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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Painting boat S of Hurricane belt

Mark Erdos
 

Bill,

 

Is the Awlgrip (Desert Sand) a match to the deck color?

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Santa Marta, Colombia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 4:57 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Painting boat S of Hurricane belt

 

 

Since you didn't specify who you were asking, I will answer: Awlgrip desert sand is what I used on BeBe 387. It is the color of the 55.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970
My calendar: 
https://theamelschool.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html

 

On Wed, Feb 6, 2019, 1:41 PM svplanb@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@... wrote:

 

What was the color of Awlgrip that you used on the hull above the waterline?


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Painting boat S of Hurricane belt

Arlo
 

What was the color of Awlgrip that you used on the hull above the waterline?


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Gas struts for fridge/freezer lid and engine hatch

Barry Connor
 

Yes, please send them to me, I always have trouble finding things in the files.


Best
Barry


On Feb 6, 2019, at 17:03, jmkraus jmkraus@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Barry, if you are changing the furler mechanization, you have access to the stem fitting. It's easy to remove. Bill Rouse put a bunch of photos of the new fitting in the files section of the site. I'd be happy to send them directly to you and help you with the project. I had a buddy male .e a new one here in ny and another machine shop in Mayaguez trim it to fit. Let me know. Regards, jeff


Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S7.

-------- Original message --------
From: "Barry Connor connor_barry@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
Date: 2/6/19 11:49 AM (GMT-04:00)
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Gas struts for fridge/freezer lid and engine hatch

 

Hi Jeff,

Yes, mine is also 6.5mm without the twist. (Just kidding, I feel for you). I remember looking at yours and I immediately checked mine. My boat has been across the pond and back before I bought. Just been around the Med since. I have thought about this and will be very conscious of the pressure on this from now. The replacement furlong systems all have space for a 20mm stem. I just had discussions at the Dusseldorf show with Profurl about this and the answer was to bush out my 6.5mm stem with spacers to upgrade to Profurl and Barmar. AMEL are using Profurl on the new 50 and soon to be released 60. Both of these are now going to be sloops. No more ketch rigs from AMEL. No more 55’s.  No more C-Drive keel propellers either. They both will have a through hull shaft drive.
Regarding the struts. I just spoke to a UK company StrutsDirect, very helpful. Replacement for the galley fridge strut -
 “F-SD02-150” E2. Eye Ends. About £20 but shipping to Sicily is £60. I might get it delivered to friend in UK.

Regards

Barry and Penny
“Lady Penelope II”
AMEL 54. #17
Marina di Ragusa. Sicily


On Feb 6, 2019, at 16:21, jmkraus jmkraus@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

It is the fitting protruding thru the deck which the headsail furler mechanization is attached to. It is a vertical stainless fitting with a 3/4 inch pin that secures the bae of the furler mechanization. Mine was 6.5mm amel "modified" the fitting to 20mm soon after #14, my hull#. 



Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S7.

-------- Original message --------
From: "Barry Connor connor_barry@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
Date: 2/6/19 11:11 AM (GMT-04:00)
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Gas struts for fridge/freezer lid and engine hatch

 

Hi Jeff,


Sorry, I don’t understand your question about the ‘stem’ fitting. Is this on the bow for the furler?

Barry


On Feb 6, 2019, at 15:54, JEFFREY KRAUS jmkraus@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Barry,
I was able to get the strut in Martinique at the refrigeration specialist's store. He had a selection of them. Perhaps you could find one at a similar refrigeration outlet locally.

On a separate subject, I see you are 54 #17. I wonder if your stem fitting is the thin 6.5mm version that my 54 #14 had, or if it was built with the "modified" 20mm fitting that Amel installed in later versions. Could you let me know? I'd like to pin down when the change to the 20mm stem fitting begins.
Thanks.
Best Regards,
Jeff Spirit Amel 54 #14


On Wed, Feb 06, 2019 at 09:46 AM, Barry Connor connor_barry@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:

 

I am wanting to replace the gas strut for the lift up lid on the galley fridge/freezer.

The original unit does not have a maker name - brand name printed on the strut. On the strut and the same for the lift up hatch for the engine compartment is a symbol of what looks like 3 sails in 3 squares.

Does anyone have information on where to get the correct struts. The pressure on the fridge strut is 300N and the overall length is 410mm.

Much appreciate any assistance.

Regards

Barry and Penny
"Lady Penelope II"
Amel 54. #17
Marina di Ragusa   Sicily


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Gas struts for fridge/freezer lid and engine hatch

JEFFREY KRAUS
 

Barry, if you are changing the furler mechanization, you have access to the stem fitting. It's easy to remove. Bill Rouse put a bunch of photos of the new fitting in the files section of the site. I'd be happy to send them directly to you and help you with the project. I had a buddy male .e a new one here in ny and another machine shop in Mayaguez trim it to fit. Let me know. Regards, jeff


Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S7.

-------- Original message --------
From: "Barry Connor connor_barry@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
Date: 2/6/19 11:49 AM (GMT-04:00)
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Gas struts for fridge/freezer lid and engine hatch

 

Hi Jeff,

Yes, mine is also 6.5mm without the twist. (Just kidding, I feel for you). I remember looking at yours and I immediately checked mine. My boat has been across the pond and back before I bought. Just been around the Med since. I have thought about this and will be very conscious of the pressure on this from now. The replacement furlong systems all have space for a 20mm stem. I just had discussions at the Dusseldorf show with Profurl about this and the answer was to bush out my 6.5mm stem with spacers to upgrade to Profurl and Barmar. AMEL are using Profurl on the new 50 and soon to be released 60. Both of these are now going to be sloops. No more ketch rigs from AMEL. No more 55’s.  No more C-Drive keel propellers either. They both will have a through hull shaft drive.
Regarding the struts. I just spoke to a UK company StrutsDirect, very helpful. Replacement for the galley fridge strut -
 “F-SD02-150” E2. Eye Ends. About £20 but shipping to Sicily is £60. I might get it delivered to friend in UK.

Regards

Barry and Penny
“Lady Penelope II”
AMEL 54. #17
Marina di Ragusa. Sicily


On Feb 6, 2019, at 16:21, jmkraus jmkraus@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

It is the fitting protruding thru the deck which the headsail furler mechanization is attached to. It is a vertical stainless fitting with a 3/4 inch pin that secures the bae of the furler mechanization. Mine was 6.5mm amel "modified" the fitting to 20mm soon after #14, my hull#. 



Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S7.

-------- Original message --------
From: "Barry Connor connor_barry@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
Date: 2/6/19 11:11 AM (GMT-04:00)
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Gas struts for fridge/freezer lid and engine hatch

 

Hi Jeff,


Sorry, I don’t understand your question about the ‘stem’ fitting. Is this on the bow for the furler?

Barry


On Feb 6, 2019, at 15:54, JEFFREY KRAUS jmkraus@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Barry,
I was able to get the strut in Martinique at the refrigeration specialist's store. He had a selection of them. Perhaps you could find one at a similar refrigeration outlet locally.

On a separate subject, I see you are 54 #17. I wonder if your stem fitting is the thin 6.5mm version that my 54 #14 had, or if it was built with the "modified" 20mm fitting that Amel installed in later versions. Could you let me know? I'd like to pin down when the change to the 20mm stem fitting begins.
Thanks.
Best Regards,
Jeff Spirit Amel 54 #14


On Wed, Feb 06, 2019 at 09:46 AM, Barry Connor connor_barry@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:

 

I am wanting to replace the gas strut for the lift up lid on the galley fridge/freezer.

The original unit does not have a maker name - brand name printed on the strut. On the strut and the same for the lift up hatch for the engine compartment is a symbol of what looks like 3 sails in 3 squares.

Does anyone have information on where to get the correct struts. The pressure on the fridge strut is 300N and the overall length is 410mm.

Much appreciate any assistance.

Regards

Barry and Penny
"Lady Penelope II"
Amel 54. #17
Marina di Ragusa   Sicily


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Gas struts for fridge/freezer lid and engine hatch

Barry Connor
 

Hi Jeff,
Yes, mine is also 6.5mm without the twist. (Just kidding, I feel for you). I remember looking at yours and I immediately checked mine. My boat has been across the pond and back before I bought. Just been around the Med since. I have thought about this and will be very conscious of the pressure on this from now. The replacement furlong systems all have space for a 20mm stem. I just had discussions at the Dusseldorf show with Profurl about this and the answer was to bush out my 6.5mm stem with spacers to upgrade to Profurl and Barmar. AMEL are using Profurl on the new 50 and soon to be released 60. Both of these are now going to be sloops. No more ketch rigs from AMEL. No more 55’s.  No more C-Drive keel propellers either. They both will have a through hull shaft drive.
Regarding the struts. I just spoke to a UK company StrutsDirect, very helpful. Replacement for the galley fridge strut -
 “F-SD02-150” E2. Eye Ends. About £20 but shipping to Sicily is £60. I might get it delivered to friend in UK.

Regards

Barry and Penny
“Lady Penelope II”
AMEL 54. #17
Marina di Ragusa. Sicily


On Feb 6, 2019, at 16:21, jmkraus jmkraus@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

It is the fitting protruding thru the deck which the headsail furler mechanization is attached to. It is a vertical stainless fitting with a 3/4 inch pin that secures the bae of the furler mechanization. Mine was 6.5mm amel "modified" the fitting to 20mm soon after #14, my hull#. 



Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S7.

-------- Original message --------
From: "Barry Connor connor_barry@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
Date: 2/6/19 11:11 AM (GMT-04:00)
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Gas struts for fridge/freezer lid and engine hatch

 

Hi Jeff,


Sorry, I don’t understand your question about the ‘stem’ fitting. Is this on the bow for the furler?

Barry


On Feb 6, 2019, at 15:54, JEFFREY KRAUS jmkraus@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Barry,
I was able to get the strut in Martinique at the refrigeration specialist's store. He had a selection of them. Perhaps you could find one at a similar refrigeration outlet locally.

On a separate subject, I see you are 54 #17. I wonder if your stem fitting is the thin 6.5mm version that my 54 #14 had, or if it was built with the "modified" 20mm fitting that Amel installed in later versions. Could you let me know? I'd like to pin down when the change to the 20mm stem fitting begins.
Thanks.
Best Regards,
Jeff Spirit Amel 54 #14


On Wed, Feb 06, 2019 at 09:46 AM, Barry Connor connor_barry@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:

 

I am wanting to replace the gas strut for the lift up lid on the galley fridge/freezer.

The original unit does not have a maker name - brand name printed on the strut. On the strut and the same for the lift up hatch for the engine compartment is a symbol of what looks like 3 sails in 3 squares.

Does anyone have information on where to get the correct struts. The pressure on the fridge strut is 300N and the overall length is 410mm.

Much appreciate any assistance.

Regards

Barry and Penny
"Lady Penelope II"
Amel 54. #17
Marina di Ragusa   Sicily


Re: AGM battery equalisation

greatketch@...
 

Paul,

I won't comment on the West Marine brand specifically, but MOST AGM batteries can not be safely equalized.

But... you are likely being mislead by your instruments.  Your battery meter measures the [Amps into the battery] and [Amps out] multiplies by an [efficiency factor] and subtracts to calculate [Amps used], and then divides by the size of the battery bank that was entered when it was setup.  Very small errors in this calculation can add up over time to cause the meter to miss report the state of charge. There is no way this kind of meter will actually measure a decline in capacity of the batteries, in its calculation it ALWAYS uses the battery capacity that was initially entered into its memory.

Best thing to do is to fully charge the batteries. Plug in to shore power and run the battery charger overnight at least, if that is possible. Then reset the meter to read 100% charge.  Your only real way to measure the capacity of the batteries is to draw them down, and watch the voltage drop.  If the voltage is lower than it used to be when the meter reports a "50%" state of charge, then that reflects a decline in capacity.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Georgetown, Great Exuma Is., Bahamas


---In amelyachtowners@..., <sharongbrown@...> wrote :

Hi all,

I have what seems to be a charging issue with my West Marine AGM92 batteries. They do not seem to be accepting a charge past about 75% capacity. They are 4.5 years old. Am I correct in that these batteries can be equalised? Would this solve the problem? If so would anyone know for how long equalisation should be carried out for and at wht voltage?

Cheers,
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Gas struts for fridge/freezer lid and engine hatch

JEFFREY KRAUS
 

It is the fitting protruding thru the deck which the headsail furler mechanization is attached to. It is a vertical stainless fitting with a 3/4 inch pin that secures the bae of the furler mechanization. Mine was 6.5mm amel "modified" the fitting to 20mm soon after #14, my hull#. 



Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S7.

-------- Original message --------
From: "Barry Connor connor_barry@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
Date: 2/6/19 11:11 AM (GMT-04:00)
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Gas struts for fridge/freezer lid and engine hatch

 

Hi Jeff,


Sorry, I don’t understand your question about the ‘stem’ fitting. Is this on the bow for the furler?

Barry


On Feb 6, 2019, at 15:54, JEFFREY KRAUS jmkraus@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Barry,
I was able to get the strut in Martinique at the refrigeration specialist's store. He had a selection of them. Perhaps you could find one at a similar refrigeration outlet locally.

On a separate subject, I see you are 54 #17. I wonder if your stem fitting is the thin 6.5mm version that my 54 #14 had, or if it was built with the "modified" 20mm fitting that Amel installed in later versions. Could you let me know? I'd like to pin down when the change to the 20mm stem fitting begins.
Thanks.
Best Regards,
Jeff Spirit Amel 54 #14


On Wed, Feb 06, 2019 at 09:46 AM, Barry Connor connor_barry@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:

 

I am wanting to replace the gas strut for the lift up lid on the galley fridge/freezer.

The original unit does not have a maker name - brand name printed on the strut. On the strut and the same for the lift up hatch for the engine compartment is a symbol of what looks like 3 sails in 3 squares.

Does anyone have information on where to get the correct struts. The pressure on the fridge strut is 300N and the overall length is 410mm.

Much appreciate any assistance.

Regards

Barry and Penny
"Lady Penelope II"
Amel 54. #17
Marina di Ragusa   Sicily


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Gas struts for fridge/freezer lid and engine hatch

Barry Connor
 

Hi Jeff,

Sorry, I don’t understand your question about the ‘stem’ fitting. Is this on the bow for the furler?

Barry


On Feb 6, 2019, at 15:54, JEFFREY KRAUS jmkraus@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Barry,
I was able to get the strut in Martinique at the refrigeration specialist's store. He had a selection of them. Perhaps you could find one at a similar refrigeration outlet locally.

On a separate subject, I see you are 54 #17. I wonder if your stem fitting is the thin 6.5mm version that my 54 #14 had, or if it was built with the "modified" 20mm fitting that Amel installed in later versions. Could you let me know? I'd like to pin down when the change to the 20mm stem fitting begins.
Thanks.
Best Regards,
Jeff Spirit Amel 54 #14


On Wed, Feb 06, 2019 at 09:46 AM, Barry Connor connor_barry@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:

 

I am wanting to replace the gas strut for the lift up lid on the galley fridge/freezer.

The original unit does not have a maker name - brand name printed on the strut. On the strut and the same for the lift up hatch for the engine compartment is a symbol of what looks like 3 sails in 3 squares.

Does anyone have information on where to get the correct struts. The pressure on the fridge strut is 300N and the overall length is 410mm.

Much appreciate any assistance.

Regards

Barry and Penny
"Lady Penelope II"
Amel 54. #17
Marina di Ragusa   Sicily


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Gas struts for fridge/freezer lid and engine hatch

JEFFREY KRAUS
 


Gas struts for fridge/freezer lid and engine hatch

Barry Connor
 

I am wanting to replace the gas strut for the lift up lid on the galley fridge/freezer.

The original unit does not have a maker name - brand name printed on the strut. On the strut and the same for the lift up hatch for the engine compartment is a symbol of what looks like 3 sails in 3 squares.

Does anyone have information on where to get the correct struts. The pressure on the fridge strut is 300N and the overall length is 410mm.

Much appreciate any assistance.

Regards

Barry and Penny
"Lady Penelope II"
Amel 54. #17
Marina di Ragusa   Sicily


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] hemple antifouling paint

tony wells
 

Hemple (self polishing) is popular at my marina chandler yesterday - Cleopatra, Preveza, Greece. At €126 per 2.5 litres it is as popular as Micron 350 (€132 per 2.5 litre) (which I’m told is the new generation to ‘EU’ and the tin was noticeably heavier than a tin of old ‘EU’ they had in stock. Copper content!?)

Tony Wells
New owner of A54 #102 Catriona R (to be renamed Balthazar, it’s original name) and an Amel School client
Preveza, Ionian, Greece

On 6 Feb 2019, at 14:46, Bill Rouse brouse@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Jeff

I learned of Hemple when we were in Cartagena in 2006. What I learned then was that Hemple is a Spanish manufacturer of antifouling. It is used commercially and on pleasure boats. They had two types, ablative and hard. In the hard antifouling line they had an antifouling for power boats that would go 20kts and they had a line for slower boats. I do not remember any of the product names. I used the hard type antifouling for slower boats to touch up some of the Micron 66. We painted it over a small area that had been scraped, and since we had a gallon we painted the keel and ballast, skeg and rudder. It performed as good as the Micron 66. As I remember it, I believe it cost more than I had paid for Micron 66 in St Martin, but that may have been because of Colombia duty.

All of the above said, my experience with Hemple was long enough ago to be completely invalid today.

Best,

Bill Rouse
Amel School  
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970



On Wed, Feb 6, 2019 at 5:26 AM jmkraus@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Good morning Amelians!

Anyone try this stuff.

Apparently it's used quite regularly in Puerto Rico. I'm hauled at present, and need to roll out some antifouling before I launch in a couple weeks. I have micron 66 on her now. 

Hauling every 2 years.

Thanks!

Spirit Amel 54 #14 hauled out in Ponce PR


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] hemple antifouling paint

 

Jeff,

Just be careful that they are not offering the Hemple product for fast powerboats...they have a lot of those in PR.

Best,

Bill Rouse
Amel School  
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970



On Wed, Feb 6, 2019 at 8:10 AM JEFFREY KRAUS jmkraus@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Bill,
I'll check on the "type" that they are offering, but I've been told that it is comparable to, and actually better then, micron 66, and it is cheaper. Perhaps the manufacturing in Spain allows for it to be produced more reasonably then in the US, with more stringent manufacturing guidelines and so on.
Thanks for the info.
Best Regards,
Jeff
 


On Wed, Feb 06, 2019 at 07:46 AM, Bill Rouse brouse@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:

 

Jeff

I learned of Hemple when we were in Cartagena in 2006. What I learned then was that Hemple is a Spanish manufacturer of antifouling. It is used commercially and on pleasure boats. They had two types, ablative and hard. In the hard antifouling line they had an antifouling for power boats that would go 20kts and they had a line for slower boats. I do not remember any of the product names. I used the hard type antifouling for slower boats to touch up some of the Micron 66. We painted it over a small area that had been scraped, and since we had a gallon we painted the keel and ballast, skeg and rudder. It performed as good as the Micron 66. As I remember it, I believe it cost more than I had paid for Micron 66 in St Martin, but that may have been because of Colombia duty.

All of the above said, my experience with Hemple was long enough ago to be completely invalid today.

Best,

Bill Rouse
Amel School  
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970



On Wed, Feb 6, 2019 at 5:26 AM jmkraus@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Good morning Amelians!

Anyone try this stuff.

Apparently it's used quite regularly in Puerto Rico. I'm hauled at present, and need to roll out some antifouling before I launch in a couple weeks. I have micron 66 on her now. 

Hauling every 2 years.

Thanks!

Spirit Amel 54 #14 hauled out in Ponce PR


AGM battery equalisation

ya_fohi
 

Hi all,

I have what seems to be a charging issue with my West Marine AGM92 batteries. They do not seem to be accepting a charge past about 75% capacity. They are 4.5 years old. Am I correct in that these batteries can be equalised? Would this solve the problem? If so would anyone know for how long equalisation should be carried out for and at wht voltage?

Cheers,
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] hemple antifouling paint

JEFFREY KRAUS
 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] hemple antifouling paint

 

Jeff

I learned of Hemple when we were in Cartagena in 2006. What I learned then was that Hemple is a Spanish manufacturer of antifouling. It is used commercially and on pleasure boats. They had two types, ablative and hard. In the hard antifouling line they had an antifouling for power boats that would go 20kts and they had a line for slower boats. I do not remember any of the product names. I used the hard type antifouling for slower boats to touch up some of the Micron 66. We painted it over a small area that had been scraped, and since we had a gallon we painted the keel and ballast, skeg and rudder. It performed as good as the Micron 66. As I remember it, I believe it cost more than I had paid for Micron 66 in St Martin, but that may have been because of Colombia duty.

All of the above said, my experience with Hemple was long enough ago to be completely invalid today.

Best,

Bill Rouse
Amel School  
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970



On Wed, Feb 6, 2019 at 5:26 AM jmkraus@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Good morning Amelians!

Anyone try this stuff.

Apparently it's used quite regularly in Puerto Rico. I'm hauled at present, and need to roll out some antifouling before I launch in a couple weeks. I have micron 66 on her now. 

Hauling every 2 years.

Thanks!

Spirit Amel 54 #14 hauled out in Ponce PR


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] St. Martin

Patrick McAneny
 

We bought a 10.5 AB aluminum with a 15 hp. 2 stroke from Budget Marine four years ago,and have been very happy with it.It has an anchor locker that is great for storage and makes boarding easier.
Pat
SM Shenanigans
Bequia


hemple antifouling paint

JEFFREY KRAUS
 

Good morning Amelians!

Anyone try this stuff.

Apparently it's used quite regularly in Puerto Rico. I'm hauled at present, and need to roll out some antifouling before I launch in a couple weeks. I have micron 66 on her now. 

Hauling every 2 years.

Thanks!

Spirit Amel 54 #14 hauled out in Ponce PR


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Wheel lock for wind vane [2 Attachments]

smiles bernard
 

Thanks Gerhard thats very helpful
Think I posted them originally but I couldn’t find them on the forum at all via my phone which is all I use now I’m sailing 


Many thanks

Miles
Maramu 162


On 4 Feb 2019, at 16:02, carcodespam@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

That are the pictures I have.

Gerhard
Sharki #60



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] St. Martin

eric freedman
 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] performance differences

 

I have sailed all 3 and trained crews on all 3. Joel Potter jfpottercys"at"att.net has sailed and sold most all Amel models. I am on a 55 today and tomorrow. Call me Friday any time. 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970
My calendar: 
https://theamelschool.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html

On Tue, Feb 5, 2019, 11:06 AM grove.ken@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@... wrote:
 

I intend on buying either a Super Maramu, 54, or 55 in the next 1-2 years. It's easy finding feature differences (length, layouts, etc) or aesthetic differences between the models, but it's been difficult finding information on the relative sailing characteristics of the three hulls. 


Can anyone give me commentary on how differently these three boats sail from your experiences? How much difference in light wind performance? Heavy seas? Any other operational or performance differences between them that you think would be relevant in making a choice? 


I know the right answer is to get each on the water and test them myself, but given difficulties in finding them nearby, that's not realistic, so there is a good chance I'll have to rely on user feedback to pick a model and then focus my actual on-water tests to the hulls I'm actually intending to purchase. I'm assuming the sailing performance between these three hulls is small enough that it's likely to boil down to how new a boat I'm willing to pay for.