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Galapagos and Marquesas out of season. Pluses and minuses.

Porter McRoberts
 

I very much appreciate all the thoughtful insights in every regard, and so I propose these technical questions.

We are heavily considering a transit of the Canal in June.
We've had extensive discussions with Rene of Island Water World in St. Martin (who some may know) and others who argue for the Pacific approach outlined below.

It is based on 3 assumptions:

1. A US citizen can get a 1 year visa for French Polynesia in Panama at the French consulate there.
2. Entering Equador on the mainland, one can get an extended cruising permit with exit through the Galapagos with minimal fees over an extended time-period.
 and the third:

3. The Marquesas are outside the cyclone zone and should be considered a reasonable all weather destination.

Based on the above, and a fair amount of research on the web etc.  We are considering a transit in June, July.
Heading south along the west coast of S America, leaving the boat in Ecuador for an inland experience, then Galapagos and Marquesas late part of this year.  Early start on the westward cruising of the pacific in march/April 2019 toward New Zealand or Torres Straits.

Noting, while the Marquesas are on the cusp of cyclone territory, their location does not completely exclude them from circular storms, what storm options would we have with good intel.  We have and use iridium and predict wind a-lot with excellent outcomes for the past year. 

What thoughts, considerations, concerns and or advice might you have for this concept?

Very much appreciated!


Porter McRoberts
S/V Ibis: Amel 54-#152
Martinique









Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Just a bit off topic, but worth saying...

 

Bill Kinney, et al,

Exactly...well said, AND, I believe it takes some effort to maintain a Group Forum such as this one. I have been a member for about 12 years. I can remember several "new" members to The Amel Yacht Owners Group who treated this group as though it were "Cruiser's Forum," which is full of the type of members you speak of. Before I was an Amel owner and still a newbie, I visited "Cruisers Forum" thinking those people were really smart. Of course, the "advice" that I gleamed from that place was very costly, if you know what I mean. 

I really admire several members of this group who politely explained this group's etiquette and decorum to those "new" and short-term members. Regrettably, I was a more of a crotchety-to-the-point sort of guy with zero patience for that kind of behavior. On the positive side, those "new" members are no longer members, and even if I felt an apology was due, they are not here to see it.  

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


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Just a bit off topic, but worth saying...

John Clark
 

Thanks Bill, excellent observation.   Glad to be part of the group.

John
SV Annie. SM 37
Great Guana Cay Exuma.


On Mar 30, 2018 5:21 AM, "Ian & Judy ianjudyjenkins@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

 Bill,


Well said! I do think Henri Amel's  boats--and philosophy -- attract and inspire a great family of people, whether employees or customers.


 Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Greece


From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> on behalf of greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: 30 March 2018 01:56:03
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Just a bit off topic, but worth saying...
 


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] Just a bit off topic, but worth saying...

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

 Bill,


Well said! I do think Henri Amel's  boats--and philosophy -- attract and inspire a great family of people, whether employees or customers.


 Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Greece


From: amelyachtowners@... on behalf of greatketch@... [amelyachtowners]
Sent: 30 March 2018 01:56:03
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Just a bit off topic, but worth saying...
 


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

pepinoamel <no_reply@...>
 

Thanks Bill for bringing that to the attention of us all.  It's very true.  On several occasions I've looked at other blogs for some information and had the same experience.  I agree that we should thank everyone for their civil tone and behavior that we have on this website and I hope it stays like that.


Gerhard Hoffmann

Pepino SM381

Greece


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Installation second autopilot

Niklas Glöggler
 

Thank you Bill 

Now i have little more to go on, time to start to making some calls.

Regards Niklas

2018-03-29 21:07 GMT+02:00 greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

The chain specified for the sprockets supplied by Raymarine is standard ANSI #35 (3/8 inch pitch).  If that is not available, I would assume a similar metric sized chain--with suitable sprockets--would work.


My sprockets are the same as Steve reported, 19 teeth on the drive, 38 on the wheel shaft.

Other tooth counts might also work, check the rotary drive manual for specifics.

http://www.powerdrive.com has a very wide selection of chain sprockets.  Most of them will require custom boring for the shaft, keyway and set screw.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Foxtown, Little Abaco, Bahamas


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

Hello Niklas,

I’m a little surprised you do not have a rotary drive, as I’ve seen many SMs, and they all had one. I’d be curious to know how many of you out there do not have a rotary drive. I own hull #72 (1992), and at that time the boats only came with a rotary drive, and at a later hull number Amel re-designed the rudder quadrant to accept a linear drive. 

If you decide to add a Rotary drive, you need to find a Raymarine type II 24 volt drive. The 12 volt drives are usually in stock here in the USA, but a 24 volt version is hard to find. I purchased a new 24v drive from Raymarine USA about a year and a half ago, and it was the last on they had to sell at that time. I suspect if you talk to the right person at Raymarine they can find you one, but you may have to wait a bit. 

With regards to the sprockets, on my boat the drive sprocket on the rotary drive is 19 teeth, and on the steering shaft it is 38 teeth. No guarantees the newer boats are the same, but I suspect they are. I just purchased a new steering shaft and sprocket for the shaft from Maude, and she was surprised to find they still had the shaft 38 tooth sprocket on the shelf. It sounded like I got the last sprocket, but you would have to ask Maude to be sure. Amel does not have the rotary drive sprocket or the chain. Raymarine actually has a part number for the drive sprocket, but when I spoke to them, they said they no longer sell them. I’m sure the drive sprocket could be found from some industrial supply place, but so far, all the ones I’ve found have a keyway slightly to wide for the shaft. I’m also looking for a new chain as a spare, but have not found one yet. If anyone has a source or the exact specs on the chain, please let me know. 

I’m assuming since your boat did not come with a rotary drive, your steering shaft does not have a keyway machined in it to hold the sprocket. If that is the case, you will have to completely disassemble the steering system, take the steering shaft to a machine shop, and have a keyway machined into it. You can’t do this until you have the new drive mounted, and can check the exact alignment of the the sprocket on the drive to the shaft. I just purchased a new steering shaft and steering racks from Amel, and was surprised the new shaft did not come with the keyway machined into it, and I had to have a machine shop do it for me.

As you can see, to add a rotary drive now will require some effort and expense. If it were me, I’d probably purchase a spare Linear drive which you should be able to change out in a half hour. 

Best of luck with your project. 

Regards,

Steve Davis
Aloha SM 72
KoOlina, Hawaii


Steve Davis
S/V Aloha

On Mar 28, 2018, at 10:12 PM, gloggler@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

Hello


Im going to install Raymarine rotary drive type 2 24v as a second autopilot and wonder if anybody knows the size on steering sprocket, drive sprocket and chain and were i can it? Have been in contact with Amel but they did not know.


Regards Niklas Glöggler SY Nipe SM2K #333




--
Niklas Glöggler


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Installation second autopilot

Niklas Glöggler
 

Hello Steve

Thank you, i already have the rotary drive so i try to find a company that sell the chain and sprocket. I think i already have the keyway on the steering shaft. i am going to se if amel have any sprocket left maybe i am lucky.

Regards
Niklas SY Nipe sm2k#333

2018-03-29 19:39 GMT+02:00 Stephen Davis flyboyscd@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

Hello Niklas,


I’m a little surprised you do not have a rotary drive, as I’ve seen many SMs, and they all had one. I’d be curious to know how many of you out there do not have a rotary drive. I own hull #72 (1992), and at that time the boats only came with a rotary drive, and at a later hull number Amel re-designed the rudder quadrant to accept a linear drive. 

If you decide to add a Rotary drive, you need to find a Raymarine type II 24 volt drive. The 12 volt drives are usually in stock here in the USA, but a 24 volt version is hard to find. I purchased a new 24v drive from Raymarine USA about a year and a half ago, and it was the last on they had to sell at that time. I suspect if you talk to the right person at Raymarine they can find you one, but you may have to wait a bit. 

With regards to the sprockets, on my boat the drive sprocket on the rotary drive is 19 teeth, and on the steering shaft it is 38 teeth. No guarantees the newer boats are the same, but I suspect they are. I just purchased a new steering shaft and sprocket for the shaft from Maude, and she was surprised to find they still had the shaft 38 tooth sprocket on the shelf. It sounded like I got the last sprocket, but you would have to ask Maude to be sure. Amel does not have the rotary drive sprocket or the chain. Raymarine actually has a part number for the drive sprocket, but when I spoke to them, they said they no longer sell them. I’m sure the drive sprocket could be found from some industrial supply place, but so far, all the ones I’ve found have a keyway slightly to wide for the shaft. I’m also looking for a new chain as a spare, but have not found one yet. If anyone has a source or the exact specs on the chain, please let me know. 

I’m assuming since your boat did not come with a rotary drive, your steering shaft does not have a keyway machined in it to hold the sprocket. If that is the case, you will have to completely disassemble the steering system, take the steering shaft to a machine shop, and have a keyway machined into it. You can’t do this until you have the new drive mounted, and can check the exact alignment of the the sprocket on the drive to the shaft. I just purchased a new steering shaft and steering racks from Amel, and was surprised the new shaft did not come with the keyway machined into it, and I had to have a machine shop do it for me.

As you can see, to add a rotary drive now will require some effort and expense. If it were me, I’d probably purchase a spare Linear drive which you should be able to change out in a half hour. 

Best of luck with your project. 

Regards,

Steve Davis
Aloha SM 72
KoOlina, Hawaii


Steve Davis
S/V Aloha

On Mar 28, 2018, at 10:12 PM, gloggler@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

Hello


Im going to install Raymarine rotary drive type 2 24v as a second autopilot and wonder if anybody knows the size on steering sprocket, drive sprocket and chain and were i can it? Have been in contact with Amel but they did not know.


Regards Niklas Glöggler SY Nipe SM2K #333




--
Niklas Glöggler


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

greatketch@...
 

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] Installation second autopilot

greatketch@...
 

The chain specified for the sprockets supplied by Raymarine is standard ANSI #35 (3/8 inch pitch).  If that is not available, I would assume a similar metric sized chain--with suitable sprockets--would work.

My sprockets are the same as Steve reported, 19 teeth on the drive, 38 on the wheel shaft.

Other tooth counts might also work, check the rotary drive manual for specifics.

http://www.powerdrive.com has a very wide selection of chain sprockets.  Most of them will require custom boring for the shaft, keyway and set screw.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Foxtown, Little Abaco, Bahamas


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

Hello Niklas,

I’m a little surprised you do not have a rotary drive, as I’ve seen many SMs, and they all had one. I’d be curious to know how many of you out there do not have a rotary drive. I own hull #72 (1992), and at that time the boats only came with a rotary drive, and at a later hull number Amel re-designed the rudder quadrant to accept a linear drive. 

If you decide to add a Rotary drive, you need to find a Raymarine type II 24 volt drive. The 12 volt drives are usually in stock here in the USA, but a 24 volt version is hard to find. I purchased a new 24v drive from Raymarine USA about a year and a half ago, and it was the last on they had to sell at that time. I suspect if you talk to the right person at Raymarine they can find you one, but you may have to wait a bit. 

With regards to the sprockets, on my boat the drive sprocket on the rotary drive is 19 teeth, and on the steering shaft it is 38 teeth. No guarantees the newer boats are the same, but I suspect they are. I just purchased a new steering shaft and sprocket for the shaft from Maude, and she was surprised to find they still had the shaft 38 tooth sprocket on the shelf. It sounded like I got the last sprocket, but you would have to ask Maude to be sure. Amel does not have the rotary drive sprocket or the chain. Raymarine actually has a part number for the drive sprocket, but when I spoke to them, they said they no longer sell them. I’m sure the drive sprocket could be found from some industrial supply place, but so far, all the ones I’ve found have a keyway slightly to wide for the shaft. I’m also looking for a new chain as a spare, but have not found one yet. If anyone has a source or the exact specs on the chain, please let me know. 

I’m assuming since your boat did not come with a rotary drive, your steering shaft does not have a keyway machined in it to hold the sprocket. If that is the case, you will have to completely disassemble the steering system, take the steering shaft to a machine shop, and have a keyway machined into it. You can’t do this until you have the new drive mounted, and can check the exact alignment of the the sprocket on the drive to the shaft. I just purchased a new steering shaft and steering racks from Amel, and was surprised the new shaft did not come with the keyway machined into it, and I had to have a machine shop do it for me.

As you can see, to add a rotary drive now will require some effort and expense. If it were me, I’d probably purchase a spare Linear drive which you should be able to change out in a half hour. 

Best of luck with your project. 

Regards,

Steve Davis
Aloha SM 72
KoOlina, Hawaii


Steve Davis
S/V Aloha

On Mar 28, 2018, at 10:12 PM, gloggler@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hello


Im going to install Raymarine rotary drive type 2 24v as a second autopilot and wonder if anybody knows the size on steering sprocket, drive sprocket and chain and were i can it? Have been in contact with Amel but they did not know.


Regards Niklas Glöggler SY Nipe SM2K #333


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Best Way to Ship Parts to The Bahamas

John Clark
 

Mark,  which relay do you need?  We have boxes of spare parts from previous owner.  Might have what you need.
We are at Black Point Settlement right now...about 40 minutes away.  

John and Colleen
SV Annie SM 37


On Thu, Mar 29, 2018, 12:50 PM Ian Townsend smlocalola@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Try DoeBoi in George Town, Great Exuma.

Ian
S/V Loca Lola II 
SM153

On Mar 29, 2018, at 11:19 AM, greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Like Mark said, check with the locals.  They will know what works on that island, and will likely have a brother-in-law or cousin who can help.


We found customs duty in the Bahamas to be pretty much a non-issue.  Not too long ago Bahamas reduced the import duties for most things to a pretty trivial amount, and in our experience officials don't bother even checking paperwork on most deliveries.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Foxtown, Little Abaco, Bahamas


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Installation second autopilot

Stephen Davis
 

Hello Niklas,

I’m a little surprised you do not have a rotary drive, as I’ve seen many SMs, and they all had one. I’d be curious to know how many of you out there do not have a rotary drive. I own hull #72 (1992), and at that time the boats only came with a rotary drive, and at a later hull number Amel re-designed the rudder quadrant to accept a linear drive. 

If you decide to add a Rotary drive, you need to find a Raymarine type II 24 volt drive. The 12 volt drives are usually in stock here in the USA, but a 24 volt version is hard to find. I purchased a new 24v drive from Raymarine USA about a year and a half ago, and it was the last on they had to sell at that time. I suspect if you talk to the right person at Raymarine they can find you one, but you may have to wait a bit. 

With regards to the sprockets, on my boat the drive sprocket on the rotary drive is 19 teeth, and on the steering shaft it is 38 teeth. No guarantees the newer boats are the same, but I suspect they are. I just purchased a new steering shaft and sprocket for the shaft from Maude, and she was surprised to find they still had the shaft 38 tooth sprocket on the shelf. It sounded like I got the last sprocket, but you would have to ask Maude to be sure. Amel does not have the rotary drive sprocket or the chain. Raymarine actually has a part number for the drive sprocket, but when I spoke to them, they said they no longer sell them. I’m sure the drive sprocket could be found from some industrial supply place, but so far, all the ones I’ve found have a keyway slightly to wide for the shaft. I’m also looking for a new chain as a spare, but have not found one yet. If anyone has a source or the exact specs on the chain, please let me know. 

I’m assuming since your boat did not come with a rotary drive, your steering shaft does not have a keyway machined in it to hold the sprocket. If that is the case, you will have to completely disassemble the steering system, take the steering shaft to a machine shop, and have a keyway machined into it. You can’t do this until you have the new drive mounted, and can check the exact alignment of the the sprocket on the drive to the shaft. I just purchased a new steering shaft and steering racks from Amel, and was surprised the new shaft did not come with the keyway machined into it, and I had to have a machine shop do it for me.

As you can see, to add a rotary drive now will require some effort and expense. If it were me, I’d probably purchase a spare Linear drive which you should be able to change out in a half hour. 

Best of luck with your project. 

Regards,

Steve Davis
Aloha SM 72
KoOlina, Hawaii


Steve Davis
S/V Aloha

On Mar 28, 2018, at 10:12 PM, gloggler@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hello


Im going to install Raymarine rotary drive type 2 24v as a second autopilot and wonder if anybody knows the size on steering sprocket, drive sprocket and chain and were i can it? Have been in contact with Amel but they did not know.


Regards Niklas Glöggler SY Nipe SM2K #333


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Autohelm housing

greatketch@...
 

Sounds like a reasonably engineered solution!

Bill Kinney
SM160,  Harmonie
Foxtown, Little Abaco, Bahamas



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

Bill,
The hole where the wires come up is lined with a pipe that rises probably 3/4" above the deck.  With the "house" over the top, it functions somewhat like a dorade box.  I think it would take a very large amount of water to defeat these protections.

Thanks,
Ryan
SM 233 Iteration
Boston, MA, USA



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Best Way to Ship Parts to The Bahamas

Ian Townsend
 

Try DoeBoi in George Town, Great Exuma.

Ian
S/V Loca Lola II 
SM153

On Mar 29, 2018, at 11:19 AM, greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Like Mark said, check with the locals.  They will know what works on that island, and will likely have a brother-in-law or cousin who can help.


We found customs duty in the Bahamas to be pretty much a non-issue.  Not too long ago Bahamas reduced the import duties for most things to a pretty trivial amount, and in our experience officials don't bother even checking paperwork on most deliveries.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Foxtown, Little Abaco, Bahamas


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Autohelm housing

Ryan Meador
 

Bill,
The hole where the wires come up is lined with a pipe that rises probably 3/4" above the deck.  With the "house" over the top, it functions somewhat like a dorade box.  I think it would take a very large amount of water to defeat these protections.

Thanks,
Ryan
SM 233 Iteration
Boston, MA, USA


On Thu, Mar 29, 2018 at 10:46 AM, greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Ryan,


The short answer is "No" they are not all like that, it is an after market modification.

If I understand what you describe correctly, and the angled housing for the Autopilot controller is not sealed down, how is water kept from leaking down through the wire access hole?  Under the dodger is not always wet, but it certainly happens that water flushes across that surface under some conditions.  Water (especially salt water!) running down into the utility space above the galley sink would be a bad thing.


Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Foxtown, Little Abaco, Bahamas


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

This thread has me wondering if my boat is abnormal.  My autopilot "house" is only held down by two thumb screws.  Removing it is a common occurrence, as it's where the wires for the chartplotter come up through the deck, and the chartplotter is removable; whenever I put it below, I undo the "house" and tuck the wires underneath to protect them.  Reverse the procedure the next time I want to sail.  Relocating it would mostly just be a case of moving the two screws, as long as you stay within reach of the wire conduit beneath.  Is this not the way every Super Maramu is?

Thanks,
Ryan
SM 233 Iteration
Boston, MA, USA



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Installation second autopilot

Niklas Glöggler
 

Thanks Per-Erik

I look in to it

2018-03-29 16:39 GMT+02:00 lottaedwards@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

Hej Niklas,


Try svb.de they seems to have what you are looking for.

Hälsningar
Per-Erik
SM2K #373
Voyageur




--
Niklas Glöggler


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Best Way to Ship Parts to The Bahamas

greatketch@...
 

Like Mark said, check with the locals.  They will know what works on that island, and will likely have a brother-in-law or cousin who can help.

We found customs duty in the Bahamas to be pretty much a non-issue.  Not too long ago Bahamas reduced the import duties for most things to a pretty trivial amount, and in our experience officials don't bother even checking paperwork on most deliveries.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Foxtown, Little Abaco, Bahamas


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Autohelm housing

greatketch@...
 

Ryan,

The short answer is "No" they are not all like that, it is an after market modification.

If I understand what you describe correctly, and the angled housing for the Autopilot controller is not sealed down, how is water kept from leaking down through the wire access hole?  Under the dodger is not always wet, but it certainly happens that water flushes across that surface under some conditions.  Water (especially salt water!) running down into the utility space above the galley sink would be a bad thing.


Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Foxtown, Little Abaco, Bahamas


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

This thread has me wondering if my boat is abnormal.  My autopilot "house" is only held down by two thumb screws.  Removing it is a common occurrence, as it's where the wires for the chartplotter come up through the deck, and the chartplotter is removable; whenever I put it below, I undo the "house" and tuck the wires underneath to protect them.  Reverse the procedure the next time I want to sail.  Relocating it would mostly just be a case of moving the two screws, as long as you stay within reach of the wire conduit beneath.  Is this not the way every Super Maramu is?

Thanks,
Ryan
SM 233 Iteration
Boston, MA, USA


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Best Way to Ship Parts to The Bahamas

Mark Erdos
 

Marc,

 

Ask the yacht club at Staniel Cay for a recommendation for a carrier to that island. Do not use FedEx. FedEx does not deliver to all the islands and you will need to pick it up at a FedEx office on one of the larger islands (more populated) such as New Providence or Great Exuma Cay. There are usually a couple of independent carriers who you can ship to. They will have an address in Ft. Lauderdale or Miami (USA address). They will bring the part over on a plane to Staniel Cay and you can get it at the airport from Customs. Be sure to mark the package as BOAT ENGINE PARTS if you do not wish to pay duty. You will need to show customs your Bahamas Cruising Permit and receipt for the part and its intended use. BTW – Duty is at the whim of the Customs Officer who may charge you anyway.

 

You will find the independent carrier fees about ½ of FedEx, much more reliable and faster.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Guadeloupe

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2018 9:47 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Best Way to Ship Parts to The Bahamas

 

 

Hello All,

 

Can anyone tell me the best (most reliable and fastest) way to get parts in The Bahamas?  I need a relay for my Onan generator and have found a supplier in Orlando willing to ship to me.  They suggest FedEx.  Online and cruising book research indicates this may or may not be the best way based on where you are receiving the part.

 

Mark Isaac

SM #391

Staniel Cay, Bahamas


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Installation second autopilot

Lotta Edwards
 

Hej Niklas,

Try svb.de they seems to have what you are looking for.

Hälsningar
Per-Erik
SM2K #373
Voyageur


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] RE: Frigoboat spares

Peter Forbes
 

Mark,

Many thanks -I think I have a good lead at the moment but will keep this website as next reserve.

Peter

Peter Forbes
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On 28 Mar 2018, at 08:19, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Peter,

 

I am not a big fan of Coastal Climate Control due to a bad experience I had with them. I have since purchases Frigoboat parts from Go2Marine. I have found them less expensive (especially on shipping) and they ship worldwide: https://www.go2marine.com

 

Good luck with your repair.

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

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Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

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