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Re: Searching for outdoor, motion activated 24V LED light for stern arch

Scott SV Tengah
 

Robert,

Have you tried this light? Seems the sensor only works if you put your hand right in front of it. In other words, it wouldn't detect someone climbing on your transom.

On Sun, Mar 21, 2021 at 3:22 PM Robert Giroux <rg@...> wrote:
Oops, sent wrong item.  5" Motion Sensor RV LED Porch Light Fixture Security Marine Boat Utility 12v 24v Motorhome Camper Van auto Semi Truck Travel Trailer Bed Overland Water Proof Heavy Duty Interior Exterior https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07685N5WR/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_8VMKEG9EQNQYVJYX6CZH?psc=1

Regards,

 

Robert Giroux

(202)262-5828


On Mar 21, 2021, at 10:20 AM, Robert Giroux <rg@...> wrote:

 I think this meets most requirements, it’s for RV/boats:

OZ-USA Exterior Interior LED Porch Light Fixutre (5 inch-Touch Switch) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BHBFF6Z/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_5B8BF4YKC74XS0WEN68D?psc=1


Regards,

 

Robert Giroux

(202)262-5828


On Mar 21, 2021, at 9:35 AM, Scott SV Tengah <Scott.nguyen@...> wrote:

Hey Amelians,

I figure someone has found/installed a motion-activated 24v LED light. We would like to have it there so that when we dinghy back at night and hop on the swim step, the light comes on for say, 30 seconds. That's the primary use but, of course, it would function as a security light, too.

A few more features I'd love to have:

- IP68 waterproof or better
- Mounts easily on 2 inch / 5cm stainless tubing
- Wide enough sensor coverage so the light will come on if you step anywhere on the stern. But not so sensitive that waves trigger it.
- 24v as I have that wiring in place, already. Solar would be ok, too.
- Only comes on if it detects motion at night.

Anyone find/install anything that meets these requirements?

Thanks!

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


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


Re: Galley sink drain

Nick Fowle SM 404 Rascal <svrascal@...>
 

Thanks Mark,

I do use the filter in both sinks . Will try the vinegar route as well.


Nick
SM404
SV Rascal
Antigua 

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On Sun, Mar 21, 2021 at 11:33 AM, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:

Use a fine stainless strainer in the sink and pour a gallon of vinegar in down the sink periodically.

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 

 




Re: Galley sink drain

Mark Erdos
 

Use a fine stainless strainer in the sink and pour a gallon of vinegar in down the sink periodically.

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 

 


Re: Searching for outdoor, motion activated 24V LED light for stern arch

Robert Giroux <rg@...>
 

Oops, sent wrong item.  5" Motion Sensor RV LED Porch Light Fixture Security Marine Boat Utility 12v 24v Motorhome Camper Van auto Semi Truck Travel Trailer Bed Overland Water Proof Heavy Duty Interior Exterior https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07685N5WR/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_8VMKEG9EQNQYVJYX6CZH?psc=1

Regards,

 

Robert Giroux

(202)262-5828


On Mar 21, 2021, at 10:20 AM, Robert Giroux <rg@...> wrote:

 I think this meets most requirements, it’s for RV/boats:

OZ-USA Exterior Interior LED Porch Light Fixutre (5 inch-Touch Switch) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BHBFF6Z/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_5B8BF4YKC74XS0WEN68D?psc=1


Regards,

 

Robert Giroux

(202)262-5828


On Mar 21, 2021, at 9:35 AM, Scott SV Tengah <Scott.nguyen@...> wrote:

Hey Amelians,

I figure someone has found/installed a motion-activated 24v LED light. We would like to have it there so that when we dinghy back at night and hop on the swim step, the light comes on for say, 30 seconds. That's the primary use but, of course, it would function as a security light, too.

A few more features I'd love to have:

- IP68 waterproof or better
- Mounts easily on 2 inch / 5cm stainless tubing
- Wide enough sensor coverage so the light will come on if you step anywhere on the stern. But not so sensitive that waves trigger it.
- 24v as I have that wiring in place, already. Solar would be ok, too.
- Only comes on if it detects motion at night.

Anyone find/install anything that meets these requirements?

Thanks!

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


Re: Searching for outdoor, motion activated 24V LED light for stern arch

Robert Giroux <rg@...>
 

I think this meets most requirements, it’s for RV/boats:

OZ-USA Exterior Interior LED Porch Light Fixutre (5 inch-Touch Switch) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BHBFF6Z/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_5B8BF4YKC74XS0WEN68D?psc=1


Regards,

 

Robert Giroux

(202)262-5828


On Mar 21, 2021, at 9:35 AM, Scott SV Tengah <Scott.nguyen@...> wrote:

Hey Amelians,

I figure someone has found/installed a motion-activated 24v LED light. We would like to have it there so that when we dinghy back at night and hop on the swim step, the light comes on for say, 30 seconds. That's the primary use but, of course, it would function as a security light, too.

A few more features I'd love to have:

- IP68 waterproof or better
- Mounts easily on 2 inch / 5cm stainless tubing
- Wide enough sensor coverage so the light will come on if you step anywhere on the stern. But not so sensitive that waves trigger it.
- 24v as I have that wiring in place, already. Solar would be ok, too.
- Only comes on if it detects motion at night.

Anyone find/install anything that meets these requirements?

Thanks!

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


Re: Galley sink drain

Nick Fowle SM 404 Rascal <svrascal@...>
 

Joerg,

Not sure I am the expert here, but here goes with my 10cents worth.

The hose from the sink bilge runs back through into the engine room. I assume that this is the original route, feeding into the grey bilge. 

There is a bilge pump mounted on the engine Bay bulkhead that is triggered by the grey water bilge under the sink. This pump gulps the waste from the bilge and via a looping vertical and then heads across to  port, route, then enters the main grey water bilge outflow hose, via a “Y” connect and then out out the boat via the main grey water bilge hose. 

It works ok, but I donot t put any solids at all down it. 

I have cleaned both bilges in the past month. I sense that I will have to clean the sink bilge more often to prevent any odour from this. I have noticed that after 10 days on the hard it was pretty ripe, so have cleaned it again. 

With regards the macerated idea. Not sure I am the expert, but intuitively I would be concerned that it would struggle to do the lift and pump out over such a distance. Again, I am the uneducated at such things, maybe in series with a bilge pump. 

Hope this helps

Again, I’m not sure I’ll keep the solution I was presented. For now, it works, easier to clean , so it stays.... but I am very diligent about what goes in, much like I would be if the original / proper Amel SM setup. 

Nick

SV Rascal
SM 404
Antigua 

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On Fri, Mar 19, 2021 at 11:42 AM, Joerg Esdorn via groups.io <jhe1313@...> wrThanks for the post, Alan.  Good to be able to think about potential improvements if we cannot sail or even realistically plan sailing soon.   I am considering installing something similar on my A55 but the pictures are not clear to me since I’m not familiar enough with the SM.  How is the exit hose from the tank run - which seacock does it use?   I think it would be preferable to have a macerator pump deal with what goes into the tank so there is no issue with the usual kitchen residue like coffee grounds and, indeed, pasta going down the drain.  


cheers Joerg

A55 #53 Kincsem
On the hard in Vigo, Spain




Cockpit locker leak?

Kevin Schmit
 

Hello fellow Amelians,

After some heavy rain last night I noticed a fair amount of fresh water accumulating inside our SM cockpit locker.

I figured before I climbed inside the locker with a flashlight while my wife runs the hose over the deck and cockpit to try to pinpoint the source for this pesky leak I’d check with the brain trust to see if there’s a common leak source first? Cockpit gaskets are all new and intact.

Thanks for the assist.


--
Kevin & Kristen Schmit
KIANA
SM #362


Re: Remote control for mizen furling

Joerg Esdorn
 

Billy, the receiver is in the aft lazarette, starboard side.  If you replace the batteries in the remote, it may need to be re-paired.  Good luck.  


Joerg Esdorn
A55 #53 Kincsem
on the hard in Vigo, Spain


Searching for outdoor, motion activated 24V LED light for stern arch

Scott SV Tengah
 

Hey Amelians,

I figure someone has found/installed a motion-activated 24v LED light. We would like to have it there so that when we dinghy back at night and hop on the swim step, the light comes on for say, 30 seconds. That's the primary use but, of course, it would function as a security light, too.

A few more features I'd love to have:

- IP68 waterproof or better
- Mounts easily on 2 inch / 5cm stainless tubing
- Wide enough sensor coverage so the light will come on if you step anywhere on the stern. But not so sensitive that waves trigger it.
- 24v as I have that wiring in place, already. Solar would be ok, too.
- Only comes on if it detects motion at night.

Anyone find/install anything that meets these requirements?

Thanks!

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


Re: Linear drive installation

Brent Cameron
 

Thanks Pat. I misunderstood. I had thought that you had done the modifications to put in a second linear drive instead of a rotary one (I have never seen a Super Maramu without one so should have guess they were standard).  It all makes complete sense to me now. I completely agree about the redundancy and ability to steer if a cable breaks. I’d definitely want at least one there myself. This forum (and its members) is an awesome resource. Say hi to Diane.   

Brent

On Mar 21, 2021, 8:51 AM -0400, Patrick McAneny via groups.io , wrote:
Eamonn, You came to the same conclusion as I did. I originally took a photo from an Amel  with a factory installed drive ,and intended to install mine in the same way. It became clear that to do so, I would need to cut out structural stringers and cut out the tabbing that secured the plywood bed base on the starboard side to remove it ,none of which I was willing to do. Also to mount the drive and to calculate the throw (travel) of the arm ,would have been very hard . As you said , the way I installed it ,only required a small amount of cosmetic change ,and I enclosed the arm within a small mahogany box that is up and out of the way,which you never even notice .
From my photos you can see where I mounted the base to the bulkhead under the bed , I added (epoxied ) backing plates and spacers . I will take some addition photos and measurements and send them along or place them in the photo section along with the rest of my photos on the subject,if that is possible. I will have to consult with my in house nerd , Diane on that. It is all that I can do to reply (type) with my two index fingers. They did not teach typing back in my day , as it was before the invention of the typewriter. Well my fingers are sore ,see ya.
Pat 
SM Shenanigans #123


-----Original Message-----
From: Eamonn Washington <eamonn.washington@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Sent: Sat, Mar 20, 2021 10:54 am
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Linear drive installation

Hi Pat

it seems that Amel installed autopilots directly on the quadrant which were based on the aft arm of the quadrant being extended aft.  Older Super Maramus cannot extend the quadrant aft without making structural changes to the stringers, which is an unnecessary risk.  So your solution of extending the forward arm of the quadrant with cosmetic changes only (not structural) is the way to go.

Yes it would be helpful if you measured the thickness of the arm extension that you welded onto the quadrant.  I would be tempted to continue the quadrant extension with metal of the same thickness, or even to make a new one piece extended quadrant.   The dimensions of the extension would be useful too, as well as a close up photo of the extension piece.  No rush, it will be a while before I am allowed near the boat.

Many thanks
--
Eamonn Washington
Travel Bug
Super Maramu #151
Ireland

--
Brent Cameron

Future Amel Owner & Amel Owner Registry Moderator

Oro-Medonte, Ontario, Canada


Re: Linear drive installation

Patrick McAneny
 

Eamonn, You came to the same conclusion as I did. I originally took a photo from an Amel  with a factory installed drive ,and intended to install mine in the same way. It became clear that to do so, I would need to cut out structural stringers and cut out the tabbing that secured the plywood bed base on the starboard side to remove it ,none of which I was willing to do. Also to mount the drive and to calculate the throw (travel) of the arm ,would have been very hard . As you said , the way I installed it ,only required a small amount of cosmetic change ,and I enclosed the arm within a small mahogany box that is up and out of the way,which you never even notice .
From my photos you can see where I mounted the base to the bulkhead under the bed , I added (epoxied ) backing plates and spacers . I will take some addition photos and measurements and send them along or place them in the photo section along with the rest of my photos on the subject,if that is possible. I will have to consult with my in house nerd , Diane on that. It is all that I can do to reply (type) with my two index fingers. They did not teach typing back in my day , as it was before the invention of the typewriter. Well my fingers are sore ,see ya.
Pat 
SM Shenanigans #123


-----Original Message-----
From: Eamonn Washington <eamonn.washington@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Sent: Sat, Mar 20, 2021 10:54 am
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Linear drive installation

Hi Pat

it seems that Amel installed autopilots directly on the quadrant which were based on the aft arm of the quadrant being extended aft.  Older Super Maramus cannot extend the quadrant aft without making structural changes to the stringers, which is an unnecessary risk.  So your solution of extending the forward arm of the quadrant with cosmetic changes only (not structural) is the way to go.

Yes it would be helpful if you measured the thickness of the arm extension that you welded onto the quadrant.  I would be tempted to continue the quadrant extension with metal of the same thickness, or even to make a new one piece extended quadrant.   The dimensions of the extension would be useful too, as well as a close up photo of the extension piece.  No rush, it will be a while before I am allowed near the boat.

Many thanks
--
Eamonn Washington
Travel Bug
Super Maramu #151
Ireland


Re: Linear drive installation

Patrick McAneny
 

Brent ,My boat came with the rotary drive from the factory ,as I assume all Amels did. The linear drive was an option that the original owner did not purchase. Before I made my first offshore passage , I wanted to have the  of the redundancy that the linear drive offered. Not only if the rotary failed ,but if a cable failed ,you could still steer with the linear drive, also I think it responds quicker and is quieter .
Pat
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: Brent Cameron via groups.io <brentcameron61@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Sent: Sat, Mar 20, 2021 9:51 am
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Linear drive installation

Hey Pat. A dumb question to try to educate me. I have always heard that the optimal two autopilot setup on the Super Maramu was to have one in the rudder quadrant under the master cabin berth and a rotary drive in the cabinet above the galley sink. I’ve heard that the benefit of this solution is that you run the one under the berth during the day when nobody is occupying it and switch to the one over the galley sink at night. The logic was that as autopilots are almost critical components, you want to spread the load.

I’ve always thought that this being the case that I’d have spare drives of both types and at least one spare computer and head unit (assuming they are interchangeable between the units). I’m curious as to the reason you would put a second linear drive on the rudder quadrant rather than install a rotary drive above the galley sink. (I totally get why you want a second drive). Is it harder to retrofit the chain/cog system for a rotary drive?  Or is there some other reason?  I have noticed that  a lot of 54’s came with dual hydraulic rams under the aft cabin berth but I figured that perhaps they were quieter and it made redundancy easier (same spare could be used for either drive).  I don’t mean to open up a whole different can of worms here but I’d like to understand it better. Thanks. 

Brent
On Mar 20, 2021, 9:12 AM -0400, Patrick McAneny via groups.io <sailw32@...>, wrote:
Eamonn, I just read my post after sending it and I don't think I made the extension arm so heavy ,it is probably made from 1/8" ,3/16" steel at most. I will be down to the boat one day soon , and could take measurements for you ,if you like. I could make a template of the arm and mail it to you as well ,let me know.
Pat
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: Eamonn Washington <eamonn.washington@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Sent: Fri, Mar 19, 2021 1:10 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Linear drive installation

Hi Pat

I would also like to install a second autopilot with the linear type 2L/24V drive unit directly connected to the quadrant.  Your pictures clearly show what you did.

How did you make the quadrant arm longer, or did you make a new one?  Was it easy to remove?

Did you position the Raymarine ACU-400 near the drive unit (where exactly) or closer to the cockpit?  On SM where Amel made the installation, where is the ACU-400 placed?

Thanks
Eamonn Washington
Travel Bug
Super Maramu #151
Currently on the hard in New Ross, Ireland.

--
Brent Cameron
Future Amel Owner & Amel Owner Registry Moderator
Oro-Medonte, Ontario, Canada


Re: Linear drive installation

Stephen Davis
 

Hi Eamonn,

Pat was kind enough to supply pictures and a template of the tiller extension to us when we were in Hawaii. We sucessfully installed a linear drive based on the information he provided, and have since sailed over 4000 miles with no problems. We also have a 2nd autopilot installed next to the original autopilot along with 2 A/B switches allowing us to operated either drive with either autopilot. Unfortunately, I'm off the boat for a few days, but am happy to provide you with any info you need when I return on Wednesday.

Regards,
Steve Davis
Aloha SM72, Port Townsend, WA


Remote control for mizen furling

Billy Newport
 

My boat has a Jay electronic remote control which should control the mast and outhaul motors for the mizen. It does nothing right now and I'm wondering if someone else had such a system fitted to their Amel 55. I'm wondering if it needs to be re-paired with the receiver. I have looked under the cockpit switch panel but I don't see anything which looks like a radio receiver and I've looked above the removeable roof panel in the aft corridor where the mizen mast wiring comes down and it connected to current limiters and relays and such. I have the jay manual and it looks like either a grey or yellow box with an antenna attached.

Any help apprec, unfurling the mizen when the hard top is back seems very hard to me right now and I cannot see the sail unfurl. My mizen furls slower than the outhaul so I need to feather the outhaul when furling the sail which is hard to do without a visual cue (at least for me). The main sail I can see through the hatches on the hardtop so that I'm confident doing.

Billy
Amel 55#56 (Coder)


Re: Jib sheet traveller - resource for new spiral springs or rubber buffers

Stefan Schaufert
 

Hello Steve,

I tried this as well - directly form Antal (antal@...). But got no response.
Do you used a special or another contact?

Thx a lot for your feedback.

Best regards
Stefan
A54 #119 Lady Charlyette, currently Exumas


Re: Linear drive installation

Eamonn Washington
 

Hi Pat

it seems that Amel installed autopilots directly on the quadrant which were based on the aft arm of the quadrant being extended aft.  Older Super Maramus cannot extend the quadrant aft without making structural changes to the stringers, which is an unnecessary risk.  So your solution of extending the forward arm of the quadrant with cosmetic changes only (not structural) is the way to go.

Yes it would be helpful if you measured the thickness of the arm extension that you welded onto the quadrant.  I would be tempted to continue the quadrant extension with metal of the same thickness, or even to make a new one piece extended quadrant.   The dimensions of the extension would be useful too, as well as a close up photo of the extension piece.  No rush, it will be a while before I am allowed near the boat.

Many thanks
--
Eamonn Washington
Travel Bug
Super Maramu #151
Ireland


Re: Linear drive installation

Brent Cameron
 

Hey Pat. A dumb question to try to educate me. I have always heard that the optimal two autopilot setup on the Super Maramu was to have one in the rudder quadrant under the master cabin berth and a rotary drive in the cabinet above the galley sink. I’ve heard that the benefit of this solution is that you run the one under the berth during the day when nobody is occupying it and switch to the one over the galley sink at night. The logic was that as autopilots are almost critical components, you want to spread the load.

I’ve always thought that this being the case that I’d have spare drives of both types and at least one spare computer and head unit (assuming they are interchangeable between the units). I’m curious as to the reason you would put a second linear drive on the rudder quadrant rather than install a rotary drive above the galley sink. (I totally get why you want a second drive). Is it harder to retrofit the chain/cog system for a rotary drive?  Or is there some other reason?  I have noticed that  a lot of 54’s came with dual hydraulic rams under the aft cabin berth but I figured that perhaps they were quieter and it made redundancy easier (same spare could be used for either drive).  I don’t mean to open up a whole different can of worms here but I’d like to understand it better. Thanks. 

Brent

On Mar 20, 2021, 9:12 AM -0400, Patrick McAneny via groups.io <sailw32@...>, wrote:
Eamonn, I just read my post after sending it and I don't think I made the extension arm so heavy ,it is probably made from 1/8" ,3/16" steel at most. I will be down to the boat one day soon , and could take measurements for you ,if you like. I could make a template of the arm and mail it to you as well ,let me know.
Pat
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: Eamonn Washington <eamonn.washington@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Sent: Fri, Mar 19, 2021 1:10 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Linear drive installation

Hi Pat

I would also like to install a second autopilot with the linear type 2L/24V drive unit directly connected to the quadrant.  Your pictures clearly show what you did.

How did you make the quadrant arm longer, or did you make a new one?  Was it easy to remove?

Did you position the Raymarine ACU-400 near the drive unit (where exactly) or closer to the cockpit?  On SM where Amel made the installation, where is the ACU-400 placed?

Thanks
Eamonn Washington
Travel Bug
Super Maramu #151
Currently on the hard in New Ross, Ireland.

--
Brent Cameron

Future Amel Owner & Amel Owner Registry Moderator

Oro-Medonte, Ontario, Canada


Re: Galley sink drain

Joerg Esdorn
 

Freudian error, Alan.  I meant to ask Nick this question.  I’m thinking to use a macerator pump as is installed in the electrical toilets.  Those pump the toilet waste up into the black water tank.  So the kitchen waste could be pumped up as well and exit above the waterline.   


Cheers. Joerg 


Re: Linear drive installation

Patrick McAneny
 

Eamonn, I just read my post after sending it and I don't think I made the extension arm so heavy ,it is probably made from 1/8" ,3/16" steel at most. I will be down to the boat one day soon , and could take measurements for you ,if you like. I could make a template of the arm and mail it to you as well ,let me know.
Pat
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: Eamonn Washington <eamonn.washington@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Sent: Fri, Mar 19, 2021 1:10 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Linear drive installation

Hi Pat

I would also like to install a second autopilot with the linear type 2L/24V drive unit directly connected to the quadrant.  Your pictures clearly show what you did.

How did you make the quadrant arm longer, or did you make a new one?  Was it easy to remove?

Did you position the Raymarine ACU-400 near the drive unit (where exactly) or closer to the cockpit?  On SM where Amel made the installation, where is the ACU-400 placed?

Thanks
Eamonn Washington
Travel Bug
Super Maramu #151
Currently on the hard in New Ross, Ireland.


Re: Linear drive installation

Patrick McAneny
 

Eamonn,
I fabricated an arm from probably 1/4" steel ,which I welded to the existing quadrant ,which extends out into the cabin a few inches, hidden in a matching wood box . The quadrant is very easy to remove. I installed the computer in the compartment above the sink in the galley , a few feet from the autopilot control at the helm. I found to install the linear in the location that Amel did from the factory was next to impossible ,due to space constraints and that Amel had not installed stringers( which would need to be cut out) on boats ordered with factory installed linear drives. I was going to give up on installing a linear drive ,then I came up with this design/install and it as worked very well for 14 years now. 
I sent a template of the arm  to another Amel owner in Hawaii ,who installed a linear drive using this design . I believe he learned the value of having a backup drive ,after having to hand steer half way to Hawaii ,I think a couple of thousand miles. There should be an award for that.
If you should need any other questions answered ,please don't hesitate to contact me .
Good Luck,
Patrick McAneny 
SM Shenanigans #123


-----Original Message-----
From: Eamonn Washington <eamonn.washington@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Sent: Fri, Mar 19, 2021 1:10 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Linear drive installation

Hi Pat

I would also like to install a second autopilot with the linear type 2L/24V drive unit directly connected to the quadrant.  Your pictures clearly show what you did.

How did you make the quadrant arm longer, or did you make a new one?  Was it easy to remove?

Did you position the Raymarine ACU-400 near the drive unit (where exactly) or closer to the cockpit?  On SM where Amel made the installation, where is the ACU-400 placed?

Thanks
Eamonn Washington
Travel Bug
Super Maramu #151
Currently on the hard in New Ross, Ireland.

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