Date   

Re: [Amel] Re: Life Raft Location

Don Henderson <maramu48@...>
 

Hi AL
Attached are (4) photos of our solution to the liferaft dilemma. The cradle is made with 1/4" x 2" 316-stainless. Retaining strap is 1/8" x 1-1/2" stainless. Weight of 119lb raft rests on the aft deck. Upon releasing the pelican hook, one merely tips the raft over. No lifting. 10 second deployment. This keeps the mizzen dance deck clear.
Don and Pam
s/v MINERVA

--- On Wed, 3/11/09, joemac4sail <joemac4sail@...> wrote:

From: joemac4sail <joemac4sail@...>
Subject: [Amel] Re: Life Raft Location
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2009, 4:26 AM






Hi Barry and Robin

I raised this subject in the past, you can find the results through the search engine. I still think the locker is fine for the storage of your liferaft. Just one thing suggested by another member and that was to raise the liferaft to sit just below the lip of the locker, (we used plastic beer crates cut to size for the job). the technique is now to lift the liferaft partially out of the locker, use the lip as a fulcrum and roll the raft on to the deck. There is considerably less effort required using this method and as you are working beside the cockpit, you are less exposed to the elements. Our raft is a 10 man canister (we do day trips for club members so require a large raft)so a lot heavier.

Regards Joe McDonnell
--- In amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com, "seagasm" <seagasm@... > wrote:

Hi Everyone,we are preparing our SM for a Pacific cruise and have changed the 6 man Zodiac liferaft from a soft pack to a canister that I would prefer to mount on the deck/cabin top. Before I get carried away with my trusty Ryobi drill, does anyone have any suggestions for a most suitable location and WHY?

Best Regards
Barry and Robyn
Tradewinds III SM171


















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


Re: anti-piracy map

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Regarding the Gulf of Auden, I have the "coalition patrolled corridor," as well as individual pirate attacks, and insurance companies' restricted WAR Zones in Maxsea chart overlays (.ptf files) if anyone is interested. (bill"at"svbebe.com). It is something that I put together several months ago and have kept up-to-date as of this week.

Best,

Bill
s/v BeBe, SM2, #387
currently Malaysia

--- In amelyachtowners@..., Attilio Siviero <attilio.siviero@...> wrote:

Hi everybody,
for those approaching Western Indian Ocean, could be of some interest the link below.
http://www.pbo.co.uk/news/406034/anti-piracy-planning-chart-free-download
Paolo, I have printed it in standard A1 format, I'll give you when we meet for Christmas.
God luck and Fair Winds
Maria&Attilio Santorin#84 Sisila






Poinsard wall lamps

Don Henderson <maramu48@...>
 

Does anyone know where to obtain, or have for sale?, the Poinsard wall lamps, as found on the Maramu?
thanks, Don  s/v Minerva  Maramu #135


anti-piracy map

Attilio Siviero <attilio.siviero@...>
 

Hi everybody,
for those approaching Western Indian Ocean, could be of some interest the link below.
http://www.pbo.co.uk/news/406034/anti-piracy-planning-chart-free-download
Paolo, I have printed it in standard A1 format, I'll give you when we meet for Christmas.
God luck and Fair Winds
Maria&Attilio Santorin#84 Sisila


Re: [Amel] Grey Water Discharge

Craig Briggs
 

As Yogi Berra said, "You can observe a lot by looking around", so I jumped on the US EPA website and learned that US "No-discharge" zones only restrict "Black water" not "grey" water. I stand corrected - sorry for the misstatement. I did, though, also get a "hit" that some local areas in the US and Canada do limit grey water.

Regarding Turkey, however, Noonsite reported the Turkish Marine Environmental Protection Association (TURMEPA) "Blue Card" scheme currently requires "No Discharge" of both "black" and "grey" water in the Mugla region (from Bodrum to Fethiye) and, starting March 2010, in the Gocek Dalaman area. Interestingly, the TURMEPA website states they are an organization of "business, industry and marine sector" leaders who "aim to be a major force in the implementation of ... laws". I found no "hits" on the laws themselves, although I don't read Turkish.

The "buzz" on other DB's lends credence to the Noonsite report while pointing out the many vagaries in local interpretation and enforcement.

As a practical note, I really don't fancy our soap laden, food grease and particle filled grey water floating around when we swim and I'll confess to occasionally missing a bit of spilled engine oil when I change the filters. It certainly would be more pleasant if I could easily contain that and at least manually control its discharge, if not dump it offshore or pump it out ashore.

Cheers, Craig Brigs, s/v SANGARIS; Santorin #68


Re: [Amel] Grey Water Discharge

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Ric -- I think with research you will find there are indeed some areas that prohibit grey water discharge. Certain areas of the Great Lakes in the United States have regulations against any grey water discharge. From recent personal experience, two marinas in New Zealand and one in Queensland territory of Australia this year stressed to us that there could be no grey water discharge. We were told that galley and shower water must be retained onboard. Told us we could not operate the onboard dishwasher or the washing machine since there was no method of containing the dirty water on our boat. Made no difference to them that we were using biodegradable products.

Have no idea about regulations in Turkey or anywhere else in the Med as we haven't made that far yet. But certain parts of USA, New Zealand and Australia do indeed prohibit discharge of grey water.

Judy
S/V BeBe
SM2 #387

--- In amelyachtowners@..., Ric <ric@...> wrote:

Sorry, but No discharge rules apply to heads. It would be a
exceptionately rare sailboat ever built that holds grey water and sink
water,even Amel. No one, including the coast guards own boats could
comply. So relax, enjoy & use a little of biodegradable soap. The
"discharge police" won't fine you

Ric Gottschalk
Bali Hai SN24


Re: [Amel] mizzen staysail

Serge Tremblay <laetitiaii@...>
 

Look at a photo posted for this group
 
 
Serge Mango 51
 


Note: À VENDRE - FOR SALE
LAETITIA II
info: www.columbia37.com & www.laetitia-l.com

--- En date de : Dim, 6.12.09, sailw32@... <sailw32@...> a écrit :


De: sailw32@... <sailw32@...>
Objet: Re: [Amel] mizzen staysail
À: amelyachtowners@...
Date: dimanche 6 Décembre 2009, 21 h 25


 



Hi Richard, No that was not us, I hauled out end of Oct. I thought maybe I
was missing a sail from my inventory,I had not heard of a mizzen staysail
,but then what do I know. If you guys are going to be in Annapolis this
winter Diane and I will drive down after the Holidays, I'll bring this
brochure with the photo I'm talking about. Happy Holidays, Pat & Diane SM 123

In a message dated 12/6/2009 9:03:37 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
richard03801@ yahoo.com writes:

Hi Pat, we have never seen a mizzen staysail on an Amel SM.. maybe and old
52 but even then the rig is not right for that kind of sail. We have seen a
stay sail rig as a head sail using the big center cleat and using the
balooner halyard rather then a head stay for storm use.
Did we see your boat in Annapolis over Thanksgiving?
Our ding was not in service or we'd have come out to see.
Best to all
Richard and Joan on Challenge SM 209

____________ _________ _________ __
From: sailw32 <_sailw32@aol. sai_ (mailto:sailw32@aol. com) >
To: _amelyachtowners@ amelyachtowname_
(mailto:amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com)
Sent: Sun, December 6, 2009 6:43:38 PM
Subject: [Amel] mizzen staysail

I was looking at a sales brochure that came with my boat SM 123,a picture
depicted the boat sailing with what looked like a typical staysail flying
forward of the mizzen and aft of the main.My boat came with a mizzen
balooner but not a normal cut staysail. Was that a standard sail that came with a
SM ? Thanks, Pat

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

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









Offrez un compte Flickr Pro à vos amis et à votre famille.
http://www.flickr.com/gift/

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


Re: [Amel] mizzen staysail

amelforme
 

Every SM 53 Amel built was equipped with a mizzen staysail as standard .
This sail is very much like what we call a mizzen staysail here in North
America with a slightly fuller cut. It is made from rip-stop nylon and self
destructs in breeze over about 20 knots true if you are not really careful.
Well set, it can add about 1 knot when reaching. The sails were usually
red/white/blue and had a tendency to bleed the colors if put away wet.

All the best,
Joel F. Potter

Joel F. Potter - Cruising Yacht Specialist, LLC
Amel's Sole Associate for the Americas
Mailing Address: 401 East Las Olas Boulevard #130-126
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Phone: (954) 462-5869
Email: jfpottercys@...


Re: [Amel] Grey Water Discharge

Richard Piller <richard03801@...>
 

We have just come back from being in the Western Med for 18 months. There is NO discharge enforced rules in there, you will find that Turkey will selectively enforce them on non Turk boats but only for the sewage discharge.
And yes we have been inspected. No issues. Yes, we do use the holding tanks when in harbor or the on shore heads. Keep in mind there is very very few pump outs in the Med. When you ask the think you are joking.. And we NEVER make water in the Med. it's not safe, people have been using it as a big septic tank for 1000's of years and still do. We'd also suggest you test water in port BEFORE you fill your tanks. We filter every drop twice going in and out of our tank.
Clean wake it counts its great so long as you can... Common sense wins very time.
Richard and Joan on Challenge




________________________________
From: Ric <ric@...>
To: "amelyachtowners@..." <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Sun, December 6, 2009 4:03:48 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Grey Water Discharge


Sorry, but No discharge rules apply to heads. It would be a
exceptionately rare sailboat ever built that holds grey water and sink
water,even Amel. No one, including the coast guards own boats could
comply. So relax, enjoy & use a little of biodegradable soap. The
"discharge police" won't fine you

Ric Gottschalk
Bali Hai SN24

On Dec 6, 2009, at 2:32 PM, "svSangaris" <sangaris@aol. com> wrote:



David and Hazel wrote:
"Does anyone know what the rules and regs say? all boats must
discharge water as part of normal life aboard.

David and Hazel
Sharki148 Spirito Affine"
David and Hazel,
The rules are quite explicit. NO DISCHARGE. Period. Nothing from the
shower sumps, nothing from the galley, nothing from the heads. You
must hold it until you leave the no-discharge area or have it pumped
out at a pump-out station.

No-discharge areas have been proliferating for years. The US has
many (Great Lakes since the 60's if I recall correctly; Block
Island; parts of Naragansett Bay, etc.) and the Europeans are
following suit, Turkey being the latest, I think.

Regardless of your assessment of "common sense", we boaters need to
abide by these regs and leave a "Clean Wake" as the Seven Seas
Cruising Association advocates.

Best regards, Craig & Katherine s/v SangarisSantorin #68









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


Re: [Amel] Grey Water Discharge

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Sometimes people and marinas wind up in the radical left column when it comes to defining "discharge."

We stayed at a marina in the Auckland area of New Zealand that had an "absolutely no discharge" rule. I asked about sink/shower water and they said no. To their credit they had an in-slip pump-out system.

After a few days of rationing sink water I noticed several local large power fishing boats cleaning fish on the sterns of their boats in the marina. I noticed marina employees pressure-washing the docks (with chemicals). I noticed marina employees and others washing and rinsing boats in slips. I noticed that the pressure wash system at the haul-out area drained into the marina. Then I decided to track down where the stuff goes from the in-slip pump-out...it went to a septic system about 100 meters from the water's edge.

Judy and I decided that the marina could live with our soapy sink and shower water.

We are half-way around. We have learned not to stress on the things we hear, but rather experience things first-hand. Of course this rule does not apply to Gulf of Auden piracy...we are stressed about what we hear!

Best,

Bill
s/v BeBe, SM2, #387
Malaysia

--- In amelyachtowners@..., Ric <ric@...> wrote:

Sorry, but No discharge rules apply to heads. It would be a
exceptionately rare sailboat ever built that holds grey water and sink
water,even Amel. No one, including the coast guards own boats could
comply. So relax, enjoy & use a little of biodegradable soap. The
"discharge police" won't fine you

Ric Gottschalk
Bali Hai SN24

On Dec 6, 2009, at 2:32 PM, "sv Sangaris" <sangaris@...> wrote:



David and Hazel wrote:
"Does anyone know what the rules and regs say? all boats must
discharge water as part of normal life aboard.

David and Hazel
Sharki148 Spirito Affine"
David and Hazel,
The rules are quite explicit. NO DISCHARGE. Period. Nothing from the
shower sumps, nothing from the galley, nothing from the heads. You
must hold it until you leave the no-discharge area or have it pumped
out at a pump-out station.

No-discharge areas have been proliferating for years. The US has
many (Great Lakes since the 60's if I recall correctly; Block
Island; parts of Naragansett Bay, etc.) and the Europeans are
following suit, Turkey being the latest, I think.

Regardless of your assessment of "common sense", we boaters need to
abide by these regs and leave a "Clean Wake" as the Seven Seas
Cruising Association advocates.

Best regards, Craig & Katherine s/v Sangaris Santorin #68




Re: [Amel] mizzen staysail

Richard Piller <richard03801@...>
 

Hi Pat, we have never seen a mizzen staysail on an Amel SM.. maybe and old 52 but even then the rig is not right for that kind of sail. We have seen a stay sail rig as a head sail using the big center cleat and using the balooner halyard rather then a head stay for storm use.
Did we see your boat in Annapolis over Thanksgiving?
Our ding was not in service or we'd have come out to see.
Best to all
Richard and Joan on Challenge SM 209




________________________________
From: sailw32 <sailw32@...>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Sun, December 6, 2009 6:43:38 PM
Subject: [Amel] mizzen staysail


I was looking at a sales brochure that came with my boat SM 123,a picture depicted the boat sailing with what looked like a typical staysail flying forward of the mizzen and aft of the main.My boat came with a mizzen balooner but not a normal cut staysail. Was that a standard sail that came with a SM ? Thanks, Pat







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


mizzen staysail

Patrick McAneny
 

I was looking at a sales brochure that came with my boat SM 123,a picture depicted the boat sailing with what looked like a typical staysail flying forward of the mizzen and aft of the main.My boat came with a mizzen balooner but not a normal cut staysail. Was that a standard sail that came with a SM ? Thanks, Pat


Re: [Amel] mizzen staysail

Patrick McAneny
 

Joel, I have the red/white/blue sail you are referring to, it is labeled
mizzen ballooner and is much fuller than a staysail and is rip-stop.If you
have one of brochures from around 1994 it shows the boat under four sails and
the mizzen staysail is white and appears to be a much flatter cut than the
sail I have. It appears to be as flat as the typical staysail. Thanks, Pat
McAneny SM123

In a message dated 12/6/2009 9:19:36 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
jfpottercys@... writes:




Every SM 53 Amel built was equipped with a mizzen staysail as standard .
This sail is very much like what we call a mizzen staysail here in North
America with a slightly fuller cut. It is made from rip-stop nylon and self
destructs in breeze over about 20 knots true if you are not really careful.
Well set, it can add about 1 knot when reaching. The sails were usually
red/white/blue and had a tendency to bleed the colors if put away wet.

All the best,
Joel F. Potter

Joel F. Potter - Cruising Yacht Specialist, LLC
Amel's Sole Associate for the Americas
Mailing Address: 401 East Las Olas Boulevard #130-126
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Phone: (954) 462-5869
Email: _jfpottercys@jfpotte_ (mailto:jfpottercys@...)


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







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


Re: [Amel] mizzen staysail

Patrick McAneny
 

Hi Richard, No that was not us, I hauled out end of Oct. I thought maybe I
was missing a sail from my inventory,I had not heard of a mizzen staysail
,but then what do I know. If you guys are going to be in Annapolis this
winter Diane and I will drive down after the Holidays, I'll bring this
brochure with the photo I'm talking about. Happy Holidays, Pat & Diane SM 123

In a message dated 12/6/2009 9:03:37 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
richard03801@... writes:




Hi Pat, we have never seen a mizzen staysail on an Amel SM.. maybe and old
52 but even then the rig is not right for that kind of sail. We have seen a
stay sail rig as a head sail using the big center cleat and using the
balooner halyard rather then a head stay for storm use.
Did we see your boat in Annapolis over Thanksgiving?
Our ding was not in service or we'd have come out to see.
Best to all
Richard and Joan on Challenge SM 209

________________________________
From: sailw32 <_sailw32@... (mailto:sailw32@...) >
To: _amelyachtowners@amelyachtowname_
(mailto:amelyachtowners@...)
Sent: Sun, December 6, 2009 6:43:38 PM
Subject: [Amel] mizzen staysail

I was looking at a sales brochure that came with my boat SM 123,a picture
depicted the boat sailing with what looked like a typical staysail flying
forward of the mizzen and aft of the main.My boat came with a mizzen
balooner but not a normal cut staysail. Was that a standard sail that came with a
SM ? Thanks, Pat

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







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


Re: [Amel] Grey Water Discharge

Ric <ric@...>
 

Sorry, but No discharge rules apply to heads. It would be a
exceptionately rare sailboat ever built that holds grey water and sink
water,even Amel. No one, including the coast guards own boats could
comply. So relax, enjoy & use a little of biodegradable soap. The
"discharge police" won't fine you

Ric Gottschalk
Bali Hai SN24

On Dec 6, 2009, at 2:32 PM, "sv Sangaris" <sangaris@...> wrote:



David and Hazel wrote:
"Does anyone know what the rules and regs say? all boats must
discharge water as part of normal life aboard.

David and Hazel
Sharki148 Spirito Affine"
David and Hazel,
The rules are quite explicit. NO DISCHARGE. Period. Nothing from the
shower sumps, nothing from the galley, nothing from the heads. You
must hold it until you leave the no-discharge area or have it pumped
out at a pump-out station.

No-discharge areas have been proliferating for years. The US has
many (Great Lakes since the 60's if I recall correctly; Block
Island; parts of Naragansett Bay, etc.) and the Europeans are
following suit, Turkey being the latest, I think.

Regardless of your assessment of "common sense", we boaters need to
abide by these regs and leave a "Clean Wake" as the Seven Seas
Cruising Association advocates.

Best regards, Craig & Katherine s/v Sangaris Santorin #68


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


I Cant Upload Photos

kimberlite1212 <kimberlite@...>
 

Hi,
I tried to upload a photo of a stainless steel raw manifold I had built , but it says I do not have the right to upload photos.
What am I doing wrong?
Fair Winds,
Eric
SM 376 Kimberlite


Re: [Amel] Grey Water Discharge

kimberlite@...
 

My Harbour Huntington new york is a no discharge as well as nantucket island.
fair winds
eric
sm 376 kimbelite

----- Original Message -----
From: sv Sangaris
Date: Sunday, December 6, 2009 2:36 pm
Subject: [Amel] Grey Water Discharge
To: amelyachtowners@...



David and Hazel wrote:
"Does anyone know what the rules and regs say? all boats must
discharge water as part of normal life aboard.

David and Hazel
Sharki148 Spirito Affine"
David and Hazel,
The rules are quite explicit. NO DISCHARGE. Period. Nothing
from the shower sumps, nothing from the galley, nothing from the
heads. You must hold it until you leave the no-discharge area or
have it pumped out at a pump-out station.

No-discharge areas have been proliferating for years. The US
has many (Great Lakes since the 60's if I recall correctly;
Block Island; parts of Naragansett Bay, etc.) and the Europeans
are following suit, Turkey being the latest, I think.

Regardless of your assessment of "common sense", we boaters need
to abide by these regs and leave a "Clean Wake" as the Seven
Seas Cruising Association advocates.

Best regards, Craig & Katherine s/v Sangaris Santorin #68


Grey Water Discharge

Craig Briggs
 

David and Hazel wrote:
"Does anyone know what the rules and regs say? all boats must discharge water as part of normal life aboard.

David and Hazel
Sharki148 Spirito Affine"
David and Hazel,
The rules are quite explicit. NO DISCHARGE. Period. Nothing from the shower sumps, nothing from the galley, nothing from the heads. You must hold it until you leave the no-discharge area or have it pumped out at a pump-out station.

No-discharge areas have been proliferating for years. The US has many (Great Lakes since the 60's if I recall correctly; Block Island; parts of Naragansett Bay, etc.) and the Europeans are following suit, Turkey being the latest, I think.

Regardless of your assessment of "common sense", we boaters need to abide by these regs and leave a "Clean Wake" as the Seven Seas Cruising Association advocates.

Best regards, Craig & Katherine s/v Sangaris Santorin #68


B&G Mast Head unit for Hydra 2000 (Anemometer)

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

All,

When the Anemometer slows or fails to turn in light airs the fault is most likely is the bearing, part number 213-10-038 $129. The bearing unscrews from the base of the Anemometer and the retaining nut allows removal of the wind cups. contact B&G Service, (954) 229 0208, jake"at"wheelhouse.net

I added a photo with an exploded view of the B&G Mast Head unit to the photo section of this website at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amelyachtowners/photos/album/1949812811/pic/2098055474/view?picmode=&mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=1&count=20&dir=asc

Best,

Bill
s/v BeBe, SM2, #387
currently Malaysia


Re: [Amel] Grey Water Discharge

spritoaffine <spritoaffine@...>
 

Graham
It seems I have been bouncing, happens quite frequently, sorry about that but should be ok now
The boat is in Sicily at the moment but we are in the UK
Regards David and Hazel

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "GrahamJohnston42" <grahamjohnston42@...> wrote:

Hello David and Hazel,

I have tried to reply to your email but my reply has been returned twice so I guess something is wrong somewhere. I have therefore posted your comment below. I see you have a .co.uk email address do you keep your Sharki in the UK?

The macerator idea sounds much easier than my proposition. I had considered fitting another skin fitting for the galley sink outlet somewhere either under the sink or in the engine compartment with a divertor to the existing sump for use in restricted waters. Unfortunately I did not have the courage to carry on as I felt that the sink may flood under sail as the sink outlet is set pretty low in our boats. I do keep looking at the drawings though!

I now think that a macerator with a divertor valve to the existing sump could be the way forward for us, much less hassle that moulding a tank.

Has anyone installed a skin fitting for the sink outlet on a Sharki?

Regards
Graham
'Zephyr' Sharki 181




Hello All
Our Sharki has the galley water piped through a macerator direct overboard while the sump bilge pump is a 3 position off/manual/automatic arrangement, maybe retrofitted from what you say but it allows us a bit more leeway to fill the sump only with washing water from the heads which I guess in an emergency could be piped into a container positioned in the sump space. Doable but far from ideal. Does anyone know what the rules and regs say? all boats must discharge water as part of normal life aboard.

David and Hazel
Sharki148 Spirito Affine




Hi Craig,
You face a similar dilemma to ourselves.
We have a 1989 Sharki and the factory grey water setup is what you describe as a quick fix in that the water accumulates in the sump where there is a high water alarm fitted with a manually switched bilge pump.
 
There is no auto bilge pump fitted though, which I find incomprehensible, so what I intend to do over the winter is to mould a GRP grey water holding tank with clear perspex lid which will fit inside the sump. This will have its own float switch and auto/manual/off switch and dedicated pump and outlet. The tank capacity will be limited but it is the best option I have come up with so far. This idea came from Steve Leeds another Sharki owner and has been successful for him.
 
The existing pump will then used purely as a bilge pump in conjunction with the auto switch that I have already fitted.
 
Is there room in the Santorin to fit a tank in the sump as we have nowhere other than in the engine compartment that is suitable without losing precious storage space?
 
Regards
Graham Johnston
'Zephyr' Sharki 181
 
 

--- On Thu, 3/12/09, sv_sangaris <sangaris@> wrote:


From: sv_sangaris <sangaris@>
Subject: [Amel] Grey Water Discharge
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Thursday, 3 December, 2009, 13:00


 



With many cruising areas imposing "No Discharge" regs, including "grey water" (most recently the Gocek Dalaman area of Turkey), and (most) of us with Amel's automatic bilge pump discharging grey water regularly, has anyone come up with a good fix to address this?

I'm thinking one possibility is to add a bilge pump that would come on before the main one and go into (yet another) holding tank. The tank outlet would be "T"-ed into the bilge discharge hose with a shut-off valve before the "T". Just close the valve when you're in a "no-discharge" area. The main pump would still be there for an emergency.
Not sure where to put the tank, but otherwise it seems ok.

Alternatively, I suppose a quick-fix could be replace the "On-Auto" bilge pump switch with an "On-Off-Auto" switch and just let the grey water accumulate in the sump (maybe put in a high water warning alarm so you don't flood the engine when you forget to turn it back on!). Don't know if that would pass muster with the authorities, though.

Any thoughts? And, just out of curiosity, has Amel addressed this on the 54 and, if so, how?

Craig Briggs - sv Sangaris - Santorin #68 - lying Montfalone & heading to Turkey 2010