Many thanks John,I'll give it a go.
--- In amelyachtowners@..., "john martin"
watermaker, I forgot to mention that if you lay your Amel up inextreame
cold, you may also want to winterize all of your salt waterintakes. This is
easily done by getting a couple of gallons of anti-freeze ( theenviomental
type). Turn off your salt water intake, and take off the top ofthe filter.
I call this the sea chest. Start your engine, and when all thewater is
gone, pour in the anti-freeze. When you see the anti-freeze comingout of
the exaust, shut off the engine. Do the same thing for thegenerator. With
the sea chest full of anti-freeze turn on each toilet until theanti-freeze
goes in the toilet and out the discharge. If your anchor wash isconnected
to the same sea chest, run that also. Make sure the anti-freeze isnot only
enviomental friendly but non corrosive for aluminum, and rubber,i.e. your
impeller and toilet parts. If you run your charger all the time,it
generates enough heat to keep the engine room a little warm, but Iallways
turn off my charger and main battery bank when I leave the boatfor any
time. The bildge pump is wired direct to the batteries, so cuttingoff the
main switch doesn't effect it, and if you do a proper job storingyour Amel
you won't need a bildge pump anyhow. If you leave the switch on,then the
computers,clocks, etc. will eventully run the batteries down. Thisalso can
tell you if your batteries are going bad. I can leave my boat formonths
with no charger on and when I get back the batteries are still at100% . If
I come back and they're at 90% they're gone. Regards Johnand
me onlong term.
Presumablywhat the best method is for 'laying-up' the water maker?
is theit will need sterilzing and protection against freezing? Our
it's FREE!24V 50l/hr model._________________________________________________________________