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Re: Looking for a Super Maramu 2000

John Clark
 

Olaf,
   I agree with Bill R. and Mark.   I used Stephanie last year for my SM purchase and she (and JP) were great to work with.  Stephanie helps with all the paperwork and smoothed the way for an easy transaction.  Before I bought my SM in Le Marin,  I contacted Olivier when I was closing in on an SM in Europe and he gave good advice and made himself available on short notice.  

                                   Regards,  John

John Clark
SV Annie SM 37
St. Augustine  


Re: Amel decals replacement

John Clark
 

Hi Stephanie,
    I too need to do something with our decals.  I saw a picture of an 
SM that had replaced the side decals with polished stainless steel that looked terrific.  

I think it was SM007 Eluthera, JP's boat.  Now it is coming back, he had Emek in Turkey fabricate the panel.  I wonder if Emek has a template?  

JP, am I remembering right?

JOhn
SV Annie  SM37
St. Augustine.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Haul out southern Sicily or Malta

Mohammad Shirloo
 

Thanks Bill.
 
My e-mails still bounce back. It may be something on our end. Do you have an alternate e-mail I could try?
 
Mohammad and Aty
B&B Kokomo
Amel 54 #099


From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, January 07, 2018 12:44 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Haul out southern Sicily or Malta

 

M&A,

That email, Bill"at"AmelSchool.com, is working. I just tried it. 

I worked with both of the following people there:
Andrew Wilson - Commercial Manager awilson@...
Joanne Mifsud - Executive Secretary jmifsud@... 
MIYY LTD | Manoel Island | Gzira | MALTA
(+356) 2133 4453/4 7 | (+356) 2134 3900

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

On Sat, Jan 6, 2018 at 12:32 PM, 'Mohammad Shirloo' mshirloo@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Thanks Bill. Since we are currently wintering in Licata Sicily, this was our first choice. Good to know you had a good experience with them. Any contact people at the boat yard?
 
I tried sending you an e-mail to Bill@... and the e-mail was bounced back. What is a good e-mail for you now?
 
Mohammad and Aty
B&B Kokomo
Amel 54 #099
 


From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Thursday, January 04, 2018 6:29 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Haul out southern Sicily or Malta

 

I would choose Manoel Island Boatyard, Malta over di Ragusa, and did in 2013. Larger assortment of parts/material, more experience, and less price. 



On Jan 4, 2018 00:35, "mshirloo@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 

Hi everyone;


We need to haul out in May 2018 for our bottom paint, bow Thruster and C-drive  service. We also need to change out our batteries and possibly install an arch and solar. Looking for recommendation of yards and outfits that you have worked with and can recoomend in southern Sicily, Malta area. I have read most of the discussions on battery selection on the forum. Would appreciate recommended suppliers in the med or other areas that can ship to the med.


Thanks as always;



Mohammad and Aty

B&B Kokomo

Amel 54 #099









--
Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

Amel School  http://www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970


Re: Inverter/Charger wiring advise

mfmcgovern@...
 

John,

I do not see any attached wiring diagram and I did not see anything in the Photo section either.  However, that might just be me!  Check that you attached the wiring diagram be sure.

That said, it sure sounds like you are on the right track.  Popcorn underway sounds like a noble pursuit!

Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA...freezing our a$$es off...


Re: Inverter Replacement

John Clark
 

Well, I guess I am undergoing a similar evolution right now installing a whole house inverter for the first time.  I posted my wiring plan in a new topic.  

I think as Bill K said most modern inverter/chargers have isolated grounds.  The unit I selected (MagnaSine 4124, had an optional "system ground jumper"  that had to be disconnected to keep the inverter AC neutral separate from the chassis ground/earth/bond, but otherwise had no connections with the current carrying lines and earth. 


John

SV Annie SM 37
St. Augustine.



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Lifeline AGM 105 AmpHr Battery Replacement Procedures

mfmcgovern@...
 

Bill,

Your plan looks sound.  I replaced the 12 batteries in my SM2k last year and followed a similar procedure.  I agree with James that it would be best to load test each battery before installing them to make sure they are all good batteries.  People have reported getting "bad" new batteries.  Ideally, this would be done BEFORE they are shipped out to you.  If you cannot get a real load test done, get your hands on something like this:  https://www.amazon.com/BA7-100-1200-Electronic-Battery-System/dp/B0015PI7A4  Bill Rouse (ex BeBe) recommended this device to me and I'm quite happy with it.  When I replaced my batteries I had the battery shop load test each battery in my presence using their real load tester and then I used my BA7.  It was within a few % points of the "real" load tester.

I have taken your plan, put it into numbered steps and added a few suggestion below in RED:

1.  Take several pictures of the existing battery installation for reference.  
2.  Use masking tape to label each battery with a number and each cable (at both ends) with the number of the battery to which it is attached including whether it's the plus or minus terminal. 
3.  Take several pictures including one of each "pair" of the labeled installation and make a diagram on paper. 
4.  Turn off all power to the boat including the Permanent +12v for the radio (assuming you have this).
5.  Disconnect the batteries with the big red handles in the pilot berth.  
6.  Remove the batteries, inspect each cable and their terminals for corrosion, looseness etc and repair as required.  
7.  Clean all the battery cable terminals with sandpaper.
8.  Replace all 8 batteries in place and reconnect all the cables using the photos and diagram as a reference.
9.  Use come Corrosion X on each of the battery terminal before replacing the plastic caps. 
10.  Ask the boss to check that everything is correctly connected per the diagram and pictures.  Lucky for me my boss is an Electric Power Engineer!
11.  Use a multimeter to confirm that each of the four pairs of batteries is indeed 24 volts (assuming you have an SM and your batteries are wired in +24v series/parallel configuration) 
12.  Close the red battery handles and restore boat power.  
13.  If all is OK, turn on the battery charger and fully charge the batteries.
14.  Check that the vent line is clear.

Good luck!

Mark
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Haul out southern Sicily or Malta

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

M&A,

That email, Bill"at"AmelSchool.com, is working. I just tried it. 

I worked with both of the following people there:
Andrew Wilson - Commercial Manager awilson@...
Joanne Mifsud - Executive Secretary jmifsud@... 
MIYY LTD | Manoel Island | Gzira | MALTA
(+356) 2133 4453/4 7 | (+356) 2134 3900

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

On Sat, Jan 6, 2018 at 12:32 PM, 'Mohammad Shirloo' mshirloo@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Thanks Bill. Since we are currently wintering in Licata Sicily, this was our first choice. Good to know you had a good experience with them. Any contact people at the boat yard?
 
I tried sending you an e-mail to Bill@... and the e-mail was bounced back. What is a good e-mail for you now?
 
Mohammad and Aty
B&B Kokomo
Amel 54 #099
 


From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Thursday, January 04, 2018 6:29 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Haul out southern Sicily or Malta

 

I would choose Manoel Island Boatyard, Malta over di Ragusa, and did in 2013. Larger assortment of parts/material, more experience, and less price. 



On Jan 4, 2018 00:35, "mshirloo@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 

Hi everyone;


We need to haul out in May 2018 for our bottom paint, bow Thruster and C-drive  service. We also need to change out our batteries and possibly install an arch and solar. Looking for recommendation of yards and outfits that you have worked with and can recoomend in southern Sicily, Malta area. I have read most of the discussions on battery selection on the forum. Would appreciate recommended suppliers in the med or other areas that can ship to the med.


Thanks as always;



Mohammad and Aty

B&B Kokomo

Amel 54 #099









--
Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

Amel School  http://www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Lifeline AGM 105 AmpHr Battery Replacement Procedures

John Clark
 

Hi Bill,
   that sounds good to me.  I opt for pictures over hand drawn wiring diagrams now that "digital film" is so inexpensive.   ;)  

 James' advice to check each battery individually is good advice especially since you have a lot invested in them.  If they are not yet shipped I would ask the shop to test them and provide data for each battery.  If you have a multi meter I would check voltage and polarity as you go about connecting the cells.  Just a dummy check that might save you from a lot of heartache if the wires get crossed.  

 Regards,  John

SV Annie
SM 37
St. Augustine.



Re: Max Prop Anti-Fouling Treatment

greatketch@...
 

Bill,

First, Prop Speed is still widely available. I am not sure why your local guys can't get it.  Assuming for whatever reason it can not be locally obtained, Velox is another product that works well for props and other running gear. Some people swear by one, others by the other.  Pick your favorite!

I would avoid standard bottom paint on the prop.  In theory, if you epoxy coat it you can isolate the copper from the bronze, but the smallest flaw in the epoxy coating and the paint will very rapidly fail.  It is also almost impossible to keep the epoxy adhered.  The same chemical process that causes the zinc to protect the prop from corrosion also tends to blow coatings off the prop unless they are specially designed for it.  Even PropSpeed only lasts about 12 months on most boats and then begins to fail.

Worst case:  Leave it naked, like everybody did 10 years ago, and clean it regularly underwater. A popular trick was to wrap it in a black plastic bag while anchored or docked for any extended time to keep stuff from growing. Then remove the bag before getting underway. Obviously a strategy best suited to warm tropical waters!

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
North Bimini, Bahamas


---In amelyachtowners@..., <pacificcool@...> wrote :

Two years ago I treated my Max Prop with Prop Speed to protect it from critters underwater.  I asked Peake Yachts here in Trinidad where I'm hauled out if they could reapply the Prop Speed (maybe its Speed Prop) and they said it's no longer available.  Does anyone have a suggestion on how to protect my Max Prop?  One web site suggested I sand it down to bare metal (done), apply an epoxy primer, and then apply anti-fouling.  For some reason it seems like that is not a great idea.  


Anyone have any suggestions?


Regards,

Bill Shaproski

S/V Pacific Cool


Inverter/Charger wiring advise

John Clark
 

Hi All,

  I am installing a “whole house” inverter/charger, a MagnaSine 4124 (230v/50hz.)

I explained to the vendor, Inverter Service Center in Tennessee , how the Amel electrical system has a floating DC negative and separate ground/earth/bonding connection.  He recommended this unit specifically for the boat because it is a native 230v/50hz not a US 240v/60hz unit tweaked to produce 50hz.  The grounding/neutral setup is apparently incompatible in those North American units.  

 

The Magna has an automatic transfer switch that will select incoming AC power or inverter output, incoming power preferred.   Both the hot and neutral AC lines are switched.   When it selects the inverter for AC output, the AC neutral is connected to chassis ground/earth by a “system bonding jumper” which I unplugged per instructions to keep the bonding separate from the neutral. 

 

I double checked the unit after unpacking and there is no continuity between the chassis ground/earth and the DC negative, and also  after unplugging the “system bonding jumper” there is no continuity to the ground from the inverter AC neutrals.  I intend to connect the chassis ground/earth to the Amel bonding system and leave the DC negative floating.

 

I intend to mount the unit next to the Dolphin charger on the port side of the engine room.  This is where the old HVAC compressor sat and is close to the main battery disconnect bus work.  The DC cable run should be less than one meter.  

 

Attached is a picture of my proposed wiring.  Is this how the unit should interact with the Amel bonding system?

 

Green is the Amel bonding system as it is wired on my boat and how I intend to connect the new inverter/charger. 

 

Pink is the location of circuit breakers.

 

I currently have two battery chargers powered from the 230V distribution panel, a 30A Dolphin, and a 40 A Mastervolt.  These were installed by previous owner.  

 

The AC panel is powered through a 40amp breaker and an automatic transfer switch which chooses between the 7KW Onan Generator or shore power.  Generator is preferred. Generator has a 30A AC breaker.  All as was installed by previous owner.

 

Inside the AC panel the bonding/earth connections (green/yellow wires) have no conductivity to the AC hot(brown) or AC neutral(blue).

 

There is a 600 watt inverter installed under the nav station that powers a portable 230v/50hz power strip.  No part of this unit is connected to the Amel bonding system.  Again all previous owner installation.

 

We have had no issues to date with galvanic corrosion.  We replaced rudder anodes in Charleston in August and they still look new.

 

And all this work is so we can make popcorn in the microwave underway.


Regards,  John


John Clark

SV Annie  SM37

St. Augustine FL......awaiting new microwave....



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Lifeline AGM 105 AmpHr Battery Replacement Procedures

James Alton
 

Bill,

   The only thing that I can think of to add would be to insure that the new batteries were individually all at a similar state of charge before connecting them.  It might also be a good idea to do a load test on each individual battery before connecting them together to ensure that they all seem healthy.  Most auto parts stores have a load tester if you do not have one yourself.  I am sure that one of the battery experts on the forum will step in to help you further.  Best of luck.

James

SV Sueño
Maramu #220

On Jan 7, 2018, at 1:51 PM, pacificcool@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


My 8 Lifeline AGM 105 AmpHr batteries are pretty much gone so I've ordered 8 new GPL-31T 105 Am Hr batteries from DC Battery in Fort Lauderdale and had them air air shipped to Trinidad.  The cost of the batteries was $2524 and shipping was $680.  If I had shipped by sea it would have cost about $200 but  could not find anyone to receive them in Trinidad if I wasn't there.  The air shipment was handled by Ezone.  The contact for Ezone is Paul Pantin, tel: 868-620-6135. I am happy with the service from DC Battery and Ezone.  Even with the air freight it was cheaper than buying them either in Trinidad or Grenada.  FYI, each battery weighs 70 pounds.


My question involves how to actually replace them.  I plan to take a picture of the existing battery installation for reference.  Then I will use masking tape to label each battery with a number and each cable (at both ends) with the number of the battery to which it is attached including whether it's the plus or minus terminal. Next I will take a picture of the labeled installation or simply make a diagram on paper.   Then I will disconnect the batteries with the big red handles in the pilot berth and turn off all power to the boat.  After that I will remove the batteries, inspect each cable and their termin als for corrosion, looseness etc and repair as required.  Next I will position all 8 batteries in place and reconnect all the cables using the photo or diagram.  Next I will ask the boss to check that everything is correctly connected per the diagram.  Once that is conformed I will close the red battery handles and restore boat power.  If all is OK, I will turn on the battery charger and fully charge the batteries,  Lastly, I will check that the vent line is clear.  


I ask any of you electrical experts if my plan is sound or if you think i have overlooked something.  My past experience with b attery replacement is a 6 volt  battery on a 51 Ford in 1959 and a 6 volt battery on a 1959 BMW R50 motorcycle.  I included the purchase and shipment details in case anyone else is considering battery replacement in the Caribbean.  Any comments or suggestions will be appreciated.  


Best Regards,

Bill Shaproski

S/V Pacific Cool 

 



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Max Prop Anti-Fouling Treatment

Mark Erdos
 

We recently did bottom paint and used Velox on the prop for the first time based on good reviews. It is readily available in all the Caribbean ship stores. It is easy to apply but you must remove every spec of old paint from the prop. We had the prop sandblasted in the yard for $50 rather than do it by hand. Because the Autoprop has grease in it it must also been cleaned thoroughly with a degreaser before applying paint. Hope this helps.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Martinique

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, January 7, 2018 3:03 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Max Prop Anti-Fouling Treatment

 

 

Two years ago I treated my Max Prop with Prop Speed to protect it from critters underwater.  I asked Peake Yachts here in Trinidad where I'm hauled out if they could reapply the Prop Speed (maybe its Speed Prop) and they said it's no longer available.  Does anyone have a suggestion on how to protect my Max Prop?  One web site suggested I sand it down to bare metal (done), apply an epoxy primer, and then apply anti-fouling.  For some reason it seems like that is not a great idea.  

 

Anyone have any suggestions?

 

Regards,

Bill Shaproski

S/V Pacific Cool


Max Prop Anti-Fouling Treatment

pacificcool@...
 

Two years ago I treated my Max Prop with Prop Speed to protect it from critters underwater.  I asked Peake Yachts here in Trinidad where I'm hauled out if they could reapply the Prop Speed (maybe its Speed Prop) and they said it's no longer available.  Does anyone have a suggestion on how to protect my Max Prop?  One web site suggested I sand it down to bare metal (done), apply an epoxy primer, and then apply anti-fouling.  For some reason it seems like that is not a great idea.  


Anyone have any suggestions?


Regards,

Bill Shaproski

S/V Pacific Cool


Lifeline AGM 105 AmpHr Battery Replacement Procedures

pacificcool@...
 

My 8 Lifeline AGM 105 AmpHr batteries are pretty much gone so I've ordered 8 new GPL-31T 105 Am Hr batteries from DC Battery in Fort Lauderdale and had them air air shipped to Trinidad.  The cost of the batteries was $2524 and shipping was $680.  If I had shipped by sea it would have cost about $200 but  could not find anyone to receive them in Trinidad if I wasn't there.  The air shipment was handled by Ezone.  The contact for Ezone is Paul Pantin, tel: 868-620-6135. I am happy with the service from DC Battery and Ezone.  Even with the air freight it was cheaper than buying them either in Trinidad or Grenada.  FYI, each battery weighs 70 pounds.


My question involves how to actually replace them.  I plan to take a picture of the existing battery installation for reference.  Then I will use masking tape to label each battery with a number and each cable (at both ends) with the number of the battery to which it is attached including whether it's the plus or minus terminal. Next I will take a picture of the labeled installation or simply make a diagram on paper.   Then I will disconnect the batteries with the big red handles in the pilot berth and turn off all power to the boat.  After that I will remove the batteries, inspect each cable and their terminals for corrosion, looseness etc and repair as required.  Next I will position all 8 batteries in place and reconnect all the cables using the photo or diagram.  Next I will ask the boss to check that everything is correctly connected per the diagram.  Once that is conformed I will close the red battery handles and restore boat power.  If all is OK, I will turn on the battery charger and fully charge the batteries,  Lastly, I will check that the vent line is clear.  


I ask any of you electrical experts if my plan is sound or if you think i have overlooked something.  My past experience with battery replacement is a 6 volt  battery on a 51 Ford in 1959 and a 6 volt battery on a 1959 BMW R50 motorcycle.  I included the purchase and shipment details in case anyone else is considering battery replacement in the Caribbean.  Any comments or suggestions will be appreciated.  


Best Regards,

Bill Shaproski

S/V Pacific Cool 

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Lifeline AGM 105 AmpHr Battery Replacement Procedures

eric freedman
 

Hi,

It is best to post your boat type and serial number when asking a question.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, January 07, 2018 1:52 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Lifeline AGM 105 AmpHr Battery Replacement Procedures

 

 

My 8 Lifeline AGM 105 AmpHr batteries are pretty much gone so I've ordered 8 new GPL-31T 105 Am Hr batteries from DC Battery in Fort Lauderdale and had them air air shipped to Trinidad.  The cost of the batteries was $2524 and shipping was $680.  If I had shipped by sea it would have cost about $200 but  could not find anyone to receive them in Trinidad if I wasn't there.  The air shipment was handled by Ezone.  The contact for Ezone is Paul Pantin, tel: 868-620-6135. I am happy with the service from DC Battery and Ezone.  Even with the air freight it was cheaper than buying them either in Trinidad or Grenada.  FYI, each battery weighs 70 pounds.



My question involves how to actually replace them.  I plan to take a picture of the existing battery installation for reference.  Then I will use masking tape to label each battery with a number and each cable (at both ends) with the number of the battery to which it is attached including whether it's the plus or minus terminal. Next I will take a picture of the labeled installation or simply make a diagram on paper.   Then I will disconnect the batteries with the big red handles in the pilot berth and turn off all power to the boat.  After that I will remove the batteries, inspect each cable and their terminals for corrosion, looseness etc and repair as required.  Next I will position all 8 batteries in place and reconnect all the cables using the photo or diagram.  Next I will ask the boss to check that everything is correctly connected per the diagram.  Once that is conformed I will close the red battery handles and restore boat power.  If all is OK, I will turn on the battery charger and fully charge the batteries,  Lastly, I will check that the vent line is clear.  



I ask any of you electrical experts if my plan is sound or if you think i have overlooked something.  My past experience with battery replacement is a 6 volt  battery on a 51 Ford in 1959 and a 6 volt battery on a 1959 BMW R50 motorcycle.  I included the purchase and shipment details in case anyone else is considering battery replacement in the Caribbean.  Any comments or suggestions will be appreciated.  



Best Regards,

Bill Shaproski

S/V Pacific Cool 

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Wireless wind instrument

JEFFREY KRAUS
 


Re: Wireless wind instrument

carcodespam@...
 

I have replaced my broken wired NASA Clipper with the wireless sensor unit. Works fine, is cheap and data is transfered fast enough. So no problems.

Gerhard
Sharki #80


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Inverter Replacement

greatketch@...
 


Colin,

Your email didn't survive encoding by Yahoo, so I'll answer here...

I installed the Multiplus in the engine room, using the existing cables from the old charger that it replaced, although I did add an appropriately sized fuse. The Multiplus case ground is connected to the safety ground of the 220V system.  There is no connection between the DC negative and the case of the unit.

The AC system on Harmonie is a good deal more complex than on most SMs. Its current schematic can be seen here: 

The original owners apparently insisted that AMEL install a fully functional 110V system in parallel with the 220V system. So Harmonie has 110V outlets in every cabin, two shore power cables, one for 110, and one for 220, a 110V --> 220V transformer, a 110V inverter/charger, and a 220V inverter/charger, and an additional 50 amp 220V battery charger.  We never use the 110 charger since we added the Victron, it does all the heavy lifting.

A bit of a jumble, but everybody plays happy with only minimal manual intervention, and when plugged into 110 shore power, I am comfortable that I get safe and effective 220V power AND 110V.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
North Bimini, Bahamas

---In amelyachtowners@..., <colin.d.streeter@...> wrote :

Hi Bill

On Island Pearl II we installed the sister unit to yours, ie. a Victron MultiPlus 24v/3000w/70amp inverter/charger and we are extremely happy with it. Our two Dophin 30 and 50 chargers are still working fine, but only there for back up now as the Victron is so much faster and efficient.

Rather than bore everyone here perhaps on this specific question, perhaps you could email me directly on colin.cruisingpoint@.... I am particularly keen to know how you connected your system up?. In my case I placed this unit on the RHS of the navstation so that it is right up close to the batteries with good oversized cable going directly through the battery cavity wall (appropriately sealed off of course) , and the shore power now comes in directly to this unit, through it, and then into the normal AC system control panel.

I am particularly interested to know if/where you ran the ground cable which attached onto the outside shell/steel case of the unit? 

Best regards

Colin
Amel53 #332, PHUKET
Phuket for now... soon to cross the northern Indian Ocean to Maldives.
 


Re: Inverter Replacement

Duane Siegfri
 

Here's another experience with the Xantrex:  

My original Xantrex 1800 was installed (by a professional electrician) in Dec of 2016.

It failed in July of 2017 and was replaced by the manufacturer, after only 6 months in service.

The replacement failed again today, after only 5 months of service.  During that 5 months, it has only been used to run the microwave several times per week.  Otherwise it is switched off.

I would not recommend this manufacturer for anything but the junk pile.

At this point I'm thinking about putting in a different brand altogether, even though the warranty has another 11 months.  

The error code was "System Shutdown" which relates to "Overload or system hardware fault".  There were no loads connected when I switched it on.  In addition, it is only connected to the 220V breakers for "Outlets" and "Microwave", so I don't know how there could have been an overload.  The input voltage was 

Duane
Wanderer, SM#477


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Seafood party in Martinique

Mark Erdos
 

It’s a really long way for us to go. But, we think you are worth it. See you here.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark and Cindy

 

 

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Martinique

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, January 7, 2018 11:50 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Seafood party in Martinique

 

 

Good Morning Amelians,

I'll be back in Le Merin late 1/9.

As long as they don't confiscate my oysters and scallops passing thru customs, I hope to arrange to have our get together when I get back.

I'll post details.

Spirit is at the end of the dock in the last slip. Feel free to stop by and say hi.

Jeff Spirit Amel 54 #14