Re: [Amel] 220v Dinghy Pump

kimberlite <kimberlite@...>

I always assumed that the inflators were 12 volt units since I had Amel
install a 24 volt outlet in the cockpit and it has the same plug. My
assumption is that the pumps were 12 volt pumps wired in series. The
circuit breaker for mine is located above the mid ships bunk.

Eric Frosyth is a rather modest man Cruising Club of America Blue water
medal winner. At least 3 circumnavigations returning including a
circumnavigation of the Antarctic. He has also been to Iceland and
Greenland 2 years ago. This time as I am sure you know he completed the
Northwest Passage in the last year.

I believe he is about 75 or 76.

We have sailed together on Kimberlite to a CCA rally and he was fabulous
crew and very entertaining. He built his boat from the hull up in his
backyard. It took 8 years. He is an old time very tough old sailor.

Fair Winds


Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite


From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of Kent Robertson
Sent: Saturday, May 29, 2010 6:26 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel] 220v Dinghy Pump

Hi, Eric,
The inflator I'm talking about was two green blowers hooked together and
wired with a 220v type plug that was on "Kristy" when I bought her. I added
a 110 inverter to charge my laptop and other equipment,but it isn't located
in a good place to pump the dinghy. I assumed the two connected pumps were
220v pumps as there is an outlet on the starboard side of the forward
bulkhead in the aft lazarrette that has a 220 type plug. I haven't checked
to see if it's 220 or 110, but I don't think there's any other inverter to
convert 220 to 110v unless the inverter that changes 110 shorepower to 220
works in a reciprocal fashion. I'll have to put my multitester on the
outlet and check it out. Guess it could be 12or 24 DC or 110 or 220v AC.
I couldn't find any info labels or stamps on the blowers that say anything
about their voltage or amperage.

Are you thinking about taking the two apart or do you have another pump?

By the way, I met a friend? of yours while in Eleuthera in April. Eric
Forsythe on "Fiona". Says he's known you for a long time and said to say
Hi. He'd been in the Caribbean for a year or two and was on his way back to
New York.


--- On Fri, 5/28/10, kimberlite <kimberlite@...
<> > wrote:

From: kimberlite <kimberlite@...
<> >
Subject: RE: [Amel] 220v Dinghy Pump
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Friday, May 28, 2010, 9:16 PM

My boat came with two 12 volt inflators connected together do you have a
inverter on board that delivers 110 volts? I have a spare for sale.

Fair Winds


Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

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