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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Series Drogue Construction Details-from someone that used it

eric <kimberlite@...>
 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Surveyor in France

eric <kimberlite@...>
 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Surveyor in France

 

There is one surveyor in the world that I recommend: Olivier Beaute <olivierbeaute@...>

You should not use anyone else, period.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

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

+1(832) 380-4970

Any opinions and conclusions expressed in this message are solely those of the author and should not be construed as representing the opinion of an expert. Manufacturers' and Expert's precautions must be considered when dealing with mechanical and/or electrical systems to ensure that you are NOT harmed, and/or the device and/or system is NOT ruined. If in doubt, do not touch any mechanical and/or electrical device or system referred to above.


On Wed, Sep 19, 2018 at 5:02 PM Peter Forbes ppsforbes@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Simon,

Olivier did ours in July quite excellent and perfect English.

Peter Forbes
Amel 54#035
La Rochelle

On Wed, 19 Sep 2018 at 22:41, s90.simon@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hello

This is my first post in this group and I just want to start by saying hello to everyone. 


I'm planning to buy an Amel Santorin and are currently looking at one located in Vannes. I would appreciate some suggestions for a few different good and competent surveyors that have experience with Amel.


I understand that Olivier Beaute in La Rochelle is considered to be very good but I would like to have some more alternatives. They must be able to speak and present the written report in english.


Best regards 

Simon

 

--
Best wishes
Peter Forbes
+44 (0) 7836 209730


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Surveyor in France

Peter Forbes
 

Simon,

Olivier did ours in July quite excellent and perfect English.

Peter Forbes
Amel 54#035
La Rochelle

On Wed, 19 Sep 2018 at 22:41, s90.simon@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hello

This is my first post in this group and I just want to start by saying hello to everyone. 


I'm planning to buy an Amel Santorin and are currently looking at one located in Vannes. I would appreciate some suggestions for a few different good and competent surveyors that have experience with Amel.


I understand that Olivier Beaute in La Rochelle is considered to be very good but I would like to have some more alternatives. They must be able to speak and present the written report in english.


Best regards 

Simon

 

--
Best wishes
Peter Forbes
+44 (0) 7836 209730


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Surveyor in France

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Hi Simon , 

I would save yourself the time and  instruct Olivier . What he doesn’t know about Amels you could write on a postage stamp . 

Ian and Judy , Pen Azen , SM 302. Greece


On 19 Sep 2018, at 10:52, s90.simon@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Hello

This is my first post in this group and I just want to start by saying hello to everyone. 


I'm planning to buy an Amel Santorin and are currently looking at one located in Vannes. I would appreciate some suggestions for a few different good and competent surveyors that have experience with Amel.


I understand that Olivier Beaute in La Rochelle is considered to be very good but I would like to have some more alternatives. They must be able to speak and present the written report in english.


Best regards 

Simon

 


Re: Question about the refrigiration system on an A54

cpp_berkeley <no_reply@...>
 

I bought some pumps from Penguin also and they sent me the Flojet 4105-343.  It's a 24v shower pump and Penguin claims it's spec'd by the manufacturer and the only one they sell with Frigoboat nowadays. The claim is that if you run it at 12v, it is rated for continuous duty.

I achieve 12v that through the Frigoboat interface.

The Frigoboat pump that Penguin advertises (A092819) is cross-referenced to be the Flojet 4105-512. That's a 12v pump that is definitely rated for continuous duty. 

I was expecting the Frigoboat pump they advertised or the cross-referenced Flojet 4105-512 and wasn't happy with the 4105-343 swap.

Arno - I'd be curious if they gave you the same 343 pump.



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: mizzen furler failure

Ryan Meador
 

Thanks, Derick.  That's great info, and matches the diagram I received from Amel (which I intend to upload to the files section when I get a chance).  Do you have any idea how the rigger separated the pieces of the tube?  Also, did you simply screw it back in, and it turns freely enough that it doesn't unscrew itself again?

Ryan and Kelly
SM 233 Iteration
Boston, MA, USA


On Tue, Sep 18, 2018 at 11:37 PM derickgates@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Ryan,

I had the same problem on Brava. The piece in your picture had frozen up, and I needed to take it to a rigger. The rigger was able to remove the inner tube from the outer tube, and clean and regrease it so that then it turned freely. If you then disengage the gearbox from the mizzen foil, you can remove it and see how the piece you have pictured screws into the gearbox. There are only a few threads between the two pieces. While you have the gearbox out, you can grease it too.

Derick Gates
SM2K #400 Brava

Currently on the hard in Antigua


Re: Surveyor in France

Craig Briggs
 

Hello Simon,

Olivier's many years at Amel make him your best choice, no further vetting needed. 

Have you checked out SN Sisila, for sale in Montfalcone? Owned by former member of this group and I know the boat to be in super condition.

Cheers, Craig Briggs SN68


---In amelyachtowners@..., <s90.simon@...> wrote :

Hello

This is my first post in this group and I just want to start by saying hello to everyone. 


I'm planning to buy an Amel Santorin and are currently looking at one located in Vannes. I would appreciate some suggestions for a few different good and competent surveyors that have experience with Amel.


I understand that Olivier Beaute in La Rochelle is considered to be very good but I would like to have some more alternatives. They must be able to speak and present the written report in english.


Best regards 

Simon

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Removing drawer faces

Craig Briggs
 

Thanks, Ian. Yes they must have changed between Trevor's 27 and my 68 as we don't have the cubby under the two drawers that Trevor has.
Oh well - what's another hole?

Cheers, Craig, SN68


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

Craig,
It’s not stuck, my SN96 has two false drawers as well. I too wanted to convert one to a third drawer.
Ian
Ocean Hobo


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Interior wood quality

karkauai
 

I am in the process of stripping and revarnishing all of the wood around the portlights and hatches where the sun had bleached out the wood.
It was very difficult to remove these panels because of LOTS of silicone sealant.  The silicone is also almost impossible to remove entirely from the bolt and screw holes.  This leaves some silicone residue that can make a really good varnish job next to impossible.

I recommend finding a way to revarnish with the wood in place unless there has been water ingress.  I will try to keep up with mine better in the future and apply a coat or two on the sun-exposed areas every year or two.

Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy
SM 243

On Sep 19, 2018, at 9:49 AM, Ryan Meador ryan.d.meador@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

The woodwork on our boat is also of impeccable quality.  The original owner was fanatical about keeping it from getting sun bleached, and thus the only area that is in less-than-excellent shape is around the hatch in the saloon (on the "outside" of the shade)..  But the bulkheads are definitely plywood, not solid.  You can easily see this inside the cutouts for the handholds.

Thanks,

Ryan and Kelly
SM 233 Iteration
Boston, MA, USA


On Wed, Sep 19, 2018 at 4:34 AM Nick Newington ngtnewington@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi Jay,


My 54 is from 2006. The bulkheads are all veneered marine ply. The varnish is perfect.   The doors are all perfect, actually all the woodwork below is perfect but for a few scruff marks  on the high wear areas that have been trimmed in solid mahogany (I think). Areas such as the fiddles and trims around door frames and the corners of the galley countertop are all sold and scuffed in places. This is not the fault of the builders but the previous and current owners.

The fact that they are all solid hardwood makes it practical to, one day, strip and re-varnish. A tricky job. 

No complaints regarding the excellent woodwork on Amelia. 

 

Nick (Amelia 54 hull 019)


On 18 Sep 2018, at 19:53, Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

There is quite a bit of laminate in SM 243, only the trim is solid wood.  It is high-quality plywood and shows no delamination.  After 20 years only the areas immediately adjacent to hatches or ports have lost their varnish.  Everything else still looks like new.

Kent
SM243
Kristy



On Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 1:53 PM, Courtney Gorman Itsfun1@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

wood quality is very similar 54 compared to SM


-----Original Message-----
From: Jay Hosford jay.hosford@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Tue, Sep 18, 2018 1:44 pm
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Interior wood quality

 
Sorry if this is obvious, or already been discussed.  

How is the interior wood quality in the 54 compared to the sm? Im pretty sure no laminates are used in the sm and the quality is top notch, but wondered if Amel has retained that quality through the newer models. The current models 50/54/64. Look like they may use laminates on the doors but i could be wrong. Those will be out of my price range any way.





Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rigging

karkauai
 

When my standing rigging was 15 years old, I had it replaced.  It looked fine, but I was ready to cross oceans, so replaced it anyway.  I had a few lower swages cut open for inspection, and found significant corrosion of the cables inside the swages.
I would recommend replacing the standing rigging at or before 15 years if you plan to do any offshore sailing.
Kent
SM 243
Kristy


On Sep 19, 2018, at 10:42 AM, Porter McRoberts portermcroberts@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Get out your magnifying glass and get in the rigging. Then come down and do a walk around, magnifying the intersection of cable and swage.  Take your time. Systematic evaluation. Music and a beverage of choice helps. 
Am I wrong in suggesting the lower swages are usually the most prone to failure?  
I had our rig checked in Fort Lauderdale with Nance and Underwood. This was their process. Minus the 🍺. 

My starboard lower main shroud had a small fracture in a cable wire. We replaced the shroud: and replacement was similarly easy. 

Best of luck!

Porter
A54-152 panama 

Excuse the errors.  
Sent from my IPhone 

On Sep 18, 2018, at 9:13 PM, Jean-Pierre's MacBook Air jgermain@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hey Danny,


You are better to pass on an incompetent individual than to trust the AMEL design.  My rig was checked in Le Marin and again in Tahiti.

Fair winds.

Jean-Pierre Germain
SY Eleuthera, SM007
Tonga.


On 18 Sep 2018, at 13:19, Danny and Yvonne SIMMS simms@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


Hi all. It is a boldman who advises against rig work because the winds are lighter in the Pacific and s bold recipient of the advice who takes it. I am a lifetime Pacific sailor and it can be WILD.

I have spent time in the Atlantic too and in my experience it is a pussy cat by comparison but I guess I have not experienced it at its worst.

Actually it is a bold man who advises against rig work anywhere. It is a very personal decision as the guy on the boat pays the price either way.

Kind Regards

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl


On 17 September 2018 at 15:03 "Jean-Pierre's MacBook Air jgermain@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote: 

 

Hello Heinz,


I was 5 months in Panama and never heard of a rigger in the country.

However, the winds are lighter in the Pacific and if your rig was checked by a good rigger in the recent past, you’ll be ok.

If you need a GREAT one in Tahiti, look for Benoit Parnaudeau.  He used to rig Isabelle Autissier’s boat plus he skippered a Volvo 60 in the RTW solo event a few years back.

Good luck,

Jean-Pierre Germain,
SY Eleuthera SM 007
Vava’u, TONGA


On 17 Sep 2018, at 04:48, Porter McRoberts portermcroberts@... [amelyachtowners] < amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Heinz

I believe there is only one rigger on the pacific side. A friend on a 55 would not give him a great review. John.  john@...  would be good to contact.. 

I hope you guys are well!!

Porter 
Ibis A54-152 

Excuse the errors.  
Sent from my IPhone 

On Sep 16, 2018, at 9:11 AM,   heinz@...  [amelyachtowners] < amelyachtowners@...> wrote: 

 

Hallo all


  

I hope everyone survived the hurricane well.

my Quetzal is currently in Shelter Bay Marina in Panama on the dry one. 

Does anyone know a good Rigger in panama? 

I would like to have my rig checked before I go on to the Pacific. 

I would be grateful for an answer...

  

Fair Winds

Heinz Stutenbäumer


SV Quetzal, SM 2000 - 292


 

 


 


 




Series Drogue Construction Details-from someone that used it

eric <kimberlite@...>
 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Interior wood quality

james Hosford
 

Thank you


On Sep 19, 2018, at 8:49 AM, Ryan Meador ryan.d.meador@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

The woodwork on our boat is also of impeccable quality.  The original owner was fanatical about keeping it from getting sun bleached, and thus the only area that is in less-than-excellent shape is around the hatch in the saloon (on the "outside" of the shade)..  But the bulkheads are definitely plywood, not solid.  You can easily see this inside the cutouts for the handholds.

Thanks,

Ryan and Kelly
SM 233 Iteration
Boston, MA, USA


On Wed, Sep 19, 2018 at 4:34 AM Nick Newington ngtnewington@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi Jay,


My 54 is from 2006. The bulkheads are all veneered marine ply. The varnish is perfect.   The doors are all perfect, actually all the woodwork below is perfect but for a few scruff marks  on the high wear areas that have been trimmed in solid mahogany (I think). Areas such as the fiddles and trims around door frames and the corners of the galley countertop are all sold and scuffed in places. This is not the fault of the builders but the previous and current owners.

The fact that they are all solid hardwood makes it practical to, one day, strip and re-varnish. A tricky job. 

No complaints regarding the excellent woodwork on Amelia. 

 

Nick (Amelia 54 hull 019)


On 18 Sep 2018, at 19:53, Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

There is quite a bit of laminate in SM 243, only the trim is solid wood.  It is high-quality plywood and shows no delamination.  After 20 years only the areas immediately adjacent to hatches or ports have lost their varnish.  Everything else still looks like new.

Kent
SM243
Kristy



On Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 1:53 PM, Courtney Gorman Itsfun1@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

wood quality is very similar 54 compared to SM


-----Original Message-----
From: Jay Hosford jay.hosford@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Tue, Sep 18, 2018 1:44 pm
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Interior wood quality

 
Sorry if this is obvious, or already been discussed.  

How is the interior wood quality in the 54 compared to the sm? Im pretty sure no laminates are used in the sm and the quality is top notch, but wondered if Amel has retained that quality through the newer models. The current models 50/54/64. Look like they may use laminates on the doors but i could be wrong. Those will be out of my price range any way.





Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Interior wood quality

james Hosford
 

Thank you!    So are the water tight doors metal cored?   They appear very solid.


On Sep 19, 2018, at 3:34 AM, Nick Newington ngtnewington@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Jay,


My 54 is from 2006. The bulkheads are all veneered marine ply. The varnish is perfect.   The doors are all perfect, actually all the woodwork below is perfect but for a few scruff marks  on the high wear areas that have been trimmed in solid mahogany (I think). Areas such as the fiddles and trims around door frames and the corners of the galley countertop are all sold and scuffed in places. This is not the fault of the builders but the previous and current owners.

The fact that they are all solid hardwood makes it practical to, one day, strip and re-varnish. A tricky job. 

No complaints regarding the excellent woodwork on Amelia. 

 

Nick (Amelia 54 hull 019)


On 18 Sep 2018, at 19:53, Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

There is quite a bit of laminate in SM 243, only the trim is solid wood.  It is high-quality plywood and shows no delamination.  After 20 years only the areas immediately adjacent to hatches or ports have lost their varnish.  Everything else still looks like new.

Kent
SM243
Kristy



On Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 1:53 PM, Courtney Gorman Itsfun1@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

wood quality is very similar 54 compared to SM


-----Original Message-----
From: Jay Hosford jay.hosford@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Tue, Sep 18, 2018 1:44 pm
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Interior wood quality

 
Sorry if this is obvious, or already been discussed.  

How is the interior wood quality in the 54 compared to the sm? Im pretty sure no laminates are used in the sm and the quality is top notch, but wondered if Amel has retained that quality through the newer models. The current models 50/54/64. Look like they may use laminates on the doors but i could be wrong. Those will be out of my price range any way.





Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rigging

Porter McRoberts
 

Get out your magnifying glass and get in the rigging. Then come down and do a walk around, magnifying the intersection of cable and swage.  Take your time. Systematic evaluation. Music and a beverage of choice helps. 
Am I wrong in suggesting the lower swages are usually the most prone to failure?  
I had our rig checked in Fort Lauderdale with Nance and Underwood. This was their process. Minus the 🍺. 

My starboard lower main shroud had a small fracture in a cable wire. We replaced the shroud: and replacement was similarly easy. 

Best of luck!

Porter
A54-152 panama 

Excuse the errors.  
Sent from my IPhone 

On Sep 18, 2018, at 9:13 PM, Jean-Pierre's MacBook Air jgermain@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hey Danny,


You are better to pass on an incompetent individual than to trust the AMEL design.  My rig was checked in Le Marin and again in Tahiti.

Fair winds.

Jean-Pierre Germain
SY Eleuthera, SM007
Tonga.


On 18 Sep 2018, at 13:19, Danny and Yvonne SIMMS simms@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


Hi all. It is a boldman who advises against rig work because the winds are lighter in the Pacific and s bold recipient of the advice who takes it. I am a lifetime Pacific sailor and it can be WILD.

I have spent time in the Atlantic too and in my experience it is a pussy cat by comparison but I guess I have not experienced it at its worst.

Actually it is a bold man who advises against rig work anywhere. It is a very personal decision as the guy on the boat pays the price either way.

Kind Regards

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl


On 17 September 2018 at 15:03 "Jean-Pierre's MacBook Air jgermain@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote: 

 

Hello Heinz,


I was 5 months in Panama and never heard of a rigger in the country.

However, the winds are lighter in the Pacific and if your rig was checked by a good rigger in the recent past, you’ll be ok.

If you need a GREAT one in Tahiti, look for Benoit Parnaudeau.  He used to rig Isabelle Autissier’s boat plus he skippered a Volvo 60 in the RTW solo event a few years back.

Good luck,

Jean-Pierre Germain,
SY Eleuthera SM 007
Vava’u, TONGA


On 17 Sep 2018, at 04:48, Porter McRoberts portermcroberts@... [amelyachtowners] < amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Heinz

I believe there is only one rigger on the pacific side. A friend on a 55 would not give him a great review. John.  john@...  would be good to contact.. 

I hope you guys are well!!

Porter 
Ibis A54-152 

Excuse the errors.  
Sent from my IPhone 

On Sep 16, 2018, at 9:11 AM,   heinz@...  [amelyachtowners] < amelyachtowners@...> wrote: 

 

Hallo all


  

I hope everyone survived the hurricane well.

my Quetzal is currently in Shelter Bay Marina in Panama on the dry one. 

Does anyone know a good Rigger in panama? 

I would like to have my rig checked before I go on to the Pacific. 

I would be grateful for an answer..

  

Fair Winds

Heinz Stutenbäumer


SV Quetzal, SM 2000 - 292


 

 


 


 




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Volvo air filters / diesel filters

Porter McRoberts
 

I was able to find Volvo air filters on eBay for 49$. Worth a look. 
Porter
Ibis 54-152


Excuse the errors.  
Sent from my IPhone 

On Sep 18, 2018, at 9:33 AM, 'Mohammad Shirloo' mshirloo@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hello Alex;


The prices you have been quoted are better than what we have seen in Europe. The one that always seems extremely over priced, is the Volvo air filter element at over 100 Euros.

I don’t think you are being over charged based on what we have seen in the Med.

Respectfully;


Mohammad and Aty
B&B Kokomo
AMEL 54 #099

On Sep 17, 2018, at 8:42 PM, Alex Ramseyer alexramseyer@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

The local Volvo dealer in Curacao is charging USD 94.00 for an air filter and USD 46.00 for a diesel filter for my DS3-111. Where do you guys stock parts like this and what are the prices that you see in the market in the U.S. or Europe?
fair winds,
Alex
SY NO STRESS
A54-15


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Interior wood quality

Ryan Meador
 

The woodwork on our boat is also of impeccable quality.  The original owner was fanatical about keeping it from getting sun bleached, and thus the only area that is in less-than-excellent shape is around the hatch in the saloon (on the "outside" of the shade).  But the bulkheads are definitely plywood, not solid.  You can easily see this inside the cutouts for the handholds.

Thanks,

Ryan and Kelly
SM 233 Iteration
Boston, MA, USA


On Wed, Sep 19, 2018 at 4:34 AM Nick Newington ngtnewington@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi Jay,


My 54 is from 2006. The bulkheads are all veneered marine ply. The varnish is perfect.   The doors are all perfect, actually all the woodwork below is perfect but for a few scruff marks  on the high wear areas that have been trimmed in solid mahogany (I think). Areas such as the fiddles and trims around door frames and the corners of the galley countertop are all sold and scuffed in places. This is not the fault of the builders but the previous and current owners.

The fact that they are all solid hardwood makes it practical to, one day, strip and re-varnish. A tricky job. 

No complaints regarding the excellent woodwork on Amelia. 

 

Nick (Amelia 54 hull 019)


On 18 Sep 2018, at 19:53, Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

There is quite a bit of laminate in SM 243, only the trim is solid wood.  It is high-quality plywood and shows no delamination.  After 20 years only the areas immediately adjacent to hatches or ports have lost their varnish.  Everything else still looks like new.

Kent
SM243
Kristy



On Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 1:53 PM, Courtney Gorman Itsfun1@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

wood quality is very similar 54 compared to SM


-----Original Message-----
From: Jay Hosford jay.hosford@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Tue, Sep 18, 2018 1:44 pm
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Interior wood quality

 
Sorry if this is obvious, or already been discussed.  

How is the interior wood quality in the 54 compared to the sm? Im pretty sure no laminates are used in the sm and the quality is top notch, but wondered if Amel has retained that quality through the newer models. The current models 50/54/64. Look like they may use laminates on the doors but i could be wrong. Those will be out of my price range any way.





Surveyor in France

s90.simon@...
 

Hello

This is my first post in this group and I just want to start by saying hello to everyone. 


I'm planning to buy an Amel Santorin and are currently looking at one located in Vannes. I would appreciate some suggestions for a few different good and competent surveyors that have experience with Amel.


I understand that Olivier Beaute in La Rochelle is considered to be very good but I would like to have some more alternatives. They must be able to speak and present the written report in english.


Best regards 

Simon

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Interior wood quality

Nick Newington
 

Hi Jay,

My 54 is from 2006. The bulkheads are all veneered marine ply. The varnish is perfect.   The doors are all perfect, actually all the woodwork below is perfect but for a few scruff marks  on the high wear areas that have been trimmed in solid mahogany (I think). Areas such as the fiddles and trims around door frames and the corners of the galley countertop are all sold and scuffed in places. This is not the fault of the builders but the previous and current owners.

The fact that they are all solid hardwood makes it practical to, one day, strip and re-varnish. A tricky job. 

No complaints regarding the excellent woodwork on Amelia. 

 

Nick (Amelia 54 hull 019)


On 18 Sep 2018, at 19:53, Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

There is quite a bit of laminate in SM 243, only the trim is solid wood.  It is high-quality plywood and shows no delamination.  After 20 years only the areas immediately adjacent to hatches or ports have lost their varnish.  Everything else still looks like new.

Kent
SM243
Kristy



On Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 1:53 PM, Courtney Gorman Itsfun1@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

wood quality is very similar 54 compared to SM


-----Original Message-----
From: Jay Hosford jay.hosford@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Tue, Sep 18, 2018 1:44 pm
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Interior wood quality

 
Sorry if this is obvious, or already been discussed.  

How is the interior wood quality in the 54 compared to the sm? Im pretty sure no laminates are used in the sm and the quality is top notch, but wondered if Amel has retained that quality through the newer models. The current models 50/54/64. Look like they may use laminates on the doors but i could be wrong. Those will be out of my price range any way.





Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rigging

Heinz Stutenbäumer <heinz@...>
 

Hallo thanks to all

I hope I See you some were Heinz

Fair winds

 

 

Von: amelyachtowners@...
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 19. September 2018 04:13
An: amelyachtowners@...
Betreff: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rigging

 

 

Hey Danny,

 

You are better to pass on an incompetent individual than to trust the AMEL design.  My rig was checked in Le Marin and again in Tahiti.

 

Fair winds.

 

Jean-Pierre Germain

SY Eleuthera, SM007

Tonga.

 



On 18 Sep 2018, at 13:19, Danny and Yvonne SIMMS simms@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

 

Hi all. It is a boldman who advises against rig work because the winds are lighter in the Pacific and s bold recipient of the advice who takes it. I am a lifetime Pacific sailor and it can be WILD.

I have spent time in the Atlantic too and in my experience it is a pussy cat by comparison but I guess I have not experienced it at its worst.

Actually it is a bold man who advises against rig work anywhere. It is a very personal decision as the guy on the boat pays the price either way.

Kind Regards

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

 

On 17 September 2018 at 15:03 "Jean-Pierre's MacBook Air jgermain@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote: 

 

Hello Heinz,

 

I was 5 months in Panama and never heard of a rigger in the country.

 

However, the winds are lighter in the Pacific and if your rig was checked by a good rigger in the recent past, you’ll be ok.

 

If you need a GREAT one in Tahiti, look for Benoit Parnaudeau.  He used to rig Isabelle Autissier’s boat plus he skippered a Volvo 60 in the RTW solo event a few years back.

 

Good luck,

 

Jean-Pierre Germain,

SY Eleuthera SM 007

Vava’u, TONGA

 



On 17 Sep 2018, at 04:48, Porter McRoberts portermcroberts@... [amelyachtowners] < amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Heinz

I believe there is only one rigger on the pacific side. A friend on a 55 would not give him a great review. John.  john@...  would be good to contact.. 

 

I hope you guys are well!!

 

Porter 

Ibis A54-152 

Excuse the errors.  

Sent from my IPhone 


On Sep 16, 2018, at 9:11 AM,   heinz@...  [amelyachtowners] < amelyachtowners@...> wrote: 

 

Hallo all

 

  

I hope everyone survived the hurricane well.

my Quetzal is currently in Shelter Bay Marina in Panama on the dry one. 

Does anyone know a good Rigger in panama? 

I would like to have my rig checked before I go on to the Pacific. 

I would be grateful for an answer..

  

Fair Winds

Heinz Stutenbäumer

 

SV Quetzal, SM 2000 - 292