Re: SM galley Faucet very hot.

Thomas Peacock

Hi Andre,

Not sure about dimensions on the Mango, it worked well on my SM. Check your holes and clearance above the sink. 

I used "Comllen Commercial Stainless Steel Single Handle Pull Out Kitchen Faucet, Single Lever Pull Down Brushed Nickel Kitchen Faucets Without Deck Plate”, available at Amazon for $47. Installation was pretty straightforward. I may have had to widen the hole for the hoses on the back of the sink a little bit with a rasp. The plumbing connections, if my memory is correct (always suspect) were plug-and-play. If not, then an adapter was readily available at the local hardware store. 

My only regret is that I had not done it years before.

Tom Peacock
SM 240 Aletes

On Jan 5, 2020, at 8:01 AM, Kaplan,Andre <kaplan@...> wrote:

Can you share the type and model of the new faucet you installed and where you sourced it?
Thank you
Andre Kaplan
Renaissance 2000
Mango 71,1988
Westbrook, CT

On Jan 4, 2020, at 8:58 AM, Thomas Peacock <peacock8491@...> wrote:

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One last idea, regardless:

If you have the original Amel faucet mechanism (which I assume is similar to that on our boat), I would replace it no matter what the problem turns out to be. Our faucet was very simple, a hot/cold mixing control, and the rigid faucet. I replaced it with a more modern faucet, which has two extra features: a switch to select either regular flow or spray, and an inner hose extension which allows the faucet to be pulled out of its base.

Both of these features greatly enhance dish washing, and reduce water usage.

Tom Peacock
SM 240 Aletes

On Jan 4, 2020, at 8:28 AM, ngtnewington Newington via Groups.Io <ngtnewington@...> wrote:

I suggest you install check valves (one way valve) on the cold side before the mixer tap. This will prevent hot water working it’s way into the cold side.
It is a common problem especially when motoring as the hot water gets up to 80 degrees Celsius and will be at a slightly higher pressure than the cold.
S/Y Amelia AML 54

On 4 Jan 2020, at 09:58, JOSE PRIETO <prietomd11@...> wrote:

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Thanks for your advices.
I'm living on board the boat in Alicante - Spain.


Jose Prieto SY Wayag SM323

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