Do not know from personal experience, but I believe the Amel factory are very good in English
. Just got this email
address from a website: SAV@Amel.fr
Never heard of keel bolts
getting loose (on an Amel). The Mango keel bolts
are in the bottom of the watertank, most of them impossible to reach unless you destroy, saloon
floor and the top of tank.
You could try this question on the Amel facebook group or the Amel group https://amelyachtowners.groups.io/g/main
. Hmmm, I thought this was an yahoo group.
Like with any boat
: seeing a crack between keel
and the hull means caution, in particular if the keel is encapsulated (like the Amels are). Get a qualified opinion before you buy.
Edit: Oops, when I started writing the above there was no picture, now I see i posted a picture during my writing. I think the above is still valid, assuming that the line is where the ballast is, grinding out will tell you, but ..... it is not your boat