Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] c-drive seal price

Mike Ondra


Good point. I checked into this and indeed the ones we have been using do not have the stainless springs. That being said, they have worked flawlessly for the past 8 years without leaking between changes. I did check with Motion Industries. SKF does make 45x65x8 seals with stainless garter springs selling for $14.26. Also double lip configuration for $15.69 (interesting). As I had mentioned before, the carbon steel spring version is $6.35 by comparison. Google on SKF HMS5 lipseal to learn more than you need to know.


From: []
Sent: Tuesday, September 29, 2015 2:09 PM
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] c-drive seal price

Mike do the seals have stainless steel springs?


On Tue, Sep 29, 2015 at 07:26 AM, 'Mike Ondra' [amelyachtowners] wrote:

Should have changed the subject line on the previous posting.

From: []
Sent: Tuesday, September 29, 2015 7:12 AM
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Free watermaker

Motion Industries in the USA has the c-drive lip-seals 45x65x8 for $6.35.


S/V Aletes SM#240

From: []
Sent: Tuesday, September 29, 2015 6:43 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Free watermaker

They sold me the prop shaft seals for $12 each with stainless springs about 6 years ago. That is a ripoff.


SM 243

On Sep 28, 2015, at 8:53 PM, Vladimir Sonsev [amelyachtowners] <> wrote:

I planned to use it on my Amel. I did not know that the water makers are of the different capacity.
Are they made by the same manufacturer? It it is so then some parts are similar.

Carolina Seals offered me a seal for C-drive prop shaft for $55.00 each. I believe that this is a ripoff. How much did you pay for those seals?


S/V Life is Good
SM # 345.

On Sep 28, 2015 7:44 PM, "Patrick Mcaneny [amelyachtowners]" <> wrote:

Vladimir, Are you talking about your Passport or your new Amel? Assuming its your Amel, it would probably have a 160 lt. w/maker and this one is only a 60lt. , thus the parts would not be compatible. If I am mistaken, and you can use it , let me know. We enjoyed your visit ,drop a hook next time you are passing by, next time it will be in your Amel. We may see you guys at the show.

Good Luck,

Pat & Diane,

SM Shenanigans

-----Original Message-----
From: Vladimir Sonsev [amelyachtowners] <>
To: amelyachtowners <>
Sent: Mon, Sep 28, 2015 4:27 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Free watermaker

Hi Pat,

Watermaker is not operational on my boat. I can come and take your watermaker for parts.
Thanks again for your and Diane hospitality. It was a pleasure to see you.

Vladimir and Marina
202 258 1916 <tel:202%20258%201916>
S/V Life is Good
SM #345

On Sep 28, 2015 10:21 AM, "Patrick Mcaneny [amelyachtowners]" <> wrote:

I replaced my watermaker a few years ago and have my old one in my basement . I do not need it and I am willing to give it to someone that does. I am looking for someone that does not want it because its free , but needs it and can use it. It was never used by me as I was in fresh water , but I have no reason to believe it would not be in good condition, the only thing that it needs is a new glass vial that measures water flow, it broke from freezing . It is a 60L 220V., includes the panel showing about 240 hrs., membranes ( would need replacing) large Lesson motor connected via fan belt to high pressure pump , hoses , filter , complete system. I would be willing to ship it (at your cost, very heavy so costly) anywhere, USA. or could be picked up on the Sassafras River 40 miles north of Annapolis or few miles from the C&D canal for those heading south from New England.

Pat & Diane,

SM Shenanigans # 123

-----Original Message-----
From: Alexandre Uster von Baar [amelyachtowners] <>
To: amelyachtowners <>
Sent: Mon, Sep 28, 2015 9:12 am
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Desalator D60

Good morning Paul,

We have the same:
I speak French, but from memory the owner manual didn’t say much.

I am very new at using my water maker, had it completely serviced earlier this year since it had not been used since I purchase my vessel in 2012.
I had put: new membrane, new high pressure switch. I wanted to change the high pressure hose, but service person said they were still good, which was a mistake as one blew up not too long ago and luckily only damaged my inverter…

Hopefully you can get additional feed back from others.
If you don’t know when your water maker was last used, at least change the membrane and the high pressure hoses.

To operate it, it is easy (just used it for 5 hours 2 days ago crossing to Nassau)
Prior to using: make sure the through hull valve is open, the filter is clean, etc.

in 24 volt mode: turn the switch to the left (24 Volt)
At first you will see an orange light. The water maker will be discarding bad water to the same hose as the bilge pump.
After a little while the green light will appear.
Make sure to adjust the knob to remain in the green arc.
The little bubble will show you how many litters per hour you are making.
From the little faucet you can use a PPM meter and see how many particule you have.
With a new membrane I have 10…
I forgot at what number you should be changing the Membrane (I am sure Bill or someone will give the number).

in 220 Volt mode:
Note: this is 220 Volt 50 Hz. So depending where you are located, make sure it is 50 HZ. The US, Bahamas, etc. provide 60 HZ so you would have to run your generator in order to get 50 HZ.
Turn swtich to the right (220 Volt) and the same as above.

I monitor with the water floating stick that I am making water.

On my side I preferred to hire a professional to check the high pressure switch and the quality sensor.
Don’t forget to change the high pressure hoses if you don’t know the last time they were changed.
A failure of these can cost you several thousands of dollars in damages… many people lost their batteries charger…

You should use it, at least once a week for a few minutes (to keep the membrane wet).
If you are in a marina, you can “rinse” it. There is a valve before the filter that you can move.
Now, instead of sea water it receive fresh water from your tank.
BUT, you can not use water with chlorine, otherwise will destroy the membrane.
Personally I have install a charbon filter to remove the chlorine when I flush it.

Hope that helps, sincerely, Alexandre
Atlantis Marina, Nassau, Bahamas.

On Mon, 9/28/15, [amelyachtowners] <> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Desalator D60
Date: Monday, September 28, 2015, 7:45 AM

Hello!I have
Dessalator D60 aboard, unfortunately the only manual I have
is in French, so do not know exactly how to run or service
the water maker, I have tried to search the forum but not
find the manual, would appreciate very much if someone
upload or mail the manual to me sykerpa at gmail dot
comPaul on S/Y Kerpa SM

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