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Re: Furuno GPS Navigator GP-90

Alan Leslie
 

Hi Oliver,
No battery in the antenna, it is a passive device.
BTW the GP-90 will run with a dead battery. The battery is only there to remember waypoints and the startup location.
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: Ral Nr. for the red boat stripe on A54

 

Nick,

If your "red" rub rail and waterline paint is unchanged, it is very likely that the color is the same as the 54.

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


On Thu, May 7, 2020 at 4:09 PM NICOLAS KLENE via groups.io <n.klene=mac.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hello Ameliens

I am very interested in your discussion about the red strip exact reference .
However I am on an SM2K (#471) ! would the color be the same ?
Thank you in advance for any info
Nick
Sv DarNico
Confined in Marseille




Re: Ral Nr. for the red boat stripe on A54

NICOLAS KLENE <n.klene@...>
 

Hello Ameliens

I am very interested in your discussion about the red strip exact reference .
However I am on an SM2K (#471) ! would the color be the same ?
Thank you in advance for any info
Nick
Sv DarNico
Confined in Marseille


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

Arno Luijten
 

Thanks Oliver,

Two other things if I may:
Can I recommend you add the expression "Amel 54" in the description of your videos? In all my YouTube searches I did (quite a few during this stupid lockdown!) I never saw any of your videos popping up. Only when searching specifically for Vela Nautica they pop up.
You website seems to have some trouble "www.velanautica.org" throws the error message "There has been a critical error on your website." on every page.

Regards,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121
Saint Martin FWI


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

Oliver Henrichsen, SV Vela Nautica
 

Hello,

You get these magnetic freezer seals custom made to your required size by any refrigeration supplier.
On the counter part of the gascet you will need 20x1mm magnetic!! Stainless stripes. I sanded them from the back side and fixed them with contact Clement. 

In one of these posts I uploaded a picture and how to fix them. 

Yes, we got only a fridge and the top load freezer. 

No seate cooler. 

Oliver from Vela Nautica Amel54#39 
Martinique 


On Thu, May 7, 2020, 08:19 Arno Luijten <arno.luijten@...> wrote:
Hi Oliver,

I was amazed with your gutsy move to re-insulate the fridge-freezer in the galley. Impressive. For later Amel 54s this is much more complicated as these only have a half-lid on top of the fridge/freezer. I do like the replacement of the seal you did as I suffer the same problem with the poor closure of the seal. As we use this cabinet only as fridge the problem is not so bad as it was for you, but it is still annoying. Where did you get those seals from?

Quick question; am I correct in assuming you have no freezer below the settee in the main cabin? In your video you only talk about two cooling installations.

Kind regards,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna
A54-121


Re: Washing Machine and 50 htz

Mohammad Shirloo
 

Teun;

 

Thanks for the clarification.

 

Happy Sailing;

 

 

Mohammad and Aty

B&B Kokomo

AMEL 54 #099

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Teun BAAS via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, May 07, 2020 10:04 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Washing Machine and 50 htz

 

Mohammad,

 

I think you meant to sent this question to Scott who has a direct connection with a Dutch VICTRON person.

 

Best Regards Teun

SV AMELIT  A54  #128

 

Currently on the hard in COOMERA (near BRISBANE) QLD AUSTRALIA

May 7, 2020 10:03:58

 

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 Mohammad Shirloo via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, May 5, 2020 13:08
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Washing Machine and 50 htz

 

Hi Teun;

 

Can you please forward your Victron Contact if you think they would be helpful in design and selection.

 

Happy Sailing;

 

 

Mohammad and Aty

B&B Kokomo

AMEL 54 #099

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Scott SV Tengah via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, May 05, 2020 12:47 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Washing Machine and 50 htz

 

Teun,

You're using the VEConfig software to adjust the inverter low voltage cutoff? I have successfully changed that on the Inverter tab "DC input low shut-down". Then you have to "Send Settings" to the Quattro otherwise it won't save them.

If you are still having problems, I have a contact with Victron that is quite responsive. Maybe Dutch people don't like other Dutch people? ;) We've had over 30 emails back and forth. FYI he suggested 20v as the input low voltage cutoff and 21.5v as the input low restart.

Additionally, try here. This may be even better. They're almost as helpful as the AYOG :)

https://community.victronenergy.com/index.html
--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com


Re: Washing Machine and 50 htz

Mohammad Shirloo
 

Hi Barry;

 

Keep us informed. Lithium is definitely the way to go and offers tremendous upside to lead acid.. Addressing safety concerns, is our biggest design criteria and challenge. I have many years of experience with Lithium technology in other hobbies and have seen what lithium is capable of and its associated dangers.

 

Happy Sailing;

 

 

Mohammad and Aty

B&B Kokomo

AMEL 54 #099

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Barry Connor via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, May 07, 2020 10:20 AM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Washing Machine and 50 htz

 

Hi Teun and Mohammad,

Teun, I have an Australian friend who is having trouble getting insurance. Can you give me the broker that you went with, maybe the NZ broker as well. They just lost cover that they took out 2 months ago through a Caribbean crook. If anyone wants to know who the company was, please ask.

 

Mohammad, when the lock down is eased I am visiting Oliver who is anchored in front of me. I will be doing the same as your plan and designing the new lithium battery system. I will let you know what I find out as I progress. Things are getting better and easier every year.

Can you imagine what this lockdown is doing to people. In nearly 40 years Penny and I have never gone for a month without shopping or spending any money.

 

Best

 

Barry and Penny

“SV Lady Penelope II”

Amel 54.  #17

Sainte Anne anchorage Martinique 

 



On May 5, 2020, at 16:08, Mohammad Shirloo <mshirloo@...> wrote:



Hi Teun;

 

Can you please forward your Victron Contact if you think they would be helpful in design and selection.

 

Happy Sailing;

 

 

Mohammad and Aty

B&B Kokomo

AMEL 54 #099

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Scott SV Tengah via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, May 05, 2020 12:47 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Washing Machine and 50 htz

 

Teun,

You're using the VEConfig software to adjust the inverter low voltage cutoff? I have successfully changed that on the Inverter tab "DC input low shut-down". Then you have to "Send Settings" to the Quattro otherwise it won't save them.

If you are still having problems, I have a contact with Victron that is quite responsive. Maybe Dutch people don't like other Dutch people? ;) We've had over 30 emails back and forth. FYI he suggested 20v as the input low voltage cutoff and 21.5v as the input low restart.

Additionally, try here. This may be even better. They're almost as helpful as the AYOG :)

https://community.victronenergy.com/index.html
--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com


Re: Washing Machine and 50 htz

Barry Connor
 

Hi Teun and Mohammad,
Teun, I have an Australian friend who is having trouble getting insurance. Can you give me the broker that you went with, maybe the NZ broker as well. They just lost cover that they took out 2 months ago through a Caribbean crook. If anyone wants to know who the company was, please ask.

Mohammad, when the lock down is eased I am visiting Oliver who is anchored in front of me. I will be doing the same as your plan and designing the new lithium battery system. I will let you know what I find out as I progress. Things are getting better and easier every year.
Can you imagine what this lockdown is doing to people. In nearly 40 years Penny and I have never gone for a month without shopping or spending any money.

Best

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



On May 5, 2020, at 16:08, Mohammad Shirloo <mshirloo@...> wrote:



Hi Teun;

 

Can you please forward your Victron Contact if you think they would be helpful in design and selection.

 

Happy Sailing;

 

 

Mohammad and Aty

B&B Kokomo

AMEL 54 #099

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Scott SV Tengah via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, May 05, 2020 12:47 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Washing Machine and 50 htz

 

Teun,

You're using the VEConfig software to adjust the inverter low voltage cutoff? I have successfully changed that on the Inverter tab "DC input low shut-down". Then you have to "Send Settings" to the Quattro otherwise it won't save them.

If you are still having problems, I have a contact with Victron that is quite responsive. Maybe Dutch people don't like other Dutch people? ;) We've had over 30 emails back and forth. FYI he suggested 20v as the input low voltage cutoff and 21.5v as the input low restart.

Additionally, try here. This may be even better. They're almost as helpful as the AYOG :)

https://community.victronenergy.com/index.html
--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com


Re: Washing Machine and 50 htz

Teun BAAS
 

Mohammad,

 

I think you meant to sent this question to Scott who has a direct connection with a Dutch VICTRON person.

 

Best Regards Teun

SV AMELIT  A54  #128

 

Currently on the hard in COOMERA (near BRISBANE) QLD AUSTRALIA

May 7, 2020 10:03:58

 

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 Mohammad Shirloo via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, May 5, 2020 13:08
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Washing Machine and 50 htz

 

Hi Teun;

 

Can you please forward your Victron Contact if you think they would be helpful in design and selection.

 

Happy Sailing;

 

 

Mohammad and Aty

B&B Kokomo

AMEL 54 #099

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Scott SV Tengah via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, May 05, 2020 12:47 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Washing Machine and 50 htz

 

Teun,

You're using the VEConfig software to adjust the inverter low voltage cutoff? I have successfully changed that on the Inverter tab "DC input low shut-down". Then you have to "Send Settings" to the Quattro otherwise it won't save them.

If you are still having problems, I have a contact with Victron that is quite responsive. Maybe Dutch people don't like other Dutch people? ;) We've had over 30 emails back and forth. FYI he suggested 20v as the input low voltage cutoff and 21.5v as the input low restart.

Additionally, try here. This may be even better. They're almost as helpful as the AYOG :)

https://community.victronenergy.com/index.html
--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com


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

Teun BAAS
 

Scott,

 

Thanks – got it & subscribed.

 

Best Regards Teun

SV AMELIT  A54  #128

 

COOMERA (near BRISBANE) QLD AUSTRALIA

May 7, 2020 09:57:43

 

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 Scott SV Tengah via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, May 5, 2020 13:33
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Top loading galley fridge/freezer used as a fridge: No?

 

It's on Youtube - Vela Nautica. One of their first videos.
--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com


Re: Washing Machine and 50 htz

Teun BAAS
 

Scott,

 

Thanks for reply.

 

Not sure what software; the marine electrician in VANUATU installed it on my laptop. There is a hard wire connection in the cabinet over the sink. Anyhow in the settings you can set a minimum Voltage to activate the inverter and a shut down voltage. In my settings the “activate” voltage is 26.0V. You can lower it so we set it to 25.8V but even after saving the value automatically defaults to 26.0V.

 

I need the inverter at night as I use a CPAP machine; frequently in the evening my voltage is between 25.85 and 26.0. The inverter refuses to kick in and I get the red low voltage light blinking on the VICTRON panel. When I start the genset it is enough to kick the voltage over 26.0V to get the inverter working and I can immediately switch off the genset and all is OK.

 

What I do now is that I monitor in the afternoon the voltage and when it drops close to 26.10V I switch on the inverter although I don’t need it for several hours.

 

BTW although set @ 26.0V in reality the inverter will not kick on until it is minimum 26.08 or 26.1V

 

If I would be able to have permanently the minimum kick on voltage set to 25.8 or so then I would be fine.

 

BTW on the yellow highlight below: I am sure that Dutch people might not like other Dutch people; I don’t think we like people in general. I have a Tshirt with: “I like Coffee and MAYBE 3 people” 😊

 

Can you give me the Email address of your Dutch contact with VICTRON?

 

Best Regards Teun

SV AMELIT  A54  #128

 

Currently on the hard in COOMERA (near BRISBANE) QLD AUSTRALIA

May 7, 2020 09:39:05

 

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 Scott SV Tengah via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, May 5, 2020 12:47
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Washing Machine and 50 htz

 

Teun,

You're using the VEConfig software to adjust the inverter low voltage cutoff? I have successfully changed that on the Inverter tab "DC input low shut-down". Then you have to "Send Settings" to the Quattro otherwise it won't save them.

If you are still having problems, I have a contact with Victron that is quite responsive. Maybe Dutch people don't like other Dutch people? ;) We've had over 30 emails back and forth. FYI he suggested 20v as the input low voltage cutoff and 21.5v as the input low restart.

Additionally, try here. This may be even better. They're almost as helpful as the AYOG :)

https://community.victronenergy.com/index.html
--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com


Re: Ral Nr. for the red boat stripe on A54

Lior Keydar
 

Dear Arno

Thanks a lot for your advice.
Actually I let the boat yard paint it incl. the red line on the top of the hull. I think they are very professional. They wrote me:

Band waterline and band rubbing strake:
sanding the strips band waterline including the rubbish
Painting with polyurethane cycle of the whole band SAME COLOR. He cannot see the original color but maybe it is possible to see it for a short after you polish it. 

and It is also not cheap at all... I am almost sure that they will spray the color but I will anyway ask them to use AWL-GRIP 

Regards
Lior
   


Re: Ral Nr. for the red boat stripe on A54

Arno Luijten
 

Hi Lior,

Sorry I just noticed you were talking about the red stripe at the waterline. It does not really change the story though. The original stripe is in the gelcoat. The sun gets reflected in the water and kills the red. Again AWL-Grip is the best paint for this and I would recommend spray-paining to keep the layer thickness as thin as possible.
But for the stripe you have an alternative by using striping (vinyl sticker) to replace the stripe. These vinyl foils are very durable and available in many colors.
Wrapping boats is quite popular for competition boats where they want sponsor names on the hull. For companies that do these things this would be a walk in the park is my guess.
Hope this helps you a bit.


Regards,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121


Re: Additional ZOOM Meetings #ZOOM

Aras
 

Maybe Olivier can be a SME or Bill Kinney.
Just a thought.

Aras


On Thu, May 7, 2020 at 6:57 AM Thomas <thgu@...> wrote:
Bill,

Sorry for my delayed response.
I'm interessted to join. I hope i did not miss it allready.... 
If not, do you have a date for the call?
 
It is a very good idea to involve prople from AMEL. This is building trust in you and the owners group.
Maybe, in another step, somebody from SAV (service après vente) can join a call.
 
Kind regards
Thomas

 
SV CHIFFON
SM2K#475
 
 
Gesendet: Freitag, 01. Mai 2020 um 17:46 Uhr
Von: "CW Bill Rouse" <brouse@...>
An: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Betreff: [Special] [AmelYachtOwners] Additional ZOOM Meetings #ZOOM
All,

The most common suggestion that I have received regarding the ZOOM meetings is to have expert guest speakers on subjects that are of interest to most of the members. I have contacted people I know, respect, and consider experts. I am awaiting replies from experts on:
Sails
Refrigeration 
Standing Rigging
Dessalator
Lithium Solutions
I also asked Antoine RIOTON from Amel to do a presentation on the Amel 50/60
Another suggestion I had was to find an "...Insurance Adjuster, whose role it is to be the interpreter of the policy, protecting only the insurance company in order to minimize liability and expenses.  This expert is the one we need to come and talk to us about insurance and how to get the best policy for the most reasonable price." I am aware of public marine insurance adjusters in Florida but have no direct knowledge of any of these.

Comments welcome.


I will keep you informed.
--
 
Best,
 
CW Bill Rouse
Amel Owners Yacht School
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970



--
Aras Grinius


Re: Ral Nr. for the red boat stripe on A54

Arno Luijten
 

Hi Lior,

Most Amels suffer this problem. I was able to get the color back with 3M gelcoat restorer. That works quite good. However red is a notoriously bad color for being exposed to sunshine. Many red cars look bad after some years because of it. 

The red stripe is actually gelcoat and the white stripe is a sticker (striping) on top of it. The white is very close to RAL9001. The red I'm not sure, I'm guessing RAL 3011, RAL3016 or RAL3004. The point is that if you are going to repaint it, you should use AWL-Grip 2-part paint as that is one of the few paints that will hold it's shine and color at this place.
Like with all paints the secret of your success is in the preparation. You cannot spend too much time on preparation. For myself I'm considering to have this spray painted professionally as polishing this rubrail every time is becoming quite the drag.
Painting it also releases you from the exact color match. As long as it resembles the other reds on the boat, it is fine. You will not get an exact color match anyway as the gelcoat colors react differently to daylight compared to paint colors. You can get RAL color charts from here: https://www.ralcolorchart.com/buy-ral-color-fan-deck


Regards,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121


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

Arno Luijten
 

Hi Oliver,

I was amazed with your gutsy move to re-insulate the fridge-freezer in the galley. Impressive. For later Amel 54s this is much more complicated as these only have a half-lid on top of the fridge/freezer. I do like the replacement of the seal you did as I suffer the same problem with the poor closure of the seal. As we use this cabinet only as fridge the problem is not so bad as it was for you, but it is still annoying. Where did you get those seals from?

Quick question; am I correct in assuming you have no freezer below the settee in the main cabin? In your video you only talk about two cooling installations.

Kind regards,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna
A54-121


Ral Nr. for the red boat stripe on A54

Lior Keydar
 

Hello

Do you have maybe the information about the exact red color of the waterline on A54? I would like to repaint it. polishing does not help any more...

I hope that we all be able to sail soon again. We are waiting until Italy will open its border...

Thanks a lot in advance for your help.

Regards
Lior A54 #18


Re: Furuno GPS Navigator GP-90

Oliver Henrichsen, SV Vela Nautica
 

Thanks to all,

I will try to poste some fotos when I replace the battery. 

Does anybody know if there is a second battery in the GPS antenna?

Some antennas got integrated buffer batteries to gain faster reconnection.

Did Furuno use this kind of buffered antennas?

Oliver from Vela Nautica Amel54#39 
Martinique 


On Wed, May 6, 2020, 17:25 CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:
Oliver, if the GP90 is the same as the GP80 (I believe it is) the battery is soldered in place. Yes, I know! And I was only able to find one through a Furuno dealer about 3 years ago. This may have changed.

I have forgotten exactly where the battery is located, but it is obvious when you open the GPS. I do not remember if there were any markings on the battery.

Hopefully, someone else can add to this.


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


On Wed, May 6, 2020 at 11:09 AM Oliver Henrichsen, SV Vela Nautica <oliver.henrichsen@...> wrote:
Hello,

As I get the startup error message

Internal Battery = NG

And experiance frequent (very short for a second) error messages with anoying beep.

I like to change the battery. 

Does anybody know:

1. What Type of Battery? 

2. Location of Battery? 

Any help apreciated. 

Thanks 

Oliver from Vela Nautica Amel54 #39 
Martinique 


Re: Furuno GPS Navigator GP-90

Alan Leslie
 

The battery is soldered in
It is a pain
But it IS doable
I've done it
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437