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AGM battery equalisation

ya_fohi
 

Hi all,

I have what seems to be a charging issue with my West Marine AGM92 batteries. They do not seem to be accepting a charge past about 75% capacity. They are 4.5 years old. Am I correct in that these batteries can be equalised? Would this solve the problem? If so would anyone know for how long equalisation should be carried out for and at wht voltage?

Cheers,
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] hemple antifouling paint

JEFFREY KRAUS
 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] hemple antifouling paint

 

Jeff

I learned of Hemple when we were in Cartagena in 2006. What I learned then was that Hemple is a Spanish manufacturer of antifouling. It is used commercially and on pleasure boats. They had two types, ablative and hard. In the hard antifouling line they had an antifouling for power boats that would go 20kts and they had a line for slower boats. I do not remember any of the product names. I used the hard type antifouling for slower boats to touch up some of the Micron 66. We painted it over a small area that had been scraped, and since we had a gallon we painted the keel and ballast, skeg and rudder. It performed as good as the Micron 66. As I remember it, I believe it cost more than I had paid for Micron 66 in St Martin, but that may have been because of Colombia duty.

All of the above said, my experience with Hemple was long enough ago to be completely invalid today.

Best,

Bill Rouse
Amel School  
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970



On Wed, Feb 6, 2019 at 5:26 AM jmkraus@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Good morning Amelians!

Anyone try this stuff.

Apparently it's used quite regularly in Puerto Rico. I'm hauled at present, and need to roll out some antifouling before I launch in a couple weeks. I have micron 66 on her now. 

Hauling every 2 years.

Thanks!

Spirit Amel 54 #14 hauled out in Ponce PR


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] St. Martin

Patrick McAneny
 

We bought a 10.5 AB aluminum with a 15 hp. 2 stroke from Budget Marine four years ago,and have been very happy with it.It has an anchor locker that is great for storage and makes boarding easier.
Pat
SM Shenanigans
Bequia


hemple antifouling paint

JEFFREY KRAUS
 

Good morning Amelians!

Anyone try this stuff.

Apparently it's used quite regularly in Puerto Rico. I'm hauled at present, and need to roll out some antifouling before I launch in a couple weeks. I have micron 66 on her now. 

Hauling every 2 years.

Thanks!

Spirit Amel 54 #14 hauled out in Ponce PR


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Wheel lock for wind vane [2 Attachments]

smiles bernard
 

Thanks Gerhard thats very helpful
Think I posted them originally but I couldn’t find them on the forum at all via my phone which is all I use now I’m sailing 


Many thanks

Miles
Maramu 162


On 4 Feb 2019, at 16:02, carcodespam@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

That are the pictures I have.

Gerhard
Sharki #60



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] St. Martin

eric freedman
 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] performance differences

 

I have sailed all 3 and trained crews on all 3. Joel Potter jfpottercys"at"att.net has sailed and sold most all Amel models. I am on a 55 today and tomorrow. Call me Friday any time. 

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

On Tue, Feb 5, 2019, 11:06 AM grove.ken@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@... wrote:
 

I intend on buying either a Super Maramu, 54, or 55 in the next 1-2 years. It's easy finding feature differences (length, layouts, etc) or aesthetic differences between the models, but it's been difficult finding information on the relative sailing characteristics of the three hulls. 


Can anyone give me commentary on how differently these three boats sail from your experiences? How much difference in light wind performance? Heavy seas? Any other operational or performance differences between them that you think would be relevant in making a choice? 


I know the right answer is to get each on the water and test them myself, but given difficulties in finding them nearby, that's not realistic, so there is a good chance I'll have to rely on user feedback to pick a model and then focus my actual on-water tests to the hulls I'm actually intending to purchase. I'm assuming the sailing performance between these three hulls is small enough that it's likely to boil down to how new a boat I'm willing to pay for.


Re: performance differences

mfmcgovern@...
 

There are only a handful of people on this forum who've owned two of the three boats you are considering.  I am not aware of anyone that has actually owned all three but there are a few who have likely sailed on all three.  So while you might get some user feedback from a few people with the experience that you are looking for, you are not likely to get a whole lot.

That said, I think you nailed it when you said "I'm assuming the sailing performance between these three hulls is small enough that it's likely to boil down to how new a boat I'm willing to pay for."

Given that a good SM will run you roughly ~$300-350k, a 54 ~$550-600k and a 55 ~$800k++ it would seem to me that the difference in sailing characteristics between the three will be far outweighed by the difference in the price you will pay.  After all, these three are all blue water cruising boats designed to take you comfortably and safely across oceans.

Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] performance differences

 

Ken,

I have sailed on all of them, and trained crew on all of them. Maybe we should talk on the phone. I am on a 55 this week and tied up, but call me on Friday to discuss.

I am located in Galveston Central time zone. 832-380-4970.

Best,

Bill Rouse
Amel School  
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970



On Tue, Feb 5, 2019 at 10:06 AM grove.ken@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I intend on buying either a Super Maramu, 54, or 55 in the next 1-2 years. It's easy finding feature differences (length, layouts, etc) or aesthetic differences between the models, but it's been difficult finding information on the relative sailing characteristics of the three hulls. 


Can anyone give me commentary on how differently these three boats sail from your experiences? How much difference in light wind performance? Heavy seas? Any other operational or performance differences between them that you think would be relevant in making a choice? 


I know the right answer is to get each on the water and test them myself, but given difficulties in finding them nearby, that's not realistic, so there is a good chance I'll have to rely on user feedback to pick a model and then focus my actual on-water tests to the hulls I'm actually intending to purchase. I'm assuming the sailing performance between these three hulls is small enough that it's likely to boil down to how new a boat I'm willing to pay for.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] St. Martin

 


My recommendation is to:
Shop Budget Marine for an AB aluminum bottom inflatable 2.9 - 3.1 dinghy and a 2 cycle 15 hp outboard

St. Martin is Tax Free by law.

Best,

Bill Rouse
Amel School  
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970



On Tue, Feb 5, 2019 at 9:28 AM webercardio webercardio@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi to the group, 
I am on the way to St.Martin and want to stay there for some days, buying  perhaps Alu RIB and Motor with more power . I have now a Zodiac fastroller 3,10 m and Mercury 6HP .
Any  recommendations where and what to buy. Taxfree ?
Where to stay in which marina ?
Thank you very much Wolfgang SY Elise AMEL 54 #162

For information  Amel 54 With VW TDI I have now the Diagnostic software VCDS and HEX-V2 Adaptor on the boat


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] St. Martin

Paul Osterberg
 

St Martin is a good place especially if you want a two srtook engine. I would not recommend an AB dingy we bought one 2 years ago. And after 6 month it started to part between the tubes and the Hull. Very bad customer service from AB first they did not want to do anything, then after a long mail connection they finally agreed to repair. The repair man said that this was a common problem with AB.
Paul on SY Kerpa SM 259 Guadeloupe


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] St. Martin

Mark Erdos
 

Agreed!

 

I second the recommendation for the Highfield 310 Classic http://www.highfieldboats.com/classic-310/  matched with a 15hp 2-stroke it is the perfect dinghy. Would also suggest buying the extra seat at time of purchase.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Santa Marta, Colombia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 12:02 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] St. Martin

 

 

 

The Highfield 10 1/2 foot aluminum rib fits nicely on top of the rear cabin and does not interfere with the mizzen I would recommend getting the one with the bow Storage box


On Feb 5, 2019, at 9:55 AM, webercardio webercardio@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi to the group, 

I am on the way to St.Martin and want to stay there for some days, buying  perhaps Alu RIB and Motor with more power . I have now a Zodiac fastroller 3,10 m and Mercury 6HP .

Any  recommendations where and what to buy. Taxfree ?

Where to stay in which marina ?

Thank you very much Wolfgang SY Elise AMEL 54 #162

 

For information  Amel 54 With VW TDI I have now the Diagnostic software VCDS and HEX-V2 Adaptor on the boat


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] performance differences

Teun BAAS
 

“I'm assuming the sailing performance between these three hulls is small enough that it's likely to boil down to how new a boat I'm willing to pay for”

In that case there used to be a privately owned A54 in the USVI for charter (with the owner [dental surgeon] on board).

I had purchased an A54 on the other side of the world with 5 conditions. Since I had never seen/been on board, so not sailed, an A54 one of the conditions was that I would charter an A54 in the USVI and let my seller know if I liked the way she sailed.

 

So I chartered the USVI A54 for 3 weeks in November 2017; specifically asked the owner/skipper not to do any maintenance before my arrival (he had quite some maintenance to perform due to the 2 hurricanes in 2017) as I wanted to be there, learn & do myself. This was definitely not one of his usual cruises/charters but (although very expensive) very, very beneficial for me. BTW – within days I knew I wanted an A54; didn’t need the full 3 weeks to figure that out.

 

Best Regards Teun

Feb 05, 2019   10:26:15

 

 

 

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Tuesday, February 05, 2019 10:03 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] performance differences

 

 

I intend on buying either a Super Maramu, 54, or 55 in the next 1-2 years. It's easy finding feature differences (length, layouts, etc) or aesthetic differences between the models, but it's been difficult finding information on the relative sailing characteristics of the three hulls. 

 

Can anyone give me commentary on how differently these three boats sail from your experiences? How much difference in light wind performance? Heavy seas? Any other operational or performance differences between them that you think would be relevant in making a choice? 

 

I know the right answer is to get each on the water and test them myself, but given difficulties in finding them nearby, that's not realistic, so there is a good chance I'll have to rely on user feedback to pick a model and then focus my actual on-water tests to the hulls I'm actually intending to purchase. I'm assuming the sailing performance between these three hulls is small enough that it's likely to boil down to how new a boat I'm willing to pay for.


performance differences

Ken Grove
 

I intend on buying either a Super Maramu, 54, or 55 in the next 1-2 years. It's easy finding feature differences (length, layouts, etc) or aesthetic differences between the models, but it's been difficult finding information on the relative sailing characteristics of the three hulls. 


Can anyone give me commentary on how differently these three boats sail from your experiences? How much difference in light wind performance? Heavy seas? Any other operational or performance differences between them that you think would be relevant in making a choice? 


I know the right answer is to get each on the water and test them myself, but given difficulties in finding them nearby, that's not realistic, so there is a good chance I'll have to rely on user feedback to pick a model and then focus my actual on-water tests to the hulls I'm actually intending to purchase. I'm assuming the sailing performance between these three hulls is small enough that it's likely to boil down to how new a boat I'm willing to pay for.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] St. Martin

Courtney Gorman
 


The Highfield 10 1/2 foot aluminum rib fits nicely on top of the rear cabin and does not interfere with the mizzen I would recommend getting the one with the bow Storage box


On Feb 5, 2019, at 9:55 AM, webercardio webercardio@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi to the group, 
I am on the way to St.Martin and want to stay there for some days, buying  perhaps Alu RIB and Motor with more power . I have now a Zodiac fastroller 3,10 m and Mercury 6HP .
Any  recommendations where and what to buy. Taxfree ?
Where to stay in which marina ?
Thank you very much Wolfgang SY Elise AMEL 54 #162

For information  Amel 54 With VW TDI I have now the Diagnostic software VCDS and HEX-V2 Adaptor on the boat


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] St. Martin

Teun BAAS
 

OCTENDER – but is only build to order.

 

Best Regards Teun

AMELIT A54 # 128

Feb 05, 2019   09:37:18

 

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Tuesday, February 05, 2019 8:55 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] St. Martin

 

 

Hi to the group, 

I am on the way to St.Martin and want to stay there for some days, buying  perhaps Alu RIB and Motor with more power . I have now a Zodiac fastroller 3,10 m and Mercury 6HP .

Any  recommendations where and what to buy. Taxfree ?

Where to stay in which marina ?

Thank you very much Wolfgang SY Elise AMEL 54 #162

 

For information  Amel 54 With VW TDI I have now the Diagnostic software VCDS and HEX-V2 Adaptor on the boat


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] St. Martin

webercardio <webercardio@...>
 

Hi to the group, 
I am on the way to St.Martin and want to stay there for some days, buying  perhaps Alu RIB and Motor with more power . I have now a Zodiac fastroller 3,10 m and Mercury 6HP .
Any  recommendations where and what to buy. Taxfree ?
Where to stay in which marina ?
Thank you very much Wolfgang SY Elise AMEL 54 #162

For information  Amel 54 With VW TDI I have now the Diagnostic software VCDS and HEX-V2 Adaptor on the boat


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Any Amel owners who have sailed to Chile from Panama?

John Clark
 

Don't know about Chile but we jutst passed you leaving the Turks and Caicos.  We were off in the distance to your east.  Spotted your boat and thought she was an Amel...my eye is still good I see.

Regards,  John
SV Annie SM 37
Transiting the Bahamas.

On Sun, Jan 27, 2019, 2:25 PM jamescromie@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@... wrote:
 

Hello everyone - 

I'm interested to know if there are any Amel owners who have sailed to Southern Chile from Panama along the Pacific coast of South America.  If so, I'd love to hear about your experience.   


Many thanks!

-James

Soteria

#347


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Genoa sheet cars

Alan Leslie
 

Thanks Bill
Excellent !
Alan
Elyse SM437

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