We're Rich and Tamara Tate and presently living
in Satellite Beach, Florida--our Sharki is docked
behind the house (we're on a canal that leads to the
intracoastal waterway on the Atlantic coast). We are the third
owners of this Sharki. We'd had Xanareva for six years
and, in addition to regular maintenance, look to make
improvements or minor modifications to make cruising better.
Among other things, we've added a Monitor windvane to
the boat several years ago, and this summer replaced
all the original Amel standing rigging with new 316
ss wire and Sta Loks (top and bottom) as well as
replaced the electric jib furler with the ProFurl NC42
unit. Our Perkins 4108 is running strong with 4,800
hours--knock on wood! We look forward to sharing ideas with
other Amel owners.