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Re: Washing Machine and 50 htz

michael winand
 

We also have used the washing machine. Can be used with the engine alternator through the inverter. So if we have a hour or so of motoring and it's not too rough a load can be done. 
Michael Elaine  Nebo sm251


On Sun, 3 May 2020 at 8:20, CW Bill Rouse
<brouse@...> wrote:
We always ran the washer on ocean crossings with the generator. It was no problem, but look at the rotation of the washer tub on an SM2k...maybe that helped.
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Sat, May 2, 2020 at 4:09 PM Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:

 

This is one of those “duh” moments.

 

We have been aboard Cream Puff for 5+ year cruising full time. When in a marina with the incorrect cycles to run the washing machine, we have always run the genset periodically when needing to catch up on the laundry.

 

Now in Tahiti where voltage is like no other place on earth: 220v 60 htz, we parked in a marina and were disappoint when we discovered the wrong cycle for the washer/dryer.

 

Now comes the “duh” moment. Unplug the washer/dryer from its normal outlet and plug it into an outlet with power from the inverter. No need to run the generator. Also with a battery charger running (separate from the inverter/charger), there is no battery drain and no “pass through” power.

 

A couple of year ago, I upgraded the inverter aboard Cream Puff and it has ample wattage to run the washer/dryer. I have no idea as to why I didn’t think of earlier. If you haven’t thought of this yet either, you can buy me a beer later.

BTW – does anyone run the washer/dry while underway? We never have. I am wondering how the spin cycle works with the vessel pitching and rolling. I am interested to hear your thoughts on this.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 

Re: Washing Machine and 50 htz

 

We always ran the washer on ocean crossings with the generator. It was no problem, but look at the rotation of the washer tub on an SM2k...maybe that helped.
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Sat, May 2, 2020 at 4:09 PM Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:

 

This is one of those “duh” moments.

 

We have been aboard Cream Puff for 5+ year cruising full time. When in a marina with the incorrect cycles to run the washing machine, we have always run the genset periodically when needing to catch up on the laundry.

 

Now in Tahiti where voltage is like no other place on earth: 220v 60 htz, we parked in a marina and were disappoint when we discovered the wrong cycle for the washer/dryer.

 

Now comes the “duh” moment. Unplug the washer/dryer from its normal outlet and plug it into an outlet with power from the inverter. No need to run the generator. Also with a battery charger running (separate from the inverter/charger), there is no battery drain and no “pass through” power.

 

A couple of year ago, I upgraded the inverter aboard Cream Puff and it has ample wattage to run the washer/dryer. I have no idea as to why I didn’t think of earlier. If you haven’t thought of this yet either, you can buy me a beer later.

BTW – does anyone run the washer/dry while underway? We never have. I am wondering how the spin cycle works with the vessel pitching and rolling. I am interested to hear your thoughts on this.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 

Re: Washing Machine and 50 htz

Mark Erdos
 

The inverter is Victron Multiplus 24/3000/70 - It is the 50amp version.

 

It easily runs the washer. On cold water washing it really doesn’t draw very much since it is just motors and pumps. Warm or hot water works well. The machines internal water heater doesn’t overload the inverter. We never use the heated dry cycle (even when on shore power). We spin dry at warp speed and let nature take care of the rest.

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Porter McRoberts via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, May 2, 2020 11:31 AM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Cc: AmelYachtOwners@groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Washing Machine and 50 htz

 

Mark. 

We have 3000 amps on the Victron multiplus and not enough to run our washer. So thinking of adding the 5000amp victron and upgrading to lithium’s when we get back to the boat. We washing at sea. It has to be calm. Very calm. Our washer has a spin cycle that goes variably 600 to 900 rpm, any yaw and it wants out!  How many amps  is your inverter?  

 

Porter

A54-152. 

 

 



On May 2, 2020, at 5:00 PM, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:



This is one of those “duh” moments.

 

We have been aboard Cream Puff for 5+ year cruising full time. When in a marina with the incorrect cycles to run the washing machine, we have always run the genset periodically to catch up on laundry.

 

Now in Tahiti where voltage is like no other place on earth. 220v 60 htz, we parked in a marina and were disappoint when we discovered the wrong cycle for the washer/dryer.

 

Now comes the “duh” moment. Unplug the washer/dryer from is normal outlet and plug it into an outlet with power from the inverter. No need to run the generator. Also with a battery charger running (separate from the inverter/charger) there is no battery drain and no “pass through” power.

 

A couple of year ago, I upgraded the inverter aboard Cream Puff and it has ample wattage to run the washer/dryer. I have no idea as to why I didn’t this of this earlier. If you hadn’t thought of this yet either, you can buy me a beer later.

BTW – does anyone run the washer/dry while underway? We never have. I am wondering how the spin cycle works with the vessel pitching and rolling. I am interested to hear your thoughts on this.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 

Re: Additional ZOOM Meetings #ZOOM

NICOLAS KLENE <n.klene@...>
 

Fabulous idea Bill , thank you for doing this and helping us keeping Our sanity !!👍

Le 1 mai 2020 à 17:46, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> a écrit :

All,

The most common suggestion that I have received regarding the ZOOM meetings is to have expert guest speakers on subjects that are of interest to most of the members. I have contacted people I know, respect, and consider experts. I am awaiting replies from experts on:
Sails
Refrigeration 
Standing Rigging
Dessalator
Lithium Solutions
I also asked Antoine RIOTON from Amel to do a presentation on the Amel 50/60
Another suggestion I had was to find an "...Insurance Adjuster, whose role it is to be the interpreter of the policy, protecting only the insurance company in order to minimize liability and expenses.  This expert is the one we need to come and talk to us about insurance and how to get the best policy for the most reasonable price." I am aware of public marine insurance adjusters in Florida but have no direct knowledge of any of these.

Comments welcome.

I will keep you informed.
--
 
Best,
 
CW Bill Rouse
Amel Owners Yacht School
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

Re: Washing Machine and 50 htz

Porter McRoberts
 

Mark. 
We have 3000 amps on the Victron multiplus and not enough to run our washer. So thinking of adding the 5000amp victron and upgrading to lithium’s when we get back to the boat. We washing at sea. It has to be calm. Very calm. Our washer has a spin cycle that goes variably 600 to 900 rpm, any yaw and it wants out!  How many amps  is your inverter?  

Porter
A54-152. 



On May 2, 2020, at 5:00 PM, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:



This is one of those “duh” moments.

 

We have been aboard Cream Puff for 5+ year cruising full time. When in a marina with the incorrect cycles to run the washing machine, we have always run the genset periodically to catch up on laundry.

 

Now in Tahiti where voltage is like no other place on earth. 220v 60 htz, we parked in a marina and were disappoint when we discovered the wrong cycle for the washer/dryer.

 

Now comes the “duh” moment. Unplug the washer/dryer from is normal outlet and plug it into an outlet with power from the inverter. No need to run the generator. Also with a battery charger running (separate from the inverter/charger) there is no battery drain and no “pass through” power.

 

A couple of year ago, I upgraded the inverter aboard Cream Puff and it has ample wattage to run the washer/dryer. I have no idea as to why I didn’t this of this earlier. If you hadn’t thought of this yet either, you can buy me a beer later.

BTW – does anyone run the washer/dry while underway? We never have. I am wondering how the spin cycle works with the vessel pitching and rolling. I am interested to hear your thoughts on this.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 

Re: OPACMARE gangway not rotating

Arno Luijten
 

Hi Martin,

I'm not sure. I found this reference on the estimate I got from FKG:

"Rotating Actuator OpacMare Passerelle:1849.26.02.24"

So this may on may not be the Opacmare number.

Cheers,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121

Washing Machine and 50 htz

Mark Erdos
 

 

This is one of those “duh” moments.

 

We have been aboard Cream Puff for 5+ year cruising full time. When in a marina with the incorrect cycles to run the washing machine, we have always run the genset periodically when needing to catch up on the laundry.

 

Now in Tahiti where voltage is like no other place on earth: 220v 60 htz, we parked in a marina and were disappoint when we discovered the wrong cycle for the washer/dryer.

 

Now comes the “duh” moment. Unplug the washer/dryer from its normal outlet and plug it into an outlet with power from the inverter. No need to run the generator. Also with a battery charger running (separate from the inverter/charger), there is no battery drain and no “pass through” power.

 

A couple of year ago, I upgraded the inverter aboard Cream Puff and it has ample wattage to run the washer/dryer. I have no idea as to why I didn’t think of earlier. If you haven’t thought of this yet either, you can buy me a beer later.

BTW – does anyone run the washer/dry while underway? We never have. I am wondering how the spin cycle works with the vessel pitching and rolling. I am interested to hear your thoughts on this.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 

Re: Additional ZOOM Meetings #ZOOM

Alan Leslie
 

I agree, this is a big issue....
I have had issues with insurance companies that say they CAN'T insure Elyse because she is British registered, moored in New Zealand and I live in Australia.
What has all that got to do with the risk of insuring a boat ?
Right now I only have her insured for NZ waters as my plans to sail in the South Pacific this season are on hold...indefinitley.
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437

Re: OPACMARE gangway not rotating

luvkante
 

Arno,

do you have a OPACMARE part# of the rotary actuator?

Martin
AMEL54 #149 „CHIARA“ 

Re: Volvo D3 oil pressure

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

Ralph,

 

Thanks, but the oil pressure was manually measured and confirmed to be low.

 

Cheers,

Paul

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

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of ralph.heilig
Sent: 02 May 2020 09:57
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Volvo D3 oil pressure

 

[Edited Message Follows]

I had a faulty oil pressure Sensor - Error was" low oil pressure" - tested and it was only a faulty oil sensor ( this happend after 80 hours nonstop motoring on flat see - 4 days nonstop - Maybe the sensor stuck due to this. Since my Engine is 2008 - there are differne oil sensors - the Electric Connection of the "actual" D3 oil sensor does no more fit-I found one on eBay that fitted on my D3 (Part Nr. 863169).

I also had mechanic's on board testing manually the oil pressure. All the test's (or there equipment) where pretty inacurate.
I first would try replacing the oil pressure Sensor.

Ralph
A54 #144


--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

Re: Volvo D3 oil pressure

Ralph Heilig
 
Edited

I had a faulty oil pressure Sensor - Error was" low oil pressure" - tested and it was only a faulty oil sensor ( this happend after 80 hours nonstop motoring on flat see - 4 days nonstop - Maybe the sensor stuck due to this. Since my Engine is 2008 - there are differne oil sensors - the Electric Connection of the "actual" D3 oil sensor does no more fit-I found one on eBay that fitted on my D3 (Part Nr. 863169).

I also had mechanic's on board testing manually the oil pressure. All the test's (or there equipment) where pretty inacurate.
I first would try replacing the oil pressure Sensor.

Ralph
A54 #144

Re: "Bird Cage" TV Antenna

Marco Mancini
 

Dear Duane,
I have seen only now your message. We have the same difficulty in recieving the DTV  tv signal also mooring  in places where the tv signal is very good.
I Confirm  the possible shortcut on the head of the mast and the huge signal dispersion In fact  I noticed that one we switch on  the main mast navigation lights and the while the tv  is on we have the termic switch of the lights that swich off.
Do you have a picture of the masterhead you mentioned .?
 I have understood from your email that this cover contains the connection with the antenna and the rusted part is inside and  not visible  from a simple visual inspection on the mast head. Am I right ?
marco
Desiree SM 304

Re: OPACMARE gangway not rotating

Arno Luijten
 

Hj Greg,

The actuator is pure hydraulic/mechanical. It has two oil connectors. Push oil in one and the thing rotates in one direction, pushing oil from the other connection. Reversal by putting pressure in the other connector. 

Opacmare does not make this thing themselves. It’s a more or less generic part that can also be used in other machinery. We tried to find out who actually makes it but Opacmare removed any reference from the actuator. 

My guess is the thing was never designed for the marine environment and Opacmare did a sloppy job protecting it from salt water. 


Regards,
Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121

Re: Additional ZOOM Meetings #ZOOM

Dean Gillies
 

I would certainly appreciate Zoom sessions with subject matter experts who can keep us up to date on topics which are relevant to our vessels.
Maybe we can add Instrumentation Systems (B&G, Furuno, Raymarine etc) to the list.  Also of interest would be Communications Systems (Satellite, SSB, etc).
You have created a (nice) monster Bill 👍
Dean
SY Stella
A54-154

Re: New file uploaded to main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io

karkauai
 

Great, thanks Bill.

On Apr 27, 2020 7:51 PM, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:
Kent,

I talked to Steve about it. There were some errors in the file that were made by Steve's contractor. That file was removed from the files section.

This file may help you. It is everything that was in Steve's file with some added things. It is available to you through my website at CLIENT ACCESS>>Book Supplements>>Product Information>>Part 1 Deck & Hull>>Engine Hatch Bulge Repair. There are some other files at that location, including another hatch repair method. 


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


On Mon, Apr 27, 2020 at 6:24 PM karkauai via groups.io <karkauai=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Bill

I can't find the file uploaded by Steve Bell for engine room hatch repair. I clicked on the link in the notification email which took me to Files, but I can't find it.

Help!
Kent
SM 243
Kristy

On Apr 25, 2020 6:30 PM, "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification" <main+notification@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> wrote:

Hello,

This email message is a notification to let you know that the following files have been uploaded to the Files area of the main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io group.

Uploaded By: steve b <stevect@...>

Description:
Repair of engine hatch bulges

Cheers,
The Groups.io Team



Re: OPACMARE gangway not rotating

Gregory Shea
 

Arno, 
Is the actuator totally hydraulic or is there an electrical component to it. If there is any electro-magnetic control/clutch function, the manufacturer must use low carbon mild steel to concentrate the magnetic flux (think soft iron core in a transformer). Could this be the reason they used material that is so unsuitable in a marine environment?

Greg Shea
Sharki 133 Cap des Iles



From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Arno Luijten <arno.luijten@...>
Sent: Friday, May 1, 2020 9:25 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] OPACMARE gangway not rotating
 
Hi Carina,

You were very fortunate. Our actuator was seized up so bad that the whole workshop of FKG hydraulics here in St. Maarten found no way to disassemble the thing. I suppose if there is still some motion in the actuator you will be able to take it apart. That seems good news for Chiara.

To your comments about Opacmare. Yes we had trouble with them as well, although not as bad as you describe. On the other hand , a fellow boat owner had a passerelle from a different manufacturer and he also suffered huge communication and cooperation problems with that vendor. Apparently business for these people to too good to care about after-sales... Me thinks that will have changed post-covid time.

REgards,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121

Re: Additional ZOOM Meetings #ZOOM

Germain Jean-Pierre
 

Hi Bill, 

Both suggestions would please greatly 

Kind regards

Jean-Pierre Germain, SY Eleuthera, SM007, NZ



On 2/05/2020, at 3:55 AM, Arlo <svplanb@...> wrote:

That would be awesome Bill. I couldnt attend the last meeting as I had a conflict with my work schedule but looking forward to more of these calls.

Re: Insurance Companies

Teun BAAS
 

Hi Mark,

 

Really appreciate your and the other members help on this.

 

Yes Sir – all of these are part of the 6 or 7 I approached.

 

Y-Yacht Niki: reason 1 and 5 on my list

The Marina Shop – still waiting but informed me I needed new rigging

Gowrie – the RI agent reason #7 and the FL agent reason #3 and #4 but she is now working on this again.

 

Top Sail is the ONLY one coming back with a proposal which I am currently discussing as I would like to have additional hard storage coverage as long as I am not back to the boat (might be for another 4 to 6 months). BTW a very, very fair proposal and only requiring a rigging survey which is fine with me.

 

Best Regards Teun

SV AMELIT  A54  #128

 

COOMERA (near BRISBANE) QLD AUSTRALIA

May 1, 2020 11:20:17

 

USA cell: +1 832 477 8842

AUSTRALIA cell: +61 5951 8909

 

You can follow AMELIT via this link: https://forecast.predictwind.com/tracking/display/AMELIT

 

 

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mark Erdos via groups.io
Sent: Friday, May 1, 2020 11:11
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Insurance Companies

 

Teun,

 

Have you tried:

 

Y-Yacht (UK – EU)- http://www.yyachtinsurance.com/

The Marina Shop (NZ) - https://www.marine-insurance.co.nz/

Top Sail (UK) - https://www.topsailinsurance.com (10% discount for OCC members)

Growrie (USA) - https://gowrie.com/Marine-Insurance/JacklineProgram.aspx

 

All of these have good reputations and will write a policy for international blue water sailors.  

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Teun BAAS
Sent: Friday, May 1, 2020 7:21 AM
To:
main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Additional ZOOM Meetings #ZOOM

 

Bill,

 

I think that insurance is a very big issue. I have now approached 6 to 7 agents/companies mentioned on our AYOG Forum and get very conflicting reasons of not willing to write insurance, like:

 

  1. You are USA citizen (although I pointed out several times I am NOT – I am a DUTCH citizen).
  2. But you do have a USA address (correct but I can give you legal non-USA addresses)
  3. You are NOT a USA citizen or resident (I am a LEGAL USA resident since 1986 and just had my green card renewed in February for 10 years) and this policy is specifically for USA citizens and/or residents and/or boats and/or ….
  4. You don’t have a USA address (YES I do – pls see the application)
  5. We don’t cover your navigational limits (AUSTRALIA etc.)

 

In talking to agents recommended via our AYOG forum I realize few of them remember/recognize the AMEL specific 6 or 7 watertight compartments so they tell me I need additional pumps on board; our overbuild rigging etc. etc.; and tell me I need to renew my rigging (just surveyed in December 2019 in COOMERA) because it is now 10 years old.

 

In all honesty: agency on #3 and #4 is now looking at this again after I wrote back I was a USA resident and had a USA address she replied she was going to look into this.

 

I know I am not the only AMEL owner having this problem – another member mentioned on the forum maybe looking at organizing our own group insurance (maybe via LLOYDS ?? they are used to write unusual policies)

 

Best Regards Teun

SV AMELIT  A54  #128

 

COOMERA (near BRISBANE) QLD AUSTRALIA

May 1, 2020 10:02:02

 

USA cell: +1 832 477 8842

AUSTRALIA cell: +61 5951 8909

 

You can follow AMELIT via this link: https://forecast.predictwind.com/tracking/display/AMELIT

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse via groups.io
Sent: Friday, May 1, 2020 08:46
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [Special] [AmelYachtOwners] Additional ZOOM Meetings #ZOOM

 

All,

The most common suggestion that I have received regarding the ZOOM meetings is to have expert guest speakers on subjects that are of interest to most of the members. I have contacted people I know, respect, and consider experts. I am awaiting replies from experts on:

Sails

Refrigeration 

Standing Rigging
Dessalator

Lithium Solutions
I also asked Antoine RIOTON from Amel to do a presentation on the Amel 50/60

Another suggestion I had was to find an "...Insurance Adjuster, whose role it is to be the interpreter of the policy, protecting only the insurance company in order to minimize liability and expenses.  This expert is the one we need to come and talk to us about insurance and how to get the best policy for the most reasonable price." I am aware of public marine insurance adjusters in Florida but have no direct knowledge of any of these.

Comments welcome.

I will keep you informed.
--

 

Best,

 

CW Bill Rouse
Amel Owners Yacht School
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

Image removed by sender.

Insurance Companies

Mark Erdos
 

Teun,

 

Have you tried:

 

Y-Yacht (UK – EU)- http://www.yyachtinsurance.com/

The Marina Shop (NZ) - https://www.marine-insurance.co.nz/

Top Sail (UK) - https://www.topsailinsurance.com (10% discount for OCC members)

Growrie (USA) - https://gowrie.com/Marine-Insurance/JacklineProgram.aspx

 

All of these have good reputations and will write a policy for international blue water sailors.  

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Teun BAAS
Sent: Friday, May 1, 2020 7:21 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Additional ZOOM Meetings #ZOOM

 

Bill,

 

I think that insurance is a very big issue. I have now approached 6 to 7 agents/companies mentioned on our AYOG Forum and get very conflicting reasons of not willing to write insurance, like:

 

  1. You are USA citizen (although I pointed out several times I am NOT – I am a DUTCH citizen).
  2. But you do have a USA address (correct but I can give you legal non-USA addresses)
  3. You are NOT a USA citizen or resident (I am a LEGAL USA resident since 1986 and just had my green card renewed in February for 10 years) and this policy is specifically for USA citizens and/or residents and/or boats and/or ….
  4. You don’t have a USA address (YES I do – pls see the application)
  5. We don’t cover your navigational limits (AUSTRALIA etc.)

 

In talking to agents recommended via our AYOG forum I realize few of them remember/recognize the AMEL specific 6 or 7 watertight compartments so they tell me I need additional pumps on board; our overbuild rigging etc. etc.; and tell me I need to renew my rigging (just surveyed in December 2019 in COOMERA) because it is now 10 years old.

 

In all honesty: agency on #3 and #4 is now looking at this again after I wrote back I was a USA resident and had a USA address she replied she was going to look into this.

 

I know I am not the only AMEL owner having this problem – another member mentioned on the forum maybe looking at organizing our own group insurance (maybe via LLOYDS ?? they are used to write unusual policies)

 

Best Regards Teun

SV AMELIT  A54  #128

 

COOMERA (near BRISBANE) QLD AUSTRALIA

May 1, 2020 10:02:02

 

USA cell: +1 832 477 8842

AUSTRALIA cell: +61 5951 8909

 

You can follow AMELIT via this link: https://forecast.predictwind.com/tracking/display/AMELIT

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse via groups.io
Sent: Friday, May 1, 2020 08:46
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [Special] [AmelYachtOwners] Additional ZOOM Meetings #ZOOM

 

All,

The most common suggestion that I have received regarding the ZOOM meetings is to have expert guest speakers on subjects that are of interest to most of the members. I have contacted people I know, respect, and consider experts. I am awaiting replies from experts on:

Sails

Refrigeration 

Standing Rigging
Dessalator

Lithium Solutions
I also asked Antoine RIOTON from Amel to do a presentation on the Amel 50/60

Another suggestion I had was to find an "...Insurance Adjuster, whose role it is to be the interpreter of the policy, protecting only the insurance company in order to minimize liability and expenses.  This expert is the one we need to come and talk to us about insurance and how to get the best policy for the most reasonable price." I am aware of public marine insurance adjusters in Florida but have no direct knowledge of any of these.

Comments welcome.

I will keep you informed.
--

 

Best,

 

CW Bill Rouse
Amel Owners Yacht School
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

Image removed by sender.

Re: Additional ZOOM Meetings #ZOOM

Teun BAAS
 

Bill,

 

I think that insurance is a very big issue. I have now approached 6 to 7 agents/companies mentioned on our AYOG Forum and get very conflicting reasons of not willing to write insurance, like:

 

  1. You are USA citizen (although I pointed out several times I am NOT – I am a DUTCH citizen).
  2. But you do have a USA address (correct but I can give you legal non-USA addresses)
  3. You are NOT a USA citizen or resident (I am a LEGAL USA resident since 1986 and just had my green card renewed in February for 10 years) and this policy is specifically for USA citizens and/or residents and/or boats and/or ….
  4. You don’t have a USA address (YES I do – pls see the application)
  5. We don’t cover your navigational limits (AUSTRALIA etc.)

 

In talking to agents recommended via our AYOG forum I realize few of them remember/recognize the AMEL specific 6 or 7 watertight compartments so they tell me I need additional pumps on board; our overbuild rigging etc. etc.; and tell me I need to renew my rigging (just surveyed in December 2019 in COOMERA) because it is now 10 years old.

 

In all honesty: agency on #3 and #4 is now looking at this again after I wrote back I was a USA resident and had a USA address she replied she was going to look into this.

 

I know I am not the only AMEL owner having this problem – another member mentioned on the forum maybe looking at organizing our own group insurance (maybe via LLOYDS ?? they are used to write unusual policies)

 

Best Regards Teun

SV AMELIT  A54  #128

 

COOMERA (near BRISBANE) QLD AUSTRALIA

May 1, 2020 10:02:02

 

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From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse via groups.io
Sent: Friday, May 1, 2020 08:46
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [Special] [AmelYachtOwners] Additional ZOOM Meetings #ZOOM

 

All,

The most common suggestion that I have received regarding the ZOOM meetings is to have expert guest speakers on subjects that are of interest to most of the members. I have contacted people I know, respect, and consider experts. I am awaiting replies from experts on:

Sails

Refrigeration 

Standing Rigging
Dessalator

Lithium Solutions
I also asked Antoine RIOTON from Amel to do a presentation on the Amel 50/60

Another suggestion I had was to find an "...Insurance Adjuster, whose role it is to be the interpreter of the policy, protecting only the insurance company in order to minimize liability and expenses.  This expert is the one we need to come and talk to us about insurance and how to get the best policy for the most reasonable price." I am aware of public marine insurance adjusters in Florida but have no direct knowledge of any of these.

Comments welcome.

I will keep you informed.
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Best,

 

CW Bill Rouse
Amel Owners Yacht School
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970