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Re: Super Maramu interior upgrades

Heinz Stutenbaeumer
 

Quetzal Upgrade 

Am 20.02.2021 18:55 schrieb rossirossix4 <rossidesigngroup@...>:

Eric,
Not sure if this is a physical upgrade you were looking for but it is the first thing I would recommend to other Amel SM owners.  (Below is a cut and paste of an earlier post updated with new links to Google photos rather than Dropbox and a sink insert drying rack)

We thought we would share a solution we found for the slippery Corian-like counter tops.  OXO "Good Grip" silicone drying mats.  Advantages--

 

  • they are designed to contain liquids or other spilled substances
  • almost perfectly pre-sized for the SM counters.  We bought 5 "Large"; 1 "Square"; and 2 "Rectangular" --16.9" x 12.5"; 12" x 12"; 17" x 6".
  •  easy to clean, food safe silicone
  • withstand up to 425F, so you can set a hot pan on them
  • neutral color, durable, non-staining (after several months of use you can remove deposits with vinegar
  • highly slip resistant and you can still use a regular cutting board and drying rack on top of them
  • relatively inexpensive--we bought all 8 from Amazon for $121 
The 12x12 that goes over the pantry lid may be harder to find these days.

 

Google Photo pics (click for larger image/slide show)-- https://photos.app.goo.gl/K7s6QjZxd4rPPwuV7   (BTW coffee cups are Ikea)

We used 5 of the large because our dishwasher was converted to a toploading fridge.  Not sure of the dimension size of the dishwasher.

We also use a drying rack with silicone sides (can be collapsed) that we constantly keep inserted in the left kitchen sink.  The silicone keeps it firmly wedged and prevents any wear or marks and the bottom is held about 1" above the drain of the sink.  It really controls any items that you might want to dry or drain while underway and we use it at anchor or dock as well.  We purchased it at The Container store, model info is in photo https://photos.app.goo.gl/WbuW57fAeCYpgero9

Suzanne and Bob

SM 429 KAIMI 



Re: Foredeck dinghy cradle

Bill Kinney
 

On Sat, Jan 9, 2021 at 05:11 AM, michael winand wrote:
Thanks Bill,  some photos would be appreciated. We have the same AB.
Michael Nebo sm251 
In the category of "better late than never", here are pictures of the tie down scheme we are using for our AB 9.5 on the foredeck.  It seems secure, i can't move it throwing my weight against it. Like any "bottom-up" inflatable tie, the lines would need to be tightened if the temperature dropped and the tubes softened.  All the lines are secured with "trucker hitches" to make this easy.  Tying like this avoids the need to add tie down strong points to the deck.

Visibility is pretty good. When standing at the helm working close quarters, I can see the bow better with the dinghy here than I can see the stern with the dinghy on the aft deck. Sitting at the helm give a good view of the horizon. While sitting, there is a longer blind spot on the surface directly in front of the boat.

We are getting ready for our first passage with this arrangement, so we'll see.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Charleston, SC, USA


Re: Vindvane on a 54?

Courtney Gorman
 

Martin I’m not sure there’s a windvane that can handle a 54


On Feb 20, 2021, at 1:46 PM, Martin Birkhoff <mbirkhoff@...> wrote:



To all owners of a 54,
did anyone try to fit a 54 with a vindvane? I do not rmember clearly but I think I have seen pics of an 54 steered by a vindvane.

Thanks

Martin 

Mago del Sur - 54#40


Re: Vindvane on a 54?

Randall Walker
 

Martin,
This was on my boat by the previous owner.


Randall
A54#56


On Sat, Feb 20, 2021 at 6:46 PM Martin Birkhoff <mbirkhoff@...> wrote:

To all owners of a 54,
did anyone try to fit a 54 with a vindvane? I do not rmember clearly but I think I have seen pics of an 54 steered by a vindvane.

Thanks

Martin 

Mago del Sur - 54#40


Re: Super Maramu interior upgrades

rossirossix4
 

Eric,
Not sure if this is a physical upgrade you were looking for but it is the first thing I would recommend to other Amel SM owners.  (Below is a cut and paste of an earlier post updated with new links to Google photos rather than Dropbox and a sink insert drying rack)

We thought we would share a solution we found for the slippery Corian-like counter tops.  OXO "Good Grip" silicone drying mats.  Advantages--

 

  • they are designed to contain liquids or other spilled substances
  • almost perfectly pre-sized for the SM counters.  We bought 5 "Large"; 1 "Square"; and 2 "Rectangular" --16.9" x 12.5"; 12" x 12"; 17" x 6".
  •  easy to clean, food safe silicone
  • withstand up to 425F, so you can set a hot pan on them
  • neutral color, durable, non-staining (after several months of use you can remove deposits with vinegar
  • highly slip resistant and you can still use a regular cutting board and drying rack on top of them
  • relatively inexpensive--we bought all 8 from Amazon for $121 
The 12x12 that goes over the pantry lid may be harder to find these days.

 

Google Photo pics (click for larger image/slide show)-- https://photos.app.goo.gl/K7s6QjZxd4rPPwuV7   (BTW coffee cups are Ikea)

We used 5 of the large because our dishwasher was converted to a toploading fridge.  Not sure of the dimension size of the dishwasher.

We also use a drying rack with silicone sides (can be collapsed) that we constantly keep inserted in the left kitchen sink.  The silicone keeps it firmly wedged and prevents any wear or marks and the bottom is held about 1" above the drain of the sink.  It really controls any items that you might want to dry or drain while underway and we use it at anchor or dock as well.  We purchased it at The Container store, model info is in photo https://photos.app.goo.gl/WbuW57fAeCYpgero9

Suzanne and Bob

SM 429 KAIMI 


Re: Sub-Group - Commercial

eric freedman
 

Hi Bill,

I would like to list my Yanmar 4jh3hte for sale it is in perfect working order .

I cannot seem to find a link to add items for sale.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

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To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Sub-Group - Commercial

 

After a lengthy trial, I have closed the Commerical Sub-Group. About 95% of the activity was at least 1 SPAM message a day, which I had to filter and manually delete. 

 

We tried, but it was much more trouble than it was worth.

 

We have 2 active Sub Groups: Yachts For Sale and Share Parts. Of these, Yachts for Sale is by far the most active.

 

Bill

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Vindvane on a 54?

Martin Birkhoff
 

To all owners of a 54,
did anyone try to fit a 54 with a vindvane? I do not rmember clearly but I think I have seen pics of an 54 steered by a vindvane.

Thanks

Martin 

Mago del Sur - 54#40


Re: Super Maramu interior upgrades

Ian Townsend
 

Our modifications include:
- tool cabinet in locker across from fwd head
- vented door on wet locker at nav station
- Shelving for paper products in passageway aft locker 
- athwartships bunk in aft cabin
- fridge/freezer under galley sink
- oceanarium sky screens on all hatches (except fwd head)
- interior LED lighting and new modernized fixtures

We also just finished our full cockpit enclosure a couple of months ago. Gives us lots more ‘interior’ space!


Ian & Margaret
Loca Lola II
SM153

On Feb 20, 2021, at 10:01 AM, Davi Rozgonyi <davi.rozgonyi@...> wrote:

Hey Mark, here is a quick panorama snap of the cabin this morning... Click to open fully. The opening was widened slightly as well, and slidy cabinets along port and stb increase storage. Underneath is a tetris maze of big Tupperware holding spare parts. There are 2 mattresses (with a nice single topper so the middle sleeper avoids the crack), so accessing the rudder is just a matter of flipping the back mattress onto the front. Not the most most convenient, but 1 minute to do, and the trade off is more than worth it... 
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Amel Club still active??? http://www.club-amel.fr/home-community/

JB Duler
 

The Amel Yard seems to run a Forum/  Amel Club (http://www.club-amel.fr/home-community/).
Does anybody know if that forum/club is still maintained?
It takes forever to load (I am in San Francisco, so I assume they are using a local server in France), there are lots of broken links, outdated posts, little activity, and on the top of it the site is not secure.
As we are trying to gather feedback from Amel owners on insurance issues (potentially leading to a self insured plan) I am trying to reach as many Amel Owners as possible.
Fill out the survey if you have not done so:
English version: https://kivfinance.typeform.com/to/weCULvfW

French version:https://kivfinance.typeform.com/to/bsWP60ko

--

John Bernard "JB" Duler
San Francisco
Meltem # 19, Western Med


Re: Super Maramu interior upgrades

Davi Rozgonyi
 

Hey Mark, here is a quick panorama snap of the cabin this morning... Click to open fully. The opening was widened slightly as well, and slidy cabinets along port and stb increase storage. Underneath is a tetris maze of big Tupperware holding spare parts. There are 2 mattresses (with a nice single topper so the middle sleeper avoids the crack), so accessing the rudder is just a matter of flipping the back mattress onto the front. Not the most most convenient, but 1 minute to do, and the trade off is more than worth it... 


Re: Super Maramu interior upgrades

Bill Kinney
 

On Fri, Feb 19, 2021 at 09:32 PM, Brent Cameron wrote:
Didn’t you and Karen also install a hatch on the aft cabin deck just aft of the mizzen mast?  I absolutely remember being fascinated by your innovative mizzen traveller adjustment (just like the main traveller) and thought that I remembered noticing that you had an extra hatch that I hadn’t seen on other Super Maramus.   

Brent
Brent,

The mizzen traveler modification is ours.  I didn't include it since it is not "interior", but I can't imagine sailing the boat without it.  We have not added a hatch, although have seen boats with that change.

I did forget to include the LED strip lights we added to the galley.  Another change I'd not want to lose. And red lights at key places through the cabin for night work on passage.

Bill


Re: Where best to locate Raymarine Evolution Autopilot EV-1 Sensor Core on Santorin

antonio scipioni
 

Ok ! Give me some days to take pics.
Antonio 
Vagabundo
Sn108 Rome 

Inviato da iPhone

Il giorno 18 feb 2021, alle ore 18:04, Grant Starling via groups.io <grantstarling@...> ha scritto:

Hi Antonio,

Thanks for the feedback.  If you can post a photo of the location of the flux gate that would be appreciated.  Not sure that position is any more central then my current location behind the port salon sofa, but could be a better?

Good idea keeping the 6000 as a spare - I may do the same now that you mention it.  I already have a spare rotary drive motor, so probably good to have a spare back-up system for my circumnavigation.

best
Grant


Re: Search: rubber sleeves for joysticks

Ulrich Michael Dangelmeyer
 

Many THX Jamie

there is a APEM german subsidiary to whom i will get in touch directly on monday.
Happy weekend and fair winds.
Best
Ulrich.
<>
Am 19.02.2021 um 17:06 schrieb Jamie Wendell <mysticshadow54@...>:

Ulrich, I think they called them rubber boots but I don't remember. When I ordered, I ordered the joysticks and boots separately. That is the way they work.
Again, the name is APEM.

This is the reference to one of the ones I ordered: SILICONE BOOT FOR 600H SERIES - JOYSTICK plus APEM DPDT Toggle Switch, (On)-Off-(On), Panel Mount

Hope that helps get you pointed to the right terminology RS uses.

Jamie


Re: Super Maramu interior upgrades

Mark Barter
 

Hi Davi,

Do you by any chance have a photograph of your rear cabin? That certainly sounds like a modification we would like to make.

Thanks
Mark
--
Mark & Nicky Barter
S/V Nunky
SM 110


Re: Super Maramu interior upgrades

Davi Rozgonyi
 
Edited

The best mod hands down we inherited from our wonderful previous owner: an aft cabin conversion into a single wall to wall bed taking normal mattresses and bigger than king size bed. For a three person marriage, it just about sold the boat for us. 

Another brilliancy was to put a waeco freezer in place of the nav station stool...with a solid enclosure and a cushion on top, it rocks.

We cut out the admittedly beautiful table leg wine holder, and replaced it with two robust pistons to convert it into a huge daybed/guest bed/movie couch, with a 40 inch screen opposite. Also wonderful. We usually eat in the cockpit, or on our laps, so we have raised it maybe twice in 3 years. We enjoy our movies so that mod was pretty necessary, sitting around the table for film nights got old in about 2 weeks. All the bilge space was preserved underneath, and the wines are in a milk crate under one side of the seating. 

A tiny mod I did immediately which has been replicated at least once for being so handy: I cut out a 3/4 inch half circle from the top of the bin holding the shower hose...that old hose is precious, and now it can be out without getting squashed by the lid. There is no need for that to be 1000 percent watertight as the SM cockpit stays dry. 

Edit: another ESSENTIAL to us mod our po made: two additional hatches in the roof of the aft cabin. I don't see how people survive summer without it. One over the head, the other in line with it over the entrance. We pull the back of the dodger out over the sundeck with a line in the rain, and can keep these open under almost monsoon rain. Gets the steam out of the shower in 30 seconds too, and they face forward to scoop air on anchor. Absolute must for us... 

We installed a litter box under the galley sink, but I don't think anyone here is interested in that 😅


Re: Super Maramu interior upgrades

Ann-Sofie, S/Y Lady Annila
 

On S/Y Lady Annila we have changed to electrical stove and oven, built a drawer cabinett in the wardrobe area next to nav table, added an extra shelf for the nav. computer above the nav tabke, added a smaller table in the cocpit,  cut some 10 cm off the extension cushion and board in the forward cabin to gain some extra floor space when it is in use. 
So not so much. 

Regards
Ann-Sofie & Jonas
S/Y LadyvAnnila SMS 232, , 1998


Skickat från min iPhone

20/02/2021 kl. 01:23 skrev eric freedman <kimberlite@...>:



I was just wondering what physical upgrades owners of the super Maramu have done to their interiors besides

A change of curtains etc.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 


Re: Super Maramu interior upgrades

Brent Cameron
 

Didn’t you and Karen also install a hatch on the aft cabin deck just aft of the mizzen mast?  I absolutely remember being fascinated by your innovative mizzen traveller adjustment (just like the main traveller) and thought that I remembered noticing that you had an extra hatch that I hadn’t seen on other Super Maramus.   

Brent

On Feb 19, 2021, 9:29 PM -0500, Bill Kinney <cruisingconsulting@...>, wrote:
Eric,

A great question, and it reminds me how well the original design and fixtures on our boat have held up for over 25 years. Not entirely sure what all you'd include in "interior", but here is our list:

  • We upgraded our galley with a 4 burner stove (from the original 2 burner), and added a microwave/convection oven as well to replace the original microwave. The head cook on board is really happy with those changes. Previous owner replaced the tile countertop with Corian.
  • Much of the cushion foam has been replaced inside the original covers. Not really an "upgrade" just replacing stuff worn out. 
  • We upgraded the seat for the nav station.
  • A previous owner added some fantastic magnetic insect screens for all the opening ports.
  • Alpenglow lamp in the main saloon, and LED bulbs everywhere. New shades for the lamps in the saloon.
  • As part of a major deck repair we replaced the hatch in the saloon, and added an interior shade and screen.
  • We replaced the hand wheels on the companionway with cams.  
One thing that hasn't changed is the original interior fabric Amel chose.  The synthetic velour-like material seems to be pretty bullet proof. We like the pattern, and will change it out when it does wear out, whenever that might be.  I think Bill Rouse has predicted 100 years. A few other things have needed replacing, but in general we have stayed as close to the original design as possible.

It's not a long list, we are pretty happy with Capt Henrie's choices.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Charleston, SC, USA

--
Brent Cameron

Future Amel Owner & Amel Owner Registry Moderator

Oro-Medonte, Ontario, Canada


Re: Super Maramu interior upgrades

Bill Kinney
 

Eric,

A great question, and it reminds me how well the original design and fixtures on our boat have held up for over 25 years. Not entirely sure what all you'd include in "interior", but here is our list:

  • We upgraded our galley with a 4 burner stove (from the original 2 burner), and added a microwave/convection oven as well to replace the original microwave. The head cook on board is really happy with those changes. Previous owner replaced the tile countertop with Corian.
  • Much of the cushion foam has been replaced inside the original covers. Not really an "upgrade" just replacing stuff worn out. 
  • We upgraded the seat for the nav station.
  • A previous owner added some fantastic magnetic insect screens for all the opening ports.
  • Alpenglow lamp in the main saloon, and LED bulbs everywhere. New shades for the lamps in the saloon.
  • As part of a major deck repair we replaced the hatch in the saloon, and added an interior shade and screen.
  • We replaced the hand wheels on the companionway with cams.  
One thing that hasn't changed is the original interior fabric Amel chose.  The synthetic velour-like material seems to be pretty bullet proof. We like the pattern, and will change it out when it does wear out, whenever that might be.  I think Bill Rouse has predicted 100 years. A few other things have needed replacing, but in general we have stayed as close to the original design as possible.

It's not a long list, we are pretty happy with Capt Henrie's choices.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Charleston, SC, USA


Yanmar 4JH4HTE installation in a super Maramu

eric freedman
 

I was wondering if anyone has changed their Yanmar 4jh3hte engine to a 4jh4hte Yanmar

Besides Kent.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376


Super Maramu interior upgrades

eric freedman
 

I was just wondering what physical upgrades owners of the super Maramu have done to their interiors besides

A change of curtains etc.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

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