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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Maramu cockpit canopy

VLADIMIR SONSEV
 

Alex,

Please copy me when you send photos to James. My address: sonsev52 at gmail dot com.


On Nov 30, 2016 10:37 AM, "James Alton lokiyawl2@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Alex,


   I will be removing my dodger in the future to allow removal of the companionway slider.  It would be great to see your photos.  My email address is:  Lokiyawl2 at aol.com

Thanks,

James Alton
SV Sueno,  Maramu #220
Arbatax,  Italy

On Nov 29, 2016, at 4:35 PM, alex.paquin@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Hello Graham, send me your email to alex.paquin@... and I can share some pictures of the surfaces and the dodger removed from the boat.

Alex Paquin
S/V Simpatico
Older Maramu 1981, hull #94



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] 11 year old Furuno VX2 gear

sailor63109@...
 

Bill,

That sounds like a good idea to me.  If you have Furuno nav gear, have they held up well?  

I believe I have the same Raymarine autopilot gear you do.  Is the Raymarine autopilot networked with the Furuno gear on your boat?

Thanks,
Duane


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] 11 year old Furuno VX2 gear

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Duane,

You may want to consider picking up extra plotters, GPS, autopilot drives, etc. If you need any of them you have them...at some point you can sell them on ebay for probably what you paid or something less...call whatever the net difference is between cost and selling an insurance policy.

That is what I did and I am happy that I did it.

Bill
BeBe 387
St John USVI

On Wed, Nov 30, 2016 at 6:37 PM, sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

On my 2005 SM, the plotter at the helm (RDP 148) has a glitch: after about 2 minutes the boat position disappears and does not reappear.  I have to shut the the Furuno gear down (including the plotter at the nav desk-RDP 149) to have it back on the helm plotter, but then after about 2 minutes it's gone again.  The plotter at the nav desk has no problem maintaining the position, only the helm plotter.  The helm plotter has the glitch every time.


Troubleshooting, logically, it isn't the network cable to the helm plotter (it only has a network cable and a power cable) since if it gets the position at any time its not the cable.  There is a Hub101 router below that feeds the RDP 148 at the helm, I suppose it could be the Hub.  


I sent the helm plotter RDP 148 in to Furuno to be checked.  If that's the problem I can replace it with a used Ebay o ne for about $600.  That would be much better than the $10k for all new gear, but I'm wondering about the longevity of the whole system.  The helm plotter is out in the weather so it being first to go isn't a surprise.


Anybody have this happen and know the source of the problem? 


Any thoughts on the longevity of 11 year old Furuno gear?


Thanks,

Duane

Wanderer, SM#477





11 year old Furuno VX2 gear

sailor63109@...
 

On my 2005 SM, the plotter at the helm (RDP 148) has a glitch: after about 2 minutes the boat position disappears and does not reappear.  I have to shut the the Furuno gear down (including the plotter at the nav desk-RDP 149) to have it back on the helm plotter, but then after about 2 minutes it's gone again.  The plotter at the nav desk has no problem maintaining the position, only the helm plotter.  The helm plotter has the glitch every time.


Troubleshooting, logically, it isn't the network cable to the helm plotter (it only has a network cable and a power cable) since if it gets the position at any time its not the cable.  There is a Hub101 router below that feeds the RDP 148 at the helm, I suppose it could be the Hub.  


I sent the helm plotter RDP 148 in to Furuno to be checked.  If that's the problem I can replace it with a used Ebay one for about $600.  That would be much better than the $10k for all new gear, but I'm wondering about the longevity of the whole system.  The helm plotter is out in the weather so it being first to go isn't a surprise.


Anybody have this happen and know the source of the problem? 


Any thoughts on the longevity of 11 year old Furuno gear?


Thanks,

Duane

Wanderer, SM#477




Re: Shaft alternator amel maramu

Ian Park
 

Nezih

here is a photo of the shaft alternator from my Santorin (12v). It may be the same...

Ian

Ocean Hobo SN96


Shaft alternator amel maramu

nezih nezih
 





Hello to everybody,


Since I have amel maramu there wasnt shaft alternator on.


Im looking to buy 12v shaft alternator when Im in usa.


Can anybody give me a brand name, model number and advice shopping company link in usa?


Thank you


SY mahayana

Amel maramu 81


Nezih


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Maramu cockpit canopy

James Alton
 

Alex,

   I will be removing my dodger in the future to allow removal of the companionway slider.  It would be great to see your photos.  My email address is:  Lokiyawl2 at aol.com

Thanks,

James Alton
SV Sueno,  Maramu #220
Arbatax,  Italy

On Nov 29, 2016, at 4:35 PM, alex.paquin@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Hello Graham, send me your email to alex.paquin@... and I can share some pictures of the surfaces and the dodger removed from the boat.

Alex Paquin
S/V Simpatico
Older Maramu 1981, hull #94



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Leaking Fuel Tank

amelforme
 

Be sure the fuel is clean and contains no water before it goes into your tank. Keep the tank as full as you can. Use an anti-organic additive that not only kills but also breaks down the organic material so it can pass through the filters and be burned and not form a sludge on the bottom of your tank. By the best quality fuel, from a proven safe source that sells a lot of fuel each day. Pre-filter your fuel before it goes into your tank. 

Joel F. Potter
THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY
954-812-2485

On Nov 29, 2016, at 11:00 PM, James Alton lokiyawl2@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Joel,

   Thank you for the additional information on the Amel tanks, that is indeed helpful.   My Amel is now 29 years old and the tank seems fine,  I am sure that the workmanship and selection of materials has a lot to do with the long life.

   I removed a few gallons of fuel from the lowest point in the tank via suction to check for water accumulation and plan to do the same each season.  Are there any other steps that can help prevent corrosion in my tank internally?

Best,

James Alton
SV Sueno,  Maramu #220
Arbatax,  Italy

   

On Nov 29, 2016, at 3:36 PM, Joel Potter jfpottercys@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


I have been told by folks at Amel and have observed that the Kirk, Euros, Sharki, Maramu, Mango , Santorin and Super Maramu all had 316L stainless steel tanks installed when built at Amel.

Hope this is helpful.

Joel F. Potter
THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY
954-812-2485

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Re: Assistance requested: ANNAPOLIS AREA (servicing prop shaft wear bearing & seals)

dbv_au@...
 

Hi all,

Many thanks from the AMEL community, some seen and heard, the rest felt, for your support in this 'learning experience'.

To those directly involved in support and solutioneering, even those on the periphery, MANY thanks.

Without going into the gory details, a wearing-out bushing and fresh lip-seals have been installed in strict accordance with the AMEL guidelines, the prop is back on, and we splash tomorrow morning for a toodle around the bay (not too far from shore) to test things out.

BTW, I did not use the speedi-sleeves - they are being held up my sleeve (a-hem) for another day . . .

But the part numbers on the SKF box of the replacement LIP SEALs, for anyone who may find themselves in a similar unfortunate predicament: Bar Code: 7 31 6572 0342 24 | nt 1QAJ 300M 2SC2 | 45X65X8 HMSA10 RG | (in big numbers, so perhaps these are the important ones) 692505.

I have the new genuine prop-service kits on order with AMEL, and will pick them up when next back home for further action as soon as reasonably practicable.  I didn't get to start on the bottom job as planned, nor servicing the bow-thruster this time out either, so Perigee will need to be hauled out again in the not too distant future to attend to these things.  Ah well, the best laid plans . . .

Cheers for now.

David


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Leaking Fuel Tank

James Alton
 

Joel,

   Thank you for the additional information on the Amel tanks, that is indeed helpful.   My Amel is now 29 years old and the tank seems fine,  I am sure that the workmanship and selection of materials has a lot to do with the long life.

   I removed a few gallons of fuel from the lowest point in the tank via suction to check for water accumulation and plan to do the same each season.  Are there any other steps that can help prevent corrosion in my tank internally?

Best,

James Alton
SV Sueno,  Maramu #220
Arbatax,  Italy

   

On Nov 29, 2016, at 3:36 PM, Joel Potter jfpottercys@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


I have been told by folks at Amel and have observed that the Kirk, Euros, Sharki, Maramu, Mango , Santorin and Super Maramu all had 316L stainless steel tanks installed when built at Amel.

Hope this is helpful.

Joel F. Potter
THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY
954-812-2485



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Leaking Fuel Tank

sailormon <kimberlite@...>
 

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 7:09 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Leaking Fuel Tank

 

 

Many thanks, Joel.  I'll keep you posted and take pics. It leaked down to the 60 liter level, so doesn't seem to be on the bottom. Strange, indeed.

Cheers,

Craig, SN#68 Sangaris


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Leaking Fuel Tank

Craig Briggs
 

Hi Bill,
If the claim had been under my Pantaenius Yacht Policy, I'm quite sure I could have reopened it.  However, that policy specifically excludes coverage while transporting the yacht, which is when the lighting incident happened. We did take out a separate policy, also with Pantaenius, for the transport (arranged through Seven Star/Dockwise both owned by Spliethoff). As such your "yacht" is no longer a "yacht" but is classified as "Marine Cargo". All claims are subject to full depreciation ($35K of our $42K equipment damage was not covered) and you must sign off on all future claims in order to get your check. 
A word to the wise if you are contemplating shipping your boat.
Cheers, Craig SN#68 Sangaris
PS. They did cover installation costs which more than covered the equipment and I did all the work myself, so came out just fine financially. Others on the ship who had damage, but are not crazy DIY guys like me, took significant money losses.

---In amelyachtowners@..., <yahoogroups@...> wrote :

Craig,

It is the first thing I thought of, and I think even a closed claim can be reopened.

Bill Rouse
BeBe Amel 53 #387
Sent from my tablet
+1832-380-4970 USA Voice Mail


On Nov 29, 2016 9:30 AM, "sangaris@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi Bill,

Hadn't thought of that, but I suppose it certainly could be. Will examine it when I remove it in the next few weeks and report back. Unfortunately, that insurance claim is closed. Maybe I'll just smoosh some JB Weld on it ;-)   
Craig

---In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups. com, <yahoogroups@...> wrote :

Craig,

Isn't it possible that lightening caused this?

Bill Rouse
BeBe Amel 53 #387
Sent from my tablet
+1832-380-4970 USA Voice Mail


On Nov 28, 2016 4:22 PM, "sangaris@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups. com> wrote:
 

When it rains it pours...

The tank on my SN#68 just sprung a leak.  I haven't taken it out yet, but It appears a straight-forward job to remove and carry out to the cockpit. (not being in the engine room as the 54 must be). 
I'm guessing it's the same 5086 H111 AL, Joel, that you noted for the Amel 54. Yes? 
Also, does anyone have a schematic of the tank?  
I'm up in Vero Beach, FL and had Tank-Nicians recommended for fabricating a replacement - anyone have any experience with them or can recommend others? 

Will appreciate any suggestions.
Cheers, Craig Briggs SN#68 Sangaris


---In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups. com, <jfpottercys@...> wrote :

Hi Bob. I t is considered bad form to kill the messenger bringing bad news. The tank in your boat cannot be removed without cutting it in pieces. It is made from 5086 H111 aluminum alloy. Two tanks will need to be fabricated to fit in the same space. I have confirmed this with Olivier. Sorry to have this news to give you. If you send me your email address, I can send you some free advice that will be worth much more than it costs.

 

Before  you Amel folks with an Amel 54 panic, there are extenuating circumstances which most probably led to the failure of the tank on this particular boat.

 

&nbs p;

Joel F. Potter/Cruising Yacht Specialist LLC

THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY

954 462 5869 office

954 812 2485 cell

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Leaking Fuel Tank

Craig Briggs
 

Many thanks, Joel.  I'll keep you posted and take pics. It leaked down to the 60 liter level, so doesn't seem to be on the bottom. Strange, indeed.
Cheers,
Craig, SN#68 Sangaris


Re: Maramu cockpit canopy

Alejandro Paquin
 

Hello Graham, send me your email to alex.paquin@... and I can share some pictures of the surfaces and the dodger removed from the boat.
Alex Paquin
S/V Simpatico
Older Maramu 1981, hull #94


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Leaking Fuel Tank

amelforme
 

I have been told by folks at Amel and have observed that the Kirk, Euros, Sharki, Maramu, Mango , Santorin and Super Maramu all had 316L stainless steel tanks installed when built at Amel.

Hope this is helpful.

Joel F. Potter
THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY
954-812-2485

On Nov 29, 2016, at 1:28 PM, James Alton lokiyawl2@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Joel,


   This is good information and I am sure a relief to many.  Can you tell me if the tanks on the Maramu’s were also 316L?

James Alton
SV Sueno,  Maramu #220
Arbatax,  Italy

On Nov 29, 2016, at 1:32 PM, 'Joel Potter' jfpottercys@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


Hiya Craig and sorry about your bad news. Your tank is magnificent 316L stainless steel as were all the tanks on all SM 53 and Santorins. I checked in with Olivier on this and your problem is the first either he or I have heard of a Santorin or Super Maramu with a diesel tank leak. If anyone who owns either model has had a diesel tank leak, could you please share the details?  Bill’s guess at lightning seems like a good possibility but I can say that I have supervised the restoration of at least 25 Amel boats that have been hit by lightning and never did we find  tank damage from the lightning incident. It must certainly be caused by something and your sleuthing skills are well calibrated so it will be interesting to see what you discover. These tanks are constructed of really good stainless welded by pros with the best inert gas equipment. On earlier Amel models that we have seen stainless steel tank failures on, it is usually precipitated by moisture/salt water  if on the flat bottom surfaces or oxygen deprived ‘old’ water inside the tank  if the welds are pinholed from the inside. I used to like to look at new ones at the shipyard when they came in from the supplier. Real artwork! I have an advanced welding certificate, earned in the 1970’s by AWS, so I know what the good stuff looks like, but not from looking at any of my metal melts unfortunately. Is it leaking from the bottom surface?

 

It should come out without any problems in one piece. Keep us posted on what it looks like when it comes out and send me a picture of the leak area, please.

 

All the Best, Joel

Joel F. Potter/Cruising Yacht Specialist LLC

THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY 

954 462 5869 office

954 812 2485 cell

 

 

 



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Leaking Fuel Tank

James Alton
 

Joel,

   This is good information and I am sure a relief to many.  Can you tell me if the tanks on the Maramu’s were also 316L?

James Alton
SV Sueno,  Maramu #220
Arbatax,  Italy

On Nov 29, 2016, at 1:32 PM, 'Joel Potter' jfpottercys@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


Hiya Craig and sorry about your bad news. Your tank is magnificent 316L stainless steel as were all the tanks on all SM 53 and Santorins. I checked in with Olivier on this and your problem is the first either he or I have heard of a Santorin or Super Maramu with a diesel tank leak. If anyone who owns either model has had a diesel tank leak, could you please share the details?  Bill’s guess at lightning seems like a good possibility but I can say that I have supervised the restoration of at least 25 Amel boats that have been hit by lightning and never did we find  tank damage from the lightning incident. It must certainly be caused by something and your sleuthing skills are well calibrated so it will be interesting to see what you discover. These tanks are constructed of really good stainless welded by pros with the best inert gas equipment. On earlier Amel models that we have seen stainless steel tank failures on, it is usually precipitated by moisture/salt water  if on the flat bottom surfaces or oxygen deprived ‘old’ water inside the tank  if the welds are pinholed from the inside. I used to like to look at new ones at the shipyard when they came in from the supplier. Real artwork! I have an advanced welding certificate, earned in the 1970’s by AWS, so I know what the good stuff looks like, but not from looking at any of my metal melts unfortunately. Is it leaking from the bottom surface?

 

It should come out without any problems in one piece. Keep us posted on what it looks like when it comes out and send me a picture of the leak area, please.

 

All the Best, Joel

Joel F. Potter/Cruising Yacht Specialist LLC

THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY 

954 462 5869 office

954 812 2485 cell

 

 

 



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Leaking Fuel Tank

amelforme
 

Hiya Craig and sorry about your bad news. Your tank is magnificent 316L stainless steel as were all the tanks on all SM 53 and Santorins. I checked in with Olivier on this and your problem is the first either he or I have heard of a Santorin or Super Maramu with a diesel tank leak. If anyone who owns either model has had a diesel tank leak, could you please share the details?  Bill’s guess at lightning seems like a good possibility but I can say that I have supervised the restoration of at least 25 Amel boats that have been hit by lightning and never did we find  tank damage from the lightning incident. It must certainly be caused by something and your sleuthing skills are well calibrated so it will be interesting to see what you discover. These tanks are constructed of really good stainless welded by pros with the best inert gas equipment. On earlier Amel models that we have seen stainless steel tank failures on, it is usually precipitated by moisture/salt water  if on the flat bottom surfaces or oxygen deprived ‘old’ water inside the tank  if the welds are pinholed from the inside. I used to like to look at new ones at the shipyard when they came in from the supplier. Real artwork! I have an advanced welding certificate, earned in the 1970’s by AWS, so I know what the good stuff looks like, but not from looking at any of my metal melts unfortunately. Is it leaking from the bottom surface?

 

It should come out without any problems in one piece. Keep us posted on what it looks like when it comes out and send me a picture of the leak area, please.

 

All the Best, Joel

Joel F. Potter/Cruising Yacht Specialist LLC

THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY

954 462 5869 office

954 812 2485 cell

 

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, November 28, 2016 3:36 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Leaking Fuel Tank

 

 

Craig,

Isn't it possible that lightening caused this?

Bill Rouse
BeBe Amel 53 #387
Sent from my tablet
+1832-380-4970 USA Voice Mail

 

On Nov 28, 2016 4:22 PM, "sangaris@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

When it rains it pours...

The tank on my SN#68 just sprung a leak.  I haven't taken it out yet, but It appears a straight-forward job to remove and carry out to the cockpit. (not being in the engine room as the 54 must be). 

I'm guessing it's the same 5086 H111 AL, Joel, that you noted for the Amel 54. Yes? 

Also, does anyone have a schematic of the tank?  

I'm up in Vero Beach, FL and had Tank-Nicians recommended for fabricating a replacement - anyone have any experience with them or can recommend others? 

 

Will appreciate any suggestions.

Cheers, Craig Briggs SN#68 Sangaris



---In amelyachtowners@..., <jfpottercys@...> wrote :

Hi Bob. I t is considered bad form to kill the messenger bringing bad news. The tank in your boat cannot be removed without cutting it in pieces. It is made from 5086 H111 aluminum alloy. Two tanks will need to be fabricated to fit in the same space. I have confirmed this with Olivier. Sorry to have this news to give you. If you send me your email address, I can send you some free advice that will be worth much more than it costs.

 

Before  you Amel folks with an Amel 54 panic, there are extenuating circumstances which most probably led to the failure of the tank on this particular boat.

 

&nbs p;

Joel F. Potter/Cruising Yacht Specialist LLC

THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY

954 462 5869 office

954 812 2485 cell

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Leaking Fuel Tank

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Craig,

It is the first thing I thought of, and I think even a closed claim can be reopened.

Bill Rouse
BeBe Amel 53 #387
Sent from my tablet
+1832-380-4970 USA Voice Mail


On Nov 29, 2016 9:30 AM, "sangaris@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi Bill,

Hadn't thought of that, but I suppose it certainly could be. Will examine it when I remove it in the next few weeks and report back. Unfortunately, that insurance claim is closed. Maybe I'll just smoosh some JB Weld on it ;-)   
Craig

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

Craig,

Isn't it possible that lightening caused this?

Bill Rouse
BeBe Amel 53 #387
Sent from my tablet
+1832-380-4970 USA Voice Mail


On Nov 28, 2016 4:22 PM, "sangaris@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 

When it rains it pours...

The tank on my SN#68 just sprung a leak.  I haven't taken it out yet, but It appears a straight-forward job to remove and carry out to the cockpit. (not being in the engine room as the 54 must be). 
I'm guessing it's the same 5086 H111 AL, Joel, that you noted for the Amel 54. Yes? 
Also, does anyone have a schematic of the tank?  
I'm up in Vero Beach, FL and had Tank-Nicians recommended for fabricating a replacement - anyone have any experience with them or can recommend others? 

Will appreciate any suggestions.
Cheers, Craig Briggs SN#68 Sangaris


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

Hi Bob. I t is considered bad form to kill the messenger bringing bad news. The tank in your boat cannot be removed without cutting it in pieces. It is made from 5086 H111 aluminum alloy. Two tanks will need to be fabricated to fit in the same space. I have confirmed this with Olivier. Sorry to have this news to give you. If you send me your email address, I can send you some free advice that will be worth much more than it costs.

 

Before  you Amel folks with an Amel 54 panic, there are extenuating circumstances which most probably led to the failure of the tank on this particular boat.

 

&nbs p;

Joel F. Potter/Cruising Yacht Specialist LLC

THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY

954 462 5869 office

954 812 2485 cell

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Two RCD devices triggered simultaneously

svperegrinus@yahoo.com
 

Thank you Kent.

I was able to dislodge it with a giant set of pliers (I know, not ideal).  The replacement part is to arrive Thu or Fri and when I go pick it up I'll request a 55mm hex nut.

I'll post pricing details for the electric resistance when I actually pay but over the phone I understood about €85, with taxes and shipping to the store.

Cheers,



---In amelyachtowners@..., <karkauai@...> wrote :

The heating element on the Quick Nautical Boiler B3 40L has a 55mm hex nut.  You need a 55mm immersion box wrench to remove it.  It's an axle nut wrench that you should be able to purchase at a Napa or other auto parts store.
Kent
SM 243
Kristy


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Leaking Fuel Tank

Craig Briggs
 

Hi Bill,
Hadn't thought of that, but I suppose it certainly could be. Will examine it when I remove it in the next few weeks and report back. Unfortunately, that insurance claim is closed. Maybe I'll just smoosh some JB Weld on it ;-)   
Craig

---In amelyachtowners@..., <yahoogroups@...> wrote :

Craig,

Isn't it possible that lightening caused this?

Bill Rouse
BeBe Amel 53 #387
Sent from my tablet
+1832-380-4970 USA Voice Mail


On Nov 28, 2016 4:22 PM, "sangaris@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

When it rains it pours...

The tank on my SN#68 just sprung a leak.  I haven't taken it out yet, but It appears a straight-forward job to remove and carry out to the cockpit. (not being in the engine room as the 54 must be). 
I'm guessing it's the same 5086 H111 AL, Joel, that you noted for the Amel 54. Yes? 
Also, does anyone have a schematic of the tank?  
I'm up in Vero Beach, FL and had Tank-Nicians recommended for fabricating a replacement - anyone have any experience with them or can recommend others? 

Will appreciate any suggestions.
Cheers, Craig Briggs SN#68 Sangaris


---In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups. com, <jfpottercys@...> wrote :

Hi Bob. I t is considered bad form to kill the messenger bringing bad news. The tank in your boat cannot be removed without cutting it in pieces. It is made from 5086 H111 aluminum alloy. Two tanks will need to be fabricated to fit in the same space. I have confirmed this with Olivier. Sorry to have this news to give you. If you send me your email address, I can send you some free advice that will be worth much more than it costs.

 

Before  you Amel folks with an Amel 54 panic, there are extenuating circumstances which most probably led to the failure of the tank on this particular boat.

 

&nbs p;

Joel F. Potter/Cruising Yacht Specialist LLC

THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY

954 462 5869 office

954 812 2485 cell