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locked Subgroups added for specific Amel models #IMPORTANT

 

Everyone,

I have added model-specific Subgroups that many of you may be interested in joining. Any member can join any Subgroup at any time.
Emails and postings to a Subgroup will only be seen by the members of that subgroup. The following is posted on AmelYachtOwnersGroup.com's main page:

Subgroups - Any Member can join these Subroups while applying for the main group, or anytime after:

Older Amels, especially Sharki, Maramu, and Mango CLICK HERE for more info or to join 
This subgroup is for older model Amels and especially the over 500 Amel models Sharki, Maramu, and Mango. We encourage every owner of these models to join this Subgroup. The posting rules are the same as the Main Amel Yacht Owners Group

Newer Amels including the A50, A55, and A60 CLICK HERE for more info or to join  

This subgroup is for owners of Amel models newer than Santorin, Super Maramu, and A54. This Subgroup is specifically for the Amel models A55, A50, & A60. We encourage every owner of these models to join this Subgroup. The posting rules are the same as the Main Amel Yacht Owners Group

Yachts For Sale Subgroup CLICK HERE for more info or to join 

  1. Amel yacht owners wanting to sell their Amel and Buyers wanting to buy an Amel can post details once every 60 days.  
  2. We ask that any owner posting in Yachts For Sale make a donation that will be used by the group for expenses. Over 100 currencies are accepted. Click on the DONATION button in the left column on the Amel Yacht Owners Group page. 
  3. After posting in the subgroup, members can make a short summary post in the main group, advising all members of the Subgroup post...please save the details for the Subgroup posting. 
  4. The postings in any subgroup can only be viewed by joining that subgroup (sorry we don't have an option with this). You can join a subgroup and choose NO EMAIL, or other email options.

Classic Amels including Santorin, Super Maramu, and A54 account for the majority of Amels produced and owned today. Owners of these models do not have a Subgroup as they make up the majority.

The postings in any subgroup can only be viewed by joining that subgroup (sorry we don't have an option with this). You can join a subgroup and choose NO EMAIL, or other email options.


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Best,
 
CW Bill Rouse
Amel Owners Yacht School
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970


Re: modified stern railing on 54 to carry line drums

Courtney Gorman
 

Thanks Martin very interesting 
Cheers 🥂 


On Apr 16, 2022, at 12:31 PM, Peter Forbes <ppsforbes@...> wrote:

Thank you Martin.

Peter Forbes
The Old Rectory 
Farnham
Blandford
DT11 8 DE
07836 209730

On 16 Apr 2022, at 16:51, Martin Birkhoff <mbirkhoff@...> wrote:



Peter,
the works were done during our by 

La Rosa Metalli SAS
Via Achille Grandi 165
97100 Ragusa
Sicily, Italia
www.larosametalli.it
+39-09325623529

The works were done very reliable and in time.
Ask for Silvano: +39-3278250055 (english and German speaking)

Martin
Mago del Sur - 54#40
currently Marina di Ragusa, Sicily


Marinas West Coast Italy Winter 2022-2023

Mohammad Shirloo
 

Hi everyone;

We will be cruising Sardinia, Corsica and the West coast of Italy this season and would like recommendation for Marinas for the 2022-2023 winter season anywhere along the west and northwest coast of Italy. All recommendations will be appreciated.

Mohammad & Aty
B&B Kokomo
Amel 54 #099


Re: Volvo Penta D3 110i-A

 

Can you tell me the part number for the D & E?

Best,

CW Bill Rouse 
Amel Owners Yacht School
+1 832-380-4970 | brouse@...
720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
www.AmelOwnersYachtSchool.com 
Yacht School Calendar: www.preparetocastoff.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html


   


On Sat, Apr 16, 2022, 11:20 Dominique Sery via groups.io <dominiquesery=me.com@groups.io> wrote:
Bill, as you said, the 110iA, 110iB and 110iC versions have the same pressure sensor. The 110iD and 110iE versions have a different model.
Dominique


Re: change of ball bearings of traveller cars on our 54

Dominique Sery
 

Martin, you can find balls on the site Accastillage-diffusion.com.
There are two rows of balls, one in Torlon (lower) and one in Delrin (upper) but I don't remember the size of the balls and I won't be going to the boat for a month (if you can wait, I'll tell you)
There are two Accastillage Diffusion shops in Sicily (Palerme and Syracuse)
https://www.accastillage-diffusion.com/accastillage/rails-barres-d-ecoute.html

Best regards
Dominique
Irko A54#16 (Kilada Greece)



 Martin Birkhoff
4:41am   

Many thanks, Domnique,

where did you get the balls. Antal doesn´t sell them to customers. We try to get them via SVB.

Regards
Martin
Mago del Sur - 54#40
currently Marina di Ragusa, Sicily


Re: modified stern railing on 54 to carry line drums

Peter Forbes
 

Thank you Martin.

Peter Forbes
The Old Rectory 
Farnham
Blandford
DT11 8 DE
07836 209730

On 16 Apr 2022, at 16:51, Martin Birkhoff <mbirkhoff@...> wrote:



Peter,
the works were done during our by 

La Rosa Metalli SAS
Via Achille Grandi 165
97100 Ragusa
Sicily, Italia
www.larosametalli.it
+39-09325623529

The works were done very reliable and in time.
Ask for Silvano: +39-3278250055 (english and German speaking)

Martin
Mago del Sur - 54#40
currently Marina di Ragusa, Sicily


Re: Volvo Penta D3 110i-A

Dominique Sery
 

Bill, as you said, the 110iA, 110iB and 110iC versions have the same pressure sensor. The 110iD and 110iE versions have a different model.
Dominique


Re: modified stern railing on 54 to carry line drums

Martin Birkhoff
 

Courtney,

this is an Lewmar VX3 1.500 Watt. We mounted it to serve for the stern anchor. The switches are positioned just portside to the windlass. In the lazarette we added a chain chest which keeps 8 m of chain (10 mm) and some 50 m anchor line.

The idea is to use both, stern anchor and windlass, in Patagonian waters and may be in Greece too.

Martin
Mago del Sur - 54#40
currently Marina die Ragusa, Sicily 


Re: modified stern railing on 54 to carry line drums

Martin Birkhoff
 

Peter,
the works were done during our by 

La Rosa Metalli SAS
Via Achille Grandi 165
97100 Ragusa
Sicily, Italia
www.larosametalli.it
+39-09325623529

The works were done very reliable and in time.
Ask for Silvano: +39-3278250055 (english and German speaking)

Martin
Mago del Sur - 54#40
currently Marina di Ragusa, Sicily


Re: Volvo Penta D3 110i-A

Mohammad Shirloo
 

Nick;

 

Call Gwen Marin on Monday. They can probably get it out the same day and you should have it next week.

 

Happy Sailing;

 

 

Mohammad and Aty

B&B Kokomo

AMEL 54 #099

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Nick Newington via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, April 16, 2022 8:41 AM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Volvo Penta D3 110i-A

 

Thanks for the amazing response.

 

Now I just gotta get my hands on one before April 26

 

Nick

 

S/Y Amelia 

AML 54-019 Leros GR



On 16 Apr 2022, at 15:25, Mohammad Shirloo <mshirloo@...> wrote:

 

Hi Nick;

We replaced this oil pressure switch back in 2017. Attached is the invoice from Gwen Marine. They are very knowledgeable and helpful. I also found the schematic of the sensor, while I was looking, to figure out why the sensor that I ordered from Volvo by the engine serial number, was different than the one I was replacing. The answer, as others have already provided, is the modifications done by Volvo France for Amel, that were not documented at Volvo. This is one of the sensors that was changed at Volvo France, to achieve the isolated ground.

Happy Sailing;


Mohammad and Aty
B&B Kokomo
AMEL 54 #099

-----Original Message-----
From: 
main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Nick Newington via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, April 16, 2022 12:25 AM
To: 
main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Volvo Penta D3 110i-A

I am at home in the U.K. and Amelia is in Leros.
In the photo below you can see what I believe to be the oil pressure monitor that has a small oil leak. Located just beside the base of the dip stick tube.
It needs to be replaced but my parts catalogue is on the boat…

Anyone know the part number??.

There has been a very small oil leak that side of the engine and no space to see due to the fuel tank location.
I could not find it all last summer and autumn, until I bought a selfie stick and took lots of photos with my phone, that finally revealed the problem.


Nick

S/Y Amelia
AML54-019
Leros Gr










<PDF11E1.PDF><OilPress_8151889.pdf>

 


Re: change of ball bearings of traveller cars on our 54

Martin Birkhoff
 

Many thanks, Domnique,

where did you get the balls. Antal doesn´t sell them to customers. We try to get them via SVB.

Regards
Martin
Mago del Sur - 54#40
currently Marina di Ragusa, Sicily


Re: Volvo Penta D3 110i-A

Nick Newington
 

Thanks for the amazing response.

Now I just gotta get my hands on one before April 26

Nick

S/Y Amelia 
AML 54-019 Leros GR

On 16 Apr 2022, at 15:25, Mohammad Shirloo <mshirloo@...> wrote:

Hi Nick;

We replaced this oil pressure switch back in 2017. Attached is the invoice from Gwen Marine. They are very knowledgeable and helpful. I also found the schematic of the sensor, while I was looking, to figure out why the sensor that I ordered from Volvo by the engine serial number, was different than the one I was replacing. The answer, as others have already provided, is the modifications done by Volvo France for Amel, that were not documented at Volvo. This is one of the sensors that was changed at Volvo France, to achieve the isolated ground.

Happy Sailing;


Mohammad and Aty
B&B Kokomo
AMEL 54 #099

-----Original Message-----
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Nick Newington via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, April 16, 2022 12:25 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Volvo Penta D3 110i-A

I am at home in the U.K. and Amelia is in Leros.
In the photo below you can see what I believe to be the oil pressure monitor that has a small oil leak. Located just beside the base of the dip stick tube.
It needs to be replaced but my parts catalogue is on the boat…

Anyone know the part number??.

There has been a very small oil leak that side of the engine and no space to see due to the fuel tank location.
I could not find it all last summer and autumn, until I bought a selfie stick and took lots of photos with my phone, that finally revealed the problem.


Nick

S/Y Amelia
AML54-019
Leros Gr










<PDF11E1.PDF><OilPress_8151889.pdf>


Re: modified stern railing on 54 to carry line drums

Courtney Gorman
 

Martin can I ask about what appears to be an electric winch attached to the deck at the aft end of your boat?
Cheers
Courtney
54#101
Trippin

On Apr 16, 2022, at 7:22 AM, Peter Forbes <ppsforbes@...> wrote:

Martin,

Very nice - where did you have this done?

Peter
Peter Forbes
Amel54 #035
Lymington UK

On 16 Apr 2022, at 12:05, Martin Birkhoff <mbirkhoff@...> wrote:

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Re: Volvo Penta D3 110i-A

Mohammad Shirloo
 

Hi Nick;

We replaced this oil pressure switch back in 2017. Attached is the invoice from Gwen Marine. They are very knowledgeable and helpful. I also found the schematic of the sensor, while I was looking, to figure out why the sensor that I ordered from Volvo by the engine serial number, was different than the one I was replacing. The answer, as others have already provided, is the modifications done by Volvo France for Amel, that were not documented at Volvo. This is one of the sensors that was changed at Volvo France, to achieve the isolated ground.

Happy Sailing;


Mohammad and Aty
B&B Kokomo
AMEL 54 #099

-----Original Message-----
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Nick Newington via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, April 16, 2022 12:25 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Volvo Penta D3 110i-A

I am at home in the U.K. and Amelia is in Leros.
In the photo below you can see what I believe to be the oil pressure monitor that has a small oil leak. Located just beside the base of the dip stick tube.
It needs to be replaced but my parts catalogue is on the boat…

Anyone know the part number??.

There has been a very small oil leak that side of the engine and no space to see due to the fuel tank location.
I could not find it all last summer and autumn, until I bought a selfie stick and took lots of photos with my phone, that finally revealed the problem.


Nick

S/Y Amelia
AML54-019
Leros Gr


Re: Volvo Penta D3 110i-A

 

More info:
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CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
   


On Sat, Apr 16, 2022 at 8:39 AM Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:
Nick,

As I am sure that you are aware looking up a part number for the D3 is not as straightforward as some people might think. Volvo France modified the D3 to comply with Amel's request for an isolated ground engine. For some reason the modifications are not available to all Volvo dealers...at least this is what some owners have reported. Some of the sensors were changed to receive 12 volt negative from a second wire to the sensor and the wiring harness was modified along with possibly some other modifications, resulting in an Isolated ground D3.

As far as I know, Amel never gave any information on these changed parts to any Amel owner. Thus, I have attempted over the last few years to make a list of the special sensors used in the Isolated Ground modified D3 by Volvo France. I believe the part you want is: 
Part No. 8151889 CONTACT PRESSION HUILE BIPO / OIL PRESSURE PROBE (Also supplied via Volvo Trucks). This part was available at Gwen Marine (see the following inserted document) 

This is my current list, although I am not 100% sure it applies to all D3-110 models A through H:


Bill


CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
   

On Sat, Apr 16, 2022 at 7:38 AM Dominique Sery via groups.io <dominiquesery=me.com@groups.io> wrote:
 
Nick,

The oil pressure sensor on the Volvo parts catalogue does not appear to be bipolar.
I know that Amel had the engine modified by Volvo to be dual pole.
Perhaps look for a bipolar oil pressure sensor to avoid losing the protection fitted by Amel?

Dominique


Re: Volvo Penta D3 110i-A

 

Nick,

As I am sure that you are aware looking up a part number for the D3 is not as straightforward as some people might think. Volvo France modified the D3 to comply with Amel's request for an isolated ground engine. For some reason the modifications are not available to all Volvo dealers...at least this is what some owners have reported. Some of the sensors were changed to receive 12 volt negative from a second wire to the sensor and the wiring harness was modified along with possibly some other modifications, resulting in an Isolated ground D3.

As far as I know, Amel never gave any information on these changed parts to any Amel owner. Thus, I have attempted over the last few years to make a list of the special sensors used in the Isolated Ground modified D3 by Volvo France. I believe the part you want is: 
Part No. 8151889 CONTACT PRESSION HUILE BIPO / OIL PRESSURE PROBE (Also supplied via Volvo Trucks). This part was available at Gwen Marine (see the following inserted document) 

This is my current list, although I am not 100% sure it applies to all D3-110 models A through H:


Bill


CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
   


On Sat, Apr 16, 2022 at 7:38 AM Dominique Sery via groups.io <dominiquesery=me.com@groups.io> wrote:
 
Nick,

The oil pressure sensor on the Volvo parts catalogue does not appear to be bipolar.
I know that Amel had the engine modified by Volvo to be dual pole.
Perhaps look for a bipolar oil pressure sensor to avoid losing the protection fitted by Amel?

Dominique


Re: Volvo Penta D3 110i-A

Dominique Sery
 

 
Nick,

The oil pressure sensor on the Volvo parts catalogue does not appear to be bipolar.
I know that Amel had the engine modified by Volvo to be dual pole.
Perhaps look for a bipolar oil pressure sensor to avoid losing the protection fitted by Amel?

Dominique


Re: Volvo Penta D3 110i-A

Dominique Sery
 

Hi Nick,

The oil pressure sensor for the Volvo 110iA is part number 3545696.
I am posting the spare parts catalog view I have with a link to download it 
(in French but with drawings)

http://dominiquesery.fr/telechargements/Volvo-eclate-pieces-detachees.pdf

Best regards
Dominique
Irko
A54#16 (Kilada Greece)


Re: change of ball bearings of traveller cars on our 54

Dominique Sery
 

Hi,

It's very easy to do, I did it last year, there is no need to dismantle the traveller car, you just have to remove a small plate to have access to the balls.

Best
Dominique
Irko A54#16 (Kilada, Greece)


Re: modified stern railing on 54 to carry line drums

Peter Forbes
 

Martin,

Very nice - where did you have this done?

Peter
Peter Forbes
Amel54 #035
Lymington UK

On 16 Apr 2022, at 12:05, Martin Birkhoff <mbirkhoff@...> wrote:

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