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Re: Re- port bow locker floor

greatketch@...
 

Tom,

1) thickness of marine plywood for floor ?
For this span, 1/2 inch ply should be fine.

2) My chainlocker bulkhead wall seems Ok. Precise name of product to seal it ? 
For the bulkhead, we just ground off all compromised wood, then used polyester resin and glass cloth to cover it. It's a pretty tough environment. 

3) Glass in the seams of new floor ? The whole floor ? The bulkhead too ?
Definitely glass cloth over the WHOLE floor, both sides!  Not only will it seal and protect the wood from water and mechanical damage, it makes the whole structure a lot stiffer.  And definitely glass cloth to tab the new floor to the hull.  Do not butt the plywood tight against the hull; leave a bit of a gap to avoid making a hard spot.

4) starboard floor seemed Ok. Just go ahead and do that too ?
I would.

When you remove the old floor, be sure to leave a fiberglass shelf around the edge for the new one to sit on.  Trying to build that from underneath would truly be a nightmare.

This was one of those jobs that I kept looking at and saying... I'll do that.  I know fiberglass, it's not hard. Karen insisted that we hire someone.  Watching him come up out of the locker in a full suit, and respirator, covered from head to toe in fiberglass grinding dust, I realized once again she is smarter than I am.

Here is a detailed process for what was done for our floors:
  • Cut around about 2 to 3 inches in from the hull.
  • Pull out all of the old plywood.
  • Solvent wipe, and then grind hull where the new tabbing will go and the top of "shelf" to ensure adhesion of new parts.
  • Make a template for each side.
  • Cut out core material (plywood, foam, whatever)
  • Check fit.
  • Glass both sides of panel core. (Doing the bottom is a lot easier now than after it is installed!) Be sure to seal the edges of the plywood all around.
  • Check fit.
  • Solvent wipe and grind the new glass on the bottom of panel where it will rest on the old floor tabbing.
  • Check fit.
  • Use thickened epoxy to bed the panel down on the shelf. Let cure.
  • Tab the top side of the panel to the hull.
  • Sand smooth.
  • Apply gelcoat--if desired.
Pretty much everything was done with polyester resin.  

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Cape Eleuthera, Eleuthera Is., Bahamas

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

I wanted to thank all of you for the help. I’m planning on incorporating many/most of the ideas put forward. If I was in the E Carib I know where I could find competent help; Im headed for shelter Bay, Panama so it might be just us (again).

Questions (because Im ordering raw materials for this project from Miami to meet me in Shelter Bay).

1) thickness of marine plywood for floor ?
2) My chainlocker bulkhead wall seems Ok. Precise name of product to seal it ?
3) Glass in the seams of new floor ? The whole floor ? The bulkhead too ?
4) starboard floor seemed Ok. Just go ahead and do that too ?

Bill Rouse (if youre reading this)- noted that your biz is booming and you survey many SMs. Is this the first thing you look for ? And interested in your remediation preferences on this issue.

Thanks Much

Tom and Kirstin
SV L’ORIENT
Green Island Panama
SM2K 422


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Re- port bow locker floor

Mark Erdos
 

Amen:

 

“This was one of those jobs that I kept looking at and saying... I'll do that.  I know fiberglass, it's not hard. Karen insisted that we hire someone.  Watching him come up out of the locker in a full suit, and respirator, covered from head to toe in fiberglass grinding dust, I realized once again she is smarter than I am.”

 

This was some of the best money I’ve ever spent. Add the Panama heat to the equation and, oh boy!

 

 

 

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, January 21, 2019 12:19 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Re- port bow locker floor

 

 

Tom,

 

1) thickness of marine plywood for floor ?

For this span, 1/2 inch ply should be fine.

 

2) My chainlocker bulkhead wall seems Ok. Precise name of product to seal it ? 

For the bulkhead, we just ground off all compromised wood, then used polyester resin and glass cloth to cover it. It's a pretty tough environment. 

 

3) Glass in the seams of new floor ? The whole floor ? The bulkhead too ?

Definitely glass cloth over the WHOLE floor, both sides!  Not only will it seal and protect the wood from water and mechanical damage, it makes the whole structure a lot stiffer.  And definitely glass cloth to tab the new floor to the hull.  Do not butt the plywood tight against the hull; leave a bit of a gap to avoid making a hard spot.

 

4) starboard floor seemed Ok. Just go ahead and do that too ?

I would.

When you remove the old floor, be sure to leave a fiberglass shelf around the edge for the new one to sit on.  Trying to build that from underneath would truly be a nightmare.

 

This was one of those jobs that I kept looking at and saying... I'll do that.  I know fiberglass, it's not hard. Karen insisted that we hire someone.  Watching him come up out of the locker in a full suit, and respirator, covered from head to toe in fiberglass grinding dust, I realized once again she is smarter than I am.

 

Here is a detailed process for what was done for our floors:

  • Cut around about 2 to 3 inches in from the hull.
  • Pull out all of the old plywood.
  • Solvent wipe, and then grind hull where the new tabbing will go and the top of "shelf" to ensure adhesion of new parts.
  • Make a template for each side.
  • Cut out core material (plywood, foam, whatever)
  • Check fit.
  • Glass both sides of panel core. (Doing the bottom is a lot easier now than after it is installed!) Be sure to seal the edges of the plywood all around.
  • Check fit.
  • Solvent wipe and grind the new glass on the bottom of panel where it will rest on the old floor tabbing.
  • Check fit.
  • Use thickened epoxy to bed the panel down on the shelf. Let cure.
  • Tab the top side of the panel to the hull.
  • Sand smooth.
  • Apply gelcoat--if desired.

Pretty much everything was done with polyester resin.  

 

Bill Kinney

SM160, Harmonie

Cape Eleuthera, Eleuthera Is., Bahamas


---In amelyachtowners@..., wrote :

I wanted to thank all of you for the help. I’m planning on incorporating many/most of the ideas put forward. If I was in the E Carib I know where I could find competent help; Im headed for shelter Bay, Panama so it might be just us (again).

Questions (because Im ordering raw materials for this project from Miami to meet me in Shelter Bay).

1) thickness of marine plywood for floor ?
2) My chainlocker bulkhead wall seems Ok. Precise name of product to seal it ?

3) Glass in the seams of new floor ? The whole floor ? The bulkhead too ?

4) starboard floor seemed Ok. Just go ahead and do that too ?

Bill Rouse (if youre reading this)- noted that your biz is booming and you survey many SMs. Is this the first thing you look for ? And interested in your remediation preferences on this issue.

Thanks Much

Tom and Kirstin
SV L’ORIENT
Green Island Panama
SM2K 422


Re- port bow locker floor

thomas.kleman <no_reply@...>
 

I wanted to thank all of you for the help. I’m planning on incorporating many/most of the ideas put forward. If I was in the E Carib I know where I could find competent help; Im headed for shelter Bay, Panama so it might be just us (again).

Questions (because Im ordering raw materials for this project from Miami to meet me in Shelter Bay).

1) thickness of marine plywood for floor ?
2) My chainlocker bulkhead wall seems Ok. Precise name of product to seal it ?
3) Glass in the seams of new floor ? The whole floor ? The bulkhead too ?
4) starboard floor seemed Ok. Just go ahead and do that too ?

Bill Rouse (if youre reading this)- noted that your biz is booming and you survey many SMs. Is this the first thing you look for ? And interested in your remediation preferences on this issue.

Thanks Much

Tom and Kirstin
SV L’ORIENT
Green Island Panama
SM2K 422


Re: Port bow locker floor

alanwood123@...
 

HI Tom..

We had to do ours too as part of our on going pan-mediterranean fit out. The locker floor repairs I started in Greece were finished in Tunisia. I filmed the whole thing but haven't edited it together properly yet (I hope to edit all our maintenance blogs properly before the winter is out :/) but there's a snippet here from our travel blogs. 

It's also a good opportunity to give the anchor locker a good clean and paint too.

Cost approx €200.. : https://youtu.be/6nHe3zU--rU?t=1119 

Cheers!

Woody


Re: Stern arch Amel 54

Arno Luijten
 

Hi Mark,

I actually ordered the arch at the Annapolis boat show. I have been talking to them on the show for a while and it seems they have a permanent 3rd party address for the powder coating as they do this frequently.
They have long term experience with this coating as well (7 years) and provided the assembly is done well the stuff holds up very well they told me.

So the plan is to have the front legs mounted on the deck under the corner seats in the back and the two rear legs on the transom. This means I will have to cut off part of the front legs to make it fit. Their engineer thinks I can do with the arch with the front and back legs at the same width (so no offset between the front and real legs). But I need to verify this.
Communication with Atlantic Towers is a bit slow. So getting the precise information about size and dimensions takes some time.

The front legs have an angle of 55 deg. with the horizontal plane and the rear legs have an angle of 60 degrees. This determines how far forward the arch can be before it touches the corner seat
I have ordered the david-tubes as well so we can hang a dingy from it.
The legs are mounted on the boat using feet with a swivelling eye to adjust to the angle of the mounting surface.

We plan to put four solar panels on the arch with total peak power of about 600 Watts (4 pce. Solara S565M44 Ultra), not a huge amount but I don’t want the total installation to be crazy big.

I will let you know how this will progress.

In the mean time does anyone know what color the gelcoat of the Amel 54 is? Preferably a RAL color number.

Regards,

Arno
SV Luna,
A54-121


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] parts

karkauai
 

Welcome to the group and congratulations on your Amel.

You will find this forum a wonderful resource for all kinds of information that will help you learn your Amel's systems, and give you a great start on trouble-shooting any problems you may encounter.  There are many folks here who will happily help you with any problems you may encounter.

For this question it didn't make a difference, but in the future it will help if you sign you post with your name, boat name and hull number, and where you are currently located.

For parts from Amel, contact Maud Touillet by email at sav "at" amel "dot" fr, she is in LaRochelle.  Send complete description including part numbers.  If you aren't sure of part numbers, take pictures and send with your request.
If there is something you need right away, in addition to your email call her at +33 5 46 55 00 75

All the best to you and yours.
Happy and safe sailing,
Kent & Iris
SM 243
Kristy
Currently Ft. Lauderdale, FL Hoping to leave for Turks and Caicos in a few more days.



From: "sailunavida@... [amelyachtowners]"
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Sunday, January 20, 2019 12:30 PM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] parts

 
Im a new owner of a 2001 SM 2000 cruising Mexico with my kids. Where do I order parts for my AMEL can some one send ne contact info for parts please. Thanks



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Port bow locker floor

eric freedman
 

Mark,

Thank you,

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, January 20, 2019 7:32 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Port bow locker floor

 

 

Eric,

 

The total cost of the locker floor replacement for both front lockers was right at 3,500 euros (inc. VAT tax). I took 5 days and two guys. We had some other stuff done (cosmetic gel coat stuff on the transom) so it is hard to pin-point the exact cost for this. But, 3,500 would be pretty close. 

 

I uploaded some pictures to the forum.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, January 20, 2019 8:20 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Port bow locker floor

 

 

Hi Mark,

What was the total cost of the deck repair in the forward lockers in Martinique?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, January 20, 2019 4:53 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Port bow locker floor

 

 

Tom,

 

We had to make this repair past year. It is not difficult any decent glass person would have the capability. We had it done in Martinique at Amel. They sub-contracted  the work to a local company but told them what to do. We had both forward lockers done. This problem is a little bit of a design flaw in the Amel. As the anchor chain is stowed the moisture in the anchor well will slowly rot the wood since it was unfinished on the lower side.

 

They cut away the existing floor to within about 2-3 inches from the edge. They cut marine ply to fit into place and used the 2-3” lip to resin the new shelf. They sanded the lip to ensure it was free of rot and all paint for a good surface to adhere to. They finished both sides of the new floor with resin and gelcoat ensuring any moisture will not affect it. It took quite a bit of fiberglass work to make it look as good as new.

 

We paid a little bit extra to have an access panel put into the floor of the port side locker allowing us full access to the anchor well without having to go through the forward cabin.

 

My advice is to pay to have this done. Although you could do it yourself, the resin work and sanding required will leave you itching for years. Not, to mention the toxic fumes. I was going to do the repair myself but now look at the money I spent as a very good value.

 

I inserted a couple of pictures. If they don’t make it –let me know and I email them.

 

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Santa Marta, Colombia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of thomas.kleman
Sent: Sunday, January 20, 2019 5:15 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Port bow locker floor

 

 

As I was re-wiring my nav lights from the port bow locker (empty) I heard a crack. The top layer of the marine plywood floor separated from the rest and the floor is bowed but not cracked through. I checked it from top and bottom and it doesnt seem rotten. In case you’re wondering I weigh 200 lbs so it wasnt overloaded (ha). I know of at least one other SM that had this happen. Im in San Blas so an Amel fix in Martinique is out of the question. I will need to do this myself in Shelter Bay. Would love some ideas.

Tom Kleman
SM2K 422
SV L’ORIENT
San Blas


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Port bow locker floor

greatketch@...
 

In Fort Lauderdale, this cost us +/- US$1000.  One guy--about 12 hours over 4 days.  The only short cut we took was to skip a layer of cosmetic gel coat on the bottom of the locker.

Bill Kinney


Re: Port bow locker floor

greatketch@...
 

Tom,

Last year when we were in Fort Lauderdale there were three Super Maramus that had this repair done, one after another.  One guy went from one boat to another.  By the time he got to ours (#3) he had it down pretty pat.  Ours was really very rotten, one of those repairs we postponed from the previous year yard time as not "urgent."

The decomposed plywood was cut out and replaced with divinylcell structural foam, glassed on each side. The glass "shelf" that supported the plywood was kept and used as the bottom support of the new locker bottom. In the absence of structural foam, plywood could certainly be a satisfactory solution if sealed on both sides. Either solution done well should last the life of the boat.

For reasons that escape me, Amel installed the plywood bow locker floors bare on the bottom. If yours are not rotten now, they will be--at some point.  Even if rot from the humidity in the anchor locker was not an issue, glassing one side of a panel is mechanically a very weak structure. Kind of like building a bridge with an I-beam that is missing the bottom plate!

If you have the anchor locker opened up, you should also be aware that the upper part, of the forward side, of the bulkhead that makes the back of the anchor locker was also unfinished and suffers rot because of it.  Since we had everything open, we ground off the compromised wood there too, and replaced it with a couple layers of glass.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Cape Eleuthera, Eleuthera Is., Bahamas


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

As I was re-wiring my nav lights from the port bow locker (empty) I heard a crack. The top layer of the marine plywood floor separated from the rest and the floor is bowed but not cracked through. I checked it from top and bottom and it doesnt seem rotten. In case you’re wondering I weigh 200 lbs so it wasnt overloaded (ha). I know of at least one other SM that had this happen. Im in San Blas so an Amel fix in Martinique is out of the question. I will need to do this myself in Shelter Bay. Would love some ideas.

Tom Kleman
SM2K 422
SV L’ORIENT
San Blas


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Port bow locker floor

Mark Erdos
 

Alan,

 

I uploaded some pictures to the forum.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, January 20, 2019 8:13 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Port bow locker floor

 

 

Thanks Mark,

 

The pics didn't come through. 

Elyse has the same issue and I will do as you have and put a hatch in the floor on the port side.

 

Cheers

Alan

Elyse SM437


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Port bow locker floor

Mark Erdos
 

Eric,

 

The total cost of the locker floor replacement for both front lockers was right at 3,500 euros (inc. VAT tax). I took 5 days and two guys. We had some other stuff done (cosmetic gel coat stuff on the transom) so it is hard to pin-point the exact cost for this. But, 3,500 would be pretty close. 

 

I uploaded some pictures to the forum.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, January 20, 2019 8:20 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Port bow locker floor

 

 

Hi Mark,

What was the total cost of the deck repair in the forward lockers in Martinique?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, January 20, 2019 4:53 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Port bow locker floor

 

 

Tom,

 

We had to make this repair past year. It is not difficult any decent glass person would have the capability. We had it done in Martinique at Amel. They sub-contracted  the work to a local company but told them what to do. We had both forward lockers done. This problem is a little bit of a design flaw in the Amel. As the anchor chain is stowed the moisture in the anchor well will slowly rot the wood since it was unfinished on the lower side.

 

They cut away the existing floor to within about 2-3 inches from the edge. They cut marine ply to fit into place and used the 2-3” lip to resin the new shelf. They sanded the lip to ensure it was free of rot and all paint for a good surface to adhere to. They finished both sides of the new floor with resin and gelcoat ensuring any moisture will not affect it. It took quite a bit of fiberglass work to make it look as good as new.

 

We paid a little bit extra to have an access panel put into the floor of the port side locker allowing us full access to the anchor well without having to go through the forward cabin.

 

My advice is to pay to have this done. Although you could do it yourself, the resin work and sanding required will leave you itching for years. Not, to mention the toxic fumes. I was going to do the repair myself but now look at the money I spent as a very good value.

 

I inserted a couple of pictures. If they don’t make it –let me know and I email them.

 

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Santa Marta, Colombia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of thomas.kleman
Sent: Sunday, January 20, 2019 5:15 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Port bow locker floor

 

 

As I was re-wiring my nav lights from the port bow locker (empty) I heard a crack. The top layer of the marine plywood floor separated from the rest and the floor is bowed but not cracked through. I checked it from top and bottom and it doesnt seem rotten. In case you’re wondering I weigh 200 lbs so it wasnt overloaded (ha). I know of at least one other SM that had this happen. Im in San Blas so an Amel fix in Martinique is out of the question. I will need to do this myself in Shelter Bay. Would love some ideas.

Tom Kleman
SM2K 422
SV L’ORIENT
San Blas


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Port bow locker floor

eric freedman
 

Hi Mark,

What was the total cost of the deck repair in the forward lockers in Martinique?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, January 20, 2019 4:53 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Port bow locker floor

 

 

Tom,

 

We had to make this repair past year. It is not difficult any decent glass person would have the capability. We had it done in Martinique at Amel. They sub-contracted  the work to a local company but told them what to do. We had both forward lockers done. This problem is a little bit of a design flaw in the Amel. As the anchor chain is stowed the moisture in the anchor well will slowly rot the wood since it was unfinished on the lower side.

 

They cut away the existing floor to within about 2-3 inches from the edge. They cut marine ply to fit into place and used the 2-3” lip to resin the new shelf. They sanded the lip to ensure it was free of rot and all paint for a good surface to adhere to. They finished both sides of the new floor with resin and gelcoat ensuring any moisture will not affect it. It took quite a bit of fiberglass work to make it look as good as new.

 

We paid a little bit extra to have an access panel put into the floor of the port side locker allowing us full access to the anchor well without having to go through the forward cabin.

 

My advice is to pay to have this done. Although you could do it yourself, the resin work and sanding required will leave you itching for years. Not, to mention the toxic fumes. I was going to do the repair myself but now look at the money I spent as a very good value.

 

I inserted a couple of pictures. If they don’t make it –let me know and I email them.

 

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Santa Marta, Colombia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of thomas.kleman
Sent: Sunday, January 20, 2019 5:15 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Port bow locker floor

 

 

As I was re-wiring my nav lights from the port bow locker (empty) I heard a crack. The top layer of the marine plywood floor separated from the rest and the floor is bowed but not cracked through. I checked it from top and bottom and it doesnt seem rotten. In case you’re wondering I weigh 200 lbs so it wasnt overloaded (ha). I know of at least one other SM that had this happen. Im in San Blas so an Amel fix in Martinique is out of the question. I will need to do this myself in Shelter Bay. Would love some ideas.

Tom Kleman
SM2K 422
SV L’ORIENT
San Blas


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Port bow locker floor

Alan Leslie
 

Thanks Mark,

The pics didn't come through. 
Elyse has the same issue and I will do as you have and put a hatch in the floor on the port side.

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Port bow locker floor

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Tom,

I would dry it out thoroughly and then glass right over it coving up the sides of the locker. Solid permanent fix.

Regards

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

On 21 January 201Hi Tom9 at 10:15 "thomas.kleman" <no_reply@...> wrote:

 

As I was re-wiring my nav lights from the port bow locker (empty) I heard a crack. The top layer of the marine plywood floor separated from the rest and the floor is bowed but not cracked through. I checked it from top and bottom and it doesnt seem rotten. In case you’re wondering I weigh 200 lbs so it wasnt overloaded (ha). I know of at least one other SM that had this happen. Im in San Blas so an Amel fix in Martinique is out of the question. I will need to do this myself in Shelter Bay. Would love some ideas.

Tom Kleman
SM2K 422
SV L’ORIENT
San Blas


 


 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Port bow locker floor

Mark Erdos
 

Tom,

 

We had to make this repair past year. It is not difficult any decent glass person would have the capability. We had it done in Martinique at Amel. They sub-contracted  the work to a local company but told them what to do. We had both forward lockers done. This problem is a little bit of a design flaw in the Amel. As the anchor chain is stowed the moisture in the anchor well will slowly rot the wood since it was unfinished on the lower side.

 

They cut away the existing floor to within about 2-3 inches from the edge. They cut marine ply to fit into place and used the 2-3” lip to resin the new shelf. They sanded the lip to ensure it was free of rot and all paint for a good surface to adhere to. They finished both sides of the new floor with resin and gelcoat ensuring any moisture will not affect it. It took quite a bit of fiberglass work to make it look as good as new.

 

We paid a little bit extra to have an access panel put into the floor of the port side locker allowing us full access to the anchor well without having to go through the forward cabin.

 

My advice is to pay to have this done. Although you could do it yourself, the resin work and sanding required will leave you itching for years. Not, to mention the toxic fumes. I was going to do the repair myself but now look at the money I spent as a very good value.

 

I inserted a couple of pictures. If they don’t make it –let me know and I email them.

 

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Santa Marta, Colombia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of thomas.kleman
Sent: Sunday, January 20, 2019 5:15 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Port bow locker floor

 

 

As I was re-wiring my nav lights from the port bow locker (empty) I heard a crack. The top layer of the marine plywood floor separated from the rest and the floor is bowed but not cracked through. I checked it from top and bottom and it doesnt seem rotten. In case you’re wondering I weigh 200 lbs so it wasnt overloaded (ha). I know of at least one other SM that had this happen. Im in San Blas so an Amel fix in Martinique is out of the question. I will need to do this myself in Shelter Bay. Would love some ideas.

Tom Kleman
SM2K 422
SV L’ORIENT
San Blas


Port bow locker floor

thomas.kleman <no_reply@...>
 

As I was re-wiring my nav lights from the port bow locker (empty) I heard a crack. The top layer of the marine plywood floor separated from the rest and the floor is bowed but not cracked through. I checked it from top and bottom and it doesnt seem rotten. In case you’re wondering I weigh 200 lbs so it wasnt overloaded (ha). I know of at least one other SM that had this happen. Im in San Blas so an Amel fix in Martinique is out of the question. I will need to do this myself in Shelter Bay. Would love some ideas.

Tom Kleman
SM2K 422
SV L’ORIENT
San Blas


Re: Stern arch Amel 54

Mark & Debbie Mueller
 

Hi Arno,

 

We are interested in a stern arch also.  Are you planning on straddling the stern cleat with the vertical struts or having the rear strut attach at the transom?  I talked with Atlantic Towers at the Annapolis Boat Show a couple of months ago.  I asked them if they would be interested in coming to the boat, it was very close, to measure for the arch as they had not manufactured any for a 54 – they declined.  That was unfortunate; I was impressed with their product after seeing several on Super Maramu’s at the Amel Rendezvous at St. Michaels. 

 

I believe they bend and weld aluminum very well but I would guess they job out powder coat services.  Be cautious, substrate prep especially on aluminum is the key to longevity of the finish.  It could be worth the extra time you would invest get the background on the powder coater and how they prep the material.

 

Please let us know how the project progresses.

 

Mark Mueller

Brass Ring

A54


Re: parts

greatketch@...
 


Your contact at Amel for parts is Maude Touillet, her email is sav (at) amel.fr

Her English is excellent, and she is very helpful, and also very busy.  A bit of patience goes a long way.  It is always useful to remember that Amel makes its money building new boats, the service of older models is a great bonus. It is helpful if you do everything you can to make dealing with you as easy and effortless as possible!

There are a number of posts here describing the kind of information you need to include, but starting with photos, detailed descriptions, your exact hull number, are all important to help her track down what you need. She has a lot of experience getting parts to remote locations, so her shipping methods usually work well.

It is also can be very helpful if you include your name, your boat's name, hull number, and location in your postings here. Somebody might be nearby with extra help!

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Cape Eleuthera, Eleuthera Is., Bahamas

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

Im a new owner of a 2001 SM 2000 cruising Mexico with my kids. Where do I order parts for my AMEL can some one send ne contact info for parts please. Thanks


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Possible late Spring Amel Caribbean Rally

karkauai
 

I’m sure it would be great fun and well attended, Bill.  If we are still in the Caribbean, we will surely attend.  Will be heading for Panama in April.
Kent & Iris
Kristy
SM243

On Jan 19, 2019, at 2:41 PM, 'Kimberlite' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Bill,

I will be in the St Maarten area till about April then on to Colombia.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Saturday, January 19, 2019 1:58 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Possible late Spring Amel Caribbean Rally

 

 

I would like to know what you think about having an Amel Caribbean Rally in 2019.

 

I would be happy to spearhead it and believe I might be able to get some discounts from marinas, marine vendors, and possibly restaurants. If we get enough participants, we might even quality for Tourism Board support from places like the BVI, St. Maarten, Martinique, St. Lucia, and Grenada. I know that the Tourism Boards have participated in past rallies by supplying transportation and tours which promote their islands.

 

As a participant in the Amel Rendezvous in the Chesapeak, I know how much fun these can be.

 

This email opens it up for discussion. Let me know if you are interested and/or if you can help put this together. Many of us probably have at least one contact in the Caribbean who could help.

 

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
My calendar: 
https://theamelschool.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] parts

Mark Erdos
 

Here you go:

 

Maud TOUILLET

Service clientèle – Customer service

 

sav@...

Phone : +33 (0) 546 55 00 75

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Santa Marta, Colombia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, January 20, 2019 1:28 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] parts

 

 

Im a new owner of a 2001 SM 2000 cruising Mexico with my kids. Where do I order parts for my AMEL can some one send ne contact info for parts please. Thanks

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