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Re: s/v Have Fun! Maramu 258

davidlambertsen...
 

Arnold, Thanks. This is a good clue about your
Maramu. I will find my wiring diagram. It is very small
and difficult to read, but I'll study it and try to
put it in a format you can read.<br><br>No response
is necessary. David


We are looking to buy a Maramu

robglenbrennan...
 

Greetings from Australia. We'd be delighted if we
could find a second hand Maramu, and would appreciate
our contact details being given to any prospective
'seller'. Our email address is
brennan@...<br><br>Rob and Glen Brennan


Re: We are looking to buy a Maramu

davidlambertsen...
 

Rob and Glen,<br><br>If you search Yachtworld.com
on the internet for Amel sailboats, you will find
several Maramus listed for sail now, as well as Super
Maramus, Mangos and a Sharki. I often check the
specifications of boats on this website to see how others have
improved them. If you contact the brokers with these
Amels, they will watch for other boats. It also helps
you to understand the current pricing.<br><br>If you
like the Maramu, I would look at the Mango, too. It
has the same full hard dodger as the Maramu, which I
like a lot.<br><br>Good Luck!<br>David
Lambertsen<br>s/v Have Fun!<br>Amel Maramu 48


Re: We are looking to buy a Maramu

davidlambertsen...
 

Rob and Glen,<br><br>If you search Yachtworld.com
on the internet for Amel sailboats, you will find
several Maramus listed for sale now, as well as Super
Maramus, Mangos and a Sharki. I often check the
specifications of boats on this website to see how others have
improved them. If you contact the brokers with these
Amels, they will watch for other boats. It also helps
you to understand the current pricing.<br><br>If you
like the Maramu, I would look at the Mango, too. It
has the same full hard dodger as the Maramu, which I
like a lot.<br><br>Good Luck!<br>David
Lambertsen<br>s/v Have Fun!<br>Amel Maramu 48


Re: 1993 Santorin

sv_alchemy...
 

Is this the same Hanalei that was in Galveston
Bay last year? I believe we briefly met you at
Seabrook shipyard. I think you were putting on new rub
rails. Did you order that from Amel Directly or did you
have another source?<br><br>Thanks,<br>Dahna


Wind generator on mizzen masthead

closereach...
 

I'm considering purchasing and installing the Air
Marine 403 wind generator at the mizzen masthead on our
Sharki. I'd have made up an aluminum plate welded with
the appropriate size tube to support the generator.
Also the plate would be bolted with rubber vibration
isolation 'washers' on the masthead. Has anyone done this?
Any caveats or suggestions?<br>Thanks<br>Rich<br>S/V
Xanareva


Re: 1993 Santorin

galacsea2000...
 

No, I have never been to Galveston. <br>JP


1993 AMEL Santorin For Sale

galacsea2000...
 

I have set up my own web site which provides more info and more pictures.<br><a href=http://users.starpower.net/jphjph/ target=new>http://users.starpower.net/jphjph/</a>


Monitor windvane - Sharki

closereach...
 

Photos uploaded of our Monitor windvane installation under "Sharki - Exterior".<br>Richard<br>S/V Xanareva


Re: Wind generator on mizzen masthead

tmcguffy...
 

Rich, I installed an air marine on my mango mizzen top last spring and it works fine but is noisy especially in the aft cabin. I would not use air marine again. Tom S/V Tempest


Re: Wind generator on mizzen masthead

closereach...
 

Tom,<br>Thanks for your input. I see that their
3rd generation wind generator, the Air X, is being
marketed as more powerful (500 watts max) and quieter.
I'll have to get that confirmed before I would mount
it. Rich


PAM bilge pump

davidlambertsen...
 

Can anyone tell me how to contact the manufacturer of my PAM Marina electric bilge pump? I need to order some parts. Thanks.<br><br>David Lambertsen<br>s/v Have Fun!<br>Amel Maramu 258


Dingy davits for Super maramu

asm283...
 

Hello<br><br>I would like some input from active
cruisers as to how they deal with dingy storage and
security. I am thinking of adding davits to my SM. I know
the Amel solution is to deflate the dingy and store
it in the lazarette. This works well for longer
passages but not for shorter ones. If you have added
davits what type did you add and what is your experience
with the product.<br><br>Thank You


Re: Dingy davits for Super maramu

pagandaisy...
 

Several years ago I did a lot of research on
davits and then decided against them. I just didn't like
the looks of what they would do to the boat, and then
the problem of davits if when backing into the dock.
Until last year we had a soft bottomed dinghy and
simply dragged it up on the aft deck. It took a few
seconds. Now we have a RIB which I lift out with a halyard
and drop upside down on the aft deck. Not as simple,
but it works fine.


Re: Dingy davits for Super maramu

davidlambertsen...
 

Pagandaisy,<br><br>Would you please tell me which
RIB dinghy fits on top of your aft cabin? I have a
soft bottom dinghy, but am considering getting a hard
bottom for the better seaworthiness.
Thanks.<br><br>David Lambertsen<br>s/v Have Fun!


Re: Dingy davits for Super maramu

svsilvercloud2001...
 

I have seen a solution which I may copy that
works well for stern to in the Med.. The owner has
replaced the Amel passerelle with a s/s & teak version
which is permanently in place and the halyard runs to a
winch & spinlock type jamcleat on the starboard side of
mizzen mast. On underside of passerelle is a s/s bar
fitted athwartships which projects each side (more to
port)& terminates in a lifting ring. The dingy &
outboard is attached to this in May for the season. By
lowering the passerelle the tender is also lowered into
the water & recovered same way.<br>The permanently
fixed passerelle with lockable halyard is also a huge
improvement on the inconvenient (& maybe dangerous?) Amel
version.


Re: Dingy davits for Super maramu

pagandaisy...
 

The RIB is nothing special. I don't recall the
name. I bought it in Trinidad and believe it's made in
Venezuela. 8 or 9 feet I think. If you're not in a hurry
I'll get specifics and let you know in early January.
Arnold


Re: Dingy davits for Super maramu

galacsea2000...
 

For those who are interested, I will be adding 2
photos to the Super Maramu Exterior Album showing the
davits most often seen on Super Maramu (mainly because
the manufacturer is based in La Rochelle.)


Re: Dingy davits for Super maramu

svladysadie...
 

<a href=http://clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/amelyachtowners/bbsfrp?action=r&tid=amelyachtowners&sid=1600065792&mid=93 target=new>http://clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/amelyachtowners/bbsfrp?action=r&tid=amelyachtowners
&sid=1600065792&mid=93</a><br><br><br>Hello. My wife and I live on our Maramu in the
Caribbean, for two years now. We initially bought a roll-up
dinghy from West Marine to cross the Atlantic, a Zodiac,
on the recommendation of Amel and of Joel Potter in
Ft.Lauderdale. We then bought an 8 h.p. motor, 4 cycle Honda in
LaRochelle. After one year of cruising, the system was
intolerable compared to what nearly all the other cruisers
had and enjoyed. 4 cycle engines cannot be repaired
in the Caribbean (see SSCA bulletins about bring
your engine back to the US for warranty work). We
still keep the engine, in the trunk on the boat, as a
back up. But we purchased a Caribe RIB dinghy, as the
majority of other Caribbean liveaboards have. The second
most popular is the AB brand, both made at sister
factories in Venezuela. Ours is 10.5 ft long, and fits
poorly on the deck, either bow or stern, so we usually
tow it between islands. Its currently stowed on the
bow while we visit the states for Christmas. We use
the extra halyard on the main mast to store the boat
when at anchor, for security purposes. The people who
are most happy with their dinghy seemed to us to have
a 15 h.p. Yamaha, 2 cycle, as it goes fast and is
easy to get repaired. So thats what we bought in
Grenada, and were very satisfied. The smaller dinghy (9.5
ft.) would store better on the deck, but you sacrifice
hauling room for people and groceries and safety with the
larger motor. The Yamaha will not fit upright in the
trunk. With all this, Ive been looking for appropriate
davits for two years, and havent seen any suitable. I
surely would like more information on the mentioned
passerelle modification. That might be the ultimate answer.
Bill on Lady Sadie SM#269


Re: Dingy davits for Super maramu

davidlambertsen...
 

Atkins & Hoyle makes the best davits I have ever
seen, by far. Their email address in Toronto, Canada is
atkinshoyle@.... Telephone is (416) 596-1888 or tollfree
1-800-263-4184. Their website address is
www.atkinshoyle.com.<br><br>I removed the davits from my Maramu because they
were too weak for sea. They were only useful to raise
the dinghy at night to keep it from being stolen.
Although I do not have davits now, my brother has Atkins &
Hoyle davits on a 65' ketch and I have seen and used
them. They are beautifully constructed, with versatile
adjustments, and VERY STRONG.<br><br>I hope this information
will be useful to my Amel friends in our club, and I
thank those who have been helping me with
information.<br><br>David Lambertsen<br>s/v Have Fun!<br>Amel Maramu #258