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All of that is correct except you did mention the masts which were salvaged from anothe non-Amel boat.
Also, Judy and I were in Venezuela when this boat arrived there in 2006. All of the bulkheads had apparently been cracked in the fall during Ivan. They were cosmetically patched.
This boat will be some unsuspecting fool's nightmare.
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On Jun 27, 2016 4:54 PM, "'Joel Potter' jfpottercys@...
I spoke several times to the guy who bought it and later crashed it and tore the keel off. He called me and asked me for my opinion about the boat before he handed over his dough. Even though the boat had been totaled by the insurance company, sold as salvage, and reassembled by some beavers with bad teeth, he purchased it WITHOUT A SURVEY.
“At high rpm there was severe vibrations” Holy mackerel, only severe?
If you are considering buying this boat, DO NOT CALL ME.
Joel F. Potter/Cruising Yacht Specialist LLC
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I noticed that Amel Super Maramu hull # 317 Papa II is listed for sale on yachtworld dot com, lying in Seattle.
I didn't see any history of multiple severe damage incidents mentioned in the broker's listing, thus I felt it my duty to post this.
It is my understanding that some of the history of Amel Super Maramu 2000 hull # 317 is as follows:
The boat was previously known as Lady Divina. She boat was blown off of her stands while on the hard in Venezuela by hurricane Ivan in 2004. A hole
was punched completely through the hull and the nav station area and bulkhead underwent extensive repairs.
The boat was then put up for sale and after a long time on the market she was purchased by a new owner at a substantial discount.
On July 6, 2007 while in British Columbia, Canada the new owner ran her into the rocks under full power at 8 knots causing the keel to be completely ripped off, separated from the hull and lost.
In post #'s 2998 and 2999 on this Yahoo group the owner wrote:
"Well the bow thruster prop repair is way down on the list today.
Yesterday PAPA struck a rock HARD at 8 knots in Canada and LOST HER
KEEL. She floated free after it got ripped off in about 10 minutes
of twisting and rolling with the surging currents. I was able to
motor slowly away to deeper water and dive over to see the keel was
GONE. At high RPM's there was severe vibrations so I took the FREE
(CANADA COAST GUARD IS AWESOME) tow to Port Hardy,
BC where I will be
spending some time exploring the construction of the AMELS...
Once out of the water you can see all the stainless keel bolts were
cut clean off. The transmission housing is sagging down 4 inches
(but the prop turns fine and was able to motor slowly into the
haulout slip.) There is fresh water leaking out from the bottom of
what is left of the keel, so I will be drinking large quanities of
good Canadian Beer.
If anyone has any experience with reattaching a keel, water tank
repair or transmission issues, I am all ears."
And finally, two months later while awaiting repairs the owner was killed on October 18, 2007 in a tragic kite surfing accident in Seattle. ( www dot sailpapa dot com )
If anyone believes any of this information is in error please notify me and I will immediately post a correction.
Just thought you might want to know – I would if I were in the market.