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Re: [Amel] New Set of Sails (Galveston to the Keys trip in March)

karkauai
 

I'll call you when I get to Galveston...might drop by when I'm in Kemah getting my EPIRB, dinghy, life raft, and outboard.
Look forward to having you and your daughter aboard for the shakedown.
kent

--- On Tue, 2/24/09, Mel Davis <davis@jenobi.com> wrote:


From: Mel Davis <davis@jenobi.com>
Subject: RE: [Amel] New Set of Sails (Galveston to the Keys trip in March)
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Tuesday, February 24, 2009, 8:19 AM






Kent

My contact information below

Jenobi Inc.

10400 Westoffice Drive

Suite 111

Houston Texas 77042

Main 281 535 6400

Cell 281 831 0398

Fax 832 209 7252

http://www.jenobi. com <http://www.jenobi. com/>

From: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com [mailto:amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of Kent Robertson
Sent: Monday, February 23, 2009 3:41 PM
To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
Cc: Mark McBride
Subject: RE: [Amel] New Set of Sails (Galveston to the Keys trip in March)

Great, Mel, I look forward to meeting you as well. There may be one or even two previous Amel owners in Galveston for
the Shakedown in the Bay, and a good chance one will go with us to the Keys.
I'll be in Galveston Sat. early afternoon, probably won't have Kristy in the water until Mon. or Tues. (or Wed) We'll
play it by ear. You can reach my cell phone at 828 234 6819, I'll have it with me.
Kent

--- On Mon, 2/23/09, Mel Davis <davis@jenobi. com <mailto:davis% 40jenobi. com> > wrote:

From: Mel Davis <davis@jenobi. com <mailto:davis% 40jenobi. com> >
Subject: RE: [Amel] New Set of Sails (Galveston to the Keys trip in March)
To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com <mailto:amelyachtow ners%40yahoogrou ps.com> , jim.dernehl@ operatingtech. com
<mailto:jim. dernehl%40operat ingtech.com> , gmcerillo@yahoo. com <mailto:gmcerillo% 40yahoo.com>
Cc: "'John J McCarthy'" <jjmccart@comcast. net <mailto:jjmccart% 40comcast. net> >
Date: Monday, February 23, 2009, 2:06 PM

Kent

I am located in Kemah so let me know a good place and time and we can get together. Our Amel has not sailed yet so I
have no experience with this boat but have many years overall sailing experience and 8 yrs in Galveston Bay so am happy
to do some shakedown with you and my 19 year old daughter would also be happy to help if available (she works on the
weekends)

Coastal to the keys is a longish trip, I have friends who have sailed across the GOM and I have been offshore. It is not
a place to be finding out about your boat in my view, seas can be unpleasant and it is very crowded offshore Texas and
Louisiana with oil platforms etc, not all of which carry lights.

I look forward to meeting you

Cheers

Mel

From: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com [mailto:amelyachtow ners@ yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of karkauai@yahoo. com
Sent: Sunday, February 22, 2009 6:34 PM
To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com; jim.dernehl@ operatingtech. com; gmcerillo@yahoo. com
Cc: John J McCarthy; Mel
Subject: RE: [Amel] New Set of Sails (Galveston to the Keys trip in March)

Hi, Jim, John, and Mel (And George Cerillo if you're out there.)
Haven't talked to you for a while. I'm still hoping to take the boat from Galveston to the Keys around Mar 5 and hoped
we could get together while I'm down there. I've run into a snag with the del.capn who scheduled another delivery since
I couldn't give him a firm date for departure. I'm hoping to hook up with you or another Amel owner down that way
before I leave who'd be willing to take a daysail or two with me in the bay before I set sail to help me get familiar
with the boat's systems and quirks before we leave. There's an Mango being refit in Kemah who's project foreman (Mel)
and owner (John) said they'd like to get together while I'm there. Might be fun to get all of us together for a sail on
the bay and a few beers or a bottle of wine. I'll be there from midday Sat 2/28 until we depart. Are you interested?

Jim, I'd reallly be interested in the upgrades you've done to Pao-San and anything else you have to offer. I went ahead
and ordered the 145% genoa and the 110% high-cut jib on the recommendation of several owners and others. I also have a
storm sail that's never been used that attaches around the furled headsail if it get's stronger than 35-40 kts. There
are also the ballooner and an assymetrical spinnaker that are in good shape but stained pretty badly from being left wet
in the locker for a while. I think there may be a jib for the mizzen as well, but haven't actually seen it yet.

I've ordered The Cap'n and some charts for it as well as paper charts for this trip, but am trying to figure out how to
charge/power the laptop and my satphone with the current electrical setup. I'll wait a while before I buy a dedicated
chartplotter until I decide what I really want and/or need. Any suggestions about the laptop and satphone? I think all
I really need is to have the current 12v outlet changed to a cigarette-lighter type outlet, then I'd be golden. Don't
really want to have to charge using 220v AC power even though the charger is supposed to work on 220 volt with an
adapter. What do you use the two-hole 12v receptacle for on your boat...or am I misunderstanding something?

I'm about to decide to take the boat myself with the help of a couple of other sailors I know who don't have serious
passage-making experience. We'd probably go coastally to the keys instead of straight across the Gulf. Any thoughts
about that?
Thanks for any help you can give me.
Kent Robertson
karkauai@yahoo. com <mailto:karkauai% 40yahoo.com>
828 234 6819

--- On Fri, 12/19/08, Jim Dernehl <jim.dernehl@ operatingtech. com <mailto:jim. dernehl%40operat ingtech.com> > wrote:

From: Jim Dernehl <jim.dernehl@ operatingtech. com <mailto:jim. dernehl%40operat ingtech.com> >
Subject: RE: [Amel] New Set of Sails
To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com <mailto:amelyachtow ners%40yahoogrou ps.com>
Date: Friday, December 19, 2008, 10:30 AM

Dear Kent

I assume you live in the North Texas area-----I have owned a Super
Maramu (Pao-San) #88 since 1999 and live in Arlington Texas. If you wish
to get together some time mutually acceptable I will be pleased to share
with you what I know about the boat. Since I purchased it, I have sailed
about 30,000. miles and invested in substantial improvements to the
boat. Presently the boat is in Norfolk Virginia getting prepared for a
year long trip to the Med. in May 2009.
My office number is 817 288-2600.
Best Jim Dernehl

____________ _________ _________ __

From: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
[mailto:amelyachtow ners@ yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of karkauai
Sent: Friday, December 19, 2008 8:43 AM
To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
Subject: [Amel] New Set of Sails

Ahoy, Amel Family. New member here, just bought 1999SuperMaramu on
Lake Texoma. Trucking to Galveston this mo. and trying to get her
ready to go south by mid Jan. She needs a new set of sails, and I'd
like some opinions on what was recommended by Banks Sails Gulf Coast
after talking to Amel. He said that a 145% genoa was recommended for
anything up to 30kts of wind, and a smaller headsail ~110% for steady
winds of 20+.
145% genoa sounds like a LOT of sail. I was wondering if those you who
are sailing SuperMaramu' s are using this configuration and what you
think of it. If you're using something else, what?, and what are the
conditions your sailing in? I was thinking something more like 120-
130% genoa???

I'm going to need some hand-holding for a while, you'll probably hear a
lot from me in the coming months.

thanks in advance for your help.
Kent Robertson



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Re: [Amel] New Set of Sails (Galveston to the Keys trip in March)

Mel Davis <davis@...>
 

Kent



My contact information below









Jenobi Inc.

10400 Westoffice Drive

Suite 111

Houston Texas 77042

Main 281 535 6400

Cell 281 831 0398

Fax 832 209 7252

http://www.jenobi.com <http://www.jenobi.com/>







From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Kent Robertson
Sent: Monday, February 23, 2009 3:41 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Cc: Mark McBride
Subject: RE: [Amel] New Set of Sails (Galveston to the Keys trip in March)



Great, Mel, I look forward to meeting you as well. There may be one or even two previous Amel owners in Galveston for
the Shakedown in the Bay, and a good chance one will go with us to the Keys.
I'll be in Galveston Sat. early afternoon, probably won't have Kristy in the water until Mon. or Tues. (or Wed) We'll
play it by ear. You can reach my cell phone at 828 234 6819, I'll have it with me.
Kent

--- On Mon, 2/23/09, Mel Davis <davis@jenobi.com <mailto:davis%40jenobi.com> > wrote:

From: Mel Davis <davis@jenobi.com <mailto:davis%40jenobi.com> >
Subject: RE: [Amel] New Set of Sails (Galveston to the Keys trip in March)
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> , jim.dernehl@operatingtech.com
<mailto:jim.dernehl%40operatingtech.com> , gmcerillo@yahoo.com <mailto:gmcerillo%40yahoo.com>
Cc: "'John J McCarthy'" <jjmccart@comcast.net <mailto:jjmccart%40comcast.net> >
Date: Monday, February 23, 2009, 2:06 PM

Kent

I am located in Kemah so let me know a good place and time and we can get together. Our Amel has not sailed yet so I
have no experience with this boat but have many years overall sailing experience and 8 yrs in Galveston Bay so am happy
to do some shakedown with you and my 19 year old daughter would also be happy to help if available (she works on the
weekends)

Coastal to the keys is a longish trip, I have friends who have sailed across the GOM and I have been offshore. It is not
a place to be finding out about your boat in my view, seas can be unpleasant and it is very crowded offshore Texas and
Louisiana with oil platforms etc, not all of which carry lights.

I look forward to meeting you

Cheers

Mel

From: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com [mailto:amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of karkauai@yahoo. com
Sent: Sunday, February 22, 2009 6:34 PM
To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com; jim.dernehl@ operatingtech. com; gmcerillo@yahoo. com
Cc: John J McCarthy; Mel
Subject: RE: [Amel] New Set of Sails (Galveston to the Keys trip in March)

Hi, Jim, John, and Mel (And George Cerillo if you're out there.)
Haven't talked to you for a while. I'm still hoping to take the boat from Galveston to the Keys around Mar 5 and hoped
we could get together while I'm down there. I've run into a snag with the del.capn who scheduled another delivery since
I couldn't give him a firm date for departure. I'm hoping to hook up with you or another Amel owner down that way
before I leave who'd be willing to take a daysail or two with me in the bay before I set sail to help me get familiar
with the boat's systems and quirks before we leave. There's an Mango being refit in Kemah who's project foreman (Mel)
and owner (John) said they'd like to get together while I'm there. Might be fun to get all of us together for a sail on
the bay and a few beers or a bottle of wine. I'll be there from midday Sat 2/28 until we depart. Are you interested?

Jim, I'd reallly be interested in the upgrades you've done to Pao-San and anything else you have to offer. I went ahead
and ordered the 145% genoa and the 110% high-cut jib on the recommendation of several owners and others. I also have a
storm sail that's never been used that attaches around the furled headsail if it get's stronger than 35-40 kts. There
are also the ballooner and an assymetrical spinnaker that are in good shape but stained pretty badly from being left wet
in the locker for a while. I think there may be a jib for the mizzen as well, but haven't actually seen it yet.

I've ordered The Cap'n and some charts for it as well as paper charts for this trip, but am trying to figure out how to
charge/power the laptop and my satphone with the current electrical setup. I'll wait a while before I buy a dedicated
chartplotter until I decide what I really want and/or need. Any suggestions about the laptop and satphone? I think all
I really need is to have the current 12v outlet changed to a cigarette-lighter type outlet, then I'd be golden. Don't
really want to have to charge using 220v AC power even though the charger is supposed to work on 220 volt with an
adapter. What do you use the two-hole 12v receptacle for on your boat...or am I misunderstanding something?

I'm about to decide to take the boat myself with the help of a couple of other sailors I know who don't have serious
passage-making experience. We'd probably go coastally to the keys instead of straight across the Gulf. Any thoughts
about that?
Thanks for any help you can give me.
Kent Robertson
karkauai@yahoo. com <mailto:karkauai% 40yahoo.com>
828 234 6819

--- On Fri, 12/19/08, Jim Dernehl <jim.dernehl@ operatingtech. com <mailto:jim. dernehl%40operat ingtech.com> > wrote:

From: Jim Dernehl <jim.dernehl@ operatingtech. com <mailto:jim. dernehl%40operat ingtech.com> >
Subject: RE: [Amel] New Set of Sails
To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com <mailto:amelyachtow ners%40yahoogrou ps.com>
Date: Friday, December 19, 2008, 10:30 AM

Dear Kent

I assume you live in the North Texas area-----I have owned a Super
Maramu (Pao-San) #88 since 1999 and live in Arlington Texas. If you wish
to get together some time mutually acceptable I will be pleased to share
with you what I know about the boat. Since I purchased it, I have sailed
about 30,000. miles and invested in substantial improvements to the
boat. Presently the boat is in Norfolk Virginia getting prepared for a
year long trip to the Med. in May 2009.
My office number is 817 288-2600.
Best Jim Dernehl

____________ _________ _________ __

From: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
[mailto:amelyachtow ners@ yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of karkauai
Sent: Friday, December 19, 2008 8:43 AM
To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
Subject: [Amel] New Set of Sails

Ahoy, Amel Family. New member here, just bought 1999SuperMaramu on
Lake Texoma. Trucking to Galveston this mo. and trying to get her
ready to go south by mid Jan. She needs a new set of sails, and I'd
like some opinions on what was recommended by Banks Sails Gulf Coast
after talking to Amel. He said that a 145% genoa was recommended for
anything up to 30kts of wind, and a smaller headsail ~110% for steady
winds of 20+.
145% genoa sounds like a LOT of sail. I was wondering if those you who
are sailing SuperMaramu' s are using this configuration and what you
think of it. If you're using something else, what?, and what are the
conditions your sailing in? I was thinking something more like 120-
130% genoa???

I'm going to need some hand-holding for a while, you'll probably hear a
lot from me in the coming months.

thanks in advance for your help.
Kent Robertson


Re: [Amel] New Set of Sails (Galveston to the Keys trip in March)

karkauai
 

Great, Mel, I look forward to meeting you as well.  There may be one or even two previous Amel owners in Galveston for the Shakedown in the Bay, and a good chance one will go with us to the Keys.
I'll be in Galveston Sat. early afternoon, probably won't have Kristy in the water until Mon. or Tues. (or Wed)  We'll play it by ear.  You can reach my cell phone at 828 234 6819, I'll have it with me.
Kent

--- On Mon, 2/23/09, Mel Davis <davis@jenobi.com> wrote:


From: Mel Davis <davis@jenobi.com>
Subject: RE: [Amel] New Set of Sails (Galveston to the Keys trip in March)
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, jim.dernehl@operatingtech.com, gmcerillo@yahoo.com
Cc: "'John J McCarthy'" <jjmccart@comcast.net>
Date: Monday, February 23, 2009, 2:06 PM






Kent

I am located in Kemah so let me know a good place and time and we can get together. Our Amel has not sailed yet so I
have no experience with this boat but have many years overall sailing experience and 8 yrs in Galveston Bay so am happy
to do some shakedown with you and my 19 year old daughter would also be happy to help if available (she works on the
weekends)

Coastal to the keys is a longish trip, I have friends who have sailed across the GOM and I have been offshore. It is not
a place to be finding out about your boat in my view, seas can be unpleasant and it is very crowded offshore Texas and
Louisiana with oil platforms etc, not all of which carry lights.

I look forward to meeting you

Cheers

Mel

From: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com [mailto:amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of karkauai@yahoo. com
Sent: Sunday, February 22, 2009 6:34 PM
To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com; jim.dernehl@ operatingtech. com; gmcerillo@yahoo. com
Cc: John J McCarthy; Mel
Subject: RE: [Amel] New Set of Sails (Galveston to the Keys trip in March)

Hi, Jim, John, and Mel (And George Cerillo if you're out there.)
Haven't talked to you for a while. I'm still hoping to take the boat from Galveston to the Keys around Mar 5 and hoped
we could get together while I'm down there. I've run into a snag with the del.capn who scheduled another delivery since
I couldn't give him a firm date for departure. I'm hoping to hook up with you or another Amel owner down that way
before I leave who'd be willing to take a daysail or two with me in the bay before I set sail to help me get familiar
with the boat's systems and quirks before we leave. There's an Mango being refit in Kemah who's project foreman (Mel)
and owner (John) said they'd like to get together while I'm there. Might be fun to get all of us together for a sail on
the bay and a few beers or a bottle of wine. I'll be there from midday Sat 2/28 until we depart. Are you interested?

Jim, I'd reallly be interested in the upgrades you've done to Pao-San and anything else you have to offer. I went ahead
and ordered the 145% genoa and the 110% high-cut jib on the recommendation of several owners and others. I also have a
storm sail that's never been used that attaches around the furled headsail if it get's stronger than 35-40 kts. There
are also the ballooner and an assymetrical spinnaker that are in good shape but stained pretty badly from being left wet
in the locker for a while. I think there may be a jib for the mizzen as well, but haven't actually seen it yet.

I've ordered The Cap'n and some charts for it as well as paper charts for this trip, but am trying to figure out how to
charge/power the laptop and my satphone with the current electrical setup. I'll wait a while before I buy a dedicated
chartplotter until I decide what I really want and/or need. Any suggestions about the laptop and satphone? I think all
I really need is to have the current 12v outlet changed to a cigarette-lighter type outlet, then I'd be golden. Don't
really want to have to charge using 220v AC power even though the charger is supposed to work on 220 volt with an
adapter. What do you use the two-hole 12v receptacle for on your boat...or am I misunderstanding something?

I'm about to decide to take the boat myself with the help of a couple of other sailors I know who don't have serious
passage-making experience. We'd probably go coastally to the keys instead of straight across the Gulf. Any thoughts
about that?
Thanks for any help you can give me.
Kent Robertson
karkauai@yahoo. com <mailto:karkauai% 40yahoo.com>
828 234 6819


--- On Fri, 12/19/08, Jim Dernehl <jim.dernehl@ operatingtech. com <mailto:jim. dernehl%40operat ingtech.com> > wrote:

From: Jim Dernehl <jim.dernehl@ operatingtech. com <mailto:jim. dernehl%40operat ingtech.com> >
Subject: RE: [Amel] New Set of Sails
To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com <mailto:amelyachtow ners%40yahoogrou ps.com>
Date: Friday, December 19, 2008, 10:30 AM

Dear Kent

I assume you live in the North Texas area-----I have owned a Super
Maramu (Pao-San) #88 since 1999 and live in Arlington Texas. If you wish
to get together some time mutually acceptable I will be pleased to share
with you what I know about the boat. Since I purchased it, I have sailed
about 30,000. miles and invested in substantial improvements to the
boat. Presently the boat is in Norfolk Virginia getting prepared for a
year long trip to the Med. in May 2009.
My office number is 817 288-2600.
Best Jim Dernehl

____________ _________ _________ __

From: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
[mailto:amelyachtow ners@ yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of karkauai
Sent: Friday, December 19, 2008 8:43 AM
To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
Subject: [Amel] New Set of Sails

Ahoy, Amel Family. New member here, just bought 1999SuperMaramu on
Lake Texoma. Trucking to Galveston this mo. and trying to get her
ready to go south by mid Jan. She needs a new set of sails, and I'd
like some opinions on what was recommended by Banks Sails Gulf Coast
after talking to Amel. He said that a 145% genoa was recommended for
anything up to 30kts of wind, and a smaller headsail ~110% for steady
winds of 20+.
145% genoa sounds like a LOT of sail. I was wondering if those you who
are sailing SuperMaramu' s are using this configuration and what you
think of it. If you're using something else, what?, and what are the
conditions your sailing in? I was thinking something more like 120-
130% genoa???

I'm going to need some hand-holding for a while, you'll probably hear a
lot from me in the coming months.

thanks in advance for your help.
Kent Robertson

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

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


Re: [Amel] New Set of Sails (Galveston to the Keys trip in March)

Mel Davis <davis@...>
 

Kent



I am located in Kemah so let me know a good place and time and we can get together. Our Amel has not sailed yet so I
have no experience with this boat but have many years overall sailing experience and 8 yrs in Galveston Bay so am happy
to do some shakedown with you and my 19 year old daughter would also be happy to help if available (she works on the
weekends)



Coastal to the keys is a longish trip, I have friends who have sailed across the GOM and I have been offshore. It is not
a place to be finding out about your boat in my view, seas can be unpleasant and it is very crowded offshore Texas and
Louisiana with oil platforms etc, not all of which carry lights.



I look forward to meeting you



Cheers



Mel



From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of karkauai@yahoo.com
Sent: Sunday, February 22, 2009 6:34 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com; jim.dernehl@operatingtech.com; gmcerillo@yahoo.com
Cc: John J McCarthy; Mel
Subject: RE: [Amel] New Set of Sails (Galveston to the Keys trip in March)





Hi, Jim, John, and Mel (And George Cerillo if you're out there.)
Haven't talked to you for a while. I'm still hoping to take the boat from Galveston to the Keys around Mar 5 and hoped
we could get together while I'm down there. I've run into a snag with the del.capn who scheduled another delivery since
I couldn't give him a firm date for departure. I'm hoping to hook up with you or another Amel owner down that way
before I leave who'd be willing to take a daysail or two with me in the bay before I set sail to help me get familiar
with the boat's systems and quirks before we leave. There's an Mango being refit in Kemah who's project foreman (Mel)
and owner (John) said they'd like to get together while I'm there. Might be fun to get all of us together for a sail on
the bay and a few beers or a bottle of wine. I'll be there from midday Sat 2/28 until we depart. Are you interested?

Jim, I'd reallly be interested in the upgrades you've done to Pao-San and anything else you have to offer. I went ahead
and ordered the 145% genoa and the 110% high-cut jib on the recommendation of several owners and others. I also have a
storm sail that's never been used that attaches around the furled headsail if it get's stronger than 35-40 kts. There
are also the ballooner and an assymetrical spinnaker that are in good shape but stained pretty badly from being left wet
in the locker for a while. I think there may be a jib for the mizzen as well, but haven't actually seen it yet.

I've ordered The Cap'n and some charts for it as well as paper charts for this trip, but am trying to figure out how to
charge/power the laptop and my satphone with the current electrical setup. I'll wait a while before I buy a dedicated
chartplotter until I decide what I really want and/or need. Any suggestions about the laptop and satphone? I think all
I really need is to have the current 12v outlet changed to a cigarette-lighter type outlet, then I'd be golden. Don't
really want to have to charge using 220v AC power even though the charger is supposed to work on 220 volt with an
adapter. What do you use the two-hole 12v receptacle for on your boat...or am I misunderstanding something?

I'm about to decide to take the boat myself with the help of a couple of other sailors I know who don't have serious
passage-making experience. We'd probably go coastally to the keys instead of straight across the Gulf. Any thoughts
about that?
Thanks for any help you can give me.
Kent Robertson
karkauai@yahoo.com <mailto:karkauai%40yahoo.com>
828 234 6819


--- On Fri, 12/19/08, Jim Dernehl <jim.dernehl@operatingtech.com <mailto:jim.dernehl%40operatingtech.com> > wrote:

From: Jim Dernehl <jim.dernehl@operatingtech.com <mailto:jim.dernehl%40operatingtech.com> >
Subject: RE: [Amel] New Set of Sails
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Date: Friday, December 19, 2008, 10:30 AM

Dear Kent

I assume you live in the North Texas area-----I have owned a Super
Maramu (Pao-San) #88 since 1999 and live in Arlington Texas. If you wish
to get together some time mutually acceptable I will be pleased to share
with you what I know about the boat. Since I purchased it, I have sailed
about 30,000. miles and invested in substantial improvements to the
boat. Presently the boat is in Norfolk Virginia getting prepared for a
year long trip to the Med. in May 2009.
My office number is 817 288-2600.
Best Jim Dernehl

____________ _________ _________ __

From: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of karkauai
Sent: Friday, December 19, 2008 8:43 AM
To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
Subject: [Amel] New Set of Sails

Ahoy, Amel Family. New member here, just bought 1999SuperMaramu on
Lake Texoma. Trucking to Galveston this mo. and trying to get her
ready to go south by mid Jan. She needs a new set of sails, and I'd
like some opinions on what was recommended by Banks Sails Gulf Coast
after talking to Amel. He said that a 145% genoa was recommended for
anything up to 30kts of wind, and a smaller headsail ~110% for steady
winds of 20+.
145% genoa sounds like a LOT of sail. I was wondering if those you who
are sailing SuperMaramu' s are using this configuration and what you
think of it. If you're using something else, what?, and what are the
conditions your sailing in? I was thinking something more like 120-
130% genoa???

I'm going to need some hand-holding for a while, you'll probably hear a
lot from me in the coming months.

thanks in advance for your help.
Kent Robertson


Re: [Amel] New Set of Sails (Galveston to the Keys trip in March)

karkauai
 

Hi, Jim, John, and Mel (And George Cerillo if you're out there.)
Haven't talked to you for a while.  I'm still hoping to take the boat from Galveston to the Keys around Mar 5 and hoped we could get together while I'm down there.  I've run into a snag with the del.capn who scheduled another delivery since I couldn't give him a firm date for departure.  I'm hoping to hook up with you or another Amel owner down that way before I leave who'd be willing to take a daysail or two with me in the bay before I set sail to help me get familiar with the boat's systems and quirks before we leave.  There's an Mango being refit in Kemah who's project foreman (Mel) and owner (John) said they'd like to get together while I'm there.  Might be fun to get all of us together for a sail on the bay and a few beers or a bottle of wine.  I'll be there from midday Sat 2/28 until we depart.  Are you interested?
 
Jim, I'd reallly be interested in the upgrades you've done to Pao-San and anything else you have to offer.  I went ahead and ordered the 145% genoa and the 110% high-cut jib on the recommendation of several owners and others.  I also have a storm sail that's never been used that attaches around the furled headsail if it get's stronger than 35-40 kts.  There are also the ballooner and an assymetrical spinnaker that are in good shape but stained pretty badly from being left wet in the  locker for a while.  I think there may be a jib for the mizzen as well, but haven't actually seen it yet.
 
I've ordered The Cap'n and some charts for it as well as paper charts for this trip, but am trying to figure out how to charge/power the laptop and my satphone with the current electrical setup.  I'll wait a while before I buy a dedicated chartplotter until I decide what I really want and/or need.  Any suggestions about the laptop and satphone? I think all I really need is to have the current 12v outlet changed to a cigarette-lighter type outlet, then I'd be golden.  Don't really want to have to charge using 220v AC power even though the charger is supposed to work on 220 volt with an adapter.  What do you use the two-hole 12v receptacle for on your boat...or am I misunderstanding something?
 
I'm about to decide to take the boat myself with the help of a couple of other sailors I know who don't have serious passage-making experience.  We'd probably go coastally to the keys instead of straight across the Gulf.  Any thoughts about that?
Thanks for any help you can give me.
Kent Robertson
karkauai@yahoo.com
828 234 6819

--- On Fri, 12/19/08, Jim Dernehl <jim.dernehl@operatingtech.com> wrote:


From: Jim Dernehl <jim.dernehl@operatingtech.com>
Subject: RE: [Amel] New Set of Sails
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Friday, December 19, 2008, 10:30 AM






Dear Kent

I assume you live in the North Texas area-----I have owned a Super
Maramu (Pao-San) #88 since 1999 and live in Arlington Texas. If you wish
to get together some time mutually acceptable I will be pleased to share
with you what I know about the boat. Since I purchased it, I have sailed
about 30,000. miles and invested in substantial improvements to the
boat. Presently the boat is in Norfolk Virginia getting prepared for a
year long trip to the Med. in May 2009.
My office number is 817 288-2600.
Best Jim Dernehl

____________ _________ _________ __

From: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of karkauai
Sent: Friday, December 19, 2008 8:43 AM
To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
Subject: [Amel] New Set of Sails

Ahoy, Amel Family. New member here, just bought 1999SuperMaramu on
Lake Texoma. Trucking to Galveston this mo. and trying to get her
ready to go south by mid Jan. She needs a new set of sails, and I'd
like some opinions on what was recommended by Banks Sails Gulf Coast
after talking to Amel. He said that a 145% genoa was recommended for
anything up to 30kts of wind, and a smaller headsail ~110% for steady
winds of 20+.
145% genoa sounds like a LOT of sail. I was wondering if those you who
are sailing SuperMaramu' s are using this configuration and what you
think of it. If you're using something else, what?, and what are the
conditions your sailing in? I was thinking something more like 120-
130% genoa???

I'm going to need some hand-holding for a while, you'll probably hear a
lot from me in the coming months.

thanks in advance for your help.
Kent Robertson

















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Re: Rudder Packing Service Photos

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Gary,

I use MS PowerPoint. By Using PowerPoint I am able to Insert Photos,
Text Boxes and Shapes (arrows) into a page (slide) then "save as" the
slide to a .jpg file.

Bill
s/v BeBe SM2 #387
Auckland, New Zealand

Hi Bill:

Thanks for the nice photos and information in the photo section
on servicing the rudder post packing.
Likewise, thanks for you information on the Onan starting problems.
What program are you using to compose you photos with the text
balloons?

Gary

Amel SM2000 Hull # 335


Rudder Packing Service Photos

amelliahona <no_reply@...>
 

Hi Bill:

Thanks for the nice photos and information in the photo section
on servicing the rudder post packing.
Likewise, thanks for you information on the Onan starting problems.
What program are you using to compose you photos with the text
balloons?

Gary

Amel SM2000 Hull # 335


New file uploaded to amelyachtowners

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Re: [Amel] Gelcoat color? and Davit suggestions for SM2000

Paul LaFrance <pflafrance@...>
 

Drew
We installed Atkin & Hoyle davits that are made in Canada. They did have to reinforce the deck at the stern but not the transom. We have a 10' rib with a 9.8 2 stroke engine and it works well. As well we have solar panels that weigh 60 lbs on top of the davits. The stern does sit lower and we raised the waterline as we had planned to do this anyway.

Paul LaFrance



To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: ric@kitchenmagic.net
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2009 20:32:11 -0500
Subject: Re: [Amel] Gelcoat color? and Davit suggestions for SM2000





















I installed Simpson Lawrence electric lift. Always have issues, get

manual lift. I have santorin, but assume all amels have paper thin

sterns and require major beefing up of stern to minimize flexing. It

will also drop stern, but I wouldn't trade forward clear deck or a

silly roll up dinghy. Also need to move stearn light.
On Feb 12, 2009, at 5:27 PM, "drew_gaffney"

<drew.gaffney@vanderbilt.edu> wrote:



Two Questions:
We're hauling out for prop overhaul and new anti-fouling. We'd like to
do gelcoat touch-ups as well. Has anyone found a good color match? If
so, please share brand and color.
Has anyone added Davits to their SM2000? Any suggestions, pro or con,
and information would be appreciated.
Thanks,
Drew
S/V Revelation
SM#390


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Re: [Amel] Santorin bottom furler genoa

karkauai
 

Sorry, Ornella, that's the SM2000 owner's manual.


Santorin #79 - Owners Manual

Lars H. Knudsen <museum@...>
 

I am the owner of Santorin #79 Salvagny and I do not have the Owners Manual
but really could use it as I am still very new to the Amel yachts.



If someone could take photos or scan the manual (preferably English
Language) I would be really, really greatful!

It could probably be placed for download in the Photo section.



Best regards

Lars, Denmark

Santorin # 79 Salvagny


Bow Thruster O-Rings for Mango

svcharisma
 

I am currently in the Yard in Whangarei, New Zealand and have been a
bit frustrated trying to service my bow thruster. I ordered the seals
from Amel (150 euros for 3 foam rings and two seals), but they sent me
the seals for the current design. Apparently the design has changed
over the years. My thruster has 2 approximately 60 mm O-Rings instead
of the upper seal in the current design. I have attempted to purchase
replacement o-rings, but they are a bit of a loose fit and even had
seals made that ended up being too tight. I'm wondering if anyone
else has dealt with replacing these o-rings with locally available parts?

Alan
Mango 62 - "Charisma"


Re: [Amel] Hurth gearbox Watercooler on SM Volvo

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Thanks, John.


Ian, you are right, the cooler can be bypassed by putting the two hoses together. I ran mine,( not high speeds) for quite sometime before I replaced it. Volvo doen't have the part because it's a Hurth transmission part. It can also be bought in the States at Transatlantic diesel for 120.00 US. Phone !-800-9279295. Also they have any parts you need for the Volvo, talk to Sherrie. I think you have the same engine I have the Volvo TMD 22P Regards John "Moon dog" SM248

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Re: [Amel] PROPOSED GUIDELINES TO POSTING MESSAGES

amelforme
 

Nice suggestion, Gary.
Just as information, Olivier Beaute' has left Amel to pursue other
interests. We all wish him well.
After the Sale Service is now handled by the same capable group of people
with Christian Dufourd at the helm and with Maud as his first assistant.
They look forward to being of service.

All the best,
Joel F. Potter

Joel F. Potter - Cruising Yacht Specialist, LLC
Amel's Sole Associate for the Americas
Mailing Address: 401 East Las Olas Boulevard #130-126
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Phone: (954) 462-5869 Fax: (954) 462-3923
Email: jfpottercys@att.net


Onan Model 7 MDKVA starting problems

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Gary,

You were recently researching Onan starter problems as I did about a
year ago. I did not find information specific to my situation, but I
solved the problem. Unfortunately, I did not share this with the Group.

I had starting problems where the there was some clicking and fuel
pumping, but no starter engage. The Genset would go no error with an
indication that there was excessive cranking when in fact there was no
cranking.

Solution:
All of the sensor wire terminals (temp, exhaust temp, fuel pressure,
water flow, etc) and the Positive & Negative starter solenoid
connections were loosened, cleaned then reattached...I assume that one
or more of the terminals needed cleaning...no more problem.

I hope this helps you and/or someone else.

Best,

Bill
s/v BeBe SM2 #387
Auckland, NZ


PROPOSED GUIDELINES TO POSTING MESSAGES

amelliahona <no_reply@...>
 

Hello all members of the Amel Forum:

I would like to thank everyone on this forum who
has taken time to share their expertise on a host
of subjects. I have found the information most
valuable. While researching a problem with my
Onan MDKAL Genset on my Amel SM 2000 Hull
335, I was somewhat frustrated by posting
issues that weren't specific enough.

THEREFORE:

I would like to PROPOSE TO ALL MEMBERS some
guidelines that I believe will increase the
usefulness of the forum.

1. SUBJECT TITLES: Please compose a subject
title that is somewhat specific to your post and
includes some detail of what the post is about.
For example, a subject of "Help" doesn't tell you
anything and unless you are being attacked by
pirates and don't have time to be more specific,
isn't searchable. More appropriate would be,
"Onan Genset MDKAL431 Starting Problem"

2. HULL NUMBERS: Since many problems and
issues are specific to a given model and hull
number, please post your hull number and
model (e.g. Sharki, SM, etc) somewhere
in each post so we can determine applicability.

3. POSTING PICTURES: When posting pictures to
the photos section please place them in appropriately
labeled folders. Randomly posted photos clutter
the site and make searching more labor intensive.
If you have a relevent photo that will fit in an
existing folder please don't create a duplicate
folder. PLEASE label your pictures so we know
what they are.

4. BE SPECIFIC: If you are having problems with
something please list the model year, brand name,
model number etc. A furling motor for a Sharki
is no doubt different than for a SM. For a good
example of a well-composed and specific post with
a good subject header please see Ian & Judy's
entitled, " Hurth Gearbox Watercooler on SM Volvo"

Details count, we need details to be of most help.

Lastly, when replying to a long thread please
take time to delete everything the specific post
you are replying to. It doesn't do any good to
have a reply that copies 6 other replies, especially
when you are getting the posts via sailmail.

Thanks again for all the information volunteered,
please try to make it even more useful by being
detail oriented.

Kindest intentions,

Gary Silver Amel SM 2000 Hull 335


Re: [Amel] Hurth gearbox Watercooler on SM Volvo

john martin <symoondog@...>
 

Ian, you are right, the cooler can be bypassed by putting the two hoses together. I ran mine,( not high speeds) for quite sometime before I replaced it. Volvo doen't have the part because it's a Hurth transmission part. It can also be bought in the States at Transatlantic diesel for 120.00 US. Phone !-800-9279295. Also they have any parts you need for the Volvo, talk to Sherrie. I think you have the same engine I have the Volvo TMD 22P Regards John "Moon dog" SM248

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2009 20:55:09 +0000
Subject: [Amel] Hurth gearbox Watercooler on SM Volvo


Hi y'all, We have the 78hp Volvo on Pen Azen , SM 302. On the starboard side of the Hurth gearbox is a small 7cm x 8cm x 5cm box attached to the gearbox by 4 bolts. It has an inlet pipe to take the hose from the seacock and an outlet pipe taking a hose to the engine seawater pump.The hose on the inlet pipe seemed to be leaking, a few drips, with some whitish gunge around the jubilees clips. I assumed the gunge was salt but it was corroded pipe ( looks like some sort of aluminium alloy). The pipe was so corroded that the hose can only be attached with one jubilee clip. Needless to say, Antigua has no such part. La Rochelle quoted me 360 Euros plus VAT but I have got the part from an inland waterways marina in England for 61 ( about $100 or about 60 Euros).
Both hoses come off easily so in future I will slip them each season to see how the pipes are doing.
Volvo UK could not help me. Their handbooks show no watercooler on the TMD22 but the supplier who came to my rescue told me that the coolers are used on inland waterway tug engines, always running hard, and he reckoned that I could probably just bypass the watercooler if I had to.
Happy sailing, Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Antigua
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Re: [Amel] Santorin bottom furler genoa

Battaglini Ornella Barbara <ornella.battaglini@...>
 

Kent,
please let me know if the Santorin owner's manual is on the web
Thanks and good wind
Ornella - Santorin 122 Earendil

----- Original Message -----
From: Kent Robertson
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thursday, February 12, 2009 8:15 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Santorin bottom furler genoa


The owner's manual says in hot weather the grease under the foil can liquify and leak down the forestay and onto the deck. It says "Don't worry about the furler, it's sealed"...yeah, right.
Kent Robertson

--- On Tue, 2/10/09, icampbell90 <i-campbell@utvinternet.co.uk> wrote:

From: icampbell90 <i-campbell@utvinternet.co.uk>
Subject: [Amel] Santorin bottom furler genoa
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Tuesday, February 10, 2009, 5:41 PM

There has been an oil leak in the genoa furling gear in the bottom
furler but I cannot get the bottom plate off. Any ideas?







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