Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Companionway well drain


Hi Ryan. Usually the drain is a metal/bronze??? pipe of small diameter that is often/usually connected to a hose that drains to the sump. Sounds like you are on the right track. Let us know…




From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 10:54 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Companionway well drain



Hi Joel,

Do you have a photo of what the well drain looks like?  I had my well fill up a month or so ago and it did not drain on its own.  Some time later, I found a little black tube above the sump in the engine room that appears to be blocked... it's in about the right place to be the well drain, but I haven't investigated in detail or tried to clean it out.  I was led to believe from this list that was no drain on the SM, which stunned me because it's an obvious point of failure in the design... if it actually exists that would make a lot more sense!




SM 233 Iteration

Boston, MA, USA


On Tue, Dec 12, 2017 at 8:44 AM, 'Joel Potter' jfpottercys@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


Hello Everyone. I have not checked each and every one of the hundreds of Amel Super Maramus I have been aboard for a drain from the companionway well for the vertical door. However, I know this item was on the Amel new construction checklist and had to be signed off on by the person who installed it and his supervisor.


I have seen more than one case where the drain tube was installed and then covered over by the foam insulation that was installed in the engine room which then encouraged the drain to become clogged as it could not flow properly.


Strategically investigate the area where the drain should be and I am all but sure you will find a covered and plugged drain. All but sure…so let us know what you DON’T find, please.  


Have fun with your Amel, Joel

Joel F. Potter/Cruising Yacht Specialist LLC


954 462 5869 office

954 812 2485 cell





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