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[Amel Yacht Owners] Admiral Bill


karkauai
 

Here Here!!
We're going to miss you Bill, please don't make us go cold turkey!
Kent



amelforme
 

Admiral Bill, I initiated this thread because it would not be good for the group, nor for you I dare say, to just have you ride into the sunset. At the very least we hope you will keep your ever loving eyes on all of us Amelians on the Yahoo site and do your best to help us keep our boats sound, our evolutions wholesome, and the preservation of a deep “ Be Careful” attitude amongst the new cognoscente that will be up and coming in the near future. Many folks think I preach the “take it easy/ be careful/think thrice” dictum because I drank too much Amel Kool Aid when all of my connections to Amel stuff was fortified by spending a great deal of time with them in the Amel Bastion of La Rochelle/Perigny.  While I am not quite as steadfast with the don’t change nothing pronouncement that you were wise to espouse, I came by my belief to keep it the way The Captain intended when I was able to spend what comes down to months and months in La Rochelle over more than three decades of visits, learning the why’s and how’s of,” Jhoe-ell, ziss iz why we do zat “ .I could spend several paragraphs giving praise to all the Amel folks that shared with me the why and how of Amel, taught me the reasons that they deviated from conventional thinking, and instilled in me the more than fierce pride that each and every freaking  body who worked there has in THEIR company. I maintain my Amel Esprit De Corps and, as anyone who knows me will tell you, my enthusiasm for almost all things Amel is profound, genuine and unassailable. SO IS YOURS!!! Please agree to be the site’s Editor Emeritus and share the deepest resource of Amel knowledge we have available to us, you. Please…

 

Anyone who is reading this and has yet to post a’ Here Here’ to this thread, please do so and add your comments. Otherwise, as Joni Mitchell sang,” Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you got ‘till it’s gone?”

 

Your Buddy, Joel

 

Joel F. Potter/Cruising Yacht Specialist LLC

THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY

954 462 5869 office

954 812 2485 cell

 

 

 

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, January 16, 2017 6:21 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Admiral Bill

 

 

Here Here!!
We're going to miss you Bill, please don't make us go cold turkey!
Kent

 

 


Thomas Peacock
 

Great summation, Joel.  I would certainly add a very hearty "Hear, hear" for Admiral Bill.  His advice has been generous and accurate.

Tom Peacock
Aletes, SM 240
Key West

On Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 10:55 AM 'Joel Potter' jfpottercys@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


















































Admiral Bill, I initiated this thread because it would not be good for the group, nor for you I dare say, to just have you ride into the sunset. At the very least we hope you will keep your ever loving eyes on all of us Amelians on the Yahoo site and do your best to help us keep our boats sound, our evolutions wholesome, and the preservation of a deep “ Be Careful” attitude amongst the new cognoscente that will be up and coming in the near future. Many folks think I preach the “take it easy/ be careful/think thrice” dictum because I drank too much Amel Kool Aid when all of my connections to Amel stuff was fortified by spending a great deal of time with them in the Amel Bastion of La Rochelle/Perigny.  While I am not quite as steadfast with the don’t change nothing pronouncement that you were wise to espouse, I came by my belief to keep it the way The Captain intended when I was able to spend what comes down to months and months in La Rochelle over more than three decades of visits, learning the why’s and how’s of,” Jhoe-ell, ziss iz why we do zat “ .I could spend several paragraphs giving praise to all the Amel folks that shared with me the why and how of Amel, taught me the reasons that they deviated from conventional thinking, and instilled in me the more than fierce pride that each and every freaking  body who worked there has in THEIR company. I maintain my Amel Esprit De Corps and, as anyone who knows me will tell you, my enthusiasm for almost all things Amel is profound, genuine and unassailable. SO IS YOURS!!! Please agree to be the site’s Editor Emeritus and share the deepest resource of Amel knowledge we have available to us, you. Please…

 

Anyone who is reading this and has yet to post a’ Here Here’ to this thread, please do so and add your comments. Otherwise, as Joni Mitchell sang,” Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you got ‘till it’s gone?”

 

Your Buddy, Joel

 

Joel F. Potter/Cruising Yacht Specialist LLC

THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY

954 462 5869 office

954 812 2485 cell

 

 

 

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, January 16, 2017 6:21 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Admiral Bill

 

 

Here Here!!
We're going to miss you Bill, please don't make us go cold turkey!
Kent

 

 










































Duncan Hagemeyer
 

Hi Joel,

Seems you are doing fine. Passionate as ever.   We seemed to have missed several connections but all is well.  I am having Dreamtime surveyed on the hard for insurance purposes.  And will soon launch her....to what end I am not sure.  I do plan on taking a trip to Antigua to get out of this brutal cold.  Let me add to wise advice: be careful what you wish for.   I love winter sports out here, but minus 30 to plus 15 for 30 days, add about 2 feet of snow...and palm trees start waving in one's mind.

Just know that my ranch is not for sale, but my boat will always be.  I never get in a rush that is why I liked hiking and sailing more than driving a race car.

As always your advice on any changes would be welcome. 

Duncan

On Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 8:55 AM, 'Joel Potter' jfpottercys@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Admiral Bill, I initiated this thread because it would not be good for the group, nor for you I dare say, to just have you ride into the sunset. At the very least we hope you will keep your ever loving eyes on all of us Amelians on the Yahoo site and do your best to help us keep our boats sound, our evolutions wholesome, and the preservation of a deep “ Be Careful” attitude amongst the new cognoscente that will be up and coming in the near future. Many folks think I preach the “take it easy/ be careful/think thrice” dictum because I drank too much Amel Kool Aid when all of my connections to Amel stuff was fortified by spending a great deal of time with them in the Amel Bastion of La Rochelle/Perigny.  While I am not quite as steadfast with the don’t change nothing pronouncement that you were wise to espouse, I came by my belief to keep it the way The Captain intended when I was able to spend what comes down to months and months in La Rochelle over more than three decades of visits, learning the why’s and how’s of,” Jhoe-ell, ziss iz why we do zat “ .I could spend several paragraphs giving praise to all the Amel folks that shared with me the why and how of Amel, taught me the reasons that they deviated from conventional thinking, and instilled in me the more than fierce pride that each and every freaking  body who worked there has in THEIR company. I maintain my Amel Esprit De Corps and, as anyone who knows me will tell you, my enthusiasm for almost all things Amel is profound, genuine and unassailable. SO IS YOURS!!! Please agree to be the site’s Editor Emeritus and share the deepest resource of Amel knowledge we have available to us, you. Please…

 

Anyone who is reading this and has yet to post a’ Here Here’ to this thread, please do so and add your comments. Otherwise, as Joni Mitchell sang,” Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you got ‘till it’s gone?”

 

Your Buddy, Joel

 

Joel F. Potter/Cruising Yacht Specialist LLC

THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY

954 462 5869 office

954 812 2485 cell

 

 

 

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Monday, January 16, 2017 6:21 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Admiral Bill

 

 

Here Here!!
We're going to miss you Bill, please don't make us go cold turkey!
Kent

 

 




--
Duncan Hagemeyer
24 Rock Creek Road
Emigrant, MT  59027

1-615-478-6006

1-406-848-9866 {allow rings and call will transfer to my cell or VM}


Courtney Gorman
 

Here Here as a newbie still looking I have been amazed with all the insight and information you share Bill.
Thanks
Courtney


-----Original Message-----
From: 'Joel Potter' jfpottercys@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Tue, Jan 17, 2017 10:55 am
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Admiral Bill

 
Admiral Bill, I initiated this thread because it would not be good for the group, nor for you I dare say, to just have you ride into the sunset. At the very least we hope you will keep your ever loving eyes on all of us Amelians on the Yahoo site and do your best to help us keep our boats sound, our evolutions wholesome, and the preservation of a deep “ Be Careful” attitude amongst the new cognoscente that will be up and coming in the near future. Many folks think I preach the “take it easy/ be careful/think thrice” dictum because I drank too much Amel Kool Aid when all of my connections to Amel stuff was fortified by spending a great deal of time with them in the Amel Bastion of La Rochelle/Perigny.  While I am not quite as steadfast with the don’t change nothing pronouncement that you were wise to espouse, I came by my belief to keep it the way The Captain intended when I was able to spend what comes down to months and months in La Rochelle over more than three decades of visits, learning the why’s and how’s of,” Jhoe-ell, ziss iz why we do zat “ .I could spend several paragraphs giving praise to all the Amel folks that shared with me the why and how of Amel, taught me the reasons that they deviated from conventional thinking, and instilled in me the more than fierce pride that each and every freaking  body who worked there has in THEIR company. I maintain my Amel Esprit De Corps and, as anyone who knows me will tell you, my enthusiasm for almost all things Amel is profound, genuine and unassailable. SO IS YOURS!!! Please agree to be the site’s Editor Emeritus and share the deepest resource of Amel knowledge we have available to us, you. Please…
 
Anyone who is reading this and has yet to post a’ Here Here’ to this thread, please do so and add your comments. Otherwise, as Joni Mitchell sang,” Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you got ‘till it’s gone?”
 
Your Buddy, Joel
 
Joel F. Potter/Cruising Yacht Specialist LLC
THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY
954 462 5869 office
954 812 2485 cell
 
 
 
 
 
From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, January 16, 2017 6:21 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Admiral Bill
 
 
Here Here!!
We're going to miss you Bill, please don't make us go cold turkey!
Kent
 
 


Courtney Gorman
 

and a newbie who cannot spell LMAO
Hear, Hear!!


-----Original Message-----
From: Courtney Gorman Itsfun1@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Tue, Jan 17, 2017 11:28 am
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Admiral Bill

 
Here Here as a newbie still looking I have been amazed with all the insight and information you share Bill.
Thanks
Courtney


-----Original Message-----
From: 'Joel Potter' jfpottercys@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Tue, Jan 17, 2017 10:55 am
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Admiral Bill

 
Admiral Bill, I initiated this thread because it would not be good for the group, nor for you I dare say, to just have you ride into the sunset. At the very least we hope you will keep your ever loving eyes on all of us Amelians on the Yahoo site and do your best to help us keep our boats sound, our evolutions wholesome, and the preservation of a deep “ Be Careful” attitude amongst the new cognoscente that will be up and coming in the near future. Many folks think I preach the “take it easy/ be careful/think thrice” dictum because I drank too much Amel Kool Aid when all of my connections to Amel stuff was fortified by spending a great deal of time with them in the Amel Bastion of La Rochelle/Perigny.  While I am not quite as steadfast with the don’t change nothing pronouncement that you were wise to espouse, I came by my belief to keep it the way The Captain intended when I was able to spend what comes down to months and months in La Rochelle over more than three decades of visits, learning the why’s and how’s of,” Jhoe-ell, ziss iz why we do zat “ .I could spend several paragraphs giving praise to all the Amel folks that shared with me the why and how of Amel, taught me the reasons that they deviated from conventional thinking, and instilled in me the more than fierce pride that each and every freaking  body who worked there has in THEIR company. I maintain my Amel Esprit De Corps and, as anyone who knows me will tell you, my enthusiasm for almost all things Amel is profound, genuine and unassailable. SO IS YOURS!!! Please agree to be the site’s Editor Emeritus and share the deepest resource of Amel knowledge we have available to us, you. Please…
 
Anyone who is reading this and has yet to post a’ Here Here’ to this thread, please do so and add your comments. Otherwise, as Joni Mitchell sang,” Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you got ‘till it’s gone?”
 
Your Buddy, Joel
 
Joel F. Potter/Cruising Yacht Specialist LLC
THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY
954 462 5869 office
954 812 2485 cell
 
 
 
 
 
From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, January 16, 2017 6:21 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Admiral Bill
 
 
Here Here!!
We're going to miss you Bill, please don't make us go cold turkey!
Kent
 
 


jandrkennedy@...
 

Reading Joels post I have to add my enthusiasm for the "editor" suggestion

- I have been quiet on the forum as I do not have an Amel yet (2017 I will be purchasing though) - Yet I have been reading almost everything and I would like to add that Bill (and others) bring a passion to this wonderful creation - I have looked at other types - I will not mention them - but it is the passion for them that sets these apart.

So a big thanks to Bill you have made my learning so much better and given me confidence in the "Amel system"- and actually - you and the forum have "sold" me on the AMEL. 

Amel should really foster this/sponsor this as it is this passion and support that will help them also.

When you are a sailor you join an unofficial club as you love sailing - but when you join the Amel group you have people worldwide who are willing to help.

A Big Thanks from Jim in  NZ


Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi all,
whiles Bills technical advice has been valuable I believe his aggressive (in the nicest possible way) insistence that we change nothing until we have owned the boat some time has been even more valuable and has contributed markedly to maintaining the value of the fleet.

I am sure many of us have been saved from unwise actions by this advice. To quote him "the Captain knows best". The many idiosyncrasies of the Amel design have years of research and practical application behind them which have produced exceptional  yachts, different yes but always with good reason.
Thanks Bill
Danny
SM 299 Ocean Pearl



From: "jandrkennedy@... [amelyachtowners]"
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Wednesday, 18 January 2017 6:51 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Admiral Bill

 
Reading Joels post I have to add my enthusiasm for the "editor" suggestion

- I have been quiet on the forum as I do not have an Amel yet (2017 I will be purchasing though) - Yet I have been reading almost everything and I would like to add that Bill (and others) bring a passion to this wonderful creation - I have looked at other types - I will not mention them - but it is the passion for them that sets these apart.

So a big thanks to Bill you have made my learning so much better and given me confidence in the "Amel system"- and actually - you and the forum have "sold" me on the AMEL. 

Amel should really foster this/sponsor this as it is this passion and support that will help them also.

When you are a sailor you join an unofficial club as you love sailing - but when you join the Amel group you have people worldwide who are willing to help.

A Big Thanks from Jim in  NZ




Daniel Freerksen
 

Admiral Bill and Judy, Joel ,and the Amel owners yacht group, my wife and I are also new to the forum , but not new to your web site Bill and Judy.  I want to say I have really enjoyed reading about your adventures, and your expertise on the Amel Yachts.  We recently sold our HR 42 ketch and are on the prowl for a new boat, and watching and reading about this group, the support and comradeship that is extended to all, has convinced us to put the Amel on the top of our list.


Bill, Do not go to land and disappear, I have read many of your helpful suggestions for repairs, fixes, and ideas to make the Amel the fine sailing yacht that it is, and if you disappear, you will be surly missed by all.  Your solutions for issues are spot on, and the deep understanding of the Amel yachts and there philosophy on systems makes you so invaluable to all who own a Amel , and to the future Amel owners such and Angie and I.


We have been on land for the last 4 years, and take it from me, Its DRY out here.  If fact, sometimes I just soak in a tub for hours to be fell normal again.


No matter where you go, and what you do, You and Judy are in our thoughts, and again, thank you for your very informative web site, and all the information you have given the forum over the past years.


Best


Dan and Angie






From: amelyachtowners@... on behalf of jandrkennedy@... [amelyachtowners]
Sent: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 9:51 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Admiral Bill
 
 

Reading Joels post I have to add my enthusiasm for the "editor" suggestion

- I have been quiet on the forum as I do not have an Amel yet (2017 I will be purchasing though) - Yet I have been reading almost everything and I would like to add that Bill (and others) bring a passion to this wonderful creation - I have looked at other types - I will not mention them - but it is the passion for them that sets these apart.

So a big thanks to Bill you have made my learning so much better and given me confidence in the "Amel system"- and actually - you and the forum have "sold" me on the AMEL. 

Amel should really foster this/sponsor this as it is this passion and support that will help them also.

When you are a sailor you join an unofficial club as you love sailing - but when you join the Amel group you have people worldwide who are willing to help.

A Big Thanks from Jim in  NZ


christian alby <calbyy@...>
 

'Here Here', Here & now & ever grateful for 'Bebe' skipper & able crew to pass on their enthusiasm & knowledge (hard won over the NM they sailed & Land-Miles toured)
respect & greetings from the 'ever learning landlubber'
christian alby - Maramu 'Désirade VIII' - now inCanet getting set for cast off 




De : "'Joel Potter' jfpottercys@... [amelyachtowners]"
À : amelyachtowners@...
Envoyé le : Mardi 17 janvier 2017 16h55
Objet : RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Admiral Bill

 
Admiral Bill, I initiated this thread because it would not be good for the group, nor for you I dare say, to just have you ride into the sunset. At the very least we hope you will keep your ever loving eyes on all of us Amelians on the Yahoo site and do your best to help us keep our boats sound, our evolutions wholesome, and the preservation of a deep “ Be Careful” attitude amongst the new cognoscente that will be up and coming in the near future. Many folks think I preach the “take it easy/ be careful/think thrice” dictum because I drank too much Amel Kool Aid when all of my connections to Amel stuff was fortified by spending a great deal of time with them in the Amel Bastion of La Rochelle/Perigny.  While I am not quite as steadfast with the don’t change nothing pronouncement that you were wise to espouse, I came by my belief to keep it the way The Captain intended when I was able to spend what comes down to months and months in La Rochelle over more than three decades of visits, learning the why’s and how’s of,” Jhoe-ell, ziss iz why we do zat “ .I could spend several paragraphs giving praise to all the Amel folks that shared with me the why and how of Amel, taught me the reasons that they deviated from conventional thinking, and instilled in me the more than fierce pride that each and every freaking  body who worked there has in THEIR company. I maintain my Amel Esprit De Corps and, as anyone who knows me will tell you, my enthusiasm for almost all things Amel is profound, genuine and unassailable. SO IS YOURS!!! Please agree to be the site’s Editor Emeritus and share the deepest resource of Amel knowledge we have available to us, you. Please…
 
Anyone who is reading this and has yet to post a’ Here Here’ to this thread, please do so and add your comments. Otherwise, as Joni Mitchell sang,” Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you got ‘till it’s gone?”
 
Your Buddy, Joel
 
Joel F. Potter/Cruising Yacht Specialist LLC
THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY
954 462 5869 office
954 812 2485 cell
 
 
 
 
 
From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, January 16, 2017 6:21 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Admiral Bill
 
 
Here Here!!
We're going to miss you Bill, please don't make us go cold turkey!
Kent
 
 



Mohammad Shirloo
 

Here here.

Thanks for all your detailed advice which have helped us greatly. Hope you hang around, drop in from time to time and keep sharing your knowledge.

Mohammad and Aty
AMEL 54#099
B&B Kokomo


Respectfully;


Mohammad Shirloo
323-633-2222 Cell
310-454-3148 Fax