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Re: FA50 Silent mode on A54?

Ross Hickey & Donna Hammond
 

Hi Chris,

I am pretty sure my silent switch if fitted would be on the white wire on our FA50.

Would need to check this however.

Regards
Ross and Donna
SM2K #356

On Thursday, October 28, 2021, 1:04 PM, Chris Likins <likinsca@...> wrote:

So I went to install the physical switch as mentioned above, however the purple and gray wires simply don’t exist on my FA50. Also, in the menu screen on the chart plotter, the “silent” option is also non existent. 


It appears there might be a few different versions? The US manual specifies you can add a switch between the purple and gray wires, and it also specifies how to access silent mode through the menu screens.

The French manual however, omits the purple and gray wires on the wiring diagram and it makes no mention of a silent mode in the menu descriptions... it appears mine matches the French version?? 


Or is it possible I need to update firmware to access the silent menu? I have my doubts though since the physical wires for a silent switch don’t exist on mine...


--
Ross Hickey & Donna Hammond
SV Intrepid Kiwi
SM2K #356
Currently in Turkey


Re: FA50 Silent mode on A54?

Chris Likins
 

So I went to install the physical switch as mentioned above, however the purple and gray wires simply don’t exist on my FA50. Also, in the menu screen on the chart plotter, the “silent” option is also non existent. 


It appears there might be a few different versions? The US manual specifies you can add a switch between the purple and gray wires, and it also specifies how to access silent mode through the menu screens.

The French manual however, omits the purple and gray wires on the wiring diagram and it makes no mention of a silent mode in the menu descriptions... it appears mine matches the French version?? 


Or is it possible I need to update firmware to access the silent menu? I have my doubts though since the physical wires for a silent switch don’t exist on mine...


Re: FA50 Silent mode on A54?

Porter McRoberts
 

Chris. I can call you and walk you through. 
Porter McRoberts 
A54-152
What’s app 754 265 2206


On Oct 28, 2021, at 8:31 PM, Chris Likins <likinsca@...> wrote:

Hello All,

Can someone explain to me how to go into “Silent Mode” on the Furuno FA50 so the AIS only receives and doesn’t transmit (Amel54 #133)? With the standard network setup I thought there should be a function on the Navnet3d menus but it doesn’t seem to exist. 

Any help or advise appreciated!

Chris 


Re: FA50 Silent mode on A54?

Bartłomiej Czarciński
 

Hello, for Furuno FA-50 you need install additional switch which is Extra accessory.

Bartek Czarciński 


FA50 Silent mode on A54?

Chris Likins
 

Hello All,

Can someone explain to me how to go into “Silent Mode” on the Furuno FA50 so the AIS only receives and doesn’t transmit (Amel54 #133)? With the standard network setup I thought there should be a function on the Navnet3d menus but it doesn’t seem to exist. 

Any help or advise appreciated!

Chris 


Re: GE 4953 Aircraft sealed beam light LED replacement #replacement

Vladan SV PAME
 

Slavko,

 

I’m not 100% sure but as per photo you attached seems that Agua Signal lamps are same on SM and A54, but please check that.

 

However I found on mizzen mast lamp number 526-156 engraved in plastic case. Maybe that is model number?

 

Best Regards,
Vladan

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Slavko Despotovic
Sent: Wednesday, October 27, 2021 11:24
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] GE 4953 Aircraft sealed beam light LED replacement

 

Hi Vladan,

thank you for your info. I have check and found 2-3 online seller of the lamp. Before ordering,  do you know if the lamps on SM and A54 are the same? Maybe Bill will know?

Thank you.
--
Slavko
SM 2000
#279 Bonne Anse in Croatia


--
Vladan

A54 #157
SV PAME


Re: Bow Thruster Travel Sensors H, B, and SP

Mark McGovern SV Cara
 

Eric,

You can try contacting the manufacturer directly at vend03@....  They are located in Italy.


Re: Bow Thruster Travel Sensors H, B, and SP

Eric Freedman <kimberlite@...>
 

Hi Mark,

Any other ideas, they are out of stock.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io On Behalf Of Mark McGovern
Sent: Wednesday, October 27, 2021 7:04 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Bow Thruster Travel Sensors H, B, and SP

 

Paul,

The sensors can be found here: 

TSII INC
https://tsii-connectors.com/
Tom Shook
tsiiinc@...

 

The part number is FFV-807A6X

I paid $30 for each a few years ago.

 

--
Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Annapolis, MS USA


Re: Bow Thruster Travel Sensors H, B, and SP

Mohammad Shirloo
 

Since we are on the subject of Bowthrusters, I would like to buy all necessary switch and sensor spares for our A54. Can someone please provide source and part numbers for purchase in the U.S.?

 

We did manage to purchase the main relay and one as spare while in Croatia. Any other bowthruster parts that are good to carry as spares?

 

Happy Sailing;

 

 

Mohammad and Aty

B&B Kokomo

AMEL 54 #099

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Paul Stascavage via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, October 27, 2021 3:27 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Bow Thruster Travel Sensors H, B, and SP

 

Thanks Bill.  I have spoken to Mark and he thinks it is the PC Board.  He is going to make one up for me.

Alan - nice to hear from you.  I do understand what you are saying, but 2 of my sensors are suspect so I didn’t see any benefit to swapping them around.  After reading your post, I traced the sensor wires to their respective pots and could test to see if voltage is present, but after talking to Mark I think I’m going to wait until I get the new board from him.  The unit is functional at the moment - it goes up and down.  We just have to turn off the up switch before it gets too high and pull the cables for the last bit for pinning.

I spoke to Duane Siegfri formally on Wanderer, and he seems to think it is our sensors, so I will order a couple of those from Maud unless someone knows a source here in the States?

Thank you Bill and Alan for your help.  I will follow up with my findings once I get my hands on the parts.


All the best,

Paul Stascavage
SM #466 - s/v Rita Kathryn
Currently Exploring Norfolk, VA

www.RitaKathryn.com


Re: Bow Thruster Travel Sensors H, B, and SP

 

Mark ordered them here:
New Bow Thruster Sensors
Part: FFV-807A6X or
FFV-810C6X for a 54 from TSII
(https://tsii-connectors.com/)
Contact Thomas Shook
<tsiiinc@...>

Or, order from Amel:


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

On Wed, Oct 27, 2021, 5:27 PM Paul Stascavage via groups.io <pstas2003=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Thanks Bill.  I have spoken to Mark and he thinks it is the PC Board.  He is going to make one up for me.

Alan - nice to hear from you.  I do understand what you are saying, but 2 of my sensors are suspect so I didn’t see any benefit to swapping them around.  After reading your post, I traced the sensor wires to their respective pots and could test to see if voltage is present, but after talking to Mark I think I’m going to wait until I get the new board from him.  The unit is functional at the moment - it goes up and down.  We just have to turn off the up switch before it gets too high and pull the cables for the last bit for pinning.

I spoke to Duane Siegfri formally on Wanderer, and he seems to think it is our sensors, so I will order a couple of those from Maud unless someone knows a source here in the States?

Thank you Bill and Alan for your help.  I will follow up with my findings once I get my hands on the parts.


All the best,

Paul Stascavage
SM #466 - s/v Rita Kathryn
Currently Exploring Norfolk, VA

www.RitaKathryn.com


Re: Bow Thruster Travel Sensors H, B, and SP

Mark McGovern
 

Paul,

The sensors can be found here: 

TSII INC
https://tsii-connectors.com/
Tom Shook
tsiiinc@...

The part number is FFV-807A6X
I paid $30 for each a few years ago.
 
--
Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Annapolis, MS USA


Re: Bow Thruster Travel Sensors H, B, and SP

Paul Stascavage
 

Thanks Bill.  I have spoken to Mark and he thinks it is the PC Board.  He is going to make one up for me.

Alan - nice to hear from you.  I do understand what you are saying, but 2 of my sensors are suspect so I didn’t see any benefit to swapping them around.  After reading your post, I traced the sensor wires to their respective pots and could test to see if voltage is present, but after talking to Mark I think I’m going to wait until I get the new board from him.  The unit is functional at the moment - it goes up and down.  We just have to turn off the up switch before it gets too high and pull the cables for the last bit for pinning.

I spoke to Duane Siegfri formally on Wanderer, and he seems to think it is our sensors, so I will order a couple of those from Maud unless someone knows a source here in the States?

Thank you Bill and Alan for your help.  I will follow up with my findings once I get my hands on the parts.


All the best,

Paul Stascavage
SM #466 - s/v Rita Kathryn
Currently Exploring Norfolk, VA

www.RitaKathryn.com


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

Trevor Lusty
 

There are a number of cleaning products on the market that will flush crustations , mussel shells, etc from your seawater cooling system.
What none of them tell you is that well worn transmission heat exchanger units are susceptible  to the highly corrosive nature of the chemicals employed.
Which is why I spent a windless night  on the VHF screaming at shipping with nobody on watch off Acapulco  with a seized gearbox and subsequently had a new gearbox shipped from Florida - six weeks.
The good part was, collecting the gearbox from the bus station, ferried it out to the anchorage in our dinghy, hoisted it aboard on the mizzen halyard, bolted it up, slid the engine back on the runners and we were away to Costa Rica the next day.
Trevor Lusty
Ireland


Re: Door seal

Patrick McAneny
 

Bill, I don't know why I could not find that,I knew I saw a post recently on this subject. I will order it today,
Thanks,
Pat


-----Original Message-----
From: CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Oct 27, 2021 10:38 am
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Door seal

Pat,

Mike Ondra is the one who found it. See this:





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

On Wed, Oct 27, 2021 at 9:05 AM Patrick McAneny via groups.io <sailw32=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
I hate to bring up an old thread ,but I have tried to find a source for a new door seal in the old posts and have been unable to find one. I am running out of time to order one ,so I thought I would ask if someone has source to order  a new seal. 
Thank You,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


Re: GE 4953 Aircraft sealed beam light LED replacement #replacement

 

I know they were the same at the beginning of production, but I do not know if they were the same throughout the 54 production.


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

On Wed, Oct 27, 2021 at 3:24 AM Slavko Despotovic <slavko@...> wrote:
Hi Vladan,

thank you for your info. I have check and found 2-3 online seller of the lamp. Before ordering,  do you know if the lamps on SM and A54 are the same? Maybe Bill will know?

Thank you.
--
Slavko
SM 2000
#279 Bonne Anse in Croatia


Re: Gib Track Plugs

 

It will take 90-100, order 100

Bill


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

On Wed, Oct 27, 2021 at 2:44 AM Slavko Despotovic <slavko@...> wrote:
As I am about to order plastic plugs from Amel and I am not on the boat, how many are there? Forgot to count :((.

Regards
--
Slavko
SM 2000
#279 Bonne Anse in Croatia


Re: Door seal

 

Pat,

Mike Ondra is the one who found it. See this:





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

On Wed, Oct 27, 2021 at 9:05 AM Patrick McAneny via groups.io <sailw32=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
I hate to bring up an old thread ,but I have tried to find a source for a new door seal in the old posts and have been unable to find one. I am running out of time to order one ,so I thought I would ask if someone has source to order  a new seal. 
Thank You,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


Re: Leaking deck hatch latch

Doug Smith
 

Hello,
I also went through the process of getting rid of the moisture coming through the hatches.  After doing the latches, I also found I was getting some moisture through the hinges, and so used the Butyl rubber to re-bed the hinges, as well as the latches.  The adhesive/sealant used previously was pretty worn out.

 

Doug Smith

S/V Aventura, Amel 54-113

White Point Marina, Kinsale VA USA

 

 

From: <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Martin Birkhoff <mbirkhoff@...>
Reply-To: <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 6:40 AM
To: <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Leaking deck hatch latch

 

Hi all,

we had the same problems with all Southco-locks. Some of the O-rings were worn out, most of the pins were bent.

It was a problem to get O-rings with the same specifications. Finally we used O-rings with the following dimensions: Inner diameter 10 mm, outer diameter 13.8 mm, cord thickness 1.9 mm. A slightly thicker cord also works, but makes it difficult to insert the O-rings. It is important to grease the O-rings well.

We replaced the original pins with shear pins for the propeller of the Honda Bf 2.3 outboard. Diameter 3.3 mm, length 23 mm. Honda sparepart number 58131-ZV0-000.

It is necessary to drill out the diameter of the pin hole slightly to 3.3 mm. The pin can then be inserted with contact adhesive. However, it also works without adhesive, the spring pressure holds the pin in position.

 

Regards
Martin Birkhoff

SV Mago del Sur 54#40

currently Villasimius, Sardinia


Door seal

Patrick McAneny
 

I hate to bring up an old thread ,but I have tried to find a source for a new door seal in the old posts and have been unable to find one. I am running out of time to order one ,so I thought I would ask if someone has source to order  a new seal. 
Thank You,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


Re: Upgrade to Lithium batteries, detailed circuit #solution

Jose Venegas
 

Hello Slavko,
Ipanema was originally built for an American customer and, for that reason, AMEL added the white box outlets on the factory to allow the use of 110 V shore power via a transformer or the 220 V shore power.  I imagine most Amels buit for European owners did not have such a box.  I added the extra outlet to the box because it was the simplest way to get the 5KW inverter output into the circuit making sure that it was not going to interfere with the AMEL automatic relay connecting the Genset power but still gave power to the watermaker.  However, upon second thoughts, a manual 3 terminal switch could also have been installed on the shore power ac cable before it enters the automatic relay for the Genset power.     This would require bringing both the inverter and shore power cables to a convenient place in the boat, perhaps near the auto-pilot switch, or into a new box in the engine compartment ( less convenient but shorter cable runs).  As for the location of the 5KW inverter, I installed it on the bulkhead between the main saloon and the battery compartment.  In this way, I did not have to reduce the space for the lithium batteries. 

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