Re: [Amel] modifying stainless lifelines on 48' Maramu (#173)

Richard Piller <richard03801@...>

To open and exit in the SS life lines would mean that you would have to 2 ss support posts made to support the rail and of course you'd lose some of the stiffness of the system as support will only act as fore/aft members not side to side. It would appear that Eric was spot on about using the Amel ladder... If you are at the dock on a regular bases you might want to make up a 2 or 3 step stair case for the dock and and boat.. Then store them on the back deck?? Also keep in mind that when in the Carib or Europe you will be stern to... Good luck
Richard On Challenge SM 209 on the dock stern to in Corse

--- On Mon, 12/29/08, <> wrote:

From: <>
Subject: RE: [Amel] modifying stainless lifelines on 48' Maramu (#173)
Cc: "kimberlite" <>
Date: Monday, December 29, 2008, 1:03 AM
Thanks Eric. We have a three stair boarding ladder on the
dock but it still requires my wife to straddle the life line
( difficult when wearing a skirt) and she would like a
break in the life line if possible. As I mentioned, I'd
like to modify the life line as long as it doesn't
distroy the overall integrety of the rail.


-------------- Original message --------------
From: kimberlite <>
We have a ladder that came with our boat. It has 3 steps
and hooks over the
rub rail.

It has a small standoff to keep it off the hull. Standing
on the top rung
you can easily step over the life lines. We always tie it
to a stanchion to
keep it from going over the side.

Fair Winds,


Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite


[] On Behalf Of
Sent: Monday, December 29, 2008 12:36 AM
Subject: [Amel] modifying stainless lifelines on 48'

My wife and I are new owners of a 48' Maramu. We have
the standard
stainless lifelines and my wife would like it modified so
she can get
on and off easier. I'm concerned that we may weeken the
life line and
the spiniker sheet traveler adjustment by modifying the
line. Has
anyone made or seen this modification?

We love our Amel and currently live aboard in Seattle,

Bob & Joyce

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