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Rub rail care

svladysadie <no_reply@...>
 

We will soon be applying the new metallic strip on the rub rail,
while on the hard in Trinidad. What is the best way to care for the
brown rub rail itself? Bill on S/V Lady Sadie

Engine parts source

svladysadie <no_reply@...>
 

Our SM 2000 has the standard Onan 6.5 KW generator, Model MDKAL42401
and the Volvo Penta (Perkins) TMD22. We have always purchased filters
and impellers from Amel in Guadaloupe, but we are currently in the
US. Is there a supplier in the US where we can get impellers and
fuel filters for each (the NAPA oil filters seem to be fine)? Bill
on S/V Lady Sadie

I want to buy an Amel

me9cb <colin@...>
 

I am looking for a Sharki,Kirk, or even Maramu if possible to buy.

My budget is in the region of £40,000 to £60,000.

European location would be preferable.

Colin Barber

Back in Greece

elenaxara <dkra@...>
 

Dear All,

After a mediteranean adventure with fair winds and some problems
with our new Super Maramu 2000 we arrived in Greece. My website
www.almalibre.gr is updated and there you can find interesting
things that happened to us during the trip.
For your info the Raymarine instruments worked very good during the
trip but as expected on any new boat there are some problems that
have to be solved. The latest is that the 12V engine starting
battery has been discharged after leaving the boat for 5 days in
Syros Island in Cyclades. I was shocked I had to start the engine
with the cables that were supplied with the boat although I had 630
Ah battery capacity on 24 Volts as the boat was connected to the
shore power. Has anybody a clue of what happened? Amel claims that
propably the battery is faulty. I am surprised that on such a boat
there is no other mean to charge this battery but only to start the
engine or generator ( if you can ). Has anybody installed a switch
to paralel the batteries in order to start the engine without the
cables? On my previous boat (Santorin) with 12 V systems everything
was simpler and more safe.

Dimitris Krassopoulos

Re: The ICW with a Super Maramu

asm283 <no_reply@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@y..., closereach <no_reply@y...> wrote:
Hello everyone,

Last night at 7pm we arrived home with our new Super Maramu. She's
hull #5 and built in 1989. We purchased her in Mamaroneck, New York
and have spent the past 3 weeks traveling down the coast to our
home
here on the east coast of central Florida (Satellite Beach). This
Super Maramu had previously been damaged in a collision with
another
vessel on the starboard side, ahead of the main mast chain plates.
We
bought her from the owner and had her repaired by Derecktor
Shipyards. What an unbelievable level of worksmanship by the
craftsman at Derecktor! The fiberglass repair and joinery repair
work
is superb. It's great to know that the same people building the CEO
of Tyco's $20+M dollar 150+ foot yacht worked on the repair of our
boat.

The masts were damaged in the collison, so the
hardware/motors/winches were removed from what was left of the
masts
(mizzen was snapped in half and mainmast was dented here and
there).

We then motored out Long Island sound, past NYC, down the New
Jersey
coast, up the Delaware Bay and down the Chesapeake Bay and entered
the Intracoastal Waterway at Norfolk.

Ok, without masts it's a bit cheating for a sailboat to do the ICW.
However the Super Maramu is still a relatively deep draft sailboat--
enough that we went aground 4 times (althought 2 of those were
definitely my error of venturing just outside the ICW channel).
For
those interested, be very carefully around Cape LeJuene, North
Carolina where the inlets come very close to the ICW. And the
second
time was right in the center of the channel at mid tide in the cut
that enters the Cape Fear River (also in NC!). The inlets all in
Florida are well marked with cans buoys and we had no problem.
(Incidently, we bought the BOAT/US $99 unlimited tow package just
in
case. It's a great deal and we called them for any 'local
knowledge'
before coming close to many of areas where the ICW cuts close to
the
inlets.)

For the trip, I removed the MaxProp and installed the backup
standard
3 bladed fixed prop. I wanted to be very conservative and 'baby'
the
engine (Perkins 80hp with 2000 hours) so I motored at 2,000 rpm at
a
speed of 7.5 mph (I set the instruments/GPS to miles per hour
rather
than knots as all the ICW chart and navigation books refer to
statute
miles rather than nautical miles). Engine ran flawlessly for each
days 12 to 13 hour run for the past 3 weeks.

I did not pay to much attention to the fixed bridge heights on the
ICW. I can say, however, that here in Florida several of the fixed
bridges just south of Cape Canaveral are around 63 feet right now.
What is the air draft of an SM? I believe it's 65 to 66 feet,
correct?

Our 1985 Sharki is still up for sale. I'll email photos and info on
request.

Richard Tate
SM #5 SPICE
Congradulation on your boat.I owned hull # 6 for a year.I currently
own #283. Although the new boat has all the upgrated systems. I think
the older boats had better woodwork and a higher level of finish. I
hope you get those masts on soon and go sailing. You may be the only
person ever to go down the ICW in a Super Maramu.

Vito Ciaravino
SM#283 Wonderer

Re: Super maramu questions

closereach <no_reply@...>
 

2-Dodger windows: When taking significant spray and going into the
sun you are almost blind. Has anyone used anything on these windows
to improve visibility such as rainX? Also, the helmsman window
leaked is this normal and is there a way to seal it better.
RT: We found on our trip traveling down the ICW that when motoring
into a 15 kt or higher breeze the wave chop does put a good amount of
spray on the dodger window and makes it very hard to peer forward. I
too would like to know of some 'magic' way to improve visibility.
Offshore I can see that this is not a big problem but traveling
inside a channel makes it difficult. My solution was to crack the
window open the smallest amount to peek through while getting the
least amount of spray coming past the opening.


3-Anchors: So far the standard anchor has worked well I also have a
40lb danford. What other anchors are being carried out there.
RT: We found our 60 lb. CQR worked great everywhere but one place--
Southport, NC. We anchored in the 'old' basin where all the fishing
vessels are located. Very very soft mud. CQR dragged throught like
butter. I deployed my 35 lb. stainless steel Northill anchor with
success. I have purchased a 110 lb. Bruce and will put that on the
bow as the primary anchor.
.

The ICW with a Super Maramu

closereach <no_reply@...>
 

Hello everyone,

Last night at 7pm we arrived home with our new Super Maramu. She's
hull #5 and built in 1989. We purchased her in Mamaroneck, New York
and have spent the past 3 weeks traveling down the coast to our home
here on the east coast of central Florida (Satellite Beach). This
Super Maramu had previously been damaged in a collision with another
vessel on the starboard side, ahead of the main mast chain plates. We
bought her from the owner and had her repaired by Derecktor
Shipyards. What an unbelievable level of worksmanship by the
craftsman at Derecktor! The fiberglass repair and joinery repair work
is superb. It's great to know that the same people building the CEO
of Tyco's $20+M dollar 150+ foot yacht worked on the repair of our
boat.

The masts were damaged in the collison, so the
hardware/motors/winches were removed from what was left of the masts
(mizzen was snapped in half and mainmast was dented here and there).

We then motored out Long Island sound, past NYC, down the New Jersey
coast, up the Delaware Bay and down the Chesapeake Bay and entered
the Intracoastal Waterway at Norfolk.

Ok, without masts it's a bit cheating for a sailboat to do the ICW.
However the Super Maramu is still a relatively deep draft sailboat--
enough that we went aground 4 times (althought 2 of those were
definitely my error of venturing just outside the ICW channel). For
those interested, be very carefully around Cape LeJuene, North
Carolina where the inlets come very close to the ICW. And the second
time was right in the center of the channel at mid tide in the cut
that enters the Cape Fear River (also in NC!). The inlets all in
Florida are well marked with cans buoys and we had no problem.
(Incidently, we bought the BOAT/US $99 unlimited tow package just in
case. It's a great deal and we called them for any 'local knowledge'
before coming close to many of areas where the ICW cuts close to the
inlets.)

For the trip, I removed the MaxProp and installed the backup standard
3 bladed fixed prop. I wanted to be very conservative and 'baby' the
engine (Perkins 80hp with 2000 hours) so I motored at 2,000 rpm at a
speed of 7.5 mph (I set the instruments/GPS to miles per hour rather
than knots as all the ICW chart and navigation books refer to statute
miles rather than nautical miles). Engine ran flawlessly for each
days 12 to 13 hour run for the past 3 weeks.

I did not pay to much attention to the fixed bridge heights on the
ICW. I can say, however, that here in Florida several of the fixed
bridges just south of Cape Canaveral are around 63 feet right now.
What is the air draft of an SM? I believe it's 65 to 66 feet,
correct?

Our 1985 Sharki is still up for sale. I'll email photos and info on
request.

Richard Tate
SM #5 SPICE

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Introduction

Anne-Sophie Schmitt <nearlynothing@...>
 

Actually very little; only the middle support tubing
must be slightly shortened, by approximately 40mm each
side; a metal saw and a drill will achieve this. The
front one can remain as is and the rear-most one can
stay in exactly the same position as it is. I think
you will see what I mean if you look at this "on the
boat". Thanks. Best regards
--- Anne and John <hollamby@...> wrote:
Message text written by
INTERNET:amelyachtowners@...
<
If you raise the fixed dodger you will have to make
a big alteration to the
bimini so that it can still be opened and closed.

Regards John Hollamby
SM319 Bali Hai

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Another stove for my Santorin

banjaro2002 <w.kroes@...>
 

Hi Santorin owners (and owners of other Amels),

My name is Willem J. Kroes and I bought recently a 92 Santorin sloop
named "Kavanga".

I have two questions to ask to other Santorin owners.

1. I want to alter the Eno 2 burner stove by anther model with 3
burners. Can you recommend a specific make and model.

2. The paint on the deck to imitate the wooden look has disappeared
for about 40%. and that gives not a nice look (although pure
cosmetic). Is there a specific paint to be used?

Best regards,

Willem J. Kroes

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Introduction

Anne and John <hollamby@...>
 

Message text written by INTERNET:amelyachtowners@...
<
If you raise the fixed dodger you will have to make a big alteration to the
bimini so that it can still be opened and closed.

Regards John Hollamby SM319 Bali Hai

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Introduction

Anne-Sophie Schmitt <nearlynothing@...>
 

Thank you for the detail. I will solve the view out
from the helm by raising the dodger 50 mm. Amel should
take note of this visibility issue, either lowering
the helm seat or raising the dodger. Thanks.
--- Anne and John <hollamby@...> wrote:
Message text written by
INTERNET:amelyachtowners@...
<
I removed the Amel seat by taking out the bolts and
slowly cut through the
mastic with a long razor knife. I had obtained two
pedestals from New
Zealand,these are important because all the other
makes do not seem to have
up/down and in/out movements with gas filled
struts.The pedestal fits
perfectly on the centre line of the wheel and is
secured with bolts through
six new holes in the floor of the cockpit. You have
to remove the light
fitting in the engine space,cut away the foam sound
proofing and put a
piece of marine ply larger than the base of the
pedestal on the underside
of the cockpit floor to take the securing bolts and
put mastic on the base
before fixing. Then fix the foam back with contact
glue and refix the
light.
The pedestal takes any of a number of plastic
seats....mine was an import
from the States available in Europe and my wife made
some removable
cushions secured by press studs and it looks great.
The lowest position of the seat is about level with
the cockpit seats and
the highest position is similar to the Amel seat
from which I coud not see
the horizon. As the seat swivels one can actually
face the people in the
cockpit and turn back when you like,it can of course
be locked in any
direction and the movements are very easy thanks to
the gas struts.The
backwards and forwards movement is about three
inches.
The table is then unfixable as the supports are gone
but we are about to
get a fitting that will solve that problem although
it will mean that the
table will be stored in a locker when not needed.
As the pedestal is made in NZ it is not expensive
and could easily be sent
air freight.The fax no of the Kiwi company is on my
boat and if you want it
let me know and I will send it on.
The second pedestal replaces the Amel stool which is
easily removed by
taking out the bolt under the floor.The wooden base
is fixed with a mastic
and has to be cut away with a chisel. The floor is
strong enough to take
the pedestal bolted down through a new hardwood pad
and I moved the
position of the seat forward as far as possible,ie
so that the pad still
covers the hole which supported the original stool.
It might have been
better if I had moved the position an inch or so
nearer the centre line of
the boat.
Moving the position forward gets the seat out of the
way a bit and suits us
as we are right handed at the chart table.
The seat was then upholstered and is very
comfortable and suits us who are
over six feet tall and also my grandchildren who are
about four feet high
!!
I would post some pics to this site if I knew how
!!!!!

Regards John Hollamby

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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Super maramu questions

Anne-Sophie Schmitt <nearlynothing@...>
 

A few thoughts:(see below, to each question)
--- asm283 <no_reply@...> wrote:
Hello

I finally spend a few weeks cruising my SM2000 # 283
in a variety of
conditions. I would like to ask some questions.

1- Sails: The standard genoa that comes with the
boat did not roller
reef well. Has anyone replaced this sail and what
did you have made.
Have you added to the sail inventory and if you did
what did you add. It doesn't roller reef well. Have
it re-cut and a foam pad added at the luff and it
will. I had North do it and it's fine now. Also added
a sun cover so I don't have to use that intolerable
and very fragile "sock".

2-Dodger windows: When taking significant spray and
going into the
sun you are almost blind. Has anyone used anything
on these windows
to improve visibility such as rainX? Also, the
helmsman window
leaked is this normal and is there a way to seal it
better. Not really. If you're interested I am
significantly modifying the dodger, very
professionally and aesthetically, at Lyman-Morse
Boatbuilding this winter. 1. Raising it 50 mm so you
have a line of sight out from the helm; 2. replacing
the windows both sides with glass, dividing each in
two, outboard windows open, inboard window in front of
helm with wiper.

3-Anchors: So far the standard anchor has worked
well I also have a
40lb danford. What other anchors are being carried
out there. Same: anchor OK.

4- Davits: I am torn on this one. I dont like the
look of them but I
think the convenience may sway me to add them. Any
suggestions or
recomendations. If you carry a RIB it's easier of
course. Alternative is to tow the RIB where
practicable, or strap on aft deck for passages. Or
Zodiac Futura "Fast Roller" which has an air floor and
deflates/rolls completely. Good tender.

5-Communications: SSB? Satellite phone? E-Mail? I
would like to hear
what works and what does not. Inmarsat Mini-M has
worked very well. But there are so many choices now
and many more coming. I think Globalstar and Iridium
have better data capability. The Mini-M has been
utterly reliable with good quality communications.

Thank you in advance for your reply.

Vito Ciaravino
Regards, Claude Roessiger


Otherwise she was a confortable and fast yacht on my
recent trip.


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Super maramu questions

asm283 <no_reply@...>
 

Hello

I finally spend a few weeks cruising my SM2000 # 283 in a variety of
conditions. I would like to ask some questions.

1- Sails: The standard genoa that comes with the boat did not roller
reef well. Has anyone replaced this sail and what did you have made.
Have you added to the sail inventory and if you did what did you add.

2-Dodger windows: When taking significant spray and going into the
sun you are almost blind. Has anyone used anything on these windows
to improve visibility such as rainX? Also, the helmsman window
leaked is this normal and is there a way to seal it better.

3-Anchors: So far the standard anchor has worked well I also have a
40lb danford. What other anchors are being carried out there.

4- Davits: I am torn on this one. I dont like the look of them but I
think the convenience may sway me to add them. Any suggestions or
recomendations.

5-Communications: SSB? Satellite phone? E-Mail? I would like to hear
what works and what does not.

Thank you in advance for your reply.

Vito Ciaravino



Otherwise she was a confortable and fast yacht on my recent trip.

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Introduction

Anne and John <hollamby@...>
 

Message text written by INTERNET:amelyachtowners@...
<
I removed the Amel seat by taking out the bolts and slowly cut through the
mastic with a long razor knife. I had obtained two pedestals from New
Zealand,these are important because all the other makes do not seem to have
up/down and in/out movements with gas filled struts.The pedestal fits
perfectly on the centre line of the wheel and is secured with bolts through
six new holes in the floor of the cockpit. You have to remove the light
fitting in the engine space,cut away the foam sound proofing and put a
piece of marine ply larger than the base of the pedestal on the underside
of the cockpit floor to take the securing bolts and put mastic on the base
before fixing. Then fix the foam back with contact glue and refix the
light.
The pedestal takes any of a number of plastic seats....mine was an import
from the States available in Europe and my wife made some removable
cushions secured by press studs and it looks great.
The lowest position of the seat is about level with the cockpit seats and
the highest position is similar to the Amel seat from which I coud not see
the horizon. As the seat swivels one can actually face the people in the
cockpit and turn back when you like,it can of course be locked in any
direction and the movements are very easy thanks to the gas struts.The
backwards and forwards movement is about three inches.
The table is then unfixable as the supports are gone but we are about to
get a fitting that will solve that problem although it will mean that the
table will be stored in a locker when not needed.
As the pedestal is made in NZ it is not expensive and could easily be sent
air freight.The fax no of the Kiwi company is on my boat and if you want it
let me know and I will send it on.
The second pedestal replaces the Amel stool which is easily removed by
taking out the bolt under the floor.The wooden base is fixed with a mastic
and has to be cut away with a chisel. The floor is strong enough to take
the pedestal bolted down through a new hardwood pad and I moved the
position of the seat forward as far as possible,ie so that the pad still
covers the hole which supported the original stool. It might have been
better if I had moved the position an inch or so nearer the centre line of
the boat.
Moving the position forward gets the seat out of the way a bit and suits us
as we are right handed at the chart table.
The seat was then upholstered and is very comfortable and suits us who are
over six feet tall and also my grandchildren who are about four feet high
!!
I would post some pics to this site if I knew how !!!!!

Regards John Hollamby

[Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Sharki Battery Re-fit

naticual <no_reply@...>
 

How did the propane project go. Stargazer will need new sysetem in
the next 30 days

--- In amelyachtowners@y..., wbs9971@a... wrote:
Thanks for the response. I assume you installed the Optima
starting battery
in the engine room under the selector switch. As for the propane
line, we
are going to run the line sometime next week. I'll let you know
how we route
it. I am going to move the solenoid shut-off valve to the aft
locker also
for safety reasons.

...Tom

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Introduction

Anne-Sophie Schmitt <nearlynothing@...>
 

I would be very interested to know the details of your
improvements. I have #308. This winter I intend to
raise the fixed dodger by 50 mm (so one can actually
have a clear line of vision forward) and to replace
the plexi windscreen windows with properly built SS
frames, divided windows with the outboard 2 opening,
glass in the place of plexi. I think the engineering
can be very clean and minimally "invasive". The final
profile will be little altered, more pleasing I think,
and far more practical. I liked the helm seat on my
old Maramu better, and intend to cut away the left
arm-rest on the standard SM helm. I look forward to
your details. Thank you. Claude Roessiger
--- Anne and John <hollamby@...> wrote:
Message text written by
INTERNET:amelyachtowners@...
<
Super Maramu No 319 Bali Hai is in the marina at Ay
Nicholau and we hope to
rejoin her there about 8 August. We have made a
number of "improvements"
including an excellent helmsmans seat ,owners
bunk,navigators seat
etc..Good cockpit table to be installed when we
return.We should be very
happy to show you these if you are interested.
Incidentally we think you spoke with my wife Anne
when we were in Hania.

Regards John
Hollamby

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[Amel Yacht Owners] Introduction

Anne and John <hollamby@...>
 

Message text written by INTERNET:amelyachtowners@...
<
Super Maramu No 319 Bali Hai is in the marina at Ay Nicholau and we hope to
rejoin her there about 8 August. We have made a number of "improvements"
including an excellent helmsmans seat ,owners bunk,navigators seat
etc..Good cockpit table to be installed when we return.We should be very
happy to show you these if you are interested.
Incidentally we think you spoke with my wife Anne when we were in Hania.

Regards John Hollamby

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Introduction

Anne-Sophie Schmitt <nearlynothing@...>
 

Hi, Steve,
I had Maramu #29 from 1985-2000, when I bought a
SuperMaramu. The old Maramu proved rock solid and gave
us 15 fantastic years with absolutely minimal
maintenance. It was no doubt a plus that #29 had been
Mr. Amel's personal boat and maintained by the yard
when I bought her used in '85. I felt I got a "new"
boat. If your #25 was equally well maintained, you
should have some good luck. Over the years we did very
few upgrades. We did have the Nirvana furling for the
headsail, which the old boats didn't have. We changed
the wiring for the diesel cabin heater (greatly
simplifying it) and thereafter it ran pefectly,
whereas prior to that it was shaky at best. The diesel
was fantastic: Never, never missed a beat.
Mechanically this boat was totally solid. We had the
normal maintenance items (new plexi for windows, etc.)
but overall remarkably little. The boat was kept in
northern waters, thus avoided the killing sun of the
hotter areas, but on the other hand spent very cold,
icy, snowy winters exposed and did not suffer visibly
for it. Overall, an extraordinary boat. Do check
carefully the condition of the masts/booms and
rigging. We had a sudden/total boom failure in '99
which doubtless was our inadvertance: we believed the
boat indestructible and did not properly check these
things anymore. Best of luck. Claude Roessiger
--- Steve Hoefel <hoefels@...> wrote:
Hello All,
I recent purchased an Amel Maramu, hull #25. She
has been well kept and
continuously upgraded by her previous owner. The
boat is currently in
transit to my location on the island of Crete,
Greece. I look forward to
exchanging ideas and information with the other
members of the group. My
name is Steve and look forward to getting to know
eachof you. Until then,
fair winds and good anchorages. Steve



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Introduction

Steve Hoefel
 

Hello All,
I recent purchased an Amel Maramu, hull #25. She has been well kept and continuously upgraded by her previous owner. The boat is currently in transit to my location on the island of Crete, Greece. I look forward to exchanging ideas and information with the other members of the group. My name is Steve and look forward to getting to know eachof you. Until then, fair winds and good anchorages. Steve



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Re: ELECTROLYSIS

jfolino901 <jfolino901@...>
 

ARNOLD, THANKS FOR THE REPLY. ACTUALLY I WAS NEVER PLUGGED INTO SHORE
POWER WHILE @ NANNY CAY. THIS WAS BECAUSE OF 2 REASONS: THE FIRST IS
THE PLUG WASN'T COMPATIBLE WITH THEIR OUTLETS (CAY DID CHANGE THIS TO
THEIR OUTLET CONFIGURATION. THE SECOND REASON IS THAT THERE WEREN'T
ANY POWERED UP 220 VOLT OUTLETS ON MY DOCK! THERE IS A 3RD REASON, I
WAS ONLY THERE FOR 3 NIGHTS ANYWAY. SO, BOTTOM LINE IT WASN'T DUE TO
IMPROPER SHORE POWER AT LEAST NOT AT NANNY CAY. IN FACT I SPENT LESS
THAN 7 DAYS ON BOARD AT ANY MARINA EXCEPT IN LAROCHELLE WHICH WAS A
WEEK. WHEN I LEFT THE BOAT I DISCONNECTED SHORE POWER AND SHUT BOTH
BATTERY SWITCHES OFF! I'M PERPLEXED, I TRUST THAT AMEL & POCHON
(THEIR ELECTRONICS TECH) WILL FIND AND CORRECT THE PROBLEM.
THANKS,
JOHN FOLINO--- In amelyachtowners@y..., pagandaisy <no_reply@y...>
wrote:
Were you plugged into shore power the entire time you were in Nanny
Cay? What about the zincs on the rudder? I know Nanny Cay well
having been in there for years. On more than one occasion I
encountered problems with the on shore power: loss of ground,
reversed polarity. Do you have a transformer as part of your
electrical system to step up from 120 to 240 volts? I believe mine
saved me from electrolisis more than once. Incidentally (and off
the
record)don't depend upon Cay Electronics. Arnold


--- In amelyachtowners@y..., "jfolino901" <jfolino901@y...> wrote:
MY NEW SM #347 HAS SPENT A TOTAL TIME OF 5 MONTHS IN THE WATER
FROM
HER LAUNCH SATE LAST OCTOBER TO BEING HAULED OUT IN LATE MARCH OF
THIS YEAR. DURING THAT TIME SHE WAS BERTHED A COUPLE OF WEEKS AT
THE
AMEL FLOAT IN LAROCHELLE. THEN FOR 2 MONTHS IN LAGOS, PORTUGAL.
FINALLY 1 MONTH @ NANNY CAY, TORTOLA. AFTER HAULING OUT I NOTICED
CONSIDERABLE ELECTROLYSIS TO THE PROP, ROPE CUTTER & THE BOTTOM
PAINT
FLAKING OFF AND THE ZINCS ALMOST TOTALLY DISOLVED. OF THIS 5
MONTH
TIME, FULLY 30 DAYS WERE SPENT SAILING FROM FRANCE TO PORTUGAL
THEN
TO THE CARIBBEAN!
AMEL TO THEIR CREDIT SENT A CREW TO INVESTIGATE THE PROBLEM, IN
FACT
THEY ARE RETURNING TO MY BOAT IN A COUPLE OF WEEKS. SO FAR NO
CAUSE
HAS BEEN REPORTED TO ME! I MADE NO CHANGES TO THE BOAT DURING THE
SHORT WHILE I WAS ON THE BOAT. NO OTHER ADJACENT BOAT AT ANY OF
THE
MARINAS REPORTED ANY SIMILAR PROBLEMS REGARDING ELECTROLYSIS. ANY
COMMENTS?
JOHN FOLINO (SULAJON)