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Re: KANZAKI KMH4A AND SHAFT ALTERNATORS ON AMELS

Alejandro Paquin
 

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "Alex" wrote:

Can anyone share information wether the KANZAKI KMH4A gear box that is supplied with some Yanmar engines can be used to run a shaft alternator like the Hurth gear boxes in the Amel Maramu?


Re: SM Carpet

Alejandro Paquin
 

Hello Terry. I´ve worked with carpet all my life. I suggest you replace carpet entirely. Getting a carpet with a foam backing may be difficult unless you find some leftovers at some store. There are manufacturers that make carpet with special backings for yachts but sell to yards and specialty shops. I would recommend you skip the backing. We left our carpet loose on the floor. You can use double face tape to fix it to the floor.
There is no practical way to attach foam to an old carpet since it will have stretched and have wrinkles in it.
Regards,
Alex

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "islandbwoy4434" wrote:

We are looking to replace either the backing our the entire set of carpets in Libby. The foam backing has deteriorated and is crumbling and peeling off the carpet.
Has anyone replaced the backing or the entire carpets?
If so where were the carpets purchased from or how was the foam backing replaced?

Terry&Dena Singh

SV Libby


Re: [Amel] SM Carpet

karkauai
 

I have just ordered new carpeting for Kristy. It is meant for marine environment, and has a special backing that is not supposed to deteriorate. It is made by Shaw Carpets. I have not put it in the boat yet, so will report after a year or so on its longevity.
The total cost will be less than $600 US.

Wishing you all a happy new year.
Kent
SV Kristy
SM243
Currently Brunswick Georgia.

On Jan 6, 2013, at 11:32 AM, "islandbwoy4434" <terencesingh@...> wrote:

We are looking to replace either the backing our the entire set of carpets in Libby. The foam backing has deteriorated and is crumbling and peeling off the carpet.
Has anyone replaced the backing or the entire carpets?
If so where were the carpets purchased from or how was the foam backing replaced?

Terry&Dena Singh

SV Libby


SM Carpet

islandbwoy4434
 

We are looking to replace either the backing our the entire set of carpets in Libby. The foam backing has deteriorated and is crumbling and peeling off the carpet.
Has anyone replaced the backing or the entire carpets?
If so where were the carpets purchased from or how was the foam backing replaced?

Terry&Dena Singh

SV Libby


Super Maramu mast vibration

islandbwoy4434
 

Having owned Libby (SM197) for a year now and about 2000 miles of Pacific under her keel we have one phenomena that we need guidance on.

While tied up at the dock we consistently notice the main Matt will start to pulsate with a mild wind. We can hear the furled main sail rattle inside the mast. We can feel this right throughout the boat. It is not violent motion but noticeable.

My thoughts are that the upper and lower shrouds may need adjusting.
Has anyone else experienced this?

Is there a specification and procedure for the shroud tension?

Any other thoughts?

Thanks in advance.

Terry&Dena Singh
SV Libby


Re: [Amel] Raymarine 300 course computer

Sailormon <kimberlite@...>
 

Bill,

I believe that the fluxgate compass, and rudder reference transducer are the
same on the 300, the 400, and the 400g.

Fair Winds

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite



Eric





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From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of Judy and Bill aboard
SV BeBe
Sent: Saturday, January 05, 2013 11:59 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel] Raymarine 300 course computer





Thanks Eric, you answered my questions, I think...

Before posting, I emailed Raymarine with compatibility questions regarding
the existing components which are not "plus" components. My reason was to
see if the non-plus components are compatible with the 400G. The reason I
emailed them is the "non-plus" instruments are missing from the
compatibility list in the 400G installation manual. I am still waiting on
that response, but in the mean time I emailed them to see if they have any
refurbished 300 course computers. I assume that you are saying that the
non-plus components are compatible?

I was aware of a "new" 400G on eBay being sold by a UK seller who states
that it has been an on-board spare for 8 years.

Thanks again Eric, you are always there to help us! I appreciate it.

Bill

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

Did he contact Ray marine? Many times they have, factory reconditioned
units, also the newer model 400g Is a wire for wire change. 20 minute job

there are two complete corepcaks and 2 course computers for ebay today



.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

.



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From: amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> ] On Behalf Of Judy and Bill
aboard
SV BeBe
Sent: Friday, January 04, 2013 7:47 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [Amel] Raymarine 300 course computer





I have a friend that is looking for a Raymarine 300 course computer.

Since this particular course computer was on many Amels, I thought
possibly
someone had a spare they would like to sell.

Let me know at bill"at"svbebe.com or USA cell 832-380-4970

Best,

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387
Currently Berthed at Fethiye, Turkey
Crew in Houston Texas for a few weeks







Re: [Amel] Raymarine 300 course computer

Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Thanks Eric, you answered my questions, I think...

Before posting, I emailed Raymarine with compatibility questions regarding the existing components which are not "plus" components. My reason was to see if the non-plus components are compatible with the 400G. The reason I emailed them is the "non-plus" instruments are missing from the compatibility list in the 400G installation manual. I am still waiting on that response, but in the mean time I emailed them to see if they have any refurbished 300 course computers. I assume that you are saying that the non-plus components are compatible?

I was aware of a "new" 400G on eBay being sold by a UK seller who states that it has been an on-board spare for 8 years.

Thanks again Eric, you are always there to help us! I appreciate it.

Bill

--- In amelyachtowners@..., Sailormon wrote:

Did he contact Ray marine? Many times they have, factory reconditioned
units, also the newer model 400g Is a wire for wire change. 20 minute job

there are two complete corepcaks and 2 course computers for ebay today



.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

.



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From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of Judy and Bill aboard
SV BeBe
Sent: Friday, January 04, 2013 7:47 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel] Raymarine 300 course computer





I have a friend that is looking for a Raymarine 300 course computer.

Since this particular course computer was on many Amels, I thought possibly
someone had a spare they would like to sell.

Let me know at bill"at"svbebe.com or USA cell 832-380-4970

Best,

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387
Currently Berthed at Fethiye, Turkey
Crew in Houston Texas for a few weeks





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Re: [Amel] Raymarine 300 course computer

Sailormon <kimberlite@...>
 

Did he contact Ray marine? Many times they have, factory reconditioned
units, also the newer model 400g Is a wire for wire change. 20 minute job

there are two complete corepcaks and 2 course computers for ebay today



.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

.



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From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of Judy and Bill aboard
SV BeBe
Sent: Friday, January 04, 2013 7:47 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel] Raymarine 300 course computer





I have a friend that is looking for a Raymarine 300 course computer.

Since this particular course computer was on many Amels, I thought possibly
someone had a spare they would like to sell.

Let me know at bill"at"svbebe.com or USA cell 832-380-4970

Best,

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387
Currently Berthed at Fethiye, Turkey
Crew in Houston Texas for a few weeks


Raymarine 300 course computer

Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe <yahoogroups@...>
 

I have a friend that is looking for a Raymarine 300 course computer.

Since this particular course computer was on many Amels, I thought possibly someone had a spare they would like to sell.

Let me know at bill"at"svbebe.com or USA cell 832-380-4970

Best,

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387
Currently Berthed at Fethiye, Turkey
Crew in Houston Texas for a few weeks


Re: Maramu stowage plan(s)

jjjk12s <jjjk12s@...>
 

Andy,

Happy New Year to you too. As for stowage... beer in the fridge, wine and champagne under the floor, grand marnier, malt whisky and cocnac under the saloon table, blender for mango daiquiris under the sink.

More seriously, storage of heavier items to adjust trim is the thing if you want to avoid a list due to the fuel tank being offset. Also, although technically weight should be kept out of the ends I keep two spare anchors and chain in the bow lockers, helping avoid sitting a little low at the stern. I do not notice any increase in pitching having a bit of weight in the bow lockers. I have thick rubber mats in the bottom these lockers.

I still have the gas in the original position to use the aft lazarette for smelly stuff like fuel and refuse. There is a net on top of the fuel tank to retain the tool box and plastic boxes with regularly used spares. The liferaft is in the cockpit locker but can be stored on deck. Apart from that and the food, every available space appears to be filled with kids toys and books.

John, Maramu #91 Popeye

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "Andy" <allezaubon@...> wrote:

Hi Maramu owners,

Happy New Year to all !!

We are currently in the process of planning to move aboard. However the downside with so much stowage space are the multitude of possibilities.

We would appreciate any feed back from Maramu owners on their thoughts about what is best to stow where and your experiences and advice in general.

Thanks in advance for your support.

Fair winds

Andy


Re: Maramu stowage plan(s)

Barry <seagasm@...>
 

Insert bottles of wine into old socks and store them under the floor.
Cheers
Barry & Robyn
Tradewinds III sm 171

--- In amelyachtowners@..., Dennis Johns <sbmesasailor@...> wrote:

Hi Andy,
 
More important than where you stow things is recording where you stowed them.  We created an Excel spreadsheet with what we thought was sufficient detail but later found that you can't have too much detail (i.e. now where was it I put that can of contact cement?).
 
Let common sense be your guide.  Place maintenance parts and materials (belts, oil filters, impellers, lubricants, etc.) where they are readily accessible while repair and replacement parts (pumps, RO membranes, charcoal filters, spare propeller, etc.) can be buried in the cockpit lazarette, the space aft of the galley trash bin, or the port space under and aft of  the master berth.  I keep my tools readily available in one of the saloon lazarettes and my wife keeps most of the non-perishable food in another (we have a freezer in the third).  She finds it particularly helpful to 'layer' the foodstuffs with loose cans and bottles on the bottom covered with rubbermaid-type plastic bins holding pasta, flour, rice, etc. 
 
Size, shape, and weight will also help define stowage.  Our sewing machine is a big, rectangular, and heavy piece that would only be happy in the bow portion of the v berth.  Finally, trim of the boat should not be ignored, so distribute the heaviest items along the centerline or evenly about the boat.
 
Hope this helps.
 
Dennis Johns
s/v Libertad, Maramu #121
Bundaberg, Australia



Re: Maramu stowage plan(s)

sbmesasailor
 

Hi Andy,
 
More important than where you stow things is recording where you stowed them.  We created an Excel spreadsheet with what we thought was sufficient detail but later found that you can't have too much detail (i.e. now where was it I put that can of contact cement?).
 
Let common sense be your guide.  Place maintenance parts and materials (belts, oil filters, impellers, lubricants, etc.) where they are readily accessible while repair and replacement parts (pumps, RO membranes, charcoal filters, spare propeller, etc.) can be buried in the cockpit lazarette, the space aft of the galley trash bin, or the port space under and aft of  the master berth.  I keep my tools readily available in one of the saloon lazarettes and my wife keeps most of the non-perishable food in another (we have a freezer in the third).  She finds it particularly helpful to 'layer' the foodstuffs with loose cans and bottles on the bottom covered with rubbermaid-type plastic bins holding pasta, flour, rice, etc. 
 
Size, shape, and weight will also help define stowage.  Our sewing machine is a big, rectangular, and heavy piece that would only be happy in the bow portion of the v berth.  Finally, trim of the boat should not be ignored, so distribute the heaviest items along the centerline or evenly about the boat.
 
Hope this helps.
 
Dennis Johns
s/v Libertad, Maramu #121
Bundaberg, Australia


Maramu stowage plan(s)

Andy Croney
 

Hi Maramu owners,

Happy New Year to all !!

We are currently in the process of planning to move aboard. However the downside with so much stowage space are the multitude of possibilities.

We would appreciate any feed back from Maramu owners on their thoughts about what is best to stow where and your experiences and advice in general.

Thanks in advance for your support.

Fair winds

Andy


Re: [Amel] Re: Sharki modifications and additions

GrahamJohnston42 <grahamjohnston42@yahoo.com>
 

Dave,
The length of the mizzen boom on the Sharki does not allow for a stern mounted arch or pole but I agree with you that it is the best place to mount solar panels if practical. I am not familiar with the Euro but perhaps it is possible if the overhang of the boom is not as great.
 
Mauro,
As the Sharki and Euros will be different in shape and dimensions the details of my installation will probably not apply to your boat, however they may be similar enough for you to get the general idea. The linear drive is mounted under the Starboard aft cabin berth next to the rudder quadrant. It is a very tight fit as there is less than 10mm clearance due to the hull shape. I would suggest that you make a template of the drive to see if you have enough room to fit one at all in your boat.
 
The solar panel mountings are ones that I bought from NOA.se and modified as the stainless steel rail on our boat is 23mm and the fittings come in either 22mm or 25mm. They come as a kit with the bars and clamps although I did modify the clamping arrangement so that I could slide the panels in or out on the bars. As far as output is concerned the best I have seen is 9A with the sun directly overhead, Dave is correct that one is usually shaded and that dramatically affects output. It it much better than not having the panels and adds a useful contribution to battery charging particularly when the sun is low and both panels can be angled towards it.
I do not have any other photos but will try to take some detailed ones of the panel clamps next time I am at the boat.

Regards
Graham
Sharki 181 

From: Dave_Benjamin <dave_benjamin@...>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Sunday, 30 December 2012, 4:42
Subject: [Amel] Re: Sharki modifications and additions

 
Mauro,

We have our solar panels mounted in similar fashion. We plan to relocate them to a stern pole. The problem with rail mount is you often have one shaded.

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "m_iachelli" <m_iachelli@...> wrote:

Hi Graham,

Happy New year to you. I own an Euros 41, but i'd like to use your ideas for the installation of the side solar panels and of the linear autopilot unit. I'm in need of replacing my rotary drive pilot and I'm installing two 75W solar panels.

Could you, please, explain to me how did you make the modifications?
In particular... about the solar panels, where did you purchase the fitting? And how much power production you have in that position?
About the autopilot linear drive, where is it installed? Could you do some more pictures? Wider for the autopilot and closer for the solar panels?
Thank you very much.
My best regards
Mauro

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "GrahamJohnston42" <grahamjohnston42@> wrote:

Good day to all Sharki owners,

I have made the following additions to Zephyr that may be of interest to some of you. As all three projects took some thinking and design time I will be pleased to share what information I have.

1) Fit additional autopilot drive. Raymarine Type 2 short linear drive fitted to rudder with changeover switch.

2) Fit 2 x 80w solar panels on swivelling/sliding clamps to rails aft.

3) Fit cockpit enclosure with folding stainless steel framework.

Regards
Graham
Sharki 181 Zephyr



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Re: Sharki modifications and additions

Dave_Benjamin
 

Mauro,

We have our solar panels mounted in similar fashion. We plan to relocate them to a stern pole. The problem with rail mount is you often have one shaded.

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "m_iachelli" <m_iachelli@...> wrote:

Hi Graham,

Happy New year to you. I own an Euros 41, but i'd like to use your ideas for the installation of the side solar panels and of the linear autopilot unit. I'm in need of replacing my rotary drive pilot and I'm installing two 75W solar panels.

Could you, please, explain to me how did you make the modifications?
In particular... about the solar panels, where did you purchase the fitting? And how much power production you have in that position?
About the autopilot linear drive, where is it installed? Could you do some more pictures? Wider for the autopilot and closer for the solar panels?
Thank you very much.
My best regards
Mauro

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "GrahamJohnston42" <grahamjohnston42@> wrote:

Good day to all Sharki owners,

I have made the following additions to Zephyr that may be of interest to some of you. As all three projects took some thinking and design time I will be pleased to share what information I have.

1) Fit additional autopilot drive. Raymarine Type 2 short linear drive fitted to rudder with changeover switch.

2) Fit 2 x 80w solar panels on swivelling/sliding clamps to rails aft.

3) Fit cockpit enclosure with folding stainless steel framework.

Regards
Graham
Sharki 181 Zephyr


Re: Sharki modifications and additions

m_iachelli
 

Hi Graham,

Happy New year to you. I own an Euros 41, but i'd like to use your ideas for the installation of the side solar panels and of the linear autopilot unit. I'm in need of replacing my rotary drive pilot and I'm installing two 75W solar panels.

Could you, please, explain to me how did you make the modifications?
In particular... about the solar panels, where did you purchase the fitting? And how much power production you have in that position?
About the autopilot linear drive, where is it installed? Could you do some more pictures? Wider for the autopilot and closer for the solar panels?
Thank you very much.
My best regards
Mauro

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "GrahamJohnston42" <grahamjohnston42@...> wrote:

Good day to all Sharki owners,

I have made the following additions to Zephyr that may be of interest to some of you. As all three projects took some thinking and design time I will be pleased to share what information I have.

1) Fit additional autopilot drive. Raymarine Type 2 short linear drive fitted to rudder with changeover switch.

2) Fit 2 x 80w solar panels on swivelling/sliding clamps to rails aft.

3) Fit cockpit enclosure with folding stainless steel framework.

Regards
Graham
Sharki 181 Zephyr


Re: Maramu - Galley Faucet Handle Replacement

jjjk12s <jjjk12s@...>
 

I have replaced the showers in the heads with Barka products. I got these from Penguin Engineering in the UK. They have an online catalogue with taps that are very close, try Google. Have you tried Amel? I think you will be able to find something that would work but if you find an exact replacement let us know.

Regards
John Popeye Maramu #91

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "mr_hermanns" <jeremy@...> wrote:

Looks like the galley cold water knob has died, it literally takes
Hercules himself to turn it off.

If any owners out there have experience replacing the faucets/or knows
the best alternative replacement brand + where to purchase an original
replacement (if OEM's are available still)?

Here is the link to the photos:
http://svcerulean.com/2012/12/28/new-galley-faucet-handle-needed/

Happy Holidays Everyone!

-Jer Erika
Maramu #105
svcerulean.com


[Amel] Re: Pacific Islands to New Zealand

jjjk12s <jjjk12s@...>
 

Danny,

Yes, it was an open question. Thanks for your reply. The difficulty in planning from here is going "uphill" to get to the Pacific islands. I have looked at a few possible routes and your comments are helpful. I think I have just about ruled out heading east from NZ and then up to French Polynesia.

I would consider the wife and children flying on a potentially more difficult trip like between Tonga and NZ which would mean friends or crew to help. It is helpful to spread worth of mouth about experienced people who may be available for deliveries in this area.

Regards

John Popeye maramu #91

--- In amelyachtowners@..., Danny and Yvonne SIMMS <simms@...> wrote:

Hi John,
this is a pretty wide open question. All the Pacific Islands are worth a visit, from the tiny uninhabited to the larger more "developed". We had the advantage of coming in from the Pacific crossing to the Marqueses so we had it all laid out before us. Boats have often gone from NZ to Tahiti but it can be hard work. For a one season voyage, Tonga is marvelous, Nukualofa a good starting point, the Ha'apai are breathtaking,corals and fish life that are so good, the Vava'u group amazingly sheltered and both have whales galore.
You could spend a season there. Fiji is different but still quite remarkable, hundreds of islands to visit. Some of the best dive sites in the world. For one season. Tonga and Fiji would keep you fully occupied and you wouldn't get anywhere near seeing it all. Fiji has marinas that have just successfully withstood hurricane Evan with 200km plus winds.. In one season you would not explore all that Fiji and Tonga have to offer.. Start in the South of Tonga, work your way to the North, then across to Fiji. In Fiji the options are endless. But wherever you are in the Pacific Islands be aware of unmarked or mismarked coral reefs, never let your guard down.
Hope this helps
Regards
Danny
SM299 Ocean Pearl
Currently at our home port, Mangonui New Zealand

From: jjjk12s <jjjk12s@...>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Friday, 28 December 2012 10:34 AM
Subject: [Amel] Re: Pacific Islands to New Zealand

 
I am hoping next year to do a trip from Far North Queensland to New South Wales then New Zealand to Pacific Islands and back home via Vanuatu. I have obviously been doing my own research but would appreciate any advice about destinations and timing. I wonder how far east is practical or worth the trip?

John Popeye Maramu #91

--- In mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com, "Dave_Benjamin" <dave_benjamin@> wrote:

Danny,

You may want to connect with Chris Bone. He runs a yacht delivery service based in Auckland and is very reputable. http://pacificyachtdeliveries.com/



--- In mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com, Danny and Yvonne SIMMS <simms@> wrote:

Hi all,
Being a New Zealand based sailor over a lot of years I have done a number of passages between NZ and Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu and New Caledonia, most recently in Ocean Pearl from Tonga to NZ, NZ to Tonga, to Fiji and Fiji to NZ.



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Re: [Amel] Super Maramu Aft Cabin Bunk

Anne and John Hollamby <annejohnholl@...>
 

Hello Ian,
I would be flattered if you did. Incidentally if the dodger is in need of renewal when you buy give serious attention to an old posting by Ian and Judy on Pen Azen as they made a huge improvement by increasing the length of the struts by 15 and by 10 cms for the rear ones thus creating more headroom and much more forward visibility even when sitting on the aft cabin top. Since seeing it when they berthed near us in Sicily I would copy if I were not so senile and contemplating sale this Autumn.

Happy New Year, Anne and John, Bali Hai, SM2k 319, Malta

From: mailto:francesringley@...
Sent: Friday, December 28, 2012 3:34 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel] Super Maramu Aft Cabin Bunk


Thanks much Anne and John. I had a look at the pictures and congratulate you on the conversion and the other upgrades you did. Your aft bunk certainly seems to do the trick both at anchor and underway. As I get closer to doing the work, hope you don't mind if I reach out and connect.

--- In mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com, "Anne and John Hollamby" <annejohnholl@...> wrote:

Hello Ian,
When we took delivery of our SM No 319 in Jan 2001 we had the same problem and in the event it was solved with a bit of DIY. Have a look at the photos section from back in about 2003 under “Changes to Bali Hai” and you will see how we built a huge bunk on top of the Amel stuff so that it could be easily reverted to the original. With the conversion we sleep athwart-ships but on passage when the boat is heeling the one off watch sleeps fore and aft on the downhill side in relative comfort. The cost was for two single bed frames with wooden slats and two high quality mattresses one of which together with the aft frame had to be cut to fit. It was much easier to do than to explain in this response. If you want any more details Email me on hollambyjohn(at)gmail.com.
Incidentally when using this site always give your details, as below, so that you get an answer for your version of the various Amels and try to put the subject matter as you have done in a form that will sort out the wheat from the chaff when someone is using the search box to seek previous posts out of the staggering 12,000 that have grown over the years.One other tip is to open an Amel folder and when you see a definitive advice put it into that folder.

Happy New Year in the new boat, Anne and John, Bali Hai, SM2K SM319


From: Ian Townsend
Sent: Thursday, December 27, 2012 6:32 PM
To: mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] Super Maramu Aft Cabin Bunk


I am buying a pre-2001 Super Maramu. The aft cabin double bunk on port is about 190 cm in length. I am 193 cm tall so this creates a bit of a problem. My wife and I will have sleep somewhat on a diagonal. Has anyone modified this bunk for greater fore-aft width or even gone across with a port-starboard orientation? Many thanks!









Re: [Amel] Super Maramu Aft Cabin Bunk

Anne and John Hollamby <annejohnholl@...>
 

Hello Ian,
I would be flattered if you did.

Happy New Year, Anne and John, Bali Hai, SM2k 319, Malta

From: mailto:francesringley@...
Sent: Friday, December 28, 2012 3:34 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel] Super Maramu Aft Cabin Bunk


Thanks much Anne and John. I had a look at the pictures and congratulate you on the conversion and the other upgrades you did. Your aft bunk certainly seems to do the trick both at anchor and underway. As I get closer to doing the work, hope you don't mind if I reach out and connect.

--- In mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com, "Anne and John Hollamby" <annejohnholl@...> wrote:

Hello Ian,
When we took delivery of our SM No 319 in Jan 2001 we had the same problem and in the event it was solved with a bit of DIY. Have a look at the photos section from back in about 2003 under “Changes to Bali Hai” and you will see how we built a huge bunk on top of the Amel stuff so that it could be easily reverted to the original. With the conversion we sleep athwart-ships but on passage when the boat is heeling the one off watch sleeps fore and aft on the downhill side in relative comfort. The cost was for two single bed frames with wooden slats and two high quality mattresses one of which together with the aft frame had to be cut to fit. It was much easier to do than to explain in this response. If you want any more details Email me on hollambyjohn(at)gmail.com.
Incidentally when using this site always give your details, as below, so that you get an answer for your version of the various Amels and try to put the subject matter as you have done in a form that will sort out the wheat from the chaff when someone is using the search box to seek previous posts out of the staggering 12,000 that have grown over the years.One other tip is to open an Amel folder and when you see a definitive advice put it into that folder.

Happy New Year in the new boat, Anne and John, Bali Hai, SM2K SM319


From: Ian Townsend
Sent: Thursday, December 27, 2012 6:32 PM
To: mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] Super Maramu Aft Cabin Bunk


I am buying a pre-2001 Super Maramu. The aft cabin double bunk on port is about 190 cm in length. I am 193 cm tall so this creates a bit of a problem. My wife and I will have sleep somewhat on a diagonal. Has anyone modified this bunk for greater fore-aft width or even gone across with a port-starboard orientation? Many thanks!












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