Under Sail by Peter Christian
Forthmann. The suggested wind vane model for the Amel is the Windpilot
Pacifc Plus, a twin rudder system designed for boats less than 80m/60ft.
Is there anyone out there who has this installed on their Amel?

Best Regards
Barry and Robyn
Tradewinds III SM 171


Autohelm ST7000 and Windvane self steering

Barry <seagasm@...>
 

Hi everyone, I have the ST7000 rotary chain system installed and recently the electric motor failed during a trip from the Whitdsundays, north Qld here in Australia. Although I managed to have this repaired, it only prompted me to seriously consider a backup system. Mark from Sabbatical III has a linear drive connected as the primary unit and uses the chain gear system behind the wheel as the secondary backup.

My question here is what is the model of the Autohelm ST7000 Linear unit that is installed and connected to the rudder horn beneath the bed in the aft stateroom? It would appear that type 2(24V) drive unit is the one but there are three versions here providing three different tiller radius. Are there any pictures available of the system installed that show the connection to the rudder stock at the tiller arm?

I also came across a book, Self-Steering Under Sail by Peter Christian Forthmann. The suggested wind vane model for the Amel is the Windpilot Pacifc Plus, a twin rudder system designed for boats less than 80m/60ft. Is there anyone out there who has this installed on their Amel?

Best Regards
Barry and Robyn
Tradewinds III SM 171


Helmsperson's Seat

nomadforpaul <pflafrance@...>
 

We are in the process of replacing our SM Helmsperson seat and have the current one available. Vessel is currently in North Carolina in transit to the Caribbean Dec 09. Is anyone interested in the old seat which is in perfect condition.? The current seat has the fiberglasstable attached which opens up. Pics available

Paul & Sue LaFrance
SV NOMAD SM 362


Re: SHOWER HOSE

usrey_chuck
 

Hello

My shower hose also broke and I wanted to replace it with one of the original style. I spent a lot of time searching internet sites, including the one from the faucet manufacture, but could not find the exact one. So, I gave up and ordered one from Amel. They sent me a stripped one similar to what I found in hardware stores and on the internet alone with a note that the original model was no longer available.

Best bet is to find a hose that has the same end fittings and buy it.

Take Care
Chuck
S/V Helen Louise
ASM30

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Horst Pause <horst.puddleduck@...> wrote:

The shower hose in one of my bathrooms is broken.

Has anybody renewed theirs? or knows of a source for it?

Thanks,

Horst - Puddleduck

Maramu No.168, 1985





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Re: [Amel] Mizzen Staysail (Ballooner?)

karkauai
 

Great, Bob, I'll call Peter.
Kent

--- On Fri, 11/13/09, Bob Linley <bob@bourlet.com> wrote:


From: Bob Linley <bob@bourlet.com>
Subject: RE: [Amel] Mizzen Staysail (Ballooner?)
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Friday, November 13, 2009, 1:24 PM


 



Kent

I have recently had most of my sails replaced by Super Sail makers in Florida (see below), they used Doyle.

Mizzen Ballooner, Vertical battened main, Genoa and Cruising chute. Very good prices.

I am not with my boat at present so have no details, but you could call them and quote “s/v Minaxi” they could pull the records and give you some details.

Hope this helps.

Bob

Minaxi SM6

Peter Grimm Jr.

Super Sailmakers

4710C NW 15th Ave.

Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304

Ph: 954-763-6621 / 800-541-7601

From: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com [mailto:amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of Kent Robertson
Sent: Friday, November 13, 2009 12:33 PM
To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
Subject: RE: [Amel] Mizzen Staysail (Ballooner?)

I just spoke with Jean Paul Gateff, he's going to get me some info about building me the sail. They are now a Doyle Sails representative. Who's Bic?
Kent

--- On Fri, 11/13/09, Serge Tremblay <laetitiaii@yahoo. ca <mailto:laetitiaii% 40yahoo.ca> > wrote:

From: Serge Tremblay <laetitiaii@yahoo. ca <mailto:laetitiaii% 40yahoo.ca> >
Subject: RE: [Amel] Mizzen Staysail (Ballooner?)
To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com <mailto:amelyachtow ners%40yahoogrou ps.com>
Date: Friday, November 13, 2009, 12:05 PM

I have had a very good experience with Mr Gateff in 2005 & 2006, but, since then, i heard that Bic has sold Gateff Sails?

Serge D T, Mango 51

--- En date de : Ven, 13.11.09, Dimitris (ALMALIBRE) <dkra@almalibre. gr> a écrit :

De: Dimitris (ALMALIBRE) <dkra@almalibre. gr>
Objet: RE: [Amel] Mizzen Staysail (Ballooner?)
À: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
Date: vendredi 13 Novembre 2009, 2 h 09

Try Gateff sails they have experience with Amel and have sails in stock.

Dimitris

From: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
[mailto:amelyachtow ners@ yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of Kent Robertson
Sent: Friday, November 13, 2009 4:34 AM
To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
Subject: [Amel] Mizzen Staysail (Ballooner?)

I'm going to have a new Mizzen staysail built for "Kristy" SM 243. The loft
is asking for some specs, and says that Amel hasn't been forthcoming to
their request. Does anyone have the specs for this sail? I'll also need to
know the lengths of the tack line and sheet and recommended diameter line.

Has anyone purchased a replacement sail for their SM? From whom? Any
problems with the new sail?

Thanks,
Kent

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Re: [Amel] Mizzen Staysail (Ballooner?)

karkauai
 

Well, click my Bic!  It's amazing what a guy can learn on this forum.  I'll copy his reply to the forum when it comes next week.
Kent

--- On Fri, 11/13/09, Serge Tremblay <laetitiaii@yahoo.ca> wrote:


From: Serge Tremblay <laetitiaii@yahoo.ca>
Subject: RE: [Amel] Mizzen Staysail (Ballooner?)
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Friday, November 13, 2009, 3:24 PM


 



Marcel Bich is a french Baron who founded in the 50' a ball pen factory named Bic which was at some time the largest producer of the cheap but very efficient ball pen. The Baron did build a french contender for the America's Cup, and Gateff Sails would have been the sail production loft set up by the Baron for the project.
 
I would certainly be interested in what Jean-Paul Gateff has to say about this.
 
In 2005, while i was in Marseille, Mr Gateff attended to making a genoa for my Mango using Hydranet. The sail has proven to be of very high quality and craftmanship.
 
Meeting twice with Mr Gateff , i was amazed by his knowledge not only of sails but also of Amel's boats and their rigging. One of the most important information given by Mr Gateff is the maximum strenght of wind for which the furling genoa on a Mango may be used. It demonstrates that a Mango or Sm must also be equiped with a jib staysail if it is liable to sail in 8 B &+ winds.
 
Serge D. Tremblay, Mango #51

--- En date de : Ven, 13.11.09, Kent Robertson <karkauai@yahoo. com> a écrit :

De: Kent Robertson <karkauai@yahoo. com>
Objet: RE: [Amel] Mizzen Staysail (Ballooner?)
À: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
Date: vendredi 13 Novembre 2009, 12 h 33

 

I just spoke with Jean Paul Gateff, he's going to get me some info about building me the sail.  They are now a Doyle Sails representative.  Who's Bic?
Kent

--- On Fri, 11/13/09, Serge Tremblay <laetitiaii@ yahoo. ca> wrote:

From: Serge Tremblay <laetitiaii@ yahoo. ca>
Subject: RE: [Amel] Mizzen Staysail (Ballooner?)
To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
Date: Friday, November 13, 2009, 12:05 PM

 

I have had a very good experience with Mr Gateff in 2005 & 2006, but, since then, i  heard that Bic has sold Gateff Sails?
 
Serge D T, Mango 51

--- En date de : Ven, 13.11.09, Dimitris (ALMALIBRE) <dkra@almalibre. gr> a écrit :

De: Dimitris (ALMALIBRE) <dkra@almalibre. gr>
Objet: RE: [Amel] Mizzen Staysail (Ballooner?)
À: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
Date: vendredi 13 Novembre 2009, 2 h 09

 

Try Gateff sails they have experience with Amel and have sails in stock.

Dimitris

From: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
[mailto:amelyachtow ners@ yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of Kent Robertson
Sent: Friday, November 13, 2009 4:34 AM
To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
Subject: [Amel] Mizzen Staysail (Ballooner?)

I'm going to have a new Mizzen staysail built for "Kristy" SM 243. The loft
is asking for some specs, and says that Amel hasn't been forthcoming to
their request. Does anyone have the specs for this sail? I'll also need to
know the lengths of the tack line and sheet and recommended diameter line.

Has anyone purchased a replacement sail for their SM? From whom? Any
problems with the new sail?

Thanks,
Kent

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Re: [Amel] Mooring in Bermuda

karkauai
 

Thanks, Gary...I like that kind of "insider" info.  Do you have any specs on your mizzen staysail?  So far the lofts I've contacted need more info than I can give them.
 
Does anyone have a preferred marina for leaving the boat for a few weeks in Grenada?  St. Lucia? St. Martin/Maarten? BVI or USVI?  A couple of you suggested either American or Independence on St. Thomas, with a caveat about the dirty yard at Independence.
 
As usual, thanks for all your help and encouragement.   I'm really getting excited about the sail with only a week to go.
Kent
SM243

--- On Fri, 11/13/09, amelliahona <no_reply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:


From: amelliahona <no_reply@yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [Amel] Mooring in Bermuda
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Friday, November 13, 2009, 3:08 PM


 



Hi Kent:

From all your posts it looks like you are getting ready to go to Bermuda. Best of luck, that is a great sail. I use my mizzen staysail all the time, it is a great addition in light conditions.

I have also purchased 2 sails from Super Sailmakers in Florida. I have their vertical batten main and their Caribbean Blaster Jib. Both have been great sails.

In 2005 we sailed from Norfolk to Bermuda and then on to the BVI. We were fortunate enough to meed a fellow named Danny Little in Bermuda who has a small company named Day-Spring Marine ( "dayspringmarine@ logic.bm" ) phone: 441-297-0766. He had a couple of moorings about 100 yards from the customs dock. This made it very convenient to go on the mooring while awaiting the customs dock and afterwards. He was very helpful and friendly. If you are interested you might give him a call.

Best regards, Gary Silver s/v Liahona , Amel SM2000 Hull # 335








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Re: [Amel] Mizzen Staysail (Ballooner?)

Serge Tremblay <laetitiaii@...>
 

Marcel Bich is a french Baron who founded in the 50' a ball pen factory named Bic which was at some time the largest producer of the cheap but very efficient ball pen. The Baron did build a french contender for the America's Cup, and Gateff Sails would have been the sail production loft set up by the Baron for the project.
 
I would certainly be interested in what Jean-Paul Gateff has to say about this.
 
In 2005, while i was in Marseille, Mr Gateff attended to making a genoa for my Mango using Hydranet. The sail has proven to be of very high quality and craftmanship.
 
Meeting twice with Mr Gateff , i was amazed by his knowledge not only of sails but also of Amel's boats and their rigging. One of the most important information given by Mr Gateff is the maximum strenght of wind for which the furling genoa on a Mango may be used. It demonstrates that a Mango or Sm must also be equiped with a jib staysail if it is liable to sail in 8 B &+ winds.
 
Serge D. Tremblay, Mango #51

--- En date de : Ven, 13.11.09, Kent Robertson <karkauai@yahoo.com> a écrit :


De: Kent Robertson <karkauai@yahoo.com>
Objet: RE: [Amel] Mizzen Staysail (Ballooner?)
À: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: vendredi 13 Novembre 2009, 12 h 33


 



I just spoke with Jean Paul Gateff, he's going to get me some info about building me the sail.  They are now a Doyle Sails representative.  Who's Bic?
Kent

--- On Fri, 11/13/09, Serge Tremblay <laetitiaii@yahoo. ca> wrote:

From: Serge Tremblay <laetitiaii@yahoo. ca>
Subject: RE: [Amel] Mizzen Staysail (Ballooner?)
To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
Date: Friday, November 13, 2009, 12:05 PM

 

I have had a very good experience with Mr Gateff in 2005 & 2006, but, since then, i  heard that Bic has sold Gateff Sails?
 
Serge D T, Mango 51

--- En date de : Ven, 13.11.09, Dimitris (ALMALIBRE) <dkra@almalibre. gr> a écrit :

De: Dimitris (ALMALIBRE) <dkra@almalibre. gr>
Objet: RE: [Amel] Mizzen Staysail (Ballooner?)
À: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
Date: vendredi 13 Novembre 2009, 2 h 09

 

Try Gateff sails they have experience with Amel and have sails in stock.

Dimitris

From: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
[mailto:amelyachtow ners@ yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of Kent Robertson
Sent: Friday, November 13, 2009 4:34 AM
To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
Subject: [Amel] Mizzen Staysail (Ballooner?)

I'm going to have a new Mizzen staysail built for "Kristy" SM 243. The loft
is asking for some specs, and says that Amel hasn't been forthcoming to
their request. Does anyone have the specs for this sail? I'll also need to
know the lengths of the tack line and sheet and recommended diameter line.

Has anyone purchased a replacement sail for their SM? From whom? Any
problems with the new sail?

Thanks,
Kent



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Mooring in Bermuda

amelliahona <no_reply@...>
 

Hi Kent:

From all your posts it looks like you are getting ready to go to Bermuda. Best of luck, that is a great sail. I use my mizzen staysail all the time, it is a great addition in light conditions.

I have also purchased 2 sails from Super Sailmakers in Florida. I have their vertical batten main and their Caribbean Blaster Jib. Both have been great sails.

In 2005 we sailed from Norfolk to Bermuda and then on to the BVI. We were fortunate enough to meed a fellow named Danny Little in Bermuda who has a small company named Day-Spring Marine ( "dayspringmarine@logic.bm" ) phone: 441-297-0766. He had a couple of moorings about 100 yards from the customs dock. This made it very convenient to go on the mooring while awaiting the customs dock and afterwards. He was very helpful and friendly. If you are interested you might give him a call.

Best regards, Gary Silver s/v Liahona , Amel SM2000 Hull # 335


Re: [Amel] Mizzen Staysail (Ballooner?)

karkauai
 

Thanks, Ric, I'll give 'em a call.  Yep, had the liferaft inspected in March.  I actually think I'm ready to go.
Kent

--- On Fri, 11/13/09, Ric <ric@kitchenmagic.net> wrote:


From: Ric <ric@kitchenmagic.net>
Subject: Re: [Amel] Mizzen Staysail (Ballooner?)
To: "amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Friday, November 13, 2009, 1:41 PM


 



Check with bacon sails in annapolis. They may have a used one. Most
folks never use them & u should get a deal. Have u had ur liferaft
insp? In trinidad now.

Ric Gottschalk
Bali Hai SN24

On Nov 13, 2009, at 1:33 PM, Kent Robertson <karkauai@yahoo. com> wrote:

I just spoke with Jean Paul Gateff, he's going to get me some info
about building me the sail. They are now a Doyle Sails
representative. Who's Bic?
Kent

--- On Fri, 11/13/09, Serge Tremblay <laetitiaii@yahoo. ca> wrote:

From: Serge Tremblay <laetitiaii@yahoo. ca>
Subject: RE: [Amel] Mizzen Staysail (Ballooner?)
To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
Date: Friday, November 13, 2009, 12:05 PM



I have had a very good experience with Mr Gateff in 2005 & 2006,
but, since then, i heard that Bic has sold Gateff Sails?

Serge D T, Mango 51

--- En date de : Ven, 13.11.09, Dimitris (ALMALIBRE)
<dkra@almalibre. gr> a écrit :

De: Dimitris (ALMALIBRE) <dkra@almalibre. gr>
Objet: RE: [Amel] Mizzen Staysail (Ballooner?)
À: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
Date: vendredi 13 Novembre 2009, 2 h 09



Try Gateff sails they have experience with Amel and have sails in
stock.

Dimitris

From: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
[mailto:amelyachtow ners@ yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of Kent
Robertson
Sent: Friday, November 13, 2009 4:34 AM
To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
Subject: [Amel] Mizzen Staysail (Ballooner?)

I'm going to have a new Mizzen staysail built for "Kristy" SM 243.
The loft
is asking for some specs, and says that Amel hasn't been forthcoming
to
their request. Does anyone have the specs for this sail? I'll also
need to
know the lengths of the tack line and sheet and recommended diameter
line.

Has anyone purchased a replacement sail for their SM? From whom? Any
problems with the new sail?

Thanks,
Kent

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Re: [Amel] Mizzen Staysail (Ballooner?)

Ric <ric@...>
 

Check with bacon sails in annapolis. They may have a used one. Most
folks never use them & u should get a deal. Have u had ur liferaft
insp? In trinidad now.

Ric Gottschalk
Bali Hai SN24

On Nov 13, 2009, at 1:33 PM, Kent Robertson <karkauai@yahoo.com> wrote:

I just spoke with Jean Paul Gateff, he's going to get me some info
about building me the sail. They are now a Doyle Sails
representative. Who's Bic?
Kent

--- On Fri, 11/13/09, Serge Tremblay <laetitiaii@yahoo.ca> wrote:

From: Serge Tremblay <laetitiaii@yahoo.ca>
Subject: RE: [Amel] Mizzen Staysail (Ballooner?)
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Friday, November 13, 2009, 12:05 PM



I have had a very good experience with Mr Gateff in 2005 & 2006,
but, since then, i heard that Bic has sold Gateff Sails?

Serge D T, Mango 51

--- En date de : Ven, 13.11.09, Dimitris (ALMALIBRE)
<dkra@almalibre. gr> a écrit :

De: Dimitris (ALMALIBRE) <dkra@almalibre. gr>
Objet: RE: [Amel] Mizzen Staysail (Ballooner?)
À: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
Date: vendredi 13 Novembre 2009, 2 h 09



Try Gateff sails they have experience with Amel and have sails in
stock.

Dimitris

From: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
[mailto:amelyachtow ners@ yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of Kent
Robertson
Sent: Friday, November 13, 2009 4:34 AM
To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
Subject: [Amel] Mizzen Staysail (Ballooner?)

I'm going to have a new Mizzen staysail built for "Kristy" SM 243.
The loft
is asking for some specs, and says that Amel hasn't been forthcoming
to
their request. Does anyone have the specs for this sail? I'll also
need to
know the lengths of the tack line and sheet and recommended diameter
line.

Has anyone purchased a replacement sail for their SM? From whom? Any
problems with the new sail?

Thanks,
Kent

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