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Wanted Amel Sharki

Bastian
 

Hi guys,


I am looking for a Sharki. If anyone is currently cruising in a decently maintained one and would like to sell it, please get in touch.


I also tried to find out the differences between the built models 1979 - 1987 but even Amel does not have any documentation anymore.


Happy cruising and a good new year,


Bastian

   


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Christmas in Barbados

John Clark
 

Hi Graham,. We are in Carriacou.  Might have a few days off after New Year, perfect for a day sail...or motor to Barbados.  Will let you know.   Merry Christmas to you and your family.

John 
SV Annie SM 37
Tyrell Bay

On Mon, Dec 24, 2018, 5:20 PM Graham Cresswell grahamjcresswell@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@... wrote:
 

HI All,

If any of you are passing through Barbados between Christmas and 6
January 2019, we will be at anchor in the bay just south of the entrance
to Port St Charles

Please give us a call. 

Season's greetings

Graham & Annie Cresswell

SV Jamesby
Maramu 46
French flagged. 

MMSI: 329 015 210
or email graham@...


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Christmas

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

And to you.
Danny
SM 299
Ocean Pearl


On 25/12/2018 07:21, "'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Feliz Navidad

 

From Mark and Cindy in Colombia

Cream Puff

 



Christmas in Barbados

Graham Cresswell <grahamjcresswell@...>
 

HI All,

If any of you are passing through Barbados between Christmas and 6
January 2019, we will be at anchor in the bay just south of the entrance
to Port St Charles

Please give us a call. 

Season's greetings

Graham & Annie Cresswell

SV Jamesby
Maramu 46
French flagged. 

MMSI: 329 015 210
or email graham@...


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Christmas

Courtney Gorman
 

Merry Christmas to all 
May you’re winds be fair (and from the beam)
May you’re seas be calm
May you’re anchorages be beautiful and sandy bottomed 
And may you and yours be happy and healthy 
And to all a good night 
sv trippin 


On Dec 24, 2018, at 1:49 PM, Danny Simms sailorman.ds@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi All Amelians where ever you are in the world. Wishing you all the best for Christmas and the New Year. We look forward to another year sharing experiences and adventures with you, the Amel family
Danny and Yvonne
Ocean Pearl
SM 299


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Larger stove?

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi

We replaced our two burner eno with another the same. We removed the amel gimbal mod from the old stove and attached it to the new. Fixed the width issue and I like the functionality and looks of it too.

Danny

SM 299 Ocean Pearl

On 24 December 2018 at 12:29 "arno.luijten@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

We just replaced the Eno on our A54 with an Force 10 4-burner. We had the same problem that the width of the cavity is about 60 cm and marine stoves seem to hover aroud the 50 cm wide mark. The Force 10 is 52, so I placed two filler pieces of wood left and right. The original stove was modified by Amel from the looks of it to have the gimbal points at the burner level instead of at the level of the top of the oven. I don’t know why they did that. I could not find a gimballed stove aroud 60 cm wide, Force10 has a wider one but that is about 70 cm wide.
I’ve looked for other stoves as well. There is GN-Espace, a UK brand, very nice, very expensive. Most other stuff I could find is pretty poor from build quality, even Force 10 is not what they used to be since they were bought by Eno (still better then Eno though). But at least they still carry the clever mechnism for the oven door and they are reasonally easy to clean.
In the end you pay crazy money for a stove that has much less build quality then a domestic stove. Things like self cleaning oven walls and so are completely unknown in sailboat stoves.

Good luck hunting for your new stove!

Arno Luijten
Luna,
A54-121


 


 


Christmas

Danny Simms
 

Hi All Amelians where ever you are in the world. Wishing you all the best for Christmas and the New Year. We look forward to another year sharing experiences and adventures with you, the Amel family
Danny and Yvonne
Ocean Pearl
SM 299


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Christmas

Mark Erdos
 

Feliz Navidad

 

From Mark and Cindy in Colombia

Cream Puff

 


Re: Fresh water distribution pipework Maramu 46

sbmesasailor
 

Hi Graham,

I presume the plumbing for your '88 Maramu is the same as my '82.  It will be easy to determine...  Pull up the floor boards on the port side of the saloon table.  If you find a fiberglass bulge running along the side of the encasement of the water tank, then we have the same plumbing.  The copper lines for the forward head run inside this bulge/channel, through the bulkhead, under the shower pan and terminate at the sink.  The lines feed into this channel at a junction under the refrigerator.

Amel realized that this plumbing would be virtually inaccessible for maintenance which is probably why they made the effort to encase it in fibreglass.  Unfortunately for you and for me, the copper has finally corroded and is leaking.  In your case, the solution may only be to remove the shower pan to access the leak.  My problem is at the other end where the copper enters the fiberglass channel.

I'm not familiar with the process of removing the shower pan but I'm pretty sure that while it's possible, it's a major project requiring a lot of head parts removal and maybe even some demolition.  Perhaps some other Maramu owner can help with guidance for that.

Dennis Johns
Libertad
Maramu #121



Re: Larger stove?

Arno Luijten
 

There is a video of the GN Espace model on You-Tube. I must say I was a bit underwhelmed because of the video. Especially because you spend the best part of $4k fot that thing. That’s why I decided the Force 10 was good enough.

Arno
Luna,
A54-121


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Larger stove?

 

Mark,

Agree, agree and couldn't agree more. After reviewing the OceanChef model from gn-espace.com, I wouldn't buy anything else.

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



On Mon, Dec 24, 2018 at 9:11 AM 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Wow!

 

I went to this page out of curiosity as we currently are not in the market for a stove. And my curiosity peaked when you said it was made in the UK and being British I always lived with the adage, anything made in England with more than two moving parts is going to break. But, perhaps there is finally an exception?

 

It makes me wonder how much money a person needs to spend on a boat to get into the category where a mattress more than 3” deep and a decent stove are standard equipment.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Santa Marta, Colombia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, December 24, 2018 3:23 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Larger stove?

 

 

The Rolls Royce of cookers is the GN Espace range (gn-espace.com). They are in a different league to the rest on the market. Built in the UK but expensive. Sometimes you get what you pay for! I had one on my previous boat. Superb!

 

I still have the original Eno on my 54 and am happy with it, but it is not the same quality at all. The grill in particular is poor.

 

Kind regards

 

Nick

 

Amelia(Aml 54 019)

On 23 Dec 2018, at 12:29, paul.cooper74@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

 

We would like to upgrade our original 2-burner ENO stove.  Our options include a newer nicer ENO but all ENOs appear to have the same dimensions, which allows 5.5 cm of unused space on either side of the unit.

 

So I am wondering if one could make more efficient use of that space and install a larger stove/oven?

 

Does anyone have or know of a brand/model that is larger than the ENO and still fit in the space, which is 605 mm wide?

 

Thanks,

 

Paul C.

SM2K#238 "MARACUYA"

Martinique

 

 


Re: Fresh water distribution pipework Maramu 46

rossny@mail.com
 

Hi Graham, 
The maramu that I updated (1989 #261) had copper tube imbeded in the glass and came out of the hull forward of the bulkhead and then went up under the head platform. I re-piped with pex and used hose clamps to connect to original pipe just after the bulkhead because I could not figure out how to get to the plumbing connection under the head for a home run. That eliminated the leak but I lost the boat before having a chance to go back and complete the job properly. It's been a few years so memory is a little fuzzy. Hopefully someone else can help further.
ALSO ... while you are looking around that area... Joel told me to check for wood rot under that spot that he noticed in other older Maramus of that era where the water collected. Good luck and have fun with your Maramu!!!
Best Regards,
Ross in ny 







Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Larger stove?

Mark Erdos
 

Wow!

 

I went to this page out of curiosity as we currently are not in the market for a stove. And my curiosity peaked when you said it was made in the UK and being British I always lived with the adage, anything made in England with more than two moving parts is going to break. But, perhaps there is finally an exception?

 

It makes me wonder how much money a person needs to spend on a boat to get into the category where a mattress more than 3” deep and a decent stove are standard equipment.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Santa Marta, Colombia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, December 24, 2018 3:23 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Larger stove?

 

 

The Rolls Royce of cookers is the GN Espace range (gn-espace.com). They are in a different league to the rest on the market. Built in the UK but expensive. Sometimes you get what you pay for! I had one on my previous boat. Superb!

 

I still have the original Eno on my 54 and am happy with it, but it is not the same quality at all. The grill in particular is poor.

 

Kind regards

 

Nick

 

Amelia(Aml 54 019)

On 23 Dec 2018, at 12:29, paul.cooper74@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

 

We would like to upgrade our original 2-burner ENO stove.  Our options include a newer nicer ENO but all ENOs appear to have the same dimensions, which allows 5.5 cm of unused space on either side of the unit.

 

So I am wondering if one could make more efficient use of that space and install a larger stove/oven?

 

Does anyone have or know of a brand/model that is larger than the ENO and still fit in the space, which is 605 mm wide?

 

Thanks,

 

Paul C.

SM2K#238 "MARACUYA"

Martinique

 

 


Re: Larger stove?

Arno Luijten
 

For those interested, I’ve added a picture of the Force 10 inside our Amel. on the left side you can see one of the pieces of wood used to match the width of the stove.
The funny thing is that the space between the burners is actually a bit bigger compared to the original Eno stove.

Arno
Luna,
A54-121


Re: Larger stove?

Ian Park
 

Arno
Your thought process was the same as mine. I thought about the Force 10 too because I liked the counterbalanced door. And the one we really liked was the GN Espace. They are so well built. But we were replacing a number of major items at the time so bought the ENO to save money. We still regret not buying the GN Espace.

Ian

Ocean Hobo SN96


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Fresh water distribution pipework Maramu 46

christian alby <calbyy@...>
 

Hi there Graham
check dwg attached (all in french but easy to follow)
leaks in forward head should be easy to track, 2 fresh water lines only with limited connections, even though difficult access calls for slim & able fingers.
Good luck

christian alby - Désirade VIII - Maramu 116 - now in Canet en Roussillon



Le ‎dimanche‎ ‎23‎ ‎décembre‎ ‎2018‎ ‎14‎:‎19‎:‎22‎ ‎CET, Graham Cresswell grahamjcresswell@... [amelyachtowners] a écrit :


 

Does anyone have a drawing or diagram of the fresh water distribution
pipework for the 1988 Maramu 46?

I have a leak.  Whenever I switch on the water pump, fresh water
accumulates in the space below the forward heads but I can't localise
the source.  A diagram of the layout might be helpful. 

Kind regards

Graham

SV Jamesby
Maramu 46 #240


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Larger stove?

ngtnewington Newington
 

The Rolls Royce of cookers is the GN Espace range (gn-espace.com). They are in a different league to the rest on the market. Built in the UK but expensive. Sometimes you get what you pay for! I had one on my previous boat. Superb!

I still have the original Eno on my 54 and am happy with it, but it is not the same quality at all. The grill in particular is poor.

Kind regards

Nick

Amelia(Aml 54 019)

On 23 Dec 2018, at 12:29, paul.cooper74@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


We would like to upgrade our original 2-burner ENO stove.  Our options include a newer nicer ENO but all ENOs appear to have the same dimensions, which allows 5.5 cm of unused space on either side of the unit.


So I am wondering if one could make more efficient use of that space and install a larger stove/oven?


Does anyone have or know of a brand/model that is larger than the ENO and still fit in the space, which is 605 mm wide?


Thanks,


Paul C.

SM2K#238 "MARACUYA"

Martinique




Re: Larger stove?

greatketch@...
 

Paul,

This is strictly a matter of personnel preference, and style with cooking and lifestyle, and I have to say up front I have never used an oven without a reliable thermostat, but I would never get an oven without one.  

It is entirely possible that I am just spoiled...

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA


Re: Larger stove?

paul.cooper74@...
 

I appreciate the feedback.  I looked at the specs on the Dickinson marine (expensive!) and it was the same size.  The Force 10 stove has some nice features like a thermostat for the oven but it is only 1 cm wider and the oven capacity is just 1 L greater.  All in all i think the convenience of getting an  Eno, which can be purchased right here in Martinique relatively inexpensively and delivered to my boat is going to be the deciding factor.  i hope the quality has not decreased too much.  

Paul C.
Maracuya


Re: Fiberglass Work VIs

Craig Briggs
 

Hi Mark,
This sounds like a great DIY project to build your personal fiber-glassing skills. It's easy-peasy, very forgiving to work with, and good fun plus it'll give you great self-satisfaction.  On the bow thruster foot it can't help but look perfect (well, maybe after relaunching :-)
Cheers,
Craig Briggs -  1992 SN68 Sangaris, Fort Pierce, FL, USA


---In amelyachtowners@..., <isaac_02906@...> wrote :

Hello All,

Does anyone have any experience (good or bad) with fiberglass work in the Virgin Islands?  My bow thruster foot needs some attention.

Mark Isaac
Lulu, SM #391
St. John, USVI