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Mystery Conduit


Alan "Woody" Wood
 

Hi All

While exploring ways to run cable for solar from the aft of the boat to the battery bank, I discovered an empty conduit running from near the nav station to the aft locker. It's siliconed up at the locker end yet the little (shelf) conduit running inside the cupboards was crammed with redundant wires (half of which I've pulled out now!) Can anyone tell me what it was originally used for and why it might have been abandoned and blocked off? There is an odd socket in the aft locker that's now disconnected (old shore power connector?) but I find it hard to believe it would have had it's own dedicated conduit. Is there any reason I shouldn't drill into it from the inside and use it?

Thanks in advance.

Woody
SM189
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amelforme
 

Pretty sure the conduit was for the SSB connection from the nav station to the tuner.
The outlet is for a dedicated 24 volt dinghy inflation pump. Amel took two 12 volt pumps, wire tied them together and supplied a 'Y' tube/pipe to join them. I was told never to use with the drive engine or the battery charger on as the pump does not like more than 25 volts.

Good luck with your refit, Joel


JOEL F. POTTER
CRUISING YACHT SPECIALIST LLC
THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY
Office 954-462-5869 

On Feb 15, 2019, at 10:37 AM, Alan Woody Wood <woody@...> wrote:

Hi All

While exploring ways to run cable for solar from the aft of the boat to the battery bank, I discovered an empty conduit running from near the nav station to the aft locker. It's siliconed up at the locker end yet the little (shelf) conduit running inside the cupboards was crammed with redundant wires (half of which I've pulled out now!) Can anyone tell me what it was originally used for and why it might have been abandoned and blocked off? There is an odd socket in the aft locker that's now disconnected (old shore power connector?) but I find it hard to believe it would have had it's own dedicated conduit. Is there any reason I shouldn't drill into it from the inside and use it?

Thanks in advance.

Woody
SM189
(Like the new forum by the way - can get rid that crappy Yahoo app now!)
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Mark Erdos
 

Yes, the conduit was for a SSB installation. Amel did some very nice things to aid in after-factory SSB installs. This was one of them. The addition of the dynaplate on the rudder is another plus saving the owner a ccost of a haul-out for an SSB installation. If you were to run your antenna cable from the radio to the auto-tuner in the same conduit as your other electrical wires, the power of the radio will cause EMI and play havoc with your onboard electronics. Ask, me how I know this J

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Santa Marta, Colombia

www.creampuff.us

 

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Pretty sure the conduit was for the SSB connection from the nav station to the tuner.

The outlet is for a dedicated 24 volt dinghy inflation pump. Amel took two 12 volt pumps, wire tied them together and supplied a 'Y' tube/pipe to join them. I was told never to use with the drive engine or the battery charger on as the pump does not like more than 25 volts.

 

Good luck with your refit, Joel

 

JOEL F. POTTER

CRUISING YACHT SPECIALIST LLC

THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY

Office 954-462-5869 


On Feb 15, 2019, at 10:37 AM, Alan Woody Wood <woody@...> wrote:

Hi All

While exploring ways to run cable for solar from the aft of the boat to the battery bank, I discovered an empty conduit running from near the nav station to the aft locker. It's siliconed up at the locker end yet the little (shelf) conduit running inside the cupboards was crammed with redundant wires (half of which I've pulled out now!) Can anyone tell me what it was originally used for and why it might have been abandoned and blocked off? There is an odd socket in the aft locker that's now disconnected (old shore power connector?) but I find it hard to believe it would have had it's own dedicated conduit. Is there any reason I shouldn't drill into it from the inside and use it?

Thanks in advance.

Woody
SM189
(Like the new forum by the way - can get rid that crappy Yahoo app now!)

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ngtnewington Newington
 

Hi Woody,

I have a 54 but used the same conduit for my solar and wind generators. That 24v socket is live on my boat and is for an electric dinghy inflator! I believe the conduit is for a SSB antenna tuner.

Nick 
Amelia (Aml54  hull 019)

On 15 Feb 2019, at 15:37, Alan Woody Wood <woody@...> wrote:

Hi All

While exploring ways to run cable for solar from the aft of the boat to the battery bank, I discovered an empty conduit running from near the nav station to the aft locker. It's siliconed up at the locker end yet the little (shelf) conduit running inside the cupboards was crammed with redundant wires (half of which I've pulled out now!) Can anyone tell me what it was originally used for and why it might have been abandoned and blocked off? There is an odd socket in the aft locker that's now disconnected (old shore power connector?) but I find it hard to believe it would have had it's own dedicated conduit. Is there any reason I shouldn't drill into it from the inside and use it?

Thanks in advance.

Woody
SM189
(Like the new forum by the way - can get rid that crappy Yahoo app now!)
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Ian Park
 

Woody
Mine's a Santorin, so my socket is 12v and is for an electric dinghy pump.
I have a few cables going through that conduit; aerial cables for SAT phone and Navtex and cable and earth wires for SSB.
In the aft starboard locker in the back cabin I have a breaker for that socket, so mine looks original and is wired from inside the boat, not the conduit.

Ian

Ocean Hobo SN96