Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bilge / Sump pump
Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
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I think all SN's, SM's 54's and 55's came with the Reya/AMFA Marina Pump to pump out the gray water sump. https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/amelyachtowners/search/photos?query=bilge%20pump#zax/albums_1890643196
This is the pump: http://www.reya.com/prod_-POMPE-MARINA-ZZ-24V-1800L-H_Pompes-a-membranes-REYA_000178219832156_206136.html
It is not cheap and the previous owner probably picked Jabsco over paying about 600++ Euros for the "Marina Pump." However, the Reya/AMFA Marina Pump is far superior.
When most any lift pump stops working, it is because of an air leak that causes loss of prime and loss of vacuum while pumping. The most common missed item is a hardening of the hose which causes air leaking at the pump side and liquid leaking at the lift side...be sure to have double clamps and silicone grease in the junction. But, air leaks can also happen internally with the flapper valves, diaphragm and pump case.
I have two of these Reya/AMFA Marina Pumps...one installed and one ready replacement. Possibly some other owner has a Reya/AMFA Marina Pump that they will sell to you.
Of course, there is always Jabsco.