Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Clogged anchor wash pipe

eric freedman


I am very surprised you have such problems on such a new boat.

When you are away from the boat for any length of time do you run fresh water through, the genset, engine, Ac, the anchor wash, and the 2 heads?


Possibly you can use a garden hose and a vane pump and circulate barnacle buster through the anchor wash for a while and see what happens.


Fair Winds




From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, March 12, 2018 11:35 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Clogged anchor wash pipe



Hi Eric, 


Yes i did, from the pump end. Interestingly I get quite a flow out from the anchor end, but when I stop, I get about 5 litres back out of the pump end. So whatever is in there is stuck pretty hard. I'll try a bit more pressure. 


I'm guessing the rest of the raw water circuit is probably quite clogged too... I got the engine heat exchangers cleaned recently but the fridges circuit and AC circuit will need attention.



Thanks for the tip!






On Mon, 12 Mar 2018 at 21:22, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


Hi Thomas,

Did you try disconnecting the hose from the pump and using dock water to blow out the pipe?

I would also do the same at the forward locker.


If not, if you have a scuba tank, you can purchase a nozzle that hooks up to the hose for a BC. That will give you 100 psi+ to clear the hose. It is also very useful to blow things off the engine etc.

Fair Winds


Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376



From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, March 12, 2018 7:43 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Clogged anchor wash pipe



Hi all,


Today's maintenance monday task was troubleshooting the anchor wash. 


It turns out the pipe is clogged. Using the dock mains pressure lets water through but the pump is not beefy enough to do anything useful. Neither is mouth-blowing into the pipe.


Any advice on unclogging it? Mechanical or chemical (Barnacle Buster any good?)..


Thanks in advance





Amel 54 #122

Fort de France, Martinique  

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