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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
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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

 

Van: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> namens Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...>
Beantwoorden - Aan: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Datum: maandag 31 augustus 2020 om 13:41
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

 

 

Van: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> namens Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...>
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Datum: maandag 31 augustus 2020 om 11:19
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


Re: Sore head?

Mark Garver
 

I have done something very similar to what Gary posted, actually got the idea from Gary when I ran across him at Cape Charles, however, I bought two swim noodles and put it across the entire area. That way if I am at the helm, entering the companionway or moving the traveler my head is no worse for wear!

Mark Garver
SV It’s Good
Gloucester, VA


On Aug 28, 2020, at 3:41 PM, Thomas Peacock <peacock8491@...> wrote:

Despite many attaching many warning labels, etc, I continued to bump my head for many years on the way down below. A friend came up with this idea. What really makes it work is that it hangs down several inches, but doesn't hurt if you hit it. 


--
Tom Peacock
SM 240 Aletes
Chesapeake Bay
<Ring.jpg>


Re: Bilge pump

Arno Luijten
 

Hi Alexis,

If your pump is anything like the one on a A54 then the main weak-spot of this pump are the valves. These are flat flappy discs with one straight edge where it is clamped to the body. These things loose their shape and as a result becoming bad at closing off the hole the are  supposed to close off. Replacing is the best thing to do but depending on the circumstances they will loose shape at some point again.
Because of this I did add an additional bilge pump in the bilge using its own sensor that activates if the level gets about 15 cm above the level that triggers the primary pump.

Replacing the valves is not hard, just messy.

Regards,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121


Re: Anchor chain counter

Roque
 

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

 

Van: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> namens Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...>
Beantwoorden - Aan: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Datum: maandag 31 augustus 2020 om 13:41
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

 

 

Van: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> namens Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...>
Beantwoorden - Aan: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Datum: maandag 31 augustus 2020 om 11:19
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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Re: Anchor chain counter

amelforme
 

Hello Paul. The Amel 54 uses a vertical capstan Lewmar windlass with an integral chain counter as part of the system. It is entirely different than the Pouchon supplied counter on the Lofrans horizontal capstan windlass on the Super Maramu 53

 

All the best,

Joel

 

           JOEL F. POTTER ~ CRUISING YACHT SPECIALIST, L.L.C.

                                         The Experienced AMEL Guy

UNSURPASSED AMEL MARKETING EXPERIENCE AND PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE

                                  Office 954-462-5869  Cell 954-812-2485

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2020 8:26 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Anchor chain counter

 

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

 

Van: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> namens Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...>
Beantwoorden - Aan: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Datum: maandag 31 augustus 2020 om 13:41
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

 

 

Van: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> namens Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...>
Beantwoorden - Aan: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Datum: maandag 31 augustus 2020 om 11:19
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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Re: Anchor chain counter

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

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

 

Van: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> namens Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...>
Beantwoorden - Aan: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Datum: maandag 31 augustus 2020 om 13:41
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

 

 

Van: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> namens Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...>
Beantwoorden - Aan: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Datum: maandag 31 augustus 2020 om 11:19
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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Re: New rub rail inserts

Patrick McAneny
 

I spoke to Joel ,and Amel installed hard plastic inserts on a half dozen or so boats. They do not have the rounded gutter ,more square . I cannot guarantee that the new insert will fit those few boats , it may very well ,but you would need to determine that. There is a question that there may be a horizontal lip protruding out from the inboard side of the boat under the plastic insert, which boats with the normal insert do not have. I now have nine orders , orders will be taken til  9/5 ,the cut off date ,when the orders will be placed . This will probably be the last chance to participate in a group purchase of a new insert, so  if you live in North America, this is a chance to get a new white insert and save approximately $1,600. on shipping and duty.
If outside of N.A. ,contact Maude at Amel , for an insert ,her price is as cheap as I can produce it for here.
Thank You,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: Craig Briggs via groups.io <sangaris@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Sent: Sun, Aug 30, 2020 6:28 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] New rub rail inserts

Hi again, Dave. When you say you've had a couple of cracks in your rub rail inserts, it sounds like you've got a rigid plastic insert.  Eric mentioned that's what he had too. These new inserts are EPDM rubber - not a rigiid plastic and they, by definition, don't crack - they flex.
Nobody has pinned it down definitively, but it seems Amel may have had the rigid plastic at some time. I believe the underlying structure is the same, though, and these new rubber inserts will fit perfectly. Just want you to realize they are flexible rubber, not a hard plastic, 

Cheers, Craig  ---  SN68 Sangaris, Tropic Isle Harbor, FL


Re: Anchor chain counter

Rink De Haan
 

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

 

Van: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> namens Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...>
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Datum: maandag 31 augustus 2020 om 13:41
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

 

 

Van: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> namens Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...>
Beantwoorden - Aan: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Datum: maandag 31 augustus 2020 om 11:19
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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Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


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Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


Re: Anchor chain counter

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

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

 

 

Van: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> namens Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...>
Beantwoorden - Aan: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Datum: maandag 31 augustus 2020 om 11:19
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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Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


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Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


Re: Anchor chain counter

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

Alan,

 

Many thanks. Are you able to confirm that the same one is used on the 54?

 

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: 31 August 2020 11:56
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Anchor chain counter

 

Paul,
Here's some info that may help you
Cheers
Alan
Elyse Sm437


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Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


Re: Anchor chain counter

Rink De Haan
 

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

 

 

Van: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> namens Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...>
Beantwoorden - Aan: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Datum: maandag 31 augustus 2020 om 11:19
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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Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


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

Billy Newport
 

I emailed Stephane and got the following response back.

"Good Morning Billy,

I am Ioera from POCHON PRO design office.

 

On AMEL55, the standard inverter DC/DC is a MAGIC 24/12-20 (MasterVolt).

When this device works in chargins mode (3-step mode) the output charge current is 16A.

 

This explains the fuse value of 15A.

 

I stay at your disposal for any further information.

 

Best regards.

 

Ioera.

 

Bureau d’Etude POCHON PRO"

So, the victron seems to be an after market upgrade which basically never worked as it blows the 15A fuse very quickly. I'm looking for a replacement charger then to fix the issue.

Thanks


Re: Anchor chain counter

Alan Leslie
 

Paul,
Here's some info that may help you
Cheers
Alan
Elyse Sm437


Re: Bilge pump

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Alex, the pump is not self priming so if the foot valve on the bottom of the suction pipe is not holding the water in column in the pipe the pump will act but not suck. If you grasp the suction pipe in the middle (having first detached any securing system) and pull it back and forth vigorously with he pump running you are likely to prime the pump and away you go. The movement up and down of the suction pipe acts like a pump forcing water up until the pump takes over. Obviously a replacement foot valve would be a longer term solution. Another thing that can cause the same effect as a leaking foot valve is a small leak in the suction pipe. Be sure all joints are well made and the pipe is in good order.

Regards

Danny

SM 299 Ocean Pearl

Mangonui

New Zealand

On 31 August 2020 at 19:51 Alexis LETELLIER <alexis.letellier@...> wrote:

Hi all,
a bilge pump question on SM8 as our pump has been showing signs of weakness twice in one month. It keeps on pumping but nothing comes out. I've dismounted it but nothing looked wrong or obstructed. Then it worked again for 3 weeks, then failed again. I suspect an air leak, as the pump gasket looks a bit worn. Unfortunately, the safety manual pump doesn't work either.
So, if I have to change this pump, my questions are :
- do you recommend any upgrade or any model? (this one is a 25lt/min // A:4,5 // Rpm:25 // W90 // Serv. S2 // IP22 // I.CI.B// from 2012)
- I've seen an interesting set-up in a Contest Yacht with 2 bilge pumps (in a row?), so that you still have an electric one on if the first one has problems. Have you install this kind of set-up?
- about the manual safety pump, any idea what can be the problem? (i think it has quite never been used, and it may be dry and with an air leak as as well?)
Thank you !
Regards,
Alex