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OPACMARE gangway not rotating / after sales support

ULRICH DANGELMEYER
 

Hi All,
and anyone who has an issue with Opacmare gangway.

Our 54 is from 2008 and so far only in the Mediterranean, mostly in Southern greece. So the gangway is often used, stern to.
In 2017 a hose connection for the extension cylinder burst. All other connections were also heavily corroded. Poor quality. We tried to get support through Opacmare Aftersales in Italy directly, but nobody was interested in us.
We were referred to the representative in Athens, but he was only responsible for sales. Service or repair should be organised by ourselves, but this was not possible through our local craftsmen. All hoses and hydraulic connections would have to be repaired.
I then got in touch to Maud, who then passed this on to the French Opacmare supplier (to the shipyard) and made maximum pressure. Then a technician from Athens moved by the plane (with all parts, swage, oil etc.) on our island and repaired everything in stainless steel connections in 1 day. cost 1k €. Originally we should calculate with 4-6k €. Outrageous.

But after that some screws of the fairing were still missing. I wrote again to Opacmare in Italy to order them. Again no answer. At the international bootshow in Düsseldorf I went to the Opacmare booth and complained personally.
The responsible sales manager took care of it himself and sent the screws directly to us. they were already in the after sales and got stuck there again. the AS is just incredibly bad.

Conclusion: try Maud for help and support or sales manager Mr. Almbayed (mohamad.almbayed@...).
Hope that helps you.

Stay safe and well.

Ulrich
„Soleil Bleu“ /A54 #088
<>


Re: Onan Genset Information/WaterPumpOverhaul.

 

You are trying to access the WaterPumpOverhaul.pdf file at the Yahoo website. Yahoo has deleted all of our files and photos. However, we moved everything we had to our new site. If you go to https://amelyachtowners.groups.io and login, then go to FILES and search on WaterPumpOverhaul, you will find the document. Here is a direct link to the document: https://amelyachtowners.groups.io/g/main/files/Onan%20Genset%20Information/WaterPumpOverhaul.pdf but remember you will need to be logged-in.

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


On Sun, May 3, 2020 at 8:45 PM Sv Garulfo <svgarulfo@...> wrote:
Hello

Could you please help me locate this file on the new group? (See email below)

If it is no longer available, could someone with a copy please upload again (in a limited data friendly size ). 

Thanks for your help!

Best
Soraya 
Tahuata, marquesas, French Polynesia 




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Re: Washing Machine and 50 htz

Arno Luijten
 

Hi Mohammad,

By the way, adding/replacing cables between the battery compartment and the engine room is very difficult. Amel sealed the duct between the two compartments with epoxy. This duct sits in the passage to the back under this hump at the bottom on the Main Cabin side.  It can be done but you will need to be extremely agile to get to the place behind the fuel tank to open up the duct. Alternatively you could route the cable via the ceiling in the Galley. In that case I would run a set if thinner cables instead of one thick one. That is easier to accomplish.

Regards,

Arno


Re: Washing Machine and 50 htz

Arno Luijten
 

Hi Mohammad,

Consider the Mastervolt, power derating only starts at 40 C (Mass Combi Pro). Don't get me wrong I don't really like Mastervolt as a company but they do turn out some solid products. The Mass line of products is quite nice, maybe because they don't make them themselves, some other company in the Netherlands actually designs and manufactures them.

Regards,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121


Re: Washing Machine and 50 htz

Mohammad Shirloo
 

Hi Arno;

 

Thanks for the information. I am still unclear as to exactly how the cables are run and, as you suggested, we will be checking to be sure they are terminated correctly. Our goal is to eliminate the need to run new cables. At this point, I am also unclear as to how big a job it is to route new cables. Our plan is to investigate routing, once we get onboard this season.

 

Keep in mind that the wattage specified is in ideal conditions at 25 degrees C. Most of our engine rooms will see much higher operating temperatures in the usual cruising grounds. For example, a 3000W Victron inverter/charger will only be able to supply 2200W at 40 deg C and 1700 at 65 deg C. Also, running the inverter at a lower percentage of the max rating will result in a longer lifespan and cooler operating temperature of the unit.

 

The reason why the larger inverter power can now be considered, is the availability of Lithium technology that allows the kind of current needed to power an inverter of this size, without stressing the batteries. Since we plan on replacing the next set of batteries with Lithiums in 2-3 years, this upgrade makes sense for us. The ultimate goal being the ability to power all of the systems on board from the batteries (albeit not at the same time) and have enough solar power to keep the Lithium batteries charged, with the occasional need to run the generator, based on weather and power usage.

 

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: Sunday, May 03, 2020 9:06 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Washing Machine and 50 htz

 

Hi Mohammad,

Careful with that idea. The cables for the inverter go to the secondary side of the battery switches but the charger cables go to the primary side. If you run them in parallel without changing this setup you may end up with some strange and unwanted effects.

Myself I was thinking to replace the 2500 W (actually its only 2000 W contentiously) with a 3500 W combi model from Mastervolt (Mass Combi Pro 24/3500-100) once it dies on me. That way you can use two 100A chargers to recharge the batteries while on genset. You just need to be very careful with the configuration of the chargers. Mastervolt told me that you can run the chargers in parallel as long are you use a Mastershunt to report on the state of the batteries. The shunt sends the information to the chargers. 3500 W is enough to run any of the appliances. I still need to check the diameter of the current 24V cable to the existing inverter to see if that can be done.

Regards,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121


Re: ZOOM meeting follow up - comments welcome here

ste.dente
 

Thank you, Tilo and Bill, for the first zoom meeting. I saw it on You Tube and it was interesting for me. I´m not ever able to understand all the different english accent but…
I would for sure appreciate all other meeting you will be able to organise.
All my best
Stefania Dente
SN # 93 Euploia
Bocca di Magra Italy


Re: Onan Genset Information/WaterPumpOverhaul.

Arno Luijten
 

Hi Brent,

Funny. I did exactly what you described and came up with nothing. Good to know that the search function can be a bit funny at times.

Regards,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121


Re: Washing Machine and 50 htz

Arno Luijten
 

Hi Teun,

What a strange place to have this Inverter.  I vaguely remember this was the spot where Amel would put the isolation transformer if that was requested. As Mohammad said before the "normal" place for the inverter is behind the genset. This Victron inverter may have been to big for that spot though. Personally I find these huge inverters scary, the power-draw is immense and they really kick the batteries hard when running for longer time. Also the electronics are under tremendous load, not the easiest thing in a marine environment. Even the 3500 I'm considering for Luna seems high to myself.
With Lithium batteries this may be easier but I'm not at that point yet.

Regards,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121


Re: Washing Machine and 50 htz

Arno Luijten
 

Hi Mohammad,

Careful with that idea. The cables for the inverter go to the secondary side of the battery switches but the charger cables go to the primary side. If you run them in parallel without changing this setup you may end up with some strange and unwanted effects.

Myself I was thinking to replace the 2500 W (actually its only 2000 W contentiously) with a 3500 W combi model from Mastervolt (Mass Combi Pro 24/3500-100) once it dies on me. That way you can use two 100A chargers to recharge the batteries while on genset. You just need to be very careful with the configuration of the chargers. Mastervolt told me that you can run the chargers in parallel as long are you use a Mastershunt to report on the state of the batteries. The shunt sends the information to the chargers. 3500 W is enough to run any of the appliances. I still need to check the diameter of the current 24V cable to the existing inverter to see if that can be done.

Regards,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121


Re: Onan Genset Information/WaterPumpOverhaul.

Brent Cameron
 

Here you go….https://amelyachtowners.groups.io/g/main/files/Onan%20Genset%20Information/WaterPumpOverhaul.pdf

The easiest way to find something like that is to go to the files section in the group (https://amelyachtowners.groups.io/g/main/files) and then enter it into the search box. I just entered the filename below (WaterPumpOverhaul.pdf). Found it right away. The guys did a great job of categorizing them but sometimes search is the easiest way to find things.

Brent

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Future Amel Owner & Amel Owner Registry Moderator

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Re: Washing Machine and 50 htz

Mohammad Shirloo
 

Hi Teun;

 

Our chargers are mounted on the bulkhead to port side of the generator, so it is far away from the bilge. I really like the AMEL philosophy of all mechanical and electrical items in the engine room.

 

Happy Sailing;

 

 

Mohammad and Aty

B&B Kokomo

AMEL 54 #099

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Teun BAAS via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, May 03, 2020 2:11 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Washing Machine and 50 htz

 

Hi Mohammad,

 

I didn’t like the 5000 VICTRON in the engine room as located right above the bilge pump. With the presence of all the other pumps, water maker etc. for me too high a chance of potential conflict so moved in 2018 the VICTRON to the hanging locker in the pilot berth. Has been working great since 2018.

 

Best Regards Teun

SV AMELIT  A54  #128

 

COOMERA (near BRISBANE) QLD AUSTRALIA

May 3, 2020 14:10:09

 

USA cell: +1 832 477 8842

AUSTRALIA cell: +61 5951 8909

 

You can follow AMELIT via this link: https://forecast.predictwind.com/tracking/display/AMELIT

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mohammad Shirloo via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, May 3, 2020 13:12
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Washing Machine and 50 htz

 

Hello Wolfgang;

 

We have a 2500 W inverter and a 100A and 40 A charger (All Mastervolt) on Kokomo. Our Inverter died at the end of last season. Our plan is to replace the existing 2500W inverter and the 100A charger with a Victron 24/8000W/200A Quattro charger/inverter. We will use both sets of existing cables, each rated at 100A@24V to power the new Victron. This should provide about 5000 W of power input to the inverter and eliminate the need for any new wiring.

 

Due to temperature de-rating of the inverter and the expected temperature in the engine room (At least 40 degrees C), I believe we will only be able to realistically get a maximum of about 5500W of power output, under normal summer and tropical conditions (this is according to the Victron Quattro Specs).  This de-rating applies to all inverters. For example, the Victron Quattro 24/5000, is only capable of supplying 3700W at 40 degrees C.

 

Respectfully;

 

 

Mohammad Shirloo

+1-323-633-2222  Cell

+1-424-644-0908  Fax

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Wolfgang Weber via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, May 03, 2020 11:52 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Washing Machine and 50 htz

 

Hi Gary,

On our Amel54#162 we had a Mastervolt Charger 100 A and one with 40 A.

My plan was to Change the Mastervolt 40A Charger to a Mastervolt Ultra Combi charger /inverter -100A Charging /3500 Watt inverting. The problem and Limit were the  cable dimensions of the 40A Charger. As I die not want big work I had to use the 100A wires for the Combi and leave the 40A in place.With this way there was not much work to Change to the Combi.

So I use the 40A Charger for Voltage 110-230 and 50-60 Hz and by the same Time get my 220 V/50 Hz at all places. I think with victron you could do the same. 

Wolfgang Weber SY Elise Amel 54#162

 

 

 

 


Onan Genset Information/WaterPumpOverhaul.

Sv Garulfo
 

Hello

Could you please help me locate this file on the new group? (See email below)

If it is no longer available, could someone with a copy please upload again (in a limited data friendly size ). 

Thanks for your help!

Best
Soraya 
Tahuata, marquesas, French Polynesia 




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Re: "Bird Cage" TV Antenna

michael winand
 

I had the same birdcage tv antenna, it had the same issues with corrosion in the base,

On Sun, 3 May 2020 at 11:53 pm, Marco Mancini
<marcomancini61@...> wrote:
 Duane, 
thanks for your answer and suggestion. I will definitely change the antenna. 
I hope to meet you sailing 
cheers 
Marco 


Il giorno 03 mag 2020, alle ore 10:47, Duane Siegfri via groups.io <carlylelk@...> ha scritto:

Marco,

The corrosion was not visible until I dismounted the antenna.  It was two years ago, so I'm not sure about possible visible clues, but it wasn't obvious to me at the time.  If you're not getting reception though, my experience says replace the antenna.

Good luck,
Duane


Re: Washing Machine and 50 htz

Teun BAAS
 

Hi Mohammad,

 

I didn’t like the 5000 VICTRON in the engine room as located right above the bilge pump. With the presence of all the other pumps, water maker etc. for me too high a chance of potential conflict so moved in 2018 the VICTRON to the hanging locker in the pilot berth. Has been working great since 2018.

 

Best Regards Teun

SV AMELIT  A54  #128

 

COOMERA (near BRISBANE) QLD AUSTRALIA

May 3, 2020 14:10:09

 

USA cell: +1 832 477 8842

AUSTRALIA cell: +61 5951 8909

 

You can follow AMELIT via this link: https://forecast.predictwind.com/tracking/display/AMELIT

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mohammad Shirloo via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, May 3, 2020 13:12
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Washing Machine and 50 htz

 

Hello Wolfgang;

 

We have a 2500 W inverter and a 100A and 40 A charger (All Mastervolt) on Kokomo. Our Inverter died at the end of last season. Our plan is to replace the existing 2500W inverter and the 100A charger with a Victron 24/8000W/200A Quattro charger/inverter. We will use both sets of existing cables, each rated at 100A@24V to power the new Victron. This should provide about 5000 W of power input to the inverter and eliminate the need for any new wiring.

 

Due to temperature de-rating of the inverter and the expected temperature in the engine room (At least 40 degrees C), I believe we will only be able to realistically get a maximum of about 5500W of power output, under normal summer and tropical conditions (this is according to the Victron Quattro Specs).  This de-rating applies to all inverters. For example, the Victron Quattro 24/5000, is only capable of supplying 3700W at 40 degrees C.

 

Respectfully;

 

 

Mohammad Shirloo

+1-323-633-2222  Cell

+1-424-644-0908  Fax

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Wolfgang Weber via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, May 03, 2020 11:52 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Washing Machine and 50 htz

 

Hi Gary,

On our Amel54#162 we had a Mastervolt Charger 100 A and one with 40 A.

My plan was to Change the Mastervolt 40A Charger to a Mastervolt Ultra Combi charger /inverter -100A Charging /3500 Watt inverting. The problem and Limit were the  cable dimensions of the 40A Charger. As I die not want big work I had to use the 100A wires for the Combi and leave the 40A in place.With this way there was not much work to Change to the Combi.

So I use the 40A Charger for Voltage 110-230 and 50-60 Hz and by the same Time get my 220 V/50 Hz at all places. I think with victron you could do the same. 

Wolfgang Weber SY Elise Amel 54#162

 

 

 

 


Re: Washing Machine and 50 htz

Mohammad Shirloo
 

Hello Wolfgang;

 

We have a 2500 W inverter and a 100A and 40 A charger (All Mastervolt) on Kokomo. Our Inverter died at the end of last season. Our plan is to replace the existing 2500W inverter and the 100A charger with a Victron 24/8000W/200A Quattro charger/inverter. We will use both sets of existing cables, each rated at 100A@24V to power the new Victron. This should provide about 5000 W of power input to the inverter and eliminate the need for any new wiring.

 

Due to temperature de-rating of the inverter and the expected temperature in the engine room (At least 40 degrees C), I believe we will only be able to realistically get a maximum of about 5500W of power output, under normal summer and tropical conditions (this is according to the Victron Quattro Specs).  This de-rating applies to all inverters. For example, the Victron Quattro 24/5000, is only capable of supplying 3700W at 40 degrees C.

 

Respectfully;

 

 

Mohammad Shirloo

+1-323-633-2222  Cell

+1-424-644-0908  Fax

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Wolfgang Weber via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, May 03, 2020 11:52 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Washing Machine and 50 htz

 

Hi Gary,

On our Amel54#162 we had a Mastervolt Charger 100 A and one with 40 A.

My plan was to Change the Mastervolt 40A Charger to a Mastervolt Ultra Combi charger /inverter -100A Charging /3500 Watt inverting. The problem and Limit were the  cable dimensions of the 40A Charger. As I die not want big work I had to use the 100A wires for the Combi and leave the 40A in place.With this way there was not much work to Change to the Combi.

So I use the 40A Charger for Voltage 110-230 and 50-60 Hz and by the same Time get my 220 V/50 Hz at all places. I think with victron you could do the same. 

Wolfgang Weber SY Elise Amel 54#162

 

 

 

 


Re: Washing Machine and 50 htz

Thomas Kleman
 

Hey Mark- hope things are great in Papeete. We run the clothes washer in all seas subject to the wind being low enough to dry things.

I once took apart (completely) our old clothes washer to more easily remove it. About half the weight of it are these huge weights bolted to the to the sides to control vibration during spin cycles. I think that also helps when rolling.

Tom and Kirstin
SV L'ORIENT
Enjoying Oahu


Re: Washing Machine and 50 htz

Wolfgang Weber
 

Hi Gary,
On our Amel54#162 we had a Mastervolt Charger 100 A and one with 40 A.
My plan was to Change the Mastervolt 40A Charger to a Mastervolt Ultra Combi charger /inverter -100A Charging /3500 Watt inverting. The problem and Limit were the  cable dimensions of the 40A Charger. As I die not want big work I had to use the 100A wires for the Combi and leave the 40A in place.With this way there was not much work to Change to the Combi.
So I use the 40A Charger for Voltage 110-230 and 50-60 Hz and by the same Time get my 220 V/50 Hz at all places. I think with victron you could do the same. 
Wolfgang Weber SY Elise Amel 54#162





Re: Washing Machine and 50 htz

Gary Wells
 

Getting ready to upgrade the 220v inverter from 800w to 3k watts .. perhaps along the line of a Magnum combo or Victron charger and separate inverter (I kinda like non-combined systems so only one facet fails at a time:))Even with only 800 watts, the washer will wash and spin fine. Just has to be cold water only.  This is a new machine so I think it's way more efficient.

 
Gary W.
SM 209, Adagio
Georgia, USA


Re: "Bird Cage" TV Antenna

Marco Mancini
 

 Duane, 
thanks for your answer and suggestion. I will definitely change the antenna. 
I hope to meet you sailing 
cheers 
Marco 


Il giorno 03 mag 2020, alle ore 10:47, Duane Siegfri via groups.io <carlylelk@...> ha scritto:

Marco,

The corrosion was not visible until I dismounted the antenna.  It was two years ago, so I'm not sure about possible visible clues, but it wasn't obvious to me at the time.  If you're not getting reception though, my experience says replace the antenna.

Good luck,
Duane


Re: Washing Machine and 50 htz

greg greg
 

Good Idea! 
to have the inverter powerful enough to run on board AC staff of your main standard!
Instead of converter!