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Crash Bar in SM 2000

galacsea2000 <no_reply@...>
 

Could any one post a picture (or explain the specifics i.e. size &
precise location) of the Amel recommanded crash bar in front of the
stove. Thanks. GS


Re: insurance

davidlambertsen <no_reply@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@y..., kimberlite1212 <no_reply@y...> wrote:
David,
thanks for the info. joel potter also gave me a name to try.
do you have a sm?
where are you located.
i'm on long island
cheers,
eric freedman

kimberlt@o...







--- In amelyachtowners@y..., davidlambertsen <no_reply@y...> wrote:
--- In amelyachtowners@y..., kimberlite1212 <no_reply@y...> wrote:
hi,
i am trying to get a U.S. broker to place insurance for our new
amel
and the transatlantic passage.
anyone out there have a broker to recommend?
thanks
eric
Eric,

Sorry, I gave you the fax number. Morgan Wells' phone number is
410-
626-1000. David
Eric,

I have a 48 foot Maramu, which I keep on the Choptank River of the
Chesapeake Bay, just south of St Michaels. My Maramu is a little
smaller than a Super Maramu, with a full hard dodger but a smaller
main cabin.

When do you sail the ocean and where are you headed? I look forward
to this in a few years when I have my sons in college.

David


Re: insurance

kimberlite1212 <no_reply@...>
 

David,
thanks for the info. joel potter also gave me a name to try.
do you have a sm?
where are you located.
i'm on long island
cheers,
eric freedman

kimberlt@...







--- In amelyachtowners@y..., davidlambertsen <no_reply@y...> wrote:
--- In amelyachtowners@y..., kimberlite1212 <no_reply@y...> wrote:
hi,
i am trying to get a U.S. broker to place insurance for our new
amel
and the transatlantic passage.
anyone out there have a broker to recommend?
thanks
eric
Eric,

Sorry, I gave you the fax number. Morgan Wells' phone number is
410-
626-1000. David


Re: insurance

davidlambertsen <no_reply@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@y..., kimberlite1212 <no_reply@y...> wrote:
hi,
i am trying to get a U.S. broker to place insurance for our new
amel
and the transatlantic passage.
anyone out there have a broker to recommend?
thanks
eric
Eric,

Sorry, I gave you the fax number. Morgan Wells' phone number is 410-
626-1000. David


Re: insurance

davidlambertsen <no_reply@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@y..., kimberlite1212 <no_reply@y...> wrote:
hi,
i am trying to get a U.S. broker to place insurance for our new
amel
and the transatlantic passage.
anyone out there have a broker to recommend?
thanks
eric
Eric,
Regarding insurance, Morgan Wells in Annapolis is an excellent broker
for ocean vessels. His phone number is 410-626-9966. The company is
Jack Martin & Associates.

David Lambertsen
s/v Have Fun!
Amel Maramu #258


Amel Yacht Owners Re: dismasting

kimberlite1212 <no_reply@...>
 

Mike,
i am sure all the amel owners read your post with great distress.
I am glad to see that you are still with us.
do you have any words of wisdom as to what we should do in such an
experience?
best wishes for a speedy repair of your boat.
eric
kimberlite


--- In amelyachtowners@y..., "Mike Mattinson" <hallelujah_mk@h...>
wrote:
Thank you for your kind responce

Take Care
Mike M
S/V Hallelujah


From: stargazer41amel <no_reply@y...>
Reply-To: amelyachtowners@y...
To: amelyachtowners@y...
Subject: Amel Yacht Owners Re: dismasting
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2002 03:46:56 -0000

To Mike in Panama,

So sorry to hear of your unfortune or rather your great fortune!
Hope
no one was injured too badly. Sounds like all survived.

We own a 1986 Sharki and will be glad to assist you in anyway. Can
send pics and dimensions. Let us know.

Delores
s/v Stargazer



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insurance

kimberlite1212 <no_reply@...>
 

hi,
i am trying to get a U.S. broker to place insurance for our new amel
and the transatlantic passage.
anyone out there have a broker to recommend?
thanks
eric


Re: Amel Yacht Owners Re: dismasting

Mike Mattinson <hallelujah_mk@...>
 

Thank you for your kind responce

Take Care
Mike M
S/V Hallelujah


From: stargazer41amel <no_reply@...>
Reply-To: amelyachtowners@...
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Amel Yacht Owners Re: dismasting
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2002 03:46:56 -0000

To Mike in Panama,

So sorry to hear of your unfortune or rather your great fortune! Hope
no one was injured too badly. Sounds like all survived.

We own a 1986 Sharki and will be glad to assist you in anyway. Can
send pics and dimensions. Let us know.

Delores
s/v Stargazer



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Re: dismasting

stargazer41amel <no_reply@...>
 

To Mike in Panama,

So sorry to hear of your unfortune or rather your great fortune! Hope
no one was injured too badly. Sounds like all survived.

We own a 1986 Sharki and will be glad to assist you in anyway. Can
send pics and dimensions. Let us know.

Delores
s/v Stargazer


Hallelujah dismasting

closereach <no_reply@...>
 

Mike and Kim,

Thank goodness that your family is safe and unhurt. I'm at your
service to help out. Also, please note there's quite a few other
Sharki owners who've joined this Amel Forum and they may be able to
lend some assistance too.

Best regards,
Rich

--- In amelyachtowners@y..., "hallelujah_mk" <hallelujah_mk@h...>
wrote:
Hi Richard

I have been hit by a rouge wave and lost both masts and doger was
taken away. We met in Old Galey summer of 2000 SSCA GAM, Mike Kim
Carolyn Marc on Hallelujah. I am hoping to take some mesurements
of
your dodger as Amel no longer has the mold for the dodger. E-mail
me
back soon.

Mike in Panama


Re: alphatronics converter

kimberlite1212 <no_reply@...>
 

John,
do you have a web address for the alphatronics converter?
thanks




eric--- In amelyachtowners@y..., "hollambyuk" <hollamby@c...> wrote:
--- In amelyachtowners@y..., asm283 wrote:
Hello I hope everyone had a great new year. I
would like to get some fedback as to the type of SSB
radios that are out there. I have A SM 2000 I would like
to install an SSB. I have looked at the Icom.It
seems to be the most popular. The place where I see the
installation most often is under the radar. On my boat the
pannel that would be removed is the one that has the
Amel logo. I like that piece of wood and I dont want
to remove it. Has anyone found a good another way of
mounting the radio.<br><br>Thanks<br><br>Vito
Ciaravino<br>SM#283 Wanderer

Two possible solutions. Either mount the radio on brackets beneath
theinstrument panels or remove the logo panel and hinge it.It is
held in place by four screws from behind and also fixed with double
sided sticky tape. It can be prised of carefully and hinged to let
down on a stay and held closed with a small piece of industrial
velcro or something similar.
I will try to post photos when we get back to Bali Hai in Malta
next
week. The SSB can be supplied with 12 volts from an isolated
Alphatronics switchmode converter a a fraction of the cost of the
type supplied by SSB companies. Cosider having a ham set instead of
an SSB. It can be programmed for the SSB chanells and is much
easier
to retune when the net controller suggests moving up to another
frequency. It is also much cheaper,typically about 600pounds
stlg.The output will only be 100 watts max as opposed to 150 with
an
SSB but in practice this makes no difference to performance.

Regards John Hollamby


To the founder

hallelujah_mk <hallelujah_mk@...>
 

Hi Richard

I have been hit by a rouge wave and lost both masts and doger was
taken away. We met in Old Galey summer of 2000 SSCA GAM, Mike Kim
Carolyn Marc on Hallelujah. I am hoping to take some mesurements of
your dodger as Amel no longer has the mold for the dodger. E-mail me
back soon.

Mike in Panama


Re: SSB radio recomendations

kimberlite1212 <no_reply@...>
 

john,
sorry it's a icom model # 802
eric


--- In amelyachtowners@y..., kimberlite1212 <no_reply@y...> wrote:
john,
icom is coming out with a remote head model (may or june) i think
the number is model 810
it is 4 by 8 inches and can mount like a normal instrument
good luck
eric


--- In amelyachtowners@y..., "hollambyuk" <hollamby@c...> wrote:
--- In amelyachtowners@y..., asm283 wrote:
Hello I hope everyone had a great new year. I
would like to get some fedback as to the type of SSB
radios that are out there. I have A SM 2000 I would like
to install an SSB. I have looked at the Icom.It
seems to be the most popular. The place where I see the
installation most often is under the radar. On my boat the
pannel that would be removed is the one that has the
Amel logo. I like that piece of wood and I dont want
to remove it. Has anyone found a good another way of
mounting the radio.<br><br>Thanks<br><br>Vito
Ciaravino<br>SM#283 Wanderer

Two possible solutions. Either mount the radio on brackets
beneath
theinstrument panels or remove the logo panel and hinge it.It is
held in place by four screws from behind and also fixed with
double
sided sticky tape. It can be prised of carefully and hinged to
let
down on a stay and held closed with a small piece of industrial
velcro or something similar.
I will try to post photos when we get back to Bali Hai in Malta
next
week. The SSB can be supplied with 12 volts from an isolated
Alphatronics switchmode converter a a fraction of the cost of the
type supplied by SSB companies. Cosider having a ham set instead
of
an SSB. It can be programmed for the SSB chanells and is much
easier
to retune when the net controller suggests moving up to another
frequency. It is also much cheaper,typically about 600pounds
stlg.The output will only be 100 watts max as opposed to 150 with
an
SSB but in practice this makes no difference to performance.

Regards John Hollamby


Re: SSB radio recomendations

kimberlite1212 <no_reply@...>
 

john,
icom is coming out with a remote head model (may or june) i think
the number is model 810
it is 4 by 8 inches and can mount like a normal instrument
good luck
eric


--- In amelyachtowners@y..., "hollambyuk" <hollamby@c...> wrote:
--- In amelyachtowners@y..., asm283 wrote:
Hello I hope everyone had a great new year. I
would like to get some fedback as to the type of SSB
radios that are out there. I have A SM 2000 I would like
to install an SSB. I have looked at the Icom.It
seems to be the most popular. The place where I see the
installation most often is under the radar. On my boat the
pannel that would be removed is the one that has the
Amel logo. I like that piece of wood and I dont want
to remove it. Has anyone found a good another way of
mounting the radio.<br><br>Thanks<br><br>Vito
Ciaravino<br>SM#283 Wanderer

Two possible solutions. Either mount the radio on brackets beneath
theinstrument panels or remove the logo panel and hinge it.It is
held in place by four screws from behind and also fixed with double
sided sticky tape. It can be prised of carefully and hinged to let
down on a stay and held closed with a small piece of industrial
velcro or something similar.
I will try to post photos when we get back to Bali Hai in Malta
next
week. The SSB can be supplied with 12 volts from an isolated
Alphatronics switchmode converter a a fraction of the cost of the
type supplied by SSB companies. Cosider having a ham set instead of
an SSB. It can be programmed for the SSB chanells and is much
easier
to retune when the net controller suggests moving up to another
frequency. It is also much cheaper,typically about 600pounds
stlg.The output will only be 100 watts max as opposed to 150 with
an
SSB but in practice this makes no difference to performance.

Regards John Hollamby


ian & judy

kimberlite1212 <no_reply@...>
 

dear ian & judy
sorry,
i seem to have deleted the address of the website for the seame
transponder.
would you please send it to me again?

where are you located?
did amel fix a propane or butane system to your boat?
i see you have an inverter. do you find 110 volts on board helpful?
what is a bluetooth?

i ordered the hot water for the cockpit shower.
the dual racor filters are now an option.
i like the idea of adding a third coarse filter upstream of the other
pair.

kimberlt@...

fair winds
eric


Re: SSB radio recomendations

hollambyuk <hollamby@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@y..., asm283 wrote:
Hello I hope everyone had a great new year. I
would like to get some fedback as to the type of SSB
radios that are out there. I have A SM 2000 I would like
to install an SSB. I have looked at the Icom.It
seems to be the most popular. The place where I see the
installation most often is under the radar. On my boat the
pannel that would be removed is the one that has the
Amel logo. I like that piece of wood and I dont want
to remove it. Has anyone found a good another way of
mounting the radio.<br><br>Thanks<br><br>Vito
Ciaravino<br>SM#283 Wanderer

Two possible solutions. Either mount the radio on brackets beneath
theinstrument panels or remove the logo panel and hinge it.It is
held in place by four screws from behind and also fixed with double
sided sticky tape. It can be prised of carefully and hinged to let
down on a stay and held closed with a small piece of industrial
velcro or something similar.
I will try to post photos when we get back to Bali Hai in Malta next
week. The SSB can be supplied with 12 volts from an isolated
Alphatronics switchmode converter a a fraction of the cost of the
type supplied by SSB companies. Cosider having a ham set instead of
an SSB. It can be programmed for the SSB chanells and is much easier
to retune when the net controller suggests moving up to another
frequency. It is also much cheaper,typically about 600pounds
stlg.The output will only be 100 watts max as opposed to 150 with an
SSB but in practice this makes no difference to performance.

Regards John Hollamby


Re: tips on buying a new Amel

hollambyuk <hollamby@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@y..., markmpitt wrote:
Joel Potter showed my wife and I a new Amel Super
Maramu last week. We are very seriously considering
ordering one within the next few weeks. We hope to do some
serious couple cruising starting in the Caribbean and
moving into the South Pacific. We would appreciate your
views on:<br>1)the quality of the Amel sailing
experience<br>2)things to know about the Amel purchase experie ce
(e.g.
options, defects, resale value, service,financial terms,
contracting,etc). Thanks.
Two things you ought to go for are a 160 litre per min watermaker amd
a vinyl window in the bimini over the helmsmans seat so that you can
see the sails when the bimini is open.The latter is free or cheap if
ordered initially and expensive if they have to remove the bimini
afterwards to install it. I would also recommend having the
removeable backcurtain fitted to the rear of the bimini,invaluable in
poor weather and the port side of it can be folded forward on top of
the bimini to keep the sun off the helmsman.It is easily tied forward
to the clips on the fixed part.

Regards John Hollamby


Re: Spares and options

kimberlite1212 <no_reply@...>
 

dear ian and judy.
thank you for the very fine list.
i was thinking of adding a radar transponder (responder) do you have
a website for this maker (seame) ?
thank you
eric

kimberlt@...






--- In amelyachtowners@y..., ianandjudyjenkins <no_reply@y...> wrote:
--- Hi Eric,I don't know if I am answering your query in the
correct manner, but among the extras we had or are going to have
fitted were the following:
1Water filter in the galley
2Holding tanks
3 Third halyard ( for a genniker)
4 Rope cutter on the prop shaft
5 Second autopilot
6Laptop shelf on the chart table
7Desalinator
8Scuba compressor and tank holder
9TV wiring to fore and aft cabins
10Bimini top, half cover and winter cover for the cockpit
11Crash bar for the galley
12Diesel heater
13Stainless handles on transom
14Larger Propane locker--2 X 13lb bottles
15Mizzen aerial for gsm phone
16 SSB radio ( I have since added an Iridium with outside aerial
for which you would need a docking station--useful to fit at the
outset if the choice appeals)
17CD storage rack in the aft cabin
18 2 shelves in the forward hanging locker
19Additional 220 volt outlets at the charttable , in the saloon
and in the engine room
20 Additional 12 volt outlet to starboard of the companionway --
useful for charging a phone
21 12oo Watt inverter
22 Hot water for the cockpit shower
23Hella fans--I fitted 4 but I see someone else recommends many
more!
24 Lock on the aft cabin door
25White bilges ( a pet gripe of mine--why do all boatbuilders
paint their bilbes a dark colour? They cry out to be white so you
can
see that dropped nut, cockroach, mouse or whatever. To be fair ,
Amel
do paint most of their bilges white but they extended the area for
me )
26Extra reading lights in the saloon ( provided by us). We like
to
read and find that as time passes we need brighter lights to do so
comfortably. The lighting on the SM is very good , but even so it
can
be improved if you find the same sort of need that we have.
27 Twin Racor fuel filters with a crossover switch, fitted
between the fuel tank and the engine. I have never had a fuel
problem
on my previous two Amels, but have used them only in Europe.
Malcolm
McLaren, who now has a SM ,organised a round the world rally and
fitted these filters to his own boat ( then a Moody) and two others
and those were the only three out of about 18 not to suffer from
dirty fuel at some stage. I also copied his use of a coarse filter
fitted upstream of the fuel tank
28 I am also fitting a Seame active radar responder to my
Mizzen,
following good reports from the latest Arc race. Had it been
available at the time I would have had it fitted by Amel.
29 I am also a fan of the Spade anchor--it fits well. It is
nothing to do with Amel, but Spade did deliver it direct to La
Rochelle.

I hope this list may be of some interest . I expect I have
missed
out a few items but Laurent Laborde, who gave us the usual
wonderful
Amel service , will have a full list. I don't think there's
anything
I'd change but Judy would have fitted the Corian worktop in the
galley had we known about it, though our list of extras was
somewhat
straining the system as it was. I wouldn't claim that our list is
in
any way exhaustive: we always find it fascinating to see what other
boats have which we have completely overlooked. ( though I might be
tempted to look at a flat screen, DVD, Bluetooth etc if I were
starting today.....).
Am about to buy a genniker and would be interested to hear from
anyone who already uses one--the 140 square metres suggested by
Amel's sailmaker does seem huge. Ours will be somewhat more
modest.
Ian

In amelyachtowners@y..., kimberlite1212 <no_reply@y...> wrote:
are there any other things you would suggest a new amel owner
should
look out for?
any special spares to order or options?
eric


--- In amelyachtowners@y..., rbenven44 wrote:
Hello Ian & Judy,<br>I have SM #195, and have had
the oil drip from the gearbox/engine junction since
day 1. I have been told that trying to fix it is not
worth the effort, and may make it worse. So I wipe it
up after every few days of motoring. Gives me an
excuse to clean everything else down there and look for
serious problems.<br>Roy


Re: Spares and options

ianandjudyjenkins <no_reply@...>
 

--- Hi Eric,I don't know if I am answering your query in the
correct manner, but among the extras we had or are going to have
fitted were the following:
1Water filter in the galley
2Holding tanks
3 Third halyard ( for a genniker)
4 Rope cutter on the prop shaft
5 Second autopilot
6Laptop shelf on the chart table
7Desalinator
8Scuba compressor and tank holder
9TV wiring to fore and aft cabins
10Bimini top, half cover and winter cover for the cockpit
11Crash bar for the galley
12Diesel heater
13Stainless handles on transom
14Larger Propane locker--2 X 13lb bottles
15Mizzen aerial for gsm phone
16 SSB radio ( I have since added an Iridium with outside aerial
for which you would need a docking station--useful to fit at the
outset if the choice appeals)
17CD storage rack in the aft cabin
18 2 shelves in the forward hanging locker
19Additional 220 volt outlets at the charttable , in the saloon
and in the engine room
20 Additional 12 volt outlet to starboard of the companionway --
useful for charging a phone
21 12oo Watt inverter
22 Hot water for the cockpit shower
23Hella fans--I fitted 4 but I see someone else recommends many
more!
24 Lock on the aft cabin door
25White bilges ( a pet gripe of mine--why do all boatbuilders
paint their bilbes a dark colour? They cry out to be white so you can
see that dropped nut, cockroach, mouse or whatever. To be fair , Amel
do paint most of their bilges white but they extended the area for
me )
26Extra reading lights in the saloon ( provided by us). We like to
read and find that as time passes we need brighter lights to do so
comfortably. The lighting on the SM is very good , but even so it can
be improved if you find the same sort of need that we have.
27 Twin Racor fuel filters with a crossover switch, fitted
between the fuel tank and the engine. I have never had a fuel problem
on my previous two Amels, but have used them only in Europe. Malcolm
McLaren, who now has a SM ,organised a round the world rally and
fitted these filters to his own boat ( then a Moody) and two others
and those were the only three out of about 18 not to suffer from
dirty fuel at some stage. I also copied his use of a coarse filter
fitted upstream of the fuel tank
28 I am also fitting a Seame active radar responder to my Mizzen,
following good reports from the latest Arc race. Had it been
available at the time I would have had it fitted by Amel.
29 I am also a fan of the Spade anchor--it fits well. It is
nothing to do with Amel, but Spade did deliver it direct to La
Rochelle.

I hope this list may be of some interest . I expect I have missed
out a few items but Laurent Laborde, who gave us the usual wonderful
Amel service , will have a full list. I don't think there's anything
I'd change but Judy would have fitted the Corian worktop in the
galley had we known about it, though our list of extras was somewhat
straining the system as it was. I wouldn't claim that our list is in
any way exhaustive: we always find it fascinating to see what other
boats have which we have completely overlooked. ( though I might be
tempted to look at a flat screen, DVD, Bluetooth etc if I were
starting today.....).
Am about to buy a genniker and would be interested to hear from
anyone who already uses one--the 140 square metres suggested by
Amel's sailmaker does seem huge. Ours will be somewhat more modest.
Ian

In amelyachtowners@y..., kimberlite1212 <no_reply@y...> wrote:
are there any other things you would suggest a new amel owner
should
look out for?
any special spares to order or options?
eric


--- In amelyachtowners@y..., rbenven44 wrote:
Hello Ian & Judy,<br>I have SM #195, and have had
the oil drip from the gearbox/engine junction since
day 1. I have been told that trying to fix it is not
worth the effort, and may make it worse. So I wipe it
up after every few days of motoring. Gives me an
excuse to clean everything else down there and look for
serious problems.<br>Roy


Re: Genset heatexchanger

kimberlite1212 <no_reply@...>
 

are there any other things you would suggest a new amel owner should
look out for?
any special spares to order or options?
eric

--- In amelyachtowners@y..., rbenven44 wrote:
Hello Ian & Judy,<br>I have SM #195, and have had
the oil drip from the gearbox/engine junction since
day 1. I have been told that trying to fix it is not
worth the effort, and may make it worse. So I wipe it
up after every few days of motoring. Gives me an
excuse to clean everything else down there and look for
serious problems.<br>Roy