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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Freak accident

Eric Lindholm
 

That is the the most bizarre accident I have ever heard, but I will make sure I remember it, and pass it on. Eric maramu 105

Ian & Judy Jenkins <ianjudyjenkins@...> wrote: Having left our boat ashore for 7 months and not being certain that the
watermaker will function after being pickled that long, we bought 5 large (
6 litre) plastic bottles of water . Round bottles.
We unloaded them onto the side deck . It was mid afternnon, full sun.After
only about a minute I moved them into the cockpit and immediately smelt
burning. There, on the side deck where the bottles had stood for no more
than a minute , were 5 small holes burnt into the deck, about 15 millimeters
across and up to 1 1/2 mill deep. By chance the shape of the bottle had
created the perfect magnifying glass creating an immediate and very hot
concentration of the sun´s rays. As soon as I realized what had happened I
grabbed the bottles off the cockpit seat--too late, smaller burns appear
there as well. You live and learn.
I have some brown gelcoat on board though of the same colour as the rub
rail. It will have to do for the time being.
Has anyone found anyone, anywhere ,who can repair a hole in an Amel deck so
that the end result doesnt jump out at you?
Don´t normally complain about too much sun.......Ian and Judy Jenkins,
Pen Azen, SM 302, Piriapolis, Uruguay.
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Freak accident

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Having left our boat ashore for 7 months and not being certain that the watermaker will function after being pickled that long, we bought 5 large ( 6 litre) plastic bottles of water . Round bottles.
We unloaded them onto the side deck . It was mid afternnon, full sun.After only about a minute I moved them into the cockpit and immediately smelt burning. There, on the side deck where the bottles had stood for no more than a minute , were 5 small holes burnt into the deck, about 15 millimeters across and up to 1 1/2 mill deep. By chance the shape of the bottle had created the perfect magnifying glass creating an immediate and very hot concentration of the suns rays. As soon as I realized what had happened I grabbed the bottles off the cockpit seat--too late, smaller burns appear there as well. You live and learn.
I have some brown gelcoat on board though of the same colour as the rub rail. It will have to do for the time being.
Has anyone found anyone, anywhere ,who can repair a hole in an Amel deck so that the end result doesnt jump out at you?
Dont normally complain about too much sun.......Ian and Judy Jenkins, Pen Azen, SM 302, Piriapolis, Uruguay.
,


Electrolux fridge

ivarmylde <mylde@...>
 

Good morning,
My Electrolux fridge gives red light on the lamp which should indicate
low voltage, but batteries are OK. thus the fridge are not working
properly. According to Electrolux, Sweden they believe it cannot be
repaired since the fridge is from 1991 and they do not hve the spares.
Amel tells me they cannot deliver same fridge any more and I must
modify to fit another fridge.
Have anyone of the Amel owners had same problems ? Can the fridge be
repaired - or can I buy another type of fridge which fits in the gally.
Fridge Electrolux RB2405 115 liter 24 volt.

Rgds Ivar
Silfrania, SM #53


In Boom Furling Systems

anniemno1 <anniemno1@...>
 

Does anyone have any experience with retrofitting with an in-boom
furling system?

We have an Amel Mango with a single spreader mast and are considering
furling options.

Regards,

Anne and John
Annie M


Amel Super Maramu

scorpiostephan <scorpiostephan@...>
 

I have a 2003 Super Maramu which I have fully equipped for a world
cruise but plans have changed,and she could well be for sale.Anyone
interested just get in touch .Stephen


Water Maker Membrane Picture

amelliahona <no_reply@...>
 

14 Jan 2006

I just posted a picture of a Film Tec Membrane in the folder entitled
Water Maker.

I have been in touch with Rod Boreham and he is asking the Dessalator
reps at the current boat show in England some detailed questions that
have been raised here. I hope to post his responses as well as a
detailed parts descriptions and other info soon.

I just received two new membranes from www.airwaterice.com. The price
was $177.00 USD each. They provided prompt service and were very nice
people with great expertise.

Regards, Gary Silver s/v Liahona


Re: Hull ID numbers

amelliahona <no_reply@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@..., rbenven44 <no_reply@y...> wrote:
14 Jan 2006

Hi Duncan:

The Amel assigned hull number is displayed on my Amel SM2000 (delivered
July 1, 2001), Hull # 335, both on the companionway data plate and is
also etched in the port side aft rub rail. The US Coast Guard
Official Number Plate was fabricated with 4 inch tall number/letters at
my request from fiberglass and laminated into the forward starboard
hanging locker wall upon delivery. I believe this was done upon
request by the buyer only. Not all Amel's, of course, US coast guard
registered.

Regards, Gary Silver s/v Liahona


Re: Super Maramu 2000 Red Line

amelliahona <no_reply@...>
 

Hi Judy:
Just a guess but perhaps the redline refers to the SM2000 with the red
boot stripe and associated upgrades that came out in about 2003. I am
not sure where the serial number break is but this was a more recent
vintage boat and perhaps accounts for the higher price. Just a guess.

Regards, Gary Silver Amel SM2000 (July 2001) Hull # 335


SM Bow thruster refit kit - photos requested

Zanareva
 

Can a Super Maramu owner that has installed the refit kit that the
Amel factory sent out (after the unfortunate sinking of Crusader)
please post a couple of photos to this site? I'm looking for photos of
the area on the thruster where the kit components have been installed.
Armed with the photos, and the instructions, I can then tackle the
installation myself.

Thanks in advance!

Richard Tate
SM#5 Spice


Re: Insulating our Amel for cool/cold weather sailing

Zanareva
 

Roy,

Thanks for the tips. I'll look into the hypervent material.

Richard


--- In amelyachtowners@..., rbenven44 <no_reply@y...>
wrote:

Hi Richard,

We spent two summers in Maine and Nova Scotia, in cold water,
and
got some mildew from condensation under the aft cabin bunk, over
the
settee refrigerator, and in a few other places. We also got
condensation anyplace the cold hull is exposed to the interior of
the
boat, for example the floor of hanging lockers. Two suggestions:
1) Buy some HyperVent material and place it under all bunks and
under
the cushion over the fridge (www.hyperventmarine.com) This stuff
is
great at preventing mildew from condensation. You can also line
the
bottom of lockers that are in contact with cold water with
HyperVent.
2) If you do get mildew on the "carpeting" material under the
cushions, for example under the aft cabin bunk, spray some bleach
and
water(50-50)mixture on it, brush it in well, and let it sit for 30
minutes, then rinse it off and dry well. We have found that this
removes all mildew without damaging the carpeting.

Enjoy!

Roy on Excalibur SM #195


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: SHARKI

PAULIN Bruno <bbdpaulin@...>
 

Thanks for your response

I have the opportunity to test the SHARKI this week-end.
I hope the wind'll be there!!

I've already spleep one night on board.
The inside space is interresting and change comparing my little Bristol 26'
But my interrest is to sail in French Polynesia, and you certainly know that we have Windward and Leeward islands... and windward ability is important for me!!
So, perhaps I'll buy this boat #32 this week-end after my test.
her name is "LIMBO II"

best Regards

Bruno PAULIN



Steve Leeds <yachtmaccabee@...> wrote:
Dear Bruno,
I own Sharki #121 built in 1985, the first year the boat was built with all roller furling sails (the system is much heavier than later models). I believe the mast is also shorter than later models. My wife and I have sailed this boat around the world.

After some years experience with this boat and a new flat mainsail, I would say it's windward ability is good. It cannot sail to windward like a racer (but is much more comfortable), but can point closer to the wind than many popular cruising boats. We have been very happy with the boat, which we still own and enjoy.

I understand that earlier models with conventional mainsails will point better than ours.

The only significant maintenance issue with boats of this vintage is the failure of the adhesive holding up the headliner in the heat of the tropics. It is likely that any Sharki would have had this repaired by now (some better than others!)

I hope this information is helpful.

Good Luck,

Steve Leeds
Yacht MACCABEE
Sharki 121
Circumnavigator's Yacht Service
Fort Lauderdale, Florida




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TDS Testers - again

rbenven44 <no_reply@...>
 

Hi, Just found out that this subject has already been covered in
detail. Sorry for the repetition.
Roy


TDS Meters (addn'l info)

rbenven44 <no_reply@...>
 

Following my previous post, also check out this web page from the same
source: http://www.waterfiltersonline.com/water-tests.asp

Roy


TDS Tester and in-line meter

rbenven44 <no_reply@...>
 

Hi,
I have been following the discussion about watermakers and
especially the reliability of the salinity sensor on the Dessalator
unit. I recently had to replace a RO unit at home, and started looking
for suppliers on line. I found this source:
http://www.waterfiltersonline.com/reverse-osmosis-systems.asp
that sells portable TDS meters for under $40, and an in-line meter for
under $50. They seem like good investments to check the quality of our
watermakers. I will be ordering one or both for our boat.

Regards, Roy (Excalibur SM #195)


Super Maramu 2000 Red Line

Judy Rouse <judyrouse@...>
 

Does anyone know the difference between a SM2 Red Line and a regular Super
Maramu 2000? Have seen this terminology in ads several times and the Red
Line is always priced significantly higher. What are the differences?

Judy Rouse
SM2 #387

"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments
that take our breath away."


Super Maramu for sale

Göran Svensson
 

I noticed a message the other day from a couple looking for a Super
Maramu!
Well, our Super Maramu #396 is still for sale. Details are available
at www. Boats.com. (Search for "Amel" then sort by year ). Look for
2003 model in the name of Bengt Ebesson.
The price is reduced and furthermore since the boat is not yet listed
with any broker we can consider additional price reduction. Take
contact.

Kind Regards
Göran Svensson


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: SHARKI

Steve Leeds
 

Dear Bruno,
I own Sharki #121 built in 1985, the first year the boat was built with all roller furling sails (the system is much heavier than later models). I believe the mast is also shorter than later models. My wife and I have sailed this boat around the world.

After some years experience with this boat and a new flat mainsail, I would say it's windward ability is good. It cannot sail to windward like a racer (but is much more comfortable), but can point closer to the wind than many popular cruising boats. We have been very happy with the boat, which we still own and enjoy.

I understand that earlier models with conventional mainsails will point better than ours.

The only significant maintenance issue with boats of this vintage is the failure of the adhesive holding up the headliner in the heat of the tropics. It is likely that any Sharki would have had this repaired by now (some better than others!)

I hope this information is helpful.

Good Luck,

Steve Leeds
Yacht MACCABEE
Sharki 121
Circumnavigator's Yacht Service
Fort Lauderdale, Florida


PAULIN Bruno <bbdpaulin@...> wrote:
yes it's exactly what i desired.

Roger Banks <roger.banks@...> wrote: Hi

I think the French correspondent may be asking for Sharki owners to
give him details of how the boat performs into the wind.

Regards, Roger, Mango 20, Zorba


On 05/01/2006, at 11:13 PM, sy_windfall wrote:

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "bbdpaulin" <bbdpaulin@y...>
wrote:

Bonjour!

Je vais peut-être acheter un SHARKI (LIMBO II) qui est ancré au
Yacht
Club de Tahiti (Polynésie Française).
Je connais la réputation de la construction AMEL et du confort.
Mais il y a aussi une mauvaise idée quand aux performances en
navigation, surtout au près...
Les propriétaires de SHARKI peuvent-ils m'en dire plus sur les
capacités à remonter au vent de ce bateau?

Par avance, merci de vos réponses.
I'll give a rough translation for those who don't speak French...
Hi,

I am considering to buy a Sharki (Limbo II), achored at Yacht club de
Tahit. I know about the reputation of the construction and the comfort
of AMEL, but also a lesser reputation on performance and navigation
(sic). Could owners of a Sharki please tell me more about the things
to refurbish after the purchase of this boat.
Thanks in advance...

Eddy May (just lurking and Dutch citizen ;-)





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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: SHARKI

PAULIN Bruno <bbdpaulin@...>
 

yes it's exactly what i desired.

Roger Banks <roger.banks@...> wrote: Hi

I think the French correspondent may be asking for Sharki owners to
give him details of how the boat performs into the wind.

Regards, Roger, Mango 20, Zorba


On 05/01/2006, at 11:13 PM, sy_windfall wrote:

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "bbdpaulin" <bbdpaulin@y...>
wrote:

Bonjour!

Je vais peut-être acheter un SHARKI (LIMBO II) qui est ancré au
Yacht
Club de Tahiti (Polynésie Française).
Je connais la réputation de la construction AMEL et du confort.
Mais il y a aussi une mauvaise idée quand aux performances en
navigation, surtout au près...
Les propriétaires de SHARKI peuvent-ils m'en dire plus sur les
capacités à remonter au vent de ce bateau?

Par avance, merci de vos réponses.
I'll give a rough translation for those who don't speak French...
Hi,

I am considering to buy a Sharki (Limbo II), achored at Yacht club de
Tahit. I know about the reputation of the construction and the comfort
of AMEL, but also a lesser reputation on performance and navigation
(sic). Could owners of a Sharki please tell me more about the things
to refurbish after the purchase of this boat.
Thanks in advance...

Eddy May (just lurking and Dutch citizen ;-)





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Re: Hull ID numbers

rbenven44 <no_reply@...>
 

Hello Duncan,

On my 1983 Maramu, the only hull ID number was on the AMEL plate
located on the port side of the companionway, and this only had the
series hull number (for example, #135). I don't think AMEL started
using US-type hull ID numbers until later, probably around 1990.
Hope this helps.
Roy on Excalibur, SM #195

Can someone help me locate the Hull Idendification Number on a 1986
Maramu? Can they be found in more than one location?

Thank you,
Duncan McCallie
Project Boat company, LLC
206-691-1418


Hull ID numbers

duncanmccallie <duncan@...>
 

Can someone help me locate the Hull Idendification Number on a 1986
Maramu? Can they be found in more than one location?

Thank you,
Duncan McCallie
Project Boat company, LLC
206-691-1418