- [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Amel 54 fresh water tank connections
Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Amel 54 fresh water tank connections
Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
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On Tue, Oct 11, 2016 at 1:51 PM, Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
I believe that with great confidence that I can tell you that you are in need of Part Number 036710 from Reya or A.M.F.A.
A.M.F.A. was an independent company bought by Reya. I do not think that the pump you have is made any longer and you will have difficulty finding the part that you need. The two most common pumps that I have seen in Amel 53 and 54's are the Reya/A.M.F.A. 66B (which I have) and the higher capacity 40B (I think that is the correct number). I believe that you have the 40B.
The part that you need is a marine brass manifold. The good news is that it is the same part, regardless which pump you have.
Take a look at the photo here:
Yes, you are correct that the smaller (3/8" 10mm) hole only has about 3 threads and if you overtighten at this point, you will certainly strip the threads in this manifold.
I was able to find a manifold in the storeroom at Amel Martinique because, although mine is not leaking now, I over tightened and partially stripped those threads. Before I found the replacement I repaired the manifold with an American epoxy repair product called JB Weld. It has held with no dripping and I have elected to replace the manifold the next time I do anything on that pump.
These two pumps, the 66B and 40B, are amazing pumps and worth keeping. The places that I would look for a replacement manifold are:
- Emek in Turkey
- Amel (if you can find someone to look through their used parts for you)
- This Group - because I know that a number of owners have chosen to replace the Amel installed pump with something else.
The photo I uploaded will help you find the part that you need.
I hope this helps you.
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