Re: Ground strap in bilge

Ross Hickey & Donna Hammond

Hi Bill what’s your thoughts on using copper wire, instead of the strap. Will this provide enough electrical conductivity?


SM2K 356

On Sunday, October 20, 2019, 9:34 PM, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

This is the one and only time that I will say that the Amel OEM part is not the best part.

Amel uses a thin copper foil for the bonding strap inside the gray water bilge. In terms of electrical conductivity, it is perfect. In terms of durability it is not good enough. The gray PVC float switch tube sits on top of the copper foil and will wear through the copper foil in a few years. If you buy the Amel OEM copper foil, I suggest you buy 2 because you will likely need to replace it again in a few years. 


CW Bill Rouse
Amel Yacht Owners School -
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Galveston Island, TX 77550
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On Sun, Oct 20, 2019, 1:34 PM Randall Walker <lladnarowen@...> wrote:
That is awesome Robin.
I will be onto it in the morning.

All the best,

From: <> on behalf of robin hutter via Groups.Io <>
Sent: October 20, 2019 2:31 PM
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Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Ground strap in bilge
I think it was around 90 euros — just tell them the bonding strap for the bilge of a SM — they will know what it is.
It was easy to get to the cables but was a problem to loosen the nut on the keelbolt as we needed a special high tool (30 mm) as the boöt was to high for a normal one.

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Am Sonntag, Oktober 20, 2019, 19:20 schrieb Randall Walker <lladnarowen@...>:

Thanks Robin,

Did you have an part order # for the strap. I'm in Spain and you would think copper is gold down here. I just cant find a supplier.
I am looking at doing the mast step as well. Eight hours you say, were the wires easy to get at?

Thanks again,
54 #56

From: <> on behalf of robin hutter via Groups.Io <>
Sent: October 20, 2019 7:57 AM
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Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Ground strap in bilge
I got mine from Amel — you can check on our Blog

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