Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Chain counter

ianjenkins1946 <>

Hi Bill and Alexandre,

Just to say that with your kind assistance our chain counter now works again.

However, the replacement sensor has changed once more. IFM no longer make IB5124 which was identical in size to the original sensor.

  They now make IIS266, which does the same job. 

I had on board a sensor from Pochon in La Rochelle from two years ago which I hadn't fitted  as it was smaller than the original. This is made by Pepper + Fuchs ( ). Type: NBN15-30GK50-EO,  Part No. 088552.   This appears to be identical to the IFM IIS266. I fitted it.

Both the IFM and Pepper + Fuchs replacements are shorter than the original IFM sensor and 30mm diameter as opposed to 34mm. However, I increased the diameter to 34mm using electric tape and it fits very snugly into the grey container on the side of the winch.  It works!

Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302 Genoa

From: amelyachtowners@... on behalf of Ian & Judy ianjudyjenkins@... [amelyachtowners]
Sent: 22 May 2017 19:01:45
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Chain counter

Thanks Alexandre,

Your step by step guides are invaluable.

Fair winds,

Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302 Genoa

From: amelyachtowners@... on behalf of Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners]
Sent: 22 May 2017 17:48:03
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Chain counter
Good afternoon Ian,
Mine was also doing that, don’t know why, I changed it and all good now.
you can look at Part 12 (removing Chai Counter Eye or sensor)
Also look Parts 22, 23 and 28.

Sincerely, Alexandre
Island Water World Marina, Sint Maarten, NA

On Mon, 5/22/17, Ian & Judy ianjudyjenkins@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:

 Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Chain counter
 To: "amelyachtowners@..."
 Date: Monday, May 22, 2017, 12:09 PM
 Hi all,
 We have our original Amel chain counter which has done
 great service over 17 years. For no apparent reason it has
 started to count even though we are now in a marina and the
 winch is not in use.
  When turning the winch it does seem to count the turns
   I have cleaned both the button on the winch and the
 front surface of the light sender but to no avail.
  Pressing the Z does zero the counter but off it goes
 Any clues ? Is this likely to be the counter on the winch
 or the display unit in the cockpit ?
 Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Genoa

Posted by: Alexandre Uster von Baar


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