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Re: electrolysis on mast/boom connection

Paul Osterberg
 

Danny
After turning the vertical bolt holding the boom a few turns the potential difference went down from 0,4 V to 5 mV, I will try to remove the bolt and apply Tef-Tec to it, but it's rather hard work to turn it, but 5 mV much better than 400 mV. I also notice some potential difference (5-20 mV) between the smal screws holding the "folded cover" for the slot in the mast, Can be worth measuring other areas where SS and aluminum are bonded together
Paul SY Kerpa SM#259 


Photo of 24v relays on sy/Kerpa

Craig Briggs
 

Hi Paul,

I see you posted new photos this morning and asked what the devices are - those are 24v relays.  Someone has written on them noting one is negative and one is positive so whatever device it is controlling is being electrically isolated when it is off.  You can figure out what device is being controlled by operating your switches one at a time and listening or feeling the relays to see if they click in with the given switch.  I'd guess it may be your engine room fan(s) - if so it is likely activated by the ignition switch.  Let us know what you find.

Cheers, Craig s/v Sangaris


Re: Fw: Leroy Somer outhaul motor.

n33077@...
 

There is a company in Easton MD that rebuilds electric motors.  I just had my 3 electric furlerer motors rebuilt there at a most reasonable cost. 
PASCO
8538 Ocean Gateway
Easton, MD 21601

Ryan Gaultney
410 820 7111

I have a much older electric furling system than most for my Sharki (#163 1988),  I called Amel and they reported they no longer support such a system.  I could find replacement motors but they did not seem as heavy duty as my old ones. I elected to re-build mine $830 total for all 3.

I also ordered new Bonfiglioli worm gears to replace my mast and boom furlers,  VF-44.

At present I have the assemblies at the paint shop getting ready to paint....then re-assemble.

Aras
Sharki #163, 1988


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SSB Grounding

Germain Jean-Pierre <jgermain@...>
 

Hi Paul,

It is indeed the ground cable.  

I am not on the boat now but can assure you that something is attached to it.  It may be the ATU or the antenna.. not sure..

GL

JPG



On 14 Jan 2016, at 10:59, osterberg.paul.l@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Thank you Jean-Pierre

It's the Copper band protruding for ca 10 cm before it's "disappear" again into the hull.
Now I can't find any cable attached to it, and assume just to hook up a SSB Ground cable to it?
However according to the Manual there should be a "normal" ground cable to disengage but can't find any
Any one who know?
Paul



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SSB Grounding

Paul Osterberg
 

Thank you Jean-Pierre
It's the Copper band protruding for ca 10 cm before it's "disappear" again into the hull.
Now I can't find any cable attached to it, and assume just to hook up a SSB Ground cable to it?
However according to the Manual there should be a "normal" ground cable to disengage but can't find any
Any one who know?
Paul


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SSB Grounding

Germain Jean-Pierre <jgermain@...>
 

Hi Paul,

I think you’ll find it in the aft lazarette on the starboard side.  Its’ there in Eleuthera.

GL


Jean-Pierre Germain,
SY Eleuthera, Amel Super Maramu 007


On 14 Jan 2016, at 09:25, osterberg.paul.l@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hello!

Trying to locate the wire who connect the ground plate for the SSB grounding, according to a manual I found in the file section it should be behind the chart table, but I can't find anything that could be the grounding wire.

Any one who know where to look for it?

our SM is number 259 from 1999.

When looking for the ground wire I found two green electrical gadgets, size like two lumps of sugar market Cartier, I post photo of them in he photo file, would very much like to know what it is and what's for

Thank you

Paul on SY Kerpa SM#259





SSB Grounding

Paul Osterberg
 

Hello!

Trying to locate the wire who connect the ground plate for the SSB grounding, according to a manual I found in the file section it should be behind the chart table, but I can't find anything that could be the grounding wire.

Any one who know where to look for it?

our SM is number 259 from 1999.

When looking for the ground wire I found two green electrical gadgets, size like two lumps of sugar market Cartier, I post photo of them in he photo file, would very much like to know what it is and what's for

Thank you

Paul on SY Kerpa SM#259


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Fw: Leroy Somer outhaul motor.

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Thanks Bill and Derrick.
I will keep looking.
Regards
Danny 



From: "william_maffei@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Thursday, 14 January 2016 3:02 PM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Fw: Leroy Somer outhaul motor.

 
I have done extensive research on different alternatives when replacing these motors. I have contacted Emerson Industrial Automation out of St. Louis MO, USA and they were able to identify the motors used by Amel and are only able to distribute them in quantity's of 25 or more at a time. Unfortunately, these motors are not cheap to replace from Amel directly and cost 749.50 EUROS not including VAT or shipping. My suggestion would be to find source that rebuilds starter motors and see if a rebuild is possible. If not, unfortunately you may have to contact Amel and bite the bullet on this one. 

Kind Regards, 

Bill Maffei
SM #195
It's all Good 



Re: Fw: Leroy Somer outhaul motor.

william_maffei@...
 

I have done extensive research on different alternatives when replacing these motors. I have contacted Emerson Industrial Automation out of St. Louis MO, USA and they were able to identify the motors used by Amel and are only able to distribute them in quantity's of 25 or more at a time. Unfortunately, these motors are not cheap to replace from Amel directly and cost 749.50 EUROS not including VAT or shipping. My suggestion would be to find source that rebuilds starter motors and see if a rebuild is possible. If not, unfortunately you may have to contact Amel and bite the bullet on this one. 

Kind Regards, 

Bill Maffei
SM #195
It's all Good 


Re: Fw: Leroy Somer outhaul motor.

Derick Gates SM2K #400 Brava
 

Danny,

Sorry, I misread your post.  I see you want the electric motor, not the gearbox.  I have no experience with the electric motor.

Derick


Re: Fw: Leroy Somer outhaul motor.

Derick Gates SM2K #400 Brava
 

Danny,

I just purchased a new Leroy Somer gearbox for the out haul from Amel in Le Marin, Martinique.  Amel SAV in La Rochelle told me they had them on back order last December, but Martinique had one, and I was going to be in Martinique anyway in January.

Derick
SM2K#400. Brava
Currently in Martinique


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Staysail

eric freedman
 


Re: DC DC converter and SSB

Paul Osterberg
 

Gary!
I have an Icoom 7000 it need a 25 Ampt  DC DC converter so mine should be adequate, but unsure how to do with grounding, the converter has no grounding (the case it mostly plastic), but common negative terminals for 24v and 12 volt, is that a problem?
Paul on SY Kerpa SM#259


Re: Staysail

Paul Osterberg
 

Eric!
The stay-sail, furler and fittings was ordered from Q-sails in Izmir, but the Inox fittings was subcontracted to a workshop in Marmaris, Turkey.
Below the sail locker there is a similar Inox plate 200x150 mm 4 mm thick, no further fastening, should be sufficient, else one has to mold in a fixed point below in the bow, but do not think that is necessary.

Yes an internal halyard, with a sheeve box and a halyard exit by Selden.
No running back-stay, as the stay ca 150 cm below the genua stay. judge not necessary with back stay, however not tested in strong wind yet, but Olivier a former Amel technician and now a surveyor had a look at it and thought the installation was adequate.

The sheet point is a Dynema core between the mast base and the forward lower shrud chain plate (see picture), on that Dynema cord i have an Antal ring which the sheet goes through and then to a block attached to a ringbolt on the front genua track, and then further aft. Again not tested in strong wind, but confident it will be possible to adjust to get almost optimum shape of the sail for up wind sailing, should also be easy to stow away when not in use, else one could trip on it an fall.
Don't hesitate if you have further questions
Paul on SY Kerpa SM#259

 


Staysail

eric freedman
 


Amfa water pump impeller and shaft seal

eric freedman
 


Re: Maramu Shower Floor Removal

j.lochhead@...
 

Hi Alex, I have some rot in the compression post for the main mast and I am trying to see how bad it is. I will have to have the post replaced when I can get somewhere with a shipwrights. Did you cut the pan and if so where?


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: DC DC converter and SSB

Richard Piller <richard03801@...>
 

Paul generally speaking you SSB will draw approx 150 watts each time you key the Mike. Watts / volts= Amps. 

Regards
Capt Richard Piller

On Jan 12, 2016, at 11:55, osterberg.paul.l@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Thank you Gary,

They current DC DC converters appear only to have circuit breakers on the positive line, or are they hidden somewhere.
In have already purchased a Victron DC DC converter with common ground for 24 and 12 v, do you think I can use that one, it's rated 25 Amp continues load and 35 Amp maximum load
Paul SYKerpa SM#259

 


Re: DC DC converter and SSB

amelliahona <no_reply@...>
 

I don't know what SSB you have but you need to look at your documentation under specifications and see what the max continuous current draw is.  I am just guessing but I think 25 amps will be undersized.  Max load is during transmit and it is duty cycle limited.  During pactor operations the transmit duty cycle can be quite high (i.e. long transmit periods with short receive periods). 

What SSB do you have?

Gary S. Silver  SM #335 


Re: Rudder Anode

Duane Siegfri
 

...and thanks to Richard and Eric as well!

Duane