Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] watermaker

John McDougall <j.c.mcdougall@...>


I do agree that the comments and messages regarding the watermaker have
become overpowering but before the the subject is closed, could I ask for a
little help. In April I took delivery of my "54" which is equipped with the
160l/hr watermaker. My previous SM did not have a watermaker and I only
specified this item now because the "54" uses fresh water for the toilets
and Amel would not alter the specification in order to use seawater for the

I am therefore ignorant of the recommended procedures for maintaining the
watermaker and the manual is not helpful in this respect. Could I ask if
someone could supply a brief schedule of recommended procedure for
maintenance as "pickling", TDS meters and other things mentioned are new and
unknown territory for me. My watermaker will not be heavily used.

Thanks in advance,
John McDougall
"54" - no. 21

-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of jose.esteller
Sent: 25 June 2006 09:29
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] watermaker

Hi all,

I agree with the mail of Eric Mejean

I am owner of Amel boats from 15 years ( one Maramu 3 years, a first SM N°
51 during 11 years and now a second SM N° 426 )
I can say that i had not mayor problemes with this 3 boats, and every time
in every part of Atlantic or Mediterranean I found the assistance of Amel,
calling by phone or via email, and always receiving the spare parts that I
need , with not any mistake, Amel beeing one of the constructors that has
computer all the story of each boat.

Best regards at all


----- Original Message -----
From: "G D" <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, June 25, 2006 8:31 AM
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] watermaker

> Dear All
> I have been following this forum for many years. I found most of the
> topics
> discussed very interesting as at the end, through the discussions, we
> to
> know our boat better. (I take this opportunity to thank all the members
> for
> their helpful contributions)
> Sometimes ago appeared the Watermaker issue. I initially found the
> interesting, and then I quickly become a bit uncomfortable with the
> different postings made by certain members. It seems that some of them
> have
> some interests in keeping the topic alive again and again by bringing
> the same old issues which have been already discussed long time ago.
> I
> got the feeling that there was an obvious hidden agenda and the
> were lacking of honesty. Let's be serious for a while. How ones can
> that the failure of the Watermaker has spoiled the washing machine, the
> dish
> washer the pumps and the water heater not to mention other stories which
> read which don't make any sense. This is purely ridiculous. I don't even
> want to argue on the technical feasibility of such scenarios as they
> so unrealistic. I'm sorry to say that some of the stories which I read
> here
> have more to do with the sailor than the boat or its equipments........
> I have no interest neither with Dessalator nor Amel. I'm just the happy
> owner of my SM. Obviously through my 7 years of ownership I had some
> breakdown, I did change some equipments as every year, progresses are
> in terms of efficiency, electronic improves as well as many new
> are launched. With regards to my Dessalator, it has done his job
> extremely
> well although through all these years I have made some improvements or
> to change some parts. To me this is absolutely normal.
> Don't expect to own a sailing boat without having to make some repairs,
> carry out extensive maintenance and regularly change some equipments. It
> is
> part of sailing.... Owning a boat is not cheap.
> Now let's be practical gentlemen. If your watermaker has spoiled your
> and you boat for so many years then buy another one and do what you
> you should do against the manufacturer. It is as simple as that. Accept
> the
> principle that some equipment may fail. This is not a sufficient reason
> state that they are shameful equipments. Even the most sophisticated
> equipments can fail. We are hundreds on this forum to make us of the
> boat without having the kind of problems that you are mentioning. Please
> spare us the kind of discussion that you are overflowing the forum with
> long as you have an hidden agenda. Share what can be interesting for all
> of
> us in an honest spirit. Don't make use of this forum to serve your own
> interests. I believe that this is the spirit of this forum founder. To
> finish spare me your answer as I believe it is of no interest to the
> of
> the members. I don't want to open an additional sterile polemic.
> Wit best regards
> Erick MEJEAN
> ----Original Message Follows----
> From: "" <>
> Reply-To:
> To: Forum US <>
> Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] watermaker
> Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2006 04:24:04 +0200 (CEST)
> Hi Ian,
> I am very glad with your last post on this forum.
> As to the letter to send to J.J. Lemonnier, I am about to write it. Did
> you
> send it as registered mail?
> I quite agree that this behaviour is breaking the Trades Description
> or
> similar in other countries. Does that mean that you are contemplating
> suing
> Dessalator in a legal action?.
> Regards.
> Blue Marine
> SM 311
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