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Re: Secondary Saltwater Manifold SMs & 54s, and possibly some Santorins, Mangos, and Maramus

luvkante
 

Interested. 


Thx Bill for this great initiative! You are our hero.

Martin

AMEL 54 #149 CHIARA


Amel 54

Peter Forbes
 


Amelians,

I also seek a replacement for this three way junction in the roof of the engine room above the hot water tank on the port side. I have mended it with some exhaust pipe tape several hundred miles ago but does anyone know where ai can get an equivalent replacement. Amel cannot help.



Peter Forbes
The Old Rectory
Farnham
Blandford
DT11 8 DE
00447836 209730
07836 209730


Re: Secondary Saltwater Manifold SMs & 54s, and possibly some Santorins, Mangos, and Maramus

Dirk Hooff
 

Hello Bill,
I am also very interested in this PVC manifold. May be, we could use the free valve in the A 54 to regularly flush the system with fresh water.
This would prevent the formation of organisms in the lines for the air conditioning system and the refrigerators.
Such an access also simplifies the flushing of the system with glycerine (antifreeze) at wintertime.

Thank´s for your support, great idea.

Dirk
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AMEL 54#96

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Am 08.12.2020 um 17:10 schrieb CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...>:

Most SM & 54 owners are aware that sooner or later they will need to replace the Secondary Saltwater Manifold which was made by Amel from copper pipe.
Here is a view of the original SM Secondary Saltwater Manifold:
<image.png>

There have been some very good after-market stainless steel manifolds produced by various sources including the one below made by Emek Marine for around 1,000 euro. The one below was installed on BeBe SM 387.
<image.png>

I have taken on the project to find the best replacement for this manifold. Many of you are aware that Amel has switched to a PVC manifold for saltwater distribution and eliminated both the Primary and Secondary Saltwater Manifolds that are common in SMs and 54s. The supplier to Amel is SOFOMARIN, France. I have been working with SOFOMARIN to design a suitable replacement for the Secondary Saltwater Manifold in SMs & 54s. What is shown below is 60cm wide and will fit all of the SM hoses and will work on the 54 by keeping one of the far left outlets closed and capped. All of the hose barb connectors included are an exact match to the original hoses used in SMs and 54s. If you are not in Europe, the 35mm hose barb on the right side is virtually impossible to find.
<image.png>

The above PVC manifold will cost around 350 euros from SOFOMARIN in France. Before I take this to the next level, I would like to see how much interest we have in this group. If any owner has the original copper Secondary Manifold, I believe you should consider this replacement. 

Please reply with "interested" if you are interested. 

Thanks, 

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


Re: Gib Track Plugs

Ken Powers SV Aquarius <ken@...>
 

Aquarius was fitted with new plugs on the Genoa Track, used 5200. Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phe2_3JAji0

About 12:58 minutes is where it shows the new plugs.  I am happy with them, they were provided by AMEL and they fit.   Installed only 10 months ago.

Ken Powers
Aquarius Currently on the hard in Thailand.
SM2K262


Re: Secondary Saltwater Manifold SMs & 54s, and possibly some Santorins, Mangos, and Maramus

Peter Forbes
 

Bill,

good morning - well here at least!

Carango would be interested in an A54 manifold.

Thank you and best wishes

Peter

Peter Forbes
Carango A 54 #035 La Rochelle
00447836 209730
07836 209730

On 10 Dec 2020, at 06:51, Aktan Temiz <aktantemiz@...> wrote:


"interested"
Thank you Bill.
Aktan

CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...>, 8 Ara 2020 Sal, 19:10 tarihinde şunu yazdı:
Most SM & 54 owners are aware that sooner or later they will need to replace the Secondary Saltwater Manifold which was made by Amel from copper pipe.
Here is a view of the original SM Secondary Saltwater Manifold:
<image.png>


There have been some very good after-market stainless steel manifolds produced by various sources including the one below made by Emek Marine for around 1,000 euro. The one below was installed on BeBe SM 387.
<image.png>


I have taken on the project to find the best replacement for this manifold. Many of you are aware that Amel has switched to a PVC manifold for saltwater distribution and eliminated both the Primary and Secondary Saltwater Manifolds that are common in SMs and 54s. The supplier to Amel is SOFOMARIN, France. I have been working with SOFOMARIN to design a suitable replacement for the Secondary Saltwater Manifold in SMs & 54s. What is shown below is 60cm wide and will fit all of the SM hoses and will work on the 54 by keeping one of the far left outlets closed and capped. All of the hose barb connectors included are an exact match to the original hoses used in SMs and 54s. If you are not in Europe, the 35mm hose barb on the right side is virtually impossible to find.
<image.png>


The above PVC manifold will cost around 350 euros from SOFOMARIN in France. Before I take this to the next level, I would like to see how much interest we have in this group. If any owner has the original copper Secondary Manifold, I believe you should consider this replacement. 

Please reply with "interested" if you are interested. 

Thanks, 

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



--
Aktan TEMiZ
+90 532 296 5599
aktantemiz@...


Re: Secondary Saltwater Manifold SMs & 54s, and possibly some Santorins, Mangos, and Maramus

Aktan Temiz
 

"interested"
Thank you Bill.
Aktan

CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...>, 8 Ara 2020 Sal, 19:10 tarihinde şunu yazdı:
Most SM & 54 owners are aware that sooner or later they will need to replace the Secondary Saltwater Manifold which was made by Amel from copper pipe.
Here is a view of the original SM Secondary Saltwater Manifold:
image.png

There have been some very good after-market stainless steel manifolds produced by various sources including the one below made by Emek Marine for around 1,000 euro. The one below was installed on BeBe SM 387.
image.png

I have taken on the project to find the best replacement for this manifold. Many of you are aware that Amel has switched to a PVC manifold for saltwater distribution and eliminated both the Primary and Secondary Saltwater Manifolds that are common in SMs and 54s. The supplier to Amel is SOFOMARIN, France. I have been working with SOFOMARIN to design a suitable replacement for the Secondary Saltwater Manifold in SMs & 54s. What is shown below is 60cm wide and will fit all of the SM hoses and will work on the 54 by keeping one of the far left outlets closed and capped. All of the hose barb connectors included are an exact match to the original hoses used in SMs and 54s. If you are not in Europe, the 35mm hose barb on the right side is virtually impossible to find.
image.png

The above PVC manifold will cost around 350 euros from SOFOMARIN in France. Before I take this to the next level, I would like to see how much interest we have in this group. If any owner has the original copper Secondary Manifold, I believe you should consider this replacement. 

Please reply with "interested" if you are interested. 

Thanks, 

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



--
Aktan TEMiZ
+90 532 296 5599
aktantemiz@...


Re: A54 Nav station seat replacement

Scott SV Tengah
 

Thanks everyone for the comments. 

We're in Tahiti now so probably will wait until a cheaper place (anywhere!!!) before we buy a replacement. The leather cover is getting a bit tired, so it's probably time to just replace it.

Jamie - did you redrill the holes on the chair or the Amel stainless plate? I presume the former but I want to check to make sure. Also, is the plate under the seat reasonably strong? We don't like going upwind but Neptune knows that so we end up doing 40 degrees apparent more often than I like and want the seat frame to be strong so I don't land on my head.

I'm thinking of this one:


On Wed, Dec 9, 2020 at 2:08 PM Jamie Wendell <mysticshadow54@...> wrote:
I had the same problem. The plastic seat was totally busted.
After contacting Amel, they told me they cannot supply a replacement, so I looked on line.
I found a really good replacement at Wayfair in the US.
I bought 2 different styles called "Clay Stool by Wade Logan" just to have a spare.
You have to redrill the existing holes, but it is very easy to adapt and works just like the original.
No one would know it is not the original - maybe not quite as comfortable, but...it works and it is cheap.
Jamie
Phantom A54 #44


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


Re: Gib Track Plugs

Mark Erdos
 

Thanks Danny. That’s reassuring.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
Sent: Wednesday, December 9, 2020 12:54 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Gib Track Plugs

 

Hi Mark,

I didn't coat them with anything. As to longevity, I only have two or three years up so far but I have no reason to expect them to fail prematurely.

Regards

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

On 10 December 2020 at 11:53 Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:

Thanks Danny. I have a dremel tool bit I think will work well to clean the holes. Just to clarify, you didn’t coat the plugs with anything? And they have lasted well?

 

 

I do believe there is more than one size. Maud asked me to measure the holes to make certain she shipped the correct ones.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
Sent: Wednesday, December 9, 2020 8:17 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Gib Track Plugs

 

Hi Mark,

I replaced mine with the plugs from Amel. Very happy with the result. I cleaned out the holes and tapped the new plugs in with a rubber hammer. Takes a while digging the old and crumbling plugs but after 18 years I guess the plugs had done well. In the dark recesses of my mind there is a memory that there are two sizes. Not sure about that though.

Regards

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

On 09 December 2020 at 16:16 Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:

I am getting ready to tackle a project I have been putting off for a while. I need to replace the screw cover plugs in the genoa track. I would like to get this right the first time and not have to redo this.

 

I ordered plugs from Amel. I was sent white semi opaque plugs the exact size of the hole. I am not sure these are going to have much UV protection so I have a question to those who have done this. Did you cover or treat the top of the plug with something such as paint before installation?

 

I have some Dow 737 goop to seal the plugs (this was recommended on this forum). I do not think this has any UV protection properties, so again, the same question. How do I protect the plug?

 

Many thanks.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 


 


 

 

 


 


 


Re: Surveyor in Antigua?

Matt Salatino
 

Is there an Antigua FaceBook Page you can inquire on?

~~~⛵️~~~Matt

On Dec 9, 2020, at 7:26 PM, Michael & Robyn <SY_RIPPLE@...> wrote:

Does anyone have a recommendation for a surveyor in Antigua?
We are doing our haul out bottom paint and the usual maintenance next week.
Was thinking that if I need a survey for the next round of finding insurance for next year I might call for a survey proactively.
--
Michael & Robyn

SY RIPPLE SM2K # 417
currently in Jolly Harbour Marina Antigua


Surveyor in Antigua?

Michael & Robyn
 

Does anyone have a recommendation for a surveyor in Antigua?
We are doing our haul out bottom paint and the usual maintenance next week.
Was thinking that if I need a survey for the next round of finding insurance for next year I might call for a survey proactively.
--
Michael & Robyn

SY RIPPLE SM2K # 417
currently in Jolly Harbour Marina Antigua


Re: A54 Nav station seat replacement

Jamie Wendell
 

I had the same problem. The plastic seat was totally busted.
After contacting Amel, they told me they cannot supply a replacement, so I looked on line.
I found a really good replacement at Wayfair in the US.
I bought 2 different styles called "Clay Stool by Wade Logan" just to have a spare.
You have to redrill the existing holes, but it is very easy to adapt and works just like the original.
No one would know it is not the original - maybe not quite as comfortable, but...it works and it is cheap.
Jamie
Phantom A54 #44


Re: Secondary Saltwater Manifold SMs & 54s, and possibly some Santorins, Mangos, and Maramus

Teun BAAS
 

Hi Bill,

 

This is also of interest to me. As you know in March/April 2018 my Primary manifold broke off and we installed a new AMEL supplied unit. 1 year later, preparing to continue to SOLOMON ISLANDS I had corrosion again on the same location and the French local Marine technician in VANUATU recommended to replace with a PVC modification which he made for me. Since then I have been looking into a custom made SS unit but was advised against that option.

 

So – yes very interested in an alternative for the Primary manifold as well.

 

Best Regards Teun

SV AMELIT  A54  #128

 

In Storage on the hard in COOMERA (near BRISBANE) QLD AUSTRALIA

December 9, 2020 16:43:56

 

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 Arno Luijten via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, December 8, 2020 17:30
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Secondary Saltwater Manifold SMs & 54s, and possibly some Santorins, Mangos, and Maramus

 

Hi Bill,

I’m interested as well (SV Luna A54-121). Can they also offer an alternative for the Primary manifold? 

Kind regards,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121


Re: Secondary Saltwater Manifold SMs & 54s, and possibly some Santorins, Mangos, and Maramus

Stephen Davis
 

Interested...Thanks for your efforts on this project!
Steve
Aloha SM72


Re: A54 Nav station seat replacement

Teun BAAS
 

Scott,

 

I also had an uncomfortable spot right in the middle of the seat @ the nav station; it almost looked something was trying to poke thru the leather. Last year December, when AMELIT went on the hard @ THE BOAT WORKS YARD MARINA in COOMERA QLD AUSTRALIA (55 acres packed with an abundance of Marine Craftsmen), I decided to have the helm seat; the nav station seat as well as the vanity station seat in the Master Cabin re-upholstered. After a couple of days I ran into the upholsterer and he asked me what I had done to the NAV station seat; he took me to his shop and the plastic seat pan was completely cracked & destroyed. Although I am fat I am pretty sure this didn’t happen during my ownership. Anyhow – it seems you are not the only one with this problem.

 

Not sure how Michael from MELFI Designs fixed it but he told me not to worry. All seats are now back on the boat but I have not seen & tested them myself but Sue & Brian MITCHELL (AMEL SM - SV LOLA) who generously keep an eye on AMELIT tell me it all looks good.

 

Best Regards Teun

December 9, 2020 15:51:20

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Scott SV Tengah via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, December 9, 2020 14:53
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] A54 Nav station seat replacement

 

Hi all,

Has anyone repaired or replaced their A54 nav station seat?

The back support portion on ours now reclines back 120degrees relative to the seat portion. The culprit is that the back/seat are supported by a white plastic frame that has cracked allowing the back support portion to recline too far. This is quite odd as neither myself nor the admiral are heavy people, but..."it's a boat!".

There's also a hard spot right in the middle of the seat portion that makes sitting there quite uncomfortable if you don't sit just right.

Anyone have similar problems and fixed it? Or anyone have suggestions on how to fix it? Furniture is not my strong suit.

-Scott


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


Re: Gib Track Plugs

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Mark,

I didn't coat them with anything. As to longevity, I only have two or three years up so far but I have no reason to expect them to fail prematurely.

Regards

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

On 10 December 2020 at 11:53 Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:

Thanks Danny. I have a dremel tool bit I think will work well to clean the holes. Just to clarify, you didn’t coat the plugs with anything? And they have lasted well?

 

 

I do believe there is more than one size. Maud asked me to measure the holes to make certain she shipped the correct ones.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
Sent: Wednesday, December 9, 2020 8:17 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Gib Track Plugs

 

Hi Mark,

I replaced mine with the plugs from Amel. Very happy with the result. I cleaned out the holes and tapped the new plugs in with a rubber hammer. Takes a while digging the old and crumbling plugs but after 18 years I guess the plugs had done well. In the dark recesses of my mind there is a memory that there are two sizes. Not sure about that though.

Regards

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

On 09 December 2020 at 16:16 Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:

I am getting ready to tackle a project I have been putting off for a while. I need to replace the screw cover plugs in the genoa track. I would like to get this right the first time and not have to redo this.

 

I ordered plugs from Amel. I was sent white semi opaque plugs the exact size of the hole. I am not sure these are going to have much UV protection so I have a question to those who have done this. Did you cover or treat the top of the plug with something such as paint before installation?

 

I have some Dow 737 goop to seal the plugs (this was recommended on this forum). I do not think this has any UV protection properties, so again, the same question. How do I protect the plug?

 

Many thanks.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 


 


 

 



 


 


Re: Gib Track Plugs

Mark Erdos
 

Hi Mike,

 

Thanks. Good idea. But, I already have the plugs.

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike Ondra via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, December 9, 2020 2:44 AM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Gib Track Plugs

 

Hi Mark. As an alternative to consider, here’s a different approach. After thoroughly cleaning out the old material I filled the hole with white silicone. It tends to shrink while curing so I left a significant crown of material when filling each hole. Then after several days (maybe a week to be sure) of curing cut the silicone flush with a razor blade. Very clean result and it looks like new after 4 years. Have not had the “opportunity” to dig one out to verify adhesion. I would be very interested to hear of other‘s solutions.


Mike Ondra

ALETES SM#240

Rock Hall, MD

 



On Dec 8, 2020, at 10:09 PM, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:



I am getting ready to tackle a project I have been putting off for a while. I need to replace the screw cover plugs in the genoa track. I would like to get this right the first time and not have to redo this.

 

I ordered plugs from Amel. I was sent white semi opaque plugs the exact size of the hole. I am not sure these are going to have much UV protection so I have a question to those who have done this. Did you cover or treat the top of the plug with something such as paint before installation?

 

I have some Dow 737 goop to seal the plugs (this was recommended on this forum). I do not think this has any UV protection properties, so again, the same question. How do I protect the plug?

 

Many thanks.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 


Re: Gib Track Plugs

Mark Erdos
 

Thanks Danny. I have a dremel tool bit I think will work well to clean the holes. Just to clarify, you didn’t coat the plugs with anything? And they have lasted well?

 

 

I do believe there is more than one size. Maud asked me to measure the holes to make certain she shipped the correct ones.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
Sent: Wednesday, December 9, 2020 8:17 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Gib Track Plugs

 

Hi Mark,

I replaced mine with the plugs from Amel. Very happy with the result. I cleaned out the holes and tapped the new plugs in with a rubber hammer. Takes a while digging the old and crumbling plugs but after 18 years I guess the plugs had done well. In the dark recesses of my mind there is a memory that there are two sizes. Not sure about that though.

Regards

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

On 09 December 2020 at 16:16 Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:

I am getting ready to tackle a project I have been putting off for a while. I need to replace the screw cover plugs in the genoa track. I would like to get this right the first time and not have to redo this.

 

I ordered plugs from Amel. I was sent white semi opaque plugs the exact size of the hole. I am not sure these are going to have much UV protection so I have a question to those who have done this. Did you cover or treat the top of the plug with something such as paint before installation?

 

I have some Dow 737 goop to seal the plugs (this was recommended on this forum). I do not think this has any UV protection properties, so again, the same question. How do I protect the plug?

 

Many thanks.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 


 


 


Re: Gib Track Plugs

Mark Erdos
 

Thanks Eric. Yes my plugs do fit.

 

I like the caulk idea but I already have the plugs and I think using them might be less labor intensive.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of eric freedman
Sent: Wednesday, December 9, 2020 7:35 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Gib Track Plugs

 

Hi Mark,

Amel sent me plugs years ago. They looked like the original ones that came with my new boat, but they did not fit. Do your plugs fit the hole?

Olivier suggested something like life caulk ,and as was mentioned put too much in the hole. Wait a week and trim it flush. Looks and works great.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mark Erdos
Sent: Tuesday, December 08, 2020 10:17 PM
To: AmelYachtOwners@groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Gib Track Plugs

 

I am getting ready to tackle a project I have been putting off for a while. I need to replace the screw cover plugs in the genoa track. I would like to get this right the first time and not have to redo this.

 

I ordered plugs from Amel. I was sent white semi opaque plugs the exact size of the hole. I am not sure these are going to have much UV protection so I have a question to those who have done this. Did you cover or treat the top of the plug with something such as paint before installation?

 

I have some Dow 737 goop to seal the plugs (this was recommended on this forum). I do not think this has any UV protection properties, so again, the same question. How do I protect the plug?

 

Many thanks.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 


Re: A54 Nav station seat replacement

Barry Connor
 

Hi Scott,

If you pull the cover from the bottom seat section you will see that the plastic frame is all broken.
I tried filling the inside of the plastic seat base with dense foam from a can after glueing the bits together with Gorilla glue, worked for awhile.
I just bought a new plastic seat frame from Amel Caraibes, just over 100€. Put the leather cover over this new frame. The base seat I bought was slightly smaller and now turns 360 degrees on the base. Had to put some extra foam padding under the leather cover.

Very Best

Barry snd Penny
“SV Lady Penelope II”
Amel 54.  #17
Le Marin Martinique 


On Dec 9, 2020, at 17:53, Scott SV Tengah <Scott.nguyen@...> wrote:

Hi all,

Has anyone repaired or replaced their A54 nav station seat?

The back support portion on ours now reclines back 120degrees relative to the seat portion. The culprit is that the back/seat are supported by a white plastic frame that has cracked allowing the back support portion to recline too far. This is quite odd as neither myself nor the admiral are heavy people, but..."it's a boat!".

There's also a hard spot right in the middle of the seat portion that makes sitting there quite uncomfortable if you don't sit just right.

Anyone have similar problems and fixed it? Or anyone have suggestions on how to fix it? Furniture is not my strong suit.

-Scott


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


Re: 3 topics Smart Regulator Hydronic diesel heater

Scott SV Tengah
 

Not sure how all of you keep your engine room smelling fresh! We have a bucket for pre-washing dishes which we physically walk outside to dump overboard and it still smells a bit in the engine room when I'm down there doing maintenance. While it's true that you shouldn't have CO contamination from the Diesel engine, is it worth risking it? A leak somewhere in the exhaust circuit could really ruin your day.

Jeff - Regarding the Wakespeed - I don't know much about them but I guess your A54 has the 175A alternator? Can you change that to the Mastervolt 24/110 setup? It's very programmable so you can set bulk/absorption/float just like a 220v charger. It's also rated for continuous use and I have tested it. With 30% SOC, I ran it until my batteries were fully charged. Keep in mind my lifepo4 setup can take full current util the batteries are effectively full so the alternator was maxing out for 3.5 hours. MV said I didn't need a temp sensor but I installed one anyways and it didn't taper output.

The MV/Alphapro setup has a reg-on wire that can safely turn off your alternator. I installed a switch in case I want to stop charging on long motoring sessions. But generally I just let the other components in my system manage that (BMS, alpha pro regulator).  I recall a post where you had a mini battery explosion during motoring so I understand your desire to control charging when nearly full.

I know you said you have lead, but if you're going to spend money to upgrade, you might want to consider future proofing in case you decide to move away from lead one day.

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

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