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Jose--- Bow thruster seals

eric freedman
 

Hi Jose,
Please send me your email address to
Kimberlite@...
Thanks
Eric

-----Original Message-----
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io]
On Behalf Of Jose Venegas via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 10:07 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Bow thruster seals

Hi Danny,
Good luck with your seal. It could have been a bad seal but it is also
possible that the shaft is no longer lined up and over time the seals get
deformed and looses its lip tension. At one point even new seals will not
be able to adapt to the lack of alignment and begin to leak soon after
installed.

Jose
Ipanema SM2K 278
Boston

Re: Bow thruster seals

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Jose,
This is probably the third time in 11 years I have done an in water, between haul-out lip seal replacement. Just routine. As soon as I see a trace of water I act. Hasn't happened too often and I don't expect any problems this time. If so I know who to contact.
Kind Regards
Danny
SM 299
Ocean Pearl
Enjoying Fiji

Re: Bow thruster seals

Jose Venegas
 

Hi Danny,
Good luck with your seal. It could have been a bad seal but it is also possible that the shaft is no longer lined up and over time the seals get deformed and looses its lip tension. At one point even new seals will not be able to adapt to the lack of alignment and begin to leak soon after installed.

Jose
Ipanema SM2K 278
Boston

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Re: OG Maramu Mizzen Sheet Cars

smiles bernard
 

I have also taken this approach with a machine shop
Interested to know how people approached it as originally if was an interference fit 
How did you reassemble the disk onto the pin?
As a temp measure I used a 8 or 10mm (can’t remember which) Cotter pin
Worked well and easy to lift from above. 

All the best
Miles
162 uk


On 18 Sep 2019, at 16:10, Gerhard Mueller via Groups.Io <carcode@...> wrote:

Dennis is correct.
No problem to order a machine shop for a new disk. Often the pin is still OK.
I have changed all disks.

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--
Gerhard Mueller
Amel Sharki #60
Currently Kalamata, Greece

Re: [Amel] Sharki roller furler Swivel Mizzen mast

Tom Whitehill
 

Hi Tom,

You mention "Getting them (the swivels) out of the mast is the work".

I'm at this point.

Would you kindly describe the steps you took to remove the pinion as that appears to be the final obstacle?

Also, did you have any significant difficulties getting the gears back in?

Thanks, Tom Whitehill
Sharki #123

Re: Mast hight A54

 

Yes, but in my experience the 20 meter standard cable length is not quite long enough to get to the B&G junction box, and there is very little difference in the 213 Masthead Mount with 20m of cable versus 25m. Each length is standard. Occasionally it is the mount and cable that needs replacing because the mount cracks and allows water to migrate inside. Most of the time it is a replaceable component in the 213MHU.
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Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
   


On Tue, Sep 24, 2019 at 10:49 AM Beaute Olivier via Groups.Io <atlanticyachtsurvey=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Oliver,

the AMEL 54 main mast length is 18.50 m.

Olivier

On Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 03:27:05 PM GMT+2, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:


Oliver,

The transducer is a B&G 213MHU and is available from https://www.aandtinstruments.com/
The transducer is repairable and parts are available

The transducer is connected to the B&G 213 Mount which comes with either 20 or 25 meter cable. You will need the 25 meter wire with the 213MHU.

Email "Sarah Covey" <sarah@...>

--

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Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
   


On Tue, Sep 24, 2019 at 5:25 AM Oliver Henrichsen, SV Vela Nautica <oliver.henrichsen@...> wrote:
Hello,

I need to fit a new wind transducer ontop of my mast.

For the cable length I will need the length of the mast from deck to masttop not incl. Antennas.

Does anybody know it?

Oliver
A54#39
Vela Nautica
Portugal

Sent from my Huawei Mobile


Re: Mast hight A54

Beaute Olivier
 

Hi Oliver,

the AMEL 54 main mast length is 18.50 m.

Olivier

On Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 03:27:05 PM GMT+2, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:


Oliver,

The transducer is a B&G 213MHU and is available from https://www.aandtinstruments.com/
The transducer is repairable and parts are available

The transducer is connected to the B&G 213 Mount which comes with either 20 or 25 meter cable. You will need the 25 meter wire with the 213MHU.

Email "Sarah Covey" <sarah@...>

--

--
CW Bill Rouse Amel Yacht Owners School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
   


On Tue, Sep 24, 2019 at 5:25 AM Oliver Henrichsen, SV Vela Nautica <oliver.henrichsen@...> wrote:
Hello,

I need to fit a new wind transducer ontop of my mast.

For the cable length I will need the length of the mast from deck to masttop not incl. Antennas.

Does anybody know it?

Oliver
A54#39
Vela Nautica
Portugal

Sent from my Huawei Mobile


Re: Mast hight A54

 

Oliver,

The transducer is a B&G 213MHU and is available from https://www.aandtinstruments.com/
The transducer is repairable and parts are available

The transducer is connected to the B&G 213 Mount which comes with either 20 or 25 meter cable. You will need the 25 meter wire with the 213MHU.

Email "Sarah Covey" <sarah@...>

--

--
CW Bill Rouse Amel Yacht Owners School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
   


On Tue, Sep 24, 2019 at 5:25 AM Oliver Henrichsen, SV Vela Nautica <oliver.henrichsen@...> wrote:
Hello,

I need to fit a new wind transducer ontop of my mast.

For the cable length I will need the length of the mast from deck to masttop not incl. Antennas.

Does anybody know it?

Oliver
A54#39
Vela Nautica
Portugal

Sent from my Huawei Mobile


Re: Bow thruster seals

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Jose 

Sounds a good system. So far the standard amel seals have done the job for me. I have just done an in water lip seal change  I always carry a spare. A slight leak had developed on the sail to fiji from nz. The seal I removed had lost its lip tension and was a loose fit. On past experience I wont need to change it again before my next haulout.

Kind regards

Danny

SM 299

Ocean pearl

On 24 September 2019 at 14:50 eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

Hi Jose,

What is your email address?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jose Venegas via Groups.Io
Sent: Thursday, June 13, 2019 1:32 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Bow thruster seals

 

Danny,
I understand very well how the system SHOULD work and, if everything is new, the seals should work as designed.  Unfortunately, wear can change the system and, in my case nothing worked to stop the leak, including several adjustments of cable tension, and increasing compression by the pin.  As I said in my previous e-mails, I believe the problem occurs because the wear of the surfaces between the hull and the thruster that guide its motion result in a misalignment between the trunk and the seal, causing a lateral force on the lip seal which makes it incompetent allowing water intake.  The misalignment also results in the sealing surfaces between the donut seals and the hull are no longer parallel affecting its sealing action.   Following Amel instructions and wasting seals, money and time I realized that the problem could be corrected by designing a seal that would be made of a softer material and have lips that could maintain the seal in the presence of misalignment.   That solved the problem 3 years ago and I have had a dry bilge ever since.!!
In my design, I used two seals in series: a silicone wiper below and a silicone u-cup on top. This results in a slight protrusion of the seal above the horizontal fiberglass surface, as it can be seen in the pix I sent before.    I used silicone glue to secure the seals in place and was planning to add washers to secure them to the fiberglass, but after several months of procrastination, I realized that the glue was sufficient to keep the seals in place.  3 years later, using the thruster twice per week, almost every week during 6 months each summer, including a Marion to Bermuda race the seals are still working as new.  Since I add silicone grease to the trunk every year and, given the number of times (~50/year) that I use the thruster,   I am expecting that they will last a very long time.  So far I have serviced the thruster every year but have decided not to change any of the seals, including the donut seals, which looked in excellent condition.

I just received the quote from the seal manufacturer and it is as follows:

10 pcs. Silicone wiper $ 31.65ea.

10 pcs. Silicone u-cup  $ 32.50ea.


This it will be about $65 per set plus shipment and It will take  14-17 business days to ship from the order

so far I have received requests from:

Bob Ross, sv Nomad, Trinidad (1 set) 
Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Greece (?sets)
Chuck_Kim_Joy (? sets)

Steve Davis Aloha SM72  Ko Olina, Hawaii (? sets)
Mark, Cream Puff - SM2K - #275 (? sets)
Dan Taylor (2 sets)

Gerald Bassin Jetlag, SM113 (2 sets)

Since I want to place the order this week I will appreciate if each of you can e-mail me directly with your e-mail, the number of sets you want and the address two where it should be shipped.   
We still need to figure out the cost of shipping to each one of you and how you will transfer me the money, but given that is something we can figure out later.


Jose 
Ipanema SM2k 278, Boston

 



 


 

Re: Annapolis Boat Show

Aras Grinius
 

Vickers and I will also be around the boat show. Since we’re locals if anybody needs questions answered let us know.

Aras & Vickers
S/v Fiasco


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SV FIASCO
Sharki #163

Mast hight A54

Oliver Henrichsen, SV Vela Nautica
 

Hello,

I need to fit a new wind transducer ontop of my mast.

For the cable length I will need the length of the mast from deck to masttop not incl. Antennas.

Does anybody know it?

Oliver
A54#39
Vela Nautica
Portugal

Sent from my Huawei Mobile

Re: Canvas work in Eastern Med

Oliver Henrichsen, SV Vela Nautica
 

We r just going to build a winter enclosure.

Any hints that we should care for?
Do you have some fotos?

Oliver
A54#39
Portugal

Sent from my Huawei Mobile


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Canvas work in Eastern Med
From: Davi Rozgonyi
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
CC:


[Edited Message Follows]

You could look at Southwest Sails in Turkey. The PO of our SM had a full enclosure made there 6 or more years ago, still looks and works beautifully. You could call it a winter enclosure in that every gap and opening is battened down, but all of it rolls up or (unzips in panels if you prefer) to make it into more or less a bimini. Sailing in 30 knots of wind middle of Feb along corsica we were playing canasta in sweatpants at the table. Love it.... Bonus of course they already have the plans for the SM. In our case, it also involved making the headroom as tall as possible beneath the boom, so maybe a 6' person can stand fully upright. 

www.southwestsails.com.tr

Re: A54 fridge circulation pump

Oliver Henrichsen, SV Vela Nautica
 

Hello,

We got 1 fridge and freezer in our boat, we gave the freezer in the pantry a complete refit.

1. Step is to refit AMEL freezer insulations. We removed the complete old imsulation. Sorry to say but it was poorly build in terms of condens water block, open sidecuts at the old foam boards so the foam was soaked with condens. Beside tha this foam is only max 60mm what is not enough for tropics. Because of limited space we choose most efficient isolation boards.
It needs to remove the complete freezer. The only way to do so was to enter from the top and chop the wooden boards, also soaked with water and mould. Wood is not a propper insulation for freezers.
2. Step ist to install a condenswater block membrane.
3. Step install install sandwich vacum boards. These boards got factor 5 of insulation against standard closed cell foam. So with 6cm it eaquals 20 to 24 cm foam.
4. We reused the original stainless inside case. The hole process needs extremly carefull work that there is not the tinies hole left for condens water to enter. What you get is insulated like a thermos bottle.

With this upgrade of freezer the compressor stops 24h working and with that the cooling pump. But we did not touch the fridge. With that we got on times of freezer of 2h per day and fridge of 3h per day. The new controller cares that both units will work at the same time when ever possible. Example: so the cool pump wont run first for the fridge and 5 mins later when the freezer starts it will rum again. The "intelligent"
Controler cares that operating times are bundled.
We got these operating times with 30 degrees outside temperatures.

I did not change the pump, I changed the pump motor and motor controller to brushless. My pumps never failed it was always the brushed motor and bearings that wore out.

With these steps the cooling system works efficient.

I will look for the brands i used later and post it.

Oliver
A54#39
Portugal



Sent from my Huawei Mobile


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] A54 fridge circulation pump
From: Scott SV Tengah
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
CC:


Oliver,

Could you tell us more about upgrading/replacing the freezer insulation? I assume you mean the one under the settee? 

Did you scrape off all the old insulation and replace? What model vacuum boards did you use? I, too, notice that my freezer compressor is running 24h.

--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com

Re: Canvas work in Eastern Med

Davi Rozgonyi
 
Edited

You could look at Southwest Sails in Turkey. The PO of our SM had a full enclosure made there 6 or more years ago, still looks and works beautifully. You could call it a winter enclosure in that every gap and opening is battened down, but all of it rolls up or (unzips in panels if you prefer) to make it into more or less a bimini. Sailing in 30 knots of wind middle of Feb along corsica we were playing canasta in sweatpants at the table. Love it.... Bonus of course they already have the plans for the SM. In our case, it also involved making the headroom as tall as possible beneath the boom, so maybe a 6' person can stand fully upright. 

www.southwestsails.com.tr

Re: Bow thruster seals

eric freedman
 

Hi Jose,

What is your email address?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jose Venegas via Groups.Io
Sent: Thursday, June 13, 2019 1:32 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Bow thruster seals

 

Danny,
I understand very well how the system SHOULD work and, if everything is new, the seals should work as designed.  Unfortunately, wear can change the system and, in my case nothing worked to stop the leak, including several adjustments of cable tension, and increasing compression by the pin.  As I said in my previous e-mails, I believe the problem occurs because the wear of the surfaces between the hull and the thruster that guide its motion result in a misalignment between the trunk and the seal, causing a lateral force on the lip seal which makes it incompetent allowing water intake.  The misalignment also results in the sealing surfaces between the donut seals and the hull are no longer parallel affecting its sealing action.   Following Amel instructions and wasting seals, money and time I realized that the problem could be corrected by designing a seal that would be made of a softer material and have lips that could maintain the seal in the presence of misalignment.   That solved the problem 3 years ago and I have had a dry bilge ever since.!!
In my design, I used two seals in series: a silicone wiper below and a silicone u-cup on top. This results in a slight protrusion of the seal above the horizontal fiberglass surface, as it can be seen in the pix I sent before.    I used silicone glue to secure the seals in place and was planning to add washers to secure them to the fiberglass, but after several months of procrastination, I realized that the glue was sufficient to keep the seals in place.  3 years later, using the thruster twice per week, almost every week during 6 months each summer, including a Marion to Bermuda race the seals are still working as new.  Since I add silicone grease to the trunk every year and, given the number of times (~50/year) that I use the thruster,   I am expecting that they will last a very long time.  So far I have serviced the thruster every year but have decided not to change any of the seals, including the donut seals, which looked in excellent condition.

I just received the quote from the seal manufacturer and it is as follows:

10 pcs. Silicone wiper $ 31.65ea.

10 pcs. Silicone u-cup  $ 32.50ea.


This it will be about $65 per set plus shipment and It will take  14-17 business days to ship from the order

so far I have received requests from:

Bob Ross, sv Nomad, Trinidad (1 set) 
Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Greece (?sets)
Chuck_Kim_Joy (? sets)

Steve Davis Aloha SM72  Ko Olina, Hawaii (? sets)
Mark, Cream Puff - SM2K - #275 (? sets)
Dan Taylor (2 sets)

Gerald Bassin Jetlag, SM113 (2 sets)

Since I want to place the order this week I will appreciate if each of you can e-mail me directly with your e-mail, the number of sets you want and the address two where it should be shipped.   
We still need to figure out the cost of shipping to each one of you and how you will transfer me the money, but given that is something we can figure out later.


Jose 
Ipanema SM2k 278, Boston

Re: Color number for SM2K Redline

Bob Sarff <bob.sarff@...>
 

Safe Travels Colin.   We’d be heading to NC today but we have Chara on the market and there is supposed to be someone coming to look at this weekend.

Bob

On Sep 24, 2019, at 11:15 AM, islandpearl2_sm2k332 <colin.d.streeter@...> wrote:

Hey Bob

So sorry we missed you guys. We are just reversing out and noticed your email. The other two Amels are still here tonight, you should all get together.

Best regards
Colin & Lauren Streeter

On Tue, Sep 24, 2019 at 5:33 AM Bob Sarff <bob.sarff@...> wrote:
There is also a Maranu at Vuda Marina...S/V Chara.  Glad to see si many Amelia here.

Bob

On Sep 23, 2019, at 10:32 PM, islandpearl2_sm2k332 <colin.d.streeter@...> wrote:

Fantastic to finally meet today Danny, after 8 years of chatting on this forum! What a pleasure to get the two Pacific Amels (Island Pearl II and Ocean Pearl) together at last, and also Amel Ying Yang too. Thanks for making such an effort to getting here in Fiji, and for joining us all for a fun night at the Vuda Marina Restaurant.

We clear out with Fiji Customs in the morning, and will be at sea for the next 4 days sailing to the Loyalty Islands in New Caledonia.

Best regards
Colin & Lauren Streeter


On Sun, Sep 22, 2019 at 6:59 PM Danny and Yvonne SIMMS <simms@...> wrote:

Hi Colin. We are in Sawini Bay tonight, in Vuda Marina tomorrow.

The Pearls may meet at last.

Danny

Sm 299

Ocean Pearl

On 22 September 2019 at 17:44 islandpearl2_sm2k332 <colin.d.streeter@...> wrote:

Thanks Bill

We have the correct official sample of   AwlGrip Desert Sand here at Vuda Point. As you know the painters in Durban got the "Desert Sand" colour wrong on our new hull side stripe when we lifted the waterline in South Africa. Now that we have new sails to put up (with the new Amel trim colour) we will re-paint the hull side stripe with the correct  AwlGrip Desert Sand paint at the end of our circumnavigation in Australia before we sell.

On a different issue - the "Amel Brown trim" - after 8 years of careful ownership we eventually got used to (and now actually like) the blue floors, and bright colourful curtains, but  we could never quite come to terms with the less than appealing "Brown" which Amel chose for side trim rails on all Super Maramu's! Because of this, we first tried a white trim (whilst in Thailand), as Amel did on the last 10 Amel 54's, but whilst that actually looks very nice on the 54, it never looked quite right on the Supermaramu against the Amel off-white gelcoat. We had seen one nice looking Supermaramu with white trim, but later noticed that they had actually "screwed in" a Stainless Steel bead/rod all the way along inside the white trim areas, and we were certainly not prepared to do this.

Based on this, whilst waiting for weather in Durban, we tried painting the brown trim with an "incorrectly mixed/coloured" Desert Sand. It looks barely OK, ...but not great...... and so we now wonder if even the correct Desert Sand colour would look any better on the side trim than the dreaded brown? 

The original Amel "Red Line" series trim colour was never to our liking either, almost too sharp a colour we felt, ... but we thought it worth having another look at the correct colour which Amel chose.

Failing all, and since we will soon be selling anyway, we may well simply go back to the original brown, but perhaps a shade or two lighter? Has anyone out there repainted this trim in a colour which they feel is an enhancement on the original Amel brown?

Colin & Lauren Streeter
SV Island Pearl II, sm #332
Vuda Marina, Fiji Islands ... till Tuesday then off to Loyalty Islands in New Caledonia



On Wed, Sep 18, 2019 at 3:44 AM CW Bill Rouse < brouse@...> wrote:
You might want to think about AwlGrip Desert Sand, which is the new trim color for Amels since the introduction of the 55.

--
CW Bill Rouse Amel Yacht Owners School
 
+1 832-380-4970 | brouse@...
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
     
 


On Tue, Sep 17, 2019 at 12:14 AM islandpearl2_sm2k332 < colin.d.streeter@...> wrote:
Hi All

We would also be interested to get the correct paint number for the trim on the Amel Redline models?

Is there anyone out there that has this information, please?

Kindest regards

Colin & Lauren Streeter
Vuda Point Marina, Fiji Islands

On Sat, Sep 14, 2019 at 9:40 AM Olaf Bauer < olaf.bauer@...> wrote:
Hello AMELians,

could someone provide the color numbers for a SM2K Redline for the white hull, the red water line and the red stripes at the top of the hull at the side.

Thanks so much :-)

Fair winds

Olaf

 

S/V Katchopine, SM2K 392

currently inTrinidad

 

 



--
Colin Streeter
0411 016 445

 

 

 

 



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Colin Streeter
0411 016 445



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0411 016 445



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0411 016 445

Re: Color number for SM2K Redline

islandpearl2_sm2k332
 

Hey Bob

So sorry we missed you guys. We are just reversing out and noticed your email. The other two Amels are still here tonight, you should all get together.

Best regards
Colin & Lauren Streeter


On Tue, Sep 24, 2019 at 5:33 AM Bob Sarff <bob.sarff@...> wrote:
There is also a Maranu at Vuda Marina...S/V Chara.  Glad to see si many Amelia here.

Bob

On Sep 23, 2019, at 10:32 PM, islandpearl2_sm2k332 <colin.d.streeter@...> wrote:

Fantastic to finally meet today Danny, after 8 years of chatting on this forum! What a pleasure to get the two Pacific Amels (Island Pearl II and Ocean Pearl) together at last, and also Amel Ying Yang too. Thanks for making such an effort to getting here in Fiji, and for joining us all for a fun night at the Vuda Marina Restaurant.

We clear out with Fiji Customs in the morning, and will be at sea for the next 4 days sailing to the Loyalty Islands in New Caledonia.

Best regards
Colin & Lauren Streeter


On Sun, Sep 22, 2019 at 6:59 PM Danny and Yvonne SIMMS <simms@...> wrote:

Hi Colin. We are in Sawini Bay tonight, in Vuda Marina tomorrow.

The Pearls may meet at last.

Danny

Sm 299

Ocean Pearl

On 22 September 2019 at 17:44 islandpearl2_sm2k332 <colin.d.streeter@...> wrote:

Thanks Bill

We have the correct official sample of   AwlGrip Desert Sand here at Vuda Point. As you know the painters in Durban got the "Desert Sand" colour wrong on our new hull side stripe when we lifted the waterline in South Africa. Now that we have new sails to put up (with the new Amel trim colour) we will re-paint the hull side stripe with the correct  AwlGrip Desert Sand paint at the end of our circumnavigation in Australia before we sell.

On a different issue - the "Amel Brown trim" - after 8 years of careful ownership we eventually got used to (and now actually like) the blue floors, and bright colourful curtains, but  we could never quite come to terms with the less than appealing "Brown" which Amel chose for side trim rails on all Super Maramu's! Because of this, we first tried a white trim (whilst in Thailand), as Amel did on the last 10 Amel 54's, but whilst that actually looks very nice on the 54, it never looked quite right on the Supermaramu against the Amel off-white gelcoat. We had seen one nice looking Supermaramu with white trim, but later noticed that they had actually "screwed in" a Stainless Steel bead/rod all the way along inside the white trim areas, and we were certainly not prepared to do this.

Based on this, whilst waiting for weather in Durban, we tried painting the brown trim with an "incorrectly mixed/coloured" Desert Sand. It looks barely OK, ...but not great...... and so we now wonder if even the correct Desert Sand colour would look any better on the side trim than the dreaded brown? 

The original Amel "Red Line" series trim colour was never to our liking either, almost too sharp a colour we felt, ... but we thought it worth having another look at the correct colour which Amel chose.

Failing all, and since we will soon be selling anyway, we may well simply go back to the original brown, but perhaps a shade or two lighter? Has anyone out there repainted this trim in a colour which they feel is an enhancement on the original Amel brown?

Colin & Lauren Streeter
SV Island Pearl II, sm #332
Vuda Marina, Fiji Islands ... till Tuesday then off to Loyalty Islands in New Caledonia



On Wed, Sep 18, 2019 at 3:44 AM CW Bill Rouse < brouse@...> wrote:
You might want to think about AwlGrip Desert Sand, which is the new trim color for Amels since the introduction of the 55.

--
CW Bill Rouse Amel Yacht Owners School
 
+1 832-380-4970 | brouse@...
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
     
 


On Tue, Sep 17, 2019 at 12:14 AM islandpearl2_sm2k332 < colin.d.streeter@...> wrote:
Hi All

We would also be interested to get the correct paint number for the trim on the Amel Redline models?

Is there anyone out there that has this information, please?

Kindest regards

Colin & Lauren Streeter
Vuda Point Marina, Fiji Islands

On Sat, Sep 14, 2019 at 9:40 AM Olaf Bauer < olaf.bauer@...> wrote:
Hello AMELians,

could someone provide the color numbers for a SM2K Redline for the white hull, the red water line and the red stripes at the top of the hull at the side.

Thanks so much :-)

Fair winds

Olaf

 

S/V Katchopine, SM2K 392

currently inTrinidad

 

 



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Re: Canvas work in Eastern Med

Paul Brown
 

Raif was the man that I negotiated with and had manage my project, he was so very professional and precise, I recommend him highly and also is one of the best contractors Ive used, he has lots of experience and managed large refits on a wide range of yachts up to super yachts 

Regards Paul - Fortuna II 55/17


On 23 Sep 2019, at 7:08 pm, rossirossix4 <rossidesigngroup@...> wrote:

Hi Nick,
I second the recommendation on Lantana.  The shop in Marmaris is run by Naile +90 532 511 67 27 . Her brother, Raif Sağlam +382 63 443 205 is now based in Tivat, Montenegro which is closer to where you are.  We had him do canvas work when we were in Göcek, Turkey and then had him do a few follow-up projects when we later "wintered" (Jan 22-April 10) in Porto Montenegro in Tivat.  His full service shop is a 2 minute walk from the Marina.  Both Raif and Naile are readily available on WhatsApp which is good for photos, etc.  They use top of the line fabrics, mesh and window materials and have good staff that have stayed with them.  Hands down Raif was the single best contractor we used in 6 years of cruising the European Atlantic and the Med. 
Bob and Suzanne, KAIMI SM 429