Re: [Amel] Maramu Galley Sink Drain Question

Howard Berger

I received a reply from a friend, Dave Wallace, who also owns a Maramu and he told me on his boat, the galley sinks drain out a through-hull in the lazarette. Seems like they changed that setup in the SM.

I agree with the comment of not using bleach. Over time, it can wreck the pick up hoses as happened to another friend's boat.

Interesting comment about hair....

Thanks for all the responses. Any Maramu owners out there want to add in?


--- In amelyachtowners@..., richard03801@... wrote:

We use Simply Green we do NOT use bleach because it will attach the rubber and SS. We also flush the bilge when we can.
Richard SM209
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-----Original Message-----
From: Malcolm Phillips <MPhillips@...>
Date: Wed, 9 Jun 2010 16:16:55
To: <amelyachtowners@...>
Subject: RE: [Amel] Maramu Galley Sink Drain Question

Hi Kent,

From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of Kent Robertson
Sent: 09 June 2010 14:07
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel] Maramu Galley Sink Drain Question

Hi, Howard,
That is how Amel does their grey water. We have to be very careful on
Kristy SM243 not to put any foodstuffs down the sink, but even so will
get a funky smell from the bilge every few days even when we're not
cooking...just from shower/sink drainage. I put a little bleach and a
little soap in each of the sinks and run it into the bilge, let it sit a
while, then pump it out using the whale pump that takes almost all of
the water out (rather than the electric pump that leaves a good bit in
the bilge). If I do that about twice a week I don't get any smell from
the bilge, and I use the whale pump on a regular basis to keep it from
drying out and make sure it works.

I'd be interested if anyone else has another solution to the grey water
smells. I have thoroughly cleaned the bilge last Fall, but it didn't
really change the odor issue.


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