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Re: [Amel] Rigging problems Amel 54

Roque
 

I had this "boot", as Richard called it, retrofitted by Amel, at no cost.
Maybe this one you are buying already has it. It is easy to tell, because
it is a +- 10 feet long reinforcement.
Even if the job itself is arranged to be made after you take delivery, may
I suggest that you make it clear that the current owner is responsible for
this job. Mainly because he probably bought this boat directly from a Amel.

I must add that Amel did a great job on my boat, was very professional and
responsive. I have no complains at all.

Roque
Atica
Amel 54, #110, 2008


2012/6/30 Richard03801 <richard03801@yahoo.com>

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The early 54' s had a " boot" added to strengthen the main mast.

Regards

Richard Piller

Cell 603 767 5330


On Jun 30, 2012, at 9:21, Tony Robinson <tonywrobinson51@yahoo.com> wrote:

I am just about to take delivery of an Amel 54 (2008 model). I have been
told that there was a defect in the original mast/rig, and Amel re-called
all 54's back for modifications. Can anyone enlighten me what the problem
(s) were, and the solution ? I was also told there was a court case over
the issue.

Thanks, Tony Robinson.

________________________________
From: Louise and Bengt Mårtensson <tintoamel@yahoo.se>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Friday, June 29, 2012 9:52 PM
Subject: [Amel] Re: Prospective Amel 54 owner slipway for rib




Hi, we have not checked this web page for a long time.
Did you find any solution for get the rib up and down? We have a slip
which we put up in the back and the dinghy slides down and up again with
the electrical winch on the mizzen mast. We use it today on our 54 and used
it for 8 years on our circumnavigation with SM 53. It works fine.
Best regards Bengt

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "tonywrobinson51"
<tonywrobinson51@...> wrote:

Hello everyone - I'm a new member to the group. I joined because I am
very seriously considering buying a 3/4 year old 54. I would welcome any
comments/things to watch out for - indeed anything you feel would be worth
knowing. Planned sailing area is the Med.

Also, I have seen an ingenious RIB launching system on a french owned
54. The tender was mounted right way up under the mizzen boom - and
launched a bit like a lifeboat off the back of the boat. The owner swore by
the system but I have lost contact with him. The advantage, of course, was
that you didn't need davits, although you did have to take the O/B on and
off each time. If anyone has heard of or seen this I would also be grateful
to hear.

Regards, Tony Robinson






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Re: [Amel] Rigging problems Amel 54

Tony Robinson <tonywrobinson51@...>
 

Many thanks - any more details ? My boat is hull no. 102 so I assume they had fixed the initial design fault by then?

Regards, Tony Robinson



________________________________
From: Richard03801 <richard03801@yahoo.com>
To: "amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Saturday, June 30, 2012 4:04 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Rigging problems Amel 54


 
The early 54' s had a " boot" added to strengthen the main mast.

Regards

Richard Piller

Cell 603 767 5330

On Jun 30, 2012, at 9:21, Tony Robinson <tonywrobinson51@yahoo.com> wrote:

I am just about to take delivery of an Amel 54 (2008 model). I have been told that there was a defect in the original mast/rig, and Amel re-called all 54's back for modifications. Can anyone enlighten me what the problem (s) were, and the solution ? I was also told there was a court case over the issue.

Thanks, Tony Robinson.

________________________________
From: Louise and Bengt MÃ¥rtensson <tintoamel@yahoo.se>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Friday, June 29, 2012 9:52 PM
Subject: [Amel] Re: Prospective Amel 54 owner slipway for rib




Hi, we have not checked this web page for a long time.
Did you find any solution for get the rib up and down? We have a slip which we put up in the back and the dinghy slides down and up again with the electrical winch on the mizzen mast. We use it today on our 54 and used it for 8 years on our circumnavigation with SM 53. It works fine.
Best regards Bengt

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "tonywrobinson51" <tonywrobinson51@...> wrote:

Hello everyone - I'm a new member to the group. I joined because I am very seriously considering buying a 3/4 year old 54. I would welcome any comments/things to watch out for - indeed anything you feel would be worth knowing. Planned sailing area is the Med.

Also, I have seen an ingenious RIB launching system on a french owned 54. The tender was mounted right way up under the mizzen boom - and launched a bit like a lifeboat off the back of the boat. The owner swore by the system but I have lost contact with him. The advantage, of course, was that you didn't need davits, although you did have to take the O/B on and off each time. If anyone has heard of or seen this I would also be grateful to hear.

Regards, Tony Robinson
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Re: [Amel] Rigging problems Amel 54

Richard03801 <richard03801@...>
 

The early 54' s had a " boot" added to strengthen the main mast.

Regards

Richard Piller

Cell 603 767 5330

On Jun 30, 2012, at 9:21, Tony Robinson <tonywrobinson51@yahoo.com> wrote:

I am just about to take delivery of an Amel 54 (2008 model). I have been told that there was a defect in the original mast/rig, and Amel re-called all 54's back for modifications. Can anyone enlighten me what the problem (s) were, and the solution ? I was also told there was a court case over the issue.

Thanks, Tony Robinson.

________________________________
From: Louise and Bengt MÃ¥rtensson <tintoamel@yahoo.se>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Friday, June 29, 2012 9:52 PM
Subject: [Amel] Re: Prospective Amel 54 owner slipway for rib




Hi, we have not checked this web page for a long time.
Did you find any solution for get the rib up and down? We have a slip which we put up in the back and the dinghy slides down and up again with the electrical winch on the mizzen mast. We use it today on our 54 and used it for 8 years on our circumnavigation with SM 53. It works fine.
Best regards Bengt

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "tonywrobinson51" <tonywrobinson51@...> wrote:

Hello everyone - I'm a new member to the group. I joined because I am very seriously considering buying a 3/4 year old 54. I would welcome any comments/things to watch out for - indeed anything you feel would be worth knowing. Planned sailing area is the Med.

Also, I have seen an ingenious RIB launching system on a french owned 54. The tender was mounted right way up under the mizzen boom - and launched a bit like a lifeboat off the back of the boat. The owner swore by the system but I have lost contact with him. The advantage, of course, was that you didn't need davits, although you did have to take the O/B on and off each time. If anyone has heard of or seen this I would also be grateful to hear.

Regards, Tony Robinson
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Rigging problems Amel 54

Tony Robinson <tonywrobinson51@...>
 

I am just about to take delivery of an Amel 54 (2008 model). I have been told that there was a defect in the original  mast/rig, and Amel re-called all 54's back for modifications. Can anyone enlighten me what the problem (s) were, and the solution ? I was also told there was a court case over the issue.

Thanks, Tony Robinson.



________________________________
From: Louise and Bengt MÃ¥rtensson <tintoamel@yahoo.se>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Friday, June 29, 2012 9:52 PM
Subject: [Amel] Re: Prospective Amel 54 owner slipway for rib


 


Hi, we have not checked this web page for a long time.
Did you find any solution for get the rib up and down? We have a slip which we put up in the back and the dinghy slides down and up again with the electrical winch on the mizzen mast. We use it today on our 54 and used it for 8 years on our circumnavigation with SM 53. It works fine.
Best regards Bengt

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "tonywrobinson51" <tonywrobinson51@...> wrote:

Hello everyone - I'm a new member to the group. I joined because I am very seriously considering buying a 3/4 year old 54. I would welcome any comments/things to watch out for - indeed anything you feel would be worth knowing. Planned sailing area is the Med.

Also, I have seen an ingenious RIB launching system on a french owned 54. The tender was mounted right way up under the mizzen boom - and launched a bit like a lifeboat off the back of the boat. The owner swore by the system but I have lost contact with him. The advantage, of course, was that you didn't need davits, although you did have to take the O/B on and off each time. If anyone has heard of or seen this I would also be grateful to hear.

Regards, Tony Robinson



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Re: [Amel] Re: Prospective Amel 54 owner slipway for rib

Tony Robinson <tonywrobinson51@...>
 

I am just about to take delivery of an Amel 54 so I have not, as yet, re-visited the issue. However, I would be very grateful if you could let me know more details of your system. What exactly do you mean by "a slip".

Thanks, Tony Robinson



________________________________
From: Louise and Bengt MÃ¥rtensson <tintoamel@yahoo.se>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Friday, June 29, 2012 9:52 PM
Subject: [Amel] Re: Prospective Amel 54 owner slipway for rib


 


Hi, we have not checked this web page for a long time.
Did you find any solution for get the rib up and down? We have a slip which we put up in the back and the dinghy slides down and up again with the electrical winch on the mizzen mast. We use it today on our 54 and used it for 8 years on our circumnavigation with SM 53. It works fine.
Best regards Bengt

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "tonywrobinson51" <tonywrobinson51@...> wrote:

Hello everyone - I'm a new member to the group. I joined because I am very seriously considering buying a 3/4 year old 54. I would welcome any comments/things to watch out for - indeed anything you feel would be worth knowing. Planned sailing area is the Med.

Also, I have seen an ingenious RIB launching system on a french owned 54. The tender was mounted right way up under the mizzen boom - and launched a bit like a lifeboat off the back of the boat. The owner swore by the system but I have lost contact with him. The advantage, of course, was that you didn't need davits, although you did have to take the O/B on and off each time. If anyone has heard of or seen this I would also be grateful to hear.

Regards, Tony Robinson



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Re: [Amel] Re: Gelcoat Problems

Conn Williamson <connwilliamson@...>
 

I  don't think Henry wasn't thinking of tropical weather when he faked his teak decks a far as
colour. It's fairly cool in France. A hot deck also means a hot Cabin. I know which I would prefer.


________________________________
From: Ric <ric@kitchenmagic.net>
To: "amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Saturday, 30 June 2012 2:03 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Re: Gelcoat Problems



 

Henri must be rolling in his grave. Had bali Hai sn 24, painted as original in trinidad, including iconic "teak" deck. Hot deck reminds me to wear some form of deck shoes to protect feet and toes. This 1990 santorin hull & deck gelcoat was flawless before and after. Thank you Amel and KNJ at peakes.
Just a thought.

Ric Gottschalk
Kitchen Magic Refacers, Inc
Office 410-923-5800
Fax 410-923-5802

On Jun 29, 2012, at 10:54 PM, Conn Williamson <mailto:connwilliamson%40yahoo.com> wrote:

Hi, we have our decks painted with 2 pack white and non slip beads. You can walk
on the decks with bare feet in the middle of summer as it doesn't get hot at all. I have
looked at flexi teak ect and they all get really hot, with the exception of cork deck, or
marine deck 2000. White paint with beads is heaps cheaper.
Cheers Conn Williamson
Mango #28


________________________________
From: Dave_Benjamin <mailto:dave_benjamin%40yahoo.com>
To: mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com
Sent: Saturday, 30 June 2012 12:46 AM
Subject: [Amel] Re: Gelcoat Problems




Jim,

I would look at something like Awlgrip with some nonskid mixed in. A painted on non-skid will be a lot more economical although it will need periodic maintenance. I have hull #29 and I know a few other Maramu owners who have gone the awlgrip route.

--- In mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com, ewatk49734 <no_reply@...> wrote:

I am the owner of an older 1985 Maramu hull number 177. In the last few years the teak look alike gel coat is beginning to flake of fairly significantly. It really does not enhance the appearance of the boat. I am thinking about stripping it off and putting on one of the new fabricated teak (flexiteak etc.) that have become available in the last few years, I know this will be a huge job and want to make sure the new deck will hold up as long as the original deck has. Does anyone have any experience with these materials or other ideas about how to fix the teak gelcoat. It is clearly worst on the back deck and it looks like the gelcoat is abit thicker there.



Regards Jim Watkins Act II currently in Rhode Island







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Re: [Amel] Re: Gelcoat Problems

Ric <ric@...>
 

Henri must be rolling in his grave. Had bali Hai sn 24, painted as original in trinidad, including iconic "teak" deck. Hot deck reminds me to wear some form of deck shoes to protect feet and toes. This 1990 santorin hull & deck gelcoat was flawless before and after. Thank you Amel and KNJ at peakes.
Just a thought.

Ric Gottschalk
Kitchen Magic Refacers, Inc
Office 410-923-5800
Fax 410-923-5802

On Jun 29, 2012, at 10:54 PM, Conn Williamson <connwilliamson@yahoo.com> wrote:

Hi, we have our decks painted with 2 pack white and non slip beads. You can walk
on the decks with bare feet in the middle of summer as it doesn't get hot at all. I have
looked at flexi teak ect and they all get really hot, with the exception of cork deck, or
marine deck 2000. White paint with beads is heaps cheaper.
Cheers Conn Williamson
Mango #28


________________________________
From: Dave_Benjamin <dave_benjamin@yahoo.com>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Saturday, 30 June 2012 12:46 AM
Subject: [Amel] Re: Gelcoat Problems




Jim,

I would look at something like Awlgrip with some nonskid mixed in. A painted on non-skid will be a lot more economical although it will need periodic maintenance. I have hull #29 and I know a few other Maramu owners who have gone the awlgrip route.

--- In mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com, ewatk49734 <no_reply@...> wrote:

I am the owner of an older 1985 Maramu hull number 177. In the last few years the teak look alike gel coat is beginning to flake of fairly significantly. It really does not enhance the appearance of the boat. I am thinking about stripping it off and putting on one of the new fabricated teak (flexiteak etc.) that have become available in the last few years, I know this will be a huge job and want to make sure the new deck will hold up as long as the original deck has. Does anyone have any experience with these materials or other ideas about how to fix the teak gelcoat. It is clearly worst on the back deck and it looks like the gelcoat is abit thicker there.



Regards Jim Watkins Act II currently in Rhode Island



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Re: [Amel] Re: Gelcoat Problems

Conn Williamson <connwilliamson@...>
 

Hi, we have our decks painted with 2 pack white and non slip beads. You can walk
on the decks with bare feet in the middle of summer as it doesn't get hot at all. I have
looked at flexi teak ect and they all get really hot, with the exception of cork deck, or
marine deck 2000. White paint with beads is heaps cheaper.
Cheers Conn  Williamson
Mango #28


________________________________
From: Dave_Benjamin <dave_benjamin@yahoo.com>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Saturday, 30 June 2012 12:46 AM
Subject: [Amel] Re: Gelcoat Problems



 

Jim,

I would look at something like Awlgrip with some nonskid mixed in. A painted on non-skid will be a lot more economical although it will need periodic maintenance. I have hull #29 and I know a few other Maramu owners who have gone the awlgrip route.

--- In mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com, ewatk49734 <no_reply@...> wrote:

I am the owner of an older 1985 Maramu hull number 177. In the last few years the teak look alike gel coat is beginning to flake of fairly significantly. It really does not enhance the appearance of the boat. I am thinking about stripping it off and putting on one of the new fabricated teak (flexiteak etc.) that have become available in the last few years, I know this will be a huge job and want to make sure the new deck will hold up as long as the original deck has. Does anyone have any experience with these materials or other ideas about how to fix the teak gelcoat. It is clearly worst on the back deck and it looks like the gelcoat is abit thicker there.



Regards Jim Watkins Act II currently in Rhode Island



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Re: Prospective Amel 54 owner slipway for rib

Louise and Bengt MÃ¥rtensson <tintoamel@...>
 

Hi, we have not checked this web page for a long time.
Did you find any solution for get the rib up and down? We have a slip which we put up in the back and the dinghy slides down and up again with the electrical winch on the mizzen mast. We use it today on our 54 and used it for 8 years on our circumnavigation with SM 53. It works fine.
Best regards Bengt

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "tonywrobinson51" <tonywrobinson51@...> wrote:

Hello everyone - I'm a new member to the group. I joined because I am very seriously considering buying a 3/4 year old 54. I would welcome any comments/things to watch out for - indeed anything you feel would be worth knowing. Planned sailing area is the Med.

Also, I have seen an ingenious RIB launching system on a french owned 54. The tender was mounted right way up under the mizzen boom - and launched a bit like a lifeboat off the back of the boat. The owner swore by the system but I have lost contact with him. The advantage, of course, was that you didn't need davits, although you did have to take the O/B on and off each time. If anyone has heard of or seen this I would also be grateful to hear.

Regards, Tony Robinson


Re: [Amel] Re: Vertical companionway door

Sailormon <kimberlite@...>
 

I understand on my boat the dodger has to be removed to remove the
companionwat vertical slider.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Dave_Benjamin
Sent: Friday, June 29, 2012 10:51 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] Re: Vertical companionway door





On the older boats it's just a piece of wood trim holding the door in place.
Remove it and the door can come out without removing the dodger. Is it a
molded piece on the SM?

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> , Sailormon <kimberlite@...>
wrote:

How is your companionway vertical door holding up?
Mine is delaminating. I was thinking of raising it up and cutting it from
port to starboard.
I would then plane 1/4 inch off the 2 pieces and cut a spline into both
halves and glue and screw it together with a connecting board in the two
splines upon re insertion. I would then add a solid piece of 1/4 inch teak
to the front of the door possibly cut in 3 pieces and made tongue and
groove
with screws and some glue.
Any other ideas other than removing the dodger?
Fair Winds
Eric
Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite


Cartagena Colombia

Sailormon <kimberlite@...>
 

Hi,

Has anyone been to Cartagena Colombia?

I have been to Rododero and Santa Marta from the land side but I would like
to find a nice secure marina on the Coast for a few months this coming
winter.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite


Re: string with foam pieces in mast

Dave_Benjamin
 

Your theory is likely correct. When I'm setting up a mast that doesn't have dedicated conduit I use a combination of closed cell foam and 3 stiff tie wraps spaced 120 degrees apart. Works well for keeping the coax from banging around and annoying the heck out of you while anchored. I space them about 4 or so feet apart.

If the coax exits from the side of the mast, you'll want to have a drip loop. I see those missing on a lot of installs.

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Mark" <markghayden@...> wrote:

In pulling a new coax up the mast we found in the starboard side channel a string with pieces of foam tied on every meter or so. I suppose it had once been tied on at the top but had fallen at some point.

The only purpose I can think of for this is that it was to prevent the VHF coax in that channel from moving & making noise.

Is that correct or does it have some other mysterious purpose?

Should there be a similar string with foam in the channel on the other side (which may not need it because the number of cables prevents too much movement)?

Thanks in advance!

Mark
SV Northfork
SM2k 331


Re: Marina in Spain near Alicante or Malaga

Louise and Bengt MÃ¥rtensson <tintoamel@...>
 

Why not try Cartagena. It is a very nice marina newbuilt and close to town. 100 meter to the main street in the city. Price good. We spent 9 months there. and like to return some day again.
Best regards Louise and Bengt

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, lior 555 <lior246@...> wrote:

Hello all

Can someone recommend me a marina near Alicante or Malage?
I have got a very good offer from Salinas Marina in Torrevieja.
I would be very thankfull if someone could give me a short feedback about
this marina.
I am looking for a marina for about 9 - 12 month

Thanks a lot
Lior




Re: [Amel] Re: Gelcoat Problems

Richard <richard03801@...>
 

Hi we reprinted the decks on our 1983 Maramu with non skid and that worked out very well.
Richard on SM 209 in annapolis FOR SALE LOOKING FOR OFFERS

On Jun 29, 2012, at 10:46, "Dave_Benjamin" <dave_benjamin@yahoo.com> wrote:

Jim,

I would look at something like Awlgrip with some nonskid mixed in. A painted on non-skid will be a lot more economical although it will need periodic maintenance. I have hull #29 and I know a few other Maramu owners who have gone the awlgrip route.

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, ewatk49734 <no_reply@...> wrote:

I am the owner of an older 1985 Maramu hull number 177. In the last few years the teak look alike gel coat is beginning to flake of fairly significantly. It really does not enhance the appearance of the boat. I am thinking about stripping it off and putting on one of the new fabricated teak (flexiteak etc.) that have become available in the last few years, I know this will be a huge job and want to make sure the new deck will hold up as long as the original deck has. Does anyone have any experience with these materials or other ideas about how to fix the teak gelcoat. It is clearly worst on the back deck and it looks like the gelcoat is abit thicker there.



Regards Jim Watkins Act II currently in Rhode Island






Re: Vertical companionway door

Dave_Benjamin
 

On the older boats it's just a piece of wood trim holding the door in place. Remove it and the door can come out without removing the dodger. Is it a molded piece on the SM?

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Sailormon <kimberlite@...> wrote:

How is your companionway vertical door holding up?
Mine is delaminating. I was thinking of raising it up and cutting it from
port to starboard.
I would then plane 1/4 inch off the 2 pieces and cut a spline into both
halves and glue and screw it together with a connecting board in the two
splines upon re insertion. I would then add a solid piece of 1/4 inch teak
to the front of the door possibly cut in 3 pieces and made tongue and groove
with screws and some glue.
Any other ideas other than removing the dodger?
Fair Winds
Eric
Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite


Re: Gelcoat Problems

Dave_Benjamin
 

Jim,

I would look at something like Awlgrip with some nonskid mixed in. A painted on non-skid will be a lot more economical although it will need periodic maintenance. I have hull #29 and I know a few other Maramu owners who have gone the awlgrip route.

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, ewatk49734 <no_reply@...> wrote:

I am the owner of an older 1985 Maramu hull number 177. In the last few years the teak look alike gel coat is beginning to flake of fairly significantly. It really does not enhance the appearance of the boat. I am thinking about stripping it off and putting on one of the new fabricated teak (flexiteak etc.) that have become available in the last few years, I know this will be a huge job and want to make sure the new deck will hold up as long as the original deck has. Does anyone have any experience with these materials or other ideas about how to fix the teak gelcoat. It is clearly worst on the back deck and it looks like the gelcoat is abit thicker there.



Regards Jim Watkins Act II currently in Rhode Island


Re: [Amel] S.M. for sale

aersolkid <aersolkid@...>
 

Hi,

can you share more details?

thnks
R


________________________________
De: ivarmylde <mylde@online.no>
Para: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Enviado: Miércoles, 27 de junio, 2012 15:22:35
Asunto: [Amel] S.M. for sale


 
Hello all,

After more than 30 years of sailing of which more than 10 years in the Med. I am willing to part with my Super Maramu 1991 at a far too low price of USD 200.000,-
I am the second owner since 2003. Many upgrades ( engine, generator sails etc )Very good condition based Corfu/Greece.
I am not buying a new boat, but will stop sailing due age/ other interests.
Norwegian flag. Not VAT paid.
Rgds Ivar




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string with foam pieces in mast

Mark Hayden
 

In pulling a new coax up the mast we found in the starboard side channel a string with pieces of foam tied on every meter or so. I suppose it had once been tied on at the top but had fallen at some point.

The only purpose I can think of for this is that it was to prevent the VHF coax in that channel from moving & making noise.

Is that correct or does it have some other mysterious purpose?

Should there be a similar string with foam in the channel on the other side (which may not need it because the number of cables prevents too much movement)?

Thanks in advance!

Mark
SV Northfork
SM2k 331


Gelcoat Problems

ewatk49734 <no_reply@...>
 

I am the owner of an older 1985 Maramu hull number 177. In the last few years the teak look alike gel coat is beginning to flake of fairly significantly. It really does not enhance the appearance of the boat. I am thinking about stripping it off and putting on one of the new fabricated teak (flexiteak etc.) that have become available in the last few years, I know this will be a huge job and want to make sure the new deck will hold up as long as the original deck has. Does anyone have any experience with these materials or other ideas about how to fix the teak gelcoat. It is clearly worst on the back deck and it looks like the gelcoat is abit thicker there.



Regards Jim Watkins Act II currently in Rhode Island


Re: Test-- no author no email address

Sailormon <kimberlite@...>
 

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From: Sailormon [mailto:kimberlite@optonline.net]
Sent: Friday, June 29, 2012 3:18 AM
To: 'amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com'
Subject: Test-- no author no email address







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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of eric
Sent: Friday, June 29, 2012 3:00 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] no author no email address





Hi,
does anyone know why my posts are now showing up with this header?
Fair winds,
Eric
Sm Kimberlite # 376