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Re: Amel 54 Secondary Saltwater Manifold made by SOFOMARIN of welded polypropylene pipe

 

Laura,

Excellent! Thank you very much. I will discuss this with Martin and Arno and see if we can finalize one of the versions for all Amel 54 owners.

Bill
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
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On Wed, May 19, 2021 at 5:57 AM Arno Luijten <arno.luijten@...> wrote:
Excellent work Martin,

Nice to see the more compact version they were able to manufacture. It would be great if you could manage to have them take a look at the primary salt water manifold as well as space is even more at a premium there. I would like to design one there that has shut off valves for the engine and genset. I would like to include the outlet for the blockage sensor as well (mine still works!).
I asked Amel about the way the manifold is connected to the strainer but apparently they do not have any information left about this. I also want to move the strainer up a bit so the rim of the strainer sits just above the static waterline instead of just under. That makes cleaning much easier.

Cheers,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121


Re: Amel 54 Secondary Saltwater Manifold made by SOFOMARIN of welded polypropylene pipe

Arno Luijten
 

Excellent work Martin,

Nice to see the more compact version they were able to manufacture. It would be great if you could manage to have them take a look at the primary salt water manifold as well as space is even more at a premium there. I would like to design one there that has shut off valves for the engine and genset. I would like to include the outlet for the blockage sensor as well (mine still works!).
I asked Amel about the way the manifold is connected to the strainer but apparently they do not have any information left about this. I also want to move the strainer up a bit so the rim of the strainer sits just above the static waterline instead of just under. That makes cleaning much easier.

Cheers,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121


Re: Eno 4 burner Stove grate and standoffs

Giovanni TESTA
 

Hi Alan,
many thanks for your prompt and very kind support.
Well. we always remember your fantastic country, overall our arrival at Opua after Ocean passage from French Polynesia.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUGxunq9bDM
in this video you find Suwarow, our under water meeting with a whale and Opua arrival.
(11) PACIFICO PER DUE, TERZA PARTE_2013 Dalla Nuova Zelanda all' AUSTRALIA - YouTube
here, our car tour of one of the best, for us, part of the world : South Island. And passage to Fiji, New Caledonie and AUS.
Enjoy, and Buon Vento !
Giovanni
sv EUTIKIASM  n 428
on the hard at Preveza GR

Il 18/05/2021 23:16, Alan Leslie ha scritto:
Hi Giovanni,
As in the drawing, the square section is 20x20x20mm
The U shaped slot is 8mm across, 12mm down
The tube is 8mm long
I tried to take a photo but it didn't work well.
Trust this is ok.
Ciao
Alan
Elyse SM,437
On board in Opua Marina!



Re: solar panel

Dean Gillies
 

Eloi,
My tuppence worth.

Both Trina and Sunpower make good quality panels. 

If price was not a problem, then I would choose the Sunpower because:
1. It is a little more efficient, and therefore the panel area is ~8% smaller for a given output.
2. It is little lighter, therefore ~6kg less loading on the structure;
3. It's frame is 10mm thicker, implying a bit more structural strength.

You should note that the operating voltage for the Sunpower is 75V compared to 41V for the Trina.  I think this limits your option of series connection (if you particularly wanted to do that).  

If the price difference is REALLY huge, then I would be happy with Trina panels. 

Good luck
Dean
SV Stella A54-154


Re: solar panel

Chris Doucette
 

I have two LG Neon 2s also-  great panels


On May 18, 2021, at 6:07 PM, michael winand via groups.io <mfw642000@...> wrote:

I went with the LG neon 2,  happy  they have been putting out more than their ratings,  345w has peaked at 395w.
Try to get the class A panels rated for use on the coastline,  I think you get what you pay for with solar panels. 
Michael  Nebo sm251 



On Wed, 19 May 2021 at 7:51 am, Eloi Bamberg
<eloi.bamberg@...> wrote:
Hi, I am upgrading my solar panels on the arch. I am hesitating between the SunPower Maxeon 3 400W and the TrinaSolar Vertex S 400W (similar size and power, but huge price difference). Does anybody have some experiences with one of these....or a better option? I want to install minimum 3 x 400W.
regards,
Eloi
SM2K 426 Red Lion


Re: solar panel

michael winand
 

I went with the LG neon 2,  happy  they have been putting out more than their ratings,  345w has peaked at 395w.
Try to get the class A panels rated for use on the coastline,  I think you get what you pay for with solar panels. 
Michael  Nebo sm251 



On Wed, 19 May 2021 at 7:51 am, Eloi Bamberg
<eloi.bamberg@...> wrote:
Hi, I am upgrading my solar panels on the arch. I am hesitating between the SunPower Maxeon 3 400W and the TrinaSolar Vertex S 400W (similar size and power, but huge price difference). Does anybody have some experiences with one of these....or a better option? I want to install minimum 3 x 400W.
regards,
Eloi
SM2K 426 Red Lion


solar panel

Eloi Bamberg
 

Hi, I am upgrading my solar panels on the arch. I am hesitating between the SunPower Maxeon 3 400W and the TrinaSolar Vertex S 400W (similar size and power, but huge price difference). Does anybody have some experiences with one of these....or a better option? I want to install minimum 3 x 400W.
regards,
Eloi
SM2K 426 Red Lion


Re: Eno 4 burner Stove grate and standoffs

Alan Leslie
 

Hi Giovanni,
As in the drawing, the square section is 20x20x20mm
The U shaped slot is 8mm across, 12mm down
The tube is 8mm long
I tried to take a photo but it didn't work well.
Trust this is ok.
Ciao
Alan
Elyse SM,437
On board in Opua Marina!


Re: Amel 54 Secondary Saltwater Manifold made by SOFOMARIN of welded polypropylene pipe

Peter Forbes
 

yes please send photos of completed manifold installed - please.

Peter Forbes
Carango Amel 54 #035
La Rochelle
00447836 209730


On 18 May 2021, at 19:22, Martin Birkhoff <mbirkhoff@...> wrote:



Hello Bill, hello to all interested in the manifold for a 54

by coincidence we spent some weeks in La Rochelle. I decided to order the manifold in the Sofomarine shop directly. Taking this opportunity the people of Sofomarine asked for a visit aboard of Mago del Sur because they made the design of the manifold by photos only. After some measurements Nicolas designed a more compact version of the manifold. The left hand part with the three valves of this version now fits in between the cockpit drain and the plywood stringer portside to it. Photos of this version attached.

I should add that there is an option to fit one valve more at the portside end of the manifold. I think this is possible in Bills version too.

The straight nozzles instead of the angled nozzles are fitted according to my wish.


The price of this compact version is 339.90 Euro incl. 15 % discount (thanks Bill) and incl. 20% French VAT. Freight not included.


I hope to do the installation within the next two weeks and will post pics of the result.


Martin

Mago del Sur - 54#40

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Re: Amel 54 Secondary Saltwater Manifold made by SOFOMARIN of welded polypropylene pipe

 

Martin,

I have just email Laura at SOFOMARIN to ask here specifically the changes made in your version.
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
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On Tue, May 18, 2021 at 1:22 PM Martin Birkhoff <mbirkhoff@...> wrote:

Hello Bill, hello to all interested in the manifold for a 54

by coincidence we spent some weeks in La Rochelle. I decided to order the manifold in the Sofomarine shop directly. Taking this opportunity the people of Sofomarine asked for a visit aboard of Mago del Sur because they made the design of the manifold by photos only. After some measurements Nicolas designed a more compact version of the manifold. The left hand part with the three valves of this version now fits in between the cockpit drain and the plywood stringer portside to it. Photos of this version attached.

I should add that there is an option to fit one valve more at the portside end of the manifold. I think this is possible in Bills version too.

The straight nozzles instead of the angled nozzles are fitted according to my wish.


The price of this compact version is 339.90 Euro incl. 15 % discount (thanks Bill) and incl. 20% French VAT. Freight not included.


I hope to do the installation within the next two weeks and will post pics of the result.


Martin

Mago del Sur - 54#40


Re: Amel 54 Secondary Saltwater Manifold made by SOFOMARIN of welded polypropylene pipe

Martin Birkhoff
 

Hello Bill, hello to all interested in the manifold for a 54

by coincidence we spent some weeks in La Rochelle. I decided to order the manifold in the Sofomarine shop directly. Taking this opportunity the people of Sofomarine asked for a visit aboard of Mago del Sur because they made the design of the manifold by photos only. After some measurements Nicolas designed a more compact version of the manifold. The left hand part with the three valves of this version now fits in between the cockpit drain and the plywood stringer portside to it. Photos of this version attached.

I should add that there is an option to fit one valve more at the portside end of the manifold. I think this is possible in Bills version too.

The straight nozzles instead of the angled nozzles are fitted according to my wish.


The price of this compact version is 339.90 Euro incl. 15 % discount (thanks Bill) and incl. 20% French VAT. Freight not included.


I hope to do the installation within the next two weeks and will post pics of the result.


Martin

Mago del Sur - 54#40


Re: Washing machine does not turn on

 

There is an access panel in the port berth. Washer Access Panel in the Port Berth facing forward – upper right. This wood panel has two screws securing it. You will find water and electrical connections here. Photo 5 below shows the panel off and the washer water hose disconnected. Photo 6 is a close-up of what is inside. You will find a 220 AC receptacle inside this area. Sadly, if you are getting power to the receptacle, it is usually the logic board on the washer that has failed. Go to my Amel Book page 279 for washer removal instructions.

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CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
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On Tue, May 18, 2021 at 7:00 AM Mohammad Shirloo <mshirloo@...> wrote:

Hi everyone;

 

We’re back on board after 1-1/2 years. Many minor issues resolved. The washing machine does not power on at all, when the 220V  breaker is turned on. Is there a fuse or any other internal component to the washing machine that may prevent it from turning on? Also, where is the access to the electrical connection to the washing machine? I would appreciate any ideas. 

 

Respectfully;

 

 

Mohammad and Aty

B&B Kokomo

Amel 54 #099


Washing machine does not turn on

Mohammad Shirloo
 

Hi everyone;

 

We’re back on board after 1-1/2 years. Many minor issues resolved. The washing machine does not power on at all, when the 220V  breaker is turned on. Is there a fuse or any other internal component to the washing machine that may prevent it from turning on? Also, where is the access to the electrical connection to the washing machine? I would appreciate any ideas. 

 

Respectfully;

 

 

Mohammad and Aty

B&B Kokomo

Amel 54 #099


Re: Eno 4 burner Stove grate and standoffs

Giovanni TESTA
 

Hello Alan,
as I'm not on board, may I have please your new support dimensions (mm) with photo, if possible,
 to better understand "I cut a slot in each side of the U section to match the grating." ?
Many thanks
Giovanni Testa
Venezia
sv EUTIKIA SM428
the boat on the hard at Cleopatra Marina _ Preveza (GR)

Il 22/09/2020 05:53, Alan Leslie ha scritto:
Hi Eric,

I drilled the hole in the bottom of the U section...this is the part that supports the stove top grating. I omitted to say that I cut a slot in each side of the U section to match the grating.
The U section sits on a short piece of stainless tube and the screw goes through the U section through the tube piece and into the stove top.
It replicates the original plastic things that eventually melt.

Like this



Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: Passageway berth wall fabric cleaning advice

Paul Guenette
 

Thank you for the advice and tips on cleaning the fabric.

I started first with a 50/50 mix of vinegar applying with a spray bottle. Using a soft brush, I worked it in to the fabric. I then let it set for a couple hours and then used a shop vac to remove a lot of the moisture. I waited till the fabric was totally dry and then I repeated this process.  After  three applications it now looks much better.

I am really grateful for  all the tips and ideas.

Much appreciated, Paul

Aramis
SM 444
Comox, BC, Canada


Re: Furler motor to gearbox sm2000

Michael & Robyn
 

Hi Woody,

are you still seeking the motor brushes for the LS MBT86M motor?
I have ordered my "Brushes .31" x .39" x .7" BRUSH SPR-A007"
from
https://store.eurtonelectric.com/31x31x6brushspr-a005-1-1-1.aspx

I have  a few extra; We are in Christiansted St. Croix in Green Cay Marina, leaving Tuesday.
--
Michael & Robyn

SY RIPPLE SM2K # 417


Re: Depth sensor reading bad values after power cycling

 

Billy,

I said, Speed, but I meant the B&G Depth. The receiver of the DST200 has a very wide range of frequency reception whereas the DST210 is much narrower.

I am thinking you were the victim of interference. Submarine nearby?

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


On Mon, May 17, 2021 at 8:26 AM Joerg Esdorn via groups.io <jhe1313=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Billy, from recollection it is a DST200.  I have not experienced any problems with that transducer (Bill, this is the depth, not the speed transducer).  But the man who would know is Stephane Geniteau, the Amel guy at Pochon.  Pochon installed all electronics on Amel 55s and Stephane did the owner training.   I've found him very responsive.   stephane@....  Good luck.   

Joerg Esdorn
A55 #53, Kincsem
On the hard in Vigo


Re: Depth sensor reading bad values after power cycling

Joerg Esdorn
 

Billy, from recollection it is a DST200.  I have not experienced any problems with that transducer (Bill, this is the depth, not the speed transducer).  But the man who would know is Stephane Geniteau, the Amel guy at Pochon.  Pochon installed all electronics on Amel 55s and Stephane did the owner training.   I've found him very responsive.   stephane@....  Good luck.   

Joerg Esdorn
A55 #53, Kincsem
On the hard in Vigo


Re: SM 2K hull, boot stripe, and rub rail colors

 

The Super Maramu Red Line and the Amel 54 (except for the last 54s produced) have a rub rail and waterline stripe of RAL 3003 Ruby Red.

I do not have the color of the brown rub rail used on most SMs.

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


On Mon, May 17, 2021 at 7:34 AM PAOLO CUNEO <pc43ge@...> wrote:
Hi Kent, Iris,
Mine is a  SM Red Line. I have an old note (possibly I took it at Hiėres years ago) that the color code for the rub rail is RAL 3003. I cannot swear on it but I suggest you check it out.
Hope this helps
Fair winds
Paolo Cuneo
SM 454 Whisper
Inviato da iPad

--
Paolo Cuneo
SM 454 Whisper






Re: Rudder moving when anchored - Hy-Drive steering

Michael Brusch
 

Thanks Bill, you answered my question. I have a hydraulic leak and this explains the rudder moving. 


On Sun, May 16, 2021, 9:42 PM Bill Kinney <cruisingconsulting@...> wrote:
Michael,

With hydraulic steering, there is usually no way to stop the problem you are experiencing.  Since there is not a "solid" connection from rudder to wheel, even the tiniest amount of leakage of hydraulic fluid slowly resets the relationship between the wheel and the rudder.

In short, with hydraulic steering there is no way to ensure the rudder and wheel stay in a fixed relationship.

You might be able to lock it in place with something using the emergency tiller connection, but this is a bit inconvenient (at best) and a bit of a kludge.

Bill Kinney
SM#160, Harmonie
Hollywood, FL

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