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Newbie looking for Amel and Offshore experience

Brent Cameron
 

Hi all.  I've had a dream since the late 1970's to buy and cruise an Amel (I still have th Cruising World issues with Joel's ads on Mango's and Maramu's)  Life intervened but now, I'm in a situation (kids gone, retired, etc.) where I think I  can finally make this all happen.  I'm planning next summer to buy my very own SM 2000 to do some long term cruising.  The realist in me however points out that I'm not likely to be able to buy one anywhere near my home port on the Great Lakes and while I have about 20 years (over the last 40 or so) of active sailing experience, I also recognize that I've not sailed anything much bigger than my current 29' Paceship and then mostly only on the Great Lakes and so still have a LOT to learn before I think about doing anything offshore in a new (to me) Amel.  I also want to find out for myself if I really have what it takes to do any serious ocean passages before I "invest" a significant chunk of my savings into my dream. 


Therefore, I'm looking to kill two birds with one stone... 1) gain some experience with ocean passages (towards my RYA Yachtmaster certification) and 2) learn more about the Amel's than I ever could by continuing to listen in on the excellent exchanges on this forum so that when I do get my own Amel, I'm ready for it.  It occurred to me that there are probably more than a few Amel's that are making significant passages this fall that might want an enthusiastic and very willing to learn volunteer crew member.  I will go anywhere in the world for this and would cover any expenses and travel of course.  Thanks and suggestions are very welcome.  (I already know to contact Bill/Joel/Michel and Oliver when I'm a little closer to the buy decision).

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: SM Sea Chest Specifications

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

I purchase 2 spare strainers from Fisherie Supply:
Vetus 1320 Full Strainer DEN SET0187
http://www.fisheriessupply.com/vetus-denouden-den-set0187-set0187


Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Port de Plaisance de Gustavia, Saint Barthélémy, FWI


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On Sat, 7/22/17, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: SM Sea Chest Specifications
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Saturday, July 22, 2017, 11:51 PM


 









Hi,Mine is a standard
Vetus sea chest with strainer. They are in the Vetus
catalog.It is easy to identify
in the catalog.I ash my strainer in a
bucket in the starboard aft corner of the cockpit above the
scupper . I use the fresh water sprayer and then either
throw the contents of the bucket over the side or drain the
bucked don the scupper.Fair
WindsEricKimberlite Amel Super
Maramu #376    From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Saturday, July 22, 2017 11:44
PM
To:
amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: SM Sea
Chest Specifications    Hi, Does anyone have the size,
model number and perhaps a source for the strainer for the
Super Maramu 2000/Millenniums?  I usually spray it out
outside the engine room and outside the cockpit and it is
probably just a matter of time until it goes overboard.
 Bob, Las
Vegas,NV Away from Kaimi
SM429

















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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: SM Sea Chest Specifications

Mark Erdos
 

Bob,

 

The filters are not on their web page but they do sell them separately for about US$25 if you contact them. It is Vetus seawater filter type 1320.

 

Contact:

 

 

Michael T. Clark, Sales/Technical Support | Vetus Marine

135 Imperial Street | Merritt Island, FL 32952

Office: 321.454.3375 | Fax: 321.452.7966

mike.clark@...  | www.vetusmarine.com

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Grenada

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Saturday, July 22, 2017 11:44 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: SM Sea Chest Specifications

 

 

Hi, 

Does anyone have the size, model number and perhaps a source for the strainer for the Super Maramu 2000/Millenniums?  I usually spray it out outside the engine room and outside the cockpit and it is probably just a matter of time until it goes overboard.  

Bob, Las Vegas,NV 

Away from Kaimi SM429

Re: Mainsail furler - manual crank problem

Wolfgang Weber
 

See my photos from 16TH August 2015.
Wolfgang Weber SY Elise Amel 54#162

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: SM Sea Chest Specifications

eric freedman
 

Hi,

Mine is a standard Vetus sea chest with strainer. They are in the Vetus catalog.

It is easy to identify in the catalog.

I ash my strainer in a bucket in the starboard aft corner of the cockpit above the scupper . I use the fresh water sprayer and then either throw the contents of the bucket over the side or drain the bucked don the scupper.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Saturday, July 22, 2017 11:44 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: SM Sea Chest Specifications

 

 

Hi, 

Does anyone have the size, model number and perhaps a source for the strainer for the Super Maramu 2000/Millenniums?  I usually spray it out outside the engine room and outside the cockpit and it is probably just a matter of time until it goes overboard.  

Bob, Las Vegas,NV 

Away from Kaimi SM429

Re: SM Sea Chest Specifications

rossirossix4
 

Hi, 
Does anyone have the size, model number and perhaps a source for the strainer for the Super Maramu 2000/Millenniums?  I usually spray it out outside the engine room and outside the cockpit and it is probably just a matter of time until it goes overboard.  
Bob, Las Vegas,NV 
Away from Kaimi SM429

Re: Mainsail furler - manual crank problem

Alan Leslie
 

Hi Duane,

I had this issue a couple of years ago. I replaced the manual gearbox .... at great expense from Amel !

The upper bearing on the main gearbox is a trap for salt water. I regularly wash it out with fresh water and spray lanolin grease on it to try to prevent the corrosion caused by the build up of salt water.

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437

Mainsail furler - manual crank problem

Duane Siegfri
 

I've overhauled the mainsail furler gearboxes and I was dry-fitting them back on before I painted them when I realized that the manual furler for the mainsail foil in the mast is stuck fast.  I cannot rotate it with a winch handle at all.  Of course, the gearbox is not reinstalled yet so it should be free to furl the mainsail.


It is fastened to the mast with four bolts similiar to the gearbox.  If I remove those it seems to me that the foil will be supported by the mainsail halyard (which is attached to the sail, with is wound around the foil).  Still, I plan to take a halyard and tie it below the sail around the foil to help support the weight and keep it from moving, especially to keep it in the upper bearing.   


I have not found any information on this site relative to the manual furler except for Gates Frederichs photos of his overhaul of the Mizzen furler which appears to be of very similiar construction.


If anyone has a tip on overhauling this manual gearbox please let me know.


By the way, the problem with the motorized furler turned out to be the upper bearing in the gearbox below the sail was rusted solid.  The drive shaft in the gearbox was severely pitted at the upper oil seal so I had a machine shop turn it down from 30mm to 29mm which cleaned up 90% of the pitting and should give a relatively good surface for the oil seal to ride on.  You can get the oil seal in 28mm which fit nicely on the shaft.


I wonder if using Corrosion-X on the drive shaft above the upper gearbox seals would help protect it?  Of course a freshwater rinse after sailing would also be a good idea.



Thanks,

Duane

Wanderer, SM#477


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Amel SM Solar panel and gantry

greatketch@...
 

I am not at sure what they were referring to when they think it might be "a little high."  You can trim it to any height you want.  Shorter is probably a better esthetic choice, but full head room is important.

For me, a height that wasn't going to hit my head while walking out the transom, yet within hand reach for balance and support was perfect.  I used the full height (80 inches, I think?) and am happy with it.  Shorter people might chose a shorter arch.  You can fully assemble it, see what you think, then trim if it is "too high" for you before final assembly.

I installed the whole thing while we were on the hard.  Putting the solar panels on top was the only physically difficult part of the whole job.  Having an elevated platform that let me stand and reach the top of the arch from behind the boat was very handy.

Any arch and solar panel configuration does add a new consideration when docking.  Remember to watch the pilings on those corners that stick out!

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Gloucester, Mass



---In amelyachtowners@..., <jamessterling88@...> wrote :

When I spoke to them last year, they said it was their personal opinion that the arch was a little high for the boat.  I don't know if that's been changed after a few installations or whether it's an individual choice of the boat owner on installation.

James
S/V Longbow SM2K #418

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Amel SM Solar panel and gantry

James Sterling
 

When I spoke to them last year, they said it was their personal opinion that the arch was a little high for the boat.  I don't know if that's been changed after a few installations or whether it's an individual choice of the boat owner on installation.

James
S/V Longbow SM2K #418




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On Saturday, July 22, 2017, 5:20:44 PM CDT, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:


 

James,

 

The schedule 80 is a $500 upgrade. I purchased the upgrade as others have. The arch is a custom build and not a stock item. It takes about 3 weeks from time of order to arrival. If I remember rightly delivery (truck - curb side) is included in the price.

 

When you get it be sure they ship all the pieces. We ended up getting about 4 shipments from them as they forgot to include stuff. They were very nice about it and apologetic. They expressed the missing hardware at their own expense.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Grenada

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Saturday, July 22, 2017 6:04 PM
To: francesringley@... [amelyachtowners]
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Amel SM Solar panel and gantry

 

 

Thanks all, very helpful as I plan on installing one within the next 6 months.

I'm assuming these are all schedule 80 tubing.

 

S/V Longbow SM2K #418

 

 

 

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On Saturday, July 22, 2017, 4:19:43 PM CDT, francesringley@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:

 

 

 

I also installed the Atlantic Towers arch and agree with Pat about the 45 degree post. Mark's set up on Cream Puff is also strong. We've sailed about 3000 blue water miles and not experienced any sway. We do not carry the dinghy on the davits while on passage. We are also adding a "shock" halyard that goes to the top of the mizzen mast and splits to both sides of the arch. I used this arrangement on my last boat and found it comforting when bashing into head seas.

 

Ian Townsend

Loca Lola II 

SM153

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Amel SM Solar panel and gantry

Mark Erdos
 

James,

 

The schedule 80 is a $500 upgrade. I purchased the upgrade as others have. The arch is a custom build and not a stock item. It takes about 3 weeks from time of order to arrival. If I remember rightly delivery (truck - curb side) is included in the price.

 

When you get it be sure they ship all the pieces. We ended up getting about 4 shipments from them as they forgot to include stuff. They were very nice about it and apologetic. They expressed the missing hardware at their own expense.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Grenada

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Saturday, July 22, 2017 6:04 PM
To: francesringley@... [amelyachtowners]
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Amel SM Solar panel and gantry

 

 

Thanks all, very helpful as I plan on installing one within the next 6 months.

I'm assuming these are all schedule 80 tubing.

 

S/V Longbow SM2K #418

 

 

 

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On Saturday, July 22, 2017, 4:19:43 PM CDT, francesringley@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:

 

 

 

I also installed the Atlantic Towers arch and agree with Pat about the 45 degree post. Mark's set up on Cream Puff is also strong. We've sailed about 3000 blue water miles and not experienced any sway. We do not carry the dinghy on the davits while on passage. We are also adding a "shock" halyard that goes to the top of the mizzen mast and splits to both sides of the arch. I used this arrangement on my last boat and found it comforting when bashing into head seas.

 

Ian Townsend

Loca Lola II 

SM153

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Amel SM Solar panel and gantry

James Sterling
 

Thanks all, very helpful as I plan on installing one within the next 6 months.
I'm assuming these are all schedule 80 tubing.

S/V Longbow SM2K #418



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On Saturday, July 22, 2017, 4:19:43 PM CDT, francesringley@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:


 

I also installed the Atlantic Towers arch and agree with Pat about the 45 degree post. Mark's set up on Cream Puff is also strong. We've sailed about 3000 blue water miles and not experienced any sway. We do not carry the dinghy on the davits while on passage. We are also adding a "shock" halyard that goes to the top of the mizzen mast and splits to both sides of the arch. I used this arrangement on my last boat and found it comforting when bashing into head seas.


Ian Townsend
Loca Lola II 
SM153
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Hydraulique Linear Drive

Stephen Davis
 

Thanks Pat. I got the link, and appreciate the help. 

Steve
Aloha SM72

On Jul 22, 2017, at 11:53, Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Steve, I will have my wife send a link or they can be found in the photo section of the Amel site under Shenanigans.

Pat
SM #123


-----Original Message-----
From: Stephen Davis flyboyscd@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Fri, Jul 21, 2017 5:21 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Hydraulique Linear Drive

 
Hi Pat,

I've got an older SM (#72), and will be adding a linear drive before we do our Pacific crossing early next year. I'd really appreciate I if you could send me any info and pictures you have of how you added the drive to your boat. I've got some ideas, but seeing a good and working installation would be great. 

Thanks,
Steve Davis
Aloha SM72
Aruba

Flyboyscd at gmail dot com

On Jul 21, 2017, at 15:11, Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 
Maria, I can't remember if you guys already have linear drive . Do you already have linear and just want to replace it or add linear drive to the boat . If you are adding it , I have done that and can give some guidance . Diane keeps me up to date on you guys , we will be down next winter , hope you are still there , we'll continue our tandem cruise . Your daughter's wedding pics were fantastic. Say Hi ! to Willie & Niki .
Pat
SM Shenanigan


-----Original Message-----
From: pitugolf@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Fri, Jul 21, 2017 10:38 am
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Hydraulique Linear Drive

 
Good morning form Grenada,

I would like to install a second autopilot on my Super Maramu (1995).

Does any one know the Raymarine hydraulic Linear Drive 24v M81201 (New E12208)

Any information and pictures will be appreciated.

Kind regards,

Maria Geiger
PITU
Super Maramu # 148

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Amel SM Solar panel and gantry

francesringley@...
 

I also installed the Atlantic Towers arch and agree with Pat about the 45 degree post. Mark's set up on Cream Puff is also strong. We've sailed about 3000 blue water miles and not experienced any sway. We do not carry the dinghy on the davits while on passage. We are also adding a "shock" halyard that goes to the top of the mizzen mast and splits to both sides of the arch. I used this arrangement on my last boat and found it comforting when bashing into head seas.

Ian Townsend
Loca Lola II 
SM153
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Amel SM Solar panel and gantry

Patrick McAneny
 

James, I was the first one to install the Atlantic arch on an Amel , and I want to second what Bill said about the importants of  preloading . It was not stressed enough. The instructions give a range of several inches to stress it, so I chose the middle, I wish I had stressed it a little more. I installed a permanent diagonal s.s. 3/4 " tube just to port of the steps on the deck on a 45 degree angle to the arch. It is pretty solid , I have never noticed  any motion even while sailing with the dingy and engine on the arch. It has held up well and looks new after four years. When I bought mine it was only a hair over $2000. and only took me about five hours to install. I also used the standard backing plates , as it is mounted on the deck where it is thicker.
Pat 
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: greatketch@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Sat, Jul 22, 2017 12:00 pm
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Amel SM Solar panel and gantry

 

I did use the standard backing plates.  But you couldn't go wrong using bigger ones of aluminum or G-10 cut to fit the space available below deck.

When Atlantic Towers talks about "pre-loading" they are talking about putting stress into the system to stabilize it.  The way this is done is set up the legs of the arch so they are significantly further apart than the mounting points.  The width of the arch is adjustable by design, so this isn't hard.  I used a Spanish windlass to pull the legs together to get them to fit.  This "loads" the arch so it is under tension and it doesn't have as much freedom to move.

My recollection is that I pulled them together about 6 inches, but talk to them to get the right distance--don' t count on my memory! More is better... up to a critical point of course! I don't think they emphasize the importance of this part of the process enough in their instructions.

We mounted ours with the aft arch feet just clear of the back of the stern cleats. That way the arch clears the mizzen boom, we didn't have to fuss with reinforcements to the transom, and access to the underside of both feet for bolting is inside the lazarette. 

Holes in the deck were drilled oversize through the top skin, core removed, and then filled with thickened epoxy before drilling to final size for the bolts.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Rockport, Mass


---In amelyachtowners@..., wrote :

Bill,

Can you explain a little bit more about the process of pre-loading and bracing the Atlantic Towers Arch?  Also, did you use standard backing plates?

James Sterling
S/V Longbow SM2K #418

Re: Beautiful 1985 Amel Maramu 48 for sale

awilson275@...
 

If this vessel is still for sale could somebody contact me please. Andy Wilson 410-353-3021

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Amel SM Solar panel and gantry

Mark Erdos
 

James,

 

Atlantic Arch has a pretty good video here that explains the installation process: https://vimeo.com/22743502

 

Per the instructions, as the arch is sized for the width of the boat, it is bolted about 4” wider than the boat. I used cargo ties to compress the arch and secure it in the deck mounts. This will reduce but not eliminate side to side movement.

 

I added a pad eye to the transom above the middle hand hold handle. I then made some wire fittings with pelican hook attachments. These attach to the upper corners of the arch using KIT78000 Clamp Assembly/Lifting Eye and the pad eye. I have the wire in place when at sea and when at anchor or dock, remove the wire on the starboard side so the steps are accessible. This method has illuminated all side to side movement and the arch is very solid.

 

We used the standard backing plates that came with the arch. The plates on the port side are hard to access sine they are above the propane locker and not much space there to get a wrench on the bolt.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Grenada

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Saturday, July 22, 2017 9:38 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Amel SM Solar panel and gantry

 

 

Bill,

Can you explain a little bit more about the process of pre-loading and bracing the Atlantic Towers Arch?  Also, did you use standard backing plates?

James Sterling
S/V Longbow SM2K #418

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Hydraulique Linear Drive

Patrick McAneny
 

Steve, I will have my wife send a link or they can be found in the photo section of the Amel site under Shenanigans.
Pat
SM #123


-----Original Message-----
From: Stephen Davis flyboyscd@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Fri, Jul 21, 2017 5:21 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Hydraulique Linear Drive

 
Hi Pat,

I've got an older SM (#72), and will be adding a linear drive before we do our Pacific crossing early next year. I'd really appreciate I if you could send me any info and pictures you have of how you added the drive to your boat. I've got some ideas, but seeing a good and working installation would be great. 

Thanks,
Steve Davis
Aloha SM72
Aruba

Flyboyscd at gmail dot com

On Jul 21, 2017, at 15:11, Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 
Maria, I can't remember if you guys already have linear drive . Do you already have linear and just want to replace it or add linear drive to the boat . If you are adding it , I have done that and can give some guidance . Diane keeps me up to date on you guys , we will be down next winter , hope you are still there , we'll continue our tandem cruise . Your daughter's wedding pics were fantastic. Say Hi ! to Willie & Niki .
Pat
SM Shenanigan


-----Original Message-----
From: pitugolf@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Fri, Jul 21, 2017 10:38 am
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Hydraulique Linear Drive

 
Good morning form Grenada,

I would like to install a second autopilot on my Super Maramu (1995).

Does any one know the Raymarine hydraulic Linear Drive 24v M81201 (New E12208)

Any information and pictures will be appreciated.

Kind regards,

Maria Geiger
PITU
Super Maramu # 148

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Hydraulique Linear Drive

greatketch@...
 

Most hydraulic drives will be more compact at the rudder head and offer much more installation flexibility than the linear drive because the motor and pump can be mounted separately from the ram.

It's not a simple or easy choice choice between linear drive and hydraulic.  

The Raymarine linear drive is a very well engineered machine.  It has a long history of reliable operation.  It is quiet (Very!) and works well on the Amels it is used on.

Hydraulic units have many fewer moving parts, are much simpler mechanically, are robust, powerful, and long lasting. If you select one carefully, most of the parts will be standard hydraulic system parts available all over the world.  Rams, seals, hoses, etc are common to all kinds of machines and can be sourced anywhere there is any kind of industrial economy.  

But be aware:  The pumps used in many of the hydraulic autopilot systems can be quiet noisy.  Mounting them under the berth would definitely not be a good place if you ever wanted to sleep there underway.  They can be mounted remotely with longer hoses, but that increases the cost and hassle of the install. 

With a linear drive, if you are cruising in remote areas and want a back up, pretty much the only thing to do is have a complete spare ready to go.  With a hydraulic unit, having a spare pump and ram seals would fix 99% of anything that would ever go wrong.

If I was installing a new AP drive on my boat from scratch...  I am not sure what I would do.  I have installed and worked with both systems and it's a tough choice.  But it is tough because both function well, and are reliable. It might come down to which one was easier to install in that application.

If my chain drive unit was to fail, I'd might replace it with a hydraulic unit. My linear drive I'd replace in kind.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Rockport, Mass


Re: Amel SM Solar panel and gantry

greatketch@...
 


I did use the standard backing plates.  But you couldn't go wrong using bigger ones of aluminum or G-10 cut to fit the space available below deck.

When Atlantic Towers talks about "pre-loading" they are talking about putting stress into the system to stabilize it.  The way this is done is set up the legs of the arch so they are significantly further apart than the mounting points.  The width of the arch is adjustable by design, so this isn't hard.  I used a Spanish windlass to pull the legs together to get them to fit.  This "loads" the arch so it is under tension and it doesn't have as much freedom to move.

My recollection is that I pulled them together about 6 inches, but talk to them to get the right distance--don't count on my memory! More is better... up to a critical point of course! I don't think they emphasize the importance of this part of the process enough in their instructions.

We mounted ours with the aft arch feet just clear of the back of the stern cleats. That way the arch clears the mizzen boom, we didn't have to fuss with reinforcements to the transom, and access to the underside of both feet for bolting is inside the lazarette. 

Holes in the deck were drilled oversize through the top skin, core removed, and then filled with thickened epoxy before drilling to final size for the bolts.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Rockport, Mass


---In amelyachtowners@..., <jamessterling88@...> wrote :

Bill,

Can you explain a little bit more about the process of pre-loading and bracing the Atlantic Towers Arch?  Also, did you use standard backing plates?

James Sterling
S/V Longbow SM2K #418