Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Mastervolt Rules

Thomas Neuland <thomas.neuland@...>

Hi Bob,

First of all the early models were certified as French merchant-ships.
This implied that all batteries etc. had to be in the engine compartment
sealed and separated away from all cabin areas.
Initially four 105Ah Batt. Were installed, but the capacity was way too
small, although "Mallamok"s mainsheet winch is manual (which is good).
So to get rid of the list of 2 deg to port, Amel installed the Batt.
Underneath the berth, as it still is today.
We have the 2V Batt. For one season only, but they were performing
The boat is located at Port Toga, a municipal port of the city of Bastia
in Corsica/France.
The wiring was discussed between a local electrician and Amel in La
Rochelle, Amel was very helpful indeed. (Imagine this, the boat is made
in 1989 as SM#3) Try this with another yard.
Amel made many proposals and was very cooperative. We had "Mallamok" in
their yard in Hyeres/Southern France and are fully pleased.
Should you need further info, please let me know, I am in the US quiet

So long, fair winds

Thomas Neuland

-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: minaxi53 []
Gesendet: Montag, 14. März 2005 06:00
Betreff: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Mastervolt Rules


Glad to hear from someone with an older SM, in many ways these are
differnet boats to the new ones. I do believe that Amel solved the
problem of the + 2 deg list to Port by moving the battery bank under
the pilot berth. How did you go about achieving this? wiring runs,
sealing the under berth locker, etc?
Are the 2v Mastervolts as good as they claim?

Where is Mallamok?


-- In, "Thomas Neuland"
<thomas.neuland@t...> wrote:
Hi Bob,

My name is Tom Neuland, Owner of "MALLAMOK" SM#3 .

We had the batteries in the engine room, too.

First we doubled the capacity with 4 additional batteries behind
This was not so bad, but due to the different resistance of the
cables to block#1 and block#2 we had constant amps. Between them.

We installed the 2V trac-batteries from Mastervolt as well as a new
Mastervolt Charger (83Amps.)and now everything is fine. We got 4 in
the engine room and 4 under the pilots-bed, alongside
engine room.

The boat is level now and the big weights close to the center of

So long


-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: minaxi53 []
Gesendet: Dienstag, 8. März 2005 17:38
Betreff: [Amel Yacht Owners] Mastervolt Rules

Thanks for the quick responses, I guess it's going to be
I will check their website.
Paul, I can't help regrding the wiring run as my SM is the older
version where batteries are in the engine room.

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