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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


Re: Free Riza Arch for Super Maramu

steve_morrison@...
 

The Arch is spoken for.  Thanks all.
Steve Morrison


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Gearbox and generator problems- related issue?

Dean Gillies
 

Hi Danny,
I will do that tomorrow. On Greek time right now.
The gearbox operates at low revs with the shaft brake loosened manually. Whether it still produces pressure to release the brake might be a different matter.
Cheers
Dean


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Gearbox and generator problems- related issue?

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Dean,

Bad luck with the shaft  brake. It is very likely you have terminal damage to the plates in the gearbox. However start with an oil change. The drain plug is under the box. Run it until its working temp hot and then drain and fill again. Then see what happens. It will either work or not. I'm not at my boat so I cant give you the dip stick length

Regards

Danny

SM 299 Ocean Pearl.


On 12 July 2018 at 08:13 "trifin@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi folks,
We had a problem today where our shaft brake jammed on, resulting in smoke/smell from gearbox (ZFE25) area (from the pads I believe). On checking the ATF I found the plastic dipstick was totally deformed from heat. I managed to unlock the brake manually with some advice from the Facebook group, and have limped to an anchorage.

On trying to start the generator after anchoring I get the error flashes (7) indicating no raw water flow (flow sensor presumably, as it didn’t run long enough to warm up).

The raw water filter is spotless.

At this stage I’m trying to determine if there is a common root cause. The raw water to the engine seems fine, but I’m wondering whether there is a commonality between the generator cooling water feed and the gearbox oil cooler?
The generator raw water issue seems like an odd coincidence!

Also, if anyone can tell me the exact dimensions from the underside of the gearbox dipstick to the hi/Lo marks then that would be really helpful. My dipstick is unusable!

Cheers
Dean
SY Stella
Amel 54 #154


 


 


New Iridium GO - where to place the antenna.

jgermain@...
 

Hi Gang,


I've changed to Iridium GO. 


Where did you install the antenna for good reception?

Where did you place the Iridium unit?


Kind regards,


Jean-Pierre Germain

SY Eleuthera, SM 007


Gearbox and generator problems- related issue?

Dean Gillies
 

Hi folks,
We had a problem today where our shaft brake jammed on, resulting in smoke/smell from gearbox (ZFE25) area (from the pads I believe). On checking the ATF I found the plastic dipstick was totally deformed from heat. I managed to unlock the brake manually with some advice from the Facebook group, and have limped to an anchorage.

On trying to start the generator after anchoring I get the error flashes (7) indicating no raw water flow (flow sensor presumably, as it didn’t run long enough to warm up).

The raw water filter is spotless.

At this stage I’m trying to determine if there is a common root cause. The raw water to the engine seems fine, but I’m wondering whether there is a commonality between the generator cooling water feed and the gearbox oil cooler?
The generator raw water issue seems like an odd coincidence!

Also, if anyone can tell me the exact dimensions from the underside of the gearbox dipstick to the hi/Lo marks then that would be really helpful. My dipstick is unusable!

Cheers
Dean
SY Stella
Amel 54 #154


Free Riza Arch for Super Maramu

steve_morrison@...
 

Hello All. I have a new stainless arch from Riza (Turkey) that was made for a Super Maramu, and its free to you if you want it. It is in storage in Ft Lauderdale and I will be driving down there next week to pick up solar panels for my new Atlantic towers arch. Riza's stainless arch is headed for recycling unless someone wants it. I thought the fit was horrible and all estimates I had for remaking the attachments seemed more trouble than just starting over with Atlantic Tower's Super Maramu kit.


Let me know if you want to pick it up next Friday or if you want to take over the payments for the storage unit ($60/month I think).


Steve Morrison
SM 380 TouRai
Hilton Head, SC



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] engine cruising RPM

Kim Kimball <dhk@...>
 

Yeah.  Water injection would have been nice.  Our naturally aspirated 2-stroke diesels, running at constant speed of course, never carboned up.

But the turbos on the EMDs were a mistake in design.  Cummins too, though I don't think they were optional on those.  When I saw EMDs with blowers instead of turbos I cheered.  Although the number of turbo failures on my ships was blessedly small.

Kim


On 7/10/18 10:37 PM, carcodespam@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:
 
I have worked also many years as chief engineer on cargo ships. Main engines has often been 2-stroke Diesel with turbos. To clean the turbos they was feeded from time to time with a water injection. This temperature shock loosen the dirt and through it out. Another type of 2-stroke Diesel called Modag was used for generators and oiled like hell. It was common their eshaust pipe takes fire from the oil inside. When that happens they were idled and the exhaust was burned out at observed condition.
Boat Diesel are usually small 4-stroke engines with other behaviors. Most problems we have in Europe is the bad fuel. In Europe gasoil is mixed with 10 % biodiesel. Biodiesl-eating microbes blocks filters and tubes and leads to a brown-black thick coating and dirt in the tank.

Gerhard, Amel Sharki #60


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Nikimat

Porter McRoberts
 

I know your feelings Alex. 
It’s just such a loss to everyone on the forum as well to not have you Sailing, and so selfishly we all push. I hope things go well with Arno!!
All fine here, save I have a Volvo problem that would be fixed in an afternoon in Martinique and we have been here a month. 
Crazy

Excuse the errors.  
Sent from my IPhone 

On Jul 11, 2018, at 5:47 AM, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Good morning Porter,

Replying off the forum.
I am in Martinique helping a friend (Arno, new on the forum) to purchase his 54. I mentioned you to him a few times.
I don’t know about another boat… often I look, but I don’t think my heart would be as much in it as it was for NIKIMAT, but will see.
Hope your trip is going well!!!
Alexandre

--------------------------------------------
On Tue, 7/10/18, Porter McRoberts portermcroberts@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Nikimat
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 10:31 PM


 









Made me sick to see her pulling into st
Martin. Same here. Alex needs a new
boat!
PorterA54-152. Panama
City 

Sent from my
iPad
On Jul 10,
2018, at 7:08 PM, steve_morrison@...
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
wrote:
















 






Just finished watching the latest
Sailing La Vagabonde (Episode 150), and early on, they show
a post Irma Nikimat at anchor.  Hard to see her like that.
 My heart goes out to Alex. 
All the
best,Steve
MorrisonSM380
TouRaiHilton Head, SC





Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: leak in saloon drain hose

Craig Briggs
 

Hi Ryan,

Having used Captain Tolley's (AMAZING) Creeping Crack Cure on some hair-line window leaks with great success, I don't think it's quite the right product, as it really needs to work by capillary action in minute cracks. It seems a leaking hose connection would be too big. Seal-All is designed to fill and "skin over" small actively leaking places (although they do have to be dry until it sets). You could certainly give it a try, of course, and if it works, well, it works,although my choice would be a few coats of the Seals-All. 

Cheers, Craig


---In amelyachtowners@..., <ryan.d.meador@...> wrote :

Hi Craig,

Thanks for the tips.  My best guess is that the leak is at the forward end of the main run, which is the bottom-right of the photo.  I'll try to confirm with some dye -- good idea!  The water kind of pools under the fitting and eventually flows aft, so it's not obvious where it comes from except that it's not either of the two top inlets.  I have some Captain Tolley's, I wonder if that would work for filling the mystery crack.  I was thinking I'd need to take the fitting out and replace the hose if the hose joint is where it's leaking (I already tried tightening the hose clamps) or replace the fitting if it had cracked.  It never occurred to me to try to fill the crack in situ.

Thanks,
Ryan and Kelly
SM 233 Iteration
Boston, MA, USA



On Wed, Jul 11, 2018 at 8:53 AM sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 


Yes, Ryan, that does look like one butt-ugly agglomeration of plumbing fittings - must  be French :-) I've never seen a Street Elbow with at "T" off the side and the white part looks like maybe a drain trap. The hoses are all standard stuff - I've cut the main run to add a "T" for my air conditioner and it's all plastic (no wire).

Anyway, I think I'd start with a roll of paper towels, dry it all off and try to spot the leak by alternately pouring water down each feed and dabbing around with the paper towel. Maybe use some blue holding tank deodorant as a dye to help spot the leak. If you find it, then try a patch with something like Seal-All.  I usually wouldn't recommend trying to seal a leak from the outside, but that assembly is going to be a beast to replace as it does look like it's glued together with PVC cement and the age-hardened hoses and tight space around make it worse.  Seal-All is cheap and it really does work wonders, even applied from the outside..

Rots 'o ruck!
Craig SN68.


---In amelyachtowners@..., <ryan.d.meador@...> wrote :

I'm concerned my photo didn't appear correctly because I can't find it on the Yahoo site, so I'm attaching it a difH

ferent way this time.  Hopefully this makes it more clear what I'm talking about.  Thanks!

On Mon, Jul 9, 2018 at 10:26 PM Ryan Meador <ryan.d.meador@...> wrote:
Hi all,

I have noticed a very slow leak in the drain hose that runs from the forward watertight bulkhead, beneath the floor in the saloon, to the area beneath the companionway.  It fills the space beneath the companionway stairs with water.  I think the leak is at the fitting where the dishwasher drain and air conditioning condensate T into it:

IMG_20180709_211135.jpg

I'm unsure if the leak is between the hose and the fitting, or the fitting itself has cracked.  I'm afraid to take it apart without a plan.  I'm wondering if someone can help me with a few questions:
  1. does this thing come apart?  it looks like the parts are glued, except the hose clamps
  2. what is the white part in the middle?
  3. do you know the inside diameters of the hoses?  is there anything special about the material of the one that runs the length of the saloon?
Thanks,
Ryan and Kelly
SM 233 Iteration
Boston, MA, USA



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] C-drive oil

Mark Erdos
 

Chris,

 

Either one will do the job. Amel first stated to use 20-40 since it was common with the diesel engines and didn’t require an additional type of oil. But then, Amel stated filling with 90 oil during services in Martinique and France. This sparked a big discussion on the forum. The short answer is 90 SAE is best and 20-40 is 95% as good.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Curacao

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 10:33 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] C-drive oil

 

 

Just changed c-drive seals etc.
the oil that came out of my unit was definitely SAE-90 gear oil, I have just seems the sign saying SAE 20-40 at the header fill tank.
Which one?? Been looking through forum but unable to find info.

Launching tomorrow and need to know

Thanks in advance

Been a busy couple of days, 3x thru-valves changes, c-drive and transducers changed. 3100 mile trip ahead!!!! Thailand to Aus

Chris
Jaygo. SM224


C-drive oil

rettirc@...
 

Just changed c-drive seals etc.
the oil that came out of my unit was definitely SAE-90 gear oil, I have just seems the sign saying SAE 20-40 at the header fill tank.
Which one?? Been looking through forum but unable to find info.

Launching tomorrow and need to know

Thanks in advance

Been a busy couple of days, 3x thru-valves changes, c-drive and transducers changed. 3100 mile trip ahead!!!! Thailand to Aus

Chris
Jaygo. SM224


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: leak in saloon drain hose

Ryan Meador
 

Hi Craig,

Thanks for the tips.  My best guess is that the leak is at the forward end of the main run, which is the bottom-right of the photo.  I'll try to confirm with some dye -- good idea!  The water kind of pools under the fitting and eventually flows aft, so it's not obvious where it comes from except that it's not either of the two top inlets.  I have some Captain Tolley's, I wonder if that would work for filling the mystery crack.  I was thinking I'd need to take the fitting out and replace the hose if the hose joint is where it's leaking (I already tried tightening the hose clamps) or replace the fitting if it had cracked.  It never occurred to me to try to fill the crack in situ.

Thanks,
Ryan and Kelly
SM 233 Iteration
Boston, MA, USA



On Wed, Jul 11, 2018 at 8:53 AM sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 


Yes, Ryan, that does look like one butt-ugly agglomeration of plumbing fittings - must  be French :-) I've never seen a Street Elbow with at "T" off the side and the white part looks like maybe a drain trap. The hoses are all standard stuff - I've cut the main run to add a "T" for my air conditioner and it's all plastic (no wire).

Anyway, I think I'd start with a roll of paper towels, dry it all off and try to spot the leak by alternately pouring water down each feed and dabbing around with the paper towel. Maybe use some blue holding tank deodorant as a dye to help spot the leak. If you find it, then try a patch with something like Seal-All.  I usually wouldn't recommend trying to seal a leak from the outside, but that assembly is going to be a beast to replace as it does look like it's glued together with PVC cement and the age-hardened hoses and tight space around make it worse.  Seal-All is cheap and it really does work wonders, even applied from the outside..

Rots 'o ruck!
Craig SN68.


---In amelyachtowners@..., wrote :

I'm concerned my photo didn't appear correctly because I can't find it on the Yahoo site, so I'm attaching it a difH

ferent way this time.  Hopefully this makes it more clear what I'm talking about.  Thanks!

On Mon, Jul 9, 2018 at 10:26 PM Ryan Meador <ryan.d.meador@...> wrote:
Hi all,

I have noticed a very slow leak in the drain hose that runs from the forward watertight bulkhead, beneath the floor in the saloon, to the area beneath the companionway.  It fills the space beneath the companionway stairs with water.  I think the leak is at the fitting where the dishwasher drain and air conditioning condensate T into it:

IMG_20180709_211135.jpg

I'm unsure if the leak is between the hose and the fitting, or the fitting itself has cracked.  I'm afraid to take it apart without a plan.  I'm wondering if someone can help me with a few questions:
  1. does this thing come apart?  it looks like the parts are glued, except the hose clamps
  2. what is the white part in the middle?
  3. do you know the inside diameters of the hoses?  is there anything special about the material of the one that runs the length of the saloon?
Thanks,
Ryan and Kelly
SM 233 Iteration
Boston, MA, USA



Re: leak in saloon drain hose

Craig Briggs
 


Yes, Ryan, that does look like one butt-ugly agglomeration of plumbing fittings - must  be French :-) I've never seen a Street Elbow with at "T" off the side and the white part looks like maybe a drain trap. The hoses are all standard stuff - I've cut the main run to add a "T" for my air conditioner and it's all plastic (no wire).

Anyway, I think I'd start with a roll of paper towels, dry it all off and try to spot the leak by alternately pouring water down each feed and dabbing around with the paper towel. Maybe use some blue holding tank deodorant as a dye to help spot the leak. If you find it, then try a patch with something like Seal-All.  I usually wouldn't recommend trying to seal a leak from the outside, but that assembly is going to be a beast to replace as it does look like it's glued together with PVC cement and the age-hardened hoses and tight space around make it worse.  Seal-All is cheap and it really does work wonders, even applied from the outside..

Rots 'o ruck!
Craig SN68.


---In amelyachtowners@..., <ryan.d.meador@...> wrote :

I'm concerned my photo didn't appear correctly because I can't find it on the Yahoo site, so I'm attaching it a difH

ferent way this time.  Hopefully this makes it more clear what I'm talking about.  Thanks!


On Mon, Jul 9, 2018 at 10:26 PM Ryan Meador <ryan.d.meador@...> wrote:
Hi all,

I have noticed a very slow leak in the drain hose that runs from the forward watertight bulkhead, beneath the floor in the saloon, to the area beneath the companionway.  It fills the space beneath the companionway stairs with water.  I think the leak is at the fitting where the dishwasher drain and air conditioning condensate T into it:

IMG_20180709_211135.jpg

I'm unsure if the leak is between the hose and the fitting, or the fitting itself has cracked.  I'm afraid to take it apart without a plan.  I'm wondering if someone can help me with a few questions:
  1. does this thing come apart?  it looks like the parts are glued, except the hose clamps
  2. what is the white part in the middle?
  3. do you know the inside diameters of the hoses?  is there anything special about the material of the one that runs the length of the saloon?
Thanks,
Ryan and Kelly
SM 233 Iteration
Boston, MA, USA



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Nikimat

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Good morning Porter,

Replying off the forum.
I am in Martinique helping a friend (Arno, new on the forum) to purchase his 54. I mentioned you to him a few times.
I don’t know about another boat… often I look, but I don’t think my heart would be as much in it as it was for NIKIMAT, but will see.
Hope your trip is going well!!!
Alexandre



--------------------------------------------

On Tue, 7/10/18, Porter McRoberts portermcroberts@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Nikimat
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 10:31 PM


 









Made me sick to see her pulling into st
Martin. Same here. Alex needs a new
boat!
PorterA54-152. Panama
City 

Sent from my
iPad
On Jul 10,
2018, at 7:08 PM, steve_morrison@...
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
wrote:
















 






Just finished watching the latest
Sailing La Vagabonde (Episode 150), and early on, they show
a post Irma Nikimat at anchor.  Hard to see her like that.
 My heart goes out to Alex. 
All the
best,Steve
MorrisonSM380
TouRaiHilton Head, SC