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Re: A54 fridge circulation pump

 

Scott, 

You hit the nail on the head. I was ready to shut this thread down when you made your comment. I believe that Oliver Henrichsen is a very good engineer and has a working, unique, and clearly a good solution to an issue that impacts all 54, 55, and possibly 50 & 60 owners. The problem I have with this thread is that the solution is still vague and we have over 60 posts. It seems like a great solution, but we are going nowhere.

Oliver's words and my comments in RED:
  1. He says, "24v batterie directly to the VESC" OK, the new pump motor is running on 24VDC and I assume the Danfoss Controller is no longer used for the water pump.
  2. He says, " The motor/pump speed is open to be controlled from 0 to 100%" I assume by the VESC?      
  3. He says, "My fridge/freezer controller is part of the ship Computer system and connected to NMEA2K bus. The original thermostats are no more used. Instead precise electronic thermometers are in both devices. These still are temperature sensors, or in English, thermostats, and is NMEA2k part of the control system?
  4. He says, "The controller checks on these thermometers and decides about cooling needs." What is the "controller?
  5. He says, "If one unit is above set threshold the controller looks also for the other and if ever possible colls both at the same time. This will further reduce working time of the raw water pump." Is this logic handled by the VESC and does the user set the parameters by connecting to the VESC via the USB connector?
  6. He says,  The controller sends serial commands to the VESC. but the VESC is very versatile so its also possible to regulate it in a simple way."  Again, what is the controller and how is it linked to the VESC
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
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On Wed, Feb 5, 2020 at 12:25 PM Scott SV Tengah <Scott.nguyen@...> wrote:
Jamie,

The output from the Frigoboat E51385 box is 12v. As Bill mentioned, it's the fan controller on the compressor that outputs 12v, seems the Frigoboat box only passes that through.

Not sure if you have the same E51385 box, but if so, we need to figure out a couple of things:

- Can the VESC controller simply get a control input of say, 12v and then output the right voltage/current to run the brushless motor at a specified rpm?
- Is there a 12v motor available?

For the latter, if we can't get a 12v brushless motor that works, we could simply run a hella relay energized by the Frigoboat E51385 box and passthrough 24v. At least on A54 #69, there's a pair of 24v posts right near the chain wash pump.

I went and checked my new Flojet pump today. It's damn hot and the brushes are probably wearing down fast. We need to figure this out before I lose anymore food.

As an aside - Mohammad, what pump model is on your boat? Given that the rest of us A54 owners have experienced 6-12 month pump life, I still believe your longevity is due to your non-tropical, part-time, no freezer use case, perhaps a previous owner of your boat found a pump solution that we can all use.

--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com


Re: A54 fridge circulation pump

Jamie Wendell
 

Matt, I agree with you the term "once and for all" is a relative term, but I like to think on the good side - that it will significantly improve what I have right now. Or at least I will have "fun" trying out something new and different. 13 years is a good "once and for all" for me at this point!!!

Scott, the motor I ordered is 22-48 volts, so will presumably require 24 volts input. I don't see a 12-volt version, but have not looked extensively.

I might be able to output 24 volts from the VESC controller, but I really need to get all these things and start experimenting.

If all else fails, I can simply convert to 24 volts at the pump interface in the blue box. I do that in other cases (both up and down) on the boat anyway. And yes, I have that same blue box now. Or I can use a simple relay, as you point out - easy to do with the 24-volt supply in the engine room.

Let me see what I can find out once I get delivery.

Thanks,
Jamie
A54 Phantom #44


Re: A54 fridge circulation pump

Matt Salatino
 

Solving a problem once and for all? On a cruising sailboat? Good luck! Of course you will delay the inevitable. I switched from CAL pumps for my ac unit (3 in 5 years) to a March Pump. The March pump lasted 13 years.

~~~⛵️~~~Matt

On Feb 5, 2020, at 12:53 PM, Jamie Wendell <mysticshadow54@...> wrote:

Oliver, I just ordered the Censored Motor and VESC Controller from AliExpress. I am going to try to hook all this up and see if I can get it to work for my 3-fridge system.
Where did you source your 24-voltage input? What microcontroller did you use for on/off or speed control? I switched my thermostats to digital controls already, so I am no longer using mechanical thermostats.
Any inputs would be good as I await delivery from China. Any wiring schematics or photos you all could share???

I really hope this installation solves this problem once and for all..............

Thanks,
Jamie Wendell A54 Phantom #44


Re: A54 fridge circulation pump

Scott SV Tengah
 

Jamie,

The output from the Frigoboat E51385 box is 12v. As Bill mentioned, it's the fan controller on the compressor that outputs 12v, seems the Frigoboat box only passes that through.

Not sure if you have the same E51385 box, but if so, we need to figure out a couple of things:

- Can the VESC controller simply get a control input of say, 12v and then output the right voltage/current to run the brushless motor at a specified rpm?
- Is there a 12v motor available?

For the latter, if we can't get a 12v brushless motor that works, we could simply run a hella relay energized by the Frigoboat E51385 box and passthrough 24v. At least on A54 #69, there's a pair of 24v posts right near the chain wash pump.

I went and checked my new Flojet pump today. It's damn hot and the brushes are probably wearing down fast. We need to figure this out before I lose anymore food.

As an aside - Mohammad, what pump model is on your boat? Given that the rest of us A54 owners have experienced 6-12 month pump life, I still believe your longevity is due to your non-tropical, part-time, no freezer use case, perhaps a previous owner of your boat found a pump solution that we can all use.

--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com


Re: washing machine and dryer for Amel 54

Scott SV Tengah
 

I installed the Beko WTE6511BW. It barely fits but the advantage is that has a 6kg load capacity, bigger than the original Bosch.

A few notes:

1) To secure from the rear, there are two holes where the "shipping plugs" fit. These match up nearly to the horizontal Amel wooden brace that runs fore-aft. We drilled two holes in the wood, put a long bolt in there and put appropriate washers on the port side of the wood brace and then gingerly put washers on the inside of the back panel of the washer and put a nut there. Access to the inside is possible via the service panel. 

We also added some wood shims below the front feet of the washer, aka the starboard edge of the washer. The boatyard initially just shoved it in when I was busy working with another contractor on another part of the boat so I didn't realize they didn't secure it. Only after the machine fell out at a 45 degree angle while sailing upwind did I spend the day or two securing it properly!

2) We need to run it at 600rpm spin cycle. Any more and the spinning drum will sometimes hit the case for the first few seconds of the spin cycle.

In any event, we've run it for 2 years, at least 2x a week and we're very happy with it. The Eco 40degC cycle is perfect in our experience.


--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com


Re: A54 fridge circulation pump

Jamie Wendell
 

Oliver, I just ordered the Censored Motor and VESC Controller from AliExpress. I am going to try to hook all this up and see if I can get it to work for my 3-fridge system.
Where did you source your 24-voltage input? What microcontroller did you use for on/off or speed control? I switched my thermostats to digital controls already, so I am no longer using mechanical thermostats.
Any inputs would be good as I await delivery from China. Any wiring schematics or photos you all could share???

I really hope this installation solves this problem once and for all..............

Thanks,
Jamie Wendell A54 Phantom #44


Re: Bow thruster service SPECIAL TOOL

Pietro Zaccari
 

Hi Stefania, we are on hard in Bocca di Magra and we have the tool, if you want to see it email me directly 

Pietro e Licia
Bolero SM 364



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-------- Messaggio originale --------
Da: "ste.dente" <ste.dente@...>
Data: 05/02/20 15:45 (GMT+01:00)
A: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Oggetto: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Bow thruster service SPECIAL TOOL

Thanks for the suggestion Pat! Very useful
I’ll try to find someone nearby

Stefania Dente
Euploia SN 93

Il giorno 5 feb 2020, alle ore 14:30, Patrick McAneny via Groups.Io <sailw32@...> ha scritto:


Stefania, My boat did not have the tool, and I was going to make one ,when another owner for some reason had two and gave me one. I think the tool would be very easy to fabricate ,keep in mind that it does not need to be made from wood & metal or resemble the tool , however a bit of a cone shape would ease it into the hole in the hull. If there is another Amel nearby , borrow it to get your dimension and fabricate one . 
Good Luck,
Pat
SM#123
 


-----Original Message-----
From: ste.dente <ste.dente@...>
To: main <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Feb 4, 2020 5:05 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Bow thruster service SPECIAL TOOL

Thanks for the immediate response. I wrote to AMEL Mediterranee last spring; the response was that this tool was no more available and I thought that was definitely so. May be I try again with AMEL France.

Stefania Dente
S/Y Euploia SN#93
Italy

Il giorno 4 feb 2020, alle ore 19:01, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> ha scritto:


One of my clients told me that he bought the tool from SAV"at"Amel.fr within the last 60 days.

Have you actually written Amel? If so, what was their response?

-- 
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
   
View My Training Calendar

On Tue, Feb 4, 2020 at 11:10 AM ste.dente <ste.dente@...> wrote:
Dear Amelians,
I just wrote one or two times before now, but I religiously read all your very interesting interventions. 
My husband and I are preparing our Santorin for the Atlantic crossing in November. I asked Amel Mediterranee about the possibility to buy the “tool” you are talking about , but it seems it isn’t available anymore. 
Do you think that it could be possible to let it made by someone (carpenter or someone like this)? 
How can I have the sizes of the tool?
May be someone of you has a tool to sell?
Any suggestion should be very appreciated 

Stefania Dente 
SN 93 Euploia
Bocca di Magra (Italy)

Il giorno 4 feb 2020, alle ore 17:44, Alexandre Uster von Baar via Groups.Io <uster=rocketmail.com@groups.io> ha scritto:


On Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 04:10:20 PM UTC, heinz@... <heinz@...> wrote:


Go to.   Nikimat.com. Alexander did make a very good side with fotos. 
Fair Winds 
HEINZ 
SY quetzal sm2000, 292



Am 04.02.2020 um 15:02 schrieb Bernd Spanner <bernd.spanner@...>:


 
 
Hi, I just prepared erverything to service the bowthruster on my SN. Now I have connected the special tool to lower it in the water but....
how do I secure the special tool???
I only have the tool but not bolts etc.
--
Bernd
SN 119 / Cascais, Portugal

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Re: genoa sheet track end cap/pulley block

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Alan, mine are eye bolts,

regards

Danny

SM 299 Ocean Pearl

On 05 February 2020 at 14:38 Alan Leslie <s.v.elyse@...> wrote:

Ah, OK, thanks for that, I'll change it to an eye bolt when I have a go at getting the port one out.
It looked to me that perhaps it's not an eye bolt per se, but an M8 stud with a screw on eye, and maybe that's what the OP has but someone has put nuts on it instead of an eye?
Do you know for sure what type it is?
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: washing machine and dryer for Amel 54

ya_fohi
 

Hi, Sharon here, 

just wondering if you managed to find a replacement, washing machine?

Just starting the looking to replace ours on our 54. 

Thanks in advance. 
Sharon 

On Sun, Aug 4, 2019 at 6:36 AM Lior Keydar via Groups.Io <sharona246=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Thank you all for the great information.
I saw that BEKO WMS6100 is not produced any more but there a few machines on the market that could fit in. The different models changes very quickly on the market. 
Also on my boat the 
machine is held in place by two bolts attached through the back of the machine. The challenge will be for sure to fit the new machine in and to secure it like the first one.

Thanks again
Lior, SCHARONA A54 #18


Re: Reefing and sail-handling on conventionally rigged Maramu, versus electric furling?

Paul Villinski
 

David, thank you for telling me about your set-up on Air Ops, which sounds like a very good alternative to the Amel motorized, in-mast furling. My understanding is that in-boom furling allows the sail to have some roach, which isn't possible with in-mast furling, as well as battens. I am guessing there is a not insignificant improvement in performance with this arrangement? I've also been fortunate to hear from another owner of a conventionally rigged Maramu via email, and his experience has been nothing but positive -- he makes the case for the simplicity and reliability of the standard rig. 


Re: A54 fridge circulation pump

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

Hi Oliver,

 

We met in Culatra. Welcome to the Caribbean! How long to you plan to stay in Martinique?

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Oliver Henrichsen, SV Vela Nautica
Sent: 05 February 2020 07:24
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] A54 fridge circulation pump

 

Hello Carina,

 

Since I changed my fridge cooling to brushless and VESC CONTROLLER we had no pump breakdowns anymore. Now we use it in tropical conditions in the Caribbean and its still working fine.

You will need some kind of setup to switch the Motor on and of.

I use a microcontroller instead of the original Thermostat that regulates also the temperature control of fridge and freezer.

If u need help let me know

I am interested how you get on. 

 

Oliver from Vela Nautica Amel54 

Martinique

 

On Wed, Feb 5, 2020, 04:34 CARINA HAMMARLUND <syultimo@...> wrote:

Thank you Olivier for sharing this info!
We have had lots of problems with the pumps during our 4 year sail in Pacific. Never lasting longer than 5-6 months, sometimes even shorter.

We just ordered the scooter motor and will try your set up! 
--
Carina
SV Ultimo
Amel 54 No 165


--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


Re: Bow thruster service SPECIAL TOOL

ste.dente
 

Thanks for the suggestion Pat! Very useful
I’ll try to find someone nearby

Stefania Dente
Euploia SN 93

Il giorno 5 feb 2020, alle ore 14:30, Patrick McAneny via Groups.Io <sailw32@...> ha scritto:


Stefania, My boat did not have the tool, and I was going to make one ,when another owner for some reason had two and gave me one. I think the tool would be very easy to fabricate ,keep in mind that it does not need to be made from wood & metal or resemble the tool , however a bit of a cone shape would ease it into the hole in the hull. If there is another Amel nearby , borrow it to get your dimension and fabricate one . 
Good Luck,
Pat
SM#123
 


-----Original Message-----
From: ste.dente <ste.dente@...>
To: main <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Feb 4, 2020 5:05 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Bow thruster service SPECIAL TOOL

Thanks for the immediate response. I wrote to AMEL Mediterranee last spring; the response was that this tool was no more available and I thought that was definitely so. May be I try again with AMEL France.

Stefania Dente
S/Y Euploia SN#93
Italy

Il giorno 4 feb 2020, alle ore 19:01, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> ha scritto:


One of my clients told me that he bought the tool from SAV"at"Amel.fr within the last 60 days.

Have you actually written Amel? If so, what was their response?

-- 
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
   
View My Training Calendar

On Tue, Feb 4, 2020 at 11:10 AM ste.dente <ste.dente@...> wrote:
Dear Amelians,
I just wrote one or two times before now, but I religiously read all your very interesting interventions. 
My husband and I are preparing our Santorin for the Atlantic crossing in November. I asked Amel Mediterranee about the possibility to buy the “tool” you are talking about , but it seems it isn’t available anymore. 
Do you think that it could be possible to let it made by someone (carpenter or someone like this)? 
How can I have the sizes of the tool?
May be someone of you has a tool to sell?
Any suggestion should be very appreciated 

Stefania Dente 
SN 93 Euploia
Bocca di Magra (Italy)

Il giorno 4 feb 2020, alle ore 17:44, Alexandre Uster von Baar via Groups.Io <uster=rocketmail.com@groups.io> ha scritto:


On Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 04:10:20 PM UTC, heinz@... <heinz@...> wrote:


Go to.   Nikimat.com. Alexander did make a very good side with fotos. 
Fair Winds 
HEINZ 
SY quetzal sm2000, 292



Am 04.02.2020 um 15:02 schrieb Bernd Spanner <bernd.spanner@...>:


 
 
Hi, I just prepared erverything to service the bowthruster on my SN. Now I have connected the special tool to lower it in the water but....
how do I secure the special tool???
I only have the tool but not bolts etc.
--
Bernd
SN 119 / Cascais, Portugal

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Re: Selling an Amel Mango

Arnold Mente
 

Hi Frederic,

I would recommend Michel Carpentier, he is selling only Amel!! 

Best

Arnold
SY Zephyr
SM 203


Am 05.02.2020 um 14:53 schrieb Frederic F <fgf@...>:

Hi everyone,

we intend to sell our 1980 Amel Mango after 26 years of ownership. The boat is located in croatia and we are now not sure whats the best way to sell the boat. Does anyone of you have any tips for us?

Thank you in advance.

All the best
Frederic



--
SY Zephyr SM203


Bow thruster tool

william reynolds
 

As a newbie inn the pack I read and heed all the advice on the Owners site.
the info on bow thruster service and maintenance is very informative and rewarding.
There is mention and reference to  'THE TOOL'. Several owners have inquired about it.
Whilst perusing the inventory and tools left by the previous owners (thank you Joe) I came 
upon the item in the attached photo. Is this 'THE TOOL'. If not, what is it?
Best
Bill Reynolds
Cloudstreet SM2K 331


Selling an Amel Mango

Frederic F
 

Hi everyone,

we intend to sell our 1980 Amel Mango after 26 years of ownership. The boat is located in croatia and we are now not sure whats the best way to sell the boat. Does anyone of you have any tips for us?

Thank you in advance.

All the best
Frederic


Re: Bow thruster service SPECIAL TOOL

Patrick McAneny
 

Stefania, My boat did not have the tool, and I was going to make one ,when another owner for some reason had two and gave me one. I think the tool would be very easy to fabricate ,keep in mind that it does not need to be made from wood & metal or resemble the tool , however a bit of a cone shape would ease it into the hole in the hull. If there is another Amel nearby , borrow it to get your dimension and fabricate one . 
Good Luck,
Pat
SM#123
 


-----Original Message-----
From: ste.dente <ste.dente@...>
To: main <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Feb 4, 2020 5:05 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Bow thruster service SPECIAL TOOL

Thanks for the immediate response. I wrote to AMEL Mediterranee last spring; the response was that this tool was no more available and I thought that was definitely so. May be I try again with AMEL France.

Stefania Dente
S/Y Euploia SN#93
Italy

Il giorno 4 feb 2020, alle ore 19:01, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> ha scritto:


One of my clients told me that he bought the tool from SAV"at"Amel.fr within the last 60 days.

Have you actually written Amel? If so, what was their response?

-- 
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
   
View My Training Calendar

On Tue, Feb 4, 2020 at 11:10 AM ste.dente <ste.dente@...> wrote:
Dear Amelians,
I just wrote one or two times before now, but I religiously read all your very interesting interventions. 
My husband and I are preparing our Santorin for the Atlantic crossing in November. I asked Amel Mediterranee about the possibility to buy the “tool” you are talking about , but it seems it isn’t available anymore. 
Do you think that it could be possible to let it made by someone (carpenter or someone like this)? 
How can I have the sizes of the tool?
May be someone of you has a tool to sell?
Any suggestion should be very appreciated 

Stefania Dente 
SN 93 Euploia
Bocca di Magra (Italy)

Il giorno 4 feb 2020, alle ore 17:44, Alexandre Uster von Baar via Groups.Io <uster=rocketmail.com@groups.io> ha scritto:


On Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 04:10:20 PM UTC, heinz@... <heinz@...> wrote:


Go to.   Nikimat.com. Alexander did make a very good side with fotos. 
Fair Winds 
HEINZ 
SY quetzal sm2000, 292



Am 04.02.2020 um 15:02 schrieb Bernd Spanner <bernd.spanner@...>:


 
 
Hi, I just prepared erverything to service the bowthruster on my SN. Now I have connected the special tool to lower it in the water but....
how do I secure the special tool???
I only have the tool but not bolts etc.
--
Bernd
SN 119 / Cascais, Portugal

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Re: Replacement windscreens

Barry Connor
 

Thank’s Paul,
It was not MEK. I know what that does to plastic. These blotches and crazings will not polish out and if I tried to buff them out I could make it worse and the insurers might say that I made more damage, best to leave it for the insurers to made the assessment first.
I will ask Amel for the brackets to go with the struts and fix them myself first. At least I can not mess it up if I am going to have new windscreens made.
All the top and rear hatches and port windows on the Starboard side have been affected. These also need to be replaced. Need to find a contact for this also. All port windows on the Port side are still completely clear.
Best

Barry and Penny
“Lady Penelope II”
Amel 54. #17
Port St Charles,  Barbados 


On Feb 4, 2020, at 09:33, Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:



Barry,

 

They used my old ones as template for the new ones, and made them identical in every respect, holes, grooves etc, except for the very slight curve but that has not been a problem and I’m told it won’t take long for them to develop the curve naturally. If you want to add a gas strut then I would suggest you do that first to the old ones so that they can be used as a template. I wonder if the substance they spilt was Methyl Ethyl Ketone?

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Barry Connor via Groups.Io
Sent: 04 February 2020 08:13
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Replacement windscreens

 

Hi Paul,

Thank you for this contact, we have just arrived in Barbados and will be going to Grenada sometime soon.

I am looking to get mine replaced after some acid type liquid was dropped over mine recently during washing by inexperienced cleaners in Tunisia.

The early 54’s only have one gas strut (300n) and the rubber seal is in a groove on the underside of the plastic. Your 54 has two gas struts (170n each).

For your information, Your gas struts are available from Amel Hyeres. They offer in stainless steel 170n and 200n but not 300n. When I replace mine I will probably change to the two struts.

 Did they cut the groove in the plastic for the rubber seal? Did they cut the holes in the plastic for the gas struts and hinge brackets? 

I will probably claim on insurance for these as the cleaners also spilt this acid type liquid over my hatches and port windows.

Looking forward to hearing back from you.

Best 

 

Barry and Penny

“Lady Penelope II”

Amel 54. #17

Port St Charles,  Barbados 



On Feb 3, 2020, at 13:04, Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:



I had new wind screens made at Driftwood in Clarks Court Bay, Grenada – photo attached. The quality seems very good and they fit perfectly. They are slightly darker than the originals. They di initially quote me USD480 for the pair, but then said it took a lot longer to make them and the cost increased to 895, but in the end a compromise was made at 620.

 

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

 


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Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

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Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


Re: Bow thruster service SPECIAL TOOL

Bernd Spanner
 
Edited

On Tue, Feb 4, 2020 at 05:17 AM, CW Bill Rouse wrote:
Bernd,
 
Here is part of the page from my book:
 

 
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Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
   
 
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On Tue, Feb 4, 2020 at 8:02 AM Bernd Spanner <bernd.spanner@...> wrote:
 
 
Hi, I just prepared erverything to service the bowthruster on my SN. Now I have connected the special tool to lower it in the water but....
how do I secure the special tool???
I only have the tool but not bolts etc.
--
Bernd
SN 119 / Cascais, Portugal

 

 

 
--
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
 
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
   
 
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 So, thruster is out. Looks like it was about time. A bit of oil and also some white creamy liquid is coming out.
the first service since 1995?... I think even the bearing at the propeller simply disappeared...
what would you recommend for rinsing the thruster?

--
Bernd
SN 119 / Cascais, Portugal


Re: A54 fridge circulation pump

Oliver Henrichsen, SV Vela Nautica
 

Hello Carina,

Since I changed my fridge cooling to brushless and VESC CONTROLLER we had no pump breakdowns anymore. Now we use it in tropical conditions in the Caribbean and its still working fine.
You will need some kind of setup to switch the Motor on and of.
I use a microcontroller instead of the original Thermostat that regulates also the temperature control of fridge and freezer.
If u need help let me know
I am interested how you get on. 

Oliver from Vela Nautica Amel54 
Martinique

On Wed, Feb 5, 2020, 04:34 CARINA HAMMARLUND <syultimo@...> wrote:
Thank you Olivier for sharing this info!
We have had lots of problems with the pumps during our 4 year sail in Pacific. Never lasting longer than 5-6 months, sometimes even shorter.

We just ordered the scooter motor and will try your set up! 
--
Carina
SV Ultimo
Amel 54 No 165


Re: A54 fridge circulation pump

Peter Forbes
 

Hi Carina,

Glad to hear its going well - we had problems with Fridge pump too. 

Hope the charts and guides have been helpful?

Peter and Vicky

Peter Forbes
Carango AMEL 54 035
La Rochelle

On 5 Feb 2020, at 08:34, CARINA HAMMARLUND <syultimo@...> wrote:

Thank you Olivier for sharing this info!
We have had lots of problems with the pumps during our 4 year sail in Pacific. Never lasting longer than 5-6 months, sometimes even shorter.

We just ordered the scooter motor and will try your set up! 
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Carina
SV Ultimo
Amel 54 No 165