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Re: Solar panel installation - AMEL 54's

Matt & Michelle Day, SM#208 SV Talia
 

Jeroen/Nicolas,

Where did you purchase your Sunpower panels?  What are the dimensions (assume 60 cell)?

I find the output of 3 standard 60-cell residential panels to be desirable.  However, I am concerned the stern of the boat may become a Nimitz Aircraft Carrier landing deck.  Have you experienced any issues?  Can you share pictures?

Many thanks to you both.

Matt Day
SM#209 SV Talia 


Re: Solar panel installation - AMEL 54's

Nicolas Klene
 

Hello Jeroen
just to let you know I just did the same , 3x400w sunpower solar panel but with only one 150-60 MPPT…what an improvement!!
--
Nicolas Klene
DarNico
SM2K # 471
In Marseille


Re: Navigation Chair A54

Arno Luijten
 

Hi Jeroen,

We replaced it with a Bar Stool very similar to the one in the picture. That is; the upper part of  the stool. We discarded the (flimsy) gas-lift undercarriage and used the seat part only.
I had to modify the existing mounting plate of the original nav chair to suit the shape of the set by setting the left and right edges at a slight angle to be parallel with the bottom of the seat at the point where the bolts go trough. I also put two wooden slats in between to bridge the gap between the steel edges and the seat bottom.

Regards,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121


Re: Solar panel installation - AMEL 54's

Jeroen Jeltes
 

we recently installed 3x400wp Sunpower panels on a ss frame on top of the davits, with 3 x victron mppt 100/30 controllers. great improvement. at noon the batteries are 100% we only need the gen.for waterheater and washingmachine.


Re: Navigation Chair A54

Jeroen Jeltes
 

Hallo Arno. please can you let me know wich type if chair you replaced the broken charttable seat ? our is beyond repair as well.
vriendelijke groeten, Jeroen Jeltes.


Re: B and G 213 MHU windset PCB or replacement.

Jeroen Jeltes
 

Dear Walter. great. if your 213 is available with working P CB this would be my quickest and best solution. i am in Amsterdan untill the 27th of Aug.
Can you despatch ?  my mailadres is fidelis@...


Re: B and G 213 MHU windset PCB or replacement.

 

B&G: The WS 310 has "direct NMEA 0183 output or connection via an interface to a NMEA 2000network," so maybe it is compatible with what you have.

Bill


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

On Sat, Aug 14, 2021 at 7:38 AM Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:
I assume that you are certain that the fault is the PCB. If so, I suggest that you contact jake@... , B&G Service Ft Lauderdale, Florida +1(954) 229 0208. Recently he had all parts and was capable of rebuilding a 213MHU.

If you are not certain it is the PCB, a failed 213MHU Mount can give some of the same symptoms as a failed PCB. And, of course, there is the speed sensor and the wind direction sensor failures...both of these are very easy to install.

If you find the 213 MHU Mount has failed, the process for replacement is:
  1. Find the B&G 213MHU junction box near the base of the mast inside the boat and behind a Velcro'd panel, then remove the mast side of the wiring from the junction
  2. Remove any wire ties and pull the wire with a pull cord attached to the end through the inspection port at the base of the mast.
  3. Secure a strong pull cord to the wire, possibly sewing it to the wire. You do not want this separating halfway up the mast.
  4. From the top of the mast, remove the B&G 213MHU, then remove the 4 bolts (5mm, I think) from the 213 MHU Mount
  5. From the top of the mast, pull the wire with the pull cord attached
  6. Secure the pull cord to the new 213MHU Mount wire, possibly sewing it to the wire
  7. From the inspection port at the base, pull the cord with the wire attached while the person at the top of the mast guides the wire.
  8. Using the pull cord from step 2 above, pull the wire to the junction box
The B&G WS310 is available wired or unwired as a WS320. It is digital where the 213MHU is analog. You did not say which B&G system you have. The WS310/320 is not compatible with all B&G systems, so you need to check your system for compatibility. The WS310/320 will not bolt to the same holes that are drilled and tapped for the 213MHU Mount.

There is one other option you may have. A+T Electronics in the UK can likely repair or replace your 213MHU. Their website (snippet below) shows that they have parts available including the PCB. Send an email to Sarah Covey <sarah@...>. Be sure to tell her that I referred you.
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This is one of several pages from my book. I have circled some of the things I referr to above.

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

On Sat, Aug 14, 2021 at 4:17 AM Jeroen Jeltes <fidelis@...> wrote:

Dear Amalians,    my windsensor ( MHU) model B & G 213 finally gave up. Apparently B & G  cannot supply the PCB , and i am in doubt if they will in the future.
Is there anyone out there who has a spare available ?
or should i consider to replace with newer model:


Can model 213 easily replaced by model WS310 ( with cable , can i use the old cable ?) or the wireless model WS320 ?.

I do not want to take the mast down for this job, so i will have to do the replacement at 22m height. ( a job i am not looking forward to. )

any recommendations welcome.  note : i have a N2k backbone 

sv Fidelis , Jeroen  Jeltes


Re: B and G 213 MHU windset PCB or replacement.

Gregory Dmitriev
 

A54-172. well, I also got my B&G crazy. it shows crazy numbers for depth, total log ("-009740" miles) and average speed ("274 knots"). Reset doesn't help.
 


Re: B and G 213 MHU windset PCB or replacement.

 

I assume that you are certain that the fault is the PCB. If so, I suggest that you contact jake@... , B&G Service Ft Lauderdale, Florida +1(954) 229 0208. Recently he had all parts and was capable of rebuilding a 213MHU.

If you are not certain it is the PCB, a failed 213MHU Mount can give some of the same symptoms as a failed PCB. And, of course, there is the speed sensor and the wind direction sensor failures...both of these are very easy to install.

If you find the 213 MHU Mount has failed, the process for replacement is:
  1. Find the B&G 213MHU junction box near the base of the mast inside the boat and behind a Velcro'd panel, then remove the mast side of the wiring from the junction
  2. Remove any wire ties and pull the wire with a pull cord attached to the end through the inspection port at the base of the mast.
  3. Secure a strong pull cord to the wire, possibly sewing it to the wire. You do not want this separating halfway up the mast.
  4. From the top of the mast, remove the B&G 213MHU, then remove the 4 bolts (5mm, I think) from the 213 MHU Mount
  5. From the top of the mast, pull the wire with the pull cord attached
  6. Secure the pull cord to the new 213MHU Mount wire, possibly sewing it to the wire
  7. From the inspection port at the base, pull the cord with the wire attached while the person at the top of the mast guides the wire.
  8. Using the pull cord from step 2 above, pull the wire to the junction box
The B&G WS310 is available wired or unwired as a WS320. It is digital where the 213MHU is analog. You did not say which B&G system you have. The WS310/320 is not compatible with all B&G systems, so you need to check your system for compatibility. The WS310/320 will not bolt to the same holes that are drilled and tapped for the 213MHU Mount.

There is one other option you may have. A+T Electronics in the UK can likely repair or replace your 213MHU. Their website (snippet below) shows that they have parts available including the PCB. Send an email to Sarah Covey <sarah@...>. Be sure to tell her that I referred you.
image.png


This is one of several pages from my book. I have circled some of the things I referr to above.

image.png

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

On Sat, Aug 14, 2021 at 4:17 AM Jeroen Jeltes <fidelis@...> wrote:

Dear Amalians,    my windsensor ( MHU) model B & G 213 finally gave up. Apparently B & G  cannot supply the PCB , and i am in doubt if they will in the future.
Is there anyone out there who has a spare available ?
or should i consider to replace with newer model:


Can model 213 easily replaced by model WS310 ( with cable , can i use the old cable ?) or the wireless model WS320 ?.

I do not want to take the mast down for this job, so i will have to do the replacement at 22m height. ( a job i am not looking forward to. )

any recommendations welcome.  note : i have a N2k backbone 

sv Fidelis , Jeroen  Jeltes


Re: B and G 213 MHU windset PCB or replacement.

Walter van Grieken
 


I also have a mhu213 with a broken plug you can take it from me too

Verstuurd vanaf mijn iPad

Op 14 aug. 2021 om 11:17 heeft Jeroen Jeltes <fidelis@...> het volgende geschreven:



Dear Amalians,    my windsensor ( MHU) model B & G 213 finally gave up. Apparently B & G  cannot supply the PCB , and i am in doubt if they will in the future.
Is there anyone out there who has a spare available ?
or should i consider to replace with newer model:


Can model 213 easily replaced by model WS310 ( with cable , can i use the old cable ?) or the wireless model WS320 ?.

I do not want to take the mast down for this job, so i will have to do the replacement at 22m height. ( a job i am not looking forward to. )

any recommendations welcome.  note : i have a N2k backbone 

sv Fidelis , Jeroen  Jeltes


Re: B and G 213 MHU windset PCB or replacement.

Walter van Grieken
 


Hey
I replaced the mhu 213 with the signet
greetings 

Verstuurd vanaf mijn iPad

Op 14 aug. 2021 om 11:17 heeft Jeroen Jeltes <fidelis@...> het volgende geschreven:



Dear Amalians,    my windsensor ( MHU) model B & G 213 finally gave up. Apparently B & G  cannot supply the PCB , and i am in doubt if they will in the future.
Is there anyone out there who has a spare available ?
or should i consider to replace with newer model:


Can model 213 easily replaced by model WS310 ( with cable , can i use the old cable ?) or the wireless model WS320 ?.

I do not want to take the mast down for this job, so i will have to do the replacement at 22m height. ( a job i am not looking forward to. )

any recommendations welcome.  note : i have a N2k backbone 

sv Fidelis , Jeroen  Jeltes


B and G 213 MHU windset PCB or replacement.

Jeroen Jeltes
 

Dear Amalians,    my windsensor ( MHU) model B & G 213 finally gave up. Apparently B & G  cannot supply the PCB , and i am in doubt if they will in the future.
Is there anyone out there who has a spare available ?
or should i consider to replace with newer model:


Can model 213 easily replaced by model WS310 ( with cable , can i use the old cable ?) or the wireless model WS320 ?.

I do not want to take the mast down for this job, so i will have to do the replacement at 22m height. ( a job i am not looking forward to. )

any recommendations welcome.  note : i have a N2k backbone 

sv Fidelis , Jeroen  Jeltes


YANMAR PARTS SUPPLIER IN MIAMI #spares

Alejandro Paquin
 

Good evening,
Does any one know of a reliable/reasonably priced Yanmar parts distributor in Miami, Florida?
--
Alex Paquin
S/V " SIMPATICO"
Amel Maramu
Hull #94, 1981


Re: I think I should repower Kimberlite Again

Eric Freedman
 

I was thinking of that but I wanted to be conservative.

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Arno Luijten
Sent: Friday, August 13, 2021 7:01 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] I think I should repower Kimberlite Again

 

Nah,

Amateur class. You should go for the new Mercury V12 600HP. 2400 HP should get Kimberlite moving nicely for at least 30 minutes before you run out of fuel...

Regards,
Arno Luijten
SV Luna


Re: I think I should repower Kimberlite Again

Arno Luijten
 

Nah,

Amateur class. You should go for the new Mercury V12 600HP. 2400 HP should get Kimberlite moving nicely for at least 30 minutes before you run out of fuel...

Regards,
Arno Luijten
SV Luna


Re: Vetus Coupling Failure

rossirossix4
 

Kevin,
You might make a quick call and email to amel.caraibes@...
+5960690381021 in Martinique.   Alban Leroy is the manager there and when we had our (SM429) Vetus replaced they had one in stock.  They can air ship internationally.
Bob, KAIMI


Re: Vetus Coupling Failure

Kevin Schmit
 

Mike,

I’ll swing by on the dinghy in the morning.
we’re on a mooring in front of Rockland Marine.
--
Kevin & Kristen Schmit
KIANA
SM #362


Re: Vetus Coupling Failure

Kevin Schmit
 

Doug,

Thank you.  I just sent you personal email.
This takes care of the Vetus coupling.  

Ill check with a Vetus distributor to see if they can provide a new shaft flange assembly.  Let me know if anyone else has had to replace this and possibly a part#.

regards,
--
Kevin & Kristen Schmit
KIANA
SM #362


Re: Vetus Coupling Failure

Doug Smith
 

Kevin, 
I have a spare Vetus coupling that looks to be from Vetus directly and would be easier for a machine shop to get to the Amel version. Came with my boat as a spare when I purchased 18 months ago. (Thanks Denis!)
I’m on the east coast and could ship on Monday or Tuesday. Moving a son into college this weekend. 
Then you can replace mine when you get one from Amel, if that gets you back on the water more quickly. 
I’ve ordered directly from Vetus in the UK and they ship pretty quickly to the US as well if you chose to go that route. 
And the studs are welded onto the center hub. 

Thanks, Doug Smith

Amel 54-113, Aventura
White Point Marina
Kinsale VA, USA
Dugsmith98@...

On Aug 13, 2021, at 5:12 PM, Kevin Schmit <kevschmit64@...> wrote:



Guys,

thank you all for the support and information.  Amel is on vaca until the end of the month.  


Bill has given me some drawings of the coupling to bring to a machine shop for fabrication.  

Attached is a picture showing 3 of the 4 broken studs on shaft flange.

are these studs machine threaded into the flange?

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--
Kevin & Kristen Schmit
KIANA
SM #362


Re: Vetus Coupling Failure

 

Unless something has been changed, bolts and nuts secure the Vetus coupling to the Output Coupling of the ZF25. Some owners have used threaded rods with nuts on each side. Whatever you use, make sure it is tight and monitor tightness for at least 3-6 months, maybe forever. Use appropriate Loctite. Here is a snippet from the instructions in my Amel Book Supplement Pages.
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CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar

On Fri, Aug 13, 2021 at 4:12 PM Kevin Schmit <kevschmit64@...> wrote:

Guys,

thank you all for the support and information.  Amel is on vaca until the end of the month.  


Bill has given me some drawings of the coupling to bring to a machine shop for fabrication.  

Attached is a picture showing 3 of the 4 broken studs on shaft flange.

are these studs machine threaded into the flange?


--
Kevin & Kristen Schmit
KIANA
SM #362

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