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Re: [Amel] New sails for supermaramu 2k

karkauai
 

Hi Joel. I've. Not had any mildew issues. My sails are mostly da Ron with Spectra reinforcement. Dawn wouldn't stand for I my sails.
Kent
SM 24:
Kristy
On Jan 12, 2013, at 3:07 PM, "Joel F Potter" <jfpottercys@att.net> wrote:

While having a need to measure the rig is important on most other types of boats, even identical models built within months of each other, because of “customization/options”, not so with the Super Maramu. They are all virtually identical from the first one to the last. The sailmaker I mentioned previously has built many complete suits of sails for boats he has never seen based on experience and very accurate dimensions. Never a problem with these sails not fitting perfectly. Experience and security in numbers of units built is the big difference. I have no axe to grind. I promote Peter because he makes my customers happy and I like to see folks like him with enough work to keep him happily in business.

However, even with exact measurements, I would insist on ‘hands on’ with the sailmaker actually visiting the boat when using a loft without several successful sets of sails made.

Kent, do your spectra sails mildew when you don’t use the boat for a period of time? I had a set of Amel supplied spectra sails on one of my new Super Maramus and the sails would turn green in three weeks here in Florida humidity. It didn’t hurt anything but one woman who was a potential new boat client wrinkled up her nose and said they looked “icky” after seeing them during the sea trial!

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: jfpottercys@att.net

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Kent Robertson
Sent: Saturday, January 12, 2013 2:25 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel] New sails for supermaramu 2k

I would have a loft do the measurements unless you are going to be in a really distant place. That way if there's anything out of synch they won't be able to blame you. My sails are Dacron with Spectra and the main and mizzen have vertical battens who h give the furling sail a much better shape. I was told by the loft (Banks Sails in Kemah, TX) that they should last 10-15 years with normal use.
Kent
SM 243
Kristy

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On Jan 12, 2013, at 10:59 AM, "alexgennai" agennai@mac.com> wrote:

I have to replace my mainsail and jib so I'm asking you if someone could give me the right dimensions for main and jib and I 'd appreciate some suggestions concernig material and kind of cut .Now I am in martinica and I'm planning in spring to sail to USA.
Thanks
Alessandro lucetta blu
GRAND CRU
supermaramu 2k #443
Martinica

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Re: [Amel] New sails for supermaramu 2k

amelforme
 

While having a need to measure the rig is important on most other types of boats, even identical models built within months of each other, because of “customization/options”, not so with the Super Maramu. They are all virtually identical from the first one to the last. The sailmaker I mentioned previously has built many complete suits of sails for boats he has never seen based on experience and very accurate dimensions. Never a problem with these sails not fitting perfectly. Experience and security in numbers of units built is the big difference. I have no axe to grind. I promote Peter because he makes my customers happy and I like to see folks like him with enough work to keep him happily in business.



However, even with exact measurements, I would insist on ‘hands on’ with the sailmaker actually visiting the boat when using a loft without several successful sets of sails made.



Kent, do your spectra sails mildew when you don’t use the boat for a period of time? I had a set of Amel supplied spectra sails on one of my new Super Maramus and the sails would turn green in three weeks here in Florida humidity. It didn’t hurt anything but one woman who was a potential new boat client wrinkled up her nose and said they looked “icky” after seeing them during the sea trial!



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: jfpottercys@att.net

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Kent Robertson
Sent: Saturday, January 12, 2013 2:25 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel] New sails for supermaramu 2k





I would have a loft do the measurements unless you are going to be in a really distant place. That way if there's anything out of synch they won't be able to blame you. My sails are Dacron with Spectra and the main and mizzen have vertical battens who h give the furling sail a much better shape. I was told by the loft (Banks Sails in Kemah, TX) that they should last 10-15 years with normal use.
Kent
SM 243
Kristy
On Jan 12, 2013, at 10:59 AM, "alexgennai" agennai@mac.com> wrote:

I have to replace my mainsail and jib so I'm asking you if someone could give me the right dimensions for main and jib and I 'd appreciate some suggestions concernig material and kind of cut .Now I am in martinica and I'm planning in spring to sail to USA.
Thanks
Alessandro lucetta blu
GRAND CRU
supermaramu 2k #443
Martinica

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Re: [Amel] New sails for supermaramu 2k

karkauai
 

I would have a loft do the measurements unless you are going to be in a really distant place. That way if there's anything out of synch they won't be able to blame you. My sails are Dacron with Spectra and the main and mizzen have vertical battens who h give the furling sail a much better shape. I was told by the loft (Banks Sails in Kemah, TX) that they should last 10-15 years with normal use.
Kent
SM 243
Kristy
On Jan 12, 2013, at 10:59 AM, "alexgennai" <agennai@mac.com> wrote:

I have to replace my mainsail and jib so I'm asking you if someone could give me the right dimensions for main and jib and I 'd appreciate some suggestions concernig material and kind of cut .Now I am in martinica and I'm planning in spring to sail to USA.
Thanks
Alessandro lucetta blu
GRAND CRU
supermaramu 2k #443
Martinica


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Re: [Amel] New sails for supermaramu 2k

amelforme
 

Call Peter Grimm at Super Sailmakers in Fort Lauderdale. His company has
made complete suits of sails for more than 50 of my customers Super Maramu's
and is well experienced in what it takes to get it right the first time. He
has built sails for boats on the other side of the planet that he has never
seen, based on his knowledge and previous experience with the Super Maramu.
He has all the required measurements to make sails that fit as good or
better than what the boat came with originally. He offers a vertical batten
main that really performs well. All of the sails they make for our Amel
clients are strong and well put together with the emphasis on durable,
proven materials rather than gee whiz stuff that looks cool but often times
is not as long lasting. You cannot beat his prices. Tell him I sent you and
you get my discount. You can trust him and I believe the loft that sews
these specific Amel sails to his specification is in the Caribbean, saving
big shipping costs to you. Listen carefully to his advice. He grew up on
sailboats and has been making sails for my clients for more than 22 years.
You will be happy with the way he does business and with your new sails.



Peter Grimm Jr.

Work: 954 763 6621

peter@sail-depot.com



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: jfpottercys@att.net

www.yachtworld.com/jfpottercys



From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of alexgennai
Sent: Saturday, January 12, 2013 10:59 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] New sails for supermaramu 2k





I have to replace my mainsail and jib so I'm asking you if someone could
give me the right dimensions for main and jib and I 'd appreciate some
suggestions concernig material and kind of cut .Now I am in martinica and
I'm planning in spring to sail to USA.
Thanks
Alessandro lucetta blu
GRAND CRU
supermaramu 2k #443
Martinica


New sails for supermaramu 2k

alexgennai <agennai@...>
 

I have to replace my mainsail and jib so I'm asking you if someone could give me the right dimensions for main and jib and I 'd appreciate some suggestions concernig material and kind of cut .Now I am in martinica and I'm planning in spring to sail to USA.
Thanks
Alessandro lucetta blu
GRAND CRU
supermaramu 2k #443
Martinica


Re: [Amel] Companionway Lock

eric freedman
 

Anyone know of the maker or where it can be purchased in the carib or USA?
Fair Winds
Eric
Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

-----Original Message-----
From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Bob Parry
Sent: Friday, January 11, 2013 4:27 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel] Companionway Lock

Hi Eric,

We saw one in Yachtworks in Turgutreis, Turkey in 2010 so they must be
available.

Bob and Ann Parry
SM# 33 Nowornot

On Fri, Jan 11, 2013 at 2:17 PM, Sailormon <kimberlite@optonline.net> wrote:

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Hi,

Does anyone know a source besides Amel for the lock on the Companionway?

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite









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Re: [Amel] Thomson Australe Washing machine

Steve Constantine <svsummerlove@...>
 

Thank you for the valuable advice.  We agree with you that the Thomson is the ideal unit for use aboard a cruising boat.  You are correct, the Thomson spins at 1200 rpm, and will wash a 5kg cotton load.  Unfortunately, ours has a major leak from corrosion in the drum, which dumps large amounts of water into the underfloor storage compartments.  We've considered getting it repaired, but at 10 years old we don't think it would be worth the major cost of open heart surgery (and that's assuming it's only the drum that needs to be replaced)

Your suggestion of replacing it with a new Thomson through Amel in Le Marin is a good one.  We'd just assumed that model was no longer available.  If we can find one that way, we'll give it a try.  

We never use the dryer, because it takes too long when running the genset.  It's only of value when we are at the dock with access to 220V 50Hz power, and even then it doesn't do a really great job when compared to vented dryers.  I suppose that's why Amel didn't use a ventless dryer in the 54'.  That said, we haven't needed a dryer in the Caribbean because the outside drying conditions are ideal.  We were considering just buying a top loading washer, and foregoing the dryer altogether.  Is your Electrolux a combo unit or washer only?  If it's a washer only, do you regret not getting the dryer function as well?

I do speak a little French from my Canadian high school days.  I can read it fairly well, though, so a French-only manual shouldn't present too big a problem.  There's always Babylon.com or Google Translator if there's anything too complicated.

Regards,
Steve and Donna
SM340
Summer Love




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From: john martin <symoondog@hotmail.com>
To: "amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Friday, January 11, 2013 2:15 PM
Subject: RE: [Amel] Thomson Australe Washing machine


 


i there,

In Martinique we bought an Electrolux Arthur Martin Model AWTS 10120W to replace the original Thomson Australe. It is essentially the same size, and is a top-loading machine. I am very happy with it although it is much more complicated than we need - multiple cycles and an infinte variety of special features. Many of the cycles can take 90 minutes - I have finally found a cycle/feature combo that takes about 45 minutes, uses 40-50 liters of water, and does the job well. The manual is only in French but I know some French so that has not been a big problem. We shopped at the BUT "big box" store in Martinique. You will have an overwhelming number of choices of machines/features/prices with very similar size that should fit in the space available. All in all, we are very happy with it.

Advice for buying a new one - delay as long as possible, but, as you know Martinique or Guadaloupe are the only sources on the west side of the Atlantic for a replacement ! The Thomson Australe was a wonderful machine in my opinion. Our Thomson was a wash and dry unit but we never used the dry feature - because the Thomson had such a high spin rpm (I think it was 1200 or 1300 rpm) and thus the clothes were amazingly dry just after a wash cycle, and dried quickly even in cool climates.

Back to a new one - buy one with the highest spin speed but the fewest special features. The max wash load weight can vary as well. Our is 5.5 kg which is a pretty good sized load. If you can look at the manual, check how long the cycles take. (I don't recall that they have the manuals on display, so you may not be able to see the manual until after you have purchased the unit and picked it up. ) If you don't speak/read French, try to get one with a manual in English. Be very careful about the total actual height of the unit (including little display knobs etc) as noted below - see yellow text below - measure the space on your boat and then measure your preferred unit in the store to be sure.

By the way, when our boat was about 6 years old, the Thomson wouldn't operate and we ordered a new control unit for it, installed it ourselves (very simple), and got another 5 years out of it. As I recall we just happened to be in Guadaloupe at the time and the Amel rep there was very helpful and ordered it for us. I think the Amel rep is now in Le Marin ? Since your boat is several years newer than ours (ours launched Nov 98), this might be an option for you.

The logistics of getting the old machine off the boat (and disposing of it) and the new machine on the boat are doable but a bit of a chore. These machines are quite heavy and an awkwardly large size. You must arrange at a marinas to tie up alongside the end of their dock to easily get the machines on/off. You need to figure out how to dispose of the old one (we were told to leave ours by the marina trash dumpsters, so we got lucky that day). You need at least 4 strong adults to manhandle the old one out and get the new one in. You need a dolly to roll the machines up and down the dock. You need a couple large thick pieces of cardboard to make a ramp/slide up the companionway steps to slide the machines in /out of the cabin - the new one may come in a box that can serve this purpose. You must rent a car with a trunk large enough for the new machine to be stowed in the trunk. You may also need some type of dense foam or padding to wedge the new
machine in place, as most of them were slightly less wide ( a few inches) than the Thomson.

Hope this helps, and good luck !

Ruth Martin
MOON DOG SM 248
To: symoondog@hotmail.com; amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: svsummerlove@yahoo.com
Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2013 16:05:10 +0000
Subject: Re: [Amel] Thomson Australe Washing machine

Hi John and Ruth,

I noticed this post from a couple of years ago. We're looking to replace our Thomson Australe too. We're in Grenada and plan to get to up to Martinique this season, so your advice would be very valuable.

Which brand and model did you buy in Martinique, and would you buy the same one again if you had it to do over again? If not, which one would you buy this time?

Many thanks,

Steve and Donna Constantine

SM340

Summer Love

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, john martin wrote:

Hi Pen Azen,
We have not replaced the bearings but we did replace our Thomson Australe while in Martinique a few months ago. Our washer was on the fritz and we decided it was too old to invest in a repair. We were amazed at the large number of brands and models and features available for top loader washers at the "big box" stores there, all of them almost exactly the size of the Thomson, if not a little bit smaller in width. There were at least 15 models to chose from ! Prices in Martinique started in the mid-300 Euros on up into the 700 Euro price level. If you decide to just buy a new one, I would think that you could find a similarly good selection of choices in France, if we had such in Martinique.
If you do buy a new one, the main issue to worry about is the height. Even though their stated height dimension may be exactly the same as the Thomson (850mm) many of the models have buttons and knobs etc on that top control panel area and some are just a tiny bit higher than our Thomsons, and if so, the countertop lid will be propped up by the contact. We were worried this might happen to us, but our new one fit just right. If it hadn't, our plan was to use a dremel tool to just buzz a small hole in the underside of the top where a knob might be hitting it. Also, check out the users manual of your finalist washer before buying. There are some French brands that provided their users manual ONLY in French. The other brands provide their users manuals in multiple languages.
Good luck !
Ruth Martin
MOON DOG
SM #248
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Re: [Amel] Companionway Lock

bobparry1947
 

Hi Eric,

We saw one in Yachtworks in Turgutreis, Turkey in 2010 so they must be
available.

Bob and Ann Parry
SM# 33 Nowornot

On Fri, Jan 11, 2013 at 2:17 PM, Sailormon <kimberlite@optonline.net> wrote:

**


Hi,

Does anyone know a source besides Amel for the lock on the Companionway?

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

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Re: [Amel] Thomson Australe Washing machine

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Dear Ruth, I trust you didn't pay those four strong adults, as there is an alternative....tie a piece of webbing around the old machine,and having lowered the bimini , attach a loop in the webbing to the shackle on the end of the mizzen masthead halyard, deploy one smart member of the crew ( ok, your wife...) to stand in the cockpit and press the main sheet button whilst the uneducated labour stands at the foot of the companionway to guide the machine up and out. Once in the cockpit, the said uneducated labour deploys to the dockside having attached a guide line to the washing machine to guide it over the rail as the smart labour presses a second time on the winch switch and then gently ( if the uneducated labour has been behaving himself in the previous week) lowers the washingmachine into a marina trolley. Mission accomplished. Retire for a sundowner. Ciao ,ciao, Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Ragusa Sicily.

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: symoondog@hotmail.com
Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2013 18:15:16 +0000
Subject: RE: [Amel] Thomson Australe Washing machine





i there,

In Martinique we bought an Electrolux Arthur Martin Model AWTS 10120W to replace the original Thomson Australe. It is essentially the same size, and is a top-loading machine. I am very happy with it although it is much more complicated than we need - multiple cycles and an infinte variety of special features. Many of the cycles can take 90 minutes - I have finally found a cycle/feature combo that takes about 45 minutes, uses 40-50 liters of water, and does the job well. The manual is only in French but I know some French so that has not been a big problem. We shopped at the BUT "big box" store in Martinique. You will have an overwhelming number of choices of machines/features/prices with very similar size that should fit in the space available. All in all, we are very happy with it.

Advice for buying a new one - delay as long as possible, but, as you know Martinique or Guadaloupe are the only sources on the west side of the Atlantic for a replacement ! The Thomson Australe was a wonderful machine in my opinion. Our Thomson was a wash and dry unit but we never used the dry feature - because the Thomson had such a high spin rpm (I think it was 1200 or 1300 rpm) and thus the clothes were amazingly dry just after a wash cycle, and dried quickly even in cool climates.

Back to a new one - buy one with the highest spin speed but the fewest special features. The max wash load weight can vary as well. Our is 5.5 kg which is a pretty good sized load. If you can look at the manual, check how long the cycles take. (I don't recall that they have the manuals on display, so you may not be able to see the manual until after you have purchased the unit and picked it up. ) If you don't speak/read French, try to get one with a manual in English. Be very careful about the total actual height of the unit (including little display knobs etc) as noted below - see yellow text below - measure the space on your boat and then measure your preferred unit in the store to be sure.

By the way, when our boat was about 6 years old, the Thomson wouldn't operate and we ordered a new control unit for it, installed it ourselves (very simple), and got another 5 years out of it. As I recall we just happened to be in Guadaloupe at the time and the Amel rep there was very helpful and ordered it for us. I think the Amel rep is now in Le Marin ? Since your boat is several years newer than ours (ours launched Nov 98), this might be an option for you.

The logistics of getting the old machine off the boat (and disposing of it) and the new machine on the boat are doable but a bit of a chore. These machines are quite heavy and an awkwardly large size. You must arrange at a marinas to tie up alongside the end of their dock to easily get the machines on/off. You need to figure out how to dispose of the old one (we were told to leave ours by the marina trash dumpsters, so we got lucky that day). You need at least 4 strong adults to manhandle the old one out and get the new one in. You need a dolly to roll the machines up and down the dock. You need a couple large thick pieces of cardboard to make a ramp/slide up the companionway steps to slide the machines in /out of the cabin - the new one may come in a box that can serve this purpose. You must rent a car with a trunk large enough for the new machine to be stowed in the trunk. You may also need some type of dense foam or padding to wedge the new machine in place, as most of them were slightly less wide ( a few inches) than the Thomson.

Hope this helps, and good luck !

Ruth Martin
MOON DOG SM 248
To: symoondog@hotmail.com; amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: svsummerlove@yahoo.com
Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2013 16:05:10 +0000
Subject: Re: [Amel] Thomson Australe Washing machine


























Hi John and Ruth,



I noticed this post from a couple of years ago. We're looking to replace our Thomson Australe too. We're in Grenada and plan to get to up to Martinique this season, so your advice would be very valuable.



Which brand and model did you buy in Martinique, and would you buy the same one again if you had it to do over again? If not, which one would you buy this time?



Many thanks,



Steve and Donna Constantine

SM340

Summer Love



--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, john martin wrote:

Hi Pen Azen,
We have not replaced the bearings but we did replace our Thomson Australe while in Martinique a few months ago. Our washer was on the fritz and we decided it was too old to invest in a repair. We were amazed at the large number of brands and models and features available for top loader washers at the "big box" stores there, all of them almost exactly the size of the Thomson, if not a little bit smaller in width. There were at least 15 models to chose from ! Prices in Martinique started in the mid-300 Euros on up into the 700 Euro price level. If you decide to just buy a new one, I would think that you could find a similarly good selection of choices in France, if we had such in Martinique.
If you do buy a new one, the main issue to worry about is the height. Even though their stated height dimension may be exactly the same as the Thomson (850mm) many of the models have buttons and knobs etc on that top control panel area and some are just a tiny bit higher than our Thomsons, and if so, the countertop lid will be propped up by the contact. We were worried this might happen to us, but our new one fit just right. If it hadn't, our plan was to use a dremel tool to just buzz a small hole in the underside of the top where a knob might be hitting it. Also, check out the users manual of your finalist washer before buying. There are some French brands that provided their users manual ONLY in French. The other brands provide their users manuals in multiple languages.
Good luck !
Ruth Martin
MOON DOG
SM #248





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Yahoo! Groups Links



Re: [Amel] Thomson Australe Washing machine

john martin <symoondog@...>
 

i there,

In Martinique we bought an Electrolux Arthur Martin Model AWTS 10120W to replace the original Thomson Australe. It is essentially the same size, and is a top-loading machine. I am very happy with it although it is much more complicated than we need - multiple cycles and an infinte variety of special features. Many of the cycles can take 90 minutes - I have finally found a cycle/feature combo that takes about 45 minutes, uses 40-50 liters of water, and does the job well. The manual is only in French but I know some French so that has not been a big problem. We shopped at the BUT "big box" store in Martinique. You will have an overwhelming number of choices of machines/features/prices with very similar size that should fit in the space available. All in all, we are very happy with it.

Advice for buying a new one - delay as long as possible, but, as you know Martinique or Guadaloupe are the only sources on the west side of the Atlantic for a replacement ! The Thomson Australe was a wonderful machine in my opinion. Our Thomson was a wash and dry unit but we never used the dry feature - because the Thomson had such a high spin rpm (I think it was 1200 or 1300 rpm) and thus the clothes were amazingly dry just after a wash cycle, and dried quickly even in cool climates.

Back to a new one - buy one with the highest spin speed but the fewest special features. The max wash load weight can vary as well. Our is 5.5 kg which is a pretty good sized load. If you can look at the manual, check how long the cycles take. (I don't recall that they have the manuals on display, so you may not be able to see the manual until after you have purchased the unit and picked it up. ) If you don't speak/read French, try to get one with a manual in English. Be very careful about the total actual height of the unit (including little display knobs etc) as noted below - see yellow text below - measure the space on your boat and then measure your preferred unit in the store to be sure.

By the way, when our boat was about 6 years old, the Thomson wouldn't operate and we ordered a new control unit for it, installed it ourselves (very simple), and got another 5 years out of it. As I recall we just happened to be in Guadaloupe at the time and the Amel rep there was very helpful and ordered it for us. I think the Amel rep is now in Le Marin ? Since your boat is several years newer than ours (ours launched Nov 98), this might be an option for you.

The logistics of getting the old machine off the boat (and disposing of it) and the new machine on the boat are doable but a bit of a chore. These machines are quite heavy and an awkwardly large size. You must arrange at a marinas to tie up alongside the end of their dock to easily get the machines on/off. You need to figure out how to dispose of the old one (we were told to leave ours by the marina trash dumpsters, so we got lucky that day). You need at least 4 strong adults to manhandle the old one out and get the new one in. You need a dolly to roll the machines up and down the dock. You need a couple large thick pieces of cardboard to make a ramp/slide up the companionway steps to slide the machines in /out of the cabin - the new one may come in a box that can serve this purpose. You must rent a car with a trunk large enough for the new machine to be stowed in the trunk. You may also need some type of dense foam or padding to wedge the new machine in place, as most of them were slightly less wide ( a few inches) than the Thomson.

Hope this helps, and good luck !

Ruth Martin
MOON DOG SM 248
To: symoondog@hotmail.com; amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: svsummerlove@yahoo.com
Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2013 16:05:10 +0000
Subject: Re: [Amel] Thomson Australe Washing machine


























Hi John and Ruth,



I noticed this post from a couple of years ago. We're looking to replace our Thomson Australe too. We're in Grenada and plan to get to up to Martinique this season, so your advice would be very valuable.



Which brand and model did you buy in Martinique, and would you buy the same one again if you had it to do over again? If not, which one would you buy this time?



Many thanks,



Steve and Donna Constantine

SM340

Summer Love



--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, john martin wrote:

Hi Pen Azen,
We have not replaced the bearings but we did replace our Thomson Australe while in Martinique a few months ago. Our washer was on the fritz and we decided it was too old to invest in a repair. We were amazed at the large number of brands and models and features available for top loader washers at the "big box" stores there, all of them almost exactly the size of the Thomson, if not a little bit smaller in width. There were at least 15 models to chose from ! Prices in Martinique started in the mid-300 Euros on up into the 700 Euro price level. If you decide to just buy a new one, I would think that you could find a similarly good selection of choices in France, if we had such in Martinique.
If you do buy a new one, the main issue to worry about is the height. Even though their stated height dimension may be exactly the same as the Thomson (850mm) many of the models have buttons and knobs etc on that top control panel area and some are just a tiny bit higher than our Thomsons, and if so, the countertop lid will be propped up by the contact. We were worried this might happen to us, but our new one fit just right. If it hadn't, our plan was to use a dremel tool to just buzz a small hole in the underside of the top where a knob might be hitting it. Also, check out the users manual of your finalist washer before buying. There are some French brands that provided their users manual ONLY in French. The other brands provide their users manuals in multiple languages.
Good luck !
Ruth Martin
MOON DOG
SM #248





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Re: [Amel] Re engining a Super Maramu

spritoaffine
 

Greg
The Beta43 delivered to Greece UK VAT paid was 6k including the gearbox and an extra 165watt alternator. The prices I was quoted in Greece for Yanmar and Vetus without gearbox were 8-9k, I imagine I could have bought them cheaper in the UK but not that much cheaper
David Worthington
Sharki148 Spirito Affine

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: gmshea@hotmail.com
Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2013 13:28:50 +0000
Subject: Re: [Amel] Re engining a Super Maramu


























David,

What were the comparative costs of the Yanmar vs the Beta?



Greg Shea



--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, David Worthington wrote:

Hello Graham
We've just put a Beta43 in our Sharki, haven't had a full season yet but we found the Beta people very pleasant to deal with and the the Beta/Kubota package came with a new transmission and was considerably cheaper than the Yanmar option. So far we're very pleased but time as ever will tell
David Worthington
Sharki148 Spirito Affine currently in Preveza Greece
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: crwggb@...
Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2013 09:01:18 +0000
Subject: [Amel] Re engining a Super Maramu
I have been closely reading the posts on this subject.
Has any one re engined with a Beta engine or other naturally aspirated engine? ......no expensive turbo to go wrong!
I would be interested to hear from any one who has not fitted a yanmar .
Graham Boyd
SM 140 Hong Kong

























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Re: [Amel] Sharki Beta 43 repower

Gene
 

Good day David

I am currently looking at useing the Beta 43 in a re power of Stargazer Sharki #235

Do you have any pictures on the install?
Were you able to use the existing mount locations?
What gear ratio and prop size did you end up with
Any thing you would have done different
The Pacific North West has extreme tidal flows and currents, does the Beta 43 provide enough punch?

I will be self preforming the install and any insight would be appreciated

You can use my email geneccarter@yahoo.com if need to.

 
 
Go Sailing

Gene C Carter
PO Box 895
Blaine WA 98231
Cell (360) 815-5388


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From: David Worthington <captaingrey@hotmail.co.uk>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Friday, January 11, 2013 1:59 AM
Subject: RE: [Amel] Re engining a Super Maramu

Hello Graham
We've just put a Beta43 in our Sharki, haven't had a full season yet but we found the Beta people very pleasant to deal with and the the Beta/Kubota package came with a new transmission and was considerably cheaper than the Yanmar option. So far we're very pleased but time as ever will tell
David Worthington
Sharki148 Spirito Affine currently in Preveza Greece

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: crwggb@yahoo.co.uk
Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2013 09:01:18 +0000
Subject: [Amel] Re engining a Super Maramu




















 


   
     
     
      I have been closely reading the posts on this subject.



Has any one re engined with a Beta engine or other naturally aspirated engine? ......no expensive turbo to go wrong!



I would be interested to hear from any one who has not fitted a yanmar .



Graham Boyd

SM 140 Hong Kong






   
   

   
   






 






                       





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Re: [Amel] Re engining a Super Maramu

Gregory Shea
 

David,
What were the comparative costs of the Yanmar vs the Beta?

Greg Shea

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, David Worthington wrote:

Hello Graham
We've just put a Beta43 in our Sharki, haven't had a full season yet but we found the Beta people very pleasant to deal with and the the Beta/Kubota package came with a new transmission and was considerably cheaper than the Yanmar option. So far we're very pleased but time as ever will tell
David Worthington
Sharki148 Spirito Affine currently in Preveza Greece

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: crwggb@...
Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2013 09:01:18 +0000
Subject: [Amel] Re engining a Super Maramu


























I have been closely reading the posts on this subject.



Has any one re engined with a Beta engine or other naturally aspirated engine? ......no expensive turbo to go wrong!



I would be interested to hear from any one who has not fitted a yanmar .



Graham Boyd

SM 140 Hong Kong




























Re: [Amel] Diving Compressor setup

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Hi Gary, I have just been reminded that the compressor is a Bauer. Ian

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: bozocinq@wollenberg.net
Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2013 18:25:50 +0000
Subject: [Amel] Diving Compressor setup

Does anyone with an AMEL 54 have a diving compressor set up installed by AMEL on there vessel? If so, please provide me with some information as to whether you are satisfied with it? How long to fill a tank? Brand name of the compressor manufacture? Is it installed in the Lazaretto? And any other comments/opinions you may have.
Cost of the system? Does anybody have a Hookah (3rd lung) system on there vessel? Electric or gas?
thank you,

Gary
s/v Bozo Cinq #44



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Re: [Amel] Diving Compressor setup

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Hi Gary , We have a 220v compressor installed in the cockpit locker by Amel.Very neat ,German made. Can't remember it's name as we are off the boat, but it is a leading brand.Takes 28 mins to fill a tank.Noisy, but that's true of every compressor.After 12 years of (admittedly pretty light ) use we remain very pleased with it.
When in Chile I also had made up a proper diving line, about 15 m , with a regulator , which attaches to a tank on board and allowsyoutodrop overboard at a moments notice to free a prop or scrub.
Ian & Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Ragusa, Sicily

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: bozocinq@wollenberg.net
Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2013 18:25:50 +0000
Subject: [Amel] Diving Compressor setup

Does anyone with an AMEL 54 have a diving compressor set up installed by AMEL on there vessel? If so, please provide me with some information as to whether you are satisfied with it? How long to fill a tank? Brand name of the compressor manufacture? Is it installed in the Lazaretto? And any other comments/opinions you may have.
Cost of the system? Does anybody have a Hookah (3rd lung) system on there vessel? Electric or gas?
thank you,

Gary
s/v Bozo Cinq #44



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Re: [Amel] Re engining a Super Maramu

spritoaffine
 

Hello Graham
We've just put a Beta43 in our Sharki, haven't had a full season yet but we found the Beta people very pleasant to deal with and the the Beta/Kubota package came with a new transmission and was considerably cheaper than the Yanmar option. So far we're very pleased but time as ever will tell
David Worthington
Sharki148 Spirito Affine currently in Preveza Greece

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: crwggb@yahoo.co.uk
Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2013 09:01:18 +0000
Subject: [Amel] Re engining a Super Maramu


























I have been closely reading the posts on this subject.



Has any one re engined with a Beta engine or other naturally aspirated engine? ......no expensive turbo to go wrong!



I would be interested to hear from any one who has not fitted a yanmar .



Graham Boyd

SM 140 Hong Kong


Re engining a Super Maramu

Graham Boyd
 

I have been closely reading the posts on this subject.

Has any one re engined with a Beta engine or other naturally aspirated engine? ......no expensive turbo to go wrong!

I would be interested to hear from any one who has not fitted a yanmar .

Graham Boyd
SM 140 Hong Kong


Companionway Lock

eric freedman
 

Hi,

Does anyone know a source besides Amel for the lock on the Companionway?

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite


Re: [Amel] Re: Port light / window eplacement on Amel Sharki

Gene
 

I have been looking at using Butyal tape in lue of the Dow 795

 
Stargazer Sharki #235

 
Go Sailing

Gene C Carter
PO Box 895
Blaine WA 98231
Cell (360) 815-5388


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From: sharki41 <hannamj@juno.com>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thursday, January 10, 2013 6:54 AM
Subject: [Amel] Re: Port light / window eplacement on Amel Sharki


 


I am also planning to replace all of the port lights on our Sharki. I am planning to use Dow 795. Does anyone know what Amel used originally ? Also be aware that Acrylic (Plexiglas) comes in various grades.
Mark Hanna , Sharki No. 49

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Gene" wrote:


Good day all,

Has any one attempted to replace the fixed port lights / windows on the Amell Sharki

What issues did you have what type of sealant or gasket did you use.

Thanks in advance for any information.



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Re: [Amel] Re: loframns tigris anchor windlass

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Thankyou
Danny

From: Ann-Sofie Svanberg <kanalmamman@hotmail.com>
To: "amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Friday, 11 January 2013 2:03 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Re: loframns tigris anchor windlass

 
Even Lady Annila SM no 232 has 1200 W

/Annsofie
S/y Lady Annila SM 232
Present at Crete, Greece

Skickat från min iPad

10 jan 2013 kl. 10:45 skrev "Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe" mailto:yahoogroups%40svbebe.com>:

Danny,

BeBe, #387 has 1200 Watt.

Bill
BeBe

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

Hi all,
as I understand it the Lofrans Tigris anchor windlass has three options for motor power, 1000w, 1200w and 1500w. can any one tell me which option is fitted to the SM 2000.
Regards
Danny
SM 299 Ocean Pearl
Currently Home port Mangonui
New Zealand







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