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Amel 54 impressions

rjct2002
 

I had a look at the new Amel 54 at the Cannes boat show today. I was
very impressed - they've fixed nearly everything that was wrong (in
my opinion) with the SM.

Waterline length is longer, sail area is bigger. I expect it'll be
more spritely in light airs.

The cockpit has been improved with an extendable spray hood that
comes out of the windshield. The cockpit table is bigger and stronger.

The stern is much wider with a nice bathing area. The wider stern
means it is now possible to fite decent davits - and the yard will do
this as an option.

There is much more natural light in the interior thanks to lots of
new portholes and hatches. The wood is lighter coloured, and fiddles
etc are more modern. It no longer resembles a retirement home for
submariners.

The stern cabin is more spacious thanks to the wider stern.

The forecabin is modular and can be either one large cabin, or can be
split into two cabins with a folding partition. The washing machine
and dryer are in the forepeak.

There is now a huge fridge/freezer where the washing machine used to
be in the kitchen.

The nav table is now forward spacing and has a decent armchair. There
is now a choice of instruments - buyer can specify Furuno or
Raymarine.

It is a much nicer boat all round.
The wider stern makes the cabin below considerably bigger.


sumore54--doesnt accept mail

eric freedman <kimberlite@...>
 

sumore54@yahoo.com
please e-mail me with a correct address
thanks
eric
kimberlite


Zinc anodes

rogerhbanks <roger.banks@...>
 

Having just done the antifouling stint, other owners may be interested to hear what we
worked out with an engineering adviser about earthing. The reason there is only a single
pair of anodes, i.e. on the rudder, is that the loom of earthing straps on the boat connects
to the anode pair. I've checked this with a multimeter. It has overcome my concern that
there didn't seem to be any zinc protection for the prop and shaft, nor any room to attach
an anode direct to the shaft.

Whilst the modern advice on galvanic corrosion, especially in marinas, is for each thru-hull
to be separated from the others, clearly every other thing which is attached to the prop
shaft either directly or by liquid, e.g. engine block, fuel tanks, metal parts of the engine
water inlet system, and the outer brass tube of the prop shaft system, needs to be
protected, which I have achieved by checking the integrity of their connections to the
rudder anodes. There is, of course, the small zinc in the heat exchanger but this is tiny,
even if owners do remember to change it.

Regards Roger, Mango 28 Zorba


Re: Faux teak

rogerhbanks <roger.banks@...>
 

With respect, I don't think the posted entries seem to deal with the faux teak itself or the
coach roof. There are plenty of comments on the stripes, which is helpful. In my case, the
previous owner painted (rather poorly) over all the decking (including stripes), coach roof
and cockpit with white paint, which I'm keen to change back, if possible, to original or
something approximating to it. Is it perhaps the case that the faux teak is a stick-on pre-
printed material which cannot be restored or re-gained? Like the posting two days ago, I
would be very grateful to receive any guidance on this subject.

Regards Roger, Mango 28 of 1982

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "John and Anne on Bali Hai" <hollamby@c...>
wrote:
This subject has come up before. Go to the bottom of the page and type
in faux teak and hit search to see all the postings.
As an alternative get an estimate for covering with TEK-DEK which is
a sort of cork planking. Probably costly but would look good and would
keep the deck from getting so hot in the tropics.

Regards, Anne and John


Goran

eric freedman <kimberlite@...>
 

Mail is not accepted at your address please send me a correct
address back channel.
Thanks
eric

kimberlite at optonline.net





--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, eric <kimberlite@o...> wrote:
Goran,

My friend is looking for an amel.

Please e-mail me the info at Kimberlite@o...

Thanks

Eric





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[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Göran
Svensson
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2005 3:45 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] SM 2000 Year 2003, # 396 is now for
sale.



This is an opportunity to obtain a very well maintained `as new'
SM,
very little used with low engine hours. It has only been sailed
across
the Atlantic directly after delivery in 2003 and after that used
by us
for about 2 months total during winter and spring 2004 and 2005.In
the
hurricane season the yacht has been stored in a protected boat
yard.
The list of optional equipment is very extensive.
Location: Bradenton, Florida. Asked price $ 595.000 (European VAT
not
paid)
Don't hesitate to ask for specifications and photos.
Kind regards
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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SM 2000 Year 2003, # 396 is now for sale.

eric <kimberlite@...>
 

Goran,

My friend is looking for an amel.

Please e-mail me the info at Kimberlite@optonline.net.

Thanks

Eric





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Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2005 3:45 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] SM 2000 Year 2003, # 396 is now for sale.



This is an opportunity to obtain a very well maintained `as new' SM,
very little used with low engine hours. It has only been sailed across
the Atlantic directly after delivery in 2003 and after that used by us
for about 2 months total during winter and spring 2004 and 2005.In the
hurricane season the yacht has been stored in a protected boat yard.
The list of optional equipment is very extensive.
Location: Bradenton, Florida. Asked price $ 595.000 (European VAT not
paid)
Don't hesitate to ask for specifications and photos.
Kind regards
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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Noisy outhaul drive on main boom

eric <kimberlite@...>
 

Roy,

The winch is mounted to the boom.

It does not come off with the shaft.

Just remove the nut on the top of the arm which is attached to the shaft on
top of the winch, and pound away with a sledge. You might bend a bolt or two
as s/s is a little soft for hammering. Make sure you have a long bolt for
this hammering.

Fair winds,

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu





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Sent: Friday, September 09, 2005 1:37 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Noisy outhaul drive on main boom



--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, eric <kimberlite@o...> wrote:
Graham,

I removed the shaft by placing a long steel bolt in the threaded
hole in the
bottom of the shaft and driving it up with a heavy sledge hammer. A
regular
hammer or mallet will not work. The shaft came loose and I sanded
the rust
off of it and replaced it with a thick film of white lube.

Fair winds,

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu 376



Hi Eric,
When you hit the bolt with the sledge hammer, which shaft came
loose? the one holding the Andersen winch? It sounds as if instead
of dropping the gearbox, you raised the winch. Is this right? I'm
about to try it, and would appreciate as much detail as you can
provide. Thanks to you and Graham for your input!!

Roy, Excalibur SM #195



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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Graham Boyd
Sent: Wednesday, September 07, 2005 4:42 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Noisy outhaul drive on main boom



I have just had exactly the same and it resulted in the gear box
packing up
completely! Fortunately the manual over ride system in the SM works
quite
well. I tried to remove the gear box yesterday using a puller - you
undo the
bolt underneath the gear box connected to the vertical shaft that
attaches
directly to the rope drum and then you "pull the gear box down".
Amel told
me that it would probably be very stiff and that most likely I
would have to
remove the boom and take it to a work shop with a hydraulic puller.
It
appears that they are right! For your information it is the
horizontal
spindle that connects to the motor that has failed on my boat. Amel
weren't
a bit surprised at this as my boat is 10 yrs old and depending on
mileage
gear boxes regularly fail at 5 yrs. Let me know how you get on, I
will be
using a manual outhaul now until the boat comes ashore for the
winter,

Graham Boyd
SM 140 Sula

rbenven44 <no_reply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
Hi there,
We have developed a loud noise when using the outhaul drive on the
main boom. It is coming from the gearbox area, as it is there even
when the rope is removed. I have tried lubricating the gearbox, but
would prefer to remove it from the boom to do this thoroughly.
Has anyone done this? Or otherwise solved this problem?
Thanks for any ideas.

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Faux teak

John and Anne on Bali Hai <hollamby@...>
 

This subject has come up before. Go to the bottom of the page and type
in faux teak and hit search to see all the postings.
As an alternative get an estimate for covering with TEK-DEK which is
a sort of cork planking. Probably costly but would look good and would
keep the deck from getting so hot in the tropics.

Regards, Anne and John


discoloration of the "fake teak" decking

mike_ondra <mondra@...>
 

We are in the process of purchasing a 1999 SM. The "fake teak"
decking in the bow area show discoloration, spotty lightening of the
color. How colorfast is this material and is there a color
restoration technique other than painting?


SM 2000 Year 2003, # 396 is now for sale.

Göran Svensson
 

This is an opportunity to obtain a very well maintained `as new' SM,
very little used with low engine hours. It has only been sailed across
the Atlantic directly after delivery in 2003 and after that used by us
for about 2 months total during winter and spring 2004 and 2005.In the
hurricane season the yacht has been stored in a protected boat yard.
The list of optional equipment is very extensive.
Location: Bradenton, Florida. Asked price $ 595.000 (European VAT not
paid)
Don't hesitate to ask for specifications and photos.
Kind regards
Göran Svensson


Amel 54

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

You may have seen the new Amel website www.amel.fr/pages-amel54.htm
click on Amel 54 and watch the video.Ian & Judy Jenkins , Pen Azen, Piriapolis


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Noisy outhaul drive on main boom

rbenven44 <no_reply@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, eric <kimberlite@o...> wrote:
Graham,

I removed the shaft by placing a long steel bolt in the threaded
hole in the
bottom of the shaft and driving it up with a heavy sledge hammer. A
regular
hammer or mallet will not work. The shaft came loose and I sanded
the rust
off of it and replaced it with a thick film of white lube.

Fair winds,

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu 376



Hi Eric,
When you hit the bolt with the sledge hammer, which shaft came
loose? the one holding the Andersen winch? It sounds as if instead
of dropping the gearbox, you raised the winch. Is this right? I'm
about to try it, and would appreciate as much detail as you can
provide. Thanks to you and Graham for your input!!

Roy, Excalibur SM #195



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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Graham Boyd
Sent: Wednesday, September 07, 2005 4:42 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Noisy outhaul drive on main boom



I have just had exactly the same and it resulted in the gear box
packing up
completely! Fortunately the manual over ride system in the SM works
quite
well. I tried to remove the gear box yesterday using a puller - you
undo the
bolt underneath the gear box connected to the vertical shaft that
attaches
directly to the rope drum and then you "pull the gear box down".
Amel told
me that it would probably be very stiff and that most likely I
would have to
remove the boom and take it to a work shop with a hydraulic puller.
It
appears that they are right! For your information it is the
horizontal
spindle that connects to the motor that has failed on my boat. Amel
weren't
a bit surprised at this as my boat is 10 yrs old and depending on
mileage
gear boxes regularly fail at 5 yrs. Let me know how you get on, I
will be
using a manual outhaul now until the boat comes ashore for the
winter,

Graham Boyd
SM 140 Sula

rbenven44 <no_reply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
Hi there,
We have developed a loud noise when using the outhaul drive on the
main boom. It is coming from the gearbox area, as it is there even
when the rope is removed. I have tried lubricating the gearbox, but
would prefer to remove it from the boom to do this thoroughly.
Has anyone done this? Or otherwise solved this problem?
Thanks for any ideas.

Roy on Excalibur, SM #195







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Amel 54

John and Anne Hollamby <hollamby@...>
 

Just to report that Amel have now put something on their web site
www.amel.fr It includes a 5 minute 20 second video but forget that unless
you are on broadband as the download would take forever on a dial up
connection. Overall it is much less detailed than the old SM 2000 site.

Sail on, Anne and John Bali Hai SM 317


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Noisy outhaul drive on main boom

eric <kimberlite@...>
 

Graham,

I removed the shaft by placing a long steel bolt in the threaded hole in the
bottom of the shaft and driving it up with a heavy sledge hammer. A regular
hammer or mallet will not work. The shaft came loose and I sanded the rust
off of it and replaced it with a thick film of white lube.

Fair winds,

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu 376







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[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Graham Boyd
Sent: Wednesday, September 07, 2005 4:42 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Noisy outhaul drive on main boom



I have just had exactly the same and it resulted in the gear box packing up
completely! Fortunately the manual over ride system in the SM works quite
well. I tried to remove the gear box yesterday using a puller - you undo the
bolt underneath the gear box connected to the vertical shaft that attaches
directly to the rope drum and then you "pull the gear box down". Amel told
me that it would probably be very stiff and that most likely I would have to
remove the boom and take it to a work shop with a hydraulic puller. It
appears that they are right! For your information it is the horizontal
spindle that connects to the motor that has failed on my boat. Amel weren't
a bit surprised at this as my boat is 10 yrs old and depending on mileage
gear boxes regularly fail at 5 yrs. Let me know how you get on, I will be
using a manual outhaul now until the boat comes ashore for the winter,

Graham Boyd
SM 140 Sula

rbenven44 <no_reply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
Hi there,
We have developed a loud noise when using the outhaul drive on the
main boom. It is coming from the gearbox area, as it is there even
when the rope is removed. I have tried lubricating the gearbox, but
would prefer to remove it from the boom to do this thoroughly.
Has anyone done this? Or otherwise solved this problem?
Thanks for any ideas.

Roy on Excalibur, SM #195







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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Noisy outhaul drive on main boom

Graham Boyd
 

I have just had exactly the same and it resulted in the gear box packing up completely! Fortunately the manual over ride system in the SM works quite well. I tried to remove the gear box yesterday using a puller - you undo the bolt underneath the gear box connected to the vertical shaft that attaches directly to the rope drum and then you "pull the gear box down". Amel told me that it would probably be very stiff and that most likely I would have to remove the boom and take it to a work shop with a hydraulic puller. It appears that they are right! For your information it is the horizontal spindle that connects to the motor that has failed on my boat. Amel weren't a bit surprised at this as my boat is 10 yrs old and depending on mileage gear boxes regularly fail at 5 yrs. Let me know how you get on, I will be using a manual outhaul now until the boat comes ashore for the winter,

Graham Boyd
SM 140 Sula

rbenven44 <no_reply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
Hi there,
We have developed a loud noise when using the outhaul drive on the
main boom. It is coming from the gearbox area, as it is there even
when the rope is removed. I have tried lubricating the gearbox, but
would prefer to remove it from the boom to do this thoroughly.
Has anyone done this? Or otherwise solved this problem?
Thanks for any ideas.

Roy on Excalibur, SM #195







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Noisy outhaul drive on main boom

rbenven44 <no_reply@...>
 

Hi there,
We have developed a loud noise when using the outhaul drive on the
main boom. It is coming from the gearbox area, as it is there even
when the rope is removed. I have tried lubricating the gearbox, but
would prefer to remove it from the boom to do this thoroughly.
Has anyone done this? Or otherwise solved this problem?
Thanks for any ideas.

Roy on Excalibur, SM #195


Re: Stern bumper

Graham Boyd
 

I fitted a new bumper to my SM in Jan this year and when it arrived
from Amel I didn't think that the covering was the same as the old.
In practice it has been absolutely fine but bear in mind the boat is
in Scotland and one of the few weather problems that we don't have
here is very strong sun!

Graham Boyd
SM 140 "Sula"

-- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Willem J. Kroes"
<willem.j.kroes@f...> wrote:
Has anyone also had a bad experience with a relatively new stern
bumper?

I bought from the Amel yard in april 2004 a new bumper and within
a
few months the cover material showed some scars and this summer
the
cover material started peeling off.
I contacted Amel on this issue and they offered me a new one for
half
the price. Because I think that the problem is the bad quality of
the
cover material - which is definately not the same material as used
on
the original bumper that lasted for more than 10 year - I hesitate
to
accept this offer (which in fact I judge not to be generous at
all,
if the problem is a an inferior product that was sold).
This summer I met an other Amel Santorin in Sardinia with a
relatively new bumper that also shows cover material peeling off.
So
my question is are there more owners of Amel boats with recent
bumpers showing peeling off of the cover material?

Willem J. Kroes

Amel Santorin "Kavanga"

Arbatax, Sardinia


Stern bumper

Willem J. Kroes <willem.j.kroes@...>
 

Has anyone also had a bad experience with a relatively new stern
bumper?

I bought from the Amel yard in april 2004 a new bumper and within a
few months the cover material showed some scars and this summer the
cover material started peeling off.
I contacted Amel on this issue and they offered me a new one for half
the price. Because I think that the problem is the bad quality of the
cover material - which is definately not the same material as used on
the original bumper that lasted for more than 10 year - I hesitate to
accept this offer (which in fact I judge not to be generous at all,
if the problem is a an inferior product that was sold).
This summer I met an other Amel Santorin in Sardinia with a
relatively new bumper that also shows cover material peeling off. So
my question is are there more owners of Amel boats with recent
bumpers showing peeling off of the cover material?

Willem J. Kroes

Amel Santorin "Kavanga"

Arbatax, Sardinia


Replacement for KIRK Navigation Lights

RFC000 <rfc000@...>
 

I have to replace the navigation lights (the external part with the green glass and the transparent glass for the rear one) and I would very much like to find replacement identical to the original parts which I have been using so far.

I asked the chantier but didn't get any answer.

Does anybody in the club know where I can find these parts or have any useful suggestion?

Thank you so much.

Rosario F. Cimmino
Kirk "Melinou"


Chain Counter

mcymabm <mcymabm@...>
 

Hi Alain,...who answered me a long time ago, while I was at sea

Thank you for your advice. I actually have done that…..not quite
match with an AMEL boat!!
But I find much more convenient and secure to be able to manoeuvre
the windlass from the cockpit because I can help with the engine in
order not to pull too much on it. Since, I persevere in my search of
a solution. It happens that the first Super Maramu which turned on in
Panama after me also had a problem with its chain counter( quality
confirmed) and nevertheless the AMEL refusal to help, we managed with
a professional electronician to make one with two …or nearly. On
getting the anchor back on board, the counting of the "ten" figure
works well but the unit figure goes wrong ; e.g. 40,41…49,30,31,
….39,20 and so on.

Does anybody know the solution to that?