Re: Fridge/freezer cooling
toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
First of all the Amel 54 has a big problem in the refrigeration sea circuit as it is working day and night without major interruption contaminating the system with barnacles and destroys the pumps . It is not well well thought for sure. After changing it to fresh water from the tank ( after cleaning the system till clear water comes out) the systems works excellent and no contamination of the sea chest is present anymore which can create a big problem as increasing the motor temperature and some time cancelling trips due to that, till I found out the reason of the motor overheating and to start a long journey without knowing the reason is not a good idea. I always had a second sea chest filter to replace the old but the contamination is much more serious in the bronze curvature of the engine room intake and you need to clean the engine with barnacle buster.
I would suggest that it is not great to drink the water directly from the tank anyway as with time the tank starts to smell and dirt is on the walls asking for thorough cleaning. The compartment under the refrigerator is a bad design anyway making the cleaning very difficult. A suitable marine high capacity filter can help on that .
So my point is if you do not drink the water of the tank you should immediately change from sea water circulation to fresh water tank, this is an easy work. If you want to drink the water from the tank a filter is the only solution in the exit in the kitchen unless you want to drink water from the bathroom .
Στις Τρί 26 Απρ 2022 στις 5:03 μ.μ., ο/η CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> έγραψε: