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Holding tank riser

Thomas Kleman
 

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: Cook top dimensions

Mark McGovern
 

Dave,

The photos of the blocks are on my phone so I'm answering for Denise.  We used some leftover 22mm (7/8") thick teak boards from making new passerelle steps to make the support blocks.  The gimble rods are quite a bit narrower for the OceanChef 3 than they were for the Eno so we had to double up boards on each side to make each blocks about 44mm (1.75") thick.  They are about 125mm wide by 80mm tall and they are epoxied together and through-bolted through the plywood on either side of the stove using four (4) 1/4-20 bolts.  The bolts on the forward and aft side are different lengths given that the aft side is just 10mm plywood but the forward side goes into the dry storage area so the bolts need to go through plywood, insulation (from hell), and plywood/fiberglass.  Note that the gimble rods are much lower on the OceanChef 3 so the mount will need to be much lower than it was for the Eno.  We also moved it about 20mm outboard.  The only real difficulty was drilling through the forward side plywood as the insulation just wrapped around the drill bit preventing the drill bit from completing the hole.  We ended up using a 1/4" wood screw to "grab" the insulation and pull it out of the hole so that we could clear a path for the drill bit to get through all the way.  In the end the mounts were quite strong and secure.  I could hold myself up on the blocks.  We used Minwax Polyshades Oil Based Stain and Polyurethane one-step in Natural Cherry color to finish them and it was a real close match to the Amel African Mahogany.  Certainly good enough for how much you see it.  Below are some pics.  Feel free to ask me any questions.





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


Re: solar panel

Paul Osterberg
 

Herman
I would not put the panels in serie, shadow will reduce production significantly more than if you have them in serie. I have 4 Victron MPPT controllers, one for each Maxium 3 panel, one  for 2x180 w 36 v parallell panels on the rail, and one for 2x150 w 36 v semiflexible panels on my Bimini also in parallell.
Typical out put from the one on the rail a normal sunny day is 2000-2300wh, for the semiflexible only 700wh as much more shadow on the bimini, but also semiflexible panels have not the same performance as ridgid panels. total around or exceed 7000 wh/day.
Paul on SY Kerpa SM#259


Re: Cook top dimensions

David Kurtz
 

Hi Denise,

I have a brand new OceanChef 3 sitting in my garage right now (along with my old Enos unit).  REAL interested in your installation as I am going to be prepping for it tomorrow.  Can you send a close up photo of the blocks or supports you used to attach the stove to the bulkheads on each side?
Thanks!
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Dave Kurtz
SM2 #380
S/V Celtic Cross

Detroit, Michigan


Re: solar panel

Herman Goverse
 

We’re looking at the LG Neon and Sunpower panels as well, haven’t decided yet. But when looking at the voltage level of two panel in series we get to a serious (and costly) Victron MPPT controller. What did you select for the controllers? 


Herman
--
SY-Kolibri - SM #174


Re: solar panel

Bill Kinney
 

Eloi,

For what it is worth, I have older LG panels as well, and they have also run well above their rated output.  Ours were the first generation of the LG panels, and were rated at 315W and routinely output 375W each.

I am really curious, how you are going to fit three panels that are each 1046mm wide on your arch?  It seems to me that a width of over 3.1m will be a real hazard maneuvering around docks and pilings.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Hollywood, FL, USA


Re: solar panel

Paul Osterberg
 

I just install 2 Maximo 3 panels, very pleased so fare.maxumum peek watt registered is 560w. Max for one day is 2600 wh. That is South Portugal in early May.
Paul on SY Kerpa SM 259


Re: Introduction and a question

Courtney Gorman
 

Congratulations Roy well done
Cheers!


-----Original Message-----
From: Roy Zakheym via groups.io <royzak1@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Sent: Wed, May 19, 2021 10:19 am
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Introduction and a question

Hi all,
My name is Roy and I am Happy to write here for the first time. 
With the invaluable  help of Bill Rouse and after a long search I am the proud new owner of Joanna2  a SM # 442 currently in sicily.
It feels great to be part of the amel owners club and this amazing forum which already helped me a lot!
I feel like I know some of you guys already ;)
 As I am currently not onboard I need help with the exact height of the life rail for ordering a saftey life net.
Thanks in advance 
Roy zakheym 
Joanna2 SM 442 


 


Introduction and a question

Roy Zakheym
 

Hi all,
My name is Roy and I am Happy to write here for the first time. 
With the invaluable  help of Bill Rouse and after a long search I am the proud new owner of Joanna2  a SM # 442 currently in sicily.
It feels great to be part of the amel owners club and this amazing forum which already helped me a lot!
I feel like I know some of you guys already ;)
 As I am currently not onboard I need help with the exact height of the life rail for ordering a saftey life net.
Thanks in advance 
Roy zakheym 
Joanna2 SM 442 


 


Re: Cook top dimensions

Barry Connor
 

Hi, 
We are still trying to put this in a special post for the forum. Taking time.
We installed the Horizon 3 electric oven with 3 burner induction cooktop from Marine Cookers in Italy.
The width of the oven was the deciding factor and the special price we were given. “€1,850”.

If you need any more info just ask.
Hope to post soon about our complete conversion to electric.

Very Best

Barry and Penny
“SV Lady Penelope II”
Amel 54. #17
Sainte Anne anchorage Martinique 

On May 19, 2021, at 09:48, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:


Ocean Chef is a product of GN Espace. I really like this product. In fact, I would not buy anything else. 

GN Espace is a Preferred Vendor of Yacht School.
More information:
https://preparetocastoff.blogspot.com/p/gn-espace.html

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


On Wed, May 19, 2021 at 8:36 AM Denise McGovern <Mcgovern.denise@...> wrote:
We have installed the Ocean Chef on our Super Maramu and could not be happier.  Close enough to the 54 for you to get an idea of the fit.  We had the Eno 4 burner previously.

Denise McGovern
s/v CARA SM #440
Chesapeake Bay
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Re: Cook top dimensions

 

Ocean Chef is a product of GN Espace. I really like this product. In fact, I would not buy anything else. 

GN Espace is a Preferred Vendor of Yacht School.
More information:
https://preparetocastoff.blogspot.com/p/gn-espace.html

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


On Wed, May 19, 2021 at 8:36 AM Denise McGovern <Mcgovern.denise@...> wrote:
We have installed the Ocean Chef on our Super Maramu and could not be happier.  Close enough to the 54 for you to get an idea of the fit.  We had the Eno 4 burner previously.

Denise McGovern
s/v CARA SM #440
Chesapeake Bay


Re: Cook top dimensions

Denise McGovern
 
Edited

We have installed the OceanChef 3 on our Super Maramu and could not be happier.  Close enough to the 54 for you to get an idea of the fit.  We had the Eno 4 burner previously.

Denise McGovern
s/v CARA SM #440
Chesapeake Bay


Re: Cook top dimensions

Peter Tiner
 

Hi

Has anyone installed the OceanChef3 in an A54? If so it would be great to hear any experiecies.

I am planning to install such or equal in the near future.

Regards

\Peter @ sy Maiken A54 #52


Amel 54, For those who do not really like the entrance hatch locking system

Arno Luijten
 

Dear Forum,

For some time I had been wondering what Amel was thinking when they came up with the locking system for the entrance hatch. For me it felt like an afterthought and not very secure/convenient.

In an attempt to improve it I changed the system as shown on the pictures below. It is now much easier to open and lock the hatch with one hand and it is also impossible to slide it down without disengaging the lock.
Let me know if you would like to have more details on the locking device I used.

Regards,
Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121



Re: Amel 54 Secondary Saltwater Manifold made by SOFOMARIN of welded polypropylene pipe

 

Laura,

Excellent! Thank you very much. I will discuss this with Martin and Arno and see if we can finalize one of the versions for all Amel 54 owners.

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


On Wed, May 19, 2021 at 5:57 AM Arno Luijten <arno.luijten@...> wrote:
Excellent work Martin,

Nice to see the more compact version they were able to manufacture. It would be great if you could manage to have them take a look at the primary salt water manifold as well as space is even more at a premium there. I would like to design one there that has shut off valves for the engine and genset. I would like to include the outlet for the blockage sensor as well (mine still works!).
I asked Amel about the way the manifold is connected to the strainer but apparently they do not have any information left about this. I also want to move the strainer up a bit so the rim of the strainer sits just above the static waterline instead of just under. That makes cleaning much easier.

Cheers,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121


Re: Amel 54 Secondary Saltwater Manifold made by SOFOMARIN of welded polypropylene pipe

Arno Luijten
 

Excellent work Martin,

Nice to see the more compact version they were able to manufacture. It would be great if you could manage to have them take a look at the primary salt water manifold as well as space is even more at a premium there. I would like to design one there that has shut off valves for the engine and genset. I would like to include the outlet for the blockage sensor as well (mine still works!).
I asked Amel about the way the manifold is connected to the strainer but apparently they do not have any information left about this. I also want to move the strainer up a bit so the rim of the strainer sits just above the static waterline instead of just under. That makes cleaning much easier.

Cheers,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121


Re: Eno 4 burner Stove grate and standoffs

Giovanni TESTA
 

Hi Alan,
many thanks for your prompt and very kind support.
Well. we always remember your fantastic country, overall our arrival at Opua after Ocean passage from French Polynesia.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUGxunq9bDM
in this video you find Suwarow, our under water meeting with a whale and Opua arrival.
(11) PACIFICO PER DUE, TERZA PARTE_2013 Dalla Nuova Zelanda all' AUSTRALIA - YouTube
here, our car tour of one of the best, for us, part of the world : South Island. And passage to Fiji, New Caledonie and AUS.
Enjoy, and Buon Vento !
Giovanni
sv EUTIKIASM  n 428
on the hard at Preveza GR

Il 18/05/2021 23:16, Alan Leslie ha scritto:
Hi Giovanni,
As in the drawing, the square section is 20x20x20mm
The U shaped slot is 8mm across, 12mm down
The tube is 8mm long
I tried to take a photo but it didn't work well.
Trust this is ok.
Ciao
Alan
Elyse SM,437
On board in Opua Marina!



Re: solar panel

Dean Gillies
 

Eloi,
My tuppence worth.

Both Trina and Sunpower make good quality panels. 

If price was not a problem, then I would choose the Sunpower because:
1. It is a little more efficient, and therefore the panel area is ~8% smaller for a given output.
2. It is little lighter, therefore ~6kg less loading on the structure;
3. It's frame is 10mm thicker, implying a bit more structural strength.

You should note that the operating voltage for the Sunpower is 75V compared to 41V for the Trina.  I think this limits your option of series connection (if you particularly wanted to do that).  

If the price difference is REALLY huge, then I would be happy with Trina panels. 

Good luck
Dean
SV Stella A54-154


Re: solar panel

Chris Doucette
 

I have two LG Neon 2s also-  great panels


On May 18, 2021, at 6:07 PM, michael winand via groups.io <mfw642000@...> wrote:

I went with the LG neon 2,  happy  they have been putting out more than their ratings,  345w has peaked at 395w.
Try to get the class A panels rated for use on the coastline,  I think you get what you pay for with solar panels. 
Michael  Nebo sm251 



On Wed, 19 May 2021 at 7:51 am, Eloi Bamberg
<eloi.bamberg@...> wrote:
Hi, I am upgrading my solar panels on the arch. I am hesitating between the SunPower Maxeon 3 400W and the TrinaSolar Vertex S 400W (similar size and power, but huge price difference). Does anybody have some experiences with one of these....or a better option? I want to install minimum 3 x 400W.
regards,
Eloi
SM2K 426 Red Lion


Re: solar panel

michael winand
 

I went with the LG neon 2,  happy  they have been putting out more than their ratings,  345w has peaked at 395w.
Try to get the class A panels rated for use on the coastline,  I think you get what you pay for with solar panels. 
Michael  Nebo sm251 



On Wed, 19 May 2021 at 7:51 am, Eloi Bamberg
<eloi.bamberg@...> wrote:
Hi, I am upgrading my solar panels on the arch. I am hesitating between the SunPower Maxeon 3 400W and the TrinaSolar Vertex S 400W (similar size and power, but huge price difference). Does anybody have some experiences with one of these....or a better option? I want to install minimum 3 x 400W.
regards,
Eloi
SM2K 426 Red Lion

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