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Re: [Amel] Shaft replacement

Richard03801 <richard03801@...>
 

It is not an issue. We did it on our earlier Amel be sure to install zincs.

Regards

Richard Piller

Cell 603 767 5330

On Apr 11, 2012, at 9:50, "Bob Sarff" <bsarff@comcast.net> wrote:

The prop shaft on my 1985 Maramu is out of tolerance and I' being told thAt I should replace it while my engine is out ( I'm replacing my Perkins with a Yanmar). Te popo shop is recommending a stainless steel shaft rather the a bronze one. Is there a problem making thin change?

Thanks for your advise.

Bob
Maramu hin 173




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Re: [Amel] Re: BATTERY CHARGERS

Bill <leonorebt@...>
 

Hello, this is Bill again. You might try running your generator so that the source of power is adequate.

William Rahmig

On Apr 11, 2012, at 7:24 AM, "jsrogers47" <jsrogers@charter.net> wrote:

Hello
I have a 240v/24v 100 amp Mastervolt battery charger. My 8 batteries were fully charged and the display indicated "Float". I turned off the charger at the circuit breaker and allowed the batteries to discharge to 75% by normal use. Then when I reset the circuit breaker but the charger no longer charged.

Has anyone heard of this happening and know what went wrong, and what it necessary to restore operation or am I looking at buying a new one.

Thank you.

John Rogers
SM #105, It's Good
Stamford, CT

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "WilliamR" <leonorebt@...> wrote:

THIS IS BILL ON LEONORE OF SARK SM72. I READ WHERE SEVERAL FOLKS WERE HAVING TROUBLE WITH HIGH AMPERAGE BATTERY CHARGERS WHEN AT THE DOCK WITH REDUCED POWER AVAILABLE.
MY SOLUTION IS THE MASTERVOLT CHARGER WHICH IS A WONDERFUL UNIT. IT HAS THE STANDARD VOLTAGE SETTINGS FOR BULK, ABSORPTION AND FLOAT PHASES OF 28.8, 28.5 AND 26.5V. MINE IS 80A 24V UNIT.
THE BEAUTY IS THAT THE VOLTAGES ARE PROGRAMABLE SO THAT IF AT THE DOCK YOU CAN SET THE BULK VOLTAGE TO SAY 26.5 SO THE AMPS ARE REDUCED DRAMATICALLY AND YOU DO NOT OVERLOAD ANYTHING. YOU CAN EXPERIMENT WITH DIFFERENT VOLTAGES TO SUIT YOUR OWN NEEDS. BUT USUALLY ONCE YOU GET BY THE BULK PHASE THE AMP DRAW IS DOWN SIGNIFICANTLY FOR THE ABSORPTION AND FLOAT STAGES.
THIS ELIMINATES THE NEED FOR TWO CHARGERS!

ANOTHER WONDERFUL ASPECT OF THE MASTERVOLT IS THAT AFTER THE BATTERIES ARE FULLY CHARGED AND YOU DECIDE YOU NEED TO EQUALIZE, YOU CAN RUN UP THE FLOAT VOLTAGE TO SAY 28 OR 30 VOLTS AND IN ESSENSE HAVE AN EQUALIZE FUNCTION WITHOUT ATTEMPTING TO TRIGGER THEIR DIP SWITCH FOR THAT PURPOSE WHICH IS DIFFICULT TO REACH. CAUTION! YOU MUST MANUALLY RESET THE FLOAT VOLTAGE AFTER YOU HAVE EQUALIZED AS DETERMINED BY HYDROMETER READINGS. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL COOK YOUR BATTERIES AS THERE IS NO TIME OUT AS THERE IS WITH A TRUE EQUALIZE.

I HAVE FOUND THE FLEXIBILITY TO BE MUCH APPRECIATED.

BY THE WAY, AFTER MANY YEARS SAILING, LEONORE IS FOR SALE. SEE HER WEB SITE: WWW.AMELYACHT.COM

FAIR WINDS, BILL AND TRUDY


Re: [Amel] Re: BATTERY CHARGERS

Bill <leonorebt@...>
 

Hello John,
Check the charger screen for error messages or other indications of a problem. what is your source of power to the charger? If dock power it may not be enough to run the system in bulk mode unless you cut back the voltage on the bulk phase to something like 26V so that the charge can take place with dock power. In order to control the mastervolt unit you do need the remote attached. Hope this helps.

William Rahmig


On Apr 11, 2012, at 7:24 AM, "jsrogers47" <jsrogers@charter.net> wrote:

Hello
I have a 240v/24v 100 amp Mastervolt battery charger. My 8 batteries were fully charged and the display indicated "Float". I turned off the charger at the circuit breaker and allowed the batteries to discharge to 75% by normal use. Then when I reset the circuit breaker but the charger no longer charged.

Has anyone heard of this happening and know what went wrong, and what it necessary to restore operation or am I looking at buying a new one.

Thank you.

John Rogers
SM #105, It's Good
Stamford, CT

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "WilliamR" <leonorebt@...> wrote:

THIS IS BILL ON LEONORE OF SARK SM72. I READ WHERE SEVERAL FOLKS WERE HAVING TROUBLE WITH HIGH AMPERAGE BATTERY CHARGERS WHEN AT THE DOCK WITH REDUCED POWER AVAILABLE.
MY SOLUTION IS THE MASTERVOLT CHARGER WHICH IS A WONDERFUL UNIT. IT HAS THE STANDARD VOLTAGE SETTINGS FOR BULK, ABSORPTION AND FLOAT PHASES OF 28.8, 28.5 AND 26.5V. MINE IS 80A 24V UNIT.
THE BEAUTY IS THAT THE VOLTAGES ARE PROGRAMABLE SO THAT IF AT THE DOCK YOU CAN SET THE BULK VOLTAGE TO SAY 26.5 SO THE AMPS ARE REDUCED DRAMATICALLY AND YOU DO NOT OVERLOAD ANYTHING. YOU CAN EXPERIMENT WITH DIFFERENT VOLTAGES TO SUIT YOUR OWN NEEDS. BUT USUALLY ONCE YOU GET BY THE BULK PHASE THE AMP DRAW IS DOWN SIGNIFICANTLY FOR THE ABSORPTION AND FLOAT STAGES.
THIS ELIMINATES THE NEED FOR TWO CHARGERS!

ANOTHER WONDERFUL ASPECT OF THE MASTERVOLT IS THAT AFTER THE BATTERIES ARE FULLY CHARGED AND YOU DECIDE YOU NEED TO EQUALIZE, YOU CAN RUN UP THE FLOAT VOLTAGE TO SAY 28 OR 30 VOLTS AND IN ESSENSE HAVE AN EQUALIZE FUNCTION WITHOUT ATTEMPTING TO TRIGGER THEIR DIP SWITCH FOR THAT PURPOSE WHICH IS DIFFICULT TO REACH. CAUTION! YOU MUST MANUALLY RESET THE FLOAT VOLTAGE AFTER YOU HAVE EQUALIZED AS DETERMINED BY HYDROMETER READINGS. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL COOK YOUR BATTERIES AS THERE IS NO TIME OUT AS THERE IS WITH A TRUE EQUALIZE.

I HAVE FOUND THE FLEXIBILITY TO BE MUCH APPRECIATED.

BY THE WAY, AFTER MANY YEARS SAILING, LEONORE IS FOR SALE. SEE HER WEB SITE: WWW.AMELYACHT.COM

FAIR WINDS, BILL AND TRUDY

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Re: Shaft replacement

Bob Sarff <bsarff@...>
 

Corrected some typo errors.

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Bob Sarff" <bsarff@...> wrote:

The prop shaft on my 1985 Maramu is out of tolerance (it's .008 inch at tapered section) and I'm being told that I should replace it while my engine is out ( I'm replacing my Perkins with a Yanmar). The prop shop is recommending a stainless steel shaft rather the a bronze one. Is there a problem making this change?

Thanks for your advise.

Bob
Maramu hin 173


"C" Drive upper shaft

Craig Briggs
 

Hi Kent,
From your comment in your post about the Yanmar (quoted below), it looks like you've had to go back to Amel to replace your "C" Drive input shaft, I'm sure at great expense. Just curious as to the reason you couldn't get a new one machined locally? Sorry to see you out of commission.
Craig Briggs, sv SANGARIS

Excerpted from Kent's earlier post on a different topic:
"...Now, you might have noticed my posts about the upper horizontal shaft of my prop drive breaking last month..... When (If) we ever get the new shaft from Amel we'll look carefully at the transmission to see if there's anything else going on that could have contributed to the failure and let you all know if we do find anything.

In short, I'm very happy with the new Yanmar and wouldn't hesitate to recommend
it.
Kent SM 243 KRISTY"


Shaft replacement

Bob Sarff <bsarff@...>
 

The prop shaft on my 1985 Maramu is out of tolerance and I' being told thAt I should replace it while my engine is out ( I'm replacing my Perkins with a Yanmar). Te popo shop is recommending a stainless steel shaft rather the a bronze one. Is there a problem making thin change?

Thanks for your advise.

Bob
Maramu hin 173


Re: BATTERY CHARGERS

jsrogers47 <jsrogers@...>
 

Hello
I have a 240v/24v 100 amp Mastervolt battery charger. My 8 batteries were fully charged and the display indicated "Float". I turned off the charger at the circuit breaker and allowed the batteries to discharge to 75% by normal use. Then when I reset the circuit breaker but the charger no longer charged.

Has anyone heard of this happening and know what went wrong, and what it necessary to restore operation or am I looking at buying a new one.

Thank you.

John Rogers
SM #105, It's Good
Stamford, CT

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "WilliamR" <leonorebt@...> wrote:

THIS IS BILL ON LEONORE OF SARK SM72. I READ WHERE SEVERAL FOLKS WERE HAVING TROUBLE WITH HIGH AMPERAGE BATTERY CHARGERS WHEN AT THE DOCK WITH REDUCED POWER AVAILABLE.
MY SOLUTION IS THE MASTERVOLT CHARGER WHICH IS A WONDERFUL UNIT. IT HAS THE STANDARD VOLTAGE SETTINGS FOR BULK, ABSORPTION AND FLOAT PHASES OF 28.8, 28.5 AND 26.5V. MINE IS 80A 24V UNIT.
THE BEAUTY IS THAT THE VOLTAGES ARE PROGRAMABLE SO THAT IF AT THE DOCK YOU CAN SET THE BULK VOLTAGE TO SAY 26.5 SO THE AMPS ARE REDUCED DRAMATICALLY AND YOU DO NOT OVERLOAD ANYTHING. YOU CAN EXPERIMENT WITH DIFFERENT VOLTAGES TO SUIT YOUR OWN NEEDS. BUT USUALLY ONCE YOU GET BY THE BULK PHASE THE AMP DRAW IS DOWN SIGNIFICANTLY FOR THE ABSORPTION AND FLOAT STAGES.
THIS ELIMINATES THE NEED FOR TWO CHARGERS!

ANOTHER WONDERFUL ASPECT OF THE MASTERVOLT IS THAT AFTER THE BATTERIES ARE FULLY CHARGED AND YOU DECIDE YOU NEED TO EQUALIZE, YOU CAN RUN UP THE FLOAT VOLTAGE TO SAY 28 OR 30 VOLTS AND IN ESSENSE HAVE AN EQUALIZE FUNCTION WITHOUT ATTEMPTING TO TRIGGER THEIR DIP SWITCH FOR THAT PURPOSE WHICH IS DIFFICULT TO REACH. CAUTION! YOU MUST MANUALLY RESET THE FLOAT VOLTAGE AFTER YOU HAVE EQUALIZED AS DETERMINED BY HYDROMETER READINGS. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL COOK YOUR BATTERIES AS THERE IS NO TIME OUT AS THERE IS WITH A TRUE EQUALIZE.

I HAVE FOUND THE FLEXIBILITY TO BE MUCH APPRECIATED.

BY THE WAY, AFTER MANY YEARS SAILING, LEONORE IS FOR SALE. SEE HER WEB SITE: WWW.AMELYACHT.COM

FAIR WINDS, BILL AND TRUDY


Re: [Amel] Maramu #29 - refinishing inside of water tank

Conn Williamson <connwilliamson@...>
 

Thats good to hear about your keel bolts Dave, I often wonder about ours if they should be checked / inspected on our 30 year old Mango. Did you remove any for inspection.
 
Conn & Kirsty
Mango # 28 SV Jasmyn
Townsville Marina


________________________________
From: Dave_Benjamin <dave_benjamin@yahoo.com>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, 11 April 2012 2:26 PM
Subject: [Amel] Maramu #29 - refinishing inside of water tank


 
One of the sections inside the water tank has gel coat or whatever Amel used peeling off of it in a few sections. My guess is there was some contamination or something that reduced adhesion at time of manufacture. I've spoken to a few people about what to use and it sounds like an epoxy paint approved for use in potable water systems may work best.

Just curious if anyone else with an older Maramu has done anything in the inside of their tanks. Luckily this is one of the forward tank sections and relatively easy to reach.

Our keel bolts and backing plates look great. Very impressive for a 33 year old boat.

I'll get some pictures before I put it back together.




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Maramu #29 - refinishing inside of water tank

Dave_Benjamin
 

One of the sections inside the water tank has gel coat or whatever Amel used peeling off of it in a few sections. My guess is there was some contamination or something that reduced adhesion at time of manufacture. I've spoken to a few people about what to use and it sounds like an epoxy paint approved for use in potable water systems may work best.

Just curious if anyone else with an older Maramu has done anything in the inside of their tanks. Luckily this is one of the forward tank sections and relatively easy to reach.

Our keel bolts and backing plates look great. Very impressive for a 33 year old boat.

I'll get some pictures before I put it back together.


Re: [Amel] Provinciales, Turks and Caicos

KIMZ YAHOO <kcvabeach@...>
 

Thanks Kent.

karkauai@yahoo.com wrote:

Check out Caicos Marina on the SE end. Not sure abt 8' draft but that's where I was headed when shaft broke.
Kent
1999 SM 243
KRISTY
Sent from my BlackBerry� smartphone powered by Alltel

-----Original Message-----
From: "sy INDECENT" <gmcerillo@yahoo.com>
Sender: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2012 16:59:21
To: <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Reply-To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] Provinciales, Turks and Caicos

Does anyone know if there is a marina in Provo with a fuel dock that can accomodate an 8' draft? We have a friend in need of fuel whose vessel draws 8'. We have no experience there.

Kim Cerillo

SM2K #353 Indecent




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Re: [Amel] Provinciales, Turks and Caicos

karkauai
 

Check out Caicos Marina on the SE end. Not sure abt 8' draft but that's where I was headed when shaft broke.
Kent
1999 SM 243
KRISTY
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-----Original Message-----
From: "sy INDECENT" <gmcerillo@yahoo.com>
Sender: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2012 16:59:21
To: <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Reply-To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] Provinciales, Turks and Caicos

Does anyone know if there is a marina in Provo with a fuel dock that can accomodate an 8' draft? We have a friend in need of fuel whose vessel draws 8'. We have no experience there.

Kim Cerillo

SM2K #353 Indecent


Provinciales, Turks and Caicos

george cerillo
 

Does anyone know if there is a marina in Provo with a fuel dock that can accomodate an 8' draft? We have a friend in need of fuel whose vessel draws 8'. We have no experience there.

Kim Cerillo

SM2K #353 Indecent


Re: [Amel] Dishwasher-AMEL 54

amelforme
 

HI Gary and Joanne. As you probably recall, I have owned a couple 53’s and a
54’ The dishwashers are different, the 53 having a now out of production top
loading unit and the 54 a conventional front loader. From memory, they both
use a bit less than four gallons of water and get the water heated up to
about 175F. I believe this is less or the same water (who cares, you have a
watermaker that lasts longer if you use it frequently) as hand washing a
whole full sized day’s load and the hot water kills stuff that water you can
put your hands in won’t. All this said, about ¼ of all the Amel’s I sell
have seldom if ever had the dishwasher employed. It is fairly easy to remove
the dishwasher if you trace the water feed back to a junction and cap it off
securely there.



All the best,

Joel



Joel F. Potter - Cruising Yacht Specialist, LLC

Amel's Sole Associate for the Americas

Mailing Address: 401 East Las Olas Boulevard #130-126

Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

Phone: (954) 462-5869 Cell: (954) 812-2485

Email: <mailto:jfpottercys@att.net> jfpottercys@att.net

<http://www.yachtworld.com/jfpottercys>


LEONORE OF SARK FOR SALE

WilliamR <leonorebt@...>
 

HELLO FELLOW AMEL OWNERS. AFTER. 15 YEARS CRUISING, TRUDY AND I ARE HANGING UP THE HOOK. WE HAVE UPGRADED MOST EVERYTHING THIS YEAR FOR NEW OWNERS. IF YOU KNOW SMEONE WANTING TO JOIN THIS RARIFIED GROUP, HAVE THEM CHECK US OUT.

SHE IS 1992 SUPER MARAMU ASKING $285,000.

SEE WWW.AMELYACHT.COM FOR DETAILS.

FAIR WINDS TO ALL

BILL AND TRUDY RAHMIG


Re: [Amel] Dishwasher-AMEL 54

Anne and John Hollamby <annejohnholl@...>
 

Ours became a lot more useful when a guest loaded a lot of stuff on top of the things filling the racks. To our surprise it worked perfectly most of the time.
Anne and John, SM319

From: KIMZ YAHOO
Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2012 11:55 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re:[Amel] Dishwasher-AMEL 54


Never used our dishwasher, store ziplocks and other items in the space.

Kim and George
SM2K #353 Indecent

bozo_cinq <mailto:bozocinq%40wollenberg.net> wrote:

We have a dishwasher in our AMEL 54 that we have never used. We are thinking of taking out the dishwasher to convert to a better use of space. I assume that it uses more water than hand washing? Has anybody else taken out the dishwasher? Does anybody use the dishwasher? Look forward to any comments this group may have.

Gary, AMEL #44


Re: [Amel] Lexan wind shield replacement maramu #261 1989

Richard Piller <richard03801@...>
 

Hi Ross, we replaced the windshield on both of our Amels using lexsan clear sheets,  Joel is correct when he talked about night vision.  When using Lexan you get to benefits one is that you cut, bevel, counter sink, and drill the stuff without fear of cracking.  It is by far stronger then Plexie the down side is it takes more care when cleaning, the up side is it is very much stronger then Plexisglass size for size and cost a bit more.  In fact it is used to make bullet proof windows.
We used our old windows for patterns in both cutting and drilling. 

Best of luck.
Richard SM 209 in Annapolis for sale with new windows.



________________________________
From: Joel F Potter <jfpottercys@att.net>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Monday, April 9, 2012 7:18 PM
Subject: RE: [Amel] wind shield replacement maramu #261 1989


 
Hi Ross, I believe your plexiglas is original and has given good service.
Over the years I have noticed that boats near oil/coal fired power plants
have more crazing on the plexi. Don't tint the replacement. It will ruin
your ability to see stuff when the sun goes down. Good sunglasses are a
better solution for daylight opperations.

You should wash plexi and similar products with lots and lots of cool water
and a soft wash mitt, never use a deck brush. Mild detergent/Boat Soap is
all you need, soften any gifts from the birds and gritty dirt with plenty of
water. Last time I did a pair on a boat for resale here in Fort Lauderdale
it was about $350 per side, drilled, countersunk and ready to install. Don't
try to drill this stuff yourself, it will crack unless you have tools made
specifically for the material. Ask me how I learned this.

All the best,

Joel

Joel F. Potter - Cruising Yacht Specialist, LLC

Amel's Sole Associate for the Americas

Mailing Address: 401 East Las Olas Boulevard #130-126

Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

Phone: (954) 462-5869 Cell: (954) 812-2485

Email: <mailto:jfpottercys@att.net> jfpottercys@att.net

<http://www.yachtworld.com/jfpottercys> www.yachtworld.com/jfpottercys

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of rossny@ymail.com
Sent: Monday, April 09, 2012 6:47 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] wind shield replacement maramu #261 1989

Hello, my plastic is very crazed, it is 3/8" clear. Is this normal or was it
cleaned with the wrong product? Has anyone replaced with tinted plastic? All
tips and comments are appreciated. Thanks, ross






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Re: [Amel] Dishwasher-AMEL 54

john martin <symoondog@...>
 

Engle has just came out with a small 48 quart drop in freezer that would fit nicely in there. It only uses 1 and a half amps power. With the lift off top you wouldn't lose any counter space and its 24 volts which could easily come off the panel. It's a little pricey at $ 1.000.00, but The convenience of a small freezer there for ice and other items surely is better then a dishwasher. John "Moon Dog" SM 248




To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: bozocinq@wollenberg.net
Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2012 12:07:24 +0000
Subject: [Amel] Dishwasher-AMEL 54






We have a dishwasher in our AMEL 54 that we have never used. We are thinking of taking out the dishwasher to convert to a better use of space. I assume that it uses more water than hand washing? Has anybody else taken out the dishwasher? Does anybody use the dishwasher? Look forward to any comments this group may have.

Gary, AMEL #44






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Dishwasher-AMEL 54

bozo_cinq <bozocinq@...>
 

We have a dishwasher in our AMEL 54 that we have never used. We are thinking of taking out the dishwasher to convert to a better use of space. I assume that it uses more water than hand washing? Has anybody else taken out the dishwasher? Does anybody use the dishwasher? Look forward to any comments this group may have.

Gary, AMEL #44


Re: [Amel] Yachting World Article - Amel 55 & Henri Amel

Mike Johnson
 

Hi Anne and John,
 
We're in contact with Toby Hodges who wrote the article to see if Yachting World will release a pdf copy for posting on the site.  It will be better quality than my efforts.
 
In the meantime here is the video link: http://www.yachtingworld.com/video/boat-tests/531402/1/amel-55-video
 
Mike & Peta
Solitude
SM2K 461


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From: Anne and John Hollamby <annejohnholl@gmail.com>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tuesday, 10 April 2012, 12:27
Subject: Re: [Amel] Yachting World Article - Amel 55 & Henri Amel



 

Hello Mike and Peta,
Any chance of you scanning or photographing the articles and putting them into the files section?
Regards, Anne and John,SM319

From: mike.k.johnson@btinternet.com
Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2012 11:39 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] Yachting World Article - Amel 55 & Henri Amel

Hi,

The May edition of Yachting World has 2 very good articles on Henri Amel and the Amel 55.

Mike & Peta
Solitude
SM2K 461






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Re: [Amel] Yachting World Article - Amel 55 & Henri Amel

Anne and John Hollamby <annejohnholl@...>
 

Hello Mike and Peta,
Any chance of you scanning or photographing the articles and putting them into the files section?
Regards, Anne and John,SM319

From: mike.k.johnson@btinternet.com
Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2012 11:39 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] Yachting World Article - Amel 55 & Henri Amel


Hi,

The May edition of Yachting World has 2 very good articles on Henri Amel and the Amel 55.

Mike & Peta
Solitude
SM2K 461





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