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

 

TO: All interested:

CC: Laura at SOFOMARIN

Primary Saltwater Manifold for a 54 or late model SM

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

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

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

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

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

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


CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
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On Thu, Sep 23, 2021 at 7:04 AM Ralph Heilig <ralph.heilig@...> wrote:
Hallo Bill,

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

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

Ralph


Re: Need help from a 54 owner in La Rochelle

Laurens Vos
 

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


Re: Need help from a 54 owner in La Rochelle

 

Ralph AND Nicole e Nilson,

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Ralph


Re: Test plug on a 54 Volvo 110 D3

Bertrand Quénot
 

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



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

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

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


Re: Amel mechanic

amelforme
 

Bill Kinney

 

All the best,

Joel

 

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

 

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


Amel mechanic

Patrick McAneny
 

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


Re: Test plug on a 54 Volvo 110 D3

Mark & Debbie Mueller
 

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


Warning - Potential fraudulent emails

Brent Cameron
 

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

“Dear Customers, dear Partners,

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

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

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


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

Best regards,


Stéphanie RULLIER 
Communication Director”
--
Brent Cameron

Future Amel Owner & Amel Owner Registry Moderator

Oro-Medonte, Ontario, Canada


Re: Need help from a 54 owner in La Rochelle

Nicole e Nilson Noronha
 

So would we!
Thank you very much, Bill

Nilson and Nicole

Amel 54 #75
SV Marfim Madri
Gran Canaria 

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

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

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

Ralph


Re: Need help from a 54 owner in La Rochelle

Ralph Heilig
 
Edited

Hallo Bill,

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

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

Ralph


Re: Test plug on a 54 Volvo 110 D3

ngtnewington Newington
 

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


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

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


Re: Wiper at the bottom of the companionway slider.

karkauai
 

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

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

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


Test plug on a 54 Volvo 110 D3

Bertrand Quénot
 

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


Re: Wiper at the bottom of the companionway slider.

 

Eric

I kept a copy. It was from Mike Ondra SM 240:

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On Wed, Sep 22, 2021 at 4:42 AM eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

Many years ago I bought the Renault rubber gasket that sits at the bottom of the companionway vertical door  to keep water out. About 8 years ago I replaced it. I am aware that it is no longer available. It is now time to replace it with something. I recall

years ago it might have been Kent, Gary, or someone else that was a licensed airplane mechanic amongst other things. He produced a very good solution using a special grade rubber like material with an interesting way to affix it.

Does anyone remember the post or have another solution.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 


Re: Wiper at the bottom of the companionway slider.

william reynolds
 

Alban of Amel in Marin stocks the original companionway wiper stock. 
Bill
Cloudstreet


Wiper at the bottom of the companionway slider.

eric freedman
 

Many years ago I bought the Renault rubber gasket that sits at the bottom of the companionway vertical door  to keep water out. About 8 years ago I replaced it. I am aware that it is no longer available. It is now time to replace it with something. I recall

years ago it might have been Kent, Gary, or someone else that was a licensed airplane mechanic amongst other things. He produced a very good solution using a special grade rubber like material with an interesting way to affix it.

Does anyone remember the post or have another solution.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 


Re: Anchor winch turning itself on!

Mike Longcor (SV Trilogy)
 

We once had the windlass kick on all by itself shortly after anchoring. Replacing those rubber switch covers or "boots" proactively is the key. If you can't source the boots, an inexpensive push button switch may be worth buying just for the rubber cover. We recently renewed the sealant between the plastic "donuts", which were in good shape, and the windlass motor cover using 3M 4000. Keeping a cover over the windlass helps preserve those switches and the windlass in general. Also some corrosionX and/or dialectric grease on inside isn't a bad idea. But again, replacing those rubber covers before they fail is the key.

Cheers,
Mike Longcor
SV Trilogy SM23
NZ


On Wed, Sep 22, 2021, 2:21 PM Michael & Robyn <SY_RIPPLE@...> wrote:
Greetings!
We were underway last year from Chesapeake Bay to Antigua. When at 2:30 AM LT the windlass turned on and wanted to let chain out.
Our anchor pin was in so it prevented the anchor to drop and a little chain pile built up under the gypsy and stopped the turning. The clutch made the typical clicking noises. but it took a few moments to recognize what was going on.
As an immediate mitigation we turned off the cockpit controls on the 24V panel. Later we turned off the windlass switch in the front cabin port side most forward cabinet. It is recommended in the AMEL Handbook to turn the switch off while underway. From other stories I learn it to be done at anchor too. I think only later SMs have the extra switch.
After arriving in Antigua St. John's I investigated the windlass and it turned out the "Down" push-button-switch on the windlass gave contact.
We were sailing close hauled for days and had gotten salt water in through the rubber cover that had failed after 5 years of Florida UV sunlight exposure. These switches are AMEL original gadget additions to the Lofrans Tiger Windlass. The switches are too short to be directly installed on the aluminum housing. So AMEL used black plastic donuts to reduce the thickness. But the donuts are just glued into the housing with marine sealant. I don't know what make the rubber covers are.
I am working on a better solution with waterproof (IP67) stainless steel push button switches. I will add pictures when I have found a reliably solution. 
The switches are useful when installing the snubber, or after anchor up, when washing the dirt of letting the anchor dangle in the water while moving with idle speed.
-
Michael & Robyn

SY RIPPLE SM2K # 417
currently Brunswick Landing Marina GA


Re: Anchor winch turning itself on!

Joerg Esdorn
 

On the 55, there are two separate feeds for the anchor winches: one controlled from the dashboard in the cockpit, which has separate switches for the port and starboard winches. The other is controlled from the wireless remote, which itself has an on/off button.  The problem I encountered was that the on/off button on the remote was shortened out, in addition to the up button for the port winch.  To turn of both feeds, you can turn off cockpit controls, which however also turns off all other winches on deck, including the furling motors and the davits, for example.  If you don’t want to or cannot do that, you have to turn off the fuses in the bow locker.  


Joerg Esdorn
A55 #53 Kincsem
Currently cruising Brittany


Re: Anchor winch turning itself on!

Michael & Robyn
 

Greetings!
We were underway last year from Chesapeake Bay to Antigua. When at 2:30 AM LT the windlass turned on and wanted to let chain out.
Our anchor pin was in so it prevented the anchor to drop and a little chain pile built up under the gypsy and stopped the turning. The clutch made the typical clicking noises. but it took a few moments to recognize what was going on.
As an immediate mitigation we turned off the cockpit controls on the 24V panel. Later we turned off the windlass switch in the front cabin port side most forward cabinet. It is recommended in the AMEL Handbook to turn the switch off while underway. From other stories I learn it to be done at anchor too. I think only later SMs have the extra switch.
After arriving in Antigua St. John's I investigated the windlass and it turned out the "Down" push-button-switch on the windlass gave contact.
We were sailing close hauled for days and had gotten salt water in through the rubber cover that had failed after 5 years of Florida UV sunlight exposure. These switches are AMEL original gadget additions to the Lofrans Tiger Windlass. The switches are too short to be directly installed on the aluminum housing. So AMEL used black plastic donuts to reduce the thickness. But the donuts are just glued into the housing with marine sealant. I don't know what make the rubber covers are.
I am working on a better solution with waterproof (IP67) stainless steel push button switches. I will add pictures when I have found a reliably solution. 
The switches are useful when installing the snubber, or after anchor up, when washing the dirt of letting the anchor dangle in the water while moving with idle speed.
-
Michael & Robyn

SY RIPPLE SM2K # 417
currently Brunswick Landing Marina GA


Re: Need help from a 54 owner in La Rochelle

 

Perfect. I'll send you a private email with the details.

Bill


CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
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On Tue, Sep 21, 2021 at 4:13 PM Laurens Vos <laurensrineke@...> wrote:

Hi Bill 
I can help and want to let it make for me as well. We’re now sailing along the Brittany coast and will be ack in La Rochelle on Thursday. 

Regards 
Laurens 
A54 - 92 
Fun@Sea 

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