Re: Membrane Tube end caps

Germain Jean-Pierre

Hi Eric, 

I had a pair of white end caps made by EMEK marine and these were not good. (I discarded them after just looking at them)  But even from the factory, immediately after installation, the black ones leaked and were badly drilled out.  Dessalator refused to replace under warranty even when supplied with photos….

I took a well turned end piece to a NZ shop and had a dozen made locally; they are done but I cannot pick them up due to lockdown…. Other Amel owners participated to a small group buy.  (About 60% of Dessalator price without delivery and GST costs)

What I’m most interested in is any modifications done to the tubes, end pieces or complete replacement of the Duo 100 membrane setup to deal with too many leaks.  

Kind regards,

Jean-Pierre Germain, SY Eleuthera, SM007, NZ

On 21 Apr 2020, at 06:31, eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

Hi Jean-Pierre,
Did you have white colored end caps? If you did not and have the black end caps,
what modifications did you do to the new end caps?
Fair Winds
Amel Super Maramu #376
From: [] On Behalf Of Germain Jean-Pierre
Sent: Monday, April 20, 2020 2:16 PM
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] ZOOM Meeting Technical Questions: #ZOOM
Hello Bill,
I’d like to address the subject of the Dessalator membrane holders.  I consider them under engineered, especially the end caps.  (Duo60 and Duo 100 models)
I’ve had a NZ shop replicate the end caps but due to Covid-19, I’ve been unable to pickup the parts and complete a change over.
Has anyone modified the tubes or manufactured a different type of membrane system?  
Kind regards,
Jean-Pierre Germain, SY Eleuthera, SM007, New Zealand.

On 21 Apr 2020, at 05:41, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:
For those planning to attend the ZOOM meeting, please post questions to the Topic " ZOOM meeting technical questions" by replying to this email.

Tilo Peters will likely respond to these technical questions.

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