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Re: Cook top dimensions

Nicolas Klene
 

Hello Mark

May I ask if he ss plate surrounding the gimble U holes for the rodes are the old ones or you made them yourself ?
Nicolas Klene
DarNico
SM2K # 471
In Marseille


Re: mounting 12" chart plotter

 

Herman,

That area behind the B&G analog devices or chain counter is accessible by opening the sliding panel in the ceiling above the galley sink. Inside that panel, you will see 2 or 3 conduits that lead to the Nav Station. Amel left a pull-string inside the conduit and it is there unless someone has removed it.

You can use a cable gland, or there is another solution for the cable which I used. 
My solution: When not in use my cockpit monitor laid face down at the Nav Station with the cable coiled on top. When in use, we brought the monitor and cable through the companionway hatch. No holes to drill. I initially did it this way because I was not certain of the final location of the monitor. Since I also resist drilling holes of any kind, and because this worked so well, it became the permanent solution for me. If I were you, I would try my solution at least temporarily.

Bill
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Sun, May 23, 2021 at 1:44 PM Herman Goverse <h.goverse@...> wrote:

This is how and where we plan to mount the plotter, on the wooden latch. 


I’m wondering if the cable gland could be mounted to the starboard side of the chain counter. Does the void behind the instrument panel extend that far to allow the cables to exit there? I would rather have the scanstrut gland in the vertical plane to avoid water ingress. 

Herman
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SY-Kolibri - SM #174


Re: mounting 12" chart plotter

Herman Goverse
 

This is how and where we plan to mount the plotter, on the wooden latch. 


I’m wondering if the cable gland could be mounted to the starboard side of the chain counter. Does the void behind the instrument panel extend that far to allow the cables to exit there? I would rather have the scanstrut gland in the vertical plane to avoid water ingress. 

Herman
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SY-Kolibri - SM #174


Re: Silicone BT seals

william reynolds
 

Hi 
Have you still got any of the BT seals you bought that wee designed by Jose?
If so, I'd like 2 if you still them. 
Bill Reynolds
Cloud Street SM2K 331
Sain Martin


Re: Simpson Davits Maintenance

Stefan Schaufert
 

Dear Thomas, dear Scott,
 
thx a lot for your appreciated responses.
I will do it the same way, but (first) trying Dyneema with a polyester cover to have a better protection for the core.
 
Best regards
Stefan
A54 #119 Lady Charlyette, currently Azores, Santa Maria


Re: Display VDS 215 MDS - nav table A54

Stefan Schaufert
 

Dear Arno,

thx a lot for your appreciated help.
I will try it, but study my display at first extensively. It seems to have slightly different (smaller) dimensions.
I hope the „old“ one works a few more month/ that long.

Best regards
Stefan
A54 #119 Lady Charlyette, currently Azores, Santa Maria


Re: C- Drive oil

 

8+ Liters in the C-Drive. Buy 9 because you need 0.3 liters for the bow thruster. the following is a part of the original Amel maintenance schedule. The red-colored note and the photo of a container of 80/90 oil I added.

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CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Sun, May 23, 2021 at 9:21 AM Arnold Mente via groups.io <Arnold.mente=me.com@groups.io> wrote:
Pat, on the red sign you can read 8 Liters

Am 23.05.2021 um 16:12 schrieb Patrick McAneny via groups.io <sailw32@...>:

Arnold, I did not remember it taking that much oil for the C-drive or my engine . I believe my engine only takes five qts., maybe my memory is failing,why not everything else is.
Thanks,
Pat
SM#123


-----Original Message-----
From: Arnold Mente via groups.io <Arnold.mente@...>
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, May 23, 2021 10:08 am
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] C- Drive oil

Hi Pat,

is is the same as for the engine 10-40 8 Liter.


Best

Arnold
SY Zephyr
SM 203

Am 23.05.2021 um 16:00 schrieb Patrick McAneny via groups.io <sailw32@...>:

Its been awhile and I can't remember what oil is now recommended for the C-drive 10-40 or 90 ,also can't remember how many qts.
Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans

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Arnold
SY Zephyr SM203
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Arnold
SY Zephyr SM203


Re: Simpson Davits Maintenance

Scott SV Tengah
 

Stefan,

I refused to pay any more money to Simpson so I just changed the wires without any modifications to the davits themselves. No problems so far and I wish I did it far earlier. 

When I had them changed, I didn't know how to splice a metal eye into uncovered dyneema and well, I had other things to get done, so I just paid someone to buy and make the lines for me. That said, it's really not that hard to splice an eye on uncovered dyneema. The end that attaches inside the davit has a regular spliced eye and the other end, the other end has a metal thimble to prevent chafe and strengthen the eye. I believe I used 5 meter lines. Very useful when I'm on the hard and wanted to raise big items up. :)

About the weights, I left the big weight on starboard side and the port side, I put a much smaller weight. Agree with Thomas that the big weight is another thing to worry about as it has hit me on the head once or twice. :) But I do think a smaller weight is useful as it helps when you have the lines fully wound up (eg- when you store dinghy on deck for passage) and then need to lower them. Not sure the weight of the lines alone will allow for easy lowering and winding onto the spool.

But yes, get rid of the heavy weight.

On Sat, May 22, 2021 at 4:33 AM Stefan Schaufert <mail@...> wrote:
Dear Scott,

I also intend to change the wires to dyneema.
After checking the gearbox I can not see why it is not possible without this expensive Simpson „dyneema“ set.
What do you needed the 100 Euros for?
4mm Dyneema is not that expensive :-)
Did you use dyneema with a polyester cover or without protection?
Did you do any changings on the gearbox/ motor?

Best regards
Stefan
A54 #119 Lady Charlyette, currently Azores, Santa Maria


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Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com


Re: C- Drive oil

Arnold Mente
 

Pat, on the red sign you can read 8 Liters

Am 23.05.2021 um 16:12 schrieb Patrick McAneny via groups.io <sailw32@...>:

Arnold, I did not remember it taking that much oil for the C-drive or my engine . I believe my engine only takes five qts., maybe my memory is failing,why not everything else is.
Thanks,
Pat
SM#123


-----Original Message-----
From: Arnold Mente via groups.io <Arnold.mente@...>
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, May 23, 2021 10:08 am
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] C- Drive oil

Hi Pat,

is is the same as for the engine 10-40 8 Liter.


Best

Arnold
SY Zephyr
SM 203

Am 23.05.2021 um 16:00 schrieb Patrick McAneny via groups.io <sailw32@...>:

Its been awhile and I can't remember what oil is now recommended for the C-drive 10-40 or 90 ,also can't remember how many qts.
Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans

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--
Arnold
SY Zephyr SM203
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--
Arnold
SY Zephyr SM203


Re: C- Drive oil

Patrick McAneny
 

Arnold, I did not remember it taking that much oil for the C-drive or my engine . I believe my engine only takes five qts., maybe my memory is failing,why not everything else is.
Thanks,
Pat
SM#123


-----Original Message-----
From: Arnold Mente via groups.io <Arnold.mente@...>
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, May 23, 2021 10:08 am
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] C- Drive oil

Hi Pat,

is is the same as for the engine 10-40 8 Liter.


Best

Arnold
SY Zephyr
SM 203

Am 23.05.2021 um 16:00 schrieb Patrick McAneny via groups.io <sailw32@...>:

Its been awhile and I can't remember what oil is now recommended for the C-drive 10-40 or 90 ,also can't remember how many qts.
Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


--
Arnold
SY Zephyr SM203


Re: C- Drive oil

 

Pat, 

Either will work. 

Amel changed the spec from 10-40 to 80-90 gear oil about 6 or 7 years ago. I found out about it when we were in Martinique from Amel Martinique.

Logically, it should have been gear oil from the beginning because it is all gears just like the bow thruster lower unit or the lower unit on an outboard engine.

Bill



CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Sun, May 23, 2021 at 9:09 AM Arnold Mente via groups.io <Arnold.mente=me.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Pat,

is is the same as for the engine 10-40 8 Liter.


Best

Arnold
SY Zephyr
SM 203

Am 23.05.2021 um 16:00 schrieb Patrick McAneny via groups.io <sailw32@...>:

Its been awhile and I can't remember what oil is now recommended for the C-drive 10-40 or 90 ,also can't remember how many qts.
Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


--
Arnold
SY Zephyr SM203


Re: C- Drive oil

Arnold Mente
 

Hi Pat,

is is the same as for the engine 10-40 8 Liter.


Best

Arnold
SY Zephyr
SM 203

Am 23.05.2021 um 16:00 schrieb Patrick McAneny via groups.io <sailw32@...>:

Its been awhile and I can't remember what oil is now recommended for the C-drive 10-40 or 90 ,also can't remember how many qts.
Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


--
Arnold
SY Zephyr SM203


C- Drive oil

Patrick McAneny
 

Its been awhile and I can't remember what oil is now recommended for the C-drive 10-40 or 90 ,also can't remember how many qts.
Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


Re: mounting 12" chart plotter

 

I removed the plotter except when motoring  or sailing. 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse 
Amel Owners Yacht School
+1 832-380-4970 | brouse@...
720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
www.AmelOwnersYachtSchool.com 
Yacht School Calendar: www.preparetocastoff.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html


   

On Sun, May 23, 2021, 4:13 AM Rink De Haan <rinkdehaan@...> wrote:
Hi Eloi

I remove the plotter when I am not on the boat. It is connected to a WiFi Raymarine Doppler radar so I don’t need a cable for the radar. I only need power and NMEA2000. These 2 cables fit throug one scanstrut connection. 

Regards 
Rink

Verstuurd vanaf mijn iPhone

Op 23 mei 2021 om 11:24 heeft Eloi Bamberg <eloi.bamberg@...> het volgende geschreven:

thanks for your help. but did you remove it to prevent from theft or had you found an other way to secure it? Did you resolder the cables in one plug?
regrads,
Eloi


Re: mounting 12" chart plotter

Rink De Haan
 

Hi Eloi

I remove the plotter when I am not on the boat. It is connected to a WiFi Raymarine Doppler radar so I don’t need a cable for the radar. I only need power and NMEA2000. These 2 cables fit throug one scanstrut connection. 

Regards 
Rink

Verstuurd vanaf mijn iPhone

Op 23 mei 2021 om 11:24 heeft Eloi Bamberg <eloi.bamberg@...> het volgende geschreven:

thanks for your help. but did you remove it to prevent from theft or had you found an other way to secure it? Did you resolder the cables in one plug?
regrads,
Eloi


Re: mounting 12" chart plotter

Eloi Bamberg
 

thanks for your help. but did you remove it to prevent from theft or had you found an other way to secure it? Did you resolder the cables in one plug?
regrads,
Eloi


Re: Holding tank riser

Darren Moore
 

Thankyou Mike

Kind regards

Darren


On Fri, 21 May 2021, 21:15 Mike Ondra via groups.io, <mdondra=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:

Hi Darren,

The fix you referenced we did a year ago and have had no problem since. What I like with this solution is the continuous sanitary hose all the way from the toilet to the top of the holding tank, no joints to leak.  Reaming out the deteriorated copper and fiberglass to allow for the insertion of the tube I found quite difficult until acquiring the proper tool. See the posting on 7/31/20 https://amelyachtowners.groups.io/g/main/message/53493?p=,,,20,0,0,0::Created,,aletes,20,2,40,75913168 for more details. One must also be meticulous about getting the resin completely around the pipe penetration from above so that it is fully sealed.  We did abandon the old riser inside the holding tank as we could not figure out a way to remove it without cutting an access port into the tank.

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Darren Moore
Sent: Thursday, May 20, 2021 2:16 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Group Moderators <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Holding tank riser

 

Hi Tom and others on this forum,

 

Kaz and I are newby owners of our Super Maramu #171 and this is our first post to this amazing forum

 

I found a similar issue with our holding tanks this morning, it looks like there was a solid pipe through the bottom of the tank which then had a 35-40mm flexible pipe connected to it on the inside of the tank which went up to the top of the tanks and then curved over to point back down.

 

In both tanks the pipes have broken off on the inside of the tank, I'm thinking of replacing the pipe going through the bottom of the tank with a solid bronze pipe going up to near the top of the tank as in the modification suggested in this PDF

 

I like the idea of going into the side of the tank at the side as well, but do find going in the bottom neater.

 

I'd like to get the old flexible pipe out of the tanks as well, not sure if this is possible without cutting an inspection hole in the tank.

 

I'd be interested to hear about how you go about your modification.

 

Kind Regards

 

Darren and Karen

SV Tradewinds III

SM 171

Australia

 

On Thu, 20 May 2021 at 10:02, Thomas Kleman <lorient422@...> wrote:

My aft head holding tank riser has separated from the lower part of the copper fitting. So inflow to the holding tank enters at the bottom of the tank. Despite this, there is no leaking from the fitting.

I've read the various posts on fixes; replacing the fitting, mounting a smaller diameter pipe inside what remains of the original, etc.

One goal of the project would be to make it easier to maintain. If the idea is to have the black water enter at the top of the tank, I'm wondering if anyone has moved the inlet from the bottom of the tank to the upper side. This would have the benefit of allowing the hose to run outside of the tank and turn left, dramatically simplifying clearing clogs.

Anyway, I want to consider all possibilities before I open this can of worms.

Tom and Kirstin

SV L'ORIENT
SM2K 422
Tahiti


Re: After 14 months in the water

Germain Jean-Pierre
 

Hey Alan,

It was simple and easy to keep an eye on Elyse. We’re neighbours!

Cheers,

Jean-Pierre Germain, Eleuthera, SM007 , NZ 


On 23 May 2021, at 08:07, Danny and Yvonne SIMMS <simms@...> wrote:



Welcome back Alan.

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

On 22 May 2021 at 22:44 Alan Leslie <s.v.elyse@...> wrote:

Hello fellow Amelians, stranded by you know what,

Last week I flew to New Zealand from Australia to be reunited with my beautiful boat Elyse.

I thought some may be interested to know that after 14 months in the water, mostly everything is OK.

Mille merci a JP (Eleuthera SM007), who has from time to time kept an experienced eye on Elyse in Opua Marina.
I had her hauled out for a wash, pics attached, and I have to say this is an excellent advert for PROPSPEED...look at that prop...no movement for 14 months !!
I changed the oil and filters on the Yanmar and the Onan...both started easily, no problem....water flow fine 
The mainsail furls out and in easily as does the genoa, the main sheet winch needed servicing... a bit stiff
The only thing that doesn't work well is the water maker....even though I have a fresh water flush system, and JP made sure the water tank was full.....but the membranes are old, new in 2013, so not so surprising
AND , of course, as we would all expect, Elyse was clean and dry inside, no odour....even the bed was fine!....amazing...
So, I'm very impressed, and so happy to be able to be back on my beautiful boat.
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: Display VDS 215 MDS - nav table A54

Arno Luijten
 

Stefan,

One other thing. I did notice you have a slightly different version of the VDS monitor as mine has a DVI input and NO TV inputs. I'm not sure if that makes a difference for the LCD replacement tough. Make sure you check the the model number of the LCD panel before proceeding

Regards,

Arno


Re: Display VDS 215 MDS - nav table A54

Arno Luijten
 

Hi Stefan,

This is the link to the panel: https://store.lcdparts.net/M170EG01-VD_p_4142.html. There are several variations of this panel but the exact type on our boat was "M170EG01-VD", the same as in the link (see picture).

Make sure you do NOT buy the LED back-light option as  getting this to work with the original controls from VDS on the front is a pain.
Taking the monitor apart is not hard but you do need to be careful with removing the back cover as the VGA/DVI/POWER connectors are attached to it. It helps a lot to remove the fasteners of the connectors once you have slightly opened up the back cover.
After the connectors are free from the back cover you can remove it completely. Make a picture of the backside before proceeding
Next you can remove VDS electronics (all hooked up with connectors) and get to the actual LCD panel.

The touchscreen panel can be found here: https://store.lcdparts.net/search.asp?keyword=MS170CAPR43&search=search
Before mounting the touchscreen you need to remove the glass plate from the front fascia by peeling out/off the silicone caulking that holds it in place.
When mounting the touch screen panel make sure the connector is on the right side of the monitor (seen from the front).
The touch-panel has some double sided sticky tape to glue it to the LCD panel. Make VERY sure you do not get dust in-between! Also make VERY sure you mount the panel symmetrically and straight over the actual screen area of the LCD panel.
Buy some thin insulation strip for window/door-frames to put between the inside of the VDS front and the touch-screen to prevent dirt/moisture entering.
The ribbon cable folds around the LCD panel and use some double sided sticky tape to mount the touchscreen controller on the backside of the LCD panel. The USB cable can be routed outside the casing.

Good Luck!

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121

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