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Antifouling--Coppercoat

Horst Pause <horst.puddleduck@...>
 

I have seen that several members are interested in Coppercoat.

I have met 2 Nauticats, in the Ionian, one with 6, one with 5 year old Coppercoat and was impressed by the results.

Both owners mentioned that it is very important to apply the resin as thinly as possible - NEVER use the normal rollers, use the small ones (roughly thumb size). Best applied with 4 people, 1 constantly stirring, 3 applying, very thinly, to avoid any runs. And, don't be dismayed after the first coat, it is supposed to look transparent; also it gets better with the second coat. After the 4 recommended coats, all applied within a few hours (don't even think to delay to next day), use any surplus near the waterline. (Don't keep it, the shelf life is not that brilliant).

I'll use the product as soon as I can have my boat slurry blasted, removing the old stuff with sanders etc. has taken one owner a full week (of very dirty work).

Horst

Puddleduck



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[Amel Yacht Owners] Re: roller furling rivets

Craig Briggs
 

Robin may have a good idea about using stronger monel rivets - I'd add
just a note of caution that the original aluminum ones may have been
selected purposely by Amel such that in the event of a malfunction they
would break sacrificially before ripping the metal of the roller
extrusion. I don't know that for a fact, but it's plausible.

Also, while Monel itself is corrosion resistant, I don't know if there
would be an issue with it being in close contact with aluminium.

Perhaps the most conservative approach would be to stick with the
material Amel originally used - my Aluminum replacements are 5 years
old and are in perfect condition (I now inspect them regularly!!)

Cheers,
Craig


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Goiot Hatch handles

Dr. Seidel <mseidel@...>
 

Hatch handles are available from " Precourt" in Montreal. Call 418-286-2296 and ask for David. Murray seidel Wilmington, N.C. SM #349

----- Original Message -----
From: afpellegrini@aol.com
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sunday, November 18, 2007 11:08 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Goiot Hatch handles


I had the same problem with Goiot hatch handles breaking.
I bought replacement handles from Amel and I bought some at a chandlery in
Barcelona.

I emailed Goiot with no response. I do not believe that the aluminum handles
are available any longer.
Regards,

Voyageur SM # 373

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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Goiot Hatch handles

Dr. Seidel <mseidel@...>
 

I have had 3 handles break on SM #349. "Precourt" in Montreal can get them easily for you. Call 418-286-2296 and ask for David. Tell him that Murray Seidel in Wilmington, N.C. refered you.----- Original Message -----
From: sy_baracca
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sunday, November 18, 2007 11:02 AM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Goiot Hatch handles


Several of the GOIOT hatch handles on our Santorin SN#41 need
replacing. Several have actually broken and been repaired by the
previous owner. Does any one in the group know where these can be
purchased seperately (most suppliers seem to only offer complete
hatches). I have sent an email to GOIOT but have so far received no
response. I see from their web site that they also offer aluminium
handles. Has any one seen or tried these?


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: roller furling rivets

Robin Cooter <robincooter@...>
 

You might think about using "monel" rivets as they are much stronger than ali.

Robin.
Belouga - Santorin 004.

Craig & Katherine <sangaris@aol.com> wrote:
James,
My vague recollection is also ¼ X ¾ ,but I'm not quite sure either -
suggest you just measure the depth by inserting a thin wire with a
short 90° bend on the end, hook the inside surface, mark the outside,
remove and measure. The rivit, of course, need to be about ¼ longer for
swaging. For diameter try inserting a ¼ bolt (or whatever works) and
see if you get a nice, fairly snug fit.
Craig






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Re: roller furling rivets

Craig Briggs
 

James,
My vague recollection is also ¼ X ¾ ,but I'm not quite sure either -
suggest you just measure the depth by inserting a thin wire with a
short 90° bend on the end, hook the inside surface, mark the outside,
remove and measure. The rivit, of course, need to be about ¼ longer for
swaging. For diameter try inserting a ¼ bolt (or whatever works) and
see if you get a nice, fairly snug fit.
Craig


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Close encounters with whales

Richard Piller <richard03801@...>
 

We bumped a sleeping whale one night in the Gulf of
Maine in our old Maramu with no damage other then to
fright of it....
--- acoupleofsailors <acoupleofsailors@yahoo.com>
wrote:

Anyone else have these types of close encounters
with whales?

http://yachtpals.com/node/506

Our buddies are in Baja, and just had whales
scraping against their
hull!!!

-Kim
http://yachtpals.com/cordelie


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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Goiot Hatch handles

Richard Piller <richard03801@...>
 

you can also get them from Amel. They stock them.
When our first one went we bought 5 sets as the rest
will at some point fail as well.
Regards
Richard SM 209
--- eric <kimberlite@optonline.net> wrote:

They are in stock in Guadeloupe and budget marine
throughout the Caribbean.
I bought a few 2 days ago.

Fair Winds,

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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Of sy_baracca
Sent: Sunday, November 18, 2007 11:02 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Goiot Hatch handles



Several of the GOIOT hatch handles on our Santorin
SN#41 need
replacing. Several have actually broken and been
repaired by the
previous owner. Does any one in the group know where
these can be
purchased seperately (most suppliers seem to only
offer complete
hatches). I have sent an email to GOIOT but have so
far received no
response. I see from their web site that they also
offer aluminium
handles. Has any one seen or tried these?





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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] roller furling rivets

liebling207 <liebling207@...>
 

Bill,
Thanks so much for your helpful reply, I will be replacing the
rivits this week.

James SM #207


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

Hello James,
The old rivits drop to the bottom of the unit so not a problem.
the new rivits should be 1/4" wide by 1/2" deep. The shaft that
sets the rivit is 2" long and the shaft itself is .15" in diameter
so you need a hefty rivit gun to set them, not an ordinary hardware
store unit. Hope this helps.

Bill Rahmig, Leonore of Sark SM72


----- Original Message -----
From: liebling207
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: 11/24/2007 5:13:55 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] roller furling rivets


Hello Bill R and other helpful readers,

Thank you for your reply regarding the alumninum rivits in the jib
furler. All of my pins have sheared off but I beleinve the holes
in
the jib tube and outer ring are still in good condition. I would
like to only replace the alluminum rivits with new ones and have a
few questions.
1. Do you know if I have to remove the broken half of the rivits
from inside the assembly or can I just push them aside when I
install the new rivits.
2. If I have to remove the the broken rivits from the inside of
the
assembly how can this be done?
3. I have one rivit in my spare parts bag that is 2 inches long.
Is
that the size rivit to be used in this location?

Thank you for any insights.
James DeSalvo, SM#207

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

Hello James,
I have had the same problem several times and finally the foil
holes were worn enough to warrant further action so I removed all
the rivits and used the gib halyard to lift the foil out of the
fixture and cut off about 1/2 inch from the bottom being careful
not
to damage the forestay. Then drilled new holes in the foil for new
rivits and that has worked well. But you need a large rivit gun to
handle the large rivits.

Good luck, Bill Rahmig Leonore of Sark SM72


----- Original Message -----
From: liebling207
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: 11/23/2007 3:04:17 PM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] roller furling rivets


Hello
We own a Super Maramu #207 and have a problem with the roller
furling
rivets on the jib. There are ten of them and 7 have sheared off
with
3 in a state of disrepair. Have any of you have any expience
with
them. We can't seem to find any documentation with the notebooks
that
came with the boat. Any help would be most appreciated.
Thanks
James DeSalvo
S/V Liebling




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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] roller furling rivets

leonorebt@...
 

James, I just found other rivits in my stash with a 3/4" shaft vs the 1/2" shaft and I do not recall which I used. Sorry.

Bill R

----- Original Message -----
From: liebling207
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: 11/24/2007 5:13:55 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] roller furling rivets


Hello Bill R and other helpful readers,

Thank you for your reply regarding the alumninum rivits in the jib
furler. All of my pins have sheared off but I beleinve the holes in
the jib tube and outer ring are still in good condition. I would
like to only replace the alluminum rivits with new ones and have a
few questions.
1. Do you know if I have to remove the broken half of the rivits
from inside the assembly or can I just push them aside when I
install the new rivits.
2. If I have to remove the the broken rivits from the inside of the
assembly how can this be done?
3. I have one rivit in my spare parts bag that is 2 inches long. Is
that the size rivit to be used in this location?

Thank you for any insights.
James DeSalvo, SM#207

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

Hello James,
I have had the same problem several times and finally the foil
holes were worn enough to warrant further action so I removed all
the rivits and used the gib halyard to lift the foil out of the
fixture and cut off about 1/2 inch from the bottom being careful not
to damage the forestay. Then drilled new holes in the foil for new
rivits and that has worked well. But you need a large rivit gun to
handle the large rivits.

Good luck, Bill Rahmig Leonore of Sark SM72


----- Original Message -----
From: liebling207
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: 11/23/2007 3:04:17 PM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] roller furling rivets


Hello
We own a Super Maramu #207 and have a problem with the roller
furling
rivets on the jib. There are ten of them and 7 have sheared off
with
3 in a state of disrepair. Have any of you have any expience with
them. We can't seem to find any documentation with the notebooks
that
came with the boat. Any help would be most appreciated.
Thanks
James DeSalvo
S/V Liebling






Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] roller furling rivets

leonorebt@...
 

Hello James,
The old rivits drop to the bottom of the unit so not a problem. the new rivits should be 1/4" wide by 1/2" deep. The shaft that sets the rivit is 2" long and the shaft itself is .15" in diameter so you need a hefty rivit gun to set them, not an ordinary hardware store unit. Hope this helps.

Bill Rahmig, Leonore of Sark SM72

----- Original Message -----
From: liebling207
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: 11/24/2007 5:13:55 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] roller furling rivets


Hello Bill R and other helpful readers,

Thank you for your reply regarding the alumninum rivits in the jib
furler. All of my pins have sheared off but I beleinve the holes in
the jib tube and outer ring are still in good condition. I would
like to only replace the alluminum rivits with new ones and have a
few questions.
1. Do you know if I have to remove the broken half of the rivits
from inside the assembly or can I just push them aside when I
install the new rivits.
2. If I have to remove the the broken rivits from the inside of the
assembly how can this be done?
3. I have one rivit in my spare parts bag that is 2 inches long. Is
that the size rivit to be used in this location?

Thank you for any insights.
James DeSalvo, SM#207

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

Hello James,
I have had the same problem several times and finally the foil
holes were worn enough to warrant further action so I removed all
the rivits and used the gib halyard to lift the foil out of the
fixture and cut off about 1/2 inch from the bottom being careful not
to damage the forestay. Then drilled new holes in the foil for new
rivits and that has worked well. But you need a large rivit gun to
handle the large rivits.

Good luck, Bill Rahmig Leonore of Sark SM72


----- Original Message -----
From: liebling207
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: 11/23/2007 3:04:17 PM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] roller furling rivets


Hello
We own a Super Maramu #207 and have a problem with the roller
furling
rivets on the jib. There are ten of them and 7 have sheared off
with
3 in a state of disrepair. Have any of you have any expience with
them. We can't seem to find any documentation with the notebooks
that
came with the boat. Any help would be most appreciated.
Thanks
James DeSalvo
S/V Liebling






Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] roller furling rivets

liebling207 <liebling207@...>
 

Hello Bill R and other helpful readers,

Thank you for your reply regarding the alumninum rivits in the jib
furler. All of my pins have sheared off but I beleinve the holes in
the jib tube and outer ring are still in good condition. I would
like to only replace the alluminum rivits with new ones and have a
few questions.
1. Do you know if I have to remove the broken half of the rivits
from inside the assembly or can I just push them aside when I
install the new rivits.
2. If I have to remove the the broken rivits from the inside of the
assembly how can this be done?
3. I have one rivit in my spare parts bag that is 2 inches long. Is
that the size rivit to be used in this location?

Thank you for any insights.
James DeSalvo, SM#207

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

Hello James,
I have had the same problem several times and finally the foil
holes were worn enough to warrant further action so I removed all
the rivits and used the gib halyard to lift the foil out of the
fixture and cut off about 1/2 inch from the bottom being careful not
to damage the forestay. Then drilled new holes in the foil for new
rivits and that has worked well. But you need a large rivit gun to
handle the large rivits.

Good luck, Bill Rahmig Leonore of Sark SM72


----- Original Message -----
From: liebling207
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: 11/23/2007 3:04:17 PM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] roller furling rivets


Hello
We own a Super Maramu #207 and have a problem with the roller
furling
rivets on the jib. There are ten of them and 7 have sheared off
with
3 in a state of disrepair. Have any of you have any expience with
them. We can't seem to find any documentation with the notebooks
that
came with the boat. Any help would be most appreciated.
Thanks
James DeSalvo
S/V Liebling




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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Batteries

Steve Leeds
 

Michael,

I cannot address the changes for a Super Maramu, as I have a Sharki.
However, I've been using Trojan T-105's since the mid 90's and would not buy
anything else. Excellent quality, price and endurance. I'm sold on
the idea of batteries that can be topped off with water (distilled only) as
opposed to "maintenance free" batteries which seem to have a very
limited lifetime in live-aboard service. I have purchased them all over
the world (including from a golf course in American Samoa!). The
old "rule of thumb" said to replace batteries over three years old
before crossing an ocean, which I always have done, whether they needed it or
not. My current set was purchased in Darwin, Australia in August 2002 and
is doing just fine.



Steve Leeds
MACCABEE, Sharki #121

Circumnavigator's Yacht Service, Fort Lauderdale

http://bellsouthpwp2.net/l/e/leedss/

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From: michael grunstein <mgrunstein2002@yahoo.com>

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com

Sent: Sunday, November 18, 2007 6:11:27 AM

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Batteries








Some owners switched
to deep cycle golf cart

batteries. Can anyone comment on the 6V vs. 12V

choice, and is the Trojan T-105 a good choice.Also

please describe the layout in the compartment and the

carpentry change due to the batteries height dimension

and the cables connection scheme.



Michael Grunstein, SM2000 #345








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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] roller furling rivets

leonorebt@...
 

Hello James,
I have had the same problem several times and finally the foil holes were worn enough to warrant further action so I removed all the rivits and used the gib halyard to lift the foil out of the fixture and cut off about 1/2 inch from the bottom being careful not to damage the forestay. Then drilled new holes in the foil for new rivits and that has worked well. But you need a large rivit gun to handle the large rivits.

Good luck, Bill Rahmig Leonore of Sark SM72

----- Original Message -----
From: liebling207
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: 11/23/2007 3:04:17 PM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] roller furling rivets


Hello
We own a Super Maramu #207 and have a problem with the roller furling
rivets on the jib. There are ten of them and 7 have sheared off with
3 in a state of disrepair. Have any of you have any expience with
them. We can't seem to find any documentation with the notebooks that
came with the boat. Any help would be most appreciated.
Thanks
James DeSalvo
S/V Liebling


Re: roller furling rivets

Craig Briggs
 

James,
For us this was a very simple do-it-yourself fix with off-the-shelf
Aluminium "pop-rivets". Carefully drill out the old ones, buy the
correct size replacements and Bob's your uncle. Btw, do get to it
before the rest of them fail, lest you not be able to furl the genny.
Cheers,
Craig , Santorin #68


Re: roller furling rivets

Naegels Patrick <naegels@...>
 

Hi James,

it's a problem well known by Amel. You have to replace these rivets by
others supplied by Amel.

Maybe ask to Joel Potter.

Patrick - SM 2000 Caramel (#329)

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--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "liebling207" <liebling207@...>
wrote:

Hello
We own a Super Maramu #207 and have a problem with the roller furling
rivets on the jib. There are ten of them and 7 have sheared off with
3 in a state of disrepair. Have any of you have any expience with
them. We can't seem to find any documentation with the notebooks
that
came with the boat. Any help would be most appreciated.
Thanks
James DeSalvo
S/V Liebling


roller furling rivets

liebling207 <liebling207@...>
 

Hello
We own a Super Maramu #207 and have a problem with the roller furling
rivets on the jib. There are ten of them and 7 have sheared off with
3 in a state of disrepair. Have any of you have any expience with
them. We can't seem to find any documentation with the notebooks that
came with the boat. Any help would be most appreciated.
Thanks
James DeSalvo
S/V Liebling


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Antifouling--Coppercoat

eric freedman
 

Hi Ian,
A friend of mine had that copper paint installed on his 60+ foot Hylas.
I will ask him about how the paint is holding up.
Fair Winds,
Eric
Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

-----Original Message-----
From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Ian & Judy Jenkins
Sent: Wednesday, November 21, 2007 5:47 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com; penazen@eml.cc
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Antifouling--Coppercoat

Hi all, My research into Coppercoat prompted me to email the manufacturers.
Below is their reply. I am becoming pretty convinced by the product and when
I can find a good yard to strip the bottom without damaging it I am going to
give it a whirl. We have personally cleaned and antifouled every boat we
have owned for over thirty years but I am now getting fed up with all the
preparation.Coppercoat looks as though it might be the solution. Cheers,
Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Uruguay

From: aqmarine@globalnet.co.uk>
Subject: RE: Coppercoat for your Super-Maramu
Hello Ian, Thank you for your enquiry regarding Coppercoat multi-season
anti-fouling. Now protecting over 30,000 vessels all around the World,
Coppercoat is the only bottom coat currently available which is actually
proven to resist marine growth continually for ten years and more.Unlike
many paint companies, we do not manufacture different types of anti-fouling
for different sorts of boats and particular locations. Instead, Coppercoat
is only available in a full strength, hard wearing version. The epoxy
carrier is filled with the maximum amount of copper allowed by law,and
consequently this coating will keep fouling at bay in virtually all
conditions. Indeed, we have supplied Coppercoat to a few clients in
Argentina over the years, though most of the goods we supply to South
America go to Brazil. Please note that Coppercoat only uses pure copper, and
not the weaker and less effective alloys such as copper-nickel. Furthermore,
while the non-eroding epoxy can easily withstand use by high powered
motor-boats and racing craft this coating is equally effective on less
frequently used and/or slower moving leisure vessels. In terms of keeping a
hull clear of growth, Coppercoat is not only long-lasting - it was designed
to be even more effective than the very best performing conventional
systems. In fact, Coppercoat is the most copper-rich and powerful
anti-fouling on the market. The high performance of Coppercoat has seen our
product become increasingly popular within racing circles - for example, the
latest 72ft racer from Oyster (Oystercatcher XXV) that won the 2006 Rolex
Antigua Sail Week (Performance Cruising Class 1) uses Coppercoat.> At a cost
of well over GBP 3 million the owner of this hull (the Chairman of Oyster
Yachts) had the yacht built to a weight several tonnes less than the
conventional 72ft Oyster, and concluded that Coppercoat gave a worthwhile
performance advantage. Similarly, motorboat owners report increased hull
efficiency, with greater boat speed at fewer engine revs. Indeed, Coppercoat
is the upgrade option on some of the UK's most prestigious motor-boats,
including the GBP 11 million range-topping 37M Tri-Deck Sunseeker (as
launched at the 2007 London Boat Show). In fact, all Sunseeker yachts
delivered to the Middle East now have Coppercoat fitted as standard
equipment as tests show that on average, each boat achieves a speed increase
of almost 2 knots having been treated with Coppercoat (when compared
to>testing with a clean hull newly painted with conventional anti-foul).
Sunseeker and Oyster are just two of the boat building companies to use and
specify Coppercoat on new build hulls. Other clients include African
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Discovery, Feeling, Fisher! , Hanse, Hunter, Hylas, J-Boats, Lagoon, Najad,
Nauticat, Quorning, Rampart, Sessa, Southerly, Spirit and Starlight.
Following recent discussions various other boat builders such as Finngulf,
Marten and Sweden Yachts may soon be offering Coppercoat also. We
manufacture and supply Coppercoat in a 1-litre sized unit only, with each
unit being sufficient to fully treat 4 square metres to a finish (i.e. with
all the necessary coats). Therefore, given that your Amel Super-Maramu has
an underwater area of approximately 57 square metres I recommend that 15
litres be applied in total for a complete and long lasting treatment. If
applied by roller these 15 litres should be used in four thin and equal>
coats, all applied consecutively in a single, dry day. At the current rate
of GBP 60 per unit, such a 15-litre package will be GBP 900 plus delivery.
When you compare this figure to the cumulative costs of having to lift your
boat and re-paint it with conventional anti- foul every season for the next
ten years or so, you will find that a once-only treatment of Coppercoat
provides simply unbeatable value for money. Unfortunately we do not have an
active distributor for Coppercoat in Argentina or Uruguay at this time.
However, we can deliver goods to you by either sea or air-freight. Orders
can be placed by telephone, fax or e-mail, and we happily accept payment by
the major credit and debit cards or bank transfer. For detailed information
regarding hull preparation and product application> please refer to the
"application" section of the www.coppercoat.com website. However, in brief,
you must start by removing any layers of previously applied conventional
anti-fouling, so that you are back to a sound and permanent substrate, such
as an epoxy treatment or the gel-coat. The clean surface should then be
abraded so there is a good key for the Coppercoat to bond to. Following
this, the Coppercoat application is by conventional> roller in dry, mild
conditions. The minimum temperature for application! is approximately 8
degrees Centigrade, and the hull underside area should be protected from
rain for at least 24 hours. While all goods are supplied with full
application instructions we are always available by telephone to answer any
last minute questions that you may have. Furthermore, all orders are
supplied with a copy of the Coppercoat DVD - this 10-minute film shows
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you would like to discuss the use of Coppercoat in greater detail, or if you
simply wish to confirm an order, please do not hesitate to e-mail again or
call us on +44 1202 888802 when my colleagues and I will be pleased to help.
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Antifouling--Coppercoat

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Hi all, My research into Coppercoat prompted me to email the manufacturers. Below is their reply. I am becoming pretty convinced by the product and when I can find a good yard to strip the bottom without damaging it I am going to give it a whirl. We have personally cleaned and antifouled every boat we have owned for over thirty years but I am now getting fed up with all the preparation.Coppercoat looks as though it might be the solution. Cheers, Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Uruguay

From: aqmarine@globalnet.co.uk>
Subject: RE: Coppercoat for your Super-Maramu
Hello Ian, Thank you for your enquiry regarding Coppercoat multi-season anti-fouling. Now protecting over 30,000 vessels all around the World, Coppercoat is the only bottom coat currently available which is actually proven to resist marine growth continually for ten years and more.Unlike many paint companies, we do not manufacture different types of anti-fouling for different sorts of boats and particular locations. Instead, Coppercoat is only available in a full strength, hard wearing version. The epoxy carrier is filled with the maximum amount of copper allowed by law,and consequently this coating will keep fouling at bay in virtually all conditions. Indeed, we have supplied Coppercoat to a few clients in Argentina over the years, though most of the goods we supply to South America go to Brazil. Please note that Coppercoat only uses pure copper, and not the weaker and less effective alloys such as copper-nickel. Furthermore, while the non-eroding epoxy can easily withstand use by high powered motor-boats and racing craft this coating is equally effective on less frequently used and/or slower moving leisure vessels. In terms of keeping a hull clear of growth, Coppercoat is not only long-lasting - it was designed to be even more effective than the very best performing conventional systems. In fact, Coppercoat is the most copper-rich and powerful anti-fouling on the market. The high performance of Coppercoat has seen our product become increasingly popular within racing circles - for example, the latest 72ft racer from Oyster (Oystercatcher XXV) that won the 2006 Rolex Antigua Sail Week (Performance Cruising Class 1) uses Coppercoat.> At a cost of well over GBP 3 million the owner of this hull (the Chairman of Oyster Yachts) had the yacht built to a weight several tonnes less than the conventional 72ft Oyster, and concluded that Coppercoat gave a worthwhile performance advantage. Similarly, motorboat owners report increased hull efficiency, with greater boat speed at fewer engine revs. Indeed, Coppercoat is the upgrade option on some of the UK's most prestigious motor-boats, including the GBP 11 million range-topping 37M Tri-Deck Sunseeker (as launched at the 2007 London Boat Show). In fact, all Sunseeker yachts delivered to the Middle East now have Coppercoat fitted as standard equipment as tests show that on average, each boat achieves a speed increase of almost 2 knots having been treated with Coppercoat (when compared to>testing with a clean hull newly painted with conventional anti-foul). Sunseeker and Oyster are just two of the boat building companies to use and specify Coppercoat on new build hulls. Other clients include African Cats,Aquastar, Arcona, Arvor, Bowman, Cornish Crabbers, CR Yachts, Delphia, Discovery, Feeling, Fisher! , Hanse, Hunter, Hylas, J-Boats, Lagoon, Najad, Nauticat, Quorning, Rampart, Sessa, Southerly, Spirit and Starlight. Following recent discussions various other boat builders such as Finngulf, Marten and Sweden Yachts may soon be offering Coppercoat also. We manufacture and supply Coppercoat in a 1-litre sized unit only, with each unit being sufficient to fully treat 4 square metres to a finish (i.e. with all the necessary coats). Therefore, given that your Amel Super-Maramu has an underwater area of approximately 57 square metres I recommend that 15 litres be applied in total for a complete and long lasting treatment. If applied by roller these 15 litres should be used in four thin and equal> coats, all applied consecutively in a single, dry day. At the current rate of GBP 60 per unit, such a 15-litre package will be GBP 900 plus delivery. When you compare this figure to the cumulative costs of having to lift your boat and re-paint it with conventional anti- foul every season for the next ten years or so, you will find that a once-only treatment of Coppercoat provides simply unbeatable value for money. Unfortunately we do not have an active distributor for Coppercoat in Argentina or Uruguay at this time. However, we can deliver goods to you by either sea or air-freight. Orders can be placed by telephone, fax or e-mail, and we happily accept payment by the major credit and debit cards or bank transfer. For detailed information regarding hull preparation and product application> please refer to the "application" section of the www.coppercoat.com website. However, in brief, you must start by removing any layers of previously applied conventional anti-fouling, so that you are back to a sound and permanent substrate, such as an epoxy treatment or the gel-coat. The clean surface should then be abraded so there is a good key for the Coppercoat to bond to. Following this, the Coppercoat application is by conventional> roller in dry, mild conditions. The minimum temperature for application! is approximately 8 degrees Centigrade, and the hull underside area should be protected from rain for at least 24 hours. While all goods are supplied with full application instructions we are always available by telephone to answer any last minute questions that you may have. Furthermore, all orders are supplied with a copy of the Coppercoat DVD - this 10-minute film shows exactly how to apply the product easily and correctly to achieve a smooth and professional finish. I trust that this general information is useful. If you would like to discuss the use of Coppercoat in greater detail, or if you simply wish to confirm an order, please do not hesitate to e-mail again or call us on +44 1202 888802 when my colleagues and I will be pleased to help. With best regards, Ewan Clark. Aquarius Marine Coatings Ltd www.coppercoat.com ewan@coppercoat.com Tel: +44 (0)1202 888802
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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Close encounters with whales

eric freedman
 

We hit a whale about 1000 miles west of Grand canaria. We were under
Gennaker and mizzen ballooner and doing 9-10 knots. When we hit the whale,
one crewmember flew from the saloon table to the starboard "V" berth.

We were stopped instantly. Fortunately no damage to the boat

Fair Winds,

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of acoupleofsailors
Sent: Sunday, November 18, 2007 11:58 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Close encounters with whales



Anyone else have these types of close encounters with whales?

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Our buddies are in Baja, and just had whales scraping against their
hull!!!

-Kim
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