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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Efector Anchor Chain Counter Sensor

Thomas Peacock
 



Hi Keith,
Boy, stretching my memory banks. 
The normally on/off disparity of the sensor relay did not seem to make a difference. I had actually bought another relay to add that would have reversed the signal, but did not need it. 
I do remember that, after putting the new sensor on, I also experienced some trouble getting the counter to work. I finally started waving a steel box cutter or some other steel device back and forth just a millimeter or so from the sensor, and that seemed to work, thus showing integrity of the system. I think I just tweaked the distance then, and it worked. The sensor is just a proximity device, the button on the windlass is not magnetic. I believe its activating distance is 20 mm or less. It will not sense at the distance of the drum, which is about 30 mm. 
You can also try testing the voltage coming from the sensor as you operate the windlass, it should spike with each turn. Make sure the three sensor wires are correct. Also, double-check that you’re getting 12 volts from the Sailor to the counter system. Make sure that the three wires are hooked up from the grey box and go to the windlass control device in the cockpit, which is 24 volts. One is ground, one is always hot (if breaker is on), and one is only hot when the windlass joystick is activated. Also, remember that you must have the joystick engaged for the counter to work, just waving steel by the sensor won’t work. 
Let me know if you have success

Tom Peacock
Aletes SM #240
St George, Grenada 


On Mar 8, 2020, at 10:54 AM, Keith Tice <amel@...> wrote:

Hi Tom,

I finally got the replacement sensor installed, but I am at the same place as you were on 26.April 2019.  The display in the cockpit lights up, but stays at Zero.

You described having the same difficulty, then later (23.May) you wrote that it works and was a bad sensor near the windlass. 

Between April 26 and May 23, what did you find was the problem.

The LED lights as the winch rotates… :-)


Now I re-check specifications….  I installed IFM5096  Normally Closed, PNP …  IFM5072 is Normally Closed, NPN…  IFM5076 is Normally Open, NPN

PNP sensors are sometimes called “sourcing sensors” because they source positive power to the output. NPN sensors are sometime called “sinking sensors” because they sink ground to the output.

I found I can order the IFM5072, depending on your answer, this is my next step…

Thanks,
Keith
Bikini SM 282


On 16 Nov 2019, at 22:05, Thomas Peacock <peacock8491@...> wrote:

I also replaced the sensor. I was concerned that I would have to install another relay to invert the signal, but that was not necessary. The replacement unit works well. 

Tom Peacock
SM Aletes #240
Martinique 


On Nov 8, 2019, at 11:53 AM, "heinz@..." <heinz@...> wrote:

Hallo 
I have the same one I get it 2 years ago and it works well. 

HEINZ Sm 2000, 292

Am 09.11.2019 um 03:09 schrieb Keith Tice <amel@...>:

My chain counter recently stopped counting.
Before it stopped it was counting when we weren't looking and not counting when the anchor was moving.  
I found that the Efector IB5076 induction sensor is no longer produced, but that the IB5096 is available.
The only difference in the data sheet is that the signal NPN for IB5076 is PNP for IB5096. https://www.ifm.com/ch/en/product/IB5076 
https://www.ifm.com/ch/en/product/IB5096   
Should this be a plug compatible replacement?  
I mean, one is on a lot and turns off and the other is off a lot and turns on. It is pulsing and the counter should just be counting pulses.  
What is the opinion here?
Keith
Bikini SM 282


Re: The ultimate cockpit table?

Teun BAAS
 

Somewhere between Arno’s hull number (121) and mine (128) AMEL must have changed the A54 cockpit design/installation as mine also allows the engine room hatch to be opened without having to mess with the cockpit table.

 

Best Regards Teun

SV AMELIT  A54  #128

 

On the hard in COOMERA (near BRISBANE) QLD AUSTRALIA

March 8, 2020 08:52:56

 

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: Sunday, March 8, 2020 07:24
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] The ultimate cockpit table?

 

I do think the standard cockpit table is one of the worst features of the Amel 54’s cockpit. It’s heavy and always in the way. I removed it and put at our house. Currently using a small foldable table doing it’s job excellent. I did consider the Lagun table as well so it’s great to see your positive report on it. I don’t think the table is carried by the chandlers on St. Maarten. So I have some time to consider other options as well. I really like the thing done by a fellow Amelian where he replaced the base of the steering chair with a stainless column, resulting in a improved folding of the standard table to facilitate the opening of the engine room hatch without moving the table. Obviously that is much more work and uses quite some expensive pieces of stainless.

Regards,
Arno Luijten,
SV Luna,
A54-121


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Efector Anchor Chain Counter Sensor

Keith Tice
 

Hi Tom,

I finally got the replacement sensor installed, but I am at the same place as you were on 26.April 2019.  The display in the cockpit lights up, but stays at Zero.

You described having the same difficulty, then later (23.May) you wrote that it works and was a bad sensor near the windlass. 

Between April 26 and May 23, what did you find was the problem.

The LED lights as the winch rotates… :-)


Now I re-check specifications….  I installed IFM5096  Normally Closed, PNP …  IFM5072 is Normally Closed, NPN…  IFM5076 is Normally Open, NPN

PNP sensors are sometimes called “sourcing sensors” because they source positive power to the output. NPN sensors are sometime called “sinking sensors” because they sink ground to the output.

I found I can order the IFM5072, depending on your answer, this is my next step…

Thanks,
Keith
Bikini SM 282


On 16 Nov 2019, at 22:05, Thomas Peacock <peacock8491@...> wrote:

I also replaced the sensor. I was concerned that I would have to install another relay to invert the signal, but that was not necessary. The replacement unit works well. 

Tom Peacock
SM Aletes #240
Martinique 


On Nov 8, 2019, at 11:53 AM, "heinz@..." <heinz@...> wrote:

Hallo 
I have the same one I get it 2 years ago and it works well. 

HEINZ Sm 2000, 292

Am 09.11.2019 um 03:09 schrieb Keith Tice <amel@...>:

My chain counter recently stopped counting.
Before it stopped it was counting when we weren't looking and not counting when the anchor was moving.  
I found that the Efector IB5076 induction sensor is no longer produced, but that the IB5096 is available.
The only difference in the data sheet is that the signal NPN for IB5076 is PNP for IB5096. https://www.ifm.com/ch/en/product/IB5076 
https://www.ifm.com/ch/en/product/IB5096   
Should this be a plug compatible replacement?  
I mean, one is on a lot and turns off and the other is off a lot and turns on. It is pulsing and the counter should just be counting pulses.  
What is the opinion here?
Keith
Bikini SM 282


Re: The ultimate cockpit table?

Peter Forbes
 

I would love to see these photos [i can’t seem to open them own the other mail from GARULFO. Also where does one buy this table?

Peter Forbes
Carango - Amel 54 #035 
La Rochelle
00447836 209730
07836 209730

On 8 Mar 2020, at 14:03, Porter McRoberts via Groups.Io <portermcroberts@...> wrote:

Randal.  On our A54-152 the table stores in a tucked forward position so the engine hatch opens unencumbered.  
I thought it was this way for everyone until we were parked next to another A54 in Opua.  What a nightmare to get into the engine room!  I think an easy modification to pull forward could be done.  Ill post a photo of our scenario when we get back to the boat shortly.
Amel does listen!
Porter A54-152




On Mar 8, 2020, at 9:50 AM, Randall <sailingalbedo@...> wrote:

Just to keep the hype for a good thing. Here some pics of basically the same bracketing. I don't Know who started this good thing, but this was on my 54. I will say the previous owners did upgrades a world traveller could appreciate. The one thing I plan for in the future is the stainless reinvent of the helm seat bracket, I believe is on Attika That is just brilliant. I will copy a pic from the owners group pics.

Great table ideas.

If I were to ever be a boat builder.
My first question to an owner of a boat that I had built, would be. What did you not like?. Why? Well, if I change what you don't like I will make them better.
My point is. How long have they been building that table in the way. I had to get in the engine bay on passage. Hold it in the air, while I reach for and lift the floor. You all have had to.

Randall
A54 #56

On Sun, Mar 8, 2020 at 1:39 PM Patrick McAneny via Groups.Io <sailw32=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Ann-Sofia, Diane and I were on your boat in 2015 in Prickly Bay ,Grenada, and that is when we first saw the bracket and bought one when we got home. So you get credit for our's . Say Hi! to Jonas .
Hope all is well,
Pat & Diane,
SV Shenanigans,



-----Original Message-----
From: Annsofie & Jonas Svanberg <ann-sofie@...>
To: main <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Mar 8, 2020 3:37 am
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] The ultimate cockpit table?

I wonder if not S/Y Lady Annila is that friend of a friend. 😊

We have had that solution since 2007, and I think our pictures is here on the forum some where.

Glad that our idea has been adopted by so many.

Regards
Ann-Sofie
S/Y Lady Annila, SM232, 1998


Skickat från min iPhone

> 8 mars 2020 kl. 01:45 skrev Sv Garulfo <svgarulfo@...>:
>
> Hi all,
>
> Last year, we installed a cockpit table based on a Lagun structure and a skimboard. Yes, after looking for months for the perfect table top, a light bulb switched on in the fun sports department of a hardware store in Panama.
>
> The Lagun arm idea came from a friend on an SM, who got the idea from a friend of his on another SM. It has since been used on a Mango, and Maramu friend is drooling over it. I think it would fit most Amel model i can think of.
>
> Table tops are a personal choice but the skimboard, although looking “modern” (some may say weird) won it for being lightweight, weatherproof, very rigid, skid proof, very cheap (~$20!) and, as it turns out, very cleanable.
>
>
> On a 54, it’s possible to find the right table dimensions to:
>
> - Use it as a coffee table for everybody’s sundowners,
> - use it as a dinner table for two, on either side of the mizzen, or other layout to stay out of the sun,
> - use it as a computer desk, again in various parts of the cockpit,
> - stay/swing out of the way of people moving in the cockpit while sailing or entertaining,
> - open any cockpit locker and the engine room hatch(*) without removing the table,
> - deploy and use the banquet cockpit table without removing the useful cockpit table,
> - operate the winches on the mizzen.
>
> We put it up more than a year ago in Panama and basically never removed it since.
>
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> (*) by cutting a wedge off the foot, the hatch can even open without raising the table.
>
>
> Hope it will give you ideas and a many enjoyable alfresco meals.
>
>
> Thomas
> GARULFO
> A54-122
> Hiva Oa, French Polynesia
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Re: The ultimate cockpit table?

Arno Luijten
 

I do think the standard cockpit table is one of the worst features of the Amel 54’s cockpit. It’s heavy and always in the way. I removed it and put at our house. Currently using a small foldable table doing it’s job excellent. I did consider the Lagun table as well so it’s great to see your positive report on it. I don’t think the table is carried by the chandlers on St. Maarten. So I have some time to consider other options as well. I really like the thing done by a fellow Amelian where he replaced the base of the steering chair with a stainless column, resulting in a improved folding of the standard table to facilitate the opening of the engine room hatch without moving the table. Obviously that is much more work and uses quite some expensive pieces of stainless.

Regards,
Arno Luijten,
SV Luna,
A54-121


Re: The ultimate cockpit table?

Porter McRoberts
 

Randal.  On our A54-152 the table stores in a tucked forward position so the engine hatch opens unencumbered.  
I thought it was this way for everyone until we were parked next to another A54 in Opua.  What a nightmare to get into the engine room!  I think an easy modification to pull forward could be done.  Ill post a photo of our scenario when we get back to the boat shortly.
Amel does listen!
Porter A54-152




On Mar 8, 2020, at 9:50 AM, Randall <sailingalbedo@...> wrote:

Just to keep the hype for a good thing. Here some pics of basically the same bracketing. I don't Know who started this good thing, but this was on my 54. I will say the previous owners did upgrades a world traveller could appreciate. The one thing I plan for in the future is the stainless reinvent of the helm seat bracket, I believe is on Attika That is just brilliant. I will copy a pic from the owners group pics.

Great table ideas.

If I were to ever be a boat builder.
My first question to an owner of a boat that I had built, would be. What did you not like?. Why? Well, if I change what you don't like I will make them better.
My point is. How long have they been building that table in the way. I had to get in the engine bay on passage. Hold it in the air, while I reach for and lift the floor. You all have had to.

Randall
A54 #56

On Sun, Mar 8, 2020 at 1:39 PM Patrick McAneny via Groups.Io <sailw32=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Ann-Sofia, Diane and I were on your boat in 2015 in Prickly Bay ,Grenada, and that is when we first saw the bracket and bought one when we got home. So you get credit for our's . Say Hi! to Jonas .
Hope all is well,
Pat & Diane,
SV Shenanigans,



-----Original Message-----
From: Annsofie & Jonas Svanberg <ann-sofie@...>
To: main <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Mar 8, 2020 3:37 am
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] The ultimate cockpit table?

I wonder if not S/Y Lady Annila is that friend of a friend. 😊

We have had that solution since 2007, and I think our pictures is here on the forum some where.

Glad that our idea has been adopted by so many.

Regards
Ann-Sofie
S/Y Lady Annila, SM232, 1998


Skickat från min iPhone

> 8 mars 2020 kl. 01:45 skrev Sv Garulfo <svgarulfo@...>:
>
> Hi all,
>
> Last year, we installed a cockpit table based on a Lagun structure and a skimboard. Yes, after looking for months for the perfect table top, a light bulb switched on in the fun sports department of a hardware store in Panama.
>
> The Lagun arm idea came from a friend on an SM, who got the idea from a friend of his on another SM. It has since been used on a Mango, and Maramu friend is drooling over it. I think it would fit most Amel model i can think of.
>
> Table tops are a personal choice but the skimboard, although looking “modern” (some may say weird) won it for being lightweight, weatherproof, very rigid, skid proof, very cheap (~$20!) and, as it turns out, very cleanable.
>
>
> On a 54, it’s possible to find the right table dimensions to:
>
> - Use it as a coffee table for everybody’s sundowners,
> - use it as a dinner table for two, on either side of the mizzen, or other layout to stay out of the sun,
> - use it as a computer desk, again in various parts of the cockpit,
> - stay/swing out of the way of people moving in the cockpit while sailing or entertaining,
> - open any cockpit locker and the engine room hatch(*) without removing the table,
> - deploy and use the banquet cockpit table without removing the useful cockpit table,
> - operate the winches on the mizzen.
>
> We put it up more than a year ago in Panama and basically never removed it since.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
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>
>
>
>
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>
> (*) by cutting a wedge off the foot, the hatch can even open without raising the table.
>
>
> Hope it will give you ideas and a many enjoyable alfresco meals.
>
>
> Thomas
> GARULFO
> A54-122
> Hiva Oa, French Polynesia
>
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Re: The ultimate cockpit table?

Randall Walker
 

Just to keep the hype for a good thing. Here some pics of basically the same bracketing. I don't Know who started this good thing, but this was on my 54. I will say the previous owners did upgrades a world traveller could appreciate. The one thing I plan for in the future is the stainless reinvent of the helm seat bracket, I believe is on Attika That is just brilliant. I will copy a pic from the owners group pics.

Great table ideas.

If I were to ever be a boat builder.
My first question to an owner of a boat that I had built, would be. What did you not like?. Why? Well, if I change what you don't like I will make them better.
My point is. How long have they been building that table in the way. I had to get in the engine bay on passage. Hold it in the air, while I reach for and lift the floor. You all have had to.

Randall
A54 #56

On Sun, Mar 8, 2020 at 1:39 PM Patrick McAneny via Groups.Io <sailw32=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Ann-Sofia, Diane and I were on your boat in 2015 in Prickly Bay ,Grenada, and that is when we first saw the bracket and bought one when we got home. So you get credit for our's . Say Hi! to Jonas .
Hope all is well,
Pat & Diane,
SV Shenanigans,



-----Original Message-----
From: Annsofie & Jonas Svanberg <ann-sofie@...>
To: main <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Mar 8, 2020 3:37 am
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] The ultimate cockpit table?

I wonder if not S/Y Lady Annila is that friend of a friend. 😊

We have had that solution since 2007, and I think our pictures is here on the forum some where.

Glad that our idea has been adopted by so many.

Regards
Ann-Sofie
S/Y Lady Annila, SM232, 1998


Skickat från min iPhone

> 8 mars 2020 kl. 01:45 skrev Sv Garulfo <svgarulfo@...>:
>
> Hi all,
>
> Last year, we installed a cockpit table based on a Lagun structure and a skimboard. Yes, after looking for months for the perfect table top, a light bulb switched on in the fun sports department of a hardware store in Panama.
>
> The Lagun arm idea came from a friend on an SM, who got the idea from a friend of his on another SM. It has since been used on a Mango, and Maramu friend is drooling over it. I think it would fit most Amel model i can think of.
>
> Table tops are a personal choice but the skimboard, although looking “modern” (some may say weird) won it for being lightweight, weatherproof, very rigid, skid proof, very cheap (~$20!) and, as it turns out, very cleanable.
>
>
> On a 54, it’s possible to find the right table dimensions to:
>
> - Use it as a coffee table for everybody’s sundowners,
> - use it as a dinner table for two, on either side of the mizzen, or other layout to stay out of the sun,
> - use it as a computer desk, again in various parts of the cockpit,
> - stay/swing out of the way of people moving in the cockpit while sailing or entertaining,
> - open any cockpit locker and the engine room hatch(*) without removing the table,
> - deploy and use the banquet cockpit table without removing the useful cockpit table,
> - operate the winches on the mizzen.
>
> We put it up more than a year ago in Panama and basically never removed it since.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
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> (*) by cutting a wedge off the foot, the hatch can even open without raising the table.
>
>
> Hope it will give you ideas and a many enjoyable alfresco meals.
>
>
> Thomas
> GARULFO
> A54-122
> Hiva Oa, French Polynesia
>
>
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Re: More Options for Rub Rail Inserts

Patrick McAneny
 

Karen ,How many plan to buy the rub rail as of now ? Perhaps you should put out a last call ,before placing the order. It will never be cheaper ,if you are in the US.. I assume the more orders the cheaper per unit price .Thanks to you and Bill for looking into this.
Pat
SM#123


-----Original Message-----
From: Karen Smith via Groups.Io <karenharmonie@...>
To: main <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Mar 7, 2020 3:39 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] More Options for Rub Rail Inserts

Mark,

We got you!


Re: The ultimate cockpit table?

Patrick McAneny
 

Ann-Sofia, Diane and I were on your boat in 2015 in Prickly Bay ,Grenada, and that is when we first saw the bracket and bought one when we got home. So you get credit for our's . Say Hi! to Jonas .
Hope all is well,
Pat & Diane,
SV Shenanigans,



-----Original Message-----
From: Annsofie & Jonas Svanberg <ann-sofie@...>
To: main <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Mar 8, 2020 3:37 am
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] The ultimate cockpit table?

I wonder if not S/Y Lady Annila is that friend of a friend. 😊

We have had that solution since 2007, and I think our pictures is here on the forum some where.

Glad that our idea has been adopted by so many.

Regards
Ann-Sofie
S/Y Lady Annila, SM232, 1998


Skickat från min iPhone

> 8 mars 2020 kl. 01:45 skrev Sv Garulfo <svgarulfo@...>:
>
> Hi all,
>
> Last year, we installed a cockpit table based on a Lagun structure and a skimboard. Yes, after looking for months for the perfect table top, a light bulb switched on in the fun sports department of a hardware store in Panama.
>
> The Lagun arm idea came from a friend on an SM, who got the idea from a friend of his on another SM. It has since been used on a Mango, and Maramu friend is drooling over it. I think it would fit most Amel model i can think of.
>
> Table tops are a personal choice but the skimboard, although looking “modern” (some may say weird) won it for being lightweight, weatherproof, very rigid, skid proof, very cheap (~$20!) and, as it turns out, very cleanable.
>
>
> On a 54, it’s possible to find the right table dimensions to:
>
> - Use it as a coffee table for everybody’s sundowners,
> - use it as a dinner table for two, on either side of the mizzen, or other layout to stay out of the sun,
> - use it as a computer desk, again in various parts of the cockpit,
> - stay/swing out of the way of people moving in the cockpit while sailing or entertaining,
> - open any cockpit locker and the engine room hatch(*) without removing the table,
> - deploy and use the banquet cockpit table without removing the useful cockpit table,
> - operate the winches on the mizzen.
>
> We put it up more than a year ago in Panama and basically never removed it since.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
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>
>
>
>
>
>
> (*) by cutting a wedge off the foot, the hatch can even open without raising the table.
>
>
> Hope it will give you ideas and a many enjoyable alfresco meals.
>
>
> Thomas
> GARULFO
> A54-122
> Hiva Oa, French Polynesia
>
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Re: The ultimate cockpit table?

Patrick McAneny
 

I bought the same bracket a few yrs. ago, I made a table fit for two, I found that we can leave it in place and it is not in the the way, and always available . Our table is more conventional ,rectangular with a lip around the perimeter and a mahogany  veneer. Great addition to the cockpit.
Pat
SM#123 


-----Original Message-----
From: Sv Garulfo <svgarulfo@...>
To: Amel Yacht owners Group <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Mar 7, 2020 8:45 pm
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] The ultimate cockpit table?

Hi all,

Last year, we installed a cockpit table based on a Lagun structure and a skimboard. Yes, after looking for months for the perfect table top, a light bulb switched on in the fun sports department of a hardware store in Panama.

The Lagun arm idea came from a friend on an SM, who got the idea from a friend of his on another SM. It has since been used on a Mango, and Maramu friend is drooling over it. I think it would fit most Amel model i can think of.

Table tops are a personal choice but the skimboard, although looking “modern” (some may say weird) won it for being lightweight, weatherproof, very rigid, skid proof, very cheap (~$20!) and, as it turns out, very cleanable.


On a 54, it’s possible to find the right table dimensions to:

- Use it as a coffee table for everybody’s sundowners,
- use it as a dinner table for two, on either side of the mizzen, or other layout to stay out of the sun,
- use it as a computer desk, again in various parts of the cockpit,
- stay/swing out of the way of people moving in the cockpit while sailing or entertaining,
- open any cockpit locker and the engine room hatch(*) without removing the table,
- deploy and use the banquet cockpit table without removing the useful cockpit table,
- operate the winches on the mizzen.

We put it up more than a year ago in Panama and basically never removed it since.




























(*) by cutting a wedge off the foot, the hatch can even open without raising the table.


Hope it will give you ideas and a many enjoyable alfresco meals.


Thomas
GARULFO
A54-122
Hiva Oa, French Polynesia




Re: Iridium go external antenna location

Randall Walker
 

Hello Ken,
Where did you pick up your shorter cable? I remember watching the vid you did that was a while ago.

Randall
A54 #56

On Fri, Mar 6, 2020 at 3:57 PM Ken Powers SV Aquarius <ken@...> wrote:
You want to keep your cable as short as possible.  The longer the cable, the more cable loss you will have.  I put the IridiumGo inside the cabinet above the sink.  It is just below the steering box and thus there is only a 6' cable to the antenna.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHpFEHGCyqg
At 6:54 minutes you will see the installation of the IridiumGO..  The best place to get the service is through PredictWind.

I have a 15M cable that I didn't use because of the cable loss.

Ken


Re: The ultimate cockpit table?

Annsofie & Jonas Svanberg
 

I wonder if not S/Y Lady Annila is that friend of a friend. 😊

We have had that solution since 2007, and I think our pictures is here on the forum some where.

Glad that our idea has been adopted by so many.

Regards
Ann-Sofie
S/Y Lady Annila, SM232, 1998


Skickat från min iPhone

8 mars 2020 kl. 01:45 skrev Sv Garulfo <svgarulfo@...>:

Hi all,

Last year, we installed a cockpit table based on a Lagun structure and a skimboard. Yes, after looking for months for the perfect table top, a light bulb switched on in the fun sports department of a hardware store in Panama.

The Lagun arm idea came from a friend on an SM, who got the idea from a friend of his on another SM. It has since been used on a Mango, and Maramu friend is drooling over it. I think it would fit most Amel model i can think of.

Table tops are a personal choice but the skimboard, although looking “modern” (some may say weird) won it for being lightweight, weatherproof, very rigid, skid proof, very cheap (~$20!) and, as it turns out, very cleanable.


On a 54, it’s possible to find the right table dimensions to:

- Use it as a coffee table for everybody’s sundowners,
- use it as a dinner table for two, on either side of the mizzen, or other layout to stay out of the sun,
- use it as a computer desk, again in various parts of the cockpit,
- stay/swing out of the way of people moving in the cockpit while sailing or entertaining,
- open any cockpit locker and the engine room hatch(*) without removing the table,
- deploy and use the banquet cockpit table without removing the useful cockpit table,
- operate the winches on the mizzen.

We put it up more than a year ago in Panama and basically never removed it since.




























(*) by cutting a wedge off the foot, the hatch can even open without raising the table.


Hope it will give you ideas and a many enjoyable alfresco meals.


Thomas
GARULFO
A54-122
Hiva Oa, French Polynesia



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The ultimate cockpit table?

Sv Garulfo
 

Hi all,

Last year, we installed a cockpit table based on a Lagun structure and a skimboard. Yes, after looking for months for the perfect table top, a light bulb switched on in the fun sports department of a hardware store in Panama.

The Lagun arm idea came from a friend on an SM, who got the idea from a friend of his on another SM. It has since been used on a Mango, and Maramu friend is drooling over it. I think it would fit most Amel model i can think of.

Table tops are a personal choice but the skimboard, although looking “modern” (some may say weird) won it for being lightweight, weatherproof, very rigid, skid proof, very cheap (~$20!) and, as it turns out, very cleanable.


On a 54, it’s possible to find the right table dimensions to:

- Use it as a coffee table for everybody’s sundowners,
- use it as a dinner table for two, on either side of the mizzen, or other layout to stay out of the sun,
- use it as a computer desk, again in various parts of the cockpit,
- stay/swing out of the way of people moving in the cockpit while sailing or entertaining,
- open any cockpit locker and the engine room hatch(*) without removing the table,
- deploy and use the banquet cockpit table without removing the useful cockpit table,
- operate the winches on the mizzen.

We put it up more than a year ago in Panama and basically never removed it since.




























(*) by cutting a wedge off the foot, the hatch can even open without raising the table.


Hope it will give you ideas and a many enjoyable alfresco meals.


Thomas
GARULFO
A54-122
Hiva Oa, French Polynesia


Solution: Furuno NavNet3D CMOS date/time not set

Sv Garulfo
 

Hi all,

if, when starting your Furuno Navnet 3D MFD, you see a black screen with an “American Megatrend” logo, all sorts of lines of text and a mention of “CMOS date/time not set” towards the end, you need to replace the easily available CR2032 button battery in the computer/central unit. Exact location shown on the attached picture. 

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Hope it’ll help someone some day!


Thomas
GARULFO 
A54-122
Hiva Oa, French Polynesia 



Re: SM2000 - Have you replaced your dishwasher by a fridge/freezer? #galley

Dominique Guenot
 

These are great informations, thank you very much Paul, Danny and Bill. 
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Re: through hull forard head

Dominique Guenot
 

In 2015, 2 months after we bought Viva (Hull #374) I realized that the black tank 90 valve was not working: vertical or horizontal same result.
The black tank cannot be closed ... embarrassing. 

A shipyard in Italy replaced the valve while the boat was in the water: I cleared the idea with Michel Charpentier. 

Finally, Bill Rouse suggested to grease the valve from under while the boat is on the hard.
It is very effective, I added it to the to the "On the hard check list"

Hope it helps 
Dominique Guenot 
sv Viva 
Papeete, French Polynesia 


Re: Headliner Amel 54

Scott SV Tengah
 

I tried the same. Spray adhesive from a home improvement store seems to work quite well. 

And it isn't labeled "marine" so it's reasonably priced. :) 
--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com


Re: More Options for Rub Rail Inserts

Karen Smith
 

Mark,

We got you!


Re: Iridium go external antenna location

Wolfgang Weber
 

Hi Scott, 
It is on starboard side on the rail
Greetings from Wolfgang Weber SY Elise Amel 54#162 Fort Lauderdale 


Re: Problem dismantling the main furler worm gear box

Alan Leslie
 

Hi Paul,
VERY familiar with that problem.
Our gearbox was actually past it's use by so we set to and cut through the gear to extract the shaft. It wouldn't come out even with a hydraulic press.
The shaft was badly pitted and clearly the steel/aluminium/saltwater combination had done its work.
The knob and the shaft are one piece alloy and available from Maud
No part #, just "Shaft for gearbox main furler" Eu139,00
Best regards
Alan
Elyse SM437