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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] New to the Forum

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Good morning Marco,

Welcome to the Group!
I am Swiss as well, went to school in France.
Have been living for the last 2 years on my Super Maramu 2000.
Last year was in the Bahamas, now in Florida for repair, leaving at the end of the month.
Hope your dream comes true!

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Dania Beach, Florida


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On Sun, 4/5/15, sailor1367@yahoo.com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] New to the Forum
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Sunday, April 5, 2015, 1:07 PM


 









Dears,thanks for
letting a none Amel owner joining the Forum
:-)
In the meantime, I think is
just normal curtesy to introduce myself:
I grew up on a lake in Switzerland and
spend a bigger portion of my childhood on the water. I'm
back to work since a bit over a year after a two year
sailing experiment with my wife. We sailed from the east
coast to the Bahamas, down the Caribbean and then back via
Bermuda to the east cost where we sold our then Island
Packet.
My dream is to set off
again, sooner than later and preferably in an Amel 54. It
may take time to do it again, but nevertheless I'm
looking forward to become part of this
community. 
cheers Marco













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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] New to the Forum

Germain Jean-Pierre <jgermain@...>
 

Welcome aboard,

I took the same path as you: first joining this forum and analysing the posts and responses to the various niggles and problems.  

I’ve been amazed at the support and KNOWLEDGE in this community.

At the final analysis before purchase, the support of this forum was a positive factor in buying an SM. I purchased Eleuthera in July 2014 and sailed her to Turkey for a thorough refit. (I checked Oysters, Contests, HR, IP, Van den Stadt, Northwinds, Bristols etc before buying).  None of these have support of Amels.  Period.

Good luck with your search.  What are you looking for?  Santorin, Maramu, SM, 54?? or a new 55??

Cheers,


Jean-Pierre Germain
SY Eleuthera, SM 007.


On 5 Apr 2015, at 20:07, sailor1367@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Dears,

thanks for letting a none Amel owner joining the Forum :-)


In the meantime, I think is just normal curtesy to introduce myself:

I grew up on a lake in Switzerland and spend a bigger portion of my childhood on the water. I'm back to work since a bit over a year after a two year sailing experiment with my wife. We sailed from the east coast to the Bahamas, down the Caribbean and then back via Bermuda to the east cost where we sold our then Island Packet.


My dream is to set off again, sooner than later and preferably in an Amel 54. It may take time to do it again, but nevertheless I'm looking forward to become part of this community. 


cheers 

Marco







Jean-Pierre Germain,
Chief Pilot, Cozuro Limited,
+44 7551 211 511
jp.germain@...
jp.germain@...


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Old Maramu 46 mainsail outhaul electromotor specification

Germain Jean-Pierre <jgermain@...>
 

Hello Vic,

I do not know the alternatives for a Maramu but I would start by calling Amel Service Après Vente (S.A.V) and talk to Maude.  She will probably offer some solution.

Cheers,


Jean-Pierre Germain
SY Eleuthera, SM 007


On 7 Apr 2015, at 09:23, razavaclav@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hallo everybody,
I have just discovered during my Easter sailing in Croatia, that mainsail outhaul electromotor on my Maramu no. 199/1986  died.
There was water ingress and heavy corrosion of the whole motor. I cant find any label on the motor body.
I believe that my Maramu 46 is from the year when  Amel started electric sail furling.

Does anybody know the electromotor specification and supplier of the spares?

I look forward to hearing from You

Vic
S/Y Hatty




Jean-Pierre Germain,
Chief Pilot, Cozuro Limited,
+44 7551 211 511
jp.germain@...
jp.germain@...


Old Maramu 46 mainsail outhaul electromotor specification

razavaclav@...
 

Hallo everybody,
I have just discovered during my Easter sailing in Croatia, that mainsail outhaul electromotor on my Maramu no. 199/1986  died.
There was water ingress and heavy corrosion of the whole motor. I cant find any label on the motor body.
I believe that my Maramu 46 is from the year when  Amel started electric sail furling.

Does anybody know the electromotor specification and supplier of the spares?

I look forward to hearing from You

Vic
S/Y Hatty



Bilge strainer

sailormon <kimberlite@...>
 

I just located the plastic bilge strainer with he built in check valve. It is made by Whale and is available for about 30 dollars in most chandleries.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 


Re: I think we bought a boat! Fire extinguisher question

Duane Siegfri
 

Thanks Bill, good to know!

Duane


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] second boom for AMEL 54

Peter Forbes
 

Wlofgang,

I know that Jean Metz, who is currently in the Pacific on his circumnavigation, had a second deck mounted pole put on his Amel 54 by Emek Marin in Gocek, Turkey.

I do not know if it is a success or not - but he is certainly making very good times on the legs of his voyage so far - I therefore might guess it has been a success.

best wishes

Peter Forbes
0044 7836 209730
Carango  Sailing Ketch
Amel 54 #035
Gouvia Marina - CORFU, Greece

On 6 Apr 2015, at 14:37, Wolfgang Weber webercardio@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


I am using the  boom  for the genua and  thinking about of adding  a second boom  ( carbon ?) for the gennacker for downwindsailing.
Any experience or recommendations ?

Wolfgang Weber  SY ELIISE  Amel 54  #162




second boom for AMEL 54

Wolfgang Weber <webercardio@...>
 

I am using the  boom  for the genua and  thinking about of adding  a second boom  ( carbon ?) for the gennacker for downwindsailing.
Any experience or recommendations ?

Wolfgang Weber  SY ELIISE  Amel 54  #162


Watermaker Fuse

Wolfgang Weber <webercardio@...>
 

Happy eastern,
my dessalator  Duo watermaker works well on  generator 220 V for hours, but stops working on 24 V after 1 h by breaking  of the fuse. I measured the  current - 30 Amp.
Dessalator  recommended  to change to a 40 or 50 Amp. fuse and say that Amel  used 30 Amp. fuse.
Did someone had the same problem and changed the fuse?

Thank you

Wolfgang Weber  SY ELISE /  Amel 54 / #162


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] custom made sheaves and blocks from delrin

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

The sailor that is making delrin sheaves and blocks is:

www.merimarine.com  
email is  don"at"dreamgreen.org   
phone is +1304 723 4553

I do not have any experience with Don, nor am I aware of his quality and value. You should contact him and check it out for yourself.

Bill Rouse
BeBe Amel 53 #387
Sent from my tablet
+39 333 121 8115 Italy Mobile
+1832-380-4970 USA Voice Mail

On Apr 2, 2015 1:02 AM, "jwdernehl@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 



Bill,

Thank you very much!  I actually ordered a couple of new fittings from Garhauer just over a week ago. But, There is no guarantee that they will work. If they do not, I will give your suggestion a shot.  How competitive is the pricing?  I guess it would be decent considering the fall of the Euro right now. 

Thank you 

Jason 
Pao San 88
Sailing the Chesapeake since 2013


New to the Forum

sailor1367@...
 

Dears,

thanks for letting a none Amel owner joining the Forum :-)


In the meantime, I think is just normal curtesy to introduce myself:

I grew up on a lake in Switzerland and spend a bigger portion of my childhood on the water. I'm back to work since a bit over a year after a two year sailing experiment with my wife. We sailed from the east coast to the Bahamas, down the Caribbean and then back via Bermuda to the east cost where we sold our then Island Packet.


My dream is to set off again, sooner than later and preferably in an Amel 54. It may take time to do it again, but nevertheless I'm looking forward to become part of this community. 


cheers 

Marco






Re: Shopping for a Maramu

zerotocruising@...
 

Thank you, Sir! I am paying attention.

With respect to Surveyors, is there anyone who is particularly recommended in the Caribbean?

Mike


Re: Shopping for a Maramu

sbmesasailor
 

Mike and Rebecca,

Another reason to find a surveyor who knows Amels well is (as you will hear on this site repeatedly) you need to question and thoroughly investigate any changes made to the boat especially to the electronics, bonding, and rigging.  Some of Henri's designs were contrary to contemporary thinking but have been proven by the test of time.

One concern I had when we bought our Maramu was the purchase of the main sheet.  There was only a single block on the boom and that was the point at which the boom broke from fatigue (it did not occur as a result of an uncontrolled jibe).  Our new boom has three three blocks to distribute the load.  We also installed a Boomkicker (http://www.boomkicker.com/) to eliminate the inconvenience of the topping lift -love it.

Make sure the rudder has not been sealed by some clueless yard worker.  If the rudder doesn't "drain", you'll need to correct that.

Don't worry if the boat lists to port.  Fill the fuel tank and it will level out.  If there isn't a full complement of chain in the chain locker and an "oversized" anchor on the bow, the stern will squat a bit -not an issue other than inadequate ground tackle.

The faux teak deck will begin cracking in older boats exposed to years of tropical sun.  This can be corrected in several effective ways but none of them inexpensive.

Good hunting.

Dennis Johns
s/v Libertad
Maramu #121



 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Anchor Swivel - trusted or not

zerotocruising@...
 

Ian and Judy

I don't want to hijack this thread but I'm very interested in speaking to you about your experiences in Patagonia. If you have the time, please shoot me an email: zero to cruising ATT gmail DOTT com

Thanks!

Mike



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Custom Made Sheaves

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Jason,

I just found USA source...a sailor who makes custom delrin sheaves and blocks. I will post the information as soon as I receive it. I have no idea of the quality, value, and price.

BTW, I noticed the sheaves at the end of BeBe's mizzen boom need replacing.

Riza at Emek Marine in Gocek, Turkey will probably be the best value. I am going to ask him about the mizzen sheaves because there is an Amel 55 there that is joining us in the Atlantic Odyssey II and could bring them to me.

Bill Rouse
BeBe Amel 53 #387
Sent from my tablet
+39 333 121 8115 Italy Mobile
+1832-380-4970 USA Voice Mail

On Apr 2, 2015 1:02 AM, "jwdernehl@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 



Bill,

Thank you very much!  I actually ordered a couple of new fittings from Garhauer just over a week ago. But, There is no guarantee that they will work. If they do not, I will give your suggestion a shot.  How competitive is the pricing?  I guess it would be decent considering the fall of the Euro right now. 

Thank you 

Jason 
Pao San 88
Sailing the Chesapeake since 2013


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Shopping for a Maramu

zerotocruising@...
 

Thanks, Kent. I agree, there's big value in having someone familiar with a boat spending time a new owner. I'll search the topics as you suggested.

Mike


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Shopping for a Maramu

zerotocruising@...
 

Hi John. Thank you for that detailed reply. I am taking note of all of that.

Mike


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] I think we bought a boat! Fire extinguisher question

Andrew & Kate Lamb
 

Thanks Bill

We don't appear to have that installed on our boat

Andrew




On 4 Apr 2015, at 12:13, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Andrew,

I missed it for years. 

If you have the automatic engine room fire extinguisher you have a tiny "starter" bottle in the ceiling of the engine room with a large CO2 bottle connected to it...both require service. The large CO2 bottle is laying on its side inside a white painted  wooden box located in the port lazzertte, forward and all the way to the stbd side. 

You will also have mounted on the stbd side of the steps, a large, manually operated extinguisher, which is plumbed into the engine room. Next to it, possibly a smaller multi-use extinguisher. 

Bill Rouse
BeBe Amel 53 #387
Sent from my tablet
+39 333 121 8115 Italy Mobile
+1832-380-4970 USA Voice Mail

On Apr 4, 2015 10:51 AM, "Andrew Lamb andrew.lamb@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Bill

I don't think I have seen a tank in our port lazarette , we have a large tank on the starboard side of the cabin steps /ladder for the engine room. Maybe I missed this, whereabouts in the locker is it?

Andrew

Ronpische
SM 472


On 4 Apr 2015, at 08:39, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Duane,

I have had them serviced in St. Thomas, Singapore, and Turkey. I have never heard "can't do it." I wonder what all the vessels do in the port of Miami?

BTW, I had a hard time finding the automatic engine room primary CO2 tank. It is inside a wood box in the port lazzerret. Three or four screws hold the box in position...remove them to expose the tank.

I found it is cheaper and better to buy new small ones for the forward and aft berths, and refill the two at the companionway, the small starter in the engine room, and the large one I described in the lazzerret. Normally, the same guy will recertify inflatable life jackets and life buoys, if you have any of those.

Good luck and welcome again to the "club."

Bill Rouse
BeBe Amel 53 #387
Sent from my tablet
+39 333 121 8115 Italy Mobile
+1832-380-4970 USA Voice Mail

On Apr 3, 2015 9:40 PM, "sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

It seems like we're going to close on a 2005 Amel SM next week (#477).  We're making a list from the survey and one thing we need to do is have the fire extinguishers serviced.  It looks like they are original (brand = Gloria?), which is a German brand I believe.


I called a Fort Lauderdale company and they said they could only refill U.S. brands, something about a special license. 


Does anyone know of a Fort Lauderdale or Miami company who could service the SM's Gloria extinguishers?



Thanks,

Duane Siegfried


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] I think we bought a boat! Fire extinguisher question

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Andrew,

I missed it for years. 

If you have the automatic engine room fire extinguisher you have a tiny "starter" bottle in the ceiling of the engine room with a large CO2 bottle connected to it...both require service. The large CO2 bottle is laying on its side inside a white painted  wooden box located in the port lazzertte, forward and all the way to the stbd side. 

You will also have mounted on the stbd side of the steps, a large, manually operated extinguisher, which is plumbed into the engine room. Next to it, possibly a smaller multi-use extinguisher. 

Bill Rouse
BeBe Amel 53 #387
Sent from my tablet
+39 333 121 8115 Italy Mobile
+1832-380-4970 USA Voice Mail

On Apr 4, 2015 10:51 AM, "Andrew Lamb andrew.lamb@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Bill

I don't think I have seen a tank in our port lazarette , we have a large tank on the starboard side of the cabin steps /ladder for the engine room. Maybe I missed this, whereabouts in the locker is it?

Andrew

Ronpische
SM 472


On 4 Apr 2015, at 08:39, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Duane,

I have had them serviced in St. Thomas, Singapore, and Turkey. I have never heard "can't do it." I wonder what all the vessels do in the port of Miami?

BTW, I had a hard time finding the automatic engine room primary CO2 tank. It is inside a wood box in the port lazzerret. Three or four screws hold the box in position...remove them to expose the tank.

I found it is cheaper and better to buy new small ones for the forward and aft berths, and refill the two at the companionway, the small starter in the engine room, and the large one I described in the lazzerret. Normally, the same guy will recertify inflatable life jackets and life buoys, if you have any of those.

Good luck and welcome again to the "club."

Bill Rouse
BeBe Amel 53 #387
Sent from my tablet
+39 333 121 8115 Italy Mobile
+1832-380-4970 USA Voice Mail

On Apr 3, 2015 9:40 PM, "sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

It seems like we're going to close on a 2005 Amel SM next week (#477).  We're making a list from the survey and one thing we need to do is have the fire extinguishers serviced.  It looks like they are original (brand = Gloria?), which is a German brand I believe.


I called a Fort Lauderdale company and they said they could only refill U.S. brands, something about a special license. 


Does anyone know of a Fort Lauderdale or Miami company who could service the SM's Gloria extinguishers?



Thanks,

Duane Siegfried


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] I think we bought a boat! Fire extinguisher question

Andrew & Kate Lamb
 

Bill

I don't think I have seen a tank in our port lazarette , we have a large tank on the starboard side of the cabin steps /ladder for the engine room. Maybe I missed this, whereabouts in the locker is it?

Andrew

Ronpische
SM 472


On 4 Apr 2015, at 08:39, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Duane,

I have had them serviced in St. Thomas, Singapore, and Turkey. I have never heard "can't do it." I wonder what all the vessels do in the port of Miami?

BTW, I had a hard time finding the automatic engine room primary CO2 tank. It is inside a wood box in the port lazzerret. Three or four screws hold the box in position...remove them to expose the tank.

I found it is cheaper and better to buy new small ones for the forward and aft berths, and refill the two at the companionway, the small starter in the engine room, and the large one I described in the lazzerret. Normally, the same guy will recertify inflatable life jackets and life buoys, if you have any of those.

Good luck and welcome again to the "club."

Bill Rouse
BeBe Amel 53 #387
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On Apr 3, 2015 9:40 PM, "sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

It seems like we're going to close on a 2005 Amel SM next week (#477).  We're making a list from the survey and one thing we need to do is have the fire extinguishers serviced.  It looks like they are original (brand = Gloria?), which is a German brand I believe.


I called a Fort Lauderdale company and they said they could only refill U.S. brands, something about a special license. 


Does anyone know of a Fort Lauderdale or Miami company who could service the SM's Gloria extinguishers?



Thanks,

Duane Siegfried