Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Anchor locker floor rotten


Hi Jean-Pierre

Many thanks for reaching out. I have watched all the videos of Ken’s Acquarius. It’s an excellent tour of their SM. 

We have a Tayana 37 which we’ve cruised for several years, but really looking forward to a bigger boat and subsequent family planning! (Getting married in July!)

I think the repair on the locker should be fairly easy.. an opportunity to perhaps better use the space and further stiffen the bow section. 

Any information on hull #311 would be greatly appreciated. I’m not sure if that’s frowned on or not, but I’ll throw it out there anyway and see!

Many thanks again 


On 4 Jan 2018, at 18:33, Jean-Pierre's MacBook Air jgermain@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


Hi James,  

Welcome.  As your broker suspects, the floor is a lattice arrangement and may have rotted over the years.  I lower the anchor/chain and wash the area twice a year.  I let it dry if possible before bringing the chain/anchor in..

One great video giving a detailed tour of an SM2K was produced by Aquarius.  Only 30 minutes but thoroughly presented,  it would flatten your learning curve considerably.

“Aquarius Sailing around the world” or something like that.

VVG tour.

SY Eleuthera, SM 007

On 4 Jan 2018, at 10:16, jamestim@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Hi everyone..

Lovely group you've got here with an amazing amount of good information to hand. We hope to contribute in coming years as we cruise. 

I am looking at a 2001 SM currently for sale in Europe. We plan on long distance indefinite cruising with a family. The boat, for some reason has had it's anchor locker floor cut away, the agent suspects it was rotten.

Has anyone experienced this same issue? Just seems a bit strange as I've not heard this before on a SM.

Many thanks in advance


SM buyer!

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