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Cherry D45X micro switch for Bowtruster #replacement

EricOpdeweegh
 

Dear Amelians

Last week one of the micro switches  on the pcb  of  my bowtruster failed. It just does not click anymore and cleaning the contacts did not make it work again.
The spring apparently weakened.
It is not to hard to replace the switch but I can't find the right one.
We have asked Maud at SAV, she came back to us very quicky but could not help us this time. Seems they do not any in stock anymore

.

Does any one know where to get this specific micro switch D45X from manufacturer "Cherry". 16(4) / 250  - 15A 1/2HP - 12.5 -25C VAC
See enclosed photos. 

There are a lot of micro switches around on the internet but I can 't find the specific one with the two connectors under 90 degree angle and the third one under neath. 

We have Super Maramu  158 (1996)
Bowtruster  Leroy Somer/ TF 15 /6.3kW/480A/24V  - Serial no 718624/25


Looking forward to help to order a few of these micro switches.

Eric Opdeweegh

Sv Abayomi

Amel Super Maramu Hull# 0030017SM158              Delivered March 1996

Phone  +31621240217

 




 


Re: Found this on deck and don’t know where it came from

Raul Schleier
 

Thanks Gerhard, that’s good to know


Re: Mast lights for A54

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Totally agree Teun
Danny
SM 299
Ocean Pearl

On 24/07/2022 22:33 Teun BAAS <teun@...> wrote:


Wow

 

I always mention to other sailors  how our AYOG forum keeps decorum and doesn’t slide to the level I see several other fori.

 

Let’s keep it that way.

 

Best Regards Teun

SV AMELIT  A54  #128

 

HOPE ISLAND MARINA (near BRISBANE) QLD AUSTRALIA

July 24, 2022 20:32:40

 

You can follow AMELIT via this link: https://forecast.predictwind.com/tracking/display/AMELIT

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Charles Macdonald via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, July 24, 2022 20:01
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Mast lights for A54


Hi,

Let it be known far and wide that the new Amel people dot not give a f¨¨¨ about old Amel (Maramu and such). They throw away all the remaining spare parts to the great dismay of old Amel hands  and of course owners of older Amel boats. Their only concern is selling million dollars boats  to new clients. I am not saying that their new boats are badly made. They are for sure of vey high quality.

But if you you do not have a couple of millions in your pocket they wont even speak to you. You have  to see the old Amel Hands who have set up their own company. I recommend Secteur Blanc in la Rochelle, not cheap but super reliable.The owner has worked with Henry Amel for more than twenty years and knows absolutely everything that has to be known about Maramus, Euros, Meltems, Santorins, SuperMaramus, Sharkis and the like.

So it goes


Charles








Le 23 juil. 2022 à 19:24, Arno Luijten <arno.luijten@...> a écrit :


Hi Mohammad,

Being in La Rochelle I can say from first hand source, Amel does not have the original spreaderlights anymore as they are no longer made. They do have very nice replacements but at a not so nice price.  

The tri-color is for most 54s the Lopolight Tri-color-anchor light. Quite a dissapointing thing as it promises 50000 hours life and if you are lucky you’ll get 1500 hour. I replaced the lot with Aqua signal series 40 LED lights

Regards,
Arno Luijten,
SV Luna
A54-121




Re: Mast lights for A54

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Charles you are so out of line it defies belief. First you have grossly violented the rules of this group which are there for good reason, Second you are utterly wrong about Amel and their long term care of their clients. I speak from first hand knowledge owning a 22 year old Amel and having been a member of this forum for 14 years I have watched the care others have experienced. They have always been pleasant to deal with, I never cease to be amazed at the care they give to the ageing sector of their fleet. That care is precious and we must not jeopardize it.
Danny Simms
SM 299
Ocean Pearl

On 24/07/2022 22:01 Charles Macdonald <c.macdonald@...> wrote:


Hi,
Let it be known far and wide that the new Amel people dot not give a f¨¨¨ about old Amel (Maramu and such). They throw away all the remaining spare parts to the great dismay of old Amel hands  and of course owners of older Amel boats. Their only concern is selling million dollars boats  to new clients. I am not saying that their new boats are badly made. They are for sure of vey high quality.
But if you you do not have a couple of millions in your pocket they wont even speak to you. You have  to see the old Amel Hands who have set up their own company. I recommend Secteur Blanc in la Rochelle, not cheap but super reliable.The owner has worked with Henry Amel for more than twenty years and knows absolutely everything that has to be known about Maramus, Euros, Meltems, Santorins, SuperMaramus, Sharkis and the like.
So it goes

Charles






Le 23 juil. 2022 à 19:24, Arno Luijten <arno.luijten@...> a écrit :

Hi Mohammad,

Being in La Rochelle I can say from first hand source, Amel does not have the original spreaderlights anymore as they are no longer made. They do have very nice replacements but at a not so nice price.  

The tri-color is for most 54s the Lopolight Tri-color-anchor light. Quite a dissapointing thing as it promises 50000 hours life and if you are lucky you’ll get 1500 hour. I replaced the lot with Aqua signal series 40 LED lights

Regards,
Arno Luijten,
SV Luna
A54-121



Re: Mast lights for A54

 

Charles Macdonald, 

Your rude message shows indifference to 3 out of 4 of the following requests. Although the damage is done and it has been sent to every member of the group, I will delete the message and lock the thread. All of your future postings will be moderated for a while. Many of us have worked hard to make this group stay on point helping one another without a diversion. Please try to control yourself in the future and remember anything you post anywhere on the Internet may come back to haunt you in the future. I suspect that Amel SAV now has your derogatory remarks sent to them by one of our 1200 members. You need to realize that will probably affect you and could have some impact on every one of us. There are good reasons for the following requests. I will not get into all of the reasons.

We encourage postings that will genuinely help Amel owners source needed parts and services. We encourage you to support the Amel brand and be respectful to the brand in your postings. 
  1. Please do not post anything that could be considered offensive or derogatory regarding Amel, any Member, or Sponsor.
  2. Please refrain from political issues and rude, or inappropriate language.
  3. Please refrain from criticism of persons or businesses in which you may have experienced unsatisfactory results, because it would be one-sided, without the ability of the other side to respond.
  4. Please register with your given names and please sign postings with your given name. If you currently own an Amel include the boat name, Amel model, and hull number. 
Bill

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

On Sun, Jul 24, 2022 at 5:01 AM Charles Macdonald <c.macdonald@...> wrote:
Hi,
Let it be known far and wide that the new Amel people dot not give a f¨¨¨ about old Amel (Maramu and such). They throw away all the remaining spare parts to the great dismay of old Amel hands  and of course owners of older Amel boats. Their only concern is selling million dollars boats  to new clients. I am not saying that their new boats are badly made. They are for sure of vey high quality.
But if you you do not have a couple of millions in your pocket they wont even speak to you. You have  to see the old Amel Hands who have set up their own company. I recommend Secteur Blanc in la Rochelle, not cheap but super reliable.The owner has worked with Henry Amel for more than twenty years and knows absolutely everything that has to be known about Maramus, Euros, Meltems, Santorins, SuperMaramus, Sharkis and the like.
So it goes

Charles






Le 23 juil. 2022 à 19:24, Arno Luijten <arno.luijten@...> a écrit :

Hi Mohammad,

Being in La Rochelle I can say from first hand source, Amel does not have the original spreaderlights anymore as they are no longer made. They do have very nice replacements but at a not so nice price.  

The tri-color is for most 54s the Lopolight Tri-color-anchor light. Quite a dissapointing thing as it promises 50000 hours life and if you are lucky you’ll get 1500 hour. I replaced the lot with Aqua signal series 40 LED lights

Regards,
Arno Luijten,
SV Luna
A54-121



Re: Using water tank for fridge cooling circuit

Louis Trepanier
 

Sorry for asking about your inverter since the compressor is 24v


On Jul 24, 2022, at 15:08, Louis Trepanier <louis.alepa@...> wrote:

Thanks Ruedi for the details. 

I will ask a local technician if he is comfortable with doing this job.

What is your inverter power?
Louis


On Jul 24, 2022, at 00:20, WASABI - Rudolf Waldispuehl <Rudolf@...> wrote:



Hi Louis

 

It was not a complete replacement. The original Figoboat Refrigerator is still in place but only changed the compressor and Eveporator.

Disconnected the IN/OUT water hoses and connected together. The cooling waterline is a looped line connected with the other fridge/freezer.

 

The compressor is 24V Danfos/SECOP BD35F (can be ordered in Internet for about 450 EURO). The Evaporator is a bit bigger and more powerful than the original Frigoboat evaporator and there was enough space in the original Frigoboat. Don’t remember exact brand, but could be for example a Vitrifrigo S3 boxed Evaporator. The new compressor is consuming same or less Amp. compared to the original setup.

 

Best regards and happy sailing

Ruedi

WASABI A54-55

 

Von: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> im Auftrag von Louis Trepanier <louis.alepa@...>
Antworten an: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Datum: Samstag, 23. Juli 2022 um 11:25
An: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Betreff: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Using water tank for fridge cooling circuit

 

Hı Rudolf,

İnterested by your replacement of the front door Frigoboat by a air cooled refrigerator.

-what refrigerator model did you choose?

- what capacity inverter do you use and how many amps @220 v doest it consume?

Thanks,

Louis Amelia II

 



On Jul 23, 2022, at 11:47, WASABI - Rudolf Waldispuehl <Rudolf@...> wrote:

 

We typically do not stay on board when hauled, so not as dependent on the fridge.

 

Respectfully;

 


Re: Using water tank for fridge cooling circuit

Louis Trepanier
 

Thanks Ruedi for the details. 

I will ask a local technician if he is comfortable with doing this job.

What is your inverter power?
Louis


On Jul 24, 2022, at 00:20, WASABI - Rudolf Waldispuehl <Rudolf@...> wrote:



Hi Louis

 

It was not a complete replacement. The original Figoboat Refrigerator is still in place but only changed the compressor and Eveporator.

Disconnected the IN/OUT water hoses and connected together. The cooling waterline is a looped line connected with the other fridge/freezer.

 

The compressor is 24V Danfos/SECOP BD35F (can be ordered in Internet for about 450 EURO). The Evaporator is a bit bigger and more powerful than the original Frigoboat evaporator and there was enough space in the original Frigoboat. Don’t remember exact brand, but could be for example a Vitrifrigo S3 boxed Evaporator. The new compressor is consuming same or less Amp. compared to the original setup.

 

Best regards and happy sailing

Ruedi

WASABI A54-55

 

Von: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> im Auftrag von Louis Trepanier <louis.alepa@...>
Antworten an: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Datum: Samstag, 23. Juli 2022 um 11:25
An: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Betreff: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Using water tank for fridge cooling circuit

 

Hı Rudolf,

İnterested by your replacement of the front door Frigoboat by a air cooled refrigerator.

-what refrigerator model did you choose?

- what capacity inverter do you use and how many amps @220 v doest it consume?

Thanks,

Louis Amelia II

 



On Jul 23, 2022, at 11:47, WASABI - Rudolf Waldispuehl <Rudolf@...> wrote:

 

We typically do not stay on board when hauled, so not as dependent on the fridge.

 

Respectfully;

 


Re: Mast lights for A54

Jose Alegria
 

About Lopolight

My mooring and tricolor light died after 10 years service;  the same with after light.
I  write to lopolight and they tell me the product is out of warranty but  they offered a 50% discount on a new ones which I accepted.
I appreciate the commercial attitude

José Alegria
A55#003MERIT
josealegr@gmail.com
Mobile: + 351 91 866 30 37




On Sat, 23 Jul 2022 at 18:53, Mohammad Shirloo <mshirloo@...> wrote:
Hi Arno,

I ordered and received 3 of the spreader lights from amel in 2019. They cost 60 euros each and were a perfect match in color and intensity. Maybe they no longer carry them.

In regards to the tricolor lopolight, ours went out last year. Obviously nowhere near 50000 hours. The mooring and tricolor wiring had shorted internally. I called them and they immediately acknowledged the issue as an internal problem. They offered a 50% discount on a new one which I accepted. I’ve installed the new one, which seems to be of a far better quality and technology and am happy so far. They seem to be a quality company with excellent customer service.

Respectfully;


Mohammad & Aty
B&B Kokomo
A54 #099

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Arno Luijten via groups.io <arno.luijten=gmail.com@groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, July 23, 2022 7:24:20 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Mast lights for A54
 

Hi Mohammad,

Being in La Rochelle I can say from first hand source, Amel does not have the original spreaderlights anymore as they are no longer made. They do have very nice replacements but at a not so nice price.  

The tri-color is for most 54s the Lopolight Tri-color-anchor light. Quite a dissapointing thing as it promises 50000 hours life and if you are lucky you’ll get 1500 hour. I replaced the lot with Aqua signal series 40 LED lights

Regards,
Arno Luijten,
SV Luna
A54-121


Re: Mast lights for A54

Charles Macdonald <c.macdonald@...>
 

Good to hear that Nick. I spoke from my own experience. Probably should not have generalized.
Cheers

Charles

Le 24 juil. 2022 à 12:23, Nick Newington via groups.io <ngtnewington@...> a écrit :

Hello Charles,

That has not been my experience. I email Maud Touillet at sav@... and she always responds within a day or so. More often than not Amel has the spare parts in stock.

Kind regards

Nick Newington
Amelia 
AML54-019
Leros

On 24 Jul 2022, at 11:01, Charles Macdonald <c.macdonald@...> wrote:

Hi,
Let it be known far and wide that the new Amel people dot not give a f¨¨¨ about old Amel (Maramu and such). They throw away all the remaining spare parts to the great dismay of old Amel hands  and of course owners of older Amel boats. Their only concern is selling million dollars boats  to new clients. I am not saying that their new boats are badly made. They are for sure of vey high quality.
But if you you do not have a couple of millions in your pocket they wont even speak to you. You have  to see the old Amel Hands who have set up their own company. I recommend Secteur Blanc in la Rochelle, not cheap but super reliable.The owner has worked with Henry Amel for more than twenty years and knows absolutely everything that has to be known about Maramus, Euros, Meltems, Santorins, SuperMaramus, Sharkis and the like.
So it goes

Charles






Le 23 juil. 2022 à 19:24, Arno Luijten <arno.luijten@...> a écrit :

Hi Mohammad,

Being in La Rochelle I can say from first hand source, Amel does not have the original spreaderlights anymore as they are no longer made. They do have very nice replacements but at a not so nice price.  

The tri-color is for most 54s the Lopolight Tri-color-anchor light. Quite a dissapointing thing as it promises 50000 hours life and if you are lucky you’ll get 1500 hour. I replaced the lot with Aqua signal series 40 LED lights

Regards,
Arno Luijten,
SV Luna
A54-121





Re: Mast lights for A54

Teun BAAS
 

Wow

 

I always mention to other sailors  how our AYOG forum keeps decorum and doesn’t slide to the level I see several other fori.

 

Let’s keep it that way.

 

Best Regards Teun

SV AMELIT  A54  #128

 

HOPE ISLAND MARINA (near BRISBANE) QLD AUSTRALIA

July 24, 2022 20:32:40

 

You can follow AMELIT via this link: https://forecast.predictwind.com/tracking/display/AMELIT

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Charles Macdonald via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, July 24, 2022 20:01
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Mast lights for A54

 

Hi,

Let it be known far and wide that the new Amel people dot not give a f¨¨¨ about old Amel (Maramu and such). They throw away all the remaining spare parts to the great dismay of old Amel hands  and of course owners of older Amel boats. Their only concern is selling million dollars boats  to new clients. I am not saying that their new boats are badly made. They are for sure of vey high quality.

But if you you do not have a couple of millions in your pocket they wont even speak to you. You have  to see the old Amel Hands who have set up their own company. I recommend Secteur Blanc in la Rochelle, not cheap but super reliable.The owner has worked with Henry Amel for more than twenty years and knows absolutely everything that has to be known about Maramus, Euros, Meltems, Santorins, SuperMaramus, Sharkis and the like.

So it goes

 

Charles

 

 

 

 

 



Le 23 juil. 2022 à 19:24, Arno Luijten <arno.luijten@...> a écrit :

 

Hi Mohammad,

Being in La Rochelle I can say from first hand source, Amel does not have the original spreaderlights anymore as they are no longer made. They do have very nice replacements but at a not so nice price.  

The tri-color is for most 54s the Lopolight Tri-color-anchor light. Quite a dissapointing thing as it promises 50000 hours life and if you are lucky you’ll get 1500 hour. I replaced the lot with Aqua signal series 40 LED lights

Regards,
Arno Luijten,
SV Luna
A54-121

 


Re: Mast lights for A54

Nick Newington
 

Hello Charles,

That has not been my experience. I email Maud Touillet at sav@... and she always responds within a day or so. More often than not Amel has the spare parts in stock.

Kind regards

Nick Newington
Amelia 
AML54-019
Leros

On 24 Jul 2022, at 11:01, Charles Macdonald <c.macdonald@...> wrote:

Hi,
Let it be known far and wide that the new Amel people dot not give a f¨¨¨ about old Amel (Maramu and such). They throw away all the remaining spare parts to the great dismay of old Amel hands  and of course owners of older Amel boats. Their only concern is selling million dollars boats  to new clients. I am not saying that their new boats are badly made. They are for sure of vey high quality.
But if you you do not have a couple of millions in your pocket they wont even speak to you. You have  to see the old Amel Hands who have set up their own company. I recommend Secteur Blanc in la Rochelle, not cheap but super reliable.The owner has worked with Henry Amel for more than twenty years and knows absolutely everything that has to be known about Maramus, Euros, Meltems, Santorins, SuperMaramus, Sharkis and the like.
So it goes

Charles






Le 23 juil. 2022 à 19:24, Arno Luijten <arno.luijten@...> a écrit :

Hi Mohammad,

Being in La Rochelle I can say from first hand source, Amel does not have the original spreaderlights anymore as they are no longer made. They do have very nice replacements but at a not so nice price.  

The tri-color is for most 54s the Lopolight Tri-color-anchor light. Quite a dissapointing thing as it promises 50000 hours life and if you are lucky you’ll get 1500 hour. I replaced the lot with Aqua signal series 40 LED lights

Regards,
Arno Luijten,
SV Luna
A54-121




Re: Mast lights for A54

Charles Macdonald <c.macdonald@...>
 

Hi,
Let it be known far and wide that the new Amel people dot not give a f¨¨¨ about old Amel (Maramu and such). They throw away all the remaining spare parts to the great dismay of old Amel hands  and of course owners of older Amel boats. Their only concern is selling million dollars boats  to new clients. I am not saying that their new boats are badly made. They are for sure of vey high quality.
But if you you do not have a couple of millions in your pocket they wont even speak to you. You have  to see the old Amel Hands who have set up their own company. I recommend Secteur Blanc in la Rochelle, not cheap but super reliable.The owner has worked with Henry Amel for more than twenty years and knows absolutely everything that has to be known about Maramus, Euros, Meltems, Santorins, SuperMaramus, Sharkis and the like.
So it goes

Charles






Le 23 juil. 2022 à 19:24, Arno Luijten <arno.luijten@...> a écrit :

Hi Mohammad,

Being in La Rochelle I can say from first hand source, Amel does not have the original spreaderlights anymore as they are no longer made. They do have very nice replacements but at a not so nice price.  

The tri-color is for most 54s the Lopolight Tri-color-anchor light. Quite a dissapointing thing as it promises 50000 hours life and if you are lucky you’ll get 1500 hour. I replaced the lot with Aqua signal series 40 LED lights

Regards,
Arno Luijten,
SV Luna
A54-121



Re: Using water tank for fridge cooling circuit

WASABI - Rudolf Waldispuehl
 

Hi Louis

 

It was not a complete replacement. The original Figoboat Refrigerator is still in place but only changed the compressor and Eveporator.

Disconnected the IN/OUT water hoses and connected together. The cooling waterline is a looped line connected with the other fridge/freezer.

 

The compressor is 24V Danfos/SECOP BD35F (can be ordered in Internet for about 450 EURO). The Evaporator is a bit bigger and more powerful than the original Frigoboat evaporator and there was enough space in the original Frigoboat. Don’t remember exact brand, but could be for example a Vitrifrigo S3 boxed Evaporator. The new compressor is consuming same or less Amp. compared to the original setup.

 

Best regards and happy sailing

Ruedi

WASABI A54-55

 

Von: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> im Auftrag von Louis Trepanier <louis.alepa@...>
Antworten an: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Datum: Samstag, 23. Juli 2022 um 11:25
An: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Betreff: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Using water tank for fridge cooling circuit

 

Hı Rudolf,

İnterested by your replacement of the front door Frigoboat by a air cooled refrigerator.

-what refrigerator model did you choose?

- what capacity inverter do you use and how many amps @220 v doest it consume?

Thanks,

Louis Amelia II

 



On Jul 23, 2022, at 11:47, WASABI - Rudolf Waldispuehl <Rudolf@...> wrote:

 

We typically do not stay on board when hauled, so not as dependent on the fridge.

 

Respectfully;

 


Re: Storage hot water system

Mark Erdos
 

 

 

While this makes perfect sense for a home, I see a couple of setbacks for an installation on a vessel. The first one being you will not be able to use the engine/genset heat exchanger to heat water. This means having to us electricity. The second thing is the amount of electrical energy needed to instantly heat the water. I imagine it would be on par with an electric kettle - 10 +/- amps at 220vac. Of course if you plan to live on a boat and be plugged into shore-power, this is a non-issue.

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us


On 7/22/2022 3:57 AM, Bryce Procter via groups.io wrote:

I was recently watching a random YouTube where the boat owner was replacing his storage hot water system with an on demand electric heater. I dont like changing Henry's well thought out systems though this did get me thinking. The swap was simple, worked well, saves considerable weight, significant increase in engine room space, low maintenance and easily replaced if and when needed. No doubt some deal breaker downsides I haven't thought of? Any thoughts or advice appreciated.

Cheers 

Bryce Procter 
SV Seamaster ll
SM 2000 #467


Re: Mast lights for A54

Mohammad Shirloo
 

Hi Arno,

I ordered and received 3 of the spreader lights from amel in 2019. They cost 60 euros each and were a perfect match in color and intensity. Maybe they no longer carry them.

In regards to the tricolor lopolight, ours went out last year. Obviously nowhere near 50000 hours. The mooring and tricolor wiring had shorted internally. I called them and they immediately acknowledged the issue as an internal problem. They offered a 50% discount on a new one which I accepted. I’ve installed the new one, which seems to be of a far better quality and technology and am happy so far. They seem to be a quality company with excellent customer service.

Respectfully;


Mohammad & Aty
B&B Kokomo
A54 #099

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Arno Luijten via groups.io <arno.luijten@...>
Sent: Saturday, July 23, 2022 7:24:20 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Mast lights for A54
 

Hi Mohammad,

Being in La Rochelle I can say from first hand source, Amel does not have the original spreaderlights anymore as they are no longer made. They do have very nice replacements but at a not so nice price.  

The tri-color is for most 54s the Lopolight Tri-color-anchor light. Quite a dissapointing thing as it promises 50000 hours life and if you are lucky you’ll get 1500 hour. I replaced the lot with Aqua signal series 40 LED lights

Regards,
Arno Luijten,
SV Luna
A54-121


Re: Mast lights for A54

Arno Luijten
 

Hi Mohammad,

Being in La Rochelle I can say from first hand source, Amel does not have the original spreaderlights anymore as they are no longer made. They do have very nice replacements but at a not so nice price.  

The tri-color is for most 54s the Lopolight Tri-color-anchor light. Quite a dissapointing thing as it promises 50000 hours life and if you are lucky you’ll get 1500 hour. I replaced the lot with Aqua signal series 40 LED lights

Regards,
Arno Luijten,
SV Luna
A54-121


Re: Found this on deck and don’t know where it came from

Gerhard Mueller
 

Such screw nuts are used by Amel anywhere on the boat and since a long time. You may order them from

www.visserie-service.fr
or
www.vis-express.fr

See attachment.

--
Gerhard Mueller
Amel Sharki #60
Currently North Sea, Germany


Re: D Marin Corfu (aka: Gouvia Marina)

Paul Filgiano
 

Dear confrères and consoeurs,

Many thanks to everyone for your invaluable feedback. Our plan is to leave Turkey (Göcek) in spring of 2023 and make our way West, across the Aegean Sea, then Ionian heading north, right through the Adriatic then back down along the coast Italy, and so on…until we eventually reach Spain (then we’ll see ;-)))
We’ll be doing this in phases with periodic returns home so finding safe marinas to leave the boat along the way, and near airports, will be crucial.

Fair winds to all,

Paul and Christine

SV CHRISTINE, A55, #29




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Paul & Christine Filgiano
Montreal, QC (Canada)


Re: Storage hot water system

luvkante
 

Sorry,

I have to be frank:

This idea is, politely said, not very smart.

Martin
AMEL 54 #149 CHIARA


Re: Storage hot water system

Chris Paul
 

HI Bryce,

Bryce, I like your idea but, according to my research, it is not practical on a yacht, even dockside. 
You need lots of electrical power to make a fast enough flow of hot water to have a decent shower. 
I did a quick google and found specs for what I think is the type of heater you saw on youtube. 
(Small single phase 240V instantaneous water heater)




This heater requires 7.1KW of power, heats water to 50C and supplies only 1.5 L/min hot water flow (12L/min is normal household shower flow rate). To get a better flow rate requires significantly more power. 

 Problem 1: (Where will you get 7.1KW of power?)
I don't think the ONAN generator could supply that much output power.
If you tried to use the power outlet on the dock it would trip the 16A circuit breaker (About 3KW) . 
Maybe a large inverter could handle 7Kw power surge for a 5 minute shower but 600Ah batteries would suffer.

 Problem 2: (Flow rate)
Even if you find the electrical power, 1.5L/min at 50C is not much water. 


I have been thinking for some time about another system that may work.

I lived in house with a solar hot water system connected to a 300L storage tank that provided hot water, even mid-winter unless the sun did not shine for about 3 days. 
When the water became a bit cold (maybe 30C) I would boost electrically for about 10 mins and the water was hot again.
This system was not cheap to buy, but was cheap to run. I had so much hot water I never felt guilty having long showers.

 

The system below is a marinised version of the house system and also has solar photovoltaic cells. 
If this was installed & connected to the existing HWS I believe it would provide much of the hot water without needing much generator or engine time. 
Anyone cruising summers in temperate latitudes and winters in the tropics, would probably have constant hot water. If the water temperature droped below shower comfort level then probably a short burst on 220V water heater would resolve the issue. 

I am not sure where or how to install such a system (solar arch, railings or above bimini??) but I would be most interested in any thoughts or ideas from others. 



Chris Paul
SV GLAZIG
SM352
NZ








On Saturday, 23 July 2022 at 01:57:13 am NZST, Bryce Procter via groups.io <balibryce@...> wrote:


I was recently watching a random YouTube where the boat owner was replacing his storage hot water system with an on demand electric heater. I dont like changing Henry's well thought out systems though this did get me thinking. The swap was simple, worked well, saves considerable weight, significant increase in engine room space, low maintenance and easily replaced if and when needed. No doubt some deal breaker downsides I haven't thought of? Any thoughts or advice appreciated.

Cheers 

Bryce Procter 
SV Seamaster ll
SM 2000 #467

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