Re: [Amel] RE: Cleaning the fresh water tanks



I just noticed that there is now an alphabetical sort for photos.

You will find my write up on cleaning the fresh water tanks in the album "Fresh Water System" at

I think this is a good time to ask each of you to name your albums logically so that we can have a chance of finding them in the future.


---In amelyachtowners@..., <kimberlite@...> wrote:


Would you please send the info for me also?

Fair Winds


Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite



From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto: amelyachtowners@... ] On Behalf Of Bill & Judy Rouse
Sent: Saturday, November 16, 2013 12:08 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel] RE: Cleaning the fresh water tanks



Kent ,


I wrote the instructions and I have a heck of a time finding anything in the photo section.


I sent you a private email with the instructions attached.





On Sat, Nov 16, 2013 at 3:08 AM, <karkauai@...> wrote:


Follow up on my moldy water tank problem:

After wrestling with my tanks for a whole weekend last month, and little success, I left the boat for a month with 2 gallons of bleach in a full tank.  Just got back today and Eureka !....the mold is gone.  I've pressure sprayed and flushed the center and aft tanks and completely drained them and don't see any evidence of mold now.  I'm getting ready to tackle the forward tank, but can't find the instructions on removing the fridge/freezer that someone (Gary?) wrote a while back.

There are a row of bolts along the aft edge of the unit that go thru the stationary panel by the washer/dryer and two more that look like they should go thru the back of the first cabinet, but there are no bolts showing through.  There is another row of screws along the top edge of the seat.  I can't tell how the compressor is attached to the cooler box except that the tubing goes thru a sealed hole in the port side of the box.  Does the whole unit come out as one piece?  What else am I missing?

Thanks and happy holidays to all.




Brunswick GA USA



---In amelyachtowners@..., <karkauai@...> wrote:

Hi again, gang.

I'm cleaning my fresh water tanks for the first time, don't know if the previous owner ever did it.  I've accessed the center tank (under the galley sole) and the aft tank (under the galley fridge).  There are a fair amount of mildew/mold spots that are tightly adhered to the inside of the tank, and after filling the tank with a fairly potent bleach mixture I'm still finding it impossible to get it cleaned off.  Is there any kind of chemical that can be used other than bleach that would work better and be safe?  Given the difficult access and impossibility of getting good pressure with a stiff brush, I'm running out of ideas.


I tried to access old files and photos (used Bill's suggestions) and can't seem to get them.  Also still can't reply to an existing thread (nothing happens when I click on "reply")


Thanks for any suggestions.


SM243 Kristy

Brunswick, GA , USA


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