Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: SM Sea Chest Specifications


eric freedman
 

Alexandre,

You would be surprised how much water the genset and engine use. I only slow down the flow of water with a valve at the end of the hose closest to the sea chest when I am flushing the toilets.

I have been doing this for a few years without any hose problems. I use a regular garden hose as the hose that comes with the boat does not allow enough water flow for the genset.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2016 2:42 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: SM Sea Chest Specifications

 

 

Thanks for your reply Eric,

Definitely something I want to do as I believe this will tremendously increase the life of the engine, genset and other equipments.
I might be too cautious, but would too much pressure put too much stress on the hoses?
On my ski boat, I had a valve and could adjust the water flow (the reason was I wanted to increase temperature so that the thermostat open and the block is washed)…

My preliminary thoughts (to avoid too much water pressure from the dock) are:
spare strainer lid with water hose connector (likely Gardena) connected to a hose, itself connected to the bottom of a bucket (also with gardena connection).
From the dock, water hose with valve (to adjust the water flow) filling the bucket.
This way, I think this is a more “as needed” water flow.

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Blue Haven Marina, Turks & Caicos

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On Sun, 1/31/16, sailormon kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: SM Sea Chest Specifications
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Sunday, January 31, 2016, 1:26 PM


 









Hi
Alexandre,I connect the hose
directly to the shore water.I run the genset,
engine, anchor wash, air conditioning and then the
toilets.I have a valve on the
hose near the end so I can shut off the water between
operations.I can’t say how long
I leave the water run, I just run as I feel is
appropriate.You will find that the
water pressure from the dock causes the water to go past the
toilet pumps and fill the bowls. In the last few years I
have not seen a problem with this.Fair
WindsEricKimberlite Amel Super
Maramu #376  
 From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2016 2:14
PM
To:
amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: SM
Sea Chest Specifications    Good afternoon Gary,

I didn’t know seacock could
have a slight leakage, so yes I totally understand your
concern.

Anyway, I just
added 3 pictures of the lid on:
http://nikimat.com/vetus_1320_raw_water_filter_strainer.html

I will also email them to you
directly.

Andrew, I love
the idea of having a hose attachment for fresh water.
On my ski boat (Correct Craft Ski Nautique), I
did that (to rinse the engine with fresh water).
How do you control the water flow? Do you have
like a bucket above the hose that you fill up, how long do
you let it run, etc.
Or do you only rinse
the other systems (anchor wash, air conditioning, toilets,
etc.)

Sincerely,
Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Blue Haven Marina, Turks & Caicos
Islands

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On Sun, 1/31/16, amelliahona <no_reply@...>
wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht
Owners] Re: SM Sea Chest Specifications
To:
amelyachtowners@...
Date: Sunday, January 31, 2016, 11:49 AM


 









Thanks Alexandre, Mark and Andrew for your
replies.
 Each was very helpful.  As to
why I am concerned? This is
such a critical
system and a leak could have such dire
consequences, even with the sea-cock closed
slight leakage
past the valve will
eventually overflow the top of the
sea-chest
(as most have noted).  I feel very uncomfortable
not having the lid in place.
I
have located a diver and I am
trying to find
a picture of the lid to email to him so he
knows what he's looking for/feeling for in
the murky
water, yet having scanned every
photo on this site and all,
2,400 pictures I
have taken of my boat and its systems, I
can't find a single picture of the
sea-chest lid or even
of the
seachest/thru-hull.  Boy, it just doesn't get
any photo respect. 
Could
someone take a pic of the
sea-chest lid and
one of the sea-chest so that the diver
will
know what he is looking for and then my caretaker will
know where to put it.  Please post here or
just email the
photos to me at garysilver at
mac dot com.
Thanks again for the replies,
the
information, and photos. 
Sincerely, Gary Silver
 SM
#335  S/V Liahona









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