Re: Raising the waterline on an Amel that lists to one side?
In common with many SM owners we found ourselves having to clean the aft waterline too often. After studying a variety of waterlines on different yachts we took the plunge when we put Coppercoat on in 2009 and we raised the Coppercoat to the top of the bootstripe. We added a fresh bootstripe above that.
We no longer have to clean the waterline. If you look closely, the hull now looks sleeker, but in practice no one notices the change. In 13 years it has yet to be noticed by any other SM owner.
Maybe they are just being polite---but Amel owners are not slow to express their views on aesthetics , so I don't think so.
Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Greece
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Ruslan Osmonov <rosmonov@...>
Sent: 02 December 2022 22:33
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Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Raising the waterline on an Amel that lists to one side?
Hi Scott, my 2c. Why not raise it to one of red stripes?
If you try to make the waterline even, then later If the boat is balanced again, the water line will become crooked. To me uneven bottom paint is not a problem, uneven gelcoat height is a huge and rubbing stick into my eye.
I think you also want to preserve AMELs higher bow waterline. A lot of people buy into AMEL philosophy and dont always like deviating from it. If you use stripes and raise it up to them all around, I think it will work.
On Fri, Dec 2, 2022 at 3:55 PM Scott SV Tengah <Scott.nguyen@...> wrote:
Phantom, A54 #44