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Re: [Amel] Fresh Water Pump

Ian Shepherd
 

Hi Ian & Judy,

thanks for this. I have a higher output pump (as an optional extra)
than the standard which gives better showers. Are the pressure switches
on your Jabsco adjustable? I have had the pump apart in the past so
envisage no problems if I purchase a new impeller.

Say hello to Malta for me. S & D Yachts handle my registration.

Ian SM2000 # 414 Crusader

On 30/07/2013 07:34, Ian & Judy Jenkins wrote:

Hi Ian, I tried to replace the impeller but couldn't get the front
plate off.I decided to replace the pump with a Jabsco plastic job (
similar to those used by Amel for the heads ). Three years later I can
say that it does the job just as well , no problems with pressure
switches and about one third the price.
Our original heads pumps, now 13 years old, are still delivering.
Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Malta

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
From: sv_freespirit@yahoo.co.uk <mailto:sv_freespirit%40yahoo.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2013 06:33:12 +0000
Subject: [Amel] Fresh Water Pump

I have an A.M.F.A A88 fresh water pump with the bronze impeller. The
pump struggles to reach cut off pressure after an overnight
discharge of
the batteries down to around 24.0 V. The Square D pressure switch was
replaced about a year ago and adjustment cannot cure the problem. A
couple of times now I have forgotten to trip the pump CB last thing at
night leading to a massive discharge of the batteries after the pump
failed to reach cut off pressure.

Looking at the impeller there does not seem much that can wear, but
maybe changing it will result in more pressure? Has anyone replaced
this
impeller with a noticeable improvement please?

Ian Shepherd SM2000 #414 Crusader Built Jul 2003 Thassos Greece


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Re: [Amel] Space for Name and Hailing Port on Super Maramu

Mike Johnson
 

Hi Bob,
 
We have the space for Solitude (first line) and Cowes (second line) on the transom of our SM.  The lettering was attached by Amel in Hyeres and is not obstructed by the handle on the second step.  If you need a photograph I'll send one next week as I'm away from home at the moment.
 
Mike
 
Solitude
SM2K #461


________________________________
From: rossirossix4 <rossidesigngroup@gmail.com>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, 31 July 2013, 2:41
Subject: [Amel] Space for Name and Hailing Port on Super Maramu


 

Hi,
Does anyone have the total space available for the Name (first line) and Hailing Port (second line) on the transom for a Super Maramu? I have to get some new ones and am not at the boat. (does have a handle on the port side of the second step)
Thanks,

Bob




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Space for Name and Hailing Port on Super Maramu

rossirossix4
 

Hi,
Does anyone have the total space available for the Name (first line) and Hailing Port (second line) on the transom for a Super Maramu? I have to get some new ones and am not at the boat. (does have a handle on the port side of the second step)
Thanks,

Bob


Re: [Amel] rear holding tank clogged

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Colin, I sent it again, can you let me know if it came through.
Danny


________________________________
From: Colin Streeter <colin.d.streeter@gmail.com>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, 31 July 2013 12:10 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel] rear holding tank clogged


Hi Danny
Where is the pic? If you attached it nothing came through? Sounds like it
would be worth a good look.
Cheers
Colin
Island Pearl II - SM2K #332


On Wed, Jul 31, 2013 at 10:01 AM, Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
<simms@xtra.co.nz>wrote:

**


Hi all,
thought you might get a smile out of this photo. We were in the Carib 1500
in 2009 and the aft head holding tank outlet clogged with the result that
we had very smelly stuff running down our decks. We were reaching at 8 to 9
knots at the time and didn't want to lose time by heaving to so with a
harness and lifejacket in place I was lowered head first over the side to
push a flexible pipe up from the bottom of the outlet. My head was dunked
in the sea a few times but success and no time lost. Encouraged by that
success I then went up the mizzen mast in the bosuns chair to re run a lost
halyard.
Cheers
Danny SM299 Ocean Pearl

________________________________
From: Giovanni Testa <gtesta23@tin.it>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tuesday, 30 July 2013 11:11 PM
Subject: [Amel] rear holding tank clogged



Hi to all, I remember that some used to pour acid into the tank to
dissolve the organic obstruction. But I don't remeber which, from which
hole and how to work. Please, any suggestion may help.All the bestGiovanni
TESTA SM 428Port VilaVanuatu



 


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Re: [Amel] rear holding tank clogged

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi All. another try for the photo.
Danny
SM299 Ocean pearl


________________________________
From: Colin Streeter <colin.d.streeter@gmail..com>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, 31 July 2013 12:10 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel] rear holding tank clogged


Hi Danny
Where is the pic? If you attached it nothing came through? Sounds like it
would be worth a good look.
Cheers
Colin
Island Pearl II - SM2K #332


On Wed, Jul 31, 2013 at 10:01 AM, Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
<simms@xtra.co.nz>wrote:

**


Hi all,
thought you might get a smile out of this photo. We were in the Carib 1500
in 2009 and the aft head holding tank outlet clogged with the result that
we had very smelly stuff running down our decks. We were reaching at 8 to 9
knots at the time and didn't want to lose time by heaving to so with a
harness and lifejacket in place I was lowered head first over the side to
push a flexible pipe up from the bottom of the outlet. My head was dunked
in the sea a few times but success and no time lost. Encouraged by that
success I then went up the mizzen mast in the bosuns chair to re run a lost
halyard.
Cheers
Danny SM299 Ocean Pearl

________________________________
From: Giovanni Testa <gtesta23@tin.it>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tuesday, 30 July 2013 11:11 PM
Subject: [Amel] rear holding tank clogged



Hi to all, I remember that some used to pour acid into the tank to
dissolve the organic obstruction. But I don't remeber which, from which
hole and how to work. Please, any suggestion may help.All the bestGiovanni
TESTA SM 428Port VilaVanuatu

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Re: [Amel] rear holding tank clogged

Mark Erdos
 

Oh, that must have been lovely being under there when the clog gave way.



The joys of boat ownership!



Mark

SM2K #275

www.creampuff.us



From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Giovanni Testa
Sent: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 9:34 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] rear holding tank clogged






Hi to all and tank so much to all,
Problem solved !
- it was possible, as suggested, to insert up-down a long stick through the
deck hole into the full tank. I used the spear gun rod, I'm a very bad
underwater fisherman. so I found a new use for it . I felt with the tip that
the white tube was free ( the skin inside was smooth) up to the valve. So
the block had to be through the valve or between this and the sea exit.
- from the top side I used a "L " hard wire to check and to have the
connection free up to the valve from outside hole.
- little by little something came out and than the block dissolved !
- than I poured 3 lt vinegar to fill the column, with valve closed, to
better have it cleaned.
Thanks again and Buon Vento !
Giovanni & Marina TESTA
Sv EUTIKIA SM 428
Port Vila
Vanuatu
www.getjealous.com/eutikia


rear holding tank clogged

Giovanni TESTA
 

Hi to all and tank so much to all,
Problem solved !
- it was possible, as suggested, to insert up-down a long stick through the deck hole into the full tank. I used the spear gun rod, I'm a very bad underwater fisherman… so I found a new use for it . I felt with the tip that the white tube was free ( the skin inside was smooth) up to the valve. So the block had to be through the valve or between this and the sea exit.
- from the top side I used a "L " hard wire to check and to have the connection free up to the valve from outside hole.
- little by little something came out and than the block dissolved !
- than I poured 3 lt vinegar to fill the column, with valve closed, to better have it cleaned.
Thanks again and Buon Vento !
Giovanni & Marina TESTA
Sv EUTIKIA SM 428
Port Vila
Vanuatu
www.getjealous.com/eutikia


Re: [Amel] rear holding tank clogged

Colin - ex SV Island Pearl
 

Hi Danny
Where is the pic? If you attached it nothing came through? Sounds like it
would be worth a good look.
Cheers
Colin
Island Pearl II - SM2K #332


On Wed, Jul 31, 2013 at 10:01 AM, Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
<simms@xtra.co.nz>wrote:

**


Hi all,
thought you might get a smile out of this photo. We were in the Carib 1500
in 2009 and the aft head holding tank outlet clogged with the result that
we had very smelly stuff running down our decks. We were reaching at 8 to 9
knots at the time and didn't want to lose time by heaving to so with a
harness and lifejacket in place I was lowered head first over the side to
push a flexible pipe up from the bottom of the outlet. My head was dunked
in the sea a few times but success and no time lost. Encouraged by that
success I then went up the mizzen mast in the bosuns chair to re run a lost
halyard.
Cheers
Danny SM299 Ocean Pearl

________________________________
From: Giovanni Testa <gtesta23@tin.it>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tuesday, 30 July 2013 11:11 PM
Subject: [Amel] rear holding tank clogged



Hi to all, I remember that some used to pour acid into the tank to
dissolve the organic obstruction. But I don't remeber which, from which
hole and how to work. Please, any suggestion may help.All the bestGiovanni
TESTA SM 428Port VilaVanuatu






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*0411 016 445*


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Re: [Amel] rear holding tank clogged

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi all,
thought you might get a smile out of this photo. We were in the Carib 1500 in 2009 and the aft head holding tank outlet clogged with the result that we had very smelly stuff running down our decks. We were reaching at 8 to 9 knots at the time and didn't want to lose time by heaving to so with a harness and lifejacket in place I was lowered head first over the side to push a flexible pipe up from the bottom of the outlet. My head was dunked in the sea a few times but success and no time lost. Encouraged by that success I then went up the mizzen mast in the bosuns chair to re run a lost halyard.
Cheers
Danny SM299 Ocean Pearl


________________________________
From: Giovanni Testa <gtesta23@tin.it>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tuesday, 30 July 2013 11:11 PM
Subject: [Amel] rear holding tank clogged

 
Hi to all, I remember that some used to pour acid into the tank to dissolve the organic obstruction. But I don't remeber which, from which hole and how to work. Please, any suggestion may help.All the bestGiovanni TESTA SM 428Port VilaVanuatu


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Re: rear holding tank clogged

Craig Briggs
 

Gianni,

I may have been the one you recall being an advocate of Hydrochloric acid - also known as Muriatic acid. All your plumbing parts will be non-reactive with it (remember, much waste going in is acidic). Depending on the amount of build-up in your pipes you may have to let it "cook" for a long time and repeat to get them really clean. Then every few weeks should keep things clear. No need for the extra chemical reaction excitement of adding a base like baking soda to the acid - the deposits you're attacking are already doing that so just flush everything through. Hydrochloric acid totally dissociates in water. Of course, do be eco friendly with your discharge.

It's sold in many countries as toilet cleaner, but read the label to be sure it's Hydrochloric acid and not caustic soda and never mix those - way too exciting. Some brands also contain surfactants that add to the effectiveness, but plain HCl is excellent and cheap.

Cheers,
Craig Briggs


Re: [Amel] Re: rear holding tank clogged

Ann-Sofie Svanberg <kanalmamman@...>
 

Hydrochloric acid works perfect, but it affects the mercerator electrical motor. We used to use hydrocloric acid, but after destroying two engins we don't put the acid in the toilet any moore. If it is the tank that has clogged, put the acid in the tank from deck. But you need to leave the acid there for maybe one hour. The tank is made of GRP, so the acid doesn't affect that. And when the clogg is gone, the acid will pour out, as long as you leave the valve open. Rince thoroughly with water.

Or use vinaigre through the toilet instead. It does the same work, but needs longer time. Use 2-3 liters or more, leave it over night and then try to empty your tank. Repeat until the tank is clear.
This way you get both the tank and the hoses clean in the same time.

When you have (or if) you remove the lid to the tank you can also use some long stick to get the opening wider. The evacuation hole is mor or less straight under the deck hole.

Ann-Sofie
S/Y Lady Annila, SM #232 in Licata, Sicily


Skickat från min iPad

30 jul 2013 kl. 15:28 skrev "Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe" <yahoogroups@svbebe.com>:

Ciao Gianni,

I do not know if this was the correct thing to do...BUT...I used a form of acid that was some solution of Hydrochloric acid on BeBe's aft tank valve. I poured it in the deck pump-out opening, let it sit for about 15-20 seconds, then worked the valve handle back and forth. I repeated twice, then flushed with baking soda and water solution to neutralize the acid. I believe once you get it working freely you may be able to pump some lithium grease into the valve to lubricate it.

If your tank is full, you will have to have it pumped out before you try above.

Hope this helps.

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387
Currently Fethiye, Turkey

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Giovanni Testa" <gtesta23@...> wrote:

Hi to all, I remember that some used to pour acid into the tank to dissolve the organic obstruction. But I don't remeber which, from which hole and how to work. Please, any suggestion may help.
All the best
Giovanni TESTA SM 428
Port Vila
Vanuatu


Re: Cleaning props and hull - hookah systems

Craig Briggs
 

Per Kent's comment that many of these systems are much too expensive for what you actually get, take a look at David Lynn's article in the December 2012 issue of Ocean Navigator about how to simply and cheaply construct your own.

If you are SSCA members the on-line Ocean Navigator is free. You may also try this link: http://www.oceannavigator.com/November-December-2012/A-hookah-dive-system/

David is contributing editor to ON and he and Marcie sail aboard s/v Nine of Cups - good info on their website "Nineofcups dot com" where there's also a link to this article and many others.

Craig Briggs
SN 68 "Sangaris" in Samos, Greece where I just got my bottles filled for 5 euro.


Re: rear holding tank clogged

Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Ciao Gianni,

I do not know if this was the correct thing to do...BUT...I used a form of acid that was some solution of Hydrochloric acid on BeBe's aft tank valve. I poured it in the deck pump-out opening, let it sit for about 15-20 seconds, then worked the valve handle back and forth. I repeated twice, then flushed with baking soda and water solution to neutralize the acid. I believe once you get it working freely you may be able to pump some lithium grease into the valve to lubricate it.

If your tank is full, you will have to have it pumped out before you try above.

Hope this helps.

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387
Currently Fethiye, Turkey

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Giovanni Testa" <gtesta23@...> wrote:

Hi to all, I remember that some used to pour acid into the tank to dissolve the organic obstruction. But I don't remeber which, from which hole and how to work. Please, any suggestion may help.
All the best
Giovanni TESTA SM 428
Port Vila
Vanuatu


Re: [Amel] Fresh Water Pump

Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Ian,

That Square D pressure switch is really tricky to get adjusted correctly, but when you get it right it, it along with the pump Amel installed is so much better than any on-demand pump on the market anywhere.

There are two adjustments to the Square D switch. The center nut adjustment is for the cut-on pressure...be sure to adjust it first...and to back off of the other nut adjustment about 2 -3 turns before you adjust the center cut-on pressure nut.

When you are satisfied with the cut-on pressure adjustment, adjust the 2nd adjustment nut...this is the duration-on adjustment. For instance, it is too loose if the pump turns on as soon as you turn on water flow and off when you turn off water flow. Screw the nut clockwise to increase the duration...increasing duration pressurizes the accumulator tanks. BTW, the accumulator tank air pressure should be slightly less than your pressurized fresh water system pressure. If the pressurized fresh water system pressure is 40psi, the tank should be 30-34psi. Only check the accumulator tank air pressure with the fresh water system depressurized.

Don't get discouraged if you have to do this several times to get it where you want it...and because the switch is mechanical, it may require adjustment again. The process is fresh in my mind because after being off BeBe for 6 months, I had to go through the process.

I hope this helps.

Bill (Admiral, Texas Navy, Current Governor's Commission...I wish Texas had ships, but they would have to be Amels)
BeBe, SM2k #387
Currently Fethiye, Turkey

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Richard Piller <richard03801@...> wrote:

Hi we simply changed to a 24 v on demand pump at 40psi from Shorflow problem solved. Got rid of the pesky tank too.

Sent from my iPad
Regards
Capt Richard Piller

On Jul 30, 2013, at 2:33, Ian Shepherd <sv_freespirit@...> wrote:

I have an A.M.F.A A88 fresh water pump with the bronze impeller. The
pump struggles to reach cut off pressure after an overnight discharge of
the batteries down to around 24.0 V. The Square D pressure switch was
replaced about a year ago and adjustment cannot cure the problem. A
couple of times now I have forgotten to trip the pump CB last thing at
night leading to a massive discharge of the batteries after the pump
failed to reach cut off pressure.

Looking at the impeller there does not seem much that can wear, but
maybe changing it will result in more pressure? Has anyone replaced this
impeller with a noticeable improvement please?

Ian Shepherd SM2000 #414 Crusader Built Jul 2003 Thassos Greece

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rear holding tank clogged

Giovanni TESTA
 

Hi to all, I remember that some used to pour acid into the tank to dissolve the organic obstruction. But I don't remeber which, from which hole and how to work. Please, any suggestion may help.
All the best
Giovanni TESTA SM 428
Port Vila
Vanuatu


Re: [Amel] SSB installation on Amel 54

Peter Forbes
 

john,

I have only really just twigged that you are a friend of Merlo who we saw
recently with Keith Outram en route as ever to Antigua.

I hope we meet you before too long.

My SSB is now fitted - now for the trial transmit - are you aboard and do
you have SSB can we test call - I can send my details - we will be on the
Amel 54 next week in Turkey.

Peter
Peter Forbes
Amel 54 #35 in Gocek Turkey

Best wishes
*Peter Forbes*
+44 (0) 7836 209730
ppsforbes@gmail.com


On 29 May 2013 10:00, Anne and John Hollamby <annejohnholl@gmail.com> wrote:

**


Hello Peter, Many years ago I crewed on a yacht doing the ARC and it had
an Icom with the fibre glass antenna. When we were half way across the
Atlantic Andrew Bishop, who now runs the ARC, was stuck by the gybing boom
and knocked unconscious. We got him down below and when the net came on his
father called up for medical advice. This was to put him in his bunk and
get him checked when we got to Barbados.
A short while later we heard Cornell talking with his office in the UK
trying to get media coverage for the ARCs life saving advice! The skipper,
Andrews father, then had to call his wife in the UK over the short wave
link to tell her that there was nothing to worry about in case she read
something in the press about her sons alleged perilous medical condition.
This was all done at long range over the fibreglass antenna so I had no
concerns about the one on my boat. I would have grave doubts about the
competence of your adviser. When the installation is complete get an
amateur radio operator to contact anyone at least 1000 miles away for a
radio check to make sure you have a good installation and put your mind at
rest.
The answer to Martins query is that using the port mizzen backstay works
very well for my ham radio. Getting the insulators and having them fitted
is expensive compared with getting a new base for your existing antenna. In
the unlikely event that someone should be holding on to the backstay when
someone transmits it would cause a nasty burn.
Good luck, Anne and John, Bali Hai, SM2K 319 Malta

From: Peter Forbes
Sent: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 3:59 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Cc: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel] SSB installation on Amel 54

Richard,

I finally bough my dream Amel 54 (hull no 35) from an Italian Rudi Peroni
in Rhodes last week.

I too am installing Icom 801 SSB. I was told the 2.4m long whip antenna
was only for receiving the DSC reply to a distress call and the main
antenna for tx/rx should be a separate either triticale or back stay long
antenna. Is that not correct.

The Icom 801 is just a marinised version of Icom 802.

Thanks for your help earlier too.

Peter

Peter Forbes

07836 209730
mailto:ppsforbes%40gmail.com

On 28 May 2013, at 03:00, Richard03801 <mailto:richard03801%40yahoo.com>
wrote:

Hi you need to mount the tuner in starboard stern so you can get to the
ground foil. Best to use the whip Antenna. Next the back stay. Using the
triact means running a very long wire = lost power and poor reception.

Regards
Richard Piller

Cell 603 767 5330

On May 24, 2013, at 9:22, lior 555 <mailto:lior246%40gmail.com> wrote:

Hi

I bought an ICOM M802 with tuner AT-140, Pactor modem and I would like to
install it on the boat.
Maybe someone could help me with a few questions.
I would like to use the antenna between the mizzen and main mast. Would
you
advice it?
Can someone tell me where I should place the tuner and where is the best
place to install the main unit?

Thanks in advance for your help
Lior





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Re: [Amel] Fresh Water Pump

Richard Piller <richard03801@...>
 

Hi we simply changed to a 24 v on demand pump at 40psi from Shorflow problem solved. Got rid of the pesky tank too.
Regards
Capt Richard Piller

On Jul 30, 2013, at 2:33, Ian Shepherd <sv_freespirit@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

I have an A.M.F.A A88 fresh water pump with the bronze impeller. The
pump struggles to reach cut off pressure after an overnight discharge of
the batteries down to around 24.0 V. The Square D pressure switch was
replaced about a year ago and adjustment cannot cure the problem. A
couple of times now I have forgotten to trip the pump CB last thing at
night leading to a massive discharge of the batteries after the pump
failed to reach cut off pressure.

Looking at the impeller there does not seem much that can wear, but
maybe changing it will result in more pressure? Has anyone replaced this
impeller with a noticeable improvement please?

Ian Shepherd SM2000 #414 Crusader Built Jul 2003 Thassos Greece


Re: Fresh Water Pump

seafeverofcuan <seafeverofcuan@...>
 

Hi Ian,
I had exactly the same problem, I stripped and rebuilt that pump seven times and never was able to find out what was wrong with it. The new service parts made no difference.
Reya were as usual hopeless and suggested that I purchase a new pump, not easy as I was in Brazil.
I replaced it with a Whale 24volt intelligent pump which I fitted to the bulkhead and has been a great success for the last three years giving more pressure and no more battery problems.
The extra space created by removing the original pump lets me store my five gallon oil drum and a spare Jerry can of clean diesel.
Jabsco also do a comprehensive of fresh water pumps. I chose Whale because they are fifteen miles from where live in Northern Ireland you get to talk to real people and their support service is excellent.
In fact have just ordered another as a spare.
Regards,
Trevor
Seafever
SM 425

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Ian Shepherd <sv_freespirit@...> wrote:

I have an A.M.F.A A88 fresh water pump with the bronze impeller. The
pump struggles to reach cut off pressure after an overnight discharge of
the batteries down to around 24.0 V. The Square D pressure switch was
replaced about a year ago and adjustment cannot cure the problem. A
couple of times now I have forgotten to trip the pump CB last thing at
night leading to a massive discharge of the batteries after the pump
failed to reach cut off pressure.

Looking at the impeller there does not seem much that can wear, but
maybe changing it will result in more pressure? Has anyone replaced this
impeller with a noticeable improvement please?

Ian Shepherd SM2000 #414 Crusader Built Jul 2003 Thassos Greece


Re: [Amel] Fresh Water Pump

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Hi Ian, I tried to replace the impeller but couldn't get the front plate off.I decided to replace the pump with a Jabsco plastic job ( similar to those used by Amel for the heads ). Three years later I can say that it does the job just as well , no problems with pressure switches and about one third the price.
Our original heads pumps, now 13 years old, are still delivering.
Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Malta

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: sv_freespirit@yahoo.co.uk
Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2013 06:33:12 +0000
Subject: [Amel] Fresh Water Pump

I have an A.M.F.A A88 fresh water pump with the bronze impeller. The
pump struggles to reach cut off pressure after an overnight discharge of
the batteries down to around 24.0 V. The Square D pressure switch was
replaced about a year ago and adjustment cannot cure the problem. A
couple of times now I have forgotten to trip the pump CB last thing at
night leading to a massive discharge of the batteries after the pump
failed to reach cut off pressure.

Looking at the impeller there does not seem much that can wear, but
maybe changing it will result in more pressure? Has anyone replaced this
impeller with a noticeable improvement please?

Ian Shepherd SM2000 #414 Crusader Built Jul 2003 Thassos Greece


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Fresh Water Pump

Ian Shepherd
 

I have an A.M.F.A A88 fresh water pump with the bronze impeller. The pump struggles to reach cut off pressure after an overnight discharge of the batteries down to around 24.0 V. The Square D pressure switch was replaced about a year ago and adjustment cannot cure the problem. A couple of times now I have forgotten to trip the pump CB last thing at night leading to a massive discharge of the batteries after the pump failed to reach cut off pressure.

Looking at the impeller there does not seem much that can wear, but maybe changing it will result in more pressure? Has anyone replaced this impeller with a noticeable improvement please?

Ian Shepherd SM2000 #414 Crusader Built Jul 2003 Thassos Greece