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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@compuserve.com> wrote:
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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@yahoogroups.com
<
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@compuserve.com> wrote:
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<
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@yahoogroups.com> 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@yahoogroups.com
<
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@compuserve.com> wrote:
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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@yahoogroups.com
<
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@hotmail.com> 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)


Re: ELECTROLYSIS

pagandaisy <no_reply@...>
 

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)


Re: Dealing with m. Selo, ss anchor, shipping problems, logos, ets

scentstone <scentstone@...>
 

I don't understand how anyone could have any problems
dealing with m.
Selo. I've been doing so for as long as I've had Amel's, almost
20
years, with nothing but first class service.
I agree absolutely with you.. Owner of "THOSCA" a Mango since
1994 actually in Turquey, i never seen a so friendly and well
informed person in the industry, this man know each part of your
boat and the way to repare it !!!
I want publicly thank him here.

Fred Sochat


ELECTROLYSIS

jfolino901 <jfolino901@...>
 

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)


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] VAT

Anne-Sophie Schmitt <nearlynothing@...>
 

Hi. I am Swiss. I have heard similar difficulties from
other Swiss, although the reports have been very
variable, depending on where in the E.U. they may be.
You might want to consider an alternative, to form an
offshore corporation, for example in the British
Virgin Islands, and to have the boat registered there.
This lets you navigate under the "Red Ensign" as a
fully British Ship, but not subject to the E.U. This
said, I have read (rumors & hearsay I think) that some
E.U. authorities try to go after ALL non-E.U. vessels
to see what VAT they can get. I think you should have
the benefit of professional counsel regarding this,
not private opinions. It is worth doing right from the
beginning.
--- rita_zanola2002 <no_reply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
Hello to you,

We will get our SM 2000 next spring.
As discussed in Larochelle, we have been told, that
we as suiss
with swiss- registration, do not have to pay VAT.

It sounds good, but from diffrent places, we have
heard, that we will
have to pay the VAT, as soon as we will enter the EU
in the Med.

Are among you any swiss, who have the experience
in this matter an
could advise us ?

Would be glad if anyone contact us , first by Mail
at
R.Zanola@t-online.de


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VAT

rita_zanola2002 <no_reply@...>
 

Hello to you,

We will get our SM 2000 next spring.
As discussed in Larochelle, we have been told, that we as suiss
with swiss- registration, do not have to pay VAT.

It sounds good, but from diffrent places, we have heard, that we will
have to pay the VAT, as soon as we will enter the EU in the Med.

Are among you any swiss, who have the experience in this matter an
could advise us ?

Would be glad if anyone contact us , first by Mail at
R.Zanola@t-online.de


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Moisture and Osmosis in Super Maramu

Anne-Sophie Schmitt <nearlynothing@...>
 

I cannot tell you how the Super-Maramu will do with
osmosis, having one which is only 2 years old, but I
had an Amel Maramu for 21 years without any hint of
osmosis. So, unless Amel have changed their process, I
would say this is not a concern. Regarding your other
questions I cannot say. I had no problems with
electrolysis on the Maramu, and I don't expect any on
the SM. The Maramu was similarly protected as the SM.
If I can be otherwise helpful please tell me. Regards,
Claude Roessiger
--- davidcrisp <david@familycrisp.com> wrote:
Hi all,

Am in the process of buying my first Amel - a 1995
Super Maramu. Have
just had the survey results back and it prompts some
questions.

(1) The surveyor found moisture readings of 20% in
the below water
line hull vs 5% above water line (Sovereign relative
scale not
actually 20% by content). This is high by by normal
standards but
something he has found in all 7 Amels he has
surveyed.
Anyone know why the moisture is so high? Is it an
issue? Are Amels
prone to osmosis and or blistering?

The epoxy coating on the hull which contains copper
- am I correct in
thinking this is more for antifouling than water
proofing since the
moisture readings are so high?

(2) There are only zincs on the rudder and
propellor. It seems odd
that there are no zincs on the cast iron keel. Is
it common to add
more zincs to the keel in these days of 'hot
marinas".

(3) The keel/hull join is faired in and painted over
with epoxy.
With movement of the keel and electrolysis this
paint has flaked off
and the keel is slightly corroded. What is the norm
for refinishing
keels? Maybe flexible sealer at the hull join
instead of filler and
then zinc primer and antifouling on cast iron keel?

Are there any other things to watch out for on
Amels? Are there any
standard improvemtns owners make (e.g. I note there
are no
sacrificial UV strips on the sails).

Regards
David


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Moisture and Osmosis in Super Maramu

David Crisp
 

Hi all,

Am in the process of buying my first Amel - a 1995 Super Maramu. Have
just had the survey results back and it prompts some questions.

(1) The surveyor found moisture readings of 20% in the below water
line hull vs 5% above water line (Sovereign relative scale not
actually 20% by content). This is high by by normal standards but
something he has found in all 7 Amels he has surveyed.
Anyone know why the moisture is so high? Is it an issue? Are Amels
prone to osmosis and or blistering?

The epoxy coating on the hull which contains copper - am I correct in
thinking this is more for antifouling than water proofing since the
moisture readings are so high?

(2) There are only zincs on the rudder and propellor. It seems odd
that there are no zincs on the cast iron keel. Is it common to add
more zincs to the keel in these days of 'hot marinas".

(3) The keel/hull join is faired in and painted over with epoxy.
With movement of the keel and electrolysis this paint has flaked off
and the keel is slightly corroded. What is the norm for refinishing
keels? Maybe flexible sealer at the hull join instead of filler and
then zinc primer and antifouling on cast iron keel?

Are there any other things to watch out for on Amels? Are there any
standard improvemtns owners make (e.g. I note there are no
sacrificial UV strips on the sails).

Regards
David