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Re: Tips appreciated: Major frustration trying to pull cable through Mizzen.

karkauai
 

I had the same problem.  I wanted to install a new antenna for my AIS at the top of the mizzen to get it away from the VHF antenna.  We couldn't pull the new cable from either end as it got stuck at the spreaders. I couldn't do top a new messenger from the top or get a long tape to go past the spreaders. There were two messenger lines, and we tried both from both ends.  It was frustrating that the messengers came out on the starboard side below the level of the opening between the stbd and port sides, then had to go up a few cm before coming back down a bit to exit at the lower (stbd) mizzen access panel.  No way to get a good pull from below or help feed from below.

I had added an wifi extender and a cellphone extender a couple years ago, and both antennae were mounted on the mizzen spreaders. Neither one seemed to improve wifi signal or cell phone signal significantly, so I removed both antennae, and pulled out their cables. I couldn't tell where the line with the foam pieces was, so assumed it had broken and fallen down into the mast.  I didn't remove the radar cable which exited the mast at the spreaders.  We pulled a new strong messenger down using one of the old ones from the starboard side and it got stuck at about the spreaders again.  We pulled from the bottom with a lot of force and finally got a wad of knotted line out from below. There were no foam pieces to be found.  After that the new antenna cable passed easily from above.
A new messenger was placed using a 1/2 inch nut as a weight, without interference.

When it warms up again, I'll pull another line through with foam pieces attached.  Does anyone know:
what kind of foam was used, or 
how big the pieces are, or
How they are attached to the line?

Kent & Iris
Kristy
SM 243

--
Kent & Iris
KRISTY
SM243


Re: Volvo D3 110 Sea Water Pump - Cover seal

Karen Smith
 

The shaft "sealing washer" (as Volvo calls it) is actually a lip seal.  Just like the oil seals used on the Amel propshaft, or an engine crankshaft, or any number of other places. In most applications they last at least as long as a carbon face mechanical seals.  It is listed as an "obsolete" part because Volvo does not stock it any longer in their part supply chain.  It is a standard industrial part, although a bit hard to find because of the stainless steel garter spring.

The raw water pumps, and raw water pump parts, for the D3 were (and still are) made by JMP and are readily available at a fraction of the price than from Volvo.  If you know the Volvo part number for your pump, you can cross reference them and get a new pump or any of the parts if you want to rebuild them yourself.  My understanding is that there were at least different two versions of the pump used on the D3 engines.  A complete new pump is less than US$400.

Same with the TMD22: Those raw water pumps are made by Jabsco.  Look closely at the cover plate, and the Jabsco number is stamped there.  Dealing with a Jabsco distributer will save you a boat load of money compared to Volvo.

At least some of the Onan models used Oberdorfer pumps, again these are usually clearly stamped with the original maker and model number on the cover plate.

I'd give very long odds that the Yanmar raw water pumps are also third party supplied, but I do not know which supplier Yanmar used.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Charleston, SC, USA


Re: Volvo D3 110 Sea Water Pump - Cover seal

 

Dominique,

Congratulations!

Not all D3's have the seawater pump located as yours is located high above the engine. In my opinion, you are being very careful about the issue. Normally, the mechanics that owners hire are the very worst offenders of introducing saltwater in the engine room.

You can't do the same with your Onan as you are doing with the D3. I suggest that you try the link I included earlier for the Onan and if you want to get rid of those few drops, maybe the D3 also.


Bill

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


On Tue, Feb 9, 2021 at 3:47 PM Dominique Sery via groups.io <dominiquesery=me.com@groups.io> wrote:

Hello Bill,
On my D3, to change the impeller without putting water everywhere, I empty the seawater circuit before the change, I close the hull valve, I start a sea water pump  (anchor wash for example) and I Slowly open the impeller cover to make an air intake, the seawater circuit empties completely, then I change the impeller. it is not perfect but there are only a few drops of water that a cloth placed under the pump absorbs.

Dominique


Re: Volvo D3 110 Sea Water Pump - Cover seal

Dominique Sery
 

Hello Bill,
On my D3, to change the impeller without putting water everywhere, I empty the seawater circuit before the change, I close the hull valve, I start a sea water pump  (anchor wash for example) and I Slowly open the impeller cover to make an air intake, the seawater circuit empties completely, then I change the impeller. it is not perfect but there are only a few drops of water that a cloth placed under the pump absorbs.

Dominique


Re: Volvo D3 110 Sea Water Pump - Cover seal

 

If you want an absence of saltwater in the engine room, you might want to follow this procedure. It works.
Bill
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Tue, Feb 9, 2021 at 3:22 PM Germain Jean-Pierre <jp.germain45@...> wrote:
A trick you can use is to place a child’s diaper under the pump; this works for the TMD22 on SM’s

Jean-Pierre Germain, Eleuthera, SM007, NZ



On 10 Feb 2021, at 09:39, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:


Here is what I suggest:

Use your wet-vacuum when changing the impeller and not one drop of water will spill. When you can fill the hoses and engine with fresh water before you do this job.

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


On Tue, Feb 9, 2021 at 2:01 PM Peter Forbes <ppsforbes@...> wrote:
Doug,

Good plan on drip guard in plywood - I’m away from Carango - can you give me dimensions so i can prepare one here before going on board.

Peter Forbes
Carango A54 #035
La Rochelle
00447836 209730
07836 209730

On 9 Feb 2021, at 19:30, Doug Smith via groups.io <dugsmith98=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:



My boat came with this piece of ¼ in plywood, and it is cable tied to the alternator positive cable.  You will notice the water stain on the wood from changing the impellor the first time and not catching all the water.

 

<image001.png>

 

Doug Smith

S/V Aventura, Amel 54-113

Patuxent River, MD USA

 

From: <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of "Matt Salatino via groups.io" <helmsmatt=yahoo.com@groups.io>
Reply-To: <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 1:41 PM
To: <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Volvo D3 110 Sea Water Pump - Cover seal

 

Can a drip shield be fabricated to keep seawater off the alternator?

 

~~~⛵️~~~Matt Salatino A50#27, Speed of Life


On Feb 9, 2021, at 1:29 PM, Ralph Heilig <ralph.heilig@...> wrote:

Stefan,

I had a leaking D3 seawater pump. Unfortunately I discovered it too late. The seawater was already dropping on the Alternater and demaged the alternator (it's stupid from Volvo to position the alternator directly under the seawater pump!).

The cause was a worn shaft in the sea water pump. I had to replace both: seawaterpump and alternator! My mechanic suggestet not to do the shaft repair, but to install an new one. 

So be carefull: If it's the shaft, it will ultimately ruin the alternater if not changed. The alternator was much more expensive than the pump...

Greeting from Vienna,
Ralph
A54, #144

<image001.png>


Re: Volvo D3 110 Sea Water Pump - Cover seal

Germain Jean-Pierre
 

A trick you can use is to place a child’s diaper under the pump; this works for the TMD22 on SM’s

Jean-Pierre Germain, Eleuthera, SM007, NZ



On 10 Feb 2021, at 09:39, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:


Here is what I suggest:

Use your wet-vacuum when changing the impeller and not one drop of water will spill. When you can fill the hoses and engine with fresh water before you do this job.

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


On Tue, Feb 9, 2021 at 2:01 PM Peter Forbes <ppsforbes@...> wrote:
Doug,

Good plan on drip guard in plywood - I’m away from Carango - can you give me dimensions so i can prepare one here before going on board.

Peter Forbes
Carango A54 #035
La Rochelle
00447836 209730
07836 209730

On 9 Feb 2021, at 19:30, Doug Smith via groups.io <dugsmith98=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:



My boat came with this piece of ¼ in plywood, and it is cable tied to the alternator positive cable.  You will notice the water stain on the wood from changing the impellor the first time and not catching all the water.

 

<image001.png>

 

Doug Smith

S/V Aventura, Amel 54-113

Patuxent River, MD USA

 

From: <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of "Matt Salatino via groups.io" <helmsmatt=yahoo.com@groups.io>
Reply-To: <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 1:41 PM
To: <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Volvo D3 110 Sea Water Pump - Cover seal

 

Can a drip shield be fabricated to keep seawater off the alternator?

 

~~~⛵️~~~Matt Salatino A50#27, Speed of Life


On Feb 9, 2021, at 1:29 PM, Ralph Heilig <ralph.heilig@...> wrote:

Stefan,

I had a leaking D3 seawater pump. Unfortunately I discovered it too late. The seawater was already dropping on the Alternater and demaged the alternator (it's stupid from Volvo to position the alternator directly under the seawater pump!).

The cause was a worn shaft in the sea water pump. I had to replace both: seawaterpump and alternator! My mechanic suggestet not to do the shaft repair, but to install an new one. 

So be carefull: If it's the shaft, it will ultimately ruin the alternater if not changed. The alternator was much more expensive than the pump...

Greeting from Vienna,
Ralph
A54, #144

<image001.png>


Re: Volvo D3 110 Sea Water Pump - Cover seal

 

Here is what I suggest:

Use your wet-vacuum when changing the impeller and not one drop of water will spill. When you can fill the hoses and engine with fresh water before you do this job.

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


On Tue, Feb 9, 2021 at 2:01 PM Peter Forbes <ppsforbes@...> wrote:
Doug,

Good plan on drip guard in plywood - I’m away from Carango - can you give me dimensions so i can prepare one here before going on board.

Peter Forbes
Carango A54 #035
La Rochelle
00447836 209730
07836 209730

On 9 Feb 2021, at 19:30, Doug Smith via groups.io <dugsmith98=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:



My boat came with this piece of ¼ in plywood, and it is cable tied to the alternator positive cable.  You will notice the water stain on the wood from changing the impellor the first time and not catching all the water.

 

<image001.png>

 

Doug Smith

S/V Aventura, Amel 54-113

Patuxent River, MD USA

 

From: <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of "Matt Salatino via groups.io" <helmsmatt=yahoo.com@groups.io>
Reply-To: <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 1:41 PM
To: <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Volvo D3 110 Sea Water Pump - Cover seal

 

Can a drip shield be fabricated to keep seawater off the alternator?

 

~~~⛵️~~~Matt Salatino A50#27, Speed of Life


On Feb 9, 2021, at 1:29 PM, Ralph Heilig <ralph.heilig@...> wrote:

Stefan,

I had a leaking D3 seawater pump. Unfortunately I discovered it too late. The seawater was already dropping on the Alternater and demaged the alternator (it's stupid from Volvo to position the alternator directly under the seawater pump!).

The cause was a worn shaft in the sea water pump. I had to replace both: seawaterpump and alternator! My mechanic suggestet not to do the shaft repair, but to install an new one. 

So be carefull: If it's the shaft, it will ultimately ruin the alternater if not changed. The alternator was much more expensive than the pump...

Greeting from Vienna,
Ralph
A54, #144

<image001.png>


Re: Volvo D3 110 Sea Water Pump - Cover seal

Peter Forbes
 

Doug,

Good plan on drip guard in plywood - I’m away from Carango - can you give me dimensions so i can prepare one here before going on board.

Peter Forbes
Carango A54 #035
La Rochelle
00447836 209730
07836 209730

On 9 Feb 2021, at 19:30, Doug Smith via groups.io <dugsmith98@...> wrote:



My boat came with this piece of ¼ in plywood, and it is cable tied to the alternator positive cable.  You will notice the water stain on the wood from changing the impellor the first time and not catching all the water.

 

<image001.png>

 

Doug Smith

S/V Aventura, Amel 54-113

Patuxent River, MD USA

 

From: <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of "Matt Salatino via groups.io" <helmsmatt@...>
Reply-To: <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 1:41 PM
To: <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Volvo D3 110 Sea Water Pump - Cover seal

 

Can a drip shield be fabricated to keep seawater off the alternator?

 

~~~⛵️~~~Matt Salatino A50#27, Speed of Life


On Feb 9, 2021, at 1:29 PM, Ralph Heilig <ralph.heilig@...> wrote:

Stefan,

I had a leaking D3 seawater pump. Unfortunately I discovered it too late. The seawater was already dropping on the Alternater and demaged the alternator (it's stupid from Volvo to position the alternator directly under the seawater pump!).

The cause was a worn shaft in the sea water pump. I had to replace both: seawaterpump and alternator! My mechanic suggestet not to do the shaft repair, but to install an new one. 

So be carefull: If it's the shaft, it will ultimately ruin the alternater if not changed. The alternator was much more expensive than the pump...

Greeting from Vienna,
Ralph
A54, #144

<image001.png>


Re: Volvo D3 110 Sea Water Pump - Cover seal

Doug Smith
 

My boat came with this piece of ¼ in plywood, and it is cable tied to the alternator positive cable.  You will notice the water stain on the wood from changing the impellor the first time and not catching all the water.

 

 

Doug Smith

S/V Aventura, Amel 54-113

Patuxent River, MD USA

 

From: <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of "Matt Salatino via groups.io" <helmsmatt@...>
Reply-To: <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 1:41 PM
To: <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Volvo D3 110 Sea Water Pump - Cover seal

 

Can a drip shield be fabricated to keep seawater off the alternator?

 

~~~⛵️~~~Matt Salatino A50#27, Speed of Life


On Feb 9, 2021, at 1:29 PM, Ralph Heilig <ralph.heilig@...> wrote:

Stefan,

I had a leaking D3 seawater pump. Unfortunately I discovered it too late. The seawater was already dropping on the Alternater and demaged the alternator (it's stupid from Volvo to position the alternator directly under the seawater pump!).

The cause was a worn shaft in the sea water pump. I had to replace both: seawaterpump and alternator! My mechanic suggestet not to do the shaft repair, but to install an new one. 

So be carefull: If it's the shaft, it will ultimately ruin the alternater if not changed. The alternator was much more expensive than the pump...

Greeting from Vienna,
Ralph
A54, #144


Re: Volvo D3 110 Sea Water Pump - Cover seal

Matt Salatino
 

Can a drip shield be fabricated to keep seawater off the alternator?

~~~⛵️~~~Matt Salatino A50#27, Speed of Life

On Feb 9, 2021, at 1:29 PM, Ralph Heilig <ralph.heilig@...> wrote:

Stefan,

I had a leaking D3 seawater pump. Unfortunately I discovered it too late. The seawater was already dropping on the Alternater and demaged the alternator (it's stupid from Volvo to position the alternator directly under the seawater pump!).

The cause was a worn shaft in the sea water pump. I had to replace both: seawaterpump and alternator! My mechanic suggestet not to do the shaft repair, but to install an new one. 

So be carefull: If it's the shaft, it will ultimately ruin the alternater if not changed. The alternator was much more expensive than the pump...

Greeting from Vienna,
Ralph
A54, #144


Re: Volvo D3 110 Sea Water Pump - Cover seal

Ralph Heilig
 

Stefan,

I had a leaking D3 seawater pump. Unfortunately I discovered it too late. The seawater was already dropping on the Alternater and demaged the alternator (it's stupid from Volvo to position the alternator directly under the seawater pump!).

The cause was a worn shaft in the sea water pump. I had to replace both: seawaterpump and alternator! My mechanic suggestet not to do the shaft repair, but to install an new one. 

So be carefull: If it's the shaft, it will ultimately ruin the alternater if not changed. The alternator was much more expensive than the pump...

Greeting from Vienna,
Ralph
A54, #144


Re: Amel 54 masthead tricolour light

Michael & Robyn
 

Greetings!

Just a reminder for boats registered in certain nations putting an LED light bulb into a regular navigation light socket it looses its certification (BSH or Wheel) which might get one in trouble.
We replaced our Aqua Signal Tricolor/Anchor/Flash Light with a Series 34 Tricolor Anchor light and it did fit the existing socket.
The hint with the obstruction is something I will have to check next time up there.
--
Michael & Robyn

SY RIPPLE SM2K # 417


Re: Where best to locate Raymarine Evolution Autopilot EV-1 Sensor Core on Santorin

Grant Starling
 

Hi Juan,

Good to hear that, thanks for the response.  I suspected it would be fine, but it’s always good to have confirmation from someone who has actually installed the EV-1 in the port-side position.

Enjoy Guadeloupe!  We have heavy snow and freezing weather at the moment in England...I know where I would rather be!!!

best
Grant

SN#42 - ALLONZEE


Re: SM gelcoat color match

Karen Smith
 

We had some extensive fiberglass work done on our deck.  The crew in Fort Lauderdale did an amazing job matching the color. It's as close to perfect as I can imagine.  I know where the repairs were done, and it can still be hard to pick out.

Downside of course, is the new gelcoat matches the old today, but over the long run they will age and fade in different directions.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Charleston, SC, USA


Re: SM gelcoat color match

Craig Briggs
 

For a perfect match, go to boatworkstoday dot com, click on Videos, then click on Color Matching and watch the two part series on Gelcoat Color Matching. I have easily been able to match the the deck white, the hull white and the rub rail brown perfectly. This is far and away the most credible place to go for anything about repairing fiberglass.
--
SN68 Sangaris, Tropic Isle Harbor, FL


Re: Updated Event: ZOOM - Possible but speaker not confirmed - Saturday, 13 February 2021 #cal-invite

 

I see where I used the wrong year in the Cancelation of the Feb 2021 zoom meeting. We will reschedule Jimmy Cornell for late 2021 for those crossing the Pacific in early 2022.

I tried to fill this Feb zoom meeting with an Amel specialists Broker, presenting how to work with a broker in selling or buying an Amel, but was not successful.
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Tue, Feb 9, 2021 at 7:24 AM main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Calendar <noreply@groups.io> wrote:

ZOOM - Possible but speaker not confirmed

When:
Saturday, 13 February 2021
20:00 to 21:00
(UTC+00:00) UTC

Organizer: Bill Rouse BROUSE@... 4093563221

Description:

29 Jan Update - Canceled - this will be rescheduled later in 2001 for those exiting the Pananama Canal in early 2002

Jimmy Cornell is joining our group again for another Ocean passage briefing.
This event will be the Pacific Voyage Planning. The Atlantic Voyage Planning meeting we had in October has been viewed by over 1219 Amel Owners and Amel enthusiasts.

Jimmy Cornell has influenced the contemporary cruising scene more than any other sailor. An accomplished sailor, public speaker, and author, he has sailed over 200,000 miles in all oceans of the world including three circumnavigations as well as voyages to Antarctica and the Northwest Passage.

Thousands of sailors have fulfilled their dream of blue water cruising with the help of Jimmy Cornell’s books, among them the international bestseller World Cruising Routes. Now in its 8th edition, and with over 200,000 copies sold to date, this is one of the best selling nautical publications in the world.

As the founder of the highly successful ARC transatlantic rally, Jimmy Cornell is credited with having devised the offshore cruising rally concept. In the last four decades, Jimmy Cornell has organized 38 transatlantic rallies, five round the world rallies, and one round the world race, with over 3,000 boats and 15,000 sailors having participated in his sailing events.

From my perspective, the first Jimmy Cornell seminar that Judy and I attended was after we had sailed most of the world and had over 20 years of sailing experience. We learned a lot!

We are very pleased that Jimmy has taken time out of his very busy schedule to give a special ZOOM presentation to the Amel Yacht Owners Group. I encourage you to RSVP soon for this meeting.




Re: Amel 54 masthead tricolour light

Matt Salatino
 

Scott, you point out the single weakness of LED replacement bulbs:
The socket of the original fixture.
It’s great that you’re having good luck, but occasionally, for those not paying attention as you did, corrosion and wear can provoke a trip up the mast to “jiggle” the bulb. LED fixtures are hard wired, with no suspect connections......

~~~⛵️~~~Matt

On Feb 9, 2021, at 1:27 AM, Scott SV Tengah <Scott.nguyen@...> wrote:

On A54 #69, I installed this replacement bulb:

https://store.marinebeam.com/indexed-bayonet-tri-color-led-bulb-for-aqua-signal-series-40/

Works like a charm and far brighter than the original LEDs. I did the test for noise, which involves turning your VHF on, with LED off, and adjusting squelch to the point where it eliminates background noise. Then I turn on the LED to see if noise shows up through the previously set squelch setting. If it does, the LED generates noise that the VHF can pick up. For this bulb, it did not. No other deleterious effects that I have noticed.

For the anchor light, I also installed this bulb:

https://store.marinebeam.com/dusk-to-dawn-automatic-photocell-led-anchor-light-bulb/

It's worked great for 2 years already. When we anchor, I just leave the 24v mooring light switch "on" and the light turns on/off automatically as advertised. 

I would suggest bending the tabs a bit on the light fixture and adding some silicone grease. Our tabs were a bit "tired" and also had some very very light surface corrosion.


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


Updated Event: ZOOM - Possible but speaker not confirmed - Saturday, 13 February 2021 #cal-invite

main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Calendar <noreply@...>
 

ZOOM - Possible but speaker not confirmed

When:
Saturday, 13 February 2021
20:00 to 21:00
(UTC+00:00) UTC

Organizer: Bill Rouse BROUSE@... 4093563221

Description:

29 Jan Update - Canceled - this will be rescheduled later in 2001 for those exiting the Pananama Canal in early 2002

Jimmy Cornell is joining our group again for another Ocean passage briefing.
This event will be the Pacific Voyage Planning. The Atlantic Voyage Planning meeting we had in October has been viewed by over 1219 Amel Owners and Amel enthusiasts.

Jimmy Cornell has influenced the contemporary cruising scene more than any other sailor. An accomplished sailor, public speaker, and author, he has sailed over 200,000 miles in all oceans of the world including three circumnavigations as well as voyages to Antarctica and the Northwest Passage.

Thousands of sailors have fulfilled their dream of blue water cruising with the help of Jimmy Cornell’s books, among them the international bestseller World Cruising Routes. Now in its 8th edition, and with over 200,000 copies sold to date, this is one of the best selling nautical publications in the world.

As the founder of the highly successful ARC transatlantic rally, Jimmy Cornell is credited with having devised the offshore cruising rally concept. In the last four decades, Jimmy Cornell has organized 38 transatlantic rallies, five round the world rallies, and one round the world race, with over 3,000 boats and 15,000 sailors having participated in his sailing events.

From my perspective, the first Jimmy Cornell seminar that Judy and I attended was after we had sailed most of the world and had over 20 years of sailing experience. We learned a lot!

We are very pleased that Jimmy has taken time out of his very busy schedule to give a special ZOOM presentation to the Amel Yacht Owners Group. I encourage you to RSVP soon for this meeting.




Re: Tips appreciated: Major frustration trying to pull cable through Mizzen.

Martin Birkhoff
 

Hi
this pic shows the problem of the original mounting position on the mast top. The lights are masked at certain angles (vertically and horizontally) by the aluminum structure and the base of the wind sensor both in front of the Hella tricolor light. Its a good idea to add a short support to rise the position of the light.
We were called by German coastguard several times because of "insufficent mast top lights" before we added a support

Martin

Mago del Sur - 54#40.
.  


Re: Amel 54 masthead tricolour light

David Crisp
 

Thanks for all the input.  FYI I've gone ahead and bought from this UK sight (they ship internationally) https://boatlamps.co.uk/. Their product is 12-30V rated so no problem with over voltage and they seem conscious of the need for minimising EMI. 

--
David Crisp
SV Wilna Grace
Amel 54 #58

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