Re: European marine supplies


Hello David,<br>Not sure I fully understand your
request, but after spending 5 years in Europe on my SM, I
have learned that there is no equivalent to West
Marine in Europe. It's a very fragmented industry over
there.<br>The best shipchandler in France is Accastillage
Diffusion. They carry most of the stuff on Amel boats, from
batteries to anchor chain, and especially fittings and
hardware by Wichard and other European suppliers (but so
does West!)<br>AD has a web site: I think it's only in French. They have a dealer
in ST. Martin, called Profil Ocean, tel # 05 90 29
00 66 (that's a French phone number, not sure of St.
Martin's prefix). Hope this helps.<br>Roy
Benveniste<br>Super Maramu #195 "Excalibur"

Re: Watermaker/Generator Problems


Koen & Roy: Thank you for the advice re my watermaker problems. I am following up with Amel and Dessalator and will let you know how I do.<br>Michael Glass<br>Second Call

SSB radio recomendations


Hello I hope everyone had a great new year. I
would like to get some fedback as to the type of SSB
radios that are out there. I have A SM 2000 I would like
to install an SSB. I have looked at the Icom.It
seems to be the most popular. The place where I see the
installation most often is under the radar. On my boat the
pannel that would be removed is the one that has the
Amel logo. I like that piece of wood and I dont want
to remove it. Has anyone found a good another way of
mounting the radio.<br><br>Thanks<br><br>Vito
Ciaravino<br>SM#283 Wanderer

Re: SSB radio recomendations


Hallo Vito<br>I saw a Amel 2000 in which this pannel with the Amel logo was mountet by hinges. Me pleased this solution and perhaps is it also a solution for you.<br>Regards Hanspeter

Need lead on shower fixture


I have a non-Amel boat, but saw on an Amel a
single lever shower control fed from two pipes about 5"
apart with an external (inside-the-shower, not
in-the-bulkhead) bib for a shower spray hoze. Evidently, later
models do not have this arrangement. Does anyone know of
the manufacturer of the single lever control that I'm
looking for? Model No. would be wonderful! I'd like to
convert mine from two-knob to a single lever control.

Light Bulb Replacement


I am seeking replacement light bulbs for the
brass cabin light in the main saloon of my Sharki. The
lamp is made by Poinsard. The bulb is a 12v 25w
bayonet type with two contact points. The base is
approximately .875" (22mm) and the bulb is approximately 1.25"
(32mm)diameter. It is about 2 5/8" high overall. Writing on the
bulb is: SPLENDOR 12V 25W AUSTRIA J4. I haven't been
able to locate such a bulb locally and would
appreciate any help. Thanks!

Damaged Super Maramu


Does anyone have any knowledge what happened, and
the extent of the damage, to this '89 SM that's being
sold as insurance salvage? Website mentions only a
little:<br><a href= target=new></a><br><br>Thanks<br>Richard

Re: Damaged Super Maramu


This was a boat that I looked at a couple of
years ago. She was in rough shape when I saw her. It
was a good buy but she needed a lot of work.
Apparently she was hit by a fishing boat in the grand banks
while her owner was single handing her. That is what I

Spare parts inventory


Hello, I am planning a 5 year sebbatical on my
SM. I would like to hear from other Amel owners as to
their spare parts inventory. Aside from the normal pump
rebuilt kits and electric motor rebuilt kits and belts
was there any item that you wish you had on board
that you did not. How extensive of a diesel engine
spare parts inventory do most of you carry. You input
would be appreciated.<br><br>Thank You<br><br>Vito
Ciaravino<br>S/V Wanderer



I am not a owner, I am simply a fan of megayachts
(including Amel units, such Montkaj).<br><br>I am the
founder of egroup
:<br><a href= target=new></a><br><br>If you desire, You can come & have a look.



Hi,<br>The megayacht builder Amels is not the
same manufacturer of sailboats this site focuses on.
They're Dutch motor yachts (see website
<a href= target=new></a>) while 'our' yachts are french
(<a href= target=new></a>).<br>Best regards,<br>Richard

Re: Spare parts inventory


Vito,<br>We just finished a circumnavigation in a
couple of years. We found the following necessary as
spar parts:<br> Pumps, all - Engine raw water, Gen raw
water, Bilge, Air conditioner(s)(I am sure yours is
different from ours, we have 2 CruisAir units),
fresh(sweet) water. These all wore out and of course not at
convenient places. We did carry spares. We managed with our
bilge rebuild kit but for all the others we carried
spares. We sent Gen and Engine back for rebuild after
changing. they are now our spars.<br> Pop rivets(blind
rivets) for pole ends. check these as they tend to
disappear.<br> Bow thruster props, we carry at least 2.<br>
Engine: other than pumps normal impellors, filters, etc.
Zincs for Gen engine. <br> Hot water heater: Zinc,
Change every 2 yrs.<br> Lines: Based on usage.<br>
<br>Hope this helps, it is what we can think of readily.
Ann and Ralph SM 160

Tell us about your trip


Thank you Ann and Ralph. Tell us about your
circumnavigation, Where did you go? what did you see? How did the
boat perform? What did you like most and least? What
did it cost you to cruise? you dont have to answer
all at

new sm millenium


hi, <br>i am in the final stages of ordering a sm
. any suggestions as to what options to order from
the factory? special order items? must have
items?<br>spares?<br><br>has anyone had the raytheon radar chart plotter
installed bt the factory?<br>thanks<br>eric

Re: 1993 AMEL Santorin For Sale


I was viewing your website on your Amel. It's a
beautiful vessel. I read your description on the interior
wood and the number of coats of poly/varnish on it. I
am curious ... did you have the interior wood
revarnished? If so did you do it yourself or have it done. My
'86 Sharki could use some work in that area but I am
not quite sure how to deal with the original finish.
Mine has cracked through the years (we are 4th
owners). I just recently did the floor but that was a
different finish on it and I removed it comepletely by
sanding. If anyone else knows how to deal with the
interior finish I would greatly appreciate it. Delores

Re: 1993 AMEL Santorin For Sale


I am sorry I cannot help you. This is original, done by Amel at the time of construction. My only claim to fame is to have maintain her with TLC, the reason she looks new. JP



It is special because it was built by the
employees for the owner of Amel, Henri Amel as his personal
yacht. It has so many extras which even new Amels lack.
It is in near perfect condition. It will be ready
for sale in Fort Lauderdale in early April 2002. For
more infomation contact Irvin Harlamert via<br>This is my second Amel

Re: Spare parts inventory


Hi Vito,<br>After five years, the spare parts I
would recommend are: Propeller shaft seals (need to
replace every 2 years), bow thruster props, light bulbs
for all lights (24V bulbs are harder to find than
12V), autopilot spare parts (my chain broke on the
wheel steering unit), low-stretch line for boom outhaul
(Amel uses Kevlar line, which breaks under bending
stress, replace with Spectra or Vectran), and the pumps
and anodes mentioned in Harmonie's e-mail. Most
everything else is available in most ports, or is not as
critical.<br>Regards, Roy

Improvement to rubrail decorative stripe


If you have owned your Super Maramu for more than
6 months, you have noticed that the silver
metallized stripe on the brown rubrail tends to deteriorate
rather quickly. Since we care about the looks of our
boat, I did a little research, by contacting the
manufacturer of these decorative stripes. They said the
metallized stripes are not intended for outdoor use! They
recommended a vinyl stripe, which is available in silver or
gold metallic color from West Marine.<br>We used an
"ultra-metallic gold", West Catalog No. 225385, 1-inch wide. The
50-ft. roll is just right for one side. It is not as
shiny as the original metallized tape, but after 3
years, looks just as good as on day one. You have to
remove the original tape completely, and that is a hard
job. It took me a full day and lots of acetone. But
the result is worth it, and we get lots of
compliments and inquiries from other Amel owners.

tips on buying a new Amel


Joel Potter showed my wife and I a new Amel Super
Maramu last week. We are very seriously considering
ordering one within the next few weeks. We hope to do some
serious couple cruising starting in the Caribbean and
moving into the South Pacific. We would appreciate your
views on:<br>1)the quality of the Amel sailing
experience<br>2)things to know about the Amel purchase experie ce (e.g.
options, defects, resale value, service,financial terms,
contracting,etc). Thanks.

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