Re: Hardtop for Amel 54


Brent Cameron
 

The nicest one I’ve seen is on the Amel 54 Soleil Bleu.  It looks like it could have come out of La Rochelle.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DT7x0SjM648

Brent

On Jul 11, 2020, 11:11 AM -0400, Mohammad Shirloo <mshirloo@...>, wrote:

Thanks Barry;

 

I got permission from the previous owner of Caduceus A54 #56 to share the pictures of his hardtop. The following is the link to the pictures.

 

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/fr8okwqm43p6hsb/AADBRqNQw4VXvNSKDCVNT4afa?dl=0

 

Martin circumnavigated with this design and was very happy with it. I now see that Emek Marine has also installed one on a 54 in Turkey. Here’s the link:

 

https://www.facebook.com/emekmarin/posts/amel-54-hardtop-custom-designed-and-made-out-of-composite-lamination-amelyachts-/2003483773066512/

 

The hardtop makes sense in a lot of ways. As shown in the new Amel designs. I’m very interested in finding out your daily average Amp Hour output from your solar panels on your bimini top. This is where we would like to install ours and avoid an arch and the associated weight and interference with the sleek design, on the transom.

 

Happy Sailing;

 

 

Mohammad and Aty

B&B Kokomo

AMEL 54 #099

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Barry Connor via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, July 11, 2020 7:55 AM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Hardtop for Amel 54

 

Hi Mohammad,

2 more photos of the raised boom line. My goal was to get it as high as possible, my Bimini bows are not bent much in the middle.

Best

Barry😀⛵️<image001.jpg><image002.jpg>



On Jul 11, 2020, at 08:08, Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:



Barry,

 

Thanks. As far as I can see the main thing was to move the pulley block, but I’m not on the boat now so can’t really compare.

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98 - Grenada

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Barry Connor via groups.io
Sent: 11 July 2020 00:55
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Hardtop for Amel 54

 

Hi Paul,

I have attached some photos showing how I raised the boom line.

 

Very Best

 

Barry and Penny

“SV Lady Penelope II”

Amel 54.  #17

Sainte Anne anchorage Martinique 

 




On Jul 10, 2020, at 03:47, Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:



Barry,

 

This is something I’ve been interested in too. What changes did you make to the boom line? Would you have a photo?

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98 - Grenada

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Barry Connor via groups.io
Sent: 10 July 2020 00:42
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Hardtop for Amel 54

 

Hello Amel 54 owners,

I have seen and been onboard some Amel 54's with custom Hardtops. Most are a little low in height.
We are in Martinique since March and will probably be here for some time as the Caribbean is not looking to be opening up for sailing soon.
A good time to undertake some projects. 
Do any Amel 54 owners have any recommendations for getting a custom made hardtop manufactured in the Caribbean? I would like to explore this possibility, I currently have had made a 5 bow Bimini with 6ft clearance under. I am looking for someone in the Caribbean who has made a Hardtop for a 54 or If I could find someone who does good fibre glass. I think I might be able to get a hardtop with 6ft clearance under as I have already made the changes to the boom line which had previously limited the height of hardtops and a bimini.
Would appreciate any advise from members who have any info for this project.

Best Regards

Barry and Penny
"SV Lady Penelope II"
Amel 54.  #17
Sante Anne anchorage Martinique 


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Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


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Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


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Brent Cameron

Future Amel Owner & Amel Owner Registry Moderator

Oro-Medonte, Ontario, Canada

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