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Re: Raymarine Autopilot

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Duane,

Years ago when going through French Polynesia I had the same. I too was told it was the course computer by two different techs who came on the boat and did a lot of diagnostic tests. We ordered a new one and waited 3 weeks in Raiatea to receive it. In the mean time a long term cruiser told me the problem would be a poor electrical connection between the computer and the rudder area. Having lots of time I finally listened to him and checked all the connections. In a junction box near the rudder I found corroded connections. I cut them back and reconnected. Problem fixed. Now, 10 years later during my pacific voyaging this year I had the beginnings of the same problem again. I checked the same connections and found corrosion. Problem fixed.

Regards

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

On 19 December 2019 at 05:52 "Duane Siegfri via Groups.Io" <carlylelk@...> wrote:

Our Raymarine S3G course computer is not working again.  The first repair in 2017 was just a software issue that was easily remedied.  This time I'm getting the same "Drive Stopped" error message on the ST7001 control head.  I have checked symptoms, and it seems tha1t the rudder reference, clutch, motors and compass are all working.  I've waiting to hear back from Dan Gerhardt about repairing the S3G, I don't know if he is still in business.

I'm starting to consider replacing the control head, compass, and course computer.  I'm hoping to be able to keep the drive units with their 12V clutches.

If you replaced your AP and kept the drive units, what did you use?

What was really frustrating was I had purchased a spare S3 Course Computer from Dan Gerhardt in 2017.  I just installed it, thinking this would be easy,  and it had more problems than the original equipment!  It would not engaged the clutch.  I've kept it double bagged in zip-locks and it still has problems.

Thanks,
Duane
Wanderer, SM#477

Raymarine Autopilot

Duane Siegfri
 

Our Raymarine S3G course computer is not working again.  The first repair in 2017 was just a software issue that was easily remedied.  This time I'm getting the same "Drive Stopped" error message on the ST7001 control head.  I have checked symptoms, and it seems tha1t the rudder reference, clutch, motors and compass are all working.  I've waiting to hear back from Dan Gerhardt about repairing the S3G, I don't know if he is still in business.

I'm starting to consider replacing the control head, compass, and course computer.  I'm hoping to be able to keep the drive units with their 12V clutches.

If you replaced your AP and kept the drive units, what did you use?

What was really frustrating was I had purchased a spare S3 Course Computer from Dan Gerhardt in 2017.  I just installed it, thinking this would be easy,  and it had more problems than the original equipment!  It would not engaged the clutch.  I've kept it double bagged in zip-locks and it still has problems.

Thanks,
Duane
Wanderer, SM#477

Re: Shipper for Channel Islands to La Rochelle

Matt Salatino
 

Thanks Tony,
Gibtalter May be an option.... good idea!

~~~⛵️~~~Matt

On Dec 17, 2019, at 11:48 PM, tony wells via Groups.Io <tony.wells@...> wrote:

Hi Matt

I guess you maybe dealing with Michael Fitton at Mainbrace? I bought a motor from him earlier this year - excellent service. I’m surprised he can’t arrange a carrier? He could’ve sent mine to London but I collected it from the ferry in Poole in the end. 

You could try https://www.shiply.com/ I haven’t received competitive quotes from them (they’re an online broker) but you might get lucky. 

If it’s ultimately simpler / cheaper for you, I know you’re able to fly with engines from the Uk with EasyJet (up to 32kg?) as hold luggage. Check with Ryanair, who fly to La Rochelle. 

If you’re heading to the Med, then Mecca Marine in Malta happily sells new 2 stroke motors...(or get Mainbrace to ship to Gibraltar and pick it up VAT-free?). 

All the best,

Tony
A54 102 Balthazar (Malta)



On 18 Dec 2019, at 10:31, Matt Salatino via Groups.Io <helmsmatt@...> wrote:

Hello All,
I’m trying to find a shipper who can ship an outboard motor from the Channel Islands to La Rochelle.
Does anyone have any contacts?
Thanks in advance,
Matt Salatino 

~~~⛵️~~~Matt

Re: Needed: Amel Experienced Surveyor - North East USA

mr_hermanns
 
Edited

Thank you everyone for the prompt and awesome replies. I have engaged Tarn Kelsey and super appreciate all the reco's!

--
Jeremy Hermanns - "Jer"
SVCerulean.com
Maramu #105
Marina Del Rey, CA

Re: Shipper for Channel Islands to La Rochelle

tony wells
 

Hi Matt

I guess you maybe dealing with Michael Fitton at Mainbrace? I bought a motor from him earlier this year - excellent service. I’m surprised he can’t arrange a carrier? He could’ve sent mine to London but I collected it from the ferry in Poole in the end. 

You could try https://www.shiply.com/ I haven’t received competitive quotes from them (they’re an online broker) but you might get lucky. 

If it’s ultimately simpler / cheaper for you, I know you’re able to fly with engines from the Uk with EasyJet (up to 32kg?) as hold luggage. Check with Ryanair, who fly to La Rochelle. 

If you’re heading to the Med, then Mecca Marine in Malta happily sells new 2 stroke motors...(or get Mainbrace to ship to Gibraltar and pick it up VAT-free?). 

All the best,

Tony
A54 102 Balthazar (Malta)



On 18 Dec 2019, at 10:31, Matt Salatino via Groups.Io <helmsmatt@...> wrote:

Hello All,
I’m trying to find a shipper who can ship an outboard motor from the Channel Islands to La Rochelle.
Does anyone have any contacts?
Thanks in advance,
Matt Salatino 

~~~⛵️~~~Matt

Shipper for Channel Islands to La Rochelle

Matt Salatino
 

Hello All,
I’m trying to find a shipper who can ship an outboard motor from the Channel Islands to La Rochelle.
Does anyone have any contacts?
Thanks in advance,
Matt Salatino 

~~~⛵️~~~Matt

Re: SM holding tank internal details

Duane Siegfri
 

I just did the hose and valve replacements.  

The deck plug on Wanderer is the same as Mark describes.  However the tank is shaped like this as you look horizontally:
____________
|                      |
|                ___|
|                /
|              /     i
|______/      n
   o    
   u    
   t
So in the older versions Amel avoided the long interior input pipe by reshaping the tank. it's interesting to see what generational changes they made as time went on.

It seems like the only difference between changing the outlet pipe and the long input pipe would be trying to reinforce the connection so the pipe would resist the sloshing of the contents and stay upright.

Duane
Wanderer, SM#477

Re: Unidentified Pochon 'Alarm"

Joerg Esdorn
 

Pochon designs the electrical systems of all new Amels.  They have one guy who is responsible for all things Amel, Stephane.  stephane@....  Good luck!  Cheers. Joerg 

Joerg Esdorn
A55 #53, Kincsem
currently in Vigo, Spain

Re: Stern tube hose

Wade Shikoski
 

Arlo,
i am guessing that the 2 1/4 will work. I purchased that size from JD but have not tried to install it yet. 
What I do know is that when I tried to install the 2 1/8” exhaust hose previously I had to use a jack placed between trans coupler and the end of packing gland (with wood protection) in order to get the hose to seat completely onto the dead log. I couldn’t install just by hand. 
I very much doubt that the 2” id hose will work. Pls keep me informed as I doubt I will get to the replacement from exhaust hose to the other this weekend. Too many other tasks. 
Thanks
wade

Re: Unidentified Pochon 'Alarm"

Annsofie & Jonas Svanberg
 

That was no problem


Regards
Ann-Sofie Svanberg


Skickat från min iPhone

17 dec. 2019 kl. 13:48 skrev Gerhard Mueller via Groups.Io <carcode@...>:

Could not find this at the website of the manufacturer: https://pochon-sa.com/
If no other can help you might be you ask Pochon directly?
--
Gerhard Mueller
Amel Sharki #60
Currently Kalamata, Greece

Re: Unidentified Pochon 'Alarm"

Gerhard Mueller
 

Could not find this at the website of the manufacturer: https://pochon-sa.com/
If no other can help you might be you ask Pochon directly?
--
Gerhard Mueller
Amel Sharki #60
Currently Kalamata, Greece

Unidentified Pochon 'Alarm"

David Cummane
 

Hi

I am updating the electronics onboard and would like to remove an alarm system.  I was under the impression the bo, as pictired below, was the central unit for an alarm system however there are cable feeds which do not logically sit with an alarm system, such as 'Radar'.

If anyone can identify the purpose of this unit, I'd be grateful.

David
Ker Marie
SM#101

Re: Stern tube hose

Matt Salatino
 

Custom length, not customer

~~~⛵️~~~Matt

On Dec 16, 2019, at 10:01 PM, Matt Salatino via Groups.Io <helmsmatt@...> wrote:

Mine was stainless. 
The neat thing, is Lasdrop will cut your hose to a customer length, a bit longer, or shorter. This way, you can locate the shaft-seal forward or back a bit, to insure a clean shaft area where the lip seals make contact. 

~~~⛵️~~~Matt

On Dec 16, 2019, at 9:45 PM, Arlo <svplanb@...> wrote:

Thats a great track record. I looked at one today at the prop shop and liked the engineering on it. Once I see what kind of shape my bronze shaft is in I will know what direction. Was your drive shaft bronze or stainless ?

Re: Stern tube hose

Matt Salatino
 

Mine was stainless. 
The neat thing, is Lasdrop will cut your hose to a customer length, a bit longer, or shorter. This way, you can locate the shaft-seal forward or back a bit, to insure a clean shaft area where the lip seals make contact. 

~~~⛵️~~~Matt

On Dec 16, 2019, at 9:45 PM, Arlo <svplanb@...> wrote:

Thats a great track record. I looked at one today at the prop shop and liked the engineering on it. Once I see what kind of shape my bronze shaft is in I will know what direction. Was your drive shaft bronze or stainless ?

Re: Stern tube hose

Arlo
 

Thats a great track record. I looked at one today at the prop shop and liked the engineering on it. Once I see what kind of shape my bronze shaft is in I will know what direction. Was your drive shaft bronze or stainless ?

Re: Stern tube hose

Matt Salatino
 

We had the Lasdrop GenII on our last boat. 8 years, and at 7 years only needed a $16 lip seal kit. No big leak, but a minor drip. We bought one for our new Amel 50. 


On Mon, Dec 16, 2019 at 11:23 AM, Arlo
<svplanb@...> wrote:
Thanks James. I went by the local prop shop today and they have the 2 and 2 and 1/4 size so I am going to grab one of each and see what might work....I may end up with a Las Gen2 if my prop shatt is in good shape and I dont find a good solution to the hose issue... stay tuned.... :)

Re: Stern tube hose

Arlo
 

Thanks James. I went by the local prop shop today and they have the 2 and 2 and 1/4 size so I am going to grab one of each and see what might work....I may end up with a Las Gen2 if my prop shatt is in good shape and I dont find a good solution to the hose issue... stay tuned.... :)

Re: Bow Thruster on 54

Mark & Debbie Mueller
 
Edited

IMPORTANT CORRECTION: In my earlier message, below, I stated you need a normally open switch.  You need a NORMALLY CLOSED switch.  In operation the the bow thruster raises or lowers and contacts the switch OPENING the circuit thereby removing power from the lift motor.  Sorry for the incorrect information earlier.

You could look for a Momentary Pushbutton Switch with a raised button and a N.O. (normally open) contact that is 12mm in diameter.  Similar to the link below.  The switch shown is 16mm, I was not able to find 12mm so I modified the bracket.  You can also wire it so the light is on or off based on the switch contacts, I did not use this feature.  Best Regards.

 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D2BBWPM/ref=sspa_dk_detail_3?psc=1&pd_rd_i=B07D2BBWPM&pd_rd_w=PVRia&pf_rd_p=45a72588-80f7-4414-9851-786f6c16d42b&pd_rd_wg=ydkqt&pf_rd_r=RJ3BA41SQTH2YQNG8E11&pd_rd_r=40ee54ba-e26f-4dcd-a726-58f14ba1593f&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUFPTlYyR0QxRFBSMVQmZW5jcnlwdGVkSWQ9QTAwODQzMTAySThUUUlDSlU3MjNTJmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTAyODA4NTcySThIUVJHWjQxMzJVJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfZGV0YWlsJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==

 


--
Mark Mueller
Brass Ring  A54

battens for main

JEFFREY KRAUS
 

Good Day Amelians,
I'm planning to put my new main sail on, and I noticed that the new battens provided by Q Sails are a bit different then the original. 
They are somewhat tapered in thickness as you go from one end to the other. 
My assumption would be that whatever end goes in first would best have the thinner end to allow the battens to fit thru the gap as the sail is winding in. 
If anyone has replaced their main with a new Q Sails main, I'd like to know your feedback on the best orientation of the battens.
Thanks in advance.
Jeff Spirit Amel 54 #14 Puerto Real Puerto Rico

Re: Bow Thruster on 54

JEFFREY KRAUS
 

Mohammad,
I got them from Amel, however I would buy any switch you want that you can wire for discontinuous use. Amel sends you that type of switch, but you need to solder the wires onto it yourself after determining which terminals to use to have the switch preform as a discontinuous circuit. Remember, when the motor reaches the switch, the switch turns OFF the lift motor, rather then turning something on, hence discontinuous service.
Best Regards,
Jeff

On December 15, 2019 at 11:34 AM Mohammad Shirloo <mshirloo@...> wrote:

Hi Jeff;

 

Can you please let me know where you purchase these switches?

 

Happy Sailing;

 

 

Mohammad and Aty

B&B Kokomo

AMEL 54 #099

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of JEFFREY KRAUS via Groups.Io
Sent: Sunday, December 15, 2019 8:25 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Bow Thruster on 54

 

Good Day Amelians,
Just a note for any 54 owners regarding the thruster up/down motion.
Being aboard, I like to run tests on all systems.
In both my last and current stays aboard, I encountered the same problem.
Both the down and up position switches are discontinuous switches. When they are engaged they turn off the motion of the motor.
Seeing as the motor is engaged for a long period of time, it has a tendency to stick, or remain engaged. Once the motor reaches the down position, it stops. When I switch the motor to move back up, it doesn't move. After pressing the up position switch a couple times, it seems to free the switch from it's engaged position, and the motor will move to the up position and stop. A couple of up down movements, and it works flawlessly.
I will now leave the thruster about 1/4" lower then full up position so the switch isn't engaged while not aboard. The thruster opening down below the waterline should still be engaged enough with the hull to avoid any problems.
I wonder if any other 54 owners have encountered this problem. I keep those switches handy, as they are problematic. Keeping the thruster slightly lowered may solve the issue or at least prolong the switch life.
Best Regards to all.
Jeff Spirit Amel 54 #14 Puerto Real, PR