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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Plugged cable ducts in main mast - Maramu

christian alby <calbyy@...>
 

point taken
talcum powder added to ship supplies
will powder the 'babies bums' to ease passage

otherwise tried pressure with no avail; just adds up to pressure both ways & pressurises nylon & foam to build up strength (volume compressed = added density)

thanks for tip anyway
 
christian alby - Maramu 168 Désirade VIII now in Western Med Port Leucate

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De : "James Alton lokiyawl2@... [amelyachtowners]"
À : amelyachtowners@...
Envoyé le : Jeudi 27 avril 2017 19h39
Objet : Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Plugged cable ducts in main mast - Maramu

 
Is it possible to apply either air or water pressure to the PVC in the opposite direction that caused the jam?  Perhaps with the pressure applied to you can tug on the leader lines and cables one at a time to see if you can find a combination that works.  

   One simple thing that has often helped me with this type of rewiring is to coat the pull lines, wires and tube with talcum powder.  It can greatly reduce the friction and thereby the risk of a jam or damage to a wire.  I don’t think that the talc causes any problems other than being a little messy.

Best of luck,

James Alton
SV Sueno,  Maramu #220

On Apr 27, 2017, at 11:54 AM, calbyy@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


what happens when foam plugs & cables & leader lines meet & pool together to block a cable guide duct in the main mast is a thick, tight plug which does not budge neither under pressure or pull.
Happens on my main mast (similar o, mizzen but easier to solve); we have been strugling for the last 3 days & managed a picture & video of the culprit after buying (35 Euros) the much needed chinese made endoscope - (will post pictures next).
Decided on drilling out the plug, attacking the foam plug, to disorganise the loops & blocks stuck into the PVC split duct. Made & 6 meters drill with wooden drill welded one end & a steel eye the other end. Will ease drilling with pressurized water to soften material & circulate dirt .
wish me luck, might find petrol or gas if insisting.
Anyone met a similar condition when replacing cables ?
Any other solution to displace a plug Inside a duct without getting stuck on rivets heads or joint in pipes ?
I am all ears.
Note : Mast is Hz on ground (changing rigging)
fair winds

christian Alby on Désirade VIII - Maramu 168 - Now in Port Leucate Med sea






Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Plugged cable ducts in main mast - Maramu

James Alton
 

Is it possible to apply either air or water pressure to the PVC in the opposite direction that caused the jam?  Perhaps with the pressure applied to you can tug on the leader lines and cables one at a time to see if you can find a combination that works.  

   One simple thing that has often helped me with this type of rewiring is to coat the pull lines, wires and tube with talcum powder.  It can greatly reduce the friction and thereby the risk of a jam or damage to a wire.  I don’t think that the talc causes any problems other than being a little messy.

Best of luck,

James Alton
SV Sueno,  Maramu #220

On Apr 27, 2017, at 11:54 AM, calbyy@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


what happens when foam plugs & cables & leader lines meet & pool together to block a cable guide duct in the main mast is a thick, tight plug which does not budge neither under pressure or pull.

Happens on my main mast (similar o, mizzen but easier to solve); we have been strugling for the last 3 days & managed a picture & video of the culprit after buying (35 Euros) the much needed chinese made endoscope - (will post pictures next).

Decided on drilling out the plug, attacking the foam plug, to disorganise the loops & blocks stuck into the PVC split duct. Made & 6 meters drill with wooden drill welded one end & a steel eye the other end. Will ease drilling with pressurized water to soften material & circulate dirt .

wish me luck, might find petrol or gas if insisting.

Anyone met a similar condition when replacing cables ?

Any other solution to displace a plug Inside a duct without getting stuck on rivets heads or joint in pipes ?

I am all ears.

Note : Mast is Hz on ground (changing rigging)

fair winds


christian Alby on Désirade VIII - Maramu 168 - Now in Port Leucate Med sea





Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Removing the damn Vetus coupling

James Alton
 

Eric,

  I have had some pretty good luck with the Rust Bullet paint used on steel in bilges.  Nothing lasts forever of course.  There is product called Trailercoat made by Petit (#6981) which is a similar type of product as RB(moisture cured polyurethane with the aluminum plates) that works well and is less expensive if you ever have a larger project.  Congratulations on finishing your job.

James Alton

SV Sueno,  Maramu #220

On Apr 27, 2017, at 12:57 AM, kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


> Well another 8 hours and the job is done. 
> The vetus coupling is exactly the same diameter as the C drive 
> shaft. That was quickly fixed with a lathe.
> 
> Interestingly even though I had no problem with any vibration 
> the rubber bushings in the coupling were in a horrible state of 
> affairs. 
> Another interesting point , using the same Yanmar engine mounts 
> the new ones were 2 mm higher than the old ones due to the 
> settling and wear of the rubber in the old mounts.
> 
> I had also painted the new mounts with Rust Bullet paint- 
> guaranteed not to rust for 10 years--lets see how that goes.
> 
> While I had the whole thing apart I changed the lip seal that is 
> between the threaded retainer forward of the disk brake and the 
> C drive body. Very simple task.
> 
> Road test tomorrow but it looks great.
> Photos in a few da ys.
> Fair Winds,
> Eric
> SM 376
> 
> 
> 
> Original Message -----
> From: "sangaris@... [amelyachtowners]" 
> Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 9:47 am
> Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Removing the damn Vetus coupling
> To: amelyachtowners@...
> 
> > Necessity is indeed the mother of invention - great job. 
> Cheers, 
> > Craig SN#68
> > 
> > 
> > ---In amelyachtowners@..., wrote :
> > 
> > Using 2 cans of
> > PB blaster and a lot of use of wedges and a small sledge 
> hammer, 
> > I succeeded in accomplishing nothing. 
> > Before setting the
> > gearbox on fire, I made a set of 4 bolts with nuts that pushed 
> > against the transmission and went through the holes in the 
> > coupling. After 6 hours of wrenching the coupling final ly came 
> > off. I will post photos when I get home. 
> > 
> > The transmission shaft measures 35.00-35.03 mm. The coupling 
> > also measures 35.00 mm.
> > 
> > DUHHHH 
> > The alignment adapter also measures 35.00 mm as of today. 
> > tomorrow we will have them turned a little bigger. I will also 
> > have the disgusting disk for the brake remade out of stainless,
> > The rest hopefully will be easy.
> > Fair winds,
> > Eric
> > 
> > Sm 376 kimberlite 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> 



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: kimberlite can carry 345 Gallons of diesel.

greatketch@...
 

A question for those people who carry large amounts of fuel above and beyond the standard tank on the Super Maramu:  Why do you do so?  Do you actually find you use that much, or is it just a comfort level to have a lot of excess?

How much fuel do you actually use on passage?  
How much at anchor? 
What rational do you apply for how much fuel to carry?  

Bill Kinney
SM#160, Harmonie
Charlotte Amalie, StT, USVI


---In amelyachtowners@..., <colin.d.streeter@...> wrote :

Wow Eric, that is a lot of fuel! We have the 600L in the main tank and 9 x 23L jerry cans (200L) which fit snugly in the liferaft locker. Those also get emptied first as our main tank uses fuel. We don't fill those unless we are headed on long ocean passages.

We finally completed installing the fuel polishing unit yesterday and also installed a T junction with 2.5m hose to suck fuel out of jerry cans along side. Just used it tonight to fill 500L of fuel from jerry cans.... what a pleasure!. So fast, quiet and not a drop spilt anywhere!

Next week we start heading up the east Australian coast towards Indonesia where we will be for four months. There are so many sorry stories of poor quality fuel there that we will put all fuel through the fuel polishing unit before it goes into our tank.

Colin & Lauren Streeter
Island Pearl II, Amel53 #332
Brisbane


On Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 1:38 PM, kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I have used Nauta bladders on a number of my boats. I feel the one to get is the more expensive one with built in straps and plumbing hardware already attached.
We use only one hose to fill and remove fuel from the tanks,
We pump fuel into a 5 gallon bucket and remove it using a Jabsco vane puppy pump
Fueling is a breeze and transferring fuel is equally easy.
 
Between the tank and the pump I have mounted a locking ball valve with a hose barb attached.
Then just attach the hose barb to the vane puppy and another hose to go from the pump to the main fuel tank..
 we stop pumping a number of times and reverse the pump , we call it burping the tank.
if you step on the tank vigorously a lot of air will come out into your 5 gallon bucket. we continue the process till we have 55 gallons in the tank. To remove fuel just reverse the process. when the tank is almost empty we hold it up in the air and get the last drops of fuel out of the tank.
when filling the tanks I also add some fuel preservative to the bucket to prevent any growth when the tank is empty.
 
 
The tank that is strapped to the cabin top rail is filled the same except gravity empties it.
 
we also use the vane pump to pump out auxiliary tanks in the life raft locker.
 
All of this fuel is pumped through the large Racor filter that I mentioned in another post that filters the fuel before it gets into the tank. (Thanks Ian and Judy)
Fair winds
Eris
sm 376 Kimberlite
Eris
 
 
----- Original Message -----
From: "dennis@...  [amelyachtowners]"
Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 8:58 am
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: kimberlite can carry 345 Gallons of diesel.
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups. com

> Thanks for reminding me about flexible tanks Eric. I put two 50
> gal bladders in the stern of a Jeanneau DS43 I used to own. Only
> ever half filled them due to my concern that surging in a rough
> seaway would cause the fittings to fail.




--
Colin Streeter
0411 016 445


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Maramu mainsail furling issues

Stephen Davis
 

No worries...I'm sorry we didn't get to meet. It was fairly crowded that night, and we didn't come up with a good plan to find each other. We are still on the dock at Island Water World for a couple more days, and feel free to drop by anytime for a beer. 

Steve
Aloha SM72

On Apr 27, 2017, at 07:47, Beaute Olivier atlanticyachtsurvey@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hello Jacob,

the compressed material part is indeed original. The material is (was) called CELORON. In fact it should not have been drilled, which probably caused it to break.
I see no objection to replace it with aluminum as this is not designed to be a "weak" part (like a fuse).
However, be careful when you furl the sail in. Don't put too much load on the system: ease the sheet a lot a furl the sail when the wind is in front of the vessel or up to 30° on the side.
Make sure the pin is not locked in the manual furler's nozzle.
Tripping the breaker too often will finally lead to wear and tear the worm gear system of the gear-box, and wear on the carbon brushes of the motor.

The furlers you have on the Maramu should be used with care and always with eased sheets.

HAVE A GOOD DAY !

Olivier


On Thursday, April 27, 2017 1:20 PM, "jacob.champness@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


 
[Attachment(s) from jacob.champness@... [amelyachtowners] included below]
Got it sorted, mostly.  

It turned out that as you all said, it was the breakers.  They're located in the companionway on this boat.  And now I know what "mat" and "bome" mean!  Thanks, Eric and Olivier, for helping me understand why I would hear a solenoid even when the breakers were off.

Now here's a puzzle: When I disengaged the furling motor to manually furl in the last little bit of the main the other day, I found a weird little broken piece of some kind of pressed material taking the torque from the furling motor to the furling unit (photo attached).  This must not be original equipment, right?  Could I maybe replace it with just a little block of aluminum or something?  

Jacob Champness
Maramu 202 - Lark
St. Martin





Plugged cable ducts in main mast - Maramu

calbyy@...
 

what happens when foam plugs & cables & leader lines meet & pool together to block a cable guide duct in the main mast is a thick, tight plug which does not budge neither under pressure or pull.

Happens on my main mast (similar o, mizzen but easier to solve); we have been strugling for the last 3 days & managed a picture & video of the culprit after buying (35 Euros) the much needed chinese made endoscope - (will post pictures next).

Decided on drilling out the plug, attacking the foam plug, to disorganise the loops & blocks stuck into the PVC split duct. Made & 6 meters drill with wooden drill welded one end & a steel eye the other end. Will ease drilling with pressurized water to soften material & circulate dirt .

wish me luck, might find petrol or gas if insisting.

Anyone met a similar condition when replacing cables ?

Any other solution to displace a plug Inside a duct without getting stuck on rivets heads or joint in pipes ?

I am all ears.

Note : Mast is Hz on ground (changing rigging)

fair winds


christian Alby on Désirade VIII - Maramu 168 - Now in Port Leucate Med sea



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Maramu mainsail furling issues [1 Attachment]

Jacob Champness
 

Thanks Olivier.  Excellent information, as always!


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Maramu mainsail furling issues

James Alton
 

Oliver,

   My Maramu is hull #220. Is it possible to upgrade the Amel furling systems on my boat to those that were used on the Santorin/Super Maramu?

Thank you,

James Alton
1987 Maramu #220

On Apr 27, 2017, at 7:47 AM, Beaute Olivier atlanticyachtsurvey@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


Hello Jacob,

the compressed material part is indeed original. The material is (was) called CELORON. In fact it should not have been drilled, which probably caused it to break.
I see no objection to replace it with aluminum as this is not designed to be a "weak" part (like a fuse).
However, be careful when you furl the sail in. Don't put too much load on the system: ease the sheet a lot a furl the sail when the wind is in front of the vessel or up to 30° on the side.
Make sure the pin is not locked in the manual furler's nozzle.
Tripping the breaker too often will finally lead to wear and tear the worm gear system of the gear-box, and wear on the carbon brushes of the motor.

The furlers you have on the Maramu should be used with care and always with eased sheets.

HAVE A GOOD DAY !

Olivier


On Thursday, April 27, 2017 1:20 PM, "jacob.champness@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


 
[Attachment(s) from jacob.champness@... [amelyachtowners] included below]
Got it sorted, mostly.  

It turned out that as you all said, it was the breakers.  They're located in the companionway on this boat.  And now I know what "mat" and "bome" mean!  Thanks, Eric and Olivier, for helping me understand why I would hear a solenoid even when the breakers were off.

Now here's a puzzle: When I disengaged the furling motor to manually furl in the last little bit of the main the other day, I found a weird little broken piece of some kind of pressed material taking the torque from the furling motor to the furling unit (photo attached).  This must not be original equipment, right?  Could I maybe replace it with just a little block of aluminum or something?  

Jacob Champness
Maramu 202 - Lark
St. Martin







Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Maramu mainsail furling issues [1 Attachment]

Olivier Beaute
 

Hello Jacob,

the compressed material part is indeed original. The material is (was) called CELORON. In fact it should not have been drilled, which probably caused it to break.
I see no objection to replace it with aluminum as this is not designed to be a "weak" part (like a fuse).
However, be careful when you furl the sail in. Don't put too much load on the system: ease the sheet a lot a furl the sail when the wind is in front of the vessel or up to 30° on the side.
Make sure the pin is not locked in the manual furler's nozzle.
Tripping the breaker too often will finally lead to wear and tear the worm gear system of the gear-box, and wear on the carbon brushes of the motor.

The furlers you have on the Maramu should be used with care and always with eased sheets.

HAVE A GOOD DAY !

Olivier


On Thursday, April 27, 2017 1:20 PM, "jacob.champness@... [amelyachtowners]" wrote:


 
[Attachment(s) from jacob.champness@... [amelyachtowners] included below]
Got it sorted, mostly.  

It turned out that as you all said, it was the breakers.  They're located in the companionway on this boat.  And now I know what "mat" and "bome" mean!  Thanks, Eric and Olivier, for helping me understand why I would hear a solenoid even when the breakers were off.

Now here's a puzzle: When I disengaged the furling motor to manually furl in the last little bit of the main the other day, I found a weird little broken piece of some kind of pressed material taking the torque from the furling motor to the furling unit (photo attached).  This must not be original equipment, right?  Could I maybe replace it with just a little block of aluminum or something?  

Jacob Champness
Maramu 202 - Lark
St. Martin





Re: Maramu mainsail furling issues

Jacob Champness
 

Got it sorted, mostly.  

It turned out that as you all said, it was the breakers.  They're located in the companionway on this boat.  And now I know what "mat" and "bome" mean!  Thanks, Eric and Olivier, for helping me understand why I would hear a solenoid even when the breakers were off.

Now here's a puzzle: When I disengaged the furling motor to manually furl in the last little bit of the main the other day, I found a weird little broken piece of some kind of pressed material taking the torque from the furling motor to the furling unit (photo attached).  This must not be original equipment, right?  Could I maybe replace it with just a little block of aluminum or something?  

Jacob Champness
Maramu 202 - Lark
St. Martin



Re: Removing the damn Vetus coupling

Eric Freedman
 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Adding Bilge area pumping Capacity

VLADIMIR SONSEV
 

How do you suggest to run the outlet hose? Is it OK to tee off from the manual pamp?

Vladimir Sonsev
Tel/Text: 202 258 1916


On Apr 26, 2017 4:09 PM, "jjjk12s@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

A mobile unattached Rule type submersible pump with a long lead with crocodile clips and a fairly long semi rigid outlet hose makes a good back up.

 

John Maramu, #91 Popeye

 


 


Re: Satellite communication - Fleetbroadband 150

seafeverofcuan@...
 

Take a look at the mailasail website. It is specifically for long term cruisers. They will give you a patch which blocks all crawlers from uploading data to your computer other than the specific site that you want.
It literally saved me a fortune. Fleet broadband  is really dangerously expensive in the wrong hands.
The owner of mailasail is Ed Wildgoose and he is very knowledgable. I also found that changing from windows to safari gave me a much cleaner connection and was generally more efficient, therefore more economical.
If you are running maxsea  it will run on safari through bootcamp but the keystrokes become muddled so it is not worth the hassle. Macenc will give you easy navigating and clean downloads on safari with passage weather which was fairly accurate.
I ran a Fleet system from 2007 installed by Pochon in La Rochelle and used it a lot for business, the costs then were 1k to 1500 US $ per month, I only got the costs under control in 2011 after using mailasail. Prior to that my heart was in my mouth everytime I had to switch it on.
Skype, electronic book readers, any apps. on your laptop will automatically search for updates and you have know way of knowing until you disconnect and see that you have a ton of megabytes on your Thrane and Thrane dashboard.
Worst case was trying to download the Furuno radar manual off the coast of Africa, I managed to spend US $ 750 for zip!
Good luck.
Trevor Lusty
former owner Seafever
SM 425
Ireland


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Adding Bilge area pumping Capacity

jjjk12s@...
 

A mobile unattached Rule type submersible pump with a long lead with crocodile clips and a fairly long semi rigid outlet hose makes a good back up.

 

John Maramu, #91 Popeye

 


 


Re: Satellite communication - Fleetbroadband 150

Sv Garulfo
 

Hello,

Just wanted to follow up on this conversation to find out if you still have the same arrangement for satellite phone airtime and what your feedback is.

It seems that Pre-Paid Small Vessel Plan is now only available to existing customers and no new SIM cards are issued to new customers.

For those who have the standard plan (25MB) -monthly, do you have some feedback on usage? For example, is it that enough data to get daily weather forecast ? 

Last question, are tariffs comparable across providers no matter the country? we have looked into GLOBALTELESAT for UK. Anyone using a provider in France?

With thanks in advance,
Soraya & Thomas
GARULFO
Amel 54 #122
Cap d'Agde

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: kimberlite can carry 345 Gallons of diesel.

Colin - ex SV Island Pearl
 

Wow Eric, that is a lot of fuel! We have the 600L in the main tank and 9 x 23L jerry cans (200L) which fit snugly in the liferaft locker. Those also get emptied first as our main tank uses fuel. We don't fill those unless we are headed on long ocean passages.

We finally completed installing the fuel polishing unit yesterday and also installed a T junction with 2.5m hose to suck fuel out of jerry cans along side. Just used it tonight to fill 500L of fuel from jerry cans.... what a pleasure!. So fast, quiet and not a drop spilt anywhere!

Next week we start heading up the east Australian coast towards Indonesia where we will be for four months. There are so many sorry stories of poor quality fuel there that we will put all fuel through the fuel polishing unit before it goes into our tank.

Colin & Lauren Streeter
Island Pearl II, Amel53 #332
Brisbane


On Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 1:38 PM, kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I have used Nauta bladders on a number of my boats. I feel the one to get is the more expensive one with built in straps and plumbing hardware already attached.
We use only one hose to fill and remove fuel from the tanks,
We pump fuel into a 5 gallon bucket and remove it using a Jabsco vane puppy pump
Fueling is a breeze and transferring fuel is equally easy.
 
Between the tank and the pump I have mounted a locking ball valve with a hose barb attached.
Then just attach the hose barb to the vane puppy and another hose to go from the pump to the main fuel tank..
 we stop pumping a number of times and reverse the pump , we call it burping the tank.
if you step on the tank vigorously a lot of air will come out into your 5 gallon bucket. we continue the process till we have 55 gallons in the tank. To remove fuel just reverse the process. when the tank is almost empty we hold it up in the air and get the last drops of fuel out of the tank.
when filling the tanks I also add some fuel preservative to the bucket to prevent any growth when the tank is empty.
 
 
The tank that is strapped to the cabin top rail is filled the same except gravity empties it.
 
we also use the vane pump to pump out auxiliary tanks in the life raft locker.
 
All of this fuel is pumped through the large Racor filter that I mentioned in another post that filters the fuel before it gets into the tank. (Thanks Ian and Judy)
Fair winds
Eris
sm 376 Kimberlite
Eris
 
 
----- Original Message -----
From: "dennis@... [amelyachtowners]"
Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 8:58 am
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: kimberlite can carry 345 Gallons of diesel.
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com

> Thanks for reminding me about flexible tanks Eric. I put two 50
> gal bladders in the stern of a Jeanneau DS43 I used to own. Only
> ever half filled them due to my concern that surging in a rough
> seaway would cause the fittings to fail.




--
Colin Streeter
0411 016 445


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Adding Bilge area pumping Capacity

Alan Leslie
 

Embarrassing to say, we hit a couple of coral bomies on the way out of the atoll of Fulaga in SE Fiji, we bounced off the reef twice before we got into the channel on the way out...bang !, bang ! it was heart wrenching...we sailed another 2000 miles through the Fijian archipelago on to New Caledonia and then to New Zealand before we hauled out 
AND...other than paint scrapes on the keel....no damage at all
I've been all over the boat and cannot find anything cracked or moved ...she is perfect
What a boat !!!

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Adding Bilge area pumping Capacity

Ian Park
 

Eric
Wow! Adds proof to the Amel recipe. It also demonstrates how well engineered the Amel rigging is. How many other boats surfing at that speed with that sail area would have kept their masts in place on impact?
Other than a submarine I can't imagine anything bigger to hit!
Thanks for posting - it's these real time episodes that help us all make good decisions.

Best wishes

Ian
Ocean Hobo SN96


Re: Adding Bilge area pumping Capacity

rossirossix4
 

Hi Mohammad,
Regarding a portable bilge pump we can show you what we have.  I had a high capacity 24V pump aboard from the previous owner and decided it would be good to make use of it. *For the reasons owners have posted it was not high on my list but since I had the expensive part, why not?  Management of a rigid intake hose, longer output hose, and 24V cord are all issues.  I came up with a design using a thin board with integrated handle, and a hour glass shape for managing the hoses and electrical cord.  The nylon cord that holds everything together can also be used to secure the pump in operation.  I think the suction hose was at least 1.5 meters, output hose 5 meters, and a 10 meter electrical cord with alligator clips.  The output hose can be a thin collapsible lightweight type hose that saves space. The carpenter at Yacht Marin in Turkey made me the board for $7USD!!!, and so for the cost of a switch, hoses we have a handy, organized, and compact unit that we hope never to use.  Many of us carry a spare bilge pump around anyway, so here is an idea. Sorry you can't see the switch but it is a waterproof push pull mounted near the pump and the 24V cord with alligator clips is also there  https://www.dropbox.com/sc/xkgm3urt583wqzx/AAAHNL0aoLQ0aYM5SMruLZrqa

Bob, KAIMI SM 429
 *Then again there was that incident back in 2004 where my son forgot he was filling the water tank on our Santorin and the tank access panel was open for cleaning....
 


Removing the damn Vetus coupling

Eric Freedman