Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Fresh Water Pump accumulator tank

Alexandre Uster von Baar

Thanks Ken,
Keep me posted if you can replace the bladder would be much more cost efficient than replacing the whole accumulator
As I mentioned I got spare accumulator from Amel Martinique, I just look at the price, in 2012 it was 139 Euro. If it was today about $150 (but the shipping might be just as much).
Hope that helps.
Sincerely, Alexandre


On Thu, 4/9/15, Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Fresh Water Pump accumulator tank
To: "amelyachtowners@..." <amelyachtowners@...>
Date: Thursday, April 9, 2015, 8:14 PM


Hi Alexandre,I believe this is
the original pump so it has lasted about 15 years.  The
pump is still working, but it only stops for a second or two
before it kicks back on again with any water being used.  I
checked the pipe to the pressure switch and it was wide open
with no accumulated mineral deposits.  I pumped some air
into the back of the tank and it worked fine again until the
next day when I had to put more air in the tank.  I'm
pretty sure that means the bladder has failed.
I don't think this is much of a
problem since I've totally ignored my fresh water system
for all 6 years I've owned the boat and it has worked
flawlessly.  I just need to find a replacement tank or
On Apr 9,
2015, at 8:20 PM, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@...
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>


Good afternoon Kent,

Sorry to read about your fresh water accumulator’s bladder

I got my spare accumulator from Amel Martinique.

Then had to find some fitting (all metrics) was not easy.

Don’t know if the bladder can be changed.

What were the symptoms of the failure?

Good luck to you, you seem to have had your share of problem
during the last months…

Sincerely, Alexandre


in Repair & maintenance in Fort Lauderdale, Florida,

Leaving at the end of the month to Grand Bahama, Bahamas.


On Thu, 4/9/15, karkauai@...
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Fresh Water Pump accumulator

To: amelyachtowners@...

Date: Thursday, April 9, 2015, 6:57 PM


Hi All,

The bladder has failed in

my fresh water accumulator tank.  It's the 2liter

stainless tank attached to the original Feit pump AMFA


Does anyone have a

US source for parts?  I've contacted a couple

that looked promising, but no reply yet.  Does anyone

if the bladder can be changed without replacing the

The bladder is listed on my information as a separate

so I'm guessing it can be replaced separately.





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