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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel propeller

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Sounds like our Henri. Fantastic guy
Danny
SM 299
Ocean Pearl

Sent from my Vodafone Smart

On 27 Jul 2017 8:25 p.m., "'Jean Boucharlat' jean.boucharlat@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Bill (Rouse),

 

Just for the record : SM hull N° 232, delivered in late July 2008, was in fact the first SM 2000, even though it did not get the label on its rubbing strake. And she was fitted with an Autoprop.

I know that because I was the original owner, she was then named Satchimi and now Lady Anila, and this SM was built surreptitiously in the yard to avoid prying eyes while the “standard” SM’s were still being marketed.

She is the boat where Henri Amel threw a tantrum when he discovered a number of improvements he had been consulted about. So much so that, to put his mark on the new model, he came back the following day and ordered that all further model would have the, in my opinion infamous, blue floor boards! Just a piece of Amel trivia.

 

All the best to all,

 

Jean Boucharlat

Formerly SM 232

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: jeudi 27 juillet 2017 03:45
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel propeller [1 Attachment]

 

 

[Attachment(s) from Bill & Judy Rouse included below]

Chris,

 

Are you absolutely sure that hull 224 will 

accommodate

 an AutoProp? 

 

As you may know the C-Drive case was modified during the Super Maramu's production to accommodate an AutoProp

. Prior to that modification Amel offered MaxProp

I know that Hull #240 was the first Millennium, or Super Maramu 2000, and I believe that all of the SM2ks had AutoProps, but I am not sure about 224.

 

Y

ou will 

compare the attached photo

of Hull #387

to your C-Drive, you may be able to figure it out.

 

 

Best,


CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970


 

 

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: SM Sea Chest Specifications

rossirossix4
 

Thanks for the help on the strainer basket.  I placed an order with Vetus Marine. Part numbers and costs are VE FTR13202 FTR1320 5 pack o-rings $24.75; VE SET0187 FTR1320 strainer basket $23.00--Vetus Marine 135 Imperial Street | Merritt Island, FL 32952 Office: 321-454-3375.
Bob, KAIMI SM429. 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Repair

amelforme
 

Hello Paul. First, call your insurance company. They will probably want you to use someone local. You don’t have to but the costs to get him there and back could be on your account. Some are glad to have an Amel experienced expert. Some just think it will add to the cost of repairs ( and they are usually right ). Paul Anstey is at 954-270-1949  pansteymindspring.com. I will send him my first response to you. Send me some photos and maybe I can put you more at ease. Good luck with the process.

Joel

Joel F. Potter/Cruising Yacht Specialist LLC

THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY

954 462 5869 office

954 812 2485 cell

 

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Friday, July 28, 2017 7:06 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Repair

 

 

Thank you for the advices I was my self thinking of the impact around the mast area as there could be a major impact there. Will follow your idea with a professional surveyor. Can you forward the email to your surveyor to me sykerpa at gmail dot com

Paul 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: metalized Amel logo on vent covers

amelforme
 

You can also remove the fiberglass arrow cover with the Amel logo’s and take it to any good graphics supply studio. Most have technology to reproduce better quality highly anti UV protected replacements easily and it will cost much less, especially considering the shipping and packaging,  and last longer than the Amel provided ones although the 15-20 years they endure is really not so shabby. Pick a shop glad to have your business and tell them if you get good duplicates to ‘save’ the job as you will put the shop on this site for other Amel folks to use. The guy I used to use retired as I just called and his phone is disconnected..  A shop you have to beg to help you will produce less satisfying results. Ask me how I know this…

 

All The Best, Joel

Joel F. Potter/Cruising Yacht Specialist LLC

THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY

954 462 5869 office

954 812 2485 cell

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Friday, July 28, 2017 3:23 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: metalized Amel logo on vent covers

 

 

Cool thanks Rink. If I don't find a "shiny solution" before I head back down to Caribbean then I will ask Jean Collin.  

 

Regards. John

 

John Clark 

SV Annie SM 37

Charleston SC

 

On Jul 28, 2017 1:58 AM, "Rink de Haan rinkdehaan@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

You also can order new logo stickers from Amel. 

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Repair

Paul Osterberg
 

Thank you for the advices I was my self thinking of the impact around the mast area as there could be a major impact there. Will follow your idea with a professional surveyor. Can you forward the email to your surveyor to me sykerpa at gmail dot com
Paul 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Repair

amelforme
 

Hi Paul and sorry about your bump. You are starting off with bad advice as anyone who says this is cosmetic is wrong. Cosmetic is abrasions and deep scuffing. Anytime you have structural delamination, particularly in a structurally important area such as that area on your boat with damage, a deep and intensive look at the entire structural system for the boat is required. Why? Amel boats are of monocoque construction. Google it. Essentially, the boat can be both lightweight and strong too because all elements of the construction are joined together structurally and depend on each other much more so than in a regular/conventional production built fiberglass boat. A strike in this area can produce incredible loads to the primary structural grid that supports the keel and the mainmast. The force from the impact can be transferred to other structural elements not near the impact site. At the very least, get an Amel owner who is very familiar with the structural details of the Super Maramu to have a look. I would also have someone who knows sophisticated fiberglass laminates to use  a borescope to look in areas around the bulkhead under the main mast and adjacent areas to see if any stress cracks, or worse are present. You should get expert advice from someone familiar enough with Amel boats to screen potential repair facilities to make sure your boat will be repaired properly. Olivier would be your best solution by far. The surveyor I use in the United States used to build fiberglass boats in England and has surveyed at least 400 Amel boats for me over the last 35 years and would be a good second choice as we have seen some boats that were damaged and also ones that were poorly repaired by yards unfamiliar with Amel’s or who just didn’t really give a damn.

If you send plenty of good, high resolution and well-lit photographs, I can make a preliminary report to help you decide what to do next. It is important to do things correctly and I have seen the exact same situational damage before and I have seen some really awful repairs and I was involved in two good ones with the help and guidance of my colleagues in La Rochelle.

Be careful until you know the true extent of the damage. Not trying to frighten you, just to let you know your first prognosis might be suspect.

 

All The Best, Joel

Joel F. Potter/Cruising Yacht Specialist LLC

THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY

954 462 5869 office

954 812 2485 cell

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Friday, July 28, 2017 6:14 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Repair

 

 

Patrick and others

We had some hard encounter with a submerged breakwater. We hit with the keel just where the reflector of the transducer are for the logg. There are some de-lamination around the bulkhead just in front of the water tank. the yard we are at now said it more or less cosmetic. however we need to repair.

Probably in the Chesapeake area. So my question is.Is Skip Jack in Sassafras a good place for this or should we head for other place. currently in Port Washington and heading for Main so any good Marina on the stretch Main to Chesapeake bay would be suitable.

All suggestions highly appreciated

Paul a not so proud or happy captain on SY Kerpa SM#259 

.

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Repair

Stephen Davis
 

Hi Paul,

Sorry to hear you have some damage to Kerpa. I'm certainly no expert, but if you have some de-lamination on a bulkhead, I would consider finding a good surveyor who knows Amels that can do a very through inspection. I'm not sure what yard would be the best in that area, but I know Kent usually recommends Deltaville, as they have some experience with the Amel. 

Best of luck getting it sorted out quickly, and continuing with your summer sailing. 

Steve Davis
Aloha SM72
Aruba

On Jul 28, 2017, at 18:13, osterberg.paul.l@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Patrick and others
We had some hard encounter with a submerged breakwater. We hit with the keel just where the reflector of the transducer are for the logg. There are some de-lamination around the bulkhead just in front of the water tank. the yard we are at now said it more or less cosmetic. however we need to repair.
Probably in the Chesapeake area. So my question is.Is Skip Jack in Sassafras a good place for this or should we head for other place. currently in Port Washington and heading for Main so any good Marina on the stretch Main to Chesapeake bay would be suitable.
All suggestions highly appreciated
Paul a not so proud or happy captain on SY Kerpa SM#259 
.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SM Survey

eric freedman
 


Repair

Paul Osterberg
 

Patrick and others
We had some hard encounter with a submerged breakwater. We hit with the keel just where the reflector of the transducer are for the logg. There are some de-lamination around the bulkhead just in front of the water tank. the yard we are at now said it more or less cosmetic. however we need to repair.
Probably in the Chesapeake area. So my question is.Is Skip Jack in Sassafras a good place for this or should we head for other place. currently in Port Washington and heading for Main so any good Marina on the stretch Main to Chesapeake bay would be suitable.
All suggestions highly appreciated
Paul a not so proud or happy captain on SY Kerpa SM#259 
.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SM Survey

Volkmann, Uwe <volkmann@...>
 

Thank you for helping!!

DR. UWE V. VOLKMANN
LtCol

Kommt von mobilem Gerät, bitte entschuldigen Sie mögliche Fehler!

Mobile Typing...Faults possible... Sorry!


Am 28. Jul. 2017 um 22:52 schrieb SN 108 Vagabundo stilemare@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

Olivier Beaute can help you absolutly, very professional and cheap I think. 
Br
SN 108 Vagabundo
Sardinia 

Inviato da iPhone

Il giorno 25 lug 2017, alle ore 16:28, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> ha scritto:

 

Uwe,

The best surveyor for Amels in the world is Olivier Beaute <olivierbeaute@...>. He is located in France and travels anywhere.

The primary difference in Red Line Super Maramus is cosmetic, with the use of colors designed for the 54. This included leather trim colors, boot stripe and rub rail. There are a few more differences because suppliers to Amel changed models. For instance, Dolphin chargers in all Red Lines are a newer model that that used in most Super Maramus, however some Super Maramus produced before the Red Line also had a later model Dolphin charger. Some Electronics in Red Line are also different, such as NavNet for Furuno chartplotters...these types of small changes occurred throughout the production years. BTW, the last 54s were "Sand Line" models because the leather boot stripe, and rub rail colors of the 55 were used on the last 54s.

Are you looking to have your Maramu surveyed, or looking at another Amel?

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970








On Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 8:47 AM, volkmann@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi, are there any good suryeyors gor Amel SM in northern Europe? What is the difference of the Red Line models? Thank you in advance 


Uwe

Amel Maramu

SY Kerbian



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SM Survey

John Clark
 

I think Olivier Beaute will travel to anyplace in Europe.  

On Jul 25, 2017 9:49 AM, "volkmann@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi, are there any good suryeyors gor Amel SM in northern Europe? What is the difference of the Red Line models? Thank you in advance 


Uwe

Amel Maramu

SY Kerbian


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SM Survey

antonio scipioni
 

Olivier Beaute can help you absolutly, very professional and cheap I think. 
Br
SN 108 Vagabundo
Sardinia 

Inviato da iPhone

Il giorno 25 lug 2017, alle ore 16:28, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> ha scritto:

 

Uwe,

The best surveyor for Amels in the world is Olivier Beaute <olivierbeaute@...>. He is located in France and travels anywhere.

The primary difference in Red Line Super Maramus is cosmetic, with the use of colors designed for the 54. This included leather trim colors, boot stripe and rub rail. There are a few more differences because suppliers to Amel changed models. For instance, Dolphin chargers in all Red Lines are a newer model that that used in most Super Maramus, however some Super Maramus produced before the Red Line also had a later model Dolphin charger. Some Electronics in Red Line are also different, such as NavNet for Furuno chartplotters...these types of small changes occurred throughout the production years. BTW, the last 54s were "Sand Line" models because the leather boot stripe, and rub rail colors of the 55 were used on the last 54s.

Are you looking to have your Maramu surveyed, or looking at another Amel?

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970








On Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 8:47 AM, volkmann@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi, are there any good suryeyors gor Amel SM in northern Europe? What is the difference of the Red Line models? Thank you in advance 


Uwe

Amel Maramu

SY Kerbian



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] shaft seal for Calpeda AC pump -FOUND

eric freedman
 

Bill,

Thanks- Been there done that

Fair Winds

Eric

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Friday, July 28, 2017 11:47 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] shaft seal for Calpeda AC pump -FOUND

 

 

Eric,

 

Yes, these 12mm seals are very common...I bought some in Penang, Malaysia for about $5.00US. You need to ensure, with a magnet test, that the spring in stainless steel...you know about "Chinese Stainless Steel."

 

Be sure to completely clean the cavity that one side of the seal "seats" into...probably not a bad idea to use RTV to "seat" the seal into the cavity.

 

As you are aware, I mistakenly said this was a 10mm mechanical seal...not so. It is a 12mm seal and can be found in many Amel models on the low pressure 150-160l Dessalator pump, the AFMA freshwater pump, and the Calpeda A/C saltwater pump...all are impeller-driven pumps.

 

Best,

 

CW Bill Rouse

Admiral, Texas Navy

Commander Emeritus

Amel School www.amelschool.com

720 Winnie St

Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970

 

 

 

 

 

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: metalized Amel logo on vent covers

John Clark
 

Cool thanks Rink. If I don't find a "shiny solution" before I head back down to Caribbean then I will ask Jean Collin.  

Regards. John

John Clark 
SV Annie SM 37
Charleston SC

On Jul 28, 2017 1:58 AM, "Rink de Haan rinkdehaan@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

You also can order new logo stickers from Amel. 



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] metalized Amel logo on vent covers

John Clark
 

Ahh, Emek.  Yes their stainless work is good.  Just finished installing their arch sent as a kit.    Arch is great.  Haven't been to Turkey so I can't testify to other work.    Thanks for the info.

Regards,  John

John Clark
SV Annie. SM 37
Charleston SC




On Jul 28, 2017 5:06 AM, "Germain Jean-Pierre jgermain@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi John,


Indeed, I have SS AMEL logos on either side of the cockpit.  They were made and fitted by Emek marine….  They do SS well but that is the extent of their competence.

Good luck with your refit.

Jean-Pierre Germain,
SY Eleuthera, SM 007


On 27 Jul 2017, at 22:08, john.biohead@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

I am in the middle of the refit of my older SM and while I probably should be focused more on the mundane items on my list like replacing hoses, I thought some fun cosmetic work needs to be mixed in.  


A while ago I watched a video of an older SM in which it appeared that the vent covers on the side of the cockpit had the logo redone in what appeared to be stainless steel.   I cannot recall where I saw the video, and I cannot now find it.  I believe it was SV Eleuthera, SM #007), is that correct Jean-Pierre?  If so could you tell me how it was accomplished?


                        Regards,   John


John Clark

SV Annie, SM 37

Charleston, SC

 


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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Refrigerator replacement AMEL54

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Bill Kinney,

One person's myth is another person's fact. And in this case, I think we have a combination of myth and fact. I believe that it is a fact that front opening refrigerator doors lose cold air and it is a myth that it is a significant energy issue.

In my opinion, Rob Warren, the owner of Coastal  Climate Control knows more about marine refrigeration and air conditioning than anyone that I have met. In the words of Joel Potter, "Rob is ‘The Real Deal’ and he forgot more about the things he chooses to blog about than most of us will ever know. Seriously, Rob is a soft spoken, modest man who does as he promises and does it right."

Rob Warren writes on this fridge door subject, "With a top opening (refrigeration) hatch, little to no cold air will be lost when the hatch is opened, but when a front-opening door is opened, cold air will rush out from the bottom to cool your feet, and warmer air will be drawn in from the top to replace it.

The more well-stocked a front-opening box is, the less air there is to lose when the door is opened, and so less refrigeration run-time is required to cool down the warmer air now in the box. It's not as bad as it might seem though, because if you dumped all of the 40F air from an empty 10 cu ft refrigerator and replaced it with 80F air, it would take just 2 to 3 minutes of refrigerator run time to cool the new air. However, if the replacement air contains any significant amount of moisture, it could lead to a heavy buildup of frost on the evaporator plate, and that will significantly affect the efficiency of the refrigeration system. Excessive frost buildup can also be the result of poorly fitted and leaking seals, but in this case it happens when the doors are closed.

For a front-opening fridge and/or freezer, the best solution is to have magnetic seals...Magnetic seals prevent cold air escaping when the doors are closed, which in turn negates the need for warm, humid air to be sucked in to replace the lost cold air, as happens with poorly-sealing compression gaskets."

​I am not capable of completely guaranteeing anyone that these two guys I quoted are correct, but, when it comes to Amel stuff, Joel is more correct, more times than anyone I know, and Rob is more correct on refrigeration and air conditioning than anyone I know.

I suggest to everyone that they should subscribe and/or read Rob's Blog at ​http://coastalclimatecontrol.com/index.php/blog.html Scroll the subjects on the right side of the page for a refrieration or A/C topic. I will bet that if you read his postings you will learn something that will save you time and/or money...and it is free.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School  http://amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] shaft seal for Calpeda AC pump -FOUND

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Eric,

Yes, these 12mm seals are very common...I bought some in Penang, Malaysia for about $5.00US. You need to ensure, with a magnet test, that the spring in stainless steel...you know about "Chinese Stainless Steel."

Be sure to completely clean the cavity that one side of the seal "seats" into...probably not a bad idea to use RTV to "seat" the seal into the cavity.

As you are aware, I mistakenly said this was a 10mm mechanical seal...not so. It is a 12mm seal and can be found in many Amel models on the low pressure 150-160l Dessalator pump, the AFMA freshwater pump, and the Calpeda A/C saltwater pump...all are impeller-driven pumps.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970







Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] First SM 2000 Hull Number

Philippe Morel
 

Dear all, I own one of the very first SM2k , hull number 238 , built and registred late in october 1998 .
Originaly named '' Ouled '' , owned by family Amel as usual , the boat was used as commercial exhibition boat at Hyères from end 1998 to end 2004 when Amel 54 has been  launched .
BELAVITA , show all SM2k specs as '' infamous " blue floor , but also lots of details as : modern bright varnish , Corian kitchen covering , batteries bank of 8 pieces , autoprop propeller and normal prop as part , etc .... 
This for information .
Regards
Philippe on SM2k BELAVITA
Hull n° 238 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] First SM 2000 Hull Number

Ryan Meador
 

My SM (that I just closed on yesterday!) is hull number 233.  It is not a SM2000.  It was built in July 1998.  I can believe that 232 was the first SM2000, but it definitely wasn't the start of full production.  Are we sure that 240 marked the switch, and by extension 239 is the last SM?  Also my boat has a fixed propeller, which I believe is original but it could be a replacement.

Ryan
S/V Iteration, ex Monarae

On Fri, Jul 28, 2017 at 4:04 AM, Chris Shiels rettirc@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Olivier, 

Thank you for the info, I have been sent a photo of the original prop with the s/n on the blades.  Only trouble is that there are only 2 of the 3 blades with the hub. 
I am not 100% sure that l shall get the original prob back in my possession, more concerning if there are other parts missing or there is damage from losing the blade.  
I do prefer a folding prop over a fixed, I hate drag!!!!!

A lot to do, we are arriving at the boat in a few days and there's still a lot to do. 

Chris 

On 28 Jul 2017, at 4:55 AM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

Thanks Olivier. I am sure Chris is also thankful for the information.

Best,

Bill Rouse

On Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 12:22 PM, Beaute Olivier atlanticyachtsurvey@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 

Hello Bill and Chris,


hull # 167, 174, 202, and 210 have AUTOPROPS, first model with open stainless steel ball bearings. 146 and 156  have MAX-PROPS.
159 has a fixed prop. I think AMEL started with AUTOPROPS in 1996. However, at that time, some SMs still had a Maxprop (original), upon buyer's request (who didn't trust/like the cocker ears looking like strange prop!!).
I'm sure that hull 224 C-drive can bear an AUTOPROP.
I confirm the C-drive design has been modified in order to bear an AUTOPROP.
The first installed AUTOPROPS had open stainless steel bearings (for the blades).
The sealed bearings (steel balls) probably started in september 1999 with hull number around 275 (273 has it, 265 has open stainless steel bearings).

Have a good evening.

Olivier



On Thursday, July 27, 2017 2:43 PM, "'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...om> wrote:


 
Jean,

Thanks for the information. BTW, I got my information on the first SM 2000 from Amel. 

I am absolutely positive that your hull 232 was not built in 2008. Did you accidentally make Satchimi 10 years younger? 😀


CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

   


On Jul 27, 2017 03:25, "'Jean Boucharlat' jean.boucharlat@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...om> wrote:
 
Bill (Rouse),
 
Just for the record : SM hull N° 232, delivered in late July 2008, was in fact the first SM 2000, even though it did not get the label on its rubbing strake. And she was fitted with an Autoprop.
I know that because I was the original owner, she was then named Satchimi and now Lady Anila, and this SM was built surreptitiously in the yard to avoid prying eyes while the “standard” SM’s were still being marketed.
She is the boat where Henri Amel threw a tantrum when he discovered a number of improvements he had been consulted about. So much so that, to put his mark on the new model, he came back the following day and ordered that all further model would have the, in my opinion infamous, blue floor boards! Just a piece of Amel trivia.
 
All the best to all,
 
Jean Boucharlat
Formerly SM 232
 
From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups. com [mailto:amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups.com]
Sent: jeudi 27 juillet 2017 03:45
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups. com
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel propeller [1 Attachment]
 
 
[Attachment(s) from Bill & Judy Rouse included below]
Chris,
 
Are you absolutely sure that hull 224 will 
accommodate
 an AutoProp? 
 
As you may know the C-Drive case was modified during the Super Maramu's production to accommodate an AutoProp
. Prior to that modification Amel offered MaxProp
I know that Hull #240 was the first Millennium, or Super Maramu 2000, and I believe that all of the SM2ks had AutoProps, but I am not sure about 224.
 
Y
ou will 
compare the attached photo
of Hull #387
to your C-Drive, you may be able to figure it out.
 
 
Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

 
 
 






Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Refrigerator replacement AMEL54

Germain Jean-Pierre <jgermain@...>
 

I installed a Frigoboat G60035 with keel cooler.  Great!

Suggestion: do not get the separator units.  You get more useable volume by bulk loading.

Jean-Pierre Germain,
SY Eleuthera, SM 007



On 27 Jul 2017, at 22:47, Thomas Peacock peacock8491@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

I can give you something preliminary. We are also swapping out our old unit, a Frigoboat with a Danfoss 35 compressor; I though of just preparing, but the bottom of the box is very rusted, and it just did not seem to be worth it.


I can only assume that the 54 has the same dimensions as the SM. If so, here is what I have done so far:

Frigoboat makes a seemingly identical unit, the 130 (refers to capacity in liters, about 4.6 cubic feet for those in the one country that doesn’t do metric). The box is one part, and the compressor and fan are separate, just like the unit that I believe was installed on our boat at the factory. Coastal Climate the US will sell you the entire box/compressor for about $2,900. 

A nearly identical unit can also be bought from Isotherm for about $1,000. That’s what we are going with, looks like it should fit like a glove; it does not have the separate condenser that can lie underneath, but is integrated into the back of the unit. On paper it has the potential for much energy saving, variable speed compressor, digital thermostat, etc.

I don’t know much about the drawer models, I was not interested in them. 

Will report back after a (hopefully) smooth installation.

One last thought: as I was working on getting the old unit out, and trying to fix it, I was once again blown away at how easy, and enjoyable, it is to work on things on an Amel. I’m sure the old Captain was fastidious about making things accessible, just like he was with quality in general. I cannot imagine sailing a different boat.

Tom Peacock
SM #240 Aletes
Rock Hall, Maryland


On Jul 27, 2017, at 1:45 PM, Alex Ramseyer alexramseyer@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


Dear Amelians,
I'm considering to replace the refrigerator in the galley and am therefore looking for a model withe the same size, but hopefully has multiple drawers to store thinghs and is more energy efficient (not releasing all the cold air when open). Does anyone from the comminity have experience with other models / recommondations?
Best regards,
Alex Ramseyer
"NO STRESS" AMEL54#15
Grenada / Le Phare Bleu Marina