Re: Amel 54 Secondary Saltwater Manifold made by SOFOMARIN of welded polypropylene pipe
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it is like always: sailing means changing plans. We did not leave as expected for a longer trip, so I found time to replace the manifold earöier than expected.
Attached three pics.
The lefthand part of the new manifold is mounted exactly on the level of the old manifold. I used the same screw hole for screwing the attachment clamp as used by the original manifold. I added a second clamp too. Unluckily the attachment clamps given by Nicolas had 22 mm width why they did not fit properly to the 17.5 mm available on the manifold meaning the attachment has to be improved the next days.
Because I had no 19/20 mm hoses in stock (I thought I have ...) and could not get some here in St. Martin I decided to use the old hoses like they were to get the system running. The result is not perfect but it is ok. Hopefully I will get new hoses in the next days. Then the installation will look much better (and less organic). The same with the wiring of the bonding system.
The important result: The new manifold can be mounted with the nozzles straigt down. But to be honest, after doing the mounting, I would prefer an angled nozzle at the right valvue which is closed on the pics (outlet to watermaker).
After checking the available space I can say, this compact version of a new manifold can be fitted with angled or with straight nozzles. Both will work. It will be a matter of the tubes, wirings and all the other equipment around which will determin the best solution.
Hope this information is helpful.
Martin und Anke Birkhoff
SY Mago del Sur
Bassin des Chalutiers, Vieux Port
17000 La Rochelle
(0)173-2351308 (please add +49 calling from non German net)
mbirkhoff@... / ankebirkhoff@...
Gesendet: Dienstag, 18. Mai 2021 um 21:05 Uhr
Von: "Peter Forbes" <ppsforbes@...>
Betreff: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Amel 54 Secondary Saltwater Manifold made by SOFOMARIN of welded polypropylene pipe
yes please send photos of completed manifold installed - please.
Carango Amel 54 #035
On 18 May 2021, at 19:22, Martin Birkhoff <mbirkhoff@...> wrote: