Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] AMFA Marina bilge pump

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS

Hi, I got my replacement gear from Amel.
Danny SM 299 Ocean Pearl (departing NZ for Fiji in a couple of weeks)

From: "'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners]"
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Thursday, 26 May 2016 11:45 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] AMFA Marina bilge pump

The gap that you see in that white nylon gear is a missing/broken gear tooth. You need to replace the gear.
The only place in the world that I know for sure that had some of these gears for the gray water sump pump was EMEK Marine in Gocek Turkey. Email Riza at cagdas@....
I was told that this gear assembly was also used in some Mercedes models to control the windshield wipers. I do not know the model.
Bill Rouse
BeBe Amel 53 #387
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On May 26, 2016 4:34 AM, "gegcarter@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Hello All

By chance my A..M.F.A sump pump stopped working this morning...  I removed the top cover (housing the place where the circular motion of the motor is converted into the lateral pumping action) and saw that although the motor was running, the cam lever was only moving occasionally.  I dismantled the other side and it looks like the white nylon 'cog' that engages with the worm is slipping on the central bronze wheel which connects with the cam. 
  • My white nylon cog has a small gap.  Is it broken or is it supposed to have a gap in it, to allow it to be assembled with the bronze wheel?
  • Is this part replaceable?
  • Having dismantled the pump unnecessarily once before (I wish I had seen BIll's comment about changing the hoses back then...), I am loath to fiddle - but should I be servicing this pump in any other way as I have it off the boat?
Keith Carter

---In amelyachtowners@..., wrote :

Hi that 64 with the teak is not standard AMEL it is a option that I don't think AMEL will offer going forward. 

Fair Winds Smooth Sailing To All
Capt Richard 
RP Yacht Brokerage
Newport RI 
We list sell and service fine yachts including Amel's

On May 21, 2016, at 11:01, Germain Jean-Pierre jgermain@.... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Hello Gang,

When the yard in Turkey blew up my pump, they replaced it with a Vetus…  Mounted against the starboard side of the engine battery box (located in the engine bay on Eleuthera) (plug and play and works perfectly with the float switch)

I also ordered spare membranes and duck bills.  Recently, it tripped the breaker and I dismantled it to find a bushing had fractured internally and allowed the armature to short against the housing.  

I bought a new one and installed it and ….kept all the spares for future use.  


Sidebar… a 64 parked next to us last evening.  It is massive compared to ours!!!  All sorts of teak on deck, this makes it a non starter for me! 

Jean-Pierre Germain
SY Eleuthera, SM 007

On 21 May 2016, at 14:36, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:



The most common cause of a failure of the Marina pumps is not the diaphragm or the flapper valves. It is caused because the hose gets old and hard and does not seal well on the pump. If that hose has never been replaced, replace it and use 2 hose clamps and some silicone grease inside the hose.

The second probable cause is that there are some inferior after-market repair kits out there. They will not last long. Get your kit from SAV"at"

The third probable cause is that the diaphragm should only be placed on the pump with the 
"water" side facing the water. When opening a new kit, be sure not to accidentally remove the water-side label.

Let me know if any of these suggestions help you.


BeBe 387


On Sat, May 21, 2016 at 12:11 PM, joedoakes66@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

I used my last AMFA rebuild kit so now have two non functioning bilge pumps.  Can anyone recommend a source for rebuild kits or nitrol diaphragms?  Or can anyone recommend a replacement pump in the event kits are not available?

Ben Driver
La Bella Vita
SM #347

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