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Spare Parts list / outside bulbs for SM2K

olaf_renos@...
 


Hello SM2K owners,

 

As some of you already knows I bought some weeks ago a SM2K.

 

Now I would like to know the required spare parts. Would you pls share your spare parts list with me to get a feeling what parts are required.

 

I also would like to know which bulbs () are installed/used outside (Watt, Size etc.), e.g. for the navigation light, anchor lights, deck light etc. Does anyone of you have list of all the bulbs?

 

Thanks so much in advance


Olaf

S/V Sayonara II, SM2K 392

currently in Martinique



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: PredictWind

Patrick McAneny
 

Colin, That is the kind of experience with it I was looking for. Their support seems good , I have not signed up yet but they offered  me the professional version to use for a couple of weeks to familiarize myself with it, problem is I am sitting in my office sailing routes vicariously .
Thanks,
Pat SM#123


-----Original Message-----
From: Sailing Island Pearl colin.d.streeter@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Tue, Apr 3, 2018 3:53 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: PredictWind

 
We use the PW professional package with ocean currents included, and have found this excellent in crossing the North Indian Ocean from Thailand to Maldives. In particular it was spot on for ocean currents and pretty good on winds, and we run an update every day via the IridiumGo to ensure that we are always in the best possible currents and wind.

Agree with the 80% ratio of the Amel 54 Polars. That has been what we ended up dialing it down to as well. At first I was annoyed that the Amel 54 appeared so much faster!!! ......but then realised this is based on best speed and sail plan always ...... and of course we are mere cruisers, sailing cautiously always to ensure our aging sails get us all the way around the world!.

We are not sure we can afford the PW professional package cost all the way around the world, (and certainly turned it off in Asia for 6 months when not doing ocean crossings) but this software has been a game changer for us and particularly worthwhile the cost for the Indian Ocean crossing so far. From Maldives we sail this month for Chagos, then on to Rodriguez, Mauritius, Madagascar and down to Cape Town etc.., so are very please to have the full PW package working on board.

Cheers
Colin - Island Pearl II - SM#332 - Maldives

On Wed, Apr 4, 2018 at 2:35 AM, 'S/V Garulfo' svgarulfo@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
Hi Pat,

We used PW for routing with 54 polars and found them very optimistic. Maybe we are conservative sailors but we had to set the polar ratio to 80% to get realistic times. 

As far as the weather forecast is concerned, it's very similar to other software, we found. It mostly uses the same grib sources, so not too surprising, I guess. Windy shows better accuracy in the Caribbean, especially to understand the wind shifts in the channels and in the leeway of the islands. 

Thomas
Garulfo
A54 #122
Cruising Saint Martin, FWI



On Tue, 3 Apr 2018 at 11:07, Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 
Hi Pat,

I agree that PW isn't always spot on.  I look at Passageweather.com and windyty.com as well as PW before a passage.  There is often at least one outlier but a pretty good sense of what is going to happen can be gleaned from all that info.  The timing of wind shifts can be 12+hrs off, and wind speeds can be 10kts off (either way), but so far I haven't wished I'd waited for another window.  If even one model was predicting 30+kts, I'd either wait or call Chris Parker.

Hi to Diane!

Kent
S/V Kristy
SM 243




--
Colin Streeter
0411 016 445


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] lifting with mizzen boom, climbing mizzen, and halyard lengths

James Alton
 

Danny,

   I will second your concerns about using external halyards,  I avoid them as well and this started  even before the incident described to follow:  I once had the swivel of a spinnaker halyard part offshore which didn’t surprise me that much.  What did surprise me was that I replaced the broken block with an identical block that had been stored for some number of years in a drawer on the boat.  The block was still in it’s original packaging so unused, vintage unknown as this was a delivery job so not my boat.  The replacement block broke in exactly the same place when I tied off the spinnaker halyard with just a bit of tension added by hand.  The break was rusty and it looked like crevice corrosion of the stainless.  Thanks for bringing this danger to the attention of other Amelians.

Best,

James

SV Sueño
Maramu #220

On Apr 3, 2018, at 1:34 PM, Danny and Yvonne SIMMS simms@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


Hi Ryan,

I can answer your last question personally. To go up the mizzen I unfurl and drop the mizzen sail and use that internal halyard. On Ocean Pearl it is a full length halyard. I have an aversion to using external halyards to pull people up masts, its a long way down.

Regards

Danny

SM 299 Ocean Pearl

On 04 April 2018 at 05:21 "Ryan Meador ryan.d.meador@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

 

Hi all,
I'm refreshing much of my running rigging, and I just did a deep-dive into the halyards on mizzen and I'm confused by the numbers I'm seeing in that running rigging spreadsheet we've all seen.  It lists the mizzen ballooner halyard as 28m, and I've estimated the mizzen utility halyard (the one that goe s to the spreaders; it doesn't seem to be in the spreadsheet) at 15m.  I haven't found anything more detailed than the spreadsheet by searching this group's archives.

The ballooner halyard seems like a fine length for its intended purpose, given the mizzen's height of 14m above DWL, but there doesn't seem to be enough extra to lead it to the block on the end of the mizzen boom and then down to the water to lift something (or someone, as has been discussed in the other thread going on).  Does anyone have a suggestion for a more practical length on this halyard, or is the listed length good for this purpose?

Likewise, my estimate for my utility halyard seems too short to use the mizzen boom as a lift; how long is yours?

And finally, if you wanted to climb to the top of the mizzenmast, how would you clip on?  The ballooner halyard is the natural choice, but I don't feel comfortable using only a single halyard.  Given that the mizzensail halyard requires an extension, I don't think it would be safe to use that either, as then you're trusting the extension attachment (some stitched twine and electrical tape, in my case).  Thoughts?

Thanks,
Ryan
SM 233 Iteration
Boston, MA, USA

 


 




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: lifting with mizzen boom, climbing mizzen, and halyard lengths

Ryan Meador
 

I prefer to use two halyards, both of them for hauling (no static line).  I don't see the advantage of using a static line vs just putting the prussik around the mast, so I use the line the way a halyard is meant to be used.  If both halyards are reasonably tight, it also greatly reduces the shock loading on the remaining one if one fails.  If one of the halyards is internal, I'm not terribly worried about the other being external (like on the mainmast).  But I don't have that option on the mizzenmast, unless I do as Danny did and have a full-length mizzen halyard made up (and drop the sail).  Surely, Henri Amel had a solution to this problem?  Or was he just comfortable going up on a single, external halyard?  I like Paul's idea of a dyneema loop through the shackle... that takes out one failure mode, though still leaves the possibility of the rope failing (or being let go).

On the lone occasion I've had to go up a mast on a single (internal) halyard, I used a prussik-like knot as a fall arrester.  It seems to be pretty safe (it can definitely take my weight dropping from the max distance I'd be before moving the knot), but if you actually need to use it, you're now stuck up there... I don't have a good solution for that.  I hope the local fire department does (and I'm at the dock)!  Or maybe the Coast Guard could send a helicopter? :D

Duane, thank you for the reminder about the figure-8 knot to tie onto the halyard.  I shouldn't have used the phrase "clip on".

Does anyone have recommended lengths for the ballooner and utility halyards that differ from what I wrote in my first message?  Should I just add a few meters to each?

Thanks,
Ryan
SM 233 Iteration
Boston, MA, USA

On Tue, Apr 3, 2018 at 5:45 PM, Ian parkianj@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

If I can’t use two halliards to ascend the mast I take two long loops of either tape or 8mm rope. A Prussik loop round the mast can be pushed up but holds under the tension of a fall. The second one is to attach above the spreaders so you never rely on just one attachment.
Prussik loops were used in climbing before ascenders were invented, but they do work around the dimension of a mast. Also useful as a foot loop to stand in if you want to get above the height of the mast to work.

Ian

Ocean Hobo SN 96



Re: lifting with mizzen boom, climbing mizzen, and halyard lengths

Ian Park
 

If I can’t use two halliards to ascend the mast I take two long loops of either tape or 8mm rope. A Prussik loop round the mast can be pushed up but holds under the tension of a fall. The second one is to attach above the spreaders so you never rely on just one attachment.
Prussik loops were used in climbing before ascenders were invented, but they do work around the dimension of a mast. Also useful as a foot loop to stand in if you want to get above the height of the mast to work.

Ian

Ocean Hobo SN 96


Re: Just a bit off topic, but worth saying...

John Clark
 

Welcome aboard Brent.  I was in your shoes just 18 months ago.  You will not regret buying an Amel.  Hope to meet you somewhere in the world!  (note not many owners forums can say that and mean it. )

John Clark
SV Annie SM 37
Cave Cay, en-
route to Georgetown Exuma.


---In amelyachtowners@..., <brentcameron61@...> wrote :

At the risk of sounding sappy, if there was one thing I sometimes wish this forum had, it was a like button for posts like Bill’s - although they can certainly be abused so maybe not and instead I’ll pile on to Bill’s excellent message.

You Amel owners (and I’ve had the pleasure of sailing with a few of you and meeting a few more in person) are a truly EXCEPTIONAL group of individuals. The spirit in which you help each other and offer “corrective guidance” in a respectful manner is inspiring and makes me want to become one of you even more. Since I retired last spring, I’ve ruthlessly reduced my emails by at least two orders of magnitude and while I’ve followed lots of groups on various topics on a regular basis over the years, this is the ONLY one that I still allow to send me emails on a daily basis because 1) I almost always learn something interesting that I file away for the future, 2) it’s almost never acrimonious and it’s wonderful to watch you folks pass out your hard earned lessons so generously even if the question has been asked and answered a dozen times before and 3) while there may be a moderator, that function is never needed. Who ever is doing it is doing a fantastic job because it seems to me that when someone strays outside the lines a little bit someone else will inevitably show up with some gentle suggestion - often with a good bit of humour - to redirect the discussion. I usually end up chuckling at how well it was handled. No egos stroked or bruised. Nobody strays from the purpose into other more inflammatory topics. I’ve watched you graciously bring new owners into your community and offer lots of helpful advice as well as tolerate lurkers like myself who want to join your community as well.

It’s really something to see - you’ve all built something really valuable to the Amel brand here. I think you’re by far their biggest asset. As a potential owner I’d say it’s one of the top things pushing me into buying my own Amel - knowing that if I got in to trouble or didn’t understand something that within a few hours that I’d have lots of helpful solutions as at least one of you had probably seen the problem before. This could be scary when you are sinking a substantial portion of your life’s savings into an asset that can literally sink you.

I haven’t met most of you yet but I know that I want to see you all out there soon. Thank you for creating such a gem of invaluable information and in such a way that is a pleasure to follow. I appreciate being able to learn and live vicariously from all of you more than you’d ever guess. I hope to be returning the favour soon.

Brent Cameron
Future SM Owner, long time admirer.


On Mar 29, 2018, 9:56 PM -0400, greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>, wrote:
 

Every once in a while I am lead into into temptation and I look at other sailing related forums on the web. I read a dozen threads--and am horrified.  Every time I come back here and am thankful that the Amel owners who participate here are NOT LIKE THAT.


ALL the other forums are full of posturing, foolishness, stupidity, trolls and just plain evil nastiness.  Even the ones that are heavily moderated are "places" that make my skin crawl just to visit.  


They really make me appreciate the community we have here.  I like that I can ask, and answer, questions like I was sitting across from any of you with a beer in hand, and if we disagree we can do so with a smile.


Thank you--everybody.


Bill Kinney

SM160, Harmonie

Foxtown, Little Abaco, Bahamas






Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: PredictWind

Colin - ex SV Island Pearl
 

We use the PW professional package with ocean currents included, and have found this excellent in crossing the North Indian Ocean from Thailand to Maldives. In particular it was spot on for ocean currents and pretty good on winds, and we run an update every day via the IridiumGo to ensure that we are always in the best possible currents and wind.

Agree with the 80% ratio of the Amel 54 Polars. That has been what we ended up dialing it down to as well. At first I was annoyed that the Amel 54 appeared so much faster!!! ......but then realised this is based on best speed and sail plan always ...... and of course we are mere cruisers, sailing cautiously always to ensure our aging sails get us all the way around the world!.

We are not sure we can afford the PW professional package cost all the way around the world, (and certainly turned it off in Asia for 6 months when not doing ocean crossings) but this software has been a game changer for us and particularly worthwhile the cost for the Indian Ocean crossing so far. From Maldives we sail this month for Chagos, then on to Rodriguez, Mauritius, Madagascar and down to Cape Town etc.., so are very please to have the full PW package working on board.

Cheers
Colin - Island Pearl II - SM#332 - Maldives

On Wed, Apr 4, 2018 at 2:35 AM, 'S/V Garulfo' svgarulfo@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi Pat,

We used PW for routing with 54 polars and found them very optimistic. Maybe we are conservative sailors but we had to set the polar ratio to 80% to get realistic times. 

As far as the weather forecast is concerned, it's very similar to other software, we found. It mostly uses the same grib sources, so not too surprising, I guess. Windy shows better accuracy in the Caribbean, especially to understand the wind shifts in the channels and in the leeway of the islands. 

Thomas
Garulfo
A54 #122
Cruising Saint Martin, FWI



On Tue, 3 Apr 2018 at 11:07, Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 

Hi Pat,

I agree that PW isn't always spot on.  I look at Passageweather.com and windyty.com as well as PW before a passage.  There is often at least one outlier but a pretty good sense of what is going to happen can be gleaned from all that info.  The timing of wind shifts can be 12+hrs off, and wind speeds can be 10kts off (either way), but so far I haven't wished I'd waited for another window.  If even one model was predicting 30+kts, I'd either wait or call Chris Parker.

Hi to Diane!

Kent
S/V Kristy
SM 243




--
Colin Streeter
0411 016 445


Re: Oceanair Skyscreen

Duane Siegfri
 

The aft cabin hatch is a bit tough because there is not much space above the hatch for the screen frame.  The Oceanair frame is wider on the sides with the rollers so you want them vertical, and the narrower sides horizontal (at the top and bottom).

After reviewing the Oceanair site, they don't have one that will fit the aft cabin.  The Lewmar 50 is the right size, but the wider frame (2.5") will have to be at the top and bottom and there isn't room for it there.  If you go with a 20x20 it will hang down 5.5" below the bottom of the hatch.

They noted the Lewmar 60 would work for the main and forward cabins, and they recommended ordering them with seals.  I pasted their email below.

Duane
Wanderer, SM#477

Thank you for your inquiry.  The seal is a rubber “gasket” seal that runs between the hatch and the headliner to block out any light that might finds its way through this space.  We usually recommend using a gasket.

 

Also looking at your order form if the measurements you have provided are for the aperture (the opening for the hatch) the first hatch would be a SRS-60-(Color (B) for beige or (W) for white)-RP.  This is a standard size Skyscreen for a Lewmar 60 hatch.

 

The second size is very close in size to our SRS-50-(Color (B) for beige or (W) for white)-RP.  This is the standard size for a Lewmar 50 hatch. 

 

We could always have a hatch screen made to order to the exact size, but that would cost significantly

 

If the standard sizes work for you please place an order with one of our following online dealers who will be more than happy to help you place an order.



Re: Oceanair Skyscreen

Duane Siegfri
 


Re: lifting with mizzen boom, climbing mizzen, and halyard lengths

Duane Siegfri
 

Ryan,

One other thing I wanted to add: never use any hardware on the end of the halyard to attach yourself.  Always tie a figure 8 knot that leaves a bight on the end of the line.  You can leave the hardware on the bitter end, just down attach to it.  Use a locking carabiner meant for climbing to attach the bight to your harness/bosuns chair. 

Using the hardware on the end of a halyard leaves too many failure points, the shackle, the knot attaching the shackle, and there may be wear in the line where the line bears on the shackle.  Use a figure 8 tied in a bight instead.  

There are many videos on Youtube showing how to tie a figure 8 in a bight for climbing.

Duane


Re: lifting with mizzen boom, climbing mizzen, and halyard lengths

Duane Siegfri
 

Ryan,

I'll second the "don't use the external halyard" advice.

I have had one external halyard block fail in my 28 years of sailing, it rained down plastic and metal all over the deck.  Luckily no one was on it, only the dinghy and it was still over the side.

You should always have a safety line as well.  I use another halyard that I fix in place (a static line), and then use a Prusik loop to a separate carabiner.  To be a true safety, the carabiner should be attached to a separate harness other than what the dynamic (hauling) line is attached to.  Also, if the dynamic line were to fail, how would you get down?  You've used all the halyards so rescue is going to be complicated and may take a long time.

I bring along a descender so I could get down without help if I had to.  You might check out the Petzyl Grigri 2.  You can clip it on to the static line and then lower yourself with it.  There is a good Youtube video, search for "Mast climbing with a grigri by allen edwards".

Be safe!
Duane


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Alternator replacement

Rink De Haan
 

Thanks Bill. I’ll check availability in Europe.
Check: is 175 AMP not too much for a 75HP Yanmar?

Regards
Rink
SM2K #330 Razor’s Edge
Lefkas Greece


From: amelyachtowners@... <amelyachtowners@...> on behalf of Bill Rouse brouse@... [amelyachtowners]
Sent: Monday, April 2, 2018 8:51:51 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Alternator replacement
 
 

Rink,

This is what you need:
Leece-Neville 175 amp voltage alternator Model no. 8SC3009ZA Regulator Model 8RL3021 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

Amel School  http://www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970


On Mon, Feb 12, 2018 at 10:29 AM, Rink de Haan rinkdehaan@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

The 24V alternator on my Yanmar 4JH3TE engine (2001) needs replacement. I can't decipher the model and make of it.
Does anyone recently replaced it and /or have a recommendation for this?
I am currently in Greece (Lefkada) and the local repair shop is struggling with it.

Many thanks
Rink de Haan
SY Razor's Edge
Amel SM2K #330





Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] lifting with mizzen boom, climbing mizzen, and halyard lengths

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Ryan,

I can answer your last question personally. To go up the mizzen I unfurl and drop the mizzen sail and use that internal halyard. On Ocean Pearl it is a full length halyard. I have an aversion to using external halyards to pull people up masts, its a long way down.

Regards

Danny

SM 299 Ocean Pearl

On 04 April 2018 at 05:21 "Ryan Meador ryan.d.meador@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

 

Hi all,
I'm refreshing much of my running rigging, and I just did a deep-dive into the halyards on mizzen and I'm confused by the numbers I'm seeing in that running rigging spreadsheet we've all seen.  It lists the mizzen ballooner halyard as 28m, and I've estimated the mizzen utility halyard (the one that goes to the spreaders; it doesn't seem to be in the spreadsheet) at 15m.  I haven't found anything more detailed than the spreadsheet by searching this group's archives.

The ballooner halyard seems like a fine length for its intended purpose, given the mizzen's height of 14m above DWL, but there doesn't seem to be enough extra to lead it to the block on the end of the mizzen boom and then down to the water to lift something (or someone, as has been discussed in the other thread going on).  Does anyone have a suggestion for a more practical length on this halyard, or is the listed length good for this purpose?

Likewise, my estimate for my utility halyard seems too short to use the mizzen boom as a lift; how long is yours?

And finally, if you wanted to climb to the top of the mizzenmast, how would you clip on?  The ballooner halyard is the natural choice, but I don't feel comfortable using only a single halyard.  Given that the mizzensail halyard requires an extension, I don't think it would be safe to use that either, as then you're trusting the extension attachment (some stitched twine and electrical tape, in my case).  Thoughts?

Thanks,
Ryan
SM 233 Iteration
Boston, MA, USA

 


 


Re: lifting with mizzen boom, climbing mizzen, and halyard lengths

Paul Osterberg
 

Ryan
We use the mizzen halyard, but it is cumbersome as you have to take down the mizzen first. I have ordered a Block with a center hole through the sheave, available from several manufacturer I will use that for the balloner halyard and attache it with a normal shackle but also with a dyneema loop through the block sheave, that will give me an extra security if the block or Shackle fail the halyard will still be held up by the dyneema loop.
As extra security one can have a sling around the mast .
Paul on S/Y Kerpa SM #259


lifting with mizzen boom, climbing mizzen, and halyard lengths

Ryan Meador
 

Hi all,
I'm refreshing much of my running rigging, and I just did a deep-dive into the halyards on mizzen and I'm confused by the numbers I'm seeing in that running rigging spreadsheet we've all seen.  It lists the mizzen ballooner halyard as 28m, and I've estimated the mizzen utility halyard (the one that goes to the spreaders; it doesn't seem to be in the spreadsheet) at 15m.  I haven't found anything more detailed than the spreadsheet by searching this group's archives.

The ballooner halyard seems like a fine length for its intended purpose, given the mizzen's height of 14m above DWL, but there doesn't seem to be enough extra to lead it to the block on the end of the mizzen boom and then down to the water to lift something (or someone, as has been discussed in the other thread going on).  Does anyone have a suggestion for a more practical length on this halyard, or is the listed length good for this purpose?

Likewise, my estimate for my utility halyard seems too short to use the mizzen boom as a lift; how long is yours?

And finally, if you wanted to climb to the top of the mizzenmast, how would you clip on?  The ballooner halyard is the natural choice, but I don't feel comfortable using only a single halyard.  Given that the mizzensail halyard requires an extension, I don't think it would be safe to use that either, as then you're trusting the extension attachment (some stitched twine and electrical tape, in my case).  Thoughts?

Thanks,
Ryan
SM 233 Iteration
Boston, MA, USA


Re: Costa Rica

mfmcgovern@...
 

Jeff,

I have not sailed this stretch of water but as James said, SV Totem just did it.  You can see their track here:  http://forecast.predictwind.com/tracking/display/Totem

Here is their description of the strategy they employed for this trip:

It's called the "one foot on the beach" strategy. Holding close to shore, as little as 1/4 mile off, effectively reduces the fetch required to make waves. Waves form from wind over distance - fetch refers to how much distance. No fetch, no waves. It does come with some risk: fishing nets and long lines, imprecise charts, and small boat traffic require attentiveness and daylight travel only. This will be a motorboat ride only - no sailing. Papagayos and other "gap winds" come in pulses. So can be sitting at 20 knots for 1/2 hour and then without warning gust over 40 or 50 knots. Even reefed the risk of boat-handling drama so close to the beach makes it imprudent. At the end of the day we anchor for the night - and always anchor like there will be 50 knots of wind, because sometimes there will be!

You can see from their track that they made landfall in southern Mexico so the strategy apparently worked!  Hope this helps.

Mark
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD
 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: PredictWind

Sv Garulfo
 

Hi Pat,

We used PW for routing with 54 polars and found them very optimistic. Maybe we are conservative sailors but we had to set the polar ratio to 80% to get realistic times. 

As far as the weather forecast is concerned, it's very similar to other software, we found. It mostly uses the same grib sources, so not too surprising, I guess. Windy shows better accuracy in the Caribbean, especially to understand the wind shifts in the channels and in the leeway of the islands. 

Thomas
Garulfo
A54 #122
Cruising Saint Martin, FWI



On Tue, 3 Apr 2018 at 11:07, Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi Pat,

I agree that PW isn't always spot on.  I look at Passageweather.com and windyty.com as well as PW before a passage.  There is often at least one outlier but a pretty good sense of what is going to happen can be gleaned from all that info.  The timing of wind shifts can be 12+hrs off, and wind speeds can be 10kts off (either way), but so far I haven't wished I'd waited for another window.  If even one model was predicting 30+kts, I'd either wait or call Chris Parker.

Hi to Diane!

Kent
S/V Kristy
SM 243


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Costa Rica

James Studdart
 

Hi Jeff,
The well known cruising yacht “Totem” is doing this at the moment. They have blog and most likely will write up the experience as they go or just after.

Cheers,
James.

On Tue, Apr 3, 2018 at 03:22 jmkraus@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Good Morning Amelians,

I was wondering if anyone has run up the Pacific coast up to Costa Rica after transiting the PC?

Jeff Spirit Amel 54 #14


Re: Introduction and Finding Furling Motor Parts (Amel 54)

cpp_berkeley <no_reply@...>
 

Great, thanks! Exactly what I was looking for.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: PredictWind

karkauai
 

Hi Pat,

I agree that PW isn't always spot on.  I look at Passageweather.com and windyty.com as well as PW before a passage.  There is often at least one outlier but a pretty good sense of what is going to happen can be gleaned from all that info.  The timing of wind shifts can be 12+hrs off, and wind speeds can be 10kts off (either way), but so far I haven't wished I'd waited for another window.  If even one model was predicting 30+kts, I'd either wait or call Chris Parker.

Hi to Diane!

Kent
S/V Kristy
SM 243