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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.


Re: Galley sink drain

Alan Leslie
 

Hi Joerg,

It's not me, I haven't done it
If you track back the messages you'll see that It's Nick on RASCAL.
My guess is that his exit hose just goes where the standard galley sink drain goes into the grey water sump.
My idea was to go straight into the sea, but maybe a shower sump might be better and then pump out to the sea.
A macerator pump will just turn the waste into smaller pieces, it would still be in the grey water sump and that's what I'd like to avoid.
Anyway, good discussion, lots of ideas....keeps the mind working when I can't get near Elyse.

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: Fresh Water Pump

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

Sadly my four week in Marco gave up today. Circuit board literally exploded as I was about to leave Antigua. 

Impressive performance up until this. 

Shame .... 

Sent from ProtonMail Mobile


On Fri, Mar 5, 2021 at 11:27 AM, Mark & Debbie Mueller <brass.ring@...> wrote:

A number of owners have used the Marco pump with great success and when operating they are fantastic however; I would not make a general recommendation for Marco.  We have a dual pump system for redundancy that is approximately 2 ½ years old.  Each of the original pumps has been replaced once under warranty and I have purchased a third pump very recently to replace one of the warranty pumps; a total of 5 pumps in 2 ½ years.  Parts are currently on order to repair the pile of parts presently sitting in a box.


--
Mark Mueller
Brass Ring  A54



Re: New Thread on A54 fridge pumps (ATTN: OLIVER Vela Nautica)

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

Scott,

 

Thanks for the info. I’ll contact Oliver – I did meet him a couple of years ago in the Algarve and he certainly knows his stuff! Unfortunately we won’t be back on the boat in Grenada until later this year – Covid has certainly worked havoc with our place recently.

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98 - Grenada

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Scott SV Tengah
Sent: 19 March 2021 20:15
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] New Thread on A54 fridge pumps (ATTN: OLIVER Vela Nautica)

 

Paul,

 

I was able to do it, so it can't be that hard :) 

 

It will take you a day to set up and requires a Windows computer to configure the software for the pump controller and interface between the Frigoboat interface and the pump controller. Point, click and load files. I would reach out to Oliver - he's a bit busy with a new child, but he will respond eventually. I can't speak for him, but I think he's intending on making a ready-to-install solution. That will probably make it easier to implement. I have no commercial interest in this nor do I want any.

 

I wanted to get it early because I "only" had a few remaining flojet pumps aboard. And being in the South Pacific and hearing about Garulfo waiting months to get a new pump, I wanted a better solution ASAP. If you do it yourself, you'll need to get a bracket made to mount the motor and pump head, but that was simple and cost me $20 - it's just a bent piece of aluminum. Aligning the motor to the pump head was the most difficult part, but I did it with a cordless hand drill and a dremel. I'm sure the metal shop could do that part for you, too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Fri, Mar 19, 2021 at 4:38 PM Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:

I would also be interested in getting this new pump. I haven’t followed this thread in derail but I do seem to recall that it was custom built, so would this be a problem for the “lay” owner?

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98 - Grenada

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Scott SV Tengah
Sent: 19 March 2021 18:55
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] New Thread on A54 fridge pumps (ATTN: OLIVER Vela Nautica)

 

Hi all,

 

I cannot comment on longevity yet because I have not run the brushless for longer than six months, which was my average lifespan of the Amel Spec'd Flojets. Time will tell but so far the energy savings has continued and the freezer definitely is colder. Earlier I had to keep the freezer at MAX and now I have it set at 4-5 and more of the food stays frozen. Same climate (French Polynesia) and same amount of food in the freezer.

 

FYI I run the two galley fridges and the saloon freezer at all times.

 

On Fri, Mar 19, 2021 at 3:42 PM Courtney Gorman via groups.io <Itsfun1=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

Yes wonderful Oliver and Scott I am very interested in the new pump.  Eagerly awaiting more details 

Cheers 🥂 

Well done 

Courtney 

Trippin 

54#101

 

On Mar 19, 2021, at 9:37 AM, Stefan Schaufert <mail@...> wrote:

Hello Oliver,

how long did these pumps last with you so far? 
How is it possible (for laypeople) to get these pumps (ready for use)?

Best regards
Stefan
A54 #119 Lady Charlyette, currently Exumas

 


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


--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


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


--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


Re: Linear drive installation

Eamonn Washington
 

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: New Thread on A54 fridge pumps (ATTN: OLIVER Vela Nautica)

Scott SV Tengah
 

Paul,

I was able to do it, so it can't be that hard :) 

It will take you a day to set up and requires a Windows computer to configure the software for the pump controller and interface between the Frigoboat interface and the pump controller. Point, click and load files. I would reach out to Oliver - he's a bit busy with a new child, but he will respond eventually. I can't speak for him, but I think he's intending on making a ready-to-install solution. That will probably make it easier to implement. I have no commercial interest in this nor do I want any.

I wanted to get it early because I "only" had a few remaining flojet pumps aboard. And being in the South Pacific and hearing about Garulfo waiting months to get a new pump, I wanted a better solution ASAP. If you do it yourself, you'll need to get a bracket made to mount the motor and pump head, but that was simple and cost me $20 - it's just a bent piece of aluminum. Aligning the motor to the pump head was the most difficult part, but I did it with a cordless hand drill and a dremel. I'm sure the metal shop could do that part for you, too.






On Fri, Mar 19, 2021 at 4:38 PM Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:

I would also be interested in getting this new pump. I haven’t followed this thread in derail but I do seem to recall that it was custom built, so would this be a problem for the “lay” owner?

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98 - Grenada

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Scott SV Tengah
Sent: 19 March 2021 18:55
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] New Thread on A54 fridge pumps (ATTN: OLIVER Vela Nautica)

 

Hi all,

 

I cannot comment on longevity yet because I have not run the brushless for longer than six months, which was my average lifespan of the Amel Spec'd Flojets. Time will tell but so far the energy savings has continued and the freezer definitely is colder. Earlier I had to keep the freezer at MAX and now I have it set at 4-5 and more of the food stays frozen. Same climate (French Polynesia) and same amount of food in the freezer.

 

FYI I run the two galley fridges and the saloon freezer at all times.

 

On Fri, Mar 19, 2021 at 3:42 PM Courtney Gorman via groups.io <Itsfun1=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

Yes wonderful Oliver and Scott I am very interested in the new pump.  Eagerly awaiting more details 

Cheers 🥂 

Well done 

Courtney 

Trippin 

54#101



On Mar 19, 2021, at 9:37 AM, Stefan Schaufert <mail@...> wrote:

Hello Oliver,

how long did these pumps last with you so far? 
How is it possible (for laypeople) to get these pumps (ready for use)?

Best regards
Stefan
A54 #119 Lady Charlyette, currently Exumas

 


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


--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


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


Re: Galley sink drain

Joerg Esdorn
 

Thanks 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


Re: New Thread on A54 fridge pumps (ATTN: OLIVER Vela Nautica)

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

I would also be interested in getting this new pump. I haven’t followed this thread in derail but I do seem to recall that it was custom built, so would this be a problem for the “lay” owner?

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98 - Grenada

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Scott SV Tengah
Sent: 19 March 2021 18:55
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] New Thread on A54 fridge pumps (ATTN: OLIVER Vela Nautica)

 

Hi all,

 

I cannot comment on longevity yet because I have not run the brushless for longer than six months, which was my average lifespan of the Amel Spec'd Flojets. Time will tell but so far the energy savings has continued and the freezer definitely is colder. Earlier I had to keep the freezer at MAX and now I have it set at 4-5 and more of the food stays frozen. Same climate (French Polynesia) and same amount of food in the freezer.

 

FYI I run the two galley fridges and the saloon freezer at all times.

 

On Fri, Mar 19, 2021 at 3:42 PM Courtney Gorman via groups.io <Itsfun1=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

Yes wonderful Oliver and Scott I am very interested in the new pump.  Eagerly awaiting more details 

Cheers 🥂 

Well done 

Courtney 

Trippin 

54#101



On Mar 19, 2021, at 9:37 AM, Stefan Schaufert <mail@...> wrote:

Hello Oliver,

how long did these pumps last with you so far? 
How is it possible (for laypeople) to get these pumps (ready for use)?

Best regards
Stefan
A54 #119 Lady Charlyette, currently Exumas

 


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