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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Removing Genoa car

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Hello , 

Interesting to see what you have done , but may I suggest that you identify your Amel — there are small differences in production and it’s useful to know the model and age . 
Ian and Judy , Pen Azen , SM 302, Greece


On 12 Jul 2018, at 19:48, sailw32@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

I needed to replace the bearings in the genoa cars and I tried a way of cutting the T out of a portion of the track that worked well,so I thought I would pass it on. I used my router and took off probably 1/32" with each pass. It looks pretty good and requires no filing. It took about 1/2 hr. per side. With the new bearings the car does not slide easily ,but probably will wear in , I may try some spray for now. I am lazy and don't adjust the lead as much as I should. I just ordered new springs for the cars as well as the are broken , they should be a fair bit quieter now.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Grenada Haulout

Stephen Davis
 

Jeff,

Sounds good. If you need any more info I can provide, just let me know. 

Regards,

Steve
Aloha SM72

On Jul 12, 2018, at 13:28, JEFFREY KRAUS jmkraus@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Steve,
Joel emailed me the same thing.
Thanks for the info. I may go there for the haulout/work.
Regards,
Jeff Spirit Amel 54 #14


On Thu, Jul 12, 2018 at 01:44 PM, Stephen Davis flyboyscd@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:

 

Hi Jeff,

Have you considered going to Trinidad instead? I’ve done both, and would pick Trinidad over Grenada for hauling the boat any day. 

Cost will be similar in both places. Grenada gets hurricanes and Trinidad is close, but much less likely to get a hurricane. They pack the boats together like sardines in the Grenada yards, but tend to give you a bit more space in Trinidad. The two best yards to use in Trinidad are Peakes and Powerboats. Both are very well run, and can haul your boat. They will also rent you an AC, and install it in the hatch above your main salon for a reasonable price. If you need to do some work while hauled, Trinidad has more talent and nearby resources than Grenada in my opinion. 

We spent 6 weeks in 2016 at Powerboats having our boat awlgripped top and bottom, and several other big jobs accomplished. We were extremely happy with the experience we had there. Did I mention you can get a very good Roti at the Roti stand in Powerboats?

Good luck on figuring out where to take your boat. 

Best Regards,

Steve Davis
Aloha SM 72
Hawaii

On Jul 12, 2018, at 01:28, jmkraus@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups..com> wrote:

 

Good Morning Amelians,

I hope this message finds everyone enjoying their Amel adventures.

I'm considering sliding down to Grenada from Puerto Rico  and hauling out. I'd probably stay on the hard for a couple months. As such, while there, I may buy a little portable a/c unit to plug in to stay aboard while there, if that would work. Is the power standard or European? If a stay off the boat is in the decision, how are prices generally speaking?

I'm sure that many have been there and hauled out there, however, that list excludes me.

Any recommendations for where to, and where NOT to haul out would be appreciated. Any decent sail repair shops? (I have some minor work). 

I haven't done much research yet, but any general or specific advice regarding the island's offerings both positive and negative?

Thanks in advance for any information kindly offered.

Regards to All.

Jeff Spirit Amel 54 #14



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Grenada Haulout

Courtney Gorman
 

This year I don’t think it matters where in the Caribbean you are it’s still expensive 50% more than last year!


On Jul 12, 2018, at 6:19 PM, Nick ngtnewington@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

I have been at both Spice Island in Grenada and Peake yacht services In Trinidad. Hauled out and living aboard.  In my opinion they are both good establishments but I prefer to live in Grenada by a large margin. My insurance company would not cover me for named storms in Grenada but would in Grenada. So there is your dilemma.

In my opinion this pretty much reflects the hurricane risks. Low to very low in Trinidad and moderate to low in Grenada.

Nick on Amelia in The Azores AML54#019


On 12 Jul 2018, at 20:38, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

If traveling to Trinidad, they recommend a float plan be filed with the authorities. Crime and pirating has become much worse with the conditions deteriorating in Venezuela since this was published on noonsite:

 

Following the boarding of two yachts on two separate occasions in December on passage from Grenada to Trinidad, the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard and YSATT have been working hard to ensure the safe passage of leisure vessels in their waters. To this end, the Coastguard would like to encourage all skippers making a passage between Trinidad and any neighboring country - especially if passing near the Trinidad/Venezuelan Maritime Boundary - to submit a Float Plan.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Curacao

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, July 12, 2018 2:34 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Grenada Haulout

 

 

I agree with Steve on Trinidad.

 

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, Jul 12, 2018, 19:45 Stephen Davis flyboyscd@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Jeff,

 

Have you considered going to Trinidad instead? I’ve done both, and would pick Trinidad over Grenada for hauling the boat any day. 

 

Cost will be similar in both places. Grenada gets hurricanes and Trinidad is close, but much less likely to get a hurricane. They pack the boats together like sardines in the Grenada yards, but tend to give you a bit more space in Trinidad. The two best yards to use in Trinidad are Peakes and Powerboats. Both are very well run, and can haul your boat. They will also rent you an AC, and install it in the hatch above your main salon for a reasonable price. If you need to do some work while hauled, Trinidad has more talent and nearby resources than Grenada in my opinion. 

 

We spent 6 weeks in 2016 at Powerboats having our boat awlgripped top and bottom, and several other big jobs accomplished. We were extremely happy with the experience we had there. Did I mention you can get a very good Roti at the Roti stand in Powerboats?

 

Good luck on figuring out where to take your boat. 

 

Best Regards,

 

Steve Davis

Aloha SM 72

Hawaii


On Jul 12, 2018, at 01:28, jmkraus@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Good Morning Amelians,

I hope this message finds everyone enjoying their Amel adventures.

I'm considering sliding down to Grenada from Puerto Rico  and hauling out. I'd probably stay on the hard for a couple months. As such, while there, I may buy a little portable a/c unit to plug in to stay aboard while there, if that would work. Is the power standard or European? If a stay off the boat is in the decision, how are prices generally speaking?

I'm sure that many have been there and hauled out there, however, that list excludes me.

Any recommendations for where to, and where NOT to haul out would be appreciated. Any decent sail repair shops? (I have some minor work). 

I haven't done much research yet, but any general or specific advice regarding the island's offerings both positive and negative?

Thanks in advance for any information kindly offered.

Regards to All.

Jeff Spirit Amel 54 #14

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Grenada Haulout

JEFFREY KRAUS
 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Grenada Haulout

JEFFREY KRAUS
 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Grenada Haulout

ngtnewington Newington
 

I have been at both Spice Island in Grenada and Peake yacht services In Trinidad. Hauled out and living aboard.  In my opinion they are both good establishments but I prefer to live in Grenada by a large margin. My insurance company would not cover me for named storms in Grenada but would in Grenada. So there is your dilemma.
In my opinion this pretty much reflects the hurricane risks. Low to very low in Trinidad and moderate to low in Grenada.

Nick on Amelia in The Azores AML54#019


On 12 Jul 2018, at 20:38, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

If traveling to Trinidad, they recommend a float plan be filed with the authorities. Crime and pirating has become much worse with the conditions deteriorating in Venezuela since this was published on noonsite:

 

Following the boarding of two yachts on two separate occasions in December on passage from Grenada to Trinidad, the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard and YSATT have been working hard to ensure the safe passage of leisure vessels in their waters. To this end, the Coastguard would like to encourage all skippers making a passage between Trinidad and any neighboring country - especially if passing near the Trinidad/Venezuelan Maritime Boundary - to submit a Float Plan.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Curacao

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, July 12, 2018 2:34 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Grenada Haulout

 

 

I agree with Steve on Trinidad.

 

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, Jul 12, 2018, 19:45 Stephen Davis flyboyscd@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Jeff,

 

Have you considered going to Trinidad instead? I’ve done both, and would pick Trinidad over Grenada for hauling the boat any day. 

 

Cost will be similar in both places. Grenada gets hurricanes and Trinidad is close, but much less likely to get a hurricane. They pack the boats together like sardines in the Grenada yards, but tend to give you a bit more space in Trinidad. The two best yards to use in Trinidad are Peakes and Powerboats. Both are very well run, and can haul your boat. They will also rent you an AC, and install it in the hatch above your main salon for a reasonable price. If you need to do some work while hauled, Trinidad has more talent and nearby resources than Grenada in my opinion. 

 

We spent 6 weeks in 2016 at Powerboats having our boat awlgripped top and bottom, and several other big jobs accomplished. We were extremely happy with the experience we had there. Did I mention you can get a very good Roti at the Roti stand in Powerboats?

 

Good luck on figuring out where to take your boat. 

 

Best Regards,

 

Steve Davis

Aloha SM 72

Hawaii


On Jul 12, 2018, at 01:28, jmkraus@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Good Morning Amelians,

I hope this message finds everyone enjoying their Amel adventures.

I'm considering sliding down to Grenada from Puerto Rico  and hauling out. I'd probably stay on the hard for a couple months. As such, while there, I may buy a little portable a/c unit to plug in to stay aboard while there, if that would work. Is the power standard or European? If a stay off the boat is in the decision, how are prices generally speaking?

I'm sure that many have been there and hauled out there, however, that list excludes me.

Any recommendations for where to, and where NOT to haul out would be appreciated. Any decent sail repair shops? (I have some minor work). 

I haven't done much research yet, but any general or specific advice regarding the island's offerings both positive and negative?

Thanks in advance for any information kindly offered.

Regards to All.

Jeff Spirit Amel 54 #14

 


Re: Leaking rudder

Arthur Sundqvist
 

But with wich tool??? It is a big nut....,


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Grenada Haulout

Mark Erdos
 

If traveling to Trinidad, they recommend a float plan be filed with the authorities. Crime and pirating has become much worse with the conditions deteriorating in Venezuela since this was published on noonsite:

 

Following the boarding of two yachts on two separate occasions in December on passage from Grenada to Trinidad, the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard and YSATT have been working hard to ensure the safe passage of leisure vessels in their waters. To this end, the Coastguard would like to encourage all skippers making a passage between Trinidad and any neighboring country - especially if passing near the Trinidad/Venezuelan Maritime Boundary - to submit a Float Plan.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Curacao

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, July 12, 2018 2:34 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Grenada Haulout

 

 

I agree with Steve on Trinidad.

 

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, Jul 12, 2018, 19:45 Stephen Davis flyboyscd@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Jeff,

 

Have you considered going to Trinidad instead? I’ve done both, and would pick Trinidad over Grenada for hauling the boat any day. 

 

Cost will be similar in both places. Grenada gets hurricanes and Trinidad is close, but much less likely to get a hurricane. They pack the boats together like sardines in the Grenada yards, but tend to give you a bit more space in Trinidad. The two best yards to use in Trinidad are Peakes and Powerboats. Both are very well run, and can haul your boat. They will also rent you an AC, and install it in the hatch above your main salon for a reasonable price. If you need to do some work while hauled, Trinidad has more talent and nearby resources than Grenada in my opinion. 

 

We spent 6 weeks in 2016 at Powerboats having our boat awlgripped top and bottom, and several other big jobs accomplished. We were extremely happy with the experience we had there. Did I mention you can get a very good Roti at the Roti stand in Powerboats?

 

Good luck on figuring out where to take your boat. 

 

Best Regards,

 

Steve Davis

Aloha SM 72

Hawaii


On Jul 12, 2018, at 01:28, jmkraus@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Good Morning Amelians,

I hope this message finds everyone enjoying their Amel adventures.

I'm considering sliding down to Grenada from Puerto Rico  and hauling out. I'd probably stay on the hard for a couple months. As such, while there, I may buy a little portable a/c unit to plug in to stay aboard while there, if that would work. Is the power standard or European? If a stay off the boat is in the decision, how are prices generally speaking?

I'm sure that many have been there and hauled out there, however, that list excludes me.

Any recommendations for where to, and where NOT to haul out would be appreciated. Any decent sail repair shops? (I have some minor work). 

I haven't done much research yet, but any general or specific advice regarding the island's offerings both positive and negative?

Thanks in advance for any information kindly offered.

Regards to All.

Jeff Spirit Amel 54 #14

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Grenada Haulout

 

I agree with Steve on Trinidad.

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, Jul 12, 2018, 19:45 Stephen Davis flyboyscd@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi Jeff,

Have you considered going to Trinidad instead? I’ve done both, and would pick Trinidad over Grenada for hauling the boat any day. 

Cost will be similar in both places. Grenada gets hurricanes and Trinidad is close, but much less likely to get a hurricane. They pack the boats together like sardines in the Grenada yards, but tend to give you a bit more space in Trinidad. The two best yards to use in Trinidad are Peakes and Powerboats. Both are very well run, and can haul your boat. They will also rent you an AC, and install it in the hatch above your main salon for a reasonable price. If you need to do some work while hauled, Trinidad has more talent and nearby resources than Grenada in my opinion. 

We spent 6 weeks in 2016 at Powerboats having our boat awlgripped top and bottom, and several other big jobs accomplished. We were extremely happy with the experience we had there. Did I mention you can get a very good Roti at the Roti stand in Powerboats?

Good luck on figuring out where to take your boat. 

Best Regards,

Steve Davis
Aloha SM 72
Hawaii

On Jul 12, 2018, at 01:28, jmkraus@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Good Morning Amelians,

I hope this message finds everyone enjoying their Amel adventures.

I'm considering sliding down to Grenada from Puerto Rico  and hauling out. I'd probably stay on the hard for a couple months. As such, while there, I may buy a little portable a/c unit to plug in to stay aboard while there, if that would work. Is the power standard or European? If a stay off the boat is in the decision, how are prices generally speaking?

I'm sure that many have been there and hauled out there, however, that list excludes me.

Any recommendations for where to, and where NOT to haul out would be appreciated. Any decent sail repair shops? (I have some minor work). 

I haven't done much research yet, but any general or specific advice regarding the island's offerings both positive and negative?

Thanks in advance for any information kindly offered.

Regards to All.

Jeff Spirit Amel 54 #14



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Grenada Haulout

Stephen Davis
 

Hi Jeff,

Have you considered going to Trinidad instead? I’ve done both, and would pick Trinidad over Grenada for hauling the boat any day. 

Cost will be similar in both places. Grenada gets hurricanes and Trinidad is close, but much less likely to get a hurricane. They pack the boats together like sardines in the Grenada yards, but tend to give you a bit more space in Trinidad. The two best yards to use in Trinidad are Peakes and Powerboats. Both are very well run, and can haul your boat. They will also rent you an AC, and install it in the hatch above your main salon for a reasonable price. If you need to do some work while hauled, Trinidad has more talent and nearby resources than Grenada in my opinion. 

We spent 6 weeks in 2016 at Powerboats having our boat awlgripped top and bottom, and several other big jobs accomplished. We were extremely happy with the experience we had there. Did I mention you can get a very good Roti at the Roti stand in Powerboats?

Good luck on figuring out where to take your boat. 

Best Regards,

Steve Davis
Aloha SM 72
Hawaii

On Jul 12, 2018, at 01:28, jmkraus@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Good Morning Amelians,

I hope this message finds everyone enjoying their Amel adventures.

I'm considering sliding down to Grenada from Puerto Rico  and hauling out. I'd probably stay on the hard for a couple months. As such, while there, I may buy a little portable a/c unit to plug in to stay aboard while there, if that would work. Is the power standard or European? If a stay off the boat is in the decision, how are prices generally speaking?

I'm sure that many have been there and hauled out there, however, that list excludes me.

Any recommendations for where to, and where NOT to haul out would be appreciated. Any decent sail repair shops? (I have some minor work). 

I haven't done much research yet, but any general or specific advice regarding the island's offerings both positive and negative?

Thanks in advance for any information kindly offered.

Regards to All.

Jeff Spirit Amel 54 #14



Removing Genoa car

Patrick McAneny
 

I needed to replace the bearings in the genoa cars and I tried a way of cutting the T out of a portion of the track that worked well,so I thought I would pass it on. I used my router and took off probably 1/32" with each pass. It looks pretty good and requires no filing. It took about 1/2 hr. per side. With the new bearings the car does not slide easily ,but probably will wear in , I may try some spray for now. I am lazy and don't adjust the lead as much as I should. I just ordered new springs for the cars as well as the are broken , they should be a fair bit quieter now.


Leaking rudder.

Arthur Sundqvist
 

We are now in. Lagos, Portugal. Tomorrow we set of for A. Curuna. Our rudder is leaking and we need the instrument to tighten the big nut on the rudder. Is there any Amel supermaramu Sailing or staying on the. Portugies Coast that have the instrument. We would be happy borrow the instrument.........


Fair winds
SM #435. Vista


Kind Regards

Arthur Sundqvist


Pochon Sonic Speed Sensors for Amel Super Maramu

James Cromie
 

Hello Amel owners - 


I have ordered a pair of Sonic Speed sensors for my boat from Pochon in France.  However, I am no longer planning on using them.  

I would be happy to sell them if anyone is interested.  

These are used on the Amel Super Maramu 2000, and the part number (as verified by Pochon) is:

184-00-076/F  Transducer Tube LG Bung
I would plan to sell them for the original price, as they are brand new and in the original packaging. I'll ship them to you for free.  
Price is 455 Euro, or rounded down to $560 USD.  
Please let me know, otherwise I'll ship them back to Pochon. 
You can contact me directly at jamescromie dot yahoo dot com
-James
Amel SM2K 347
Portsmouth, RI



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Grenada Haulout

Courtney Gorman
 

Hi Jeff we have Trippin in Port Louis marina now and can confirm that it’s a wonderful spot well run and well protected and the nicest restrooms I’ve come across 
Cheers 
Courtney 
Trippin 
54 #101


On Jul 12, 2018, at 9:06 AM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Jeff,

 

We spent last summer there. The island I beautiful but very lacking in the area of good boatyards. The power is 220v 50 htz (euro). There are two choices to haul.

 

The first is Spice Island Marine (SIM). SIM is located in Prickly Bay and is very easy to get in and out. They haul a lot of Amels. They are not cheap. The facilities there (washrooms) are horrid. They post their prices online and this is the very least you can expect to pay. https://spiceislandmarine.com/rates/ On the plus side, they are on the bus route and there are a ton of cruisers waiting out h-season in Prickly Bay.

 

The second choice is Clarkes Court Boatyard & Marina. This is about the same price maybe a little less. The down side, if you want work done, you need to hire you own contractors. The yard is not a full service facility. If they haul you, you need to give them an exact date to launch as they stack boats based on launch dates. If you miss your date they will charge to move the boat out of the way. And, they are in the middle of nowhere. The road into the yard needs 4 wheel drive if it rains (and it will rain). https://www.clarkescourtmarina.com/

 

The best choice in Grenada is to leave the boat in the water at Port Louis Marina (PLM). This is truly a five star facility. It is very easy to enter. We arrived at night, about 2am, with no issue and they put us in a mega-yacht dock until mid-morning. Customs and immigration are located on-site. We stayed there and loved it. It is on the bus route, within walking distance to Island Water World (boat store), bakery, restaurants and downtown St. Georges. If you wish, you can contract a person to “care” for the boat while you are away. There are a lot of people doing this and it is not expensive to have someone look out for the boat. The marina will recommend a person. All the contractors in the marina are approved by the marina management. There is also a company on-site that provides services such as this. If you opt for PLM, you will be in the heart of Carnival in August. It is one heck of a party and shouldn’t be missed. PLM is in a basin with no exposure to the ocean. It is surround by hills and is a natural hole of protection.  http://www.portlouisgrenada.com/

 

There is a good sail repair company that we used called Turbulence. They will pick up and drop off sails. Reasonable prices and good work. http://turbulenceltd.com/

 

If you need to import boat parts to Grenada, this is not the best place to do so. You will need to hire an agent to get the parts in duty fee. It is not expensive but just plain government stupidity.  Don’t try it without an agent. The two chandleries, Island Water World and Budget Marine both offer duty-free merchandise.

 

Grenada is a beautiful island with warm friendly people.

 

 

 

Hope this helps.

 

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Curacao

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, July 12, 2018 7:28 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Grenada Haulout

 

 

Good Morning Amelians,

I hope this message finds everyone enjoying their Amel adventures.

I'm considering sliding down to Grenada from Puerto Rico  and hauling out. I'd probably stay on the hard for a couple months. As such, while there, I may buy a little portable a/c unit to plug in to stay aboard while there, if that would work. Is the power standard or European? If a stay off the boat is in the decision, how are prices generally speaking?

I'm sure that many have been there and hauled out there, however, that list excludes me.

Any recommendations for where to, and where NOT to haul out would be appreciated. Any decent sail repair shops? (I have some minor work). 

I haven't done much research yet, but any general or specific advice regarding the island's offerings both positive and negative?

Thanks in advance for any information kindly offered.

Regards to All.

Jeff Spirit Amel 54 #14

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Grenada Haulout

Mark Erdos
 

Hi Jeff,

 

We spent last summer there. The island I beautiful but very lacking in the area of good boatyards. The power is 220v 50 htz (euro). There are two choices to haul.

 

The first is Spice Island Marine (SIM). SIM is located in Prickly Bay and is very easy to get in and out. They haul a lot of Amels. They are not cheap. The facilities there (washrooms) are horrid. They post their prices online and this is the very least you can expect to pay. https://spiceislandmarine.com/rates/ On the plus side, they are on the bus route and there are a ton of cruisers waiting out h-season in Prickly Bay.

 

The second choice is Clarkes Court Boatyard & Marina. This is about the same price maybe a little less. The down side, if you want work done, you need to hire you own contractors. The yard is not a full service facility. If they haul you, you need to give them an exact date to launch as they stack boats based on launch dates. If you miss your date they will charge to move the boat out of the way. And, they are in the middle of nowhere. The road into the yard needs 4 wheel drive if it rains (and it will rain). https://www.clarkescourtmarina.com/

 

The best choice in Grenada is to leave the boat in the water at Port Louis Marina (PLM). This is truly a five star facility. It is very easy to enter. We arrived at night, about 2am, with no issue and they put us in a mega-yacht dock until mid-morning. Customs and immigration are located on-site. We stayed there and loved it. It is on the bus route, within walking distance to Island Water World (boat store), bakery, restaurants and downtown St. Georges. If you wish, you can contract a person to “care” for the boat while you are away. There are a lot of people doing this and it is not expensive to have someone look out for the boat. The marina will recommend a person. All the contractors in the marina are approved by the marina management. There is also a company on-site that provides services such as this. If you opt for PLM, you will be in the heart of Carnival in August. It is one heck of a party and shouldn’t be missed. PLM is in a basin with no exposure to the ocean. It is surround by hills and is a natural hole of protection.  http://www.portlouisgrenada.com/

 

There is a good sail repair company that we used called Turbulence. They will pick up and drop off sails. Reasonable prices and good work. http://turbulenceltd.com/

 

If you need to import boat parts to Grenada, this is not the best place to do so. You will need to hire an agent to get the parts in duty fee. It is not expensive but just plain government stupidity.  Don’t try it without an agent. The two chandleries, Island Water World and Budget Marine both offer duty-free merchandise.

 

Grenada is a beautiful island with warm friendly people.

 

 

 

Hope this helps.

 

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Curacao

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, July 12, 2018 7:28 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Grenada Haulout

 

 

Good Morning Amelians,

I hope this message finds everyone enjoying their Amel adventures.

I'm considering sliding down to Grenada from Puerto Rico  and hauling out. I'd probably stay on the hard for a couple months. As such, while there, I may buy a little portable a/c unit to plug in to stay aboard while there, if that would work. Is the power standard or European? If a stay off the boat is in the decision, how are prices generally speaking?

I'm sure that many have been there and hauled out there, however, that list excludes me.

Any recommendations for where to, and where NOT to haul out would be appreciated. Any decent sail repair shops? (I have some minor work). 

I haven't done much research yet, but any general or specific advice regarding the island's offerings both positive and negative?

Thanks in advance for any information kindly offered.

Regards to All.

Jeff Spirit Amel 54 #14

 


Grenada Haulout

JEFFREY KRAUS
 

Good Morning Amelians,

I hope this message finds everyone enjoying their Amel adventures.

I'm considering sliding down to Grenada from Puerto Rico  and hauling out. I'd probably stay on the hard for a couple months. As such, while there, I may buy a little portable a/c unit to plug in to stay aboard while there, if that would work. Is the power standard or European? If a stay off the boat is in the decision, how are prices generally speaking?

I'm sure that many have been there and hauled out there, however, that list excludes me.

Any recommendations for where to, and where NOT to haul out would be appreciated. Any decent sail repair shops? (I have some minor work). 

I haven't done much research yet, but any general or specific advice regarding the island's offerings both positive and negative?

Thanks in advance for any information kindly offered.

Regards to All.

Jeff Spirit Amel 54 #14



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: New Iridium GO - where to place the antenna.

christian alby <calbyy@...>
 

good day

antenna aft on solar panel support frame
need to be as high as possible - no shield between antenna & ky overhead (clear reception needed to keep minimum 4 bars signal); close to thru hull fittings to drive cable thru ducts.

unit on camera artic-support (clamp on type) on top of nav station.
Note : if antenna remains unpluged for extended period, protect against humidity ! 

fair winds & data-waves

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





Le ‎jeudi‎ ‎12‎ ‎juillet‎ ‎2018‎ ‎08‎:‎14‎:‎03‎ ‎CEST, Jean-Pierre Germain jgermain@... [amelyachtowners] a écrit :


 

Thanks James. We placed ours on the dodger starboard. 


Thanks


On 11 Jul 2018, at 14:36, James Studdart james.studdart@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

We have ours in the Nav station too (exact same place as Delos actually) with the antenna on the bar that spans across the two back stays from the mizzen (just over head height). I believe the bar was added by Amel for the original sat phone install and might not be on all SMs. This way it casts no shadow on the solar and has a very good view of the horizon.

Cheers,
 James.
 SeaBean, SM344
 Vava'u, Tonga

On Wed, 11 Jul 2018 at 12:07 greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

We put the iridium go itself at the nav station. The antenna was mounted on the liferail toward the stern. It needs a clear view of the sky.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Annapolis, MD, USA


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: New Iridium GO - where to place the antenna.

Jean-Pierre Germain <jgermain@...>
 

Thanks James. We placed ours on the dodger starboard. 

Thanks


On 11 Jul 2018, at 14:36, James Studdart james.studdart@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

We have ours in the Nav station too (exact same place as Delos actually) with the antenna on the bar that spans across the two back stays from the mizzen (just over head height). I believe the bar was added by Amel for the original sat phone install and might not be on all SMs. This way it casts no shadow on the solar and has a very good view of the horizon.

Cheers,
 James.
 SeaBean, SM344
 Vava'u, Tonga

On Wed, 11 Jul 2018 at 12:07 greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

We put the iridium go itself at the nav station. The antenna was mounted on the liferail toward the stern. It needs a clear view of the sky.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Annapolis, MD, USA


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: New Iridium GO - where to place the antenna.

James Studdart
 

We have ours in the Nav station too (exact same place as Delos actually) with the antenna on the bar that spans across the two back stays from the mizzen (just over head height). I believe the bar was added by Amel for the original sat phone install and might not be on all SMs. This way it casts no shadow on the solar and has a very good view of the horizon.

Cheers,
 James.
 SeaBean, SM344
 Vava'u, Tonga


On Wed, 11 Jul 2018 at 12:07 greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

We put the iridium go itself at the nav station. The antenna was mounted on the liferail toward the stern. It needs a clear view of the sky.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Annapolis, MD, USA


Re: New Iridium GO - where to place the antenna.

greatketch@...
 

We put the iridium go itself at the nav station. The antenna was mounted on the liferail toward the stern. It needs a clear view of the sky.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Annapolis, MD, USA