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Old 13-04-2019, 14:58   #211
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Hello boom 23
I have been following your posting about your new Amel 50 , in the back ground with a lot of interest because I am in the process of looking for an Amel myself but an old one , only a Super Maramu !
If you need help In the MED on the French coast Iíll do my best to help you ! Iím French and leave in Marseille!
I would give you my personal details if I knew a safe way , but I am not that familiar with this site ...
If you do contact me
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Nick
Nick,

Thank you for the offer and good luck on the Super Maramu! A lot of cruisers I met had them and loved them. Amel has quite a few SM at their dock.

I will let you know when I am close to Marseille! My wife and I really enjoy your country.
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Old 13-04-2019, 15:02   #212
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A little bit of The Cult might be The Cure eightisch new wave references
Got it... Definitely the Cure for me...
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... not just shots of dolphins and women in bikini's.
Nothing wrong with the camera smoothly flowing over a bikini girl in slow-mo while filming how to regrease a winch! Editing tip number one - smooth camera work!

It was the nagging thumbnail of Elayna and her friends, in bikinis, on La Vagabonde, that got me watching folks making sailing journeys. Wonderful stuff. Now I’m visiting boat builders and discussing mass-moment of inertia and effects on stability with naval architects. Ha!
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Boom - congrats on surviving the build without going crazy with decisions. An advantage of Amel doing things their way is having less to have to worry about. I hope you and Mrs Boom really enjoy the delivery process.

Perhaps, if you have a spare, steady hand on board, you can get them to film for making some vids of med mooring adventures. Sure to be informative.
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Old 13-04-2019, 18:49   #215
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Nothing wrong with the camera smoothly flowing over a bikini girl in slow-mo while filming how to regrease a winch! Editing tip number one - smooth camera work!

It was the nagging thumbnail of Elayna and her friends, in bikinis, on La Vagabonde, that got me watching folks making sailing journeys. Wonderful stuff. Now Iím visiting boat builders and discussing mass-moment of inertia and effects on stability with naval architects. Ha!
I'm guilty too... I don't shy away from bikini shots... It's getting old though if there's no content.

I'm observing what I like and don't like about other YouTube videos and I'll give it a shot. I have a couple of new GoPro's and a better camera. We'll see.
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Boom - congrats on surviving the build without going crazy with decisions. An advantage of Amel doing things their way is having less to have to worry about. I hope you and Mrs Boom really enjoy the delivery process.

Perhaps, if you have a spare, steady hand on board, you can get them to film for making some vids of med mooring adventures. Sure to be informative.
Ms. Boom and I are very excited!

To tell you the truth I enjoyed the building & decision phase. I love problem solving, especially on topics (boats) I enjoy. Amel told me that I had the most modifications on my boat... I may have pushed too far.

I plan to video as much as possible. The editing will be more difficult for me.
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I plan to video as much as possible. The editing will be more difficult for me.
Theres lots of sailing channels on YouTube these days, many using very slick editing, which is nice. They’re competing for dollars, hence the effort. However a stand-out channel that relies on good, steady, simple filming with minimal editing (and no music during sailing scenes) is Sailing Cloudy Bay. Well worth taking cues from. Their long, quiet, calming sailing sequences are excellent. Your Amel 50 will have the same majestic style as their HR 54.

Sail Cloudy Bay
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Theres lots of sailing channels on YouTube these days, many using very slick editing, which is nice. Theyíre competing for dollars, hence the effort. However a stand-out channel that relies on good, steady, simple filming with minimal editing (and no music during sailing scenes) is Sailing Cloudy Bay. Well worth taking cues from. Their long, quiet, calming sailing sequences are excellent. Your Amel 50 will have the same majestic style as their HR 54.

Sail Cloudy Bay
Thank you. I will check it out and learn from it.
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I took a lot of pictures of boats at different states of completion when I visited the factory. This way I can give you a clearer picture of the building process.

After the pool time, the boat is taken on the hard (work continues), and close to splash time it is placed on a trailer bed (while work continues) for delivery to the La Rochelle docks.











Here is the beautiful La Rochelle. If you have a chance to visit France, try to make it here. Lots of history, good food and wine. France is one of our favorite countries.



Finally, after a lot of consideration, I decided to get the Amel liferaft option. It is an 8 person offshore liferaft. 4W liferafts seem to be made (or put together) by Sea-Safe, which seems to be USA based. The Sea Safe liferafts are "operationally packed in USA" according to their website. We can probably guess where they are made. ForWater seems to be a French company, probably like West Marine in USA.

There have been many discussions in this forum about the expense of re-certifying liferafts. The bottom line is that it is expensive and depending on where you might travel, you might want a different brand liferaft. Since I plan to be around the Med for few seasons, I decided to keep it simple. When it is time to re-certify it, I will decide what to do (re-certify or replace) depending on cost and future plans. There are 4W liferaft service stations in the Med. In the scheme of things this is a minor expense.

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Amel told me that I had the most modifications on my boat...
Sounds interesting. Have you posted a simple list?
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I took a lot of pictures of boats at different states of completion when I visited the factory. This way I can give you a clearer picture of the building process.



After the pool time, the boat is taken on the hard (work continues), and close to splash time it is placed on a trailer bed (while work continues) for delivery to the La Rochelle docks.























Here is the beautiful La Rochelle. If you have a chance to visit France, try to make it here. Lots of history, good food and wine. France is one of our favorite countries.







Finally, after a lot of consideration, I decided to get the Amel liferaft option. It is an 8 person offshore liferaft. 4W liferafts seem to be made (or put together) by Sea-Safe, which seems to be USA based. The Sea Safe liferafts are "operationally packed in USA" according to their website. We can probably guess where they are made. ForWater seems to be a French company, probably like West Marine in USA.



There have been many discussions in this forum about the expense of re-certifying liferafts. The bottom line is that it is expensive and depending on where you might travel, you might want a different brand liferaft. Since I plan to be around the Med for few seasons, I decided to keep it simple. When it is time to re-certify it, I will decide what to do (re-certify or replace) depending on cost and future plans. There are 4W liferaft service stations in the Med. In the scheme of things this is a minor expense.





Exposed location if you ask me. Water entering the liferaft canister is a very common reason why the liferaft is condemned.
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Exposed location if you ask me. Water entering the liferaft canister is a very common reason why the liferaft is condemned.
I will look into it. If the canister is not sealed, I can seal it with some sealant tape. Or, I can seal it anyway.
Thanks for the comment.
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Wow, those davids extend a fair bit. You'll need to buy long mooring lines
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I will look into it. If the canister is not sealed, I can seal it with some sealant tape. Or, I can seal it anyway.

Thanks for the comment.


Iím sure the canister has a seal. The problem is that they might start leaking.

I have had one liferaft condemned due to water ingress. On the new liferaft I had a canvas cover made to protect it from the worst spray.
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Wow, those davids extend a fair bit. You'll need to buy long mooring lines
It may be the angle of the shot. The davits extend the normal amount, just enough for the dinghy to clear the boat. Long mooring lines are included with the boat.
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