[Amel Yacht Owners] Creaking floor plate
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I'm a new owner of an older SM. One of the things I heard was that unlike other boats Amels don't flex and "creak."
During survey we did not note any creaking, but after moving aboard I noticed several. All were traced to either lines stretching through the chocks, think dock lines, anchor snubber; or were items moving as the boat rocked. One such sound was just like an old pirate ship and it was coming from the bulkhead in aft passageway...turned out it was only the plastic button on a Hawaiian shirt rubbing on the wall. Another was the liferaft rocking about 1/8" in its cradle inside the portside locker. All were traced to nonsubstantial issues.
In the battery well if the batteries aren't wedged in, they could be moving ever so slightly...or it could be a Hawaiian shirt.
If you are settling on this boat, make it a point that contract is contingent on surveyor signing off on the sound...and then get an Amel saavy surveyor.
I bet it will turn out to be nothing, but find it before you commit to purchase.
Vent de Soleil. SM 37
Great Bay, Sint Martin
On May 8, 2017 5:02 AM, "trifin@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
Agree with all that..our SM437 is totally silent.....now that we have everything tied down and stowed away!
Only things we could suggest would be slack rigging, moving batteries, other heavy items moving etc...