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post #11 of 26 Old 03-25-2005
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Dear Miles,
As most things on an Amel the installation is straight forward.
The fresh air system draws air in from the cockpit to a blower located in the port locker behind the backrest. From there the air travels through the ductwork and into the aft cabin above the berth, between the companionway steps, and into the forward cabin. To retain the watertight integrity of the
second forward watertight bulkhead , Amel installed a device which allows you to close the vent in the forward cabin from the saloon. They are always thinking !
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Dear Eddy,
I donít know if you would want to use an inverter to power an electric stove. Most stoves use a few kilowatts to operate the burners. Even with Amels main bank of 12 batteries this would put a serious dent in your battery bank and would need immediate charging with a genset.

Most people that I know who have a bow thruster wish theirs operated like the one on the Amel. The thruster is located directly aft of the first watertight bulkhead. If it were located any further forward, it would be inaccessible. The fact that it retracts into the hull leaves the hull smooth and without drag. The fact that it drops down puts the thrust of the unit deep in the water. This is much superior to any other design I have seen.

With respect to the bed in the aft cabin offshore we usually sleep in separate bunks as there is just too much motion to sleep. When in port or sailing locally we do have to climb over one another to get out of the bunk. You can however save 4000 euros and not have a queen bed installed and go for the stock two bunk aft cabin setup.

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Eddy,
before i had the Amel I had a tartan 37 which i stripped to the hull and rebuilt the boat myself. I replaced everything !
Tartan said it was the finest 37 ever built.
i logged many offshore miles on her before buying my Amel.
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Dear Eric,

could you name anything of which you are not so happy with the Amel or anything which worked out differently than you expected?

Would you mind if I keep your e-mail adddress for a later time when I am closer to making the final desision?

thanks once more :-)

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Dear Eddy,
Nothing comes to mind with respect to any problems I have had with either my Amel sailboat or the Amel factory.
They make a truly world class ocean cruiser.
The only thing I would have the factory change is a fuel tank of about 250 gallons instead of 160 gallons.
Please keep me in mind if you have any other questions. I also keep in touch with a number of folks who have sailed their dream and have their Amel up for sale.
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Eric,
My question does not apply to the Amel Super Maramu (wish it did), but instead to the previous Amel models. The Super Maramu is beyond our current budget, so we are considering several mid-80''s Amel models--either 52-ft Mango or regular 48-ft Maramu. Have you seen either of these models? Any input?
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hi,
i have seen both the santorin and the mango. they are awesome boats .
some of the newer mangos have electric furling which is a great feature.
the beauty of the amel is that they are constantly evolving and each one is better than the last one built.
good luck in your shopping-- did you check in with joel potter to see if he has any used older Amels for sale?
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our Amel kimberlite is the sweetest boat i have ever been on.
we have been through europe , the med, across the atlantic, and back and forth to the carib from NY and we LOVE it.
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Eric,
How have you handled the voltage differences on Kimberlite when you were in the States. As I understand the Amel is wired for 220 volt at 50 cycles. What have you done to be able to uses your AC systems while at the dock? I also understand that the DC system is 24 volt. Has this been a problem when you wanted to add something to the boat. Were you able to find 24 volt items in the states?

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Eric,
I used to visit your old T37 website periodically. Do you have a new website for your Amel?

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