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Re: Crusader - Amel SM Voyage Log Websit

asm283...
 

Great Site. The best Amel site I have seen,makes me want to untie the dicklines now.

Crusader - Amel SM Voyage Log Website

closereach...
 

<a href=http://www.bayc.org.uk/crusader target=new>http://www.bayc.org.uk/crusader</a><br>This is Ian
Shepherd's photo-illustrated log of his voyage (thus far)
since taking delivery of his Amel Super Maramu in 2000.
Many great insights to be gained in the operation of
the SM.

Re: Crash Bar In Front of Galley Stove

asm283...
 

Thank you for your reply. Will you live on the
boat during the winter or are you coming back home. I
too am in the process of winterizing my boat. I have
only owned it since July. She is hull # 283. The
shelves over the hanging locker is a good idea I have
been thinking of doing that. Did you mount an SSB on
you vessel. Did you mount it under the Radar? This is
where Amel recomends it be mounted, but I realy like
the Amel logo that is in that space. I was thinking
of having it mouned over the hanging locker next to
the nav station. I would have a cabinet
bult.<br><br>Thanks<br><br>Vito

Re: French Boat, Great; French Manuals,

svsilvercloud2001...
 

Amel now supply a really first class printed manual in English - and also a CD in all languages. Maybe Amel will send you one, (it's copyright)or maybe they would agree to you receiving a copy.

Re: Cabinetry work

stargazer41amel...
 

Hi Charlie aboard svmalaika ...<br><br>I was
wondering where M. DeHaro is located. In the US or
France?<br><br>Although we have a skilled cabinet maker here in Columbia,
SC producing funiture quality pieces ... getting him
to work on our boat is difficult. He did custom mill
for us 3/8" ash tongue and groove which we have
installed in our main cabin ceiling. It is gorgeous! Now we
wait for more tongue/groove which all he has left to
do for us to spray vanish on it before we install
it. <br><br>Just to let you and the other Amel owners
know the older Amels vinyl lining had foam insulation
and through the years the foam disintegrated allowing
the vinyl to fall off. There has been no success
regluing back on so we resorted to covering it up because
even trying to remove it is difficult as Amel
installed the vinyl BEFORE installing many wood
pieces.<br><br>Joel has been of great help to us giving us
information concering our refurbishing of our 41 <br>Sharki.
So he informs us when we inquire of how other Amels
owner have dealt with improvements.<br><br>Getting back
to our friend the cabinetmaker ... a personal friend
... he stays incredibly busy with his custom
woodworking shop. His work would rival anything Amel does. He
is a master craftsman of wood.<br><br>So I was
wondering about seeking another woodworker for some pieces
I am interested. Sometimes there is only so much
one can ask of a friend who will take no payment for
his work. <br><br>I do like the idea of the storage
space beneath the steps. Are you able to provide a
digital pic for me to see? If so, I would like to
see.<br><br>I would also like to communicate with M. DeHaro has
I have some questions concerning the finish on the
Amels. Maybe he can enlighten me. Our 15 year old boat
is in need of some varnish repair and my woodworking
friend says not to touch the finish as there is no way
to duplicate what Amel has done.<br><br>I look
forward to hearing from you!<br><br>Delores<br>s/v
Stargazer

Re: Crash Bar In Front of Galley Stove

svmalaika...
 

Vito,<br>See my note to Gary where I described
the modifications we made. <br>After our trip we are
very satisfied with Malaika II and have NO plans for
further modifications. In fact, this is a very strange
time for me. Ruth returned to the US a week or so ago
and I stayed on to get the boat ready for the winter.
In the past this always was a busy time doing long
put off projects. This year, nothing to do. Only
project was getting a full boat cover made. Partially
because she's a new boat, but also because she is as
close to perfect as I can imagine.<br>Charlie

Re: Crash Bar In Front of Galley Stove

svmalaika...
 

Gary,<br>The only non-Amel options we have
installed are a bit of cabinetry made by M. DeHaro, an Amel
recomended cabinet maker. He made us a couple of bookcases,
some shelves in the hanging lockers, drawers in the
galley "liquor" cabinet and some storage spaces under
the steps and we changed from the standard Amel
electonics to an integrated Raytheon radar/chartplotter/gps
with a second, smaller unit on the bridge. Very
useful. We kept the standard B&G and autopilots. We are
VERY pleased with the boat. She is a delight to sail.
Very easy and manageable by one of us.<br>Charlie

Re: Crash Bar In Front of Galley Stove

amelliahona...
 

Hi Charlie & Ruth: It is good to hear from you.
Thanks for the advice about the crash bar. Joel Potter
responded also and indicated that Amel has the bar
available for 273 euros installed, perhaps less over the
counter. I will be contacting Olivier. Any other options
that you have found useful? Kindest regards. Gary

Re: Crash Bar In Front of Galley Stove

asm283...
 

Hi Charlie<br><br>What other modifications did you make to your SM2000 and after your trip what modifications are you considering.<br><br>Thank you<br><br>Vito Ciaravino<br>SM2000 # 283

Re: Hello Amel Owners

sv_alchemy...
 

Eva & Donald-<br>Hope you find your Sharki soon.
We have tentative plans to head to New Orleans next
spring - we'd definately like to get together. Likewise,
if you visit the Clear Lake area, let us know. Dahna
& Pat.

Re: Crash Bar In Front of Galley Stove

svmalaika...
 

Gary,<br>I'm Charlie of Charlie & Ruth Cronheim
on MALAIKA II which was just up the dock from you in
La Rochelle. We are now in Turkey preparing to
winter here.<br>I had the same compliant 18 years ago
with my Maramu and had a bar fixed. Therefore when we
ordered our new Super Maramu 2000 we requested and Amel
fitted a crash bar. As usual, once they do something it
is excellent. They told me they are considering
making it standard, a move I'd strongly recommend. I'm
sure if you ask them to send you a crash bar like the
one they fit on Malaika II they would. It would be
very easy to self install.<br>Our trip to Turkey was a
joy and Malaika II performed flawlessly. We plan to
spend the next several years in the Med, then probably
head stateside.<br>Keep in touch.<br> Charlie

Crash Bar In Front of Galley Stove

amelliahona...
 

Hello everyone. My name is Gary Silver. My wife
and I purchased an Amel Super Maramu 2000 through
Joel Potter in May of 2000 and took delivery July 2,
2001. We are extremely pleased with the boat, the
factory, the Amel team, and Joel. Just after delivery in
LaRochelle my family and I sailed across the Bay of Biscay,
down the coast of Spain and Portugal and on to the
Canary Islands. During those passages we had at least
one episode where a crew member was thrown into the
stove (unlit fortunately). All other boats I have
sailed on in the past have had a bar of some sort (aka
Crash Bar) in front of the stove. Does anyone have any
ideas why Amel chose not to do so? Has anyone had
experience with fitting one? Other than this item we
couldn't be happier with our new Maramu. We are looking
forward to meeting many other Amel owners. Sincerely,
Gary & Mary Silver Liahona Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Re: French Lessons

minaxi53...
 

Rene,<br><br>Glad to see your English is about
1000% better than my French. I had a schoolboy capacity
30 years ago. Hopefully I will get to re visit
France in this wonderfull French boat. You bet I will
study hard then! Thanks for the offer of help, I am
sure to be contacting you.<br>Bob<br>p.s Buying a boat
at the end of the sailing season hurts.

French manuals

ortmansrene...
 

If you don't want to learn french, try to buy a good dictionary (English-French). If no solution at all, we will try to help.<br>Ren Ortmans<br>SM 204 Fare Nui

answer to asm 83

ortmansrene...
 

We never used storm sails. We prefer to stay far
from storms, using weather faxes by ssb. Till now, we
succeded and had no real dangerous storm in 13 years...We
think a storm sail is dangerous to rig in rough seas,
unless you install it permanently on a furling system. (
risk of man over board...) The standard sails of the
Supermaramu are sufficient in 99 pc of the
situations.<br>Fair winds to you<br>Ren Ortmans<br>SM 204 Fare Nui

Storm Tactics for Super Maramu

asm283...
 

Hello<br><br>I am a new owner of a Super Maramu
2000.I am intrested in what storm tactics worked best
for this model or a similar model. I am thinking of
adding an inner forstay for the purpose of flying a
storm jib. Although I have never seen o Super Maramu
with this feature.<br><br>Thank You<br><br>Vito
Ciaravino

Re: 2 times around the world with 5 amel

asm283...
 

Hello Rene<br><br>I am a new owner of an Amel
Super Maramu 2000. I am intrested in what storm tactics
worked best for you with the Super Maramu. I am thinking
of having an inner forstay added for the purpose of
flying a storm jib. Although,I have never seen a Super
Maramu with one. In your cirumnavigation did the
standard sail inventory suffice. <br><br>Thank
You<br><br>Vito Ciaravino

French Boat, Great; French Manuals, not.

minaxi53...
 

Just bought our Super Maramu from one of the other members, he got a new one!! Hope some of you French owners out there are good translator's. I am going to need you!!!<br>Bob & Mina, Long Island NY

Its Great to have a forum

asm283...
 

Hello Amel Owners. Its great to have an Amel
forum for english speaking owners. I am the Owner of a
Super Maramu 2000 she is currently in Mystic CT but in
a few years I hope to be wandering the oceans of
the world. My boat was the demonstrator that Joel
Potter used for the last few years, so many of you may
have been on it. I hope to communicate with many of
you.

Sharki Lovers!

milnchris...
 

Hi everyone, just discovered this club from some
other Amel owners. Presently we are sailing our little
Westsail 32, having left New Zealand some 7.5 years ago
and are now in Palma de Mallorca, Spain ... and
finally have discovered a cruising yacht to move up to.
Yes we too are searching for a Sharki. Would prefer
one without in-mast furling so need it to be pre-83
(we think). If anyone knows of any on the market
would love to hear from you. <br><br>And once we have
our new boat will no doubt need lots of advice.
<br><br>Will be in touch.<br>Chris & Millie