Re: [Amel] Fresh Water Pump

Ian Shepherd

Hi Ian & Judy,

thanks for this. I have a higher output pump (as an optional extra)
than the standard which gives better showers. Are the pressure switches
on your Jabsco adjustable? I have had the pump apart in the past so
envisage no problems if I purchase a new impeller.

Say hello to Malta for me. S & D Yachts handle my registration.

Ian SM2000 # 414 Crusader

On 30/07/2013 07:34, Ian & Judy Jenkins wrote:

Hi Ian, I tried to replace the impeller but couldn't get the front
plate off.I decided to replace the pump with a Jabsco plastic job (
similar to those used by Amel for the heads ). Three years later I can
say that it does the job just as well , no problems with pressure
switches and about one third the price.
Our original heads pumps, now 13 years old, are still delivering.
Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Malta

To: amelyachtowners@...
From: sv_freespirit@... <>
Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2013 06:33:12 +0000
Subject: [Amel] Fresh Water Pump

I have an A.M.F.A A88 fresh water pump with the bronze impeller. The
pump struggles to reach cut off pressure after an overnight
discharge of
the batteries down to around 24.0 V. The Square D pressure switch was
replaced about a year ago and adjustment cannot cure the problem. A
couple of times now I have forgotten to trip the pump CB last thing at
night leading to a massive discharge of the batteries after the pump
failed to reach cut off pressure.

Looking at the impeller there does not seem much that can wear, but
maybe changing it will result in more pressure? Has anyone replaced
impeller with a noticeable improvement please?

Ian Shepherd SM2000 #414 Crusader Built Jul 2003 Thassos Greece


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