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

Ryan Meador
 

I think I found the source of my leak!  These two jugs of water I'd stashed under the saloon sole apparently chafed through and drained out through a pinhole.  I assume they collapsed due to the vacuum created by the departing water.  I don't think there's a leak in the plumbing at all.  I didn't look at them closely enough when I was hunting for the source... at a glance from above, it's not obvious they were nearly empty.  Sorry for the false alarm!

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



On Wed, Jul 11, 2018 at 10:53 AM sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

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@..., 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@..., 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] Drawer/cupboard pulls

John Clark
 

Hi All, sorry was not paying attention.  I am still interested in purchasing the square handles.  I would probably (depending on price) take ten.    I haven't asked Alban yet about the handles...probably should get on that as I am here in Martinique.  Am flying with Alex(Nikimat) this afternoon but will check first thing on Monday....if there are any French at work the day after World Cup.
                    John

John Clark
SV Annie SM 37
Le Marin

On Fri, Jul 13, 2018 at 10:38 AM, sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Update on drawer pulls:


Maud just wrote and apologized that she was mistakenly thinking about the round pulls when she told me she did have the original square ones, so it looks we're back at square one on getting replacements.

Anyone pursuing 3D printing or other options - please keep us posted.

Cheers, Craig Briggs, SN68 SANGARIS


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

Hi Steve,

Got it and have added to my list.  Per my post let's shift to email.  
sangaris at aol dot com

Send me an email so i have your email and I'l update when I hear from Maud.

Cheers, Craig


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

Hi Craig,

Thanks for doing all the leg work on this. I’d take at least 10, but depending on price, would at least double that order. My theory is that I’ve already had 2 failures, and due to the age of the boat, would expect many more during my ownership. I also have a Swiss friend with an older SM who needs some. He is in Switzerland now, and I’ll let him know. 

Steve 
Aloha SM 72
Hawaii

On Jul 9, 2018, at 04:39, sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

After I posted this and several others replied they needed them too, I wrote back to Maud, telling her that, and she has now written to me saying she may be able to get them after all, now that there is a known demand.  I'm waiting for her to write back and give me pricing.


I'd like to give her a firm order and will be happy to coordinate for the US contingent.  That is, I can place a bulk order and then break it out to others within the US, rather than have Maud send several overseas shipments,  From the replies posted on the DB so far: 
Miles - Ladybug in Newport -  "4 or 5"
Ryan & Kelle - Iteration in Boston  -  "a couple"
Jose Venegas - Impanema in Boston  -  "5"
Steve Davis - Aloha in Hawaii   - "some"
John Clark - ?  in ?   -   "yes"
Kent Robertson - Kristy in St Michaels -  ? 
Craig Briggs - Sangaris - in Boca Raton -  need one, if price is right would take 10 or more

John on Annie in Martinique wanted "some" but may be better off dealing with Amel Carribbean (or  not)

Anyway, I'll keep you posted on what Maud says.  In the meantime, let's take this off-line of the regular forum traffic.  Drop me an email to sangaris@...  (that's sangaris at aol.com).  We don't need to do anything firm until Maud gives us the pricing.  I also asked her to clarify if we can buy the chrome pulls separate from the brown plastic latching part.  If the pulls are inexpensive I've got a lot that are corroding and could use freshening up - I think there's about 40 in total on my SN.

Cheers,
Craig Briggs, SN68 Sangaris, parked in Brunswick, GA (I'm in Boca Raton) sangaris@...


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

Maud informed me that Amel no longer has the old push-button rectangular drawer pulls. 
Has anyone found a source or a good replacement?


Many thanks, Craig Briggs, SN68 Sangaris



Re: Removing Genoa car

mfmcgovern@...
 

Pat,

No problem.  See the attached picture for how to attach a picture (or other file) when posting using a PC on the Yahoo Groups interface.  I hope that helps.

Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA


Drawer/cupboard pulls

Craig Briggs
 

Update on drawer pulls:

Maud just wrote and apologized that she was mistakenly thinking about the round pulls when she told me she did have the original square ones, so it looks we're back at square one on getting replacements.

Anyone pursuing 3D printing or other options - please keep us posted.

Cheers, Craig Briggs, SN68 SANGARIS


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

Hi Steve,

Got it and have added to my list.  Per my post let's shift to email.  
sangaris at aol dot com

Send me an email so i have your email and I'l update when I hear from Maud.

Cheers, Craig


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

Hi Craig,

Thanks for doing all the leg work on this. I’d take at least 10, but depending on price, would at least double that order. My theory is that I’ve already had 2 failures, and due to the age of the boat, would expect many more during my ownership. I also have a Swiss friend with an older SM who needs some. He is in Switzerland now, and I’ll let him know. 

Steve 
Aloha SM 72
Hawaii

On Jul 9, 2018, at 04:39, sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

After I posted this and several others replied they needed them too, I wrote back to Maud, telling her that, and she has now written to me saying she may be able to get them after all, now that there is a known demand.  I'm waiting for her to write back and give me pricing.


I'd like to give her a firm order and will be happy to coordinate for the US contingent.  That is, I can place a bulk order and then break it out to others within the US, rather than have Maud send several overseas shipments,  From the replies posted on the DB so far: 
Miles - Ladybug in Newport -  "4 or 5"
Ryan & Kelle - Iteration in Boston  -  "a couple"
Jose Venegas - Impanema in Boston  -  "5"
Steve Davis - Aloha in Hawaii   - "some"
John Clark - ?  in ?   -   "yes"
Kent Robertson - Kristy in St Michaels -  ? 
Craig Briggs - Sangaris - in Boca Raton -  need one, if price is right would take 10 or more

John on Annie in Martinique wanted "some" but may be better off dealing with Amel Carribbean (or  not)

Anyway, I'll keep you posted on what Maud says.  In the meantime, let's take this off-line of the regular forum traffic.  Drop me an email to sangaris@...  (that's sangaris at aol.com).  We don't need to do anything firm until Maud gives us the pricing.  I also asked her to clarify if we can buy the chrome pulls separate from the brown plastic latching part.  If the pulls are inexpensive I've got a lot that are corroding and could use freshening up - I think there's about 40 in total on my SN.

Cheers,
Craig Briggs, SN68 Sangaris, parked in Brunswick, GA (I'm in Boca Raton) sangaris@...


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

Maud informed me that Amel no longer has the old push-button rectangular drawer pulls. 
Has anyone found a source or a good replacement?


Many thanks, Craig Briggs, SN68 Sangaris


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Removing Genoa car

Patrick McAneny
 

Mark, We can do that, but my wife is leaving for the weekend and I would not have a clue how to upload,download or sideload anything. So we'll do that when she gets back.
Pat 
SM#123
Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: mfmcgovern@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Fri, Jul 13, 2018 8:55 am
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Removing Genoa car

 
Pat,

Can you upload a few pics of the finished result when you get a chance?

Thanks,
Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA


Re: Removing Genoa car

mfmcgovern@...
 

Pat,

Can you upload a few pics of the finished result when you get a chance?

Thanks,
Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Leaking rudder [1 Attachment]

Arthur Sundqvist
 

Thank you very much for the tips.
Arthur. Sundqvist 
SM 435.  Vista

Skickat från min iPhone

13 juli 2018 kl. 11:38 skrev Danny and Yvonne SIMMS simms@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

This is the spanner I use. It just fits. I hope the attachment works for the photo 

Regards

Danny.

SM 299 Ocean pearl

On 13 July 2018 at 09:39 "arthur@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

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


 


 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Removing Genoa car

Patrick McAneny
 

Ian, Sorry about that, I think that is the first time I have failed to sign off properly . The second side went of course a little faster, not more than twenty minutes. Every bit of the T needs to be removed in order to remove and reinstall the car.
Pat
SM#123


-----Original Message-----
From: Ian & Judy ianjudyjenkins@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Fri, Jul 13, 2018 3:46 am
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Removing Genoa car

 
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

Craig Briggs
 


Plus you get Jesse James' famous "Members Only Maxi Taxi" service, for anything you need - not just taxi service - a cruisier's best friend! He continually works with the Trinidad government and local businesses to help cruisers. Check in with him before crossing for added security, too.

Cheers, Craig Briggs, SN68

---In amelyachtowners@..., <flyboyscd@...> 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] Re: Leaking rudder

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

This is the spanner I use. It just fits. I hope the attachment works for the photo 

Regards

Danny.

SM 299 Ocean pearl

On 13 July 2018 at 09:39 "arthur@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

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


 


 


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


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