Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] 3 topics

asm283 <no_reply@...>

--- In, "John Martin"
Hi John How are you enjoying your new boat. I read in Crusaders web
site that Ian had found a device that was connected in line with the
sea water intake for the toilet. This device let out a steady stream
of blue liquid whenever the toilet is flushed. Ian if you read this
maybe you can give us some info on what it was. The sea water can
smell pretty bad if you leave the boat for any lenght of time. What I
did on my boat if I knew I was not going to be there for a few weeks
is. I would open the raw water strainer and pour in a little blue
liquid,the same as you would pour in your holding tank,. I then would
pump the heads untill the blue stuff came trough. This worked well as
the blue liquid mixed with the water killed any organisims in the
salt water and stopped the smell. The other alternative is to use the
heads on a regular basis.

Vito Ciaravino

<jjmartin24@h...> wrote:
Dear Jean
Thanks very much for the prompt reply. Regarding your first point,
yest my plan was to Tee into the fresh water before it gets to the
pump that pressurizes the fresh water system. So it would seem to me
this would not put pressure on the toilet system, it should be the
same as the salt water input from the sea chest. You also have a
good point about toilet water backing into the fresh water tank. If
I installed a check valve (a valve that only lets water flow in one
direction) at the Tee, many feet away from the toilets, wouldn't
this take care of the toilet water backing into the fresh water tank ?
Thanks again
John Martin
SM 248 "Moon Dog"
----- Original Message -----
From: jboucharla@a...
Sent: Monday, January 20, 2003 9:58 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] 3 topics

Fresh water to toilet bowl

If you want to do that you should remember that on a live ship
the fresh
water system is constantly pressurised and therefore fresh water
will be
continuously seeping into your toilet bowl and draining your
fresh water
tank. To avoid that you need a solenoid valve switched on by the
red toilet
flush button to open the fresh water line when you do flush and
keep it
closed otherwise. Also you should be careful about the
possibility of your
toilet bowl water backing into your fresh water tank with all

To avoid such problems you would have to run a fresh water pipe
direct from
the tank to the toilet flush sea water hull intake (before the
flush sea
water pump) and Tee it there. This involves more pipe runs in
awkward places
but would be the safest way of doing it, both avoiding the
constant pressure
problem and the potential water flow back from the bowl.

I had discussed this issue with Amel for my boat when ordering
her but they
did not want to do it then. They'll come to it some day.

Good luck,

Jean Boucharlat
SM 212 "Satchimi"

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