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Re: Opacmare - replacing sensor

Vladan SV PAME
 

Hi Arno, Lior and Tony

Arno,
Thanks for sharing your expertise.
I just received sensors this afternoon and will proceed with replacing them as soon as weather conditions allows me.
Before I start please let me know following:
- As of sensors connectors are they look like one on photo attached. Asking this because the guy from Greek dealership of Opacmare who sold me sensors keep saying that I need to cut connectors and solder sensor wires to existing wires. That doesn't sound right to me.
- As of removing SS cover of rotating part you are mentioning both parts. As far as I can see it's only one part that goes around rotating part and I can locate only 3 screws from the outside. Two on starboard side ( when passarella is out ) and one at the back. Is it any other screw inside that I should look for? See attached photo.

Lior,
Thanks for detailed explanation how to access to other end of sensor cable. That is exactly what I was looking for.

Tony,
Thanks for your advise. I hear same from some other Amel owners and that is first that I checked. Unfortunately sensor is dead.

For anyone else interested in this topic I'm attaching photo of label from manufacturer's packaging with Type and Part No of sensor and I'm sure that can be purchased somewhere else ( cheaper ) then Opacmare dealership.

Best Regards,
--
Vladan

A54 #157
SV PAME


Re: Air in the cooling system of CLIMMA Aircon

Billy Newport
 

I'm about to swap my broken climma cws201 with a Climma DC35 inverting unit. The cws unit had a refrigerant leak by the reversing valve which turns out to be impossible or very difficult to fix. So, replace seems only option. Finding a similar sized units is challenging, Dometic don't have one. Webasto only had smaller capacity units and the DC35 (even at 35k BTU vs 20k) fits in same volume and is an inverter based unit with those advtanges. It's also double the price. Should be installed end of October, lets see how well it works.


Re: B&G Sonic Speed sensors replacement

antonio scipioni
 

Hi Michele, 
If you live in Rome you can try to powerline by paolo ceccarelli that’s BeG dealer.
Br
Antonio
Vagabundo SN108
Tuscany 

Inviato da iPhone

Il giorno 19 set 2021, alle ore 12:52, Marco Mancini <marcomancini61@...> ha scritto:


Dear Michele we did last year because our probe failed and I have tried with success  to replace the older one instead to put a new probe for several  reasons  . We  replaced ( my sailor man didi)  both the sensors  because we had to buy for about 300 US $ .  The cables run into a dedicated pipelines ( you may  easily see upper part of the one relative to the probe that look forward ) just in the compartment below the table dinette where you will see the cable inside a transparent pipe.  
 You can exract the probe and cable from the housing in the keel using a witness cable  and insert the new one pulling the witness cable from inside. You need to seel the probe in the keel with neoprene .  Check that the reading geometry of the front and rear probe is the same. 
I hope this may help 
sincerely 

Marco Mancini

Il giorno 09 set 2021, alle ore 20:09, MICHELE LUCCIOLA <michelelucciol@...> ha scritto:

Hello and good evening from Rome
This summer I experienced  on  my SM2000 some troubles with the reading of the B&G speedometer.
I saw the documents in the files section, but there is not indication about how to replace them.
 I have to replace the sensors (that I have found in Ebay) but I'm not sure that this is an easy work ....especially to remove the old ones. Does anyone did this job before? I'm very scared about the sensor on the keel....I have seen that the sensors are two little plastic tubes but I don't know how they are fixed to the boat because there is no o'rings on the tube so I assumed that the tube is fixed with resin to the hull and to the keel....
If possible I prefer to replace the sonic speed sensors and don't do a new hole to instal a new sensor; for that reason I will be happy to receive comments from you
Thanks in advance
Michele


Re: Opacmare - replacing sensor

Arno Luijten
 
Edited

Hi Vladan,

I am by now an expert in this fantastic piece of Italian engineering.
You need to remove both covers of the rotating part of the passarelle. To do this you will need to rotate the passarelle into two positions. Under the cover you will find the connectors that connect the sensors to the wiring-loom that leads to the control box inside the locker. If you are lucky the connectors are still usable but you may find them very badly corroded.
Once you manage to replace the sensor make sure to cover the connectors with self-vulcanising tape to protect them.
The bad the news is that there are a lot of other things that can and will go bad with this thing, most of them very expensive. I spent about 20k$ by now on this thing.

Kind regards,
Arno Luijten
SV Luna
A54-121


Re: Air in the cooling system of CLIMMA Aircon

Arno Luijten
 

For our boat I have changed the Climma’s for Frigomar Inverter units (http://frigomar.com/). A huge improvement. They use less power, have no startup surge and are more quiet during operation. The rear unit (10k BTU) was a bit tricky to install because of the water connections but by using some 90 degree elbows and shortening the pipes I was able to install it quite handsomely.
I replaced the rear and the center one with Frigomar, the center one is now 16kBTU. The front one was taken from the center as that one was replace just before I bought the boat with a Webasto 9k model. I find this one not very well build. Whoever came up with the idea to use a fan with steel blades in a A/C unit should have his head examined as its rusting away as we speak.

Regards,
Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121


Re: Air in the cooling system of CLIMMA Aircon

amelforme
 

Glad they provided more room for the aft A/C unit in boats after Amel 54 # 14. My failed A/C unit needed to be deeply deconstructed for both the removal and reinstall. Or, maybe they tried something new on my boat. Will never know as the production manager from that time period is long retired and doesn’t like to remember his working days.

 

All the best,

Joel

 

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From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dominique Sery via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, September 28, 2021 2:45 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Air in the cooling system of CLIMMA Aircon

 

Lior,

Changing the aft cabin air conditioning in the 54 didn't pose any major difficulties for me.  The new Climma compact 9000 has exactly the same dimensions and the same connections in the same places.  In the aft cabin, you have to remove the wooden panel where there is the air inlet opening (there are 4 wood screws to remove).  Then you have to remove the electrical connections as well as the water pipes.  Then you have to remove the fixings to the floor (4 wood screws to be removed blindly).  The unit can then be removed as a whole without any disassembly (I did this without scratching the woodwork).  For the installation of the new unit, it is the reverse procedure.

it was a bit more difficult for the saloon because the new Climma 12000 is bigger than the original.

 

Cordialement
Dominique
Irko A54#16
Kilada Greece


Re: Air in the cooling system of CLIMMA Aircon

Dominique Sery
 

Lior,

Changing the aft cabin air conditioning in the 54 didn't pose any major difficulties for me.  The new Climma compact 9000 has exactly the same dimensions and the same connections in the same places.  In the aft cabin, you have to remove the wooden panel where there is the air inlet opening (there are 4 wood screws to remove).  Then you have to remove the electrical connections as well as the water pipes.  Then you have to remove the fixings to the floor (4 wood screws to be removed blindly).  The unit can then be removed as a whole without any disassembly (I did this without scratching the woodwork).  For the installation of the new unit, it is the reverse procedure.

it was a bit more difficult for the saloon because the new Climma 12000 is bigger than the original.

 

Cordialement
Dominique
Irko A54#16
Kilada Greece


Re: Water maker - mental moment

rossirossix4
 

For us, the easiest way to check for a leak in the freshwater valve is to close the seacock to the main intake strainer/sea-chest and then remove the top of the strainer and disable the head intake pumps (you can flush using water jugs of sea or fresh water or fresh water from the sink or shower in the head), AC, etc.  Note the water level (you can pull out a few inches with the toilet supply pump before disabling it).  You can continue to use fresh water in the boat.  

After a few hours and certainly by 24 hours you will see a rise in the level in the strainer.  That water is coming from the leak and the 3-way valve needs to be replaced.

A leak in the 3 way can flood your generator and possibly your engine with fresh water under certain conditions.  This happened to us at the dock and we caught it just before it flooded the generator.  We had the sea-cock to the strainer closed and were using fresh water in the heads and weren't using AC.  Because the strainer seacock is closed water will force itself  through the raw water pumps of both the generator and engine filling the lift muffler and then exhaust loop before flowing out the exhaust  Water then floods the exhaust manifold of the engine and will flood the cylinders and then make its way into the oil pan.   For some reason the water does not exit the AC system which is lower.  Probably because of resistance in the one-way valve.

The main point is that the risk of a leaking 3-way can be more than just excessive fresh water usage.  It is well worth testing this, particularly if you are at dock with the sea-cock closed.  Hearing your fresh water pump cycle on during a period of non-water usage is a good reason to check for this or other leaks.

Bob     KAIMI 429


Re: Air in the cooling system of CLIMMA Aircon

Lior Keydar
 

Dear Dimitris, Dominique, and Joel

Thank you very much for your feedback. I am sure now that the right decision is to order exactly the same CLIMMA 9000 model. I just hope that it is still the same size.

I saw that It should not be easy to replace it. I just hope that the furniture is not glued and that it will be possible to take it apart with screws only.

Thanks again
Lior, SHARONA, A54 #18


Re: Opacmare - replacing sensor

tony wells
 

In my experience, sometimes the sensors fail to work because they’ve become too far apart - insert a thin knife blade, for example, between them and test the function. 

Hope helps someone someday, if not you Vladan. 

Tony Wells
Previous A54 Owner 

On 27 Sep 2021, at 18:20, Vladan SV PAME <vladan.bojic@...> wrote:

Hi group,

I need to replace on of two sensors that control up and down position of pasarella. I managed to unscrew it from the bracket.

Does anyone know where sensor cable ends? As far as I can see cable goes under wooden board of rotating part. Do I need to take off that piece of wood and how to do it?

Thanks in advance.

Best Regards,
--
Vladan

A54 #157
SV PAME


Re: Opacmare - replacing sensor

Lior Keydar
 

dear vladan

i replaced those sensors several times. i have an earlier model but maybe it is the same.
you have to move the round cover around the sensors. then, there are two part with two small screws. 
the first part you can take out while the gangway is in close position ,and the second part when the gangway is turned to the left. there is also a screw to open at the top of the second cover.
now you can easily replace the sensors.

i hope it helps

best
lior, SHARONA, A54 #18


Main Outhaul gearbox ware to buy

Peter Attinge
 

Hello
We have just bout a SM2K red line #451

The Main Outhaul gearbox is stuck. ware can i buy a new one and whats the approximately price.

The broker told me the jib gearbox was stuck, but its work great.

Thanks
//Peter #451


Re: Researching low profile solar panels

JB Duler
 

Thanks for your email Greg!

I have a different set, as my main sail boom is ABOVE the arch.
I’ll check out Offgristech.

Here are some photos of my setup.

Best,

JB



On Sep 27, 2021, at 01:05, Gregory Shea <gmshea@...> wrote:


Hey JB, 
I have the same "in front of the mizzen" arrangement as you. The issue with that arrangement is that the width of the panels is constrained by the mizzen and the boom and/or topping lift. Finding panels with the correct geometry I found challenging. The only vendor that offered panels that would work for me was a German outfit, Offgridtech. 
They are not particularly cheap but their technolgy seems more than adequate, their quality is excellent, the performance works for me and their delivery is reliable. I have two of their semi-flexibles in front of the mizzen and two of their rigids on the rail. Flexibility was not something I really needed, geometry and weight were my primary drivers in choosing the semi-flexibles. 
You can order direct from them or via Amazon.de. In one instance I had them ship to Italy and this year to Greece. Spain should be a snap. Their website is a mix of German and English but you can figure it out if you find yourself in a German bit.
In case you are looking at new panels that are wider than the old ones, don't just check the clearance with the sail furled.  Lift the boom up to the "to-be" position of the new panels and make sure they clear. Everything may seem OK in the static position but when the boom raises, as the sail is deployed, the dynamic clearance may be much less than you thought. I put a new main on my boat this year and with the sail furled everything looked fine. However, the cut of the new sail was sufficiently different to the old one that the end of the boom, when sailing, was much higher than with my old sail. The first time I gybed, the boom hit the solar framework. An Amel boom hitting anything will put the fear of god in you. A gybing Amel boom even more so. The framework was immediately raised to clear.
Attached are some pics of an early version of my setup with my old main deployed.
<image1.jpeg><image2.jpeg>Good luck with the project.

Greg Shea
Sharki 133 Cap des Iles
Kilada, Greece


From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of JB Duler <jbduler@...>
Sent: Saturday, September 25, 2021 3:20 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Researching low profile solar panels
 
Hello,

I have a unique setup, an arch in front of the mizzen mast where 19W flexible solar panels were installed maybe 20 years ago. They are dead.

  1. I want to explore low profile rigid panels (the boom swings above it) as I do not think I can fit normal panels with regular height.
    1. Any of you have had experience with low profile panels? I would prefer low profile panels instead of flexible panels (but if I find nothing I may revert to flexible panels).
    2. The dimensions of the arch are 245 cm * 51 cm
  2. I can install a rigid or flexible panel on the rigid dodger where I can fit 45 cm * 135 cm
  3. I am also exploring adding side panels mounted on the Swedish system we recently discussed (Thanks Danny and Greg for the tips!)
  4. Any brand or dealer you would recommend?

The boat is based near Barcelona. Where is a good source to get panels in Europe? I know where to go in the US but not in Europe.

Thanks again for the help,
--
John Bernard "JB" Duler
San Francisco
Meltem # 19, Western Med


--
John Bernard "JB" Duler
San Francisco
Meltem # 19, Western Med


Re: SM & A54 Main + Mizzen manual furling gear boxes - seals, o-rings, dust cover … + source(s) ???

 

Maybe that is the top seal of the motor, but I cannot tell the size. If the seal size is 45mmX65mmX8mm, it is for the top of the motor.
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Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
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On Mon, Sep 27, 2021 at 12:37 PM Vladan SV PAME <vladan.bojic@...> wrote:
Hi Bill,

Number 5 is not V seal. V seal was supplied only one piece and I used it.
Attached more photos.

Best Regards,
Vladan - SV Pame
A54 # 157

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Sent: Monday, September 27, 2021 5:48:18 PM
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Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] SM & A54 Main + Mizzen manual furling gear boxes - seals, o-rings, dust cover … + source(s) ???
 
Vladan,

The photo is too blurry for me to read. Is it possible that #5 is the V-Seal? 
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On Mon, Sep 27, 2021 at 1:16 AM Vladan SV PAME <vladan.bojic@...> wrote:
Hi Stefan,

I bought set of seals for main sail manual furler in March this year from Amel.

After replacing them all on main sail furler I remained with one seal that I don’t know what is for.

In attached photo you have all dimensions. Seal number 5 was extra in my case. 

If you need better photo or scan of document that came with seals let me know and I’ll send it to you.

Best Regards,
Vladan - SV Pame
A54 #157
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From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Stefan Schaufert <mail@...>
Sent: Friday, September 24, 2021 21:54
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] SM & A54 Main + Mizzen manual furling gear boxes - seals, o-rings, dust cover … + source(s) ???
 
Dear Amelians,

I want to change all seals etc. for the main and mizzen manual rolling gear.
I was in contact with Maud.  She sends me a good picture, but cannot send me a list of measurements etc. and a set of seals etc. (at least not at the moment).
The forum helped me more (posts and references from Pat SM 123, Scott, Ken ...) but I'm completely stuck now.
Not sure about the dimensions or type of the seals, I haven't found a good source.
 
So I hope that someone has a list with the proven number, dimension, etc. of all the seals required, etc.,
as well as a good source in Europe, ideally in Germany (preferably all parts together).
 
Thanks a lot you for your help.
 
 Best regards
 Stefan
 A54 # 119 Lady Charlyette, currently La Palma - Canary Islands


--
Vladan

A54 #157
SV PAME


--
Vladan

A54 #157
SV PAME


Re: SM & A54 Main + Mizzen manual furling gear boxes - seals, o-rings, dust cover … + source(s) ???

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi again Vladan. What is the size, You can read it off the seal. For example the one for the top of the gearbox is 60x45x7 if my memory serves me correctly.

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

On 28 September 2021 at 06:36 Vladan SV PAME <vladan.bojic@...> wrote:

 
Hi Bill,

Number 5 is not V seal. V seal was supplied only one piece and I used it.
Attached more photos.

Best Regards,
Vladan - SV Pame
A54 # 157

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From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...>
Sent: Monday, September 27, 2021 5:48:18 PM
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Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] SM & A54 Main + Mizzen manual furling gear boxes - seals, o-rings, dust cover … + source(s) ???
 
Vladan,

The photo is too blurry for me to read. Is it possible that #5 is the V-Seal? 
image.png

 


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Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
 
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On Mon, Sep 27, 2021 at 1:16 AM Vladan SV PAME < vladan.bojic@...> wrote:
 
 
Hi Stefan,

I bought set of seals for main sail manual furler in March this year from Amel.

After replacing them all on main sail furler I remained with one seal that I don’t know what is for.

In attached photo you have all dimensions. Seal number 5 was extra in my case. 

If you need better photo or scan of document that came with seals let me know and I’ll send it to you.

Best Regards,
Vladan - SV Pame
A54 #157
Image.jpeg

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Stefan Schaufert <mail@...>
Sent: Friday, September 24, 2021 21:54
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] SM & A54 Main + Mizzen manual furling gear boxes - seals, o-rings, dust cover … + source(s) ???
 
Dear Amelians,

I want to change all seals etc. for the main and mizzen manual rolling gear.
I was in contact with Maud.  She sends me a good picture, but cannot send me a list of measurements etc. and a set of seals etc. (at least not at the moment).
The forum helped me more (posts and references from Pat SM 123, Scott, Ken ...) but I'm completely stuck now.
Not sure about the dimensions or type of the seals, I haven't found a good source.
 
So I hope that someone has a list with the proven number, dimension, etc. of all the seals required, etc.,
as well as a good source in Europe, ideally in Germany (preferably all parts together).
 
Thanks a lot you for your help.
 
 Best regards
 Stefan
 A54 # 119 Lady Charlyette, currently La Palma - Canary Islands


--
Vladan

A54 #157
SV PAME

 

 


 


--
Vladan

A54 #157
SV PAME


 


Re: SM & A54 Main + Mizzen manual furling gear boxes - seals, o-rings, dust cover … + source(s) ???

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Vladan, sorry I dont. Havent been there yet.

Kind Regards

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

On 27 September 2021 at 20:27 Vladan SV PAME <vladan.bojic@...> wrote:

Hi Danny,

 

I think you are referring to anti dust seal. That one I used and installed.

 

If I was not precise in my post, In Amel kit was supplied two number 5 seals and I used only one of them.

 

Don’t know how many seals are in mizen furler? Maybe that one goes there?

 

Best Regards,

 

Vladan – SV Pame

A54 #157

 

 

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
Sent: Monday, September 27, 2021 09:35
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] SM & A54 Main + Mizzen manual furling gear boxes - seals, o-rings, dust cover … + source(s) ???

 

Hi Vladan. Having just serviced my main sail furler I suspect from your photo this mounts externally on the output shaft sitting down on the top of the housing. One caviat on that opinion is I was looking at the photo on the small screen of my phone 

Kind Regards 

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

On 27 September 2021 at 19:16 Vladan SV PAME <vladan.bojic@...> wrote:

 

 

Hi Stefan,

 

I bought set of seals for main sail manual furler in March this year from Amel.

 

After replacing them all on main sail furler I remained with one seal that I don’t know what is for.

 

In attached photo you have all dimensions. Seal number 5 was extra in my case. 

 

If you need better photo or scan of document that came with seals let me know and I’ll send it to you.

 

Best Regards,

Vladan - SV Pame

A54 #157

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Sent: Friday, September 24, 2021 21:54
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] SM & A54 Main + Mizzen manual furling gear boxes - seals, o-rings, dust cover … + source(s) ???

 

Dear Amelians,


I want to change all seals etc. for the main and mizzen manual rolling gear.
I was in contact with Maud.  She sends me a good picture, but cannot send me a list of measurements etc. and a set of seals etc. (at least not at the moment).

The forum helped me more (posts and references from Pat SM 123, Scott, Ken ...) but I'm completely stuck now.

Not sure about the dimensions or type of the seals, I haven't found a good source.

 

So I hope that someone has a list with the proven number, dimension, etc. of all the seals required, etc.,

as well as a good source in Europe, ideally in Germany (preferably all parts together).

 

Thanks a lot you for your help.

 

 Best regards

 Stefan

 A54 # 119 Lady Charlyette, currently La Palma - Canary Islands


 


--
Vladan

A54 #157
SV PAME


 

 



 


--
Vladan

A54 #157
SV PAME


 


Re: SM & A54 Main + Mizzen manual furling gear boxes - seals, o-rings, dust cover … + source(s) ???

Vladan SV PAME
 

Hi Bill,

Number 5 is not V seal. V seal was supplied only one piece and I used it.
Attached more photos.

Best Regards,
Vladan - SV Pame
A54 # 157

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From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...>
Sent: Monday, September 27, 2021 5:48:18 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] SM & A54 Main + Mizzen manual furling gear boxes - seals, o-rings, dust cover … + source(s) ???
 
Vladan,

The photo is too blurry for me to read. Is it possible that #5 is the V-Seal? 
image.png



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Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
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On Mon, Sep 27, 2021 at 1:16 AM Vladan SV PAME <vladan.bojic@...> wrote:
Hi Stefan,

I bought set of seals for main sail manual furler in March this year from Amel.

After replacing them all on main sail furler I remained with one seal that I don’t know what is for.

In attached photo you have all dimensions. Seal number 5 was extra in my case. 

If you need better photo or scan of document that came with seals let me know and I’ll send it to you.

Best Regards,
Vladan - SV Pame
A54 #157
Image.jpeg

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Stefan Schaufert <mail@...>
Sent: Friday, September 24, 2021 21:54
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] SM & A54 Main + Mizzen manual furling gear boxes - seals, o-rings, dust cover … + source(s) ???
 
Dear Amelians,

I want to change all seals etc. for the main and mizzen manual rolling gear.
I was in contact with Maud.  She sends me a good picture, but cannot send me a list of measurements etc. and a set of seals etc. (at least not at the moment).
The forum helped me more (posts and references from Pat SM 123, Scott, Ken ...) but I'm completely stuck now.
Not sure about the dimensions or type of the seals, I haven't found a good source.
 
So I hope that someone has a list with the proven number, dimension, etc. of all the seals required, etc.,
as well as a good source in Europe, ideally in Germany (preferably all parts together).
 
Thanks a lot you for your help.
 
 Best regards
 Stefan
 A54 # 119 Lady Charlyette, currently La Palma - Canary Islands


--
Vladan

A54 #157
SV PAME


--
Vladan

A54 #157
SV PAME


Opacmare - replacing sensor

Vladan SV PAME
 

Hi group,

I need to replace on of two sensors that control up and down position of pasarella. I managed to unscrew it from the bracket.

Does anyone know where sensor cable ends? As far as I can see cable goes under wooden board of rotating part. Do I need to take off that piece of wood and how to do it?

Thanks in advance.

Best Regards,
--
Vladan

A54 #157
SV PAME


Re: SM & A54 Main + Mizzen manual furling gear boxes - seals, o-rings, dust cover … + source(s) ???

 

Vladan,

The photo is too blurry for me to read. Is it possible that #5 is the V-Seal? 
image.png



CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
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On Mon, Sep 27, 2021 at 1:16 AM Vladan SV PAME <vladan.bojic@...> wrote:
Hi Stefan,

I bought set of seals for main sail manual furler in March this year from Amel.

After replacing them all on main sail furler I remained with one seal that I don’t know what is for.

In attached photo you have all dimensions. Seal number 5 was extra in my case. 

If you need better photo or scan of document that came with seals let me know and I’ll send it to you.

Best Regards,
Vladan - SV Pame
A54 #157
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From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Stefan Schaufert <mail@...>
Sent: Friday, September 24, 2021 21:54
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] SM & A54 Main + Mizzen manual furling gear boxes - seals, o-rings, dust cover … + source(s) ???
 
Dear Amelians,

I want to change all seals etc. for the main and mizzen manual rolling gear.
I was in contact with Maud.  She sends me a good picture, but cannot send me a list of measurements etc. and a set of seals etc. (at least not at the moment).
The forum helped me more (posts and references from Pat SM 123, Scott, Ken ...) but I'm completely stuck now.
Not sure about the dimensions or type of the seals, I haven't found a good source.
 
So I hope that someone has a list with the proven number, dimension, etc. of all the seals required, etc.,
as well as a good source in Europe, ideally in Germany (preferably all parts together).
 
Thanks a lot you for your help.
 
 Best regards
 Stefan
 A54 # 119 Lady Charlyette, currently La Palma - Canary Islands


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Vladan

A54 #157
SV PAME


Re: Air in the cooling system of CLIMMA Aircon

amelforme
 

Hello Lior. I used to own Amel 54 # 14, 2006 model. Very shortly after I sailed the boat here to Florida, the 9000 BTU Climma air conditioner in the aft cabin had a compressor failure. I removed the failed unit and installed a complete duplicate Climma 9000 BTU unit including the thermostat/fan speed controller. It was a difficult process as I believe Amel might have first installed the air conditioner and then installed the furniture/cabinetry around it . I can’t recall it all in detail today, but I had to remove several of the ancillary components from both the failed unit and its replacement to remove and then reinstall the air conditioner. It is a very tight installation. I would measure every dimension extremely carefully if you replace this unit with another brand. Anything larger will not fit.

 

Although Amel would usually evolve a difficult installation to make it more ‘worker friendly’ and to reduce man hours, your hull # 18 is close enough to my #14 that I’d be comfortable saying their installations are probably the same.

 

This is not to say the replacement process is an ordeal, it is just difficult as much of it is done by feel and not sight. I was well trained for this by the Sunbeam Tiger I owned in high school during the  very early 1970’s. I rebuilt the engine with high performance components and installed exhaust headers. Installing spark plugs on this shoe horned engine was difficult in stock configuration. The exhaust headers increased the degree of difficulty several times over. Strictly by feel, it took me five hours to replace eight spark plugs every 5,000 miles or so. The experience came in handy changing the Climma unit. Good luck with it and I hope Amel gave you a bit more room to work with.

 

All the best,

Joel

 

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From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dimitris Krasopoulos
Sent: Monday, September 27, 2021 7:53 AM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Air in the cooling system of CLIMMA Aircon

 

Have a look in the webasto it is same size and it seems to me more modern design. I have replaced the cockpit Aircondition with a webasto 12000

 

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On Sep 27, 2021, at 12:34 PM, Lior Keydar <lior246@...> wrote:

Dear all, 

Thank you very much for the feedback.
The Pump worked as I started the AC but it became very hot and the compressor made a very strange noise. I am quite sure that this unit is in its ELF.

I am thinking to order the same new CLIMMA 9000. It is possible to find it on the market. Did anyone replace the AC on A54? Does anyone has a better recommendation for other AC unit that fit in place?

Thanks a lot for your help
Lior SHARONA, A54 #18 

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