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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


Re: Galley sink drain

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

Alan

Apologies for the late response.

I hope there help, let me know if there is anything else that might help

Nick
SV Rascal
SM 404
Antigua


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On Sun, Mar 14, 2021 at 4:21 AM, Alan Leslie <s.v.elyse@...> wrote:
Thanks Nick,

Could you post some photos, I don;t quite understand how your system works.

Thanks
Alan
Elyse SM437  



Re: Bonding and Solar Power System

Alan Leslie
 

Just my tuppence worth.....
Under the salt water, the RF (SSB) ground and the bonding to the zincs are electrically connected through the salt water.
I can't see it would make any difference which one you connected it to.
I can't see that in the event of a lightning strike or near strike, either will protect you.
None of our instrument "ground" connections are connected to anything.
The bonding is for corrosion protection for the metal parts in the boat that are in contact with sea water.
The RF (SSB) "ground" is the ground plane counter balance for the SSB antenna during SSB transmission.
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437 


New engine install photos

eric freedman
 

Hi Marc,

Here are some photos.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io On Behalf Of eric freedman
Sent: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 3:58 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Mounting of the 175 amp alternator on a Yanmar

 

Hi Mark,

Thank you,

I am using the same setup that was on my old Yanmar. I just had to take off the serpentine belt and change the pulleys to accommodate a V belt. Since the alternator that came with the new engine was not an isolated ground and I did not want to use it as I have a spare from the old engine.

I also swapped the senders from the old engine to the new engine. Amazingly when I plugged in the harnesses, it all worked.

Amazing !!

Fair Winds

Eric

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io On Behalf Of Mark Pitt
Sent: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 8:10 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Mounting of the 175 amp alternator on a Yanmar

 

Hi Eric,

   In case you need a new tensioning bracket for this alternator and engine, I found that the Balmar Belt Buddy w/Universal Adjustment Arm fits and works fine. I just had to "invert" it and move the tensioning hardware to the other side of the bracket.  I bought mine on amazon but all major ships chandlers sell it.

   Mark Pitt

  Sabbatical III, SM#419, Wickford, Rhode Island USA

On 3/16/2021 8:46 PM, eric freedman wrote:

Hi Mark,

Thank You for the photo.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mark McGovern
Sent: Monday, March 15, 2021 9:26 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Mounting of the 175 amp alternator on a Yanmar

 

Eric,

Here's a pic I found of my Leece-Neville alternator mounting feet on my Yanmar 4JH3-HTE:



I can't tell you if it is correct or not but this is the way it was when I bought the boat in 2017.

--
Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA


Re: Mounting of the 175 amp alternator on a Yanmar

eric freedman
 

Hi Mark,

Thank you,

I am using the same setup that was on my old Yanmar. I just had to take off the serpentine belt and change the pulleys to accommodate a V belt. Since the alternator that came with the new engine was not an isolated ground and I did not want to use it as I have a spare from the old engine.

I also swapped the senders from the old engine to the new engine. Amazingly when I plugged in the harnesses, it all worked.

Amazing !!

Fair Winds

Eric

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io On Behalf Of Mark Pitt
Sent: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 8:10 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Mounting of the 175 amp alternator on a Yanmar

 

Hi Eric,

   In case you need a new tensioning bracket for this alternator and engine, I found that the Balmar Belt Buddy w/Universal Adjustment Arm fits and works fine. I just had to "invert" it and move the tensioning hardware to the other side of the bracket.  I bought mine on amazon but all major ships chandlers sell it.

   Mark Pitt

  Sabbatical III, SM#419, Wickford, Rhode Island USA

On 3/16/2021 8:46 PM, eric freedman wrote:

Hi Mark,

Thank You for the photo.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mark McGovern
Sent: Monday, March 15, 2021 9:26 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Mounting of the 175 amp alternator on a Yanmar

 

Eric,

Here's a pic I found of my Leece-Neville alternator mounting feet on my Yanmar 4JH3-HTE:



I can't tell you if it is correct or not but this is the way it was when I bought the boat in 2017.

--
Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA


Re: Mounting of the 175 amp alternator on a Yanmar

Mark Pitt
 

Hi Eric,

   In case you need a new tensioning bracket for this alternator and engine, I found that the Balmar Belt Buddy w/Universal Adjustment Arm fits and works fine. I just had to "invert" it and move the tensioning hardware to the other side of the bracket.  I bought mine on amazon but all major ships chandlers sell it.

   Mark Pitt

  Sabbatical III, SM#419, Wickford, Rhode Island USA

On 3/16/2021 8:46 PM, eric freedman wrote:

Hi Mark,

Thank You for the photo.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mark McGovern
Sent: Monday, March 15, 2021 9:26 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Mounting of the 175 amp alternator on a Yanmar

 

Eric,

Here's a pic I found of my Leece-Neville alternator mounting feet on my Yanmar 4JH3-HTE:



I can't tell you if it is correct or not but this is the way it was when I bought the boat in 2017.

--
Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA


Re: Bonding and Solar Power System

 

The vessel does not have an RF Found other than the SSB Ground. 

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 Tue, Mar 16, 2021, 6:33 PM Adam Body <adamgcbody@...> wrote:
Hi Bill, the Raymarine AIS installation manual states: The AIS700 includes a dedicated grounding point to reduce potential damage caused by near
lightning strikes. The Grounding point should be connected to your vessel’s RF ground. Do NOT connect to any point
that is connected to your vessel’s 0V Negative battery terminal.
The VHF has the same recommendation.
So, in your  opinion, is it better to ground these instruments to the RF (SSB), or to the galvanic bond system?

As always, thank you for your input
--
Adam Body "Flora"   SM128 Annee 1994


Re: Bonding and Solar Power System

Adam Body
 

Hi Bill, the Raymarine AIS installation manual states: The AIS700 includes a dedicated grounding point to reduce potential damage caused by near
lightning strikes. The Grounding point should be connected to your vessel’s RF ground. Do NOT connect to any point
that is connected to your vessel’s 0V Negative battery terminal.
The VHF has the same recommendation.
So, in your  opinion, is it better to ground these instruments to the RF (SSB), or to the galvanic bond system?

As always, thank you for your input
--
Adam Body "Flora"   SM128 Annee 1994

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