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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Forward cabin [1 Attachment]

james Hosford
 

Ah do it's another vision inserted,  not sliding the port berth over.   Thank you so much!


On Oct 31, 2017, at 3:16 PM, Denise McGovern Mcgovern.denise@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Jay,

Here is a photo of our 2004 Super Maramu.

Denise McGovern
s/v CARA SM#440
Deale, MD, USA



Re: Forward cabin

Denise McGovern
 

Jay,

Here is a photo of our 2004 Super Maramu.

Denise McGovern
s/v CARA SM#440
Deale, MD, USA



Forward cabin

james Hosford
 

Does anyone have a picture of the forward cabin berths pushed together to make a double? I've found a couple of postings that say it's possible but none that show the cabin in that configuration.

A late thank you for letting me joint the group. I have a three year plan for retirement and am very interested in the 53. I tried a cat(leopard 46) last year and while they are comfortable at anchor it slapped and pounded pretty badly in 12 knots of wind. My girlfriend really liked all the room, but as I told her imagine that ride for a few days, there wouldn't be much rest.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Need French Maritime Lawyer to sue my insurance from NIKIMAT

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Dear Alexandre,

I cant help with a lawyer but I offer my sympathy, it is horrible when an insurance company decides to avoid paying. I feel for you, you've lost your boat and now this, I feel for you.

Regards

Danny

SM 299 Ocean Pearl

On 01 November 2017 at 04:21 "Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Good morning,

I promised not give detail of my information, but I will have to hire a “French (Maritime) Lawyer” to fight my insurance Helvetia (formerly Group Ama).

Can any one recommend one? I want the best.

Thanks in advance, sincerely, Alexandre


 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] What to do with the hole...

Heinz Stutenbaeumer
 

Hi Bill 
I'm about to install a new plotter. Where and how did you connect NMEA 0183 to NMEA 2000? There are any photos. 
Thanks in advance 
With kind regards 
Heinz SM2000 Quetzal Nr. 292


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: jib furling

INUS - BUSCH
 

Thanks Ian, but from the fotos I have I am pretty sure, that it is not from a sharki.

 

 

Von: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
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Betreff: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: jib furling

 

 

Looks like the top swivel for the genoa. Don’t know which model but it is slightly different to the Santorin. Keep it until you are sure.
Ian
Ocean Hobo SN96


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Need French Maritime Lawyer to sue my insurance from NIKIMAT

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Thanks again.



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On Tue, 10/31/17, christian alby calbyy@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Need French Maritime Lawyer to sue my insurance from NIKIMAT
To: "Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
Date: Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 10:43 AM


 









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Le ‎mardi‎ ‎31‎
‎octobre‎ ‎2017‎ ‎16‎:‎21‎:‎36‎ ‎CET,
Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@...
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> a
écrit :






 









Good morning,



I promised not give detail of my information, but I will
have to hire a “French (Maritime) Lawyer” to fight my
insurance Helvetia (formerly Group Ama).



Can any one recommend one? I want the best.



Thanks in advance, sincerely, Alexandre






















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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Need French Maritime Lawyer to sue my insurance from NIKIMAT

Jean-Pierre's MacBook Air <jgermain@...>
 

Pas de quoi.. mon pote est un membre du YC de France et ex CEO de Dassault… il connait sans doute un bon contact :-)

Je te fait suivre son courier dès que reçu.

JPG


On 31 Oct 2017, at 10:48, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Merci Jean Pierre!  
Je veux vraiment faire un exemple cette fois.  
Amicalement, Alexandre

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On Tue, 10/31/17, Jean-Pierre's MacBook Air jgermain@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Need French Maritime Lawyer to sue my insurance from NIKIMAT
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 10:35 AM


 









I will send your info to a good friend….
Standby,
JPG

On 31 Oct 2017, at 10:21,
Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@...
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
wrote:
Good morning, 

I promised not give detail of my
information, but I will have to hire a “French (Maritime)
Lawyer” to fight my insurance Helvetia (formerly Group
Ama).  

Can any one recommend one? I want
the best.  

Thanks in advance, sincerely,
Alexandre








Re: jib furling

Ian Park
 

Looks like the top swivel for the genoa. Don’t know which model but it is slightly different to the Santorin. Keep it until you are sure.
Ian
Ocean Hobo SN96


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Need French Maritime Lawyer to sue my insurance from NIKIMAT

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Merci Jean Pierre!
Je veux vraiment faire un exemple cette fois.
Amicalement, Alexandre



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On Tue, 10/31/17, Jean-Pierre's MacBook Air jgermain@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Need French Maritime Lawyer to sue my insurance from NIKIMAT
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 10:35 AM


 









I will send your info to a good friend….
Standby,
JPG

On 31 Oct 2017, at 10:21,
Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@...
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
wrote:
Good morning, 

I promised not give detail of my
information, but I will have to hire a “French (Maritime)
Lawyer” to fight my insurance Helvetia (formerly Group
Ama).  

Can any one recommend one? I want
the best.  

Thanks in advance, sincerely,
Alexandre


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Need French Maritime Lawyer to sue my insurance from NIKIMAT

christian alby <calbyy@...>
 

another is Clyde & Co - London & Paris





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Le ‎mardi‎ ‎31‎ ‎octobre‎ ‎2017‎ ‎16‎:‎21‎:‎36‎ ‎CET, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners] a écrit :


 

Good morning,

I promised not give detail of my information, but I will have to hire a “French (Maritime) Lawyer” to fight my insurance Helvetia (formerly Group Ama).

Can any one recommend one? I want the best.

Thanks in advance, sincerely, Alexandre


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Need French Maritime Lawyer to sue my insurance from NIKIMAT

christian alby <calbyy@...>
 

Ince & Co France 

maritime law lawyers - in Paris & Le Havre

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Le ‎mardi‎ ‎31‎ ‎octobre‎ ‎2017‎ ‎16‎:‎21‎:‎36‎ ‎CET, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners] a écrit :


 

Good morning,

I promised not give detail of my information, but I will have to hire a “French (Maritime) Lawyer” to fight my insurance Helvetia (formerly Group Ama).

Can any one recommend one? I want the best.

Thanks in advance, sincerely, Alexandre


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Need French Maritime Lawyer to sue my insurance from NIKIMAT

Jean-Pierre's MacBook Air <jgermain@...>
 

I will send your info to a good friend….

Standby,

JPG


On 31 Oct 2017, at 10:21, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Good morning, 

I promised not give detail of my information, but I will have to hire a “French (Maritime) Lawyer” to fight my insurance Helvetia (formerly Group Ama).  

Can any one recommend one? I want the best.  

Thanks in advance, sincerely, Alexandre



[Amel Yacht Owners] Need French Maritime Lawyer to sue my insurance from NIKIMAT

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Good morning,

I promised not give detail of my information, but I will have to hire a “French (Maritime) Lawyer” to fight my insurance Helvetia (formerly Group Ama).

Can any one recommend one? I want the best.

Thanks in advance, sincerely, Alexandre


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: jib furling

Duane Siegfri
 

Dieter,

I did scroll down but don't see any photos in your message.

To upload photos to the "Photos" section, look above this message you'll see "Conversations      Photos     Files    More", click on "Photos" then click on "New Album" and follow the prompts.

Duane


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: jib furling

INUS - BUSCH
 

Duane,
can you tell me pls what I have to do to put fotos in the foto section? Btw I can see the fotos in the post, I just have to scroll further down. Maybe it helps..
Dieter

Am 31.10.2017 um 11:26 schrieb sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups..com>:

 

Dieter,


Your photos did not come through, can you post them to the photos section?

Thanks,
Duane


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Spade Anchor

Oliver Buhlert
 

We also have the original Anchor which came with the boat and we had no reason to replace it. It is the WASI 30 Kg (66 lb), GYL , Hanger Anchor , High Grade Steel A4 / AISI 316L. 

During our journey we anchored 99% of the time. We had strong christmas winds in the Caribbean and it never dragged.  

Just once the anchor dragged, it was in the Med in an anchorage close to Bonifatio. The bottom was a kind of hard sand, easy to get the anchor into the surface of the „sand“ but it couldn’t grab really into it - it broke out very easy. Well the books said, that it is not the best anchorage…So we were not surprised and were prepared

It is so important, that you trust your anchor to get sleep. Friends of us dragged many times, with a new anchor. Not so relaxing. We trust the choice of H. Amel and had so far no problems. 

Oliver
SV JoEmi
Sm 2000 No. 397


Am 31.10.2017 um 12:39 schrieb sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

We still have the original 30 kg (66lb) Bugel in Stainless for the main anchor and a 44# Brittany in the spare roller.


We've anchored a lot and have been in winds up to 40 knots and held firm.  The odd thing is the one time we dragged there was almost no wind.  We were anchored in the intercoastal waterway and overnight the tide change caused us to drag, so apparently the anchor did not reset.  We were in muddy sand with little to no grass and had been there for several days.  The anchor dragged around 150 feet then reset.  I wonder whether the boat drifted over the anchor and the chain somehow caught the stock and pulled it out.

Duane
Wanderer, SM#477



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: water collecting below companionway door

Maciek <maciej@...>
 

Same problem oon my 1994 SM. Water in the well and no drain. 

Maciek



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-------- Original message --------
From: "James Alton lokiyawl2@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
Date: 10/31/17 15:18 (GMT+03:00)
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: water collecting below companionway door

 

Duane,


   On my boat, the two drain holes for the companionway well were drilled through the bulkhead right at the bottom of the well.  In other words the holes are not drilled through the bottom of the well itself so I  also could not see the holes looking straight down into the well.  Both holes were completely blocked but were easily cleared with a piece of wire.  Again, my boat is a 1987 Maramu so your SM might be different.

James

Maramu #220

On Oct 31, 2017, at 7:33 AM, sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Ryan,


I have the same issue.  I have not found a drain hole at the bottom of the companionway well, either by looking into it with a flashlight or looking for the drain from the engine compartment.  

If you have a shop vac and some small diameter hose, duct tape the latter into the shop vac hose and suction the water out.  Otherwise take a wire coat hanger and attach a rag to dip into the well, wring out the rag, and repeat.

Duane
Wanderer, SM#477



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: water collecting below companionway door

James Alton
 

Duane,

   On my boat, the two drain holes for the companionway well were drilled through the bulkhead right at the bottom of the well.  In other words the holes are not drilled through the bottom of the well itself so I  also could not see the holes looking straight down into the well.  Both holes were completely blocked but were easily cleared with a piece of wire.  Again, my boat is a 1987 Maramu so your SM might be different.

James

Maramu #220

On Oct 31, 2017, at 7:33 AM, sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Ryan,


I have the same issue.  I have not found a drain hole at the bottom of the companionway well, either by looking into it with a flashlight or looking for the drain from the engine compartment.  

If you have a shop vac and some small diameter hose, duct tape the latter into the shop vac hose and suction the water out.  Otherwise take a wire coat hanger and attach a rag to dip into the well, wring out the rag, and repeat.

Duane
Wanderer, SM#477



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel Deck Painting

James Alton
 

Steve and Liz,

   I like the solution you chose using the Awlgrip and will eventually paint my decks with the same brand of paint since it has served me well over the years.  In sanding off the gel coat,  it is important to realize that the thickness of the gelcoat may vary a lot.  I am pretty sure that the original tan gelcoat was hand brushed into the mold on my boat.  The thick and thin areas created by brushing are obvious on my deck.  This means that if you attempt to sand off all traces of a particular colour that you will end up with a surface that is not flat.   Damaged areas can be filled/built back up as needed.  Awlgrip is much more durable than any single part paint though it is a lot more work to apply.   I would only add the caution that while the fine Awlgrip additive works pretty well, to avoid the temptation to use the medium or coarse additives.  While the decks will seem initially more nonskid with the medium or the coarse, I have found that the paint will eventually chip off of the tips of the plastic additive leaving bumps of plastic that are quite slippery when wet.  Another solution to creating nonskid in Awlgrip is to add Colodial silica and roll the coating on. This creates a mixture that cannot chip off and leave slippery bits.  The texture can be varied to suit by adjusting the amount of additive and the rolling technique,  I would suggest doing samples if this method is used.  The Colloidal will act as a flattening agent which reduces the glare and shine of the finish so if you prefer a shiny finish another additive might be better.

   I also think that the faux teak deck looks pretty good on these boats and would like to retain the effect on my boat.  Amel IMO used good judgement in not using a real teak overlay deck on these boats.

James Alton
SV Sueno,  Maramu #220


On Oct 31, 2017, at 8:28 AM, flyboyscd@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

I'm un-hijacking a previous thread, and will talk a little about how and why we painted the decks on our 1992 SM. I agree with Bill Kinney that the SM nonskid (faux teak) is very good, and should not be changed unless you have a compelling reason to do so. I our case, we did.

The SM decks consist of 2 layers of gel coat. The 1st layer is white, and then you have the tan layer which is our non skid. At the time we painted our decks, Aloha was 24 years old, and had spent much of her life in the heat of the tropics. In some areas we had some fine cracks in the tan layer, and even worse, we had a few areas where about 1" chunks of the tan gel coat had completely separated from the white below. According to Joel Potter, this is fairly common on the older boats that have been exposed to a lot of heat and sun, and may have been due to Amel having applied the top layer of gel coat a little thicker than than recommended on the older boats. After 2 years in the Eastern Caribbean, I saw numerous older Sms with varying degrees of this same problem.

We knew the only long term fix would be painting the decks, but we wanted to retain the Amel look. I've seen a couple of other Amels with painted decks, but they had lost the faux teak look, and I didn't think it looked good. We had the work done in Trinidad, had a experienced painting contractor who was willing to work with me, and we have been extremely pleased with the end result. I have not had a single Amel owner not say the decks look better than original. The other advantage is they are a slightly lighter in color, have white stripes, and are much cooler to walk on.

What we did was very labor intensive, and the only way we could afford it was by choosing Trinidad which has a low labor cost with some very skilled workers. First, they spent days making a huge mess by sanding the entire layer of tan gel coat off. You have a lot of detail on our decks, and some ha d to be done by hand. Next they did the fine sanding, and eventually taped off everything outside the decks to prep for paint. Then the decks were sprayed with a white primer, followed by more fine detail work after the primer was dry. When that was done, the decks were sprayed with egg shell white awlgrip. Then they applied fine line masking tape to all of the stripes. Now the decks were sprayed with Castle Tan awlgrip mixed with a fine grit for non skid. After the tape was pulled, we had beautiful light tan decks with white stripes. I forgot to mention, prior to starting the painting, we removed the lid from the liferaft locker, and experimented with that to get the technique right. 

We have been happy with the outcome, and a year and a half later, it still looks as good as the day it was finished. Also, the non skid properties are better than the original decks. If anyone would like pictures, just send me your email, and I'll take some for you.

Steve and Liz Davis
Aloha SM 72
Santa Marta, Columbia for a few more days