Re: Change of black water valve Amel 54

Alain Durante <info@...>

Bonjour Arno,


Thank you very much for your reply and indeed not so much space to work.


Anyway, the boat is going to be on the yard from next week so I will let you know my progress 😊


What about a stainless valve instead of bronze knowing that most of the time the valve in not in the water?


Also, I need to change the gasket of the bow thruster tube and read some people had difficulty to remove the  tube from the electric motor. Did you already made such maintenance?




Alain Durante


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Objet : Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Change of black water valve Amel 54


Hi Alain,

Yes I do. Not a plesant memory I can say. You will need to find a tool (pliers/spanner) that can give you some leverage to turn the old valve off. I removed the lever first to use the remaining stub to get some grip on the old valve. Long arms are very welcome. And you will get bruises that are somewhat painfull.
I used Locktite Thread sealant to mount the new one. The tread is a straight thread. Try to get a bronze valve if you can. That can be very hard as not many shops sell them. 

Just expect a struggle getting the old one off. You may be lucky and get it off more easy then I did. Do not forget to clean the threads with a wire-brush before putting on the new one. 

Good luck!

Arno Luijten,
SV Luna,

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