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OPACMARE gangway not rotating

luvkante
 

Dear friends,

I am constantly facing problems with the rotation axle of my OPACMARE gangway, since I crossed the Atlantic (oxidation?).


When I leave CHIARA alone for a couple of months without operation, the rotation axle does not work. I have to rotate the gangway with big force manually backwards and forwards many times and slowly the gangway starts to rotate again. After many operations it works flawlessly again.


When the gangway is stuck, I hear the pump working, so it is ok. So should be the valve. It seems to engage properly. I checked it with the screw driver. 

A service man was not very helpful. He suggested to change the oil. I do not believe, that that is the problem, because the other linear axles seem to be ok. 

Any ideas?


Martin

AMEL 54 #149

CHIARA


Re: Top loading galley fridge/freezer used as a fridge: No?

Oliver Henrichsen, SV Vela Nautica
 

Hello,

1. Magnetic stainless 20mmx1mmx required length. Custom cut at ebay. Germany. Backside sanded and glued with contact cement. 

2. Magnetic freezer gasket. Professional fridge repair online custom made to our size. Attention the stainless basin might not be right under the lid. Check that. 
At the foto I show how we fixed it by screws. 

3. The hole for the cooling tubes was filled with sprey foam, and because that is a weak point, I placed 10cm extruder foam under the freezer and fixed all with spray foam. 

4. Yes, it was a lot exhausting work. We are happy with it now. We are in tropic Martinique, we drive the freezer with -19Celsius and the compressor has about 70% work time. Actually I cant say exactly because the original fridge is the weak point now, its insulation is not that efficient as the freezer. 

I need to improve my software to log the operating time in a bettet way. 

Oliver from Vela Nautica Amel54#39 
Martinique 


On Thu, Apr 30, 2020, 04:41 Scott SV Tengah <Scott.nguyen@...> wrote:
Oliver,

Just watched your video - that insulation replacement seems like a big job! But the results seem to make it worth it?

One question for you about the big hole on the bottom for the compressor lines: did you fill that big hole in with something? Otherwise it would seem that all of the cold air would flow out of it.

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


Re: Volvo oil pressure

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

Many thanks to all who have replied. I’ll try to reply to the feedback.

 

This problem occurred immediately after an oil and oil filter change. I got the engineer involved after a few days when it started giving the warning whilst still at 1100rpm. The first thing the engineer did was to change the filter again for a genuine Volvo filter.

 

Re. oil analysis: Joel, as the oil is fresh – probably no more than 4 hours –  I doubt an analysis will yield anything significant – or am I wrong about that?

 

Re. oil consumption: The engine does not burn or lose any oil.

 

Re. hours: engine hours are 1975.

 

Re. historic maintenance – I have no details but I do know the boat had been extremely well taken care of so I doubt there is an issue here.

 

Re. pressure: I about the pressure, I didn’t personally take notes, but the engineer did measure the pressure using the external gauge at different rpm, up to about 2500 if I remember correctly. I am away from the boat and have asked them to send me this info.

 

Re. Pressure relief valve – I know nothing about that and it was not mentioned.

 

Re. pump safety valve – again I have no knowledge about this and it was not mentioned.

 

Unfortunately I am away from the boat now until October. It is being looked after and I have contacted a friend who is an engineer in Grenada to investigate further. My concern is that if there is any bad weather the boat is not mobile – not a good situation.

 

Latest from the engineer:

 

We can simply change the oil and filter, using Volvo filter and 15W40 HD oil as recommended, install a new pressure sensor and see what happens. If that isn't effective, there is a valve in the oil pump which could be stuck but because of your poor access we don't think the pump can come out without lifting the engine. The pump is on the crankshaft, behind the timing belt pulley(best replace that belt too) and this needs to be extracted; Stef says he doubts there would be room to get a puller between the engine and the bulkhead. The suction tube has a strainer and this could be blocked. The engine sump must be removed for this so engine definitely needs to come out. The sensor is not expensive, Euro 26.33 + freight. The valve is E 61.33, belt E 207.78, strainer E 61.33, seal E 25.11, gaskets and o-rings not much. Pump is not cheap at E 368.89. You suggested a new pump; I have not seen one give trouble, but I haven't seen this problem on a D3 before.

 So, how would you like us to proceed? The prices I gave are list, exclusive of shipping and brokerage. We can order just the sensor and replace this, the oil and filter and run her up in a couple of hours. If the problem is still there then I think she's gonna need to come out. The freight for just one sensor won't be very efficient and unfortunately I don't have much else to order right now- I try to get a list of parts together and spread the freight costs around, but if you are in a hurry, which with a disabled engine and the boat in the water I guess there must be some sense of urgency...

 

Cheers,

Paul

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

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of amelforme
Sent: 29 April 2020 22:05
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Cc: jfpottercys@...
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Volvo oil pressure

 

Paul, a bit more information is needed to give you some help.

How many hours are on the engine now?

How many hours are on the oil in the crankcase now?

Did you get maintenance logs at the purchase that showed good habits regarding regular oil changes? What were the months and hour intervals if so?

Did this problem started immediately after a new oil filter and fresh engine oil were installed? Or was it several hours or days later?

Testing with a mechanical/non-electric oil pressure gauge confirmed that what you were reading from the helm mounted instrumentation was correct ?

Did oil pressure increase with higher engine RPM in a linear pattern, not increase at all or very little, or immediately increase by a great deal? This is very important  

 to know.

Does the engine burn more than a liter of oil  in 50 hours of running time?

Did the Volvo dealer immediately suggest engine removal with out any other testing?

 Did anyone suggest that you have a spectrographic engine oil analysis performed ? Do a web search on this. Not expensive and extremely telling about the engines  

internal mechanical condition.

 Slowly decreasing oil pressure is most often an indication of internal engine wear that increases/opens the tolerances/gaps between components like bearings and bearing journals.       

  I will await and respond to your answers but I would strongly suggest changing the engine oil filter and if nothing changes then obtaining a spectrographic engine oil analysis before the engine  is removed. The oil analysis will, for sure, tell you plenty about the engines’ relative health. Much the same as getting your blood work done before a visit to your medical practitioner.

 

All The best, Joel

 

 

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Paul Dowd an

d Sharon Brown
Sent: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 2:21 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Volvo oil pressure

 

Hi all,

 

I have a Volvo D3-110i-C with low oil pressure. I’m told by the local Volvo dealer that the engine will have to be taken out in order to replace the oil pump. I’m wondering what other factor may cause low oil pressure. Any opinion on this would be most welcome.

 

A bit of history on the problem. I changed the oil and oil filter after 188 engine hours which was 3 years. I then started getting low pressure warning after reducing from 1100rpm to idle. I checked the oil level and topped up to the top of the mark. After a couple of days I started getting low pressure warning whilst running at 1100rpm (to heat water). This was confirmed when the engineer attached a pressure gauge.

 

Cheers,

Paul

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

 


--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


Re: Top loading galley fridge/freezer used as a fridge: No?

Scott SV Tengah
 

Oliver,

Just watched your video - that insulation replacement seems like a big job! But the results seem to make it worth it?

One question for you about the big hole on the bottom for the compressor lines: did you fill that big hole in with something? Otherwise it would seem that all of the cold air would flow out of it.

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


Re: Top loading galley fridge/freezer used as a fridge: No?

Scott SV Tengah
 

Jamie,

We'll just add Hawaii, Continental US and Mexico to the world tour :) If the world is normal again by then, we will go from Mexico to Marquesas March 2021. 

Thanks - our strut isn't too strong but you give me hope in that perhaps our seal is just bad and the water accumulation problem will be resolved with a better seal.


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


Re: Top loading galley fridge/freezer used as a fridge: No?

Scott SV Tengah
 

Oliver,

Thanks, I will watch the video.

Where did you buy the magnetic stainless and also the custom sized screw fixed freezer seal?

If you're on the boat, could you attach some photos? Thanks!

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


Re: Turbo -encabulator

Peter Buckley
 

Yes it looks great. Just a little difficult to get there…..Soon very soon…Thanks


On 30 Apr 2020, at 13:44, Teun BAAS <teun@...> wrote:

There is a 2007 AMEL 54 for sale in NEW ZEALAND



T

Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.


-------- Original message --------
From: "Peter Buckley via groups.io" <carhartt@...> 
Date: 4/29/20 20:33 (GMT-07:00)
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Turbo -encabulator

I always ran an Interforometer that I received from my father. It took care of all on board power and propulsion issues on my Amel Mango. I removed it and now have it on a Noelex 30 in the Gippsland Lakes

Shore power plugs into my yacht and I power the town…..

Poco Loco
Noelex 30 ……Searching for an Amel 54….:) 

On 30 Apr 2020, at 13:27, eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

I have one for sale also new in crate however it starts on 50 cycles and 220-230 volt.
From there it is powered by a self contained stellerator.
The capacitor bank for that is quite heavy,
Fair Winds
Eric
Amel Super Maramu #376
 
 
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Craig & Katherine Briggs SN 68 Sangaris Tropic Isle Harbor, FL via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 11:09 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Volvo oil pressure
 
Hi Arno,
Sorry, but you may not have clicked on the recent spoof posts on the turbo-encabulator. 
Differential girdle springs for grammeters are more like $200,000 - I've got one (slightly used) for sale for $150,000.
Cheers  




Re: Turbo -encabulator

Teun BAAS
 

There is a 2007 AMEL 54 for sale in NEW ZEALAND



T

Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.


-------- Original message --------
From: "Peter Buckley via groups.io" <carhartt@...>
Date: 4/29/20 20:33 (GMT-07:00)
To: "main@amelyachtowners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Turbo -encabulator

I always ran an Interforometer that I received from my father. It took care of all on board power and propulsion issues on my Amel Mango. I removed it and now have it on a Noelex 30 in the Gippsland Lakes

Shore power plugs into my yacht and I power the town…..

Poco Loco
Noelex 30 ……Searching for an Amel 54….:) 

On 30 Apr 2020, at 13:27, eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

I have one for sale also new in crate however it starts on 50 cycles and 220-230 volt.
From there it is powered by a self contained stellerator.
The capacitor bank for that is quite heavy,
Fair Winds
Eric
Amel Super Maramu #376
 
 
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Craig & Katherine Briggs SN 68 Sangaris Tropic Isle Harbor, FL via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 11:09 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Volvo oil pressure
 
Hi Arno,
Sorry, but you may not have clicked on the recent spoof posts on the turbo-encabulator. 
Differential girdle springs for grammeters are more like $200,000 - I've got one (slightly used) for sale for $150,000.
Cheers  



Re: Turbo -encabulator

Peter Buckley
 

I always ran an Interforometer that I received from my father. It took care of all on board power and propulsion issues on my Amel Mango. I removed it and now have it on a Noelex 30 in the Gippsland Lakes

Shore power plugs into my yacht and I power the town…..

Poco Loco
Noelex 30 ……Searching for an Amel 54….:) 

On 30 Apr 2020, at 13:27, eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

I have one for sale also new in crate however it starts on 50 cycles and 220-230 volt.
From there it is powered by a self contained stellerator.
The capacitor bank for that is quite heavy,
Fair Winds
Eric
Amel Super Maramu #376
 
 
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Craig & Katherine Briggs SN 68 Sangaris Tropic Isle Harbor, FL via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 11:09 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Volvo oil pressure
 
Hi Arno,
Sorry, but you may not have clicked on the recent spoof posts on the turbo-encabulator. 
Differential girdle springs for grammeters are more like $200,000 - I've got one (slightly used) for sale for $150,000.
Cheers  



Turbo -encabulator

eric freedman
 

I have one for sale also new in crate however it starts on 50 cycles and 220-230 volt.

From there it is powered by a self contained stellerator.

The capacitor bank for that is quite heavy,

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Craig & Katherine Briggs SN 68 Sangaris Tropic Isle Harbor, FL via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 11:09 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Volvo oil pressure

 

Hi Arno,
Sorry, but you may not have clicked on the recent spoof posts on the turbo-encabulator.
Differential girdle springs for grammeters are more like $200,000 - I've got one (slightly used) for sale for $150,000.
Cheers 


Antenna for dsc reception on an Icom 802

eric freedman
 

 

What antenna have people used for the DSC? If it was not mounted on the triatic or the backstay where was it mounted,?

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Alan Leslie
Sent: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 11:08 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Cable feed into Main and Mizzen masts on a A54

 

This is from technical support at ICOM in the USA :

In order for DSC to work with the M-802, you must have the DSC-receive antenna connected. This is the only way that the radio will be able to receive DSC signals since it is a class D DSC radio. You can use a Metz weatherfax antenna or any SSB whip antenna to connect to the receive port. Without the antenna, you will still be able to transmit a distress call, however, the radio will never hear an acknowledgement nor would you be able to hear someone else in distress and come to their aid. Hope this will help.



Elyse had an insulated triatic stay and a Furuno weatherfax when we bought her. The Furuno weatherfax was marginally better than useless, so we took it out.We installed an ICOM 710 SSB radio and had the main back stay insulated to use as an antenna. When Elyse was re-rigged in 2016 we had a plain triatic stay installed.The insulated triatic stay is only any good for receiving and it was initially installed purely for a dedicated weatherfax. 
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: Volvo oil pressure

Craig Briggs
 

Hi Arno,
Sorry, but you may not have clicked on the recent spoof posts on the turbo-encabulator.
Differential girdle springs for grammeters are more like $200,000 - I've got one (slightly used) for sale for $150,000.
Cheers 


Re: Cable feed into Main and Mizzen masts on a A54

Alan Leslie
 

This is from technical support at ICOM in the USA :

In order for DSC to work with the M-802, you must have the DSC-receive antenna connected. This is the only way that the radio will be able to receive DSC signals since it is a class D DSC radio. You can use a Metz weatherfax antenna or any SSB whip antenna to connect to the receive port. Without the antenna, you will still be able to transmit a distress call, however, the radio will never hear an acknowledgement nor would you be able to hear someone else in distress and come to their aid. Hope this will help.


Elyse had an insulated triatic stay and a Furuno weatherfax when we bought her. The Furuno weatherfax was marginally better than useless, so we took it out.We installed an ICOM 710 SSB radio and had the main back stay insulated to use as an antenna. When Elyse was re-rigged in 2016 we had a plain triatic stay installed.The insulated triatic stay is only any good for receiving and it was initially installed purely for a dedicated weatherfax. 
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: Cable feed into Main and Mizzen masts on a A54

Arno Luijten
 

Thomas,

I'm pretty sure the antenna on top of the mizzen is for the AIS transceiver. A dedicated AIS antenna should not live next to a VHF antenna and ideally should be in a different horizontal plane.

Regards,

Armo
SV Luna,
A54-121


Re: Cable feed into Main and Mizzen masts on a A54

Oliver Henrichsen, SV Vela Nautica
 

Hello,

It is possible to use the ICOM M-802 only with its one tranceiver antenna BUT without its second antenna the emergency DSC trafic does not work. 

The radio needs its two antennas for full emergency operation! 

We use a backstay antenna via the antenna tuner 
AND 
On the second antenna plug the triatic. 
It is also possible to use smaller active aerials for the second receiver. 

Oliver from Vela Nautica Amel54#39 
Martinique 

On Wed, Apr 29, 2020, 21:25 Sv Garulfo <svgarulfo@...> wrote:
Hi,

I would need to double check but I would agree with Oliver re the triactic used as an SSB ASN receiver. At least the marking on the cables behind the shower light on Garulfo suggests that. And the fax receiver has its own specific antenna at the mizzen top. I think this is original Pochon work on behalf of Amel, circa 2009. 

Best,

Thomas
GARULFO 
A54-122
Tahuata, French Polynesia 



On Wed, 29 Apr 2020 at 13:53, Danny and Yvonne SIMMS <simms@...> wrote:

Hi Oliver, I don't think you are right. I have had the 802 for years and it does not need two aerials and the triactic is not intended for this purpose.

Kind Regards

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

On 30 April 2020 at 10:49 "Oliver Henrichsen, SV Vela Nautica" <oliver.henrichsen@...> wrote:

Hello,
The triatic stay is used by the SSB ICOM M802 radio to receive DSC emergency trafic. Its only receiving on this antenna.

The M802 needs 2 antennas. For regular transmissions it uses a backstay or the whip antenna. 

If you do not connect the second antenna you will not hear "nearby" stations in distress.

Oliver from Vela Nautica Amel54#39 
Martinique 

On Wed, Apr 29, 2020, 16:35 Arno Luijten < arno.luijten@...> wrote:
Yeah, Luna has the weatherfax as well. So I'm guessing there is a antenna cable between the nav-station and the mizzen mast. Although the reception of this thing seems quite sketchy. The pictures I get from it are very hard to make sense of.

REgarfds

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121

 

 


Re: Volvo oil pressure

eric freedman
 

I always keep 2 spares on board Kimberlite.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Arno Luijten
Sent: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 6:45 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Volvo oil pressure

 

On Wed, Apr 29, 2020 at 07:03 PM, Craig & Katherine Briggs SN 68 Sangaris Tropic Isle Harbor, FL wrote:

Paul - this is a very common problem solved with an inexpensive (<$20)  replacement of the differential girdle spring on the upper end of the grammeter. A very easy do-it-yourself project.
Cheers

=====
Am I the only one that really does not understand what that means?

Regards,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121


Re: Cable feed into Main and Mizzen masts on a A54

Sv Garulfo
 

Hi,

I would need to double check but I would agree with Oliver re the triactic used as an SSB ASN receiver. At least the marking on the cables behind the shower light on Garulfo suggests that. And the fax receiver has its own specific antenna at the mizzen top. I think this is original Pochon work on behalf of Amel, circa 2009. 

Best,

Thomas
GARULFO 
A54-122
Tahuata, French Polynesia 



On Wed, 29 Apr 2020 at 13:53, Danny and Yvonne SIMMS <simms@...> wrote:

Hi Oliver, I don't think you are right. I have had the 802 for years and it does not need two aerials and the triactic is not intended for this purpose.

Kind Regards

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

On 30 April 2020 at 10:49 "Oliver Henrichsen, SV Vela Nautica" <oliver.henrichsen@...> wrote:

Hello,
The triatic stay is used by the SSB ICOM M802 radio to receive DSC emergency trafic. Its only receiving on this antenna.

The M802 needs 2 antennas. For regular transmissions it uses a backstay or the whip antenna. 

If you do not connect the second antenna you will not hear "nearby" stations in distress.

Oliver from Vela Nautica Amel54#39 
Martinique 

On Wed, Apr 29, 2020, 16:35 Arno Luijten < arno.luijten@...> wrote:
Yeah, Luna has the weatherfax as well. So I'm guessing there is a antenna cable between the nav-station and the mizzen mast. Although the reception of this thing seems quite sketchy. The pictures I get from it are very hard to make sense of.

REgarfds

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121

 

 


Re: Cable feed into Main and Mizzen masts on a A54

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Oliver, I don't think you are right. I have had the 802 for years and it does not need two aerials and the triactic is not intended for this purpose.

Kind Regards

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

On 30 April 2020 at 10:49 "Oliver Henrichsen, SV Vela Nautica" <oliver.henrichsen@...> wrote:

Hello,
The triatic stay is used by the SSB ICOM M802 radio to receive DSC emergency trafic. Its only receiving on this antenna.

The M802 needs 2 antennas. For regular transmissions it uses a backstay or the whip antenna. 

If you do not connect the second antenna you will not hear "nearby" stations in distress.

Oliver from Vela Nautica Amel54#39 
Martinique 

On Wed, Apr 29, 2020, 16:35 Arno Luijten < arno.luijten@...> wrote:
Yeah, Luna has the weatherfax as well. So I'm guessing there is a antenna cable between the nav-station and the mizzen mast. Although the reception of this thing seems quite sketchy. The pictures I get from it are very hard to make sense of.

REgarfds

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121

 

 


Re: Locking the bowthruster on a A54on passages #solution

 

Arno,

You are amazing. I have looked at the depressed area on many of these and did not connect the dots.
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Wed, Apr 29, 2020 at 5:45 PM Teun BAAS <teun@...> wrote:

Arno,

 

Great idea – as having to remove all the sails, ropes etc. every time from the sail locker in order to lift out the step/cover in order to secure the locking pin stopped me more than once from doing so.

 

Another thing to look at when back on the boat.

 

This COVID19 lock down here in USA is causing me a lot of unexpected problems in the form of discovering all kinds of things to do on the boat when I come back. 😊 😊

 

Best Regards Teun

SV AMELIT  A54  #128

 

COOMERA (near BRISBANE) QLD AUSTRALIA

April 29, 2020 15:44:35

 

USA cell: +1 832 477 8842

AUSTRALIA cell: +61 5951 8909

 

You can follow AMELIT via this link: https://forecast.predictwind.com/tracking/display/AMELIT

 

 

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Arno Luijten via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 15:39
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Locking the bowthruster on a A54on passages #solution

 

As you all know Amel recommends using a locking pin on the bowthruster when making passage. Although good advice not always practical as you need to open the cover in the sail locker. If that thing is full of stuff that can be quite the nuisance.

For those that have a GRP version of the cover, the following may be of use to you.

When you look at the cover there is a recess on the top side. I'm guessing Amel was planning the very thing I now did but did not do it at build time because of costs.
Basically I made an access hatch that enables you to lock/unlock the thruster without removing the cover. It's a bit tight but you can just reach the pin and put it into place or remove it.
Pictures enclosed.

Cheers,

Arno Luijten,
SV Luna,
A54-121


Re: Cable feed into Main and Mizzen masts on a A54

Oliver Henrichsen, SV Vela Nautica
 

Hello,
The triatic stay is used by the SSB ICOM M802 radio to receive DSC emergency trafic. Its only receiving on this antenna.

The M802 needs 2 antennas. For regular transmissions it uses a backstay or the whip antenna. 

If you do not connect the second antenna you will not hear "nearby" stations in distress.

Oliver from Vela Nautica Amel54#39 
Martinique 

On Wed, Apr 29, 2020, 16:35 Arno Luijten <arno.luijten@...> wrote:
Yeah, Luna has the weatherfax as well. So I'm guessing there is a antenna cable between the nav-station and the mizzen mast. Although the reception of this thing seems quite sketchy. The pictures I get from it are very hard to make sense of.

REgarfds

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121