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Re: Maramu anchor and chain suggestions

Ric <ric@...>
 

I added a a port chain access to my Santorin and moved much of bitter end (150’ of 325’) to port.  Helps with our smaller lockers. 
Bali Hai SN 24
Annapolis 

Ric Gottschalk
Kitchen Magic Refacers, Inc

No employee or agent is authorized to conclude any binding agreement on behalf of Kitchen Magic Refacers, Inc without express written confirmation by a Officer of the Corporation

On Mar 10, 2019, at 10:00 AM, "amel@..." <amel@...> wrote:

Hi James,

I am running a 33kg Rocna on my Maramu #148 and it fits perfectly:

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Never had problems with the anchor dangling to the hull (except for the few occasion when I forgot to haul it in completely after cleaning it and increasing speed to over 3.5 kn).

As for the chain, you shout be aware that with 100m you will have to sort out the chain in the locker when pulling it in, as it will pile up. Regularly my 100m chain will block on the last 10-20m if I do not deal with the pile in the locker in time.

Either stick to 80m or use (very expensive - you need chrome duplex steel in the warmer waters) stainless steel chain. I wouldn't recommend switching to 8mm chain even if it maybe stronger than standard 10mm chain. True, you save on weight, but you also loose the weight where you need it, in the water.

Michael Konz, SY Sioned, Maramu #148


Re: Sharki shaft alternator

Beaute Olivier
 

Hello Tom,

the prop shaft alternator can work with a MAXPROP. It is a bit tricky, but you should try this:
-while sailing (above 4 knots), start the engine and engage reverse idling
-while your engine is reversing, turn ON the key switch of your alternator
-then set the engine to neutral and stop it
Your MAXPROP should keep the reverse position unless:
a) your batteries are charged enough and the alternator will not oppose much power to the prop, therefore the prop will spin faster and will finally open and the shaft will stop
b) your boat speed is high (while surfing) and the prop will spin faster and will open

Good luck.

Olivier


On Friday, March 8, 2019, 7:24:20 PM GMT+1, amel46met <onboardaphrodite@...> wrote:


Hello 
Does anyone in the group use a Max Prop with the shaft alternator I have read that it does work any tricks?
Tom Deasy 
Maramu 125


On Mar 8, 2019, at 8:10 AM, marklesparkle59 <marklesparkle59@...> wrote:

Thanks Ian. I am struggling to get to grips with the electrical system. The engine/starboard alternator is charging but not sure about the domestic/port alternator and I dont really understand the data my shiney new clamp meter is giving me. I need to read a book I think.
Mark



Sent from my Samsung device


-------- Original message --------
From: Ian <parkianj@...>
Date: 08/03/2019 11:52 (GMT+00:00)
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Sharki shaft alternator

Mark
On my Santorin you have to put the key in and switch on (next to your ameter). The green light comes on. It sends a current to the alternator to excite it and start it charging. You should turn off when finished using it and put your gear lever in reverse to stop the alternator charging before switching on the engine.
I believe the diodes in each of the engine and alternator should prevent any ‘issues’, but that is the prescribed Amel method.
My knowledge of electrics is limited - someone with a better understanding may chip in here.
The Santorin prop shaft pulley is quite a bit bigger too, so will turn the alternator faster. There is a significant drop in prop shaft speed as soon as you turn the alternator on.

Ian




Re: Maramu anchor and chain suggestions

@Sioned
 

Hi James,

I am running a 33kg Rocna on my Maramu #148 and it fits perfectly:



Never had problems with the anchor dangling to the hull (except for the few occasion when I forgot to haul it in completely after cleaning it and increasing speed to over 3.5 kn).

As for the chain, you shout be aware that with 100m you will have to sort out the chain in the locker when pulling it in, as it will pile up. Regularly my 100m chain will block on the last 10-20m if I do not deal with the pile in the locker in time.

Either stick to 80m or use (very expensive - you need chrome duplex steel in the warmer waters) stainless steel chain. I wouldn't recommend switching to 8mm chain even if it maybe stronger than standard 10mm chain. True, you save on weight, but you also loose the weight where you need it, in the water.

Michael Konz, SY Sioned, Maramu #148


Re: Prop shaft alternator

Craig Briggs
 

Hi Ian,  We experienced no speed difference after removing the shaft generator. The un-energized alternator just free-wheels when motoring and is pretty small, so, while there is some friction in the bearings, it is miniscule. (While sailing, of course, there is no rotation, thus no speed difference.)  We have the same engine as yours but without the turbo, that is, a Perkins Prima M50 vs. your Perkins Prima M80, aka Volvo TMD22. 
Craig Briggs, SN68 Sangaris


Re: Tunesia

Gerhard Mueller
 

On Sun, Mar 10, 2019 at 02:24 AM, hanspeter baettig wrote:
Hi James
I would like to chaim in
because I knew Tunesia very well. First of all: The Marina some mentioned is Hamamet not Gamamet. The Port name is Port de Jasmine. Monastair is ok even for 54 ft vessels. Quit small. Bizerte is a new marina, but emty, nowbody goes their. I don't now way. Tunesia is becoming a very poor country after the Yasmin Revolution 2011. But! Its a lovely country, specially if you speak french.
Rent a car and go south visiting this country. A lot of old "Römische Ruinen, " better conceives then in Rom
and a lot of fantastic mosaiques in the area of Cap Bon.
have a good time
Hanspeter
Hi Hanspeter
 
some corrections are needed:
Nobody was talking about "Gamamet" but about Marina de Gammarth which is in the north of the Tunis bay and newly opened 2 or 3 years before.
Bizerte is also crowded now.
When you wrote about Roman ruins yoou have to point to El Djem where is a large colosseum almost in a better state than the colosseum in Rom, Italy.
In the area of Cap Bon are no mosaiques. You can visit mosaiques either in the Bardo meseum in Tunis or also in the museum in the souk of Sousse.
--
Gerhard Mueller
Amel Sharki #60
Currently Kalamata, Greece


Re: Hawse Pipe Replacement

Thomas Kleman
 

Mark, others- I will send pics but just remember that my paper hooded anti-fiberglass flight suit easily puts 15-20 lbs on you, similar to TV.

I told the neighbors here in shelter bay marina that my forward torpedo doors we're sticking, then didn't smile and jumped into the chain locker again.

Thomas Kleman 
SV L'ORIENT
Shelter Bay Marina, Colon


Re: Hawse Pipe Replacement

Gary Silver
 

Thomas, I agree with Mark.  We need pictures!!!   In fact I will create the folder for those pictures in the photos section.  How does this sound:  "Repairs - Hawse Pipe Replacement"  or something to that effect, (we can change the title if you like). 

All the best with the job.  Keep on keeping us posted. 

Gary S. Silver
s/v Liahona
Amel SM 2000 # 335
Puerto Rico


Re: Tunesia

Joerg Esdorn
 

Thanks very much for the advice. I am focused on Marina De Gammarth since wéll be coming from Western Sicily and sailing on to Sardinia and want to see Carthage.  Port Jasmine is a bit out of- the way from that perspective.  Joerg


Re: Tunesia

James Alton
 

Grenada,

    There were 41 vessels docked in Bizerte when we arrived in Sept. of 2018.   Monastir was almost full when we arrived and tends to fill up completely later in the season since many cruisers overwinter there due to the favourable winter climate.   

James
SV Sueno
Maramu #220

On Mar 9, 2019, at 8:23 PM, hanspeter baettig <hanspeter.baettig@...> wrote:

Hi James
I would like to chaim in
because I knew Tunesia very well. First of all: The Marina some mentioned is Hamamet not Gamamet. The Port name is Port de Jasmine. Monastair is ok even for 54 ft vessels. Quit small. Bizerte is a new marina, but emty, nowbody goes their. I don't now way. Tunesia is becoming a very poor country after the Yasmin Revolution 2011. But! Its a lovely country, specially if you speak french.
Rent a car and go south visiting this country. A lot of old "Römische Ruinen, " better conceives then in Rom
and a lot of fantastic mosaiques in the area of Cap Bon.
have a good time
Hanspeter
Tamango 2
SM 16
Grenada

Von meinem iPhone gesendet

Am 09.03.2019 um 11:35 schrieb James Alton via Groups.Io <lokiyawl2@...>:

Joerg,

    We were in Tunisia Sept. Of 2018.  Bizerte, Kelibia, Hammanet, Monastir.  My wife and I felt safe in all locations.  Monastir has a large number of liveaboards and we met many interesting cruisers.  Marina staff is very friendly and accommodating.  Most things that you need are close by.  We enjoyed Bizerte as well Hammanet is modern,touristy but still nice.  Kelibia is a small fishing port with little room.  We taxied to Tunis (very cheap) to see the Bardo Museum but did not bring the boat.  Officials checked our paperwork at each port and anchoring is discouraged but we did anchor out some. Tunisia has a trash problem but we found the people to be honest and friendly.  If there are any other questions that you think I can answer about Tunisia let me know.  Our boat is US flagged, no issues.  Tunisia apparently was the first country to recognize US indepence and has had good relations.   Best, James Sv Sueno,. Maramu #220.

On Mar 9, 2019 10:03 AM, "Joerg Esdorn via Groups.Io" <jhe1313@...> wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]

I would like to sail my A55 to Tunesia in May and am looking at 2 ports near Tunis.  Sidi Bou Said or Marina de Gammarth.  Anybody have any recent experience with either port?  I’m particularly concerned about safety and space/sufficient water for a boat of this size. My boat is US flagged.  Many thanks for any input you can provide!

Joerg Esdorn
A55 #53
Kincsem



Re: Tunesia

hanspeter baettig
 

Hi James
I would like to chaim in
because I knew Tunesia very well. First of all: The Marina some mentioned is Hamamet not Gamamet. The Port name is Port de Jasmine. Monastair is ok even for 54 ft vessels. Quit small. Bizerte is a new marina, but emty, nowbody goes their. I don't now way. Tunesia is becoming a very poor country after the Yasmin Revolution 2011. But! Its a lovely country, specially if you speak french.
Rent a car and go south visiting this country. A lot of old "Römische Ruinen, " better conceives then in Rom
and a lot of fantastic mosaiques in the area of Cap Bon.
have a good time
Hanspeter
Tamango 2
SM 16
Grenada

Von meinem iPhone gesendet

Am 09.03.2019 um 11:35 schrieb James Alton via Groups.Io <lokiyawl2@...>:

Joerg,

    We were in Tunisia Sept. Of 2018.  Bizerte, Kelibia, Hammanet, Monastir.  My wife and I felt safe in all locations.  Monastir has a large number of liveaboards and we met many interesting cruisers.  Marina staff is very friendly and accommodating.  Most things that you need are close by.  We enjoyed Bizerte as well Hammanet is modern,touristy but still nice.  Kelibia is a small fishing port with little room.  We taxied to Tunis (very cheap) to see the Bardo Museum but did not bring the boat.  Officials checked our paperwork at each port and anchoring is discouraged but we did anchor out some. Tunisia has a trash problem but we found the people to be honest and friendly.  If there are any other questions that you think I can answer about Tunisia let me know.  Our boat is US flagged, no issues.  Tunisia apparently was the first country to recognize US indepence and has had good relations.   Best, James Sv Sueno,. Maramu #220.

On Mar 9, 2019 10:03 AM, "Joerg Esdorn via Groups.Io" <jhe1313@...> wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]

I would like to sail my A55 to Tunesia in May and am looking at 2 ports near Tunis.  Sidi Bou Said or Marina de Gammarth.  Anybody have any recent experience with either port?  I’m particularly concerned about safety and space/sufficient water for a boat of this size. My boat is US flagged.  Many thanks for any input you can provide!

Joerg Esdorn
A55 #53
Kincsem


Prop shaft alternator

Ian Townsend
 

Has anyone removed their prop shaft alternator? Would like to know the speed difference achieved before and after. Even better if you have done so and have a Volvo TMD22. Grazie tutti. 

Ian & Margaret
Loca Lola II
Exumas, Bahamas


Re: Hawse Pipe Replacement

Mark Erdos
 

Tom, It may help others who haven’t had the chance of sharing  in the joy of doing this yet to have some pictures posted as you progress. This could be put into the files section. I know you have nothing going on right now J

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Santa Marta, Colombia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Thomas Kleman
Sent: Saturday, March 9, 2019 6:19 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Hawse Pipe Replacement

 

Took the old hawse pipe out today. First removed the back starboard windlass bolt. Not easy. The flange was totally rusted out. Then, after getting all my big tools out, the hawse pipe was removed by just my grabbing it and pulling. I'm going to put a stainless steel plate back for the bolt to fit into to make it stronger; my PVC flange will fit around it, and I'm not glassing over my bolt/plate.


Re: Hawse Pipe Replacement

Thomas Kleman
 

Took the old hawse pipe out today. First removed the back starboard windlass bolt. Not easy. The flange was totally rusted out. Then, after getting all my big tools out, the hawse pipe was removed by just my grabbing it and pulling. I'm going to put a stainless steel plate back for the bolt to fit into to make it stronger; my PVC flange will fit around it, and I'm not glassing over my bolt/plate.


Re: Dive cylinder fill compressor.

Mark Erdos
 

Danny,

 

I works very well. It is a bit noisy and takes about 30 mins to fill a full size tank. But it is a huge convenience to have aboard. When running of the genset, this will suck power so not much else can be run. Sorry, I forget the amps pulled.

 

As others have mentioned, buy lots of filters.

 

I was told by Joel to run it regularly, even if not filling tanks. I crank it up every couple of weeks for just a few minutes. Other than replacing filters and the HP air hose to the tank, it has been problem free.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
Sent: Saturday, March 9, 2019 2:59 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Dive cylinder fill compressor.

 

Thanks Mark, just the information I need. It works well?

Regards

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

On 09 March 2019 at 23:12 Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:

H Danny,

 

It is a Junior II by Bauer: https://www.bauer-kompressoren.de/products/breathing-air-sports/compact-line-100-140-lmin/junior-ii-100-lmin/

 

We have this on Cream Puff and was installed by Amel. The installation has the unit sitting on a sliding tray so you can take advantage of some storage when the unit is push far to port in the locker out of use.

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Santa Marta, Colombia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
Sent: Saturday, March 9, 2019 3:45 AM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Dive cylinder fill compressor.

 

Hi all,

when we bought Ocean Pearl the previous owner had removed the dive compressor. I would like to add this now. (belatedly) having finally moved from the must have list to the nice to have list. What make and model did Amel install and any other advice gratefully received. The 230 volt wiring is in place in the large cockpit  port locker.

Thanks in advance

Danny

SM 299 

Ocean Pearl

 

 


 


 


Re: Dive cylinder fill compressor.

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Thank you Theo.

Regards

Danny

On 10 March 2019 at 04:21 Theo s/v Paloma <sailingpaloma1@...> wrote:

In my yet to be delivered Amel 50, Amel is installing the 230V Bauer JR II. I've had it on my previous boat also and it worked well. Just remember to buy TONS of air filters as they don't last long at all (something like 8-10 tank fills each, if I remember correctly) .


Re: Dive cylinder fill compressor.

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Thanks Mark, just the information I need. It works well?

Regards

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

On 09 March 2019 at 23:12 Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:

H Danny,

 

It is a Junior II by Bauer: https://www.bauer-kompressoren.de/products/breathing-air-sports/compact-line-100-140-lmin/junior-ii-100-lmin/

 

We have this on Cream Puff and was installed by Amel. The installation has the unit sitting on a sliding tray so you can take advantage of some storage when the unit is push far to port in the locker out of use.

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Santa Marta, Colombia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
Sent: Saturday, March 9, 2019 3:45 AM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Dive cylinder fill compressor.

 

Hi all,

when we bought Ocean Pearl the previous owner had removed the dive compressor. I would like to add this now. (belatedly) having finally moved from the must have list to the nice to have list. What make and model did Amel install and any other advice gratefully received. The 230 volt wiring is in place in the large cockpit  port locker.

Thanks in advance

Danny

SM 299 

Ocean Pearl

 



 


 


Re: Faux Teak and Deck Paint

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Nick. Good system. I had a professional painter do decks for me years ago on a boat several previous. He used epsom salts rather than sugar. He graded the crystals into three sizes and masked the side decks into oblongs separated by the width of the masking tape. He painted then each oblong  using a food can with holes punched in the bottom and sprinkled the epsom salts evenly over the wet paint.

He used the different sizes of crystals creating a really nice effect, largest at the back, then smaller and then smallest at the front. As with the sugar when the paint was dry he washed the epsom salts out with water. The effect was outstanding, looked terrific with the oblong patters and the different indent sizes. No overpaint was needed as the larger crystals gave a less sharp effect than sugar. The different grades gave different grip, the smallest the best which is why he used those on the front where the fore deck crew had to work.

Regards

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

On 09 March 2019 at 22:36 "ngtnewington Newington via Groups.Io" <ngtnewington@...> wrote:

Non Slip Paint

Many years ago on my first boat, "Faith of Norfolk” I was fed up with the teak deck. So I ripped it all up. It had been laid over ply which was still sound. To cut a long story short; after glassing the ply with epoxy and filling and fairing I was left with a blank canvas. I wanted a good even non skid surface, but being up the Lumut river in Malaysia 1993 with minimal materials to hand and certainly no chandlers even if I had any money, I used sugar.

I split the non skid area up into do-able zones, well prepped and masked. using some pale grey epoxy primer paint, I wetted out the area and then using a sieve sprinkled the sugar on the wet paint until it was evenly covered. Once dry I washed it all off really well making sure that no sugar was left. This I tested by licking the deck! The result was that the sugar created tiny volcanoes in the paint that were very grippy. Too grippy/ quite sharp but then when over painted with the finish paint came out just right.

It is an unconventional approach but has many advantages, not least being sandable. I suggest trying it out on a piece of board.

Nick

Amelia (54 hull 019)

On 8 Mar 2019, at 23:23, James Alton via Groups.Io < lokiyawl2@...> wrote:

Jose,

   When you say that the Faux-teak is missing in places do those thin areas look white by chance? If so closely by feel deck where you have the white areas and you may find that the wood grain texture exists in these areas, they are just the wrong colour.  In looking at my boat, I am pretty certain that Amel brushed the gel coat into the mold for the Faux teak colour and then sprayed the rest of the deck mold with the white gel coat that we see on the areas outside of the Faux teak area.   This makes sense from a production standpoint because to spray the Faux-teak area would require masking off the entire deck mold except for the Faux-teak area..a lot of extra work.  It is really hard to brush gel coat to a  perfectly even thickness  so perfectly normal to have some thinner areas.  These thin areas look on my boat like brush marks because actually they are, only from the reverse side. (grin)  The only point I wanted to make was that on my boat at least, enough white gel coat was sprayed over the top of the Faux Teak gel coat that despite the Faux-Teak colour being thin in places, the fibreglass is well covered and protected.  So I view this as just a cosmetic issue so pretty low down on my to do list currently.  

  You can certainly experiment with patching in the Faux-teak colour where it is missing.  I have not yet tried touching up my decks using the ideas that follow so your mileage may vary but I have done similar touchups on some other projects.  Unfortunately the results I have obtained are never as good as the original but there has always been improvement..  I would suggest getting a flattening agent for your Awlgrip to reduce the gloss and improve the traction some.  You will need to experiment with how much to add to get your best match.  The paint will need to be dry to know for sure how it will look. Go for a bit too shiny as the trend will be for the Awlgrip to flatten more over time.    As you found out, super shiny Awlgrip is really slippery stuff.  

  I wish that I could suggest an anti-slip additive for painted surfaces but I have not really found one that I like much and I have tried more than a dozen over the years.  Sand does work great for nonskid but it is too hard to sand down with normal sandpaper so when the time comes to recoat you have a problem.  Sand also has a colour so will show up as the paint wears down or chips off of the sand bits and this is the problem with many of the other additives.  We have had good luck using glass beads to varnish.  These tiny beads are added to the paint used for reflective stripping on the roads.  With (Including the Awlgrip /Awlbrite varnish) varnish, the glass beads disappear visually though the non-skid texture remains.  You can also sand them down when the time comes which is a little confusing since I would think that glass would be too hard to sand too but it does work.  I have not tried the glass beads with the Awlgrip paint but it might be worth doing a small test panel to see if you like it or not.  The fine Awlgrip non-skid additive will hold up the best of the additives they sell.  The more coarse Awlgrip additives become very slippery over time as the paint sticks poorly to the plastic bits so eventually you end up walking on the exposed plastic bits as the paint chips off.  I developed a technique where I thicken the Awlgrip and apply it with a roller.  It makes the best non skid I have walked on to date but it would completely cover you wood grain. 

   If you go to the   Awlgrip.com website and click on colours at the top of the page, you will see the option to have custom colours created.  Awl grip can be applied in thin coats which you can use to your advantage in blending the paint to the Faux-Teak gel coat.  Build up thin coats  as needed to cover your thin areas and then enlarge the patched area with additional coats to end up with only one thin coat at the edge of the repair. You want to spread out your laps in other words.  You could also do a little wet sanding and polishing around the blend lines to help the paint blend into the gelcoat.  A tiny HVLP spray gun might also work well in doing these touchup areas but it takes a little practice.

   I am not really sure how to properly prepare the Faux-teak gelcoat surface for paint since you are wanting to retain the wood grain effect.  Sandpaper will tend to flatten the surface so the only other option I have used are the Maroon Scotchbrite pads which you can compress into the low areas to scratch all surfaces.  The surface really needs to be freshly scratched everywhere to get a decent bond. Awl grip is supposed to be applied over a primer such as the 545 but white or gray are your only options so will complicate patching.   I have found that the Awlgrip topcoats actually have great adhesion to a prepared surface as rule so if I try patching I will omit the primer.  

  Glad to hear that you like the Awlgrip on your hull.

Best of luck with the patching, please let me know what seems to work for you.

Best,

James
SV Sueno
Maramu #220

On Mar 8, 2019, at 4:03 PM, Jose Venegas via Groups.Io < josegvenegas@...> wrote:

James,

Thanks for your info.  When I had Ipanema's hull done with Awl grip 5 years ago, the also covered the non-skid sections of the stern, making them quite skiddy.  I complained and they added an extra layer with a few grains of sand or something like that which made the better.  However, I did not like the look of it compared with the original finish.  Because Ipanemas Faux-teak is in general good, after what you tell me I will try to get some thinner paint to have a few touches in the areas where it is missing, hopefully not reducing too much the pattern.
Interested in finding out if people have used other methods to deal with the problem

By the way, the hull painted wit Awl grip still looks shining after more than 5 years and with very little work.  I will use it on the deck when ready to do it in a year or two

Jose 
Ipanema SM2K 278



 


 


Re: Faux Teak and Deck Paint

Jose Venegas
 

Nick,
That is a clever idea!
Maybe I can make a surface mold with caramel and put it in contact with a newly painted section before it has hardened.  Once hard, I will wash it away with water, or use it to sweeten my coffee  ;)   Seriously, I have been thinking of making a surface mold that could be peeled off and your idea of sugar or any water soluble substance could be the answer.
I will keep you informed.
Jose
Ipanema SM2K 278


Re: Faux Teak and Deck Paint

Jose Venegas
 

James,
You are precise, the areas that I saw missing the paint appeared as if they had been brushed painted and the surface was still the same as the rest.  That made me think that they had been painted before. but I guess they just had a thin layer of gel coat when new.  For now, I will proceed with redoing the stripes and ignore the few regions of missing paint.

Thanks Again

Jose
Ipanema SM2K 278
Boston


Re: Tunesia

Gerhard Mueller
 

I have been for 6 years in Tunesia, mostly Monastir, and left last year.
Sidi Bou Said is a very picturesque village but the marina is mostly crowded by better situated Tunesians with motorboats from Tunis.
Marina de Gammarth is quite new and pretty nice. But for shopping you will need a Taxi to La Marsa. Taxi is cheap however.
--
Gerhard Mueller
Amel Sharki #60
Currently Kalamata, Greece