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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] OLDER MARAMU RUDDER REMOVAL

James Alton
 

Miles, Christian and Alex,

   I see that Oliver Beaute has kindly replied to the question about removing the rudder on an older Maramu.  I am not sure why it is not showing in this thread but you can find the response at:  https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/amelyachtowners/conversations/messages/38561   .  I have added his response to my growing Maramu database.  

Thank you Oliver.

James Alton
SV Sueño
Maramu #220

On Mar 1, 2018, at 7:40 AM, 'smilesbernard@...' smilesbernard@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


Hi Christian
I'd also be really interested in the step by step details if you find them
Many thanks in advance
Miles

On Thursday, March 1, 2018, 12:32:22 PM GMT, christian alby calbyy@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


 

Good day to you

Yes toucan
Did it when refurbishing Desirade VIII Maramu 116 in 2016
Will send copies of drawings showing how it is built (guess copies are in files somewhere)
I will check old topics as I remember detailing a step by step at the time.
Fair wind

Christian alby Desirade VIII Maramu 116 - le Marin Martinique



Le jeu., mars 1, 2018 à 12:15, alex.paquin@... [amelyachtowners]
<amelyachtowners@...> a écrit :
 

Good morning to all,

Has anyone in this group ever removed the rudder from an Older Maramu? Is this possible?

Alex Paquin

SIMPATICO

Older Maramu #94, 1981





Re: Zeus 3 and Tablet

Duane Siegfri
 

Craig,

Thanks for the reply.  Is there software that needs to be downloaded to run the nav software on the PC/Tablet/etc. ?

Duane


Re: Procuration pour Alban

Sv Garulfo
 

Hi all,
Apologies for incorrect recipient. 

Thomas


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Berth conversion

james Hosford
 

Could i see a picture please


On Mar 1, 2018, at 6:51 AM, Jean-Pierre's MacBook Air jgermain@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Gang, We modified our bed in the aft cabin and it is a successful change.  We started by removing the single bed from the stbd side and replaced it with extra cabinets.  This is very good.


Then we widened the base of the bed and reduced the width of the aisle.  Bed is still 190 CMS long but 165 CM at the head and 140 at the foot.

I can provide photos if needed.

It was a costly mod and not very well done by the "turkeys in Turkey"; you know the ones I’m talking about.  But after a good carpenter fixed the issues, it is a lovely place to sleep and retains the lee boards etc.


Jean-Pierre Germain,
SY Eleuthera, SM 007
Pacific Panama



On 28 Feb 2018, at 21:14, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


Jay, 

I had that nightmare once.😀 I don't want to be rude, but the very best advice I can give to you, or anyone considering an Amel is wait until you own your Amel for a year before you start redesigning it. If you are like every Amel owner I  know, you will be thankful for this advice. And if there is a feature that Amel doesn't offer that you want and cannot do without it, you are looking at the wrong brand. 

BTW, Amel 54, 55, and 64 have center line berths. They are not so good for passage making.

Best,

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 Mar 1, 2018 10:51, "Jay Hosford  [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 

Anyone ever thought of converting the master berth to a centerline? Saw a super maramu done this way the other day. Looked nice. Interested in what the pros and cons are







Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Berth conversion

Colin - ex SV Island Pearl
 

For what it's worth, we widened our 53's bed in the rear cabin by 11cm, and added 40cm to the L bit rear of the rear cabin desk so that the bed comes across to the main bed in line with the desk end. We can now sleep both ways, ie normal direction and cross ways (which we now actually prefer in a flat water anchorage). We then spent a fair bit on a really comfortable, top of the line, custom inner spring & latex topper mattress which zips into 3 sections in appropriate places so it can be easily removed.

I am 6ft3, and often sleep on my stomach, and so simply cannot sleep on the normal 2m max length Amel beds at all, and therefore had to do something. 

This configuration suits us 100% as we can now (and do often) sleep in any direction depending on the heel of the boat on passages, as well as the direction of night breezes across the rear cabin in hot climates such as here in the Maldives. For fitted & top sheets, the size becomes slightly larger than (what we call in Australia), a "SuperKing" size, so you can still purchase good ready made linen without too much difficulty, and then we have simply sewn the bottom sheets to fit.

Probably not to everyone's taste as the rear cabin floor space is reduced (more storage under), however we have done it in a way that it is 100% reversible back to original configuration with no visible marks, but this has truly transformed our sleeping arrangements on Island Pearl II, to become extremely versatile, and we now love our boat bed just as much as the lovely big king bed we have at home.

Colin Streeter
Amel 53 #332, SV Island Pearl II
Currently in a Secret paradise, BAA Atoll, Maldives


On Thu, Mar 1, 2018 at 8:45 PM, Ryan Meador ryan.d.meador@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I agree that a centerline berth is not a good modification, but even if one wanted to do such a thing, I don't see how it would be possible.  The berth is as long as the aft cabin.  If you were to slide it over to the centerline, how would you access the floor space on the port side?  It seems like you'd be trapped over there, which completely defeats the purpose of a centerline berth.

Ryan
SM 233 Iteration
Boston, MA, USA


On Thu, Mar 1, 2018 at 7:51 AM, Jean-Pierre's MacBook Air jgermain@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 

Hi Gang, We modified our bed in the aft cabin and it is a successful change.  We started by removing the single bed from the stbd side and replaced it with extra cabinets.  This is very good.


Then we widened the base of the bed and reduced the width of the aisle.  Bed is still 190 CMS long but 165 CM at the head and 140 at the foot.

I can provide photos if needed.

It was a costly mod and not very well done by the "turkeys in Turkey"; you know the ones I’m talking about.  But after a good carpenter fixed the issues, it is a lovely place to sleep and retains the lee boards etc.


Jean-Pierre Germain,
SY Eleuthera, SM 007
Pacific Panama



On 28 Feb 2018, at 21:14, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...om> wrote:


Jay, 

I had that nightmare once.😀 I don't want to be rude, but the very best advice I can give to you, or anyone considering an Amel is wait until you own your Amel for a year before you start redesigning it. If you are like every Amel owner I  know, you will be thankful for this advice. And if there is a feature that Amel doesn't offer that you want and cannot do without it, you are looking at the wrong brand.. 

BTW, Amel 54, 55, and 64 have center line berths. They are not so good for passage making.

Best,

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 Mar 1, 2018 10:51, "Jay Hosford  [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups..com> wrote:
 

Anyone ever thought of converting the master berth to a centerline? Saw a super maramu done this way the other day. Looked nice. Interested in what the pros and cons are










--
Colin Streeter
0411 016 445


Re: Zeus 3 and Tablet

Craig Briggs
 

Duane, 
The connection is excellent with your Wifi - you can use a tablet, smart phone, pc, whatever, which then has all the features of another MFD, except, for safety, they don't let you control the autopilot.  Mine is a Zeus2 but the Zeus3 is the same (of course it's the CPU doing the work through the Wifi unit).
Craig, SN#68, Sangaris


---In amelyachtowners@..., <sailor63109@...> wrote :

I'm working on a new electronics suite for Wanderer and I'm wondering how good the connection between a Zeus 3 at the helm and a tablet below would be.  


I would like to be able to keep watch on nearby boats while at anchor during a storm with a tablet below showing radar, AIS, and the chart sent via WIFI from the helm chartplotter.  If that isn't possible I'll buy another chartplotter for the nav station, but that seems a pricey way to go.


Thanks,

Duane

Wanderer, SM#477


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Berth conversion

Ryan Meador
 

I agree that a centerline berth is not a good modification, but even if one wanted to do such a thing, I don't see how it would be possible.  The berth is as long as the aft cabin.  If you were to slide it over to the centerline, how would you access the floor space on the port side?  It seems like you'd be trapped over there, which completely defeats the purpose of a centerline berth.

Ryan
SM 233 Iteration
Boston, MA, USA


On Thu, Mar 1, 2018 at 7:51 AM, Jean-Pierre's MacBook Air jgermain@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi Gang, We modified our bed in the aft cabin and it is a successful change.  We started by removing the single bed from the stbd side and replaced it with extra cabinets.  This is very good.


Then we widened the base of the bed and reduced the width of the aisle.  Bed is still 190 CMS long but 165 CM at the head and 140 at the foot.

I can provide photos if needed.

It was a costly mod and not very well done by the "turkeys in Turkey"; you know the ones I’m talking about.  But after a good carpenter fixed the issues, it is a lovely place to sleep and retains the lee boards etc.


Jean-Pierre Germain,
SY Eleuthera, SM 007
Pacific Panama



On 28 Feb 2018, at 21:14, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:


Jay, 

I had that nightmare once.😀 I don't want to be rude, but the very best advice I can give to you, or anyone considering an Amel is wait until you own your Amel for a year before you start redesigning it. If you are like every Amel owner I  know, you will be thankful for this advice. And if there is a feature that Amel doesn't offer that you want and cannot do without it, you are looking at the wrong brand. 

BTW, Amel 54, 55, and 64 have center line berths. They are not so good for passage making.

Best,

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 Mar 1, 2018 10:51, "Jay Hosford  [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...om> wrote:
 

Anyone ever thought of converting the master berth to a centerline? Saw a super maramu done this way the other day. Looked nice. Interested in what the pros and cons are








Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Zeus 3 and Tablet

paul schofield <pwschofield@...>
 

Duane,  tablet support was one reason we installed a Vulcan 7. Worked well for that purpose.  The 7 doesn't support radar though. 

Paul.
Sv  Trillium SM 215


From: amelyachtowners@... on behalf of sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners]
Sent: Thursday, March 1, 2018 5:47:23 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Zeus 3 and Tablet
 
 

I'm working on a new electronics suite for Wanderer and I'm wondering how good the connection between a Zeus 3 at the helm and a tablet below would be.  


I would like to be able to keep watch on nearby boats while at anchor during a storm with a tablet below showing radar, AIS, and the chart sent via WIFI from the helm chartplotter.  If that isn't possible I'll buy another chartplotter for the nav station, but that seems a pricey way to go.


Thanks,

Duane

Wanderer, SM#477


Re: [Amel] Amel 54 Heating

Peter Forbes
 

Does anyone have a price estimate for retrofitting a heater system on an Amel 54?


Peter Forbes
0044 7836 209730
Carango  Sailing Ketch
Amel 54 #035
In Marigot Bay 
St Lucia

On 3 Sep 2013, at 13:24, Tony Robinson <tonywrobinson51@...> wrote:



Has anyone retrofitted a diesel heating system to an Amel 54 ? I was wondering if it is possible, and how expensive it might be.

Tony Robinson

Catriona R Amel 54 #102

[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]



Hydra 2000 internal batteries

Duane Siegfri
 

I just found out that the Hydra 2000 has two internal batteries in the Hydra Processor, probably connected to the PCB (printed circuit board).  I've seen this on NKE equipment before.  The processor stores calibration data that the user inputs or that it calculates and the way Hydra maintains that data is to connect batteries to maintain the (EPROM ??) memory.


So, if you have a problem with the Hydra "forgetting" your calibration data, it's probably the internal batteries.  The NKE had a calculator type battery soldered into the PCB (the pancake shaped one).  I'm going to have a local electronics shop take a look at it.


Duane

Wanderer, SM#477


Zeus 3 and Tablet

Duane Siegfri
 

I'm working on a new electronics suite for Wanderer and I'm wondering how good the connection between a Zeus 3 at the helm and a tablet below would be.  


I would like to be able to keep watch on nearby boats while at anchor during a storm with a tablet below showing radar, AIS, and the chart sent via WIFI from the helm chartplotter.  If that isn't possible I'll buy another chartplotter for the nav station, but that seems a pricey way to go.


Thanks,

Duane

Wanderer, SM#477


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Berth conversion

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

Hi Gang, We modified our bed in the aft cabin and it is a successful change.  We started by removing the single bed from the stbd side and replaced it with extra cabinets.  This is very good.

Then we widened the base of the bed and reduced the width of the aisle.  Bed is still 190 CMS long but 165 CM at the head and 140 at the foot.

I can provide photos if needed.

It was a costly mod and not very well done by the "turkeys in Turkey"; you know the ones I’m talking about.  But after a good carpenter fixed the issues, it is a lovely place to sleep and retains the lee boards etc.


Jean-Pierre Germain,
SY Eleuthera, SM 007
Pacific Panama



On 28 Feb 2018, at 21:14, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


Jay, 

I had that nightmare once.😀 I don't want to be rude, but the very best advice I can give to you, or anyone considering an Amel is wait until you own your Amel for a year before you start redesigning it. If you are like every Amel owner I  know, you will be thankful for this advice. And if there is a feature that Amel doesn't offer that you want and cannot do without it, you are looking at the wrong brand. 

BTW, Amel 54, 55, and 64 have center line berths. They are not so good for passage making.

Best,

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 Mar 1, 2018 10:51, "Jay Hosford  [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 

Anyone ever thought of converting the master berth to a centerline? Saw a super maramu done this way the other day. Looked nice. Interested in what the pros and cons are







Re: Re :[Amel Yacht Owners] OLDER MARAMU RUDDER REMOVAL

smiles bernard
 

Hi Christian
I'd also be really interested in the step by step details if you find them
Many thanks in advance
Miles

On Thursday, March 1, 2018, 12:32:22 PM GMT, christian alby calbyy@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:


 

Good day to you

Yes toucan
Did it when refurbishing Desirade VIII Maramu 116 in 2016
Will send copies of drawings showing how it is built (guess copies are in files somewhere)
I will check old topics as I remember detailing a step by step at the time.
Fair wind

Christian alby Desirade VIII Maramu 116 - le Marin Martinique



Le jeu., mars 1, 2018 à 12:15, alex.paquin@... [amelyachtowners]
a écrit :
 

Good morning to all,

Has anyone in this group ever removed the rudder from an Older Maramu? Is this possible?

Alex Paquin

SIMPATICO

Older Maramu #94, 1981



Re: OLDER MARAMU RUDDER REMOVAL

Beaute Olivier
 

Hello Alex,

your rudder is supported by a pintle bearing, a piece made of stainless steel where the bottom of the rudder shaft sits.
This part is bolted into the base of the skeg. You will find the bolts if you sand off the GRP that covers these bolts.
You will also need to remove the U-shaped stainless steel part that bears a nylon bushing, at mid-height. This part is also bolted into the skeg. Sand off and you'll find the bolts.
Then, in aft cabin, you need to remove the steering cables quadrant from the rudder shaft top, and open the nylon nut stuffing box.

What is the reason why you want to remove the rudder blade?

Have a good day.

Olivier


Re :[Amel Yacht Owners] OLDER MARAMU RUDDER REMOVAL

christian alby <calbyy@...>
 

Good day to you
Yes toucan
Did it when refurbishing Desirade VIII Maramu 116 in 2016
Will send copies of drawings showing how it is built (guess copies are in files somewhere)
I will check old topics as I remember detailing a step by step at the time.
Fair wind

Christian alby Desirade VIII Maramu 116 - le Marin Martinique

Le jeu., mars 1, 2018 à 12:15, alex.paquin@... [amelyachtowners]
a écrit :
 

Good morning to all,

Has anyone in this group ever removed the rudder from an Older Maramu? Is this possible?

Alex Paquin

SIMPATICO

Older Maramu #94, 1981



OLDER MARAMU RUB RAIL REPLACEMENT

Alejandro Paquin
 

Good morning to all,

I have removed the old rubrail from our boat. It is on the hard now, getting some serious done work on the hull and the keel.

The rubrail was in place with one inch aluminum nails. I am replacing the whole thing with an Amel supplied spare. Has anyone done this? Can one use a nail gun to put in the new nails?

Any suggestions?


Alex Paquin

SIMPATICO

Older Maramu 1981, #94


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] INSURANCE update - still asking me to pay premium after boat sunk.

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Good morning Greg,

I paid once a year at the beginning of the insurance year (October for me).

I was likely to move to Y yachts, we had been in communication.

Sincerely, Alexandre



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On Wed, 2/28/18, Gregory Shea gmshea@hotmail.com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] INSURANCE update - still asking me to pay premium after boat sunk.
To: "amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 5:43 PM


 













Alexandre, 
I was wondering if
you paid all of the annual premium at the beginning of the
insurance year or were you paying it month by month? I used
to have Helvetia, I now have Y Yachts. 



Greg Shea

Sharki 133, Cap des Iles


Catania






From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> on behalf of
Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@rocketmail.com
[amelyachtowners]
<amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>

Sent: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 1:23 PM

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] INSURANCE update -
still asking me to pay premium after boat sunk.
 

 



Good afternoon Danny,



The insurance is Helvetia/GroupAma contracted through
Insurance De Lassee.



Here is the latest, sorry it is in French see below:



In short, even thought my boat is a total loss, and even
thought my lawyer wrote them a letter after the January
letter saying I was late to pay the premium, I should have
sent a certified letter.


So now I am late for the payment and are going to take legal
action to get the paiement plus fees to recover that
paiement ?!?


This is absolutely crazy.



Here is the french message:



Conformément à votre demande, la

résiliation du contrat d’assurance pour non-paiement
de

la prime est prévue par l’article L 113-3 du code des

assurances qui stipule :



« …A défaut de paiement d’une

prime ou d’une fraction de prime, dans les dix jours de

son échéance, et indépendamment du droit pour

l’assureur de poursuivre l’exécution du contrat en

justice, la garantie ne peut être suspendue que trente

jours après la mise en demeure de l’assuré. Au cas


la prime annuelle a été fractionnée, la suspension de
la

garantie, intervenue en cas de non-paiement d’une des

fractions de prime, produit ses effets jusqu’à

l’expiration de la période annuelle considérée. La

prime ou fraction de prime est portable dans tous les
cas,

après la mise en demeure de l’assuré.

  L’assureur a le droit de résilier

le contrat dix jours après l’expiration du délai de

trente jours mentionné au deuxième alinéa du présent

article.

  Le contrat non résilié reprend pour

l’avenir ses effets, à midi le lendemain du jour où
ont

été payés à l’assureur ou au mandataire désigné
par

lui à cet effet, la prime arriérée ou, en cas de

fractionnement de la prime annuelle, les fractions de
prime

ayant fait l’objet de la mise en demeure et celles
venues

à échéance pendant la période de suspension ainsi
que,

éventuellement, les frais de poursuites et de
recouvrement.

»



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On Wed, 2/28/18, Danny and Yvonne SIMMS simms@xtra.co.nz
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
wrote:



Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] INSURANCE update - still
asking me to pay premium after boat sunk.

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com

Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 11:46 AM





 





















They never let up do they. You will need to remind us

who this company is.Kind RegardsDannySM

299 Ocean PearlOn 01 March 2018 at 02:13

"Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@rocketmail.com

[amelyachtowners]"

<amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:



  Good morning,





Even thought I said I

would wait the insurance issue to be solved to post the

entire story, I have to post what is going on now and
again

URGE ALL OF YOU to reread their insurance policies.



January 5, my insurance sent

me a letter saying I was late to pay the insurance
premium

(due by November 2017).

Prior the January

5 letter I never received any letter, email, etc. asking
to

renew the insurance which seems logical since NIKIMAT
sunk

September 6 and was declared soon after a total loss by
the

insurance…



Despite a

letter from my lawyer, the insurance just sent me another

letter yesterday threatening to “sue” me because I
still

haven’t paid the premium.



They insist I still owe the premium and sent

me the articles they are basing themselves (that is in

French).



I suspect they

refer to article 8.4.4

“en cas de perte

totale, vol totale et délaissement de votre bateau

assure”.

(in short: in case of total

loss so my case)

THEN it says:

“L’assurance prend fin de plein droit le

jour ou l’indemnite correspondante vous sera
réglée”.



(in short it says the insurance will stop

the day I will be reimbursed for the boat).

So in other words, as long as the insurance is

not settled, I still owe the insurance ?!? Seriously?
Crazy.





Since they are offering

75% of the agreed value and my lawyer is suing them to

collect the full amount and the insurance wait each time

“1 month” to reply a message (just like they did to
me

in Nassau) this can take several months possibly years

(since I am still not fully reimburse from the accident
in

Nassau over 3 years ago).



For information, my lawyer told me NOT TO PAY

that premium.



Bandits,

crooks, dishonest, gangsters, etc. are the words that
come

to my head now.





Sincerely,

Alexandre


OLDER MARAMU RUDDER REMOVAL

Alejandro Paquin
 

Good morning to all,

Has anyone in this group ever removed the rudder from an Older Maramu? Is this possible?

Alex Paquin

SIMPATICO

Older Maramu #94, 1981



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Berth conversion

Peter Forbes
 

I agree with Bill. Our 54 has normal centre line double berth which is redundant on passage despite Lee boards.

Peter
Carango
Amel 54  # 035
St Lucia


On 1 Mar 2018, at 02:14, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Jay, 

I had that nightmare once.😀 I don't want to be rude, but the very best advice I can give to you, or anyone considering an Amel is wait until you own your Amel for a year before you start redesigning it. If you are like every Amel owner I  know, you will be thankful for this advice. And if there is a feature that Amel doesn't offer that you want and cannot do without it, you are looking at the wrong brand. 

BTW, Amel 54, 55, and 64 have center line berths. They are not so good for passage making.

Best,

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 Mar 1, 2018 10:51, "Jay Hosford  [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 

Anyone ever thought of converting the master berth to a centerline? Saw a super maramu done this way the other day. Looked nice. Interested in what the pros and cons are





Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Berth conversion

james Hosford
 

Well that was my concern.  It looks good on the new modern boats but is it practical if you are going to sail it.   Be nice to still be able to wedge against the bulkhead when its rough.


On Feb 28, 2018, at 8:14 PM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Jay, 

I had that nightmare once.😀 I don't want to be rude, but the very best advice I can give to you, or anyone considering an Amel is wait until you own your Amel for a year before you start redesigning it. If you are like every Amel owner I  know, you will be thankful for this advice. And if there is a feature that Amel doesn't offer that you want and cannot do without it, you are looking at the wrong brand. 

BTW, Amel 54, 55, and 64 have center line berths. They are not so good for passage making.

Best,

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 Mar 1, 2018 10:51, "Jay Hosford  [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 

Anyone ever thought of converting the master berth to a centerline? Saw a super maramu done this way the other day. Looked nice. Interested in what the pros and cons are