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Re: Toe pulley (headsail)

Steven Bode - SV Intention 1994-SM#117
 

Andersen Line Tender Availability Update: Just came from the Salon Nautic Paris Boat Show and inquired at the Ronstan booth (Ronstan bought Andersen) and they did called their HQ to see about getting me one and they do not have any availability of these or ANY Andersen Line Tenders. The word I got from a seemingly very knowledgable guy in the booth was "no more line tenders left, with no expectation that there ever will be. 
I have been therefore searching online for a used one to use for my new mizzen traveller setup with no luck. 
I talked to Antal who makes a line tender (they call it a line driver) for about €500. They also have an electric one. I did not inquire into the price of that lovely. I may suck it up and use that one when I give up on finding a used Andersen.
FYI, I was educated my Ronstan that there are three different versions of the Andersen Line Tender on my '94 SM (#117); 1. Main Traveller winch, 2, electric Mainsail outhaul winch and 3. Genoa Sheet fairlead adjuster winch.
Does anyone know what Amel is using in their new boats?

If anyone has a used Andersen Winch or a line on one, please let me know.

Capt. Steve Bode
SV Intention
1994 Amel Super Maramu #117


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel 55 Kincsem

Joerg Esdorn
 

First of all sorry for the message which was intended for the administrator only. Im learning how the Forum works. But yes, my boat is named after the most successful race horse of all time, The Hungarian mare Kincsem which won all 54 races it entered. But the name has nothing to do with the build number or length of my boat or those 54 races. Rather, I used to have a couple of race boats by that name and we just kept the name for the Amel. I still like to go fast.....

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] more insurance games for the Caribbean

Ryan Meador
 

My policy is through Pantaenius America, and I have that same restrictive language in it. I quizzed the rep about it when I renewed, and she said most companies will only offer "North/south" coverage, where you can be in the Caribbean for the winter only. She said for boats valued over $300k, you can still get year-round Caribbean coverage, but few if any carriers offer it for lower-value boats.

Ryan & Kelly
SM 233 Iteration
Le Marin, Martinique

On Wed, Dec 12, 2018, 8:02 PM Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@... wrote:
 

I have Jackline Policy with the Gowrie Group.  It’s expensive, but few companies are willing to cover now.
Here’s the contact info:

Rachel Sloan

Jackline Account Manager

International Marine Insurance Services by Gowrie Group

522 Chesapeake Ave, Annapolis, MD 21403

p: 410.364.7707  f: 410.827.3758

rachel.imis@...

www.gowrie.com/imis


Kent & Iris
Kristy
SM 243

On Dec 11, 2018, at 2:12 PM, john.biohead@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

My current insurer (TopSail UK) informed me, shortly after their invitation to renew by the way,  that they will not be able to renew my policy due to changes in the underwriters requirements.  


I followed the advice on the forum checking with a few other providers, including Y-Yacht and Pantaenius US.  Both reported that they could not provide coverage.  That left me a bit unnerved...I have been with the same company for years without issue, have no claims, keep the insured amount reasonable, and have not changed the use or location of the vessel. 


Y-yacht reported that they were not allowed to provide coverage to a US vessel due to licensing.  It was not clear if that is due to the homeport location or flag)


I pressed Pantaenius US  for a reason and their response it that it is the vessel location in the Caribbean.  Their exact response is that no coverage is provided:  "South of 30.5 degrees north latitude in the Atlantic Ocean, inland waters, Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, and the Panama Canal, between July 15th and November 1st,"

That seems to be an awfully large area with zero yacht insurance?  I asked about the southern limit, IE is Grenada OK...nope there is no southern limit.  

Can this be correct?

Regards,  John

SV Annie SM 37

Carriacou

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Yahoo Group Amel Register

Brent Cameron
 

Re: Yahoo Group Amel Register

Alan Leslie
 

Thanks Gerhard,

Yes it's a bit clumsy, I thought people would be able to edit it, but it seems only the document owner can do that.

But that's OK, I don't mind..
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437

Re: Yahoo Group Amel Register

pepinoamel <no_reply@...>
 

Hi Alan,

Thanks for starting the list.  I think it's a good idea, in case we meet some Amel owners on the water, we'll know who they are.  I've tried to add my boat to your list but I can only do that in my own file.  You might have to add it on the Forum.  My boat is SM381 Pepino, UK flag, owner Gerhard Hoffmann.


Thanks.


Gerhard Hoffmann

SM381 Pepino

Greece

New file uploaded to amelyachtowners

amelyachtowners@...
 

Hello,

This email message is a notification to let you know that
a file has been uploaded to the Files area of the amelyachtowners
group.

File : /Yahoo Group Amel Register.xlsx
Uploaded by : alan_leslie_sv_elyse <divanz620@...>
Description : Yahoo Group Amel Register

You can access this file at the URL:
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/amelyachtowners/files/Yahoo%20Group%20Amel%20Register.xlsx

To learn more about file sharing for your group, please visit:
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Regards,

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Yahoo Group Amel Register

Alan Leslie
 

Hello all,

I've made a start by creating a spreadsheet with information gleaned from forum messages.

It is obviously incomplete and may in some case be incorrect.

I've posted it in the files section.

Please feel free to add and / or correct details for your vessel.

I think that should be possible.


Cheers

Alan

Elyse SM437 Opua

Re: Micron 66 Caribbean experience

Alan Leslie
 

Seahawk 44 contains tin.
Tin in antifouling paints is banned everywhere in the world (except the Caribbean) because of the damage it does to the marine environment.
There has been a discussion on this previously in the forum.
Alan
Elyse SM437

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Micron 66 Caribbean experience

Ric Gottschalk <ric@...>
 

You can also buy Seahawk 44 (much better & not available in the states))  in the in the Caribbean. Golden Hind in Tortola has it.  Also available in Trinidad. I get 4 years of use with it without a lot of cleaning.  The Seahawk 44 TF is sold in the states and can applied over the standard Seahawk 44. Excellent bottom paint.

Ric Gottschalk

Bali Hai SN 24

Annapolis

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Friday, December 14, 2018 11:41 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Micron 66 Caribbean experience

 

 

How many gallons of paint does it take for two coats generally and a third coat at the waterline?  For Biocop TF, Seahawk specifies 331 sf/gallon, so at 53' by an average of 12 feet (my guess) it would be 636sf/coat.  That would be two gallons per coat, so a total of 5 gallons?

 

Seahawk recommended Biocop TF for both hard and soft growth in the Caribbean, and it will paint over the Seahawk CuKote I have now.  They recommend this as an improvement over the Islands 77.

 

It appears to be available at Budget Marine, so it seems I don't need to buy it in the States and carry it down to the Carib.  Can anyone comment on paint availability down there?

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Micron 66 Caribbean experience

 

I did this 5 times with Micron. 20 liters.


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


On Fri, Dec 14, 2018, 11:40 sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@... wrote:
 

How many gallons of paint does it take for two coats generally and a third coat at the waterline?  For Biocop TF, Seahawk specifies 331 sf/gallon, so at 53' by an average of 12 feet (my guess) it would be 636sf/coat.  That would be two gallons per coat, so a total of 5 gallons?


Seahawk recommended Biocop TF for both hard and soft growth in the Caribbean, and it will paint over the Seahawk CuKote I have now.  They recommend this as an improvement over the Islands 77.

It appears to be available at Budget Marine, so it seems I don't need to buy it in the States and carry it down to the Carib.  Can anyone comment on paint availability down there?

Re: Micron 66 Caribbean experience

Duane Siegfri
 

How many gallons of paint does it take for two coats generally and a third coat at the waterline?  For Biocop TF, Seahawk specifies 331 sf/gallon, so at 53' by an average of 12 feet (my guess) it would be 636sf/coat.  That would be two gallons per coat, so a total of 5 gallons?

Seahawk recommended Biocop TF for both hard and soft growth in the Caribbean, and it will paint over the Seahawk CuKote I have now.  They recommend this as an improvement over the Islands 77.

It appears to be available at Budget Marine, so it seems I don't need to buy it in the States and carry it down to the Carib.  Can anyone comment on paint availability down there?

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Micron 66 Caribbean experience

Mark Erdos
 

Not sure who this is asking but,

 

It will take 5 US Gal cans to do as you ask.

 

Asking about taking or buying paint to the Carib is not really a question that can be answered. Where in the Carib? The term Carib covers a pretty vast area. If you are in the USA, I would seriously consider buying paint and carrying with you on the boat. Paint is available but depending which island you are on can be 1.3x the price of the USA. There are some other sources besides Budget, but again it depends on where you are going.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Santa Marta, Colombia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Friday, December 14, 2018 12:41 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Micron 66 Caribbean experience

 

 

How many gallons of paint does it take for two coats generally and a third coat at the waterline?  For Biocop TF, Seahawk specifies 331 sf/gallon, so at 53' by an average of 12 feet (my guess) it would be 636sf/coat.  That would be two gallons per coat, so a total of 5 gallons?

 

Seahawk recommended Biocop TF for both hard and soft growth in the Caribbean, and it will paint over the Seahawk CuKote I have now.  They recommend this as an improvement over the Islands 77.

 

It appears to be available at Budget Marine, so it seems I don't need to buy it in the States and carry it down to the Carib.  Can anyone comment on paint availability down there?

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel 55 Kincsem

Robert Giroux
 

Hi Joerg,

 

Bet there’s an interesting story behind the naming of your 55, since it’s hull 53 and Kincsem had 54 victories. 😊  53, 54, 55…

 

 

Regards,

Future AMEL owner

Robert Giroux

(202)262-5828

 

From: amelyachtowners@... <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Thursday, December 13, 2018 10:18 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel 55 Kincsem

 

 

No 53. USA flagged.

Joerg Esdorn

Mobile +1-914-707-1814

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel 55 Kincsem

 

Joerg,

Welcome back to the group.


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


On Thu, Dec 13, 2018, 22:21 J HE jhe1313@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@... wrote:
 

No 53. USA flagged.

Joerg Esdorn

Mobile +1-914-707-1814

Amel 55 Kincsem

Joerg Esdorn
 

No 53. USA flagged.

Joerg Esdorn



Mobile +1-914-707-1814

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] more insurance games for the Caribbean

karkauai
 

I have Jackline Policy with the Gowrie Group.  It’s expensive, but few companies are willing to cover now.
Here’s the contact info:

Rachel Sloan

Jackline Account Manager

International Marine Insurance Services by Gowrie Group

522 Chesapeake Ave, Annapolis, MD 21403

p: 410.364.7707  f: 410.827.3758

rachel.imis@...

www.gowrie.com/imis


Kent & Iris
Kristy
SM 243

On Dec 11, 2018, at 2:12 PM, john.biohead@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

My current insurer (TopSail UK) informed me, shortly after their invitation to renew by the way,  that they will not be able to renew my policy due to changes in the underwriters requirements.  


I followed the advice on the forum checking with a few other providers, including Y-Yacht and Pantaenius US.  Both reported that they could not provide coverage.  That left me a bit unnerved...I have been with the same company for years without issue, have no claims, keep the insured amount reasonable, and have not changed the use or location of the vessel. 


Y-yacht reported that they were not allowed to provide coverage to a US vessel due to licensing.  It was not clear if that is due to the homeport location or flag)


I pressed Pantaenius US  for a reason and their response it that it is the vessel location in the Caribbean.  Their exact response is that no coverage is provided:  "South of 30.5 degrees north latitude in the Atlantic Ocean, inland waters, Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, and the Panama Canal, between July 15th and November 1st,"

That seems to be an awfully large area with zero yacht insurance?  I asked about the southern limit, IE is Grenada OK...nope there is no southern limit.  

Can this be correct?

Regards,  John

SV Annie SM 37

Carriacou

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bottom job prior to the Panama Canal

Jean-Pierre's MacBook Air <jgermain@...>
 

Hi All,

The duty free zone is more a myth than a reality in Panama.

Also BEWARE of the shipper you use in Panama.  DHL uses the local postal system and it is useless.  Deliveries by UPS work much better.

JP Germain
SY Eleuthera, SM 007,
Opua, NZ

On 12 Dec 2018, at 21:17, herbert@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


bottom paint: you can order AF in Panama at Marine Warehouse, Arturo, in Panama City. He delivers to Shelter Bay. you can also buy AF in the duty free zone in Colon.

herbert, SN120




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bottom job prior to the Panama Canal

Ken Powers <sailingaquarius@...>
 

I had Islands 44 Plus Hard put on in Trinidad, and was worried after reading some misleading information that the boat would not be allowed into New Zealand.  But, Islands 44 Plus Hard can not be sold in New Zealand or Australia.  SeaHawk has introduced Islands 44 TF which can be painted over the Islands 44 Plus Hard, and I carried 3 gallons to New Zealand onboard.   Islands 44 TF should be legal in New Zealand because Sea Hawk removed the Tin.  TF=Tin Free.   

Just make sure you put something on the bottom that you can either get everywhere you are going, or carry your paint onboard.

Regarding batteries.  Look into LiFePO4 batteries.  Last much longer, 1/3 the weight, and better for the environment.  Check out Battleborn Batteries.  Home - Battle Born Batteries






Just some things to think about.

Aquarius
SM2K#262
Currently in BOI New Zealand

Ken





On Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 9:17:32 PM GMT+13, herbert@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:


 

bottom paint: you can order AF in Panama at Marine Warehouse, Arturo, in Panama City. He delivers to Shelter Bay. you can also buy AF in the duty free zone in Colon.

herbert, SN120


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] more insurance games for the Caribbean

eric freedman