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Re: Bilge maitenance

Paul Osterberg
 

Besides being very careful in what's get down to the bilge, more or less do ass Bill describeds, in addition to that we have a ladies sock as a filter collecting remaining solids that might go down the bilge attached at the outlets in the bilge. Now and then we add a machine dish tablet dissolved in hot water. I't keeps the bilge rather clean. I will now also start to use bleach as others have advices.
Paul on SY Kerpa SM259


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Down wind sail configuration

Ric Gottschalk <ric@...>
 

Miles, I believe you purchased “Jazz”. As I recall it does not have the same lifelines & stanchions as Amel , no motorized Genoa furler, or the motorized main  and outhaul furler, it has new rigging, sails and possibly new mast, and  no  Amel struts or twin downwind poles. The engine and wiring  has also been replaced. My Santorin (46’) has twin slots with the Genoa  installed on the port luff and the ballooner (when used) is hauled on the strbd sluff.  My point is that many of the unique  Amel systems may not apply. It sounds like the former owner spent a bundle and you got a great deal. I am no expert on Amels but I am learning after 13 years how great my Santorin is. Has the former owner given you any history on the boat?

All the best,

Ric Gottschalk

Bali Hai SN24

Annapolis

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2017 5:26 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Down wind sail configuration

 

 

Ah yes I wasn't thinking straight. 

 Thanks Bill!

So I think I'll do as per my old boat and add a second removable forestay. Attachments Positioned as high up the mast as possible and as far fwd on deck as possible whilst leaving clearance for the furler. 

 

Perhaps this time I'll keep it really simple and have the stay as integral to the sail luff although a separate ss stay does give the option of setting a storm jib on the same wire if needed. 

 

Size of the sail would be quite a bit smaller than the furling genoa and of reasonable weight cloth. The idea here on my old boat was the non furling sail was small enough and strong enough to stay up in squalls

 

 

Alternatively does anyone know where the amel 3 luff grove system can be purchased?

 

Fair winds

 

Miles

Sea love

Maramu 46



On 18 Aug 2017, at 12:19, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

If you raise 2 headsails on one foil with 2 halyards, you will not be able to furl without dropping the additional (second) sail. 

 

Think about what will happen to the second halyard when furling. Amel's special swivel which allows you to secure the second sail and remove its halyard is the only solution. And, it requires 3 slots. The 3rd is for the "dehooker."


CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

   

 

On Aug 18, 2017 4:35 AM, "smiles bernard smilesbernard@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hello again

The maramu 46 we have bought doesn't have the original furling system.

It has a recently added frofurl ndec 430

I pick up the boat on tues 😎 but believe it has a twin luff grove

So parhaps my only option will be to add a second genoa halyard and hoist the second sail on the second luff groove

That way least I'll be able to raise and lower each sail independently. 

The original mouse plus 3 luff groove system  looks brilliant !

I wonder if I could replace the foil and swivel?

Is this the kind of thing amel might still supply or does anyone know the manufacturer of the amel furling system?

Many thanks

Miles


On 17 Aug 2017, at 19:10, smiles bernard smilesbernard@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi there Bill

I dont have a manual I'm afraid 


All the best

M


On 16 Aug 2017, at 22:41, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Miles,

He best

Read your manual...it is very straightforward. Let me know if you do not have a manual.

 

 

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

 

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bilge maitenance

Mark Erdos
 

 

Joerg,

 

I am not sure how the 55 is configured but I have a couple of tips.

 

I remove the float switch. I put about 2 cups of bleach into the bilge and fill it to the top. I let it sit for most of the day. This will loosen any soap scum etc. You could also use bilge cleaner fluid. I use a toilet brush attached to a longer stick to scrub the sides. I then connect the wires together to activate the the bilge pump (the wires that attach to the switch on the float). This will pump out the water. I use a shop vac with a long tube to suck up any larger bits and completely dry the bilge. Sometimes I have to fluch a couple of times using a fresh water hose.

 

This is a good time to eye the copper wire that connects to the keel bolt to ensure all is okay. Then, I replace the float switch.

 

Hope this helps.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Grenada

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2017 2:25 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bilge maitenance

 

 

I am new to Amels and would like to understand best practices how to keep the bilge clean. On the A55 it seems very difficult to really scrub the bilge - for one, all the hoses need to come out, in addition to the tube with the float switch and only a contortionist can really reach all the places. I am thinking about getting a pressure washer to make things easier. Or are there chemicals one can use to dissolve the slime of soap and organic waste that seems to accumulate on the tube and hoses? Standard bilge cleaner seems to do nothing. Many thanks!

Joerg Esdorn
A55 #37
Currently in southern Italy


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bilge maitenance

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Joerg,

The following is a copy of the text only of a page in my Amel School book:

I believe that it is important to clean it regularly, probably every 2 months, and to limit what you allow to get in there.

For instance, always wipe completely clean anything in the galley that has any oil or grease on it...use a paper towel and toss the towel in the garbage. Use shower gel rather than bar soap. Try to minimize what goes into gray water drains.
 
1. Empty as much water as possible using the manual bilge pump until it sucks air
2. Place a towel over the C-Drive and engine angle iron frame to protect it from water
3. Remove the two wires to the Gray Water Float Switch Assembly
4. Pull the gray colored Float Switch Assembly toward aft out of its clamps and up placing the wet end in a bucket and handing it to crew on deck. Have crew clean it & continue
5. Pull each of the pump hoses up one at a time while using degreaser/cleaner to clean each as you pull it out. Then place the end of the hose pointed up and to the side
6. Using a wet/vacuum, suck the remainder from the bottom, until totally dry
7. Visually inspect the bonding strap
8. Pour ½ cup of bleach that you use for washing white clothes into the galley sink, followed by about 4 liters of water from the galley tap…all will drain into the gray water bilge
9. Let this stand at least an hour, then using a wet/vacuum, suck it dry again
10. Reassemble all completely and with the galley tap add 8 liters of water
11. Keep an eye on the bilge to ensure that when the float switch reaches its limit, the switch will energize the pump and the pump cycles pumping all out except about 3-4 liters of water. If it does not, something was done wrong, or something has come loose.
12. Remember the most common mistakes are: NOT connecting the switch wires. A suction leak on the suction hose. Use two well-tightened clamps at the pump. If the hose is brittle, replace it. Expect 5-8 years life before becoming brittle.

I hope this helps you.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

Amel School  http://amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970



On Sat, Aug 26, 2017 at 1:25 PM, jhe1313@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I am new to Amels and would like to understand best practices how to keep the bilge clean. On the A55 it seems very difficult to really scrub the bilge - for one, all the hoses need to come out, in addition to the tube with the float switch and only a contortionist can really reach all the places. I am thinking about getting a pressure washer to make things easier. Or are there chemicals one can use to dissolve the slime of soap and organic waste that seems to accumulate on the tube and hoses? Standard bilge cleaner seems to do nothing. Many thanks!

Joerg Esdorn
A55 #37
Currently in southern Italy



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Down wind sail configuration

smiles bernard
 

Ah yes I wasn't thinking straight. 
 Thanks Bill!
So I think I'll do as per my old boat and add a second removable forestay. Attachments Positioned as high up the mast as possible and as far fwd on deck as possible whilst leaving clearance for the furler. 

Perhaps this time I'll keep it really simple and have the stay as integral to the sail luff although a separate ss stay does give the option of setting a storm jib on the same wire if needed. 
 
Size of the sail would be quite a bit smaller than the furling genoa and of reasonable weight cloth. The idea here on my old boat was the non furling sail was small enough and strong enough to stay up in squalls


Alternatively does anyone know where the amel 3 luff grove system can be purchased?

Fair winds

Miles
Sea love
Maramu 46


On 18 Aug 2017, at 12:19, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

If you raise 2 headsails on one foil with 2 halyards, you will not be able to furl without dropping the additional (second) sail. 

Think about what will happen to the second halyard when furling. Amel's special swivel which allows you to secure the second sail and remove its halyard is the only solution. And, it requires 3 slots. The 3rd is for the "dehooker."


CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

   

On Aug 18, 2017 4:35 AM, "smiles bernard smilesbernard@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hello again
The maramu 46 we have bought doesn't have the original furling system.
It has a recently added frofurl ndec 430
I pick up the boat on tues 😎 but believe it has a twin luff grove
So parhaps my only option will be to add a second genoa halyard and hoist the second sail on the second luff groove
That way least I'll be able to raise and lower each sail independently. 
The original mouse plus 3 luff groove system  looks brilliant !
I wonder if I could replace the foil and swivel?
Is this the kind of thing amel might still supply or does anyone know the manufacturer of the amel furling system?
Many thanks
Miles

On 17 Aug 2017, at 19:10, smiles bernard smilesbernard@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

Hi there Bill
I dont have a manual I'm afraid 

All the best
M

On 16 Aug 2017, at 22:41, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

Miles,
He best
Read your manual...it is very straightforward. Let me know if you do not have a manual.


CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] New Owners - SM #105 It's Real

Mohammad Shirloo
 

Have a great first meal on board. We just got to Italy after 2 years in Greece. The med is a great cultural place to cruise. The wind and wind direction is usually pretty fickle, but the Amel is great boat for having many options to quickly adjust to. Changing conditions.

I'm sure you'll love yours as every other AMEL owner that we have met. I believe Amel owners are considered a cult not because of the type of people Amel attracts. It is because once you have experienced sailing her in sometimes challenging conditions, you'll find out how capable she is and how confident you can be in her bringing you through all conditions, as long as you have the experience to command her properly.

You'll find out over time as you start working on different systems, that Amels are built right from the bottom up. They are not built just to look good in a showroom. You will find excellent workmanship and quality control throughout the boat.

Mohammad and Aty
B&B Kokomo
Amel 54 #099

On Aug 26, 2017, at 3:53 PM, Mark Garver mgarver@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 


Thanks Mohammad! First we don't intend to modify anything so we don't need to worry about the keeper of All Things Amel (Bill Rouse) haunting me in my dreams :). Our current (shorter term) plans are to sail the Chesapeake as time allows, and then in November move the boat to Charleston, SC for the winter and make some short trips from there. We intend to repeat this, with some sails down to St. Maarten and surrounding areas for the next two to three years, at that point I plan on heading south, spend some time in the Caribbean where I have the most experience and then either the South Pacific, or possibly the Med. It's tough to chose for us as we have both traveled a lot (her mostly by plane), me planes, trains, boats and automobiles... However, neither us have really done any travel in the South Pacific outside of New Zealand and Australia. So we will see. Where are y'all located?

Again thanks for the welcome! We are excited! Tonight we will be having our first meal and toast aboard!

Mark and Jennifer
S/V It's Real
Amel SM #105

On Aug 26, 2017, at 09:35 AM, "'Mohammad Shirloo' mshirloo@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 


Welcome mark and Jennifer. We believe you have made a great choice. After 2-1/2 years of owing our 54 we still cannot believe how well designed this vessel is for a couple cruising any where in the world. Take your time to get to know her and don't modify anything. You'll find over time that most everything is designed and built for specific reasons. Most importantly you have the confidence that over 3000 of the same design concept has been built and is cruising the world.

What is your cruising plan?

Respectfully;


Mohammad & Aty
B&B Kokomo
AMEL 54 #099

On Aug 26, 2017, at 3:27 PM, Mark Garver mgarver@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 


Hi everyone! My wife and I just closed on our first Amel Super Maramu, "It's Good" and are very excited to be a part of the "cult" of Amel owners. We are from Texas, just north of Houston and have been looking for our blue water boat for a while now, and kept coming back to Amel. When we began this search there was an abundance of them available, and now when you look the inventory has been greatly reduced. We are currently moving things aboard, pulling everything out to clean and to inventory. I found out about the forum via some friends on Cruisers Forum, and had been reading the posts and joined shortly after my wife and I visited VA to look at a potential SM on Memorial Day this year. Much as it was when I met my wife... as soon as I saw her I knew it was the vessel! As with when my wife met me, she needed time for It's Good to grow on her (Only took a weekend)! Thank you all for making this decision even easier for us and we look forward to being in this community with y'all.

Mark and Jennifer
S/V It's Good
Amel SM #105




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] New old maramu !

karkauai
 

Congratulations Miles, and welcome to the family!

Where are you now?

Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy
SM 243
karkauai at yahoo dot com
USA cell: 828-234-6819



Bilge maitenance

jhe1313@...
 

I am new to Amels and would like to understand best practices how to keep the bilge clean. On the A55 it seems very difficult to really scrub the bilge - for one, all the hoses need to come out, in addition to the tube with the float switch and only a contortionist can really reach all the places. I am thinking about getting a pressure washer to make things easier. Or are there chemicals one can use to dissolve the slime of soap and organic waste that seems to accumulate on the tube and hoses? Standard bilge cleaner seems to do nothing. Many thanks!

Joerg Esdorn
A55 #37
Currently in southern Italy


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] New Owners - SM #105 It's Real

karkauai
 

Congratulations and welcome to the family!  I am at St Michaels until Oct then headed S to Bahamas, T&C, Cuba, Grand Cayman, and back up to St Michaels by June 1.

Where are you now?  If you get up to St Michaels, I'd like to meet you and hoist a beer/wine/rum or two.

Any questions I'm happy to help you if I can.

Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy SM243
karkauai at yahoo dot com
828-234-6819



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] New old maramu !

Porter McRoberts
 

Amazing boats owned by some fantastic people!
Welcome!
Agree with John Clark re get to know Bill Rouse and his amazing book and introduction service. 
Worth any penny. 

Enjoy and welcome

Porter and Helen McRoberts
S/V IBIS. 54-152


On Aug 26, 2017, at 11:25 AM, smiles bernard smilesbernard@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hello there

I've posted a few times already but this week we are now aboard our new (to us) 1985 maramu 46

She is not a SM but is super to us 😉.

Our last long distance cruising boat was 30ft Halmatic so we are amazed by the comforts, the build quality and details - if a little overwhelmed by her size too!

We are planning an Atlantic circuit next year with our two young boys of 7 and 4 yrs.

It's great to have an amel and this active and helpful forum seems like a place I'll be often!

All the very best

Miles
SV 'Sea love'



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] New Owners - SM #105 It's Real

Porter McRoberts
 

Ditto on all accounts!
Welcome to you guys!

Porter and Helen
S/V IBIS 54-152


On Aug 26, 2017, at 10:43 AM, John Clark john.biohead@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Mark and Jennifer,

    Congratulations on your purchase!   You will not be disappointed in the Amel.  As others have said and more will tell you in the coming days, try to stay as Amel as possible.  There are a lot of “Amelisms” that appear to not make sense until you spend some time on the boat. 

 

I recommend highly that you contact Bill Rouse and have him come to your boat and give you hands-on lessons about your new SM.  He has a fabulous textbook prepared for the  SM that is worth a million dollars.  

 

We are just down the coast from you cruising the Pamlico Sound at the moment.  Do you plan to do some sailing perhaps we could meet up.

 

            Regards,  John

 

John Clark

SV Annie SM 37

Cruising Pamlico Sound


On Sat, Aug 26, 2017 at 9:23 AM, Mark Garver mgarver@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi everyone! My wife and I just closed on our first Amel Super Maramu, "It's Good" and are very excited to be a part of the "cult" of Amel owners. We are from Texas, just north of Houston and have been looking for our blue water boat for a while now, and kept coming back to Amel. When we began this search there was an abundance of them available, and now when you look the inventory has been greatly reduced. We are currently moving things aboard, pulling everything out to clean and to inventory. I found out about the forum via some friends on Cruisers Forum, and had been reading the posts and joined shortly after my wife and I visited VA to look at a potential SM on Memorial Day this year. Much as it was when I met my wife... as soon as I saw her I knew it was the vessel! As with when my wife met me, she needed time for It's Good to grow on her (Only took a weekend)! Thank you all for making this decision even easier for us and we look forward to being in this community with y'all.

Mark and Jennifer
S/V It's Good
Amel SM #105



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] New old maramu !

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Miles,

Welcome aboard.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

Amel School  http://amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970






On Sat, Aug 26, 2017 at 10:25 AM, smiles bernard smilesbernard@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hello there

I've posted a few times already but this week we are now aboard our new (to us) 1985 maramu 46

She is not a SM but is super to us 😉.

Our last long distance cruising boat was 30ft Halmatic so we are amazed by the comforts, the build quality and details - if a little overwhelmed by her size too!

We are planning an Atlantic circuit next year with our two young boys of 7 and 4 yrs.

It's great to have an amel and this active and helpful forum seems like a place I'll be often!

All the very best

Miles
SV 'Sea love'




New old maramu !

smiles bernard
 

Hello there

I've posted a few times already but this week we are now aboard our new (to us) 1985 maramu 46

She is not a SM but is super to us 😉.

Our last long distance cruising boat was 30ft Halmatic so we are amazed by the comforts, the build quality and details - if a little overwhelmed by her size too!

We are planning an Atlantic circuit next year with our two young boys of 7 and 4 yrs.

It's great to have an amel and this active and helpful forum seems like a place I'll be often!

All the very best

Miles
SV 'Sea love'


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] New Owners - SM #105 It's Real

John Clark
 

Hi Mark and Jennifer,

    Congratulations on your purchase!   You will not be disappointed in the Amel.  As others have said and more will tell you in the coming days, try to stay as Amel as possible.  There are a lot of “Amelisms” that appear to not make sense until you spend some time on the boat. 

 

I recommend highly that you contact Bill Rouse and have him come to your boat and give you hands-on lessons about your new SM.  He has a fabulous textbook prepared for the  SM that is worth a million dollars.  

 

We are just down the coast from you cruising the Pamlico Sound at the moment.  Do you plan to do some sailing perhaps we could meet up.

 

            Regards,  John

 

John Clark

SV Annie SM 37

Cruising Pamlico Sound


On Sat, Aug 26, 2017 at 9:23 AM, Mark Garver mgarver@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi everyone! My wife and I just closed on our first Amel Super Maramu, "It's Good" and are very excited to be a part of the "cult" of Amel owners. We are from Texas, just north of Houston and have been looking for our blue water boat for a while now, and kept coming back to Amel. When we began this search there was an abundance of them available, and now when you look the inventory has been greatly reduced. We are currently moving things aboard, pulling everything out to clean and to inventory. I found out about the forum via some friends on Cruisers Forum, and had been reading the posts and joined shortly after my wife and I visited VA to look at a potential SM on Memorial Day this year. Much as it was when I met my wife... as soon as I saw her I knew it was the vessel! As with when my wife met me, she needed time for It's Good to grow on her (Only took a weekend)! Thank you all for making this decision even easier for us and we look forward to being in this community with y'all.

Mark and Jennifer
S/V It's Good
Amel SM #105



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] New Owners - SM #105 It's Real

Mark Garver
 


Thanks Mohammad! First we don't intend to modify anything so we don't need to worry about the keeper of All Things Amel (Bill Rouse) haunting me in my dreams :). Our current (shorter term) plans are to sail the Chesapeake as time allows, and then in November move the boat to Charleston, SC for the winter and make some short trips from there. We intend to repeat this, with some sails down to St. Maarten and surrounding areas for the next two to three years, at that point I plan on heading south, spend some time in the Caribbean where I have the most experience and then either the South Pacific, or possibly the Med. It's tough to chose for us as we have both traveled a lot (her mostly by plane), me planes, trains, boats and automobiles... However, neither us have really done any travel in the South Pacific outside of New Zealand and Australia. So we will see. Where are y'all located?

Again thanks for the welcome! We are excited! Tonight we will be having our first meal and toast aboard!

Mark and Jennifer
S/V It's Real
Amel SM #105


On Aug 26, 2017, at 09:35 AM, "'Mohammad Shirloo' mshirloo@... [amelyachtowners]" wrote:

 


Welcome mark and Jennifer. We believe you have made a great choice. After 2-1/2 years of owing our 54 we still cannot believe how well designed this vessel is for a couple cruising any where in the world. Take your time to get to know her and don't modify anything. You'll find over time that most everything is designed and built for specific reasons. Most importantly you have the confidence that over 3000 of the same design concept has been built and is cruising the world.

What is your cruising plan?

Respectfully;


Mohammad & Aty
B&B Kokomo
AMEL 54 #099

On Aug 26, 2017, at 3:27 PM, Mark Garver mgarver@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 


Hi everyone! My wife and I just closed on our first Amel Super Maramu, "It's Good" and are very excited to be a part of the "cult" of Amel owners. We are from Texas, just north of Houston and have been looking for our blue water boat for a while now, and kept coming back to Amel. When we began this search there was an abundance of them available, and now when you look the inventory has been greatly reduced. We are currently moving things aboard, pulling everything out to clean and to inventory. I found out about the forum via some friends on Cruisers Forum, and had been reading the posts and joined shortly after my wife and I visited VA to look at a potential SM on Memorial Day this year. Much as it was when I met my wife... as soon as I saw her I knew it was the vessel! As with when my wife met me, she needed time for It's Good to grow on her (Only took a weekend)! Thank you all for making this decision even easier for us and we look forward to being in this community with y'all.

Mark and Jennifer
S/V It's Good
Amel SM #105




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] New Owners - SM #105 It's Real

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Congratulations Mark & Jennifer!!!
Welcome to the family!
What are your plans?

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
IGY Simpson Bay Marina, St Maarten, NA




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On Sat, 8/26/17, Mark Garver mgarver@me.com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] New Owners - SM #105 It's Real
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Saturday, August 26, 2017, 8:23 AM


 









Hi
everyone! My wife and I just closed on our first Amel Super
Maramu, "It's Good" and are very excited to be
a part of the "cult" of Amel owners. We are from
Texas, just north of Houston and have been looking for our
blue water boat for a while now, and kept coming back to
Amel. When we began this search there was an abundance of
them available, and now when you look the inventory has been
greatly reduced. We are currently moving things aboard,
pulling everything out to clean and to inventory. I found
out about the forum via some friends on Cruisers Forum, and
had been reading the posts and joined shortly after my wife
and I visited VA to look at a potential SM on Memorial Day
this year. Much as it was when I met my wife... as soon as I
saw her I knew it was the vessel! As with when my wife met
me, she needed time for It's Good to grow on her (Only
took a weekend)! Thank you all for making this decision even
easier for us and we look forward to being in this community
with y'all.
Mark
and JenniferS/V
It's GoodAmel
SM #105


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] New Owners - SM #105 It's Real

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Mark and Jennifer,

You guys should take a short trip to Galveston and visit us. Judy and I lived full time on a Super Maramu, visiting 58 countries, on our circumnavigation. I bet that you guys have a few questions, some of which can be answered at BeBe's blog at www.svbebe.com.

Give us a call at the number below.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

Amel School  http://amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970













On Sat, Aug 26, 2017 at 8:23 AM, Mark Garver mgarver@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi everyone! My wife and I just closed on our first Amel Super Maramu, "It's Good" and are very excited to be a part of the "cult" of Amel owners. We are from Texas, just north of Houston and have been looking for our blue water boat for a while now, and kept coming back to Amel. When we began thi s search there was an abundance of them available, and now when you look the inventory has been greatly reduced. We are currently moving things aboard, pulling everything out to clean and to inventory. I found out about the forum via some friends on Cruisers Forum, and had been reading the posts and joined shortly after my wife and I visited VA to look at a potential SM on Memorial Day this year. Much as it was when I met my wife... as soon as I saw her I knew it was the vessel! As with when my wife met me, she needed time for It's Good to grow on her (Only took a weekend)! Thank you all for making this decision even easier for us and we look forward to being in this community with y'all.

Mark and Jennifer
S/V It's Good
Amel SM #105



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] New Owners - SM #105 It's Real

Mohammad Shirloo
 

Welcome mark and Jennifer. We believe you have made a great choice. After 2-1/2 years of owing our 54 we still cannot believe how well designed this vessel is for a couple cruising any where in the world. Take your time to get to know her and don't modify anything. You'll find over time that most everything is designed and built for specific reasons. Most importantly you have the confidence that over 3000 of the same design concept has been built and is cruising the world.

What is your cruising plan?

Respectfully;


Mohammad & Aty
B&B Kokomo
AMEL 54 #099

On Aug 26, 2017, at 3:27 PM, Mark Garver mgarver@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi everyone! My wife and I just closed on our first Amel Super Maramu, "It's Good" and are very excited to be a part of the "cult" of Amel owners. We are from Texas, just north of Houston and have been looking for our blue water boat for a while now, and kept coming back to Amel. When we began this search there was an abundance of them available, and now when you look the inventory has been greatly reduced. We are currently moving things aboard, pulling everything out to clean and to inventory. I found out about the forum via some friends on Cruisers Forum, and had been reading the posts and joined shortly after my wife and I visited VA to look at a potential SM on Memorial Day this year. Much as it was when I met my wife... as soon as I saw her I knew it was the vessel! As with when my wife met me, she needed time for It's Good to grow on her (Only took a weekend)! Thank you all for making this decision even easier for us and we look forward to being in this community with y'all.

Mark and Jennifer
S/V It's Good
Amel SM #105


New Owners - SM #105 It's Real

Mark Garver
 

Hi everyone! My wife and I just closed on our first Amel Super Maramu, "It's Good" and are very excited to be a part of the "cult" of Amel owners. We are from Texas, just north of Houston and have been looking for our blue water boat for a while now, and kept coming back to Amel. When we began this search there was an abundance of them available, and now when you look the inventory has been greatly reduced. We are currently moving things aboard, pulling everything out to clean and to inventory. I found out about the forum via some friends on Cruisers Forum, and had been reading the posts and joined shortly after my wife and I visited VA to look at a potential SM on Memorial Day this year. Much as it was when I met my wife... as soon as I saw her I knew it was the vessel! As with when my wife met me, she needed time for It's Good to grow on her (Only took a weekend)! Thank you all for making this decision even easier for us and we look forward to being in this community with y'all.

Mark and Jennifer
S/V It's Good
Amel SM #105


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] B&G wind sensor

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Your SM originally came with a B&G 213 Mast Head Unit (MHU). It is connected to the 213 MHU Mount which has the wire through the mast permanently connected to it. 

Your problem could either be one of several replaceable components in the 213 MHU, or the 213 MHU Mount.

If I were you, I would take down the 213 MHU and find a B&G dealer near you who can test and repair it. If he doesn't find any problems, order a 213 MHU Mount because that will be your problem. 

Don't give up. This old product from B&G is much better than anything you can buy today. 


CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

   

On Aug 26, 2017 05:02, "kavanga@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 


Hi Amel sailors,


Who can tell me what type of B&G wind sensor I need to replace the one which is not working well (only wind speed). The boat has still the Hydra 2000 computer (NMEA).


Willem Kroes

SM 2k # 351 "Kavanga"