Re: Bad Salt Water Manifold

patrick.naegels <patrick.naegels@...>

If I remember well, price must be around 350 euros. But manifold
comes with tap and neck, ready to install.

Olivier Beauté said there is no difficulties to disconnect existing
hoses, because there are no notches on pipes.

We'll see ...



--- In, eric <kimberlite@...> wrote:

Hi Patrick,

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?

Fair Winds,


Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite


[] On Behalf Of
Sent: Sunday, April 06, 2008 2:08 AM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bad Salt Water Manifold

Hi Eric,

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,
in case ...

But I decide to replace this part before our new blue water

Patrick - Caramel - SM2000 # 329

--- In amelyachtowners@ <>, "eric freedman"
<kimberlite@> wrote:

Has anyone had problems with the salt-water manifold rotting out?
This is the manifold that connects to the electric head pumps,
watermaker, the anchor wash, and the A/c pump via the sea

Last week I noticed a small drip from the manifold. I touched it
my finger went right through the A/C tap on the manifold. When I
removed the manifold, the A/C tap looked like Swiss cheese. I had
saw off the tap and put a hose and clamps over it to temporarily
the manifold. When I tried to put the manifold back, it snapped
It appears that the factory soldered a BRASS pipe nipple to the
the copper manifold.
This caused electrolysis and the manifold to fail at the junction
where it screws into the ball valve. I am having a new manifold
out of stainless in St Martin. Has anyone else seen such a
Fair Winds,
Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

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