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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] newbie from germany

billklein48 <sidecar1@...>
 

I have a vey nice Maramu hull # 91 for sale in New York. SHe is fully
equiped for world cruising. The price is very reasonable. She is in
very good mechanical and cosmetic condition. $159,000. If you want
more particulars e-mail me at sidecar1@verizon.net

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, jean-luc MERTZ <jlmertz@...>
wrote:

Wenn Sie eine sehr guten brooker suchen Ich kann ihnen Hern MICHEL
CHARPENTIER in FREJUS / France ratten,

Für die anderen Fragen kann ich Ihnen nicht antworten (habe ein
Super
Maramu) , bite rufen Sie Michel Charpentier,

Für fragen über AMEL Sie können mich direct anrüfen 0033476898320

JL MERTZ
CottonBay
SM2000
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c_fruendt a écrit :

hello all Amel owners, i am Carsten from Hamburg / Germany and i
am
planning to go for a Amel within the next 2 years. I am
considering a
Sharki or Maramu for longterm liveabaord and maybe
circumnavigation.
MY budget will be arround 100-120 k euro and it looks like that it
should be possible to find a decent boat for such amount. I am
also
still considering a Hallberg Rassy 38 which is quite roomy but i
do
not like such high center cockpit, teakdeck etc. In germany you
will
not find a lot Amel so a comparison is difficult for me. I will
travel to the Med in october to see some Amel and to visit a
Maramu
first time.

In case here a any german owner i would like to get in contact.

On question i could not answer with any documentation in the net
or
the leaflets i receive from Amel already: How much space is in the
cockpit of a sharki or maramu, can I sleep on one bank ? I am 1.8
m
high. Sometime on photos the cockpit looks quite small but deep
which
i like because i sailed many year a nordic folkboat.

I would appreciate if you can let me know if there are any Amel
specific points i should check prior to a purchase. The normal
technical points like blister , engine etc i know quite well
already.

I learnt that the headroom in the master room in a Sharki is quite
low so i was receommend only to look out for a Amramu... true ?

The only other negative point i heard is the smelly gray water
sump
in the keel, but it looks like one can change it to a closed tank
maybe ....

Regards from Hamburg carsten


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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Engine stop

rosenbaumleonard <rosenbaumleonard@...>
 

I have a TMD22P engine and the way it works is the switch when turned
to the off position, it sends a 12 volt signal to the electric
solenoid on the injector fuel pump - my engine has a violet wire
going to the solenoid. If the manual shut off is in the same place as
mine, then the solenoid is to the left and toward you - right above
where the four lines come out going to the fuel injectors.
Hope this helps you

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, jean-luc MERTZ <jlmertz@...>
wrote:

This sumer I don't have the time to do a good work, I one put some
oil
(WD40) in the switch,
in October I will clean i with a ultrasonic cleaner (like for
jewels)
and after I will add marine oil.
Jluc
CottonBay
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Ian & Judy Jenkins a écrit :


Hi Jluc, Interesting to hear yopur solution. What exactly did you
clean? Did you just put some WD40 into the switch or did you
unscrew
the whole panel and clean the contacts at the back as well?
Cheers, Ian Pen Azen SM 302

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
From: jlmertz@... <mailto:jlmertz%40free.fr>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2008 21:21:55 +0200
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Engine stop

I had the same problem this summer, I cleaned the Volvo
ignition
switch,
and all was ok,

good lock
JLuc
CottonBay

sailw32 a écrit :

My SM has a TMD22A engine,increasingly my engine has failed
to shut
down using the igition switch,recently it has been failing
every
time.I
have been forced to use the emergency stop on the engine.My
question
is, what is activated by the switch on the engine to shut it
down?
Thanks,Pat


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Re: TMD22a

rosenbaumleonard <rosenbaumleonard@...>
 

Erik
I seem to be having a similiar problem - can you advise what the
outcome was with your pump.
Thanks, Len


--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, erik ortel <egopagan@...> wrote:

Can anyone share their experiences with the fuel injector pump (mine
is a Bosch, I believe) on the "Volvo" TMD 22a. It appears mine is not
achieving the approprate psi.

Thank you.
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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Engine will not start

rosenbaumleonard <rosenbaumleonard@...>
 

Not sure where this actuating cylinder is - the problem is the engine
turns over but does not start. I may be having a fuel pump issue
Thanks, Len




--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, jean-luc MERTZ <jlmertz@...>
wrote:

ERRATA
On a SM there is a big hydraulic actuating cylinder that block the
autoprop propeller if the engine *_DON'T_* run.
In this there is an O ring that can failled (it's happened to me :-
( ).
It' is to cheek run the engine and look if the mouth is open

jluc
Cottnbay
sm2000
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jean-luc MERTZ a écrit :

On a SM there is a big hydraulic actuating cylinder that block the
autorop propeller if the engine run.
In this there is an O ring that can failled (it's happened to
me :-( ).
It' is to cheek run the engine and look if the mouth is open

jluc
Cottnbay
sm2000
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rosenbaumleonard a écrit :

I switch from Reverse to Forward and the engine shut down.
I have checked voltage to the spark plugs - OK
Ground fuse is OK
Circuit breakers are OK
Engine turns over but does not even give a hint of starting
Fuel spurts out of injectors - so It does not seem to be a fuel
issue
Air intake seems fine

Could use some comments if you have seen this before
Thanks, Len

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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Engine will not start

jean-luc MERTZ <jlmertz@...>
 

ERRATA
On a SM there is a big hydraulic actuating cylinder that block the
autoprop propeller if the engine *_DON'T_* run.
In this there is an O ring that can failled (it's happened to me :-( ).
It' is to cheek run the engine and look if the mouth is open

jluc
Cottnbay
sm2000
------------

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



jean-luc MERTZ a écrit :


On a SM there is a big hydraulic actuating cylinder that block the
autorop propeller if the engine run.
In this there is an O ring that can failled (it's happened to me :-( ).
It' is to cheek run the engine and look if the mouth is open

jluc
Cottnbay
sm2000
----------------------------------------------------------

rosenbaumleonard a écrit :

I switch from Reverse to Forward and the engine shut down.
I have checked voltage to the spark plugs - OK
Ground fuse is OK
Circuit breakers are OK
Engine turns over but does not even give a hint of starting
Fuel spurts out of injectors - so It does not seem to be a fuel issue
Air intake seems fine

Could use some comments if you have seen this before
Thanks, Len

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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Engine will not start

jean-luc MERTZ <jlmertz@...>
 

On a SM there is a big hydraulic actuating cylinder that block the
autorop propeller if the engine run.
In this there is an O ring that can failled (it's happened to me :-( ).
It' is to cheek run the engine and look if the mouth is open

jluc
Cottnbay
sm2000
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rosenbaumleonard a écrit :


I switch from Reverse to Forward and the engine shut down.
I have checked voltage to the spark plugs - OK
Ground fuse is OK
Circuit breakers are OK
Engine turns over but does not even give a hint of starting
Fuel spurts out of injectors - so It does not seem to be a fuel issue
Air intake seems fine

Could use some comments if you have seen this before
Thanks, Len


Engine will not start

rosenbaumleonard <rosenbaumleonard@...>
 

I switch from Reverse to Forward and the engine shut down.
I have checked voltage to the spark plugs - OK
Ground fuse is OK
Circuit breakers are OK
Engine turns over but does not even give a hint of starting
Fuel spurts out of injectors - so It does not seem to be a fuel issue
Air intake seems fine

Could use some comments if you have seen this before
Thanks, Len


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] newbie from germany

joseph mc donnell
 

Hello Carsten
It seems that that everyone has their favourite Amel.For me
personallyI have to go with the Santorin. It has everything the
Maramu has(just about) and it should not be a problem to get one
within your price range. I think that although Halberg Rassey have
sold themselves well, they are not as durable or safety orientated as
an the Amel. As our boat is a club boat, we have members with the
whole range of sailing ability on board. I've found that as long as
the skipper has one person on board he can trust, the rest of the
crew can be complete novices.Its proven to be a fantastic boat to
introduce beginners to sailing. I dont think there is another boat of
its type out there, that can look after its crew like an amel. As
regards head room, I'm 6ft plus tall and find the saloon forward
cabin and enterance to aft cabin ok. But the one thing that nobody
mentions is the fact that its one of the few boats that can guarantee
5 single berths, very important if you have a few guests on board
that they have their own bit of space. If I had a choice I would now
go for the Ketch version instead of the Sloop just for the added sail
options.
Regards Joe McDonnell
Khamsin B



--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Steve Leeds
<yachtmaccabee@...>
wrote:

Hello Carsten,
I have owned a Sharki since 1990 and we have lived aboard and
circumnavigated
on this yacht for 14 years. I also have experience with the Maramu,
having just sailed one from Fort Lauderdale to New York, about 1000
nautical
miles, a few weeks ago. The boats are very similar but the larger
Maramu
is obviously faster and dryer. The Maramu also has a second head
in the
aft cabin which is nice if you sail with a larger crew, although it
takes up a
lot of room if you don't. It is also possible to sleep in the
cockpit on
a Sharki. In the Sharki, the forward head/shower, anchor and
forward deck
lockers and galley sink drain into the main bilge. We have
installed a
small "sump box" to collect all this grey water and pump it out
directly before entering the bilge. We also have a large kitchen
strainer
across the top of the sump box to collect all the hair and food
particles
before they enter the sump. The strainer and sump box are easily
removed
for cleaning as necessary, keeping the bilge clean.

We have also modified our aft (main) cabin by extending the bed the
whole width
of the boat making it almost king size. This allows us to sleep
with our
head in almost any direction, a good feature in rough seas. The
bed takes
up virtually the whole aft cabin on the Sharki, so headroom is not
really an
issue for me, although I can stand up in there. There is not enough
headroom in the passageway aft for me to stand up straight
(although my wife
can). There is more headroom in the passageway and aft cabin in the
Maramu. Due to installed air conditioning, freezers, and holding
tank (in
the forward head) on the Maramu, there seemed to be less storage
space,
especially in the main saloon.

One common problem in boats of this vintage is the foam in the
headliner
failing from tropical heat. It is not complicated to repair, but
is very
time consuming and dirty. By this time, most will have been
repaired --
some better than others!

Both the Sharki and Maramu are great cruising boats, safe, easy to
sail and maintain
and good passage makers. The decision is probably a matter of cost.

Regards,
Steve Leeds
Sharki #121
Circumnavigator's Yacht Service
Fort Lauderdale
http://bellsouthpwp2.net/l/e/leedss/
----- Original Message ----
From: c_fruendt <c_fruendt@...>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Monday, September 1, 2008 7:11:31 AM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] newbie from germany



hello all Amel
owners, i am Carsten from Hamburg / Germany and i am
planning to go for a Amel within the next 2 years. I am considering
a
Sharki or Maramu for longterm liveabaord and maybe
circumnavigation.
MY budget will be arround 100-120 k euro and it looks like that it
should be possible to find a decent boat for such amount. I am also
still considering a Hallberg Rassy 38 which is quite roomy but i do
not like such high center cockpit, teakdeck etc. In germany you
will
not find a lot Amel so a comparison is difficult for me. I will
travel to the Med in october to see some Amel and to visit a Maramu
first time.

In case here a any german owner i would like to get in contact.

On question i could not answer with any documentation in the net or
the leaflets i receive from Amel already: How much space is in the
cockpit of a sharki or maramu, can I sleep on one bank ? I am 1.8 m
high. Sometime on photos the cockpit looks quite small but deep
which
i like because i sailed many year a nordic folkboat.

I would appreciate if you can let me know if there are any Amel
specific points i should check prior to a purchase. The normal
technical points like blister , engine etc i know quite well
already.

I learnt that the headroom in the master room in a Sharki is quite
low so i was receommend only to look out for a Amramu... true ?

The only other negative point i heard is the smelly gray water sump
in the keel, but it looks like one can change it to a closed tank
maybe ....

Regards from Hamburg carsten




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Re: How to organize the kitchen

Annsofie <kanalmamman@...>
 

Thanks Lynda and Judy, you have given me a lot of new ideas. You have
really put me in a inspired mode to re-organize again :)

/Annsofie
S/Y Lady Annila

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

Annsofie,

What works for me might not be at all to your liking, but I am happy
to explain what works for us.

A couple of cups (mugs) are kept on the top narrow shelf on the wall
to the left of the sink; a couple of frequently used drinking
glasses
are also stored there. Also bottles of cooking oils, cooking wines,
soy sauce, etc. -- as many as will fit snugly. The very narrow
lower
shelf on the left of the sink contains aspirin, vitamins, and very
small various items. Spices, the coffee press and a small grater
are
on the 2 narrow shelves to the right of the sink.

The rest of the cups, saucers, cereal and soup bowls and all plates
are stored in the top and middle drawer in the cupboard on the right
side of the settee. Those drawers are amazingly long. I have 3
full
sets of dishes in those 2 drawers, two sets are service for 4 and
one
set is service for 6. The bottom drawer holds a few medium and
large
serving dishes as well as stacked mixing bowls with lids. I fold a
few napkins and place to fill empty space to prevent any annoying
movement sounds. I also fold 2 placemats in half and place on top
of
everything. These are used by the 2 of us daily. Additional
placemats and napkins are stored in the cabinet at the other end of
the settee.

The 2 large drawers beneath the settee hold salad spinner, 2 larger
collanders (to drain pasta), a very large crab/lobster pot and a
large
pot for cooking pasta, as well as many other large Tupperware items,
porcelain ramekins of various sizes, nested Pyrex baking pans,
numerous stainless steel bowls nested into one very large chef's
stainless bowl, etc. These 2 drawers hold all sorts of large galley
items. Large, seldom used, cooking utensils and the grill tongs and
spatulas are also stored in one of those drawers. Also the rolling
pin and rolled Tupperware pastry sheet and extra acrylic cutting
sheets (a USA item).

Plastic beverage containers, extra ice trays, extra non-breakable
glasses and rolled placemats and folded napkins are stored in in the
cabinet on the left side of the settee.

Pots, pans, baking pans of all sorts and cookie sheets are stored in
the normal lower cabinet to the right of the stove. I really like
the
way this cabinet has such thick layers of foam to prevent annoying
movement noises. Cutlery drawers obviously contain cutlery.

The crystal drinking glass storage cabinet to the right of the pots
&
pans cabinet contains those wonderful Amel crystal highball glasses
as
well as a few other items. On the first row in that cabinet I
store a
plastic measuring cup, plus a plastic funnel inside the top of one
of
the highball glasses because these 2 items are used so often. On
the
bottom shelf I invert a couple of larger plastic measuring cups over
the tops of a couple of the tall glasses. We use acrylic wine
glasses
for everyday use. The 2 large circles in the front of the bottom
shelf of this cabinet hold 3 wine glasses each. Several kitchen
towels are folded and placed on top of everything on the bottom
shelf.

The upper cabinet to the left of the stove holds 2 large knife
blocks
on the bottom shelf, plus coffee, tea and cocoa and the sealed mugs
that we use while underway. The top shelf contains Tupperware
canisters of flour, sugar, baking mix, corn meal and things of that
nature. These canisters stack and do not shift underway. Also
contains Tupperware containers of biscuits or crackers and granola
bars. Keeping the good knives inside the wooden knife blocks and
also
inside the lined cabinet helps keep them sharp.

Upper cabinet to the right of the stove holds Tupperware containers
of
breakfast cereal, oats, etc., as well as large containers of most-
used
spices -- all on the top shelf. The bottom shelf contains zillions
of
Ziplock bags of all sizes and empty large Tupperware-type containers
used for marinating meats and general cooking and storage. Whisks
are
stood on end along one side of the cabinet and held in place by all
the plastic stuff. Vacuum-sealed various spice mixes and
convenience
mixes are also stored in this bottom area.

The cabinet pantry beneath the counter stores more spices and
chocolate baking items, etc. We do not use this area for storage of
canned products as the cans rust too quickly there.

The dishwasher is used to store eggs when on long passages, makes it
easy to turn the cartons when underway; and we don't normally use
the
dishwasher anyway.

Cutting boards are placed on both sides of the microwave, being
careful to store them is such a manner that they are easy to remove
yet do not make annoying movement noises.

The pressure cooker and the mixer are stored in right-hand upper
cabinet over settee. All other cabinets above the settee are used
for
food storage, canned and otherwise. When provisioning for extremely
long period (like 6 months or greater), I also utilize some of the
upper cabinets on the port side, but normally we use those cabinets
for small spares storages. The cubby-hole on the port side stores
cookbooks. The cubby-hole on the starboard side stores the
vacuum-sealer machine and any opened bags or containers of potato
chips.

My large peppermill and a small box of favorite recipes are stored
on
the narrow shelf above the stove beneath the side port. These are
covered with a kitchen towel to prevent moisture should rain come
inside that port.

One last thing -- behind the dining table seating area on the left
side near the air-conditioner control is a small hidey-hole storage
spot. I store a couple of folded tablecloths there. Also store a
few
egg cartons to use when shopping in areas where eggs are not
cartoned.

Probably have forgotten to mention many things, but hope that gives
you some ideas on how to arrange to your liking.

Judy
S/V BeBe
Amel SM2 #387
Currently in Tonga


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

Hi
We bought our SuperMaramu (no 232) in 2006 and since then I have
moved
around all kitchen gear several times and I am still not happy
with it.
Now I have ran out of ideas. So my question is:

How have you organized your kitchen gear (plates, cups, glases,
bowls
for preparation etc etc) together with pantry things?

The space for such things that you want to have close to ease up
the
kitchen work isn't exactly spacious.

Annsofie
S/Y Lady Annila
Sweden


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] newbie from germany

Steve Leeds
 

Hello Carsten,
I have owned a Sharki since 1990 and we have lived aboard and circumnavigated
on this yacht for 14 years. I also have experience with the Maramu,
having just sailed one from Fort Lauderdale to New York, about 1000 nautical
miles, a few weeks ago. The boats are very similar but the larger Maramu
is obviously faster and dryer. The Maramu also has a second head in the
aft cabin which is nice if you sail with a larger crew, although it takes up a
lot of room if you don't. It is also possible to sleep in the cockpit on
a Sharki. In the Sharki, the forward head/shower, anchor and forward deck
lockers and galley sink drain into the main bilge. We have installed a
small "sump box" to collect all this grey water and pump it out
directly before entering the bilge. We also have a large kitchen strainer
across the top of the sump box to collect all the hair and food particles
before they enter the sump. The strainer and sump box are easily removed
for cleaning as necessary, keeping the bilge clean.

We have also modified our aft (main) cabin by extending the bed the whole width
of the boat making it almost king size. This allows us to sleep with our
head in almost any direction, a good feature in rough seas. The bed takes
up virtually the whole aft cabin on the Sharki, so headroom is not really an
issue for me, although I can stand up in there. There is not enough
headroom in the passageway aft for me to stand up straight (although my wife
can). There is more headroom in the passageway and aft cabin in the
Maramu. Due to installed air conditioning, freezers, and holding tank (in
the forward head) on the Maramu, there seemed to be less storage space,
especially in the main saloon.

One common problem in boats of this vintage is the foam in the headliner
failing from tropical heat. It is not complicated to repair, but is very
time consuming and dirty. By this time, most will have been repaired --
some better than others!

Both the Sharki and Maramu are great cruising boats, safe, easy to sail and maintain
and good passage makers. The decision is probably a matter of cost.

Regards,
Steve Leeds
Sharki #121
Circumnavigator's Yacht Service
Fort Lauderdale
http://bellsouthpwp2.net/l/e/leedss/

----- Original Message ----
From: c_fruendt <c_fruendt@yahoo.com>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Monday, September 1, 2008 7:11:31 AM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] newbie from germany



hello all Amel
owners, i am Carsten from Hamburg / Germany and i am
planning to go for a Amel within the next 2 years. I am considering a
Sharki or Maramu for longterm liveabaord and maybe circumnavigation.
MY budget will be arround 100-120 k euro and it looks like that it
should be possible to find a decent boat for such amount. I am also
still considering a Hallberg Rassy 38 which is quite roomy but i do
not like such high center cockpit, teakdeck etc. In germany you will
not find a lot Amel so a comparison is difficult for me. I will
travel to the Med in october to see some Amel and to visit a Maramu
first time.

In case here a any german owner i would like to get in contact.

On question i could not answer with any documentation in the net or
the leaflets i receive from Amel already: How much space is in the
cockpit of a sharki or maramu, can I sleep on one bank ? I am 1.8 m
high. Sometime on photos the cockpit looks quite small but deep which
i like because i sailed many year a nordic folkboat.

I would appreciate if you can let me know if there are any Amel
specific points i should check prior to a purchase. The normal
technical points like blister , engine etc i know quite well already.

I learnt that the headroom in the master room in a Sharki is quite
low so i was receommend only to look out for a Amramu... true ?

The only other negative point i heard is the smelly gray water sump
in the keel, but it looks like one can change it to a closed tank
maybe ....

Regards from Hamburg carsten


Re: How to organize the kitchen

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Annsofie,

What works for me might not be at all to your liking, but I am happy
to explain what works for us.

A couple of cups (mugs) are kept on the top narrow shelf on the wall
to the left of the sink; a couple of frequently used drinking glasses
are also stored there. Also bottles of cooking oils, cooking wines,
soy sauce, etc. -- as many as will fit snugly. The very narrow lower
shelf on the left of the sink contains aspirin, vitamins, and very
small various items. Spices, the coffee press and a small grater are
on the 2 narrow shelves to the right of the sink.

The rest of the cups, saucers, cereal and soup bowls and all plates
are stored in the top and middle drawer in the cupboard on the right
side of the settee. Those drawers are amazingly long. I have 3 full
sets of dishes in those 2 drawers, two sets are service for 4 and one
set is service for 6. The bottom drawer holds a few medium and large
serving dishes as well as stacked mixing bowls with lids. I fold a
few napkins and place to fill empty space to prevent any annoying
movement sounds. I also fold 2 placemats in half and place on top of
everything. These are used by the 2 of us daily. Additional
placemats and napkins are stored in the cabinet at the other end of
the settee.

The 2 large drawers beneath the settee hold salad spinner, 2 larger
collanders (to drain pasta), a very large crab/lobster pot and a large
pot for cooking pasta, as well as many other large Tupperware items,
porcelain ramekins of various sizes, nested Pyrex baking pans,
numerous stainless steel bowls nested into one very large chef's
stainless bowl, etc. These 2 drawers hold all sorts of large galley
items. Large, seldom used, cooking utensils and the grill tongs and
spatulas are also stored in one of those drawers. Also the rolling
pin and rolled Tupperware pastry sheet and extra acrylic cutting
sheets (a USA item).

Plastic beverage containers, extra ice trays, extra non-breakable
glasses and rolled placemats and folded napkins are stored in in the
cabinet on the left side of the settee.

Pots, pans, baking pans of all sorts and cookie sheets are stored in
the normal lower cabinet to the right of the stove. I really like the
way this cabinet has such thick layers of foam to prevent annoying
movement noises. Cutlery drawers obviously contain cutlery.

The crystal drinking glass storage cabinet to the right of the pots &
pans cabinet contains those wonderful Amel crystal highball glasses as
well as a few other items. On the first row in that cabinet I store a
plastic measuring cup, plus a plastic funnel inside the top of one of
the highball glasses because these 2 items are used so often. On the
bottom shelf I invert a couple of larger plastic measuring cups over
the tops of a couple of the tall glasses. We use acrylic wine glasses
for everyday use. The 2 large circles in the front of the bottom
shelf of this cabinet hold 3 wine glasses each. Several kitchen
towels are folded and placed on top of everything on the bottom shelf.

The upper cabinet to the left of the stove holds 2 large knife blocks
on the bottom shelf, plus coffee, tea and cocoa and the sealed mugs
that we use while underway. The top shelf contains Tupperware
canisters of flour, sugar, baking mix, corn meal and things of that
nature. These canisters stack and do not shift underway. Also
contains Tupperware containers of biscuits or crackers and granola
bars. Keeping the good knives inside the wooden knife blocks and also
inside the lined cabinet helps keep them sharp.

Upper cabinet to the right of the stove holds Tupperware containers of
breakfast cereal, oats, etc., as well as large containers of most-used
spices -- all on the top shelf. The bottom shelf contains zillions of
Ziplock bags of all sizes and empty large Tupperware-type containers
used for marinating meats and general cooking and storage. Whisks are
stood on end along one side of the cabinet and held in place by all
the plastic stuff. Vacuum-sealed various spice mixes and convenience
mixes are also stored in this bottom area.

The cabinet pantry beneath the counter stores more spices and
chocolate baking items, etc. We do not use this area for storage of
canned products as the cans rust too quickly there.

The dishwasher is used to store eggs when on long passages, makes it
easy to turn the cartons when underway; and we don't normally use the
dishwasher anyway.

Cutting boards are placed on both sides of the microwave, being
careful to store them is such a manner that they are easy to remove
yet do not make annoying movement noises.

The pressure cooker and the mixer are stored in right-hand upper
cabinet over settee. All other cabinets above the settee are used for
food storage, canned and otherwise. When provisioning for extremely
long period (like 6 months or greater), I also utilize some of the
upper cabinets on the port side, but normally we use those cabinets
for small spares storages. The cubby-hole on the port side stores
cookbooks. The cubby-hole on the starboard side stores the
vacuum-sealer machine and any opened bags or containers of potato chips.

My large peppermill and a small box of favorite recipes are stored on
the narrow shelf above the stove beneath the side port. These are
covered with a kitchen towel to prevent moisture should rain come
inside that port.

One last thing -- behind the dining table seating area on the left
side near the air-conditioner control is a small hidey-hole storage
spot. I store a couple of folded tablecloths there. Also store a few
egg cartons to use when shopping in areas where eggs are not cartoned.

Probably have forgotten to mention many things, but hope that gives
you some ideas on how to arrange to your liking.

Judy
S/V BeBe
Amel SM2 #387
Currently in Tonga


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

Hi
We bought our SuperMaramu (no 232) in 2006 and since then I have moved
around all kitchen gear several times and I am still not happy with it.
Now I have ran out of ideas. So my question is:

How have you organized your kitchen gear (plates, cups, glases, bowls
for preparation etc etc) together with pantry things?

The space for such things that you want to have close to ease up the
kitchen work isn't exactly spacious.

Annsofie
S/Y Lady Annila
Sweden


TMD22 Timing Belt Alignment

rosenbaumleonard <rosenbaumleonard@...>
 

I beleive the belt jumped and the engine is now out of alignment. Does
anyone have information on how to re-align. Stuck in Newport, R.I harbor
Thank you, Len


Re: newbie from germany

jlucmertz <jlmertz@...>
 

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

hello all Amel owners, i am Carsten from Hamburg / Germany and i am
planning to go for a Amel within the next 2 years. I am considering a
Sharki or Maramu for longterm liveabaord and maybe circumnavigation.
MY budget will be arround 100-120 k euro and it looks like that it
should be possible to find a decent boat for such amount. I am also
still considering a Hallberg Rassy 38 which is quite roomy but i do
not like such high center cockpit, teakdeck etc. In germany you will
not find a lot Amel so a comparison is difficult for me. I will
travel to the Med in october to see some Amel and to visit a Maramu
first time.

In case here a any german owner i would like to get in contact.

On question i could not answer with any documentation in the net or
the leaflets i receive from Amel already: How much space is in the
cockpit of a sharki or maramu, can I sleep on one bank ? I am 1.8 m
high. Sometime on photos the cockpit looks quite small but deep which
i like because i sailed many year a nordic folkboat.

I would appreciate if you can let me know if there are any Amel
specific points i should check prior to a purchase. The normal
technical points like blister , engine etc i know quite well already.

I learnt that the headroom in the master room in a Sharki is quite
low so i was receommend only to look out for a Amramu... true ?

The only other negative point i heard is the smelly gray water sump
in the keel, but it looks like one can change it to a closed tank
maybe ....

Regards from Hamburg carsten


Re: newbie from germany

S/Y MELMAR Y - marc <newsgroup@...>
 

hallo carsten

go for an amel, i did not regret my desicion, we are very happy and soon even moving back onto our maramu (#89) with our newborn boy. unfortunately our S/Y MELMAR Y lies in trinidad, so no quick visit for you, but there are plenty amels lying on the southern coast of france - you might be lucky to find an owner which lets you have a look around to get an impression (of course speaking french helps a lot).

we have some pix on our website (www.melmar.ch) and are happy to answer more questions (auch in deutsch natrlich - this here just in english so others understands it as well...).

and yes it its easily possible to sleep on the port side in the cockpit (that's for sure on a maramu). i'm 1.86 myself i slept quite a number of nights out there (especially during the transatlantic passage). if i'm not mistaken the length of the bank is just about 2m.

the head room in the master's cabin is fine for me (no ducking) just in front of the bed part of the cabin (in front of the head and in the head). i figured there are different specs for the aft beds on a maramu. we have the one with two separate beds on the outside, but were able to very easily connect them to one huge, wide master's bed (full width of the cabin).

when i took over our maramu four years ago, someone already had some sump-boxes installed (like the ones from SVB or west marine) to contain and pump the grey water of the showers over board. galley sink water free-flows over board and the main bilge (just in front of the engine) barely makes water - so dry bilges in the cabins! and it's a quite easy installation.

so as we have a maramu i can't say anything about sharkies - i'm sure someone else could tell more on that model.

good luck,
marc - maramu #89 - S/Y MELMAR Y - www.melmar.ch

----- Original Message -----
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: "c_fruendt" <c_fruendt@yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 01 Sep 2008 11:11:31 -0000
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] newbie from germany

hello all Amel owners, i am Carsten from Hamburg / Germany and i am
planning to go for a Amel within the next 2 years. I am considering a
Sharki or Maramu for longterm liveabaord and maybe circumnavigation.
MY budget will be arround 100-120 k euro and it looks like that it
should be possible to find a decent boat for such amount. I am also
still considering a Hallberg Rassy 38 which is quite roomy but i do
not like such high center cockpit, teakdeck etc. In germany you will
not find a lot Amel so a comparison is difficult for me. I will
travel to the Med in october to see some Amel and to visit a Maramu
first time.

In case here a any german owner i would like to get in contact.

On question i could not answer with any documentation in the net or
the leaflets i receive from Amel already: How much space is in the
cockpit of a sharki or maramu, can I sleep on one bank ? I am 1.8 m
high. Sometime on photos the cockpit looks quite small but deep which
i like because i sailed many year a nordic folkboat.

I would appreciate if you can let me know if there are any Amel
specific points i should check prior to a purchase. The normal
technical points like blister , engine etc i know quite well already.

I learnt that the headroom in the master room in a Sharki is quite
low so i was receommend only to look out for a Amramu... true ?

The only other negative point i heard is the smelly gray water sump
in the keel, but it looks like one can change it to a closed tank
maybe ....

Regards from Hamburg carsten


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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] newbie from germany

Iv Pepe <iv_pepe@...>
 

Hello Carsten,
2003 habe ich ein Super Maramu gekauft 1998/223, mein ex Maramu 1984/123 liegt am hard in der Turkey in super zustand ales funkcioniert clima ,stand heizung,boiler,frieser,fridge,GPS, Ploter, icom SSB, nasa Navtex, VHF,Reamarine radar 36 nm,velen generator,AirX Wind,Solar panel zwei,Autopilot , Wind wane wind pilot,inmast furling Bamar,Genoa electrik furling,fiele segel,dingy and 3ps ausenborder, ihnen ausstatung neue,das boot is noch nich zum verkaufen angeboten in der fahl das sie interese haben fuer die prais koenen vie uns vereinigen.
Pepe SY fortuna

----- Original Message ----
From: c_fruendt <c_fruendt@yahoo.com>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Monday, September 1, 2008 4:11:31 AM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] newbie from germany


hello all Amel owners, i am Carsten from Hamburg / Germany and i am
planning to go for a Amel within the next 2 years. I am considering a
Sharki or Maramu for longterm liveabaord and maybe circumnavigation.
MY budget will be arround 100-120 k euro and it looks like that it
should be possible to find a decent boat for such amount. I am also
still considering a Hallberg Rassy 38 which is quite roomy but i do
not like such high center cockpit, teakdeck etc. In germany you will
not find a lot Amel so a comparison is difficult for me. I will
travel to the Med in october to see some Amel and to visit a Maramu
first time.

In case here a any german owner i would like to get in contact.

On question i could not answer with any documentation in the net or
the leaflets i receive from Amel already: How much space is in the
cockpit of a sharki or maramu, can I sleep on one bank ? I am 1.8 m
high. Sometime on photos the cockpit looks quite small but deep which
i like because i sailed many year a nordic folkboat.

I would appreciate if you can let me know if there are any Amel
specific points i should check prior to a purchase. The normal
technical points like blister , engine etc i know quite well already.

I learnt that the headroom in the master room in a Sharki is quite
low so i was receommend only to look out for a Amramu... true ?

The only other negative point i heard is the smelly gray water sump
in the keel, but it looks like one can change it to a closed tank
maybe ....

Regards from Hamburg carsten


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] newbie from germany

Annsofie <kanalmamman@...>
 

Hi Carsten
We have a Super Maramu in the south of Sweden if you want to have a
look. But OK it isn't a Sharki or a Maramu. I also know that there is
a Super Maramu in Heiligenhafen, unfortunately I don't know the name
of the boat.

I can also recommend you to contact Michel Charpentier, the things he
doesn't know about Amel isn't worth knowing, and he speaks english.

Good luck
Annsofie
S/Y Lady Annila

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, jean-luc MERTZ <jlmertz@...>
wrote:

Wenn Sie eine sehr guten brooker suchen Ich kann ihnen Hern MICHEL
CHARPENTIER in FREJUS / France ratten,

Für die anderen Fragen kann ich Ihnen nicht antworten (habe ein
Super
Maramu) , bite rufen Sie Michel Charpentier,

Für fragen über AMEL Sie können mich direct anrüfen 0033476898320

JL MERTZ
CottonBay
SM2000
--------------------------------------------------------------------
----


c_fruendt a écrit :

hello all Amel owners, i am Carsten from Hamburg / Germany and i
am
planning to go for a Amel within the next 2 years. I am
considering a
Sharki or Maramu for longterm liveabaord and maybe
circumnavigation.
MY budget will be arround 100-120 k euro and it looks like that it
should be possible to find a decent boat for such amount. I am
also
still considering a Hallberg Rassy 38 which is quite roomy but i
do
not like such high center cockpit, teakdeck etc. In germany you
will
not find a lot Amel so a comparison is difficult for me. I will
travel to the Med in october to see some Amel and to visit a
Maramu
first time.

In case here a any german owner i would like to get in contact.

On question i could not answer with any documentation in the net
or
the leaflets i receive from Amel already: How much space is in the
cockpit of a sharki or maramu, can I sleep on one bank ? I am 1.8
m
high. Sometime on photos the cockpit looks quite small but deep
which
i like because i sailed many year a nordic folkboat.

I would appreciate if you can let me know if there are any Amel
specific points i should check prior to a purchase. The normal
technical points like blister , engine etc i know quite well
already.

I learnt that the headroom in the master room in a Sharki is quite
low so i was receommend only to look out for a Amramu... true ?

The only other negative point i heard is the smelly gray water
sump
in the keel, but it looks like one can change it to a closed tank
maybe ....

Regards from Hamburg carsten


[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


How to organize the kitchen

Annsofie <kanalmamman@...>
 

Hi
We bought our SuperMaramu (no 232) in 2006 and since then I have moved
around all kitchen gear several times and I am still not happy with it.
Now I have ran out of ideas. So my question is:

How have you organized your kitchen gear (plates, cups, glases, bowls
for preparation etc etc) together with pantry things?

The space for such things that you want to have close to ease up the
kitchen work isn't exactly spacious.

Annsofie
S/Y Lady Annila
Sweden


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] newbie from germany

jean-luc MERTZ <jlmertz@...>
 

Wenn Sie eine sehr guten brooker suchen Ich kann ihnen Hern MICHEL
CHARPENTIER in FREJUS / France ratten,

Für die anderen Fragen kann ich Ihnen nicht antworten (habe ein Super
Maramu) , bite rufen Sie Michel Charpentier,

Für fragen über AMEL Sie können mich direct anrüfen 0033476898320

JL MERTZ
CottonBay
SM2000
------------------------------------------------------------------------


c_fruendt a écrit :

hello all Amel owners, i am Carsten from Hamburg / Germany and i am
planning to go for a Amel within the next 2 years. I am considering a
Sharki or Maramu for longterm liveabaord and maybe circumnavigation.
MY budget will be arround 100-120 k euro and it looks like that it
should be possible to find a decent boat for such amount. I am also
still considering a Hallberg Rassy 38 which is quite roomy but i do
not like such high center cockpit, teakdeck etc. In germany you will
not find a lot Amel so a comparison is difficult for me. I will
travel to the Med in october to see some Amel and to visit a Maramu
first time.

In case here a any german owner i would like to get in contact.

On question i could not answer with any documentation in the net or
the leaflets i receive from Amel already: How much space is in the
cockpit of a sharki or maramu, can I sleep on one bank ? I am 1.8 m
high. Sometime on photos the cockpit looks quite small but deep which
i like because i sailed many year a nordic folkboat.

I would appreciate if you can let me know if there are any Amel
specific points i should check prior to a purchase. The normal
technical points like blister , engine etc i know quite well already.

I learnt that the headroom in the master room in a Sharki is quite
low so i was receommend only to look out for a Amramu... true ?

The only other negative point i heard is the smelly gray water sump
in the keel, but it looks like one can change it to a closed tank
maybe ....

Regards from Hamburg carsten


[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


newbie from germany

c_fruendt
 

hello all Amel owners, i am Carsten from Hamburg / Germany and i am
planning to go for a Amel within the next 2 years. I am considering a
Sharki or Maramu for longterm liveabaord and maybe circumnavigation.
MY budget will be arround 100-120 k euro and it looks like that it
should be possible to find a decent boat for such amount. I am also
still considering a Hallberg Rassy 38 which is quite roomy but i do
not like such high center cockpit, teakdeck etc. In germany you will
not find a lot Amel so a comparison is difficult for me. I will
travel to the Med in october to see some Amel and to visit a Maramu
first time.

In case here a any german owner i would like to get in contact.

On question i could not answer with any documentation in the net or
the leaflets i receive from Amel already: How much space is in the
cockpit of a sharki or maramu, can I sleep on one bank ? I am 1.8 m
high. Sometime on photos the cockpit looks quite small but deep which
i like because i sailed many year a nordic folkboat.

I would appreciate if you can let me know if there are any Amel
specific points i should check prior to a purchase. The normal
technical points like blister , engine etc i know quite well already.

I learnt that the headroom in the master room in a Sharki is quite
low so i was receommend only to look out for a Amramu... true ?

The only other negative point i heard is the smelly gray water sump
in the keel, but it looks like one can change it to a closed tank
maybe ....

Regards from Hamburg carsten


gangplank wheels

David and Hazel Worthington <spritoaffine@...>
 

Hello
Can anyone give me the dimensions for the gangplank wheels on a
Sharki? presumably the same as the other models?
Thanks David Worthington
Sharki 184