Re: Ground strap in bilge
We used www.metelec.co.uk and sent Bill’s dimensions with a drawing and they produced a perfect replacement delivered promptly.
The key to a successful job was a ‘deep’ socket for the nut at the bottom of the bilge.
Mike & Peta
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Randall Walker
Sent: 20 October 2019 21:19
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Ground strap in bilge
I am sitting south of Barcelona. One group member put me onto a German supplier, a former AMEL owner is trying to source it out of Britain and I have been told AMEL does still have them.
Glad I joined this group.
And Bill I agree that the original are way too thin.
I love my boat,
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...>
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.
On Sun, Oct 20, 2019, 1:34 PM Randall Walker <lladnarowen@...> wrote: