Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel54 SSB installation
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Attached is a photo of the twisted yellow/green wires that need to be removed so that your SSB ground plate is no longer connected to Amel Bonding.
This is from your manual: "The AMEL 54 has got 2 ground plates on the rudder, used by the SSB system.
If the boat hasn’t got any SSB, these plates are connected to the zinc anodes.
When setting up a SSB, disconnect ground plates of the anodes (behind the chart table)."
I attached a photo from the Amel 54 Manual showing where to find the yellow/green twisted wires.
Regarding the connection to the SSB Ground Plates with a SSB Antenna Tuner, here ia a quote that might help: "The SSB ground plate is connected from inside the rudder skeg by a copper strp to a bolt in the lazarette, stbd side. Connected to this bolt is a thick green yellow cable that runs through the outermost conduit on the starboard side of the boat and exits at the nav station where it is terminated behind the chart table and labelled BLU with blue pen - on the cable sheath."
I suggest a whip antenna for safety reasons.
I hope this helps you.