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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Buying a 2000 or a Red Line edition SM

Hayden Wills
 

Hi Bill,

I saw your collection of files and pic on the Dropbox link you poasted and I'm amazed at the weath of info you've been able to provide. As I edge closer (very close) to retirement, the resource your've provided would be one of the key reasons for buying an SM2000. There are a couple in S.E. Asia, one each in Australia and New Zealand, and of course Joel has access to other listings in the U.S. and elsewhere.

Your efforts in documenting all you have are to be commended. I first thought the SM2000 may be too systems-intensive, but your input makes me see what can and cannot be done myself.

Thanks again on behalf of current owners and prospective owners.

Kind regards,
Hayden


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Diving Compressors?

Peter Forbes
 

Colin,

I asked Amel Mediterranean for a quote for Diving compressor retro fit in my Amel 54 and the quote was €4600 + tax (currently 20% I think) and  a down time of one day.

I did not pursue this due cost so I never got to ask the type etc.

i hope that helps.

Peter
Peter Forbes
0044 7836 209730
Carango  Sailing Ketch
Amel 54 #035
Gouvia Marina - CORFU, Greece

On 22 Feb 2015, at 10:11, colin.d.streeter@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


We do not have the Amel fitted Dive compressor on Island Pearl II and are interested to get information from other Amel owners about these? 


Does Amel fit a particular brand? Where is it fitted? Is it effective? How long does it take to refill a 10l dive tank? Would like to see some pictures posted on this forum of the Amel installed equipment if possible? Is there an after market brand and model which fits the Super Maramu and where to purchase this?


Lastly does any Super Maramu owner have one in good condition and not use, or need it, and want to sell it to creat more space on board their boat? How much??


Apology for so many questions but we suspect that we are not the only person interested in find this out, so it will be a useful conversation to store on this site for future reference of others.


Fair Winds


Colin & Lauren Streeter

Island Pearl II, 2001 SM#332

Mackay, Australia




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Diving Compressors?

Andrew & Kate Lamb
 

Hello

 

My understanding is that the standard unit is the Bauer Junior 2  which is installed in the large port cockpit locker towards the stern. We are also looking to install one of these in the next year or two.

 

Andrew

 

 

Ronpische

SM2k 472

Canet en Roussillion, France

 

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, February 22, 2015 11:12 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Diving Compressors?

 

 

We do not have the Amel fitted Dive compressor on Island Pearl II and are interested to get information from other Amel owners about these? 

 

Does Amel fit a particular brand? Where is it fitted? Is it effective? How long does it take to refill a 10l dive tank? Would like to see some pictures posted on this forum of the Amel installed equipment if possible? Is there an after market brand and model which fits the Super Maramu and where to purchase this?

 

Lastly does any Super Maramu owner have one in good condition and not use, or need it, and want to sell it to creat more space on board their boat? How much??

 

Apology for so many questions but we suspect that we are not the only person interested in find this out, so it will be a useful conversation to store on this site for future reference of others.

 

Fair Winds

 

Colin & Lauren Streeter

Island Pearl II, 2001 SM#332

Mackay, Australia


Diving Compressors?

Colin - ex SV Island Pearl
 

We do not have the Amel fitted Dive compressor on Island Pearl II and are interested to get information from other Amel owners about these? 


Does Amel fit a particular brand? Where is it fitted? Is it effective? How long does it take to refill a 10l dive tank? Would like to see some pictures posted on this forum of the Amel installed equipment if possible? Is there an after market brand and model which fits the Super Maramu and where to purchase this?


Lastly does any Super Maramu owner have one in good condition and not use, or need it, and want to sell it to creat more space on board their boat? How much??


Apology for so many questions but we suspect that we are not the only person interested in find this out, so it will be a useful conversation to store on this site for future reference of others.


Fair Winds


Colin & Lauren Streeter

Island Pearl II, 2001 SM#332

Mackay, Australia


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Interior Upholstery

Germain Jean-Pierre <jgermain@...>
 

Hello Chris,

We had Alcantara as a recommendation and although my GF was 100% in favour, I exercised my VETO.  The problem with this cloth is what do you do when some bimbo places her sun cream covered back 40 on the cloth??

I reckon that the problem would send my GF into orbit… (she goes there easily.)  Being a man of peace, I don't need this problem.

So I went for Sunbrella Ice white… because it is vinyl based and easy to clean..(I’ve been getting back talk ever since but I will not relent.) (Depending on the size of the Sunbrella wholesaler, each one may propose different shades… the only white which will be be consistent is the one from Sunbrella direct)

One comment, a mate with a 54, had his interior redone by Riza and he says its well made.  I went by his comments… and after seeing the early trial pieces, we’ll have a good final result.

I also had the rear cabin remade; removal of the 3rd berth, master bed size increase and the addition of lots of additional storage.  Major rework there…

:-)

It will work for us.



Jean-Pierre






On 21 Feb 2015, at 01:48, chris@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

We are looking at replacing the upholstery in our SM and was wondering what you have chosen and what colour.


Riza is recommending Alcantara Ivory but it is hard to tell not having an actual swatch to see what it is like.


The Cream and Eggshell could work but what are your experiences. We don't want anything too stark, is resistant to wear and grime and cleans easily.


Is it best to have a plain fabric or textured?


Thanks

Chris & Jennifer

Hemera SM031





Jean-Pierre Germain,
Chief Pilot, Cozuro Limited,
+44 7551 211 511
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Interior Upholstery

Chris Flack
 

We are looking at replacing the upholstery in our SM and was wondering what you have chosen and what colour.


Riza is recommending Alcantara Ivory but it is hard to tell not having an actual swatch to see what it is like.


The Cream and Eggshell could work but what are your experiences. We don't want anything too stark, is resistant to wear and grime and cleans easily.


Is it best to have a plain fabric or textured?


Thanks

Chris & Jennifer

Hemera SM031




Maramu Hull treatment.

JP Mans
 


Hi, all

I 'm doing et anti-osmosis treatment of my MARAMU 46foot.

Does anyone know de exact square meter of the hull, (wet part of the hull). I calculated 46,93m2 is this correct?

Thank for the help

Friendly

Jean-Paul



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Buying a 2000 or a Red Line edition SM

harryt1952@...
 

I just want to thank everyone who has contacted me and also posted information on SM older and newer. What a great group you folks are. You can feel the selfless attitude of service and willingness to help another owner, even a "want to be owner" like me. I'm most grateful to you all. 

Harry
San Diego


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Sharki For Sale

karkauai
 

Sorry to hear that, Roy.  Best of luck.
Steady as she goes,
Kent



From: "Roy Duddy RDuddy@... [amelyachtowners]"
To: Amel Yachtowners
Sent: Thursday, February 19, 2015 1:34 PM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Sharki For Sale

Hi everyone,

Due to some health issues, I am going to sell my 1985 Sharki. I planned on taking her to St.Maarten but matters have changed. She is on the hard at City Island, NY. I listed her with BoatMax for $129,000. But I will consider any reasonable offer. Feel free to pass this along. Thank you.

Roy Duddy
603-315-9600 cell




Roy Duddy
Duddy Law Offices
One Liberty Lane East
Hampton, NH 03842
603-668-9000
800-675-0800 New England
603-472-7333 Fax
603-315-9600 Cell





Sharki For Sale

Roy Duddy <RDuddy@...>
 

Hi everyone,

Due to some health issues, I am going to sell my 1985 Sharki. I planned on taking her to St.Maarten but matters have changed. She is on the hard at City Island, NY. I listed her with BoatMax for $129,000. But I will consider any reasonable offer. Feel free to pass this along. Thank you.

Roy Duddy
603-315-9600 cell



Roy Duddy
Duddy Law Offices
One Liberty Lane East
Hampton, NH 03842
603-668-9000
800-675-0800 New England
603-472-7333 Fax
603-315-9600 Cell



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Cummings diesel

Paul Osterberg
 

Thank you very much, what a mine of information. I probably have the same Kubota diesel
Regards
Paul


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Nwe Watermaker Duo 100 l

hanspeter baettig
 

Hi JP
Uff so sorry, your are absolutly correct; thats me, and Bernard with the red hull Maramu is one of my many sailing mates.
Where are you now ?. I'm back in Göcek around the 20 of march.
For not disturbing the Forum with personal stuff, here my email: Hanspeter dot baettig at bluemail dot ch
Greetings
HP
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Hello Hans Peter,
I have not checked exactly as there has been some back and forth chats about money… as my refit is large.
We also met last summer… I recall you sail with your dog and count Bernard as a sailing mate.
Am I correct??
JPG

On 19 Feb 2015, at 15:37, 'hanspeter.baettig@...' hanspeter.baettig@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:



Hello Jean-Pierre
I'm the owner of SM 16 since 20 Years. I'm in Göcek / Turkey with the boat, actual in Zermatt for skiing. I'm Swiss, living in Zurich.
Question. I also installed this Year a Duo 100 l from Desalator, Sales and Installation made by Emek Marina, Riza.
How much you paid for the hole System, Hardware and Installation.
Fair winds
Hanspeter
SM #16/ Tamango2
Göcek, Turkey













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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Nwe Watermaker Duo 100 l

Germain Jean-Pierre <jgermain@...>
 

Hello Hans Peter,

I have not checked exactly as there has been some back and forth chats about money… as my refit is large.

We also met last summer… I recall you sail with your dog and count Bernard as a sailing mate.

Am I correct??


JPG



On 19 Feb 2015, at 15:37, 'hanspeter.baettig@...' hanspeter.baettig@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hello Jean-Pierre
I'm the owner of SM 16 since 20 Years. I'm in Göcek / Turkey with the boat, actual in Zermatt for skiing. I'm Swiss, living in Zurich.
Question. I also installed this Year a Duo 100 l from Desalator, Sales and Installation made by Emek Marina, Riza.
How much you paid for the hole System, Hardware and Installation.
Fair winds
Hanspeter
SM #16/ Tamango2
Göcek, Turkey

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Nwe Watermaker Duo 100 l

hanspeter baettig
 

Hello Jean-Pierre
I'm the owner of SM 16 since 20 Years. I'm in Göcek / Turkey with the boat, actual in Zermatt for skiing. I'm Swiss, living in Zurich.
Question. I also installed this Year a Duo 100 l from Desalator, Sales and Installation made by Emek Marina, Riza.
How much you paid for the hole System, Hardware and Installation.
Fair winds
Hanspeter
SM #16/ Tamango2
Göcek, Turkey


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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Cummings diesel

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Paul,


This is a depository of all of the files I have...browse and download what you need. The Onan manual I have will be for a Onan MDKAV which has a Kubota 3-Cyl Diesel Mdl D1105 engine. I am fairly sure your Onan has the same engine and generator, but the Onan electronic system will differ.

Bill
BeBe 387

On Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 7:36 AM, osterberg.paul.l@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hello!

I'm the new proud owner of an Amel SM 1999 vintage # 259, and thus making my first input to this excellent forum.

The vessel have not been used for over two years and need some maintenance. One of the thing that need service is the Cummings diesel for the Onan genset, but unfortunately I have no mechanical- or service- manual, does anyone know where I can find a manual?

Thanks

Paul & Kerstin on S/Y Kerpa



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Cummings diesel

Paul Osterberg
 

Hello!

I'm the new proud owner of an Amel SM 1999 vintage # 259, and thus making my first input to this excellent forum.

The vessel have not been used for over two years and need some maintenance. One of the thing that need service is the Cummings diesel for the Onan genset, but unfortunately I have no mechanical- or service- manual, does anyone know where I can find a manual?

Thanks

Paul & Kerstin on S/Y Kerpa


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Buying a 2000 or a Red Line edition SM

Germain Jean-Pierre <jgermain@...>
 

Hello Ann Sofie,

I will post lots of photos eventually but today will not be the day…. I do not have any yet.

As far as explanations, I can offer some right now…

1. The aft platform is collapsible against the transom and it is hinged just above the aft rubber bumper. A removable swim ladder will be attached. The boat does not gain length… that was a prerequisite to avoid charges for a vessel exceeding 16 meters.

2. The refrigerator is a drawer Frigoboat 130 Liter unit and a good size to fit into the present space. The remote compressor will be located under the port galley sink (if we can). The Frigoboat keel cooler is already installed. The intent is to be energy neutral while at anchor.

3. I have been in contact with Speedseal and I will send them my spare Sherwood 702 pump tomorrow PM so they can design a “Speedseal Life” specifically for our pumps. (The Sherwood 702 is the pump fitted to all Onan from 6.5 to 10 KW.) I will have 2 Speedseal Life kits and a spare Sherwood 702 on board. (The first test unit will be installed on Eleuthera as soon as available.) Frankly, if the system works as well as my past experience with Speedseal Life, we should gain considerable reliability and operating hours from our impellers.

4. I received a call from the painters 30 minutes ago… he said that all SM’s should have their deck painted in “Desert Sand color with white stripes” “It looks lovely” says he… I have not seen piccies yet. (The deck was various shades of baby s*** brown with various shades of even browner stripes…. had to be painted) The aim is to reduce the “heat sink" effect with lighter colored decks. We will spend our time sailing between 20N & 20 S.

Cheers to all of you.


Jean-Pierre Germain
SY Eleuthera, SM 007

On 19 Feb 2015, at 13:47, Ann-Sofie Svanberg kanalmamman@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


Wow!!!!

Beware of the swimming platform. I if you make it foldable it will not add length to your boat.

Where is the "wet locker"

We have also been looking at the fridge with drawer but can't fit it in, will not be able to pull the drawers out. Would really like to have pictures of the installation and more specific model of the device.

Regards
Annsofie, S/Y Lady Annila
SM 232

Skickat från min iPad

19 feb 2015 kl. 04:42 skrev "Germain Jean-Pierre jgermain@... <mailto:jgermain@...> [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@... <mailto:amelyachtowners@...>>:


Hello Steve, Harry et al,


Our list is also extensive…

:-)


Refit work on Eleuthera Fall 14 to Summer 15


-Gantry with Solar panels and Davits

-New stern swimming platform & ladder

-New liferaft bracket in the port rear railing

-New GAS system installed in rear lazarette

-New electronics including forward and sidescan sonar, 2 Plotters with wifi, SHD radar, AIS, HF with DSC, Modem, Loud Hailer, 2 X VHF with DSC etc.

-Second Hydraulic AP

-New Raymarine i70 instruments

-New Delorme InReach SE satellite tracker and email.

-New WIFI bat

-Exhaust temp monitors on engine and genset

-New emergency bilge pump and audio alarm

-New soundproofing in engine room

-New raw water system for Onan

-New turbocharger for Volvo

-Overhauled Max Prop

-New exhaust hoses

-New fuel hoses

-New dual fuel filters Racor

-New bilge pumps

-New grounding connections throughout.

-New anchor wash system

-New fresh water deck wash

-New drinking water carbon filter

-New gangway door

-New safety cover for gangway door

-New safety bars for overhead hatches

-New Safety lanyard tie downs.

-New Jackstay lines.
-New mosquito/blinds for all hatches

-New 2 additional lateral windows in aft cabin.

-New Watermaker Duo 24V/220V 100 liter/hr

-New Webasto AC 36K BTU with 3 zone outlets

-New battery chargers

-New 9 batteries

-New battery box under passage berth

-New 3 KW inverter

-New refrigerator 130 L Webasto 2 horizontal drawer with keel cooler and remote compressor

-New Microwave

-New counter tops in galley

-New full size washing machine filling the space of the “wet locker”.

-New mattresses for all berths.

-New cockpit covers (hence the sacrifice of the “wet locker") with cushions.

-New soft coverings

-New LED interior lighting

-New wall light units LED

-New NAV lights LED

-New thru hulls everywhere.

-Reworked electric motors for sail handling

-Sail handling gearboxes overhauled.

-All winches serviced

-New 45KG Ultra anchor with 70 mtr chain and 30 mtr rode

-Overhauled windlass with new gypsy pins and locks.

-New 50 mtr aft mooring tapes on rollers

-Cleaned sails

-New Jordan Sea drogue

-New deck paint, Amel logos in SS, new rub rail paint, new water line paint.

-New running rigging.



We should be done sometime before 1 July departure date…..


:-)


Jean-Pierre Germain
SY Eleuthera, SM 007.




On 18 Feb 2015, at 20:03, flyboyscd@... <mailto:flyboyscd@...> [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@... <mailto:amelyachtowners@...>> wrote:


Hello Harry,

I chose the same route as Jean-Pierre, and purchased an older SM(hull 72), and have been engaged in refitting since we got her back to the USA in June 2014. We found a basically solid boat in Guatemala at a very good price, and are mostly replacing and updating old systems. In our case, the boat had new sails and standing rigging, genenerator had been replaced, and many of the electronics had been replaced within the last few years. Also the boat had lots of spares, tools and equipment left onboard by the previous owner. Much of the re-fitting we have been doing ourselves, and have hired out some work which we did not feel up to.

Here is a short list of what we have done or will accomplish prior to going sailing this summer:

All new running rigging

Rebuilt the propane locker to accept larger capacity bottles

Purchased the arch/davits from Emek Marine, had it shipped to Florida, and installed it on the boat a couple of months ago.

3 x 140 watt Kyocera solar panels installed on the arch with a Morningstar MPPT controller.

New non Amel fresh water pump and bilge pump.

Planning to purchase and install a "silent wind" wind generator.

Replaced OEM refrigerator with a 2 drawer Vitifrigio stainless (We had to do a little cutting to get it in, but it is a dramatic improvement over the stock refrigerator)

Replaced the OEM oven with a Dickenson Caribbean model. ( This oven was a very good fit, and we have found the quality to be better than most others out there...cost a bit more, but you get what you pay for)

Installed new dual racor primary filters, and a Fuel Boss fuel polishing system in the engine room. (It is great to be able to polish your fuel at any time you please)

New interior upholstery and cushions in ultra-leather. Part of it has just been installed, and the rest is coming soon. It is drop dead gorgeous!!

I just ordered the Vesper Marine AIS 9000 Vision model. This is an incredible unit which will also send the data via wifi to your Ipad/phone/laptop.

In the process of ripping out the old 10gph Amel watermaker, and installing a 30gph model from Electromax. (We do have a clothes washer, and the extra capacity will be nice)

Also in the process of installing a new high output alternator and regulator along with new pulleys on the engine to accept a serpentine belt.

In the process of installing a 2500 watt Mastervolt inverter. (The boat came with a fairly new large Mastervolt battery charger with monitoring system. (I highly recommend the Mastervolt products, as they are well built, and have excellent customer support and service)

Just replaced the 15' long 2.5" exhaust hose. (Our muffler is a custom built stainless box and in excellent condition)

All new interior Led lighting. We used a combination of 6 Alpenglow units, and numerous Marinbeam stainless domes. (The interior lighting is dramatically improved, has very little amp draw)

New LED bulbs for all deck level nav lights/mast light/deck light, and a new LED tri-color/anchor and strobe light fixture.

What do I fell like I have gained by taking the old boat and re-fitting approach? I've leaned more about the workings of our boat and systems in a year than I would have in 5 years by doing all of the work myself that I could. We will set out on our circumnavigation with mostly new systems, and the systems and equipment that I wanted. We will have a substantially larger investment than the original purchase price, but still far less than I could have purchased the equivalent Amel for. It has been a lot of work, but has been rewarding in both the end result, and the money we have saved.

Our engine is the original Perkins Prima 78hp model. We have a Max Prop, and have found no issues with needing a larger powerplant. Our motor has 4200 hours, but seems to be in excellent shape, and even if we had to replace it at a later date, it would still be within our budget.

Wit h regards to batter capacity, I think ours was modified at some point in it's life. We have 2 banks. One is located in the engine room, and consist of 4 large Trojan 6v, and the starter battery. We have an even larger bank of 8 Trojan T-105 6v batteries under the pilot berth where you find them on the newer Amels. Our total amp/hr capacity is 860 ah at 24 volts. We find this to be more than adequate, but could up it to 1000 ah if we were to change to Lifeline AGM batteries. I love AGM batteries, but am hesitant to go that route due to the difficulty of obtaining them in the more remote parts of the world, and the added expense.

What ever route you choose to take, I think you will find the SM will be a great boat. We are fairly new owners, but based on what Ive seen so far, we are happy with our choice.

Good luck on your search.

Steve Davis
S/V Aloha SM72
Currently in St Augustine, FL

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Re: Engine Door Hatch

pflafrance@...
 

Further to the posting by Eric on Kimberlite of pictures of the hatch repair we post more details as to how this was done. This varies a little from Bill on th SV Bebe's approach.

  1. Removed door and did repair work on a bench. Did both sides at the same time.
  2. Pulled back the foam.
  3. Removed the Amel attaching plate from the strut and the lid.
  4. The balsa core was compressed allowing the bolt to move upwards and cause the bubble effect on the hatch. 
  5. Glassed over the area to make a bigger footprint to attach the SS plate to.
  6. Drilled 4 holes into the balsa and filled with epoxy to accommodate new screws to attach the plate. Dilled and tapped the holes out to accommodate the new bolts.
  7. Cut a stainless steel plate and attached.
  8. Glued the plate into position with 5200 and put bolts in.
  9. Attached the original Amel attaching plate to the new stainless steel plate. Drilled holes and filled with epoxy (West System) and drilled out. Tapped the holes  to accommodate the old bolts.
  10. Reattached everything. Used some contact cement to re-glue the foam.
  11. This job takes a lot longer than 2 hours as the glassing , filling holes ,drilling and tapping takes time for everything to cure.

Paul & Susan LaFrance

SV NOMAD #362


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Buying a 2000 or a Red Line edition SM

Stephen Davis
 

Hi Annsofie,

I'm on my way back from Hawaii to the boat, but will get you some pictures and details of how to make it fit in the next few days. You will love the 2 drawer fridge, as it is far more functional than the original. 

Steve 
S/V Aloha SM 72



On Feb 19, 2015, at 7:47 AM, Ann-Sofie Svanberg kanalmamman@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Wow!!!!

Beware of the swimming platform. I if you make it foldable it will not add length to your boat. 

Where is the "wet locker"

We have also been looking at the fridge with drawer but can't fit it in, will not be able to pull the drawers out. Would really like to have pictures of the installation and more specific model of the device.

Regards
Annsofie, S/Y Lady Annila
SM 232

Skickat från min iPad

19 feb 2015 kl. 04:42 skrev "Germain Jean-Pierre jgermain@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

Hello Steve, Harry et al,


Our list is also extensive… 

:-)


Refit work on Eleuthera Fall 14 to Summer 15

 

-Gantry with Solar panels and Davits

-New stern swimming platform & ladder

-New liferaft bracket in the port rear railing

-New GAS system installed in rear lazarette

-New electronics including forward and sidescan sonar, 2 Plotters with wifi, SHD radar, AIS, HF with DSC, Modem, Loud Hailer, 2 X VHF with DSC etc.

-Second Hydraulic AP

-New Raymarine i70 instruments

-New Delorme InReach SE satellite tracker and email.

-New WIFI bat

-Exhaust temp monitors on engine and genset

-New emergency bilge pump and audio alarm

-New soundproofing in engine room

-New raw water system for Onan

-New turbocharger for Volvo

-Overhauled Max Prop

-New exhaust hoses

-New fuel hoses

-New dual fuel filters Racor

-New bilge pumps

-New grounding connections throughout.

-New anchor wash system

-New fresh water deck wash

-New drinking water carbon filter

-New gangway door

-New safety cover for gangway door

-New safety bars for overhead hatches

-New Safety lanyard tie downs.

-New Jackstay lines.

-New mosquito/blinds for all hatches

-New 2 additional lateral windows in aft cabin.

-New Watermaker Duo 24V/220V 100 liter/hr

-New Webasto AC 36K BTU with 3 zone outlets

-New battery chargers

-New 9 batteries

-New battery box under passage berth

-New 3 KW inverter

-New refrigerator 130 L Webasto 2 horizontal drawer with keel cooler and remote compressor

-New Microwave

-New counter tops in galley

-New full size washing machine filling the space of the “wet locker”. 

-New mattresses for all berths.

-New cockpit covers (hence the sacrifice of the “wet locker") with cushions.

-New soft coverings

-New LED interior lighting

-New wall light units LED

-New NAV lights LED

-New thru hulls everywhere.

-Reworked electric motors for sail handling

-Sail handling gearboxes overhauled.

-All winches serviced

-New 45KG Ultra anchor with 70 mtr chain and 30 mtr rode

-Overhauled windlass with new gypsy pins and locks.

-New 50 mtr aft mooring tapes on rollers

-Cleaned sails

-New Jordan Sea drogue

-New deck paint, Amel logos in SS, new rub rail paint, new water line paint.

-New running rigging.


We should be done sometime before 1 July departure date…..


:-)


Jean-Pierre Germain
SY Eleuthera, SM 007.




On 18 Feb 2015, at 20:03, flyboyscd@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hello Harry,

I chose the same route as Jean-Pierre, and purchased an older SM(hull 72), and have been engaged in refitting since we got her back to the USA in June 2014. We found a basically solid boat in Guatemala at a very good price, and are mostly replacing and updating old systems. In our case, the boat had new sails and standing rigging, genenerator had been replaced, and many of the electronics had been replaced within the last few years. Also the boat had lots of spares, tools and equipment left onboard by the previous owner. Much of the re-fitting we have been doing ourselves, and have hired out some work which we did not feel up to.

Here is a short list of what we have done or will accomplish prior to going sailing this summer:

All new running rigging

Rebuilt the propane locker to accept larger capacity bottles

Purchased the arch/davits from Emek Marine, had it shipped to Florida, and installed it on the boat a couple of months ago.

3 x 140 watt Kyocera solar panels installed on the arch with a Morningstar MPPT controller.

New non Amel fresh water pump and bilge pump.

Planning to purchase and install a "silent wind" wind generator.

Replaced OEM refrigerator with a 2 drawer Vitifrigio stainless (We had to do a little cutting to get it in, but it is a dramatic improvement over the stock refrigerator)

Replaced the OEM oven with a Dickenson Caribbean model. ( This oven was a very good fit, and we have found the quality to be better than most others out there...cost a bit more, but you get what you pay for)

Installed new dual racor primary filters, and a Fuel Boss fuel polishing system in the engine room. (It is great to be able to polish your fuel at any time you please)

New interior upholstery and cushions in ultra-leather. Part of it has just been installed, and the rest is coming soon. It is drop dead gorgeous!!

I just ordered the Vesper Marine AIS 9000 Vision model. This is an incredible unit which will also send the data via wifi to your Ipad/phone/laptop.

In the process of ripping out the old 10gph Amel watermaker, and installing a 30gph model from Electromax. (We do have a clothes washer, and the extra capacity will be nice)

Also in the process of installing a new high output alternator and regulator along with new pulleys on the engine to accept a serpentine belt.

In the process of installing a 2500 watt Mastervolt inverter. (The boat came with a fairly new large Mastervolt battery charger with monitoring system. (I highly recommend the Mastervolt products, as they are well built, and have excellent customer support and service)

Just replaced the 15' long 2.5" exhaust hose. (Our muffler is a custom built stainless box and in excellent condition)

All new interior Led lighting. We used a combination of  6 Alpenglow units, and numerous Marinbeam stainless domes. (The interior lighting is dramatically improved, has very little amp draw)

New LED bulbs for all deck level nav lights/mast light/deck light, and a new LED tri-color/anchor and strobe light fixture.

What do I fell like I have gained by taking the old boat and re-fitting approach? I've leaned more about the workings of our boat and systems in a year than I would have in 5 years by doing all of the work myself that I could. We will set out on our circumnavigation with mostly new systems, and the systems and equipment that I wanted. We will have a substantially larger investment than the original purchase price, but still far less than I could have purchased the equivalent Amel for. It has been a lot of work, but has been rewarding in both the end result, and the money we have saved.

Our engine is the original Perkins Prima 78hp model. We have a Max Prop, and have found no issues with needing a larger powerplant. Our motor has 4200 hours, but seems to be in excellent shape, and even if we had to replace it at a later date, it would still be within our budget.

Wit h regards to batter capacity, I think ours was modified at some point in it's life. We have 2 banks. One is located in the engine room, and consist of 4 large Trojan 6v, and the starter battery. We have an even larger bank of 8 Trojan T-105 6v batteries under the pilot berth where you find them on the newer Amels. Our total amp/hr capacity is 860 ah at 24 volts. We find this to be more than adequate, but could up it to 1000 ah if we were to change to Lifeline AGM batteries. I love AGM batteries, but am hesitant to go that route due to the difficulty of obtaining them in the more remote parts of the world, and the added expense.

What ever route you choose to take, I think you will find the SM will be a great boat. We are fairly new owners, but based on what Ive seen so far, we are happy with our choice.

Good luck on your search.

Steve Davis
S/V Aloha SM72
Currently in St Augustine, FL


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