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Re: Depth Sounder Replacement in a SM 2000

Alan Leslie
 

Hi Bill,

I have one of these.
I installed it to replace the original forward looking sonar on Elyse.
It's not very good.
I think there's a previous discussion on the forum about it.
It only works in absolutely flat water at low boat speed.
Any minor pitching of the boat throws the display out to the point where it is useless.
It really needs to have a motion sensor to compensate for boat movement.
I believe the Garmin Panoptix system has that, but it's a lot more expensive. 

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


SIMPSON SERIES 8 DAVITS - electric shock

Stefan Schaufert
 

Dear Amelians,
from time to time we get an electrical shock (for free ;-) when using the switches to lower or raise the dinghy AND have contact to the davids or wires.
Today I checked the units/ electric engines and wiring, but everything looks fine. No broken cables, no failure.
What can be the reason for the electric shocks from your point of experiences?
Thanks a lot for you appreciated ideas.

Best regards
 
Stefan
A54 #119 Lady Charlyette, currently Exumas


Re: Amel logos

Mark Garver
 

Bill,

Last year a group of us did a “group” purchase of new decals and WOW! What a difference they made. Ours were from 1993, the original ones… at the recommendation of another cruiser we used oven cleaner to get the old ones off. Have a look in the archives and you can probably find the original thread and who coordinated it.

Mark
S/V It’s Good
SM #105

On Mar 23, 2021, at 1:40 PM, william reynolds <sail23692@...> wrote:

Does  anyone have digital files for the the Amel decal on the cabin sides?
Bill Reynolds
Cloudstreet SM2K 331


Re: Deck Shower

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

With you on this Bill. I would hate to have the cockpit shower at the stern for all the reasons you list. 

Kind Regards

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

On 24 March 2021 at 04:53 CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

Bernd,

My reply is not meant for you but for all of those owners who are new to an Amel made prior to the Amel 55.

If you use the shower for anything in addition to showering, you will find that this is a good place for the shower because:
It is close to the swim ladder
It allows you to use the freshwater shower in the engine room when needed
It allows you to rinse the windshield
It allows you to wash things in the cockpit which is great if repairing things
If you clean fish on the cockpit floor, it is easy to wash
If you have unruly grandchildren a little squirt solves most issues.

Owning an Amel is a sometimes lengthy process of getting into the head of Henri Amel. Sometimes this is difficult. I will also note that when Henri left us the shower moved to the stern.

Bill

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


On Tue, Mar 23, 2021 at 10:12 AM Bernd Spanner < bernd.spanner@...> wrote:
Hello,

Where is the deck shower installed on your SN or SM?
On my SN it’s in the port cockpit locker which is sub optimal...
Rgds

--
Bernd
SN 119 / Cascais, Portugal

 

 


Amel logos

william reynolds
 

Does  anyone have digital files for the the Amel decal on the cabin sides?
Bill Reynolds
Cloudstreet SM2K 331


Re: Deck Shower

 

Bernd,

My reply is not meant for you but for all of those owners who are new to an Amel made prior to the Amel 55.

If you use the shower for anything in addition to showering, you will find that this is a good place for the shower because:
It is close to the swim ladder
It allows you to use the freshwater shower in the engine room when needed
It allows you to rinse the windshield
It allows you to wash things in the cockpit which is great if repairing things
If you clean fish on the cockpit floor, it is easy to wash
If you have unruly grandchildren a little squirt solves most issues.

Owning an Amel is a sometimes lengthy process of getting into the head of Henri Amel. Sometimes this is difficult. I will also note that when Henri left us the shower moved to the stern.

Bill

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


On Tue, Mar 23, 2021 at 10:12 AM Bernd Spanner <bernd.spanner@...> wrote:
Hello,

Where is the deck shower installed on your SN or SM?
On my SN it’s in the port cockpit locker which is sub optimal...
Rgds

--
Bernd
SN 119 / Cascais, Portugal


Re: Deck Shower

Davi Rozgonyi
 

On our SM, starboard cockpit locker. It was quite annoying until I cut a semicircular hole in the lip so I can have the hose out, on and coiled nicely and still be able to sit on the locker lid seat without damaging it. And that hose is like gold, you'll never find another one!! 😅


Deck Shower

Bernd Spanner
 

Hello,

Where is the deck shower installed on your SN or SM?
On my SN it’s in the port cockpit locker which is sub optimal...
Rgds

--
Bernd
SN 119 / Cascais, Portugal


Re: Galley sink drain

Joerg Esdorn
 

Thanks much, Nick.  Joerg


Re: Searching for outdoor, motion activated 24V LED light for stern arch

Scott SV Tengah
 

Matt,

As it relates to this, seems you're light years ahead of me!

I don't need a wide nor a long range, in fact, I want it to only cover the transom area or perhaps the lazarette area. The Digital switch sounds fantastic! If you figure it out and find a way to implement it, please let us know. 

I know it would add to cost and likelihood that it will fail, but it'd be great if you could do it without running control wires. Perhaps a bluetooth/wifi activated relay to switch on the lights? 

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


Re: Searching for outdoor, motion activated 24V LED light for stern arch

Scott SV Tengah
 

Could you send a pic or the model number?

Have you ever considered angling it or putting tape on the sensor so that it only covers the transom forward? 

My understanding is that PIR sensors don't detect just motion, but rather detect infrared heat, so I'm surprised it picks up a dinghy at night!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passive_infrared_sensor
--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com


Re: Depth Sounder Replacement in a SM 2000

Peter de Groot
 

Greetings all,
While cruising Mexico’s Pacific coast this year I had the Garmin Pan optic PS-51 forward sonar start to behave irregularly and ultimately overheat and fail. Garmin replaced it on warranty but I spent several weeks anchoring about in different bays with no depth readings available at the helm. My take-away from this experience is to have a back up available whether it be an on-board spare replacement transducer, or a complete functioning back up system.

BTW: a toilet plunger with a diver underneath worked great for minimizing the water entry when we exchanged the transducer.

Peter de Groot
La Querida SM207
Barra de Navidad, Mexico


Re: Searching for outdoor, motion activated 24V LED light for stern arch

Ian Townsend
 

We have a motion activated solar light on the arch. It works well. However, the motion sensor is sensitive. You must ensure there is nothing back there to constantly trip the sensor. If you keep your dinghy in the water overnight then the sensor can be activated by the dinghy itself or the davit lines.

Ian & Margaret
Loca Lola II
SM153

On Mar 21, 2021, at 9:35 AM, Scott SV Tengah <Scott.nguyen@...> wrote:

Hey Amelians,

I figure someone has found/installed a motion-activated 24v LED light. We would like to have it there so that when we dinghy back at night and hop on the swim step, the light comes on for say, 30 seconds. That's the primary use but, of course, it would function as a security light, too.

A few more features I'd love to have:

- IP68 waterproof or better
- Mounts easily on 2 inch / 5cm stainless tubing
- Wide enough sensor coverage so the light will come on if you step anywhere on the stern. But not so sensitive that waves trigger it.
- 24v as I have that wiring in place, already. Solar would be ok, too.
- Only comes on if it detects motion at night.

Anyone find/install anything that meets these requirements?

Thanks!

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


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Deck light / Steaming light SM2000

Tim Melbourne
 

My old one did that, too.  
Super advice, thank you and thanks for the photo, too- super helpful. 
-Tim
SM2K #306


Re: Searching for outdoor, motion activated 24V LED light for stern arch

Matt & Michelle Day, SM#208 SV Talia
 

Scott,

I am still building my marine experience, so you are far ahead of me.  From a terra-firma perspective, motion sensors are used for their greater range verses IR sensors.  IR sensors tend to get pretty expensive to pick-up a person/animal in a large back yard in the US.

I like your security idea, and by no means was intending to insinuate you eliminate that option.  My thought process was that a 4-6 output IP68 digital switch (~$200) would give you many options to do both with flexibility and ease of install/maintenance. 

For example, you could use the digital switch to:
1. Turn the light on manually with a simple wifi gateway and your cellphone (tender arrival) or some external device (i.e. FOB)
2. Turn the light on with a motion/IR sensor as a first alert sensor when on the boat (when you are on the boat)
3. Turn the light on when unwelcome guests board, but also send you a cellphone alert if the companionway hatch is opened (when you are away form the boat)
4. Send a cellphone alert if your bilge is running at a set 'excessive' rate  

Maybe more than you want to take on, just what I have been noodling lately as an option for Talia.

Matt
SM#209 - Talia


Re: Searching for outdoor, motion activated 24V LED light for stern arch

Scott SV Tengah
 

Matt,

My understanding was that passive infrared sensors, the type normally used, detect heat emitted by humans/animals, not motion. Some of them have sensitivity adjustments too, just haven't been able to find a 24v one! The human detection part is to detect both us and unwelcome guests. :)

Your solution could work if you don't need the unwelcome guest detection. Make sure it's well sealed against the elements and won't go crazy with all the interference on a boat. Our Simpson davits came with a remote controller and the receiving unit would sometimes randomly lift or lower the dinghy. 

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


Re: Depth Sounder Replacement in a SM 2000

 

I think all of the B&G Hydra depth transducers installed when SMs were new were 38mm. 

B&G makes a 51mm 2" depth transducer that is also forward looking sonar. Something to think about with a new B&G System

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Your wallet might suffer. But I know I would love to have this with a new B&G suite.


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


On Mon, Mar 22, 2021 at 1:36 PM Matt & Michelle Day <charlesmatthewday@...> wrote:
Chris,

I cannot speak to your hull number (we need Bill's expertise).  We are hull number 209.

The AMEL installed transducer at the fwd head is 38mm diameter.  The new transducer (DST810 and DX900) is 51mm diameter.  I refuse to leave the old thru hull, so I will oversize the exiting for the new install. 

Matt
SM209 Talia


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Deck light / Steaming light SM2000

Mark Erdos
 

One more thought on this. It is a good idea to add washers to the screws holding on the deck light part. My new one was slapped with the halyard and came apart (made in China). The screws pulled through the plastic housing.

 

mast light.JPG

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tim Melbourne
Sent: Monday, March 22, 2021 6:05 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] [Amel Yacht Owners] Deck light / Steaming light SM2000

 

Mark, Alan,
My steaming/deck light just self-destructed.
Did the holes line up for this new unit versus the original Amel installed, or did you have to drill any new holes in the mast? 
Thanks
Tim
SM2K #306


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Deck light / Steaming light SM2000

Mark Erdos
 

Hi Tim,

 

Mine fit perfectly and the holes aligned. 3 wires – easy peasy. It is mounted with pop rivets. I carefully drilled out the old ones and had no issue getting the new one to align.  

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tim Melbourne
Sent: Monday, March 22, 2021 6:05 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] [Amel Yacht Owners] Deck light / Steaming light SM2000

 

Mark, Alan,
My steaming/deck light just self-destructed.
Did the holes line up for this new unit versus the original Amel installed, or did you have to drill any new holes in the mast? 
Thanks
Tim
SM2K #306


Re: Depth Sounder Replacement in a SM 2000

Matt & Michelle Day, SM#208 SV Talia
 

Chris,

I cannot speak to your hull number (we need Bill's expertise).  We are hull number 209.

The AMEL installed transducer at the fwd head is 38mm diameter.  The new transducer (DST810 and DX900) is 51mm diameter.  I refuse to leave the old thru hull, so I will oversize the exiting for the new install. 

Matt
SM209 Talia

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