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Re: Solar panel installation - AMEL 54's

Dan Taylor
 

...the two 360W LG Panels.

Thanks,
Dan
SV FlyGirl


Re: Solar panel installation - AMEL 54's

Dan Taylor
 

Alan et all,
We installed a EMEK Solar Arch and purchased 2xLG360N1C (360W/35V) panels and have a single Victron MPPT 100/30 that is rated for 880W/100V.  We are replacing 2 solar panels that were mounted on the stern starboard rail. 

I have not installed the panels or wired them yet and the arch does not have pre-drilled holes.  Can you provide details or guidance into the installation (hardware (screw type/placement), parallel/series wiring, etc) based on your installation. 

Confirm that I am still good with having a single MPPT (100/30) for the


Re: Backstay Tension A54

Dean Gillies
 

Hi Martin,
Thank you. I will send an email to Franck.
best regards
Dean


Re: Onan code 3 subcode 4-1

tony wells
 

Great to hear you got it resolved, Jeff and that Ioannis and his team are still on their game! Besides mechanical work, he once got my BBQ improved/welded for just €5 - extraordinary!

Other well-priced, competent marine trades in Kalamata are Kostas, electrician, on +30 693 2463281, Theo for refrigeration/aircon +30 694 6173870 and a super canvas maker, whose name escapes me but Ioannis will advise if needed. 

The fresh market, deep inside the town, is well worth exploring. 

All the best,

Tony
Fan of Kalamata and Previous A54 owner

On 5 Aug 2021, at 16:44, Jeff Williams <jeff99williams@...> wrote:


As an update Ioannis was fast and excellent and they fixed my issue quickly and for a reasonable cost.   His diesel guy really looked like he knew what he was doing.    

Plus there are some excellent restaurants near Kalamata Marina!    

Jeff 
S/V Spruzzo SM #379

On Fri, Jul 30, 2021 at 12:21 AM tony wells via groups.io <tony.wells=me.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Jeff

In my experience, Ioannis is a solid all-round engineer who may be able to help you, at Kalamata Marina. You can reach him on +30 693 2662481. 

Good luck and enjoy the fabulous Peloponnese!

Tony
Previously an A54 owner 




On 29 Jul 2021, at 18:51, Jeff Williams <jeff99williams@...> wrote:

Hi All,
My Onan is acting up.  Can anyone recommend a good Onan guy?  I'm near Pilos on the west side of the Peloponnise in Greece.
I will head to Athens if I need to but would prefer to fix it sooner if possible.  
Thanks!
Jeff 
s/v Spruzzo SM#379


Re: Onan code 3 subcode 4-1

Jeff Williams
 

As an update Ioannis was fast and excellent and they fixed my issue quickly and for a reasonable cost.   His diesel guy really looked like he knew what he was doing.    

Plus there are some excellent restaurants near Kalamata Marina!    

Jeff 
S/V Spruzzo SM #379

On Fri, Jul 30, 2021 at 12:21 AM tony wells via groups.io <tony.wells=me.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Jeff

In my experience, Ioannis is a solid all-round engineer who may be able to help you, at Kalamata Marina. You can reach him on +30 693 2662481. 

Good luck and enjoy the fabulous Peloponnese!

Tony
Previously an A54 owner 




On 29 Jul 2021, at 18:51, Jeff Williams <jeff99williams@...> wrote:

Hi All,
My Onan is acting up.  Can anyone recommend a good Onan guy?  I'm near Pilos on the west side of the Peloponnise in Greece.
I will head to Athens if I need to but would prefer to fix it sooner if possible.  
Thanks!
Jeff 
s/v Spruzzo SM#379


Re: Backstay Tension A54

Martin Birkhoff
 

Hello Dean,

The companys name is La Rochelle Greement

Martin
SY Mago del SSur - 54#40
currently Cartagena


Re: Backstay Tension A54

Martin Birkhoff
 

Hello Dean,
 
From Franck Chivée, La Rochelle, Greement, I got the numbers you can see in the sheet. I got thenumbers when he checked our rigging. Franck Chivée is a rigger and very familiar with Amel and Amel rigs. As the backstays of the Amel 54 are 7 mm thick, the tension should be between 600 and 800 kg.
Franck's figures are based on the values that Selden recommends. 

The best will be to ask him.
You can contact Franck by e-mail: larochellegreement@...

Diameter

breaking load in kg

nominal tension 15/100 in kg

nominal tension
20/100 in kg

7 mm

4.050

607

810

8 mm

5.220

783

1.044

10 mm

7.900

1.185

1.580

12 mm

11.055

1.658

2.211

 
The numbers are for 1/19 wires.

Regards
Martin

SY Mago del Sur - 54#40


Re: Zinc Anodes

Patrick McAneny
 

Rick, I just drill out the hole a little to fit the bolt. Do you have a VolvoTMD 22A by any chance. I live 30 miles north of Rock Hall on the Sassafras River and need to look at another engine , to see how the fuel shut off is wired. The previous owner wired it incorrectly I just discovered, and need to see how it should be wired.
Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans
Sassafras River, Md.


-----Original Message-----
From: Rick Stanley <rstanley907@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Sent: Thu, Aug 5, 2021 7:36 am
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Zinc Anodes

Hey Folks,

Wondering if anyone has a good source for metric anodes on the US easr coast. The ones I'm replacing have a 10mm threaded brass sheath in the middle to take the bolt. Any ideas? I've called abound a bit, no luck so far.

Thanks,
Rick Stanley
S/V Althea, SM2K
Rock Hall, MD


Re: Zinc Anodes

amelforme
 

Hi Rick. Most of my clients buy the inch sized zincs without the copper insert ( easy to find ) and ream or drill the hole slightly larger to accept the somewhat larger metric fastener. I did this on all three Amel boats I owned with excellent results. Metric zincs are hard to find in CONUS and the ones I did find in Annapolis were three times as expensive.

 

Hope this helps.

 

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 Rick Stanley
Sent: Thursday, August 5, 2021 7:37 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Zinc Anodes

 

Hey Folks,

Wondering if anyone has a good source for metric anodes on the US easr coast. The ones I'm replacing have a 10mm threaded brass sheath in the middle to take the bolt. Any ideas? I've called abound a bit, no luck so far.

Thanks,
Rick Stanley
S/V Althea, SM2K
Rock Hall, MD


Re: Zinc Anodes

Thomas Peacock
 

Hi Rick,

I’m assuming you are talking about the anodes on the rudder. We have used similar sized US anodes, widely available, and just drill the center a little bit so that the bolt will go through. I don’t think having the threads is critical. 

Where in Rock Hall are you? We base at North Point.

Tom Peacock
SM 240 Aletes
Chesapeake Bay

On Aug 5, 2021, at 7:36 AM, Rick Stanley <rstanley907@...> wrote:

Hey Folks,

Wondering if anyone has a good source for metric anodes on the US easr coast. The ones I'm replacing have a 10mm threaded brass sheath in the middle to take the bolt. Any ideas? I've called abound a bit, no luck so far.

Thanks,
Rick Stanley
S/V Althea, SM2K
Rock Hall, MD


--
Tom Peacock
SM 240 Aletes
Chesapeake Bay


Re: Battery Switches

Patrick McAneny
 

Eric ,In trying to track down my issue I have done that and the voltage was the same. When the engine will not start,if I switch the switch on and off several times ,often the engine will then start. Thus I believe the contacts inside the switch are either worn or corroded. But I have not forgotten what you said, and will look at the condition of the wires.
Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: eric freedman <kimberlite@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Sent: Wed, Aug 4, 2021 11:47 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Battery Switches

Hi Pat,
Just for laughs.
Test the voltage between the lead posts on the starter battery and the connections at the back of the switch.
I found that the cables were internally corroded as Amel uses welding cable and not tinned marine wire, Once I changed the cables the engine started very quickly,
Fair Winds
Eric
Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376
 
 
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io On Behalf Of Patrick McAneny via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, August 04, 2021 12:01 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Battery Switches
 
Paul, I just went out to the boat and it took a hard pull or two ,but the handle did come off. Did you access the inside to clean the contacts,if so ,was there any problem getting the back off. It won't come as a surprise to you , Georgetown Marina went into foreclosure last year due to poor management.
Thanks for the tip,
Pat
SM Shenanigans
 
-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Osterberg <osterberg.paul.l@...>
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Sent: Wed, Aug 4, 2021 8:33 am
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Battery Switches
The handle on my switch is just to pill off just friction holding it in place.
Paul on SY Kerpa SM # 259; Las Palmas


Zinc Anodes

Rick Stanley
 

Hey Folks,

Wondering if anyone has a good source for metric anodes on the US easr coast. The ones I'm replacing have a 10mm threaded brass sheath in the middle to take the bolt. Any ideas? I've called abound a bit, no luck so far.

Thanks,
Rick Stanley
S/V Althea, SM2K
Rock Hall, MD


Re: Refrigeration guy in Volos Greece

ngtnewington Newington
 

Hi Arno,
You may be right but a couple of years ago the chest galley fridge had a  refrigerant leak and it turned out to just need a joint soldering right by the compressor.
So fingers crossed.
Nick
Amelia
AML54-019


On 2 Aug 2021, at 21:03, Arno Luijten <arno.luijten@...> wrote:

Hi,

I don't want to kill off your optimism but the leak may be a bit less easy to fix. In my case the leak was in the heat-exchanger on the compressor. What happened is the sea-water corroded trough the tube-wall that separates the water from the cooling-gas allowing the gas to escape via the seawater-route.
In my case the solution was to replace the compressor as the heat-exchanger is not supplied alone.
While at it make sure the compressor/heat-exchanger is well connected to the earth bonding system as this protects the system from corroding even faster.

Kind regards,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121


Re: Battery Switches

eric freedman
 

Hi Pat,

Just for laughs.

Test the voltage between the lead posts on the starter battery and the connections at the back of the switch.

I found that the cables were internally corroded as Amel uses welding cable and not tinned marine wire, Once I changed the cables the engine started very quickly,

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io On Behalf Of Patrick McAneny via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, August 04, 2021 12:01 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Battery Switches

 

Paul, I just went out to the boat and it took a hard pull or two ,but the handle did come off. Did you access the inside to clean the contacts,if so ,was there any problem getting the back off. It won't come as a surprise to you , Georgetown Marina went into foreclosure last year due to poor management.

Thanks for the tip,

Pat

SM Shenanigans

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Osterberg <osterberg.paul.l@...>
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Sent: Wed, Aug 4, 2021 8:33 am
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Battery Switches

The handle on my switch is just to pill off just friction holding it in place.

Paul on SY Kerpa SM # 259; Las Palmas


Re: lithium battery warning

Jose Venegas
 


Backstay Tension A54

Dean Gillies
 

I had to disconnect my back stays for the lifting in 2019 and launching of Stella last week. I'm sure the tension is not the same as it was originally. Does anyone know the (numerical) tension they should be reset to?  Maybe someone has a full rig tensioning specification for the A54?
Many thanks.
Dean
SY Stella
A54-154


 


Re: Battery Switches

Patrick McAneny
 

Paul, I just went out to the boat and it took a hard pull or two ,but the handle did come off. Did you access the inside to clean the contacts,if so ,was there any problem getting the back off. It won't come as a surprise to you , Georgetown Marina went into foreclosure last year due to poor management.
Thanks for the tip,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Osterberg <osterberg.paul.l@...>
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Sent: Wed, Aug 4, 2021 8:33 am
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Battery Switches

The handle on my switch is just to pill off just friction holding it in place.
Paul on SY Kerpa SM # 259; Las Palmas


Re: Battery Switches

Patrick McAneny
 

Paul on mine ,which should be the same,there is a small hole in the red handle ,I assume it was there because there was a pin holding the handle in place. Did you remove yours by just pulling it off?
Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Osterberg <osterberg.paul.l@...>
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Sent: Wed, Aug 4, 2021 8:33 am
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Battery Switches

The handle on my switch is just to pill off just friction holding it in place.
Paul on SY Kerpa SM # 259; Las Palmas


Re: Battery Switches

Paul Osterberg
 

The handle on my switch is just to pill off just friction holding it in place.
Paul on SY Kerpa SM # 259; Las Palmas


Re: lithium battery warning

Ruslan Osmonov
 

@Michael, insurance has a different point of view on lithium 🙂 it is about stats and making money.


here is a quote from AAC website on tips about insurance. One of them about Lithium. 


https://www.morganscloud.com/2021/07/05/27-tips-to-get-insurance-for-offshore-voyaging-part-1-us-and-our-boat/

And while we are thinking about excuses underwriters can use to say no, think very carefully before adding new technology to your boat. For example, two AAC members were turned down by a major American underwriter because their boats have lithium batteries.

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