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Re: Access to water maker panel AMEL54

 

Alex,

Maybe I can help.

High Pressure hose goes to the Control panel. Sometimes they are secured in the engine room without enough slack to pull the panel out.
--
 
Best,
 
Bill Rouse
Yacht School  
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970

Re: Wintering in potentially freezing conditions, water maker?

 

Ruedi,

He is referring to a Speed Transducer fitted in a through-hull fitting. You do not have one, unless your 54 has been changed. However, you do have a Depth Transducer fitted in a through-hull fitting. This is located under the floor and forward of the watertight bulkhead separating the salon from the forward berths. If your 54 is on the hard, you could remove the Depth Transducer and use the through-hull fitting to place the dehumidifier drain hose through.

When anyone is considering purchasing a dehumidifier for this purpose, it must have two features: 
1) When power is lost and returns, it will automatically restart. 
2) The ability to connect a drain hose. 
Many models do not have these two important features. 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970



On Thu, Aug 15, 2019 at 12:34 PM Rudolf Waldispuehl <Rudolf@...> wrote:
Hi Matt
Excuse my ingorance, but can you tell me where the "knot meter sensor hole is"?
I have no Idea? Maybe I think just on the wrong end?
Regards
Ruedi
Wasabi
A54#55


On 12 Aug 2019, at 23:48, Matt Salatino via Groups.Io <helmsmatt@...> wrote:

Someone previously posted a great idea. Drain the dehumidifier out the removed knot meter sensor hole. 

~~~⛵️~~~Matt

On Aug 12, 2019, at 9:16 AM, SY STELLA <stella@...> wrote:

Hi Miles, ok that pump might be the way to go.  I have also just ordered a couple of 160W tube heaters which I intend to run over winter. One in the engine room and one in the galley.
High tech incandescent lamps!

Also considering a dehumidifier, but need to find somewhere to drain the fluid. Back home in Sydney I use one in another boat (because of wet racing sails, not cold damp weather) and it drains down the galley sink.
However on the Amel it seems a bit crazy to put the fluid into the bilge, then have to rely on the bulge pump!

Cheers
Dean
SY Stella
A54-154
Anchored off Jura, Scotland

X


Re: Fiji Pearl rendezvous

Paul Brown
 

My model is the B&G ForwardScan with a Vulcan 7 inch screen 

Regards Paul 


On 15 Aug 2019, at 5:46 pm, Paul Osterberg <osterberg.paul.l@...> wrote:

You mean the EchoPilot 2d professional? It has a realistic price also
Paul

Re: Wintering in potentially freezing conditions, water maker?

Rudolf Waldispuehl
 

Hi Matt
Excuse my ingorance, but can you tell me where the "knot meter sensor hole is"?
I have no Idea? Maybe I think just on the wrong end?
Regards
Ruedi
Wasabi
A54#55


On 12 Aug 2019, at 23:48, Matt Salatino via Groups.Io <helmsmatt@...> wrote:

Someone previously posted a great idea. Drain the dehumidifier out the removed knot meter sensor hole. 

~~~⛵️~~~Matt

On Aug 12, 2019, at 9:16 AM, SY STELLA <stella@...> wrote:

Hi Miles, ok that pump might be the way to go.  I have also just ordered a couple of 160W tube heaters which I intend to run over winter. One in the engine room and one in the galley.
High tech incandescent lamps!

Also considering a dehumidifier, but need to find somewhere to drain the fluid. Back home in Sydney I use one in another boat (because of wet racing sails, not cold damp weather) and it drains down the galley sink.
However on the Amel it seems a bit crazy to put the fluid into the bilge, then have to rely on the bulge pump!

Cheers
Dean
SY Stella
A54-154
Anchored off Jura, Scotland

X


Re: Upper C-Drive oil leak

 

Mark is right-on. If the leak is NOT coming from the reservoir return hose and leaking down the side of the C-Drive, my guess is it is a seal or gasket, which will mean disassembly.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970



On Thu, Aug 15, 2019 at 12:10 PM Mark McGovern <mfmcgovern@...> wrote:
Eamonn,

I am by no means an expert on this but I'm pretty sure that the rubber sleeve's purpose is to keep seawater out not to keep oil in so tightening those hose clamps should not stop an oil leak. Check this drawing of the C-Drive and you will see what I mean:  https://amelyachtowners.groups.io/g/main/photo/84454/12?p=Name,,c-drive,20,1,0,0

If you are sure it's oil and not seawater look for another source of the leak.

--
Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA

Re: When to use Running Back Stays and Onan Control Board PCB

 

Dean,

Thanks for the photo. I have been on 12 54s and none had this block that would attach to stantion, although this is what I envisioned. Several of my clients rigged something like this with cam cleats to do the job.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970



On Thu, Aug 15, 2019 at 11:57 AM SY STELLA <stella@...> wrote:
Hi Porter,
Sounds like your travels are going with a more normal level of smoothness now! Do you plan to visit Australia, and if so, when do you expect to be there?

Regarding the runners, do you have a block fitting as shown in the attached pic for your runners?  It’s attached to the base of the staunchion adjacent to the Amel logo on the coach house. It was on Stella when we bought, but I’m not sure if it’s an original fit. It looks like it’s a pull-tight arrangement and I didn’t think it was really up to the task if the wind gets up seriously, so I’ve been using a heftier block on the rear lifting points, and using the rear cockpit winch to tension.

Maybe I could re-deploy these fittings to rig a releasable Barber hauler like you describe for a more inboard sheeting angle... hmmm. 

Cheers
Dean
SY Stella
A54-154

Re: Upper C-Drive oil leak

Mark McGovern
 

Eamonn,

I am by no means an expert on this but I'm pretty sure that the rubber sleeve's purpose is to keep seawater out not to keep oil in so tightening those hose clamps should not stop an oil leak. Check this drawing of the C-Drive and you will see what I mean:  https://amelyachtowners.groups.io/g/main/photo/84454/12?p=Name,,c-drive,20,1,0,0

If you are sure it's oil and not seawater look for another source of the leak.

--
Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA

Re: When to use Running Back Stays and Onan Control Board PCB

Dean Gillies
 

Hi Porter,
Sounds like your travels are going with a more normal level of smoothness now! Do you plan to visit Australia, and if so, when do you expect to be there?

Regarding the runners, do you have a block fitting as shown in the attached pic for your runners?  It’s attached to the base of the staunchion adjacent to the Amel logo on the coach house. It was on Stella when we bought, but I’m not sure if it’s an original fit. It looks like it’s a pull-tight arrangement and I didn’t think it was really up to the task if the wind gets up seriously, so I’ve been using a heftier block on the rear lifting points, and using the rear cockpit winch to tension.

Maybe I could re-deploy these fittings to rig a releasable Barber hauler like you describe for a more inboard sheeting angle... hmmm. 

Cheers
Dean
SY Stella
A54-154

Upper C-Drive oil leak

Eamonn Washington
 

A week ago my C-Drive started leaking oil into the engine room.  While doing 1000RPM on the Volvo TDM22 a rope wrapped 20 times around the short shaft of the Maxprop and within seconds stalled the engine.  Then the slow leak started (of the 8L 80W90 oil), where the rubber (neoprene?) hose connects with the floor of the engine room.  About 50ml leaks per hour of running time.  I tightened the 2 upper and 2 lower hose clamps, but it did not stop the leak.

The engine runs fine, the gears work fine.  What can I do to fix the leak and verify there is no other damage?  

Thanks
Eamonn Washington
Travel Bug
Super Maramu #151
Currently in Calasetta, Sardinia, Italy.

Re: Fiji Pearl rendezvous

Paul Osterberg
 

You mean the EchoPilot 2d professional? It has a realistic price also
Paul

Re: When to use Running Back Stays and Onan Control Board PCB

Joerg Esdorn
 

Amel has published the attached guide regarding the use of runners on the A55.   This can be found on the Amel Club website, just as several other short papers on operation and maintenance of the boat.  

Re: Fiji Pearl rendezvous

Ken Powers SV Aquarius
 

Not sure if this is to Ken on Aquarius... But....

Yes, I have OpenCPN running on my Mac and my PC on board Aquarius.
And we use it most of the time. I love OpenCPN. Most of the
experienced sailers out here are using it as well.

Ken

On 8/15/19, via Groups.Io <n.klene=mac.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Ken
Do you use Open CPN on a Mac ?

Nick
Still without a boat 🚣‍♀️



Access to water maker panel AMEL54

Alexander Ramseyer
 

Dear Amelians,
is the only way to access behind the water maker panel from the front? If I take away the 4 screws there is a lot of resistance.  I realize not all 54's have it at the same place, mine is in the middle, above the sinks.
Thanks!
Alex
SY NO STRESS
AMEL54 #15

Re: When to use Running Back Stays and Onan Control Board PCB

 

Alan,

Check with your local Onan dealer. I think your Onan part is 327-1533 PCB Assembly. There are several places I found in the US that have this part in the $1,200 - $1,300 range.
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Best,

CW Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970



On Thu, Aug 15, 2019 at 7:04 AM Alan Leslie <s.v.elyse@...> wrote:
Thanks Bill

327-1533 is the number we have for the MDKAV.
I'm still waiting to hear from my man how the windings tested out.

How did this get in a thread about Running backstays ??

Cheers
Alan
 

Re: Fiji Pearl rendezvous

Paul Brown
 

Hi Paul, last year I had the latest B&G installed and despite a software upgrade introduced later last year it works really well, in the boat speed needs to be less than 5kns to maintain accuracy and clarity, I’m happy

Regards Paul - Fortuna II 55#17


On 15 Aug 2019, at 9:41 am, Paul Osterberg <osterberg.paul.l@...> wrote:

Ken
I'm thinking of installing a forward looking sonar. Is there any one you recommend? 
Paul on SY Kerpa SM 259 

Re: When to use Running Back Stays and Onan Control Board PCB

Paul Brown
 

Thank you Alan, I appreciate the information and this will assist me

Regards Paul - Fortuna II 55#17


On 15 Aug 2019, at 2:00 pm, Alan Leslie <s.v.elyse@...> wrote:

Unusually we have a staysail (trinquete) on our Super Maramu.
We had a staysail on our previous 12m IOR yacht also.
You use the running backstays ALWAYS when using the staysail, because it supports the mast.
Otherwise the only support is at the top of the mast and the tension on the staysail luff will cause the mast to pump, which will destroy the mast in  big winds.
So the deal is when you sheet the staysail on the port, side for example, the running backstay on the starboard side is wound on the starboard winch...tight.
When you tack, you swap sides, staysail sheet on starboard winch, port side runner on port winch...  
Generally going upwind in strong breeze is when we use the staysail, the genoa is too baggy when reefed, it's not possible to maintain a good angle to the wind.

So ALWAYS use the runners when going up wind with the staysail.

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437

Re: Fiji Pearl rendezvous

NICOLAS KLENE <n.klene@...>
 

Hi Ken
Do you use Open CPN on a Mac ?

Nick
Still without a boat 🚣‍♀️

Re: Fiji Pearl rendezvous

Alan Leslie
 

Hi Colin,

Sorry about the FB !! ....much happier without it, life is simple.

Look fwd to catching up in Oz sometime.

Sure the generator issue will be solved...hours?...don;t remember bit I think <2000

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437

Re: When to use Running Back Stays and Onan Control Board PCB

Alan Leslie
 

Thanks Bill

327-1533 is the number we have for the MDKAV.
I'm still waiting to hear from my man how the windings tested out.

How did this get in a thread about Running backstays ??

Cheers
Alan
 

Re: When to use Running Back Stays and Onan Control Board PCB

Alan Leslie
 

Unusually we have a staysail (trinquete) on our Super Maramu.
We had a staysail on our previous 12m IOR yacht also.
You use the running backstays ALWAYS when using the staysail, because it supports the mast.
Otherwise the only support is at the top of the mast and the tension on the staysail luff will cause the mast to pump, which will destroy the mast in  big winds.
So the deal is when you sheet the staysail on the port, side for example, the running backstay on the starboard side is wound on the starboard winch...tight.
When you tack, you swap sides, staysail sheet on starboard winch, port side runner on port winch...  
Generally going upwind in strong breeze is when we use the staysail, the genoa is too baggy when reefed, it's not possible to maintain a good angle to the wind.

So ALWAYS use the runners when going up wind with the staysail.

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437