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Re: Replacing Genoa furler rivets with screws and backing plates

Stephen Davis
 

Thanks Gary. Why did they cut the top? In my case, only the very bottom where the rivets had been needs to be removed. The rivet holes in the foil were so elongated that we just couldn’t get rivets to hold any more. It looks as if I will get a local machinist here to make the plates for me. 


Steve


Re: Foredeck alarm

 

Could be a low voltage alarm from a Boxtron unit. If it is, batteries need charging. Also, you should probably review your DC power management while you are away. 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse 
Amel Owners Yacht School
+1 832-380-4970 | brouse@...
720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
www.AmelOwnersYachtSchool.com 
Yacht School Calendar: www.preparetocastoff.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html


   

On Sat, Jan 23, 2021, 10:02 AM Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:

Hi all,

 

I have someone looking after by boat and he has reported a beeping alarm coming from the foredeck locker. I guess its either the anchor or furler electrics. Would anyone know what it is and what needs to be done?

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98 - Grenada

 


--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


Re: Owner's Manual Onan MDKDP 6,5

Karen Smith
 

I have also just uploaded the full service/shop manual for the Onan MDKD series. This is for the 6.5kW genset used on the older Amel SM boats.  It is one of the best laid out service manuals I have seen, lots of great troubleshooting flow charts that are very helpful.

DKD Service Manual.pdf

It has minimal coverage of the engine (you'll have to go to Kubota for that) but its coverage of the electric and control system is very valuable information to have.

Bill Kinney
SM160,  Harmonie
Charleston, SC, USA


Foredeck alarm

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

Hi all,

 

I have someone looking after by boat and he has reported a beeping alarm coming from the foredeck locker. I guess its either the anchor or furler electrics. Would anyone know what it is and what needs to be done?

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98 - Grenada

 


--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


Re: Owner's Manual Onan MDKDP 6,5

 

Jarek,

I think this is what you need:


CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Sat, Jan 23, 2021 at 7:32 AM Jarek Zemlo via groups.io <noa_blue=protonmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hello,

I am looking for a PDF version of owner's manual and spare part catalogue for my Onan MDKDP 6,5 Generator. I have this generator on my boat but previous owner lost the manual.

Regards
Jarek
NOA BLUE
SM 201


Re: Fresh Water Pump

 

Jérémy
That pump from TF is a very good pump.
Bill
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Sat, Jan 23, 2021 at 5:51 AM Jérémy Lajotte, <jeremy@...> wrote:
Hello,

I don't have a freshwater pump in the Super Maramu I just bought (The previous owner lived in the port, the pump broke and he just took it out). So one of the first jobs I'm going to have to do on this vessel is to install a new pump!

I believe I read somewhere that Amel is now installing TF Marine HA 80 pumps with a 5L butyl tank as a replacement for a broken pump in these vessels. Does anyone have this model on board?

Hydro-A Compact Water Pressure System


What are the reasons or motivations for switching to the diaphragm pump?

What are the main complaints you have about the original pump that make you look for a different type of pump as a replacement?

Thanks for sharing your opinions!


Jérémy

Le 16/01/2021 à 18:41, Ian Townsend a écrit :
We would like to convert to a diaphragm type fresh water pump. We are looking two options right now.  Shurflo Aqua King II 4.0 gpm (55 PSI sealed switch, shutoff at 3.8 bar, ) and Seaflo Series 54 5.0 gpm (adjustable switch).

1. Is there another pump you have experience with that you would recommend?
2. Given the old FEIT/AMFA pump was 15/30, should I even consider the Aqua King with set cutoff PSI of 55?

Many thanks.

Ian
SM153
Bahamas


Re: Replacing Genoa furler rivets with screws and backing plates

Gary Wells
 

On Fri, Jan 22, 2021 at 01:25 PM, Stephen Davis wrote:

We have removed our head stay and furler from SM72, and would like to replace the rivets with the stainless screws and backing plates that Amel now uses. Does anyone know if Amel still sells the kit with plates and screws, and what exactly do I ask them for? Also, I’m going to need to cut the foil above the old elongated rivet holes. Anyone know how much extra foil I have to play with, and still get a full hoist on the stock 150% Genoa?

Thanks for any advice you can offer. 

Steve Davis
Aloha SM 72
Port Townsend, WA


 Hi Steve,
I know either answer as the folks at Martinique did that conversion for me.  Really glad I had it done and just a word to say that they did not need to cut off the little bit of the bottom (but the did cut off and replace about a meter at the top).
The inserted bolts will definitely loosen and need to be checked frequently.

Gary W.
Former SM209


Super Maramu wall lamp shades

 

Look what I found:
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CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


Owner's Manual Onan MDKDP 6,5

Jarek Zemlo
 

Hello,

I am looking for a PDF version of owner's manual and spare part catalogue for my Onan MDKDP 6,5 Generator. I have this generator on my boat but previous owner lost the manual.

Regards
Jarek
NOA BLUE
SM 201


Re: Fresh Water Pump

Jérémy Lajotte,
 

Hello,

I don't have a freshwater pump in the Super Maramu I just bought (The previous owner lived in the port, the pump broke and he just took it out). So one of the first jobs I'm going to have to do on this vessel is to install a new pump!

I believe I read somewhere that Amel is now installing TF Marine HA 80 pumps with a 5L butyl tank as a replacement for a broken pump in these vessels. Does anyone have this model on board?

Hydro-A Compact Water Pressure System


What are the reasons or motivations for switching to the diaphragm pump?

What are the main complaints you have about the original pump that make you look for a different type of pump as a replacement?

Thanks for sharing your opinions!


Jérémy

Le 16/01/2021 à 18:41, Ian Townsend a écrit :

We would like to convert to a diaphragm type fresh water pump. We are looking two options right now.  Shurflo Aqua King II 4.0 gpm (55 PSI sealed switch, shutoff at 3.8 bar, ) and Seaflo Series 54 5.0 gpm (adjustable switch).

1. Is there another pump you have experience with that you would recommend?
2. Given the old FEIT/AMFA pump was 15/30, should I even consider the Aqua King with set cutoff PSI of 55?

Many thanks.

Ian
SM153
Bahamas


Re: novice problem

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Matti. I will take a photograph tomorrow and post it.

Danny

On 23 January 2021 at 19:25 Matti Lohikoski <matti.lohikoski@...> wrote:

Hi Dan,
I would appreciate a lot for pictures that I could share with Nacho.
So much better when a proven structure can be used.
Best regards
Matti
Borador #398

 

On 22. Jan 2021, at 18.25, Dan Wilcox via groups.io <dwilcox123@...> wrote:

 
Hi Matti, 

We live in Seattle, and sail year round.  Having the full enclosure is a huge improvement.  I had the U shaped contraption connected to the deck mentioned and I removed it.  I instead took the first bow from the dodger and repurposed it behind the mizzen, secured with a tab to the mizzen boom bolt, and then to the shrouds as in other pictures attached.  It is vastly superior.  This also lets you reposition the other bows to give more headroom, and the "eyebrows" that zipper open.

I can run down to the boat this afternoon if you would like some pictures.  I did research with the Amel group to come up with what I consider the best cold weather solution.

Thanks, Dan
Feierabend SM #86

On Friday, January 22, 2021, 05:46:53 AM PST, Craig Briggs via groups.io <sangaris@...> wrote:


Hi Matti,
Your Nacho clearly is not familiar with Amels - by all means, fasten the bimini frame to the shrouds and do not clutter it with vertical members going to the deck. 
Look at the connection of your balooner "wishbone" stabilizing bar on the main mast shrouds for a model of how to do this. (Commercial clamps are also available.)

If you search the photos section for "Sangaris" you will find an album of how mine is done, with only four connections to the mizzen stays. (Or just click this link:  Sangaris Bimini.)
No connection needed to the Mizzen. Bullet-proof and clean.

I've done mine in "T"-Top style as I did not want full enclosure but (hopefully) Nacho can easily close yours in.  

Btw, using the same 25mm tube as the rails will give you plenty of strength plus a complimentary appearance.
-- good luck with your project.
Craig - SN68 Sangaris, Tropic Isle Harbor, FL


 


 


Re: novice problem

Matti Lohikoski
 

Hi Dan,
I would appreciate a lot for pictures that I could share with Nacho.
So much better when a proven structure can be used.
Best regards
Matti
Borador #398


On 22. Jan 2021, at 18.25, Dan Wilcox via groups.io <dwilcox123@...> wrote:


Hi Matti, 

We live in Seattle, and sail year round.  Having the full enclosure is a huge improvement.  I had the U shaped contraption connected to the deck mentioned and I removed it.  I instead took the first bow from the dodger and repurposed it behind the mizzen, secured with a tab to the mizzen boom bolt, and then to the shrouds as in other pictures attached.  It is vastly superior.  This also lets you reposition the other bows to give more headroom, and the "eyebrows" that zipper open.

I can run down to the boat this afternoon if you would like some pictures.  I did research with the Amel group to come up with what I consider the best cold weather solution.

Thanks, Dan
Feierabend SM #86

On Friday, January 22, 2021, 05:46:53 AM PST, Craig Briggs via groups.io <sangaris@...> wrote:


Hi Matti,
Your Nacho clearly is not familiar with Amels - by all means, fasten the bimini frame to the shrouds and do not clutter it with vertical members going to the deck. 
Look at the connection of your balooner "wishbone" stabilizing bar on the main mast shrouds for a model of how to do this. (Commercial clamps are also available.)

If you search the photos section for "Sangaris" you will find an album of how mine is done, with only four connections to the mizzen stays. (Or just click this link: Sangaris Bimini.)
No connection needed to the Mizzen. Bullet-proof and clean.

I've done mine in "T"-Top style as I did not want full enclosure but (hopefully) Nacho can easily close yours in.  

Btw, using the same 25mm tube as the rails will give you plenty of strength plus a complimentary appearance.
-- good luck with your project.
Craig - SN68 Sangaris, Tropic Isle Harbor, FL


Re: New owner of SM#121

Alain Blanchard
 

HI Jeremy,

Welcome. I almost get mine in the same time ((last November). She was also surveyed by Olivier and I have the same comments about the performance of Olivier.
Koriolys is an SM similar to yours, from 1995 SN 146 in a very good condition with a recent refit (2018)
See you somewhere across the Sea

Alain

Envoyé de mon iPhone

Le 22 janv. 2021 à 19:41, Courtney Gorman via groups.io <Itsfun1=aol.com@groups.io> a écrit :

Welcome to the Group Jeremy
At least you are in the right place to get help 😁
Enjoy your project hopefully in not too long you’ll be out in the great blue
Cheers 🥂
Courtney Gorman
Trippin 54#101
Independent Boat Yard
St Thomas
On Jan 22, 2021, at 10:06 AM, Ralf Schroeder <ralf.schroeder@kuhfussonline.com> wrote:

Hi Jérémy,

welcome in this great owner group.
And welcome in the world of Amel.

Some owner of us have bought an older ship, that need first a refit.
But it's a thankfully job and on the end (...is there an end?), it´s a wonderful sailing :-)

Best wishes
Ralf
SV Baghira, Sharki #42

____________________________________
August Kuhfuss Nachf. Ohlendorf GmbH
Münchenstr. 9
D-38118 Braunschweig
Tel.: 05 31 / 2 81 78 55
Fax: 05 31 / 2 81 78 61 55

-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] Im Auftrag von Jérémy Lajotte,
Gesendet: Freitag, 22. Januar 2021 13:42
An: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Betreff: [AmelYachtOwners] New owner of SM#121

Hi all,

I am the excited new owner the Amel Super Maramu #121.

Olivier surveyed my boat in La Rochelle earlier this month. I'm the "young man" he refers to at the end of the Zoom meeting last week :) .
He was so helpfull during the survey, took a lot of time to explain everything. I am very grateful to him.

I've also been reading many many threads from the archives of this groups. This is a gold mine ! Thank you all for this.

So my SM#121 is from 1994. She has been sitting at Amel's pontoon in La Rochelle for many years, her last two owners having used her as an apartment.
The engine is around 1132h (only 100h since 2013), 318h for the genset, and 9h for the watermaker... Turbo is blocked, water pump is missing, batteries are dead, main furling motor not working, aircond not working, etc, etc... yes, I've got some work here, but I'm very excited. Apart from some (important) technical parts, she's in very good condition.

Anyway, I'm sure I'll save a lot of time thanks to all you experienced owners around here !

Jérémy





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Re: Deck repairs for an SM ( and other Amels )

Ken Powers SV Aquarius
 

Agree with Eric.  We used the same on Aquarius.

Ken Powers
Aquarius
SM2K#262


Re: Deck repairs for an SM ( and other Amels )

Ross Hickey & Donna Hammond
 

And another photo looking from the stern:

On Friday, January 22, 2021, 9:40 pm, Ross Hickey & Donna Hammond via groups.io <southernadventurer@...> wrote:

We have just finished painted our deck lines and are very happy with the final result. Our chocolate brown lines were well worn and the deck was looking shabby.

I started with washing all the deck then sanding every lines with 120 grit sand paper and a very narrow wooden sanding block.
We vacuumed and washed the deck again and then masked both sides of every line in sections. Although we had a bungalow striping tool we chose not to use it as the lines were so much straighter using masking tape and using an artist brush. We put two coats on every line and having it fully masked made it easy to apply the second coat.

We used International Toplac paint on the lines mixing 90% Ivory and 10% Cream.
We went through 20 rolls of masking tape and the entire job took 100hrs with one person doing the job.

Cost was about €250 for paint and masking tape. 
My time was free as a proud owner and wouldn’t hesitate to do it again in the future.

Some photos attached:Inline image

Inline image

Inline image





Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad

On Friday, January 22, 2021, 9:02 pm, ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@...> <ianjudyjenkins@...> wrote:

Thanks, John , 
I do have a smattering of French. How else do you speak to your boat ? 
Ian


On 22 Jan 2021, at 17:58, Ian Jenkins <ianjudyjenkins@...> wrote:

 Thanks , Stephen , 

That’s reassuring to read .  I admire your white stripes . Beautifully done— any cooler to walk on bare foot ?
My guy has done the first 4 repairs and sent me photos . Excellent job so far . I can’t wait to see for myself . I’ve just had Covid( amazingly , very mild )  and been Pfizered so I just have to convince the Greek authorities that with natural and chemical immunity they should let me in ! 

Ian and Judy , Pen Azen 302, Kilada ( but we are stuck in London )


On 22 Jan 2021, at 16:53, JB Duler <jbduler@...> wrote:

 I agree, magnificent decks!!
Steve, do you mind sharing what paint you picked (either the brand or color #) for both the brown and the white?
Thks
JB

On Jan 22, 2021, at 08:52, Justin Maguire <justin_maguire@...> wrote:

Super good looking job!

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Stephen Davis
Sent: Friday, January 22, 2021 8:46 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Fw: Deck repairs for an SM ( and other Amels )

 

We painted the decks on “Aloha” SM72 a little over 4 years ago. In our case, the cracks in the gel coat had allowed a few chunks of of the tan gel coat to chip off. We ended up grinding off all of tan gel coat prior to painting. Beneath the tan gel coat is another layer of white gel coat which was in good condition. Moral of the story is that you do not have to worry about water intrusion into the core, and what ever fix you choose will be for cosmetic purposes. 


Steve Davis
Aloha SM 72
Port Townsend, WA

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--
John Bernard "JB" Duler
San Francisco
Meltem # 19, Western Med


Re: New owner of SM#121

Courtney Gorman
 

Welcome to the Group Jeremy
At least you are in the right place to get help 😁
Enjoy your project hopefully in not too long you’ll be out in the great blue
Cheers 🥂
Courtney Gorman
Trippin 54#101
Independent Boat Yard
St Thomas

On Jan 22, 2021, at 10:06 AM, Ralf Schroeder <ralf.schroeder@kuhfussonline.com> wrote:

Hi Jérémy,

welcome in this great owner group.
And welcome in the world of Amel.

Some owner of us have bought an older ship, that need first a refit.
But it's a thankfully job and on the end (...is there an end?), it´s a wonderful sailing :-)

Best wishes
Ralf
SV Baghira, Sharki #42

____________________________________
August Kuhfuss Nachf. Ohlendorf GmbH
Münchenstr. 9
D-38118 Braunschweig
Tel.: 05 31 / 2 81 78 55
Fax: 05 31 / 2 81 78 61 55

-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] Im Auftrag von Jérémy Lajotte,
Gesendet: Freitag, 22. Januar 2021 13:42
An: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Betreff: [AmelYachtOwners] New owner of SM#121

Hi all,

I am the excited new owner the Amel Super Maramu #121.

Olivier surveyed my boat in La Rochelle earlier this month. I'm the "young man" he refers to at the end of the Zoom meeting last week :) .
He was so helpfull during the survey, took a lot of time to explain everything. I am very grateful to him.

I've also been reading many many threads from the archives of this groups. This is a gold mine ! Thank you all for this.

So my SM#121 is from 1994. She has been sitting at Amel's pontoon in La Rochelle for many years, her last two owners having used her as an apartment.
The engine is around 1132h (only 100h since 2013), 318h for the genset, and 9h for the watermaker... Turbo is blocked, water pump is missing, batteries are dead, main furling motor not working, aircond not working, etc, etc... yes, I've got some work here, but I'm very excited. Apart from some (important) technical parts, she's in very good condition.

Anyway, I'm sure I'll save a lot of time thanks to all you experienced owners around here !

Jérémy





AUGUST KUHFUSS Nachf. Ohlendorf GmbH, Münchenstrasse 9, 38118 Braunschweig - Eingetragen beim Amtsgericht Braunschweig, HRB 2502 - Geschäftsführer: Rolf- G. Ohlendorf und Martin Ohlendorf - Sitz der Gesellschaft: Braunschweig Gerichtsstand ist Braunschweig. Es gelten grundsätzlich nur unsere Allgemeinen Ein- und Verkaufsbedingungen. Diese Information ist für den Gebrauch durch die Person oder die Firma/Organisation bestimmt, die in der Empfängeradresse benannt ist und unterliegt u. U. dem Betriebsgeheimnis, dem Schutz von Arbeitsergebnissen oder anderweitigem rechtlichen Schutz. Wenn Sie nicht der angegebene Empfänger sind, nehmen Sie bitte zur Kenntnis, dass Weitergabe, Kopieren, Verteilung oder Nutzung des Inhalts dieser E-Mail-Übertragung unzulässig ist. Falls Sie diese E-Mail irrtümlich erhalten haben, benachrichtigen Sie bitte den Absender unverzüglich telefonisch oder durch eine E-Mail und löschen Sie diese Information aus Ihrem EDV-System.

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Re: Deck repairs for an SM ( and other Amels )

Ross Hickey & Donna Hammond
 

We have just finished painted our deck lines and are very happy with the final result. Our chocolate brown lines were well worn and the deck was looking shabby.

I started with washing all the deck then sanding every lines with 120 grit sand paper and a very narrow wooden sanding block.
We vacuumed and washed the deck again and then masked both sides of every line in sections. Although we had a bungalow striping tool we chose not to use it as the lines were so much straighter using masking tape and using an artist brush. We put two coats on every line and having it fully masked made it easy to apply the second coat.

We used International Toplac paint on the lines mixing 90% Ivory and 10% Cream.
We went through 20 rolls of masking tape and the entire job took 100hrs with one person doing the job.

Cost was about €250 for paint and masking tape. 
My time was free as a proud owner and wouldn’t hesitate to do it again in the future.

Some photos attached:Inline image

Inline image

Inline image


On Friday, January 22, 2021, 9:02 pm, ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@...> <ianjudyjenkins@...> wrote:

Thanks, John , 
I do have a smattering of French. How else do you speak to your boat ? 
Ian


On 22 Jan 2021, at 17:58, Ian Jenkins <ianjudyjenkins@...> wrote:

 Thanks , Stephen , 

That’s reassuring to read .  I admire your white stripes . Beautifully done— any cooler to walk on bare foot ?
My guy has done the first 4 repairs and sent me photos . Excellent job so far . I can’t wait to see for myself . I’ve just had Covid( amazingly , very mild )  and been Pfizered so I just have to convince the Greek authorities that with natural and chemical immunity they should let me in ! 

Ian and Judy , Pen Azen 302, Kilada ( but we are stuck in London )


On 22 Jan 2021, at 16:53, JB Duler <jbduler@...> wrote:

 I agree, magnificent decks!!
Steve, do you mind sharing what paint you picked (either the brand or color #) for both the brown and the white?
Thks
JB

On Jan 22, 2021, at 08:52, Justin Maguire <justin_maguire@...> wrote:

Super good looking job!

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Stephen Davis
Sent: Friday, January 22, 2021 8:46 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Fw: Deck repairs for an SM ( and other Amels )

 

We painted the decks on “Aloha” SM72 a little over 4 years ago. In our case, the cracks in the gel coat had allowed a few chunks of of the tan gel coat to chip off. We ended up grinding off all of tan gel coat prior to painting. Beneath the tan gel coat is another layer of white gel coat which was in good condition. Moral of the story is that you do not have to worry about water intrusion into the core, and what ever fix you choose will be for cosmetic purposes. 


Steve Davis
Aloha SM 72
Port Townsend, WA

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--
John Bernard "JB" Duler
San Francisco
Meltem # 19, Western Med


Re: Deck repairs for an SM ( and other Amels )

Stephen Davis
 

Sorry to hear you caught COVID, but glad it was a mild case. I get my 1st Moderna jab in 4 days, and hoping we can travel internationally by the summer. The decks are noticeably cooler to walk on, and transmit less heat down below. 

Steve


Re: novice problem

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Matti. The tube to the mizzen stays is the perfect solution. We have had it there for 11 years. Flatten the ends and clamp around the stay as amel did on the main mast stays.put it over the boom not under. Gives more head room andworks well there.

Regards

Danny

SM 299 ocean pearl

On 22 January 2021 at 19:04 Matti Lohikoski <matti.lohikoski@...> wrote:

Dear Amelians,
I have just acquired Borador, my first real sailing vessel.(I have had a Beneteau for 20 years but the feeling is quite, quite different)
Following this very informative group I asked Olivier to do the survey and I got a long but fortunately not too severe list of defects.
Quite happy with his assistance.

I'm planning to sail Borador from Valencia to Finland beginning April when the sea ice is melting here.

I must have a closed Bimini made in Valencia. Without being there, due to current European situation, I have to trust a lot to sailmaker.
The many pictures in this site have been very helpful. 
Nacho is suggesting to put a U shaped tube fastened to deck close to mizzen mast.
I am more in favour of connecting this tube to mizzen stays like #299 but Nachos opinion is that the stays are moving and its not a good solution.
Unfortunately I must do it now, it can be a bloody cold journey. 

May I have your opinion which way to go.

Sincerely yours

 

 

Matti Lohikoski

SM2K #398

Finland


 


 


Re: Deck repairs for an SM ( and other Amels )

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Thanks, John , 
I do have a smattering of French. How else do you speak to your boat ? 
Ian


On 22 Jan 2021, at 17:58, Ian Jenkins <ianjudyjenkins@...> wrote:

 Thanks , Stephen , 

That’s reassuring to read .  I admire your white stripes . Beautifully done— any cooler to walk on bare foot ?
My guy has done the first 4 repairs and sent me photos . Excellent job so far . I can’t wait to see for myself . I’ve just had Covid( amazingly , very mild )  and been Pfizered so I just have to convince the Greek authorities that with natural and chemical immunity they should let me in ! 

Ian and Judy , Pen Azen 302, Kilada ( but we are stuck in London )


On 22 Jan 2021, at 16:53, JB Duler <jbduler@...> wrote:

 I agree, magnificent decks!!
Steve, do you mind sharing what paint you picked (either the brand or color #) for both the brown and the white?
Thks
JB

On Jan 22, 2021, at 08:52, Justin Maguire <justin_maguire@...> wrote:

Super good looking job!

 

 

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From: Stephen Davis
Sent: Friday, January 22, 2021 8:46 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Fw: Deck repairs for an SM ( and other Amels )

 

We painted the decks on “Aloha” SM72 a little over 4 years ago. In our case, the cracks in the gel coat had allowed a few chunks of of the tan gel coat to chip off. We ended up grinding off all of tan gel coat prior to painting. Beneath the tan gel coat is another layer of white gel coat which was in good condition. Moral of the story is that you do not have to worry about water intrusion into the core, and what ever fix you choose will be for cosmetic purposes. 


Steve Davis
Aloha SM 72
Port Townsend, WA

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John Bernard "JB" Duler
San Francisco
Meltem # 19, Western Med

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