Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bilge Continuous Running

Jean-Pierre's MacBook Air <jgermain@...>

OK.  If the switch is down,  the pump should not run as the float ball/switch is at the bottom of the travel.

The pump starts when the float ball/switch reaches the top of its stroke.

Also, on the left side in the cabinet above the galley, you will find the Manual/AUTO switch referred to in my original reply.


Jean-Pierre Germain
SY Eleuthera, SM009

On 6 Jul 2018, at 19:25, Mark Garver mgarver@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

The switch is in the engine compartment on the forward bulkhead. 

Boat Name: S/V It’s Good
Super Maramu
Number 105
Built 1993

On Jul 7, 2018, at 1:14 AM, Jean-Pierre's MacBook Air jgermain@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


Hi Mark,

Let’s start at the beginning.  

Is the switch located in the cabinet containing the autopilot above the galley sinks?

Also, please include the boat name, type and hull number.


On 6 Jul 2018, at 19:11, Mark Garver mgarver@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


Thanks. Is manual in the up position? As my switch is not labeled that I can see anyway.


On Jul 7, 2018, at 1:09 AM, Jean-Pierre's MacBook Air jgermain@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


Hi Mark,

On my boat, the function is labeled AUTO or Manual.

In MANUAL, the pump operates full time.  In AUTO, the level switch activates the pump and empties the “sewer” until the  level reaches a predetermined position.

Good luck,

Jean-Pierre Germain,
SY Eleuthera, SM 007, Tahiti.

On 6 Jul 2018, at 18:41, mgarver@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

I tried searching for this, but couldn’t find the answer. My wife and I just returned to our boat and today I noticed that the bilge is running non-stop. I went to the engine room and noticed that the bilge switch appears to be turned on, but am unsure if I turn it to the lower position if I am turning off the auto-bilge or not. When I turn the switch off, obviously the bilge ceases to run, but not sure if it will kick in if water builds up again. Question is if turned to the botttom position, does that turn off the bilge pump including automatic?



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