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Re: Hardtop for Amel 54

Mohammad Shirloo
 

Hi Barry;

 

Caduceus’ hard top was made in Norfolk West Virginia.

 

What did you think of the Emek installation? Do you know if it was insulated and how it has performed so far?

 

Happy Sailing;

 

 

Mohammad and Aty

B&B Kokomo

AMEL 54 #099

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Barry Connor via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, July 11, 2020 1:46 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Hardtop for Amel 54

 

Hi Scott,

 

Thank you for the photo.

I am going to see them on Wednesday when everything reopens here after this holiday weekend. I do hope that your price is not correct.

My current Bimini is an all cover, 5 bow frame with Sunbrella, like the hardtop made for Caduceus Amel 54. #56.

  

Mohammad: Thank you for the photos. Do you know where Caduceus hardtop was made? The Emek Marine link is the hardtop on Wasabi Amel54. I think #50? Ruedi and Sabina showed me over this with the complete coverings.

 

Very Best

 

Barry and Penny

"SV Lady Penelope II"

Amel 54. #17

Sainte Anne anchorage Martinique

 

 

On Saturday, July 11, 2020, 4:28:59 PM EDT, Courtney Gorman via groups.io <itsfun1@...> wrote:

 

 

I wonder if they would do a volume discount?

Bill is this an Amel School possibility?

Cheers 

Courtney 

svTrippin

54 #101

Brunswick 



On Jul 11, 2020, at 4:21 PM, Scott SV Tengah <Scott.nguyen@...> wrote:

This one was done by Manu at Alize Composites in Le Marin.

I think he said 25-30k euros.

--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com

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Re: Hardtop for Amel 54

Barry Connor
 

Hi Scott,

Thank you for the photo.
I am going to see them on Wednesday when everything reopens here after this holiday weekend. I do hope that your price is not correct.
My current Bimini is an all cover, 5 bow frame with Sunbrella, like the hardtop made for Caduceus Amel 54. #56.
  
Mohammad: Thank you for the photos. Do you know where Caduceus hardtop was made? The Emek Marine link is the hardtop on Wasabi Amel54. I think #50? Ruedi and Sabina showed me over this with the complete coverings.

Very Best

Barry and Penny
"SV Lady Penelope II"
Amel 54. #17
Sainte Anne anchorage Martinique


On Saturday, July 11, 2020, 4:28:59 PM EDT, Courtney Gorman via groups.io <itsfun1@...> wrote:


I wonder if they would do a volume discount?
Bill is this an Amel School possibility?
Cheers 
Courtney 
svTrippin
54 #101
Brunswick 


On Jul 11, 2020, at 4:21 PM, Scott SV Tengah <Scott.nguyen@...> wrote:

This one was done by Manu at Alize Composites in Le Marin.

I think he said 25-30k euros.

--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com
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Re: Hardtop for Amel 54

Courtney Gorman
 

I wonder if they would do a volume discount?
Bill is this an Amel School possibility?
Cheers 
Courtney 
svTrippin
54 #101
Brunswick 


On Jul 11, 2020, at 4:21 PM, Scott SV Tengah <Scott.nguyen@...> wrote:

This one was done by Manu at Alize Composites in Le Marin.

I think he said 25-30k euros.

--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com
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Re: Hardtop for Amel 54

Scott SV Tengah
 

This one was done by Manu at Alize Composites in Le Marin.

I think he said 25-30k euros.

--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com


Re: New Thread on A54 fridge pumps (ATTN: OLIVER Vela Nautica)

Scott SV Tengah
 

HI Craig,

I'm a little surprised that you're stating that our water cooled Danfoss refrigeration systems perform optimally with water temps above that which we experience in the tropics. That begs the question -  why didn't they design it for maximum efficiency given a water temperature that you would actually experience in the ocean?

My primary concern is pump life, which is directly related to pump duty cycle. Oliver logs his pump duty cycle (fancy computerized system) and noted that it went from 15% in colder waters to about 75% duty cycle when he got to the Caribbean. 

I surmise the hot ambient air temps around the cooling box contribute to that, but for the purposes of comparing pump life for those in warm climates vs. pump life for those in cool climates, pump life seems to be inversely correlated with temperature. Those reporting super long pump lives seem to be in colder areas.

While I don't have Oliver's fancy logging system, I can attest that our refrigeration system uses considerably more power per day and our pumps lasted for much less time when comparing our experiences in the Caribbean vs. the Med. That implies to me that, when all is considered, colder temps mean the system is running less often.

--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com


Re: Is there a valve for the water intake for the washing machine?

Willem Kroes
 

Thank you Bill,

I found the valve behind the cleaning stuff. I did not expect it on this side,but must admid that I failed to consult the manual.

Anyway, the problem is solved (also with the water intake valve at the washing machine side).

I am very happyt to be on my boat again after so many months of lock down. The Greek authorities made a great leap foreward with their digital system. There are also some very reliable Greek websites for updates on the Covid-19-situation in Greece, like this one:
https://www.atoz-guides.com/coronavirus-in-greece-update/

Thanks again and stay healthy!

Willem Kroes

SM#351 KAVANGA

now at anchor near Menidion Greece


Re: Hardtop for Amel 54

Brent Cameron
 

The nicest one I’ve seen is on the Amel 54 Soleil Bleu.  It looks like it could have come out of La Rochelle.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DT7x0SjM648

Brent

On Jul 11, 2020, 11:11 AM -0400, Mohammad Shirloo <mshirloo@...>, wrote:

Thanks Barry;

 

I got permission from the previous owner of Caduceus A54 #56 to share the pictures of his hardtop. The following is the link to the pictures.

 

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/fr8okwqm43p6hsb/AADBRqNQw4VXvNSKDCVNT4afa?dl=0

 

Martin circumnavigated with this design and was very happy with it. I now see that Emek Marine has also installed one on a 54 in Turkey. Here’s the link:

 

https://www.facebook.com/emekmarin/posts/amel-54-hardtop-custom-designed-and-made-out-of-composite-lamination-amelyachts-/2003483773066512/

 

The hardtop makes sense in a lot of ways. As shown in the new Amel designs. I’m very interested in finding out your daily average Amp Hour output from your solar panels on your bimini top. This is where we would like to install ours and avoid an arch and the associated weight and interference with the sleek design, on the transom.

 

Happy Sailing;

 

 

Mohammad and Aty

B&B Kokomo

AMEL 54 #099

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Barry Connor via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, July 11, 2020 7:55 AM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Hardtop for Amel 54

 

Hi Mohammad,

2 more photos of the raised boom line. My goal was to get it as high as possible, my Bimini bows are not bent much in the middle.

Best

Barry😀⛵️<image001.jpg><image002.jpg>



On Jul 11, 2020, at 08:08, Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:



Barry,

 

Thanks. As far as I can see the main thing was to move the pulley block, but I’m not on the boat now so can’t really compare.

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98 - Grenada

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Barry Connor via groups.io
Sent: 11 July 2020 00:55
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Hardtop for Amel 54

 

Hi Paul,

I have attached some photos showing how I raised the boom line.

 

Very Best

 

Barry and Penny

“SV Lady Penelope II”

Amel 54.  #17

Sainte Anne anchorage Martinique 

 




On Jul 10, 2020, at 03:47, Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:



Barry,

 

This is something I’ve been interested in too. What changes did you make to the boom line? Would you have a photo?

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98 - Grenada

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Barry Connor via groups.io
Sent: 10 July 2020 00:42
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Hardtop for Amel 54

 

Hello Amel 54 owners,

I have seen and been onboard some Amel 54's with custom Hardtops. Most are a little low in height.
We are in Martinique since March and will probably be here for some time as the Caribbean is not looking to be opening up for sailing soon.
A good time to undertake some projects. 
Do any Amel 54 owners have any recommendations for getting a custom made hardtop manufactured in the Caribbean? I would like to explore this possibility, I currently have had made a 5 bow Bimini with 6ft clearance under. I am looking for someone in the Caribbean who has made a Hardtop for a 54 or If I could find someone who does good fibre glass. I think I might be able to get a hardtop with 6ft clearance under as I have already made the changes to the boom line which had previously limited the height of hardtops and a bimini.
Would appreciate any advise from members who have any info for this project.

Best Regards

Barry and Penny
"SV Lady Penelope II"
Amel 54.  #17
Sante Anne anchorage Martinique 


--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


--
Brent Cameron

Future Amel Owner & Amel Owner Registry Moderator

Oro-Medonte, Ontario, Canada


Re: Hardtop for Amel 54

Mohammad Shirloo
 

Thanks Barry;

 

I got permission from the previous owner of Caduceus A54 #56 to share the pictures of his hardtop. The following is the link to the pictures.

 

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/fr8okwqm43p6hsb/AADBRqNQw4VXvNSKDCVNT4afa?dl=0

 

Martin circumnavigated with this design and was very happy with it. I now see that Emek Marine has also installed one on a 54 in Turkey. Here’s the link:

 

https://www.facebook.com/emekmarin/posts/amel-54-hardtop-custom-designed-and-made-out-of-composite-lamination-amelyachts-/2003483773066512/

 

The hardtop makes sense in a lot of ways. As shown in the new Amel designs. I’m very interested in finding out your daily average Amp Hour output from your solar panels on your bimini top. This is where we would like to install ours and avoid an arch and the associated weight and interference with the sleek design, on the transom.

 

Happy Sailing;

 

 

Mohammad and Aty

B&B Kokomo

AMEL 54 #099

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Barry Connor via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, July 11, 2020 7:55 AM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Hardtop for Amel 54

 

Hi Mohammad,

2 more photos of the raised boom line. My goal was to get it as high as possible, my Bimini bows are not bent much in the middle.

Best

Barry😀⛵



On Jul 11, 2020, at 08:08, Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:



Barry,

 

Thanks. As far as I can see the main thing was to move the pulley block, but I’m not on the boat now so can’t really compare.

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98 - Grenada

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Barry Connor via groups.io
Sent: 11 July 2020 00:55
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Hardtop for Amel 54

 

Hi Paul,

I have attached some photos showing how I raised the boom line.

 

Very Best

 

Barry and Penny

“SV Lady Penelope II”

Amel 54.  #17

Sainte Anne anchorage Martinique 

 




On Jul 10, 2020, at 03:47, Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:



Barry,

 

This is something I’ve been interested in too. What changes did you make to the boom line? Would you have a photo?

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98 - Grenada

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Barry Connor via groups.io
Sent: 10 July 2020 00:42
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Hardtop for Amel 54

 

Hello Amel 54 owners,

I have seen and been onboard some Amel 54's with custom Hardtops. Most are a little low in height.
We are in Martinique since March and will probably be here for some time as the Caribbean is not looking to be opening up for sailing soon.
A good time to undertake some projects. 
Do any Amel 54 owners have any recommendations for getting a custom made hardtop manufactured in the Caribbean? I would like to explore this possibility, I currently have had made a 5 bow Bimini with 6ft clearance under. I am looking for someone in the Caribbean who has made a Hardtop for a 54 or If I could find someone who does good fibre glass. I think I might be able to get a hardtop with 6ft clearance under as I have already made the changes to the boom line which had previously limited the height of hardtops and a bimini.
Would appreciate any advise from members who have any info for this project.

Best Regards

Barry and Penny
"SV Lady Penelope II"
Amel 54.  #17
Sante Anne anchorage Martinique 


--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


Re: Hardtop for Amel 54

Barry Connor
 

Hi Mohammad,
2 more photos of the raised boom line. My goal was to get it as high as possible, my Bimini bows are not bent much in the middle.
Best
Barry😀⛵️


On Jul 11, 2020, at 08:08, Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:



Barry,

 

Thanks. As far as I can see the main thing was to move the pulley block, but I’m not on the boat now so can’t really compare.

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98 - Grenada

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Barry Connor via groups.io
Sent: 11 July 2020 00:55
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Hardtop for Amel 54

 

Hi Paul,

I have attached some photos showing how I raised the boom line.

 

Very Best

 

Barry and Penny

“SV Lady Penelope II”

Amel 54.  #17

Sainte Anne anchorage Martinique 

 



On Jul 10, 2020, at 03:47, Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:



Barry,

 

This is something I’ve been interested in too. What changes did you make to the boom line? Would you have a photo?

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98 - Grenada

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Barry Connor via groups.io
Sent: 10 July 2020 00:42
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Hardtop for Amel 54

 

Hello Amel 54 owners,

I have seen and been onboard some Amel 54's with custom Hardtops. Most are a little low in height.
We are in Martinique since March and will probably be here for some time as the Caribbean is not looking to be opening up for sailing soon.
A good time to undertake some projects. 
Do any Amel 54 owners have any recommendations for getting a custom made hardtop manufactured in the Caribbean? I would like to explore this possibility, I currently have had made a 5 bow Bimini with 6ft clearance under. I am looking for someone in the Caribbean who has made a Hardtop for a 54 or If I could find someone who does good fibre glass. I think I might be able to get a hardtop with 6ft clearance under as I have already made the changes to the boom line which had previously limited the height of hardtops and a bimini.
Would appreciate any advise from members who have any info for this project.

Best Regards

Barry and Penny
"SV Lady Penelope II"
Amel 54.  #17
Sante Anne anchorage Martinique 


--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


Re: Cutting the main instrument display acrylic panel

Craig Briggs
 

Thanks, Billy - that was my guess and I see the 55 has that wide acrylic instrument pod. I should think you'll do fine with the oscillating blade. 
Good luck with it.
Hope you didn't get too much excitement with Tropical Cyclone "Fay" passing through your area yesterday.
Craig


Re: Is there a valve for the water intake for the washing machine?

 

Later model SM2ks had the following (photo from the Users Manual):
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CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Sat, Jul 11, 2020 at 7:27 AM Willem Kroes <kavanga@...> wrote:
Hi Elja,

Thank you for your fast reaction. I looked, but there is nothing under the gasoven or under the adjecent floor board. May be the Amel yard changed the piping infrastructure on later SM's.

Best regards,

Willem Kroes

SM#351 KAVANGA

now underway to Menidion


Re: Cutting the main instrument display acrylic panel

Billy Newport
 

Coder, Amel 55#56. Located in Liberty Landing, Jersey City, NJ, USA


Re: Is there a valve for the water intake for the washing machine?

Willem Kroes
 

Hi Elja,

Thank you for your fast reaction. I looked, but there is nothing under the gasoven or under the adjecent floor board. May be the Amel yard changed the piping infrastructure on later SM's.

Best regards,

Willem Kroes

SM#351 KAVANGA

now underway to Menidion


Re: Hardtop for Amel 54

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

Barry,

 

Thanks. As far as I can see the main thing was to move the pulley block, but I’m not on the boat now so can’t really compare.

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98 - Grenada

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Barry Connor via groups.io
Sent: 11 July 2020 00:55
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Hardtop for Amel 54

 

Hi Paul,

I have attached some photos showing how I raised the boom line.

 

Very Best

 

Barry and Penny

“SV Lady Penelope II”

Amel 54.  #17

Sainte Anne anchorage Martinique 

 



On Jul 10, 2020, at 03:47, Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:



Barry,

 

This is something I’ve been interested in too. What changes did you make to the boom line? Would you have a photo?

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98 - Grenada

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Barry Connor via groups.io
Sent: 10 July 2020 00:42
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Hardtop for Amel 54

 

Hello Amel 54 owners,

I have seen and been onboard some Amel 54's with custom Hardtops. Most are a little low in height.
We are in Martinique since March and will probably be here for some time as the Caribbean is not looking to be opening up for sailing soon.
A good time to undertake some projects. 
Do any Amel 54 owners have any recommendations for getting a custom made hardtop manufactured in the Caribbean? I would like to explore this possibility, I currently have had made a 5 bow Bimini with 6ft clearance under. I am looking for someone in the Caribbean who has made a Hardtop for a 54 or If I could find someone who does good fibre glass. I think I might be able to get a hardtop with 6ft clearance under as I have already made the changes to the boom line which had previously limited the height of hardtops and a bimini.
Would appreciate any advise from members who have any info for this project.

Best Regards

Barry and Penny
"SV Lady Penelope II"
Amel 54.  #17
Sante Anne anchorage Martinique 


--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


Re: Is there a valve for the water intake for the washing machine?

Elja Röllinghoff Balu SM 222
 

He Wilhelm ,
i think you find the valve for the wasching maschien under the last

under the last floor board in the kitchen under the gasoven

Best Elja SM Balu 222
On the way to Levkas

Von meinem iPhone gesendet


Is there a valve for the water intake for the washing machine?

Willem Kroes
 

Hello dear Amelians,

Finaly on board again of my SM in Greece,

I want to start sailing today, but there appeared a small problem.
 
The inlet valve of the washing machine will not close for 100%.  So I looked for a valve in the water intake line. I can't find it. Is there a valve (like the one for the dish washer; this one is easy to see)?

Best regards,

Willem Kroes

SM#351 KAVANGA

Preveza, Greece


Re: New Thread on A54 fridge pumps (ATTN: OLIVER Vela Nautica)

Craig Briggs
 

While cold seawater is, indeed, much better at cooling than warm water, it is less efficient for our refrigeration systems. Having the cooling water be at about the condensing temperature of the refrigerant is ideal. Typically, systems are most efficient with 90 degrees F / 32 C sea water (varies with the refrigerant). At much lower temperatures, like 55F/13C up north, the system will operate with a lower suction pressure and the pressure across the expansion valve is reduced which decreases system capacity and increases running times. We've got a gate valve on the sea water outlet that can be partially closed in very cold water to restrict flow and increase temperature. Put your hand on the drier or receiver and it should be about body temp. Recirculating the fresh water in your tank instead of using sea water is great and has the added benefit of keeping the beer cold when you're on the hard. 
Cheers, Craig 


Re: Santorin Bow Thruster/genoa furler breaker.

Craig Briggs
 

Ian,
On our SN (#68) the bow thruster and Foc furler are hard wired with no fuse or circuit breaker (diruptor). Real men don't need them ;-)
The 100amp fuse (mine is Blue Seas pop-up breaker style) is for the anchor windlass.

The main 12v power only kills power to the relay switches at the helm (same as turning off the "joy stick" breaker on the main DC panel). So when you say turning that off still left the BT and furler live, you were probing at the BT solenoid line terminals (not load), right, and the solenoids were actually inoperable from the helm switches. That seems safe enough, that is, you couldn't accidentally operate them from the helm. 

If you want to actually kill the power to the bow thruster and furler, just turn off your main battery switch - remote twist handle in the port cockpit lazarette locker, next to the helm.  If you have a fuse in the main battery feed, that's your safety for a dead short at the furler/bow thruster. If not you'll have one heck of a cabin heater. 

Cheers, Craig 


Re: Dive Compressor on a SM

eric freedman
 

Years ago when I used to cave dive. we used an aircraft government surplus 3000 psi compressor. it was about 10 inches in diameter and about 14 inches high.
They used to cost about $300- I still see the on ebay from time to time. The filters were the expensive part of the setup.
We needed this setup as where we dived was in the boondocks.
You might look into it.
Fair Winds,
Eric
sm 376

On July 10, 2020 at 12:13 AM Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:

Do it – it’s only money.

 

We have one. It’s not hard to maintain and I can fill a tank to 3200psi in about 20 mins.

 

Think about all the many locations in French Polynesia where you can’t get tanks filled. Having the compressor opens up a whole new world for sailors who dive.

 

Opps! Sorry. You wanted reasons not to do it. Can’t think of any other than you might miss the storage space and your boat will list more to port than it does now.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Thomas Kleman
Sent: Thursday, July 9, 2020 5:07 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Dive Compressor on a SM

 

OK- I have hull #422 (a red line) and each day I wistfully look at that un-used dive compressor breaker on the 220 volt panel and feel like it's talking to me. My wife and I are enthusiastic divers heading (hopefully) back to Polynesia where diving would be fun and not always close to a dive shop.
There is even a comprehensive design for a sliding drawer mounting in the aft  port cockpit lazarette I like on this very site. I am in Hawaii, have access to Home Depot and shipping (the Bauer Jr II) comes from Seattle ...it's all so tempting.

The logical part of my brain, however reminds me that it's noisy, represents another system to maintain, $5000 to buy and install myself, and would doubtless raise the cost of diving based on my accounting driven cost per tank assumptions and those I've read done by others.

But I kind of want it. Anyone out there with some bit of pessimism or wisdom to stop me ?

Tom and Kirstin
SV L'ORIENT
Honelei Bay, Kauai


 

 


Re: Hardtop for Amel 54

Mohammad Shirloo
 

Thanks Barry;

 

We ended up scrapping our season in the Med. They wouldn’t let us in anyway, since we are doing so great in the US. The new strategy is, stop looking and the problem will go away. It would be great if boats worked the same way.

 

Looking forward to your input. If you have been able to fit 1200 Watts on the cockpit cover, that is great. Can you share the manufacturer and model number of the panels you used? Hi to Penny from both of us.

 

Happy Sailing;

 

 

Mohammad and Aty

B&B Kokomo

AMEL 54 #099

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Barry Connor via groups.io
Sent: Friday, July 10, 2020 2:40 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Hardtop for Amel 54

 

Hi Mohammad,

 

Hope you and Aty are doing OK. Not being able to sail freely is a big down for our system.

Today I found the local company here in Le Marin, Martinique who have made a hardtop for a 54. Due to holidays I will not talk to them until next Wednesday. If they have a good mold I would want them to increase the height by a few inches. I will let you know next week after I see them. My Bimini solar panels are 12v 100amp. These are being tested next week after the acid stuff was spilt all over them last year in Tunisia. I will let you know also about these next week.

I am now going ahead with the Lithium batteries with Olivers (Amel 54 Vela Nautica II)

help. With this virus thing I think we will be here for this year.

 

Very Best

 

Barry and Penny

“SV Lady Penelope II”

Amel54. #17

Sainte Anne anchorage Martinique 



On Jul 10, 2020, at 17:06, Mohammad Shirloo <mshirloo@...> wrote:



Hi Barry;

 

We have been looking at adding the hardtop for a while and plan on doing it in 2022 due delays caused by COVID-19. Since it appears you have added solar to your cockpit top, which is what we are planning, I wanted to know the impact of shading on your solar panels. How many watts of solar panels do you have installed and what kind of output in Amp Hours due you get on a typical day?

 

Happy Sailing;

 

 

Mohammad and Aty

B&B Kokomo

AMEL 54 #099

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Barry Connor via groups.io
Sent: Friday, July 10, 2020 1:55 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Hardtop for Amel 54

 

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Hi Paul,

I have attached some photos showing how I raised the boom line.

 

Very Best

 

Barry and Penny

“SV Lady Penelope II”

Amel 54.  #17

Sainte Anne anchorage Martinique 

 




On Jul 10, 2020, at 03:47, Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:



Barry,

 

This is something I’ve been interested in too. What changes did you make to the boom line? Would you have a photo?

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98 - Grenada

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Barry Connor via groups.io
Sent: 10 July 2020 00:42
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Hardtop for Amel 54

 

Hello Amel 54 owners,

I have seen and been onboard some Amel 54's with custom Hardtops. Most are a little low in height.
We are in Martinique since March and will probably be here for some time as the Caribbean is not looking to be opening up for sailing soon.
A good time to undertake some projects. 
Do any Amel 54 owners have any recommendations for getting a custom made hardtop manufactured in the Caribbean? I would like to explore this possibility, I currently have had made a 5 bow Bimini with 6ft clearance under. I am looking for someone in the Caribbean who has made a Hardtop for a 54 or If I could find someone who does good fibre glass. I think I might be able to get a hardtop with 6ft clearance under as I have already made the changes to the boom line which had previously limited the height of hardtops and a bimini.
Would appreciate any advise from members who have any info for this project.

Best Regards

Barry and Penny
"SV Lady Penelope II"
Amel 54.  #17
Sante Anne anchorage Martinique 


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Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98