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Wheel lock for wind vane

smiles bernard
 

Hello all

I’m considering a hydrovane for our vintage Maramu. I really miss having a no power, wind aligned self steering system.

The hydrovane, like the wind pilot 2 required that the main rudder is locked off.

Unfortunately my steering wheel hub is missing its lock. I found parts of it in a cupboard on the boat - so assume there is a problem/reason this was not refitted.

Does anyone have any info about how this is supposed to work?

Or any pictures/diagrams?

It would be great to get an idea of how this works before taking things apart on anchor.

I believe I have the ‘Morse 401 Commander’ steering system

Many thanks in advance for any insight

All the best
Miles
Maramu 162
Grenada

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Shaft brake conundrum, any ideas appreciated!

Porter McRoberts
 

Mark thank you very much. 
Interestingly our situation looks exactly like yours. Same 45mm piston extension but... on ours the pads miss the rotor by 0.5mm. Bill Rouse suggeted a very plausible explanation: regarding the pivot bolt- the apex bolt for the calipers- perhaps there was a sleeve bushing going over that bolt that was not replaced- resulting in a small but meaningful shift in the fulcrum latterly. As some may recall we’ve had engine in and out several times recently. 

So question to the hive: does anyone recall a sleeve bushing that goes over the caliper pivot bolt?  

Alan. Thanks your you comment!  Looks like I may try that as a solution!  Might you be willing to send a photo?  


What I did do is shift the assembly aft by about 2 mm. Now I’ve got great grab on the rotor with the forward caliper pad, moderate with the aft pad. 

Thank you for everyone’s thoughts

On a separate note: new Volvo D3-110 “H” model in. So far: quiet, smokeless and digital 😕. 
Galapagos here we come!

Porter
A54-152


Excuse the errors.  
Sent from my IPhone 

On Feb 2, 2019, at 6:26 PM, divanz620@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Interesting....


We had that problem years ago and on advice, replaced the spring in the cylinder...didn't make any difference.
In our case it was because the pads were worn and the piston was at full excursion.
I did the washer trick and that worked for about two years and it started to slip again - more pad wear.
There is still plenty of meat on the pads so what I did was take off the brake mechanism, take off the front caliper and drill a hole in it in the direction of the piston thrust, threaded the hole and put in a bolt with a lock nut.
Now I can adjust for pad wear !
I really need new pads but Maud doesn't have pads that look like ours. One day I will get them relined at a brake shop.

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Genoa sheet cars

christian alby <calbyy@...>
 

hello Miles
unfortunately easiest way seems to be removing screws from stanchion base & move it aside to allow car to slide out & back in once replaced (mine had a broken 'lifting-wheel' replaced by home made washer); Impact screwdriver became a permanent fixture in the tool-shed on our 1982 Maramu.
I did not date cut off the end of the track, neither tried my luck on the screws holding the tracks on deck. Shy ?
Best of hammering

christian alby - Désirade VIII - Maramu 116 - now in Canet en Roussillon

Christian Alby - France home fixe +33 (0)5 34 39 06 02 home Internet +33 (0)9 60 37 22 72 mobile +33 (0)6 42 69 07 80


Le ‎dimanche‎ ‎3‎ ‎février‎ ‎2019‎ ‎01‎:‎44‎:‎36‎ ‎CET, smiles bernard smilesbernard@... [amelyachtowners] a écrit :


 


Hi Danny

Sorry I somehow missed your reply on this till today. 
Many thanks indeed for the info 

on our Maramu it sounds similar to the SM - either the stanchion has to move somehow or the track!

It seems a little short sighted of Amel to not allow the Genoa cars off for replacement or repairs etc. A slightly shorter teach and a stopper bolt would have been ideal. 

I’ve noticed a little wear on our port Genoa car and so I’d ideally like to replace both but this sounds like one of those big small jobs !

If anyone else has any experience of this also it’d be great to hear. 

Many thanks again

Miles 
Maramu 162

 

On 2 Jan 2019, at 14:45, Danny and Yvonne SIMMS simms@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Miles,

assuming your Maramu is same as the SM in this respect. I took the screws out of the stanchion base and pushed it sideways to allow the car to slide off. However it was a challenge to get one of the screws out. Others have cut the sides of a short section the track off to allow the car to come off. This method assumes you don't need the full length.

Regards

Danny

SM 299 Ocean Pearl

On 02 January 2019 at 14:23 "smiles bernard smilesbernard@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Happy new year !
We recently arrived in Barbados after fast crossing from Cape Verde’s
The boat was great but I noticed a few things that I now need to address
The port Genoa sheet car is worn at the point the shackles attaches.

I think it’s an original mid 80s a goiot car. It has a stylised seagull shaped ensign.

Does anyone know a suitable replacement for a vintage Maramu car and also how to remove / reinstall? I presume then come off the track fwd end. There is a stopper bolt head at the fwd end of the track so I presume I remove this and just slide the car off the track.. Space for removal of the car looks really tight with a stanchion base though.
If anyone has replaced their sheet cars any info would be very much appreciated

All the very best

Miles



 


 

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Genoa sheet cars

smiles bernard
 


Hi Danny
Sorry I somehow missed your reply on this till today. 
Many thanks indeed for the info 

on our Maramu it sounds similar to the SM - either the stanchion has to move somehow or the track!

It seems a little short sighted of Amel to not allow the Genoa cars off for replacement or repairs etc. A slightly shorter teach and a stopper bolt would have been ideal. 

I’ve noticed a little wear on our port Genoa car and so I’d ideally like to replace both but this sounds like one of those big small jobs !

If anyone else has any experience of this also it’d be great to hear. 

Many thanks again

Miles 
Maramu 162

 

On 2 Jan 2019, at 14:45, Danny and Yvonne SIMMS simms@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Miles,

assuming your Maramu is same as the SM in this respect. I took the screws out of the stanchion base and pushed it sideways to allow the car to slide off. However it was a challenge to get one of the screws out. Others have cut the sides of a short section the track off to allow the car to come off. This method assumes you don't need the full length.

Regards

Danny

SM 299 Ocean Pearl

On 02 January 2019 at 14:23 "smiles bernard smilesbernard@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Happy new year !
We recently arrived in Barbados after fast crossing from Cape Verde’s
The boat was great but I noticed a few things that I now need to address
The port Genoa sheet car is worn at the point the shackles attaches.

I think it’s an original mid 80s a goiot car. It has a stylised seagull shaped ensign.

Does anyone know a suitable replacement for a vintage Maramu car and also how to remove / reinstall? I presume then come off the track fwd end. There is a stopper bolt head at the fwd end of the track so I presume I remove this and just slide the car off the track. Space for removal of the car looks really tight with a stanchion base though.
If anyone has replaced their sheet cars any info would be very much appreciated

All the very best

Miles



 


 

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Propeler shaft

maggouilloux <maggouilloux@...>
 

Many thanks !!!

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Date : 30/01/2019 23:36 (GMT-05:00)
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Objet : Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Propeler shaft

 

It is not difficult to do!  You need to be on the hard and have access to a puller and an acetylene torch.  I heat the area of the propeller that that slips on the shaft (not the shaft).  Once it is hot I use a spray bottle to spray water on the end of the propeller ( this sound strange) but the water is sucked into the hub of the propeller and breaks up any corrosion between the hub and shaft.  I several times and then I put the puller on with tension and heat the hub again.  I usually use a breaker bar on the puller bolt after heating.  I have not experience a failure.


One further note when you reinstall the shaft make sure you dimple the shaft where the locking bolts secure the shaft to the transmission and make sure you use a locking wire.

Based on personal experience I also a zine on the interior portion of the shaft ahead of the stuffing box about 5 inches ahead of the box.  If you have a failure at the transmission connection (which I did experience) it is an easy fix.  Hope this helps.




On Jan 29, 2019, at 7:34 AM, maggouilloux maggouilloux@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Good morning,


I'm the owner from Masim's, a Mango from 1988.

I'have a problem with my propeler shaft and my propeler. I have To change them. Maybe somebody on the Amel group can help me : what are the difficulties ? and maybe somebody knows the reference of the Mango's propeler. 

We are actually in Panama. 

Thanks a lot

Eric 

Re: Shaft brake conundrum, any ideas appreciated!

Alan Leslie
 

Interesting....

We had that problem years ago and on advice, replaced the spring in the cylinder...didn't make any difference.
In our case it was because the pads were worn and the piston was at full excursion.
I did the washer trick and that worked for about two years and it started to slip again - more pad wear.
There is still plenty of meat on the pads so what I did was take off the brake mechanism, take off the front caliper and drill a hole in it in the direction of the piston thrust, threaded the hole and put in a bolt with a lock nut.
Now I can adjust for pad wear !
I really need new pads but Maud doesn't have pads that look like ours. One day I will get them relined at a brake shop.

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437

Re: Mainsail Motor Covers

greatketch@...
 

We got them from Amel a few months ago.
US$20.

Bill Kinney,
SM160, Harmonie
Black Point Settlement, Bahamas

Re: Painting boat S of Hurricane belt

karkauai
 

Thank you all for your replies. Sounds like Trinidad is the place to go. Steve, I do like the colors you chose and will probably mimic that on Kristy. Glad to hear the new nonskid is good, I was concerned about that.

Joel, you are always there to punch me when I’m about to do something I shouldn’t. I’ll make it a point to be there while the work is being done.

Again, thanks to you all!
Kent & Iris
SM 243
Kristy
Still in Hotel California (Ft Lauderdale) where you can check out but you can never leave. Ready to head for T & C next weather window.

Re: Shaft brake conundrum, any ideas appreciated!

Mark & Debbie Mueller
 

Hello,

I just changed the brake pads on our boat and noticed on your video the forward arm of the brake appears to be contacting the mounting plate of the brake assembly.  Reference the attached photo of the far less clean brake assembly, there is a noticeable difference between the angle of the arms and the space between the arm and mounting bracket.

Hope this helps!

Mark Mueller
Brass Ring  A54

Shaft brake conundrum, any ideas appreciated!

Porter McRoberts
 

Hello ladies and gentlemen.

Today I am working on a problem regarding the shaft break.

I made a short video that completely explains the circumstance and question if you would be kind enough to watch it.

It’s pretty short.





I really appreciate any thoughts or suggestions you might have!

Many thanks,

Porter and McRoberts

Amel 54–152

Sailing vessel ibis

Excuse the errors.  
Sent from my IPhone 

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Painting boat S of Hurricane belt

Stephen Davis
 

I think your paint was done quite a few years ago, and the cost now is more like 60% of US prices, but still a very good deal. 

Steve Davis
Aloha SM 72


On Feb 1, 2019, at 19:27, Ric Gottschalk ric@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

I had the entire Santorin painted topsides, Hull, & striping done at Peake’s. Prime coat, 2 coats of Awlgrip, and 2 coats of striping. The decks were painted the color of the striping first,  then two top coats. Still looks like new after 10 years. Cost was 1/3 the cost in the States. Even painted my 7 dorados with funnels. Fortress woodworking did some incredible cabinetry & ceramic tile in the galley, plus storage drawers. (No orange anything on my boat). 

Bali Hai SN 24
Annapolis

Ric Gottschalk
Kitchen Magic Refacers, Inc

No employee or agent is authorized to conclude any binding agreement on behalf of Kitchen Magic Refacers, Inc without express written confirmation by a Officer of the Corporation

On Feb 1, 2019, at 11:06 PM, Stephen Davis flyboyscd@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Gary,

We used awlgrip 2000 on the hull, and the traditional awlgrip on the decks since it’s a harder paint, and holds up better under foot. On deck, they mixed the fine awlgrip grit for non skid, and it is actually a better non skid than the original decks. It has now been over 2.5 years since it was done, and it is holding up well. If you need more info or pictures, feel free to email me at flyboyscd at gmail dot com. 

Regards,

Steve Davis
Aloha SM 72
Hawaii

On Feb 1, 2019, at 17:56, Bill Rouse brouse@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Gary,

The only thing I painted were the recessed faux caulking lines. Steve Davis ALOHA painted the faux teak and the faux caulking.


Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970
My calendar: 
https://theamelschool.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html

On Fri, Feb 1, 2019, 8:53 PM amelliahona <no_reply@... wrote:
 

Bill: What brand paint was used. Was the anti-skid nature of the deck able to be maintained.

Gary S. Silver
s/v Liahona
Amel SM 2000 # 335
Francis Bay St. John

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Painting boat S of Hurricane belt

Ric Gottschalk <ric@...>
 

I had the entire Santorin painted topsides, Hull, & striping done at Peake’s. Prime coat, 2 coats of Awlgrip, and 2 coats of striping. The decks were painted the color of the striping first,  then two top coats. Still looks like new after 10 years. Cost was 1/3 the cost in the States. Even painted my 7 dorados with funnels. Fortress woodworking did some incredible cabinetry & ceramic tile in the galley, plus storage drawers. (No orange anything on my boat). 
Bali Hai SN 24
Annapolis

Ric Gottschalk
Kitchen Magic Refacers, Inc

No employee or agent is authorized to conclude any binding agreement on behalf of Kitchen Magic Refacers, Inc without express written confirmation by a Officer of the Corporation

On Feb 1, 2019, at 11:06 PM, Stephen Davis flyboyscd@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Gary,

We used awlgrip 2000 on the hull, and the traditional awlgrip on the decks since it’s a harder paint, and holds up better under foot. On deck, they mixed the fine awlgrip grit for non skid, and it is actually a better non skid than the original decks. It has now been over 2.5 years since it was done, and it is holding up well. If you need more info or pictures, feel free to email me at flyboyscd at gmail dot com. 

Regards,

Steve Davis
Aloha SM 72
Hawaii

On Feb 1, 2019, at 17:56, Bill Rouse brouse@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Gary,

The only thing I painted were the recessed faux caulking lines. Steve Davis ALOHA painted the faux teak and the faux caulking.


Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970
My calendar: 
https://theamelschool.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html

On Fri, Feb 1, 2019, 8:53 PM amelliahona <no_reply@... wrote:
 

Bill: What brand paint was used. Was the anti-skid nature of the deck able to be maintained.

Gary S. Silver
s/v Liahona
Amel SM 2000 # 335
Francis Bay St. John

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Painting boat S of Hurricane belt

Stephen Davis
 

Hi Gary,

We used awlgrip 2000 on the hull, and the traditional awlgrip on the decks since it’s a harder paint, and holds up better under foot. On deck, they mixed the fine awlgrip grit for non skid, and it is actually a better non skid than the original decks. It has now been over 2.5 years since it was done, and it is holding up well. If you need more info or pictures, feel free to email me at flyboyscd at gmail dot com. 

Regards,

Steve Davis
Aloha SM 72
Hawaii

On Feb 1, 2019, at 17:56, Bill Rouse brouse@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Gary,

The only thing I painted were the recessed faux caulking lines. Steve Davis ALOHA painted the faux teak and the faux caulking.


Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970
My calendar: 
https://theamelschool.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html

On Fri, Feb 1, 2019, 8:53 PM amelliahona <no_reply@... wrote:
 

Bill: What brand paint was used. Was the anti-skid nature of the deck able to be maintained.

Gary S. Silver
s/v Liahona
Amel SM 2000 # 335
Francis Bay St. John

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Painting boat S of Hurricane belt

 

Gary,

The only thing I painted were the recessed faux caulking lines. Steve Davis ALOHA painted the faux teak and the faux caulking.


Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970
My calendar: 
https://theamelschool.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html


On Fri, Feb 1, 2019, 8:53 PM amelliahona <no_reply@... wrote:
 

Bill: What brand paint was used. Was the anti-skid nature of the deck able to be maintained.

Gary S. Silver
s/v Liahona
Amel SM 2000 # 335
Francis Bay St. John

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] The Mechanics of Battery Equalization

 

Gary,

In #387 Amel provided a toggle switch on the "Permanent 24-12 Sailor Converter to turn it off...and it was the only device connected to the Hot 24volt Bus. That said, I have visited a number of Amels which have other devices connected to the Hot Bus...in every case those connections were made after the Amel was delivered by Amel 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970
My calendar: 
https://theamelschool.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html


On Fri, Feb 1, 2019, 9:05 PM amelliahona <no_reply@... wrote:
 

Hi Bill and all:

Yes, my boat has 24 vdc on the “ 24 vdc Permanent” terminals at the back (outboard) area of the nav station even with the battery main disconnects open, confirming that this is what we call in the aviation industry a “hot battery buss”. I am uncertain what exactly is wired to this buss as the original Amel drawings don’t give any clews, but whatever loads are here I would like to make sure they won’t be damaged at equalization voltage of 31 vdc,

How did you, or others, disconnect this buss during equalization?

Gary S. Silver
s/v Liahona
Amel SM 2000 #335
St. John’s USVI

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] The Mechanics of Battery Equalization

amelliahona <no_reply@...>
 

Hi Bill and all:

Yes, my boat has 24 vdc on the “ 24 vdc Permanent” terminals at the back (outboard) area of the nav station even with the battery main disconnects open, confirming that this is what we call in the aviation industry a “hot battery buss”. I am uncertain what exactly is wired to this buss as the original Amel drawings don’t give any clews, but whatever loads are here I would like to make sure they won’t be damaged at equalization voltage of 31 vdc,

How did you, or others, disconnect this buss during equalization?

Gary S. Silver
s/v Liahona
Amel SM 2000 #335
St. John’s USVI

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Painting boat S of Hurricane belt

amelliahona <no_reply@...>
 

Bill: What brand paint was used. Was the anti-skid nature of the deck able to be maintained.

Gary S. Silver
s/v Liahona
Amel SM 2000 # 335
Francis Bay St. John

Re: Mainsail Motor Cover

Alan Leslie
 

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Painting boat S of Hurricane belt

 

Kent,

Steve's job was great. with his permission, a photo is in your Amel School Book.

Best,

Bill Rouse
Amel School  
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970



On Fri, Feb 1, 2019 at 12:43 PM Stephen Davis flyboyscd@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi Kent,


We had the decks and hull painted on Aloha while in Trinidad in 2016. We hauled at Powerboats, used a contractor located in there yard, and have been very pleased with the result. We wanted to preserve the Amel faux teak look on deck, and the contractor worked with us to develop a technique to do this with what I consider to be a better than original look, and a bit cooler to walk on. Bill R. Has seen Aloha after the paint was done, and maybe he can offer an opinion on the end result.. Not to worry Bill, you can’t hurt my feelings:)

I agree with Bill that you should avoid doing the work in Columbia. Sometimes you get what you pay for, and Trinidad has some very skilled workers that are much easier to communicate with. The days of truly cheap work are gone, but it will still be dramatically less money than you will pay in the USA for the same work. 

We had 6 weeks to get the painting done, and the contractor had 5 guys on the boat 6 or 7 days a week, and finished a week early. My experience with Powerboats was excellent, and had no complaints. As a matter of fact, it was the best service I’ve ever had in any yard. I stayed on the boat while the work was being done, and .the yard put a house AC unit on my main hatch which cost us about $4 a day. Best money I ever spent, and it kept us very comfy. I was happy I stayed on the boat, as I caught a couple of potential mistakes, and solved some problems that only the owner could. FYI...Liz went back to the USA after a week and a half, and can’t say that I blame her. 

I’m not on the boat at the moment, but can send you detailed contact info within a couple of days. In the meantime, the contractors name is Allen Dowden, and if you contact the office at Power Boats, they will put you in touch with him. He has been in the fiberglass and painting business there for over 30 years, and knows his stuff. I’m hoping he has not retired, as he was contemplating that when we were there. Say hi for me if you talk to him. If you would like any more info or pictures send me a personal email, or call me on my cell. 

Steve Davis
Aloha SM 72
Ko Olina, Hawaii



On Feb 1, 2019, at 6:47 AM, Bill Rouse brouse@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Kent,

I do not recommend it and I used it, but here it is:
Ferroalquimar
Albornoz, Km 3 Via Mamonal , Cartagena, Colombia
Tel:+57 3205653293
http://www.ferroalquimar.com/, jcouso@... and the person I dealt with directly was Ms. Pura Rey <purarey@...> I am not sure she is still there.

All of the yard workers that worked there at the time I hauled were not yard employees and were unsupervised. I hired a trusted Spanish speaking guy who stayed on my boat 24/7 and supervised the work. I was present during daylight hours. I used a pilot from the yard and high tide to get into the haulout slip without running aground. 

They have a 40-ton travel lift that will bend your life-rail unless you do something to mitigate this. 

Best,

Bill Rouse
Amel School  
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970



On Fri, Feb 1, 2019 at 10:31 AM Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Thanks Bill.  I’ve left the boat at Peakes for a Summer several years ago.  They were well organized, but expensive, I thought.


I’ve heard you can get good work done for less money in Columbia.  Know anything about that?  Eric?

Thanks again.
Kent & Iris
SM243
Kristy


Bill Rouse wrote:
Kent & Iris,

I believe Trinidad is the best place for this in the southern Caribbean. Here are some suggestions:

Peaks yard in Chaguaramas, Trinidad. http://peakeyachts.com/
+1 (868) 634-4420 & +1 (868) 634-4423
Email: mail"at"peakeyachts.com
Address: Lot #5 Western Main Road Chaguaramas

Also, an independent guy: Nigel 1-868-282-2024 cell.. I have used Nigel several times...all good. He may not be allowed in Peaks as they have their own contract people. Nigel used to have a shop at Coral Cove Marina and Yard Chaguaramas, Trinidad 

Also, if you need just a worker for cleaning, polish, etc: Dwayne Shuffler 1-868-286-4947 cell dwayneshuffler@yahoo..com I used Dwayne for cleaning, polishing, and trained him on how to paint the faux caulking on Amels. He is the one that painted our deck faux caulking cream color using a striping tool. Also, I had the paint mixed at the paint shop at Coral Cove Marina.

While you are there be sure to meet Jesse James (jessejamesmembersonly@... and 1-868-683-5202). Jesse is the station host for SSCA and OCC, he operates a taxi and tour service, he runs an association of local businesses which are in the marine business (YSATT). Peaks, Coral Cove and almost every business in Chaguaramas is a member of YSATT.

I hope this helps..


Best,

Bill Rouse
Amel School  
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970



Kent wrote:
 

Hi All,
We need to have Kristy’s decks and cabin sides worked on. When I pulled the stainless steel trim around the windows off to remove the interior panels off for revarnishing, I found significant blistering of the gel coat under the trim.

We’ll be taking her S to Trinidad, Columbia, or Panama by this Spring and want to find a place to have a professional job done at a reasonable price.

Does anyone have experience in one of these venues? Is the work such that you would leave the boat with them for a few weeks while it’s being done, or would you want to be there the whole time?

Thanks for any thoughts.

Kent & Iris
SM 243
Kristy

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Painting boat S of Hurricane belt

Stephen Davis
 

Hi Kent,

We had the decks and hull painted on Aloha while in Trinidad in 2016. We hauled at Powerboats, used a contractor located in there yard, and have been very pleased with the result. We wanted to preserve the Amel faux teak look on deck, and the contractor worked with us to develop a technique to do this with what I consider to be a better than original look, and a bit cooler to walk on. Bill R. Has seen Aloha after the paint was done, and maybe he can offer an opinion on the end result. Not to worry Bill, you can’t hurt my feelings:)

I agree with Bill that you should avoid doing the work in Columbia. Sometimes you get what you pay for, and Trinidad has some very skilled workers that are much easier to communicate with. The days of truly cheap work are gone, but it will still be dramatically less money than you will pay in the USA for the same work. 

We had 6 weeks to get the painting done, and the contractor had 5 guys on the boat 6 or 7 days a week, and finished a week early. My experience with Powerboats was excellent, and had no complaints. As a matter of fact, it was the best service I’ve ever had in any yard. I stayed on the boat while the work was being done, and .the yard put a house AC unit on my main hatch which cost us about $4 a day. Best money I ever spent, and it kept us very comfy. I was happy I stayed on the boat, as I caught a couple of potential mistakes, and solved some problems that only the owner could. FYI...Liz went back to the USA after a week and a half, and can’t say that I blame her. 

I’m not on the boat at the moment, but can send you detailed contact info within a couple of days. In the meantime, the contractors name is Allen Dowden, and if you contact the office at Power Boats, they will put you in touch with him. He has been in the fiberglass and painting business there for over 30 years, and knows his stuff. I’m hoping he has not retired, as he was contemplating that when we were there. Say hi for me if you talk to him. If you would like any more info or pictures send me a personal email, or call me on my cell. 

Steve Davis
Aloha SM 72
Ko Olina, Hawaii



On Feb 1, 2019, at 6:47 AM, Bill Rouse brouse@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Kent,

I do not recommend it and I used it, but here it is:
Ferroalquimar
Albornoz, Km 3 Via Mamonal , Cartagena, Colombia
Tel:+57 3205653293
http://www.ferroalquimar.com/, jcouso@... and the person I dealt with directly was Ms. Pura Rey <purarey@...> I am not sure she is still there.

All of the yard workers that worked there at the time I hauled were not yard employees and were unsupervised. I hired a trusted Spanish speaking guy who stayed on my boat 24/7 and supervised the work. I was present during daylight hours. I used a pilot from the yard and high tide to get into the haulout slip without running aground. 

They have a 40-ton travel lift that will bend your life-rail unless you do something to mitigate this. 

Best,

Bill Rouse
Amel School  
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970



On Fri, Feb 1, 2019 at 10:31 AM Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Thanks Bill.  I’ve left the boat at Peakes for a Summer several years ago.  They were well organized, but expensive, I thought.


I’ve heard you can get good work done for less money in Columbia.  Know anything about that?  Eric?

Thanks again.
Kent & Iris
SM243
Kristy


Bill Rouse wrote:
Kent & Iris,

I believe Trinidad is the best place for this in the southern Caribbean. Here are some suggestions:

Peaks yard in Chaguaramas, Trinidad. http://peakeyachts.com/
+1 (868) 634-4420 & +1 (868) 634-4423
Email: mail"at"peakeyachts.com
Address: Lot #5 Western Main Road Chaguaramas

Also, an independent guy: Nigel 1-868-282-2024 cell. I have used Nigel several times...all good. He may not be allowed in Peaks as they have their own contract people. Nigel used to have a shop at Coral Cove Marina and Yard Chaguaramas, Trinidad 

Also, if you need just a worker for cleaning, polish, etc: Dwayne Shuffler 1-868-286-4947 cell dwayneshuffler@yahoo..com I used Dwayne for cleaning, polishing, and trained him on how to paint the faux caulking on Amels. He is the one that painted our deck faux caulking cream color using a striping tool. Also, I had the paint mixed at the paint shop at Coral Cove Marina.

While you are there be sure to meet Jesse James (jessejamesmembersonly@... and 1-868-683-5202). Jesse is the station host for SSCA and OCC, he operates a taxi and tour service, he runs an association of local businesses which are in the marine business (YSATT). Peaks, Coral Cove and almost every business in Chaguaramas is a member of YSATT.

I hope this helps..


Best,

Bill Rouse
Amel School  
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970



Kent wrote:
 

Hi All,
We need to have Kristy’s decks and cabin sides worked on. When I pulled the stainless steel trim around the windows off to remove the interior panels off for revarnishing, I found significant blistering of the gel coat under the trim.

We’ll be taking her S to Trinidad, Columbia, or Panama by this Spring and want to find a place to have a professional job done at a reasonable price.

Does anyone have experience in one of these venues? Is the work such that you would leave the boat with them for a few weeks while it’s being done, or would you want to be there the whole time?

Thanks for any thoughts.

Kent & Iris
SM 243
Kristy