Date   

Re: [Amel] Re: Gulf Stream

Mark Erdos
 

Alexandre,

 

We made the crossing from Ft Lauderdale to North Bimini and sought advice for the trip. This was our main takeaways:

 

·         Never cross the gulf stream with any aspect of a North wind. The wind against the current will kick up some large waves. While I’m sure the boat could handle it – why try ones luck.

·         If you enter clear into the Bahamas at North Bimini, be aware that the charted channel markers are not there. There is a red and green marking the entrance and that is all. The channel turns to the north. There is a sand bar on the east and a reef on the west. None of this has markers. We nosed our way in using the forward looking sonar and were fortunate to follow a fishing boat in. Track your way in so you know how to get out.

·         There can be currents of 2-5 knots in the channel. Try to time your arrival at a tidal change.

·         Do not attempt the channel at night!

·         If you are unsure about entering, the Big Bimini Game Club will send a guide boat out for you. There is usually traffic so you can get advise on the VHF – everyone is very helpful regarding the channel. If you call ahead they will give you a couple of way points to get in with.

 

Drag a fishing line when you reach the shelf on either side, your will be most likely be treated to a nice mahi mahi dinner. Green and yellow lures work best.

 

We stayed at Bimini Big Game Club Resort & Marina, It was the best. It is an easy walk to Customs and Immigration (5 minutes). The marina will have all the forms for you: http://www.biggameclubbimini.com/

 

Have fun there, we did!

 

 

Best regards,

 

Mark

 

SM2K #275

www.creampuff.us

 

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of Alexandre Uster von Baar
Sent: Monday, January 06, 2014 1:25 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel] Re: Gulf Stream

 

 

Hello Bob,

Just reading your reply/post.
I just arrived in Key West (from Kemah, Texas).
in 3 weeks will be going to Bimini (Bahamas), any advice? Weather? Current? Wind? etc.

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Key West, Florida - USA

--------------------------------------------
On Mon, 1/6/14, Bob Fritz <sailboatdelivery@...> wrote:

Subject: [Amel] Re: Gulf Stream
To: "amelyachtowners@..." <amelyachtowners@...>
Date: Monday, January 6, 2014, 11:44 AM
















 









Kent,



I have done several Lauderdale to Key West races which are
run inside the Gulf Stream, so this route is possible and
not especially difficult as the reefs are well marked.
Also, I have sailed several boats, including Amels, from
from the north inside all the way to Ft. Lauderdale or
Miami. There is sufficient room between the stream and the
beach all the way. Sometimes there is a nice countercurrent
along the shore. The Hawk Channel runs between the keys and
the reef. I know the some folks sail this channel, but I
have not, so I would solicit information from others who
have run it as to the advisability of taking my boat there.
In the absence of good local knowledge I would sail outside
of the reef.



If I were interested is spending some time in the Bahamas, I
would take your eastern route, but it seems like the long
way around otherwise.



Fair Winds, Bob


























Re: [Amel] RE: super maramu mast height

Stephanie DiBelardino <stephiedib@...>
 

That is a GREAT price -- what town. Is this in?

Stephanie DiBelardino

On Jan 6, 2014, at 12:51 PM, <ericmeury@...> wrote:

 

Most Amels are pretty much "ready" to go.  Does the boat need a refit or are you wanting to make modifications.  Most would suggest you own the boat for year before you do major modifications.  So if you are wanting to bring it St louis then your options are to bring it all the way around and up the Mississippi or the Tenn-tom and then the Mississippi...Seems like a really long trip to be motoring.   That is a lot of hours you would be putting on the engine.  Why not just put it on a truck (dodger would need to come off) or simply keep the boat on the Chesapeake.  We keep or Santorin at Olversons Lodge Creek Marina for 155 a month.  The slip is for boats up to 55. 




Re: [Amel] Re: Gulf Stream

Veit Mueller <veitm@...>
 

Hi Alexandre:

Sail at night, you'll have less trade wind. try not to sail during a North wind, or the day after a strong N wind. I should take you ~6-8 hrs, watch for traffic (lots last night when we sailed over) you can anchor off Bimini (its a little lively).
Bimini Sands marina has (per Harbormaster) 8' water going in. I always go into tight spots (lots in the Bahamas) with an incoming tide.
Have fun,
Veit
ATMAN SM215
South Bimini

Sent from my vm iPad

On Jan 6, 2014, at 1:25 PM, Alexandre Uster von Baar <uster@...> wrote:

 

Hello Bob,

Just reading your reply/post.
I just arrived in Key West (from Kemah, Texas).
in 3 weeks will be going to Bimini (Bahamas), any advice? Weather? Current? Wind? etc.

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Key West, Florida - USA

--------------------------------------------
On Mon, 1/6/14, Bob Fritz <sailboatdelivery@...> wrote:

Subject: [Amel] Re: Gulf Stream
To: "amelyachtowners@..." <amelyachtowners@...>
Date: Monday, January 6, 2014, 11:44 AM
















 









Kent,



I have done several Lauderdale to Key West races which are
run inside the Gulf Stream, so this route is possible and
not especially difficult as the reefs are well marked.
Also, I have sailed several boats, including Amels, from
from the north inside all the way to Ft. Lauderdale or
Miami. There is sufficient room between the stream and the
beach all the way. Sometimes there is a nice countercurrent
along the shore. The Hawk Channel runs between the keys and
the reef. I know the some folks sail this channel, but I
have not, so I would solicit information from others who
have run it as to the advisability of taking my boat there.
In the absence of good local knowledge I would sail outside
of the reef.



If I were interested is spending some time in the Bahamas, I
would take your eastern route, but it seems like the long
way around otherwise.



Fair Winds, Bob



























Re: [Amel] Re: Gulf Stream

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Hello Bob,

Just reading your reply/post.
I just arrived in Key West (from Kemah, Texas).
in 3 weeks will be going to Bimini (Bahamas), any advice? Weather? Current? Wind? etc.

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Key West, Florida - USA


--------------------------------------------

On Mon, 1/6/14, Bob Fritz <sailboatdelivery@yahoo.com> wrote:

Subject: [Amel] Re: Gulf Stream
To: "amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Monday, January 6, 2014, 11:44 AM
















 









Kent,



I have done several Lauderdale to Key West races which are
run inside the Gulf Stream, so this route is possible and
not especially difficult as the reefs are well marked.
Also, I have sailed several boats, including Amels, from
from the north inside all the way to Ft. Lauderdale or
Miami. There is sufficient room between the stream and the
beach all the way. Sometimes there is a nice countercurrent
along the shore. The Hawk Channel runs between the keys and
the reef. I know the some folks sail this channel, but I
have not, so I would solicit information from others who
have run it as to the advisability of taking my boat there.
In the absence of good local knowledge I would sail outside
of the reef.



If I were interested is spending some time in the Bahamas, I
would take your eastern route, but it seems like the long
way around otherwise.



Fair Winds, Bob


Re: super maramu mast height

ericmeury@...
 

Most Amels are pretty much "ready" to go.  Does the boat need a refit or are you wanting to make modifications.  Most would suggest you own the boat for year before you do major modifications.  So if you are wanting to bring it St louis then your options are to bring it all the way around and up the Mississippi or the Tenn-tom and then the Mississippi...Seems like a really long trip to be motoring.   That is a lot of hours you would be putting on the engine.  Why not just put it on a truck (dodger would need to come off) or simply keep the boat on the Chesapeake.  We keep or Santorin at Olversons Lodge Creek Marina for 155 a month.  The slip is for boats up to 55. 




Re: Gulf Stream

Bob Fritz
 

Kent,

I have done several Lauderdale to Key West races which are run inside the Gulf Stream, so this route is possible and not especially difficult as the reefs are well marked. Also, I have sailed several boats, including Amels, from from the north inside all the way to Ft. Lauderdale or Miami. There is sufficient room between the stream and the beach all the way. Sometimes there is a nice countercurrent along the shore. The Hawk Channel runs between the keys and the reef. I know the some folks sail this channel, but I have not, so I would solicit information from others who have run it as to the advisability of taking my boat there. In the absence of good local knowledge I would sail outside of the reef.

If I were interested is spending some time in the Bahamas, I would take your eastern route, but it seems like the long way around otherwise.

Fair Winds, Bob


Re: [Amel] Re: super maramu mast height

Patrick McAneny
 

Duane, For a few hundred, you could drop the deck stepped main mast , motor it home and then restep the mast for another couple hundred.  Pat SM #123


-----Original Message-----
From: carlylelk
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Sun, Jan 5, 2014 12:44 pm
Subject: [Amel] Re: super maramu mast height

 
I agree the Amel is not an ICW boat.  Part of our long range plan was to bring the boat near our St. Louis home on the Mississippi to get it ready while I finished up my last few years before retirement.  Then we're headed out.  The Amel fits the "headed out" phase, but not the "finish up" phase.

Thanks,
Duane


Re: [Amel] super maramu mast height

Ric Gottschalk <ric@...>
 

I wouldn't advise taking a Santorin that draws 6'2" with a wing keel (if the boat is on its lines) down the ICW! Besides, whats the point of owning an Amel to be motoring in brown water. Bugs me when in the Chesapeake for refit. 
SN 24 BaliHai Annapolis

Ric Gottschalk
Kitchen Magic Refacers, Inc
Office 410-923-5800
Fax 410-923-5802

On Jan 5, 2014, at 1:17 PM, "Roy Duddy" <RDuddy@...> wrote:

 

Happy New year to everyone,


I agree with Stephanie's observations. I own Sharki #123, Unwineding, and have also enjoyed the ICW a couple of times. It is a wonderful experience. The height of the mast poses no difficulties with the bridges. Also, if you pay strict attention to your depth there really isn't much of an issue. Once in a great while you might slow down when you encounter a muddy shoal, but you should easily "back-off" due to the ample power of the diesel.

All in, it is well worth the trip.

Fair winds,

Roy Duddy

On Jan 5, 2014, at 8:29 AM, Stephanie DiBelardino wrote:

 

Duane

My husband and I enjoyed the ICW for many years, and dropping anchor every evening is not so bad.  How many times I remember the we pulled into creeks and wondered how many pairs of furry critter eyes were watching us. Or enjoyed seeing bears or deer or snakes swimming.  Or pulled into a marina and used our bikes to explore a town.

I have a different perspective than Mark, but i think the SM is not the model that would be appropriate, unless you want to rig a SM to lean a few degrees as you go under bridges.
When we first started "cruising" the ICW, it was with a Nauticat 43 and, for the first couple of trips, we did "the lean."  Then, my husband had the mast cut and re-did the rigging, putting in Banmar equipment, with the jib and the main handled from the cockpit.  We sold the Nauticat in 2006 -- we had been hit by a downdraft 30 miles off of Cape Canaveral, and a few days later, while anchored in Minim Creek, north of Charleston, we were knocked over by high winds -- there were tornadoes touching down all over the area.  So, that year we sold the Nauticat and...

In 2006, we switched to a Nordhavn trawler with a 6' draft -- and yes, their are problems with the ICW shoaling in certain areas, mostly around the New River inlet in NC (can time this with high tide) and the Mud River in GA.  But, you can take jumps outside to avoid these places, and still come in at night to drop anchor in some beautiful.

I would not recommend that you cut the mast height on the SM -- but instead, buy a Santorin for the years that you want to do the ICW and then go to the SM for when you are ready to pull anchor and head for a far-off island.

Fair winds!
Stephanie DiBelardino

On Jan 4, 2014, at 10:47 PM, "Mark Erdos" <mcerdos@...> wrote:

 

People do not sail on the ICW, they motor. The height of the mast does restrict access to some ICW areas. However, Amel’s are made to cruise the world in safety and comfort. The ICW is only a minuscule aspect of cruising. If you wish to spend time on the ICW then, I would suggest a power boat (I’m not being a wise ass here). Then, when you wish to sail, buy the Amel. On the ICW you need to motor most of the time and stop every night. Also, due to the lack of federal funding the ICW is shoaling and the less draft, the better.

 

Amels are built and designed to travel the globe.

 

 

Best regards,

 

Mark

 

SM2K #275

www.creampuff.us

 

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of carlylelk@...
Sent: Saturday, January 04, 2014 10:30 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel] super maramu mast height

 

 

I'm looking into the SM, and one thing that bothers me is the bridge clearance of 66'-6".  Most bridges with Navigation channels have a 65' minimum clearance.  So, what's your experience with the ICW bridges?

 

Also, I'm not sure why, but the Amel Yahoo Group doesn't show up in my listing of Yahoo Groups, any ideas why?.

 

Thanks,

Duane










Gulf Stream

karkauai
 

Hi all.  I'm looking at planning itinerary for a trip from Brunswick GA to Key West and back in May and June.  Was planning to go to Bahamas first, then Key West, and ride the Stream back north.  That looks like a pretty aggressive itinerary, so was looking at maybe skipping the Bahamas and sailing straight to Key West inside and/or outside the Gulf Stream, then taking our time going back North with the Stream.  I've been looking at some charts that look like the Stream may not be so far East that I couldn't cross it around Cape Canaveral, then sail East of the Stream along the western edge of the Bahamas.  It looks like the Stream is pretty close to shore in the Keys, Miami, Ft Lauderdale area so would be hard to sail South on the West side of the Stream.

Any thoughts?

Thanks,
Kent
SM243
Kristy


Re: super maramu mast height

Duane Siegfri
 

I agree the Amel is not an ICW boat.  Part of our long range plan was to bring the boat near our St. Louis home on the Mississippi to get it ready while I finished up my last few years before retirement.  Then we're headed out.  The Amel fits the "headed out" phase, but not the "finish up" phase.

Thanks,
Duane


Re: [Amel] super maramu mast height

Roy Duddy <RDuddy@...>
 

Happy New year to everyone,

I agree with Stephanie's observations. I own Sharki #123, Unwineding, and have also enjoyed the ICW a couple of times. It is a wonderful experience. The height of the mast poses no difficulties with the bridges. Also, if you pay strict attention to your depth there really isn't much of an issue. Once in a great while you might slow down when you encounter a muddy shoal, but you should easily "back-off" due to the ample power of the diesel.

All in, it is well worth the trip.

Fair winds,

Roy Duddy

On Jan 5, 2014, at 8:29 AM, Stephanie DiBelardino wrote:

 

Duane

My husband and I enjoyed the ICW for many years, and dropping anchor every evening is not so bad.  How many times I remember the we pulled into creeks and wondered how many pairs of furry critter eyes were watching us. Or enjoyed seeing bears or deer or snakes swimming.  Or pulled into a marina and used our bikes to explore a town.

I have a different perspective than Mark, but i think the SM is not the model that would be appropriate, unless you want to rig a SM to lean a few degrees as you go under bridges.
When we first started "cruising" the ICW, it was with a Nauticat 43 and, for the first couple of trips, we did "the lean."  Then, my husband had the mast cut and re-did the rigging, putting in Banmar equipment, with the jib and the main handled from the cockpit.  We sold the Nauticat in 2006 -- we had been hit by a downdraft 30 miles off of Cape Canaveral, and a few days later, while anchored in Minim Creek, north of Charleston, we were knocked over by high winds -- there were tornadoes touching down all over the area.  So, that year we sold the Nauticat and...

In 2006, we switched to a Nordhavn trawler with a 6' draft -- and yes, their are problems with the ICW shoaling in certain areas, mostly around the New River inlet in NC (can time this with high tide) and the Mud River in GA.  But, you can take jumps outside to avoid these places, and still come in at night to drop anchor in some beautiful.

I would not recommend that you cut the mast height on the SM -- but instead, buy a Santorin for the years that you want to do the ICW and then go to the SM for when you are ready to pull anchor and head for a far-off island.

Fair winds!
Stephanie DiBelardino

On Jan 4, 2014, at 10:47 PM, "Mark Erdos" <mcerdos@...> wrote:

 

People do not sail on the ICW, they motor. The height of the mast does restrict access to some ICW areas. However, Amel’s are made to cruise the world in safety and comfort. The ICW is only a minuscule aspect of cruising. If you wish to spend time on the ICW then, I would suggest a power boat (I’m not being a wise ass here). Then, when you wish to sail, buy the Amel. On the ICW you need to motor most of the time and stop every night. Also, due to the lack of federal funding the ICW is shoaling and the less draft, the better.

 

Amels are built and designed to travel the globe.

 

 

Best regards,

 

Mark

 

SM2K #275

www.creampuff.us

 

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of carlylelk@...
Sent: Saturday, January 04, 2014 10:30 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel] super maramu mast height

 

 

I'm looking into the SM, and one thing that bothers me is the bridge clearance of 66'-6".  Most bridges with Navigation channels have a 65' minimum clearance.  So, what's your experience with the ICW bridges?

 

Also, I'm not sure why, but the Amel Yahoo Group doesn't show up in my listing of Yahoo Groups, any ideas why?.

 

Thanks,

Duane










Re: [Amel] super maramu mast height

Stephanie DiBelardino <stephiedib@...>
 

Duane

My husband and I enjoyed the ICW for many years, and dropping anchor every evening is not so bad.  How many times I remember the we pulled into creeks and wondered how many pairs of furry critter eyes were watching us. Or enjoyed seeing bears or deer or snakes swimming.  Or pulled into a marina and used our bikes to explore a town.

I have a different perspective than Mark, but i think the SM is not the model that would be appropriate, unless you want to rig a SM to lean a few degrees as you go under bridges.
When we first started "cruising" the ICW, it was with a Nauticat 43 and, for the first couple of trips, we did "the lean."  Then, my husband had the mast cut and re-did the rigging, putting in Banmar equipment, with the jib and the main handled from the cockpit.  We sold the Nauticat in 2006 -- we had been hit by a downdraft 30 miles off of Cape Canaveral, and a few days later, while anchored in Minim Creek, north of Charleston, we were knocked over by high winds -- there were tornadoes touching down all over the area.  So, that year we sold the Nauticat and...

In 2006, we switched to a Nordhavn trawler with a 6' draft -- and yes, their are problems with the ICW shoaling in certain areas, mostly around the New River inlet in NC (can time this with high tide) and the Mud River in GA.  But, you can take jumps outside to avoid these places, and still come in at night to drop anchor in some beautiful.

I would not recommend that you cut the mast height on the SM -- but instead, buy a Santorin for the years that you want to do the ICW and then go to the SM for when you are ready to pull anchor and head for a far-off island.

Fair winds!
Stephanie DiBelardino

On Jan 4, 2014, at 10:47 PM, "Mark Erdos" <mcerdos@...> wrote:

 

People do not sail on the ICW, they motor. The height of the mast does restrict access to some ICW areas. However, Amel’s are made to cruise the world in safety and comfort. The ICW is only a minuscule aspect of cruising. If you wish to spend time on the ICW then, I would suggest a power boat (I’m not being a wise ass here). Then, when you wish to sail, buy the Amel. On the ICW you need to motor most of the time and stop every night. Also, due to the lack of federal funding the ICW is shoaling and the less draft, the better.

 

Amels are built and designed to travel the globe.

 

 

Best regards,

 

Mark

 

SM2K #275

www.creampuff.us

 

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of carlylelk@...
Sent: Saturday, January 04, 2014 10:30 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel] super maramu mast height

 

 

I'm looking into the SM, and one thing that bothers me is the bridge clearance of 66'-6".  Most bridges with Navigation channels have a 65' minimum clearance.  So, what's your experience with the ICW bridges?

 

Also, I'm not sure why, but the Amel Yahoo Group doesn't show up in my listing of Yahoo Groups, any ideas why?.

 

Thanks,

Duane


Re: [Amel] super maramu mast height

karkauai
 

I have avoided the ICW because of depth and bridge height.
Kent
SM243
Kristy
Brunswick GA USA


On Jan 4, 2014, at 10:29 PM, carlylelk@... wrote:

 

I'm looking into the SM, and one thing that bothers me is the bridge clearance of 66'-6".  Most bridges with Navigation channels have a 65' minimum clearance.  So, what's your experience with the ICW bridges?


Also, I'm not sure why, but the Amel Yahoo Group doesn't show up in my listing of Yahoo Groups, any ideas why?.

Thanks,
Duane


Re: [Amel] super maramu mast height

Mark Erdos
 

People do not sail on the ICW, they motor. The height of the mast does restrict access to some ICW areas. However, Amel’s are made to cruise the world in safety and comfort. The ICW is only a minuscule aspect of cruising. If you wish to spend time on the ICW then, I would suggest a power boat (I’m not being a wise ass here). Then, when you wish to sail, buy the Amel. On the ICW you need to motor most of the time and stop every night. Also, due to the lack of federal funding the ICW is shoaling and the less draft, the better.

 

Amels are built and designed to travel the globe.

 

 

Best regards,

 

Mark

 

SM2K #275

www.creampuff.us

 

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of carlylelk@...
Sent: Saturday, January 04, 2014 10:30 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel] super maramu mast height

 

 

I'm looking into the SM, and one thing that bothers me is the bridge clearance of 66'-6".  Most bridges with Navigation channels have a 65' minimum clearance.  So, what's your experience with the ICW bridges?

 

Also, I'm not sure why, but the Amel Yahoo Group doesn't show up in my listing of Yahoo Groups, any ideas why?.

 

Thanks,

Duane


Re: [Amel] super maramu mast height

eric freedman
 

I had been aground in my tartan 37 with the centerboard up (4 foot draught) a number of times on my only trip in the ICW in Florida-in the channel. Forget about the ICW.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

 

 


From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of Veit Mueller
Sent: Saturday, January 04, 2014 10:41 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel] super maramu mast height

 

 

Hi Duane:

 

Sail outside. She's not a boat for the ICW ( height and draft ) but behaves brilliantly in the Atlantic.

 

Cheers,

Veit

Atman, SM215


Sent from my vm iPad


On Jan 4, 2014, at 10:29 PM, carlylelk@... wrote:

 

I'm looking into the SM, and one thing that bothers me is the bridge clearance of 66'-6".  Most bridges with Navigation channels have a 65' minimum clearance.  So, what's your experience with the ICW bridges?

 

Also, I'm not sure why, but the Amel Yahoo Group doesn't show up in my listing of Yahoo Groups, any ideas why?.

 

Thanks,

Duane


Re: [Amel] super maramu mast height

Veit Mueller <veitm@...>
 

Hi Duane:

Sail outside. She's not a boat for the ICW ( height and draft ) but behaves brilliantly in the Atlantic.

Cheers,
Veit
Atman, SM215

Sent from my vm iPad

On Jan 4, 2014, at 10:29 PM, carlylelk@... wrote:

 

I'm looking into the SM, and one thing that bothers me is the bridge clearance of 66'-6".  Most bridges with Navigation channels have a 65' minimum clearance.  So, what's your experience with the ICW bridges?


Also, I'm not sure why, but the Amel Yahoo Group doesn't show up in my listing of Yahoo Groups, any ideas why?.

Thanks,
Duane


super maramu mast height

Duane Siegfri
 

I'm looking into the SM, and one thing that bothers me is the bridge clearance of 66'-6".  Most bridges with Navigation channels have a 65' minimum clearance.  So, what's your experience with the ICW bridges?

Also, I'm not sure why, but the Amel Yahoo Group doesn't show up in my listing of Yahoo Groups, any ideas why?.

Thanks,
Duane


Re: [Amel] RE: Just testing

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 


From: "divanz620@..."
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Friday, 3 January 2014 10:26 AM
Subject: [Amel] RE: Just testing
 
I'm getting them every day, sometimes two or 3 digests per day.....
Happy New Year to you two Danny and Yvonne
Cheers
Hi Alan, happy New Year. When I have a stack of Amel messages I sometimes delete them in large groups when I have read them. Wonder if the computer takes that as indicating they are unwanted.
Cheers
Danny 
SV Elyse SM437


Re: [Amel] RE: Sharki cutless bearing

Gregory Shea
 

Bent,
         Thanks for your information. When you changed the bearing, how did you take out the old one and did you remove the prop shaft? I would like to have your drawing. I have a drawing of the  entire stern tube assembly for a Sharki and I wonder if they are the same except that yours is longer? I could send my drawing to you, but not today since my main computer is being repaired.
I suspect that they are the same because Henri and Jacques tried to make things interchangeable across the models. Being the "baby" of the family, I think the Sharki has a lot of over-engineering, for which I am most grateful. On the subject of interchangeability, I read a comment somewhere that, when asked why the head compartments were the same size regardless of the model, their response was "Why would head compartments be different sizes? People are the same size, regardless of the size of their boats." I think they frequently looked at engineering the same way.
Regards

Greg Shea
Sharki 133

On Jan 3, 2014, at 9:23 AM, bent_jyllinge@... wrote:

 

When I changed the bearing on our Mango, I found it to be a standard bearing, available in any well-equipped marine shop. The change was very easy, I also froze it down prior to installation like others have mentioned.

I have a drawing of the bearing, it is supposed to be the same for Maramu and Mango. I will upload it if I find out how-to;)


Regs Bent, S/Y Karma

Mango #63


Re: Sharki cutless bearing

bent_jyllinge
 

When I changed the bearing on our Mango, I found it to be a standard bearing, available in any well-equipped marine shop. The change was very easy, I also froze it down prior to installation like others have mentioned.

I have a drawing of the bearing, it is supposed to be the same for Maramu and Mango. I will upload it if I find out how-to;)


Regs Bent, S/Y Karma

Mango #63