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Re: New LiFePO4 Batteries for Aquarius

Jose Venegas
 

Ken,
Very nice video, thank you.  I love the way you cleaned up the spaghetti of cables behind the two large DC switches.   At the end of the video, you mention that you were going to install switches to control the source of the 220 V input to the boat ac systems. 
If you have not done it yet, or others are planning on doing it, my experience with this may be helpful. 
After installing my LiFePO4 batteries (8 Battle Born 100 AH) I installed a 5000 W inverter,  I connected its output to an outlet that I added to the white box on the engine compartment.  In my boat, that white box had originally two outlets: one from the shore power direct 220V and the second one from shore power at 110V that was passed through a transformer to give 220V.  There is also a large plug that can be connected to either outlet providing power to all the ac outlets and 220V devices of the boat including the water maker.  The cables coming from this plug go through the AMEL installed solenoid that automatically disconnects shore power and connects the output of the generator to the 220V boat circuits including all outlets, all appliances, air conditioning units, and battery chargers. Adding a 3rd outlet and connecting it to the output of the 5kW inverter allowed me to easily provide power from the inverter to the 220V boat circuits with minimal circuit changes. In fact, it also allows running the watermaker of the batteries !!!  The only issue came from the possibility of leaving one or two of the battery chargers ON while running from the inverter; a situation that you can imagine was highly undesirable.  In fact, the first day after the installation of the inverter,  I was charging the batteries with the generator and forgot to disconnect the battery chargers before turning OFF the generator.  The result was that all kinds of alarms and blinking LEDs came out of the inverter but there was no damage.  Obviously charging the batteries with energy coming from the batteries has a VERY  negative efficiency!!.  To solve this problem I installed two small ac activated NC relays on the cables feeding the battery chargers so that they would be open if the inverter is ON and the generator is not running.  As soon as the generator is turned on, the relays close, and the battery chargers can do their work.  This solution worked like a charm and I can leave the switches for the battery chargers ON when the inverter is ON, since the battery chargers are automatically turned OFF.  However, they will be activated as soon as the generator is started.  The relays are small enough to fit inside the AC box behind the switches.
Hope this is not too confusing but I will be happy to include a circuit drawing illustration for those interested.   

Jose Venegas
Ipanema
SM2K278.
Currently in Cartagena de Indias Colombia


Re: New LiFePO4 Batteries for Aquarius

Matt & Michelle Day, SM#208 SV Talia
 

Received a response from Joey (Lithium Valley) last night:

3-weeks to make the custom enclosure after receipt of order
30-35 days to ship to US
60-KG per battery module
$1415 per module

Matt
SV Talia SM#208


Re: Portable freezer

Paul Osterberg
 

Thank you for input looks as it is a viable alternative
Paul


Re: New LiFePO4 Batteries for Aquarius

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Hi Ken,

Interesting to see what you have done.   Do you know the weight of each battery ? Maybe in all about 1/3 of lead acid ?
 Have you noticed any list to port ?

 Ian and Judy,
Pen Azen, ( to be seen again on 17th May, Boris permitting!), SM 302, Kilada, Greece


From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Ken Powers SV Aquarius <ken@...>
Sent: 15 April 2021 04:49
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] New LiFePO4 Batteries for Aquarius
 
Slavko,

Yes, this is a problem with the start battery.  I may have to carry two start batteries.

Ken


Re: ACMO and mechanical end fittings

VICTOR MOLERO
 

Thanks for the comments. 
Best.
Victor 


Re: Best Sailrite flightcase storage in A54?

Alexander Hofmann
 

Hi Arno,

 

yes, to center the most heavy stuff most middle and most deep in the ship, this is the main reason, why I will try out YOUR position of the sailrite under the dining table in instead of MINE under the front double berth. Just have already a lot of very heavy things down there. Bringing it to a good order may avoid any locking stuff, like you do it. And, it very easy to reach there. I do need my sailrite often. She is one of my little ‘life insurances’ for going to remote places! Happy that she’s with me.

Well understood, thanks for your additional comment.

 

Alexander

SY OCEANICA I – Amel54#156


Re: ACMO and mechanical end fittings

Juan de Zulueta
 

I have done my rigging of my SM 5 years ago with Russo.
They are very professional.
I am satisfied from the job done.

SM#32 Ophelie X in Martinique

Juan de Zulueta
+33680895892
sent from my Ipad.

Le 14 avr. 2021 à 14:54, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> a écrit :


WDI is the German supplier of stainless steel wire to ACMO. More info here:

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


On Wed, Apr 14, 2021 at 1:27 PM Eloi Bamberg <eloi.bamberg@...> wrote:
Hello Victor,
I had the same answer from Amel in Hyeres. Seanergie is the new name of a company named "Rousseau" before. They are well known round here and I think they did a lot of Amels. After some phone calls with them I decided to go with them (appointment in July) . They use Acmo hardware and do there own crimping with cables from WDI from Germany. 

regards,
Eloi
SM2K 426 Red Lion 


Re: ACMO and mechanical end fittings

Craig Briggs
 

Per ACMO quote today: 
Swaged top terminations and mechanical bottoms - add 356Euros / $425 US to the all-swaged price
Mechanical fittings top and bottom - add 728Euros / $870 to all-swaged price.

This is for the SN, so SM would be somewhat more. Base total price all-swaged is 5742Euros. Add VAT for EU (none for USA). Shipping per country - 1800 by air to US (2 weeks transit time), 900 by sea (minimum 1 month). About 175 to Italy, as I recall from 2010.

ACMO says their mechanical fittings are essentially the Norseman design but are manufactured by ACMO at their factory.
--
Cheers, Craig - SN68 Sangaris, Tropic Isle Harbor, FL


Re: ACMO and mechanical end fittings

Craig Briggs
 

You might check out Nautec Mare in Monfalcone, or several other yards there. 
--
SN68 Sangaris, Tropic Isle Harbor, FL


Re: Bow prop

jlm@jlmertz.fr
 

Just behind the up and down push button in the cockpit.... attach to the wire ...

JLMERTZ

Cottonbay



Le 15/04/2021 à 09:32, Eloi Bamberg a écrit :

Hello,
Does anybody know where is located the beep of the bow prop on a SM2K? Mine seem to have stoped working...the lights are Ok but no beep.
regards,
Eloi
SM2K Red Lion


Re: tb/AMEL 53 VOLVO PENTA exhaust hose/

Arno Luijten
 

<Annoying mode ON>

You used to have a D3 110 i C and now have a D3 110 i H

<Annoying mode OFF>

I already gave you my opinion on this proposed alteration...

Cheers,

Arno
SV Luna,
A54-121


Re: Bow prop

Slavko Despotovic
 

Hello,

I think it is behind the loudspeaker above the dishwashing machine. Last time I was installing the exhaust instrument and have seen it. At the time I was wondering what is it for. Now I think it is for bow truster. Just an idea if  it might help.

Regards
--
Slavko
SM 2000
#279 Bonne Anse in Portoroz


Bow prop

Eloi Bamberg
 

Hello,
Does anybody know where is located the beep of the bow prop on a SM2K? Mine seem to have stoped working...the lights are Ok but no beep.
regards,
Eloi
SM2K Red Lion


Re: ACMO and mechanical end fittings

Hans Schaidinger
 

Hello Slavko,

 

last year I did the same lookout/research and finished with www.saijla-com.hr in Betina, Murter. They are competent and use recommended material. I have been there last year for preparation and measuring, but the work couldn’t be finished due to covid. But all my information and impression is good.

 

Hans

SM2K 411 Alademar in Rogoznica

 

Von: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> Im Auftrag von Slavko Despotovic
Gesendet: Donnerstag, 15. April 2021 09:10
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Betreff: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] ACMO and mechanical end fittings

 

Hello, is there a rigger that could do a work on Amel, in Northern Adriatic? Or I would have to sail to Malta, Turkey or France. I pan to replace rigging end of this or latest spring 2022.
--
Slavko
SM 2000
#279 Bonne Anse in Portoroz


Re: ACMO and mechanical end fittings

Slavko Despotovic
 

Hello, is there a rigger that could do a work on Amel, in Northern Adriatic? Or I would have to sail to Malta, Turkey or France. I pan to replace rigging end of this or latest spring 2022.
--
Slavko
SM 2000
#279 Bonne Anse in Portoroz


Re: ACMO and mechanical end fittings

Alain Durante
 

Bonjour Victor,

 

My masts are actually at Russo Yachting for a new paint and they will also attached the new rigging ordered from ACMO.

 

I believe that company is good and the new owner, Mr Duthoit is a very nice person.

 

RUSSO YACHTING

  ESPACE GRIMAUD

83500 LA SEYNE SUR MER

Tél: +33 (0) 494 249 312

E-mail: russoyachting@...

 

 

Cordialement,

 

Alain Durante

A54 - Meige

 

 

De : main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> De la part de Philippe Chatton via groups.io
Envoyé : mercredi 14 avril 2021 21:00
À : main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Objet : Re: [AmelYachtOwners] ACMO and mechanical end fittings

 

Victor 

The company is reliable.  The name of the company is new but not the company itself which has been active on the market for decades (Russo Yachting).

Mr Russo retired 1 or 2 years ago.

Philippe

 

Le mer. 14 avr. 2021 à 18:16, VICTOR MOLERO <victor.moleroxx@...> a écrit :

Hello all.

I plan to have a rigging survey and probably its replacement in the coming months. I contacted Amel in Hyers (South France) and they told me that they do not do this type of job anymore, recommending me a company called Seanergies. Does anyone know the company? Is it reliable? I am concerned because when I asked Bill Rouse he told me that he didn't know them, and that's not a good sign...

Any comments or recommendations will be very welcome.

Victor 

SM314 Alendoy


Re: New LiFePO4 Batteries for Aquarius

Ken Powers SV Aquarius
 

Slavko,

Yes, this is a problem with the start battery.  I may have to carry two start batteries.

Ken


Re: Portable freezer

JOHN HAYES
 

I purchased a larger Engle model .... no carry strap
A couple of years ago for a wander through the South Pacific.  It worked really well. Stored it on my santorin in the bottom of the  hanging locker 
Opposite the forward bathroom where 12 v wiring accessible. Never moved even in very rough water. All contents were well frozen. Meant that eg a large fish could be filleted and kept frozen as with fresh red meat purchased from JP’s favourite butcher in Nandi. A seriously good acquisition which cost about NZ$800 at the time from Burnsco

John Hayes
Nga Waka 
Wellington 



On 15/04/2021, at 8:23 AM, Slavko Despotovic <slavko@...> wrote:

Here is the link to very similar unit. https://www.svb24.com/en/engel-md14f-compressor-cooler-little-engel.html
--
Slavko
SM 2000
#279 Bonne Anse in Portoroz


Re: Portable freezer

Patrick McAneny
 

Paul, I took out the nav station seat and installed a good size portable freezer in it's place. We spent six months in the Caribbean ,actually while you were there and it worked out very well. It did not seem to run that ,kept everything frozen solid and was very easy to access . The height was good to sit on ,a little bit of a squeeze to get your feet in under the desk ,but once in very .comfortable .
Good Luck,
Pat & Diane
SM Shenanigans

-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Osterberg <osterberg.paul.l@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Sent: Wed, Apr 14, 2021 3:51 pm
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Portable freezer

Hello!
Preparing for our next extended trip, and thinking of an additional portable freezer. We have the front opens fridge, the top opens fridge freezer, used as a fridge under the salon sofa, and a custom built freezer where the dish washer used to be +/- 35 liters. On a long trip far away from supermarkets a large freezing capacity would be handy. I can turn the small freezer (dishwasher place) to a fridge and then use the top opening fridge freezer as fridge, but that would give rather limited fridge capacity. Has anyone experience using a portable freezer in tropical climate? Does it works,  any recommendations? were did you store it?
Paul on AY Kerpa SM#259, Lagos Portugal


Re: Portable freezer

Slavko Despotovic
 

Here is the link to very similar unit. https://www.svb24.com/en/engel-md14f-compressor-cooler-little-engel.html
--
Slavko
SM 2000
#279 Bonne Anse in Portoroz

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