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Re: 8 HP OUTBOARD ENGINE

Craig Briggs
 

Vicente,
Yes, the problem is that you cannot lower the motor when you are in the dinghy.
From the main boat, I lift mine off the rail, then swing it out about the distance needed to meet the dinghy transom properly (approx 1 meter)and tie the mizzen boom in that position with an elastic bungy cord.
Then I lower the motor so the bottom of the engine housing is just out of the water (this does not work if the boat is rolling very much!).
Finally, I get in the dinghy, move it in place under the motor and pick up the motor the few centimeters needed to get the bracket over the transom. Voila!
Cheers, Craig

--- In amelyachtowners@..., Vicente Pereda Hernández <VPEREDA@...> wrote:

Thanks Dimitris, I have clear the procedure to do it with two persons
but the idea is to handle it only one person and in my understanding
should be made from the dingy and this is the problem.
VICENTE


Re: [Amel] 8 HP OUTBOARD ENGINE

Vicente Pereda Hernández <VPEREDA@...>
 

Thanks Dimitris, I have clear the procedure to do it with two persons
but the idea is to handle it only one person and in my understanding
should be made from the dingy and this is the problem.
VICENTE


El 23/02/2010, a las 13:53, Dimitris Krassopoulos escribi:

I have the same engine on my SM2000. The best is to attached to
rings on the
metal side of the motor so you can hang the motor from there is very
helpful. The second is to find in your boat the rope with two inox
shackles
that you put on the rings on the motor and you put the put through
the two
rollers on the mizzen boom. The end of the rope has a small loop and
you
attach this to the halyard used for the passarele by this way you
can pull
up the motor with the winch and release it to the dinghy by moving
the boom
over the dinghy and lower the motor. It is better to try the procedure
without swell. I put a rope from the back of the dinghy to the boat
to fix
it alongside the side of the boat.

From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of Vicente Pereda
Hernandez
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2010 2:38 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel] 8 HP OUTBOARD ENGINE

Hello everybody, I have a new outboard 8 hp engine in my Supermaramu
(AILAMA). I am looking for a procedure to put the engine in the dingy
by myself. It weight 40 Kg and I do not Know the proper procedure to
do it. Does anybody Know the procedure?.
THANKS in advance
VICENTE PEREDA
SM 107 AILAMA

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Re: [Amel] 8 HP OUTBOARD ENGINE

Dimitris Krassopoulos <dkra@...>
 

I have the same engine on my SM2000. The best is to attached to rings on the
metal side of the motor so you can hang the motor from there is very
helpful. The second is to find in your boat the rope with two inox shackles
that you put on the rings on the motor and you put the put through the two
rollers on the mizzen boom. The end of the rope has a small loop and you
attach this to the halyard used for the passarele by this way you can pull
up the motor with the winch and release it to the dinghy by moving the boom
over the dinghy and lower the motor. It is better to try the procedure
without swell. I put a rope from the back of the dinghy to the boat to fix
it alongside the side of the boat.



From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of Vicente Pereda
Hernandez
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2010 2:38 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel] 8 HP OUTBOARD ENGINE





Hello everybody, I have a new outboard 8 hp engine in my Supermaramu
(AILAMA). I am looking for a procedure to put the engine in the dingy
by myself. It weight 40 Kg and I do not Know the proper procedure to
do it. Does anybody Know the procedure?.
THANKS in advance
VICENTE PEREDA
SM 107 AILAMA



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8 HP OUTBOARD ENGINE

Vicente Pereda Hernández <VPEREDA@...>
 

Hello everybody, I have a new outboard 8 hp engine in my Supermaramu (AILAMA). I am looking for a procedure to put the engine in the dingy by myself. It weight 40 Kg and I do not Know the proper procedure to do it. Does anybody Know the procedure?.
THANKS in advance
VICENTE PEREDA
SM 107 AILAMA


MARAMU CHARGER PROBLEMS

Alejandro Paquin
 

We own Maramu hull #94, built in 1981. It is equipped with the original Scheiber S.A. charger/transformer which is not sending any charge to the house batteries. I also recently changed my batteries but something seems to be wrong with the charger or the way I connected the batteries. Can anyone tell me if there is a way to test the charger to insure it is working properly or not? Does anyone have a diagram of how the 4 6V house batteries should be connected onboard to provide 12V?

Alex Paquin
s/v SIMPATICO


Re: Bow thruster seals

rossirossix4
 

It is a sealant. RTV means Room Temperature Vulcanization meaning that the rubber sets up and binds without heat. These are "adhesive sealants" and they have are not strong like say 5200 or urethane glue, but more like regular silicone adhesive/sealants. The Blue RTV is a Loctite Permatex product that can be used to make gaskets (handy to have on your boat). I have used it both on the thruster seals (on the seal surface that is on the thruster body NOT on the rotating shaft) and it works well. This product is also good for bedding the rubber push buttons on the windlass.

Bob
Brittany de la Mer
1993 Santorin #86

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "jeffrapp2" <rapp.jeffrey@...> wrote:

A couple of years ago, someone posted an excellent file and photos related to servicing bow thruster seals. They referred to something called RTV, which was used to help secure the seals to the opening. I believe RTV is silicone. Were they referring to silicone grease or sealant? Thanks!


Bow thruster seals

jeffrapp2 <rapp.jeffrey@...>
 

A couple of years ago, someone posted an excellent file and photos related to servicing bow thruster seals. They referred to something called RTV, which was used to help secure the seals to the opening. I believe RTV is silicone. Were they referring to silicone grease or sealant? Thanks!


Bow thruster seals

jeffrapp2 <rapp.jeffrey@...>
 

Hi


Bow thruster seals

jeffrapp2 <rapp.jeffrey@...>
 

Hi


Re: [Amel] Eno 4 burner Stove

Dimitris Krasopoulos <dkra@...>
 

The batery compatment is outside the stove you have to remove the
stove in order to be able to get to the batery and check the connection.


The only problem is that the stove is heavy and you have to remove the
gas hose as well.

Dimitris

Από το iPhone μου

22 Φεβ 2010, 16:40, ο/η kimberlite <kimberlite@...>
έγραψε:

Dimitri,
How do you get to the battery compartment?
Thanks
Fair Winds
Eric

-----Original Message-----
From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of Dimitris
Krassopoulos
Sent: Monday, February 22, 2010 3:02 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel] Eno 4 burner Stove

I had the same problem. You do not need to take the stove apart. You
have to
unhang it from the gimbaled system and then clean the contacts of the
battery compartment on the back left side of the stove. Probably it
will
work after cleaning the contacts .

Regards

Dimitris

SM 2000 Alma Libre

From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of kimberlite
Sent: Monday, February 22, 2010 9:10 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel] Eno 4 burner Stove

Hi,

My automatic burner lighter has stopped working (the thing that
clicks when
to depress the igniter button).

The battery is new and the switch is working properly. The battery
contacts
are clean.

I assume I have to take the stove apart. I also do not have a
drawing of the
stove. . Does anyone have a drawing?

Has anyone else had this problem?

How do I take the stove apart?

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

_____

From: amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> ] On Behalf Of Richard
Piller
Sent: Monday, September 28, 2009 3:29 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [Amel] Hove to and enjoy.

Eric, I don't have a drawing of hoving to.. We simply back wind a
shorten
head sail, move the sheet car forward as far as we can. Keep on the
sheet
for chafe. We had none. Shorten the main and pull it flat on the
center
line. Turn the wheel to windward and tie it off. The boat STOPS. The
angle
to the wind is about 50-60 deg. The boat creates it's own slick to
windward
as it drifts. The motion is to slowly move up and down the big seas
(25-35
ft.) seas with an easy motion. When the bow comes up to the wind it
just
falls off. Over two days of 45-60 kts we moved 75 miles. From time
to time
we'd get hit with a wave from the wrong side other then that all was
well.
We slept, ate, and rested for two days while the storm blow itself
out.

--- On Sun, 9/27/09, kimberlite <kimberlite@optonlin
<mailto:kimberlite%40optonline.net> e.net> wrote:

From: kimberlite <kimberlite@optonlin <mailto:kimberlite
%40optonline.net>
e.net>
Subject: RE: [Amel] Heading South for the Winter
To: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
Date: Sunday, September 27, 2009, 12:47 AM

Richard ,

Could you send me a scan of that drawing>

Kimberlite@optonlin e.net

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

_____

From: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com

[mailto:amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of Steve
Constantine

Sent: Sunday, September 13, 2009 3:46 PM

To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com

Subject: Re: [Amel] Heading South for the Winter

Richard,

When we bought our boat, there was a hand drawn sketch in the manual
showing

a ketch rig heave-to technique using only the main and mizzen (i.e. no

headsail at all, backwinded main on the traveller, and center line
mizzen).

Have you tried this technique? If so, what is it about the
conventional

sloop-style headsail/main technique you prefer?

Has anyone else compared the two techniques? We haven't practiced
either, so

we're interested in the benefits of what works best.

Steve and Donna

Summer Love

SM 340

____________ _________ _________ __

From: Richard Piller <richard03801@ <mailto:richard0380 1%40yahoo.
com>

yahoo.com>

To: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtow ners%40yahoogrou ps.com>

yahoogroups. com

Sent: Friday, September 11, 2009 9:45:11 PM

Subject: RE: [Amel] Heading South for the Winter

Kent, you are new at this. There are a lot of us that have done this
trip

for years. I know the Bahama's look like an easy way, they are NOT>>
Once

you get our of Norfolk the winds normally will take you to Bermuda
anyway..

Take advantage of that go east.. When you depart from Bermuda head
for 60

degs as you go south. DON't be tricked into a straight line course
to St.

Martin.. you head a bit east and when the winds come on your port
let them

carry you to St. Martin.. Bring lots of fuel cans as there will be
wind or

NONE... Eric carries lots of fuel so do we. You'll need it.. Also be
sure to

get your cook gas cans filled before to take off. USE Herb and be
sure to

call in every day he HATES people that don't.. in fact he worries to
death

if you don't.. Try hoving two from time to time before you need too.
It

works. Back wind the shortened headsail, bring the main on center
shorten it

up to about a #3 reef with a short head sail bring

the wheel to windward and tie off the wheel with the mizzen rolled up.

She'll sit there and all will be well. We have done it in several big

nor'easter and two tropical blows.. It works.. even 35 foot seas. If
you

find yourself running before the wind we lay out a big 300 foot u
shaped

warp of 3/4 line to slow the boat and keep her steady so the auto
pilot

doesn't kill itself. You've got one of the be sea going boats in the
world.

Don't panic and you'll do just fine.

Richard and Joan on Challenge SM 209 in Annapolis.

--- On Tue, 9/8/09, Kent Robertson <karkauai@yahoo. . com> wrote:

From: Kent Robertson <karkauai@yahoo. com>

Subject: RE: [Amel] Heading South for the Winter

To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com

Date: Tuesday, September 8, 2009, 7:36 PM

Thanks a bunch John. That's what I needed to hear. All I have to do
now is

get my SSB working for weather faxes and communications, and get my
nerve up

enough to go to sea for 12 days. I'll probably have to get some
professional

crew since none of my friends are up for that kind of trip yet. I
think I'll

be OK with it if I have reliable weather info.

Where are you getting your shoulder worked on? I'm an
anesthesiologist in

North Carolina. Ask for an interscalene block and catheter for
postop pain

relief...it' ll make you pretty much pain free for 2-3 days after
surgery.

Only other advice on shoulder surgery is to do your PT religiously
no matter

what. Worst thing that can happen is to limit your movement enough
that you

get a frozen shoulder.

Good luck with that.

My phone number is 828 234 6819 (cell). I may give you a call in a
week or

two if I haven't made my mind up yet.

Thanks again,

Kent

--- On Tue, 9/8/09, john martin <symoondog@hotmail. com> wrote:

From: john martin <symoondog@hotmail. com>

Subject: RE: [Amel] Heading South for the Winter

To: "Amel YAHOO GROUP" <amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com>

Date: Tuesday, September 8, 2009, 4:15 PM

Kent, I've done that trip many times over the last 35 years. Don't
even

think about going the gentlemens route. Its a real tough way to go.
You will

spend a lot of time waiting for weather, like months, And motoring
most of

the time into big seas. Bite the bullet,head to Bermuda to get your
easting

in, and then head for St, Martin's. You'l be there in 12 days. If
you go to

the Virgins first you will have a 80 mile bash to windward to get to
St,

Martin's, Better to pick up the Virgins on the way back. Also stop
in the

Bahamas on the way back, they are warm and beautiful in the
springtime but

are terrible in the winter. You should also consider the Caribbean
1500.

They leave from Hampton Va, on the 2nd of Nov. Well organized with
weather

routing etc. I wouldn't leave the Chesapeake before the first week
in Nov.{

think hurricane.} Going to Savannah is good because they don't get

hurricanes, but you are going west when you want to go east. The
Gentlemens

guide is a wonderful book, I have read it twice. He's a great
writer. I'm

going to the States for a shoulder opperation this week so will have
plenty

of time to talk while recovering. E-mail me your phone no. if you
need any

more help.symoondog@ hotmail.com John "moon Dog" sm248

To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com

From: karkauai@yahoo. com

Date: Sun, 30 Aug 2009 14:27:36 +0000

Subject: [Amel] Heading South for the Winter

Hi, all,

I'm making plans for the trip South from the Chesapeake to the
Caribbean and

thought I'd ask for some advice. I've done a few 3-5 day offshore
trips

across the Gulf and up the coast, but haven't tackled the trip South
yet.

From what I've read a lot of people sail out to Bermuda, then South
to
avoid

the upwind beat from the Bahamas down the chain, but I still don't
have my

SSB working (or have a good way to get weather that far offshore) I'm

working on that, but haven't had much luck yet. I have a week in Oct
that I

could take her down to Savannah, then a month from mid Nov to mid
Dec. I've

ordered the book "A Gentleman's Guide to Passages South", but wanted
some

advice from folks who've been there and done that. Just how "bad"
are the

two approaches to getting to the BVI from the E Coast?

Thanks in advance for your thoughts.

Kent

"Kristy" SM 243

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Re: [Amel] Eno 4 burner Stove

kimberlite <kimberlite@...>
 

Dimitri,
How do you get to the battery compartment?
Thanks
Fair Winds
Eric

-----Original Message-----
From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of Dimitris Krassopoulos
Sent: Monday, February 22, 2010 3:02 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel] Eno 4 burner Stove

I had the same problem. You do not need to take the stove apart. You have to
unhang it from the gimbaled system and then clean the contacts of the
battery compartment on the back left side of the stove. Probably it will
work after cleaning the contacts .



Regards



Dimitris

SM 2000 Alma Libre



From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of kimberlite
Sent: Monday, February 22, 2010 9:10 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel] Eno 4 burner Stove







Hi,

My automatic burner lighter has stopped working (the thing that clicks when
to depress the igniter button).

The battery is new and the switch is working properly. The battery contacts
are clean.

I assume I have to take the stove apart. I also do not have a drawing of the
stove. . Does anyone have a drawing?

Has anyone else had this problem?

How do I take the stove apart?

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

_____

From: amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> ] On Behalf Of Richard Piller
Sent: Monday, September 28, 2009 3:29 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [Amel] Hove to and enjoy.

Eric, I don't have a drawing of hoving to.. We simply back wind a shorten
head sail, move the sheet car forward as far as we can. Keep on the sheet
for chafe. We had none. Shorten the main and pull it flat on the center
line. Turn the wheel to windward and tie it off. The boat STOPS. The angle
to the wind is about 50-60 deg. The boat creates it's own slick to windward
as it drifts. The motion is to slowly move up and down the big seas (25-35
ft.) seas with an easy motion. When the bow comes up to the wind it just
falls off. Over two days of 45-60 kts we moved 75 miles. From time to time
we'd get hit with a wave from the wrong side other then that all was well.
We slept, ate, and rested for two days while the storm blow itself out.

--- On Sun, 9/27/09, kimberlite <kimberlite@optonlin
<mailto:kimberlite%40optonline.net> e.net> wrote:

From: kimberlite <kimberlite@optonlin <mailto:kimberlite%40optonline.net>
e.net>
Subject: RE: [Amel] Heading South for the Winter
To: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
Date: Sunday, September 27, 2009, 12:47 AM

Richard ,

Could you send me a scan of that drawing>

Kimberlite@optonlin e.net

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

_____

From: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com

[mailto:amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of Steve Constantine

Sent: Sunday, September 13, 2009 3:46 PM

To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com

Subject: Re: [Amel] Heading South for the Winter

Richard,

When we bought our boat, there was a hand drawn sketch in the manual showing

a ketch rig heave-to technique using only the main and mizzen (i.e. no

headsail at all, backwinded main on the traveller, and center line mizzen).

Have you tried this technique? If so, what is it about the conventional

sloop-style headsail/main technique you prefer?

Has anyone else compared the two techniques? We haven't practiced either, so

we're interested in the benefits of what works best.

Steve and Donna

Summer Love

SM 340

____________ _________ _________ __

From: Richard Piller <richard03801@ <mailto:richard0380 1%40yahoo. com>

yahoo.com>

To: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtow ners%40yahoogrou ps.com>

yahoogroups. com

Sent: Friday, September 11, 2009 9:45:11 PM

Subject: RE: [Amel] Heading South for the Winter

Kent, you are new at this. There are a lot of us that have done this trip

for years. I know the Bahama's look like an easy way, they are NOT>> Once

you get our of Norfolk the winds normally will take you to Bermuda anyway..

Take advantage of that go east.. When you depart from Bermuda head for 60

degs as you go south. DON't be tricked into a straight line course to St.

Martin.. you head a bit east and when the winds come on your port let them

carry you to St. Martin.. Bring lots of fuel cans as there will be wind or

NONE... Eric carries lots of fuel so do we. You'll need it.. Also be sure to

get your cook gas cans filled before to take off. USE Herb and be sure to

call in every day he HATES people that don't.. in fact he worries to death

if you don't.. Try hoving two from time to time before you need too. It

works. Back wind the shortened headsail, bring the main on center shorten it

up to about a #3 reef with a short head sail bring

the wheel to windward and tie off the wheel with the mizzen rolled up.

She'll sit there and all will be well. We have done it in several big

nor'easter and two tropical blows.. It works.. even 35 foot seas. If you

find yourself running before the wind we lay out a big 300 foot u shaped

warp of 3/4 line to slow the boat and keep her steady so the auto pilot

doesn't kill itself. You've got one of the be sea going boats in the world.

Don't panic and you'll do just fine.

Richard and Joan on Challenge SM 209 in Annapolis.

--- On Tue, 9/8/09, Kent Robertson <karkauai@yahoo. . com> wrote:

From: Kent Robertson <karkauai@yahoo. com>

Subject: RE: [Amel] Heading South for the Winter

To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com

Date: Tuesday, September 8, 2009, 7:36 PM

Thanks a bunch John. That's what I needed to hear. All I have to do now is

get my SSB working for weather faxes and communications, and get my nerve up

enough to go to sea for 12 days. I'll probably have to get some professional

crew since none of my friends are up for that kind of trip yet. I think I'll

be OK with it if I have reliable weather info.

Where are you getting your shoulder worked on? I'm an anesthesiologist in

North Carolina. Ask for an interscalene block and catheter for postop pain

relief...it' ll make you pretty much pain free for 2-3 days after surgery.

Only other advice on shoulder surgery is to do your PT religiously no matter

what. Worst thing that can happen is to limit your movement enough that you

get a frozen shoulder.

Good luck with that.

My phone number is 828 234 6819 (cell). I may give you a call in a week or

two if I haven't made my mind up yet.

Thanks again,

Kent

--- On Tue, 9/8/09, john martin <symoondog@hotmail. com> wrote:

From: john martin <symoondog@hotmail. com>

Subject: RE: [Amel] Heading South for the Winter

To: "Amel YAHOO GROUP" <amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com>

Date: Tuesday, September 8, 2009, 4:15 PM

Kent, I've done that trip many times over the last 35 years. Don't even

think about going the gentlemens route. Its a real tough way to go. You will

spend a lot of time waiting for weather, like months, And motoring most of

the time into big seas. Bite the bullet,head to Bermuda to get your easting

in, and then head for St, Martin's. You'l be there in 12 days. If you go to

the Virgins first you will have a 80 mile bash to windward to get to St,

Martin's, Better to pick up the Virgins on the way back. Also stop in the

Bahamas on the way back, they are warm and beautiful in the springtime but

are terrible in the winter. You should also consider the Caribbean 1500.

They leave from Hampton Va, on the 2nd of Nov. Well organized with weather

routing etc. I wouldn't leave the Chesapeake before the first week in Nov.{

think hurricane.} Going to Savannah is good because they don't get

hurricanes, but you are going west when you want to go east. The Gentlemens

guide is a wonderful book, I have read it twice. He's a great writer. I'm

going to the States for a shoulder opperation this week so will have plenty

of time to talk while recovering. E-mail me your phone no. if you need any

more help.symoondog@ hotmail.com John "moon Dog" sm248

To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com

From: karkauai@yahoo. com

Date: Sun, 30 Aug 2009 14:27:36 +0000

Subject: [Amel] Heading South for the Winter

Hi, all,

I'm making plans for the trip South from the Chesapeake to the Caribbean and

thought I'd ask for some advice. I've done a few 3-5 day offshore trips

across the Gulf and up the coast, but haven't tackled the trip South yet.

From what I've read a lot of people sail out to Bermuda, then South to
avoid

the upwind beat from the Bahamas down the chain, but I still don't have my

SSB working (or have a good way to get weather that far offshore) I'm

working on that, but haven't had much luck yet. I have a week in Oct that I

could take her down to Savannah, then a month from mid Nov to mid Dec. I've

ordered the book "A Gentleman's Guide to Passages South", but wanted some

advice from folks who've been there and done that. Just how "bad" are the

two approaches to getting to the BVI from the E Coast?

Thanks in advance for your thoughts.

Kent

"Kristy" SM 243

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Safe Place in Caribic Sy Sam 3

christophhoeke <christophhoeke@...>
 

Amelowners Hallo, liebe Freunde, / P>
Ich habe seit 2009 ein Amel 54, mein Name ist Christoph Hoeke, und ich
planen, in der Karibik im Jahr 2012 gehen für 2 Years.Now Ich bin auf
der Suche nach einem sicheren Ort / P>
Es mit gutem Service, wie in La Rochelle, weil mein Boot muss es für
viele Monate allein zu bleiben. / P>
Haben Sie ein paar Infos für mich? Thank you all! / P>
Christoph Höhe Sy Sam 3 / P>


Re: [Amel] Eno 4 burner Stove

Dimitris Krassopoulos <dkra@...>
 

I had the same problem. You do not need to take the stove apart. You have to
unhang it from the gimbaled system and then clean the contacts of the
battery compartment on the back left side of the stove. Probably it will
work after cleaning the contacts .



Regards



Dimitris

SM 2000 Alma Libre



From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of kimberlite
Sent: Monday, February 22, 2010 9:10 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel] Eno 4 burner Stove







Hi,

My automatic burner lighter has stopped working (the thing that clicks when
to depress the igniter button).

The battery is new and the switch is working properly. The battery contacts
are clean.

I assume I have to take the stove apart. I also do not have a drawing of the
stove. . Does anyone have a drawing?

Has anyone else had this problem?

How do I take the stove apart?

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

_____

From: amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> ] On Behalf Of Richard Piller
Sent: Monday, September 28, 2009 3:29 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [Amel] Hove to and enjoy.

Eric, I don't have a drawing of hoving to.. We simply back wind a shorten
head sail, move the sheet car forward as far as we can. Keep on the sheet
for chafe. We had none. Shorten the main and pull it flat on the center
line. Turn the wheel to windward and tie it off. The boat STOPS. The angle
to the wind is about 50-60 deg. The boat creates it's own slick to windward
as it drifts. The motion is to slowly move up and down the big seas (25-35
ft.) seas with an easy motion. When the bow comes up to the wind it just
falls off. Over two days of 45-60 kts we moved 75 miles. From time to time
we'd get hit with a wave from the wrong side other then that all was well.
We slept, ate, and rested for two days while the storm blow itself out.

--- On Sun, 9/27/09, kimberlite <kimberlite@optonlin
<mailto:kimberlite%40optonline.net> e.net> wrote:

From: kimberlite <kimberlite@optonlin <mailto:kimberlite%40optonline.net>
e.net>
Subject: RE: [Amel] Heading South for the Winter
To: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
Date: Sunday, September 27, 2009, 12:47 AM

Richard ,

Could you send me a scan of that drawing>

Kimberlite@optonlin e.net

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

_____

From: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com

[mailto:amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of Steve Constantine

Sent: Sunday, September 13, 2009 3:46 PM

To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com

Subject: Re: [Amel] Heading South for the Winter

Richard,

When we bought our boat, there was a hand drawn sketch in the manual showing

a ketch rig heave-to technique using only the main and mizzen (i.e. no

headsail at all, backwinded main on the traveller, and center line mizzen).

Have you tried this technique? If so, what is it about the conventional

sloop-style headsail/main technique you prefer?

Has anyone else compared the two techniques? We haven't practiced either, so

we're interested in the benefits of what works best.

Steve and Donna

Summer Love

SM 340

____________ _________ _________ __

From: Richard Piller <richard03801@ <mailto:richard0380 1%40yahoo. com>

yahoo.com>

To: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtow ners%40yahoogrou ps.com>

yahoogroups. com

Sent: Friday, September 11, 2009 9:45:11 PM

Subject: RE: [Amel] Heading South for the Winter

Kent, you are new at this. There are a lot of us that have done this trip

for years. I know the Bahama's look like an easy way, they are NOT>> Once

you get our of Norfolk the winds normally will take you to Bermuda anyway..

Take advantage of that go east.. When you depart from Bermuda head for 60

degs as you go south. DON't be tricked into a straight line course to St.

Martin.. you head a bit east and when the winds come on your port let them

carry you to St. Martin.. Bring lots of fuel cans as there will be wind or

NONE... Eric carries lots of fuel so do we. You'll need it.. Also be sure to

get your cook gas cans filled before to take off. USE Herb and be sure to

call in every day he HATES people that don't.. in fact he worries to death

if you don't.. Try hoving two from time to time before you need too. It

works. Back wind the shortened headsail, bring the main on center shorten it

up to about a #3 reef with a short head sail bring

the wheel to windward and tie off the wheel with the mizzen rolled up.

She'll sit there and all will be well. We have done it in several big

nor'easter and two tropical blows.. It works.. even 35 foot seas. If you

find yourself running before the wind we lay out a big 300 foot u shaped

warp of 3/4 line to slow the boat and keep her steady so the auto pilot

doesn't kill itself. You've got one of the be sea going boats in the world.

Don't panic and you'll do just fine.

Richard and Joan on Challenge SM 209 in Annapolis.

--- On Tue, 9/8/09, Kent Robertson <karkauai@yahoo. . com> wrote:

From: Kent Robertson <karkauai@yahoo. com>

Subject: RE: [Amel] Heading South for the Winter

To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com

Date: Tuesday, September 8, 2009, 7:36 PM

Thanks a bunch John. That's what I needed to hear. All I have to do now is

get my SSB working for weather faxes and communications, and get my nerve up

enough to go to sea for 12 days. I'll probably have to get some professional

crew since none of my friends are up for that kind of trip yet. I think I'll

be OK with it if I have reliable weather info.

Where are you getting your shoulder worked on? I'm an anesthesiologist in

North Carolina. Ask for an interscalene block and catheter for postop pain

relief...it' ll make you pretty much pain free for 2-3 days after surgery.

Only other advice on shoulder surgery is to do your PT religiously no matter

what. Worst thing that can happen is to limit your movement enough that you

get a frozen shoulder.

Good luck with that.

My phone number is 828 234 6819 (cell). I may give you a call in a week or

two if I haven't made my mind up yet.

Thanks again,

Kent

--- On Tue, 9/8/09, john martin <symoondog@hotmail. com> wrote:

From: john martin <symoondog@hotmail. com>

Subject: RE: [Amel] Heading South for the Winter

To: "Amel YAHOO GROUP" <amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com>

Date: Tuesday, September 8, 2009, 4:15 PM

Kent, I've done that trip many times over the last 35 years. Don't even

think about going the gentlemens route. Its a real tough way to go. You will

spend a lot of time waiting for weather, like months, And motoring most of

the time into big seas. Bite the bullet,head to Bermuda to get your easting

in, and then head for St, Martin's. You'l be there in 12 days. If you go to

the Virgins first you will have a 80 mile bash to windward to get to St,

Martin's, Better to pick up the Virgins on the way back. Also stop in the

Bahamas on the way back, they are warm and beautiful in the springtime but

are terrible in the winter. You should also consider the Caribbean 1500.

They leave from Hampton Va, on the 2nd of Nov. Well organized with weather

routing etc. I wouldn't leave the Chesapeake before the first week in Nov.{

think hurricane.} Going to Savannah is good because they don't get

hurricanes, but you are going west when you want to go east. The Gentlemens

guide is a wonderful book, I have read it twice. He's a great writer. I'm

going to the States for a shoulder opperation this week so will have plenty

of time to talk while recovering. E-mail me your phone no. if you need any

more help.symoondog@ hotmail.com John "moon Dog" sm248

To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com

From: karkauai@yahoo. com

Date: Sun, 30 Aug 2009 14:27:36 +0000

Subject: [Amel] Heading South for the Winter

Hi, all,

I'm making plans for the trip South from the Chesapeake to the Caribbean and

thought I'd ask for some advice. I've done a few 3-5 day offshore trips

across the Gulf and up the coast, but haven't tackled the trip South yet.

From what I've read a lot of people sail out to Bermuda, then South to
avoid

the upwind beat from the Bahamas down the chain, but I still don't have my

SSB working (or have a good way to get weather that far offshore) I'm

working on that, but haven't had much luck yet. I have a week in Oct that I

could take her down to Savannah, then a month from mid Nov to mid Dec. I've

ordered the book "A Gentleman's Guide to Passages South", but wanted some

advice from folks who've been there and done that. Just how "bad" are the

two approaches to getting to the BVI from the E Coast?

Thanks in advance for your thoughts.

Kent

"Kristy" SM 243

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Re: [Amel] STERN POLE

kimberlite <kimberlite@...>
 

Dear Peter,

My sat phone is mounted on a bracket between the backstays of the mizzen. It
has a platform welded to it to accommodate my sat phone antenna. It has
worked well for 7 years.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





_____

From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of peter
Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2010 3:31 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel] STERN POLE





Greetings, from Callisto SM2000 369. I am looking at mounting a satellite TV
dome on a stern pole. I would appreciate any pictures or information that
anyone might have in reference to stern mounted radar dome poles. Thank you
Peter Pappas Coast Rica


Eno 4 burner Stove

kimberlite <kimberlite@...>
 

Hi,

My automatic burner lighter has stopped working (the thing that clicks when
to depress the igniter button).

The battery is new and the switch is working properly. The battery contacts
are clean.



I assume I have to take the stove apart. I also do not have a drawing of the
stove. . Does anyone have a drawing?

Has anyone else had this problem?

How do I take the stove apart?

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





_____

From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of Richard Piller
Sent: Monday, September 28, 2009 3:29 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel] Hove to and enjoy.





Eric, I don't have a drawing of hoving to.. We simply back wind a shorten
head sail, move the sheet car forward as far as we can. Keep on the sheet
for chafe. We had none. Shorten the main and pull it flat on the center
line. Turn the wheel to windward and tie it off. The boat STOPS. The angle
to the wind is about 50-60 deg. The boat creates it's own slick to windward
as it drifts. The motion is to slowly move up and down the big seas (25-35
ft.) seas with an easy motion. When the bow comes up to the wind it just
falls off. Over two days of 45-60 kts we moved 75 miles. From time to time
we'd get hit with a wave from the wrong side other then that all was well.
We slept, ate, and rested for two days while the storm blow itself out.

--- On Sun, 9/27/09, kimberlite <kimberlite@optonlin
<mailto:kimberlite%40optonline.net> e.net> wrote:

From: kimberlite <kimberlite@optonlin <mailto:kimberlite%40optonline.net>
e.net>
Subject: RE: [Amel] Heading South for the Winter
To: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
Date: Sunday, September 27, 2009, 12:47 AM



Richard ,

Could you send me a scan of that drawing>

Kimberlite@optonlin e.net

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

_____

From: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com

[mailto:amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of Steve Constantine

Sent: Sunday, September 13, 2009 3:46 PM

To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com

Subject: Re: [Amel] Heading South for the Winter

Richard,

When we bought our boat, there was a hand drawn sketch in the manual showing

a ketch rig heave-to technique using only the main and mizzen (i.e. no

headsail at all, backwinded main on the traveller, and center line mizzen).

Have you tried this technique? If so, what is it about the conventional

sloop-style headsail/main technique you prefer?

Has anyone else compared the two techniques? We haven't practiced either, so

we're interested in the benefits of what works best.

Steve and Donna

Summer Love

SM 340

____________ _________ _________ __

From: Richard Piller <richard03801@ <mailto:richard0380 1%40yahoo. com>

yahoo.com>

To: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtow ners%40yahoogrou ps.com>

yahoogroups. com

Sent: Friday, September 11, 2009 9:45:11 PM

Subject: RE: [Amel] Heading South for the Winter

Kent, you are new at this. There are a lot of us that have done this trip

for years. I know the Bahama's look like an easy way, they are NOT>> Once

you get our of Norfolk the winds normally will take you to Bermuda anyway..

Take advantage of that go east.. When you depart from Bermuda head for 60

degs as you go south. DON't be tricked into a straight line course to St.

Martin.. you head a bit east and when the winds come on your port let them

carry you to St. Martin.. Bring lots of fuel cans as there will be wind or

NONE... Eric carries lots of fuel so do we. You'll need it.. Also be sure to

get your cook gas cans filled before to take off. USE Herb and be sure to

call in every day he HATES people that don't.. in fact he worries to death

if you don't.. Try hoving two from time to time before you need too. It

works. Back wind the shortened headsail, bring the main on center shorten it

up to about a #3 reef with a short head sail bring

the wheel to windward and tie off the wheel with the mizzen rolled up.

She'll sit there and all will be well. We have done it in several big

nor'easter and two tropical blows.. It works.. even 35 foot seas. If you

find yourself running before the wind we lay out a big 300 foot u shaped

warp of 3/4 line to slow the boat and keep her steady so the auto pilot

doesn't kill itself. You've got one of the be sea going boats in the world.

Don't panic and you'll do just fine.

Richard and Joan on Challenge SM 209 in Annapolis.

--- On Tue, 9/8/09, Kent Robertson <karkauai@yahoo. . com> wrote:

From: Kent Robertson <karkauai@yahoo. com>

Subject: RE: [Amel] Heading South for the Winter

To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com

Date: Tuesday, September 8, 2009, 7:36 PM

Thanks a bunch John. That's what I needed to hear. All I have to do now is

get my SSB working for weather faxes and communications, and get my nerve up

enough to go to sea for 12 days. I'll probably have to get some professional

crew since none of my friends are up for that kind of trip yet. I think I'll

be OK with it if I have reliable weather info.

Where are you getting your shoulder worked on? I'm an anesthesiologist in

North Carolina. Ask for an interscalene block and catheter for postop pain

relief...it' ll make you pretty much pain free for 2-3 days after surgery.

Only other advice on shoulder surgery is to do your PT religiously no matter

what. Worst thing that can happen is to limit your movement enough that you

get a frozen shoulder.

Good luck with that.

My phone number is 828 234 6819 (cell). I may give you a call in a week or

two if I haven't made my mind up yet.

Thanks again,

Kent

--- On Tue, 9/8/09, john martin <symoondog@hotmail. com> wrote:

From: john martin <symoondog@hotmail. com>

Subject: RE: [Amel] Heading South for the Winter

To: "Amel YAHOO GROUP" <amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com>

Date: Tuesday, September 8, 2009, 4:15 PM

Kent, I've done that trip many times over the last 35 years. Don't even

think about going the gentlemens route. Its a real tough way to go. You will

spend a lot of time waiting for weather, like months, And motoring most of

the time into big seas. Bite the bullet,head to Bermuda to get your easting

in, and then head for St, Martin's. You'l be there in 12 days. If you go to

the Virgins first you will have a 80 mile bash to windward to get to St,

Martin's, Better to pick up the Virgins on the way back. Also stop in the

Bahamas on the way back, they are warm and beautiful in the springtime but

are terrible in the winter. You should also consider the Caribbean 1500.

They leave from Hampton Va, on the 2nd of Nov. Well organized with weather

routing etc. I wouldn't leave the Chesapeake before the first week in Nov.{

think hurricane.} Going to Savannah is good because they don't get

hurricanes, but you are going west when you want to go east. The Gentlemens

guide is a wonderful book, I have read it twice. He's a great writer. I'm

going to the States for a shoulder opperation this week so will have plenty

of time to talk while recovering. E-mail me your phone no. if you need any

more help.symoondog@ hotmail.com John "moon Dog" sm248

To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com

From: karkauai@yahoo. com

Date: Sun, 30 Aug 2009 14:27:36 +0000

Subject: [Amel] Heading South for the Winter

Hi, all,

I'm making plans for the trip South from the Chesapeake to the Caribbean and

thought I'd ask for some advice. I've done a few 3-5 day offshore trips

across the Gulf and up the coast, but haven't tackled the trip South yet.

From what I've read a lot of people sail out to Bermuda, then South to avoid

the upwind beat from the Bahamas down the chain, but I still don't have my

SSB working (or have a good way to get weather that far offshore) I'm

working on that, but haven't had much luck yet. I have a week in Oct that I

could take her down to Savannah, then a month from mid Nov to mid Dec. I've

ordered the book "A Gentleman's Guide to Passages South", but wanted some

advice from folks who've been there and done that. Just how "bad" are the

two approaches to getting to the BVI from the E Coast?

Thanks in advance for your thoughts.

Kent

"Kristy" SM 243

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Santorin 1992 for sale

Willem J. Kroes
 

My Amel Santorin "Kavanga" is for sale. She is already in the Mediterranean (Leros Island in Greece) and the dry dock has been paid until August 2010. Good condition. New sails and lots of equipment. Lightly used over the years by two successive owners since new. Also EU tax has been paid. Send an e-mail and I will send you more information and pictures.

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STERN POLE

peter <pjppappas@...>
 

Greetings, from Callisto SM2000 369. I am looking at mounting a satellite TV dome on a stern pole. I would appreciate any pictures or information that anyone might have in reference to stern mounted radar dome poles. Thank you Peter Pappas Coast Rica


Re: Santorin Outhaul Motor

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Bob,

The spare brushes I received from Amel came with the springs.

Best,

Bill
s/v BeBe, SM2, #387


Re: Santorin Outhaul Motor

rossirossix4
 

Thanks Bill. Amel does offer the "carbons" or brushes and I have extras of these. What I'm looking for is the spring assembly that holds them, what you remove when you replace the brush. Mine have some corrosion and I'd like to have spares. Sorry, I'm off the boat right now and can't give you a better description.

Bob

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "svbebe" <yahoogroups@...> wrote:

I think you are describing the carbon brushes for the electric motor. If so, go to any re-builder of automotive starter motors. If the "carbon brush" is not a standard size, they should be able to make one for you...quite common.

There are places on the Internet that will make "custom sized" "carbon brushes." This is one of them: http://www.acecarbon.com/customk.php

Hope this helps,

Best,

Bill
s/v BeBe, SM2, #387
Currently Malaysia

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "rossirossix4" <rossidesigngroup@> wrote:

Did you just replace the motor or did you have a motor with the switching contacts (little spring, wire terminals, carbon contact, etc.) I have a spare motor but last time I asked Amel if they had that part (for a spare since mine looks a bit sketchy) they said that they did not. Has anybody had any luck finding this?

Bob
Brittany de la Mer Santorin 86 1993

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "joemac4sail" <joemac4sail@> wrote:

Hi Jeff
Of the 4 Amel motors on our 1992 Santorin we have had to replace just one motor, the boom outhaul. This we had to do last year due to water ingress. As Bill said, the Amel motors and housing are well engineered and built to last.
Regards Joe
KhamsinB
--- In amelyachtowners@..., "svbebe" <yahoogroups@> wrote:

One more thing Jeff. If you are not working with Joel Potter in Ft. Lauderdale, you should be. He will not sell or list a used Amel that is not right.

Best,

Bill
s/v BeBe, SM2, #387
Currently, Malaysia

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "svbebe" <yahoogroups@> wrote:

Jeff,

I would not be concerned if I were you. It seems to us that the Amel supplied parts are well engineered, readily available, priced right and much better than other versions of the same thing. For instance, the 24 volt furling and outhaul motors can be rebuilt almost anywhere in the world...anywhere that a car starting motor can be rebuilt...I think that is much better than hydraulic furling.

We are half-way around the world on our circumnavigation. On the few times we have needed to order a part, we have always found Amel to be responsive and spot-on accurate. The only criticism I could make is that they only ship FedEx and they only use the most expensive FedEx service requiring a signature. However, I am sure that even this decision by Amel is based on experience. Why would anyone want to save a few bucks if they need it delivered accurately and quickly?

When ever we place an order we go through the boat from stem to stern to see if there is any small part that would be improved by replacement...we order those non-essential parts when we place an order for something we need. For instance, on my last order I ordered 100 of the nylon plugs for the Genoa track. UV Rays had damaged some of these plugs, so for 8 Euros and probably zero incremental FedEx charges I got the replacements. I am not sure that the manufacturer of our previous boat would have had that kind of part available...come to think of it...there were no plugs in our previous boat's Genoa track!

When looking for an Amel try to find one that has been kept 100% Amel without modifications...and look for the kind of care the previous owner gave her...for instance, did he bother to replace those 94 nylon plugs in the Genoa track?

Hope this helps. You can email me privately at svbebe"at"gmail.com

Best,


Bill
s/v BeBe, SM2, #387
Currently Malaysia



--- In amelyachtowners@..., "jhgeltz" <jeff@> wrote:

My humble greetings to all you Amel owners.

My wife and I are kicking tires on Amel ownership and having spent time on two of them last week, I have many considerations running through my head. One question is with respect to certain components like furler motors, bow thrusters, etc. that one would normally find parts for from the likes of Vetus, Side-Power, Harken, etc. that need to be sourced from only Amel.

My concerns are along the lines of the cost for parts or replacements of this equipment related to a captive audience since the gear is custom built for the boat.

I would appreciate feedback from owners who have experience with the cost and availability of sourcing replacements or parts from Amel for these types of custom components.

Thank you.

Jeff


Re: Santorin Outhaul Motor

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

I think you are describing the carbon brushes for the electric motor. If so, go to any re-builder of automotive starter motors. If the "carbon brush" is not a standard size, they should be able to make one for you...quite common.

There are places on the Internet that will make "custom sized" "carbon brushes." This is one of them: http://www.acecarbon.com/customk.php

Hope this helps,

Best,

Bill
s/v BeBe, SM2, #387
Currently Malaysia

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "rossirossix4" <rossidesigngroup@...> wrote:

Did you just replace the motor or did you have a motor with the switching contacts (little spring, wire terminals, carbon contact, etc.) I have a spare motor but last time I asked Amel if they had that part (for a spare since mine looks a bit sketchy) they said that they did not. Has anybody had any luck finding this?

Bob
Brittany de la Mer Santorin 86 1993

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "joemac4sail" <joemac4sail@> wrote:

Hi Jeff
Of the 4 Amel motors on our 1992 Santorin we have had to replace just one motor, the boom outhaul. This we had to do last year due to water ingress. As Bill said, the Amel motors and housing are well engineered and built to last.
Regards Joe
KhamsinB
--- In amelyachtowners@..., "svbebe" <yahoogroups@> wrote:

One more thing Jeff. If you are not working with Joel Potter in Ft. Lauderdale, you should be. He will not sell or list a used Amel that is not right.

Best,

Bill
s/v BeBe, SM2, #387
Currently, Malaysia

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "svbebe" <yahoogroups@> wrote:

Jeff,

I would not be concerned if I were you. It seems to us that the Amel supplied parts are well engineered, readily available, priced right and much better than other versions of the same thing. For instance, the 24 volt furling and outhaul motors can be rebuilt almost anywhere in the world...anywhere that a car starting motor can be rebuilt...I think that is much better than hydraulic furling.

We are half-way around the world on our circumnavigation. On the few times we have needed to order a part, we have always found Amel to be responsive and spot-on accurate. The only criticism I could make is that they only ship FedEx and they only use the most expensive FedEx service requiring a signature. However, I am sure that even this decision by Amel is based on experience. Why would anyone want to save a few bucks if they need it delivered accurately and quickly?

When ever we place an order we go through the boat from stem to stern to see if there is any small part that would be improved by replacement...we order those non-essential parts when we place an order for something we need. For instance, on my last order I ordered 100 of the nylon plugs for the Genoa track. UV Rays had damaged some of these plugs, so for 8 Euros and probably zero incremental FedEx charges I got the replacements. I am not sure that the manufacturer of our previous boat would have had that kind of part available...come to think of it...there were no plugs in our previous boat's Genoa track!

When looking for an Amel try to find one that has been kept 100% Amel without modifications...and look for the kind of care the previous owner gave her...for instance, did he bother to replace those 94 nylon plugs in the Genoa track?

Hope this helps. You can email me privately at svbebe"at"gmail.com

Best,


Bill
s/v BeBe, SM2, #387
Currently Malaysia



--- In amelyachtowners@..., "jhgeltz" <jeff@> wrote:

My humble greetings to all you Amel owners.

My wife and I are kicking tires on Amel ownership and having spent time on two of them last week, I have many considerations running through my head. One question is with respect to certain components like furler motors, bow thrusters, etc. that one would normally find parts for from the likes of Vetus, Side-Power, Harken, etc. that need to be sourced from only Amel.

My concerns are along the lines of the cost for parts or replacements of this equipment related to a captive audience since the gear is custom built for the boat.

I would appreciate feedback from owners who have experience with the cost and availability of sourcing replacements or parts from Amel for these types of custom components.

Thank you.

Jeff