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Re: Lofran windlass electro motor

Germain Jean-Pierre
 

Be very careful. When I wanted to change to a 1500w motor, I noted that the shaft was bigger for the 1500 motor. No fit for my gearbox

Luckily, the motors are easy to repair

Jean-Pierre Germain, Eleuthera,  SM007, NZ



On 26 May 2021, at 20:37, Jarek Zemlo via groups.io <noa_blue@...> wrote:

Hi

Slavko once you have the quotation for 1500W motor please let me know I also consider to change mine.
Thanks

Jarek
SY NOA BLUE
SM 201


Re: Lofran windlass electro motor

Jarek Zemlo
 

Hi

Slavko once you have the quotation for 1500W motor please let me know I also consider to change mine.
Thanks

Jarek
SY NOA BLUE
SM 201


Re: New Zealand

CARINA HAMMARLUND
 

Hi Robert,
I can warmly recommend Riverside Drive Marina in Whangerei!!! We stayed there 2018/2019 and it’s the best yard we’ve been to. It’s managed by two fantastic guys, Karl (his dad started the yard way back) and Moe. They have a team of very competent companies that can help you refit your Amel, and they did a very good job with ours.  Whangerei is a very good place to stay since the town is full of marine companies. At Riverside drive you’re not forced to use “the yards companies” to do work on your boat, which very common in other yards.
Many of the other yards in the area is also dependent on the tide to when the can haul your boat out/launch it but Riverside drive can do that any day of the month.
Another big plus is that it’s easy to find somewhere to stay during the refit if you don’t want to live aboard. We rented a little apartment on walking distance (4 minutes walk from the yard) while we stayed on the hard.
We have many friends that have returned to Riverside Drive over and over again for years while cruising up/down to Fiji. Beside doing a excellent job with the boats Karl & Moe helped to created a strong cruising community and staying there was like being part of a big family.
if we ever come sailing that way again we will definitely stay in Riverside Drive!
--
Carina
SV Ultimo
Amel 54 No 165


Re: New Zealand

Scott SV Tengah
 

When there is a will, there is a way.

Here is a message from Anna Eriksson on Vista. They were in French Polynesia (where we are and where we met them) and got permission to enter New Zealand. They are not the only ones who have been approved to sail to New Zealand.

_________


Hi!
Here comes a short update from New Zealand for those of you thinking of coming here in the coming season. We have just talked to our agent, see the contacts below. It is still closed and will remain so until April next year, he thinks. Vaccination is hopefully done then.
The only reason for coming here is still for refit & repair - it needs to be crucial - concerning sails, rigging, engine. The sum is set to 50 000 nzd (around 30 000 $). You need to specify some contracts, even though the costs are estimated. Marina fees are included, but not insurance. Covid will not count as a reason.
In case you want to come - apply in good time - now it is fine even if you sail in October. There is a long waiting time even here and the bureaucracy is big. They have just changed so you have 3 months to come here once you got the visa. So checking out in Bora bora is a great option.
Technically you can apply yourself, but we thought it was well worth the money to have an agent. It was very insecure and it took us 3,5 months to get the visa (in the middle of November).
The Immigration trust the agents and Duthie have got yes for all, except one big boat that obviously lied. Duthie is working independently and is not taking % of the refit & repair.
All boats enter in Opua - works excellent - and it is easy to find the way into a quarantine ponton. Maybe you are worried about the food control (I was) - in those times of covid they do not enter the boat, but they do ask all the questions from the pontoon and you have to show and leave food that is not ok here.
If you want to stay in the Bay of islands it is a beautiful sailing area. There is just a small shop for food in Opua, so most people buy a car if they stay there. There are several marinashops and craftsmen in Opua.
Our plan A was to stay in Auckland - it is not that easy - it is super-crowded and one is not allowed to live in the boats.
So we did as many have done before us, went to Whangarei. It is up in a river for 2,5 hours and lastly, you have to get a bridge open for you. In the practice once a day at high water. In Whangarei, there are several marinas - Town basin, the biggest closest to the small town, and Riverside Drive marina - a small family-owned marina close by. There are a lot of craftsmen around and prices seem to be a bit lower than in Auckland. We have changed the standing rigging for a very good price for example.
Hope this was helpful.
Wish you all a great season in FP.
Kind regards from Anna on Vista - an Amel supermaramu
Duthie Lidgard
Catalano Shipping Services
t: +64 9 303 3474 WhatsApp: +6421409802
m: +64 (0) 21 409 802
duthie@...
--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com


Re: Installing rub rail inserts

Craig Briggs
 

Hi Michael,
 The new rub rail inserts, in an off-white, are fantastic. Frankly, they look better than the original brown (imho). As Pat notes, installing them does seem a bit more difficult than the originals, but totally manageable. (I removed my old ones every few years and it took about 2-3 hours to reinstall - new ones took about 8 hours over two days.)
Pat -  didn't the original 11 orders cover the cost of the die such that you were totally reimbursed? I don't understand why Michael would need six others to make it practical?
Cheers,
Craig
--
SN68 Sangaris, Tropic Isle Harbor, FL


Re: New Zealand

Alan Leslie
 

Robert,

This is information from NZ Customs regarding yacht arrivals in New Zealand.

  • Foreign flagged yachts are still not permitted to arrive in New Zealand unless specifically exempt.
  • Application for exemption can be made to the Director-General for permission to arrive in NZ if there is a compelling need for the ship to arrive in NZ either to re-provision and/or refuel OR for the purpose of delivering the ship to a business, including for the purpose of repairing or refitting the ship OR for humanitarian or other compelling needs.
  • In all cases, a ship is not permitted to arrive unless every person on board is a New Zealand citizen, or satisfies NZ immigration requirements.
  • There is information about the requirements on the Ministry’s website and applications can be made directly to the Ministry of Health.
  • In order that the Director-General can fully consider the application, skippers will be required to provide the following information in the application to the Ministry of Health:
    – name and nationality of the ship
    – the size of the ship
    – the business in New Zealand to which the ship is being delivered
    – why there is a compelling need for the repairs and refit to be carried out
    – why there is a compelling need for the repairs and refit need to be carried out in New Zealand
    – the nature and purpose of the repairs and refitting
    – schedule of intended works/equipment purchased for repair, refit or refurbishment
    – the time required to complete the work
    – the total value of the work (must exceed $50,000 excluding GST)
    – written evidence of a contract for repairs and re-fitting
    – number and nationality of crew members
    – voyage history including last port and date of departure before coming to New Zealand
    – state of health of crew and any measure taken to ensure they are not infected with COVID-19 before leaving their current port
  • If granted permission to enter NZ, the crew will need to self-isolate on the vessel for 14 days after arriving in NZ. Please provide your isolation plan.
  • Officials from Immigration New Zealand have advised the crew cannot enter until the vessel applies for and is granted an exception to the border restrictions and the crew have applied for and been granted the right visas.  If granted an exception (based on the fact the Director-General of Health’s has granted permission for the vessel to arrive) then the crew will be able to apply for an exception to the border restrictions.
  • Crew will be invited to apply for visas and undergo visa assessment process only if the Director-General of Health has granted permission for the vessel to arrive.
  • For more information refer to the following website https://www.immigration.govt.nz/about-us/covid-19/border-closures-and-exceptions


NOTE : You need to have an application APPROVED before you leave, otherwise they won't let you in. Last year a German yacht tried it on, the crew were arrested and deported and their yacht confiscated.

Good luck

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: Installing rub rail inserts

Patrick McAneny
 

Michael, This past summer I organized a group purchase in which appox. 11 owners participated , I am sorry you missed out on it. Are you a new owner ,because I posted several times encouraging members to join in the group buy. You would need at least six others to make a purchase  practical ,if you can arrange that ,I have the die and contact to have more produced. When you post ,include your boat's name .
Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Brusch <michaelbrusch@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Sent: Tue, May 25, 2021 7:07 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Installing rub rail inserts

Hi Patrick,

Where did you order the rub rail inserts? I have been planning on renewing mine as well :)

Thanks

Michael


Re: New Zealand

Robert Thomson
 

Thanks Bill


On Wed, 26 May 2021 at 00:42, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:
Robert,

I would gladly do this for you, but I do not know the name of SM 326 and you didn't put it in your email. The answer is in the following. Click on Your Groups.io Account below.
As an alternative, click on this link and you can add a SIGNATURE...here is mine
image.png
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Tue, May 25, 2021 at 4:15 PM Robert Thomson <yachtmemo@...> wrote:
I'm in Panama and hoping to leave soon. Thought its worth a try applying since boat will need a refit by then anyway. She's a SM2000 serial 326 so 2002 model. Can you give me an idiots guide to having my name and boat on my messages. Thanks

On Tue, 25 May 2021 at 11:58, Alan Leslie <s.v.elyse@...> wrote:
Hello Robert,

I concur with JP...BUT I would think your chances of getting into New Zealand would be almost NIL for the foreseeable future.
There's a flight travel bubble between Australia and New Zealand, but from anywhere else it's almost impossible.
You can't sail here, that's for sure, and for those of us that are here, our tax exemptions have been extended to June 2022
So that should tell you something.....
Where are you ? What Amel do you have?
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


--
Bob Thomson
SY Memo
2001 Amel SM2000
Ser No 326


Re: New Zealand

 

Robert,

I would gladly do this for you, but I do not know the name of SM 326 and you didn't put it in your email. The answer is in the following. Click on Your Groups.io Account below.
As an alternative, click on this link and you can add a SIGNATURE...here is mine
image.png
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Tue, May 25, 2021 at 4:15 PM Robert Thomson <yachtmemo@...> wrote:
I'm in Panama and hoping to leave soon. Thought its worth a try applying since boat will need a refit by then anyway. She's a SM2000 serial 326 so 2002 model. Can you give me an idiots guide to having my name and boat on my messages. Thanks

On Tue, 25 May 2021 at 11:58, Alan Leslie <s.v.elyse@...> wrote:
Hello Robert,

I concur with JP...BUT I would think your chances of getting into New Zealand would be almost NIL for the foreseeable future.
There's a flight travel bubble between Australia and New Zealand, but from anywhere else it's almost impossible.
You can't sail here, that's for sure, and for those of us that are here, our tax exemptions have been extended to June 2022
So that should tell you something.....
Where are you ? What Amel do you have?
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: Installing rub rail inserts

Michael Brusch
 

Hi Patrick,

Where did you order the rub rail inserts? I have been planning on renewing mine as well :)

Thanks

Michael


Installing rub rail inserts

Patrick McAneny
 

I arranged the group purchase for the new rub rail inserts last year and just yesterday began to install mine. I knew it was not going to be fun or easy, but it went extremely slowly, I was only able to get about one or two inches installed per minute,less considering time to straighten my back out every few minutes ,working on my knees bent over . You need to compress and push down the lower lip to get it under the inside lip of the rub rail,even with soapy water it does not go in easily. Seeing that at this rate it was going to take several days ,I cut about half of the lower lip off the insert to see how that went. Using sharp, short kitchen scissors I cut off between 1/4 -5/16 of the lower lip. This made it very easy to install ,I went from 1inch/minute to 1 foot/minute and it went from hard to easy. The insert still snaps in and is not easy to pull out .I used a 1" chisel to push the lip down and in , I blunted the edge ,grounding down the chisel on a belt sander.
If I were to order these inserts again ,I would have the lower lip reduced by half. 
I just wanted to put this out for those that purchased the inserts,and have yet to tackle the job. My boat is on the hard so I moved onto scaffolding ,which also made it easier on the knees and back. The new white insert fit very well and look much better that the old brown ones, a good upgrade !
Hope this helps,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


Re: New Zealand

Robert Thomson
 

I'm in Panama and hoping to leave soon. Thought its worth a try applying since boat will need a refit by then anyway. She's a SM2000 serial 326 so 2002 model. Can you give me an idiots guide to having my name and boat on my messages. Thanks


On Tue, 25 May 2021 at 11:58, Alan Leslie <s.v.elyse@...> wrote:
Hello Robert,

I concur with JP...BUT I would think your chances of getting into New Zealand would be almost NIL for the foreseeable future.
There's a flight travel bubble between Australia and New Zealand, but from anywhere else it's almost impossible.
You can't sail here, that's for sure, and for those of us that are here, our tax exemptions have been extended to June 2022
So that should tell you something.....
Where are you ? What Amel do you have?
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: Security Alarm system)Anxhor Alarm

Mohammad Shirloo
 

Hi Kent;

We have selected the yacht-sentinel. An outfit out of the UK. It has all the functionality you are looking for and more. It is wireless, so it installs very quickly. It has a lot of sensor options. It comes with an installed SIM card with cell access on most cellular providers. So notifications can be sent from anywhere that cell service exists. For areas that do not have cell service, they have a satellite communication option for an added cost. 

We purchased ours in 2019 but had not been on hoard until a week ago. I have not had any time with the system. So cannot give you any feedback.

I looked at quite a few different systems but found this one the best fit for our needs.

Respectfully;


Mohammad Shirloo
+1-323-633-2222 Cell
+1-424-644-0908 Fax


From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of karkauai via groups.io <karkauai@...>
Sent: Tuesday, May 25, 2021 10:06:20 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Security Alarm system)Anxhor Alarm
 
Hi everyone, I hope this finds everyone happy and safe...and sailing!

I want to install an alarm sysrem, and wondered if anyone has installed a GOST sysrem?  I found the system that Bill R used and recommends, but was looking at all options.

If anyone has a GOST system, I'd be interested in your experience.  Any other systems anyone uses?

Also, what anchor alarms are you using?  Our B&G Zeus doesn't allow us to mark the anchor position without going through a lot of mental gymnastics, Alarm zones only sound when you enter the zone.   Others we've tried as cell phone apps aren't much better.  Some security systems have the ability to track the vessel if it is stolen, and that got me wondering if it could also be used as anchor alarm.  My old "The Capn" nav program allowed me to draw an alarm zone based on length of rode, which could be set to alarm when you left the zone.  It was really easy, but haven't found anything like that since.

Thanks for any thoughts and/or help.

Be safe
Have Fun
Sail Fast
--
Kent & Iris
KRISTY
SM243


Re: Amel 54 Secondary Saltwater Manifold made by SOFOMARIN of welded polypropylene pipe

Martin Birkhoff
 

Hi Peter,
 
it is like always: sailing means changing plans. We did not leave as expected for a longer trip, so I found time to replace the manifold earöier than expected.
 
Attached three pics. 
 
The lefthand part of the new manifold is mounted exactly on the level of the old manifold. I used the same screw hole for screwing the attachment clamp as used by the original manifold. I added a second clamp too. Unluckily the attachment clamps given by Nicolas had 22 mm width why they did not fit properly to the 17.5 mm available on the manifold meaning the attachment has to be improved the next days. 
 
Because I had no 19/20 mm hoses in stock (I thought I have ...) and could not get some here in St. Martin I decided to use the old hoses like they were to get the system running. The result is not perfect but it is ok. Hopefully I will get new hoses in the next days. Then the installation will look much better (and less organic). The same with the wiring of the bonding system.
 
The important result: The new manifold can be mounted with the nozzles straigt down. But to be honest, after doing the mounting, I would prefer an angled nozzle at the right valvue which is closed on the pics (outlet to watermaker).
After checking the available space I can say, this compact version of a new manifold can be fitted with angled or with straight nozzles. Both will work. It will be a matter of the tubes, wirings and all the other equipment around which will determin the best solution. 
 
Hope this information is helpful.
 
Best regards
 
Martin
-----
Martin und Anke Birkhoff
SY Mago del Sur

Bassin des Chalutiers, Vieux Port
17000 La Rochelle
France
(0)173-2351308 (please add +49 calling from non German net)
mbirkhoff@... / ankebirkhoff@...
sy-magodelsur.de
 
 
Gesendet: Dienstag, 18. Mai 2021 um 21:05 Uhr
Von: "Peter Forbes" <ppsforbes@...>
An: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Betreff: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Amel 54 Secondary Saltwater Manifold made by SOFOMARIN of welded polypropylene pipe
yes please send photos of completed manifold installed - please.
 
Peter Forbes
Carango Amel 54 #035
La Rochelle
00447836 209730
 
 

On 18 May 2021, at 19:22, Martin Birkhoff <mbirkhoff@...> wrote:
 


Hello Bill, hello to all interested in the manifold for a 54
 

by coincidence we spent some weeks in La Rochelle. I decided to order the manifold in the Sofomarine shop directly. Taking this opportunity the people of Sofomarine asked for a visit aboard of Mago del Sur because they made the design of the manifold by photos only. After some measurements Nicolas designed a more compact version of the manifold. The left hand part with the three valves of this version now fits in between the cockpit drain and the plywood stringer portside to it. Photos of this version attached.

I should add that there is an option to fit one valve more at the portside end of the manifold. I think this is possible in Bills version too.

The straight nozzles instead of the angled nozzles are fitted according to my wish.


The price of this compact version is 339.90 Euro incl. 15 % discount (thanks Bill) and incl. 20% French VAT. Freight not included.


I hope to do the installation within the next two weeks and will post pics of the result.


Martin

Mago del Sur - 54#40

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Re: Security Alarm system)Anxhor Alarm

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Kent. Our AIS has a super anchor alarm system. Easy to use. Hit the button when you drop anchor. Done. Easy to adjust zone.

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

On 26 May 2021 at 08:06 "karkauai via groups.io" <karkauai@...> wrote:

Hi everyone, I hope this finds everyone happy and safe...and sailing!

I want to install an alarm sysrem, and wondered if anyone has installed a GOST sysrem?  I found the system that Bill R used and recommends, but was looking at all options.

If anyone has a GOST system, I'd be interested in your experience.  Any other systems anyone uses?

Also, what anchor alarms are you using?  Our B&G Zeus doesn't allow us to mark the anchor position without going through a lot of mental gymnastics, Alarm zones only sound when you enter the zone.   Others we've tried as cell phone apps aren't much better.  Some security systems have the ability to track the vessel if it is stolen, and that got me wondering if it could also be used as anchor alarm.  My old "The Capn" nav program allowed me to draw an alarm zone based on length of rode, which could be set to alarm when you left the zone.  It was really easy, but haven't found anything like that since.

Thanks for any thoughts and/or help.

Be safe
Have Fun
Sail Fast
--
Kent & Iris
KRISTY
SM243


Re: What is this puller for

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Kent. It is the puller to remove the auto prop.

Regards

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

On 26 May 2021 at 07:29 "karkauai via groups.io" <karkauai@...> wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]

This looks brand new, but it's been aboard since I bought Kristy.  I still don't know what it's for. Any thoughts?
Thanks,
--
Kent & Iris
KRISTY
SM243


Security Alarm system)Anxhor Alarm

karkauai
 

Hi everyone, I hope this finds everyone happy and safe...and sailing!

I want to install an alarm sysrem, and wondered if anyone has installed a GOST sysrem?  I found the system that Bill R used and recommends, but was looking at all options.

If anyone has a GOST system, I'd be interested in your experience.  Any other systems anyone uses?

Also, what anchor alarms are you using?  Our B&G Zeus doesn't allow us to mark the anchor position without going through a lot of mental gymnastics, Alarm zones only sound when you enter the zone.   Others we've tried as cell phone apps aren't much better.  Some security systems have the ability to track the vessel if it is stolen, and that got me wondering if it could also be used as anchor alarm.  My old "The Capn" nav program allowed me to draw an alarm zone based on length of rode, which could be set to alarm when you left the zone.  It was really easy, but haven't found anything like that since.

Thanks for any thoughts and/or help.

Be safe
Have Fun
Sail Fast
--
Kent & Iris
KRISTY
SM243


What is this puller for

karkauai
 
Edited

This looks brand new, but it's been aboard since I bought Kristy.  I still don't know what it's for. Any thoughts?
Thanks,
--
Kent & Iris
KRISTY
SM243


Re: Lofran windlass electro motor

Slavko Despotovic
 

I already replaced switches.

Thank you.
--
Slavko
SM 2000
#279 Bonne Anse in Portoroz


Re: Lofran windlass electro motor

Rink De Haan
 

Yes I changed only the motor. But advise you to check the two switches for water ingress. 

Verstuurd vanaf mijn iPhone

Op 25 mei 2021 om 21:06 heeft Slavko Despotovic <slavko@...> het volgende geschreven:

Thank you. Just motor?
--
Slavko
SM 2000
#279 Bonne Anse in Portoroz

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