Re: Maramu Galley Sink Drain Question

gwollenberg <bozocinq@...>

Where do you put the chlorine tablets? In the bulge? Second,where did you get the chlorine tablets (vendor,size, type, etc.?)?
Gary Wollenberg
"Bozo Cinq"

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "seafeverofcuan" <seafeverofcuan@...> wrote:

when I bought my Super Maramu in 07, there were several bottles of chlorine tablets on board, similar to those that you would add to a swimming pool daily. I couldn't understand what these were for ,so I threw them out!
Mid Atlantic December 2008 the smell was so bad I was ready to throw the fridge over board. The odour had travelled to the fore and aft cabins from the bilge along the plastic pipes, it was gut wrenching.
On arriving in Brazil I had Patrick Nagels from "Amelcaramel" on board and I was apologising for the smell. His reply,
"don't you have any chlorine tablets on board? everyone in France uses them"
I have never had a problem since!
fair winds,
Trevor Lusty
Seafever of Cuan
no 425

--- In amelyachtowners@..., Kent Robertson <karkauai@> wrote:

I KNEW someone would have answers to the odor problem.
Thanks, Bob, will give it a try.

--- On Thu, 6/10/10, rossirossix4 <rossidesigngroup@> wrote:

From: rossirossix4 <rossidesigngroup@>
Subject: [Amel] Re: Maramu Galley Sink Drain Question
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Thursday, June 10, 2010, 1:06 AM


This may seem bizarre but its true. Even though we religiously prevented ANY food material (using paper towels to wipe out food and milk residues, we had some odor problems in previous seasons. However, during the last 2 seasons we have eliminated another source with impressive results--HAIR. Yes hair. Nothing smells worse than even extremely small amounts of hair in the bilge. I know this sounds far fetched but it made all the difference--for those of you with XY chromosomes, when you shave your beards, wipe the hair and shaving cream off you face with a paper towel and throw it in the trash. Those of you with XX chromosomes, do the same with leg and underarm hair. While the plastic mesh catches longer hairs, shorter ones pass right through into the bilge with devastating olfactory results.



--- In amelyachtowners@..., "svresolute" <svresolute@> wrote:

We are installing new sinks in the galley on Maramu 144 and it looks like the boat as designed had them drain directly into the bilge. Is that correct? If so, I don't much care for it as I can envision food particles winding up there and rotting.

Would appreciate any feedback from other Maramu owners.

Howard Berger
s/v JAZZ
Maramu 144

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