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Re: BeBe Amel Super Maramu 2003 Model #387

Jim Anderson
 

Bill,

I enthusiastically second Kent's remarks. Your contributions to our group have been enormous, thorough, helpful, understandable, sensible and easy to understand.It would not be unreasonable to consider you, alongside Joel and Oliver, one of the the Dali Lamas of Super Maramu. Thank you for all of your contributions over the years.
Jim
SM 384 Sirena Azul
Fiords National Monument Wilderness, Alaska

Re: BeBe Amel Super Maramu 2003 Model #387

Duane Siegfri
 

Bill,

Thank you for all of your contributions to this forum, and to Peg and I in particular.  You will be sorely missed.

I liked your comment about having our boats in condition for inspection!  I'm a perfectionist at heart (but stand ready to accept reality) and it seems like I'm in good company!

Best regards to you and Judy,
Duane & Peg
Wanderer SM#477

Re: BeBe Amel Super Maramu 2003 Model #387

svperegrinus@yahoo.com
 

Bill,

Many thanks for all your sage advice over the years and know that for both of us it was a highlight and an honor to have had a chance to meet Judy and you in Barcelona last Summer.

Warmest regards,


Peregrinus
SM2K n. 350
At anchor, Arno river (Pisa)

Dessalator membrane Alternative

seagasm
 

Good morning, does anyone know of an alternative membrane that is compatible with the Dessalator watermaker. I am looking for a supplier in Australia.


Kind Regards

Barry & Robyn

Tradewinds III SM #171

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: In the market for a late model SM 2000

James Alton
 

I purchased my Amel through Michel Charpentier in France.  He knew the history of my boat from the beginning and is the most knowledgeable and honest broker that I have ever met.  With the USD up, there are some good buys overseas currently.  The primary reason I purchased overseas however was to start cruising in the Med right away.  I quickly also discovered that the Med climate is not as hard on the finish and metals as Florida.  Best of luck with your search and I hope you find your perfect boat.  James


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-------- Original message --------
From: "francesringley@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
Date: 07-22-2016 6:34 PM (GMT-04:00)
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: In the market for a late model SM 2000


 

And to be clear, Joel is THE man when it comes to knowing about Amels.



Ian
Loca Lola II
SM153

Re: In the market for a late model SM 2000

francesringley@...
 

And to be clear, Joel is THE man when it comes to knowing about Amels.


Ian
Loca Lola II
SM153

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] In the market for a late model SM 2000

francesringley@...
 

In addition to Joel who is both knowledgeable and generous with his expertise, I would also recommend JP Bahuaud of Caraibe Yachts. We purchased Loca Lola II in 2014 and have been very satisfied. That being said, you've come to the right place. The forum is a great way to get to know about the boat which is key to make a successful purchase. Good luck!

Ian Townsend
Loca Lola II
SM153

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Anchor Chain grade

karkauai
 

Any chance you could regalvanize it instead of buying new chain?  If it just looks rusty without loss of diameter, that might save quite a bit.  There are a couple of threads about this in the last few years.  Search Conversations for chain regalvanize.
Kent

On Jul 22, 2016, at 11:56 AM, Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Your gypsy should be marked to specify chain size.  If not, take your gypsy with you and confirm the chain size.  Even 1-2 mm per link can make a significant difference.
Kent
SM 243
Kristy


On Jul 22, 2016, at 10:32 AM, mallamok@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

thank you Bill, very helpful.

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Anchor Chain grade

karkauai
 

Your gypsy should be marked to specify chain size.  If not, take your gypsy with you and confirm the chain size.  Even 1-2 mm per link can make a significant difference.
Kent
SM 243
Kristy


On Jul 22, 2016, at 10:32 AM, mallamok@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

thank you Bill, very helpful.

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Anchor Chain grade

Jean-Pierre Germain <jgermain@...>
 

If you go for G70, you can reduce the size to 8mm without any compromise on strength

Check out Vyv Cox website; I know him personally and his knowledge is priceless. 

GL

Jean-Pierre Germain
Eleuthera SM007


On 22 Jul 2016, at 14:47, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

where are you?

Bill

On Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 12:42 PM, mallamok@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi there

I have to replace my rusty chain on my SM. I am a quite unexperienced AMEL guy, what would you recomend, Grade 70 or Grade 40 (galvaniced).  Lenght 80m, Size 10.

Thanks

Peter

SM 003, SY WILSON


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Anchor Chain grade

eric freedman
 

Peter,

If you are in the USA, McMaster Carr has it in stock.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Friday, July 22, 2016 8:42 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Anchor Chain grade

 

 

Hi there

I have to replace my rusty chain on my SM. I am a quite unexperienced AMEL guy, what would you recomend, Grade 70 or Grade 40 (galvaniced).  Lenght 80m, Size 10.

Thanks

Peter

SM 003, SY WILSON

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Anchor Chain grade

Peter Jaeger
 

thank you Bill, very helpful.

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Anchor Chain grade

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Oh, good to know that you are in La Rochelle. You could also ask Amel for a chain supplier recommendation. 

Grade 40 chain was an ACCO grade only and may not be available. ACCO has conformed to other chain makers and now makes Grade 43 rather than 40. Either is good for your Amel. Grade 43 is better and stronger than 40...both are considered High Test. Grade 70 has a gold tint and is stronger, but overkill and possibly overweight for your bow.

I believe that in France you will see chain rated by strength category, however what you want is 10mm High Test chain with ISO4565 specifications, unless if your gypsy has been changed to 10mm with DIN 766 specifications. The difference between DIN and ISO is the "pitch" of the chain. Take a look at this photo. If this is the windlass you have, you have, it is ISO. https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/amelyachtowners/photos/albums/1454030119/lightbox/848353597?orderBy=ordinal&sortOrder=asc&photoFilter=ALL#zax/848353597

You should also download Anchor Chain, Galvanized dimensions and calibration.pdf from the Files section of the Amel Owners Group website. 
This link may work for that: 

I recommend that you buy French Made 10mm ISO High Test, beware that you may find Chinese made chain in France so be careful of super low prices and buy only from reputable sources.

Best,

Bill
BeBe 387, but not for long
Trinidad

On Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 12:55 PM, mallamok@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

The boat in La Rochelle

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On Fri, 7/22/16, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Anchor Chain grade
To: "amelyachtowners@..." <amelyachtowners@...>
Date: Friday, July 22, 2016, 12:47 PM

where are you?

Bill

On Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 12:42 PM, mallamok@...
[amelyachtowners] <
amelyachtowners@...>
wrote:

>
>
> Hi there
>
> I have to replace my
rusty chain on my SM. I am a quite unexperienced AMEL
> guy, what would you recomend, Grade 70 or
Grade 40 (galvaniced).  Lenght
> 80m,
Size 10.
>
> Thanks
>
> Peter
>
> SM 003, SY WILSON
>
>
>


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] BeBe Amel Super Maramu 2003 Model #387

karkauai
 

Bill and Judy,
You will be sorely missed.  Congratulations on your round the world cruise, and on finding buyers so quickly.
I hope, but don't expect you to continue to follow the group and share your knowledge and experience with us.
All the best to you both.
Congratulations to Dan and Lori, you won't find a better kept and loved Amel than Bebe.

Kent
SM243
Kristy
Curaçao 


On Jul 22, 2016, at 9:07 AM, yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

All,


The best day of our lives was the day that we stepped aboard BeBe. She has been a wonderful home to take us to over 50 countries and sail over 35,000 miles in our journey around the world. We truly believe that we could not have made a better choice and we know that there is no other boat that we would want to sail on this journey.


Part of owning an Amel is being part of what I refer to as a group of likeminded individuals (Cult) that will accept nothing but the best. Many strive to keep their Amels ready for inspection by Captain Amel. I know that we do. The Amel Yacht Owners Group, and especially Olivier and Joel, have been very large contributors to BeBe being ready for the Captain's inspection; and we very much appreciate all of you who have contributed to the group and have helped us.

All great things must some day end and Judy and I believe that leaving BeBe should be done at a high point rather than forced to leave because of illness or the inability to properly maintain our Amel. This year is our 11th year and is certainly a high point after closing our circle around the world.

It is with a huge amount of regret that we have a contract to sell BeBe. However, we know that she is in good hands with her soon to be new owners Dan and Lori Carlson. They are members of the Amel Owners Group and they take the helm in January in the Virgin Islands.

Best,


Bill & Judy ROUSE

BeBe #387, but not for long

Trinidad

BeBe Amel Super Maramu 2003 Model #387

yahoogroups@...
 

All,


The best day of our lives was the day that we stepped aboard BeBe. She has been a wonderful home to take us to over 50 countries and sail over 35,000 miles in our journey around the world. We truly believe that we could not have made a better choice and we know that there is no other boat that we would want to sail on this journey.


Part of owning an Amel is being part of what I refer to as a group of likeminded individuals (Cult) that will accept nothing but the best. Many strive to keep their Amels ready for inspection by Captain Amel. I know that we do. The Amel Yacht Owners Group, and especially Olivier and Joel, have been very large contributors to BeBe being ready for the Captain's inspection; and we very much appreciate all of you who have contributed to the group and have helped us.

All great things must some day end and Judy and I believe that leaving BeBe should be done at a high point rather than forced to leave because of illness or the inability to properly maintain our Amel. This year is our 11th year and is certainly a high point after closing our circle around the world.

It is with a huge amount of regret that we have a contract to sell BeBe. However, we know that she is in good hands with her soon to be new owners Dan and Lori Carlson. They are members of the Amel Owners Group and they take the helm in January in the Virgin Islands.

Best,


Bill & Judy ROUSE

BeBe #387, but not for long

Trinidad

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Anchor Chain grade

Peter Jaeger
 

The boat in La Rochelle

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On Fri, 7/22/16, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Anchor Chain grade
To: "amelyachtowners@..." <amelyachtowners@...>
Date: Friday, July 22, 2016, 12:47 PM

where are you?

Bill

On Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 12:42 PM, mallamok@...
[amelyachtowners] <
amelyachtowners@...>
wrote:

>
>
> Hi there
>
> I have to replace my
rusty chain on my SM. I am a quite unexperienced AMEL
> guy, what would you recomend, Grade 70 or
Grade 40 (galvaniced).  Lenght
> 80m,
Size 10.
>
> Thanks
>
> Peter
>
> SM 003, SY WILSON
>
>
>

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Anchor Chain grade

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

where are you?

Bill

On Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 12:42 PM, mallamok@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi there

I have to replace my rusty chain on my SM. I am a quite unexperienced AMEL guy, what would you recomend, Grade 70 or Grade 40 (galvaniced).  Lenght 80m, Size 10.

Thanks

Peter

SM 003, SY WILSON


Anchor Chain grade

Peter Jaeger
 

Hi there

I have to replace my rusty chain on my SM. I am a quite unexperienced AMEL guy, what would you recomend, Grade 70 or Grade 40 (galvaniced).  Lenght 80m, Size 10.

Thanks

Peter

SM 003, SY WILSON

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] AlaskaWings

James Alton
 

I have done a bit of internet research and have queried some contacts but so far have found nothing new about the fate of Morning Dove. 

James
S/V Sueno
Maramu #220

On Jul 22, 2016, at 8:45 AM, n33077@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Does anybody know what happened to the  Maramu from AlaskaWings?  Just curious.
Aras 
S/V FIASCO 
Sharki #163




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Blue Sea AC Multimeter Installation

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Thanks Bill,

This is why I started to post pictures, to help new owners like myself to be less intimidated

Alexandre



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On Fri, 7/22/16, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Blue Sea AC Multimeter Installation
To: "amelyachtowners@..." <amelyachtowners@...>
Date: Friday, July 22, 2016, 7:18 AM


 









Alex,
Nice detail. I wish I would have had
the same detail 10 years ago.
BillBeBe 387, but not for
long
On Thu, Jul 21, 2016 at
10:42 PM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@...
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
wrote:















 









Great documentation. This will make
your life much easier.   With best
regards, Mark Super Maramu
2000Hull
#275www.creampuff.usCurrently
cruising:  Tampa Bay for hurricane
season From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...]

Sent: Thursday, July 21, 2016 6:09
PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re:
[Amel Yacht Owners] Blue Sea AC Multimeter
Installation  
Good afternoon,

First of all thanks to Gary
and Bill for recommending and helping me with the Blue Sea
AC Multimeter.

Electricity
is not my strong point, so as described in the link, it was
an interesting experience to learn about fast versus slow
fuse as well as other differences.

For those interested, I just added the complete
installation on the Blue Sea AC Multimeter
http://nikimat.com/blue_sea_ac_multimeter_8247.html

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Club Nautico
de San Juan, Puerto Rico

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On Mon, 6/13/16, amelliahona <no_reply@...>
wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel
Yacht Owners] Blue Sea AC Multimeter Installation
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Monday, June 13, 2016, 8:26 PM


 









Hi Alexandre, I can confirm that an extension
on
the ammeter (torrid) wires will not be an
issue. Do use a
twisted pair of wires to
minimize RF noise being broadcast
(something
already twisted or you can make your own twisted
pair). Not terribly critical the number of
twists per inch
but just roughly match what
is already there.  The AC on
the line you
are measuring induces a small current in the
lines going to the meter.  I'm surprised
that BlueSea
doesn't make a statement
about line extension. They are
a very
responsive company and I would bet a phone call to
their tech support would confirm this.  If you
find out
anything to the contrary, please
let us know.
This was one of the best
upgrades I
made and we usually monitor watts
to assure we aren't
overloading
anything. The first one I bought lasted 6 mo and
the display failed. They replaced no
questions
asked.
All the
best, Gary Silvers/v Liahona


































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