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discoloration of the "fake teak" decking

mike_ondra <mondra@...>
 

We are in the process of purchasing a 1999 SM. The "fake teak"
decking in the bow area show discoloration, spotty lightening of the
color. How colorfast is this material and is there a color
restoration technique other than painting?


SM 2000 Year 2003, # 396 is now for sale.

Göran Svensson
 

This is an opportunity to obtain a very well maintained `as new' SM,
very little used with low engine hours. It has only been sailed across
the Atlantic directly after delivery in 2003 and after that used by us
for about 2 months total during winter and spring 2004 and 2005.In the
hurricane season the yacht has been stored in a protected boat yard.
The list of optional equipment is very extensive.
Location: Bradenton, Florida. Asked price $ 595.000 (European VAT not
paid)
Don't hesitate to ask for specifications and photos.
Kind regards
Göran Svensson


Amel 54

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

You may have seen the new Amel website www.amel.fr/pages-amel54.htm
click on Amel 54 and watch the video.Ian & Judy Jenkins , Pen Azen, Piriapolis


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Noisy outhaul drive on main boom

rbenven44 <no_reply@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, eric <kimberlite@o...> wrote:
Graham,

I removed the shaft by placing a long steel bolt in the threaded
hole in the
bottom of the shaft and driving it up with a heavy sledge hammer. A
regular
hammer or mallet will not work. The shaft came loose and I sanded
the rust
off of it and replaced it with a thick film of white lube.

Fair winds,

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu 376



Hi Eric,
When you hit the bolt with the sledge hammer, which shaft came
loose? the one holding the Andersen winch? It sounds as if instead
of dropping the gearbox, you raised the winch. Is this right? I'm
about to try it, and would appreciate as much detail as you can
provide. Thanks to you and Graham for your input!!

Roy, Excalibur SM #195



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[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Graham Boyd
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To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Noisy outhaul drive on main boom



I have just had exactly the same and it resulted in the gear box
packing up
completely! Fortunately the manual over ride system in the SM works
quite
well. I tried to remove the gear box yesterday using a puller - you
undo the
bolt underneath the gear box connected to the vertical shaft that
attaches
directly to the rope drum and then you "pull the gear box down".
Amel told
me that it would probably be very stiff and that most likely I
would have to
remove the boom and take it to a work shop with a hydraulic puller.
It
appears that they are right! For your information it is the
horizontal
spindle that connects to the motor that has failed on my boat. Amel
weren't
a bit surprised at this as my boat is 10 yrs old and depending on
mileage
gear boxes regularly fail at 5 yrs. Let me know how you get on, I
will be
using a manual outhaul now until the boat comes ashore for the
winter,

Graham Boyd
SM 140 Sula

rbenven44 <no_reply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
Hi there,
We have developed a loud noise when using the outhaul drive on the
main boom. It is coming from the gearbox area, as it is there even
when the rope is removed. I have tried lubricating the gearbox, but
would prefer to remove it from the boom to do this thoroughly.
Has anyone done this? Or otherwise solved this problem?
Thanks for any ideas.

Roy on Excalibur, SM #195







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Amel 54

John and Anne Hollamby <hollamby@...>
 

Just to report that Amel have now put something on their web site
www.amel.fr It includes a 5 minute 20 second video but forget that unless
you are on broadband as the download would take forever on a dial up
connection. Overall it is much less detailed than the old SM 2000 site.

Sail on, Anne and John Bali Hai SM 317


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Noisy outhaul drive on main boom

eric freedman
 

Graham,

I removed the shaft by placing a long steel bolt in the threaded hole in the
bottom of the shaft and driving it up with a heavy sledge hammer. A regular
hammer or mallet will not work. The shaft came loose and I sanded the rust
off of it and replaced it with a thick film of white lube.

Fair winds,

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu 376







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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Graham Boyd
Sent: Wednesday, September 07, 2005 4:42 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Noisy outhaul drive on main boom



I have just had exactly the same and it resulted in the gear box packing up
completely! Fortunately the manual over ride system in the SM works quite
well. I tried to remove the gear box yesterday using a puller - you undo the
bolt underneath the gear box connected to the vertical shaft that attaches
directly to the rope drum and then you "pull the gear box down". Amel told
me that it would probably be very stiff and that most likely I would have to
remove the boom and take it to a work shop with a hydraulic puller. It
appears that they are right! For your information it is the horizontal
spindle that connects to the motor that has failed on my boat. Amel weren't
a bit surprised at this as my boat is 10 yrs old and depending on mileage
gear boxes regularly fail at 5 yrs. Let me know how you get on, I will be
using a manual outhaul now until the boat comes ashore for the winter,

Graham Boyd
SM 140 Sula

rbenven44 <no_reply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
Hi there,
We have developed a loud noise when using the outhaul drive on the
main boom. It is coming from the gearbox area, as it is there even
when the rope is removed. I have tried lubricating the gearbox, but
would prefer to remove it from the boom to do this thoroughly.
Has anyone done this? Or otherwise solved this problem?
Thanks for any ideas.

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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Noisy outhaul drive on main boom

Graham Boyd
 

I have just had exactly the same and it resulted in the gear box packing up completely! Fortunately the manual over ride system in the SM works quite well. I tried to remove the gear box yesterday using a puller - you undo the bolt underneath the gear box connected to the vertical shaft that attaches directly to the rope drum and then you "pull the gear box down". Amel told me that it would probably be very stiff and that most likely I would have to remove the boom and take it to a work shop with a hydraulic puller. It appears that they are right! For your information it is the horizontal spindle that connects to the motor that has failed on my boat. Amel weren't a bit surprised at this as my boat is 10 yrs old and depending on mileage gear boxes regularly fail at 5 yrs. Let me know how you get on, I will be using a manual outhaul now until the boat comes ashore for the winter,

Graham Boyd
SM 140 Sula

rbenven44 <no_reply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
Hi there,
We have developed a loud noise when using the outhaul drive on the
main boom. It is coming from the gearbox area, as it is there even
when the rope is removed. I have tried lubricating the gearbox, but
would prefer to remove it from the boom to do this thoroughly.
Has anyone done this? Or otherwise solved this problem?
Thanks for any ideas.

Roy on Excalibur, SM #195







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Noisy outhaul drive on main boom

rbenven44 <no_reply@...>
 

Hi there,
We have developed a loud noise when using the outhaul drive on the
main boom. It is coming from the gearbox area, as it is there even
when the rope is removed. I have tried lubricating the gearbox, but
would prefer to remove it from the boom to do this thoroughly.
Has anyone done this? Or otherwise solved this problem?
Thanks for any ideas.

Roy on Excalibur, SM #195


Re: Stern bumper

Graham Boyd
 

I fitted a new bumper to my SM in Jan this year and when it arrived
from Amel I didn't think that the covering was the same as the old.
In practice it has been absolutely fine but bear in mind the boat is
in Scotland and one of the few weather problems that we don't have
here is very strong sun!

Graham Boyd
SM 140 "Sula"

-- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Willem J. Kroes"
<willem.j.kroes@f...> wrote:
Has anyone also had a bad experience with a relatively new stern
bumper?

I bought from the Amel yard in april 2004 a new bumper and within
a
few months the cover material showed some scars and this summer
the
cover material started peeling off.
I contacted Amel on this issue and they offered me a new one for
half
the price. Because I think that the problem is the bad quality of
the
cover material - which is definately not the same material as used
on
the original bumper that lasted for more than 10 year - I hesitate
to
accept this offer (which in fact I judge not to be generous at
all,
if the problem is a an inferior product that was sold).
This summer I met an other Amel Santorin in Sardinia with a
relatively new bumper that also shows cover material peeling off.
So
my question is are there more owners of Amel boats with recent
bumpers showing peeling off of the cover material?

Willem J. Kroes

Amel Santorin "Kavanga"

Arbatax, Sardinia


Stern bumper

Willem J. Kroes <willem.j.kroes@...>
 

Has anyone also had a bad experience with a relatively new stern
bumper?

I bought from the Amel yard in april 2004 a new bumper and within a
few months the cover material showed some scars and this summer the
cover material started peeling off.
I contacted Amel on this issue and they offered me a new one for half
the price. Because I think that the problem is the bad quality of the
cover material - which is definately not the same material as used on
the original bumper that lasted for more than 10 year - I hesitate to
accept this offer (which in fact I judge not to be generous at all,
if the problem is a an inferior product that was sold).
This summer I met an other Amel Santorin in Sardinia with a
relatively new bumper that also shows cover material peeling off. So
my question is are there more owners of Amel boats with recent
bumpers showing peeling off of the cover material?

Willem J. Kroes

Amel Santorin "Kavanga"

Arbatax, Sardinia


Replacement for KIRK Navigation Lights

RFC000 <rfc000@...>
 

I have to replace the navigation lights (the external part with the green glass and the transparent glass for the rear one) and I would very much like to find replacement identical to the original parts which I have been using so far.

I asked the chantier but didn't get any answer.

Does anybody in the club know where I can find these parts or have any useful suggestion?

Thank you so much.

Rosario F. Cimmino
Kirk "Melinou"


Chain Counter

mcymabm <mcymabm@...>
 

Hi Alain,...who answered me a long time ago, while I was at sea

Thank you for your advice. I actually have done that…..not quite
match with an AMEL boat!!
But I find much more convenient and secure to be able to manoeuvre
the windlass from the cockpit because I can help with the engine in
order not to pull too much on it. Since, I persevere in my search of
a solution. It happens that the first Super Maramu which turned on in
Panama after me also had a problem with its chain counter( quality
confirmed) and nevertheless the AMEL refusal to help, we managed with
a professional electronician to make one with two …or nearly. On
getting the anchor back on board, the counting of the "ten" figure
works well but the unit figure goes wrong ; e.g. 40,41…49,30,31,
….39,20 and so on.

Does anybody know the solution to that?


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] 22 mm bayonet double contact bulbs

Steve Leeds
 

Bill,
West Marine carries both 25 and 10 watt navigation bulbs. 25 watt = 4810834; 10 watt = 4810826.

They have toll free phone numbers for many countries but I don't know where you are. Their international number is: (+1) 831 761-4800 and fax is:(+1) 831 761-4020.

Good luck,

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

billklein48 <sidecar1@verizon.net> wrote:
--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Steve Leeds
<yachtmaccabee@y...> wrote:
The bulbs used in the nav lights are the same as AQUASIGNAL bulbs
and can be found at most chandlers, 25 watt for port,starboard and
trilight and 10 watt for stern and anchor light. The big cabin lamp
bulb is different and I have not had much luck in finding one.

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

billklein48 <sidecar1@v...> wrote:
Does anyone know a source of 22mm bayonet base double contact 12
volt/25 watt bubs as used in the nav lights and cabin lamp on my
Maramu?? Bill Klein, SV "Popeye"

Thanx for the info, but I still cant find a listing for this bulb
ANYWHERE. My local chandlery cannot find a listing. Do you know a
specific vender? Bill Klein, SV "Popeye"




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Re: Stern Anchor set up

Alain dHYLAS
 

[Has anyone discovered a clever way to set up and store a stern
anchor? ]


Please have a look at:

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a5/POIRAUD/sternanchor.jpg

Extract from "lessons from a liveaboard" Practical Boat Owner - n°
441
September 2003 - page 105


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] 22 mm bayonet double contact bulbs

billklein48 <sidecar1@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Steve Leeds
<yachtmaccabee@y...> wrote:
The bulbs used in the nav lights are the same as AQUASIGNAL bulbs
and can be found at most chandlers, 25 watt for port,starboard and
trilight and 10 watt for stern and anchor light. The big cabin lamp
bulb is different and I have not had much luck in finding one.

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

billklein48 <sidecar1@v...> wrote:
Does anyone know a source of 22mm bayonet base double contact 12
volt/25 watt bubs as used in the nav lights and cabin lamp on my
Maramu?? Bill Klein, SV "Popeye"

Thanx for the info, but I still cant find a listing for this bulb
ANYWHERE. My local chandlery cannot find a listing. Do you know a
specific vender? Bill Klein, SV "Popeye"




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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] 22 mm bayonet double contact bulbs

Steve Leeds
 

The bulbs used in the nav lights are the same as AQUASIGNAL bulbs and can be found at most chandlers, 25 watt for port,starboard and trilight and 10 watt for stern and anchor light. The big cabin lamp bulb is different and I have not had much luck in finding one.

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

billklein48 <sidecar1@verizon.net> wrote:
Does anyone know a source of 22mm bayonet base double contact 12
volt/25 watt bubs as used in the nav lights and cabin lamp on my
Maramu?? Bill Klein, SV "Popeye"




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22 mm bayonet double contact bulbs

billklein48 <sidecar1@...>
 

Does anyone know a source of 22mm bayonet base double contact 12
volt/25 watt bubs as used in the nav lights and cabin lamp on my
Maramu?? Bill Klein, SV "Popeye"


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Stern Anchor set up

lbflyingfree <no_reply@...>
 

Has anyone discovered a clever way to set up and store a stern anchor?
Anyone install a hawse pipe into the aft lazarette?

Thanks


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] choice Maramu vs Santorin

"famille-pannethier@tiscali.fr <famille-pannethier@...>
 

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Cc :
Date : Fri, 29 Jul 2005 11:03:40 -0000
Subject : [Amel Yacht Owners] choice Maramu vs Santorin

I was the owner of a Maramu 1978 for 4 years and was sailing before with a santorin sloop version. I have decided to change my Maramu but having taken into consideration, Inner space, lockers, rear aft drawing, cokpit... I would definitively stick on a Maramu which at least would be anyway less expensive in a ketch version.
Regarding the performances I Would say that they are equivalent and definitively prefer a Ketch version.

Finally I went for a SM ( Amel Recommandation) Which offers (if you compare with a well equiped Santorin Ketch) Much more for a " slight increase in price"

Best regards
Jacques
SM #109# SAKA

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