Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Diaphragm Bilge Pump failure.

James Sterling

Most of the Jabsco 'designated' bilge pumps of this type such as their belt driven bellows/diaphragm models range from 3.5 to 8 gpm.  I think my current model is around 5 gpm.  I'm betting the original Amel pump was close to that also but may be wrong.  I see no reason the Sealand wouldn't serve as a replacement. All suggestions so far have been in the same general area.

S/V Longbow SM2K #418

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On Thursday, November 30, 2017, 4:17:55 PM CST, James Alton lokiyawl2@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:


Oops, typo.  The T series pump is supposed to be rated at 300 GPH, not GPM,  sorry for not proof reading my previous post more carefully.

SV Suneno,  Maramu #220

On Nov 30, 2017, at 5:52 PM, James Alton lokiyawl2@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


   No, my boat still has the original Amel installed diaphragm pump.  The T series pumps that I have had experience with were used for black water tank pump out.  So far none of my customers has managed to clog or kill one of these pumps.  The pump is supposed to move 300 GPM so I think it might be a little small for a primary bilge pump.  I suspect that this pump could be quite reliable as a bilge pump but do not have any experience to support that.  One concern would be whether the rubber used in the pump can handle oil that might be in the bilge,  perhaps someone knows?

SV Sueno,  Maramu #220

On Nov 30, 2017, at 3:54 PM, sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


I'm just this your bilge pump?

Wanderer, SM#477

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