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prop upgrade

amel46met
 

To the group: I am Tom Deasy, owner of the 1983 Amel Maramu
"Aphrodite" located in Santa Cruz, California. I am thinking of
upgrading from a fixed to a feathering/folding prop, possibly a
"Max-Prop". My concern is that I have a shaft alternator which I would
like to continue to use and I assume this may limit my choice of
props. Any information or opinions on the many choices of props now
available would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Tom & Mary Ellen


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Liferaft, Locker or Deck Cradle?

WILLIAM KLEIN <sidecar1@...>
 

In my opinion an liferaft in a locker may be useless in an emergency situation. To lift a raft out of a locker may be very difficult in storm conditions. I know mine was hard to remove from the lazerette when I was at a dock! When I replace mine it would be with a deck mounted cannister . -- Bill Klein - SV Popeye
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Sent: Sunday, April 13, 2008 1:26 PM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Liferaft, Locker or Deck Cradle?


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The question of where the liferaft should be positioned on our club
owned Santorin has arisen. It has been suggested that it would be
better if the liferaft was mounted on the rail or deck. Personally I'm
of the opinion that if it ain't broken don't fix it and for the last
thing I would want to abandon, to get into a liferaft, is an Amel. But
the suggestion has come from a respected club member with vast sea
experience,and as it is a club boat with various levels of
experience,this suggestion has to be evaluated. As we are new to the
Amel Family (3 years now and enjoying it thoroughly), I hope that the
vast experience out there will come to my aid. The Club is called The
East Coast Garda Sailing Club based in Dun Laoire, Ireland. We are
basically a group of people with an interest in sailing who got
together to do a bit of cruising during the summer and day sailing
during the winter on the Santorin "Khamsin B" We also are involved
racing on our other boat. The purchase of Khamsin as you can immagine
has extended out our horisons big time, but with that comes the safety
factor.
Looking forward to reading your suggestions.
Joe McDonnell


Liferaft, Locker or Deck Cradle?

joseph mc donnell
 

The question of where the liferaft should be positioned on our club
owned Santorin has arisen. It has been suggested that it would be
better if the liferaft was mounted on the rail or deck. Personally I'm
of the opinion that if it ain't broken don't fix it and for the last
thing I would want to abandon, to get into a liferaft, is an Amel. But
the suggestion has come from a respected club member with vast sea
experience,and as it is a club boat with various levels of
experience,this suggestion has to be evaluated. As we are new to the
Amel Family (3 years now and enjoying it thoroughly), I hope that the
vast experience out there will come to my aid. The Club is called The
East Coast Garda Sailing Club based in Dun Laoire, Ireland. We are
basically a group of people with an interest in sailing who got
together to do a bit of cruising during the summer and day sailing
during the winter on the Santorin "Khamsin B" We also are involved
racing on our other boat. The purchase of Khamsin as you can immagine
has extended out our horisons big time, but with that comes the safety
factor.
Looking forward to reading your suggestions.
Joe McDonnell


Battery charging

John and Anne on Bali Hai <annejohn@...>
 

Hello Ivar,
I suspect that the problem is the result of the batteries being fully
discharged during the winter and thus killed off.
Delphi Freedom batteries should be charged up to 29.6 volts according
to the specifications given in Reyas instructions for their Dolphin 2
charger which was introduced about 2003.This model has a switch to
change the charge/float rates for the various sorts of batteries.
I have the previous model which does not have this switch. It charges
up to 28.8volts. My batteries are still pretty good after seven years
although I think some are on their last legs as I had to change
one of them two years ago. One of the claimed advantages of calcium-
lead batteries like Delphi is apparently that they have a much lower
self discharge rate than other types.
I turn every thing off when I am leaving the boat for the winter and
check on the Emeter to see that I have succeeded
as the battery on my car was ruined as the memory of the radio and the
pretend alarm flattened it.
The Reya Agents in Greece are Alex Marine, 5 Leochous Street, Piraeus,
185-31. I got the new battery in Kos Marina,I think from C. Mylonas,
ph 2242024768. The replacement was a Delphi truck battery which is
apparently the same as the marine except that the terminals are not in
the same position.


Battery charging

ivarmylde <mylde@...>
 

I hve problems with my batteries. I hve now bought new Delphi batteries
each year. I suspect the problem is charging. my 24volt/50amp charger
deliver max 28,5 amp on my meter and in that way I believ my batteries
will never be fully charged, I left the batteries connected this
winther for 5 months and asked the yard in Greece to charge every month
which I believe they did. Cud not disconnect due work done while I was
away. Before on my other boats I had my batteries for 6/8 years without
problems. The instuction book of the charger is in French and bit
difficult to understand. Can anybody help.
Rgds Ivar Mylde
SM#53 Silfrania


Battery charging

ivarmylde <mylde@...>
 

I hve problems with my Delphi batteries, hve bought new last year in
Italy 115 ah. Hve to charge after max 25AH when batteries without load
is at 24 volt. I believe the charger is not charging high enough. My
24volt/50ah charger charge at max 28,5 amp and batteries will not be
fully charged. The instruction book for the charger in French and
difficult to understand. Now in Preveza, Greece . On my previous boats
the batteries normally lasted for 6/8 years without problems.
Rgds Ivar Mylde
SM#53


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Dessalator water maker

eric freedman
 

The pickle solution eroded the end caps of my watermaker and killed the
membranes. Just stick to fresh water with new pre filters before storing.

Fair Winds,

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of John and Anne on Bali
Hai
Sent: Saturday, April 12, 2008 8:04 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Dessalator water maker



Hello Giovanni,
If you enter "watermaker pickling" in the search box you will find a
lot of advice. However we have followed Olivier Beaute's advice and did
nothing more than flush it well with fresh water before leaving it
alone for six months every winter. So far it has worked well for the
past seven seasons. However if you do decide to pickle make sure that
you stick to the recommended concentrations as I believe that too much
chemical will severely damage the membrane.

Good luck, Anne and John, SM319 Bali Hai


Re: Dessalator water maker

Giovanni TESTA
 

Hello John,
well, good news: only fresh water!
I had some duobt about. You know, sailing around and along the dingy
dock there are many opinions. A technician sailor told me about the
fresh water, but your and Olivier experience are for sure the best.
Thanks a lot and all the best
Fair winds
Giovanni
SM2K " EUTIKIA" n 428

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "John and Anne on Bali Hai"
<annejohn@...> wrote:

Hello Giovanni,
If you enter "watermaker pickling" in the search box you will find a
lot of advice. However we have followed Olivier Beaute's advice and
did
nothing more than flush it well with fresh water before leaving it
alone for six months every winter. So far it has worked well for the
past seven seasons. However if you do decide to pickle make sure that
you stick to the recommended concentrations as I believe that too
much
chemical will severely damage the membrane.

Good luck, Anne and John, SM319 Bali Hai


Dessalator water maker

John and Anne on Bali Hai <annejohn@...>
 

Hello Giovanni,
If you enter "watermaker pickling" in the search box you will find a
lot of advice. However we have followed Olivier Beaute's advice and did
nothing more than flush it well with fresh water before leaving it
alone for six months every winter. So far it has worked well for the
past seven seasons. However if you do decide to pickle make sure that
you stick to the recommended concentrations as I believe that too much
chemical will severely damage the membrane.

Good luck, Anne and John, SM319 Bali Hai


Amel for sale

Mike Johnson
 

Dear Tony,



Sorry to hear that you are having to sell WORLD CITIZEN.



Our plans are to purchase a SM next year for our retirement adventure into
the sunset. We would be interested in receiving the details of WORLD
CITIZEN to help us determine whether to make the journey to view. We
currently live and sail in South East Asia so it is not a short journey to
USA for us. Final location though is not an issue for us as our retirement
starting point is all part of the adventure.



We are both very familiar with the SM's standard equipment etc so we are
more interested in the additional fitting out and variance from the standard
fit. Photo's would be helpful and of course an indication of price.



Best wishes



Mike & Peta



From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of agav8ter
Sent: 12 April 2008 02:34
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] SM#266 For Sale



It is with a sad heart that we offer WORLD CITIZEN seriously for
sale. Health and family issues have forced a halt to our cruising.
We would like to sell WORLD CITIZEN to a person(s) who will love her
and treat her as we have.
WORLD CITIZEN, Amel Super Maramu 2000 Millennium. Hull number 266
built late 1999. She has all the bells and whistles you would expect
and a few added extras. Huge spare parts inventory, entire tool crib
to go with the sale (including many Amel and engine "special tools").
She is located in Wilmington, NC at the present time, and can be
easily shown. If you are from Europe, we can make a travel
arrangement so you can see her at little cost to you. Delivery to
Europe is a possibility.
I don't want to use this site in an inappropriate manner, so if you
have an interest email me and I will send you all the data you want.
Email; agav8ter@yahoo.com <mailto:agav8ter%40yahoo.com> (Please put Amel
for sale on the subject
line, so your message does not get deleted.)
Thank you,
Tony Gray
WORLD CITIZEN
SM #266


Re: SM#266 For Sale

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Tony,

What a shame you have to sell World Citizen after all of the care you
have provided her. Who ever gets her will certainly appreciate the
love and care that you and Heidi gave her.

FYI yahoo strips the email address, you should have done something
like agav8ter "at" yahoo.com (replace the "at" with @).

Best,

Bill & Judy Rouse
s/v BeBe SM2 #387
transiting the Panama Canal to the Pacific 4/12/08

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "agav8ter" <agav8ter@...> wrote:

It is with a sad heart that we offer WORLD CITIZEN seriously for
sale. Health and family issues have forced a halt to our cruising.
We would like to sell WORLD CITIZEN to a person(s) who will love her
and treat her as we have.
WORLD CITIZEN, Amel Super Maramu 2000 Millennium. Hull number 266
built late 1999. She has all the bells and whistles you would expect
and a few added extras. Huge spare parts inventory, entire tool crib
to go with the sale (including many Amel and engine "special tools").
She is located in Wilmington, NC at the present time, and can be
easily shown. If you are from Europe, we can make a travel
arrangement so you can see her at little cost to you. Delivery to
Europe is a possibility.
I don't want to use this site in an inappropriate manner, so if you
have an interest email me and I will send you all the data you want.
Email; agav8ter@... (Please put Amel for sale on the subject
line, so your message does not get deleted.)
Thank you,
Tony Gray
WORLD CITIZEN
SM #266


SM#266 For Sale

Ag Av8ter
 

It is with a sad heart that we offer WORLD CITIZEN seriously for
sale. Health and family issues have forced a halt to our cruising.
We would like to sell WORLD CITIZEN to a person(s) who will love her
and treat her as we have.
WORLD CITIZEN, Amel Super Maramu 2000 Millennium. Hull number 266
built late 1999. She has all the bells and whistles you would expect
and a few added extras. Huge spare parts inventory, entire tool crib
to go with the sale (including many Amel and engine "special tools").
She is located in Wilmington, NC at the present time, and can be
easily shown. If you are from Europe, we can make a travel
arrangement so you can see her at little cost to you. Delivery to
Europe is a possibility.
I don't want to use this site in an inappropriate manner, so if you
have an interest email me and I will send you all the data you want.
Email; agav8ter@yahoo.com (Please put Amel for sale on the subject
line, so your message does not get deleted.)
Thank you,
Tony Gray
WORLD CITIZEN
SM #266


dessalator

Giovanni TESTA
 

hi to all,
I have a Dissalator HR 4 and I have to leave my SM2K for 5
monthes ,during the hurrican season, on the hard in Venezuela, Puerto
La Cruz. Wich the best treatment I can do to preserve its membranes ?
what I haven't to do ? My Dissalator has 100 hrs only.
Please any suggestions will be particularly appreciated.
Thanks to all,
Giovanni TESTA
s/v "EUTIKIA" SM2K n 428


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bad Salt Water Manifold

eric freedman
 

Patrick,

The manifold does have just straight fittings no hose barbs. It is easy to
remove. You must also remove the first pre filter for the 220-volt
watermaker to access the mounting screws.

Fair Winds,

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite







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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of patrick.naegels
Sent: Sunday, April 06, 2008 4:06 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bad Salt Water Manifold



If I remember well, price must be around 350 euros. But manifold
comes with tap and neck, ready to install.

Olivier Beauté said there is no difficulties to disconnect existing
hoses, because there are no notches on pipes.

We'll see ...

Patrick

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--- In amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com, eric <kimberlite@...> wrote:

Hi Patrick,

I have a feeling that the bonding strap that is connected to the
keel bolt
in the bilge is rotten and no longer connected.

I will check it this week. I have already made plans to replace
the strap
as another member has already done. I also plan to connect the
bonding wire
on the A/C pump to the manifold directly.

I was just wondering -what was the cost of the manifold from Amel?

Fair Winds,

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
patrick.naegels
Sent: Sunday, April 06, 2008 2:08 AM
To: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bad Salt Water Manifold



Hi Eric,

we have the same, but our salt-water manifold is still working. We
just see that black paint is rotted with small white points, and
water drops some time at main connection.

It's like that for 3 years, I really wonder why. As you I tough to
electrolysis effect, but this metal part is connected to earth wire.

So, for 3 years, we have on board a new manifold bought by Amel,
just
in case ...

But I decide to replace this part before our new blue water
crossing.

Patrick - Caramel - SM2000 # 329

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--- In amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com, "eric freedman"
<kimberlite@> wrote:

Has anyone had problems with the salt-water manifold rotting out?
This is the manifold that connects to the electric head pumps,
the
watermaker, the anchor wash, and the A/c pump via the sea
strainer.

Last week I noticed a small drip from the manifold. I touched it
and
my finger went right through the A/C tap on the manifold. When I
removed the manifold, the A/C tap looked like Swiss cheese. I had
to
saw off the tap and put a hose and clamps over it to temporarily
use
the manifold. When I tried to put the manifold back, it snapped
off.
It appears that the factory soldered a BRASS pipe nipple to the
end
of
the copper manifold.
This caused electrolysis and the manifold to fail at the junction
where it screws into the ball valve. I am having a new manifold
made
out of stainless in St Martin. Has anyone else seen such a
problem?
Fair Winds,
Eric
Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite









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Re: Bad Salt Water Manifold

patrick.naegels <patrick.naegels@...>
 

If I remember well, price must be around 350 euros. But manifold
comes with tap and neck, ready to install.

Olivier Beauté said there is no difficulties to disconnect existing
hoses, because there are no notches on pipes.

We'll see ...

Patrick


°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, eric <kimberlite@...> wrote:

Hi Patrick,

I have a feeling that the bonding strap that is connected to the
keel bolt
in the bilge is rotten and no longer connected.

I will check it this week. I have already made plans to replace
the strap
as another member has already done. I also plan to connect the
bonding wire
on the A/C pump to the manifold directly.

I was just wondering -what was the cost of the manifold from Amel?

Fair Winds,

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
patrick.naegels
Sent: Sunday, April 06, 2008 2:08 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bad Salt Water Manifold



Hi Eric,

we have the same, but our salt-water manifold is still working. We
just see that black paint is rotted with small white points, and
water drops some time at main connection.

It's like that for 3 years, I really wonder why. As you I tough to
electrolysis effect, but this metal part is connected to earth wire.

So, for 3 years, we have on board a new manifold bought by Amel,
just
in case ...

But I decide to replace this part before our new blue water
crossing.

Patrick - Caramel - SM2000 # 329

°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°
--- In amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com, "eric freedman"
<kimberlite@> wrote:

Has anyone had problems with the salt-water manifold rotting out?
This is the manifold that connects to the electric head pumps,
the
watermaker, the anchor wash, and the A/c pump via the sea
strainer.

Last week I noticed a small drip from the manifold. I touched it
and
my finger went right through the A/C tap on the manifold. When I
removed the manifold, the A/C tap looked like Swiss cheese. I had
to
saw off the tap and put a hose and clamps over it to temporarily
use
the manifold. When I tried to put the manifold back, it snapped
off.
It appears that the factory soldered a BRASS pipe nipple to the
end
of
the copper manifold.
This caused electrolysis and the manifold to fail at the junction
where it screws into the ball valve. I am having a new manifold
made
out of stainless in St Martin. Has anyone else seen such a
problem?
Fair Winds,
Eric
Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite




[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bad Salt Water Manifold

eric freedman
 

Hi Patrick,

I have a feeling that the bonding strap that is connected to the keel bolt
in the bilge is rotten and no longer connected.

I will check it this week. I have already made plans to replace the strap
as another member has already done. I also plan to connect the bonding wire
on the A/C pump to the manifold directly.

I was just wondering -what was the cost of the manifold from Amel?

Fair Winds,

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





_____

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of patrick.naegels
Sent: Sunday, April 06, 2008 2:08 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bad Salt Water Manifold



Hi Eric,

we have the same, but our salt-water manifold is still working. We
just see that black paint is rotted with small white points, and
water drops some time at main connection.

It's like that for 3 years, I really wonder why. As you I tough to
electrolysis effect, but this metal part is connected to earth wire.

So, for 3 years, we have on board a new manifold bought by Amel, just
in case ...

But I decide to replace this part before our new blue water crossing.

Patrick - Caramel - SM2000 # 329

°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°
--- In amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com, "eric freedman"
<kimberlite@...> wrote:

Has anyone had problems with the salt-water manifold rotting out?
This is the manifold that connects to the electric head pumps, the
watermaker, the anchor wash, and the A/c pump via the sea strainer.

Last week I noticed a small drip from the manifold. I touched it
and
my finger went right through the A/C tap on the manifold. When I
removed the manifold, the A/C tap looked like Swiss cheese. I had
to
saw off the tap and put a hose and clamps over it to temporarily
use
the manifold. When I tried to put the manifold back, it snapped
off.
It appears that the factory soldered a BRASS pipe nipple to the end
of
the copper manifold.
This caused electrolysis and the manifold to fail at the junction
where it screws into the ball valve. I am having a new manifold
made
out of stainless in St Martin. Has anyone else seen such a problem?
Fair Winds,
Eric
Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite




[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bad Salt Water Manifold

Jose_Luis Isasi <jose.luis.isasi@...>
 

Hi,

To weld stainless steel you need to use an 'Argon' welder, it welds
in an atmosphere of argon. This gas is blowed by a pipe to the
welding area while it is being welded.

I suppose that a professional should have the skills and the tools to
do it.

Kind regards
Jose-Luis
XALOL (Euros)


--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, john martin <symoondog@...>
wrote:


Erick, Make sure the welder iknows how to weld stainless steel for
underwater use. I had one welded up, it looked beautiful. Lasted two
months. I took it to a boatyard the next time and they re-welded it.
It seems you have to blow air into the pipe at the same time as you
weld. This one has been on for two years. John "Moondog" SM248


To: amelyachtowners@...: kimberlite@...: Sun, 6 Apr 2008 04:26:33
+0000Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bad Salt Water Manifold




Has anyone had problems with the salt-water manifold rotting out?
This is the manifold that connects to the electric head pumps, the
watermaker, the anchor wash, and the A/c pump via the sea
strainer.Last week I noticed a small drip from the manifold. I
touched it and my finger went right through the A/C tap on the
manifold. When I removed the manifold, the A/C tap looked like Swiss
cheese. I had to saw off the tap and put a hose and clamps over it to
temporarily use the manifold. When I tried to put the manifold back,
it snapped off. It appears that the factory soldered a BRASS pipe
nipple to the end of the copper manifold. This caused electrolysis
and the manifold to fail at the junction where it screws into the
ball valve. I am having a new manifold made out of stainless in St
Martin. Has anyone else seen such a problem?Fair Winds,EricAmel Super
Maramu #376 Kimberlite






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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bad Salt Water Manifold

john martin <symoondog@...>
 

Erick, Make sure the welder iknows how to weld stainless steel for underwater use. I had one welded up, it looked beautiful. Lasted two months. I took it to a boatyard the next time and they re-welded it. It seems you have to blow air into the pipe at the same time as you weld. This one has been on for two years. John "Moondog" SM248


To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.comFrom: kimberlite@optonline.netDate: Sun, 6 Apr 2008 04:26:33 +0000Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bad Salt Water Manifold




Has anyone had problems with the salt-water manifold rotting out?This is the manifold that connects to the electric head pumps, the watermaker, the anchor wash, and the A/c pump via the sea strainer.Last week I noticed a small drip from the manifold. I touched it and my finger went right through the A/C tap on the manifold. When I removed the manifold, the A/C tap looked like Swiss cheese. I had to saw off the tap and put a hose and clamps over it to temporarily use the manifold. When I tried to put the manifold back, it snapped off. It appears that the factory soldered a BRASS pipe nipple to the end of the copper manifold. This caused electrolysis and the manifold to fail at the junction where it screws into the ball valve. I am having a new manifold made out of stainless in St Martin. Has anyone else seen such a problem?Fair Winds,EricAmel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite






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Re: Bad Salt Water Manifold

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Eric,

We had to remove our Salt Water Manifold Super Maramu in October to
clean the nasty Cartagena mussels that were packed into the
mainforld...we did not notice any electrolysis or corrosion. I just
cleaned and repainted it.

I placed a photo in a new album named "Salt Water Manifold Super
Maramu." If you have a chance to give me all of the dimensions I will
update the photo...be sure to include the size of the nipple (both
ends) and the o/s diameter of each output tube.

Best,

Bill
s/v BeBe SM2 #387


--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "eric freedman"
<kimberlite@...> wrote:

Has anyone had problems with the salt-water manifold rotting out?
This is the manifold that connects to the electric head pumps, the
watermaker, the anchor wash, and the A/c pump via the sea strainer.

Last week I noticed a small drip from the manifold. I touched it and
my finger went right through the A/C tap on the manifold. When I
removed the manifold, the A/C tap looked like Swiss cheese. I had to
saw off the tap and put a hose and clamps over it to temporarily use
the manifold. When I tried to put the manifold back, it snapped off.
It appears that the factory soldered a BRASS pipe nipple to the end of
the copper manifold.
This caused electrolysis and the manifold to fail at the junction
where it screws into the ball valve. I am having a new manifold made
out of stainless in St Martin. Has anyone else seen such a problem?
Fair Winds,
Eric
Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite


Re: Bad Salt Water Manifold

patrick.naegels <patrick.naegels@...>
 

Hi Eric,

we have the same, but our salt-water manifold is still working. We
just see that black paint is rotted with small white points, and
water drops some time at main connection.

It's like that for 3 years, I really wonder why. As you I tough to
electrolysis effect, but this metal part is connected to earth wire.

So, for 3 years, we have on board a new manifold bought by Amel, just
in case ...

But I decide to replace this part before our new blue water crossing.

Patrick - Caramel - SM2000 # 329


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--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "eric freedman"
<kimberlite@...> wrote:

Has anyone had problems with the salt-water manifold rotting out?
This is the manifold that connects to the electric head pumps, the
watermaker, the anchor wash, and the A/c pump via the sea strainer.

Last week I noticed a small drip from the manifold. I touched it
and
my finger went right through the A/C tap on the manifold. When I
removed the manifold, the A/C tap looked like Swiss cheese. I had
to
saw off the tap and put a hose and clamps over it to temporarily
use
the manifold. When I tried to put the manifold back, it snapped
off.
It appears that the factory soldered a BRASS pipe nipple to the end
of
the copper manifold.
This caused electrolysis and the manifold to fail at the junction
where it screws into the ball valve. I am having a new manifold
made
out of stainless in St Martin. Has anyone else seen such a problem?
Fair Winds,
Eric
Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite