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Old 10-12-2018, 16:45   #16
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Here is the hull, from the stern, getting assembled. You can see the twin rudders. If one is damaged, it can be disconnected. I got the two independent autopilots option. The autopilot ram gave up on my L450 but, luckily, I had a spare to replace it. There was no warning. All of a sudden, our boat would go to port only... There were a lot of metal shavings in the ram and even after disassembling it and cleaning it, to keep as a spare, it went bad again. The New Zealand rep had none in stock.





Port Rudder area of another 50.



Starboard rudder area.

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My favorite Amel 50 area! The Engine Room before anything has been installed. Most all equipment is located here. The engine batteries are in front of the companionway steps. The 50, as most Amel's I believe, have one sea water intake (shown at the bottom right of the pic below). I am getting an extra valve handle as I will probably kick it.

I do not know what the large diameter pipes do... I will ask.



Here's the sea water intake again. They are installing the sound absorbing panels.



Here is part of the generator and watermaker shelf.



The engine. Everything in the engine room can be removed and replaced without cutting the boat.

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I do not know what the large diameter pipes do... I will ask.
They would typically be cockpit drains.

Everything looks great and well thought out.

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They would typically be cockpit drains.

Everything looks great and well thought out.

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That makes sense! Thank you.
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I will continue posting pictures that I have until I run out...

Here are the stanchion backing plates, ready to be installed.



The backing plate again installed on the hull lip.



All bulkheads and cabinets touching the hull or deck are glassed together.



Hull & Deck is glued, bolted (with stanctions and cleats) and fiberglassed together. On the top center and top right of this picture you can see the stanchion backing plate and part of the cleat backing plate.

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This is the master stateroom. The bed tilts on gas struts and has storage underneath. Part of the master closet is visible.



This is the forward stateroom. The bed has not been installed yet but it tilts on gas struts also.



I believe this is the port side storage box, next to the fuel inlet.

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The cockpit enclosure is built on a different area. There is one opening panel on the front and two on top providing plenty of ventilation. Amel will be installing a one piece hand hold all along the side and back lip.
Also, portion of the enclosure top slides open for more sun.

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At about this built stage, Amel puts together the deck and hull.





The hull & deck are glued and held together with straps. Then, they are fiberglassed together on the inside and finally through bolted with the stanchions and cleats. The hull and deck become one structure.





The bow pulpit is installed also. I will be getting the 45kg/99lb Ultra anchor with 100 meters of G43 chain. I will splice about 40 more meters of 8-plait nylon anchor line at the end of the chain. I almost always anchor and I like to sleep well at night. I was hoping to use a Rocna anchor but the arch makes it difficult to fit the bow pulpit. On my L450 I had the 36kg/80lb Manson Supreme anchor and I only dragged once on a river muddy bottom.

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With the deck on, work continues on the inside and outside. The Amel 50 has a hydraulic swim platform, not installed yet.



The cleats are installed at the flat area of the deck edge. The rest of the deck edge is tilted to form a tow rail. The hull edge is tilted to mate the deck on the inside.



Deck and stanchions/railing installed.

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A temporary railing is installed around the stand-up engine room opening for safety. Most of the cockpit floor is the engine room opening. Nothing needs to be unbolted or removed.



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On the inside work continues. Here is the forward stateroom. Bed and cabinet frames are in place.



Forward Head.



Starboard salon, looking forward.



Galley.

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Master stateroom looking aft.



Starboard master stateroom.



Port master stateroom. We chose an extra cabinet instead of the seat and desk. We never used the master state room seating and desk on the L450. Amel was very receptive and they designed the cabinet for us.



Master head with the washer/dryer.

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Here are few pictures of the way panels come off to access the washer/dryer maintenance areas without unscrewing anything.







Here is a picture of a removed ceiling panel from another boat. Notice the hatch with stainless hardware.

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The chart table and electrical panel area (not installed yet). This is on the port side salon looking aft.



Saloon looking aft. These are temporary companionway steps.



Starboard side salon looking aft at the galley.

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Thanks for posting, can almost feel your excitement. What a cool boat, just awesome, well done.
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