Amel 54 Secondary Saltwater Manifold made by SOFOMARIN of welded polypropylene pipe


Martin Birkhoff
 

Hi Peter,
 
it is like always: sailing means changing plans. We did not leave as expected for a longer trip, so I found time to replace the manifold earöier than expected.
 
Attached three pics. 
 
The lefthand part of the new manifold is mounted exactly on the level of the old manifold. I used the same screw hole for screwing the attachment clamp as used by the original manifold. I added a second clamp too. Unluckily the attachment clamps given by Nicolas had 22 mm width why they did not fit properly to the 17.5 mm available on the manifold meaning the attachment has to be improved the next days. 
 
Because I had no 19/20 mm hoses in stock (I thought I have ...) and could not get some here in St. Martin I decided to use the old hoses like they were to get the system running. The result is not perfect but it is ok. Hopefully I will get new hoses in the next days. Then the installation will look much better (and less organic). The same with the wiring of the bonding system.
 
The important result: The new manifold can be mounted with the nozzles straigt down. But to be honest, after doing the mounting, I would prefer an angled nozzle at the right valvue which is closed on the pics (outlet to watermaker).
After checking the available space I can say, this compact version of a new manifold can be fitted with angled or with straight nozzles. Both will work. It will be a matter of the tubes, wirings and all the other equipment around which will determin the best solution. 
 
Hope this information is helpful.
 
Best regards
 
Martin
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Gesendet: Dienstag, 18. Mai 2021 um 21:05 Uhr
Von: "Peter Forbes" <ppsforbes@...>
An: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Betreff: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Amel 54 Secondary Saltwater Manifold made by SOFOMARIN of welded polypropylene pipe
yes please send photos of completed manifold installed - please.
 
Peter Forbes
Carango Amel 54 #035
La Rochelle
00447836 209730
 
 

On 18 May 2021, at 19:22, Martin Birkhoff <mbirkhoff@...> wrote:
 


Hello Bill, hello to all interested in the manifold for a 54
 

by coincidence we spent some weeks in La Rochelle. I decided to order the manifold in the Sofomarine shop directly. Taking this opportunity the people of Sofomarine asked for a visit aboard of Mago del Sur because they made the design of the manifold by photos only. After some measurements Nicolas designed a more compact version of the manifold. The left hand part with the three valves of this version now fits in between the cockpit drain and the plywood stringer portside to it. Photos of this version attached.

I should add that there is an option to fit one valve more at the portside end of the manifold. I think this is possible in Bills version too.

The straight nozzles instead of the angled nozzles are fitted according to my wish.


The price of this compact version is 339.90 Euro incl. 15 % discount (thanks Bill) and incl. 20% French VAT. Freight not included.


I hope to do the installation within the next two weeks and will post pics of the result.


Martin

Mago del Sur - 54#40

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Martin Birkhoff
 

Hello Bill, hello Arno,

we are just leaving La Rochelle, I will respond tonight.

Nicolas took measures and pics of the first manifold too. He should be able to create a design of this too.

Martin
Mago del Sur - 54#40


 

Laura,

Excellent! Thank you very much. I will discuss this with Martin and Arno and see if we can finalize one of the versions for all Amel 54 owners.

Bill
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
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On Wed, May 19, 2021 at 5:57 AM Arno Luijten <arno.luijten@...> wrote:
Excellent work Martin,

Nice to see the more compact version they were able to manufacture. It would be great if you could manage to have them take a look at the primary salt water manifold as well as space is even more at a premium there. I would like to design one there that has shut off valves for the engine and genset. I would like to include the outlet for the blockage sensor as well (mine still works!).
I asked Amel about the way the manifold is connected to the strainer but apparently they do not have any information left about this. I also want to move the strainer up a bit so the rim of the strainer sits just above the static waterline instead of just under. That makes cleaning much easier.

Cheers,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121


Arno Luijten
 

Excellent work Martin,

Nice to see the more compact version they were able to manufacture. It would be great if you could manage to have them take a look at the primary salt water manifold as well as space is even more at a premium there. I would like to design one there that has shut off valves for the engine and genset. I would like to include the outlet for the blockage sensor as well (mine still works!).
I asked Amel about the way the manifold is connected to the strainer but apparently they do not have any information left about this. I also want to move the strainer up a bit so the rim of the strainer sits just above the static waterline instead of just under. That makes cleaning much easier.

Cheers,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121


Peter Forbes
 

yes please send photos of completed manifold installed - please.

Peter Forbes
Carango Amel 54 #035
La Rochelle
00447836 209730


On 18 May 2021, at 19:22, Martin Birkhoff <mbirkhoff@...> wrote:



Hello Bill, hello to all interested in the manifold for a 54

by coincidence we spent some weeks in La Rochelle. I decided to order the manifold in the Sofomarine shop directly. Taking this opportunity the people of Sofomarine asked for a visit aboard of Mago del Sur because they made the design of the manifold by photos only. After some measurements Nicolas designed a more compact version of the manifold. The left hand part with the three valves of this version now fits in between the cockpit drain and the plywood stringer portside to it. Photos of this version attached.

I should add that there is an option to fit one valve more at the portside end of the manifold. I think this is possible in Bills version too.

The straight nozzles instead of the angled nozzles are fitted according to my wish.


The price of this compact version is 339.90 Euro incl. 15 % discount (thanks Bill) and incl. 20% French VAT. Freight not included.


I hope to do the installation within the next two weeks and will post pics of the result.


Martin

Mago del Sur - 54#40

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Martin,

I have just email Laura at SOFOMARIN to ask here specifically the changes made in your version.
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Tue, May 18, 2021 at 1:22 PM Martin Birkhoff <mbirkhoff@...> wrote:

Hello Bill, hello to all interested in the manifold for a 54

by coincidence we spent some weeks in La Rochelle. I decided to order the manifold in the Sofomarine shop directly. Taking this opportunity the people of Sofomarine asked for a visit aboard of Mago del Sur because they made the design of the manifold by photos only. After some measurements Nicolas designed a more compact version of the manifold. The left hand part with the three valves of this version now fits in between the cockpit drain and the plywood stringer portside to it. Photos of this version attached.

I should add that there is an option to fit one valve more at the portside end of the manifold. I think this is possible in Bills version too.

The straight nozzles instead of the angled nozzles are fitted according to my wish.


The price of this compact version is 339.90 Euro incl. 15 % discount (thanks Bill) and incl. 20% French VAT. Freight not included.


I hope to do the installation within the next two weeks and will post pics of the result.


Martin

Mago del Sur - 54#40


Martin Birkhoff
 

Hello Bill, hello to all interested in the manifold for a 54

by coincidence we spent some weeks in La Rochelle. I decided to order the manifold in the Sofomarine shop directly. Taking this opportunity the people of Sofomarine asked for a visit aboard of Mago del Sur because they made the design of the manifold by photos only. After some measurements Nicolas designed a more compact version of the manifold. The left hand part with the three valves of this version now fits in between the cockpit drain and the plywood stringer portside to it. Photos of this version attached.

I should add that there is an option to fit one valve more at the portside end of the manifold. I think this is possible in Bills version too.

The straight nozzles instead of the angled nozzles are fitted according to my wish.


The price of this compact version is 339.90 Euro incl. 15 % discount (thanks Bill) and incl. 20% French VAT. Freight not included.


I hope to do the installation within the next two weeks and will post pics of the result.


Martin

Mago del Sur - 54#40


Porter McRoberts
 

Amen Arno. 
Awesome Bill. Thank you!!

Porter McRoberts 
S/V IBIS A54-152
WhatsApp:+1 754 265 2206
Www.fouribis.net

On May 10, 2021, at 1:40 AM, Arno Luijten <arno.luijten@...> wrote:

If no one is going to do it I’ll do it for the community:

Thanks (again) Bill for putting in all this effort to make our Amels better en more reliable. Much appreciated!

Regards,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna 


Arno Luijten
 

If no one is going to do it I’ll do it for the community:

Thanks (again) Bill for putting in all this effort to make our Amels better en more reliable. Much appreciated!

Regards,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna 


 



Amel 54 Secondary Saltwater Manifold made by SOFOMARIN of welded polypropylene pipe
is ready to be ordered for the Amel 54! AND the SM2k. The SM2k will be posted tomorrow.

It is made of welded polypropylene pipe PPG and made by the supplier to Amel, SOFOMARIN. 
The total kit costs 456.50 €. I negotiated a 15% discount for you. Net is about 388 € +VAT +Freight.
This price does not include VAT or transportation costs.
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You should take this opportunity to order Amel OEM hose supplied by SOFOMARIN:
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See this installation and order guide.
You can view SOFOMARIN Catalog here:
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
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