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Re: Anchor chain counter

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

Thanks Scott, good info. I’m amazed at all the positive feedback I’ve been getting on this comparatively trivial issue!

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98 - Grenada

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Scott SV Tengah
Sent: 01 September 2020 22:45
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Anchor chain counter

 

We just had this problem. It was a rusted magnet.



It's very easy to open up the windlass and see the magnet on the gypsy. On A54 #69, we have two windlasses, so I just took the gypsy from the port windlass and put it on starboard. There's no counter on port anyways and we barely use it, so the gypsy looked nearly new. 

By doing that, you could probably get quite a few more years of life and it will isolate whether the problem is the magnet or the sensor. If you look at the AutoAnchor manual, it shows you how to get into diagnostic mode to determine whether the sensors are getting power. That may help you figure out what's wrong. I suppose there could be wiring issues, but for us, it was easily remedied by swapping gypsies and hence, magnets. Good time to grease up the windlass, too.

--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com


--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


Re: Amel 54 2008 Hull 102 for sale in South France

tony wells
 


Well, Peter, you were almost correct....it didn’t quite take one day but just a few days to agree the sale of Balthazar! 

There was a lot of interest from wonderful folk around the world and I was about to start arranging viewings in Toulon.

Then one couple took the plunge and committed to buying Balthazar unseen, subject to survey of course and wired a deposit. They won’t be disappointed and it’s an absolute pleasure working with them to agree a handover. 

Bill Rouse might blush, but there is naturally a ‘circle of trust’ in that the new owners and I are both clients of his. Thank you Bill for ‘oiling the wheels’ - well, Corrosion X’ing them in your case :)

David Crisp (A54 Wilna Grace) deserves a special note of thanks too, for introducing me to Antoine Hutter of Nautiplus Yacht Services, here in Toulon (+33 6 12 66 58 20) - he is hugely experienced in Amel and has been superb at welcoming us to France and rapidly making survey lift out and winter arrangements - he even tracked us on AIS on passage from Corsica, phoned me as we entered the harbour and took our lines for us! Wow. (Side note - I haven’t had an invoice yet....!). 

All interested buyers of Balthazar have been advised by me personally of the sale - I was sorry to disappoint them on this occasion and wish them all well in their search for a fabulous 54. Whilst COVID has created challenges in all walks of life, it’s evident that sailors everywhere - and none more so than the “famille Amel” -  have a resilient and especially ingenious and pragmatic DNA! 

Enough effusive ‘gushing’ from me. Thanks to All on the forum and Facebook for the good wishes and I look forward to introducing Balthazar’s new owners when the sale closes. 

Tony Wells
Balthazar A54 #102 (2008)
Toulon, S France 


On 24 Aug 2020, at 18:51, Peter Forbes <ppsforbes@...> wrote:

Tony,

So sorry you are leaving us - that is a superb deal at €400k.

That will sell in a day if anyone has any sense.

Peter

Peter Forbes
The Old Rectory 
Farnham
Blandford
DT11 8 DE
00447836 209730
07836 209730

On 24 Aug 2020, at 16:35, tony wells via groups.io <tony.wells@...> wrote:



Amel expert and principal of Yacht School, Bill Rouse, was onboard in May 2019 and commented “Balthazar’s condition is in the top 10% of Amel 54’s that I have seen”.


We have only owned Balthazar since October 2018 and hugely appreciate her extraordinary qualities. However our plans have changed and we’re now offering her for sale in impeccable condition, at an attractive price, initially to the Amel community. Significantly discounted price for private sale €400k (vat paid in France from new, UK flagged now). This will likely be increased to circa €440k if offered via broker.

Balthazar was originally specified with the Comfort Plus Pack in addition to the Opacmare hydraulic passerelle & Dessalator 24/240v 100 litre per hour water maker.

Lightly used in the Med, renowned Amel surveyor, Olivier Beaute, concludes his survey of October 2018, stating “a good boat”. Since then we have invested in comfort, safety & preventative maintenance improvements, listed in the attached document and including a full Nav technology B&G upgrade & additional autopilot in July 2020.

 

There’s a spec sheet attached in the subgroup post at https://amelyachtowners.groups.io/g/yachtforsale  and please contact me by email tony.wells@... for more information including photos which I will send to you via Whatsapp 

Thanks

Tony Wells

Amel 54 - 102 (2008)

Balthazar

Cruising Corsica, heading north to South France


Re: Super Maramu Ballooner halyard hook

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

After breaking two I had one made in aluminium.

Regards

Danny

SM 299\Ocean Pearl

Mangonui 

New Zealand

On 02 September 2020 at 12:14 "James Cromie via groups.io" <jamescromie@...> wrote:

Hello everyone - 
I would like to ask if anyone can recommend a US source for a replacement plastic ballooner halyard hook (for hoisting).  This would be for a Super Maramu 2000.  
Alternatively, I'll contact Sav.amel.

Thank you!

James C
Soteria SM2K 347
Petersburg, AK


Re: Bilge pump

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

If you grab it in the middle you will find it moves enough to cause the entry to go up and down with the vigorous movement, creating a pump action.

Regards

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

On 01 September 2020 at 19:07 Alexis LETELLIER <alexis.letellier@...> wrote:

Thanks a lot Danny, interesting way to solve it, will keep that in mind. I just remember the hose was really hard to move and manipulate, not very flexible.


Re: Super Maramu Repower

Mark Barter
 

Thank you all for the really useful information. 

I had thought about a rebuild but a lengthy article on Morgans Cloud convinced me that repowering is the better option. The overall conclusion was that a rebuild can very easily go wrong so that you end up repowering anyway.

With regard to the Beta engine, a lot of people seem to shy away from turbo models. I can see that the 85 is a turbo. Is there any reason to avoid turbos? The Perkins is 30 years old and is a turbo and it seems to be just fine.

Next problem is finding a suitable engineer in Southern Spain. 
--
Mark & Nicky Barter
S/V Nunky
SM 110


Re: Super Maramu Ballooner halyard hook

Craig Briggs
 

Hi James,
This is clearly not a standard part that can be sourced in the US, but just take your lowering mouse to any machine shop and have them make an identical one out of delrin, but with a notch to engage the latch. Should be easy peasy and inexpensive. Let me know if you want actual dimensions for the notch and I'll be happy to measure mine.
Cheers, Craig -- SN68 Sangaris, Tropic Isle Harbor, FL


Super Maramu Ballooner halyard hook

James Cromie
 

Hello everyone - 
I would like to ask if anyone can recommend a US source for a replacement plastic ballooner halyard hook (for hoisting).  This would be for a Super Maramu 2000.  
Alternatively, I'll contact Sav.amel.

Thank you!

James C
Soteria SM2K 347
Petersburg, AK


Re: Anchor chain counter

Jamie Wendell
 

I had a similar problem, wherein the chain counter would count on its own, regardless of the anchor position. I had Alban in Martinique look at it and he cleaned the magnet. It worked for awhile and then quit completely. I am convinced it is the sensor that fails - not the magnet.
My approach was to replace the Lewmar A500 unit with the newer A560. It comes with a new sensor/magnet combination and uses a different technology. It requires 3 wires vs. the 2-wire system installed with the original Lewmar A500 on my A54.
Fortunately, Amel was wise and they ran a 3-wire cable from the cockpit to the windlass. Getting the old sensor and magnet out of the windlass was the biggest issue, but I was able to do that and hook up the new sensor using the previously unused wire.

The new display is a big improvement and actually self-calibrates. It was a lot more expensive ($500 USD) than simply replacing the sensor/magnet ($90 USD), but it really works and has proven very reliable. Keeping the buildup residue on the magnet is still important though.

I am a happy camper now when I use the windlass - no more counting in my head as I deploy.

Jamie Wendell
Phantom, A54 #44


Re: Onan Generator exhaust temperature switch - great price.

 


There are two versions of the elbow sensor on Onan generators on Super Maramus. 

Some Onan models have part 309-0295-01 which is Normally Closed. Other models have part
309-0295 is Normally Open. Which sensor you have depends on your Onan Model and Serial. Check the
parts manual for your model to determine how to test this sensor. Or call your Cummins/Onan dealer with
your model and serial number. Remember there are a number of sensors in the shutdown system, and
these switches will fail. I replaced the exhaust manifold temperature switch and the water-flow switch
because of an accumulation of debris inside. I also had one situation with a loose connection on a switch.
Did you use your laser temperature gun to measure temperature? The normal temperature of the exhaust
elbow is about 50C and the normal temperature of the coolant is about 80C. Were these in range? How
many hours since the last impeller change? Should be less than 300hrs or 12 months. The impeller blades
can look OK, but the impeller can be defective.


CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Tue, Sep 1, 2020 at 4:32 PM eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

Hi Mike,

I believe if the exhaust temperature at the sensor exceeds 230 degrees F. the genset shuts down.

I will do an experiment one day and disconnect one wire while the genset is running and see what  happens.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike Longcor (SV Trilogy)
Sent: Tuesday, July 28, 2020 10:41 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Onan Generator exhaust temperature switch - great price.

 

Thanks Eric. Sent you a message with order details.

 

When these fail, go bad, or break, how do you know? Does it prevent the genset from starting/running? Or does it allow the genset to overheat if there are issues with the cooling system (broken impeller for example) and potentially damage things?

 

Cheers,

Mike Longcor

SV Trilogy SM23

Opua, NZ

 


Re: Super Maramu Repower

michael winand
 

We have recently been through the process. Couldn't justify the dollars to make the Volvo tmd new again. Oil leak. Turbo rebuild. 
We have installed a new beta 60. 
Plenty of power. Lots of torque. 
Big electrodyne alternator. 
Remote filters for easy access. 
Michael  nebo sm251







On Wed, 2 Sep 2020 at 4:09 am, CW Bill Rouse
<brouse@...> wrote:
I believe the Beta 85 is the best engine to repower the SM or 54. There are lots of reasons...here are a few:
Beta understands the isolated ground
Beta 85 is Kubota powered
Beta 85 has no computer and sensors

Here is some contact information for those interested:
Americas & Caribbean
UK, EU, Asia, AU, NZ
Stanley Feigenbaum
Andrew Growcoot
Beta Marine US Ltd 
11702 NC-306
Arapahoe, NC 28510
P +1(252) 249-2473
US Toll-Free 877 227 2473

Beta Marine Limited
Davy Way, Waterwells
Quedgeley, Gloucester
Gloucestershire, GL2 2AD
United Kingdom
P +44 (0)1452 723 492
F +44 (0)1452 883 742

Email me privately at brouse@... if you are interested in a discount from Beta

Bill
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Mon, Aug 31, 2020 at 5:31 PM Germain Jean-Pierre <jp.germain45@...> wrote:
Hello Mark and Nicky,

Welcome aboard!!!

If I had your situation, I would think more of an overhaul than Beta. Lots of spare parts available through Parts4engines.com. 

If after analysis, an engine swap is needed, the Beta would also be my choice

Kind regards,

Jean-Pierre Germain, Eleuthera, SM007, NZ


On 1/09/2020, at 2:14 AM, Mark Barter <markbarter100@...> wrote:

We have just taken Nunky on her maiden voyage from Antibes to Almerimar over 5-6 weeks and we have loved the whole experience. The boat just feels so safe. Now that we have some experience of the boat I am hoping to be able to contribute to the group and the knowledge base. 

One thing about the Western Med that I have noticed however is the amount of motoring you have to do. We have put 130 hours on the engine in just over 800 miles. 

Nunky currently has the original Perkins M80T fitted. The hour meter broke at some point so I have no idea how many hours it has done. The new meter read 10 when we bought her but I doubt that was fitted 10 hours before we the boat. 

Anyway we were considering a complete overhaul but a head gasket problem we had in Cartagena suggests that is the least we should do. Given that I have no idea how many hours the Perkins has done I am thinking about replacing it. 

I have read and reread all the previous posts about repowers and I am edging towards a Beta 75. I like the fact that the engine is simple, they seem to have an excellent reputation and they will also fit a bespoke charging solution. That appeals because when we fit lithium eventually I would like a high capacity 24v alternator fitting. 

I would really appreciate the group's current views on repowers that have been undertaken.

Many thanks 
--
Mark & Nicky Barter
S/V Nunky
SM 110


Re: Onan Generator exhaust temperature switch - great price.

eric freedman
 

Hi Mike,

I believe if the exhaust temperature at the sensor exceeds 230 degrees F. the genset shuts down.

I will do an experiment one day and disconnect one wire while the genset is running and see what  happens.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike Longcor (SV Trilogy)
Sent: Tuesday, July 28, 2020 10:41 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Onan Generator exhaust temperature switch - great price.

 

Thanks Eric. Sent you a message with order details.

 

When these fail, go bad, or break, how do you know? Does it prevent the genset from starting/running? Or does it allow the genset to overheat if there are issues with the cooling system (broken impeller for example) and potentially damage things?

 

Cheers,

Mike Longcor

SV Trilogy SM23

Opua, NZ

 


Re: Anchor chain counter

Scott SV Tengah
 

We just had this problem. It was a rusted magnet.



It's very easy to open up the windlass and see the magnet on the gypsy. On A54 #69, we have two windlasses, so I just took the gypsy from the port windlass and put it on starboard. There's no counter on port anyways and we barely use it, so the gypsy looked nearly new. 

By doing that, you could probably get quite a few more years of life and it will isolate whether the problem is the magnet or the sensor. If you look at the AutoAnchor manual, it shows you how to get into diagnostic mode to determine whether the sensors are getting power. That may help you figure out what's wrong. I suppose there could be wiring issues, but for us, it was easily remedied by swapping gypsies and hence, magnets. Good time to grease up the windlass, too.

--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com


Re: Anchor chain counter

Wolfgang Weber
 

The magnet gets rusty. You may test the system , take off the gipsy and hold/turn a magnet above the reed relay and observe the counter

Wolfgang Weber SY Elise Amel 54#162


Re: Main furling motor and gear on 54

 

Nick,

You had me fooled. Your original post stated Amel 55, and the 55 furling assembly does not have a worm!

I believe that your Amel 54 #19 has the earlier version of the mainsail furling motor and gearbox, similar to the last SMs. I am having difficulty understanding why you would try to remove the worm gear before disassembling the gearbox and removing the spur gear. The spur gear will hold the worm gear in place. Maybe I am not understanding? Anyway, I will post some things here that may or may not help.

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Here is a disassembled gearbox similar to yours. You can see the worm gear and understand how the spur holds it in place.
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Also maybe this helps:
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CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Tue, Sep 1, 2020 at 1:17 PM ngtnewington Newington via groups.io <ngtnewington=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi guys, 
I am leaving it overnight soaking in diesel. I tried a puller earlier to push out the shaft but nada.
Tomorrow I will apply heat and the puller. If that fails I guess it will need a press.
I just wonder why it is not a nice snug fit, not as if it is a ball of rust. Maybe if when it finally yields it does not go back in with a gentle tap, I will have it machines down a thou.....so next timeI can pull it easy as kiss my hand.
Nick
Slightly fed up with a day of poor progress.
Amelia Leros

AML 54-019

On 1 Sep 2020, at 20:11, James Alton via groups.io <lokiyawl2=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:


Nick,

   Assuming that the worm gear and the shaft are both metal...  I would try heating the component  ( I assume this is the worm gear) with the hole to expand it while cooling the other part (the shaft) using ice or whatever you have.   Some gentle tapping might be ok. 

Best of luck,

James
SV Sueno
Maramu #220


-----Original Message-----
From: ngtnewington Newington via groups.io <ngtnewington=aol.com@groups.io>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Sent: Tue, Sep 1, 2020 8:52 am
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Main furling motor and gear on 54

I know this has come up before, but I am servicing the main sail furling motor and worm drive.
It is all well but the top shaft seal should be replaced.
Problem;
Shaft into the worm gear is very tight. Soaked it in diesel for some hours, hesitant to hit it. Plan to find a press to press it out.
Does anyone have a better idea?
Nick
S/Y Amelia
Leros.
AML 55-019



Re: Bilge pump

Alexis LETELLIER
 

ok many thanks Arno


Re: Main furling motor and gear on 54

ngtnewington Newington
 

Hi guys, 
I am leaving it overnight soaking in diesel. I tried a puller earlier to push out the shaft but nada.
Tomorrow I will apply heat and the puller. If that fails I guess it will need a press.
I just wonder why it is not a nice snug fit, not as if it is a ball of rust. Maybe if when it finally yields it does not go back in with a gentle tap, I will have it machines down a thou.....so next timeI can pull it easy as kiss my hand.
Nick
Slightly fed up with a day of poor progress.
Amelia Leros

AML 54-019

On 1 Sep 2020, at 20:11, James Alton via groups.io <lokiyawl2@...> wrote:


Nick,

   Assuming that the worm gear and the shaft are both metal...  I would try heating the component  ( I assume this is the worm gear) with the hole to expand it while cooling the other part (the shaft) using ice or whatever you have.   Some gentle tapping might be ok. 

Best of luck,

James
SV Sueno
Maramu #220


-----Original Message-----
From: ngtnewington Newington via groups.io <ngtnewington@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Sent: Tue, Sep 1, 2020 8:52 am
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Main furling motor and gear on 54

I know this has come up before, but I am servicing the main sail furling motor and worm drive.
It is all well but the top shaft seal should be replaced.
Problem;
Shaft into the worm gear is very tight. Soaked it in diesel for some hours, hesitant to hit it. Plan to find a press to press it out.
Does anyone have a better idea?
Nick
S/Y Amelia
Leros.
AML 55-019



Re: Super Maramu Repower

 

I believe the Beta 85 is the best engine to repower the SM or 54. There are lots of reasons...here are a few:
Beta understands the isolated ground
Beta 85 is Kubota powered
Beta 85 has no computer and sensors

Here is some contact information for those interested:
Americas & Caribbean
UK, EU, Asia, AU, NZ
Stanley Feigenbaum
Andrew Growcoot
Beta Marine US Ltd 
11702 NC-306
Arapahoe, NC 28510
P +1(252) 249-2473
US Toll-Free 877 227 2473

Beta Marine Limited
Davy Way, Waterwells
Quedgeley, Gloucester
Gloucestershire, GL2 2AD
United Kingdom
P +44 (0)1452 723 492
F +44 (0)1452 883 742

Email me privately at brouse@... if you are interested in a discount from Beta

Bill
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Mon, Aug 31, 2020 at 5:31 PM Germain Jean-Pierre <jp.germain45@...> wrote:
Hello Mark and Nicky,

Welcome aboard!!!

If I had your situation, I would think more of an overhaul than Beta. Lots of spare parts available through Parts4engines.com. 

If after analysis, an engine swap is needed, the Beta would also be my choice

Kind regards,

Jean-Pierre Germain, Eleuthera, SM007, NZ


On 1/09/2020, at 2:14 AM, Mark Barter <markbarter100@...> wrote:

We have just taken Nunky on her maiden voyage from Antibes to Almerimar over 5-6 weeks and we have loved the whole experience. The boat just feels so safe. Now that we have some experience of the boat I am hoping to be able to contribute to the group and the knowledge base. 

One thing about the Western Med that I have noticed however is the amount of motoring you have to do. We have put 130 hours on the engine in just over 800 miles. 

Nunky currently has the original Perkins M80T fitted. The hour meter broke at some point so I have no idea how many hours it has done. The new meter read 10 when we bought her but I doubt that was fitted 10 hours before we the boat. 

Anyway we were considering a complete overhaul but a head gasket problem we had in Cartagena suggests that is the least we should do. Given that I have no idea how many hours the Perkins has done I am thinking about replacing it. 

I have read and reread all the previous posts about repowers and I am edging towards a Beta 75. I like the fact that the engine is simple, they seem to have an excellent reputation and they will also fit a bespoke charging solution. That appeals because when we fit lithium eventually I would like a high capacity 24v alternator fitting. 

I would really appreciate the group's current views on repowers that have been undertaken.

Many thanks 
--
Mark & Nicky Barter
S/V Nunky
SM 110


Updated Event: Zoom meeting - QSails owner/manager will present sails for Amels - Saturday, 12 September 2020 #cal-invite

main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Calendar <main@...>
 

Zoom meeting - QSails owner/manager will present sails for Amels

When:
Saturday, 12 September 2020
20:00 to 21:00
(UTC+00:00) UTC

An RSVP is requested. Click here to RSVP

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Time will be 2000 UTC.

Over 60 Amel owners have purchased sails from QSails, Izmir, Turkey. QSails has shipped these sails worldwide. Emrah Oge, owner, manager, and avid sailor will present how sails are made and some key points to be aware of in the selection of sails for your Amel. 

QSails offers very fast shipments of sails for many Amel models. In fact, many Amel sails are actually shipped from pre-made stock at QSails.

To ensure that you get the best quality and the best price, QSails and Amel owners have designed 3 simple choices for you of Good, Better, and Best:

GOOD - CrossCut AP Dacron is a quote for budget-minded Super Maramu owners who would like a Dacron polyester cross-cut sail similar to what Doyle Sails provides.
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Time: Sep 12, 2020 20:00 Greenwich Mean Time

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Meeting ID: 946 8739 6754

Link for the Youtube stream: https://youtu.be/nQob9dJu3RE

 


Re: Chesapeake Haul and Bottom Paint Recommendations

Craig Briggs
 

Hi Paul,
It may give you more choices in yards not to limit it to soda blasting as conventional sand blasting is fine on the keel, masking off adjacent fiberglass,

Enjoy City Island - we sailed out of the Harlem YC for 20 years (I think they're still closed for Covid, though) and, Mark, Butch Ulmer made several sets of sails for us over the years, including the first set on our Santorin (well, Tommy Nye did those) - small world.

Cheers, Craig - SN68 Sangaris, Tropic Isle Harbor, FL


Re: Chesapeake Haul and Bottom Paint Recommendations

Mark Garver
 

Paul,

In the southern Chesapeake we have used Severn Yachting Center for most all of our repairs including haul outs. Not sure how many Amel’s besides ours they have worked on, but I will say they are very familiar with ours. The yard is located just off Mobjack Bay, off the York River, you can find them on Active Captain.

Mark Garver
S/V It’s Good
SM #105
Gloucester, VA


On Sep 1, 2020, at 12:05 PM, Paul Stascavage via groups.io <pstas2003@...> wrote:

Good day all,

We need to haul the RK in the near future for an insurance survey and while out we want to repaint the bottom.  In case we need to re-epoxy the cast iron keel this time around, I want to haul in a yard which has soda blasting capabilities. 

We will be in the Chesapeake come October and thought this would be a good place to get this done.  However, I am not familiar with any of the yards there.

Mark McGovern recommended Herrington Harbour in one of his earlier postings, but thought I would ask the community for some additional recommendations.  This will be our third time out of the water and the first in the US.  It is always stressful, but a bit easier if you have confidence in the yard and the staff that will be handling your home.

Mark, if you should see this post, please email me paul dot stascavage at icloud dot com as I have a few questions if you don’t mind. 

Thanks in advance for your replies.

All the best,

Paul Stascavage
SM #466 - s/v Rita Kathryn
Currently Exploring City Island, NY

www.RitaKathryn.com