Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Creaking floor plate

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>


You are correct. The wood flooring extends from the solon down the passageway to the aft berth. Some of us, me included, were thinking about the Super Maramu with carpet in the passageway.

I do not know how that faux teak is applied in the passage way and if there is no obvious application, I would bet that it is attached with adhesive. 

If you consider this boat, I would certainly have the surveyor look closely in this area to determine why you have squeaking. One possibility, and if I am correct about the adhesive, maybe this area of the boat became wet. I would have the surveyor look closely there to eliminate that theoretical possibility. And, of course, more 54 owners may respond with better information. I have sailed a 54, but have not been aboard for long periods.

I hope this helps you and good luck on your search. Have you worked with Joel Potter in your search? He knows more about Amels that anyone in the Americas, and has sold more Amels than anyone. He usually has a few of the best pre-owned Amels available for resale.


CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
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On Mon, May 8, 2017 at 10:26 AM, trifin@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


There is no carpet in the passageway, it is a single board of teak/holly laminate flooring.

The creaking happens when walking on the floor board. The board is slightly warped and moves (almost invisibly) as you walk on it, rubbing against the wall panel on the side of the battery compartment. 


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