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Re: D3 110i-A exhaust elbow

 

Nick,

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


On Sun, Jul 11, 2021 at 7:56 AM Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:
Great...I was afraid that I was wrong.

I will email HDI about 3807305. You should also.

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


On Sun, Jul 11, 2021 at 7:32 AM ngtnewington Newington via groups.io <ngtnewington=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Bill, the Volvo Penta part number
is 3807305 which is the unit labelled 6 below 


Best
Nick
S/Y Amelia
AML54-019 Greece

On 10 Jul 2021, at 15:55, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:


Nick,

HDI Marine Ltd www.hdimarine.net manufacturers exhaust elbows by casting in one piece using the stainless steel investment cast process. It should be a buy one-time item and is usually significantly cheaper than the OEM elbow. Many A[mel owners have purchased from HDI and HDI is a preferred vendor of Yacht School.

HDI has the following items:
Volvo TMD 22 OEM Part #3582512 HDI part #AD
Yanmar 75 & 100hp 4JH3 Part #129671-13552 HDI part #L3

Do you know the number of the D3-110 elbow? I think it is part #21192127.

<image.png>

Jeff Krause sent me his D3 elbow which I sent to HDI to duplicate.  I never heard back from HDI. Possibly this part is impossible for HDI to make. I will follow up today with Hailey Wilkerson, Director of Marketing, 971-255-9139, hailey@.... Anyone else needing this part may also want to write Hailey.

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


On Sat, Jul 10, 2021 at 5:56 AM ngtnewington Newington via groups.io <ngtnewington=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Since replacing the turbo heat shield I can now visually inspect the exhaust elbow.
To that end I am no longer in blissful ignorance.
As shown in the photo the weld is corroding. Hot exhaust gas meets cold sea water. I do not think failure is imminent but clearly Something needs to be done.
I believe it is stainless steel as it is not magnetic. Not sure of the grade.
I see various options:
1. Buy spare gasket or make one and remove the whole elbow and if still sound have the welds ground out and repaired
2. Buy a new one for about £500
Ouch seems excessively expensive, typical Volvo rip off
3. Have a new one fabricated in stainless.

Does anyone know what grade of stainless is best?
Has anyone been down this avenue? Know of a good fabricator?

Nick SY Amelia

AML 54 -019






Re: D3 110i-A exhaust elbow

 

Great...I was afraid that I was wrong.

I will email HDI about 3807305. You should also.

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


On Sun, Jul 11, 2021 at 7:32 AM ngtnewington Newington via groups.io <ngtnewington=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Bill, the Volvo Penta part number
is 3807305 which is the unit labelled 6 below 


Best
Nick
S/Y Amelia
AML54-019 Greece

On 10 Jul 2021, at 15:55, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:


Nick,

HDI Marine Ltd www.hdimarine.net manufacturers exhaust elbows by casting in one piece using the stainless steel investment cast process. It should be a buy one-time item and is usually significantly cheaper than the OEM elbow. Many A[mel owners have purchased from HDI and HDI is a preferred vendor of Yacht School.

HDI has the following items:
Volvo TMD 22 OEM Part #3582512 HDI part #AD
Yanmar 75 & 100hp 4JH3 Part #129671-13552 HDI part #L3

Do you know the number of the D3-110 elbow? I think it is part #21192127.

<image.png>

Jeff Krause sent me his D3 elbow which I sent to HDI to duplicate.  I never heard back from HDI. Possibly this part is impossible for HDI to make. I will follow up today with Hailey Wilkerson, Director of Marketing, 971-255-9139, hailey@.... Anyone else needing this part may also want to write Hailey.

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


On Sat, Jul 10, 2021 at 5:56 AM ngtnewington Newington via groups.io <ngtnewington=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Since replacing the turbo heat shield I can now visually inspect the exhaust elbow.
To that end I am no longer in blissful ignorance.
As shown in the photo the weld is corroding. Hot exhaust gas meets cold sea water. I do not think failure is imminent but clearly Something needs to be done.
I believe it is stainless steel as it is not magnetic. Not sure of the grade.
I see various options:
1. Buy spare gasket or make one and remove the whole elbow and if still sound have the welds ground out and repaired
2. Buy a new one for about £500
Ouch seems excessively expensive, typical Volvo rip off
3. Have a new one fabricated in stainless.

Does anyone know what grade of stainless is best?
Has anyone been down this avenue? Know of a good fabricator?

Nick SY Amelia

AML 54 -019






Re: AC pump form Super Maramu

 

Eric,

I like this one:
Gianneschi 01CB22G302
95MM Impeller - 1841 GPH
1” In & Out
230VAC 50/60htz
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The original A.M.F.A MARINA pump has been duplicated by TF Pumps/Gianneschi
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Gianneschi  Pumps merged with TF Pumps. Both brands are available from their Florida Distributor

I negotiated a 15% discount from the distributor. Use my name with:

Contact:

Scott Blume <service@...>

266 SW 31st Street

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315

+1-954-525-5151

www.inghamengineering.com



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


On Sun, Jul 11, 2021 at 12:34 AM Jose Alegria <Josealegr@...> wrote:
Eric
About bilge pump Amel dont have anymore.
you can find a new one at:

-- 
TF MARINE SRL
Lucca – Italy
Tel & Fax: +39 0584 338238
website: www.tfmarine.it 
email: 
Last 1 1/2 months to arrive

Good winds


Jose Alegria
Amel55 #03-MERIT
+351918663037



No dia 11/07/2021, às 08:00, eric freedman <kimberlite@...> escreveu:



 

Our Clapeda AC pump finally bit the dust. Some time ago it was suggested that the March AC-5C-MD 230 volt was a good substitute.

I do have that one on board. However, it has open windings, it has a lower output than the Calpeda and is not as robust.

I will install it temporarily.

Are there any other substitutes that are a little friendlier to salt water and are a better pump than the March.

I did find a Calpeda model BCM22/1/A-R. It will work but it is really overkill for this system.

Any other suggestions?

 

Does anyone know if Amel still stocks the original AMFA bilge pump? I am now working on my rebuilt spare, and I would like to have a spare or some other good bilge pump.

The AMFA pump is excellent pump and I even have found pieces of cable ties in it.

Any ideas or suggestions?

 

Fair Winds,

Eric

SM 376 Kimberlite


Re: D3 110i-A exhaust elbow

Nick Newington
 

Hi Bill, the Volvo Penta part number
is 3807305 which is the unit labelled 6 below 


Best
Nick
S/Y Amelia
AML54-019 Greece

On 10 Jul 2021, at 15:55, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:


Nick,

HDI Marine Ltd www.hdimarine.net manufacturers exhaust elbows by casting in one piece using the stainless steel investment cast process. It should be a buy one-time item and is usually significantly cheaper than the OEM elbow. Many A[mel owners have purchased from HDI and HDI is a preferred vendor of Yacht School.

HDI has the following items:
Volvo TMD 22 OEM Part #3582512 HDI part #AD
Yanmar 75 & 100hp 4JH3 Part #129671-13552 HDI part #L3

Do you know the number of the D3-110 elbow? I think it is part #21192127.

<image.png>

Jeff Krause sent me his D3 elbow which I sent to HDI to duplicate.  I never heard back from HDI. Possibly this part is impossible for HDI to make. I will follow up today with Hailey Wilkerson, Director of Marketing, 971-255-9139, hailey@.... Anyone else needing this part may also want to write Hailey.

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


On Sat, Jul 10, 2021 at 5:56 AM ngtnewington Newington via groups.io <ngtnewington=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Since replacing the turbo heat shield I can now visually inspect the exhaust elbow.
To that end I am no longer in blissful ignorance.
As shown in the photo the weld is corroding. Hot exhaust gas meets cold sea water. I do not think failure is imminent but clearly Something needs to be done.
I believe it is stainless steel as it is not magnetic. Not sure of the grade.
I see various options:
1. Buy spare gasket or make one and remove the whole elbow and if still sound have the welds ground out and repaired
2. Buy a new one for about £500
Ouch seems excessively expensive, typical Volvo rip off
3. Have a new one fabricated in stainless.

Does anyone know what grade of stainless is best?
Has anyone been down this avenue? Know of a good fabricator?

Nick SY Amelia

AML 54 -019






Re: AC pump form Super Maramu

Jose Alegria
 

Eric
About bilge pump Amel dont have anymore.
you can find a new one at:

-- 
TF MARINE SRL
Lucca – Italy
Tel & Fax: +39 0584 338238
website: www.tfmarine.it 
email: 
Last 1 1/2 months to arrive

Good winds


Jose Alegria
Amel55 #03-MERIT
+351918663037
Josealegr@...



No dia 11/07/2021, às 08:00, eric freedman <kimberlite@...> escreveu:



 

Our Clapeda AC pump finally bit the dust. Some time ago it was suggested that the March AC-5C-MD 230 volt was a good substitute.

I do have that one on board. However, it has open windings, it has a lower output than the Calpeda and is not as robust.

I will install it temporarily.

Are there any other substitutes that are a little friendlier to salt water and are a better pump than the March.

I did find a Calpeda model BCM22/1/A-R. It will work but it is really overkill for this system.

Any other suggestions?

 

Does anyone know if Amel still stocks the original AMFA bilge pump? I am now working on my rebuilt spare, and I would like to have a spare or some other good bilge pump.

The AMFA pump is excellent pump and I even have found pieces of cable ties in it.

Any ideas or suggestions?

 

Fair Winds,

Eric

SM 376 Kimberlite


AC pump form Super Maramu

Eric Freedman
 

 

Our Clapeda AC pump finally bit the dust. Some time ago it was suggested that the March AC-5C-MD 230 volt was a good substitute.

I do have that one on board. However, it has open windings, it has a lower output than the Calpeda and is not as robust.

I will install it temporarily.

Are there any other substitutes that are a little friendlier to salt water and are a better pump than the March.

I did find a Calpeda model BCM22/1/A-R. It will work but it is really overkill for this system.

Any other suggestions?

 

Does anyone know if Amel still stocks the original AMFA bilge pump? I am now working on my rebuilt spare, and I would like to have a spare or some other good bilge pump.

The AMFA pump is excellent pump and I even have found pieces of cable ties in it.

Any ideas or suggestions?

 

Fair Winds,

Eric

SM 376 Kimberlite


Re: GALLEY FAUCET REPLACEMENT OLDER MARAMU

Dom Cigale
 

On Sat, Jul 10, 2021 at 07:51 AM, Gregory Shea wrote:
Hello Greg
From memory, I have not modified the original installation. Adapters were sufficient. I just had to force a little to connect to the spout of the faucet. I hope you will achieve the same result as me.


Re: Winter berth at Croácia or Itally

Lior Keydar
 

hi,

my boat was one winter on the hard in Brindisi, naval balsamo boat yard.
it is a family business. they offer all kind of work and for my opinion, they where very professional.

best,
Lior A54 #18




 


Re: Winter berth at Croácia or Itally

Denis Foster
 

hello,

Can you give more details of the names othe yards you were satisfied of ?

Thank you.

Denis
Ex Meltem # 32

Le sam. 10 juil. 2021 à 14:39, James Watkins via groups.io <ewatk49734=yahoo.com@groups.io> a écrit :
I had work done at a duty free (VAT) yard in Pula. Commodore and they did a nice job of everything they handled especially the new paint job. If you are non EU flagged the savings can be considerable.  Italy alternative is the Monfalcony yards as they do pretty much everything in boat repair.  

Best regards Jim Watkins. ActIi Maramu 185




On Saturday, July 10, 2021, 7:31 AM, Jose Alegria <Josealegr@...> wrote:




Jose Alegria
Amel55 #03-MERIT
+351918663037



Início da mensagem reencaminhada:

De: Jose Alegria <josealegr@...>
Data: 10 de julho de 2021, 15:29:58 EEST
Para: "Grupo Amel main@amelyachtowners.groups.io" <main@...>
Assunto: Winter berth at Croácia or Itally

 Dear Amelians

Any marina advice to let my Amel55-#003- Merit during the winter and do some maintenance.
 I am in doubt between Croacia and  Italy.
I hope nice advises from you
Good winds
Kindest regards

Jose Alegria
Amel55 #03-MERIT
+351918663037



Re: D3 110i-A exhaust elbow

 

Nick,

HDI Marine Ltd www.hdimarine.net manufacturers exhaust elbows by casting in one piece using the stainless steel investment cast process. It should be a buy one-time item and is usually significantly cheaper than the OEM elbow. Many A[mel owners have purchased from HDI and HDI is a preferred vendor of Yacht School.

HDI has the following items:
Volvo TMD 22 OEM Part #3582512 HDI part #AD
Yanmar 75 & 100hp 4JH3 Part #129671-13552 HDI part #L3

Do you know the number of the D3-110 elbow? I think it is part #21192127.

image.png
Jeff Krause sent me his D3 elbow which I sent to HDI to duplicate.  I never heard back from HDI. Possibly this part is impossible for HDI to make. I will follow up today with Hailey Wilkerson, Director of Marketing, 971-255-9139, hailey@.... Anyone else needing this part may also want to write Hailey.

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


On Sat, Jul 10, 2021 at 5:56 AM ngtnewington Newington via groups.io <ngtnewington=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Since replacing the turbo heat shield I can now visually inspect the exhaust elbow.
To that end I am no longer in blissful ignorance.
As shown in the photo the weld is corroding. Hot exhaust gas meets cold sea water. I do not think failure is imminent but clearly Something needs to be done.
I believe it is stainless steel as it is not magnetic. Not sure of the grade.
I see various options:
1. Buy spare gasket or make one and remove the whole elbow and if still sound have the welds ground out and repaired
2. Buy a new one for about £500
Ouch seems excessively expensive, typical Volvo rip off
3. Have a new one fabricated in stainless.

Does anyone know what grade of stainless is best?
Has anyone been down this avenue? Know of a good fabricator?

Nick SY Amelia

AML 54 -019






Re: Winter berth at Croácia or Itally

James Watkins
 

I had work done at a duty free (VAT) yard in Pula. Commodore and they did a nice job of everything they handled especially the new paint job. If you are non EU flagged the savings can be considerable.  Italy alternative is the Monfalcony yards as they do pretty much everything in boat repair.  

Best regards Jim Watkins. ActIi Maramu 185




On Saturday, July 10, 2021, 7:31 AM, Jose Alegria <Josealegr@...> wrote:




Jose Alegria
Amel55 #03-MERIT
+351918663037
Josealegr@...



Início da mensagem reencaminhada:

De: Jose Alegria <josealegr@...>
Data: 10 de julho de 2021, 15:29:58 EEST
Para: "Grupo Amel main@amelyachtowners.groups.io" <main@...>
Assunto: Winter berth at Croácia or Itally

 Dear Amelians

Any marina advice to let my Amel55-#003- Merit during the winter and do some maintenance.
 I am in doubt between Croacia and  Italy.
I hope nice advises from you
Good winds
Kindest regards

Jose Alegria
Amel55 #03-MERIT
+351918663037
Josealegr@...



Winter berth at Croácia or Itally

Jose Alegria
 




Jose Alegria
Amel55 #03-MERIT
+351918663037
Josealegr@...



Início da mensagem reencaminhada:

De: Jose Alegria <josealegr@...>
Data: 10 de julho de 2021, 15:29:58 EEST
Para: "Grupo Amel main@amelyachtowners.groups.io" <main@...>
Assunto: Winter berth at Croácia or Itally

Dear Amelians

Any marina advice to let my Amel55-#003- Merit during the winter and do some maintenance.
 I am in doubt between Croacia and  Italy.
I hope nice advises from you
Good winds
Kindest regards

Jose Alegria
Amel55 #03-MERIT
+351918663037
Josealegr@...



Re: D3 110i-A exhaust elbow

Patrick McAneny
 

Nick, My Volvo TMD22a is actually a Perkins engine ,and I have found prices for the Perkins M80 (my engine ) is less than half that it would be if I ordered the same Volvo part. If your Volvo is a Perkins ,you may want to order the elbow for your model of Perkins . I have ordered parts thru Parts4Engines , they are in the UK ,but I have gotten parts delivered in like four days.
Good Luck,
Pat
SM Shenanigans
Sassafras River,Md.


-----Original Message-----
From: ngtnewington Newington via groups.io <ngtnewington@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Sent: Sat, Jul 10, 2021 1:46 am
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] D3 110i-A exhaust elbow

Since replacing the turbo heat shield I can now visually inspect the exhaust elbow.
To that end I am no longer in blissful ignorance.
As shown in the photo the weld is corroding. Hot exhaust gas meets cold sea water. I do not think failure is imminent but clearly Something needs to be done.
I believe it is stainless steel as it is not magnetic. Not sure of the grade.
I see various options:
1. Buy spare gasket or make one and remove the whole elbow and if still sound have the welds ground out and repaired
2. Buy a new one for about £500
Ouch seems excessively expensive, typical Volvo rip off
3. Have a new one fabricated in stainless.

Does anyone know what grade of stainless is best?
Has anyone been down this avenue? Know of a good fabricator?

Nick SY Amelia

AML 54 -019






Re: Main Furling unit

Steve Bell s/y Dusk SM378
 

Hi Bill ,
            Yes  I am in communication with Maude tks



regards

steve


D3 110i-A exhaust elbow

Nick Newington
 

Since replacing the turbo heat shield I can now visually inspect the exhaust elbow.
To that end I am no longer in blissful ignorance.
As shown in the photo the weld is corroding. Hot exhaust gas meets cold sea water. I do not think failure is imminent but clearly Something needs to be done.
I believe it is stainless steel as it is not magnetic. Not sure of the grade.
I see various options:
1. Buy spare gasket or make one and remove the whole elbow and if still sound have the welds ground out and repaired
2. Buy a new one for about £500
Ouch seems excessively expensive, typical Volvo rip off
3. Have a new one fabricated in stainless.

Does anyone know what grade of stainless is best?
Has anyone been down this avenue? Know of a good fabricator?

Nick SY Amelia

AML 54 -019


Re: Bow thruster does not work in one direction

Mohammad Shirloo
 

One method of eliminating potential sources of the problem, without any alterations or jumper installation, is to simply listen for the main solenoid activating when using the Joy Stick. If you can hear the “click” of the solenoid, when pushing the joystick to port or starboard, but the bowthruster motor does not come on, it confirms that the joystick and the control unit at the bowthruster are working and the activation signal is getting to the main relay. If the bowthruster works in one direction, then it eliminates any issues with the motor itself and only leaves the main relay as the issue.

 

Respectfully;

 

 

Mohammad and Aty

B&B Kokomo

Amel 54 #099

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Randall Walker via groups.io
Sent: Friday, July 9, 2021 7:32 AM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Bow thruster does not work in one direction

 

Hello Mohammed, Doug, Thomas and Bill

 

I have just began the task of fixing my one way bow thruster, port works fine. The topic has come up many times and I had just filed the knowledge, knowing sooner or later I would need it. Well it is now later for me.

The first thing I know. This is not the first time for my 54 as I have a troubleshooting guide in with the owners manual from the previous owner. I have seen the pictures from Mohammed and the ones in the guide. My unit looked different from the one pictured disassembled, but is in fact a Sleipner/Sidepower unit made by Albright. They are similar but slightly different also I found my unit on the Vetus website.

Thanks to the legwork of group I will now remove and take apart my solenoid and hopefully I can repair and use it again. I can have one shipped into Grenada but hope this will work. I will Order one for the spares collection.

 

First I believed it was the relay but did more checking after the latest round of bow thruster talk. So I jumped the negative to the grey wire and the port direction was fine, but when jumping the blue nothing starboard happened.

I will take pictures of my unit disassembled. The inside should be similar. The two units below are the two deferent units my unit has 4 top studs also included is the part tag on my unit. The 3 stud unit I believe is the one in your manual and disassembled unit from Mohammed.

 

Randall

SV ALBEDO

A54#56

Grenada 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Thu, Jul 8, 2021 at 02:21 Mohammad Shirloo <mshirloo@...> wrote:

Hello Thomas;

 

Doug informed me that he remembered seeing a post from you in this regard and Bill managed to locate and forward it. Your write up was also helpful.

 

Bill is great at “soaking in” the knowledge from the group, organizing and accessing it when needed. A great resource for all Amel owners.

 

Respectfully;

 

 

Mohammad and Aty

B&B Kokomo

Amel 54 #099

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sv Garulfo via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, July 7, 2021 11:31 AM
To: Amel Yacht owners Group <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Bow thruster does not work in one direvtion

 

Hi all,

 

That issue happened to us 3 years ago and we reported on the solution here (06/06/18   #40108 ). 

 

 

I would suggest carrying a spare relay as it happened to us again just recently. Note that we don’t use our thruster much, I don’t know if that helped delay the reoccurrence or instead accelerated it. 

 

In our bow thruster, the oem relay is by Albright (sales@...) in the UK (they could only provide model SW202-317 equivalent to SW202-260 installed).

An equivalent relay is available at evdrives.com  in the USA.

 

 

Hope that will help,

 

 

Best, 

Thomas

GARULFO 

A54-122

Tahiti


On 7 Jul 2021, at 03:00, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

I am glad it worked out and thanks for the photos. I was aware that this solution worked on at least two cases, but did not have the benefit of such exacting photos.

 

I am thinking that the life of this relay is probably about 10 - 12 years and if an owner has one in this age range disconnection from the motor, cleaning, and inspection is probably in order.

 

How many hours did it take?

 

Bill

 

 

On Wed, Jul 7, 2021 at 2:13 AM Mohammad Shirloo <mshirloo@...> wrote:

Our first solution of just cleaning the control box, turned out to be a coincidental repair. The Bow Thruster did work for a few days and then stopped working in one direction again. After some research and assistance from the group, especially Doug Smith of Aventura and Bill Rouse, we narrowed down the issue to the main bowthruster relay. Yesterday we opened it up for inspection. The exterior of the relay was pristine, but found what is shown in the attached pictures. Some material has been physically transferred, from a process similar to welding, from some of the contacts in the relay, to the opposing contact in the relay. After a thorough cleaning of the buildup on th econtacts and other surfaces using wire brushers and application of CorrosionX to the springs, we have a fully operational Bowthruster. Now need to order a new one, as I don't believe we have as good a connection when the relay activates, due to the uneven surfaces of the contacts created by the arching that has been going on for a while. Thanks for all the shared knowledge.


Re: GALLEY FAUCET REPLACEMENT OLDER MARAMU

Gregory Shea
 

Hello, 
This goes back to a 2019 post, see below and I’m hoping that sharki.cigale is still on the forum.
I bought the faucet referenced below at Leroy Merlin and have been anxiously waiting an opportunity to instal it. 
It seemed quite easy but I have run into a problem. The threads on the new Mitigeur are longer than the threads on the old one so that the discharge from the new one does not align with the vertical pipe that delivers the mixed water into the sink.
When you did your installation did you also change the hot and cold inbound plumbing coming through the plywood trim?
I bought the other adapters you mentioned and I’m wondering if they will correct the problem, although they don't seem compatible with the plumbing behind the trim?

Gregory Shea
Cap des Iles, Sharki 133
Kilada

On Feb 19, 2019, at 9:25 AM, sharki.cigale via Groups.Io <sharki.cigale@...> wrote:


Re: Self introduction and question about autopilot redundancy and solo sailing

rossirossix4
 

Almost always we are sailing as a "Ma and Pa" team and auto steering is pretty high on our list.  We are most concerned about lightning.  A lightning strike could easily take out both of 2 installed units even if one unit is turned off.
For that reason while we carry spares for each AP component, none of the spares are installed.  So we carry matching components for our autopilot--control head, fluxgate compass, course computer, rudder feedback and linear drive (we do not carry a backup for our switchable rotary drive). Each is sealed in ziplock storage bag with dessicant and the linear drive is well wrapped.  They are stored in lockers away from other wires and rigging attachments.  Determining which component has failed is not hard to do and swapping components is not difficult.  It is helpful to label each wire, especially to the course computer/power source.  We have not done it but the best thing might be to replace all the replacement components and store your existing components.  That way you know the replacements work and you have experience installing them and doing any initiation.  We also have some provisions for power if the batteries get zapped but I won't go into those details,
Bob and Suzanne, KAIMI SM429


Re: mounting 12" chart plotter

Arlo
 

I took a different route and happy i did. I installed a 7 inch zeus in a navpod at the helm offcenter to port and installed a 12" zeus in a navpod on the starboard side of the companionway. It preserves the use of the existing gauges and gets larger plotter and radar screens so its not blocking my view forward. I use the smaller display for sailsteer, and backup chart views and autopilot. Imho a perfect setup. Will post pics in a seperate post


Re: No steering parts, rack & pinion, cables, from Amel

Arlo
 

I recently installed a B&G ram 2 and rhe associated autopilot on my Mango. It has run flawlessly during my Bahamas cruise this past season. I have not decided if i want to secure the ram with a seperate bolt to the quadrant or continue using the cable steering bolt.....but it is mounted to the aft stringer with a 6" L beam that is 1/4 thick. So 

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