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Re: Galley sink drain

Joerg Esdorn
 

Freudian error, Alan.  I meant to ask Nick this question.  I’m thinking to use a macerator pump as is installed in the electrical toilets.  Those pump the toilet waste up into the black water tank.  So the kitchen waste could be pumped up as well and exit above the waterline.   


Cheers. Joerg 


Re: Linear drive installation

Patrick McAneny
 

Eamonn, I just read my post after sending it and I don't think I made the extension arm so heavy ,it is probably made from 1/8" ,3/16" steel at most. I will be down to the boat one day soon , and could take measurements for you ,if you like. I could make a template of the arm and mail it to you as well ,let me know.
Pat
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: Eamonn Washington <eamonn.washington@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Sent: Fri, Mar 19, 2021 1:10 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Linear drive installation

Hi Pat

I would also like to install a second autopilot with the linear type 2L/24V drive unit directly connected to the quadrant.  Your pictures clearly show what you did.

How did you make the quadrant arm longer, or did you make a new one?  Was it easy to remove?

Did you position the Raymarine ACU-400 near the drive unit (where exactly) or closer to the cockpit?  On SM where Amel made the installation, where is the ACU-400 placed?

Thanks
Eamonn Washington
Travel Bug
Super Maramu #151
Currently on the hard in New Ross, Ireland.


Re: Linear drive installation

Patrick McAneny
 

Eamonn,
I fabricated an arm from probably 1/4" steel ,which I welded to the existing quadrant ,which extends out into the cabin a few inches, hidden in a matching wood box . The quadrant is very easy to remove. I installed the computer in the compartment above the sink in the galley , a few feet from the autopilot control at the helm. I found to install the linear in the location that Amel did from the factory was next to impossible ,due to space constraints and that Amel had not installed stringers( which would need to be cut out) on boats ordered with factory installed linear drives. I was going to give up on installing a linear drive ,then I came up with this design/install and it as worked very well for 14 years now. 
I sent a template of the arm  to another Amel owner in Hawaii ,who installed a linear drive using this design . I believe he learned the value of having a backup drive ,after having to hand steer half way to Hawaii ,I think a couple of thousand miles. There should be an award for that.
If you should need any other questions answered ,please don't hesitate to contact me .
Good Luck,
Patrick McAneny 
SM Shenanigans #123


-----Original Message-----
From: Eamonn Washington <eamonn.washington@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Sent: Fri, Mar 19, 2021 1:10 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Linear drive installation

Hi Pat

I would also like to install a second autopilot with the linear type 2L/24V drive unit directly connected to the quadrant.  Your pictures clearly show what you did.

How did you make the quadrant arm longer, or did you make a new one?  Was it easy to remove?

Did you position the Raymarine ACU-400 near the drive unit (where exactly) or closer to the cockpit?  On SM where Amel made the installation, where is the ACU-400 placed?

Thanks
Eamonn Washington
Travel Bug
Super Maramu #151
Currently on the hard in New Ross, Ireland.


Re: Galley sink drain

Alan Leslie
 

Hi Joerg,

It's not me, I haven't done it
If you track back the messages you'll see that It's Nick on RASCAL.
My guess is that his exit hose just goes where the standard galley sink drain goes into the grey water sump.
My idea was to go straight into the sea, but maybe a shower sump might be better and then pump out to the sea.
A macerator pump will just turn the waste into smaller pieces, it would still be in the grey water sump and that's what I'd like to avoid.
Anyway, good discussion, lots of ideas....keeps the mind working when I can't get near Elyse.

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: Fresh Water Pump

Nick Fowle SM 404 Rascal <svrascal@...>
 

Sadly my four week in Marco gave up today. Circuit board literally exploded as I was about to leave Antigua. 

Impressive performance up until this. 

Shame .... 

Sent from ProtonMail Mobile


On Fri, Mar 5, 2021 at 11:27 AM, Mark & Debbie Mueller <brass.ring@...> wrote:

A number of owners have used the Marco pump with great success and when operating they are fantastic however; I would not make a general recommendation for Marco.  We have a dual pump system for redundancy that is approximately 2 ½ years old.  Each of the original pumps has been replaced once under warranty and I have purchased a third pump very recently to replace one of the warranty pumps; a total of 5 pumps in 2 ½ years.  Parts are currently on order to repair the pile of parts presently sitting in a box.


--
Mark Mueller
Brass Ring  A54



Re: New Thread on A54 fridge pumps (ATTN: OLIVER Vela Nautica)

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

Scott,

 

Thanks for the info. I’ll contact Oliver – I did meet him a couple of years ago in the Algarve and he certainly knows his stuff! Unfortunately we won’t be back on the boat in Grenada until later this year – Covid has certainly worked havoc with our place recently.

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98 - Grenada

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Scott SV Tengah
Sent: 19 March 2021 20:15
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] New Thread on A54 fridge pumps (ATTN: OLIVER Vela Nautica)

 

Paul,

 

I was able to do it, so it can't be that hard :) 

 

It will take you a day to set up and requires a Windows computer to configure the software for the pump controller and interface between the Frigoboat interface and the pump controller. Point, click and load files. I would reach out to Oliver - he's a bit busy with a new child, but he will respond eventually. I can't speak for him, but I think he's intending on making a ready-to-install solution. That will probably make it easier to implement. I have no commercial interest in this nor do I want any.

 

I wanted to get it early because I "only" had a few remaining flojet pumps aboard. And being in the South Pacific and hearing about Garulfo waiting months to get a new pump, I wanted a better solution ASAP. If you do it yourself, you'll need to get a bracket made to mount the motor and pump head, but that was simple and cost me $20 - it's just a bent piece of aluminum. Aligning the motor to the pump head was the most difficult part, but I did it with a cordless hand drill and a dremel. I'm sure the metal shop could do that part for you, too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Fri, Mar 19, 2021 at 4:38 PM Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:

I would also be interested in getting this new pump. I haven’t followed this thread in derail but I do seem to recall that it was custom built, so would this be a problem for the “lay” owner?

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98 - Grenada

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Scott SV Tengah
Sent: 19 March 2021 18:55
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] New Thread on A54 fridge pumps (ATTN: OLIVER Vela Nautica)

 

Hi all,

 

I cannot comment on longevity yet because I have not run the brushless for longer than six months, which was my average lifespan of the Amel Spec'd Flojets. Time will tell but so far the energy savings has continued and the freezer definitely is colder. Earlier I had to keep the freezer at MAX and now I have it set at 4-5 and more of the food stays frozen. Same climate (French Polynesia) and same amount of food in the freezer.

 

FYI I run the two galley fridges and the saloon freezer at all times.

 

On Fri, Mar 19, 2021 at 3:42 PM Courtney Gorman via groups.io <Itsfun1=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

Yes wonderful Oliver and Scott I am very interested in the new pump.  Eagerly awaiting more details 

Cheers 🥂 

Well done 

Courtney 

Trippin 

54#101

 

On Mar 19, 2021, at 9:37 AM, Stefan Schaufert <mail@...> wrote:

Hello Oliver,

how long did these pumps last with you so far? 
How is it possible (for laypeople) to get these pumps (ready for use)?

Best regards
Stefan
A54 #119 Lady Charlyette, currently Exumas

 


--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com


--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com


--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


Re: Linear drive installation

Eamonn Washington
 

Hi Pat

I would also like to install a second autopilot with the linear type 2L/24V drive unit directly connected to the quadrant.  Your pictures clearly show what you did.

How did you make the quadrant arm longer, or did you make a new one?  Was it easy to remove?

Did you position the Raymarine ACU-400 near the drive unit (where exactly) or closer to the cockpit?  On SM where Amel made the installation, where is the ACU-400 placed?

Thanks
Eamonn Washington
Travel Bug
Super Maramu #151
Currently on the hard in New Ross, Ireland.


Re: New Thread on A54 fridge pumps (ATTN: OLIVER Vela Nautica)

Scott SV Tengah
 

Paul,

I was able to do it, so it can't be that hard :) 

It will take you a day to set up and requires a Windows computer to configure the software for the pump controller and interface between the Frigoboat interface and the pump controller. Point, click and load files. I would reach out to Oliver - he's a bit busy with a new child, but he will respond eventually. I can't speak for him, but I think he's intending on making a ready-to-install solution. That will probably make it easier to implement. I have no commercial interest in this nor do I want any.

I wanted to get it early because I "only" had a few remaining flojet pumps aboard. And being in the South Pacific and hearing about Garulfo waiting months to get a new pump, I wanted a better solution ASAP. If you do it yourself, you'll need to get a bracket made to mount the motor and pump head, but that was simple and cost me $20 - it's just a bent piece of aluminum. Aligning the motor to the pump head was the most difficult part, but I did it with a cordless hand drill and a dremel. I'm sure the metal shop could do that part for you, too.






On Fri, Mar 19, 2021 at 4:38 PM Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:

I would also be interested in getting this new pump. I haven’t followed this thread in derail but I do seem to recall that it was custom built, so would this be a problem for the “lay” owner?

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98 - Grenada

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Scott SV Tengah
Sent: 19 March 2021 18:55
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] New Thread on A54 fridge pumps (ATTN: OLIVER Vela Nautica)

 

Hi all,

 

I cannot comment on longevity yet because I have not run the brushless for longer than six months, which was my average lifespan of the Amel Spec'd Flojets. Time will tell but so far the energy savings has continued and the freezer definitely is colder. Earlier I had to keep the freezer at MAX and now I have it set at 4-5 and more of the food stays frozen. Same climate (French Polynesia) and same amount of food in the freezer.

 

FYI I run the two galley fridges and the saloon freezer at all times.

 

On Fri, Mar 19, 2021 at 3:42 PM Courtney Gorman via groups.io <Itsfun1=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

Yes wonderful Oliver and Scott I am very interested in the new pump.  Eagerly awaiting more details 

Cheers 🥂 

Well done 

Courtney 

Trippin 

54#101



On Mar 19, 2021, at 9:37 AM, Stefan Schaufert <mail@...> wrote:

Hello Oliver,

how long did these pumps last with you so far? 
How is it possible (for laypeople) to get these pumps (ready for use)?

Best regards
Stefan
A54 #119 Lady Charlyette, currently Exumas

 


--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com


--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com


Re: Galley sink drain

Joerg Esdorn
 

Thanks for the post, Alan.  Good to be able to think about potential improvements if we cannot sail or even realistically plan sailing soon.   I am considering installing something similar on my A55 but the pictures are not clear to me since I’m not familiar enough with the SM.  How is the exit hose from the tank run - which seacock does it use?   I think it would be preferable to have a macerator pump deal with what goes into the tank so there is no issue with the usual kitchen residue like coffee grounds and, indeed, pasta going down the drain.  


cheers Joerg

A55 #53 Kincsem
On the hard in Vigo, Spain


Re: New Thread on A54 fridge pumps (ATTN: OLIVER Vela Nautica)

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

I would also be interested in getting this new pump. I haven’t followed this thread in derail but I do seem to recall that it was custom built, so would this be a problem for the “lay” owner?

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98 - Grenada

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Scott SV Tengah
Sent: 19 March 2021 18:55
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] New Thread on A54 fridge pumps (ATTN: OLIVER Vela Nautica)

 

Hi all,

 

I cannot comment on longevity yet because I have not run the brushless for longer than six months, which was my average lifespan of the Amel Spec'd Flojets. Time will tell but so far the energy savings has continued and the freezer definitely is colder. Earlier I had to keep the freezer at MAX and now I have it set at 4-5 and more of the food stays frozen. Same climate (French Polynesia) and same amount of food in the freezer.

 

FYI I run the two galley fridges and the saloon freezer at all times.

 

On Fri, Mar 19, 2021 at 3:42 PM Courtney Gorman via groups.io <Itsfun1=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

Yes wonderful Oliver and Scott I am very interested in the new pump.  Eagerly awaiting more details 

Cheers 🥂 

Well done 

Courtney 

Trippin 

54#101



On Mar 19, 2021, at 9:37 AM, Stefan Schaufert <mail@...> wrote:

Hello Oliver,

how long did these pumps last with you so far? 
How is it possible (for laypeople) to get these pumps (ready for use)?

Best regards
Stefan
A54 #119 Lady Charlyette, currently Exumas

 


--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com


--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


Re: New Thread on A54 fridge pumps (ATTN: OLIVER Vela Nautica)

Scott SV Tengah
 

Hi all,

I cannot comment on longevity yet because I have not run the brushless for longer than six months, which was my average lifespan of the Amel Spec'd Flojets. Time will tell but so far the energy savings has continued and the freezer definitely is colder. Earlier I had to keep the freezer at MAX and now I have it set at 4-5 and more of the food stays frozen. Same climate (French Polynesia) and same amount of food in the freezer.

FYI I run the two galley fridges and the saloon freezer at all times.

On Fri, Mar 19, 2021 at 3:42 PM Courtney Gorman via groups.io <Itsfun1=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Yes wonderful Oliver and Scott I am very interested in the new pump.  Eagerly awaiting more details 
Cheers 🥂 
Well done 
Courtney 
Trippin 
54#101


On Mar 19, 2021, at 9:37 AM, Stefan Schaufert <mail@...> wrote:

Hello Oliver,

how long did these pumps last with you so far? 
How is it possible (for laypeople) to get these pumps (ready for use)?

Best regards
Stefan
A54 #119 Lady Charlyette, currently Exumas
 


--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com


Re: New Thread on A54 fridge pumps (ATTN: OLIVER Vela Nautica)

Courtney Gorman
 

Yes wonderful Oliver and Scott I am very interested in the new pump.  Eagerly awaiting more details 
Cheers 🥂 
Well done 
Courtney 
Trippin 
54#101


On Mar 19, 2021, at 9:37 AM, Stefan Schaufert <mail@...> wrote:

Hello Oliver,

how long did these pumps last with you so far? 
How is it possible (for laypeople) to get these pumps (ready for use)?

Best regards
Stefan
A54 #119 Lady Charlyette, currently Exumas
 


Re: New Thread on A54 fridge pumps (ATTN: OLIVER Vela Nautica)

Stefan Schaufert
 

Hello Oliver,

how long did these pumps last with you so far? 
How is it possible (for laypeople) to get these pumps (ready for use)?

Best regards
Stefan
A54 #119 Lady Charlyette, currently Exumas
 


Re: oil-struts opening windows cockpit Am54

Courtney Gorman
 

I bought my replacements at a chandlery in Martinique
Also sometimes they become stuck in a closed position without losing all their oil if this is the case soak them overnight in Coca-Cola and then hit them with a hammer they should spring back open


On Mar 18, 2021, at 4:23 PM, COURTNEY GORMAN <itsfun1@...> wrote:

Cannot refill 
23 1/2 mm closed
31 1/2 mm open
Take them off every time you leave the boat saves on where in tear and whether they last much longer


On Mar 18, 2021, at 2:47 PM, Porter McRoberts via groups.io <portermcroberts@...> wrote:

Jeroen 
I have spent a good bit of time trying to find replacements. The best solution for me has been ordering from Amel. 


Porter McRoberts 
S/V IBIS A54-152
WhatsApp:+1 754 265 2206
Www.fouribis.net

On Mar 18, 2021, at 5:39 AM, Jeroen Jeltes <fidelis@...> wrote:



ref AM54 : 

Hi all Amaliens, the oil-pressure-struts  which open the cocpit windows have lost their oil.

Can anybody help me with advice :

can they be refurbished and refilled, and can i do this myself ?

if i need to order them for replacement,   what would be the length, stroke, and pressure?

Jeroen Jeltes.   sv Fidelis.
Am54 2009 bno 118 .


Re: oil-struts opening windows cockpit Am54

Courtney Gorman
 

Cannot refill 
23 1/2 mm closed
31 1/2 mm open
Take them off every time you leave the boat saves on where in tear and whether they last much longer


On Mar 18, 2021, at 2:47 PM, Porter McRoberts via groups.io <portermcroberts@...> wrote:

Jeroen 
I have spent a good bit of time trying to find replacements. The best solution for me has been ordering from Amel. 


Porter McRoberts 
S/V IBIS A54-152
WhatsApp:+1 754 265 2206
Www.fouribis.net

On Mar 18, 2021, at 5:39 AM, Jeroen Jeltes <fidelis@...> wrote:



ref AM54 : 

Hi all Amaliens, the oil-pressure-struts  which open the cocpit windows have lost their oil.

Can anybody help me with advice :

can they be refurbished and refilled, and can i do this myself ?

if i need to order them for replacement,   what would be the length, stroke, and pressure?

Jeroen Jeltes.   sv Fidelis.
Am54 2009 bno 118 .


Event: Inside Tips - &quot;How to work with a broker to Buy or Sell your Amel&quot; - ZOOM also simulcast and recorded on YouTube - Saturday, 10 April 2021 #cal-invite

main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Calendar <noreply@...>
 

Inside Tips - "How to work with a broker to Buy or Sell your Amel" - ZOOM also simulcast and recorded on YouTube

When:
Saturday, 10 April 2021
20:00 to 21:00
(UTC+00:00) Etc/GMT

Where:
Internet Worldwide at 2000 hours UTC

Organizer: Bill Rouse brouse@... 8323804970

An RSVP is requested. Click here to RSVP

Description:

All,

 

It is my true pleasure to announce our next ZOOM meeting for 10 April at 2000 UTC.

 

The Subject of this meeting is “How to work with a broker to Buy or Sell your Amel." Included will be tips from one of the world's most experienced Amel brokers, Joel Potter.

 

I asked Joel Potter to place some of his Amel knowledge and his love of the brand aside for this ZOOM meeting. I asked Joel to use his experience to help you understand how to best work with a yacht broker as a Buyer and as a Seller. I also asked him to provide you with some inside information and tips on how to work with any broker. I do not think that you will find this “inside information” and tips anywhere.

 

If you own an Amel, someday you will be selling her and a few tips can be worth thousands. If you plan on buying an Amel, chances are you will hear advice that will be “priceless.”

 

Joel Potter began his Amel selling career 40 years ago in 1981. Since that time and up to the present Joel has sold Amel yachts, almost exclusively. In 2015, Joel retired from selling new Amel boats after nearly 35 years of being Amels exclusive representative for all of North America in order to concentrate on selling preowned Amel boats.   

 

Joel has sold some Amels multiple times, first when they were new and up to 6 times as resales. Without a doubt, Joel knows Amels and he is one of the few brokers in the world that I recommend. Joel is amazingly linked to Amel and one of Amel’s biggest supporters. Joel has also personally owned two Super Maramus and an Amel 54.

The zoom link is: 

 

Amel Yacht Owners' Group April Gathering: 

Time: Apr 10, 2021 20:00 GMT

 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://epfl.zoom.us/j/83328154757?pwd=NFRVOXNuRTI0ZTY4d09HOEZHVjFoZz09

 

Meeting ID: 833 2815 4757

Passcode: 550827

 

 

And the YouTube link is: https://youtu.be/AiFLSZQGaIM


Re: oil-struts opening windows cockpit Am54

Porter McRoberts
 

Jeroen 
I have spent a good bit of time trying to find replacements. The best solution for me has been ordering from Amel. 


Porter McRoberts 
S/V IBIS A54-152
WhatsApp:+1 754 265 2206
Www.fouribis.net

On Mar 18, 2021, at 5:39 AM, Jeroen Jeltes <fidelis@...> wrote:



ref AM54 : 

Hi all Amaliens, the oil-pressure-struts  which open the cocpit windows have lost their oil.

Can anybody help me with advice :

can they be refurbished and refilled, and can i do this myself ?

if i need to order them for replacement,   what would be the length, stroke, and pressure?

Jeroen Jeltes.   sv Fidelis.
Am54 2009 bno 118 .


oil-struts opening windows cockpit Am54

Jeroen Jeltes
 

ref AM54 : 

Hi all Amaliens, the oil-pressure-struts  which open the cocpit windows have lost their oil.

Can anybody help me with advice :

can they be refurbished and refilled, and can i do this myself ?

if i need to order them for replacement,   what would be the length, stroke, and pressure?

Jeroen Jeltes.   sv Fidelis.
Am54 2009 bno 118 .


Re: Galley sink drain

Alan Leslie
 

Thanks Nick,
Now I get it...interesting idea...
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: New engine install photos

Bill Kinney
 

Eric,

Shiny!  
Pretty!  

May you have many thousands of happy, and reliable, miles with it.

Bill Kinney
S/V Harmonie
Hollywood, Florida, USA

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