Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Adding Bilge area pumping Capacity
Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
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You should not worry at all. AND, you should not change what you have. I know that you know this and you must have had someone else ask you.
With the Amel watertight system, seawater will never make it to the engine room, unless the breach occurs in a very small area of about 8 square feet of the hull on the port side near the motor and generator exhaust and watermaker and gray water bilge outlet. The watertight storage locker on the Port side protects most of the port side engine room from a breach. Your engine room is watertight. And the gray water bilge pump is rated at 75L/minute, which is more water than your main engine pumps through its sea water pump, and more water than a fast flowing dock water hose. Additionally, you have another hand pump rated at 75L/minute.
Additionally, the saltwater pump on your engine could easily become air locked, or worse damaged because it would likely find air when sucking the water.
Don't do it. Think through what you have.
If you have a hull breach on the bow anywhere forward of the forward watertight bulkhead, close and batten the watertight door and seek port. The same thing anywhere Aft of that door to the Aft watertight door. Close and batten those doors and you are fine...you can finish crossing the ocean and in the next port seek repairs
On Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 1:56 PM, mshirloo@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote: