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Re: Surveyor in Crete.

pitugolf@...
 

Hello Jean Pierre,

Congratulations for thinking of buying an Amel SM.
We have a SM and now we are in Göcek where we are doing some work with Riza (Arch, solar panels,rigging, etc etc...).
Emek marine is specialized on fitting Amel boats in particular for circumnavigation. We are really pleased with the work he and his team are doing, very professional and organized.
I will suggest  to contact him for questions you might have before you will buy the boat. 

Riza Cagdas
Emek Marine
+90 2526452468
Cagdas@...

Do not hesitate to contact me for more information.

Maria Geiger
S.Y. PITU


Surveyor in Crete.

Germain Jean-Pierre <jgermain@...>
 

Hello Amel Owners,

After years of reading every thread ... and saving my dosh, I am now in a position to buy an early SM.  I've located one in Crete and I want a locally based person to complete the survey... reduced cost!!

If issues appear, I would sail the boat to Emek to get the work done.  (I've learned a lot from reading your collective adventures, including where the good boat yards are located)

Thanks,


Jean-Pierre



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Yanmar Mixing Elbow Replacement

sailormon <kimberlite@...>
 

Much jewelry is investment cast as well as auto parts, and dental crowns.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite SM 376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of yahoogroups@...
Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2014 9:45 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Yanmar Mixing Elbow Replacement

 

 

I found this part for the Yanmar 100hp Turbo:

 

This states that it replaces Yanmar P/Ns 129673-13551, 13552. My original part was 129673-13550, but it was replaced by the above numbers.

This is "Investment Cast" 316 Stainless and is 4.5 lbs and twice as thick as the original Yanmar fabrication.



If I were buying one of these today, I am sure that I would give this a try for $270 as the last one I bought from Yanmar cost me $1,000 in Thailand.



BTW, I had not heard the term "Investment Cast," and found this information: http://www.wisconsinprecision.com/investment-casting-advantages.php



Bill

BeBe #387 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Yanmar Mixing Elbow Replacement

sailormon <kimberlite@...>
 

Bill,

That looks beautiful, I just bought an original yanmar one-which I will try to return.

Thanks for the intel.

Eric

Kimberlite SM 376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of yahoogroups@...
Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2014 9:45 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Yanmar Mixing Elbow Replacement

 

 

I found this part for the Yanmar 100hp Turbo:

 

This states that it replaces Yanmar P/Ns 129673-13551, 13552. My original part was 129673-13550, but it was replaced by the above numbers.

This is "Investment Cast" 316 Stainless and is 4.5 lbs and twice as thick as the original Yanmar fabrication.



If I were buying one of these today, I am sure that I would give this a try for $270 as the last one I bought from Yanmar cost me $1,000 in Thailand.



BTW, I had not heard the term "Investment Cast," and found this information: http://www.wisconsinprecision.com/investment-casting-advantages.php



Bill

BeBe #387 


Yanmar Mixing Elbow Replacement

yahoogroups@...
 

I found this part for the Yanmar 100hp Turbo:

This states that it replaces Yanmar P/Ns 129673-13551, 13552. My original part was 129673-13550, but it was replaced by the above numbers.
This is "Investment Cast" 316 Stainless and is 4.5 lbs and twice as thick as the original Yanmar fabrication.

If I were buying one of these today, I am sure that I would give this a try for $270 as the last one I bought from Yanmar cost me $1,000 in Thailand.

BTW, I had not heard the term "Investment Cast," and found this information: http://www.wisconsinprecision.com/investment-casting-advantages.php

Bill
BeBe #387 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] finally bought an Amel

karkauai
 

Look at Dennis' solution to the fresh water pump problems he had (Post #14750).  My SM  (#243-1999) also has the same A.M.F.A. pump as he replaced.  Others have put on-demand pumps in as replacements and seem to be happy with them.  So far my AMFA pump is 10+ years old and with regular maintenance and occasional tweaking of the air pressure and/or on/off pressure settings it has performed well.
Kent
SM243
Kristy

From: "n33077@..."
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 9:26 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] finally bought an Amel
 
Thanks Kristy.
The draws 6'6" measured.  Book says it only draws 6'   I just got the call that the water pump is indeed nearly dead.  To the best of my knowledge the Sharki shares many of the same components as the Maramu's.  So if by chance you know about the fresh water pump I'm all ears.

My plan is to sail the outside up to the Chesapeake bay to Annapolis.  Shouldn't take more than a week and I have the GS going for me. I'll spend this next year up there as I wrap up some things then go elsewhere.
Aras


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Wiring capacitor on low pressure pump

johnabo2003 <no_reply@...>
 

Hi Bill,

 

Thanks very much for your answer. It does answer my question, The old damaged capacitor is still wired in place, so all I have to do now is wire the new one to the same terminals. Thanks very much.

 

John Abercrombie SM #391


Sulajon SM # 347

John Folino <jfolino901@...>
 

I am selling my 2001 Amel Super Maramu 53' ketch docked in front of Johnny Hassan's at Nanny Cay Marina, Tortola British Virgin Islands office for the past 12 years. She is hull #347 and very lightly used. Johnny has taken care of her since I sailed Sulajon from Europe in 2002. She is fully equipped and maintained. She has never been chartered, in fact I have always been her captain, no other person has ever sailed her without me on board. She is a practically new example of an Amel SM 53'. The turbo Yanmar has approximately 930 hours of use. Johnny has a nearly new 150% Genoa as I had a 110% jib made in 2003 and have used it ever since. The balooner and all hardware, poles and lines were only used in the Atlantic crossing.
All system are in tip top shape, maintained by the same crew for the past 12 years where I sailed from 6 weeks/season to as little as 2 weeks, otherwise the boat sat at the dock, or on the hard.
 
I am the first and only owner. I have two freezers beneath the dinette, the 160 liter per hr water maker with spare filters, a large supply of spare parts, a bow thruster with spare props, a RIB with a new motor, new batteries, complete electronics with two autopilots.
The boat has 3 zones of air conditioning, a 160 liter/hour fresh water maker, a 7 KW generator, a bow thruster, a fixed fiberglass dodger with an operable helm window, a bimini top, an extension with side curtains for cool weather, numerous lockers and storage areas, a hard bottom dingy with a brand new Tohatsu 6 HP outboard motor all suspended on stainless steel davits off of the stern with a winch to assist in the lift. a walk in engine room, a refrigerator and two refrigerator/freezers, roller furling jib and main sail, all electrically operated, a windlass, a roler furling mizzen sail, spare sails galore. There remains a couple zones of electric heat as part of the main saloon and forward Vee berth areas, two heads with holding tanks, macerator pumps, a dry, odor free bilge, several watertight bulkheads, two spare anchors with rode, extensive tools and spare parts, a SSB, a radar, a GPS, full electronics, an
Imarsat mini M  phone for off shore use, a microwave oven, a washer and dryer. a dishwasher which I never used once, pots, pans, plates, silverware, linens for 6 people, two laptops, safety equipment including EPIRB, flares, hand held GPS, brand new batteries (there are eight 6 volt house batteries and one 12 volt start battery), an 8 person off shore life raft just reconditioned and tested.  A diving compressor with a regulator and 50' of air supply hose and diving weights. A Sony TV with VCR & DVD. An AM/FM radio with CD player and both cabin and cockpit speakers. Many tools and miscellaneous items accumulated over 12 years. A Wirie internet broadband booster/router.
 


Re: Resolux interior lights

marksharki
 

We have changed our boat to all LED lighting. I used all of the original Amel fixtures. I removed the guts and replaced them with warm colored LED's with built in drive electronics from a company called Marine Beam. It is a simple 2 wire hook up. Cost is $20-25 dollars per light fixture. The quality of the light color is wonderful. Not harsh like some LED's. With Marine Beam's built in drive electronics they are not sensitive to variation in voltage and are very radio quiet.  I have no affiliation with Marine Beam...I am a very satisfied customer. So far 2 years of living aboard with no problems.
Mark and Joanna
S/V MARGUERITE 
AMEL Sharki NO. 49 


Re: finally bought an Amel

ericmeury@...
 

Congrats and welcome. 

I'm a newer owner as well, but spent much time aboard kents boats (thanks kent)

Not sure if the bilge pump is the same put i still have either the original or an exact replacement.  (i also have a complete spare so if it goes)  I do have what is marked as a rebuild kit for the bilge pump.  Kent will attest that these are not that difficult to take apart.  If the design is the same you will need to remove the float tube (gray tube) in engine room in front of the engine on the bulkhead and then you should be able to remove the pump.  The pump will be located out of the water just next to it at eye level. 

If you need the rebuild kit for this pump (AGAIN if it is the same as the santorin)  the rebuild kit is Reya Cannes with part number MARINA-K 219424.    -  Sorry i do not have the part number for the exact pump i have.

if you do take the pump apart do not over tighten any screws when you put it back together.

If you cannot repair or find the exact replacement, other owners have built a shelf that mounts to the same place as the original.  The attach a new jabsco bilge pump in this location.

You may or may not need to remove the float tube, but as long as you are down there you might as well, power wash the bilge (check to make sure the manual one works first), pump it completely dry and check to make sure the copper grounding strap is still attached.  (there are some recent posts about this)

Again all this assumes it is the same.  I've been trolling this board for years and most of the posts are from SM owners and only a few sharki specific posting.  But what is important to know is that the design theory has remained the same so if you get the concepts even it is from a SM owner you can pretty much figure it out for your boat. 

I'm still learning much about my boat.

I keep  the boat on the Potomac river where it meets the bay, so if you are heading up its a great little marina and cheap.  (150 a month)


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] finally bought an Amel

n33077@...
 

Thanks Roy


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] finally bought an Amel

Roy Duddy <RDuddy@...>
 

Aras,

Congratulations on the purchase of your Sharki. I know you will enjoy it….

I just replaced the refrigerator/freezer with a Norcold DE-0788 12 volt / 110 volt AC. It fit very well and looks great.

When I get back from my vacation in St. Maarten in early May I will go aboard and obtain the other information for you.

Roy Duddy
Sharki #123
Unwineding


On Apr 16, 2014, at 7:53 AM, <n33077@...> <n33077@...> wrote:

 

After some months of searching, I finally was able to buy an 1988 Amel Sharki (#163).  Joel, if you are out there reading this; THANK YOU  again for all your help.  Joel did me a great service in helping me narrow down my choices.

To the previous owners, I'd also like to thank them for taking such meticulous care of the boat. I look forward to working with them on my transition.
As usual with any new boat, comes a learning curve.  The survey pointed out a few things and those were addressed.  I'll be going back down to Florida to sail her back to Annapolis towards the end of May.  In the meantime I do have a couple of questions:
1) Can some one tell the make of the Stern light and the bulb it requires?
2) The galley reefer might need to be replaced.  Like to find a replacement.
3) The boat is pretty much stock, so I'm looking for a source for European style plugs (bith 12V and 220V) t hat I can adapt for my electronics.
4) And lastly, I might new to replace the fresh water pump. A location of where the pump is and pump brand/ number would be helpful.

Aras Grinius
NEW Sharki owner...



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Cheasapeake Bay Rendezvous

Patrick McAneny
 

Aras, Welcome to the Amel group , send your contact info to me and I will add you to the list. email to Sailw32@...  Pat
 
In a message dated 4/16/2014 9:40:05 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, n33077@... writes:

 

Good morning.

As a new Amel owner, I would love to join the rendezvous this year.
Regards,

Aras


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Cheasapeake Bay Rendezvous

n33077@...
 

Good morning.
As a new Amel owner, I would love to join the rendezvous this year.
Regards,

Aras


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] finally bought an Amel

n33077@...
 

Thanks Kristy.
The draws 6'6" measured.  Book says it only draws 6'   I just got the call that the water pump is indeed nearly dead.  To the best of my knowledge the Sharki shares many of the same components as the Maramu's.  So if by chance you know about the fresh water pump I'm all ears.

My plan is to sail the outside up to the Chesapeake bay to Annapolis.  Shouldn't take more than a week and I have the GS going for me. I'll spend this next year up there as I wrap up some things then go elsewhere.
Aras


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] finally bought an Amel

karkauai
 

Welcome to the family, Aras.  I know you'll be happy with your Amel, and you've found the right place to come for help as a new (or veteran) owner.  I am a SM owner, so won't be able to help you much with your Sharki, but I'm sure you'll have several folks with the answers you need.
 
I am currently in Fernandina Beach, FL, but after getting some problems taken care of I will be sailing in the Bahamas and FL during the month of May as well (I hope).  My home port is currently in Brunswick, GA, which is the farthest West place on the US East coast.  They haven't had a class 3 hurricane there for over 100years and it's easy access from the marina to the ocean.  If you're coming by there and want to spend a night or two there, let me know and we'll come down from N. Carolina for a visit.  St. Augustine, Fernandina Beach, Savannah (a bit farther from the coast), and Charleston are great places to visit on your way North if you have time.  Beaufort, NC is quite a bit inland, but has enough water to get our boats in (how much water does a Sharki draw?)  North of Beaufort there's not enough water to get into most places with our SM 6'9" draft until you get to the Chesapeake.
 
Again, welcome to the Amel family.  We all look forward to hearing from you and meeting you for a glass of wine or rhum or beer some time.
Kent
SM243 Kristy

 
From: "n33077@..."
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 7:53 AM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] finally bought an Amel
 
After some months of searching, I finally was able to buy an 1988 Amel Sharki (#163).  Joel, if you are out there reading this; THANK YOU  again for all your help.  Joel did me a great service in helping me narrow down my choices.
To the previous owners, I'd also like to thank them for taking such meticulous care of the boat. I look forward to working with them on my transition.
As usual with any new boat, comes a learning curve.  The survey pointed out a few things and those were addressed.  I'll be going back down to Florida to sail her back to Annapolis towards the end of May.  In the meantime I do have a couple of questions:
1) Can some one tell the make of the Stern light and the bulb it requires?
2) The galley reefer might need to be replaced.  Like to find a replacement.
3) The boat is pretty much stock, so I'm looking for a source for European style plugs (bith 12V and 220V) that I can adapt for my electronics.
4) And lastly, I might new to replace the fresh water pump. A location of where the pump is and pump brand/ number would be helpful.

Aras Grinius
NEW Sharki owner...


finally bought an Amel

n33077@...
 

After some months of searching, I finally was able to buy an 1988 Amel Sharki (#163).  Joel, if you are out there reading this; THANK YOU  again for all your help.  Joel did me a great service in helping me narrow down my choices.
To the previous owners, I'd also like to thank them for taking such meticulous care of the boat. I look forward to working with them on my transition.
As usual with any new boat, comes a learning curve.  The survey pointed out a few things and those were addressed.  I'll be going back down to Florida to sail her back to Annapolis towards the end of May.  In the meantime I do have a couple of questions:
1) Can some one tell the make of the Stern light and the bulb it requires?
2) The galley reefer might need to be replaced.  Like to find a replacement.
3) The boat is pretty much stock, so I'm looking for a source for European style plugs (bith 12V and 220V) that I can adapt for my electronics.
4) And lastly, I might new to replace the fresh water pump. A location of where the pump is and pump brand/ number would be helpful.

Aras Grinius
NEW Sharki owner...


Test- do not Reply-Thanks

sailormon <kimberlite@...>
 

 


Resolux interior lights

ericmeury@...
 

Anybody find a good alternative to the Resolux lighting inside older Amel.


Owner's Manual

Jean-Pierre Henkart <jhenkart@...>