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Re: anchor wash

 

Mike,

Yes, but I knew that Cloudstreet was a SM2k, have been aboard her, and knew where to point him. During the production of the SM, the location of the anchor wash pump changed from the bow to the engine room as the SM moved toward the SM 2000 version.

You make a very good point that we all tend to miss. Amel made changes during the years that each model was produced and many Amels are modified by previous owners, then purchased by someone new to Amel. Bill Reynolds recently purchased Cloudstreet SM2k #331. Cloudstreet has enjoyed 4 very good previous owners. All of these previous owners were careful to keep her in original condition, purchasing OEM and OEM equivalent parts, and performing on-time maintenance. Regrettably, this is not true with all Amels.

I absolutely agree that we should be careful when giving advice, especially to someone new to Amel.

Bill
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
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On Fri, Apr 10, 2020 at 8:36 AM Thomas Peacock <peacock8491@...> wrote:
Not all SM’s are the same, as we all know. On ours, the anchor wash breaker is in the V-berth on the port side, fairly far forward, a white box with an icon of waves on it.

Tom Peacock
SM #240 Aletes
San Juan, Puerto Rico
But I’m in the continental US

On Apr 10, 2020, at 7:24 AM, william reynolds <sail23692@...> wrote:

The anchor wash switch is powered up all the time with everything turned off. Not good.
Nothing in the Amel  wiring schematics show the wiring . Anyone know where to interrupt 
the voltage with a separate switch?
Bill Reynolds
Cloudstreet SM2k #331

Re: anchor wash

Thomas Peacock
 

Not all SM’s are the same, as we all know. On ours, the anchor wash breaker is in the V-berth on the port side, fairly far forward, a white box with an icon of waves on it.

Tom Peacock
SM #240 Aletes
San Juan, Puerto Rico
But I’m in the continental US

On Apr 10, 2020, at 7:24 AM, william reynolds <sail23692@...> wrote:

The anchor wash switch is powered up all the time with everything turned off. Not good.
Nothing in the Amel  wiring schematics show the wiring . Anyone know where to interrupt 
the voltage with a separate switch?
Bill Reynolds
Cloudstreet SM2k #331

Re: anchor wash

 

Bill,

The following photo is from the A-54 Manual, but the breaker box is similar to the one on your SM inside the engine room on the bulkhead. Note the red circle.  The anchor wash breaker is "EAU MER."
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The following photo is from your SM2000 Amel Manual, page 39. Note the red circle.

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On Fri, Apr 10, 2020 at 6:24 AM william reynolds <sail23692@...> wrote:
The anchor wash switch is powered up all the time with everything turned off. Not good.
Nothing in the Amel  wiring schematics show the wiring . Anyone know where to interrupt 
the voltage with a separate switch?
Bill Reynolds
Cloudstreet SM2k #331

Re: anchor wash

 

Breaker is on the breaker box inside the engine room. 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse 
Amel Owners Yacht School
+1 832-380-4970 | brouse@...
720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
www.AmelOwnersYachtSchool.com 
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On Fri, Apr 10, 2020, 6:24 AM william reynolds <sail23692@...> wrote:
The anchor wash switch is powered up all the time with everything turned off. Not good.
Nothing in the Amel  wiring schematics show the wiring . Anyone know where to interrupt 
the voltage with a separate switch?
Bill Reynolds
Cloudstreet SM2k #331

Re: Sonic Speed system on an Amel 54

Alexander Hofmann
 

Hi Arno, Alan, Mohammad,

I purchased my Amel 54 in 2013, she is on of the last production year from summer 2010. in 2015 the Sonic Speed System showed more and more failures (typical way of coming to end of life). Spares were not available anymore. Upon recommendation of Amel and the specialists in La Rochelle I replaced it with the Ultrasonic System in 2016 or 2017. See https://www.nke-marine-electronics.com/?s=ultrasonic 
You have to make a new hole in the hull. I have installed it close to the Compass of the Autopilot in the locker in frint of the berth in the front cabin. The system works well. Have had no prpoblems since then.
Best regards

Alexander
SY Oceanica I
Amel54#156

Re: Sonic Speed system on an Amel 54

Stefan Jeukendrup
 

Hi Arno,

If a 54 indeed has the straight type like my 53, that is B&G part number 184-00-076/FI
Bought a pair( replaced & working) in August 2019 here:
https://outletspecialist.com/catalog/product/view/id/1415/?___store=nl

Just found a new offer here:
https://maxmarineelectronics.com/product/b-g-bg-sonic-speed-replacement-transducer-tube-lg-bung-sensor-184-00-076-f/

Hope this helps you,

Stefan Jeukendrup
sv Malaka Queen
Super Maramu 2000  #348

Re: Sonic Speed system on an Amel 54

Stefan Jeukendrup
 

Hi Arno,

If a 54 indeed has the straight type like my 53, that is B&G part number 184-00-076/FI
Bought a pair ( replaced & working) in August 2019 here:
https://outletspecialist.com/catalog/product/view/id/1415/?___store=nl

Just found a new offer here:
https://maxmarineelectronics.com/product/b-g-bg-sonic-speed-replacement-transducer-tube-lg-bung-sensor-184-00-076-f/

Hope this helps,

Stefan Jeukendrup
sv Malaka Queen
Super Maramu 2000  #348

anchor wash

william reynolds
 

The anchor wash switch is powered up all the time with everything turned off. Not good.
Nothing in the Amel  wiring schematics show the wiring . Anyone know where to interrupt 
the voltage with a separate switch?
Bill Reynolds
Cloudstreet SM2k #331

Re: Sonic Speed system on an Amel 54

Mohammad Shirloo
 

Hi Arno;

 

Unfortunately, its been 5 years since I had the last look. The timing of this season is currently unknown, but the next time I’m on the boat, I can check it out and get you some pictures.

 

Happy Sailing;

 

 

Mohammad and Aty

B&B Kokomo

AMEL 54 #099

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Arno Luijten via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, April 09, 2020 11:56 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Sonic Speed system on an Amel 54

 

Thanks Mohammad,

Do you know what shape they have? Are the cables connected at an angle to the sensor?

Regards,

Arno

Re: Sonic Speed system on an Amel 54

Alan Leslie
 

H Arno,

They are small cylinders with the cable coming straight out the back, but they are not available anymore.

When ours failed we left them in and  installed a thru hull Airmar CS4500 near the existing depth xdcr.

There is a write up about our installation in the Files section. It wasn't difficult.

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437 

Re: Sonic Speed system on an Amel 54

Arno Luijten
 

Thanks Mohammad,

Do you know what shape they have? Are the cables connected at an angle to the sensor?

Regards,

Arno

Re: Sonic Speed system on an Amel 54

Mohammad Shirloo
 

Hi Arno, 

When we initially purchased Kokomo, we were told that sometimes these speed sensors go out and it is not made any more.

The broker had an extra one that he sold to us. That was 5 years ago and it has been sitting with the spares. So my understanding is that it is replaceable but not necessarily straight forward. 

Respectfully;


Mohammad & Aty
B&B Kokomo
A54 #099

On Apr 9, 2020, at 7:51 AM, Arno Luijten via groups.io <arno.luijten@...> wrote:

Hi Forum,

Has anyone actually seen the model of the transducer used for the speed sensor (B&G Sonic Speed) used in several A54's? These are the solid-state sensors in the leading edge of the keel and in the bottom right in front of the keel. Are these replaceable?

Thanks in advance,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121
St. Martin

Sonic Speed system on an Amel 54

Arno Luijten
 

Hi Forum,

Has anyone actually seen the model of the transducer used for the speed sensor (B&G Sonic Speed) used in several A54's? These are the solid-state sensors in the leading edge of the keel and in the bottom right in front of the keel. Are these replaceable?

Thanks in advance,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121
St. Martin

Re: Headroom

Davi Rozgonyi
 

Hey Oliver, no sweat. It's a bit more than a tweak, but you'll never get a bed as nice in any other boat, esp for a very tall person. If you do end up getting an Amel, I'll tear the cabin down and take pics and measures of everything if you need them. 

Another 'tweak' worth doing IMHO is converting the saloon table to a drop down bed on pneumatic legs. It breaks the heart to take out that beautiful table leg/wine holder, but if you do, you gain another king size bed to watch movies on (we have a 40 inch TV mounted opposite) or, as I like to do on passage, flop out on instead of the corridor bunk, a bed which would also be more than perfect for someone of your height. So nice we never raise it anymore (we take most meals in the cockpit anyway), and you don't even lose an inch of bilge space underneath. That and the bed are the best two mods for us for sure.... 

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

islandpearl2_sm2k332
 

Hi Bill

I just looked at the link for Island Pearl II and it goes to the SV Sabbatical Blog. Please swap that link to this one: https://forecast.predictwind.com/tracking/display/IslandPearl2  which some folk could find useful, particularly for our route and tracks through the Indian Ocean to places like the Maldives, Chagos, Madagascar, and a direct Durban to Cape Town rounding of the treacherous "Cape of Good Hope" well ahead of the safe rounding period to get to the Caribbean in time for a full cruising season there.

Many thanks
Colin
EX Island Pearl II sm#332

On Tue, Apr 7, 2020 at 1:15 AM CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:


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On Mon, Apr 6, 2020 at 2:19 AM Halidun Karagoz via groups.io <halidunk=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Bill,

Thanks for your efforts.

A54 #164, Amanin, 2015, Haldun Karagoz

Stay safe.
Cheers
Haldun

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Hi Bill,

Thank you again for your efforts for the community.
As you know ScentStone has completed her first RTW in August :

"SM2K #375 ScentStone 2019 Fred"

F.



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Re: Headroom

Hajo Hille
 

Hi Oliver,
 
Since 10 years I´m an owner of an AMEL Supermaramu and live in Wiesbaden.
If you have any questions you can contact me per e-mail: hajo.hille@...
 
Kind regards
 
Hajo
SM 150
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gesendet: Montag, 06. April 2020 um 20:24 Uhr
Von: "Oliver Biederbeck" <oliver.biederbeck@...>
An: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Betreff: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Headroom
Hi Davi, Doug, Stefan, Eric, Colin,

you are awesome! Thanks a lot for your effort and quick and helpful answers. I should definitely add "community support" to my shortlisting criteria :-) But even without it, you helped ranking up the Amels for me.

@Davi, Stefan: Thanks for taking measures!
@Doug: Very helpful insights! And yes, the corridor and the engine room might need some special "Tall Men Yoga Skills". Have worked on it for decades now.
@Davi, Colin: Great tweaks for the aft cabin bed and the "hot-bed" extension!
@Eric: I'm located in Cologne, Germany. My personal home port is Emden at the North Sea. Main sailing regions are the Dutch North Sea and the Mediterranean - Greece Aegean Sea is planned for this summer (yes, I'm a charter sailor - lucky friend of a charter company owner ;-)

Thank you so much again. Hope that Corona does not cause too much trouble to you, especially if you are trapped at remote places. Stay healthy and enjoy life on your Amels!

Fair winds
Oliver

Re: Headroom

Oliver Biederbeck
 

Hi Davi, Doug, Stefan, Eric, Colin,

you are awesome! Thanks a lot for your effort and quick and helpful answers. I should definitely add "community support" to my shortlisting criteria :-) But even without it, you helped ranking up the Amels for me.

@Davi, Stefan: Thanks for taking measures!
@Doug: Very helpful insights! And yes, the corridor and the engine room might need some special "Tall Men Yoga Skills". Have worked on it for decades now.
@Davi, Colin: Great tweaks for the aft cabin bed and the "hot-bed" extension!
@Eric: I'm located in Cologne, Germany. My personal home port is Emden at the North Sea. Main sailing regions are the Dutch North Sea and the Mediterranean - Greece Aegean Sea is planned for this summer (yes, I'm a charter sailor - lucky friend of a charter company owner ;-)

Thank you so much again. Hope that Corona does not cause too much trouble to you, especially if you are trapped at remote places. Stay healthy and enjoy life on your Amels!

Fair winds
Oliver

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

 



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On Mon, Apr 6, 2020 at 2:19 AM Halidun Karagoz via groups.io <halidunk=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Bill,

Thanks for your efforts.

A54 #164, Amanin, 2015, Haldun Karagoz

Stay safe.
Cheers
Haldun

-------- Orijinal mesaj --------
Kimden: scentstone <scentstone@...>
Tarih: 06.04.2020 08:14 (GMT+03:00)
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Hi Bill,

Thank you again for your efforts for the community.
As you know ScentStone has completed her first RTW in August :

"SM2K #375 ScentStone 2019 Fred"

F.

Re: Broken water level dipstick

karkauai
 

Glad to be able to help, Eamonn.  Did you have to cut away any of the pipe?  If so your float meter won’t read correctly without compensating.

Kent
S/V Kristy
SM 243

On Apr 5, 2020, at 10:37 PM, Eamonn Washington <eamonn.washington@...> wrote:

Hi Kent

thanks for bringing me a selection of dowels!  (Kent’s boat Kristy is anchored beside me.)

The pipe walls are 1mm thick, the inside diameter is 12mm so a 10mm dowel is perfect for the job.  I might epoxy it in.

Eamonn Washington
Travel Bug
Super Maramu #151
Currently locked down in Antigua..

Re: Bow Thruster Siezed

Ken Powers SV Aquarius
 

Hello again,

Be aware that if you try my (Last Option) , and you still have oil left in your bow thruster it is going to leak all over the place when you remove the backing plate.  Be aware and minimize the mess.

Ken Powers
Aquarius SM2K #262
Currently in Thailand