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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


Re: Locking the bowthruster on a A54on passages #solution

Teun BAAS
 

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: Volvo oil pressure

Arno Luijten
 

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: A54 lewmar chain counter setup: check yours!

Teun BAAS
 

Well this might explain when I have almost out the complete 100 meter new chain I purchased in NEW CAL last year while the counter says I only have 70 to 74 meter out.

I thought I had been short delivered in NEW CAL - although I got a complete drum.

 

Will measure when I come back on the boat and then need to adjust the settings I guess.

 

Best Regards Teun

SV AMELIT  A54  #128

 

COOMERA (near BRISBANE) QLD AUSTRALIA

April 29, 2020 15:38:29

 

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 Sv Garulfo via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, April 28, 2020 15:43
To: Amel Yacht owners Group <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] A54 lewmar chain counter setup: check yours!

 

Hi all,

 

I got a bit red faced the other day when I realised the lewmar chain counter was still using factory default parameters, including a 300mm chain per revolution. I measured the reality: ~450mm ...

 

No wonder we never drag anchor...

 

Best,

 

Thomas 

GARULFO 

A54-122

Locked down in Tahuata, Marquesas, French Polynesia 

 

 

 


Locking the bowthruster on a A54on passages #solution

Arno Luijten
 

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: Volvo oil pressure

Craig Briggs
 

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


Re: Sail Plan - Super Maramu

Teun BAAS
 

Hi Arno,

 

Bedankt voor de hulp. Ik zie dat je nog steeds hard bezig bent met LUNA – ze moet nu bijna perfekt zijn. Ik voel me bijna schuldig dat ik niet zoveel doe voor AMELIT 😊

 

Wow – 10 leaks. Clearly I must check better when back on board. As mentioned above in Dutch; you make me feel guilty that I am not caring for AMELIT as meticulously as you do with LUNA.

 

Best Regards Teun

SV AMELIT  A54  #128

 

COOMERA (near BRISBANE) QLD AUSTRALIA

April 29, 2020 14:46:13

 

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 13:28
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Sail Plan - Super Maramu

 

Hi Teun,

About the switches. As far as I know the replacement was changing the original Lewmar switches with Harken switches. Easy to see as it says so on the switch. On our Amel this was done, all switches were Harken when I bought the boat.
In the meantime I've replaced all the deck switches with a completely new model from Lewmar once more because the Harken switches are having problems with water-ingress. The way the switches are made is they "sandwich" a rubber piece between a top ring and and the lower body. The rubber piece is actually the part you push on to activate the switch. However the top ring is not form-stable and becomes "wobbly". The three screws compress the rubber to the underlying switch-body. However the area between the screws after some time does not press on the rubber underneath because of the the ring loosing shape. It then allows water to enter the sailing locker. This was actually the 4th or 5th leak I repaired in the sail locker (out of 10 leaks... mostly because of failing sikaflex). See enclosed picture.

Regards,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121


Re: Sail Plan - Super Maramu

Teun BAAS
 

Yup; I recognize those. I have those installed as well extras on board. Are these HARKEN switches?

 

Thanks for the help.

 

Best Regards Teun

SV AMELIT  A54  #128

 

COOMERA (near BRISBANE) QLD AUSTRALIA

April 29, 2020 14:42:58

 

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 CW Bill Rouse via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 12:54
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Sail Plan - Super Maramu

 

Maybe this will help:

image.png

CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School

Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 

 

View My Training Calendar

 

 

On Wed, Apr 29, 2020 at 1:48 PM Teun BAAS <teun@...> wrote:

Correction

 

Should read: “AMEL paid for the cost”.

 

Apologies

 

Best Regards Teun

April 29, 2020 11:48:01.

 

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Teun BAAS via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 11:45
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Sail Plan - Super Maramu

 

Is there a way to tell the difference between the original/recall switch and the new/replacement switch?

I understand from other A54 owners that AMEL sent the replacement switches and the owners would arrange the replacement locally (and believe also paid for the cost to reinstall).

 

I have several of these switches on board but cannot tell whether they are new/replacement or the “recall/replaced” switches which I should get off the boat. I don’t like keeping “non-functional” parts on the boat but previous owner had a different approach. For me it works or doesn’t work and if I want to “recycle/repair” I better do it promptly and not “down the road”.

 

Best Regards Teun

April 29, 2020 11:44:24

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 07:26
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Sail Plan - Super Maramu

 

Paul,

 

You should ask Amel. SAV"at"amel.fr

CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School

Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 

 

View My Training Calendar

 

 

On Wed, Apr 29, 2020 at 9:20 AM Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:

Bill,

 

Does the Lewmar switch recall apply to all or is there a date?

 

Cheers,

Paul

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

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse
Sent: 29 April 2020 14:23
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Sail Plan - Super Maramu

 

Download this file from the FILES section of the group's website: 

This new revision includes mainmast intermediates which were accidentally left out of the upload of 4-26-2020...also a few other minor changes. 

 

Go to page 3 for the graphic 

CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School

Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 

 

View My Training Calendar

 

 

On Wed, Apr 29, 2020 at 6:32 AM Stefan Deerberg <stefan.deerberg@...> wrote:

Hi Ken!

Hope you both feeling good looked down there.

 

Here a link with a better photo and more rigging details:

 

 

All the best 

 

Stefan 

SM 373, Voyageur, Martinique 

 

 

 

Stefan Deerberg 

 

Geschäftsführer 

Deerberg GmbH 

Unternehmer/ Entrepreneur

 

Velgen 35

29582 Hanstedt 

Germany

 

Mobil: +49 172 7757444

 

 

 

On 28. Apr 2020, at 22:28, Ken Powers SV Aquarius <ken@...> wrote:

Stefan,   Do you have a better photo of the document?  It would really be nice to have if I ever have to re-rig!

Thanks,

Ken Powers
Aquarius SM2K262


--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


Re: Sail Plan - Super Maramu

Teun BAAS
 

Hi Roque,

 

Thanks - this helps a lot. I don’t recognize the switches in your attachments so that indicates that my switches also have been replaced. That matches my impression of the original owner that he wanted everything to be in order/perfect/the best but regrettably also meant several unnecessary NON OEM (AMEL) equipment changes.

 

But I will verify when I make it back to the boat.

 

Thanks again.

 

Best Regards Teun

SV AMELIT  A54  #128

 

COOMERA (near BRISBANE) QLD AUSTRALIA

April 29, 2020 14:38:17

 

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 Roque via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 13:49
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Sail Plan - Super Maramu

 

Teun

 

If I may jump in, attached are pictures of the "old" switches, the ones that must be replaced.

 

The new ones are bigger (see Bill's pic). They need a 43 mm diameter hole.  Maybe you can check the diameter of yours from below.

 

Also, Amel keeps track of the boats that have already been updated. So Bill's advice to call them is right and on the safe side.

 

The letter informing about the recall is from 2011, so maybe all A54 are eligible. By that time, the replacement set was probably Lewmar, as far as I know. But according to Maud, Amel no longer have a partnership with Lewmar. So it is Harken now.

 

Roque

Attika A54 # 117

Paraty- Brazil

 

Em qua., 29 de abr. de 2020 às 16:54, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> escreveu:

Maybe this will help:

image.png

CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School

Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 

 

View My Training Calendar

 

 

On Wed, Apr 29, 2020 at 1:48 PM Teun BAAS <teun@...> wrote:

Correction

 

Should read: “AMEL paid for the cost”.

 

Apologies

 

Best Regards Teun

April 29, 2020 11:48:01.

 

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Teun BAAS via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 11:45
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Sail Plan - Super Maramu

 

Is there a way to tell the difference between the original/recall switch and the new/replacement switch?

I understand from other A54 owners that AMEL sent the replacement switches and the owners would arrange the replacement locally (and believe also paid for the cost to reinstall).

 

I have several of these switches on board but cannot tell whether they are new/replacement or the “recall/replaced” switches which I should get off the boat. I don’t like keeping “non-functional” parts on the boat but previous owner had a different approach. For me it works or doesn’t work and if I want to “recycle/repair” I better do it promptly and not “down the road”.

 

Best Regards Teun

April 29, 2020 11:44:24

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 07:26
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Sail Plan - Super Maramu

 

Paul,

 

You should ask Amel. SAV"at"amel.fr

CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School

Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 

 

View My Training Calendar

 

 

On Wed, Apr 29, 2020 at 9:20 AM Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:

Bill,

 

Does the Lewmar switch recall apply to all or is there a date?

 

Cheers,

Paul

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

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse
Sent: 29 April 2020 14:23
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Sail Plan - Super Maramu

 

Download this file from the FILES section of the group's website: 

This new revision includes mainmast intermediates which were accidentally left out of the upload of 4-26-2020...also a few other minor changes. 

 

Go to page 3 for the graphic 

CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School

Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 

 

View My Training Calendar

 

 

On Wed, Apr 29, 2020 at 6:32 AM Stefan Deerberg <stefan.deerberg@...> wrote:

Hi Ken!

Hope you both feeling good looked down there.

 

Here a link with a better photo and more rigging details:

 

 

All the best 

 

Stefan 

SM 373, Voyageur, Martinique 

 

 

 

Stefan Deerberg 

 

Geschäftsführer 

Deerberg GmbH 

Unternehmer/ Entrepreneur

 

Velgen 35

29582 Hanstedt 

Germany

 

Mobil: +49 172 7757444

 

 

 

On 28. Apr 2020, at 22:28, Ken Powers SV Aquarius <ken@...> wrote:

Stefan,   Do you have a better photo of the document?  It would really be nice to have if I ever have to re-rig!

Thanks,

Ken Powers
Aquarius SM2K262


--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


Re: Sail Plan - Super Maramu

Barry Connor
 

I did all my switches in 2016 after I bought the boat in 2015. The switches that Bill shows the photo of is correct. I was in Marseille and Amel Hyeres would have done the change at no charge. I decided to do it myself and Amel Hyeres sent me everything, drill bit to make the joke bigger, wood position block to drill the hole, electrical connectors and sealant.
No leaks and no problems with the new switches. They actually did not have any records that my 54 had not been done.

Best

Barry and Penny
“SV Lady Penelope II”
Amel 54.  #17.  Build date 2005
Sainte Anne anchorage Martinique 


On Apr 29, 2020, at 16:49, Roque <ediroque@...> wrote:



Teun


If I may jump in, attached are pictures of the "old" switches, the ones that must be replaced.

 

The new ones are bigger (see Bill's pic). They need a 43 mm diameter hole.  Maybe you can check the diameter of yours from below.

 

Also, Amel keeps track of the boats that have already been updated. So Bill's advice to call them is right and on the safe side.

 

The letter informing about the recall is from 2011, so maybe all A54 are eligible. By that time, the replacement set was probably Lewmar, as far as I know. But according to Maud, Amel no longer have a partnership with Lewmar. So it is Harken now.


Roque
Attika A54 # 117
Paraty- Brazil

Em qua., 29 de abr. de 2020 às 16:54, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> escreveu:
Maybe this will help:
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CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Wed, Apr 29, 2020 at 1:48 PM Teun BAAS <teun@...> wrote:

Correction

 

Should read: “AMEL paid for the cost”.

 

Apologies

 

Best Regards Teun

April 29, 2020 11:48:01.

 

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Teun BAAS via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 11:45
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Sail Plan - Super Maramu

 

Is there a way to tell the difference between the original/recall switch and the new/replacement switch?

I understand from other A54 owners that AMEL sent the replacement switches and the owners would arrange the replacement locally (and believe also paid for the cost to reinstall).

 

I have several of these switches on board but cannot tell whether they are new/replacement or the “recall/replaced” switches which I should get off the boat. I don’t like keeping “non-functional” parts on the boat but previous owner had a different approach. For me it works or doesn’t work and if I want to “recycle/repair” I better do it promptly and not “down the road”.

 

Best Regards Teun

April 29, 2020 11:44:24

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 07:26
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Sail Plan - Super Maramu

 

Paul,

 

You should ask Amel. SAV"at"amel.fr

CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School

Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 

 

View My Training Calendar

 

 

On Wed, Apr 29, 2020 at 9:20 AM Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:

Bill,

 

Does the Lewmar switch recall apply to all or is there a date?

 

Cheers,

Paul

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

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse
Sent: 29 April 2020 14:23
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Sail Plan - Super Maramu

 

Download this file from the FILES section of the group's website: 

This new revision includes mainmast intermediates which were accidentally left out of the upload of 4-26-2020...also a few other minor changes. 

 

Go to page 3 for the graphic 

CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School

Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 

 

View My Training Calendar

 

 

On Wed, Apr 29, 2020 at 6:32 AM Stefan Deerberg <stefan.deerberg@...> wrote:

Hi Ken!

Hope you both feeling good looked down there.

 

Here a link with a better photo and more rigging details:

 

 

All the best 

 

Stefan 

SM 373, Voyageur, Martinique 

 

 

 

Stefan Deerberg 

 

Geschäftsführer 

Deerberg GmbH 

Unternehmer/ Entrepreneur

 

Velgen 35

29582 Hanstedt 

Germany

 

Mobil: +49 172 7757444

 

 

 

On 28. Apr 2020, at 22:28, Ken Powers SV Aquarius <ken@...> wrote:

Stefan,   Do you have a better photo of the document?  It would really be nice to have if I ever have to re-rig!

Thanks,

Ken Powers
Aquarius SM2K262


--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

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<A54 winch switches recall Lewmar.docx>