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Re: 𝘼𝙢𝙚𝙡𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙥𝙡𝙚𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙖 𝙒𝙤𝙧𝙡𝙙 𝙏𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙨𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙗𝙚 𝙡𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙙

sbmesasailor
 

Hi Bill,

I'm glad you noted "world tour" rather than circumnavigated as that allows a wider interpretation.

Maramu 121 Libertad 2017 Dennis & Virginia Johns SailBlog: s/v Libertad


Re: Does anybody have a source for the Dirupter 60 Amp breaker?

eric freedman
 

Did you drop a note to Alexandre formerly of Nikimat. He had a ton of unused spares.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Karen Smith via groups.io
Sent: Friday, April 03, 2020 5:45 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Does anybody have a source for the Dirupter 60 Amp breaker?

 

Does anybody have a source they can share?

 

We are working on an Amel 54 and have found the Diruptor 60 AMP breaker for the staysail furler has failed.  Getting Diruptor breakers in the USA is always a challenge, but between this larger size breaker and the general disruptions right now I am coming up totally blank.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.  This is a Diruptor “Yellow Series Breaker”, also called the “7500 series”  Single pole, 60 Amp.

In the past, we have gotten Diruptor brand breakers from Plastimo distributors, but they do not stock sizes larger than 32 amps.

Thanks!
Karen & Bill 
s/v Harmonie
Fort Lauderdale, US


Re: Does anybody have a source for the Dirupter 60 Amp breaker?

eric freedman
 

Hi Did you ask Maud if she can get you one? Considering the price of FedEx, I would order a few other breakers at the same time.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Germain Jean-Pierre
Sent: Friday, April 03, 2020 5:56 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Does anybody have a source for the Dirupter 60 Amp breaker?

 

I found some at LEGRAND ELECTRICS in France... some years ago...

 

Jean-Pierre Germain, Eleuthera,SM007, NZ



On 4/04/2020, at 10:44 AM, Karen Smith via groups.io <karenharmonie@...> wrote:



Does anybody have a source they can share?

 

We are working on an Amel 54 and have found the Diruptor 60 AMP breaker for the staysail furler has failed.  Getting Diruptor breakers in the USA is always a challenge, but between this larger size breaker and the general disruptions right now I am coming up totally blank.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.  This is a Diruptor “Yellow Series Breaker”, also called the “7500 series”  Single pole, 60 Amp.

In the past, we have gotten Diruptor brand breakers from Plastimo distributors, but they do not stock sizes larger than 32 amps.

Thanks!
Karen & Bill 
s/v Harmonie
Fort Lauderdale, US


Re: Does anybody have a source for the Dirupter 60 Amp breaker?

Germain Jean-Pierre
 

I found some at LEGRAND ELECTRICS in France... some years ago...

Jean-Pierre Germain, Eleuthera,SM007, NZ


On 4/04/2020, at 10:44 AM, Karen Smith via groups.io <karenharmonie@...> wrote:



Does anybody have a source they can share?

 

We are working on an Amel 54 and have found the Diruptor 60 AMP breaker for the staysail furler has failed.  Getting Diruptor breakers in the USA is always a challenge, but between this larger size breaker and the general disruptions right now I am coming up totally blank.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.  This is a Diruptor “Yellow Series Breaker”, also called the “7500 series”  Single pole, 60 Amp.

In the past, we have gotten Diruptor brand breakers from Plastimo distributors, but they do not stock sizes larger than 32 amps.

Thanks!
Karen & Bill 
s/v Harmonie
Fort Lauderdale, US


Does anybody have a source for the Dirupter 60 Amp breaker?

Karen Smith
 

Does anybody have a source they can share?

 

We are working on an Amel 54 and have found the Diruptor 60 AMP breaker for the staysail furler has failed.  Getting Diruptor breakers in the USA is always a challenge, but between this larger size breaker and the general disruptions right now I am coming up totally blank.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.  This is a Diruptor “Yellow Series Breaker”, also called the “7500 series”  Single pole, 60 Amp.

In the past, we have gotten Diruptor brand breakers from Plastimo distributors, but they do not stock sizes larger than 32 amps.

Thanks!
Karen & Bill 
s/v Harmonie
Fort Lauderdale, US


Re: Chain counter

Jim Anderson
 

Hi William,

 

ON SM384 the Display of meters will power off if you press and hold the button for about 15 seconds. The amber LED on the port side of windlass itself will go out if I turn off both the switch and the circuit breaker for the “Guindeau” (surely spelled wrong as I’m not aboard), in the forward cabin, forward, port locker. Hope this helps,

 

Jim

SM384

Sirena Azul

Seattle


Re: Windlass/Genoa Furler electrical problem, circuit breaker bad?

Craig Briggs
 

Davi - to add to Jamie's comment, I've had 4 or 5 breakers fail since my boat reached about 15 years old. Your A54 is getting to that point, so I wouldn't consider it surprising to see a failure. Fortunately, and as designed, the failures leave the breaker open.
Craig


Re: Windlass/Genoa Furler electrical problem, circuit breaker bad?

 

Davi,

That entire board is removable. Look for the single black thumbscrew inside the door where the breaker is located. I have known this breaker to fail, but it is unusual.

BTW, when you have the board loose, there is plenty of wire to pull that board out so that you can operate on it. 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse 
Amel Owners Yacht School
+1 832-380-4970 | brouse@...
720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
www.AmelOwnersYachtSchool.com 
Yacht School Calendar: www.preparetocastoff.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html


   


On Thu, Apr 2, 2020, 11:33 PM Davi Rozgonyi <davi.rozgonyi@...> wrote:
Hey Amelians! So I'm stuck here in total lockdown in Greece (really can't complain, it's amazing), so it's not a tragedy, but the circuit breaker on the windlass/genoa circuit of our SM is tripped at some point this winter (in the last few weeks sometime) and won't stay in the up/on position. Being in lockdown, getting parts is almost impossible, but I do have a spare 100A circuit breaker that would fit. Since the space to install is very limited (I can't even put a multimeter probe on the top of the breaker without pulling things out), I was hoping I could get confirmation from y'all that the circuit breaker is the most likely culprit....

SYMPTOMS: When I use the dashboard switches for windlass or genoa (or the foot switch for the windlass also), the solenoids in the cabinet click happily and strongly. But the breaker stays down, and nothing will keep it up. When I cut the 24v power at the battery banks, the circuit breaker still will not remain on. If I hold the breaker open/up and have someone activate the switches in the cockpit, still nothing but clicking from the solenoids. 

Anyone see a problem with swapping out that breaker as the fix? How often do they fail? I don't remember a broken breaker being a very common thing in my life, so just wondering before I wedge myself up there and start hammering :D 

Many thanks! 
Davi
Wake
SM56


Re: Windlass/Genoa Furler electrical problem, circuit breaker bad?

Jamie Wendell
 

Davi, almost certainly it is a defective breaker. The breaker should stay on if you flip it on WITHOUT power to the circuit. The fact that it always stays off indicates a broken latching mechanism in the breaker.
Good luck with replacement and you "stay" in Greece.
Stay safe.
Jamie
Phantom, A54 #44


Re: Windlass/Genoa Furler electrical problem, circuit breaker bad?

Davi Rozgonyi
 

Hey there, and thanks! Our windlass has no switch on top, so that's out. I'm betting on the bad circuit breaker still.... 


Re: Windlass/Genoa Furler electrical problem, circuit breaker bad?

Marco Mancini
 

DEARS, 
it could be that the  two windlass  switches on the top of the anchor windlass maight  allow some water infiltration that  causes the problems of the short circuit with the relative high ampere flux. 
We had to substitute the switches  . 
Cheers
marco mancini 
SM 304


Il giorno 03 apr 2020, alle ore 06:33, Davi Rozgonyi via groups.io <davi.rozgonyi@...> ha scritto:

Hey Amelians! So I'm stuck here in total lockdown in Greece (really can't complain, it's amazing), so it's not a tragedy, but the circuit breaker on the windlass/genoa circuit of our SM is tripped at some point this winter (in the last few weeks sometime) and won't stay in the up/on position. Being in lockdown, getting parts is almost impossible, but I do have a spare 100A circuit breaker that would fit. Since the space to install is very limited (I can't even put a multimeter probe on the top of the breaker without pulling things out), I was hoping I could get confirmation from y'all that the circuit breaker is the most likely culprit....

SYMPTOMS: When I use the dashboard switches for windlass or genoa (or the foot switch for the windlass also), the solenoids in the cabinet click happily and strongly. But the breaker stays down, and nothing will keep it up. When I cut the 24v power at the battery banks, the circuit breaker still will not remain on. If I hold the breaker open/up and have someone activate the switches in the cockpit, still nothing but clicking from the solenoids. 

Anyone see a problem with swapping out that breaker as the fix? How often do they fail? I don't remember a broken breaker being a very common thing in my life, so just wondering before I wedge myself up there and start hammering :D 

Many thanks! 
Davi
Wake
SM56


Re: Windlass/Genoa Furler electrical problem, circuit breaker bad?

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Davi,

If it is a swap to a new breaker of the same capacity that is a reasonable test with low risk. Just do not hold it up if it pops.

Regards

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

On 03 April 2020 at 19:19 Davi Rozgonyi <davi.rozgonyi@...> wrote:

Hey Danny, just to clarify, the breaker there now is 100A, so this is a straightforward swap. I'm trying to get my head around the odds it is the breaker. Both windlass and genoa worked fine a week before this. Wouldn't the breaker stay up if the battery power was cut off to the circuit if it was still good, even if there were a short? There should be no power going to the devices, hence no short to flip the breaker...? 


Re: Windlass/Genoa Furler electrical problem, circuit breaker bad?

Davi Rozgonyi
 

Hey Danny, just to clarify, the breaker there now is 100A, so this is a straightforward swap. I'm trying to get my head around the odds it is the breaker. Both windlass and genoa worked fine a week before this. Wouldn't the breaker stay up if the battery power was cut off to the circuit if it was still good, even if there were a short? There should be no power going to the devices, hence no short to flip the breaker...? 


Re: Windlass/Genoa Furler electrical problem, circuit breaker bad?

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Davi,

I would advise care. A breaker pops usually because there is a short circuit down stream from it. It is there to stop wiring burning or electrical gear being damaged. So adding a high amp replacement is high risk.

Regards

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

On 03 April 2020 at 17:33 Davi Rozgonyi <davi.rozgonyi@...> wrote:

Hey Amelians! So I'm stuck here in total lockdown in Greece (really can't complain, it's amazing), so it's not a tragedy, but the circuit breaker on the windlass/genoa circuit of our SM is tripped at some point this winter (in the last few weeks sometime) and won't stay in the up/on position. Being in lockdown, getting parts is almost impossible, but I do have a spare 100A circuit breaker that would fit. Since the space to install is very limited (I can't even put a multimeter probe on the top of the breaker without pulling things out), I was hoping I could get confirmation from y'all that the circuit breaker is the most likely culprit....

SYMPTOMS: When I use the dashboard switches for windlass or genoa (or the foot switch for the windlass also), the solenoids in the cabinet click happily and strongly. But the breaker stays down, and nothing will keep it up. When I cut the 24v power at the battery banks, the circuit breaker still will not remain on. If I hold the breaker open/up and have someone activate the switches in the cockpit, still nothing but clicking from the solenoids. 

Anyone see a problem with swapping out that breaker as the fix? How often do they fail? I don't remember a broken breaker being a very common thing in my life, so just wondering before I wedge myself up there and start hammering :D 

Many thanks! 
Davi
Wake
SM56


Windlass/Genoa Furler electrical problem, circuit breaker bad?

Davi Rozgonyi
 

Hey Amelians! So I'm stuck here in total lockdown in Greece (really can't complain, it's amazing), so it's not a tragedy, but the circuit breaker on the windlass/genoa circuit of our SM is tripped at some point this winter (in the last few weeks sometime) and won't stay in the up/on position. Being in lockdown, getting parts is almost impossible, but I do have a spare 100A circuit breaker that would fit. Since the space to install is very limited (I can't even put a multimeter probe on the top of the breaker without pulling things out), I was hoping I could get confirmation from y'all that the circuit breaker is the most likely culprit....

SYMPTOMS: When I use the dashboard switches for windlass or genoa (or the foot switch for the windlass also), the solenoids in the cabinet click happily and strongly. But the breaker stays down, and nothing will keep it up. When I cut the 24v power at the battery banks, the circuit breaker still will not remain on. If I hold the breaker open/up and have someone activate the switches in the cockpit, still nothing but clicking from the solenoids. 

Anyone see a problem with swapping out that breaker as the fix? How often do they fail? I don't remember a broken breaker being a very common thing in my life, so just wondering before I wedge myself up there and start hammering :D 

Many thanks! 
Davi
Wake
SM56


Re: Chain counter

 

It is powered by the Permanent 24/12VDC Transformer. 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse 
Amel Owners Yacht School
+1 832-380-4970 | brouse@...
720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
www.AmelOwnersYachtSchool.com 
Yacht School Calendar: www.preparetocastoff.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html


   

On Thu, Apr 2, 2020, 8:27 PM william reynolds <sail23692@...> wrote:
My chain counter is powered up anytime the 24/12 volt is on. I have interrupter  switches  on all my 
electronics but I  cannot trace the counter power source.  It's not in any of the Amel wiring schematics.
Any suggestions?
Bill Reynolds
Cloudstreet  Amel Sm2k #331


Chain counter

william reynolds
 

My chain counter is powered up anytime the 24/12 volt is on. I have interrupter  switches  on all my 
electronics but I  cannot trace the counter power source.  It's not in any of the Amel wiring schematics.
Any suggestions?
Bill Reynolds
Cloudstreet  Amel Sm2k #331


A reminder #IMPORTANT

 

All,

Today a member of the Amel Yacht Owners Group notified me that they believed a recent message was "objectionable." Each of us has the right to tag a message as objectionable. This is the first time that this has happened.

As a reminder, the following is part of the Main Page of the Amel Yacht Owners Group:
We encourage postings which will genuinely help Amel owners source needed parts and services. We encourage you to support the Amel brand and be respectful to the brand in your postings. Care should be taken to not post anything that could be considered offensive or derogatory regarding Amel, any Member, or Sponsor. Please refrain from political issues, rude, or inappropriate language. Please refrain from criticism of persons or businesses in which you may have experienced unsatisfactory results, because it would be one-sided, without the ability of the other side to respond. Members will register with their given names rather than aliases. Members who currently own an Amel should always sign postings with their given name, boat name, Amel model, and hull number.  
--
 
Best,
 
CW Bill Rouse
Amel Owners Yacht School
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970


locked Re: Barred from St Maarten

eric freedman
 

Hi Amo,

Thank you for your thoughts. I appreciate them.

I have been coming to St Maarten for over 22 years and know many people in office and

In official positions.

Hank from Avocation is a friend of mine and it just hurt me to hear his tale.

When I get back to my favorite island , please drop by Kimberlite for a beer.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Arno Luijten
Sent: Thursday, April 02, 2020 8:25 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Barred from St Maarten

 

Hi Eric,

I'm a resident of St. Maarten.
I will not try to defend the gouvenment of St. Maarten as these are as incompentent as they get in the Caribbean. However the current situation in the world makes even the most "civilised" country a madhouse for regulations. Please show me a country that hasn't come up with measures that seem downright silly at this point in time. None of the country's (if you want to call them that) in the Caribbean is prepared for these kind of problems, so please cut them some slack. It's not easy for the officials to apply the rules if the government changes them almost every hour.
The fact that St. Maarten uses double standards is a fact know to everyone in the Caribbean and there are very few Island that act differently. It how the Caribbean operates, no thanks to the former colonists.

So I feel sorry for you that your plans are blocked for now but you are not the only one and everybody is trying to circumvent the rules in ways they see fit. So I would not like to be a "official" at this point in time no matter how crazy they can be during normal times.
The support St. Maarten gets from the Dutch government (being part of the same Kingdom) is quite sad as well.

So if this a a proof of anything it's the proof we still have a long way to go as humanity to properly rule the world.

Just my two cents.

Regards,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121


locked Re: Barred from St Maarten

eric freedman
 

Good afternoon Alexandre,

Thank You for keeping an eye on Kimberlite !!

 

I completely understand the logic about not letting anyone on to the island. However Hank offered to self quarantine outside the bridge for 14 days.

 

Secondly did you notice this in his email? I cannot understand why this anomaly happened – I guess money talks.

 

What I left out in my article is that I watched the Mega Yacht “Seven Sins” make the bridge the day after I arrived and was at anchor refused entry.  So they can break the rules for some boats, but not others. Please pass this on to your friend. They can make exceptions for those who have money, but not for friends like me. The boat had several guests and more crew aboard and came from St. Bart’s, one of the infected islands.  I made sure I did not stop in a French island, but that did not matter after all, did it?. I tell the people from SXM who have responded with the same reply, “Don’t make excuses for your badly trained and surly customs agents.”  The locals never have to deal with them and we know better. So don’t buy that cr*p about they are just following the rules. Bull*hit!

 

My town on Long Island, Huntington, is the epicenter of the virus on Long Island with more than 1000 cases.

New York state had almost 2000 deaths yesterday. We are all aware of the hazards of the virus. The projection for the USA and the peak of the deaths in the USA will occur about April 14 with about 2500 deaths that day. It just annoyed me that they let the big yacht in and did not allow Hank to stay at anchor for 14 days.

 

Please stay safe and say hello to my friends on the island.

 

I am looking forward to seeing you soon.

Fair Winds

Eric