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Re: WATERMAKER

jfolino901 <no_reply@...>
 

asm283
THANKS FOR THE INFO ON THE WATER MAKER. ACTUALLY I FLUSHED IT WITH
CLEAN WATER FOR 3-5 MINUTES AFTER EACH USAGE AS I WAS INSTRUCTED AND
DID "PICKLE IT" FOR LONG TERM. IN FACT I HIRED A LOCAL CARIBBEAN
WATERMAKER SERVICE COMPANY TO ADD TEES & VALVES TO FACILITATE THIS
CHOIR! AS FOR THE TRIP, I WAS QUITE BLESSED WITH LIGHT DOWNWIND
SAILING FROM FRANCE TO THE CARIBBEAN. I NEVER SAW OVER 30 KTS OF TRUE
WIND AND BUT 2 DAYS WAS FROM MY STERN QUARTER! LITTLE INCLEMENT
WEATHER, NO THUNDERSTORMS OR SQUALLS EITHER! MY ANTICIPATION WAS FOR
AN OCCASSIONAL GALE, BUT NEVER HAPPENED! THE MOST WIND WAS IN SIR
FRANCIS DRAKE IN THE BVI! NO COMPLAINTS THOUGH.

THANKS,
JOHN FOLINO, SULAJON

Re: Gas

mcgosprey2000 <no_reply@...>
 

I had the same concerns locating butane after I arrived in Guadeloupe
from La Rochelle. In general, it has been my experience that the
French islands sell Butane in the blue cannisters, the British and
Dutch islands do not. For example, I had to take a taxi to the
French side of St. Martin to locate the one store which filled Butane
cylinders. The USVI and BVI dont seem to sell it. Last year I had
the whole system converted over to propane and added a propane vent
in the locker where the cannisters are located so any excess or
leaking propane would vent overboard. The system has worked fine
since and I have no problem finding propane in the BVI where the boat
is currently berthed. Michael Glass Second Call








--- In amelyachtowners@y..., pagandaisy <no_reply@y...> wrote:
It occurred to me after the last e-mail that as important perhaps
as
the the electrics is gas for your range. It may be that there is
butane available in the blue campgas bottles somewhere in the
Caribbean, but I've never seen it. Do you have a dual gas system
to
accomodate propane? Arnold

Re: WATERMAKER

amelforme
 

Dear John,
Watermaker filters become fouled by virtue of what's in the water,
not as a result of time. Here in South Florida, I have gotten 35
hours on the fine particle filter. I have also had to replace it
after 3 hours after sailing through several sarragasso patches near
the gulf stream.
Sounds like you did everything correctly when troubleshooting. You
probably just hit a patch of water with a lot of junk in it.
Best Regards,
Joel F. Potter
Cruising Yacht Specialist
Amel's Sole Associate for the Americas

looking for a Super Maramu

jjmartin24 <jjmartin24@...>
 

Hello all

I am seriously looking for a Super Maramu, 1989-1995. If anyone is
thinking of selling, either immdeiately or within the next 6 months,
please let me know. I will consider any location depending on how
attractive the entire situation would be.

In the meantime I am learning alot from reading the postings on this
web site !

Regards,
John Martin

Corian Countertops

tabnchuck
 

We are taking delivery on Dec. 9, '02 and are trying to piece
together our final wish, I mean options, list. Does anyone have an
opinion about the Corian option for the galley countertops? Joel has
made a pretty hard sell (one of the few...) and we are a little
reluctant because of some homeowner friends who have had problems
with staining and scratches. Why would Amel offer an inferior option
when they have the trendy "retro" goldenrod sink and classic Johnson
& Johnson Bandaid brown gelcoat?

Is there a down side to the corian tops and white sink?

Is the warm water cockpit shower helpful?

Thanks for the replies, its great to see the site up and running with
some very good input.

Chuck, Tabitha, Joshua(10), Ariella(9), & August(8) Luecker

Re: Corian Countertops

stargazer41amel <no_reply@...>
 

Ah, the joys of yacht decisions!Your friends are correct in their
statements.

Corian countertops do scratch and stain. My experience comes from
having a Corian showergrate in a previous boat ... milddew into the
Corian was not to be removed ... even with bleach. My cutting board
(which I love) is scratched and stained. One can lightly sand the
surface to "clean & clear" the Corian but doing so is difficult
because of the layering of the Corian material.

I have a good friend who is a master woodworker (kitchens) in
$1,000,000+ homes and he strongly encouraged me NOT to put Corian in
my 41 Amel due to the poor longterm cosmetic durability of the
material. He also states that a very hot pot placed on the surface
can damage/burn the material. Corian is a type of plastic polymer.

I considered installing Corian into my refitted galley but I trust
his advise and experience so I had custom stainless steel sinks and
counter and back splash made all in one piece (no leaks)! Very
expensive but worth it.

It's a shame that Amel doesn't offer stainless steel options or
marble options (excellent counter materials).

We have always valued advice given by Joel, but in this case I would
have to say people who have owned Corian counters will tell you like
it really is. Pretty when new but difficult to keep new looking.

Enjoy your new Amel! Excellent vessels!
Delores Carter

Re: Corian Countertops

stargazer41amel <no_reply@...>
 

Is the warm water cockpit shower helpful?

Forgot this question ... yes, yes, yes, a warm shower in a cockpit is
great! We are refitting our cockpit shower with hot/cold options.
In the summer the cold water shower is fine but on those cooler
days/evenings we wished for warm water to rinse off and/or clean
scuba gear, the dog, etc.

Delores Carter

Re: Corian Countertops

jjwiggin2000 <no_reply@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@y..., "tabnchuck" <c.luecker@v...> wrote:
We are taking delivery on Dec. 9, '02 and are trying to piece
together our final wish, I mean options, list. Does anyone have an
opinion about the Corian option for the galley countertops? Joel
has
made a pretty hard sell (one of the few...) and we are a little
reluctant because of some homeowner friends who have had problems
with staining and scratches. Why would Amel offer an inferior
option
when they have the trendy "retro" goldenrod sink and classic Johnson
& Johnson Bandaid brown gelcoat?

Is there a down side to the corian tops and white sink?

Is the warm water cockpit shower helpful?

Thanks for the replies, its great to see the site up and running
with
some very good input.
We opted for the Corian since we had put in an all white countertop
and sink in our Fla. condo about 3 years ago and have been very
pleased. You must never cut on it, always use a cutting board. I
have had no problems cleaning such things as red wine or anything
else with Bon Ami, which does not sctatch. My understanding is that
the alternative is gelcoat/fiberglass material. Do you think you can
put a hot pot on that without damage?

Jim Wiggin
Chuck, Tabitha, Joshua(10), Ariella(9), & August(8) Luecker

S/V Hallelujah (Sharki) dismasting article

closereach <no_reply@...>
 

To read about the Mattinson's ordeal in the Caribbean, go to:
http://tantoes.panamanow.com/id28.htm

Amel Euros

rotorman65 <szabog@...>
 

Hi!

Just joined your group - just brought an Amel Euros, made in 1979,
now lying in Italy.

I'm just wondering, is there other Euros owners in this group?

Best regards

Geza Szabo
Hungary

Re: Amel Euros

closereach <no_reply@...>
 

Geza,

There are at least two other members in this forum that have Euros:
'paolosaviolo' and 'svmanihi'.

All the best,
Richard

Re: Corian Countertops

hollambyuk <hollamby@...>
 

-We have Bali Hai,Super Maramu No 319 which is 15 months old.We think
the standard galley work tops are fine although Anne would prefer a
S/S sink. However when we got the boat in La Rochelle we bought two
wooden carving boards 17 x 11.5 inches and eight 40mm rubber
doorstops at Carrefour which is a great French supermarket chain. We
pulled out the s/s bow handle on each board and fitted the door stops
as feet so that the top of the boards is a bit higher than the
worktop surrounds. Being wood they are impervious to hot pans and
double as a tray to put hot dishes on the dining table or serve as
cheese boards !
One essential extra which we did not know about is to have vinyl
windows welded into the Bimini over the helmsmans seat as mere
mortals will find it difficult/impossible to trim the sails from the
cockpit when they are not visible!! We were told that this is a nil
cost extra if ordered at the beginning but it is quite expensive to
have done later as the whole bimini has to be dismantled and
removed/replaced. The back curtain to the bimini is also essential in
inclement weather at sea or at anchor.
Regards from sunny Malta, Anne and John
...amelyachtowners@y..., "tabnchuck" <c.luecker@v...> wrote:
We are taking delivery on Dec. 9, '02 and are trying to piece
together our final wish, I mean options, list. Does anyone have an
opinion about the Corian option for the galley countertops? Joel
has
made a pretty hard sell (one of the few...) and we are a little
reluctant because of some homeowner friends who have had problems
with staining and scratches. Why would Amel offer an inferior
option
when they have the trendy "retro" goldenrod sink and classic
Johnson
& Johnson Bandaid brown gelcoat?

Is there a down side to the corian tops and white sink?

Is the warm water cockpit shower helpful?

Thanks for the replies, its great to see the site up and running
with
some very good input.

Chuck, Tabitha, Joshua(10), Ariella(9), & August(8) Luecker

flat panel tv ,dvd player

kimberlite1212 <no_reply@...>
 

has anyone mounted a flat panel tv or a dvd player in their amel.
if so what brand did you use and where and how was it mounted?
thanks
eric

Re: flat panel tv ,dvd player

jfolino901 <no_reply@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@y..., kimberlite1212 <no_reply@y...> wrote:
has anyone mounted a flat panel tv or a dvd player in their amel.
if so what brand did you use and where and how was it mounted?
thanks
eric
ERIC,
IN MY #347 I HAD AMEL MOUNT A LAP TOP/COMPUTER WITH DVD ON A SLIDING,
LOCKABLE TABLE ABOVE THE CHART TABLE. IT DOESN'T REDUCE THE
USEFULLNESS OF THE CHART TABLE VERY MUCH. AMEL INSTALLED A LIGHT
BENEATH THIS TABLE FOR BETTER VIEWING OF CHARTS. I USED IT QUITE
FREQUENTLY FROM FRANCE TO PORTUGAL, THEN ACROSS THE ATLANTIC TO THE
CARIBBEAN. AMEL DID AN OUTSTANDING JOB IN MOUNTING THIS AND FOR SHORT
MONEY.
JOHN

Re: flat panel tv ,dvd player

atocateja2002 <acordero@...>
 

I'm looking for the same, and to fix a computer in the boat.

I find a TFT monitor that fits my needs, is a Samsung 151 MP or
171 MP, it have a TV tuner (international) a a remote control, u
can wach TV without a computer, only with the monitor.

About the DVD player i want to use the computer, i take a look in
HP e-pc and Dell that have a line of low profile computers.

Sorry my bad english.

Best Regards,

Antonio Cordero





--- In amelyachtowners@y..., kimberlite1212 <no_reply@y...>
wrote:
has anyone mounted a flat panel tv or a dvd player in their
amel.
if so what brand did you use and where and how was it
mounted?
thanks
eric

Re: flat panel tv ,dvd player

asm283 <no_reply@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@y..., kimberlite1212 <no_reply@y...> wrote:
has anyone mounted a flat panel tv or a dvd player in their amel.
if so what brand did you use and where and how was it mounted?
thanks
eric
I am intrested in further details on the laptop mounting. How did
Amel do it and how does it work.

Vito

Re: flat panel tv ,dvd player

kimberlite1212 <no_reply@...>
 

i am looking for a dvd player to to watch dvd on the flat panel tv
sets i am having installed. does anyone know of a 12-24 volt unit
that will work with the flat panel tv's
thanks
eric

--- In amelyachtowners@y..., asm283 <no_reply@y...> wrote:
--- In amelyachtowners@y..., kimberlite1212 <no_reply@y...> wrote:
has anyone mounted a flat panel tv or a dvd player in their amel.
if so what brand did you use and where and how was it mounted?
thanks
eric
I am intrested in further details on the laptop mounting. How did
Amel do it and how does it work.

Vito

mini-m

kimberlite1212 <no_reply@...>
 

does anyone have a mini-m phone installed on a insulated backstay?
thanks
eric

Re: flat panel tv ,dvd player

jfolino901 <no_reply@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@y..., asm283 <no_reply@y...> wrote:
--- In amelyachtowners@y..., kimberlite1212 <no_reply@y...> wrote:
has anyone mounted a flat panel tv or a dvd player in their amel.
if so what brand did you use and where and how was it mounted?
thanks
eric
I am intrested in further details on the laptop mounting. How did
Amel do it and how does it work.

Vito
VITO,
WHAT THEY DID FOR ME IS INSTALL A SLIDING SHELF JUST ABOVE (6" OR SO)
THE CHART TABLE, BUT BELOW THE RADAR INSTRUMENT CLUSTER. IT HAS A
SLIDING PIN ON EACH SIDE TO LOCK THE SHELF FULLY STOWED OUT OF THE
WAY OR IN THE IN USE POSITION. IT IS A REAL NICE INSTALLATION AND
EVEN WITH THE COMPUTER TABLE EXTENDED YOU CAN STILL PARTIALLY USE THE
CHART TABLE. I THINK I PAID $300USD FOR THIS WHICH HAVING WATCHED
THEM MAKE & INSTALL IT IS FAIR!
JOHN FOLINO

Re: mini-m

jfolino901 <no_reply@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@y..., kimberlite1212 <no_reply@y...> wrote:
does anyone have a mini-m phone installed on a insulated backstay?
thanks
eric
ERIC,
I DON'T THINK THIS WILL WORK. THE ANTENNA FOR THE MINI-M CONTAINS A
SPECIAL DISH THAT IS ORIENTED BY INTERNAL SERVO MOTORS TO AIM AT THE
SATELLITE AND READJUSTS ITS AIM AS THE BOAT PITCH, YAWS AND MOVES
ABOUT. THE MINI-M HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH A STAY AS A SSB MIGHT!
JOHN