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Re: Bowman DC60-XCC Transmission Oil Cooler Failure; ZF Hurth ZF 25; Yanmar 4JH3-HTE #lessons

Alain Durante <info@...>
 

Dear Lior,

 

I received the Mota and I will go to the boat this week-end.

 

I will let you know for the oil pipe connection, if can use the same.

 

I just check on the Mota and it is 16 mm.

 

I will also take some photos and send to you.

 

As far I can tell, the Mota is longueur than the Bowman but wait for photos.

 

Cordialement,

 

Alain Durante

Amel 54/ 21 / Meige

 

 

De : main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> De la part de Lior Keydar via groups.io
Envoyé : vendredi 24 septembre 2021 16:14
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Objet : Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Bowman DC60-XCC Transmission Oil Cooler Failure; ZF Hurth ZF 25; Yanmar 4JH3-HTE #lessons #lessons

 

Hi everybody, dear Alain

I would like to order the Bowman DC60-XCC or the MOTA G058-235-1 / CC32.

The CC is 32 (on both products) but the oil ports on my boat are about 16 mm or 5/8 inches. Should I replace the oil ports to 3/8 or 1/2 inches (DC60-X or Y)?


Thank you for your help.

Lior, A54 #18


Silicone Bow Thruster Tube Seal - Video by Ken Powers - Installation of the aftermarket blue seal

 

All interested,

Ken Powers produced a video that documents what I believe is the best method of installation of the blue silicone seal that some have purchased. It is here: 
https://youtu.be/SxpQ3BODME0
--
 
Best,
 
CW Bill Rouse
Amel Owners Yacht School
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970


Re: Bowman DC60-XCC Transmission Oil Cooler Failure; ZF Hurth ZF 25; Yanmar 4JH3-HTE #lessons

Lior Keydar
 

Hi everybody, dear Alain

I would like to order the Bowman DC60-XCC or the MOTA G058-235-1 / CC32.

The CC is 32 (on both products) but the oil ports on my boat are about 16 mm or 5/8 inches. Should I replace the oil ports to 3/8 or 1/2 inches (DC60-X or Y)?


Thank you for your help.

Lior, A54 #18



Bow Thruster will not move to down position. SM #072 “Aloha”

Stephen Davis
 

We have just had a failure of our bow thruster to move to the down position. After opening up the control box on the linear actuator, it appears the top resistor of the 2 you see in the attached picture has failed. The resistor is burned where it attaches to the circuit board, and it has no continuity from one side to the other. The other resistor right below it has good continuity, and looks fine. Does anyone know if a circuit board like this is repairable, and if so, who would I find to do this work. Also, how would I determine what type of replacement resistor it needs? The only numbers I see on the resistor are T47-87.  I have the entire linear actuator removed from the boat now, but can seem to figure out how to remove the circuit board from inside the control box. Have any of you ever figured out how to do this?

We are preparing to leave the San Francisco Bay Area for San Diego and then Mexico, so the timing is terrible, and I hate to go without the bow thruster. Any advice any of you smart Amel owners have is greatly appreciated. I have fixed a lot of things on this boat, but repairing a printed circuit board is a bit out of my league. 

Thanks,
Steve Davis
Aloha SM072, Alameda, CA




Re: Saltwater Manifolds, Primary and Secondary Late Model SMs & All 54s

 

Alan,

Good question. I apologize for the lack of clarity.

Late-model SM for this is defined as a SM that has both Primary and Secondary Saltwater Manifolds, generally, those SM's that were built with electric flushing needed 2 more connections to saltwater, which was served by adding a Secondary Saltwater Manifold.

I am hopeful that this late-model Primary Saltwater Manifold will also work for early model SMs, but it will need to be tested by an owner to be sure.
Bill



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

On Fri, Sep 24, 2021 at 4:51 AM Alan Leslie <s.v.elyse@...> wrote:
Thanks Bill,
When you say "late model SM", do you have a hull number range in mind?
We are 437, so I guess we are "late model".
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


GN Espace import to Europe

Andrew & Kate Lamb
 

Hi

 

Thinking of buying a GN Espace oven / cooker – I was wondering if anyone had imported one of these from UK to France since Brexit – I am trying to workout how much Duty / VAT will be payable?

 

Thanks

 

Andrew

Ronpische
SM 472

Canet-en-Roussillon


Re: Saltwater Manifolds, Primary and Secondary Late Model SMs & All 54s

Alan Leslie
 

Thanks Bill,
When you say "late model SM", do you have a hull number range in mind?
We are 437, so I guess we are "late model".
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: What to do with LiFePO4 batteries when the boat is layed up?

Rudolf Waldispuehl
 

Hi Joerg

 

Hope you are doing well and all is fine on Kincsem. Where are you now?

 

Sorry to step in so late but I just finished my strategy with moving to LFP. I was also concerned about to lay-off the boat for a longer period.

My strategy is to keep 2x100AH of Lead Acid In the system and charge them by Solar (or Shore) when away from Boat. Therefore the Bilge pump and another small consumer can be active during absence. AND I have a Backup for the Starter- Batterie as well, which is always on and charged.

 

Your LFP can be switched off (no longer on the 24V bus) and the internal BMS is automatically switching off after 24h without any activity.

Mastervolt told me today that in this scenario I can keep the batteries for more than 6mt. untouched because there is no internal currency drain.

They said that it could go even up to one year or more, ….  but it depending of the SOC at the time of lay-off. Hope it’s not just Marketing 😉

BTW:

The Hybrid idea is not mine, I got from Dean (SV Stella) who just finished to build a Hybrid System with Lead Acid and LFP for similar reason and more….

I always had the idea to combine the 2 technology, but Dean gave me the confidents that it works.

 

Best regards

Ruedi

SY WASABI

A54#55

 

=======================

 

Thanks very much everyone.  Based on Thomas’ suggestion, I‘ve now programmed an event for my 60A charger which switches it to float at 80% state of charge.  The voltage of the batteries at 80% with the charger off and minimal load (2A) is a little less than 26.8V.  So this may be the way to go - but I have an email into MV support to confirm.  Their advice quoted above strictly speaking only applies if all loads are off which won‘t be the case for me since the bilge pump and galvanic insulator will be on although the loads are minimal for a 600Ah battery bank.   It may also not be necessary to have this event if the charger never goes back to bulk with such a small load.  

Scott, given that MV recommends to charge the batteries to more than 80% at least every 3 month, I suspect that it‘s not good for them to be kept at 50% as you suggest.   

Joerg


Saltwater Manifolds, Primary and Secondary Late Model SMs & All 54s

 

TO: All interested:

CC: Laura at SOFOMARIN

Primary Saltwater Manifold for a 54 or late model SM

I do not yet have a photo from SOFOMARIN, of the one that is being designed, but below is a photo of the original made of copper. Hopefully, SOFOMARIN will have something that can be put in place of the original copper. If this happens I suggest that all A54 owners buy it from SOFOMARIN. Likewise, ALL late-model SM owners should do the same, because this part is the same on both the SM and 54.
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SOFOMARIN has also designed a Secondary Saltwater Manifold for late model SMs and one for all A54s.

This is the SM Manifold (Note this is not the finished product. This is a mock-up sample)
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This is the 54 Secondary Saltwater Manifold with optional 90-degree hose barbs:
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CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar

On Thu, Sep 23, 2021 at 1:51 PM Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:
Ralph AND Nicole e Nilson,

AND all other Amel 54 owners (you should do this, also)

I believe that today SOFOMARIN visited Laurens Vos's Amel 54 to take measurements. SOFOMARIN is the supplier to Amel for all specialized valves and manifolds for the Amel 55, 50 & 60. They make high-quality components for Amel that have a much longer life than the copper and bronze manifolds and valves the Amel previously used.

Please contact Laura <contact@...>. Be sure to tell her I asked you to contact her.


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

On Thu, Sep 23, 2021 at 7:04 AM Ralph Heilig <ralph.heilig@...> wrote:
Hallo Bill,

I would be interested in purchasing one of the Amel 54 Primary Saltwater Manifold.

My one also shows signs of corrosion. Probably just an optic issue, but I would prefer one in stron plastic.

Ralph


Re: Need help from a 54 owner in La Rochelle

Laurens Vos
 

Correct Bill, they checked it and made all necessary measurements. But it will probably not an easy plug and play solution due to the location, this is what I understood from them. Let’s see what solution they will find for it. 


Re: Need help from a 54 owner in La Rochelle

 

Ralph AND Nicole e Nilson,

AND all other Amel 54 owners (you should do this, also)

I believe that today SOFOMARIN visited Laurens Vos's Amel 54 to take measurements. SOFOMARIN is the supplier to Amel for all specialized valves and manifolds for the Amel 55, 50 & 60. They make high-quality components for Amel that have a much longer life than the copper and bronze manifolds and valves the Amel previously used.

Please contact Laura <contact@...>. Be sure to tell her I asked you to contact her.


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

On Thu, Sep 23, 2021 at 7:04 AM Ralph Heilig <ralph.heilig@...> wrote:
Hallo Bill,

I would be interested in purchasing one of the Amel 54 Primary Saltwater Manifold.

My one also shows signs of corrosion. Probably just an optic issue, but I would prefer one in stron plastic.

Ralph


Re: Test plug on a 54 Volvo 110 D3

Bertrand Quénot
 

Thanks very much Mark,
I will try using information you sent though my EVC panel is different from the one shown on your message.
My engine is the D3 B. Maybe yours is a different version.



Le 23 sept. 2021 à 09:47, Mark & Debbie Mueller <brass.ring@...> a écrit :

Try checking the "OEM Mode" from the small readout on the EVC Control Panel at the helm.  This may give you information about what fault has occurred.  The Workshop Manual lists some o f the codes, try Google or the Volvo dealer to determine any other code that shows up.
--
Mark Mueller
Brass Ring  A54

<Fault Codes - Retrieving Volvo D3 Fault Codes.pdf>
<Volvo Penta D3-110 EVC C Workshop Manual 207748668.pdf>


Re: Amel mechanic

amelforme
 

Bill Kinney

 

All the best,

Joel

 

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                                         The Experienced AMEL Guy

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From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Patrick McAneny via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, September 23, 2021 11:01 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Amel mechanic

 

I remember owners mentioning a marina I believe in Va. that had someone very familiar with the electrical systems on the Amels. I have discovered that the previous owner has jury rigged my fuel shut off ,by grounding the system. I believe it should run thru a relay and connect to negative momentarily upon turning the ignition to off. I need to fix this before heading south and would like to arrange someone to have a look and hopefully make this right. Could someone tell me who is best qualified to work on an Amel on the Chesapeake . If there is someone further north ,that would be all the better.
Thank You,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


Amel mechanic

Patrick McAneny
 

I remember owners mentioning a marina I believe in Va. that had someone very familiar with the electrical systems on the Amels. I have discovered that the previous owner has jury rigged my fuel shut off ,by grounding the system. I believe it should run thru a relay and connect to negative momentarily upon turning the ignition to off. I need to fix this before heading south and would like to arrange someone to have a look and hopefully make this right. Could someone tell me who is best qualified to work on an Amel on the Chesapeake . If there is someone further north ,that would be all the better.
Thank You,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


Re: Test plug on a 54 Volvo 110 D3

Mark & Debbie Mueller
 

Try checking the "OEM Mode" from the small readout on the EVC Control Panel at the helm.  This may give you information about what fault has occurred.  The Workshop Manual lists some o f the codes, try Google or the Volvo dealer to determine any other code that shows up.
--
Mark Mueller
Brass Ring  A54


Warning - Potential fraudulent emails

Brent Cameron
 

Amel sent out a notice this morning saying that there have been incidents of fraudulent emails originating from a domain that looks like Amel but isn’t. I’m posting this again as some of you might not be on Amel’s mailing list but might get one anyway. Here it is in it’s entirety: 

“Dear Customers, dear Partners,

We inform you that fraudulent emails are currently being sent with the address « @amel-fr.com » (« instead of « @amel.fr »). The content makes you believe that the sender is an AMEL employee and the purpose is to invite you to pay a deposit on a bank account other than our company’s accounts.

After some research we have found that a domain name « amel-fr.com » was recently created, which makes us think that further fraudulent emails may be sent in the coming days.

We ask you to be very cautious on the emails you may receive regarding AMEL. Our email addresses all have the extension « @amel.fr » (commercial@...amel.med@..., etc…). If you receive an email with the extension « @amel-fr.com » or another suspicious form with the name « amel », please do not reply them. In addition, we would be very grateful if you could inform us about this, it will help us report an identity theft.


We are sorry for the annoyance caused by these fraudulent acts, and if you have any question, we are at your entire disposal.

Best regards,


Stéphanie RULLIER 
Communication Director”
--
Brent Cameron

Future Amel Owner & Amel Owner Registry Moderator

Oro-Medonte, Ontario, Canada


Re: Need help from a 54 owner in La Rochelle

Nicole e Nilson Noronha
 

So would we!
Thank you very much, Bill

Nilson and Nicole

Amel 54 #75
SV Marfim Madri
Gran Canaria 

On Thu, 23 Sep 2021 at 13:04 Ralph Heilig <ralph.heilig@...> wrote:
Hallo Bill,

I would be interested in purchasing one of the Amel 54 Primary Saltwater Manifold.

My one also shows signs of corrosion. Probably just an optic issue, but I would prefer one in stron plastic.

Ralph


Re: Need help from a 54 owner in La Rochelle

Ralph Heilig
 
Edited

Hallo Bill,

I would be interested in purchasing one of the Amel 54 Primary Saltwater Manifold.

My one also shows signs of corrosion. Probably just an optic issue, but I would prefer one made of strong plastic.

Ralph


Re: Test plug on a 54 Volvo 110 D3

Nick Newington
 

It is above the sink in the galley. Open the locker to see the underside of the engine cockpit controls. There is the plug in for  Volvo agent computer.
Good luck
Nick
S/Y Amelia
AML54-019
Leros Gr


On 23 Sep 2021, at 01:15, Bertrand Quénot <bertrand@...> wrote:

Hello everyone
I have had an engine breakdown on my Volvo Penta 110 with an electrical engine fault message.
The technician on board doesn’t find where to plug his test device.
Could somebody tell me where this test plug is located ?
Bertrand Quenot
SV ANTINEA 54 - 043
Currently in Shelter Bay Marina Panama


Re: Wiper at the bottom of the companionway slider.

karkauai
 

Hi Eric,
The product is a belt weather stripping for auto side windows.  I bought mine from JC Whitney ( now carparts.com), but I can't find it on their website.  Mike (Aletes) bought a similar belt weatherstrip at Rock Auto that looks just like what I used.
https://www.rockauto.com/en/parts/fairchild,13714X2,belt+weatherstrip+/+window+scraper+seal,12406
All that's required is cutting to length (mine has a steel backing) and drilling screw holes, then sealing as it's screwed in place.  What I received was enough to do the job twice.  That was 5+years ago and it's still fine.

I have varnished the companionway door, and haven't had any black rubber come off on the door since.  I think Bill K is using a non-silicone wax on his door?

There are other belt weather stripping s that would work, too.
--
Kent & Iris
KRISTY
SM243

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