Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Maramu Helm seat template and wheel dimensions

James Alton


   My Maramu did not come with the original Amel fibreglass seat.  Fortunately (Thank you Curt!)  I was able to pulled a mold off of #216 and created a new seat in Epoxy glass.  If borrowing the mold would help you, I could ship it off to you..I doubt that I will ever need it again actually.  The mold of course will provide you all of the dimensions.   I used epoxy in making the mold and reinforced it so the original dimensions were preserved.   The seat is very irregular in shape and has lots of compound curves so measurements probably would not be too helpful in making an accurate cover, you really need to have a copy in hand I think.  If interested let me know soon, as I will be travelling soon.

   I also want to recover my wheel so if you find a solution there please let me know.


James Alton
SV Sueno,  Maramu #220
Lokiyawl2 at

On Jun 3, 2017, at 9:45 AM, claysparkes@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Firstly a big THANK YOU to all in this group. My first post after a long time lurking, soaking up your knowledge and wisdom. You make being part of the Amel family very special.

I have a 1989 Maramu #260 with the original helm seat. The seat cover has perished and I plan to replace it with suede type leather, and also attempt to re-create the leather cover on the wheel. 

If any Maramu owners are able to post the following:

Helm Seat dimensions; so that I can pre-cut and perhaps sew the new cover before I return to the boat this month.
Facing forward, the width of the broad side of the cushion on the port side, 
the length of the long sides, a description of the angle of the taper where the seat joins the stainless steel centre suppo rt pole, distance from port side to centre pole and also the height of the cushion sides. (I hope this makes sense)

Helm wheel:  I need the outside circumference of the wheel, the diameter of the stainless tube, and the inner circumference between the three spokes. These should allow me to cut approximate pieces to take to the boat and hone my sewing skills. :-)

Any help with this will be really appreciated, and will allow me to carry even more boat bits in my luggage.

Warm regards,

Clay Sparkes

Maramu #260 1989

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