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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Port bow locker floor

Mark Erdos
 

Eric,

 

The total cost of the locker floor replacement for both front lockers was right at 3,500 euros (inc. VAT tax). I took 5 days and two guys. We had some other stuff done (cosmetic gel coat stuff on the transom) so it is hard to pin-point the exact cost for this. But, 3,500 would be pretty close. 

 

I uploaded some pictures to the forum.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, January 20, 2019 8:20 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Port bow locker floor

 

 

Hi Mark,

What was the total cost of the deck repair in the forward lockers in Martinique?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, January 20, 2019 4:53 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Port bow locker floor

 

 

Tom,

 

We had to make this repair past year. It is not difficult any decent glass person would have the capability. We had it done in Martinique at Amel. They sub-contracted  the work to a local company but told them what to do. We had both forward lockers done. This problem is a little bit of a design flaw in the Amel. As the anchor chain is stowed the moisture in the anchor well will slowly rot the wood since it was unfinished on the lower side.

 

They cut away the existing floor to within about 2-3 inches from the edge. They cut marine ply to fit into place and used the 2-3” lip to resin the new shelf. They sanded the lip to ensure it was free of rot and all paint for a good surface to adhere to. They finished both sides of the new floor with resin and gelcoat ensuring any moisture will not affect it. It took quite a bit of fiberglass work to make it look as good as new.

 

We paid a little bit extra to have an access panel put into the floor of the port side locker allowing us full access to the anchor well without having to go through the forward cabin.

 

My advice is to pay to have this done. Although you could do it yourself, the resin work and sanding required will leave you itching for years. Not, to mention the toxic fumes. I was going to do the repair myself but now look at the money I spent as a very good value.

 

I inserted a couple of pictures. If they don’t make it –let me know and I email them.

 

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Santa Marta, Colombia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of thomas.kleman
Sent: Sunday, January 20, 2019 5:15 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Port bow locker floor

 

 

As I was re-wiring my nav lights from the port bow locker (empty) I heard a crack. The top layer of the marine plywood floor separated from the rest and the floor is bowed but not cracked through. I checked it from top and bottom and it doesnt seem rotten. In case you’re wondering I weigh 200 lbs so it wasnt overloaded (ha). I know of at least one other SM that had this happen. Im in San Blas so an Amel fix in Martinique is out of the question. I will need to do this myself in Shelter Bay. Would love some ideas.

Tom Kleman
SM2K 422
SV L’ORIENT
San Blas


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Port bow locker floor

eric freedman
 

Hi Mark,

What was the total cost of the deck repair in the forward lockers in Martinique?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, January 20, 2019 4:53 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Port bow locker floor

 

 

Tom,

 

We had to make this repair past year. It is not difficult any decent glass person would have the capability. We had it done in Martinique at Amel. They sub-contracted  the work to a local company but told them what to do. We had both forward lockers done. This problem is a little bit of a design flaw in the Amel. As the anchor chain is stowed the moisture in the anchor well will slowly rot the wood since it was unfinished on the lower side.

 

They cut away the existing floor to within about 2-3 inches from the edge. They cut marine ply to fit into place and used the 2-3” lip to resin the new shelf. They sanded the lip to ensure it was free of rot and all paint for a good surface to adhere to. They finished both sides of the new floor with resin and gelcoat ensuring any moisture will not affect it. It took quite a bit of fiberglass work to make it look as good as new.

 

We paid a little bit extra to have an access panel put into the floor of the port side locker allowing us full access to the anchor well without having to go through the forward cabin.

 

My advice is to pay to have this done. Although you could do it yourself, the resin work and sanding required will leave you itching for years. Not, to mention the toxic fumes. I was going to do the repair myself but now look at the money I spent as a very good value.

 

I inserted a couple of pictures. If they don’t make it –let me know and I email them.

 

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Santa Marta, Colombia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of thomas.kleman
Sent: Sunday, January 20, 2019 5:15 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Port bow locker floor

 

 

As I was re-wiring my nav lights from the port bow locker (empty) I heard a crack. The top layer of the marine plywood floor separated from the rest and the floor is bowed but not cracked through. I checked it from top and bottom and it doesnt seem rotten. In case you’re wondering I weigh 200 lbs so it wasnt overloaded (ha). I know of at least one other SM that had this happen. Im in San Blas so an Amel fix in Martinique is out of the question. I will need to do this myself in Shelter Bay. Would love some ideas.

Tom Kleman
SM2K 422
SV L’ORIENT
San Blas


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Port bow locker floor

Alan Leslie
 

Thanks Mark,

The pics didn't come through. 
Elyse has the same issue and I will do as you have and put a hatch in the floor on the port side.

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Port bow locker floor

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Tom,

I would dry it out thoroughly and then glass right over it coving up the sides of the locker. Solid permanent fix.

Regards

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

On 21 January 201Hi Tom9 at 10:15 "thomas.kleman" <no_reply@...> wrote:

 

As I was re-wiring my nav lights from the port bow locker (empty) I heard a crack. The top layer of the marine plywood floor separated from the rest and the floor is bowed but not cracked through. I checked it from top and bottom and it doesnt seem rotten. In case you’re wondering I weigh 200 lbs so it wasnt overloaded (ha). I know of at least one other SM that had this happen. Im in San Blas so an Amel fix in Martinique is out of the question. I will need to do this myself in Shelter Bay. Would love some ideas.

Tom Kleman
SM2K 422
SV L’ORIENT
San Blas


 


 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Port bow locker floor

Mark Erdos
 

Tom,

 

We had to make this repair past year. It is not difficult any decent glass person would have the capability. We had it done in Martinique at Amel. They sub-contracted  the work to a local company but told them what to do. We had both forward lockers done. This problem is a little bit of a design flaw in the Amel. As the anchor chain is stowed the moisture in the anchor well will slowly rot the wood since it was unfinished on the lower side.

 

They cut away the existing floor to within about 2-3 inches from the edge. They cut marine ply to fit into place and used the 2-3” lip to resin the new shelf. They sanded the lip to ensure it was free of rot and all paint for a good surface to adhere to. They finished both sides of the new floor with resin and gelcoat ensuring any moisture will not affect it. It took quite a bit of fiberglass work to make it look as good as new.

 

We paid a little bit extra to have an access panel put into the floor of the port side locker allowing us full access to the anchor well without having to go through the forward cabin.

 

My advice is to pay to have this done. Although you could do it yourself, the resin work and sanding required will leave you itching for years. Not, to mention the toxic fumes. I was going to do the repair myself but now look at the money I spent as a very good value.

 

I inserted a couple of pictures. If they don’t make it –let me know and I email them.

 

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Santa Marta, Colombia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of thomas.kleman
Sent: Sunday, January 20, 2019 5:15 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Port bow locker floor

 

 

As I was re-wiring my nav lights from the port bow locker (empty) I heard a crack. The top layer of the marine plywood floor separated from the rest and the floor is bowed but not cracked through. I checked it from top and bottom and it doesnt seem rotten. In case you’re wondering I weigh 200 lbs so it wasnt overloaded (ha). I know of at least one other SM that had this happen. Im in San Blas so an Amel fix in Martinique is out of the question. I will need to do this myself in Shelter Bay. Would love some ideas.

Tom Kleman
SM2K 422
SV L’ORIENT
San Blas


Port bow locker floor

thomas.kleman <no_reply@...>
 

As I was re-wiring my nav lights from the port bow locker (empty) I heard a crack. The top layer of the marine plywood floor separated from the rest and the floor is bowed but not cracked through. I checked it from top and bottom and it doesnt seem rotten. In case you’re wondering I weigh 200 lbs so it wasnt overloaded (ha). I know of at least one other SM that had this happen. Im in San Blas so an Amel fix in Martinique is out of the question. I will need to do this myself in Shelter Bay. Would love some ideas.

Tom Kleman
SM2K 422
SV L’ORIENT
San Blas


Re: Stern arch Amel 54

Mark & Debbie Mueller
 

Hi Arno,

 

We are interested in a stern arch also.  Are you planning on straddling the stern cleat with the vertical struts or having the rear strut attach at the transom?  I talked with Atlantic Towers at the Annapolis Boat Show a couple of months ago.  I asked them if they would be interested in coming to the boat, it was very close, to measure for the arch as they had not manufactured any for a 54 – they declined.  That was unfortunate; I was impressed with their product after seeing several on Super Maramu’s at the Amel Rendezvous at St. Michaels. 

 

I believe they bend and weld aluminum very well but I would guess they job out powder coat services.  Be cautious, substrate prep especially on aluminum is the key to longevity of the finish.  It could be worth the extra time you would invest get the background on the powder coater and how they prep the material.

 

Please let us know how the project progresses.

 

Mark Mueller

Brass Ring

A54


Re: parts

greatketch@...
 


Your contact at Amel for parts is Maude Touillet, her email is sav (at) amel.fr

Her English is excellent, and she is very helpful, and also very busy.  A bit of patience goes a long way.  It is always useful to remember that Amel makes its money building new boats, the service of older models is a great bonus. It is helpful if you do everything you can to make dealing with you as easy and effortless as possible!

There are a number of posts here describing the kind of information you need to include, but starting with photos, detailed descriptions, your exact hull number, are all important to help her track down what you need. She has a lot of experience getting parts to remote locations, so her shipping methods usually work well.

It is also can be very helpful if you include your name, your boat's name, hull number, and location in your postings here. Somebody might be nearby with extra help!

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Cape Eleuthera, Eleuthera Is., Bahamas

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

Im a new owner of a 2001 SM 2000 cruising Mexico with my kids. Where do I order parts for my AMEL can some one send ne contact info for parts please. Thanks


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Possible late Spring Amel Caribbean Rally

karkauai
 

I’m sure it would be great fun and well attended, Bill.  If we are still in the Caribbean, we will surely attend.  Will be heading for Panama in April.
Kent & Iris
Kristy
SM243

On Jan 19, 2019, at 2:41 PM, 'Kimberlite' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Bill,

I will be in the St Maarten area till about April then on to Colombia.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Saturday, January 19, 2019 1:58 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Possible late Spring Amel Caribbean Rally

 

 

I would like to know what you think about having an Amel Caribbean Rally in 2019.

 

I would be happy to spearhead it and believe I might be able to get some discounts from marinas, marine vendors, and possibly restaurants. If we get enough participants, we might even quality for Tourism Board support from places like the BVI, St. Maarten, Martinique, St. Lucia, and Grenada. I know that the Tourism Boards have participated in past rallies by supplying transportation and tours which promote their islands.

 

As a participant in the Amel Rendezvous in the Chesapeak, I know how much fun these can be.

 

This email opens it up for discussion. Let me know if you are interested and/or if you can help put this together. Many of us probably have at least one contact in the Caribbean who could help.

 

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


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] parts

Mark Erdos
 

Here you go:

 

Maud TOUILLET

Service clientèle – Customer service

 

sav@...

Phone : +33 (0) 546 55 00 75

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Santa Marta, Colombia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, January 20, 2019 1:28 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] parts

 

 

Im a new owner of a 2001 SM 2000 cruising Mexico with my kids. Where do I order parts for my AMEL can some one send ne contact info for parts please. Thanks


parts

sailunavida@...
 

Im a new owner of a 2001 SM 2000 cruising Mexico with my kids. Where do I order parts for my AMEL can some one send ne contact info for parts please. Thanks


Re: Possible late Spring Amel Caribbean Rally

Miles
 

Hi Bill,

 

I am interested.  It sounds like a great plan.

I will be mostly in Martinique until the beginning of June when I will head north to Newport, RI.  As you know, there are a lot of Amels here.

Regards,

Miles

 

S/Y Ladybug, sm 216, Port du Marin, Martinique


Re: Sea Me radar trqansponder

greatketch@...
 

Eric,

We have an Echomax Passive reflector that came to us with Harmonie.  It sits up there in the rigging.  And I assume it works. 

Since we broadcast an AIS signal, I haven't prioritized evaluations of its performance...

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Cape Eleuthera, Eleuthera Is. Bahamas


Re: Possible late Spring Amel Caribbean Rally

Arno Luijten
 

We are “permanently” based in Marigot, Saint Martin. Let me know if I can help in some way.

Arno
SV Luna,
A54-121


Re: more photos

Arno Luijten
 

For reference, this is the way it looks on build number 121. It appears Amel made quite an upgrade for the later models



Regards,

Arno
SV Luna,
A54-121


Sea Me radar trqansponder

eric freedman
 



Thanks to Ian and Judy Jenkins Pen Azen,

I installed a Sea Me target enhancer when Kimberlite was built.

I think it is  finally in need of replacement or repair. I cannot find the company. Does anyone have contact info?

 

If not I see that echomax unit  seems to be highly rated at this time.

Does anyone have experience with this target enhancer unit?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376’

 

 

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Possible late Spring Amel Caribbean Rally

eric freedman
 

Hi Bill,

I will be in the St Maarten area till about April then on to Colombia.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Saturday, January 19, 2019 1:58 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Possible late Spring Amel Caribbean Rally

 

 

I would like to know what you think about having an Amel Caribbean Rally in 2019.

 

I would be happy to spearhead it and believe I might be able to get some discounts from marinas, marine vendors, and possibly restaurants. If we get enough participants, we might even quality for Tourism Board support from places like the BVI, St. Maarten, Martinique, St. Lucia, and Grenada. I know that the Tourism Boards have participated in past rallies by supplying transportation and tours which promote their islands.

 

As a participant in the Amel Rendezvous in the Chesapeak, I know how much fun these can be.

 

This email opens it up for discussion. Let me know if you are interested and/or if you can help put this together. Many of us probably have at least one contact in the Caribbean who could help.

 

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


Possible late Spring Amel Caribbean Rally

 

I would like to know what you think about having an Amel Caribbean Rally in 2019.

I would be happy to spearhead it and believe I might be able to get some discounts from marinas, marine vendors, and possibly restaurants. If we get enough participants, we might even quality for Tourism Board support from places like the BVI, St. Maarten, Martinique, St. Lucia, and Grenada. I know that the Tourism Boards have participated in past rallies by supplying transportation and tours which promote their islands.

As a participant in the Amel Rendezvous in the Chesapeak, I know how much fun these can be.

This email opens it up for discussion. Let me know if you are interested and/or if you can help put this together. Many of us probably have at least one contact in the Caribbean who could help.

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


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] more photos

 

I uploaded some of them to Album: Genoa Furler Stem Fitting Upgrade located at 


Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

Amel School  http://www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970



On Fri, Jan 18, 2019 at 10:23 AM jmkraus jmkraus@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I will do that later when I return from my labors aboard f/v Alisha J 



Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S7.

-------- Original message --------
From: "Bill Rouse brouse@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
Date: 1/18/19 10:16 AM (GMT-04:00)
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] more photos

 

Jeff,

Email them to me and I will get them uploaded one way or another. I am traveling today, so will not be able to do it until this evening. 

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 Fri, Jan 18, 2019, 6:49 AM jmkraus@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups..com wrote:
 

I can't seem to upload more photos, I'm getting a message saying I exceeded my 10mb limit. Sorry. 


Re: 12 volt electric motor replacement

Craig Briggs
 

Ah, Bill, you were on the uptown side of the tracks - gotta get behind Lesters.
Cheers, Craig 


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

Don,

If the motor has not failed due to water intrusion and corrosion, it can almost certainly be repaired.

We have had excellent results from Broward Armature in Fort Lauderdale.  I think a figure of $100 is a bit optimistic for a rebuild. That would be less than an hour of their shop time, and I think that's unrealistic for a repair.

In December we had our jib furling motor in with them for a check up and refurbishment.  $400 got us new brushes and bearings and the commutator turned down. They also washed and baked the windings to get the resistance up to spec. 

We also brought in the 24V motor that turns our RO pump.  We asked them to look at it with a $200 budget, since we knew we could buy a new one for $300.  They turned down the job, saying that they really couldn't do more than open it up and look for that price.

In the past, motor rebuilds there have run us between $300 and $600 (for the bow thruster drive motor).

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Cape Eleuthera, Eleuthera, Bahamas


---In amelyachtowners@..., <donaldpatterson533@...> wrote :

One of the electric furling motors on my Amel Mango has failed.  Amel has advised that  they have replacement motors available.  Does anyone know of a possible replacement source that is compatible with the gear box or a rebuilder in Caribbean or the US for the motor. Thanks Don