Re: Galley sink drains


Not easy to play with the grey water tank for the kitchen sink . When you have a boat  like A 55 to think for a direct sea cock is a true subject . I am studying it . Amel 55#63

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Le 19 oct. 2021 à 22:54, Danny and Yvonne SIMMS <simms@...> a écrit :

We wipe all the dishes with paper towels before washing. NEVER put coffee grounds down the sink drain


SM 299

Ocean Pearl

On 20 October 2021 at 08:23 "ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@...>" <ianjudyjenkins@...> wrote:

Can I assume that everyone has a plastic washing up bowl in their galley sinks ? Its use reduces the volume of washing up water , saves the sink surface from being chipped by a careless saucepan and , not least , if you have really dirty washing up (a fish supper maybe) you can either tip the bowl overboard or down the head.

Fresh water and washing up liquid does the head no harm.

Failing that , in England young mothers use a product called Milton to sterilise babies’ bottles . Does a great job on an Amel bilge as well. 

Ian and Judy , Pen Azen , SM 302, Kilada, Greece


On 19 Oct 2021, at 20:57, Mohammad Shirloo <mshirloo@...> wrote:

We flush the bilge several times with water and dish washing liquid once or twice every season and we do not have any issues with smell. I pour dish washing liquid in the bilge and leave the water hose running. This creates a large foam volume in the bilge. While the bilge pump runs, I also pump the manual pump that extracts all the solids from the bottom. I usually spend 2-4 hours a season on this task. In my opinion, the design is sound and eliminating this task by making an additional hole in the hull, creates more issues than it solves.


Also, as Bill stated, If I were looking at purchasing another Amel, this modification would certainly weigh heavily on the negative side.


Happy Sailing;



Mohammad and Aty

B&B Kokomo

AMEL 54 #099


From: <> On Behalf Of Joerg Esdorn via
Sent: Tuesday, October 19, 2021 10:43 AM
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Galley sink drain


The other advantage of the Amel 50/60 grey water tank vs. the prior models’ grey water in the bilge is that the tank doesn’t smell as it is hermetically sealed.  At least, that’s the theory.  So presumably you can wait longer to clean the tank …..

This summer, we used the cockpit drain on the starboard side for the first time to dispose of left over food stuff.  The problem is that whatever you throw down there has the tendency of ending up on the cockpit door which slides down into the space by the drain.  But one could put a board there to close the space off from the cockpit door.  Another option I’m considering.  Thanks everyone for your thoughts.  I would love to hear from the A55 owner who put in the through hull.  Does it gurgle like on Mark’s SM?  


Joerg Esdorn
A55 #53 Kincsem
Currently in La Rochelle




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