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Sonic Speed system on an Amel 54


Arno Luijten
 

Thanks Bill for confirming.

Stay safe,

Arno


 

Yes, 184-00-076 is the sensor used on the SM and 54. These originally were around 1,000.

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On Fri, Apr 10, 2020 at 7:29 AM Stefan Jeukendrup <sjeukendrup@...> wrote:
Hi Arno,

If a 54 indeed has the straight type like my 53, that is B&G part number 184-00-076/FI
Bought a pair( replaced & working) in August 2019 here:
https://outletspecialist.com/catalog/product/view/id/1415/?___store=nl

Just found a new offer here:
https://maxmarineelectronics.com/product/b-g-bg-sonic-speed-replacement-transducer-tube-lg-bung-sensor-184-00-076-f/

Hope this helps you,

Stefan Jeukendrup
sv Malaka Queen
Super Maramu 2000  #348


Arno Luijten
 

Thanks all for your replies.
I did notice there are two models for the sensors. I have difficulties understanding how the straight one would sit in the hull given it’s position. At present it’s still working so no immediate action required.
I did look at the ultrasonic version as well, maybe a more sensible upgrade path. I’m thinking about replacing the current stuff B&G and Furuno Navnet 3d with a full suite of Furuno to reduce the number of brands and to reduce the massive amount of power the Navnet Blackbox is consuming. My first activity was to upgrade the monitor at the navigation desk with a touchscreen panel to support the new blackbox from Furuno.
The new blackbox solution from Furuno takes only 30% of the power the Navnet 3D is taking. I don’t really like the B&G gauges at the helm as well, they take up a lot of space and provide little information for the space they take up. They feel a bit outdated to be honest. But the total pricetag for the upgrade is still quite scary...

Regards,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121
St. Martin


Alexander Hofmann
 

Hi Arno, Alan, Mohammad,

I purchased my Amel 54 in 2013, she is on of the last production year from summer 2010. in 2015 the Sonic Speed System showed more and more failures (typical way of coming to end of life). Spares were not available anymore. Upon recommendation of Amel and the specialists in La Rochelle I replaced it with the Ultrasonic System in 2016 or 2017. See https://www.nke-marine-electronics.com/?s=ultrasonic 
You have to make a new hole in the hull. I have installed it close to the Compass of the Autopilot in the locker in frint of the berth in the front cabin. The system works well. Have had no prpoblems since then.
Best regards

Alexander
SY Oceanica I
Amel54#156


Stefan Jeukendrup
 

Hi Arno,

If a 54 indeed has the straight type like my 53, that is B&G part number 184-00-076/FI
Bought a pair( replaced & working) in August 2019 here:
https://outletspecialist.com/catalog/product/view/id/1415/?___store=nl

Just found a new offer here:
https://maxmarineelectronics.com/product/b-g-bg-sonic-speed-replacement-transducer-tube-lg-bung-sensor-184-00-076-f/

Hope this helps you,

Stefan Jeukendrup
sv Malaka Queen
Super Maramu 2000  #348


Stefan Jeukendrup
 

Hi Arno,

If a 54 indeed has the straight type like my 53, that is B&G part number 184-00-076/FI
Bought a pair ( replaced & working) in August 2019 here:
https://outletspecialist.com/catalog/product/view/id/1415/?___store=nl

Just found a new offer here:
https://maxmarineelectronics.com/product/b-g-bg-sonic-speed-replacement-transducer-tube-lg-bung-sensor-184-00-076-f/

Hope this helps,

Stefan Jeukendrup
sv Malaka Queen
Super Maramu 2000  #348


Mohammad Shirloo
 

Hi Arno;

 

Unfortunately, its been 5 years since I had the last look. The timing of this season is currently unknown, but the next time I’m on the boat, I can check it out and get you some pictures.

 

Happy Sailing;

 

 

Mohammad and Aty

B&B Kokomo

AMEL 54 #099

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Arno Luijten via groups.io
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Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Sonic Speed system on an Amel 54

 

Thanks Mohammad,

Do you know what shape they have? Are the cables connected at an angle to the sensor?

Regards,

Arno


Alan Leslie
 

H Arno,

They are small cylinders with the cable coming straight out the back, but they are not available anymore.

When ours failed we left them in and  installed a thru hull Airmar CS4500 near the existing depth xdcr.

There is a write up about our installation in the Files section. It wasn't difficult.

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437 


Arno Luijten
 

Thanks Mohammad,

Do you know what shape they have? Are the cables connected at an angle to the sensor?

Regards,

Arno


Mohammad Shirloo
 

Hi Arno, 

When we initially purchased Kokomo, we were told that sometimes these speed sensors go out and it is not made any more.

The broker had an extra one that he sold to us. That was 5 years ago and it has been sitting with the spares. So my understanding is that it is replaceable but not necessarily straight forward. 

Respectfully;


Mohammad & Aty
B&B Kokomo
A54 #099

On Apr 9, 2020, at 7:51 AM, Arno Luijten via groups.io <arno.luijten@...> wrote:

Hi Forum,

Has anyone actually seen the model of the transducer used for the speed sensor (B&G Sonic Speed) used in several A54's? These are the solid-state sensors in the leading edge of the keel and in the bottom right in front of the keel. Are these replaceable?

Thanks in advance,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121
St. Martin


Arno Luijten
 

Hi Forum,

Has anyone actually seen the model of the transducer used for the speed sensor (B&G Sonic Speed) used in several A54's? These are the solid-state sensors in the leading edge of the keel and in the bottom right in front of the keel. Are these replaceable?

Thanks in advance,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121
St. Martin