Re: [Amel] Shower Sump



I really like this idea. It's quick and easy. The only drawback I see is someone forgetting about the valve position. Of course when we're back in the tropics, we're not showering inside.

Are you summering in the Sea of Cortez this year?

I saw a Maramu in SF Bay that I didn't recognize a few weeks ago.

Please let us know next time you visit the Bay Area. We'd love to see you.


--- In amelyachtowners@..., Dave and Merry <svairops@...> wrote:

Hi Dave,

Another option is to install an after-market sump and pump box in the space under the salon floor at the foot of the companionway steps. You can cut the hose coming from the fwd shower drain to the bilge and attach it to the box, then route a hose from the box exit to wherever you want to send it overboard. Even more elegantly, install a y-valve on the input side of the box so that you can direct the drain flow either to the box, or to the bilge when the sump pump stops working (which they always do, sooner or later). Of course, if you also use the aft shower this doesn't solve your problem!

s/v Air Ops
Maramu #104
Sea of Cortez, Mx
On Jun 5, 2012, at 2:37 PM, Conn Williamson wrote:

Hi there Dave, the sump wasn't an off the shelf afair, Greg cut the sump out under the wooden slats and
fiberglassed the sump in, there is only a float switch in there. He then fitted the pump behind the head inside a new pannel, I think
he also fitted, behind the head with access hatches as the holding tank diverter valve and deckwash pump
is also in there. The wooden slats still fit the same on top so it is the same size as original. The suction hose runs under the floor
and head to the pump. He is a boat builder and so has all the gear required at has disposal, but it still would'nt be hard to install,
I'm tempted to do the same with the aft shower as we never use it because of the drainage system.

Hope the weather is warming up for you as it is doing the opposite here.

Conn & Kirsty

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