Re: [Amel] ISAF Category 1 modifications

Mr D

Eric, sounds like you mentioned some of the same issues I had on my Sharki as far as Category 1 requirements. I would love to hear back if you remember any other items. How do you know your boat does not require Bermuda bolt? When is it required? I solved the rest of the issues you mentioned with the following:

1. Trisail - I got ATN gail sail that has a sleeve and can be raised over the furled genoa (easy)
2. Stern rope - changed with a wire rope kit (easy)
3. I added a Autohelm windwane that uses auxiliary rudder with a trim tab (harder)
4. I replaced all hatches with newer lockdown Vetus model instead of Goiot (hard but there is an easy way: drill a pin through Goiot that can be released from inside or outside)
5. I added laughingly small water tank in the main water tank compartment (easy as the requirement does not specify the size of tanks)

Thanks for the update and if you can think of anything else, please be sure to let me know,



--- In amelyachtowners@..., kimberlite <kimberlite@...> wrote:

What model and year Amel do You have?

My Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite is deck stepped and does not require
what is referred to as a Bermuda bolt.

Also on the Amel Super Maramu there are numerous reasons that the boat does
not qualify for ORC1.

For example no trysail track and no quick way to add a storm jib. The stern
rail is made of rope and not a continuous metal wire, the center post on the
stern rail is not permanently fixed. including a way to rig an emergency
rudder. You need lock downs for all hatches, the water tank can not be one
tank. I once made a list of orc1 reasons that the boat does not qualify. I
forgot most of the things that I would have to do and ignored them.

I think I found over 30 scrutineering errors. However , having my last boat
certified orc1, I would put the Amel against it any day.

Fair Winds


Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite


From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of dshkipin
Sent: Saturday, January 09, 2010 10:31 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel] ISAF Category 1 modifications

Has anyone entered a ISAF Category 1 race with an Amel? There are some rules
to which Amel may or may not be built. For example, there is an OSR 3.12
that states "The heel of a keel stepped mast shall be securely fastened to
the mast step or adjoining structure" which could mean I need a bolt through
the mast base. If anyone entered Category 1 race before, quick list of
things you added/modified would be priceless.


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