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Re: Lighting strike vs insurance [Amel Yacht Owners] Maramu - Main Mast Grounding / Bonding

Jeroen jeltes
 

is this topic still active ?? Since this topic is several years past, and situations might have changed including insurance companies, i like to bring it up again .

Dear Olivier and Biil and all forum members. 

We are owner of Fidelis  A54 2009 and surveyed by Olivier in April 2018.

We recently changed insurance company because our previous insurers had no ocean going vessel experience.

Now we have Panteanius who seem to be professional and experienced and have some good recommendations,  yet..

On the policy( september 2019)  is a special reservation which excludes damage on electrical systems and navigatinal equipment caused by

lightningstrike , if there is no special system to prevent this damage !

The question is, would the existing bonding system be accepted te prevent damage  by lighting strike ?

Have yacht owners added new systems now insurance companies seem to reduce their risk ?

comment welcome.

Jeroen Jeltes

sv Fidelis A54


Re: Amel 55 : Beam IV in Grenada

luvkante
 

.... and not only that.....

Martin

AMEL 54 #149 CHIARA


Re: No steering parts, rack & pinion, cables, from Amel

Eamonn Washington
 

I don’t know about the 54, but on the Super Maramu I oil the chain (between the drive unit and the wheel) every 6 months or so, and ensure that the rods attached to the quadrant are well greased (so they can slide into the tube).

Eamonn Washington
Travel Bug
Super Maramu #151
Currently in Denia, Spain.


Re: Staysail on a Super Maramu

Gerald Bassin
 

Hi Eric
If you are interested in having one installed , pls contact me at
huey at hispeed.ch, I may be able to help.
Brgrds
Gerald Bassin
Jetlag SM 113


On 7 Oct 2019, at 04:20, eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

Hi Amelians,

I have been speaking with Amel Martinique. They say they never delivered a Super Maramu with a Staysail.

I believe a number of you have had them installed when the boat was manufactured.

If you have a factory (LA Rochelle) installed please contact me.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 


Re: Annapolis Boat Show

Rob Hughes
 

Hey Alan give me a call 702 806 9224 rob Sv Luna 
we meet you guys in bimini a few months back.


Staysail on a Super Maramu

eric freedman
 

Hi Amelians,

I have been speaking with Amel Martinique. They say they never delivered a Super Maramu with a Staysail.

I believe a number of you have had them installed when the boat was manufactured.

If you have a factory (LA Rochelle) installed please contact me.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 


Re: Winter cockpit room on 54

Dean Gillies
 

Nick,
Another +1 in favour of the winter tent. Ours is the original version which came to us when we bought Stella. We had not used it before this year.

We fitted it in April for a transit from Greece to Scotland. It was very much appreciated. 
No sheeting problems caused for us at any point of sail.

The one problem area is that the original design leaks rainwater around the mizzenmast. We’ll be sailing in higher latitudes again next year so have commissioned a modification to address that problem.

If you decide to have one designed, pay close attention to the mizzenmast penetration.

Dean
SY Stella
A54-154


Re: Companionway screen

Stephen Davis
 

Thanks Mark. 

Steve
Aloha SM 72

On Oct 6, 2019, at 07:40, Mark Pitt <mark_pitt@...> wrote:

Hi Steve,
  
I ordered a screen with these dimensions (in inches):

Width:  24 7/8
Height: 30 5/8

I would recommend reducing the width by 1/8 or 3/16 as my screen bows slightly at the base. The height get right up to the top slider.

Mark Pitt
"Sabbatical III" SM419, Rhode Island, USA


SM Helm seat back

Ian Townsend
 

On SM153, we want to remove the plastic part that holds the table to the helm seat. See attached picture. Has anyone ever done this? It looks like it might be epoxied but thought I would ask before I start struggling with it. 


Re: Amel 55 : Beam IV in Grenada

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

I'm shocked, amel has abandoned its high tech floating rod.

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

On 07 October 2019 at 06:32 Paul Brown <feeder.brown@...> wrote:

On my 55/17 it is above the fuel gauge on the 24v panel at the captains table

Regards Paul - Fortuna II

 

On 6 Oct 2019, at 1:16 am, Stuart Hemingway < stuart@...> wrote:

Can anyone advise please where to find the water gauge in an Amel 55

 

Stuart

 

Stuart Hemingway AA Dipl DMS RIBA

 

Symbiotic Relationships Ltd.,

 

 Grove Park Studios,

188-192 Sutton court Road,

Chiswick,

London,

W4 3HR

 

Telephone

From the UK  :    001 561 371 2321

 

E . Studio@...

W. www.groveparkstudios.co.uk.

 


 


 


Re: Winter cockpit room on 54

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Nick, we have a full cockpit enclosure with side and back curtains that roll up. Would be without it. We get the use of the full cockpit in any weather. No problem at sea. A must have in my opinion. If you look around you will see a lot of SM with these and some with better features than others so look around before you do it

Regards

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

On 06 October 2019 at 23:09 "ngtnewington Newington via Groups.Io" <ngtnewington@...> wrote:

Hello fellow Amel owners,

On Amelia I have the curtain that zips to the aft end of the spray hood that keeps the front half of the cockpit dry. It works very well and allows easy access to the winches and to look at the sails whilst actually sailing. The watch keeper is also kept dry even when running downwind.

Please see the attached photo.

I am considering getting the whole winter cockpit room made, obviously this would be great whilst in port or at anchor. My question is; how well does it work when actually sailing? 

Nick

Amelia AML54-019 still in Kefalonia


 


 


Re: Winter cockpit room on 54

Stefan Schaufert
 

Hello Nick,

the „winter enclosure“ is great. Even in hot weather ( just open some windows). Also when sailing you can use all sheets without opening the side windows. Especially for night watches it is fine (it stays warm, nearly like in the saloon, we sleep in the cockpit).
Disadvantages: worse watching the sails, more difficult to go outside/ on deck.

Best regards
Stefan

A54-119 Lady Charlyette, currently Porto Santo


Re: Amel 55 : Beam IV in Grenada

Joerg Esdorn
 

On the 24V panel.  Top of two round gauges.  At least on my boat.  


joerg Esdorn
A55 Kincsem


Companionway screen

Matt Salatino
 

Just to interject, this is from my previous boat, a Moody.
The previous owner installed it in Trinidad, more than 20 years ago. It’s been working very well, all these years. Rolls up, completely out of the way, very easy to deploy, very easy to stow, easy ingress and egress when deployed. Couldn’t ask for more. I sold the boat last June, and the new owners still use it.

~~~⛵️~~~Matt

Begin forwarded message:

Photos taken by new owner for me...
image1.jpeg

image2.jpeg
Stowed

~~~⛵️~~~Matt


Re: Companionway screen

karkauai
 

Hi Mark,
Where do you stow it when not in use?

Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy
USA cell: 828-234-6819

On Oct 6, 2019, at 1:40 PM, Mark Pitt <mark_pitt@...> wrote:

Hi Steve,
  
I ordered a screen with these dimensions (in inches):

Width:  24 7/8
Height: 30 5/8

I would recommend reducing the width by 1/8 or 3/16 as my screen bows slightly at the base. The height get right up to the top slider.

Mark Pitt
"Sabbatical III" SM419, Rhode Island, USA


Re: Companionway screen

Mark Pitt
 

Hi Steve,
  
I ordered a screen with these dimensions (in inches):

Width:  24 7/8
Height: 30 5/8

I would recommend reducing the width by 1/8 or 3/16 as my screen bows slightly at the base. The height get right up to the top slider.

Mark Pitt
"Sabbatical III" SM419, Rhode Island, USA


Re: Amel 55 : Beam IV in Grenada

Paul Brown
 

On my 55/17 it is above the fuel gauge on the 24v panel at the captains table

Regards Paul - Fortuna II


On 6 Oct 2019, at 1:16 am, Stuart Hemingway <stuart@...> wrote:

Can anyone advise please where to find the water gauge in an Amel 55

 

Stuart

 

Stuart Hemingway AA Dipl DMS RIBA

 

Symbiotic Relationships Ltd.,

 

 Grove Park Studios,

188-192 Sutton court Road,

Chiswick,

London,

W4 3HR

 

Telephone

From the UK  :    001 561 371 2321

 

E . Studio@...

W. www.groveparkstudios.co.uk.

 


Re: Winter cockpit room on 54

karkauai
 

Hi Nick,
I just redid our SM cockpit enclosure last year.  We got caught in a 3-day gale this Spring and stayed dry (some dripping where zippers meet at corners) and warm in 35-45 kts winds and torrential rains.  I also raised the Bimini top a few inches so I can stand up straight and see all around the boat.  I have similar side panels out of sun screen that lets air through but shades and cools the cockpit a lot and keeps light rain out.

The new Bimini is supported forward on two poles that attach to the dodger, and aft by the mizzen forestays and cap shrouds.  It stays up all the time for shade, but has two large windows to trim sails and allows wind to blow through the cockpit when the forward window is stowed.  It has made life in the cockpit much better in all conditions.

I can’t find my pics, will post some next time the enclosure is up.



Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy
SM243

On Oct 6, 2019, at 6:09 AM, ngtnewington Newington via Groups.Io <ngtnewington@...> wrote:

Hello fellow Amel owners,

On Amelia I have the curtain that zips to the aft end of the spray hood that keeps the front half of the cockpit dry. It works very well and allows easy access to the winches and to look at the sails whilst actually sailing. The watch keeper is also kept dry even when running downwind.<IMG_0988.jpeg>

Please see the attached photo.

I am considering getting the whole winter cockpit room made, obviously this would be great whilst in port or at anchor. My question is; how well does it work when actually sailing? 

Nick

Amelia AML54-019 still in Kefalonia


Re: Annapolis Boat Show

karkauai
 

We’d like to join you et al if we make it relatively early.  Have to drive back for Iris to work Fri AM.

Kent & Iris
S/V Kristy
SM 243

On Oct 6, 2019, at 8:50 AM, Alan Grayson <bazgrayson@...> wrote:

We are on a mooring at the back of Back Creek right by Bert Jabins Yacht Yard. I’m keen to meet up at Davis pub on Thurs night.
Regards
Alan Grayson
SM 406 Ora Pai


From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Scott SV Tengah <Scott.nguyen@...>
Sent: Saturday, October 5, 2019 2:11:39 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Annapolis Boat Show
 

[Edited Message Follows]

We are now anchored out in Weems Creek and will be here until right after the sailboat show. Spa and Back creek are full due the motorboat show. Some people are anchored out off Horn Point but that does not look comfortable.

I surmise it'll open up after the motorboat show finishes and we were considering trying to hunt for a mooring ball, but then again, we're pretty happy with our spot and the anchor held fine last night in 25 knot winds.

Anyone else arriving "early"?
--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com


Amel 55 : Beam IV in Grenada

Stuart Hemingway <stuart@...>
 

Can anyone advise please where to find the water gauge in an Amel 55

 

Stuart

 

Stuart Hemingway AA Dipl DMS RIBA

 

Symbiotic Relationships Ltd.,

 

 Grove Park Studios,

188-192 Sutton court Road,

Chiswick,

London,

W4 3HR

 

Telephone

From the UK  :    001 561 371 2321

 

E . Studio@...

W. www.groveparkstudios.co.uk.