I have a feeling that the bonding strap that is connected to the keel bolt
in the bilge is rotten and no longer connected.
I will check it this week. I have already made plans to replace the strap
as another member has already done. I also plan to connect the bonding wire
on the A/C pump to the manifold directly.
I was just wondering -what was the cost of the manifold from Amel?
Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of patrick.naegels
Sent: Sunday, April 06, 2008 2:08 AM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bad Salt Water Manifold
we have the same, but our salt-water manifold is still working. We
just see that black paint is rotted with small white points, and
water drops some time at main connection.
It's like that for 3 years, I really wonder why. As you I tough to
electrolysis effect, but this metal part is connected to earth wire.
So, for 3 years, we have on board a new manifold bought by Amel, just
in case ...
But I decide to replace this part before our new blue water crossing.
Patrick - Caramel - SM2000 # 329
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yahoogroups.com, "eric freedman"
my finger went right through the A/C tap on the manifold. When Ito
saw off the tap and put a hose and clamps over it to temporarilyuse
the manifold. When I tried to put the manifold back, it snappedoff.
It appears that the factory soldered a BRASS pipe nipple to the endof
the copper manifold.made
out of stainless in St Martin. Has anyone else seen such a problem?
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