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Re: Anchor chain counter

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

Hi Oliver,

 

Thanks for that. Any idea where I can get one? I’ve contacted a couple of dealers but no reply so far.

 

The other thing is that I don’t actually know what the problem is other than that it stopped working. I just assume the sensor because, like you say, it is the most exposed component. It also was intermittent for a while before stopping completely. Wolfgang from Elise suggested it might be the magnet so I probably should get one of those too.

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98 - Grenada

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Oliver Henrichsen, SV Vela Nautica
Sent: 01 September 2020 07:17
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Anchor chain counter

 

Hi Paul,

It is a simple reed contact, example Meeder. Costs like 99 cents. Better order some spare, as the windlass is quite exposed to saltwater. When connected to the wire, dip it in sikkaflex or epoxy.

 

Oliver from Vela Nautica 

A54#39 

Martinique 

 

On Mon, Aug 31, 2020, 05:19 Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:

Hi all,

 

I believe I need to get a replacement anchor chain counter sensor. I’m away from the boat and cannot find anything on the Lewmar online store so I would much appreciate if someone could advise the part number. IFM5072 turned up in this forum but I can’t find anything online in English relating to it.

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98 - Grenada

 


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Re: Bilge pump

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

Yes that’s right, close the seacock for a while with the fridge running, so it fills the manifold. Careful not to keep it closed too long though.

 

 

Paul Dowd

Managing Director
FGPS International DWC LLC
UAE: +971 (0)567 841 061

UK: +44 (0)7710 466619

skype: pauldowd
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From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Alexis LETELLIER
Sent: 01 September 2020 09:02
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Bilge pump

 

Thx Paul. this said, it sounds like a different issue as my pump was working well for many days and suddenly stopped. But maybe your procedure would solve it the same way.
What do you mean filling from the fridge? You close the seacock from the outside? 
cheers


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Re: Anchor chain counter

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

Thanks, I never thought about that. But how can a magnet “break”?

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98 - Grenada

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Wolfgang Weber via groups.io
Sent: 31 August 2020 21:14
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Anchor chain counter

 

Mostly you need a new magnet in the gipsy to count the length on the counter

Wolfgang Weber SY Elise Amel 54 /162

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Re: Anchor chain counter

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

No worries, I’m on the right track with this now. Thanks all the same.

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98 - Grenada

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Alan Leslie
Sent: 01 September 2020 00:21
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Anchor chain counter

 

Ah....54...no sorry
I jumped the gun a bit there....you have a different windlass system to us.
I should be more careful, I only know about SMs
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


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Re: Bilge pump

Alexis LETELLIER
 

Indeed Arno, this flap is not in a proper shape anymore, and is likely to create an air leak.
About your second pump, you connected the out hose to the primary one with something like a T junction? No risk to go down back to the bildge through the primary out hose/pump?
thx


Re: Bilge pump

Alexis LETELLIER
 

Thanks a lot Danny, interesting way to solve it, will keep that in mind. I just remember the hose was really hard to move and manipulate, not very flexible.


Re: Bilge pump

Alexis LETELLIER
 

Thx Paul. this said, it sounds like a different issue as my pump was working well for many days and suddenly stopped. But maybe your procedure would solve it the same way.
What do you mean filling from the fridge? You close the seacock from the outside? 
cheers


Re: Anchor chain counter

Oliver Henrichsen, SV Vela Nautica
 

Hi Paul,
It is a simple reed contact, example Meeder. Costs like 99 cents. Better order some spare, as the windlass is quite exposed to saltwater. When connected to the wire, dip it in sikkaflex or epoxy.

Oliver from Vela Nautica 
A54#39 
Martinique 

On Mon, Aug 31, 2020, 05:19 Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:

Hi all,

 

I believe I need to get a replacement anchor chain counter sensor. I’m away from the boat and cannot find anything on the Lewmar online store so I would much appreciate if someone could advise the part number. IFM5072 turned up in this forum but I can’t find anything online in English relating to it.

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98 - Grenada

 


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Re: SM2 Roller Reefer Guide Rods

Mike Ondra
 

Hi Dave,

True confession, I have twice furled the headsail with the ballooner halyard in place.  (I could say I was distracted by difficult “emergency” conditions, but that does not substitute for good seamanship.) Severed the halyard (that furling motor is powerful) AND bent over the guide rods. First time, utilizing some heat, simply bent them back straight. Second time, allowing for metal fatigue, decided to replace them. Picked up two 0.3125”x11” ss rods from OnlineMetals in CT for $2 ea ($7 shipping). Then threaded the end and used a pair of nuts and washers to secure to the swivel. Slipped some tubing over the exposed rod to soften the contact with the mast. Still works 4 years later.  

Mike

Aletes SM#240 Rock Hall, MD

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Kurtz via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, August 30, 2020 5:42 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] SM2 Roller Reefer Guide Rods

 

So... I returned to the boat to take a closer look at the roller furling swivel, which is down at deck level since the sail is not hoisted.  The swivel turns freely, with no sign of jamming.  And the ballooner has yet to be hoisted, so that’s not it.  I’m going to fabricate a couple of temporary guide rods (until I can get originals from Amel) and hoist the sail with those.  I still do not feel I have the answer to the bent rods.  I’m just going to watch them more closely.
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Dave Kurtz
SM2 #380
S/V Celtic Cross

Detroit, Michigan


Re: Anchor chain counter

Thomas Peacock
 

Yes, the 54 and SM are different in terms of chain counters. I’m pretty sure the SM “button” on the windlass is not magnetic, the proximity sensor only requires a metal counter.

On Aug 31, 2020, at 6:20 PM, Alan Leslie <s.v.elyse@...> wrote:

Ah....54...no sorry
I jumped the gun a bit there....you have a different windlass system to us.
I should be more careful, I only know about SMs
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


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SM 240 Aletes
Chesapeake Bay


Re: Super Maramu Repower

Germain Jean-Pierre
 

Hello Mark and Nicky,

Welcome aboard!!!

If I had your situation, I would think more of an overhaul than Beta. Lots of spare parts available through Parts4engines.com. 

If after analysis, an engine swap is needed, the Beta would also be my choice

Kind regards,

Jean-Pierre Germain, Eleuthera, SM007, NZ


On 1/09/2020, at 2:14 AM, Mark Barter <markbarter100@...> wrote:

We have just taken Nunky on her maiden voyage from Antibes to Almerimar over 5-6 weeks and we have loved the whole experience. The boat just feels so safe. Now that we have some experience of the boat I am hoping to be able to contribute to the group and the knowledge base. 

One thing about the Western Med that I have noticed however is the amount of motoring you have to do. We have put 130 hours on the engine in just over 800 miles. 

Nunky currently has the original Perkins M80T fitted. The hour meter broke at some point so I have no idea how many hours it has done. The new meter read 10 when we bought her but I doubt that was fitted 10 hours before we the boat. 

Anyway we were considering a complete overhaul but a head gasket problem we had in Cartagena suggests that is the least we should do. Given that I have no idea how many hours the Perkins has done I am thinking about replacing it. 

I have read and reread all the previous posts about repowers and I am edging towards a Beta 75. I like the fact that the engine is simple, they seem to have an excellent reputation and they will also fit a bespoke charging solution. That appeals because when we fit lithium eventually I would like a high capacity 24v alternator fitting. 

I would really appreciate the group's current views on repowers that have been undertaken.

Many thanks 
--
Mark & Nicky Barter
S/V Nunky
SM 110


Re: Anchor chain counter

Alan Leslie
 

Ah....54...no sorry
I jumped the gun a bit there....you have a different windlass system to us.
I should be more careful, I only know about SMs
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: Super Maramu Repower

Dan Wilcox
 

A little over a year ago we re-powered Feierabend with a Beta 85 from the original Perkins M80T.  Now we use less fuel, get significantly more torque, and have a quieter ride when we have to motor.  With a maxProp we cruise at 7.8 knts @ 1800 rpms (2,700 is wide open).  I'm located in Seattle area and typically we cruise year round.  The engine now has 300+ hours with no issues.  

Thanks, Dan Wilcox
Feierabend SM#86

On Monday, August 31, 2020, 07:14:27 AM PDT, Mark Barter <markbarter100@...> wrote:


We have just taken Nunky on her maiden voyage from Antibes to Almerimar over 5-6 weeks and we have loved the whole experience. The boat just feels so safe. Now that we have some experience of the boat I am hoping to be able to contribute to the group and the knowledge base. 

One thing about the Western Med that I have noticed however is the amount of motoring you have to do. We have put 130 hours on the engine in just over 800 miles. 

Nunky currently has the original Perkins M80T fitted. The hour meter broke at some point so I have no idea how many hours it has done. The new meter read 10 when we bought her but I doubt that was fitted 10 hours before we the boat. 

Anyway we were considering a complete overhaul but a head gasket problem we had in Cartagena suggests that is the least we should do. Given that I have no idea how many hours the Perkins has done I am thinking about replacing it. 

I have read and reread all the previous posts about repowers and I am edging towards a Beta 75. I like the fact that the engine is simple, they seem to have an excellent reputation and they will also fit a bespoke charging solution. That appeals because when we fit lithium eventually I would like a high capacity 24v alternator fitting. 

I would really appreciate the group's current views on repowers that have been undertaken.

Many thanks 
--
Mark & Nicky Barter
S/V Nunky
SM 110


Re: Anchor chain counter

Wolfgang Weber
 

Mostly you need a new magnet in the gipsy to count the length on the counter
Wolfgang Weber SY Elise Amel 54 /162








Re: Electric shock from the windlass

PAOLO CUNEO
 

Hi Craig,
As soon as I can get back on board I will put your advice to good use and post the result
Thank you all
Paolo
SM 454 Whisper




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Re: Galley refrigerator not cooling

Barry Connor
 

Hi Bill and Paul,
The man who is running Caraibe Refrigeration from the office upstairs  is not connected to the downstairs business Caraibe Marine.
I can confirm that he is the tall French man who has not received good reviews and is not being recommended by members of this forum.
I put out a request this morning on the Martinique Cruisers web and was put in contact with a French man who speaks English with an Aussie accent. His name is Harvey and he is recommended and has all the equipment, he confirmed with me that I probably have too much gas in the small under counter fridge. Coming by later in the week.

Thanks for all the advise.
Very Best

Barry and Penny
“SV Lady Penelope II”
Amel 54.  #16
Sainte Anne anchorage Martinique 


On Aug 31, 2020, at 04:19, Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:



No that I think about it I have seen another refrigeration repair shop close to where Amel is.

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98 - Grenada

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Barry Connor via groups.io
Sent: 30 August 2020 15:09
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Galley refrigerator not cooling

 

Thank you Paul. I will ask Alban at Amel Le Marin to recommend someone.

Best

Barry



On Aug 29, 2020, at 04:47, Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:



Barry,

 

Yes it is the same. I don’t want to cast aspersions but I can say that Stuart from Iguana Marine in Grenada managed to fix a fridge that was not fixable in Le Marin.

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98 - Grenada

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Barry Connor via groups.io
Sent: 28 August 2020 14:40
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Galley refrigerator not cooling

 

Hi Paul, 

We are still in Le Marin. Went to the shop upstairs above Caraibe Marine and bought a new fridge door opening latch. The big French man in the shop was nice and recommended the all stainless steel latch instead of the original latch which was part plastic. (The plastic part had broken).His price was the same as advertised online from UK supplier. Easy install by me.

Is this possibly who you are referring to as we are thinking of asking him to check our fridge gas pressure? The gas pipe at the back is freezing up and dropping water on top of the water tank inspection port, then the water runs to under the stair. Mopping it up each morning. Think I have too much gas in the system. I have already Re-claged the pipe in insulation but still freezing up.

Please let me know if you think this is the same man?

We contacted Driftwood about our windscreens but can’t get to Granada, still stuck in Martinique. Thank’s for the contact.

Very Best 

 

Barry and Penny

“SV Lady Penelope II”

Amel 54. #17

Sainte Anne anchorage Martinique 

 

 




On Aug 28, 2020, at 04:00, Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:



Yes, that’s exactly what happened to me in Le Marin and I fell for it

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98 - Grenada

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ken Powers SV Aquarius
Sent: 28 August 2020 07:29
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Galley refrigerator not cooling

 

You need to be very careful when cleaning your fridge.  If you get the ice off the plate with something that could puncture the gas lines within the plate, this is not being very careful.  One of my fridges was not working, and actually found a honest refrigeration guy in Tahiti.  He said, yeah I could change some parts, but I don't think that's the problem.  The quick connect links (that only cost a few dollars) usually go bad, so let's change them and fill up back up and run it.  It worked!  Paid for an hour of time, little bit of gas, and two quick connect gaskets...  Still working 2.5 years later....  All for less than $100 dollar bill.  

Now, if you were in Le Marin. there's a 6' 2" French guy that will tell you you need a new refrigerator and installation which cost only $3500.

Cheers,

Ken
Aquarius SM2K #262
Still in Thailand 


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Re: DC DC starter battery charger on Amel 55 fuse sizes

Billy Newport
 

To conclude this.
I called Cay Electronics, my local Mastervolt dealer/installer. They didn't have the Magic 24/12/20 DCDC charger but recommended a Victron 24/12/25 instead. I mention I have one of those but the wiring @ 10 awg worried me given 15A vs 25A. They indicated 10 awg is fine for 25A, it's a voltage drop problem vs a safety/fire risk. 10 awg at 25A would be between 5 and 10% voltage drop which they think is fine for a charger so they would change the fuses to 15A (24V side) and 25A (12V side). I'll do this and see how it goes.


Re: Anchor chain counter

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

Many thanks Attika.

 

Paul Dowd

Managing Director
FGPS International DWC LLC
UAE: +971 (0)567 841 061

UK: +44 (0)7710 466619

skype: pauldowd
www.fgps.com

 

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From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Roque
Sent: 31 August 2020 14:50
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Anchor chain counter

 

Paul

 

If you have the Lewmar chain counter maybe the  attached Manual will help. 

 

I think it is quite different from the SM

Arquivo PDF

Chain Corrente counterManual-…

 

Roque

Attika A54 -117

Paraty Brasil 

 

Em seg, 31 de ago de 2020 às 09:25, Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> escreveu:

Many thanks again Rink for this useful advice. I will follow it when I return to the boat.

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98 - Grenada

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Rink De Haan
Sent: 31 August 2020 14:06
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Anchor chain counter

 

Hi Paul,

 

I have an Amel53 with a Lofrans Tigres windlass. Don’t know if you have the same.

On the Tigres the sensor is in the black tube housing attached to the Tigres (by Amel). You need to remove the cover (2 bolts) and then you can unscrew the tube housing and remove the old sensor.

The new sensor will come with a long cable which you need to shorten. Disconnect the old ones and re-connect the new ones. Align the new sensor the same way as the old one was placed. I fixed the new sensor with some sika and two pieces of plastic form a tie wrap.

 

Again, this is on my 2001 SM2K with a Lofrans Tigres (which I btw upgraded with a new motor which is 1500W).

 

Best regards,

Rink

 

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Aan: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Onderwerp: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Anchor chain counter

 

Rink,

 

Many thanks. Whereabouts exactly is the unit located? Do I need to open the windlass?

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98 - Grenada

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Rink De Haan
Sent: 31 August 2020 13:36
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Anchor chain counter

 

Hi Paul,

 

There are different numbers showing up at the Forum. You can find the documents at the suppliers website https://www.ifm.com/gb/en/product/IB5072

I ordered the IB5072 (EUR 79) and installed it this summer. Installation is very simple and it worked straight away. Fixed the sensor with 2 tie wrap pieces inserted.

 

Best regards,

 

Rink

SY Razor’s Edge

SM2k #330 Greece

 

 

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Aan: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Onderwerp: [AmelYachtOwners] Anchor chain counter

 

Hi all,

 

I believe I need to get a replacement anchor chain counter sensor. I’m away from the boat and cannot find anything on the Lewmar online store so I would much appreciate if someone could advise the part number. IFM5072 turned up in this forum but I can’t find anything online in English relating to it.

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98 - Grenada

 


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Super Maramu Repower

Mark Barter
 

We have just taken Nunky on her maiden voyage from Antibes to Almerimar over 5-6 weeks and we have loved the whole experience. The boat just feels so safe. Now that we have some experience of the boat I am hoping to be able to contribute to the group and the knowledge base. 

One thing about the Western Med that I have noticed however is the amount of motoring you have to do. We have put 130 hours on the engine in just over 800 miles. 

Nunky currently has the original Perkins M80T fitted. The hour meter broke at some point so I have no idea how many hours it has done. The new meter read 10 when we bought her but I doubt that was fitted 10 hours before we the boat. 

Anyway we were considering a complete overhaul but a head gasket problem we had in Cartagena suggests that is the least we should do. Given that I have no idea how many hours the Perkins has done I am thinking about replacing it. 

I have read and reread all the previous posts about repowers and I am edging towards a Beta 75. I like the fact that the engine is simple, they seem to have an excellent reputation and they will also fit a bespoke charging solution. That appeals because when we fit lithium eventually I would like a high capacity 24v alternator fitting. 

I would really appreciate the group's current views on repowers that have been undertaken.

Many thanks 
--
Mark & Nicky Barter
S/V Nunky
SM 110


Re: DC DC starter battery charger on Amel 55 fuse sizes

Joerg Esdorn
 

Looks like you've found the problem, Billy.  My understanding is that the Amel 55 initially did not have this DC to DC charger, with the engine alternator being the sole charging source for the starter battery.  This resulted in the starter batteries going bad when boats weren't moving for long periods - the specs for the AGM say that the self discharge rate is 3% per month. So you also might have a sulfated starter battery because it has been deep discharged many times and never been charged to 100% by the engine.  Good luck with fixing your issue!  Cheers Joerg

Joerg Esdorn
A55 #53 Kincsem