Re: Several Important things that you will want



The SOFOMARIN Secondary Saltwater Manifold was designed to replace a SM2k manifold as originally made by Amel. Its design should be exactly the same as Amel made and what is shown in the PDF file. It will not match any modifications made by someone after Amel made it. Of course, the original did not have valves at each outlet. Adding valves makes it bigger in one dimension. It has been successfully installed. 


CW Bill Rouse 
Amel Owners Yacht School
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On Fri, Jan 21, 2022, 17:13 Christian Sloane <csloane@...> wrote:
Hello Bill
Thanks for info below
My manifold from sofomarin arrived and I took to our boat last weekend.  It is a lot larger than what is in there now, and Bill Kinney and I looked and it is not an easy plug and play. It will involve moving the water filters for the water maker on my boat and maybe some other stuff. see pic.  Ay tips on installation you have heard from others?  Perhaps when I am next on the boat I can send you some other pics or video/facetime to see how your experience might suggest I proceed?
turns out the other extra hose is a deckwash pump showse outlet is in the starboard locker in the aft of the cockpit (location of fresh water shower and Fueling cap).  
I have:
1) ac cooling pump hose
2) water maker hose
3) anchor wash hose
4) 2 x heads
5) deckwash pump hose

I am thinking of taking the deck wash off the anchor wash line with a Y since I will not likely ever be using the anchor wash and the deckwash at the same time.
There is no location on the forward of the engine room for the filters for water maker, so we were thinking running hoses to from the aft bulkhead and mounting them above the muffler. 
Thanks in advance and have a nice weekend.

Christian Sloane, MD FACEP
Program Medical Director, Mercy Air Services San Diego, Imperial
Medical Director, North County Dispatch JPA
Clinical Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
UC San Diego Health System
(m) 858-414-0602


On Jan 21, 2022, at 2:59 PM, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

Saltwater Primary and Secondary Manifolds for SM & 54:
As many of you know Amel changed from copper saltwater manifolds to Polypropylene (PP) during the production of the A55 and is currently using this technology in the A50 & A60. SOFOMARIN is the OEM supplier to Amel for many plumbing parts. Several owners and I contacted SOFOMARIN to get them to design replacements for the Primary and Secondary Saltwater Manifolds for the SM2k and 54. More...
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CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 

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