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Re: Victron Quattro charger/inverter installation

 

James,

I don't think that you want to bypass the generator/shore power switch for your 220 panel, certainly not for the entire panel.

Like the 54, the SM 220 main panel has 2 buses. breakers attach to the buses. The 54 main panel is similar, but different than the SM main panel. The SM buses are independent and wired to the main 220 block inside the panel. I believe what you can do is leave the generator/shore power switch in place and wire one Main Panel bus to the generator/shore power feed, which is after the generator/shore power switch in the engine room, and wire the other bus to the output of the inverter. The difficulty will probably be moving some breakers from one bus to another to get the desired results. With 5000 watts, you will probably want washer, microwave, outlets, possibly 1 AC and possibly something else on one side. I think that you'll have to move a minimum of 2+2 breakers. You might want to make a new plexiglass face, but, at the least, you will need to relabel some breakers. I think it may also be possible to cut a bus in half, but not sure. Some 54's and 55's were made with split buses where some 220 panel breakers were automatically powered by the inverter.

I may know more in a few days. If so will come back to you.

--
CW Bill Rouse Amel Yacht Owners School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
   


On Thu, Nov 7, 2019 at 9:16 PM James Cromie via Groups.Io <jamescromie=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
got it.  thanks.
-James
On Nov 7, 2019, at 9:05 PM, Porter McRoberts via Groups.Io <portermcroberts@...> wrote:

On the 230/50 panel. Port side is for items supplied by the quay/mains or generator. The starbord side is wired to the inverter. The chargers/ dive compressor,  AC, washer etc is still on the port side. 
Porter
Ibis A54-152 

Excuse the errors.  
Sent from my IPhone 

On Nov 8, 2019, at 2:36 PM, James Cromie via Groups.Io <jamescromie@...> wrote:

Thanks Porter.  What do you mean by “one side” for each one?  
-James
On Nov 7, 2019, at 6:22 PM, Porter McRoberts via Groups.Io <portermcroberts@...> wrote:

James. I’ve done this.its a bit of a pain but I rewired  the panel.  One side for inverter power, the other side for shore/generator power. Keeps it logical and simple with out the possibility of recurrent loops. 

Porter. 

Excuse the errors.  
Sent from my IPhone 

On Nov 8, 2019, at 4:36 AM, James Cromie via Groups.Io <jamescromie@...> wrote:

Hello Super Maramu or A-54 owners - 
(and particularly Scott Tengah) 

I am going to install a Victron 24V 5000W Quattro Charger/Inverter in my Super Maramu.  
As this has an internal automatic transfer switch, I am trying to figure out how to wire this unit to bypass the original Amel transfer switch.  

In any case, I would greatly appreciate any advice / input on how others have installed this unit in their Amel.  Any photos or schematics would be extremely helpful.  

Many Thanks,
James
SV Soteria
SM2K 347
Cartagena, Club Nautico (in the sweltering heat and humidity)



Re: Victron Quattro charger/inverter installation

James Cromie
 

got it.  thanks.
-James

On Nov 7, 2019, at 9:05 PM, Porter McRoberts via Groups.Io <portermcroberts@...> wrote:

On the 230/50 panel. Port side is for items supplied by the quay/mains or generator. The starbord side is wired to the inverter. The chargers/ dive compressor,  AC, washer etc is still on the port side. 
Porter
Ibis A54-152 

Excuse the errors.  
Sent from my IPhone 

On Nov 8, 2019, at 2:36 PM, James Cromie via Groups.Io <jamescromie@...> wrote:

Thanks Porter.  What do you mean by “one side” for each one?  
-James
On Nov 7, 2019, at 6:22 PM, Porter McRoberts via Groups.Io <portermcroberts@...> wrote:

James. I’ve done this.its a bit of a pain but I rewired  the panel.  One side for inverter power, the other side for shore/generator power. Keeps it logical and simple with out the possibility of recurrent loops. 

Porter. 

Excuse the errors.  
Sent from my IPhone 

On Nov 8, 2019, at 4:36 AM, James Cromie via Groups.Io <jamescromie@...> wrote:

Hello Super Maramu or A-54 owners - 
(and particularly Scott Tengah) 

I am going to install a Victron 24V 5000W Quattro Charger/Inverter in my Super Maramu.  
As this has an internal automatic transfer switch, I am trying to figure out how to wire this unit to bypass the original Amel transfer switch.  

In any case, I would greatly appreciate any advice / input on how others have installed this unit in their Amel.  Any photos or schematics would be extremely helpful.  

Many Thanks,
James
SV Soteria
SM2K 347
Cartagena, Club Nautico (in the sweltering heat and humidity)



Re: Victron Quattro charger/inverter installation

Porter McRoberts
 

On the 230/50 panel. Port side is for items supplied by the quay/mains or generator. The starbord side is wired to the inverter. The chargers/ dive compressor,  AC, washer etc is still on the port side. 
Porter
Ibis A54-152 

Excuse the errors.  
Sent from my IPhone 
Www.fouribis.com

On Nov 8, 2019, at 2:36 PM, James Cromie via Groups.Io <jamescromie@...> wrote:

Thanks Porter.  What do you mean by “one side” for each one?  
-James
On Nov 7, 2019, at 6:22 PM, Porter McRoberts via Groups.Io <portermcroberts@...> wrote:

James. I’ve done this.its a bit of a pain but I rewired  the panel.  One side for inverter power, the other side for shore/generator power. Keeps it logical and simple with out the possibility of recurrent loops. 

Porter. 

Excuse the errors.  
Sent from my IPhone 

On Nov 8, 2019, at 4:36 AM, James Cromie via Groups.Io <jamescromie@...> wrote:

Hello Super Maramu or A-54 owners - 
(and particularly Scott Tengah) 

I am going to install a Victron 24V 5000W Quattro Charger/Inverter in my Super Maramu.  
As this has an internal automatic transfer switch, I am trying to figure out how to wire this unit to bypass the original Amel transfer switch.  

In any case, I would greatly appreciate any advice / input on how others have installed this unit in their Amel.  Any photos or schematics would be extremely helpful.  

Many Thanks,
James
SV Soteria
SM2K 347
Cartagena, Club Nautico (in the sweltering heat and humidity)


Re: LG solar panels shipping to Grenada

Matt Salatino
 

I’ve used Marine Warehouse to ship an Aircon unit to Trinidad. I bought it from them, and was able to negotiate a price on the brand and model I wanted. They matched the lowest price I could find online, and of course, added their shipping fees.
I felt like I was treated fairly. They handled all import and customs and I just picked it up from their office.

~~~⛵️~~~Matt

On Nov 7, 2019, at 5:40 PM, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

When all else fails, try, 
Marine Warehouse
2330 NW 102ND AVE, SUITE 1 | DORAL, FL 33172 | Ph. (305) 635-0776 | Fax. (305) 436-3757
Email. usa@...
http://www.marinewarehouse.net
--
CW Bill Rouse Amel Yacht Owners School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
   


On Thu, Nov 7, 2019 at 4:30 PM Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:

Hi all,

 

I’m planning on joining the Lithium revolution but first need to find a source to get LG solar panels in Grenada, but this seems to be elusive. Would anyone know of a US dealer which can ship? Specifically, I need 3 x LG325N1K-V5.

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

 


--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


Re: Victron Quattro charger/inverter installation

James Cromie
 

Thanks Porter.  What do you mean by “one side” for each one?  
-James

On Nov 7, 2019, at 6:22 PM, Porter McRoberts via Groups.Io <portermcroberts@...> wrote:

James. I’ve done this.its a bit of a pain but I rewired  the panel.  One side for inverter power, the other side for shore/generator power. Keeps it logical and simple with out the possibility of recurrent loops. 

Porter. 

Excuse the errors.  
Sent from my IPhone 

On Nov 8, 2019, at 4:36 AM, James Cromie via Groups.Io <jamescromie@...> wrote:

Hello Super Maramu or A-54 owners - 
(and particularly Scott Tengah) 

I am going to install a Victron 24V 5000W Quattro Charger/Inverter in my Super Maramu.  
As this has an internal automatic transfer switch, I am trying to figure out how to wire this unit to bypass the original Amel transfer switch.  

In any case, I would greatly appreciate any advice / input on how others have installed this unit in their Amel.  Any photos or schematics would be extremely helpful.  

Many Thanks,
James
SV Soteria
SM2K 347
Cartagena, Club Nautico (in the sweltering heat and humidity)


Re: Victron Quattro charger/inverter installation

Porter McRoberts
 

James. I’ve done this.its a bit of a pain but I rewired  the panel.  One side for inverter power, the other side for shore/generator power. Keeps it logical and simple with out the possibility of recurrent loops. 

Porter. 

Excuse the errors.  
Sent from my IPhone 
Www.fouribis.com

On Nov 8, 2019, at 4:36 AM, James Cromie via Groups.Io <jamescromie@...> wrote:

Hello Super Maramu or A-54 owners - 
(and particularly Scott Tengah) 

I am going to install a Victron 24V 5000W Quattro Charger/Inverter in my Super Maramu.  
As this has an internal automatic transfer switch, I am trying to figure out how to wire this unit to bypass the original Amel transfer switch.  

In any case, I would greatly appreciate any advice / input on how others have installed this unit in their Amel.  Any photos or schematics would be extremely helpful.  

Many Thanks,
James
SV Soteria
SM2K 347
Cartagena, Club Nautico (in the sweltering heat and humidity)


Re: LG solar panels shipping to Grenada

 

When all else fails, try, 
Marine Warehouse
2330 NW 102ND AVE, SUITE 1 | DORAL, FL 33172 | Ph. (305) 635-0776 | Fax. (305) 436-3757
Email. usa@...
http://www.marinewarehouse.net
--
CW Bill Rouse Amel Yacht Owners School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
   


On Thu, Nov 7, 2019 at 4:30 PM Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:

Hi all,

 

I’m planning on joining the Lithium revolution but first need to find a source to get LG solar panels in Grenada, but this seems to be elusive. Would anyone know of a US dealer which can ship? Specifically, I need 3 x LG325N1K-V5.

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

 


--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


LG solar panels shipping to Grenada

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

Hi all,

 

I’m planning on joining the Lithium revolution but first need to find a source to get LG solar panels in Grenada, but this seems to be elusive. Would anyone know of a US dealer which can ship? Specifically, I need 3 x LG325N1K-V5.

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

 


--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


Still love Greece

ngtnewington Newington
 

Amelia anchored southern Peloponnesus AML 54-019


Re: Maramu 1984 - Genoa - Original sailpan overlap

smiles bernard
 

Hi Bill 

The SM rig looks really interesting 

I  think there is perhaps a couple of difference btwn Maramu and Super M in this instance though

My Maramu might be typical of others of the same vintage in that it does not have the original furler with the 3 track luff with the ability to use a mouse to release the ballooner. As such, i'll never fly the ballooner and genoa on the same furler as they cant be taken up / down independently. So to me the ballooner has only been used as a cruising chute - flown solo in light airs & without the genoa - ie not very often ! 

Also my Maramu does not have powered cockpit sheet winches - I've been really happy with the slightly smaller cut genoa as it makes winch work easier and better sail shape upwind but again some of the SM I have seem have nice  (aftermarket?) staysails which perhaps help in this department too


All the best
Miles






Victron Quattro charger/inverter installation

James Cromie
 

Hello Super Maramu or A-54 owners - 
(and particularly Scott Tengah) 

I am going to install a Victron 24V 5000W Quattro Charger/Inverter in my Super Maramu.  
As this has an internal automatic transfer switch, I am trying to figure out how to wire this unit to bypass the original Amel transfer switch.  

In any case, I would greatly appreciate any advice / input on how others have installed this unit in their Amel.  Any photos or schematics would be extremely helpful.  

Many Thanks,
James
SV Soteria
SM2K 347
Cartagena, Club Nautico (in the sweltering heat and humidity)


Re: ZF Hurth Transmission

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Gary,

 Thanks for tip. I might carry one as a spare.
 You guys are so lucky in the States--a mere $5 ( for a product that costs a few cents ).  Amazon in the UK want £36.58 ( oh, plus postage, of course ). How do they stay in business ?
 I will hunt around.

 Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Still in the EU ( but watch this space... )


From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Gary Wells <gary@...>
Sent: 05 November 2019 13:14
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] ZF Hurth Transmission
 
Arthur, I had the same leak and if it is coming from where there shifter shaft enters the transmission it is an easy fix as well.

I drained the fluid from the bottom drain plug then undid the one bolt that holds the shift lever in place. 
It comes off easily and there is absmall lip seal that can be popped out.
The measurement are on the seal and I ordered a couple of replacement items from a Honda motorcycle shop :) 

That replacement stopped the leak and has held for four years now.

The info I have is that the seal is 20mm ID, 26mm OD by 4mm thickness. The Honda part number is 91262-GBF-831

I keep those white oul-absorbent cloth "diapers" spread out under the engine and transmission (and in the genset pan) so I can quickly see if any oil is getting loose.

Best of.luck!!

Gary W.
SM 209, Adagio
Cape Lookout


Re: Change from electric to gas cooking?

David Crisp
 

Thanks Ann-Sofie,
A helpful article.  When I first read it I had not realised the oven you bought was electric. I think I shall keep the electric oven for now but change over to induction plates for the efficiency.

David


Re: Boat Yard at US East Coast with Experience to Apply COPPERCOAT?

Matt Salatino
 

I believe the application method is not relevant to number of hulls, or boat manufacturer, as long as the yard is familiar with fiberglass/gelcoat hulls....

~~~⛵️~~~Matt

On Nov 5, 2019, at 10:37 PM, Michael & Robyn <SY_RIPPLE@...> wrote:

Thank you Matt,

I spoke to Jim Edwards at the Annapolis sailboat show. He pointed us to Cape Canaveral Ship Yard Scorpion aka "Port Canaveral Marine" http://www.portcanaveralmarine.com/marine-services/yacht-services/
But it seems they do mostly Catamarans, had not done mono hulls or even an Amel.
--
Michael & Robyn

SY RIPPLE SM2K # 417


Re: Boat Yard at US East Coast with Experience to Apply COPPERCOAT?

Michael & Robyn
 

Thank you Matt,

I spoke to Jim Edwards at the Annapolis sailboat show. He pointed us to Cape Canaveral Ship Yard Scorpion aka "Port Canaveral Marine" http://www.portcanaveralmarine.com/marine-services/yacht-services/
But it seems they do mostly Catamarans, had not done mono hulls or even an Amel.
--
Michael & Robyn

SY RIPPLE SM2K # 417


Re: Boat Yard at US East Coast with Experience to Apply COPPERCOAT?

Matt Salatino
 

The US CopperCoat supplier is in Melbourne, FL.
His name is Jim Edwards. I’m sure you can find his email address on the CC site. Ask him. He’ll know for sure, as he loathes warranty calls due to improper application.....
My wife and I applied ours, 5 1/2 years ago. It was difficult, and we used Jim as an information resource. It’s worked quite well for us.....

~~~⛵️~~~Matt

On Nov 5, 2019, at 8:59 PM, Michael & Robyn <SY_RIPPLE@...> wrote:

Dear Amel Owners

We are looking for a ship yard with experience in applying COPPERCOAT.
North Florida, Georgia would be most convenient for us, but we can also go up to Annapolis in spring if this is the center of expertise.

In case you don't want to share your (bad or good) experience publicly here our email:
SY(dot)bbbRIPPLE(dot)MandR(at)gmail(dot)com
--
Michael & Robyn

SY RIPPLE SM2K # 417
currently in Brunswick GA


Boat Yard at US East Coast with Experience to Apply COPPERCOAT?

Michael & Robyn
 
Edited

Dear Amel Owners

We are looking for a ship yard with experience in applying COPPERCOAT.
North Florida, Georgia would be most convenient for us, but we can also go up to Annapolis in spring if this is the center of expertise.

In case you don't want to share your (bad or good) experience publicly here our email:
SY(dot)RIPPLE(dot)MandR(at)gmail(dot)com
--
Michael & Robyn

SY RIPPLE SM2K # 417
currently in Brunswick GA


Re: ZF Hurth Transmission

Bernd Spanner
 
Edited

I had the same issue. It was exactly as Bill described. Was an easy fix for the pros.
--
Bernd
SN 119 / Cascais, Portugal


Re: Change from electric to gas cooking?

jlm@jlmertz.fr
 

Bonsoir,

On CottonBay we has last 2,5 years induction plate and found it marvellous !

Gas is only as backup .... and we are thinking to suppress definitively gas ....

Bon soir

JL MERTZ

CottonBay



Le 05/11/2019 à 18:04, Elja Röllinghoff Balu SM 222 a écrit :
Maybe you take Induktion plates
It is a lot more effektive by elektrik

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Re: Change from electric to gas cooking?

Elja Röllinghoff Balu SM 222
 

Maybe you take Induktion plates
It is a lot more effektive by elektrik

Von meinem iPhone gesendet