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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Insurance

JEFFREY KRAUS
 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Insurance

Porter McRoberts
 

That helps immensely!
Thank you Colin!  And welcome to the Western Hemisphere!
Porter
A54-152


On Jan 25, 2019, at 3:46 PM, Sailing Island Pearl colin.d.streeter@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Mark

Yes, Y Yacht. Their CEO (Barry?) still owns an Amel Maramu and has been talking with Amel HQ about bringing out a policy / product specially designed for Amel yacht owners. Nice bloke, who left us with a very positive impression in many ways concluding a nice personal welcome note as an Amel owner after we joined.

In our case Top Sail had just doubled their quotation on our coverage for Indian Ocean high risk areas, and this was just two weeks before our Velos policy expired, blaming it on the last hurricane season, and informing us that 5 other insurers went out of business that year and hence they were increasing all new policy quotes substantially.

We were in the process of changing to Topsail, but refuse to be ripped off like that in the 11th hour when they clearly assumed we had no time left to change companies and would just have to pay. Topsail will never be considered by us again.

Y Yacht policy certainly had less bells and whistles extra benefits than Panteanius and Velos attached to their policy, but this means big savings and we felt all the basics were well covered.

Hope this helps.

Colin & Lauren Streeter
SV Island Pearl II, SM #332
Prickly Bay

On Thu, Jan 24, 2019 at 6:55 PM 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

(changed name of thread)

 

 

Hi Colin,

 

Interesting about insurance. I have spent the past couple of months shopping for insurance to get us through the Panama canal and across the S. Pacific. I have it narrowed down to Y-Yacht (UK), Novamar (USA) and Top Sail (UK) – We currently have Pantaenius and it is going to be cost prohibitive for us to continue with them. If we decide to stay in the Caribbean, the Pantaenius requirements a virtually impossible to adhere to. Either way we need to change.

 

When you say “Y Insurance” do you mean Y-Yacht?

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, January 24, 2019 6:33 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Possible late Spring Amel Caribbean Rally

 

 

Awesome advice, thanks Mark.

 

We have been off-line for so long on this last 5700nm crossing from Cape Town  so had not yet got time to research the ABC's. 

 

We joined Y Insurance this year who have incredibly good rates compared to Panteanius & Velos, and also include "in water" hurricane cover in the ABC's only hence our decision to go there.

 

Cheers 

Colin & Lauren Streeter

Prickly Bay Marina

 

Ps...All who meet us....Please don't disown or mock us when you see our "off-pink" boat stripe and rub rail!!  We remain good Amelians... and promise to fix it at the next haulout...... the painter in Durban got the  "Amel 54 Dessert Sand"  colour we love completely wrong .....just when a weather window opened up to bolt around to Cape Town..... So we decided to take the weather gap and fix the colour at next haulout.

 

 

On 22 Jan.. 2019 16:27, "'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Colin,

 

Also consider an extended stay in Aruba during hurricane season. Curacao, not so much. You will love the diving and snorkeling in Bonaire, it is really first rate. If you opt to go to Aruba, the Renaissance marina is right downtown in the heart of everything and have reasonable monthly rates. You will need to book way ahead since due to many people’s insurances companies making changes, the ABC’s are becoming a destination for those wanting to stay in the Caribbean.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Santa Marta, Colombia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 3:17 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Possible late Spring Amel Caribbean Rally

 

 

Island Pearl II just arrived in Caribbean early this morning from Brisbane, Australia via Asia, most Indian Ocean Islands, South Atlantic Islands and Brazil.

 

In Prickly Bay now, then a slow trip up the Windward then Leewards before BVI's & US BVI's etc then across to Bonaire in late May/June for Hurricane season.

 

Would love to participate if the dates work out, and/or say HI to any other Amel owners as we travel the Caribbean this season. If you see us anchored near you feel free to come over for a cold beer. We love Amel talk!

 

Cheers

Colin

 

 

 

On Tue, 22 Jan. 2019, 13:01 alex.paquin@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@... wrote:

 

Hello Bill,

I think it is a great idea, our Maramu is based in Venezuela, if we get and idea of the overall plan with dates included, we would seriously consider participating. Also the cost would be an important factor, in my opinion. Thanks for promoting such an activity. Maybe we can convince other Amel owners here to participate.

Alex Paquin

SIMPATICO

Maramu #94, 1981

 




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Possible late Spring Amel Caribbean Rally

eric freedman
 

Hi Tom,

Where will you be staying in Cartagena?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Friday, January 25, 2019 2:37 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Possible late Spring Amel Caribbean Rally

 

 

Hi Bill 

I am interested I am in Martinique heading north to BVI’s then June in Cartagena 

Tom Deasy 

S/Y Aphrodite 

1983 Maramu #125

 

 


On Jan 25, 2019, at 2:33 AM, 'Kimberlite' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Bill.

You forgot me.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, January 24, 2019 11:33 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Possible late Spring Amel Caribbean Rally

 

 

Update

 

I have received some level of interest from 15 owners. I was hoping for more interest in a Caribbean Rally. Is there anyone else? I am not aking for a commitment, just Interest. Here is the list that I have so far:

Arno Luijten 

SV Luna A54-121

Miles Bidwell 

Ladybug SM 216

Kent & Iris Robertson

Kristy SM 243

John Clark 

Annie SM 37

Pat & Diane

SM Shenanigans SM 123

Alex Paquin 

SIMPATICO Maramu #94

Colin Streeter

Island Pearl SM 332

Donald Patterson 

?Mango?

Kim and Chuck 

Joy SM 388

Paul and Kerstin

Kerpa SM 259

Gary Wells

Adagio SM 209

Duane & Peg

Wanderer, SM 477

Derick Gates

Brava SM 400

 

Best,

 

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

Amel School  
http://www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970

 

 

On Thu, Jan 24, 2019 at 5:56 PM derickgates@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

I am on Brava in Le Marin, Martinique getting some maintenance done. By mid March I expect to start traveling North to Antigua, and by late April set off for the Azores and then Gibraltar. The rally sounds like a great idea.

Derick Gates
SM2K #400 Brava


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Insurance

islandpearl2_sm2k332
 

Hi Mark

Yes, Y Yacht. Their CEO (Barry?) still owns an Amel Maramu and has been talking with Amel HQ about bringing out a policy / product specially designed for Amel yacht owners. Nice bloke, who left us with a very positive impression in many ways concluding a nice personal welcome note as an Amel owner after we joined.

In our case Top Sail had just doubled their quotation on our coverage for Indian Ocean high risk areas, and this was just two weeks before our Velos policy expired, blaming it on the last hurricane season, and informing us that 5 other insurers went out of business that year and hence they were increasing all new policy quotes substantially.

We were in the process of changing to Topsail, but refuse to be ripped off like that in the 11th hour when they clearly assumed we had no time left to change companies and would just have to pay. Topsail will never be considered by us again.

Y Yacht policy certainly had less bells and whistles extra benefits than Panteanius and Velos attached to their policy, but this means big savings and we felt all the basics were well covered.

Hope this helps.

Colin & Lauren Streeter
SV Island Pearl II, SM #332
Prickly Bay


On Thu, Jan 24, 2019 at 6:55 PM 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

(changed name of thread)

 

 

Hi Colin,

 

Interesting about insurance. I have spent the past couple of months shopping for insurance to get us through the Panama canal and across the S. Pacific. I have it narrowed down to Y-Yacht (UK), Novamar (USA) and Top Sail (UK) – We currently have Pantaenius and it is going to be cost prohibitive for us to continue with them. If we decide to stay in the Caribbean, the Pantaenius requirements a virtually impossible to adhere to. Either way we need to change.

 

When you say “Y Insurance” do you mean Y-Yacht?

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, January 24, 2019 6:33 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Possible late Spring Amel Caribbean Rally

 

 

Awesome advice, thanks Mark.

 

We have been off-line for so long on this last 5700nm crossing from Cape Town  so had not yet got time to research the ABC's. 

 

We joined Y Insurance this year who have incredibly good rates compared to Panteanius & Velos, and also include "in water" hurricane cover in the ABC's only hence our decision to go there.

 

Cheers 

Colin & Lauren Streeter

Prickly Bay Marina

 

Ps...All who meet us....Please don't disown or mock us when you see our "off-pink" boat stripe and rub rail!!  We remain good Amelians... and promise to fix it at the next haulout...... the painter in Durban got the  "Amel 54 Dessert Sand"  colour we love completely wrong .....just when a weather window opened up to bolt around to Cape Town..... So we decided to take the weather gap and fix the colour at next haulout.

 

 

On 22 Jan.. 2019 16:27, "'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Colin,

 

Also consider an extended stay in Aruba during hurricane season. Curacao, not so much. You will love the diving and snorkeling in Bonaire, it is really first rate. If you opt to go to Aruba, the Renaissance marina is right downtown in the heart of everything and have reasonable monthly rates. You will need to book way ahead since due to many people’s insurances companies making changes, the ABC’s are becoming a destination for those wanting to stay in the Caribbean.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Santa Marta, Colombia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 3:17 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Possible late Spring Amel Caribbean Rally

 

 

Island Pearl II just arrived in Caribbean early this morning from Brisbane, Australia via Asia, most Indian Ocean Islands, South Atlantic Islands and Brazil.

 

In Prickly Bay now, then a slow trip up the Windward then Leewards before BVI's & US BVI's etc then across to Bonaire in late May/June for Hurricane season.

 

Would love to participate if the dates work out, and/or say HI to any other Amel owners as we travel the Caribbean this season. If you see us anchored near you feel free to come over for a cold beer. We love Amel talk!

 

Cheers

Colin

 

 

 

On Tue, 22 Jan. 2019, 13:01 alex.paquin@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@... wrote:

 

Hello Bill,

I think it is a great idea, our Maramu is based in Venezuela, if we get and idea of the overall plan with dates included, we would seriously consider participating. Also the cost would be an important factor, in my opinion. Thanks for promoting such an activity. Maybe we can convince other Amel owners here to participate.

Alex Paquin

SIMPATICO

Maramu #94, 1981

 




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Possible late Spring Amel Caribbean Rally

amel46met
 

Hi Bill 
I am interested I am in Martinique heading north to BVI’s then June in Cartagena 
Tom Deasy 
S/Y Aphrodite 
1983 Maramu #125




On Jan 25, 2019, at 2:33 AM, 'Kimberlite' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Bill.

You forgot me.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, January 24, 2019 11:33 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Possible late Spring Amel Caribbean Rally

 

 

Update

 

I have received some level of interest from 15 owners. I was hoping for more interest in a Caribbean Rally. Is there anyone else? I am not aking for a commitment, just Interest. Here is the list that I have so far:

Arno Luijten 

SV Luna A54-121

Miles Bidwell 

Ladybug SM 216

Kent & Iris Robertson

Kristy SM 243

John Clark 

Annie SM 37

Pat & Diane

SM Shenanigans SM 123

Alex Paquin 

SIMPATICO Maramu #94

Colin Streeter

Island Pearl SM 332

Donald Patterson 

?Mango?

Kim and Chuck 

Joy SM 388

Paul and Kerstin

Kerpa SM 259

Gary Wells

Adagio SM 209

Duane & Peg

Wanderer, SM 477

Derick Gates

Brava SM 400

 

Best,

 

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

Amel School  
http://www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970

 

 

On Thu, Jan 24, 2019 at 5:56 PM derickgates@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

I am on Brava in Le Marin, Martinique getting some maintenance done. By mid March I expect to start traveling North to Antigua, and by late April set off for the Azores and then Gibraltar. The rally sounds like a great idea.

Derick Gates
SM2K #400 Brava


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Possible late Spring Amel Caribbean Rally

John Clark
 

Olaf you have two Amels, there is no excuse!  ;)


On Fri, Jan 25, 2019, 11:13 AM 'Olaf Bauer MIA-AMARA at Yahoo' olaf_renos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@... wrote:
 

Hello Bill,

 

I’m interested in the rally but at the moment not sure if I will be in that area at that time.

 

Olaf

Katchopine, SM2K 392

 

Von: amelyachtowners@... <amelyachtowners@...>
Gesendet: Freitag, 25. Januar 2019 16:48
An: amelyachtowners@...
Betreff: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Possible late Spring Amel Caribbean Rally

 

 

Got it.. 

 

After adding James Cromie and Mark & Debbie Mueller, our total with some sort of interest is at 20.   

 

Current List:

Joe & Tracie Nance

CloudStreet SM 331

Eric Freedman

Kimberlite SM 376

Arno Luijten 

SV Luna A54-121

Miles Bidwell 

Ladybug SM 216

Kent & Iris Robertson

Kristy SM 243

John Clark 

Annie SM 37

Pat & Diane

SM Shenanigans SM 123

Alex Paquin 

SIMPATICO Maramu #94

Colin Streeter

Island Pearl SM 332

Donald Patterson 

?Mango?

Kim and Chuck 

Joy SM 388

Paul and Kerstin

Kerpa SM 259

Gary Wells

Adagio SM 209

Duane & Peg

Wanderer, SM 477

Derick Gates

Brava SM 400

Mark Pitt 

Sabbatical III, SM #419

Mark,Karen, Miles and Lucy Isaac 

Lulu, SM 391

Courtney Gorman 

TRIPPIN A54 #101

James Cromie 

Soteria SM 347

Mark & Debbie Mueller 

Brass Ring, A54

 

 

Best,

 

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

Amel School  
http://www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970

 

 

On Fri, Jan 25, 2019 at 9:41 AM brass.ring@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Please add Mark & Debbie Mueller to your "interested list".  Currently still stuck on the east coast, not sure we will make it down that far.

 

Mark & Debbie Mueller

Brass Ring, A54


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Digest Number 6024

Jacob Champness
 

Can anyone recommend a book or resource on sail trim on a ketch that they’ve found useful?  Our ‘79 Maramu #42 predates all those fancy articulating whisker poles and electric furlers, so nothing too Amel-specific.

On Fri, Jan 25, 2019 at 7:01 AM <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

4 Messages

Digest #6024
1b
2a
Re: Batteries by alan_leslie_sv_elyse

Messages

1a

Re: Possible late Spring Amel Caribbean Rally

Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:13 pm (PST) . Posted by:

"Mark Pitt" markmpitt

Bill,

I am interested.

Mark Pitt
Sabbatical III, SM #419, Martinique



> On Jan 24, 2019, at 8:33 PM, Bill Rouse brouse@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
>
>
>
> Update
>
> I have received some level of interest from 15 owners. I was hoping for more interest in a Caribbean Rally. Is there anyone else? I am not aking for a commitment, just Interest. Here is the list that I have so far:
> Arno Luijten SV Luna A54-121
> Miles Bidwell Ladybug SM 216
> Kent & Iris Robertson Kristy SM 243
> John Clark Annie SM 37
> Pat & Diane SM Shenanigans SM 123
> Alex Paquin SIMPATICO Maramu #94
> Colin Streeter Island Pearl SM 332
> Donald Patterson ?Mango?
> Kim and Chuck Joy SM 388
> Paul and Kerstin Kerpa SM 259
> Gary Wells Adagio SM 209
> Duane & Peg Wanderer, SM 477
> Derick Gates Brava SM 400
>
> Best,
>
> CW Bill Rouse
> Admiral, Texas Navy
> Commander Emeritus
> Amel School http://www.amelschool.com
> 720 Winnie St
> Galveston Island, TX 77550
> +1(832) 380-4970
> My Calendar
>
>
>
>> On Thu, Jan 24, 2019 at 5:56 PM derickgates@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
>> I am on Brava in Le Marin, Martinique getting some maintenance done. By mid March I expect to start traveling North to Antigua, and by late April set off for the Azores and then Gibraltar. The rally sounds like a great idea.
>>
>> Derick Gates
>> SM2K #400 Brava
>>
>
>
>

1b

Re: Possible late Spring Amel Caribbean Rally

Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:33 pm (PST) . Posted by:

"Kimberlite" kimberlite1212

Hi Bill.

You forgot me.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, January 24, 2019 11:33 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Possible late Spring Amel Caribbean Rally

Update

I have received some level of interest from 15 owners. I was hoping for more interest in a Caribbean Rally. Is there anyone else? I am not aking for a commitment, just Interest. Here is the list that I have so far:

Arno Luijten

SV Luna A54-121

Miles Bidwell

Ladybug SM 216

Kent & Iris Robertson

Kristy SM 243

John Clark

Annie SM 37

Pat & Diane

SM Shenanigans SM 123

Alex Paquin

SIMPATICO Maramu #94

Colin Streeter

Island Pearl SM 332

Donald Patterson

?Mango?

Kim and Chuck

Joy SM 388

Paul and Kerstin

Kerpa SM 259

Gary Wells

Adagio SM 209

Duane & Peg

Wanderer, SM 477

Derick Gates

Brava SM 400

Best,

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

<https://theamelschool.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html> My Calendar

<https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1iOjHIrA_JpHr-Y2umO5HOZpquKHqsc-M&export=download>

On Thu, Jan 24, 2019 at 5:56 PM derickgates@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

I am on Brava in Le Marin, Martinique getting some maintenance done. By mid March I expect to start traveling North to Antigua, and by late April set off for the Azores and then Gibraltar. The rally sounds like a great idea.

Derick Gates
SM2K #400 Brava

1c

Re: Possible late Spring Amel Caribbean Rally

Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:38 am (PST) . Posted by:

isaac_02906

Hi Bill,


Please add Mark, Karen, Miles and Lucy on Lulu SM 391.


Mark Isaac
Lulu, SM 391
PDR, Fajardo, Puerto Rico

2a

Re: Batteries

Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:06 am (PST) . Posted by:

alan_leslie_sv_elyse

Hi Kent

The first voltages you mentioned .... 28v abs, 26.4v float, 29.4v equalize.
sound pretty much the norm to me for standard flooded deep cycle batteries
29v Abs, 27v float, and 31v equalize

seems a bit extreme ....that's more than what most AGM manufacturers recommend for batteries that have a higher acceptance rate than yours.


Are you sure your battery monitor is reading / setup correctly for these batteries? As Mark said..Peukert constant set correctly?


My understanding is that lead acid batteries only need to be "equalised&quot; in the case of sulphation caused by repeated deep discharges followed by incomplete charging.


It sounds like you are charging your batteries fully and limiting discharge, you shouldn't have a problem....maybe it's the meter that has the problem..?


Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437
Opua, New Zealand...for now



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Possible late Spring Amel Caribbean Rally

Olaf Bauer MIA-AMARA at Yahoo <olaf_renos@...>
 

Hello Bill,

 

I’m interested in the rally but at the moment not sure if I will be in that area at that time.

 

Olaf

Katchopine, SM2K 392

 

Von: amelyachtowners@...
Gesendet: Freitag, 25. Januar 2019 16:48
An: amelyachtowners@...
Betreff: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Possible late Spring Amel Caribbean Rally

 

 

Got it. 

 

After adding James Cromie and Mark & Debbie Mueller, our total with some sort of interest is at 20.   

 

Current List:

Joe & Tracie Nance

CloudStreet SM 331

Eric Freedman

Kimberlite SM 376

Arno Luijten 

SV Luna A54-121

Miles Bidwell 

Ladybug SM 216

Kent & Iris Robertson

Kristy SM 243

John Clark 

Annie SM 37

Pat & Diane

SM Shenanigans SM 123

Alex Paquin 

SIMPATICO Maramu #94

Colin Streeter

Island Pearl SM 332

Donald Patterson 

?Mango?

Kim and Chuck 

Joy SM 388

Paul and Kerstin

Kerpa SM 259

Gary Wells

Adagio SM 209

Duane & Peg

Wanderer, SM 477

Derick Gates

Brava SM 400

Mark Pitt 

Sabbatical III, SM #419

Mark,Karen, Miles and Lucy Isaac 

Lulu, SM 391

Courtney Gorman 

TRIPPIN A54 #101

James Cromie 

Soteria SM 347

Mark & Debbie Mueller 

Brass Ring, A54

 

 

Best,

 

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

Amel School  
http://www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970

 

 

On Fri, Jan 25, 2019 at 9:41 AM brass.ring@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Please add Mark & Debbie Mueller to your "interested list".  Currently still stuck on the east coast, not sure we will make it down that far.

 

Mark & Debbie Mueller

Brass Ring, A54


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Possible late Spring Amel Caribbean Rally

 

Got it. 

After adding James Cromie and Mark & Debbie Mueller, our total with some sort of interest is at 20.   

Current List:
Joe & Tracie Nance CloudStreet SM 331
Eric Freedman Kimberlite SM 376
Arno Luijten  SV Luna A54-121
Miles Bidwell  Ladybug SM 216
Kent & Iris Robertson Kristy SM 243
John Clark  Annie SM 37
Pat & Diane SM Shenanigans SM 123
Alex Paquin  SIMPATICO Maramu #94
Colin Streeter Island Pearl SM 332
Donald Patterson  ?Mango?
Kim and Chuck  Joy SM 388
Paul and Kerstin Kerpa SM 259
Gary Wells Adagio SM 209
Duane & Peg Wanderer, SM 477
Derick Gates Brava SM 400
Mark Pitt  Sabbatical III, SM #419
Mark,Karen, Miles and Lucy Isaac  Lulu, SM 391
Courtney Gorman  TRIPPIN A54 #101
James Cromie  Soteria SM 347
Mark & Debbie Mueller  Brass Ring, A54


Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

Amel School  http://www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970



On Fri, Jan 25, 2019 at 9:41 AM brass.ring@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Please add Mark & Debbie Mueller to your "interested list".  Currently still stuck on the east coast, not sure we will make it down that far.

Mark & Debbie Mueller
Brass Ring, A54


Re: Possible late Spring Amel Caribbean Rally

Mark & Debbie Mueller
 

Please add Mark & Debbie Mueller to your "interested list".  Currently still stuck on the east coast, not sure we will make it down that far.

Mark & Debbie Mueller
Brass Ring, A54


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Possible late Spring Amel Caribbean Rally

James Cromie
 

I'd be interested in the rally as well, though will likely be in Puerto Rico through May, then Martinique in June. 

Best,
James
Soteria #347
En route to rum cay

On Jan 25, 2019 10:08 AM, "Bill Rouse brouse@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Here is an updated list of those that have expressed interest. Those of you that have expressed interest please ask Amels that you meet in the Caribbean if they are interested. I will begin to have exploratory conversations with some business owners in several locations such as BVIs, Martinique, Grenada, St. Lucia, and Trinidad. If any of you have good contacts in these areas please let me know either in this thread or directly at brouse"at"gmail.com
                                                   
Joe & Tracie Nance
CloudStreet SM 331
Eric FreedmanKimberlite SM 376
Arno Luijten SV Luna A54-121
Miles Bidwell Ladybug SM 216
Kent & Iris RobertsonKristy SM 243
John Clark Annie SM 37
Pat & DianeSM Shenanigans SM 123
Alex Paquin SIMPATICO Maramu #94
Colin StreeterIsland Pearl SM 332
Donald Patterson ?Mango?
Kim and Chuck Joy SM 388
Paul and KerstinKerpa SM 259
Gary WellsAdagio SM 209
Duane & PegWanderer, SM 477
Derick GatesBrava SM 400
Mark Pitt Sabbatical III, SM #419
Mark,Karen, Miles and Lucy Isaac Lulu, SM 391
Courtney Gorman TRIPPIN A54 #101

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

Amel School  http://www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970



On Fri, Jan 25, 2019 at 8:00 AM COURTNEY GORMAN Itsfun1@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Bill I’m on and off the boat this year mainly in the BVI’s if timing is right I’d love to run into you all


On Jan 25, 2019, at 12:33 AM, Bill Rouse brouse@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Update

I have received some level of interest from 15 owners. I was hoping for more interest in a Caribbean Rally. Is there anyone else? I am not aking for a commitment, just Interest. Here is the list that I have so far:
Arno Luijten SV Luna A54-121
Miles Bidwell Ladybug SM 216
Kent & Iris RobertsonKristy SM 243
John Clark Annie SM 37
Pat & DianeSM Shenanigans SM 123
Alex Paquin SIMPATICO Maramu #94
Colin StreeterIsland Pearl SM 332
Donald Patterson ?Mango?
Kim and Chuck Joy SM 388
Paul and KerstinKerpa SM 259
Gary WellsAdagio SM 209
Duane & PegWanderer, SM 477
Derick GatesBrava SM 400

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

Amel School  http://www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970



On Thu, Jan 24, 2019 at 5:56 PM derickgates@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I am on Brava in Le Marin, Martinique getting some maintenance done. By mid March I expect to start traveling North to Antigua, and by late April set off for the Azores and then Gibraltar. The rally sounds like a great idea.

Derick Gates
SM2K #400 Brava



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Possible late Spring Amel Caribbean Rally

 

Here is an updated list of those that have expressed interest. Those of you that have expressed interest please ask Amels that you meet in the Caribbean if they are interested. I will begin to have exploratory conversations with some business owners in several locations such as BVIs, Martinique, Grenada, St. Lucia, and Trinidad. If any of you have good contacts in these areas please let me know either in this thread or directly at brouse"at"gmail.com
                                                   
Joe & Tracie Nance
CloudStreet SM 331
Eric Freedman Kimberlite SM 376
Arno Luijten  SV Luna A54-121
Miles Bidwell  Ladybug SM 216
Kent & Iris Robertson Kristy SM 243
John Clark  Annie SM 37
Pat & Diane SM Shenanigans SM 123
Alex Paquin  SIMPATICO Maramu #94
Colin Streeter Island Pearl SM 332
Donald Patterson  ?Mango?
Kim and Chuck  Joy SM 388
Paul and Kerstin Kerpa SM 259
Gary Wells Adagio SM 209
Duane & Peg Wanderer, SM 477
Derick Gates Brava SM 400
Mark Pitt  Sabbatical III, SM #419
Mark,Karen, Miles and Lucy Isaac  Lulu, SM 391
Courtney Gorman  TRIPPIN A54 #101

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

Amel School  http://www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970



On Fri, Jan 25, 2019 at 8:00 AM COURTNEY GORMAN Itsfun1@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Bill I’m on and off the boat this year mainly in the BVI’s if timing is right I’d love to run into you all


On Jan 25, 2019, at 12:33 AM, Bill Rouse brouse@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Update

I have received some level of interest from 15 owners. I was hoping for more interest in a Caribbean Rally. Is there anyone else? I am not aking for a commitment, just Interest. Here is the list that I have so far:
Arno Luijten  SV Luna A54-121
Miles Bidwell  Ladybug SM 216
Kent & Iris Robertson Kristy SM 243
John Clark  Annie SM 37
Pat & Diane SM Shenanigans SM 123
Alex Paquin  SIMPATICO Maramu #94
Colin Streeter Island Pearl SM 332
Donald Patterson  ?Mango?
Kim and Chuck  Joy SM 388
Paul and Kerstin Kerpa SM 259
Gary Wells Adagio SM 209
Duane & Peg Wanderer, SM 477
Derick Gates Brava SM 400

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

Amel School  http://www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970



On Thu, Jan 24, 2019 at 5:56 PM derickgates@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I am on Brava in Le Marin, Martinique getting some maintenance done. By mid March I expect to start traveling North to Antigua, and by late April set off for the Azores and then Gibraltar. The rally sounds like a great idea.

Derick Gates
SM2K #400 Brava


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Possible late Spring Amel Caribbean Rally

Courtney Gorman
 

Bill I’m on and off the boat this year mainly in the BVI’s if timing is right I’d love to run into you all


On Jan 25, 2019, at 12:33 AM, Bill Rouse brouse@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Update

I have received some level of interest from 15 owners. I was hoping for more interest in a Caribbean Rally. Is there anyone else? I am not aking for a commitment, just Interest. Here is the list that I have so far:
Arno Luijten  SV Luna A54-121
Miles Bidwell  Ladybug SM 216
Kent & Iris Robertson Kristy SM 243
John Clark  Annie SM 37
Pat & Diane SM Shenanigans SM 123
Alex Paquin  SIMPATICO Maramu #94
Colin Streeter Island Pearl SM 332
Donald Patterson  ?Mango?
Kim and Chuck  Joy SM 388
Paul and Kerstin Kerpa SM 259
Gary Wells Adagio SM 209
Duane & Peg Wanderer, SM 477
Derick Gates Brava SM 400

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

Amel School  http://www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970



On Thu, Jan 24, 2019 at 5:56 PM derickgates@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I am on Brava in Le Marin, Martinique getting some maintenance done. By mid March I expect to start traveling North to Antigua, and by late April set off for the Azores and then Gibraltar. The rally sounds like a great idea.

Derick Gates
SM2K #400 Brava


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Possible late Spring Amel Caribbean Rally

Mark Isaac
 

Hi Bill,

Please add Mark, Karen, Miles and Lucy on Lulu SM 391.

Mark Isaac
Lulu, SM 391
PDR, Fajardo, Puerto Rico


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Batteries

Alan Leslie
 

Hi Kent

The first voltages you mentioned .... 28v abs, 26.4v float, 29.4v equalize.  
sound pretty much the norm to me for standard flooded deep cycle batteries
29v Abs, 27v float, and 31v equalize
seems a bit extreme ....that's more than what most AGM manufacturers recommend for batteries that have a higher acceptance rate than yours.

Are you sure your battery monitor is reading / setup correctly for these batteries? As Mark said..Peukert constant set correctly?

My understanding is that lead acid batteries only need to be "equalised" in the case of sulphation caused by repeated deep discharges followed by incomplete charging.

It sounds like you are charging your batteries fully and limiting discharge, you shouldn't have a problem....maybe it's the meter that has the problem..?

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437
Opua, New Zealand...for now


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Possible late Spring Amel Caribbean Rally

eric freedman
 

Hi Bill.

You forgot me.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, January 24, 2019 11:33 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Possible late Spring Amel Caribbean Rally

 

 

Update

 

I have received some level of interest from 15 owners. I was hoping for more interest in a Caribbean Rally. Is there anyone else? I am not aking for a commitment, just Interest. Here is the list that I have so far:

Arno Luijten 

SV Luna A54-121

Miles Bidwell 

Ladybug SM 216

Kent & Iris Robertson

Kristy SM 243

John Clark 

Annie SM 37

Pat & Diane

SM Shenanigans SM 123

Alex Paquin 

SIMPATICO Maramu #94

Colin Streeter

Island Pearl SM 332

Donald Patterson 

?Mango?

Kim and Chuck 

Joy SM 388

Paul and Kerstin

Kerpa SM 259

Gary Wells

Adagio SM 209

Duane & Peg

Wanderer, SM 477

Derick Gates

Brava SM 400

 

Best,

 

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

Amel School  
http://www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970

 

 

On Thu, Jan 24, 2019 at 5:56 PM derickgates@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

I am on Brava in Le Marin, Martinique getting some maintenance done. By mid March I expect to start traveling North to Antigua, and by late April set off for the Azores and then Gibraltar. The rally sounds like a great idea.

Derick Gates
SM2K #400 Brava


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Possible late Spring Amel Caribbean Rally

Mark Pitt
 

Bill,

I am interested.

Mark Pitt
Sabbatical III, SM #419, Martinique 



On Jan 24, 2019, at 8:33 PM, Bill Rouse brouse@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Update

I have received some level of interest from 15 owners. I was hoping for more interest in a Caribbean Rally. Is there anyone else? I am not aking for a commitment, just Interest. Here is the list that I have so far:
Arno Luijten  SV Luna A54-121
Miles Bidwell  Ladybug SM 216
Kent & Iris Robertson Kristy SM 243
John Clark  Annie SM 37
Pat & Diane SM Shenanigans SM 123
Alex Paquin  SIMPATICO Maramu #94
Colin Streeter Island Pearl SM 332
Donald Patterson  ?Mango?
Kim and Chuck  Joy SM 388
Paul and Kerstin Kerpa SM 259
Gary Wells Adagio SM 209
Duane & Peg Wanderer, SM 477
Derick Gates Brava SM 400

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

Amel School  http://www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970



On Thu, Jan 24, 2019 at 5:56 PM derickgates@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I am on Brava in Le Marin, Martinique getting some maintenance done. By mid March I expect to start traveling North to Antigua, and by late April set off for the Azores and then Gibraltar. The rally sounds like a great idea.

Derick Gates
SM2K #400 Brava


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Possible late Spring Amel Caribbean Rally

 

Update

I have received some level of interest from 15 owners. I was hoping for more interest in a Caribbean Rally. Is there anyone else? I am not aking for a commitment, just Interest. Here is the list that I have so far:
Arno Luijten  SV Luna A54-121
Miles Bidwell  Ladybug SM 216
Kent & Iris Robertson Kristy SM 243
John Clark  Annie SM 37
Pat & Diane SM Shenanigans SM 123
Alex Paquin  SIMPATICO Maramu #94
Colin Streeter Island Pearl SM 332
Donald Patterson  ?Mango?
Kim and Chuck  Joy SM 388
Paul and Kerstin Kerpa SM 259
Gary Wells Adagio SM 209
Duane & Peg Wanderer, SM 477
Derick Gates Brava SM 400

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

Amel School  http://www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970



On Thu, Jan 24, 2019 at 5:56 PM derickgates@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I am on Brava in Le Marin, Martinique getting some maintenance done. By mid March I expect to start traveling North to Antigua, and by late April set off for the Azores and then Gibraltar. The rally sounds like a great idea.

Derick Gates
SM2K #400 Brava


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Masse - and Masse + lights

 

It would work...If you are going to go to the trouble of installing a switch, install a double pole switch and turn off both positive and negative. As you know there is better than a 95% chance the offending item is one of the macerator pumps. I am guessing that you might get a 2-6 months more  life.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

Amel School  http://www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970



On Thu, Jan 24, 2019 at 6:36 PM derickgates@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I have been diligently checking the Masse- and + lights in the companionway. Over the past 5 years when one of the lights go on (usually the Masse - ) I go and disconnect the power lines to the forward or aft head and sure enough, the leak of current to ground stops and I replace that Jabsco pump. Recently the Masse light did not go out until I had unplugged both the heads at the same time, indicating to me that both the head pumps were leaking to ground.

It occurs to me that instead of replacing the pump, I could just install a toggle switch to the offending brown or blue wire, so that I can turn the circuit on when anyone uses the head, and turn it off in th interim. Then I could continue to use the offending pump until it does a natural death.

Am I fooling myself or would installing that switch stop the current leakage to the Amel bonding system?

Derick Gates
SM2K #400 Brava


Masse - and Masse + lights

Derick Gates
 
Edited

I have been diligently checking the Masse- and + lights in the companionway. Over the past 5 years when one of the lights go on (usually the Masse - ) I go and disconnect the power lines to the forward or aft head and sure enough, the leak of current to ground stops and I replace that Jabsco pump. Recently the Masse light did not go out until I had unplugged both the heads at the same time, indicating to me that both the head pumps were leaking to ground.

It occurs to me that instead of replacing the pump, I could just install a toggle switch to the offending brown or blue wire, so that I can turn the circuit on when anyone uses the head, and turn it off in the interim. Then I could continue to use the offending pump until it dies a natural death.

Am I fooling myself or would installing that switch stop the current leakage to the Amel bonding system?

Derick Gates
SM2K #400 Brava