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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] I think we bought a boat! Fire extinguisher question

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Good afternoon Duane,

Congratulations on your imminent closing !!!
I don't know, but I am currently Dania Beach (just south of Fort Lauderdale airport).
I am leaving at the end fo the month for Grand Bahama, if you have time, let's meet!
Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Royal Palm
Dania Beach, Florida.


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On Fri, 4/3/15, sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] I think we bought a boat! Fire extinguisher question
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Friday, April 3, 2015, 2:40 PM


 









It seems like we're going to close
on a 2005 Amel SM next week (#477).  We're making a
list from the survey and one thing we need to do is have the
fire extinguishers serviced.  It looks like they are
original (brand = Gloria?), which is a German brand I
believe.
I called a Fort Lauderdale
company and they said they could only refill U.S. brands,
something about a special license. 
Does anyone know of a Fort
Lauderdale or Miami company who could service the SM's
Gloria extinguishers?

Thanks,Duane
Siegfried









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I think we bought a boat! Fire extinguisher question

sailor63109@...
 

It seems like we're going to close on a 2005 Amel SM next week (#477).  We're making a list from the survey and one thing we need to do is have the fire extinguishers serviced.  It looks like they are original (brand = Gloria?), which is a German brand I believe.


I called a Fort Lauderdale company and they said they could only refill U.S. brands, something about a special license. 


Does anyone know of a Fort Lauderdale or Miami company who could service the SM's Gloria extinguishers?



Thanks,

Duane Siegfried


Shopping for a Maramu

zerotocruising@...
 

Hello everyone,


New member here. My wife and I are actively shopping for a Maramu 46. In addition to browsing the various threads here, I thought that we'd poll the membership for any issues that we should be on the lookout for when inspecting prospective boats. Should we actually purchase one, we'll no doubt be posting a lot more.


Thanks in advance for any help rendered.


Mike and Rebecca Sweeney



Re: Maybe a stupid question, but I am concerned abt it.

jwdernehl@...
 

I also have a 92' SM.  #88.  It definitely lists a bit to port.  There is almost no machinery on the STBD side. The generator, sewage holding tank, toilets, fridge/freezer and respective compressors, AC units for salon and aft berthing, and oven are all port of centerline.  Heck, the port side also has storage lockers in the main cockpit and just outside, where the stbd does not.  I think the newer SM's helped this by placing the large battery bank under the passageway berthing on the STBD side. 

Jason 
Pao San #88

Just remember, the Coast Guard does not like boarding blow boats. 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Maybe a stupid question, but I am concerned abt it.

bent_jyllinge
 

This is a bit funny, we have exactly this issue with our Mango #67. We never seem to be 100% horizontal...
Is this an Amel thing?


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bimini Vinyl

sailormon <kimberlite@...>
 

When I had my bimini top made in St Maarten they had the same material. I also had them add zippers to the underside of the Bimini. When it is removed or installed I just have to unzip the support tubes.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, April 02, 2015 2:49 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bimini Vinyl

 

 

Mark, 

I am not sure of the exact brand used by Amel. It is a woven fabric coated on both sides with polypropylene. I found a source in Spain that sells it at 3 meter widths and as the length, as long as you want it. This type of bimini cover is more common on power boats, and welding will be 100% waterproof and looks better. The 3 meter width gets you the entire width of the current bimini frame. The three frame covers that are inside the bimini should be welded and Amel used a stainless rivet at the four corners of each. There is a "gather" located at the location of the forward support tube which requires a cut and weld in the Bimini. Look for this gather on the top of your current bimini.

Amel has a new SM bimini, in stock, for 1,895 euros...it consists of new top, two new side panels, new tonneau cover, and shiny new turnbuckles. These are shipped in a storage bag of like-fabric. I just received one from Amel and had to pay VAT, ouch!

If you make a new bimini yourself, you can buy a handheld welder, but I believe it will be difficult to do as good of a job as Amel. 

This type of polypropylene fabric is also used in the trucking industry to use as "curtains" for the sides of trailers. As trailer curtains, they open or close to access cargo. I am sure you have seen these probably in a blue color. FedEx uses these curtains on their "Pup Trailers."  That is the reason for the 3 meter width...the width lays to the height of the curtain  It comes in several thicknesses. Do NOT buy thicker than Amel uses. I made that mistake. Be sure to "mike" the Amel bimini. I think it is 50mil, but not sure.

II know you are a "sewmeister." If you were to make a new one, you may want to use some of that really good rubberized marine Sunbrella.

Let me know if you have other questions. I tried an alternative to Amel, then had to pay Amel's price to be satisfied. So, I paid twice so that my friends can learn from my mistake and pay once. Bimini experience did not come cheap.

Advice to new Amel owners: Any time that I try to "out-Amel" Amel, it costs me. Trust Captain Henri Amel's decisions and you will save money and time.

Let me know if you have other questions. 

Bill Rouse
BeBe Amel 53 #387
Sent from my tablet
+39 333 121 8115 Italy Mobile
+1832-380-4970 USA Voice Mail

On Apr 2, 2015 12:09 AM, "'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

(I think) I have an original bimini top an side panels. Does anyone know the brand, color and weight of the vinyl Amel used on the SM2K? And of course, a contact for supply in the USA would be great.

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Installing the new CDrive

seafeverofcuan@...
 

Kent,
       I can send you a plan view photograph showing the top of the C drive and the flange that connects to it, if that is of use send me an address please.
Best regards,
Trevor 

Seafever
Still in Mexico and still for sale


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Installing the new CDrive

karkauai
 

I've uploaded two pics to the files section of the gap and extra long bolts that were sent with the new drive and coupling.
Kent


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Installing the new CDrive

karkauai
 

I am trying to reinstall the engine and new CDrive today.  The engine position and angle iron positions have not changed.  I'm finding an 18mm gap between the transmission outdrive and the flexible coupling.  Is there a piece missing?  Do we need to redrill holes in the angle irons to move the engine forward 18mm?

I wasn't present when the engine was removed, and no pics were taken.  I can't find anything that shows the coupling.  All the drive parts were sent to Amel and I told them not to return anything since I was getting a new drive.

I've asked Amel and will call them in a few minutes, but I know it usually takes them a day or five to respond.

Thanks for any advice or pics.
K


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File : /Replacing the CDrive on SM243 Kristy/IMG_0541.jpg
Uploaded by : karkauai <karkauai@...>
Description : The bolts are much longer than they need to be even if there is a part between the transmission and the flexible coupling.


You can access this file at the URL:
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Description : We are installing the engine today and have found an 18mm gap between the transmission output and the flexible coupling. The engine position and angle iron positions have not changed. Is there a piece missing?


You can access this file at the URL:
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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bimini Vinyl

Mark Erdos
 

The bimini top I have is in very good condition. I also have extra side panels that have never been used. Therefore, I am trying to match the fabric. We are planning to make an extension to the existing bimini top to add more cover to the cockpit. I have tried a couple of local marine shops and have searched extensively on-line. No luck yet.

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bimini Vinyl

Ann-Sofie Svanberg <kanalmamman@...>
 

We had new panels made in vinyl in Trinidad a couple of months ago. The seams are not velded they are glued and sewn. No leakage yet.

/Ann-Sofie
S/Y Lady Annila, SM232, 1998
Present in St Martin

Skickat från min iPad

2 apr 2015 kl. 02:49 skrev "'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

Mark, 

I am not sure of the exact brand used by Amel. It is a woven fabric coated on both sides with polypropylene. I found a source in Spain that sells it at 3 meter widths and as the length, as long as you want it. This type of bimini cover is more common on power boats, and welding will be 100% waterproof and looks better. The 3 meter width gets you the entire width of the current bimini frame. The three frame covers that are inside the bimini should be welded and Amel used a stainless rivet at the four corners of each. There is a "gather" located at the location of the forward support tube which requires a cut and weld in the Bimini. Look for this gather on the top of your current bimini.

Amel has a new SM bimini, in stock, for 1,895 euros...it consists of new top, two new side panels, new tonneau cover, and shiny new turnbuckles. These are shipped in a storage bag of like-fabric. I just received one from Amel and had to pay VAT, ouch!

If you make a new bimini yourself, you can buy a handheld welder, but I believe it will be difficult to do as good of a job as Amel. 

This type of polypropylene fabric is also used in the trucking industry to use as "curtains" for the sides of trailers. As trailer curtains, they open or close to access cargo. I am sure you have seen these probably in a blue color. FedEx uses these curtains on their "Pup Trailers."  That is the reason for the 3 meter width...the width lays to the height of the curtain  It comes in several thicknesses. Do NOT buy thicker than Amel uses. I made that mistake. Be sure to "mike" the Amel bimini. I think it is 50mil, but not sure.

II know you are a "sewmeister." If you were to make a new one, you may want to use some of that really good rubberized marine Sunbrella.

Let me know if you have other questions. I tried an alternative to Amel, then had to pay Amel's price to be satisfied. So, I paid twice so that my friends can learn from my mistake and pay once. Bimini experience did not come cheap.

Advice to new Amel owners: Any time that I try to "out-Amel" Amel, it costs me. Trust Captain Henri Amel's decisions and you will save money and time.

Let me know if you have other questions. 

Bill Rouse
BeBe Amel 53 #387
Sent from my tablet
+39 333 121 8115 Italy Mobile
+1832-380-4970 USA Voice Mail

On Apr 2, 2015 12:09 AM, "'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

(I think) I have an original bimini top an side panels. Does anyone know the brand, color and weight of the vinyl Amel used on the SM2K? And of course, a contact for supply in the USA would be great.

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Installing the new CDrive

karkauai
 

I've started a file with pics of the process of installing the new CDrive.  Unfortunately, the pics are listed in the order I uploaded them with the first ones at the bottom.
I'll post more as we finish the job.
Kent
SM243
Kristy


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File : /Replacing the CDrive on SM243 Kristy/IMG_0524.jpg
Uploaded by : karkauai <karkauai@...>
Description : After dry-fitting the upper and lower parts of the CDrive, the marks on the keel were transferred to the Foot of the drive, it is disassembled, the foot is removed, and the marks are joined by lines to mark the position of the hole on the bottom of the foot. I would have bet that it wasn't even going to be close, but Voila! The lines crossed within less than a mm of each other. Another option would have been to make a dowel or bolt that could be screwed into the existing bolt hole with a nail or sharpened screw in the center. After dry-fitting the Cdrive, it could be dropped down onto the marker to make a dimple in the bottom of the foot where the hole should be drilled. Craig Briggs suggested an old carpenter's trick of smearing some lipstick on the top of the nail and marking that way.


You can access this file at the URL:
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Regards,


karkauai <karkauai@...>


New file uploaded to amelyachtowners

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Hello,


This email message is a notification to let you know that
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File : /Replacing the CDrive on SM243 Kristy/IMG_0523.jpg
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Description : Maring the bolt hole on the keel


You can access this file at the URL:
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New file uploaded to amelyachtowners

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Description : But it does have a 1cm dia hole in the bottom from the manufacturing process that needs to be filled in.


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New file uploaded to amelyachtowners

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Hello,


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Description : The new foot has no hole for the bolt. It is mostly composite, so not as heavy as you might think...maybe 75lb


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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bimini Vinyl

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Mark, 

I am not sure of the exact brand used by Amel. It is a woven fabric coated on both sides with polypropylene. I found a source in Spain that sells it at 3 meter widths and as the length, as long as you want it. This type of bimini cover is more common on power boats, and welding will be 100% waterproof and looks better. The 3 meter width gets you the entire width of the current bimini frame. The three frame covers that are inside the bimini should be welded and Amel used a stainless rivet at the four corners of each. There is a "gather" located at the location of the forward support tube which requires a cut and weld in the Bimini. Look for this gather on the top of your current bimini.

Amel has a new SM bimini, in stock, for 1,895 euros...it consists of new top, two new side panels, new tonneau cover, and shiny new turnbuckles. These are shipped in a storage bag of like-fabric. I just received one from Amel and had to pay VAT, ouch!

If you make a new bimini yourself, you can buy a handheld welder, but I believe it will be difficult to do as good of a job as Amel. 

This type of polypropylene fabric is also used in the trucking industry to use as "curtains" for the sides of trailers. As trailer curtains, they open or close to access cargo. I am sure you have seen these probably in a blue color. FedEx uses these curtains on their "Pup Trailers."  That is the reason for the 3 meter width...the width lays to the height of the curtain  It comes in several thicknesses. Do NOT buy thicker than Amel uses. I made that mistake. Be sure to "mike" the Amel bimini. I think it is 50mil, but not sure.

II know you are a "sewmeister." If you were to make a new one, you may want to use some of that really good rubberized marine Sunbrella.

Let me know if you have other questions. I tried an alternative to Amel, then had to pay Amel's price to be satisfied. So, I paid twice so that my friends can learn from my mistake and pay once. Bimini experience did not come cheap.

Advice to new Amel owners: Any time that I try to "out-Amel" Amel, it costs me. Trust Captain Henri Amel's decisions and you will save money and time.

Let me know if you have other questions. 

Bill Rouse
BeBe Amel 53 #387
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On Apr 2, 2015 12:09 AM, "'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

(I think) I have an original bimini top an side panels. Does anyone know the brand, color and weight of the vinyl Amel used on the SM2K? And of course, a contact for supply in the USA would be great.

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bimini Vinyl

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi All,
to waterproof seams on biminis rub candle wax along the seam,  Works well.
Regards
Danny
SM 299 Ocean Pearl
 


From: "Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners]"
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Thursday, 2 April 2015 12:08 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bimini Vinyl

 
Good afternoon Mark,

I am not 100% sure, but when I ask for a new one to be made, the person seem to be pretty certain it was made of "white double Stamoid fabric".
In order for the seam to remain water proof, you must have it "heat welded" or "heat seal" (not using stitching).

Hope that help, sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Still in repair in Fort Lauderdale.

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On Wed, 4/1/15, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bimini Vinyl
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 5:09 PM


 









(I think) I have an original
bimini top an side panels. Does anyone know the brand, color
and weight of the vinyl Amel used on the SM2K? And of
course, a contact for supply in the USA would be
great.      With best regards,  Mark  Super Maramu 2000Hull #275www.creampuff.us  









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