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Breaker Panel Label Back Lights

David Crisp
 

Sharing some info' for the benefit of those folks who are wanting to fix the back lights that illuminate the breaker panel labels.  

Almost none of the LED’s back lighting the breaker panel labels on my Amel 54 were working.  I was going to buy individual LEDs and fit fresh myself but in the event Amel provided complete replacement PCBs (with LEDs mounted) – thank you Sonja.

 

What I did learn from an electrician who has fitted individual replacement LEDs is that they are ~3.2V 1.0 – 1.2 cd (depends how bright you want them) blue LEDs he thinks they each draw about 20mA.

The electrician spent a day changing all the blue LED for red at the request of an owner.

 

For each label there is a pair of LED and resistor fitted in series. This means only one LED needs to fail and a pair will stop working. 

An individual LED costs ~1Euro.  

--
David Crisp
SV Wilna Grace
Amel 54 #58


Re: A54 holding tank drain seasock

Arno Luijten
 

Hi Soraya,

I operate them every moth or so. Not much more you can do other then spraying them with Corrosion-X. But the reality is they do get bad as these are pretty standard chromed brass seacocks. Getting proper bronze ones is close to impossible for the thread that is used on the outlet pipe. At least I was not able to source them. I can source bronze ones with tapered thread no problem, but not with a straight thread.
I had to replace the forward seacock as it was leaking via the shaft that operates the ball. It is a challenge to do. I ended up with a badly bruised upper arm for a week or so. Use Loctite 577 to seal the threads positioning the seacock in the proper rotational position. Before screwing it on with the Loctite, first do a dry-fit and count the number of rotations you need to make to fit it as far as it will go. 

Regards,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121


Re: Onan Generator exhaust temperature switch - great price.

Alan Grayson
 

Hi Eric, I'll take 2.
Regards
Alan Grayson
SM 406 Ora Pai
Lancaster Virginia


From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of eric freedman <kimberlite@...>
Sent: Wednesday, 29 July 2020 12:37 AM
To: Amel Owners <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Onan Generator exhaust temperature switch - great price.
 

I have broken a few of these switches over the years. I have done this by reaching over the generator to retrieve something stored behind the genset.

I received a quote from my Onan dealer and on Amazon for around $90- plus tax which is ridiculous.

I tracked down the OEM manufacturer and the cost is about $23- plus a one time set up fee of about $50- I plan on ordering 2 of these. They stated that they make this for ONAN. If anyone is interested please let me know and I can order them for you $33- each plus USPS of about $8.00.

I will order the switches within a week.

Fair Winds,

Eric

SM 376 Kimberlite 


Re: Antal Genoa Traveler Blocks for sale

Alan Grayson
 

Hi Alan, For the one I have off the springs are good and I can rotate the pin by hand. The plastic rails are a bit sloppy compared to new ones but otherwise good order. I'll have the other one off tomorrow but currently I cannot move the pin. 
Regards
Alan


From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Alan Leslie <s.v.elyse@...>
Sent: Wednesday, 29 July 2020 5:34 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Antal Genoa Traveler Blocks for sale
 
Hi Alan,

I could be interested.
Are the springs that hold the blocks up all working i.e. not broken?
Have you ever taken the long pin out ?
What's the condition of the plastic slides that bear on the track?

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437  


Re: Onan Generator exhaust temperature switch - great price.

Mark Pitt
 

Eric,

I will order one.  I have never had an issue with mine but you never know.  Thanks for doing this.
Best,
Mark
Sabbatical III, Sm#419, Rhode Island, USA


On Jul 29, 2020, at 1:13 AM, eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

 Mike,
These are simple thermal switches. They are normally closed.
If the circuit opens up the genset stops.
My problem is sometimes they burn out and other times I hit the switch and it separates.
Fair Winds,
Eric

On July 28, 2020 at 10:41 PM "Mike Longcor (SV Trilogy)" <svtrilogy53@...> wrote:

Thanks Eric. Sent you a message with order details.

When these fail, go bad, or break, how do you know? Does it prevent the genset from starting/running? Or does it allow the genset to overheat if there are issues with the cooling system (broken impeller for example) and potentially damage things?

Cheers,
Mike Longcor
SV Trilogy SM23
Opua, NZ


 


Re: A54 SSB Antenna

Ian Park
 

I have always used self amalgamating tape round the joint to keep moisture out. It does seem to keep the threads from slipping.

Ian

Ocean Hobo SN96 (currently in Wales)

On 29 Jul 2020, at 05:51, Sv Garulfo <svgarulfo@gmail.com> wrote:

Hello
Our SSB Antenna comes in 2 parts.
The threading that connects them has gotten loose and we would like to find away to secure them that doesn’t impact the transmission.
Has anyone had this issue? Any recommendations on how to fix this?

Thanks

Soraya
Garulfo
A54-122
Tahiti


Re: A54 holding tank drain seasock

Randall Walker
 

When you say grip do you mean just get hard to turn? On my 54 I was about to remove and replace my handle. It was hard to turn and the tank would not empty, I thought it was the handle, it was sticky but it ended up being a build up of scale in the drain pipe. I put descaling liquid in (Harpic 10) that loosened the build up. In the end I got in the tender, used an old piece of 3/8 inch dowel/stick and ran it up the hole from the waterline, it broke the scaling and drained, now it turns easy and the tank drains properly. Re and re the valve could be a messy job.

Cheers,
Randall
A54#56

Virus-free. www.avg.com


On Wed, Jul 29, 2020 at 6:51 AM Sv Garulfo <svgarulfo@...> wrote:
Hello,

Any routine maintenance tips for the holding tanks drain seacocks?
Ours are starting to grip.

Thanks

Soraya
Garulfo
A54-122
Tahiti




Re: Antal Genoa Traveler Blocks for sale

Alan Leslie
 

Hi Alan,

I could be interested.
Are the springs that hold the blocks up all working i.e. not broken?
Have you ever taken the long pin out ?
What's the condition of the plastic slides that bear on the track?

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437  


Re: Onan Generator exhaust temperature switch - great price.

eric freedman
 

Mohamed,
Are you in the USA?
If you are I will order them for you. We will figure out payment when they are in my hands..
Fair Winds,
Eric

On July 28, 2020 at 11:44 PM Mohammad Shirloo <mshirloo@...> wrote:

Hi Eric;

 

Thanks for sharing the information and your offer to accommodate the group purchase.

 

I’d  like 3 of them, if possible. Please let me know how to pay.

 

Happy Sailing;

 

 

Mohammad and Aty

B&B Kokomo

AMEL 54 #099

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of eric freedman via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, July 28, 2020 5:37 PM
To: Amel Owners <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Onan Generator exhaust temperature switch - great price.

 

I have broken a few of these switches over the years. I have done this by reaching over the generator to retrieve something stored behind the genset.

I received a quote from my Onan dealer and on Amazon for around $90- plus tax which is ridiculous.

I tracked down the OEM manufacturer and the cost is about $23- plus a one time set up fee of about $50- I plan on ordering 2 of these. They stated that they make this for ONAN. If anyone is interested please let me know and I can order them for you $33- each plus USPS of about $8.00.

I will order the switches within a week.

Fair Winds,

Eric

SM 376 Kimberlite 


 

 


Re: Onan Generator exhaust temperature switch - great price.

eric freedman
 

Mike,
These are simple thermal switches. They are normally closed.
If the circuit opens up the genset stops.
My problem is sometimes they burn out and other times I hit the switch and it separates.
Fair Winds,
Eric

On July 28, 2020 at 10:41 PM "Mike Longcor (SV Trilogy)" <svtrilogy53@...> wrote:

Thanks Eric. Sent you a message with order details.

When these fail, go bad, or break, how do you know? Does it prevent the genset from starting/running? Or does it allow the genset to overheat if there are issues with the cooling system (broken impeller for example) and potentially damage things?

Cheers,
Mike Longcor
SV Trilogy SM23
Opua, NZ


 


Re: Onan Generator exhaust temperature switch - great price.

eric freedman
 

Kent ,
will do.
Fair Winds,
Eric

On July 28, 2020 at 9:28 PM "karkauai via groups.io" <karkauai@...> wrote:

Thanks Eric,
Ive had two go bad in the last year. Please order three for me.

We'll be coming down from Maine in late Sept.  Will you be home then?
Thanks.
Kent & Iris
Kristy
SM 243

On Jul 28, 2020 8:37 PM, eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

I have broken a few of these switches over the years. I have done this by reaching over the generator to retrieve something stored behind the genset.

I received a quote from my Onan dealer and on Amazon for around $90- plus tax which is ridiculous.

I tracked down the OEM manufacturer and the cost is about $23- plus a one time set up fee of about $50- I plan on ordering 2 of these. They stated that they make this for ONAN. If anyone is interested please let me know and I can order them for you $33- each plus USPS of about $8.00.

I will order the switches within a week.

Fair Winds,

Eric

SM 376 Kimberlite 



 


A54 SSB Antenna

Sv Garulfo
 

Hello
Our SSB Antenna comes in 2 parts.
The threading that connects them has gotten loose and we would like to find away to secure them that doesn’t impact the transmission.
Has anyone had this issue? Any recommendations on how to fix this?

Thanks

Soraya
Garulfo
A54-122
Tahiti


A54 holding tank drain seasock

Sv Garulfo
 

Hello,

Any routine maintenance tips for the holding tanks drain seacocks?
Ours are starting to grip.

Thanks

Soraya
Garulfo
A54-122
Tahiti


Re: Onan Generator exhaust temperature switch - great price.

Mohammad Shirloo
 

Hi Eric;

 

Thanks for sharing the information and your offer to accommodate the group purchase.

 

I’d  like 3 of them, if possible. Please let me know how to pay.

 

Happy Sailing;

 

 

Mohammad and Aty

B&B Kokomo

AMEL 54 #099

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of eric freedman via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, July 28, 2020 5:37 PM
To: Amel Owners <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Onan Generator exhaust temperature switch - great price.

 

I have broken a few of these switches over the years. I have done this by reaching over the generator to retrieve something stored behind the genset.

I received a quote from my Onan dealer and on Amazon for around $90- plus tax which is ridiculous.

I tracked down the OEM manufacturer and the cost is about $23- plus a one time set up fee of about $50- I plan on ordering 2 of these. They stated that they make this for ONAN. If anyone is interested please let me know and I can order them for you $33- each plus USPS of about $8.00.

I will order the switches within a week.

Fair Winds,

Eric

SM 376 Kimberlite 


Re: Onan Generator exhaust temperature switch - great price.

Mike Longcor (SV Trilogy)
 

Thanks Eric. Sent you a message with order details.

When these fail, go bad, or break, how do you know? Does it prevent the genset from starting/running? Or does it allow the genset to overheat if there are issues with the cooling system (broken impeller for example) and potentially damage things?

Cheers,
Mike Longcor
SV Trilogy SM23
Opua, NZ


Re: Onan Generator exhaust temperature switch - great price.

karkauai
 

Thanks Eric,
Ive had two go bad in the last year. Please order three for me.

We'll be coming down from Maine in late Sept.  Will you be home then?
Thanks.
Kent & Iris
Kristy
SM 243

On Jul 28, 2020 8:37 PM, eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

I have broken a few of these switches over the years. I have done this by reaching over the generator to retrieve something stored behind the genset.

I received a quote from my Onan dealer and on Amazon for around $90- plus tax which is ridiculous.

I tracked down the OEM manufacturer and the cost is about $23- plus a one time set up fee of about $50- I plan on ordering 2 of these. They stated that they make this for ONAN. If anyone is interested please let me know and I can order them for you $33- each plus USPS of about $8.00.

I will order the switches within a week.

Fair Winds,

Eric

SM 376 Kimberlite 



Onan Generator exhaust temperature switch - great price.

eric freedman
 

I have broken a few of these switches over the years. I have done this by reaching over the generator to retrieve something stored behind the genset.

I received a quote from my Onan dealer and on Amazon for around $90- plus tax which is ridiculous.

I tracked down the OEM manufacturer and the cost is about $23- plus a one time set up fee of about $50- I plan on ordering 2 of these. They stated that they make this for ONAN. If anyone is interested please let me know and I can order them for you $33- each plus USPS of about $8.00.

I will order the switches within a week.

Fair Winds,

Eric

SM 376 Kimberlite 


Re: Antal Genoa Traveler Blocks for sale

Alan Grayson
 

I took the stop off at the forward end of the track and undid the stanchion screws, then bent the stanchion out of the way and they just slid right off.

Alan Grayson

Sm 406 Ora Pai

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Mark Erdos
Sent: Tuesday, July 28, 2020 6:10 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Antal Genoa Traveler Blocks for sale

 

How do they come off and go on the track?

 

 

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 Alan Grayson
Sent: Tuesday, July 28, 2020 11:26 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Antal Genoa Traveler Blocks for sale

 

Hi All, I have just bought new Antal Traveler Blocks for my Super Maramu. The reason I bought new ones is that a few older boats have experienced a few breakages and hopefully I will get to do a few more blue water passages and I’d prefer to not have them break underway. Anyway there is nothing visually wrong with my old ones so I am offering them up for sale for anyone who would like one or both in their spares locker. I’d like around $100USD each

Regards

Alan Grayson

Sm 406 Ora Pai

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

 


Re: Antal Genoa Traveler Blocks for sale

Mark Erdos
 

How do they come off and go on the track?

 

 

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 Alan Grayson
Sent: Tuesday, July 28, 2020 11:26 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Antal Genoa Traveler Blocks for sale

 

Hi All, I have just bought new Antal Traveler Blocks for my Super Maramu. The reason I bought new ones is that a few older boats have experienced a few breakages and hopefully I will get to do a few more blue water passages and I’d prefer to not have them break underway. Anyway there is nothing visually wrong with my old ones so I am offering them up for sale for anyone who would like one or both in their spares locker. I’d like around $100USD each

Regards

Alan Grayson

Sm 406 Ora Pai

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Antal Genoa Traveler Blocks for sale

Alan Grayson
 

Hi All, I have just bought new Antal Traveler Blocks for my Super Maramu. The reason I bought new ones is that a few older boats have experienced a few breakages and hopefully I will get to do a few more blue water passages and I’d prefer to not have them break underway. Anyway there is nothing visually wrong with my old ones so I am offering them up for sale for anyone who would like one or both in their spares locker. I’d like around $100USD each

Regards

Alan Grayson

Sm 406 Ora Pai

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

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