Re: [Amel] SM 24v Bilge Pump

Richard Piller <richard03801@...>

Kent, after our first pump failed we found a Vetus pump to replace other
original diaphragm pump. After two more failures it seems there are some
"issues" with that pump. We in desperation installed a 24 volt macerator pump.
it has a 1.5" intake and one inch out put. So we installed a reducer on the
line going overboard. The macerator pump runs at well over 8 gallons per min.
by far faster and using less power then the previous pump (s). Second I can
hear it start up and run it may be not as Amel but I know when the bilge pump in
on and I kinda like that. It's worked well and draws without issue. For us it's
a very big improvement.
We spent a lot of money and time before we got to this point...
Good luck
Richard on SM 209 in Annapolis FOR SALE

From: Kent Robertson <karkauai@...>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Sat, November 6, 2010 1:43:38 PM
Subject: [Amel] SM 24v Bilge Pump

Hi again, all,
I just got back on Kristy to do some prep for the trip south and discovered that
the bilge pump isn't working. The flapper valves on the intake and output sides
of the pump were attached to the inside of the pump head by screws that have
rusted completely off, making it impossible to replace with new ones. I think I
will need to get a new head for the pump but there are no identifying marks on
the pump except "PAM" printed on a sticker on the pump head. I believe this is
a Sandvik pump, but cant find it searching the web. Can anyone tell me what
brand and model pump it should be on SM243? Has anyone replaced this pump with
another brand and if so how much of a problem was it to mount in the engine
room? Has anyone had the same problem with this pump and do you have
suggestions for how to repair it?

Thanks as always for your replies.

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