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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] solar Arch

Marcel Krauth <marcel.krauth@...>
 

Hi Mohammad,

The design from this arch was done by the old owner of "SoleilBleu" a 54 he sole in 2016
Riza fromEmeck marine has taken the muserments fromthat Arch to do the one from my boat with sainless steel 316L the cost was around 3000 euros but today he is asking 4000
You can join this person at cagdas@... his office is in Goceck Turkey
I was following the construction, he had a very good welder and I use it since 2013 also hanging on my 3m10 boat with 15hp engine

regards

Marcel Krauth
54 Ganesha nr 171

On 04/01/2018 18:04, 'Mohammad Shirloo' mshirloo@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:

Hello Marcel;
Can you please share the contact information of the place that you purchased your Arch and the outfit that installed it for you? Where youhappy with the installation and the performance? Can you also please share how much it cost to fabricate and install?
Mohammad and Aty
B&B Kokomo
Amel 54 #099


From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, January 04, 2018 2:25 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] solar Arch

Hi everyone

This is my solar Arch on Amel 54 171 with 440w solar panel an victron
mmpt regulation

Kind regards

Marcel Krauth

Ganesha 54 nr 171 in Preveza Greece at the moment


Re: Inverter Replacement

svperegrinus@yahoo.com
 

Ian,

We installed the «PROsine 1800i Part # 806-1884 24V Hardwire w/ transfer relay», with «Remote Interface Panel Part # 808-1800» similar to what the Amel factory installed on Bill Rouse's boat.   

Whether on or off, it makes no difference to RF noise levels on any equipment on the boat that I've noticed.  Ours has worked fine and sometimes pretty hard for 4 years... in fact back in the States we used it as 24x7 power supply when on shore power given the fact all appliances onboard (down to the toothbrushes) are 230V/50Hz.

The only downside to this inverter is that it consumes somewhere between 25w and 50w just by being turned on.  I have heard that more modern inverters are more efficient when on but not actually supplying any power... evidently this inverter design is at least 15 years old.

Cheerio,

Peregrinus
SM2K No. 350 (2002)
Herzliya, Israel
 

Re: Anyone need Climma AC parts?

Mark Isaac
 

Ryan,

Please email me at your convenience to discuss.

Mark Isaac
SM #391 Lulu
Ft. Lauderdale
isaac_zero two nine zero six at yahoo dot com

Re: Looking for a Super Maramu 2000

Mark Isaac
 

We just purchased our SM in Ft. Lauderdale and I will add to the litany of recommendations for Joel Potter.  Having him find an Amel for you will require patience, but only because his standards are high and he is uncompromising.  He took care of us before, during and after the purchase.  Rare, indeed.

Mark Isaac
SM #391 Lulu
Ft. Lauderdale

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] UPDATE *** Martinique. Boat on island about January 18

Leopold Hauer
 

On which dock are you?
We are on 5, nr 594, if you want to pass by!
Leo and Margaret
Yin Yang
SM 69

Von meinem iPad gesendet

Am 05.01.2018 um 02:32 schrieb Kevin jkcsail@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

We are new owners of SM 276 located in Martinique. We are very excited about our new boat, cruising plan and have a lot to learn!! We would look forward to meeting more amel owners! We are in Marin on dock until 15th and on the hook until 30th. Currently boat name "mana do". Changing to "Anahita". 
Thanks for the info provided by this group. 
Kevin Cole & Negar Baharlou 
SM 276
Mana do (Anahita)


On Jan 4, 2018, at 10:15 AM, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

 Hi All,

I will be in Martinique the evening of January 18 for a while,

Looks like the following boats will be there around that time,

Some owners will be on board and others will be away. In any event here seems to be the list

If you will be there around that time please add your name..

 

Jeff Krause 54 Spirit

Derek Gates 53 Brava

Miles Bidwell-not aboard 53 Lady Bug

Dan Carlson, BeBe, SM#387

Vladimir SM 345 "LIFE is Good"

Olaf MIA-AMARA,  Santorin  Ponton 5

James Cromie La Bella Vie (new owner) SM53

Alex Ramseyer, No Stress  AMEL54, 

Mike Ondra Aletes SM#240

Tom Peacock  SM #240 Aletes

 

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

 

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Any owner with a Rocna 40?

Leopold Hauer
 

Yes, we have a Rocna 40!

Leo and Margaret
Yin Yang

Von meinem iPad gesendet

Am 05.01.2018 um 21:45 schrieb Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 


For those who own a Rocna 40, could you please contact me.
uster@...
uster "at" rocketmail "dot" com

Thanks in advance, sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Lost on September 6 during Hurricane Irma at
IGY Simpson Bay Marina, St Maarten, NA

[Amel Yacht Owners] Any owner with a Rocna 40?

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

For those who own a Rocna 40, could you please contact me.
uster@...
uster "at" rocketmail "dot" com

Thanks in advance, sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Lost on September 6 during Hurricane Irma at
IGY Simpson Bay Marina, St Maarten, NA

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: UPDATE *** Martinique. Boat on island about January 18 [1 Attachment]

mfmcgovern@...
 

Pat, 

Pat,

We do not yet liveaboard.  We still have a few years of landlife to get the last kid out of the nest and off the payroll and shed ourselves of a lifetime of accumulated responsibilities.  We will likely be here for at least 2 more winters, maybe 3.  Enjoy your last norther winter for at least awhile.  You certainly got a memorable one!

Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA


---In amelyachtowners@..., <sailw32@...> wrote :

Mark, Are you living on your boat ? I am at the northern end of the Bay, and yes it has been a bit cold , 15 F presently ,winds N15 kts , sunny and clear. I am looking out over the River (Sassafras ) and it is frozen solid all the way out to the Bay. I walked out pass our pier about 200 hundred feet a couple of days ago , but my wife was yelling at me (as usual) so I could not go further. I think I could have walked to the Bay , about 4 miles. Won't be here next winter.
Stay Warm,
Pat SM #123


-----Original Message-----
From: mfmcgovern@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Fri, Jan 5, 2018 9:14 am
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: UPDATE *** Martinique. Boat on island about January 18 [1 Attachment]

 
[Attachment(s) from mfmcgovern@... [amelyachtowners] included below]
Contact La Marina du Marin. Their website seems to be down right now (http://www.marina-martinique. fr/fr/) so here is their Facebook page:  https://www.facebook. com/marinadumarin/  and here is their phone number:  +596 596 74 83 83

Wish I could join you guys.  Stuck here in Maryland where the temperature has not gone above freezing since the day after Christmas and the low temperature tonight is expected to be ~8 Deg F (-13 deg C).  Yikes!  I've attached a pic of Cara practically frozen in place in her slip so you can all appreciate the weather in Martinique all the more!

Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: UPDATE *** Martinique. Boat on island about January 18 [1 Attachment]

Patrick McAneny
 

Mark, Are you living on your boat ? I am at the northern end of the Bay, and yes it has been a bit cold , 15 F presently ,winds N15 kts , sunny and clear. I am looking out over the River (Sassafras ) and it is frozen solid all the way out to the Bay. I walked out pass our pier about 200 hundred feet a couple of days ago , but my wife was yelling at me (as usual) so I could not go further. I think I could have walked to the Bay , about 4 miles. Won't be here next winter.
Stay Warm,
Pat SM #123


-----Original Message-----
From: mfmcgovern@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners Sent: Fri, Jan 5, 2018 9:14 am
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: UPDATE *** Martinique. Boat on island about January 18 [1 Attachment]

 
[Attachment(s) from mfmcgovern@... [amelyachtowners] included below]
Contact La Marina du Marin. Their website seems to be down right now (http://www.marina-martinique. fr/fr/) so here is their Facebook page:  https://www.facebook. com/marinadumarin/  and here is their phone number:  +596 596 74 83 83

Wish I could join you guys.  Stuck here in Maryland where the temperature has not gone above freezing since the day after Christmas and the low temperature tonight is expected to be ~8 Deg F (-13 deg C).  Yikes!  I've attached a pic of Cara practically frozen in place in her slip so you can all appreciate the weather in Martinique all the more!

Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA

Re: UPDATE *** Martinique. Boat on island about January 18

mfmcgovern@...
 

Contact La Marina du Marin. Their website seems to be down right now (http://www.marina-martinique. fr/fr/) so here is their Facebook page:  https://www.facebook. com/marinadumarin/  and here is their phone number:  +596 596 74 83 83

Wish I could join you guys.  Stuck here in Maryland where the temperature has not gone above freezing since the day after Christmas and the low temperature tonight is expected to be ~8 Deg F (-13 deg C).  Yikes!  I've attached a pic of Cara practically frozen in place in her slip so you can all appreciate the weather in Martinique all the more!

Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: UPDATE *** Martinique. Boat on island about January 18

Peter Forbes
 

Thanks Mark I’ll try it. Peter


On 5 Jan 2018, at 06:44, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Here is their page: http://www.marina-martinique.fr/fr/

 

(the site may be down right now due to some power issues here)

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Martinique

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Friday, January 5, 2018 6:18 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: UPDATE *** Martinique. Boat on island about January 18

 

 

How can I book a dock space for Amel 54 Carango for Sunday night - can you help me and make a booking for 2 nights ( Sunday and Monday)?

 

Peter Forbes

Amel 54

Carango

Marigot Bay

 


On 4 Jan 2018, at 18:51, Bob Hodgins bobh@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Gallivant, 54 #31 with Bob and Mary Lu are currently on the dock in Le Marin. We will be leaving on either 1/18 or 1/19. We hope to meet more of the wonderful Amelians before departing.

--

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: UPDATE *** Martinique. Boat on island about January 18

Mark Erdos
 

Here is their page: http://www.marina-martinique.fr/fr/

 

(the site may be down right now due to some power issues here)

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Martinique

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Friday, January 5, 2018 6:18 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: UPDATE *** Martinique. Boat on island about January 18

 

 

How can I book a dock space for Amel 54 Carango for Sunday night - can you help me and make a booking for 2 nights ( Sunday and Monday)?

 

Peter Forbes

Amel 54

Carango

Marigot Bay

 


On 4 Jan 2018, at 18:51, Bob Hodgins bobh@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Gallivant, 54 #31 with Bob and Mary Lu are currently on the dock in Le Marin. We will be leaving on either 1/18 or 1/19. We hope to meet more of the wonderful Amelians before departing.

--

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: UPDATE *** Martinique. Boat on island about January 18

Peter Forbes
 

How can I book a dock space for Amel 54 Carango for Sunday night - can you help me and make a booking for 2 nights ( Sunday and Monday)?

Peter Forbes
Amel 54
Carango
Marigot Bay


On 4 Jan 2018, at 18:51, Bob Hodgins bobh@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Gallivant, 54 #31 with Bob and Mary Lu are currently on the dock in Le Marin. We will be leaving on either 1/18 or 1/19. We hope to meet more of the wonderful Amelians before departing.

--

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Riggers In Trinidad and Martinique

Ian Park
 

No Eric,
He is moving to France - Hyeres. His family live there.
We’re having a pleasant night cruise up to Antigua just now. Sorry we’ve missed you.

Ian and Linda

Ocean Hobo SN96

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] UPDATE *** Martinique. Boat on island about January 18

Kevin Cole
 

We are new owners of SM 276 located in Martinique. We are very excited about our new boat, cruising plan and have a lot to learn!! We would look forward to meeting more amel owners! We are in Marin on dock until 15th and on the hook until 30th. Currently boat name "mana do". Changing to "Anahita". 
Thanks for the info provided by this group. 
Kevin Cole & Negar Baharlou 
SM 276
Mana do (Anahita)


On Jan 4, 2018, at 10:15 AM, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

 Hi All,

I will be in Martinique the evening of January 18 for a while,

Looks like the following boats will be there around that time,

Some owners will be on board and others will be away. In any event here seems to be the list

If you will be there around that time please add your name..

 

Jeff Krause 54 Spirit

Derek Gates 53 Brava

Miles Bidwell-not aboard 53 Lady Bug

Dan Carlson, BeBe, SM#387

Vladimir SM 345 "LIFE is Good"

Olaf MIA-AMARA,  Santorin  Ponton 5

James Cromie La Bella Vie (new owner) SM53

Alex Ramseyer, No Stress  AMEL54, 

Mike Ondra Aletes SM#240

Tom Peacock  SM #240 Aletes

 

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

 

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Anchor locker floor rotten

James Studdart
 

Hi James,
If this is the boat mentioned by Mark in the Netherlands. I also went to see it about 2 years ago before we bought SeaBean. At that point the rotten floor was still in place and when I brought it to the attention of the broker it was the first he knew about it. At least, that’s how he acted. He said it’d be fixed at the sellers expense yada yada yada. I know of at least one other that looked at and passed on it for the similar reasons. It’s interesting to hear from Mark/Olivier there were other issues of neglect. And also interesting that it’s still not been fixed.

Good luck in your search. As an aside, Michel Charpentier’s stock of boats was of much higher quality than any others I visited. It’s with regret that we won’t be able to list our boat with him when we finish this adventure (we’re in the South Pacific now!).

Cheers,
James.
SeaBean SM344
Raiatea, French Polynesia.


On Thu, Jan 4, 2018 at 09:14 mfmcgovern@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

James,


If the 2001 Amel SM you are looking at is located in the Netherlands and listed by Devalk Brokerage, I have been on that boat and had it "partially" surveyed by Olivier Beaute last year.  If you don't know who Olivier Beaute is, search this forum.  He is widely regarded as the most knowledgeable and experienced surveyor of Amels in the world.  I say it was "partially" surveyed because Olivier found so many issues during the first day of the survey that showed a pattern of complete neglect that my wife and I decided not bother to paying to launch the boat for a sea trial on the second day.  We had travelled to see her from the USA and paid for Olivier Beaute to come from France to complete the survey.  Despite my pleading with the broker to disclose ALL known issues to me AFTER I sent the deposit and booked the flights and the survey and after assuring the broker that I was coming over to see the boat no matter what they told me, it quickly became clear when we arrived and saw the boat that many obvious defects were not disclosed.  Needless to say, I was not pleased.  However, despite this, I did share with the brokerage the list of issues that Olivier found in the hopes that they would either be addressed or at least disclosed to future potential buyers.  None of the issues were "catastrophic" in nature but there were just so many that it showed this boat has NOT been well cared for the past several years.  Feel free to contact me offline at mfmcgovern @ gmail dot com for more information.  I will happily share the list with you as well assuming that we are talking about the same boat.  Hopefully they will have fixed some of these.

I don't want this post to come off as "sour grapes".  And I am certainly NOT trying to torpedo a deal or screw with someone who is trying to sell their boat.  I am just trying to help a fellow lover of Amels to learn from my (bad) experience.  This experience was a very valuable (albeit pricey) lesson for us but was not completely without some positives.  It solidified that we really wanted an Amel SM.  We learned a ton about the Amel SM and it's systems and what to look for in the 1.5 days that we spent with Olivier.  He is an outstanding teacher!  That education was priceless and really helped us when we finally did find our Amel SM (which we also had Olivier Beaute survey!).  Good luck and feel free to contact me with any questions.  

Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA 

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] UPDATE *** Martinique. Boat on island about January 18

Leopold Hauer
 

We are on 594 and will stay about a month, looking forward to meet you all. We'll pass by la bella vita those days! How about an Amel get-together one night?
See you soon,
Leo and Margaret
SM 69   Ying Yang



Am 04.01.2018 um 08:40 schrieb James Cromie jamescromie@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

Hi everyone. My wife and daughters and I will be on La Bella Vita in Le Marin 1/9-1/16. Hope to see some of you. 


James


On Jan 4, 2018, at 7:28 AM, Peter Forbes ppsforbes@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi all,


Carango will be in Marin next week - is anyone there.

Also Doug? And Carly? Of BeBe very kindly helped me dock Carango yesterday in Marigot Bay - in the scramble of events, I failed to thank them. So THANK YOU BeBe very much. I hope we see you in the next few days?

Peter
Carango Amel 54 #035
Capella Marigot Bay

Peter Forbes
00447836 209730

On 4 Jan 2018, at 05:23, Giovanni Testa gtesta23@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi all,
I ll be at Marin , fingers crossing, from 5 March.
EUTIKIA SM n 428
Giovanni & Marina TESTA


Il 04/01/2018 08:57, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] ha scritto:
 

 

Hi All,

I will be in Martinique the evening of January 18 for a while,

Looks like the following boats will be there around that time,

Some owners will be on board and others will be away. In any event here seems to be the list

If you will be there around that time please add your name.

 

Jeff Krause 54 Spirit

Derek Gates 53 Brava

Miles Bidwell-not aboard 53 Lady Bug

Dan Carlson, BeBe, SM#387

Vladimir SM 345 "LIFE is Good"

Olaf MIA-AMARA,  Santorin  Ponton 5

James Cromie La Bella Vie (new owner) SM53

Alex Ramseyer, No Stress  AMEL54, 

Mike Ondra  Aletes SM#240

 

 

 

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

 


Re: UPDATE *** Martinique. Boat on island about January 18

Bob Hodgins
 

Gallivant, 54 #31 with Bob and Mary Lu are currently on the dock in Le Marin. We will be leaving on either 1/18 or 1/19. We hope to meet more of the wonderful Amelians before departing.

--

Re: Anchor locker floor rotten

mfmcgovern@...
 

James,

If the 2001 Amel SM you are looking at is located in the Netherlands and listed by Devalk Brokerage, I have been on that boat and had it "partially" surveyed by Olivier Beaute last year.  If you don't know who Olivier Beaute is, search this forum.  He is widely regarded as the most knowledgeable and experienced surveyor of Amels in the world.  I say it was "partially" surveyed because Olivier found so many issues during the first day of the survey that showed a pattern of complete neglect that my wife and I decided not bother to paying to launch the boat for a sea trial on the second day.  We had travelled to see her from the USA and paid for Olivier Beaute to come from France to complete the survey.  Despite my pleading with the broker to disclose ALL known issues to me AFTER I sent the deposit and booked the flights and the survey and after assuring the broker that I was coming over to see the boat no matter what they told me, it quickly became clear when we arrived and saw the boat that many obvious defects were not disclosed.  Needless to say, I was not pleased.  However, despite this, I did share with the brokerage the list of issues that Olivier found in the hopes that they would either be addressed or at least disclosed to future potential buyers.  None of the issues were "catastrophic" in nature but there were just so many that it showed this boat has NOT been well cared for the past several years.  Feel free to contact me offline at mfmcgovern @ gmail dot com for more information.  I will happily share the list with you as well assuming that we are talking about the same boat.  Hopefully they will have fixed some of these.

I don't want this post to come off as "sour grapes".  And I am certainly NOT trying to torpedo a deal or screw with someone who is trying to sell their boat.  I am just trying to help a fellow lover of Amels to learn from my (bad) experience.  This experience was a very valuable (albeit pricey) lesson for us but was not completely without some positives.  It solidified that we really wanted an Amel SM.  We learned a ton about the Amel SM and it's systems and what to look for in the 1.5 days that we spent with Olivier.  He is an outstanding teacher!  That education was priceless and really helped us when we finally did find our Amel SM (which we also had Olivier Beaute survey!).  Good luck and feel free to contact me with any questions.  

Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA 

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Anchor locker floor rotten

James
 

Hi Jean-Pierre

Many thanks for reaching out. I have watched all the videos of Ken’s Acquarius. It’s an excellent tour of their SM. 

We have a Tayana 37 which we’ve cruised for several years, but really looking forward to a bigger boat and subsequent family planning! (Getting married in July!)

I think the repair on the locker should be fairly easy.. an opportunity to perhaps better use the space and further stiffen the bow section. 

Any information on hull #311 would be greatly appreciated. I’m not sure if that’s frowned on or not, but I’ll throw it out there anyway and see!

Many thanks again 

James 



On 4 Jan 2018, at 18:33, Jean-Pierre's MacBook Air jgermain@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi James,  


Welcome.  As your broker suspects, the floor is a lattice arrangement and may have rotted over the years.  I lower the anchor/chain and wash the area twice a year.  I let it dry if possible before bringing the chain/anchor in..

One great video giving a detailed tour of an SM2K was produced by Aquarius.  Only 30 minutes but thoroughly presented,  it would flatten your learning curve considerably.

“Aquarius Sailing around the world” or something like that.

VVG tour.

Jean-Pierre
SY Eleuthera, SM 007
Panama


On 4 Jan 2018, at 10:16, jamestim@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


Hi everyone..


Lovely group you've got here with an amazing amount of good information to hand. We hope to contribute in coming years as we cruise. 


I am looking at a 2001 SM currently for sale in Europe. We plan on long distance indefinite cruising with a family. The boat, for some reason has had it's anchor locker floor cut away, the agent suspects it was rotten.


Has anyone experienced this same issue? Just seems a bit strange as I've not heard this before on a SM.


Many thanks in advance


James 


SM buyer!