Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] BOAT GRAPHICS - FLOTATION LINE COLOR
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When Kimberlite was delivered to me the boot stripe was a light orange.
I had Amel outfit the entire electronics suite with Raymarine instruments.
I believe that is what the red line boats were all about—the deluxe package and Raymarine instruments.
Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376
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Sent: Monday, April 02, 2018 2:36 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] BOAT GRAPHICS - FLOTATION LINE COLOR
I think the line on the SM is a color that straddles the line between red and orange, so it's a bit of a matter of opinion. Though maybe mine has faded.
If you go with a vinyl boat name (I would), be sure you get "high performance" vinyl. I used a local sign shop for the name on my previous boat, and it lasted about 4 years with regular, outdoor-rated vinyl. I had the same shop make lettering for my dinghy, and they used high performance vinyl because it would be subject to inflating/deflating. It's still going strong after 7 years, most of that spent in the weather on davits. I've since received the same advice from a family friend who runs a (different) sign shop -- the high performance stuff should last about 10 years, and isn't much more expensive.
SM 233 Iteration
Boston, MA, USA
I thought the original waterline color on all Maramus was Orange???
Again, in reference to the hull´s refurbishing project, I´d like to hear your thoughts on the following:
1. Should we paint the waterline with the traditional/original red stripe? we are going to use gelcoat to apply it. Should we consider any other color?
2 Boat name on the transom: until now I have used the original Amel plaque used in the 80´s for the boat´s name and port of registration, should we migrate to other type of system? Decals? Printed graphics? Who is a good supplier in the USA.
3. By law in Venezuela the boat´s name and registration number must be on the bow, both starboard and port.
Older Maramu hull #94, 1981