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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] New file uploaded to amelyachtowners

eric freedman
 

Thanks Gary,
Nice write-up.
Have you heard anything about Desalinator making a correct circuit board
that actually detects bad water?
Fair winds,
Eric
Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Saturday, June 16, 2007 7:55 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] New file uploaded to amelyachtowners


Hello,

This email message is a notification to let you know that
a file has been uploaded to the Files area of the amelyachtowners
group.

File : /Dessalator Technical Info/REPLACING THE MEMBRANES .doc
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Description : Updated June 2007 Instructions for RO Membrane Replacement

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20Info/REPLACING%20THE%20MEMBRANES%20.doc>
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New file uploaded to amelyachtowners

amelyachtowners@...
 

Hello,

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Misty windscreen

John and Anne on Bali Hai <annejohn@...>
 

The plastic screens on Bali Hai had become dull and slightly misty. We
polished them with an American product and were delighted (and
surprised) to see that they were perfect again and as clear as glass.
The product is Meguiars Mirror Glaze Clear Plastic Polish.
Their website is WWW.Meguiars.com.

Regards, Annejohn, SM319


Sharki For Sale

sgmrktg
 

Greetings All:

I have a friend who has decided to sell his 1985 Sharki. He spent the
past three years upgrading systems, sails, electronics etc. with the
intent of taking an extended cruise. Business conflicts have changed
his plans. There are some photos and additional details at
http://sharkiforsale.blogspot.com for anyone who is interested.

Fair Winds

Scott


Re: Looking to purchase a "South" Amel

fredfroget
 

Hello Craig And Cathrine.

No particular reason for that specific date.
I am really after an older boat and would consider slightly younger
boats, but do not want to waste time on the plethora of not so second
hand boats that are on the market , essentially at not so second hand
prices, often with not so serious sellers.

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Craig & Katherine"
<sangaris@...> wrote:

although C Drive yachts built prior to 1998 may be
considered.

fredfroget AT yahoo.com
Hi Fred,
I don't have a boat for you but I was curious as to why you picked 1998
as your cutoff date for accepting a "C" drive? Was there a design
change then that you think is not good? or what??

Best regards and good luck in getting your new Amel.
Craig Briggs
1992 Santorin #68 - "Sangaris"


Re: Looking to purchase a "South" Amel

Craig Briggs
 

although C Drive yachts built prior to 1998 may be
considered.

fredfroget AT yahoo.com
Hi Fred,
I don't have a boat for you but I was curious as to why you picked 1998
as your cutoff date for accepting a "C" drive? Was there a design
change then that you think is not good? or what??

Best regards and good luck in getting your new Amel.
Craig Briggs
1992 Santorin #68 - "Sangaris"


Engine Hatch Hydralic Lifts

dianexnielsen <dianexnielsen@...>
 

Our hydralic lifts have ceased to work on the hatch for the engine
room. Has anyone replaced these lifts with a similar lift not
purchased by Amel? Amel has them, but I am fearful of what the
shipping cost would be from France to the US. Thanks for any help.

Diane
Shenanigans
Annapolis, MD
SM#123


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Darn Batteries-Link 10

Richard Piller <richard03801@...>
 

Be aware that when you use an alternator of that power
you may well need to use 2 belts to drive it. If you
stay with a single belt it is best to be sure it is an
"XL" belt. Also use a bracket that has a positive
method (some sort of jack screw/turn buckle) of
holding belt tension. OH, yes, carry lots of spare
single belts.
Richard SM 209


--- roger_h_banks <roger.banks@mac.com> wrote:

Mea culpa. In this thread, I referred to Trojan
T105s rated as 105 amp hours @ 6 volts.
They are in fact 225Ah @ 6v, giving a capacity over
4 batteries, series & parallel, of 450Ah
@ 12v, a far better setup for cruising. My batteries
were obviously half dead when I
installed the Xantrex Link 20, set to what I thought
was the capacity. These compensating
errors made all seem reasonable .... until the
batteries finally gave up the ghost. None of
this changes the import of the earlier discussion.

Having had a true expert on board to review my
future battery options and exhausting
many possibilities and types, we ended up with, yes,
Trojan T105's. The output of the,
presumably original, house alternator does not seem
to be anywhere near adequate, so I'm
about to embark on installing an Amp Tech 140A @ 12
volts, with an Ample Power SARv3
regulator.

Roger, Mango 28, Zorba



--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Roger Banks
<roger.banks@...> wrote:

Dimitris

In the best spirit of friendship, here is a
hyperlink to the "Xantrex
Link 10 Battery Monitor" Owner's Manual. Nothing
in the manual refers
to control or regulation and, having personally
installed a Xantrex,
I can confirm there is no such function in mine.

http://www.xantrex.com/web/id/72/docserve.asp

Here is a link to a sample Mastervolt, the Alpha
Pro, which is a 3-
step charge regulator. Different beast altogether.

http://www.mastervolt.com/defaultC.asp?gr=Regulators

Hope this all helps Tony with his issue.

Regards, Roger, Mango 28, Zorba


On 13/03/2007, at 7:18 PM, Krassopoulos Dimitris
wrote:

I do not agree that the Link 10 does not control
anything. It
controls the
voltage cut off for sure so if it is not
adjusted correctly the
batteries
will never be charged the same applies also as
you mention for the
bank
capacity. So in any case the Link 10 or
Mastervolt have to be
adjusted to
the voltage and capacity.

Regards

Dimitris

S/Y Alma Libre

SM-2000

_____

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On
Behalf Of Roger Banks
Sent: Tuesday, March 13, 2007 8:44 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Darn
Batteries-Link 10

With respect, I don't think the Xantrex Link
controls anything. What
it does do very well is to monitor the
batteries' charging and
discharging. What Dimitris is probably referring
to is that the Link
needs to know the Amp Hour capacity of your
battery bank in order to
do its calculations. Trojans, for instance are
105 Ah at 6 volts;
thus four batteries would equate to 210 Ah at 12
volts or 105Ah at 24
volts. I have a Link for my 12 volt system and
it comes preset to
assume the battery bank has 200 Ah at 12 volts;
it needs to be set.
This information should allow you to check and
set accordingly.

However, Tony doesn't mention a Link, but a
Mastervolt, model not
specified. It probably has the same need for
batterybank data.
Whether it's a Link or a Mastervolt, there is no
substitute for
checking all the readings with a multimeter. In
case you've never
used one, they're really dead easy and provide
more accurate data
then other approaches. The Link for instance is
just a computer and
so works on the garbage in garbage out
principle. (I did find a fault
in my Link and had to return it to the USA for
replacement under
warranty.) Maybe the Mastervolt does actually
control the charge
voltage, i.e. a master regulator as it's name
suggests, in which case
you'd be looking for something like a grubscrew,
which may be on the
front, the back, or inside of the unit. The
manual or a google search
would tell you.

27.3 volts is a maintenance charge only; however
the amperage at 3-5
indicates that the batteries are full (2% of
capacity). You do need
to explore the issue until you can establish
28.4 volts. You mention
that you have to run the generator 2-3 times per
day to keep up with
demand but do not provide any data on demand.
It's not hard to
establish the amp draw for each consumer; the
Link can show that
information with a bit of attention to isolating
other draws, and
shows the total draw, currently and accumulated,
as standard
displays; a multimeter would be better. It's not
wise to use more
than half the Ah capacity of your bank and some
would say 30%. All
the more reason to ensure your capacity is
correctly recorded in the
monitor.

Finally, have you considered adding solar and
wind generation, to set
you free of hydrocarbon generators and
shorepower? My solar alone
powers the fridge and ventilators when I'm away,
which is the
majority of the time. It's a good feeling to
know the boat is carbon
neutral most of the time. More practically, it
means that I can leave
her disconnected from shorepower and avoid the
dreaded marina
galvanic corrosion.

Regards, Roger, Mango 28, Zorba

On 12/03/2007, at 8:56 PM, Krassopoulos Dimitris
wrote:

You have to check the Link 10 equipment. This
controls the charging
of the
batteries you have to reset and adjust the
unit accordingly to the
voltage
you want. There is no manual in the net for
the link 10 but there
is some
information in the www.xantrex.com
<http://www.xantrex.
<http://www.xantrex.com/> com/> where
the is a
faq section. I have the manual in paper and I
could not find the
original
pdf file if I find it I will inform you.

Dimitris

S/Y Alma Libre

SM-2000

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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Darn Batteries-Link 10

roger_h_banks <roger.banks@...>
 

Mea culpa. In this thread, I referred to Trojan T105s rated as 105 amp hours @ 6 volts.
They are in fact 225Ah @ 6v, giving a capacity over 4 batteries, series & parallel, of 450Ah
@ 12v, a far better setup for cruising. My batteries were obviously half dead when I
installed the Xantrex Link 20, set to what I thought was the capacity. These compensating
errors made all seem reasonable .... until the batteries finally gave up the ghost. None of
this changes the import of the earlier discussion.

Having had a true expert on board to review my future battery options and exhausting
many possibilities and types, we ended up with, yes, Trojan T105's. The output of the,
presumably original, house alternator does not seem to be anywhere near adequate, so I'm
about to embark on installing an Amp Tech 140A @ 12 volts, with an Ample Power SARv3
regulator.

Roger, Mango 28, Zorba

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Roger Banks <roger.banks@...> wrote:

Dimitris

In the best spirit of friendship, here is a hyperlink to the "Xantrex
Link 10 Battery Monitor" Owner's Manual. Nothing in the manual refers
to control or regulation and, having personally installed a Xantrex,
I can confirm there is no such function in mine.

http://www.xantrex.com/web/id/72/docserve.asp

Here is a link to a sample Mastervolt, the Alpha Pro, which is a 3-
step charge regulator. Different beast altogether.

http://www.mastervolt.com/defaultC.asp?gr=Regulators

Hope this all helps Tony with his issue.

Regards, Roger, Mango 28, Zorba


On 13/03/2007, at 7:18 PM, Krassopoulos Dimitris wrote:

I do not agree that the Link 10 does not control anything. It
controls the
voltage cut off for sure so if it is not adjusted correctly the
batteries
will never be charged the same applies also as you mention for the
bank
capacity. So in any case the Link 10 or Mastervolt have to be
adjusted to
the voltage and capacity.

Regards

Dimitris

S/Y Alma Libre

SM-2000

_____

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Roger Banks
Sent: Tuesday, March 13, 2007 8:44 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Darn Batteries-Link 10

With respect, I don't think the Xantrex Link controls anything. What
it does do very well is to monitor the batteries' charging and
discharging. What Dimitris is probably referring to is that the Link
needs to know the Amp Hour capacity of your battery bank in order to
do its calculations. Trojans, for instance are 105 Ah at 6 volts;
thus four batteries would equate to 210 Ah at 12 volts or 105Ah at 24
volts. I have a Link for my 12 volt system and it comes preset to
assume the battery bank has 200 Ah at 12 volts; it needs to be set.
This information should allow you to check and set accordingly.

However, Tony doesn't mention a Link, but a Mastervolt, model not
specified. It probably has the same need for batterybank data.
Whether it's a Link or a Mastervolt, there is no substitute for
checking all the readings with a multimeter. In case you've never
used one, they're really dead easy and provide more accurate data
then other approaches. The Link for instance is just a computer and
so works on the garbage in garbage out principle. (I did find a fault
in my Link and had to return it to the USA for replacement under
warranty.) Maybe the Mastervolt does actually control the charge
voltage, i.e. a master regulator as it's name suggests, in which case
you'd be looking for something like a grubscrew, which may be on the
front, the back, or inside of the unit. The manual or a google search
would tell you.

27.3 volts is a maintenance charge only; however the amperage at 3-5
indicates that the batteries are full (2% of capacity). You do need
to explore the issue until you can establish 28.4 volts. You mention
that you have to run the generator 2-3 times per day to keep up with
demand but do not provide any data on demand. It's not hard to
establish the amp draw for each consumer; the Link can show that
information with a bit of attention to isolating other draws, and
shows the total draw, currently and accumulated, as standard
displays; a multimeter would be better. It's not wise to use more
than half the Ah capacity of your bank and some would say 30%. All
the more reason to ensure your capacity is correctly recorded in the
monitor.

Finally, have you considered adding solar and wind generation, to set
you free of hydrocarbon generators and shorepower? My solar alone
powers the fridge and ventilators when I'm away, which is the
majority of the time. It's a good feeling to know the boat is carbon
neutral most of the time. More practically, it means that I can leave
her disconnected from shorepower and avoid the dreaded marina
galvanic corrosion.

Regards, Roger, Mango 28, Zorba

On 12/03/2007, at 8:56 PM, Krassopoulos Dimitris wrote:

You have to check the Link 10 equipment. This controls the charging
of the
batteries you have to reset and adjust the unit accordingly to the
voltage
you want. There is no manual in the net for the link 10 but there
is some
information in the www.xantrex.com <http://www.xantrex.
<http://www.xantrex.com/> com/> where
the is a
faq section. I have the manual in paper and I could not find the
original
pdf file if I find it I will inform you.

Dimitris

S/Y Alma Libre

SM-2000

_____

From: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of asm283
Sent: Sunday, March 11, 2007 9:07 AM
To: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Darn Batteries

Hi Tony

I also have the Dolphin chargers 2 50 amp units. I use them in
combination when I charge with the generator and a single unit
when I
am on shore power.

If your unit is similar to the one that i have there should be a
selector switch that allows you to choose the type of battery that
you are charging. If you select the GEL setting it will charge at a
higher voltage and a higher amprage. BEWARE when you hook into shore
power make sure that you put the selector switch back to the setting
for wet cell batteries. Because if you leave it on GEL you may run
the danger of cooking the batteries. I learned this the hard way.

However, if you use this feature to slightly overcharge your
batteries say 8 to 10 hours this will help condition your batteries
and help them hold a higher voltage.

Its also important to monitor the the amount of amps that your
battery bank is accepting as well as the voltage. There is much
information out there on this subject.

Hope this helps

Vito Ciaravin

ASM 283

Anchored in Sydney harbor.

--- In amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com, "agav8ter" <agav8ter@>
wrote:

Hello group,

I own SM#266. About six months ago I talked with the Amel factory
and discussed my battery / charger problems. They assured me that
I
needed to replace my current batteries. I did that in St. Maartin,
new wet cells. Same problem as before. We sailed to Guadaloupe
and
talked to Amel there. We were directed to Pouchon. The man at
Pouchon said that our battery charger (Nemo 50) was defective. I
told him to fix it, he said no, it was too old (1999) there
were no
parts. He sold me and installed a new Dolphin 100 amp. charger.
New
batteries, new charger same old problem.

Problem;

Charger works fine, charges batteries to 27.3 volts and then
quits.
I just talked to Rolls Batteries, and they said I needed to be
able
to charge to 28.4 to prevent "deficet charging" and to 31 volts to
de-
sulfate the batteries.

The batteries show 100% charge (Mastervolt) and 27.3 volts and
will
stay like that with the charger going for as long as I leave it.
As
soon as the charger is off line the voltage drops to 25.6 and
starts
dropping until I charge the batteries again. Currently I must run
the generator two to three times a day to keep up with the demand.

When using the main engine and 80 amp 24 volt alternator, the same
things happens, the charge stops at 27.3 volts and about 3 - 5
aamps.

Question: Is there an Amel voltage regulator that gets both the
charger and alternator current? Where is it? Can it be adjusted?
I
have talked with Denis at Dolphin and it does not seem that my
charger has mulitple programs, so I can not use it to
"equalize" my
batteries.

Any comments?

Thanks in advance for your help,

Tony Gray
WORLD CITIZEN
SM 266
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headsail furling motor super maramu #376

eric freedman
 

i recently noticed that the headsail furling motor is making a little
more noixe in one direction than the other . it seems louder than i
remember. does anyone have a suggestion as to what may be causing the
louder noise. what is envolved in opening up the furling motor for a
look see ? i do not recall if there is any maintenance required on
this motor.
FAIR WINDS,
ERIC SM 376 KIMBELITE


Santorin Bow Thruster

Battaglini Ornella Barbara <ornella.battaglini@...>
 

Hello,
We are owners of Santorin hull 122 that needs bow thruster maintenance.
We read Gary Silver's note about Bow Thruster Service on SM and we saw his pictures but our bow thruster seems a little different: in fact looking at the interior of the boat, under the foam seal, we don't see the two screws near shaft lip seal
We've already spare parts (by Amel SAV).
We will appreciate if a Santorin owner could give us informations, particulary:
1) procedure and tools to removie the shaft lip seal
2) What can we use as "contact cement" to secure internal and external foam seals
3) procedure and tools to remove prop lip seal
4) How much oil needs to replace in shaft housing (SAE 90 tupe)
Thanks for clarifying this issue.
Ornella and Enio
Earendil Santorin # 122


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Looking to purchase Amel Super Maramu

ronandheath@...
 

Dear Ron,

I note with great interest your email below regarding
your 1996 SM and voyage through Indonesia.

I'm an Australian located in Singapore with wife and two
young kids and have been eyeing of SM for some time after
seeing my first last November anchored in Phi Phi Islands
(may have been yours as this one was registered in
Southport).

I currently have my eye on a 1996 SM located in Phuket
and have been procrastinating over it for the past
4-5mths. The Yacht has been sailed by the original owner
from France over the past 10 years and appears to be in
very good shape, obviously well used though.

I was wondering if you could offer some advice on key
things to watch out for, and areas to pay particular
attention. How did the decks and hull come up after
repainting polish, must say I can't quite get my head
around Faux.

What do they sail like, I have always sailed sloops so I
can imagine there is a huge difference.

One of the big downsides to purchasing this in SEA is
paying all the Aust taxes, bit I suppose you have to pay
that in OZ as well.

Should we go ahead with the purchase our intentions are
to sail it home (slowly) to Australia in 2008 after
cruising SE Asia, Vietnam, KK etc. This would be with our
daughter 8 and son 6. Any advice on the route you are
talking would also be a great help.

We were considering trying to sail back with some of the
boats from 2008 Rally.

Would greatly appreciate any advice or thoughts on the
above, who knows I may see you in next years Rally.

Have a safe to Darwin.

Best regards,

David Elliott

ronandheath@ozemail.com.au wrote:
Dear Fred,

We noticed your email sometime ago and your recent
exchanges with Richard Piller.

We have an Amel Super Maramu (hull # 171) constructed in
October 96. We are the second owners, and bought it from
the original owner in Fremantle September 2003. The yacht
is Australian Registered. We have sailed the yacht from
Fremantle to the Gold Coast in 2003, to the Louisiades in
2004, and to Darwin in 2005 where we sailed with the 2005
Rally to SE Asia. We are currently on our way home and are
in Kota Kinabulu in Sabah. We will leave here in a few
days, and sail to Sandakan and check out of Malaysia for
6-8 weeks cruising back through Indonesia to be back in
Darwin by end of August 2007. We will leave the boat in
Darwin for a month to fly back to the Gold Coast and then
fly back to sail the yacht "over the top" and back down
the Queensland coast to be home at Runaway Bay by late
November.

The boat was very well maintained by the original owner
(he bought a new Amel) and we have continued with a
rigorous maintenance program.

Since owning the boat we have -
Installed a Pactor 3 modem for SailMail (2003)
Installed S/S gas BBQ (2003)
Purchased a new2 RIB and 15hp Yamaha (Oct 2003)
Replaced 6 person liferaft (Oct 2003)
Replaced HF radio with Icom 710-Aus (Oct 2003)
Replaced Gas bottles and storage area to meet Qld
Standards - Gas certificate issued (20O4)
Installed electric davits - by Davco (2004)
Installed awning extension to dodger
Replaced the Genoa, Main and Mizzen (2004)
Installed Racor fuel filter system (2004)
Installed Jabsco retrofit electric pumps with macerator on
both toilets (2005)-complies with Qld Standards
Replaced the electric motor on watermaker (2005)
Installed LED masthead anchor light and masthead
navigation light (2005)
Replaced the 24v front opening fridge compressor (2005)
Replaced 24v/240v TV and DVD player (2005)
Replaced the original batteries with 9X110amp sealed
batteries (2005)
Replaced corroded water jacket on Onan (2005)
Replaced VHF radio and aerial with Icom M402 &
commandamatic mike (2005)
Replaced membranes in watermaker (2006)
Complete service and replacement of bearings on Brunton
folding/feathering propellor (2006)
Replaced B&G masthead unit (2006)

The boat spent the wet season (June to October) on the
hard at Boat Lagoon Phuket in 2006
at that time we had -

Both the engines - Volvo and Onan - fully serviced with
injectors serviced and the timing belt replaced
Had the bow thruster serviced. Had bronze bush on the
drive leg replaced - to be replaced each 2 years.
The faux caulking repainted, the waterline raised at the
stern and the bootline repainted and the hull buffed and
polished
The bottom aintifouled - all by the Australian tradesman
at Boat Lagoon
Had the anchor chain regalvanized.

Replaced the bowthruster solenoids (Apr 2007)

To be honest, we have not yet decided on selling the boat
- with the above maintenance, she performs very reliably
and we still enjoy sailing her. However, we have
canvasssed the thought of sale and would be interested in
further contact if you were interested.

We are certainly Amel fans and if you buy one we are sure
you would enjoy the boats.

Best Wishes

Ron & Heather BROWN - Yacht Tradewinds lll

Thank you Richard.

As you see , I have asked for interest in a sale in
Sopac or Australia.

I must assume then, that you are prepared to deliver
this yacht to Australia or deduct this shipping from the
purchase price if delivered in MD.

If I this is a reasonable assumption, based on your
response, feel free to contact me.

Richard Piller <richard03801@yahoo.com> wrote:
We have a 46 available in Annapolis that you may be
interest in please see it at Yacht World.
thanks
Richard

--- fredfroget wrote:

Hello again group

I'm reposting a message of a couple of months ago in
case any new
opportunities have emerged.

..........
In the process of moving up in yacht size I have
placed Amels right
at the top of my short list.

I'm in Brisbane, Australia and enquire whether there
are any Amel
owners who might be planning, or indeed are in
transit south and
intend to make Australia or SoPac the final stop
with intention of
selling their yacht here or somewhere else in
SoPac.

I am looking to purchase within a flexible timeframe
and would
consider Amels 46' and over, preferably without C
Drive...ie Maramu
and Mango, although C Drive yachts built between
1995 and 1998 may be
considered.

Incidently, any purchase is not dependent on the
sale of an
existing vessel as is so often the case. That is, I
intend a cash
purchase for the right yacht.

I am looking for a personal yacht. I am not a broker
or dealer and
would ask that only private owners contact me
personally. I do not
wish to transact with brokers, dealers ,
professional or semi-
professional yacht delivery outfits.

Please feel free to contact me at.....

fredfroget AT yahoo.com









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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Looking to purchase Amel Super Maramu

David Elliott <elliottyachts@...>
 

Dear Ron,

I note with great interest your email below regarding your 1996 SM and voyage through Indonesia.

I'm an Australian located in Singapore with wife and two young kids and have been eyeing of SM for some time after seeing my first last November anchored in Phi Phi Islands (may have been yours as this one was registered in Southport).

I currently have my eye on a 1996 SM located in Phuket and have been procrastinating over it for the past 4-5mths. The Yacht has been sailed by the original owner from France over the past 10 years and appears to be in very good shape, obviously well used though.

I was wondering if you could offer some advice on key things to watch out for, and areas to pay particular attention. How did the decks and hull come up after repainting polish, must say I can't quite get my head around Faux.

What do they sail like, I have always sailed sloops so I can imagine there is a huge difference.

One of the big downsides to purchasing this in SEA is paying all the Aust taxes, bit I suppose you have to pay that in OZ as well.

Should we go ahead with the purchase our intentions are to sail it home (slowly) to Australia in 2008 after cruising SE Asia, Vietnam, KK etc. This would be with our daughter 8 and son 6. Any advice on the route you are talking would also be a great help.

We were considering trying to sail back with some of the boats from 2008 Rally.

Would greatly appreciate any advice or thoughts on the above, who knows I may see you in next years Rally.

Have a safe to Darwin.

Best regards,

David Elliott

ronandheath@ozemail.com.au wrote:
Dear Fred,

We noticed your email sometime ago and your recent exchanges
with Richard Piller.

We have an Amel Super Maramu (hull # 171) constructed in
October 96. We are the second owners, and bought it from the
original owner in Fremantle September 2003. The yacht is
Australian Registered. We have sailed the yacht from
Fremantle to the Gold Coast in 2003, to the Louisiades in
2004, and to Darwin in 2005 where we sailed with the 2005
Rally to SE Asia. We are currently on our way home and are
in Kota Kinabulu in Sabah. We will leave here in a few days,
and sail to Sandakan and check out of Malaysia for 6-8 weeks
cruising back through Indonesia to be back in Darwin by end
of August 2007. We will leave the boat in Darwin for a month
to fly back to the Gold Coast and then fly back to sail the
yacht "over the top" and back down the Queensland coast to
be home at Runaway Bay by late November.

The boat was very well maintained by the original owner (he
bought a new Amel) and we have continued with a rigorous
maintenance program.

Since owning the boat we have -
Installed a Pactor 3 modem for SailMail (2003)
Installed S/S gas BBQ (2003)
Purchased a new2 RIB and 15hp Yamaha (Oct 2003)
Replaced 6 person liferaft (Oct 2003)
Replaced HF radio with Icom 710-Aus (Oct 2003)
Replaced Gas bottles and storage area to meet Qld Standards
- Gas certificate issued (20O4)
Installed electric davits - by Davco (2004)
Installed awning extension to dodger
Replaced the Genoa, Main and Mizzen (2004)
Installed Racor fuel filter system (2004)
Installed Jabsco retrofit electric pumps with macerator on
both toilets (2005)-complies with Qld Standards
Replaced the electric motor on watermaker (2005)
Installed LED masthead anchor light and masthead navigation
light (2005)
Replaced the 24v front opening fridge compressor (2005)
Replaced 24v/240v TV and DVD player (2005)
Replaced the original batteries with 9X110amp sealed
batteries (2005)
Replaced corroded water jacket on Onan (2005)
Replaced VHF radio and aerial with Icom M402 & commandamatic
mike (2005)
Replaced membranes in watermaker (2006)
Complete service and replacement of bearings on Brunton
folding/feathering propellor (2006)
Replaced B&G masthead unit (2006)

The boat spent the wet season (June to October) on the hard
at Boat Lagoon Phuket in 2006
at that time we had -

Both the engines - Volvo and Onan - fully serviced with
injectors serviced and the timing belt replaced
Had the bow thruster serviced. Had bronze bush on the drive
leg replaced - to be replaced each 2 years.
The faux caulking repainted, the waterline raised at the
stern and the bootline repainted and the hull buffed and
polished
The bottom aintifouled - all by the Australian tradesman at
Boat Lagoon
Had the anchor chain regalvanized.

Replaced the bowthruster solenoids (Apr 2007)

To be honest, we have not yet decided on selling the boat -
with the above maintenance, she performs very reliably and
we still enjoy sailing her. However, we have canvasssed the
thought of sale and would be interested in further contact
if you were interested.

We are certainly Amel fans and if you buy one we are sure
you would enjoy the boats.

Best Wishes

Ron & Heather BROWN - Yacht Tradewinds lll

Thank you Richard.

As you see , I have asked for interest in a sale in
Sopac or Australia.

I must assume then, that you are prepared to deliver
this yacht to Australia or deduct this shipping from the
purchase price if delivered in MD.

If I this is a reasonable assumption, based on your
response, feel free to contact me.

Richard Piller <richard03801@yahoo.com> wrote:
We have a 46 available in Annapolis that you may be
interest in please see it at Yacht World.
thanks
Richard

--- fredfroget wrote:

Hello again group

I'm reposting a message of a couple of months ago in
case any new
opportunities have emerged.

..........
In the process of moving up in yacht size I have
placed Amels right
at the top of my short list.

I'm in Brisbane, Australia and enquire whether there
are any Amel
owners who might be planning, or indeed are in
transit south and
intend to make Australia or SoPac the final stop
with intention of
selling their yacht here or somewhere else in
SoPac.

I am looking to purchase within a flexible timeframe
and would
consider Amels 46' and over, preferably without C
Drive...ie Maramu
and Mango, although C Drive yachts built between
1995 and 1998 may be
considered.

Incidently, any purchase is not dependent on the
sale of an
existing vessel as is so often the case. That is, I
intend a cash
purchase for the right yacht.

I am looking for a personal yacht. I am not a broker
or dealer and
would ask that only private owners contact me
personally. I do not
wish to transact with brokers, dealers ,
professional or semi-
professional yacht delivery outfits.

Please feel free to contact me at.....

fredfroget AT yahoo.com








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Re: Looking to purchase Amel Super Maramu

ronandheath@...
 

Dear Fred,

We noticed your email sometime ago and your recent exchanges
with Richard Piller.

We have an Amel Super Maramu (hull # 171) constructed in
October 96. We are the second owners, and bought it from the
original owner in Fremantle September 2003. The yacht is
Australian Registered. We have sailed the yacht from
Fremantle to the Gold Coast in 2003, to the Louisiades in
2004, and to Darwin in 2005 where we sailed with the 2005
Rally to SE Asia. We are currently on our way home and are
in Kota Kinabulu in Sabah. We will leave here in a few days,
and sail to Sandakan and check out of Malaysia for 6-8 weeks
cruising back through Indonesia to be back in Darwin by end
of August 2007. We will leave the boat in Darwin for a month
to fly back to the Gold Coast and then fly back to sail the
yacht "over the top" and back down the Queensland coast to
be home at Runaway Bay by late November.

The boat was very well maintained by the original owner (he
bought a new Amel) and we have continued with a rigorous
maintenance program.

Since owning the boat we have -
Installed a Pactor 3 modem for SailMail (2003)
Installed S/S gas BBQ (2003)
Purchased a new2 RIB and 15hp Yamaha (Oct 2003)
Replaced 6 person liferaft (Oct 2003)
Replaced HF radio with Icom 710-Aus (Oct 2003)
Replaced Gas bottles and storage area to meet Qld Standards
- Gas certificate issued (20O4)
Installed electric davits - by Davco (2004)
Installed awning extension to dodger
Replaced the Genoa, Main and Mizzen (2004)
Installed Racor fuel filter system (2004)
Installed Jabsco retrofit electric pumps with macerator on
both toilets (2005)-complies with Qld Standards
Replaced the electric motor on watermaker (2005)
Installed LED masthead anchor light and masthead navigation
light (2005)
Replaced the 24v front opening fridge compressor (2005)
Replaced 24v/240v TV and DVD player (2005)
Replaced the original batteries with 9X110amp sealed
batteries (2005)
Replaced corroded water jacket on Onan (2005)
Replaced VHF radio and aerial with Icom M402 & commandamatic
mike (2005)
Replaced membranes in watermaker (2006)
Complete service and replacement of bearings on Brunton
folding/feathering propellor (2006)
Replaced B&G masthead unit (2006)

The boat spent the wet season (June to October) on the hard
at Boat Lagoon Phuket in 2006
at that time we had -

Both the engines - Volvo and Onan - fully serviced with
injectors serviced and the timing belt replaced
Had the bow thruster serviced. Had bronze bush on the drive
leg replaced - to be replaced each 2 years.
The faux caulking repainted, the waterline raised at the
stern and the bootline repainted and the hull buffed and
polished
The bottom aintifouled - all by the Australian tradesman at
Boat Lagoon
Had the anchor chain regalvanized.

Replaced the bowthruster solenoids (Apr 2007)
Replaced closed cell foam coskpit cushions, BBQ cover,
Outboard cover with lift, and Life ring

To be honest, we have not yet decided on selling the boat -
with the above maintenance, she performs very reliably and
we still enjoy sailing her. However, we have canvasssed the
thought of sale and would be interested in further contact
if you were interested.

We are certainly Amel fans and if you buy one we are sure
you would enjoy the boats.

Best Wishes

Ron & Heather BROWN - Yacht Tradewinds lll





Thank you Richard.

As you see , I have asked for interest in a sale in
Sopac or Australia.

I must assume then, that you are prepared to deliver
this yacht to Australia or deduct this shipping from the
purchase price if delivered in MD.

If I this is a reasonable assumption, based on your
response, feel free to contact me.

Richard Piller <richard03801@yahoo.com> wrote:
We have a 46 available in Annapolis that you may be
interest in please see it at Yacht World.
thanks
Richard

--- fredfroget wrote:

Hello again group

I'm reposting a message of a couple of months ago in
case any new
opportunities have emerged.

..........
In the process of moving up in yacht size I have
placed Amels right
at the top of my short list.

I'm in Brisbane, Australia and enquire whether there
are any Amel
owners who might be planning, or indeed are in
transit south and
intend to make Australia or SoPac the final stop
with intention of
selling their yacht here or somewhere else in
SoPac.

I am looking to purchase within a flexible timeframe
and would
consider Amels 46' and over, preferably without C
Drive...ie Maramu
and Mango, although C Drive yachts built between
1995 and 1998 may be
considered.

Incidently, any purchase is not dependent on the
sale of an
existing vessel as is so often the case. That is, I
intend a cash
purchase for the right yacht.

I am looking for a personal yacht. I am not a broker
or dealer and
would ask that only private owners contact me
personally. I do not
wish to transact with brokers, dealers ,
professional or semi-
professional yacht delivery outfits.

Please feel free to contact me at.....

fredfroget AT yahoo.com








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Re: Looking to purchase Amel Super Maramu

ronandheath@...
 

Dear Fred,

We noticed your email sometime ago and your recent exchanges
with Richard Piller.

We have an Amel Super Maramu (hull # 171) constructed in
October 96. We are the second owners, and bought it from the
original owner in Fremantle September 2003. The yacht is
Australian Registered. We have sailed the yacht from
Fremantle to the Gold Coast in 2003, to the Louisiades in
2004, and to Darwin in 2005 where we sailed with the 2005
Rally to SE Asia. We are currently on our way home and are
in Kota Kinabulu in Sabah. We will leave here in a few days,
and sail to Sandakan and check out of Malaysia for 6-8 weeks
cruising back through Indonesia to be back in Darwin by end
of August 2007. We will leave the boat in Darwin for a month
to fly back to the Gold Coast and then fly back to sail the
yacht "over the top" and back down the Queensland coast to
be home at Runaway Bay by late November.

The boat was very well maintained by the original owner (he
bought a new Amel) and we have continued with a rigorous
maintenance program.

Since owning the boat we have -
Installed a Pactor 3 modem for SailMail (2003)
Installed S/S gas BBQ (2003)
Purchased a new2 RIB and 15hp Yamaha (Oct 2003)
Replaced 6 person liferaft (Oct 2003)
Replaced HF radio with Icom 710-Aus (Oct 2003)
Replaced Gas bottles and storage area to meet Qld Standards
- Gas certificate issued (20O4)
Installed electric davits - by Davco (2004)
Installed awning extension to dodger
Replaced the Genoa, Main and Mizzen (2004)
Installed Racor fuel filter system (2004)
Installed Jabsco retrofit electric pumps with macerator on
both toilets (2005)-complies with Qld Standards
Replaced the electric motor on watermaker (2005)
Installed LED masthead anchor light and masthead navigation
light (2005)
Replaced the 24v front opening fridge compressor (2005)
Replaced 24v/240v TV and DVD player (2005)
Replaced the original batteries with 9X110amp sealed
batteries (2005)
Replaced corroded water jacket on Onan (2005)
Replaced VHF radio and aerial with Icom M402 & commandamatic
mike (2005)
Replaced membranes in watermaker (2006)
Complete service and replacement of bearings on Brunton
folding/feathering propellor (2006)
Replaced B&G masthead unit (2006)

The boat spent the wet season (June to October) on the hard
at Boat Lagoon Phuket in 2006
at that time we had -

Both the engines - Volvo and Onan - fully serviced with
injectors serviced and the timing belt replaced
Had the bow thruster serviced. Had bronze bush on the drive
leg replaced - to be replaced each 2 years.
The faux caulking repainted, the waterline raised at the
stern and the bootline repainted and the hull buffed and
polished
The bottom aintifouled - all by the Australian tradesman at
Boat Lagoon
Had the anchor chain regalvanized.

Replaced the bowthruster solenoids (Apr 2007)

To be honest, we have not yet decided on selling the boat -
with the above maintenance, she performs very reliably and
we still enjoy sailing her. However, we have canvasssed the
thought of sale and would be interested in further contact
if you were interested.

We are certainly Amel fans and if you buy one we are sure
you would enjoy the boats.

Best Wishes

Ron & Heather BROWN - Yacht Tradewinds lll





Thank you Richard.

As you see , I have asked for interest in a sale in
Sopac or Australia.

I must assume then, that you are prepared to deliver
this yacht to Australia or deduct this shipping from the
purchase price if delivered in MD.

If I this is a reasonable assumption, based on your
response, feel free to contact me.

Richard Piller <richard03801@yahoo.com> wrote:
We have a 46 available in Annapolis that you may be
interest in please see it at Yacht World.
thanks
Richard

--- fredfroget wrote:

Hello again group

I'm reposting a message of a couple of months ago in
case any new
opportunities have emerged.

..........
In the process of moving up in yacht size I have
placed Amels right
at the top of my short list.

I'm in Brisbane, Australia and enquire whether there
are any Amel
owners who might be planning, or indeed are in
transit south and
intend to make Australia or SoPac the final stop
with intention of
selling their yacht here or somewhere else in
SoPac.

I am looking to purchase within a flexible timeframe
and would
consider Amels 46' and over, preferably without C
Drive...ie Maramu
and Mango, although C Drive yachts built between
1995 and 1998 may be
considered.

Incidently, any purchase is not dependent on the
sale of an
existing vessel as is so often the case. That is, I
intend a cash
purchase for the right yacht.

I am looking for a personal yacht. I am not a broker
or dealer and
would ask that only private owners contact me
personally. I do not
wish to transact with brokers, dealers ,
professional or semi-
professional yacht delivery outfits.

Please feel free to contact me at.....

fredfroget AT yahoo.com








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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Looking to purchase

fredfroget
 

Thank you Richard.

As you see , I have asked for interest in a sale in Sopac or Australia.

I must assume then, that you are prepared to deliver this yacht to Australia or deduct this shipping from the purchase price if delivered in MD.

If I this is a reasonable assumption, based on your response, feel free to contact me.

Richard Piller <richard03801@yahoo.com> wrote:
We have a 46 available in Annapolis that you may be
interest in please see it at Yacht World.
thanks
Richard

--- fredfroget wrote:

Hello again group

I'm reposting a message of a couple of months ago in
case any new
opportunities have emerged.

..........
In the process of moving up in yacht size I have
placed Amels right
at the top of my short list.

I'm in Brisbane, Australia and enquire whether there
are any Amel
owners who might be planning, or indeed are in
transit south and
intend to make Australia or SoPac the final stop
with intention of
selling their yacht here or somewhere else in
SoPac.

I am looking to purchase within a flexible timeframe
and would
consider Amels 46' and over, preferably without C
Drive...ie Maramu
and Mango, although C Drive yachts built between
1995 and 1998 may be
considered.

Incidently, any purchase is not dependent on the
sale of an
existing vessel as is so often the case. That is, I
intend a cash
purchase for the right yacht.

I am looking for a personal yacht. I am not a broker
or dealer and
would ask that only private owners contact me
personally. I do not
wish to transact with brokers, dealers ,
professional or semi-
professional yacht delivery outfits.

Please feel free to contact me at.....

fredfroget AT yahoo.com








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Re: [Amel Keel

amelliahona <no_reply@...>
 

Hi Joel:

I hope all is well with you and yours. We just finished hauling Liahona in Jolly Harbor Antigua
for the hurricane season.

I too would like to know the "definitive procedure" for priming on the keel.

Also, I just had Laurant replace the starboard windshield due to crazing, do you have any
thoughts on prevention?

Thanks, Gary Silver


Re: Microwave replacement

amelliahona <no_reply@...>
 

Diane:

We just replaced our microwave on our SM 2000 , hull #335 while we were in Guadeloupe
for a few weeks. We measured the cabinetry space and bracket available, including the
recess' in the the wood base into which the microwave rubber feet fit, and found a near
perfect fit with a Samsung 82 W -X 23L purchased from the Conforma store on the road
to the airport. It is a 220 volt, 50 Hertz model, white in color so that it lightens the galley
up a little bit and does not have the browning element. It isn't quite as tall as the original
Amel provided microwave but measures the same in all other dimensions. I utilized a
piece of dark colored closed cell foam padding under the hold down bracket to make up
for the height and it is barely visible in the rather dark recesses where the hold down
bracket is located. I considered purchasing a 110 volt 60 hertz unit and running it off my
inverter but in the end decided to stick with a 50 hertz unit.

Regards, Gary Silver

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "dianexnielsen" <dianexnielsen@...> wrote:

I need to replace the microwave. Any suggestions on what microwave is
the best fit for the space allowed above the stove. What company,
brand or web-site have you ordered from? What brand does Amel have on
the new 54's? Would it fit the older boats? Thank you for any
suggestions.

Diane
Shenanigans SM123


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Looking to purchase

Richard Piller <richard03801@...>
 

We have a 46 available in Annapolis that you may be
interest in please see it at Yacht World.
thanks
Richard

--- fredfroget <fredfroget@yahoo.com> wrote:

Hello again group

I'm reposting a message of a couple of months ago in
case any new
opportunities have emerged.

..........
In the process of moving up in yacht size I have
placed Amels right
at the top of my short list.

I'm in Brisbane, Australia and enquire whether there
are any Amel
owners who might be planning, or indeed are in
transit south and
intend to make Australia or SoPac the final stop
with intention of
selling their yacht here or somewhere else in
SoPac.

I am looking to purchase within a flexible timeframe
and would
consider Amels 46' and over, preferably without C
Drive...ie Maramu
and Mango, although C Drive yachts built between
1995 and 1998 may be
considered.

Incidently, any purchase is not dependent on the
sale of an
existing vessel as is so often the case. That is, I
intend a cash
purchase for the right yacht.

I am looking for a personal yacht. I am not a broker
or dealer and
would ask that only private owners contact me
personally. I do not
wish to transact with brokers, dealers ,
professional or semi-
professional yacht delivery outfits.

Please feel free to contact me at.....

fredfroget AT yahoo.com








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cockpit cushions for 1998 53' SM

drdavegoodman
 

We are considering purchasing cockpit cushions for our newly purchased
1998 53 SM. We eventually intend passagemaking. Pros and cons,
please? Brand recommendations?
Dave