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Re: Rub Rail insert

Patrick McAneny
 

Danny, That is just what I suggested to Diane this morning when I realized they are too big to fit a suitcase. Just roll them in,with a rope handle. Can you still check something thru the size of a tire? Its been years since we used to transport large stuff,I thought there may be new restrictions ,since they have cracked down on baggage in recent yrs. 
Thanks,
Pat
SM#123


-----Original Message-----
From: Danny and Yvonne SIMMS <simms@...>
To: main <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Feb 25, 2020 3:17 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Rub Rail insert

Hi Gary and Pat,
You don't have to put your baggage in suitcases. Just wrap it well and if necessary for handling create a handle. Saves weight too. How many surf boards have you seen as baggage. I've seen quite a few
Regards
Danny
SM 299
Ocean Pearl
On 26 February 2020 at 07:35 "Gary Silver via Groups.Io" <garysilver@...> wrote:

Pat,  I'll rummage through my paperwork and see if I can find the way-bill for the scupper shipment and see if it has a weight (standby).  My guess is it would take two large suitcases for the scupper (one for each side) but the weight would be less without the pallet.  

Stand-by for news.


Re: Rub Rail insert

Patrick McAneny
 

Charles, Based on pics Bill sent they appear too big to fit in a large suitcase. I may contact the airline and see if we rolled them into the ticket counter if we could check them thru. Years ago, I know we could check in skies ,even a hang glider about 12' long. But times have changed. Now my wife is all excited about a vacation to France,this might backfire on me and cost me twice as much.
So let me know what you come up with,because I would hate to send $1,700 just for shipping,if that is what it would be. Unfortunately Maud cannot provide a quote on shipping. A ship would no doubt be cheaper than Fed Ex Express, and I am in no hurry,by June would be fine.
Thanks,
Pat


-----Original Message-----
From: Charles Bell via Groups.Io <shipbldr2000@...>
To: main <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Feb 25, 2020 2:53 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Rub Rail insert

Hello Patrick,

I am refitting and Annapolis MD and need new rub rails as well...

I could help defray the cost of your trip if you can handle another suitcase. Not joking... :)

At this rate, we should consider doing a group buy on an LTL container shipment to the US. I will look into it and report back to the group if I find something.


Charles
SV Jupiter
Mango #29


Re: Rub Rail insert

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Gary and Pat,

You don't have to put your baggage in suitcases. Just wrap it well and if necessary for handling create a handle. Saves weight too. How many surf boards have you seen as baggage. I've seen quite a few

Regards

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

On 26 February 2020 at 07:35 "Gary Silver via Groups.Io" <garysilver@...> wrote:

Pat,  I'll rummage through my paperwork and see if I can find the way-bill for the scupper shipment and see if it has a weight (standby).  My guess is it would take two large suitcases for the scupper (one for each side) but the weight would be less without the pallet.  

Stand-by for news.


Re: Rub Rail insert

Charles Bell
 

Hello Patrick,

I am refitting and Annapolis MD and need new rub rails as well...

I could help defray the cost of your trip if you can handle another suitcase. Not joking... :)

At this rate, we should consider doing a group buy on an LTL container shipment to the US. I will look into it and report back to the group if I find something.


Charles
SV Jupiter
Mango #29


Re: Flowjet refrigeration pumps overhaul

Porter McRoberts
 

On this issue.
Had a long conversation with Rob at Costal CLimate.  As usual, a very knowledgeable guy.
His thoughts.  Flojets are super reliable, AS long as they aren't drawing a lot of current, i.e. sucking hard against resistance, or pushing against resistance.

Often a change in pitch denotes strain, I’ve definitely been guilty of letting that go… and with in a short time, at least with my experience, the pump then fails, and off to either the junk yard, or later a take apart.  So now I’ll check amp meter if >1.2 amps check the flow and make sure the water paths are unobstructed. 

Also… they tell me the frigoboat pump controller is very unreliable, as we've noted on the forum.


and 2 24 v pumps as it would have to wired to the 24v bus.


Just some thoughts…

Porter

A54-152







On Feb 25, 2020, at 10:29 AM, Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:

Thanks Jamie. Yes I have been following this thread about alternatives and wait in anticipation! I have not heard about anyone successfully refurbishing the flowjet.
 
Cheers,
Paul
S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98 - Grenada
 
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jamie Wendell
Sent: 25 February 2020 09:48
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Flowjet refrigeration pumps overhaul
 
Paul, as you have probably read in another long thread about this very subject, you are not alone. Several of us are trying to come with a viable solution that we can all use to deal with these pumps.

Stay tuned if you can wait a bit. I have ordered some parts to construct a variable-speed drive brush-less motor as conceived by Oliver on Vela Nautica - waiting for the parts now. I have been in contact directly with him.

I will start a new thread if I am successful.
Jamie
Phantom A54 #44 


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Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


Re: Bottom paint removal problem

Aras
 

You can buy a soda blaster attachment cheaply enough & soda.  I got mine for under 300.
Aras 
1988 Sharki #163


Bottom paint removal problem

Mark Pitt
 

I have owned my Super Maramu since she was launched in 2003.  Amel applied a hard bottom paint before launch in 2003 but since then I have only used ablative paint.  The layer is now thick and a bit uneven.  Having carefully examined the words of caution on the Amel owners group, particularly those of Joel Potter, I have looked in vain for a soda blaster to remove all the old bottom paint. I just cannot find one in Rhode Island.  The contractor recommended by my Rhode Island marina uses glass and is apparently very experienced with blasting boat bottoms. 

Last week I contacted the large Hinckley repair yard in Portsmouth, RI and it turns out that they do not have access to soda blasting either and use the same glass blasting contractor used by the full service marina where Sabbatical III is stored.  Hinckley recommends the glass blasting followed by 5 coats of epoxy (the 5 coats is their rule for European boats).  My yard has suggested 3 coats of epoxy as a water barrier.
I had been hoping for soda blasting plus a single coat of epoxy as a primer, on the assumption that the barrier coat under the gel coat would remain intact.  I did not expect that it would not be possible to find a soda blasting contractor in Rhode Island (or nearby Massachusetts) who works on boat hulls.
 
Any suggestions for me?  I feel stuck and am inclined to use glass blasting following by 3 or more coats of epoxy as a barrier coat.
 
Mark Pitt
“Sabbatical III”, SM#419, Wickford, Rhode Island, USA
 


Re: Rub Rail insert

Gary Silver
 

Pat,  I'll rummage through my paperwork and see if I can find the way-bill for the scupper shipment and see if it has a weight (standby).  My guess is it would take two large suitcases for the scupper (one for each side) but the weight would be less without the pallet.  

Stand-by for news.


Re: Rub Rail insert

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Pat,

I took my davits as baggage on a flight from NZ to Ft Lauderdale so I wouldn't think the bumper would be a problem. It doesn't need to be in a suitcase, I just wrapped the dismantled davits.

Regards

Danny

On 26 February 2020 at 02:32 "Patrick McAneny via Groups.Io" <sailw32@...> wrote:

Danny, I was only sort of joking when I wrote back to Gary,a couple of hours ago, but since then we are really considering a vacation to France . We could save enough on shipping to pay for airfare ,about $850. r/t each in May .See Paris ,Normandy and La Rochelle and the Amel plant. Might need a third suitcase,I need a new bumper also ,plus missc. parts.Its a crazy idea ,but given the cost of shipping ,makes sense. Just need to determine weight and if one could fit into a large suitcase.
Pat
SM 123


-----Original Message-----
From: Danny and Yvonne SIMMS <simms@...>
To: main <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Feb 24, 2020 8:11 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Rub Rail insert

Pat, I am sure you will enjoy La Rochelle regardless of how much transport you save. Count that a bonus. And then you get to see the Amel facility. The waterfront is a huge line of waterfront restaurants. The market in the old town is amazing. We stayed air bnb and walked down for our cafe sidewalk breakfasts. Life like it should be lived.
Danny
SM 299 Ocean Pearl

On 25 February 2020 at 12:17 "Patrick McAneny via Groups.Io" <sailw32@...> wrote:

Danny, Diane is already checking flights and fares. $1800 buys a lot of airfare, even with the extra baggage fees. I wish I knew what they approx. weigh , thinking about 50 lbs. per side , too bad Maud cannot provide any shipping info.
Thanks,
Pat


-----Original Message-----
From: Danny and Yvonne SIMMS <simms@...>
To: main <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Feb 24, 2020 4:18 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Rub Rail insert

Fly over Pat, La Rochelle is a great city to visit, even aside from Amel. We stayed in an Air BnB in the old part of town. Just make sure the parts are in stock before you go.
Regards
Danny
SM 299
Ocean Pearl
On 25 February 2020 at 09:50 "Patrick McAneny via Groups.Io" <sailw32@...> wrote:

Gary, I was afraid of that,I had read a previous post of yours ,but thought (hoped) that the $2,600.00 included installation and additional shipping to Puerto Rico. Its amazing to me that shipping would be that expensive. It might be cheaper to fly over with a couple of empty suitcases ,I'm not sure, I'm kidding,always wanted to see La Rochelle . The inserts cost about $850. ,so shipping and duty was approx. $1,700.00.,nuts ! Would you have a guesstimate of what each piece weight was ?
Thanks,
Pat


-----Original Message-----
From: Gary Silver via Groups.Io <garysilver@...>
To: main <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Feb 24, 2020 3:31 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Rub Rail insert

Hi Pat:

I had the two pieces of rub-rail insert (I call them scupper) shipped from Amel for my hurricane repairs in Puerto Rico in Dec 2017 from Amel.  Price was $2,686 with shipping.  They were about 5 feet too long for each side but better long than short. They came as Bill indicated, on a wooden pallet (sort of a miniature pallet) about 2 to 2.5 ft square wrapped in shrink wrap. They were heavy.    So indeed, the shipping is the greater part of the cost.  About $1,000.  It was covered in my insurance  settlement.  I had been considering replacing mine when Irma/Maria intervened and gave me a bonus in that small way, (didn't make up for the lost year of sailing while repairs were made. The new scupper looks so nice I would consider pressing ahead despite the cost.  When you install it you want to make sure that it is installed in compression because it does shrink a bit.  It is easier to install when in tension but to better fill and assure it doesn't leave a gap insist on putting it in compression.  I also left it a foot too long at the stern and at the 6 month mark I made a final trimming to avoid having a gap due to shrinkage.

All the best, 
Gary S. Silver, M.D.
s/v Liahona
Amel SM 2000 Hull #335
Puerto Del Rey Marina, Puerto Rico
 
 


Re: Headsets #solution

karkauai
 

Thanks, Joerg, another viable option.
I see they are not waterproof.  I guess that isn't a problem?  More expensive than the two Sena headsets that are wAter resistant.
Kent

On Feb 25, 2020 9:44 AM, "Joerg Esdorn via Groups.Io" <jhe1313@...> wrote:
I have had the Eartec headsets for one season and they work great - no issues.  A friend of mine has had them for 3 years - again, no issues.  The only draw back is that you have to remove the batteries every time you put them away, but no big deal.  https://www.amazon.com/Eartec-UltraLITE-Wireless-Microphone-Headsets/dp/B01LOKU8KQ/ref=sr_1_16?crid=1BFQFWXIPGZR3&keywords=hands+free+communication+wireless+headset&qid=1552052951&s=gateway&sprefix=hands+free+communications+headsets%2Caps%2C221&sr=8-16#customerReviews

Joerg Esdorn
A55 #53 Kincsem
Vigo, Spain


Re: Flowjet refrigeration pumps overhaul

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

Thanks Jamie. Yes I have been following this thread about alternatives and wait in anticipation! I have not heard about anyone successfully refurbishing the flowjet.

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98 - Grenada

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jamie Wendell
Sent: 25 February 2020 09:48
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Flowjet refrigeration pumps overhaul

 

Paul, as you have probably read in another long thread about this very subject, you are not alone. Several of us are trying to come with a viable solution that we can all use to deal with these pumps.

Stay tuned if you can wait a bit. I have ordered some parts to construct a variable-speed drive brush-less motor as conceived by Oliver on Vela Nautica - waiting for the parts now. I have been in contact directly with him.

I will start a new thread if I am successful.
Jamie
Phantom A54 #44


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Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


Re: Headsets #solution

Joerg Esdorn
 

I have had the Eartec headsets for one season and they work great - no issues.  A friend of mine has had them for 3 years - again, no issues.  The only draw back is that you have to remove the batteries every time you put them away, but no big deal.  https://www.amazon.com/Eartec-UltraLITE-Wireless-Microphone-Headsets/dp/B01LOKU8KQ/ref=sr_1_16?crid=1BFQFWXIPGZR3&keywords=hands+free+communication+wireless+headset&qid=1552052951&s=gateway&sprefix=hands+free+communications+headsets%2Caps%2C221&sr=8-16#customerReviews

Joerg Esdorn
A55 #53 Kincsem
Vigo, Spain


Re: Flowjet refrigeration pumps overhaul

Porter McRoberts
 

Lots of anticipation for this. Thanks Jamie. 
Porter 
A54-152 IBIS

Excuse the errors.  
Sent from my IPhone 
Www.fouribis.com

On Feb 25, 2020, at 8:47 AM, Jamie Wendell <mysticshadow54@...> wrote:

Paul, as you have probably read in another long thread about this very subject, you are not alone. Several of us are trying to come with a viable solution that we can all use to deal with these pumps.

Stay tuned if you can wait a bit. I have ordered some parts to construct a variable-speed drive brush-less motor as conceived by Oliver on Vela Nautica - waiting for the parts now. I have been in contact directly with him.

I will start a new thread if I am successful.
Jamie
Phantom A54 #44


Re: Flowjet refrigeration pumps overhaul

Jamie Wendell
 

Paul, as you have probably read in another long thread about this very subject, you are not alone. Several of us are trying to come with a viable solution that we can all use to deal with these pumps.

Stay tuned if you can wait a bit. I have ordered some parts to construct a variable-speed drive brush-less motor as conceived by Oliver on Vela Nautica - waiting for the parts now. I have been in contact directly with him.

I will start a new thread if I am successful.
Jamie
Phantom A54 #44


Re: Rub Rail insert

Patrick McAneny
 

Danny, I was only sort of joking when I wrote back to Gary,a couple of hours ago, but since then we are really considering a vacation to France . We could save enough on shipping to pay for airfare ,about $850. r/t each in May .See Paris ,Normandy and La Rochelle and the Amel plant. Might need a third suitcase,I need a new bumper also ,plus missc. parts.Its a crazy idea ,but given the cost of shipping ,makes sense. Just need to determine weight and if one could fit into a large suitcase.
Pat
SM 123


-----Original Message-----
From: Danny and Yvonne SIMMS <simms@...>
To: main <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Feb 24, 2020 8:11 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Rub Rail insert

Pat, I am sure you will enjoy La Rochelle regardless of how much transport you save. Count that a bonus. And then you get to see the Amel facility. The waterfront is a huge line of waterfront restaurants. The market in the old town is amazing. We stayed air bnb and walked down for our cafe sidewalk breakfasts. Life like it should be lived.
Danny
SM 299 Ocean Pearl

On 25 February 2020 at 12:17 "Patrick McAneny via Groups.Io" <sailw32@...> wrote:

Danny, Diane is already checking flights and fares. $1800 buys a lot of airfare, even with the extra baggage fees. I wish I knew what they approx. weigh , thinking about 50 lbs. per side , too bad Maud cannot provide any shipping info.
Thanks,
Pat


-----Original Message-----
From: Danny and Yvonne SIMMS <simms@...>
To: main <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Feb 24, 2020 4:18 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Rub Rail insert

Fly over Pat, La Rochelle is a great city to visit, even aside from Amel. We stayed in an Air BnB in the old part of town. Just make sure the parts are in stock before you go.
Regards
Danny
SM 299
Ocean Pearl
On 25 February 2020 at 09:50 "Patrick McAneny via Groups.Io" <sailw32@...> wrote:

Gary, I was afraid of that,I had read a previous post of yours ,but thought (hoped) that the $2,600.00 included installation and additional shipping to Puerto Rico. Its amazing to me that shipping would be that expensive. It might be cheaper to fly over with a couple of empty suitcases ,I'm not sure, I'm kidding,always wanted to see La Rochelle . The inserts cost about $850. ,so shipping and duty was approx. $1,700.00.,nuts ! Would you have a guesstimate of what each piece weight was ?
Thanks,
Pat


-----Original Message-----
From: Gary Silver via Groups.Io <garysilver@...>
To: main <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Feb 24, 2020 3:31 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Rub Rail insert

Hi Pat:

I had the two pieces of rub-rail insert (I call them scupper) shipped from Amel for my hurricane repairs in Puerto Rico in Dec 2017 from Amel.  Price was $2,686 with shipping.  They were about 5 feet too long for each side but better long than short. They came as Bill indicated, on a wooden pallet (sort of a miniature pallet) about 2 to 2.5 ft square wrapped in shrink wrap. They were heavy.    So indeed, the shipping is the greater part of the cost.  About $1,000.  It was covered in my insurance  settlement.  I had been considering replacing mine when Irma/Maria intervened and gave me a bonus in that small way, (didn't make up for the lost year of sailing while repairs were made. The new scupper looks so nice I would consider pressing ahead despite the cost.  When you install it you want to make sure that it is installed in compression because it does shrink a bit.  It is easier to install when in tension but to better fill and assure it doesn't leave a gap insist on putting it in compression.  I also left it a foot too long at the stern and at the 6 month mark I made a final trimming to avoid having a gap due to shrinkage.

All the best, 
Gary S. Silver, M.D.
s/v Liahona
Amel SM 2000 Hull #335
Puerto Del Rey Marina, Puerto Rico
 


Re: Headsets #solution

karkauai
 

Thanks Davi,
+1 for Sena!

Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy
karkauai@...
USA cell: 828-234-6819

On Feb 25, 2020, at 3:04 AM, Davi Rozgonyi <davi.rozgonyi@...> wrote:

Hey there, I don't use a headset, but did for a decade while motorbiking. Sena never let me down. I used the SMH10s for nonstop music and talking and phone calls for most of that decade, the same unit. If I went for a headset, I would go sena just on that. 


Re: Headsets #solution

Davi Rozgonyi
 

Hey there, I don't use a headset, but did for a decade while motorbiking. Sena never let me down. I used the SMH10s for nonstop music and talking and phone calls for most of that decade, the same unit. If I went for a headset, I would go sena just on that. 


Re: A55: fresh water pump system

Joerg Esdorn
 

In my experience, there has to be nothing wrong to create this condition.   I’ve had this happen on my boat when I get back after many months away.  Or if the tank was run very low.   Pump up the tank and see whether it works.  Cheers. Joerg 

Joerg Esdorn
A55 #53 Kincsem
Vigo, Spain


Re: SM2000 - Have you replaced your dishwasher by a fridge/freezer? #galley

 

You need to get that from Eric
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On Mon, Feb 24, 2020 at 3:06 PM Cathy & Guillaume via Groups.Io <carpathia3=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Thanks Bill, I should have thought to go through the Photos treasure trove! 

Would be interested in schematics or materials used if anyone has any (and of course Eric).  

Guillaume

s/v Carpathia III – SM2K #293


Re: A55: fresh water pump system

 

Stewart,

I am not sure. Maybe someone else will have experienced this.

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On Mon, Feb 24, 2020 at 7:50 PM Stuart Hemingway <stuart@...> wrote:
Hello again Bill, 

We have noticed that the overflow is not overflowing when we fill the tank and it appears that the overflow is blocked in some way.

If it is then this could , I presume , affect the pressure in the system.

Is the overflow the forward , or aft , of these two outlets and what is the other one please.

Stuart


IMPORTANT- Read this first
You earlier said that the "fresh water pump runs continuously unless turned off." It may be running because it is not achieving the correct pressure, adjusting the pressure switch might correct the continued running, but it will not correct the correct pressure. I originally assumed that you either have an open leak, a closed leak. The closed leak would be water passing back through the one-way valve. However, if fresh water is not leaking into or out of the boat, it is most likely a suction leak that is causing the pump to malfunction. the suction side of the pump MUST be sealed. You cannot see a suction leak. Find the copper tube from the water tank and check it and the hose attached...check carefully all connections up to and including the fitting at the pump.

To answer your questions:
A defective solenoid rinse valve on the water maker - Check by removing the output hose from the valve to see water flow.
Defective or out of adjustment Pressure Switch - Google SQUARE D PRESSURE SWITCH adjust. Don't try to adjust this unless experienced...AND...your symptoms do not indicate a need.
The pressure was showing at 1.6 bar this morning whereas we understand that we require 1.8 / 2 bar.  1.6 bar is a little low, but not low enough to try to adjust the pressure switch unless you have read all of the material published and you are sure that you understand.



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On Mon, Feb 24, 2020 at 8:45 AM Stuart Hemingway <stuart@...> wrote:

 

 

Yes, the lack of flow is caused by a lack of sufficient pressure. In my experience, the lack of pressure can be caused by:

  1. An open tap 

No

  1. A break in the freshwater circuit

No

  1. A defective solenoid rinse valve on the water maker

Don’t believe so, how to check

  1. Defective solenoid flush valves on any toilet

No

  1. Defective anchor wash valve on the anchor wash (freshwater option)

No

  1. A defective impeller in the freshwater pump. (this pump has a metal impeller)

Recently checked by Amel Caraibe and found to be good

  1. A broken key securing the impeller to the shaft

Above

  1. A defective one-way valve 

We have looked at this and it appears to be functioning as it should, it closes when you suck / blow

  1. Debris in the one-way valve

As above

  1. Defective or out of adjustment Pressure Switch

How to check

1 - 5 will result in a loss of freshwater.

It doesn’t look like these

6 & 7 will probably result in zero pressure and no loss of freshwater

Or these

8 & 9 can result in no pressure to partial pressure with no loss of freshwater

The aluminium sleeve / raising piece that connected the fresh water tank guage to the tank disintegrated Amel Caraibe replaced this with a plastic piece. We have done our best to remove the debris but it is possible that there was some remaining.

10 will probably not be your issue because you said the pump is running constantly with insufficient pressure

How is that adjusted please. The pressure was showing at 1.6 bar this morning whereas we understand that we require 1.8 / 2 bar.

 

Stuart, the reason I did not go into detail in my first response is that you did not mention any loss of freshwater. The accumulator tank allows your freshwater pump to cycle less and have longer non-running periods. The tank allows for the accumulation of water pressure because of an expandable internal bladder which is supported by air pressure on one side. If/when the internal bladder fails or air pressure supporting the bladder reduces, the pump will cycle more often.

Really appreciated Bill, we still need to find a cycle pump and try to pump the bladder up

 

 

 

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse
Sent: 23 February 2020 12:00
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] A55: fresh water pump system

 

Yes, the lack of flow is caused by a lack of sufficient pressure. In my experience, the lack of pressure can be caused by:

  1. An open tap
  2. A break in the freshwater circuit
  3. A defective solenoid rinse valve on the water maker
  4. Defective solenoid flush valves on any toilet
  5. Defective anchor wash valve on the anchor wash (freshwater option)
  6. A defective impeller in the freshwater pump. (this pump has a metal impeller)
  7. A broken key securing the impeller to the shaft
  8. A defective one-way valve 
  9. Debris in the one-way valve
  10. Defective or out of adjustment Pressure Switch

1 - 5 will result in a loss of freshwater.

6 & 7 will probably result in zero pressure and no loss of freshwater

8 & 9 can result in no pressure to partial pressure with no loss of freshwater

10 will probably not be your issue because you said the pump is running constantly with insufficient pressure

 

Stuart, the reason I did not go into detail in my first response is that you did not mention any loss of freshwater. The accumulator tank allows your freshwater pump to cycle less and have longer non-running periods. The tank allows for the accumulation of water pressure because of an expandable internal bladder which is supported by air pressure on one side. If/when the internal bladder fails or air pressure supporting the bladder reduces, the pump will cycle more often.

 

I hope this clarification helps. I am sure that you understand the accuracy of remote diagnosis, especially with limited information.

 

Best,

 

CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School

Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 

 

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On Sun, Feb 23, 2020 at 8:45 AM Joerg Esdorn via Groups.Io <jhe1313=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Stuart, I would try the following if the pump runs continuously.  The cause is likely a lack of pressure in the Accumulator tank.  At the tank, there is a blue cover which you can remove and where you can hook up a bicycle pump.  Turn off the pump and pump it up so the pressure shown on the meter is 2 bar.  See pic.  I hope this helps!  

Joerg Esdorn
A55 Kincsem