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Passarelle

Paul Osterberg
 

Hello!
We have a Hydraulic Passarelle, which was very nice to have in the Mediterranean, we spent two seasons there mainly in Greece and Turkey, but not very much of use when we were in the Caribbean or cruising the US East coast. We now have Kerpa at our home base in Lagos, Portugal, preparing for a slow trip around the globe (7-10 years), assume we will spent most of the time at anchor, we do not fancy marinas that much. The Passarelle is a bit in the way when maneuvering our hydro-generator. So thinking of  taking it away, it is probably 20 years old as old sa Kerpa, rather sooner than later it will require maintenance. So to you ho have cruised around the world, what do you recommend? Will I have any use for it or should I take it of the boat? It adds to the weight aft as well. Do not bother to much about effect on  resell value as I plan to have Kerpa for at least 10 more years.
Paul on SY Kerpa SM#259 Lagos, Portugal sykerpa.com

michael winand
 

If you can store it for the time away. I would go without it. 
Michael  Nebo sm 251


On Mon, 23 Mar 2020 at 6:28 am, Paul Osterberg
<osterberg.paul.l@...> wrote:
Hello!
We have a Hydraulic Passarelle, which was very nice to have in the Mediterranean, we spent two seasons there mainly in Greece and Turkey, but not very much of use when we were in the Caribbean or cruising the US East coast. We now have Kerpa at our home base in Lagos, Portugal, preparing for a slow trip around the globe (7-10 years), assume we will spent most of the time at anchor, we do not fancy marinas that much. The Passarelle is a bit in the way when maneuvering our hydro-generator. So thinking of  taking it away, it is probably 20 years old as old sa Kerpa, rather sooner than later it will require maintenance. So to you ho have cruised around the world, what do you recommend? Will I have any use for it or should I take it of the boat? It adds to the weight aft as well. Do not bother to much about effect on  resell value as I plan to have Kerpa for at least 10 more years.
Paul on SY Kerpa SM#259 Lagos, Portugal sykerpa.com

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

Paul,

 

I’d be interested in the removal procedure. Ours has not been used for three years and is no doubt seized up.

 

Cheers,

Paul

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

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Paul Osterberg
Sent: 22 March 2020 19:29
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Passarelle

 

Hello!
We have a Hydraulic Passarelle, which was very nice to have in the Mediterranean, we spent two seasons there mainly in Greece and Turkey, but not very much of use when we were in the Caribbean or cruising the US East coast. We now have Kerpa at our home base in Lagos, Portugal, preparing for a slow trip around the globe (7-10 years), assume we will spent most of the time at anchor, we do not fancy marinas that much. The Passarelle is a bit in the way when maneuvering our hydro-generator. So thinking of  taking it away, it is probably 20 years old as old sa Kerpa, rather sooner than later it will require maintenance. So to you ho have cruised around the world, what do you recommend? Will I have any use for it or should I take it of the boat? It adds to the weight aft as well. Do not bother to much about effect on  resell value as I plan to have Kerpa for at least 10 more years.
Paul on SY Kerpa SM#259 Lagos, Portugal sykerpa.com


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Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

Arno Luijten
 

Paul from Ya Fohi,

Be advised your name-fellow has a Super Maramu. Very different arrangement. I had to remove the Opacmare passerelle on our 54 last year to have it repaired. That took lots of effort and even more money. Most likely the rotary actuator is seized up. It means you cannot disassemble the top part from the base anymore.

What I did is remove the bolts from the base that hold it to the boat. Then I removed the hydraulic hoses which mean you will have to cut them.  The sensor cables can be saved though. 

As the base is glued to the boat with some kind of caulking you will find the passerelle still firmly holding on to the boat.  What I did in the end is tie a rope to the end of the passerelle and tie it to the dock (our boat is moored stern-to). Then using a little slack on the mooring lines, I gave the boat a firm push away from the dock. The weight of the boat resulted in a bing bang an a released passerelle with surpisingly little damage to the gelcoat. Careful, the passerelle is REALLY heavy! Make sure it’s tied to the boat so it does not become an anchor, also limit the slack on the mooring lines. 

You will need 3 or 4 persons to lift the thing off the boat. A new rotary actuator will set you back 5 or 6k$. Mine was seized up solid and beyond repair. And then the rest...

Good luck with the project, if you need more info, let me know. 


Arno Luijten,
SV Luna,
A54-121

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

Arno,

 

I’m a bit nervous about doing this now! It won’t be for quite a while though, so I’ll file this for now – many thanks.

 

Cheers,

Paul

 

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From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Arno Luijten
Sent: 23 March 2020 12:53
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Passarelle

 

Paul from Ya Fohi,

Be advised your name-fellow has a Super Maramu. Very different arrangement. I had to remove the Opacmare passerelle on our 54 last year to have it repaired. That took lots of effort and even more money. Most likely the rotary actuator is seized up. It means you cannot disassemble the top part from the base anymore.

What I did is remove the bolts from the base that hold it to the boat. Then I removed the hydraulic hoses which mean you will have to cut them.  The sensor cables can be saved though. 

As the base is glued to the boat with some kind of caulking you will find the passerelle still firmly holding on to the boat.  What I did in the end is tie a rope to the end of the passerelle and tie it to the dock (our boat is moored stern-to). Then using a little slack on the mooring lines, I gave the boat a firm push away from the dock. The weight of the boat resulted in a bing bang an a released passerelle with surpisingly little damage to the gelcoat. Careful, the passerelle is REALLY heavy! Make sure it’s tied to the boat so it does not become an anchor, also limit the slack on the mooring lines. 

You will need 3 or 4 persons to lift the thing off the boat. A new rotary actuator will set you back 5 or 6k$. Mine was seized up solid and beyond repair. And then the rest...

Good luck with the project, if you need more info, let me know. 


Arno Luijten,
SV Luna,
A54-121


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Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

Paul Osterberg
 

We toke it off today, it toke a few hours, still have the hydraulic pump and some cabling to remove. And of course make the transom look good again, a few holes to cover. She looks much more beautiful now, and when the mark from the old passarelle is gone she will look great again.
We have probably a much simpler solution on our SM than on the 54, it would not retract totally so part of it would always be outside the transom. Still rather heavy but we manage my wife and I.
Paul SY Kerpa SM#259 Lagos, Portugal sykerpa.com

Alan Leslie
 

Hi Paul,

We have Besenzoni Skipper pasarelle on Elyse, I imagine that's what you have. I've used it a few times in Med moor situations, but they're not that common outside of the Med. Ours rarely gets used and has in fact seized up, the motor on the pump has died, and I'm seriously considering dumping it.
If I were you, I'd take it off, you may never see the need to put it back on !

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437 ...currently locked down in New Zealand...without me!

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

Yeah I guess so. Only if and when we sell her will it then be an attractive feature!

 

Cheers,

Paul

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

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Alan Leslie
Sent: 23 March 2020 22:37
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Passarelle

 

Hi Paul,

We have Besenzoni Skipper pasarelle on Elyse, I imagine that's what you have. I've used it a few times in Med moor situations, but they're not that common outside of the Med. Ours rarely gets used and has in fact seized up, the motor on the pump has died, and I'm seriously considering dumping it.
If I were you, I'd take it off, you may never see the need to put it back on !

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437 ...currently locked down in New Zealand...without me!


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Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98