Re: [Amel] "Morning Dove" 46' Maramu has new owners
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I'm sure you are by now well versed in Amels' monocoque construction, redundant safety and convenience systems, etc etc etc...what you probably haven't experienced is the comfortable and fast ride in most conditions. They are truly ocean boats but not so heavy that they slog along at intolerably slow speeds. Au contraire. They will speed along at 7+ kts in anything over 12 kts of wind. I have averaged at least 6 kts on all of my passages and have averaged close to 8 kts on a couple of passages when the wind was just right. When you are heeling close to 15 degrees its time to reef...that means pushing a few buttons, not climbing out on the deck to tie one in. You'll reef earlier and more often because its so easy. The cabin is dry and smells fresh even when the boat has been closed up for weeks.
Find someone in Oz who will take you out for a sail...you will be hooked!
Best of luck
On May 13, 2013, at 6:25 AM, Daisy Donald <daisydonald7041@...> wrote:
Hi Amel owners,