Re: FRESH WATER SAFETY CUTOFF
Hi again Steve;
I forgot to mention that we will be installing the Yacht Sentinel boat monitoring system that has many functions that it monitors such as Geofencing (Anchor drag), low battery, high water, motion sensor, shore power, temperature (battery compartment, engine room, etc.) and more. It is also setup for remote monitoring and notifications, while you are away from the boat, in case anything goes wrong so you can be informed and respond to any condition.
For example, many water intrusion alarms can be installed in areas where the water will first start accumulating, if there is a breach of fresh water lines or a breach to sea water. There are many issues that may lead to unwanted outcomes. In our opinion, monitoring and being alerted to these is the way to go so we do not interfere with the normal operation of boat systems.
Mohammad and Aty
AMEL 54 #099
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Danny and Yvonne SIMMS via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, May 10, 2020 11:20 PM
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] FRESH WATER SAFETY CUTOFF
in the first month of our ownership of Ocean Pearl a pin hole developed in the hot water cylinder. We were ashore and when we got back the fresh water pump was merrily running pouring water into the bilge. Fortunately we were back on board very soon after the leak developed. You are quite right about the risk this presents, particularly if the bilge pump fails and 900 litres of water finishes up in the engine room. I would choose overboard any day. So we always turn the fresh water breaker off when we leave the boat. We also installed a very intrusive beeping alarm that functions when the bilge pump is operating. Could be considered irritating but we like knowing when the bilge pump is going. Keeps us informed. If there are shower hungry guests aboard who continually have long showers the bilge alarm notifies us to do a sneaky turn off of the water pump. grin.