Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Digest Number 492

Tom Keesling <tkeesling@...>

Could you comment on your observations of the damage to the Amels vs. the
others? For those of us that have not had a factory tour of all the major
offshore manufactures, we sadly observed that you can learn a lot about boat
construction when they are tossed about and put into piles after a
hurricane. This was quite evident after hurricane Fran hit the NC
coast...but we had a high proportion of sport fisherman, I/O cruisers, etc.
I am curious in the one photo of why the Amel sank...especially given the
water tight bulkheads (doors open...leak unattended for several days?) I am
in the process of looking for a Santorin...and regretfully one doesn't get
to do a damage comparison until these catastrophic weather events occur.


Tom Keesling

Message: 8
Date: Thu, 21 Oct 2004 16:48:08 -0000
From: asm283
Subject: Amels in Grenada


My Super Maramu Wanderer was in Grenada during Hurricane Ivan. She
was on the hard in Spice Island marina. She sustained moderate
damage. Lost the Main Mast, rudder damage, bent chainplates and water
got inside the boat. I did well as compared to other Super Maramus. I
also did well as compared to other Oysters, Morris,halbergs and
Swans. I have pictures of stanctions going trough 1.3mm Oysters and
sunk 72' swan, Halbergs with no rigs, benetaus without keels.

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