Re: older Maramu - plumbing fixtures

billklein48 <sidecar1@...>

Ater tracing the water supply lines I found the pressure reglator
under the floorboards of the cockpit lazarette. My lazarette has
fore and aft compartments and another divider making a deep sections
near the cockpit and shallow ones near the hull. Under the front
deep section is the Indel water heater and under the rear deep
section was the pressure regulator. There were actually two
regulators. First was an electrical one which would cut power if a
preset pressure was reached and then there was a mechanical regulator
the same as the one in my home. The mechanical one had seized in the
closed off position causing the water flow to be obstructed. Both of
the regulators are unnecessary if you use a modern electonically
regulated pump. You will also find an accumulator plumbed in near the
regulator. This a bottle which merely stores the pressure in the
system so that you would have a rush of water even before the pump
was activated.

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

Hi would you please explain exactly where your pressure regulator

Fair Winds,


Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite


[] On Behalf Of billklein48
Sent: Tuesday, July 01, 2008 8:28 PM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: older Maramu - plumbing fixtures

The bath faucet/showers can be replaced with kitchen sprayers that
one may get at Home Depot or such. They usually can be had with the
flex hose. I have to look at my kitchen faucet, but I think the
rubber is a standard rubber grommet that one could find at a a good
auto supply.
Another useful and interesting fact is that if you ever replace the
water supply pump for domestic water, and the pump is of the modern
self regulating kind, you should remove the old pressure regulator
probably located under the rear area of the lazarette under the
boards. My pressure regulator froze up after winter layup and It
caused me a little grief after I replaced the water pump and still
had no water pressure. After a little detective work I found the
regulator that I was previously unaware of. Then after removing the
regulator had plenty of water for a brisk shower!!
----Bill Klein SV Popeye

--- In amelyachtowners@ <>, "Dave_Benjamin"
<dave_benjamin@> wrote:

Our lovely old Maramu has the original plumbing fixtures in the
and galley sink. I need to find a new rubber piece for where the
penetrates the sink. Also I've got some leaks in one of the
faucet/showerhead fittings. Will I be able to find replacement
in a plumbing supply place in the US or are these a bit trickier?

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