Date   

Companionway door

Patrick McAneny
 

I would like to apply a teak veneer on my door , 1/8 " is as thin as I have found . I would need to take off the outer layer of the door which appears to be about 1/8 " to make room for the new veneer. In a couple of places it is separating . Has anyone taken the outer layer off ? I have also thought about applying a formica product on it , may be room for that. I would paint it again , but the wood has cracks in it and would not look good.
Thanks,
Pat SM#123


Re: Reefing procedure

danielmfrey63@...
 

Ian,
thx for the clarifications. I got the message from the beginning, but was interested in Your Details.

Best - Daniel


Chart Plotter - Radar Display Position and also Helm Lock

rossirossix4
 

Thought I would post these pictures and ideas.


We wanted to place our 12" Garmin plotter/radar in a position where it would not obstruct instruments or a view of the deck and water.  We also wanted it close enough to push buttons while comfortably seated at the helm and be as close as possible for viewing.


We were able to achieve this by moving the angled box that holds the autopilot.  This is very easy to do.  Remove the 2 bolts, make sure your connecting wires are free (ours were), slide the box toward the helm bulkhead, drill new holes and refasten the box.  The box itself covers the old mounting holes, so you can just silicone them.  Caulk/bed (thin) where the box meets the dash.  There is still easy access to the connections at the back of the autopilot from inside.


Make sure you leave enough space  to take your autopilot cover on and off.  This will also leave a run-off gap for any water that may find its way to your dash--see photos.


The brace can be mounted behind the  box and angled to match the autopilot with a gap to allow the plotter to be tilted and space to snap the cover on.


No more leaning to push plotter buttons, no visual obstruction to instruments or water. And it looks like it should be there!   See link to pictures below.


Previously there were some postings about helm locks.  Our boat has an Amel installed lock (its on the original invoice).  Note that they turned the leather around to grip the wheel and the ubiquitous black Amel knob--pure classic Amel concoction.


Click on first pic to thumb through larger pics.  Should be self explanatory Remember that is a 12" display! -- https://www.dropbox.com/sc/hdtjsx7sx4ufie8/AABb6f6sJI2EZbiskNRbUkHka


Bob, KAIMI SM 429

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Deck restoration question

bob Sarff <bob.sarff@...>
 

Thanks Bill.  I'm not ready to redue the decks yet but was interested in the product because a friend had used it and was happy.  

Bob

On Apr 21, 2017, at 10:24 AM, greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Bob,


I have used KiwiGrip, not on an Amel, but on boats in a charter fleet.  It is not really a rubber product, but rather a thick, hard-curing, latex.  It has no give as you might think rubber would.

I have mixed thoughts...

When it is new it is a GREAT nonskid.  Almost too aggressive for bare skin.

But....

It is REALLY tough to get a good, consistent-looking, texture.  My crew and I did the decks of three J-24s before we had enough practice that we really were happy with the way it looked.

I was unhappy with the longevity.  We had material peeling off within a year.  Even material that wasn't peeling had worn to the point that it wasn't as nice a nonskid surface anymore.  Remember, these were charter boats in almost daily use.

After doing a few boats with KiwiGrip, we switched to Durabak, and found it a better solution, but still not totally happy with lifespan.

With any of these products, surface preparation is crucial to success.  Do it EXACTLY as the manufacturer says, or you will be very unhappy with the result.

If you REALLY need to resurface a deck the best product in my experience is the glue-down sheets of Treadmaster.  It's not cheap, and takes care to do a neat job on installation.  Installation doesn't take practice, just good worksmanship to look good. It lasts forever, and is a great non-skid texture.  In an off-white color it give a reasonable deck temperature in the sun.  It has a bit of a "workboat" like look, that is not to everyone's taste, but it works great.

Bill Kinney
Sm160 Harmonie
Culebra, PR


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

Has anyone used a product called "Kiwi Grip on their decks?    A previous owner on our 1985 Maramu  painted the outer decks (not cabin top) and it gets very hot in the tropics.  Huge difference between the temp of the cabin top and the outer decks.  Kiwi grip is a rubber based product that a friend used on his older boat and it looked and felt very good.

Bob
S/V Chara



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Deck restoration question [3 Attachments]

greatketch@...
 

Hi Bob,

I have used KiwiGrip, not on an Amel, but on boats in a charter fleet.  It is not really a rubber product, but rather a thick, hard-curing, latex.  It has no give as you might think rubber would.

I have mixed thoughts...

When it is new it is a GREAT nonskid.  Almost too aggressive for bare skin.

But....

It is REALLY tough to get a good, consistent-looking, texture.  My crew and I did the decks of three J-24s before we had enough practice that we really were happy with the way it looked.

I was unhappy with the longevity.  We had material peeling off within a year.  Even material that wasn't peeling had worn to the point that it wasn't as nice a nonskid surface anymore.  Remember, these were charter boats in almost daily use.

After doing a few boats with KiwiGrip, we switched to Durabak, and found it a better solution, but still not totally happy with lifespan.

With any of these products, surface preparation is crucial to success.  Do it EXACTLY as the manufacturer says, or you will be very unhappy with the result.

If you REALLY need to resurface a deck the best product in my experience is the glue-down sheets of Treadmaster.  It's not cheap, and takes care to do a neat job on installation.  Installation doesn't take practice, just good worksmanship to look good. It lasts forever, and is a great non-skid texture.  In an off-white color it give a reasonable deck temperature in the sun.  It has a bit of a "workboat" like look, that is not to everyone's taste, but it works great.

Bill Kinney
Sm160 Harmonie
Culebra, PR


---In amelyachtowners@..., <bob.sarff@...> wrote :

Has anyone used a product called "Kiwi Grip on their decks?    A previous owner on our 1985 Maramu  painted the outer decks (not cabin top) and it gets very hot in the tropics.  Huge difference between the temp of the cabin top and the outer decks.  Kiwi grip is a rubber based product that a friend used on his older boat and it looked and felt very good.

Bob
S/V Chara



Kimberlite is in Smpson Bay Marina Slip c12

eric freedman
 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Deck restoration question

bob Sarff <bob.sarff@...>
 

Actually kiwi is a Acrylic Polymer not a rubber base.  It just aha a "cushiony" feel.

On Apr 21, 2017, at 9:27 AM, bob Sarff bob.sarff@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Has anyone used a product called "Kiwi Grip on their decks?    A previous owner on our 1985 Maramu  painted the outer decks (not cabin top) and it gets very hot in the tropics.  Huge difference between the temp of the cabin top and the outer decks.  Kiwi grip is a rubber based product that a friend used on his older boat and it looked and felt very good.

Bob
S/V Chara

On Apr 21, 2017, at 9:11 AM, Olaf Bauer olaf_renos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 


to paint the stripes in white was one of the best ideas on my AMEL  ;-)

it look much friendlier than the brown once

Olaf
SN135


On Thursday, April 20, 2017 10:18 PM, "'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


 
[Attachment(s) from Bill & Judy Rouse included below]
Dennis,

Three choices depending on a lot of things:

1.) You would be surprised what you can do by simply repainting the fauk caulking between the faux teak boards.Do one of the forward hatch covers and see what it looks like....see attached 

2.) If that does not look good to you, you, the faux teak boards are actually thick gelcoat. Try sanding off a little, then repaint the faux caulk.

3.) If that still does not achieve the appearance you want, 
  1. Sand everything thoroughly
  2. Use Awlgrip cream color to paint the faux boards and faux caulking. 
  3. Use 1/4" masking tape to cover the faux caulk, 
  4. Then have Awlgrip mixed to match the color of teak and paint the faux teak boards. 
  5. Remove the masking and you have faux teak boards, caulked with cream color faux caulk. 
Best,

CW Bill Rouse

Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

Amel School 
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Deck restoration question [3 Attachments]

bob Sarff <bob.sarff@...>
 

Has anyone used a product called "Kiwi Grip on their decks?    A previous owner on our 1985 Maramu  painted the outer decks (not cabin top) and it gets very hot in the tropics.  Huge difference between the temp of the cabin top and the outer decks.  Kiwi grip is a rubber based product that a friend used on his older boat and it looked and felt very good.

Bob
S/V Chara

On Apr 21, 2017, at 9:11 AM, Olaf Bauer olaf_renos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 


to paint the stripes in white was one of the best ideas on my AMEL  ;-)

it look much friendlier than the brown once

Olaf
SN135


On Thursday, April 20, 2017 10:18 PM, "'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


 
[Attachment(s) from Bill & Judy Rouse included below]
Dennis,

Three choices depending on a lot of things:

1.) You would be surprised what you can do by simply repainting the fauk caulking between the faux teak boards.Do one of the forward hatch covers and see what it looks like....see attached 

2.) If that does not look good to you, you, the faux teak boards are actually thick gelcoat. Try sanding off a little, then repaint the faux caulk.

3.) If that still does not achieve the appearance you want, 
  1. Sand everything thoroughly
  2. Use Awlgrip cream color to paint the faux boards and faux caulking. 
  3. Use 1/4" masking tape to cover the faux caulk, 
  4. Then have Awlgrip mixed to match the color of teak and paint the faux teak boards. 
  5. Remove the masking and you have faux teak boards, caulked with cream color faux caulk. 
Best,

CW Bill Rouse

Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

Amel School 
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Deck restoration question [2 Attachments]

Olaf Bauer <olaf_renos@...>
 


to paint the stripes in white was one of the best ideas on my AMEL  ;-)

it look much friendlier than the brown once

Olaf
SN135


On Thursday, April 20, 2017 10:18 PM, "'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners]" wrote:


 
[Attachment(s) from Bill & Judy Rouse included below]
Dennis,

Three choices depending on a lot of things:

1.) You would be surprised what you can do by simply repainting the fauk caulking between the faux teak boards.Do one of the forward hatch covers and see what it looks like....see attached 

2.) If that does not look good to you, you, the faux teak boards are actually thick gelcoat. Try sanding off a little, then repaint the faux caulk.

3.) If that still does not achieve the appearance you want, 
  1. Sand everything thoroughly
  2. Use Awlgrip cream color to paint the faux boards and faux caulking. 
  3. Use 1/4" masking tape to cover the faux caulk, 
  4. Then have Awlgrip mixed to match the color of teak and paint the faux teak boards. 
  5. Remove the masking and you have faux teak boards, caulked with cream color faux caulk. 
Best,

CW Bill Rouse

Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

Amel School 
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Yamaha outboard in SM Stern locker

Mark Erdos
 

Agreed. I get answers to questions I didn’t know I had.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currenlty cruising – Puerto Rico

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, April 20, 2017 3:42 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Yamaha outboard in SM Stern locker

 

 

I love this forum!  I don’t even have to ask the questions and the answers for much of what i was wanting to ask!!

 

 

Thank you guys! (and gals)

 

 

Porter McRoberts

Ibis: 54-152

Ft. Lauderdale

 

 

On Apr 20, 2017, at 12:53 PM, greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Thanks Steve,

 

Just what I needed to know! 

 

Both the "Leisure" and the "Endro" are 2-stroke models.  I worry bit about the fit of the Leisure model in the locker because the shifter is out in front of the engine.  The 9.9 and the 15 Enduro are the same block and drive train, so if the 15 fits, the 9.9 will as well.

 

I have been very happy with our old 8HP, and hardily ever run it wide open. I had been thinking that anything over 9.9 would be overkill.  But with the 15 and 9.9 both weighing the same--and costing about the same--I might just go for the overkill.

 

Bill Kinney

SM160 Harmonie

Culebra, PR

 

 

 

 

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Deck restoration question

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Dennis,

Three choices depending on a lot of things:

1.) You would be surprised what you can do by simply repainting the fauk caulking between the faux teak boards.Do one of the forward hatch covers and see what it looks like....see attached 

2.) If that does not look good to you, you, the faux teak boards are actually thick gelcoat. Try sanding off a little, then repaint the faux caulk.

3.) If that still does not achieve the appearance you want, 
  1. Sand everything thoroughly
  2. Use Awlgrip cream color to paint the faux boards and faux caulking. 
  3. Use 1/4" masking tape to cover the faux caulk, 
  4. Then have Awlgrip mixed to match the color of teak and paint the faux teak boards. 
  5. Remove the masking and you have faux teak boards, caulked with cream color faux caulk. 
Best,

CW Bill Rouse

Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

Amel School 
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970


Deck restoration question

Dennis Campbell
 

Hello all, 


I'm a new Maramu owner (#178) looking to carry out a major refit in Malaysia later this year. I have numerous questions that I will post separately ... so please be patient if you see multiple posts from me.


The faux timber deck on the '85 is badly weathered and I'm wondering if anyone has come up with a solution ... remove or repair?


Many thanks

Dennis



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Frigoboat Fridge Door Seal for Super Maramu 2000

Mike Johnson
 

Hi Ken,


In the past they have quickly provided us with spares.  Ian@... is the director and very helpful.

Very best wishes

Mike & Peta

Solitude
SM2K #461




On Thursday, April 20, 2017 6:14 PM, "'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners]" wrote:


 
Ken,

I attempted to find a new magnetic fridge gasket, but found it nearly impossible. Had I sent the model number and serial number of the Frigoboat fridge to Coastal Climate Control (info"at"coastalclimatecontrol .com), they would have queried Frigoboat in Italy and possibly they could have ordered it.

Here is what I found that solved my issue and the same thing for a number of other owners...even if you get a new gasket, you will need to follow this procedure:
  1. With the fridge door closed, use a dollar bill to determine the correct seal of the magnetic gasket. If the dollar bill can be moved freely anywhere between the gasket and the cabinet, the gasket is not sealing correctly.
  2. Is the external door lock adjusted correctly and is it in the locked position?
  3. Is the door aligned and adjusted correctly? 
  4. There are 3 bolts on each hinge, locking the hinge in place.
    1. Are they tight?
  5. Is the top of the door and side of the door parallel with the cabinet? This is the hardest thing to get right!
  6. Is the door flat against the cabinet on all sides? i.e. the door being "pulled in" or "pushed out" by either hing?
    1. If the door is not parallel or totally flat on all 4 sides against the door frame:
      1. Loosen all 6 bolts
      2. Press the door evenly so that all 4 sides are against the frame and the top and sides of the door are parallel with the cabinet. HINT: use some blue masking tape on the cabinet where the gasket meets the frame (thanks to Rick Grimes)...this will make parallel visibility easier in determining that the door is in the right position.
  7. Holding the door in position, tighten all 6 bolts. (This will test your patience)
  8. Test again using a dollar bill.
  9. Repeat the process if the dollar bill is loose anywhere between the gasket and the cabinet.
Also, you may want to completely remove the fridge to do this job and use a shop vac to clean the condenser fins, etc. If so, refer to this Photo Album: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/ groups/amelyachtowners/search/ photos?query=fridge#zax/ albums_1556459704

Best,

CW Bill Rouse

Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

Amel School 
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970




On Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 11:43 AM, sailingaquarius@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups. com> wrote:
 
Hello all,

I just joined the group, and was looking for some help with the Frigoboat Fridge.  Has anyone found a replacement door seal for the standard Frigoboat Dood Seal?

Any help would be appreciated!

Thanks

Ken Powers 
Aquarius, ASM2K Hull number 262




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Registration

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Yes,

I have name, copies, etc.

Send me an email to brouse"at"gmail.com and will return email them to you


Best,

CW Bill Rouse

Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

Amel School 
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970





On Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 1:42 PM, rcavie <no_reply@...> wrote:
 

Hello everyone

Does anyone have information or references from any law firm or specialist to register a yacht in BVI?

Thank you

Rafael 

SM k2 246



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Yamaha outboard in SM Stern locker

Porter McRoberts
 

I love this forum!  I don’t even have to ask the questions and the answers for much of what i was wanting to ask!!


Thank you guys! (and gals)


Porter McRoberts
Ibis: 54-152
Ft. Lauderdale


On Apr 20, 2017, at 12:53 PM, greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Thanks Steve,


Just what I needed to know! 

Both the "Leisure" and the "Endro" are 2-stroke models.  I worry bit about the fit of the Leisure model in the locker because the shifter is out in front of the engine.  The 9.9 and the 15 Enduro are the same block and drive train, so if the 15 fits, the 9.9 will as well.

I have been very happy with our old 8HP, and hardily ever run it wide open. I had been thinking that anything over 9.9 would be overkill.  But with the 15 and 9.9 both weighing the same--and costing about the same--I might just go for the overkill.

Bill Kinney
SM160 Harmonie
Culebra, PR






Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Registration

Mark Erdos
 

Rafael,

 

We are registered BVI and use Maitland for our corporation. We are very happy with them and the fees are reasonable (about US$1,300 per year for all of our corporate services):

Maitland
Midocean Management and Trust Services (BVI) Limited
Midocean Chambers, P. O. Box 805,
Road Town, Tortola,
British Virgin Islands
VG1110
Tel: +1 284 494 4567 ext 1004
Fax: +1 284 494 4568
maitlandgroup.com

We used Jan Painter at All Yacht Registries to help set us up:

 

http://www.allyachtregistries.com/

 

Jan is exceptional!

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currenlty cruising – Puerto Rico

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of rcavie
Sent: Thursday, April 20, 2017 2:43 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Registration

 

 

Hello everyone

Does anyone have information or references from any law firm or specialist to register a yacht in BVI?

Thank you

Rafael 

SM k2 246


Registration

rcavie <no_reply@...>
 

Hello everyone

Does anyone have information or references from any law firm or specialist to register a yacht in BVI?

Thank you

Rafael 

SM k2 246


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Frigoboat Fridge Door Seal for Super Maramu 2000

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Ken,

I attempted to find a new magnetic fridge gasket, but found it nearly impossible. Had I sent the model number and serial number of the Frigoboat fridge to Coastal Climate Control (info"at"coastalclimatecontrol.com), they would have queried Frigoboat in Italy and possibly they could have ordered it.

Here is what I found that solved my issue and the same thing for a number of other owners...even if you get a new gasket, you will need to follow this procedure:
  1. With the fridge door closed, use a dollar bill to determine the correct seal of the magnetic gasket. If the dollar bill can be moved freely anywhere between the gasket and the cabinet, the gasket is not sealing correctly.
  2. Is the external door lock adjusted correctly and is it in the locked position?
  3. Is the door aligned and adjusted correctly? 
  4. There are 3 bolts on each hinge, locking the hinge in place.
    1. Are they tight?
  5. Is the top of the door and side of the door parallel with the cabinet? This is the hardest thing to get right!
  6. Is the door flat against the cabinet on all sides? i.e. the door being "pulled in" or "pushed out" by either hing?
    1. If the door is not parallel or totally flat on all 4 sides against the door frame:
      1. Loosen all 6 bolts
      2. Press the door evenly so that all 4 sides are against the frame and the top and sides of the door are parallel with the cabinet. HINT: use some blue masking tape on the cabinet where the gasket meets the frame (thanks to Rick Grimes)...this will make parallel visibility easier in determining that the door is in the right position.
  7. Holding the door in position, tighten all 6 bolts. (This will test your patience)
  8. Test again using a dollar bill.
  9. Repeat the process if the dollar bill is loose anywhere between the gasket and the cabinet.
Also, you may want to completely remove the fridge to do this job and use a shop vac to clean the condenser fins, etc. If so, refer to this Photo Album: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/amelyachtowners/search/photos?query=fridge#zax/albums_1556459704

Best,

CW Bill Rouse

Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

Amel School 
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970




On Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 11:43 AM, sailingaquarius@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 

Hello all,


I just joined the group, and was looking for some help with the Frigoboat Fridge.  Has anyone found a replacement door seal for the standard Frigoboat Dood Seal?


Any help would be appreciated!


Thanks


Ken Powers 

Aquarius, ASM2K Hull number 262



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Yamaha outboard in SM Stern locker

greatketch@...
 

Thanks Steve,

Just what I needed to know! 

Both the "Leisure" and the "Endro" are 2-stroke models.  I worry bit about the fit of the Leisure model in the locker because the shifter is out in front of the engine.  The 9.9 and the 15 Enduro are the same block and drive train, so if the 15 fits, the 9.9 will as well.

I have been very happy with our old 8HP, and hardily ever run it wide open. I had been thinking that anything over 9.9 would be overkill.  But with the 15 and 9.9 both weighing the same--and costing about the same--I might just go for the overkill.

Bill Kinney
SM160 Harmonie
Culebra, PR


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Reefing procedure

Sv Garulfo
 

Based on our experience in the first months of sailing Garulfo with no real handover from the previous owner (language barrier) we would add the following points:

1. Make sure to know where the fuse boxes are for the furler motors and keep the accessible. Ours is in the sail locker and I remember having to move a few fenders away to reach it in the middle of a winter night, head down in large seas. 

2. On that occasion we got caught by the "make sure the genaker halyard is well out of the way". That combined with an overluffing genoa in a downwind reach allowed the forestay to sway and catch the halyard and block the motor. So ease your sheets just enough to remove the pressure in the sail but not to send the whole thing shaking madly. The rig and sails will appreciate, anyway.

3. As mentioned before, be familiar with any manual override and possibly have tools to help you operate them, like a power drill with a winch bit adapter. I spent 20 minutes rolling the genoa manually on the aforementioned occasion. It kept me warm. 

4. It is actually pretty easy to jam the in mast, we found, for us inexperienced people.  Especially if you are over cautious and operate the mast unfurling quicker than the traveler, in an attempt to go easy on the latter. The sail roll then expands into the mast and quickly block out the slot. Careful watching (definitely 1st rule) will catch imrhat situation early and it's not too difficult to undo. We found that operating both motors together wroked just fine. The traveler might be a bit faster so worth pausing it very briefly when furling to get a tight roll. 


I like the idea of furling the main clockwise or anti-clockwise based in the tack. It would probably help a lot furling on a downwind course. 


Live and learn,

Enjoy your Amel

Thomas & Soraya 
Garulfo 
Amel 54 #122
Cap d'Agde, France


On Thu, 20 Apr 2017 at 08:57, Ian Park parkianj@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Daniel,
Just a comparative phrase. Many of the parts and systems on the Santorin are the same as the SM, which is bigger and heavier. In comparison to many production boats Amel made things to last, so they were well engineered. As an example the gearbox on the Genoa is furling a smaller headsail than the SM, so less generally less strain on the working parts. Similarly the C Drive being pushed by a 50 HP non turbo Perkins compared to a much more powerful turbo Volvo on the SM.
So 'over engineered' was definitely not a criticism, more of a bonus for Santorin owners.



Ian

Ocean Hobo SN96