Date   
Light wind sail

Paul Osterberg
 

Hello!

Any one with experience of the "Cruisers Light Air Sail Solution" CLASS made by Island Planet Sails, Claim to cover wind anges from just below close hauled and to when you can start to use the the twin out pooled genua and balooner. Sounds to good to be true. Would be interesting to hear if anyone had any experience with it

Paul on S/Y Kerpa SM#259

Airmar DX900 Multilog Sensor

Duane Siegfri
 

My Hydra 2000 is going to the repair shop, and in preparation for bad news, I am looking at the cost of replacing the Hydra with NEMA 2000 compliant equipment.


There has been some discussion on how to replace the sonic speed, especially with the Airmar CS4500 in the existing thru-hull and the Airmar P79 for depth mounted to the hull.  


Airmar also makes the DX900, which will report speed, depth and temperature, and also leeway.  This all-in-one approach interested me, and it is not much more cost than the two instruments combined above.  The DX900 lists at $1,059 compared to a total of $850 for the CS4500 plus the P79.  Plus, the DX900 is N2K compliant, while extra gear would be necessary for the the CS4500 and P79.


One downside seems to be that the DX900 sensor face should not be painted with antifouling.  That seems to be a problem, since you would have to pull the sensor to clean it.  It looks like the electrodes actually protrude slightly below the sensor face into the water, which would be an issue for agressive in-the-water-boat-bottom-cleaners.


Has anyone had experience with the DX900?


Thanks,

Duane



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Inability To Remove Port Side Genoa Gearbox

pacificcool@...
 

Hi Alexandre,
I am interested in the 58 winch if it's still available.  How much is it?  Are you in St Martin?  I should be there soon.  I am also interested in some of your other parts for sale.  How do I contact you direct?  I'm not too familiar with how t use this Amel site, so a cell number or email address is better.  My email is bill.shaproski@... and cell s  +1-206-375-2787.

Regards,
Bill Shaproski
S/V Pacific Cool

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] buying a second hand 1992 SM advise

Stephen Davis
 

Hello Seckin,

We own hull #72 which is a 1992 SM. What is the hull number and name of the boat you are looking at?

Regards,

Steve Davis
S/V Aloha SM 72
KoOlina, Hawaii

On Mar 13, 2018, at 02:52, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Seckin Barlas,

 

You should contact a good surveyor (one who knows Amels), depending on where you are would make a difference for recommendations.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 9:20 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] buying a second hand 1992 SM advise

 

 

Dear Friends;

I am new in your group.
I am planning to buy a 1992 Supermaramu from her 2nd owner.

I want to ask to you if you have a check-list for the inspection?
I am a complete beginner for an Amel boat.
And I need your advices.

What are the most important points that I should focus on before buying the boat?
What are the most expensive equipments?

Shortly I need your advices…

My best Regards;
Seckin Barlas

Rental of a SM2K ?

Cathy & Guillaume
 

Dear Amelians,

My wife and I are currently looking to buy an Amel Super Maramu 2000; we looked at a couple in France (where we live) but haven’t found the right one yet, and we are now extending the search. We hope to be part of the Amel community soon…

In case we cannot conclude before the summer, I was wondering if anyone would rent a Super Maramu 2K for the last two weeks of August in the Med. It would be a great way for us to start discovering the world of Amels… Probably a small chance but just trying!...

Many thanks in advance.

Cathy & Guillaume


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: buying a second hand 1992 SM advise

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Definitely recommend Olivier Beaute as a great surveyor. I believe his knowledge is unequaled.
Not knowing Olivier back in 2012, I used Martial Barriel located in Guadeloupe and highly recommend him too.

Sincerely, Alexandre



--------------------------------------------

On Tue, 3/13/18, mfmcgovern@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: buying a second hand 1992 SM advise
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 7:54 AM


 









Seckin,
After
you've had a look at the boat to make sure that you want
to proceed in the buying process and get a survey, I would
suggest that you contact Olivier Beaute of Atlantic Yacht
Survey to conduct a survey for you.  http://atlanticyachtsurvey.com/;  olivierbeaute
at gmail.com; +33 674 028 243
Search his name on this forum and
you will see his many contributions as well as the glowing
reviews and endorsements.   This is what I wrote about
Olivier on this forum after I purchased my SM:

I have employed Olivier on two
separate occasions to survey two different Super
Maramu's. The first resulted in walking away from a
purchase and the second in a purchase.  I am thrilled with
both outcomes!  Olivier worked for Amel for ~19 years doing
the customer handover and first year support of about 75% of
the Super Maramu's made from Hull #70-ish right up until
the last one Hull #479. If he surveys your Amel, chances are
it is not the first time he has been on it!  And you
don't just get a thorough, detailed inspection, and well
written report with pictures with Olivier's survey
services.  If you attend the survey (and I strongly advise
that you do), you will get an education on the boat and
it's systems from an outstanding teacher.  For my
English speaking friends concerned about communication using
a French speaking surveyor, you do not need to be at all
concerned.
 Olivier's English is excellent. Hire Olivier and you
will not be disappointed regardless of the outcome of the
survey.
Good luck with your
search!
Mark
McGovernSM #440
CaraDeale, MD
USA 

---In amelyachtowners@...,
<seckinbar@...> wrote :

Dear Friends;



I am new in your group.

I am planning to buy a 1992 Supermaramu from her 2nd
owner.



I want to ask to you if you have a check-list for the
inspection?

I am a complete beginner for an Amel boat.

And I need your advices.



What are the most important points that I should focus on
before buying the boat?

What are the most expensive equipments?



Shortly I need your advices…



My best Regards;

Seckin Barlas

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Clogged anchor wash pipe - Barnacle Buster [1 Attachment]

amelforme
 

Standing by

JOEL F. POTTER
CRUISING YACHT SPECIALIST LLC
THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY
Office 954-462-5869 

On Mar 13, 2018, at 10:30 AM, brass.ring@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

The SDS for Barnacle Buster identifies phosphoric acid as the primary ingredient at 85% at a concentration of 5% - 20%.  I think the rationale for not being specific to try and protect trade secrets.  A similar product is available at home improvement centers as a phosphoric tile and grout cleaner.  Do a little napkin math and adjust the concentration & you could come up with a far less expensive alternate. 

If you do this always add acid to water NOT the other way around.  An exothermic reaction may occur causing a violent reaction if the solution is mixed improperly. 

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] buying a second hand 1992 SM advise

VLADIMIR SONSEV
 

Make sure that you get spair parts of the components that are unique Amel design. Amel does not keep in stock many essential parts. 

Vladimir
SM 345 "Life is Good"

On Mar 13, 2018 04:17, "Seckin Barlas seckinbar@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Dear Friends;

I am new in your group.
I am planning to buy a 1992 Supermaramu from her 2nd owner.

I want to ask to you if you have a check-list for the inspection?
I am a complete beginner for an Amel boat.
And I need your advices.

What are the most important points that I should focus on before buying the boat?
What are the most expensive equipments?

Shortly I need your advices…

My best Regards;
Seckin Barlas

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Clogged anchor wash pipe - Barnacle Buster

Mark & Debbie Mueller
 

The SDS for Barnacle Buster identifies phosphoric acid as the primary ingredient at 85% at a concentration of 5% - 20%.  I think the rationale for not being specific to try and protect trade secrets.  A similar product is available at home improvement centers as a phosphoric tile and grout cleaner.  Do a little napkin math and adjust the concentration & you could come up with a far less expensive alternate. 

If you do this always add acid to water NOT the other way around.  An exothermic reaction may occur causing a violent reaction if the solution is mixed improperly. 

Mainsail measurements

Patrick McAneny
 

I am having a new mainsail made and I am going to send my old main to the sailmaker , but I would like to acquire the factory main measurements to confirm that my old sail was produced correctly. I also would like to have the Amel insignia put on it. Does one know where I could find the sail measurements and the size of the Amel insignia ?

Thanks,

Pat

SM Shenanigans

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Clogged anchor wash pipe

Mark Erdos
 

Hi Porter,

 

The reason I made an separate circuit is because the water-maker is connected to the sea-chest. I wanted the ability to isolate the Barnacle Buster from this. I flushed the AC units with fresh water after cleaning with BB and then reconnected to the AC seawater pump and sea-chest.  Not sure if I am being over cautious but I didn’t feel like buying new membranes if I made an error.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Guadeloupe

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 9:14 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Clogged anchor wash pipe

 

 

An additional idea. 

I love Barnacle buster. Saved my heat exchanger. I filled the circuit with B.B. and then turned off systems for a few hours. My thought I’d get some litmus paper. Continuous pour into the Seachest and until the ph rises at the circuit exit and then stop..   Mark’s observations are also my own: wow does a lot of junk come out!!!  

 

Mark is obviously more capable and determined than I am with the tubing to complete the circuit. I thinking this might be a cheat. 

 

 

Porter. 

Ibis

54-152

 

Excuse the errors.  

Sent from my IPhone 


On Mar 13, 2018, at 8:28 AM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Thomas,

 

Barnacle Buster (BB) is good (if you can get it). I am not sure of the main ingredient but I assume it is some type of acid. It works well.

 

I would treat your anchor wash circuit much as I would the AC system. Use a piece of water hose, a bucket and a pump to make a continuous circuit. Put the BB in the bucket and circulate the fluids for a couple of hours. I do this with the AC periodically.

 

While you are cleaning you anchor wash hose, you may as well do the air conditioning system on the same day since you can use the BB again and again.

 

Here are a couple of hints to help. I took an old 50’ water hose and cut it to how I needed it. From the bucket have a piece of hose go to the pump intake. From the pump output, connect to whatever system you are trying to clean. You will need a couple of hose connectors and clamps. At the other end of the system you are cleaning attached the return hose. Circulate the BB back to the bucket but be sure to put some sort of straining devise on the bucket end of the hose so you do not re-circulate the debris. A cheesecloth or fine mesh bag will work well. It is amazing how much crap you will find in the strainer. I let the pump run for at least 3 hours.

 

Hope this helps.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, March 12, 2018 7:43 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Clogged anchor wash pipe

 

 

Hi all,

 

Today's maintenance monday task was troubleshooting the anchor wash. 

 

It turns out the pipe is clogged. Using the dock mains pressure lets water through but the pump is not beefy enough to do anything useful. Neither is mouth-blowing into the pipe.

 

Any advice on unclogging it? Mechanical or chemical (Barnacle Buster any good?)..

 

Thanks in advance

 

 

Thomas 

GARULFO

Amel 54 #122

Fort de France, Martinique  

buying a second hand 1992 SM advise

Seckin Barlas
 

Dear Friends;

I am new in your group.
I am planning to buy a 1992 Supermaramu from her 2nd owner.

I want to ask to you if you have a check-list for the inspection?
I am a complete beginner for an Amel boat.
And I need your advices.

What are the most important points that I should focus on before buying the boat?
What are the most expensive equipments?

Shortly I need your advices…

My best Regards;
Seckin Barlas

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Clogged anchor wash pipe

Porter McRoberts
 

An additional idea. 
I love Barnacle buster. Saved my heat exchanger. I filled the circuit with B.B. and then turned off systems for a few hours. My thought I’d get some litmus paper. Continuous pour into the Seachest and until the ph rises at the circuit exit and then stop.   Mark’s observations are also my own: wow does a lot of junk come out!!!  

Mark is obviously more capable and determined than I am with the tubing to complete the circuit. I thinking this might be a cheat. 


Porter. 
Ibis
54-152


Excuse the errors.  
Sent from my IPhone 

On Mar 13, 2018, at 8:28 AM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Thomas,

 

Barnacle Buster (BB) is good (if you can get it). I am not sure of the main ingredient but I assume it is some type of acid. It works well.

 

I would treat your anchor wash circuit much as I would the AC system. Use a piece of water hose, a bucket and a pump to make a continuous circuit. Put the BB in the bucket and circulate the fluids for a couple of hours. I do this with the AC periodically.

 

While you are cleaning you anchor wash hose, you may as well do the air conditioning system on the same day since you can use the BB again and again.

 

Here are a couple of hints to help. I took an old 50’ water hose and cut it to how I needed it. From the bucket have a piece of hose go to the pump intake. From the pump output, connect to whatever system you are trying to clean. You will need a couple of hose connectors and clamps. At the other end of the system you are cleaning attached the return hose. Circulate the BB back to the bucket but be sure to put some sort of straining devise on the bucket end of the hose so you do not re-circulate the debris. A cheesecloth or fine mesh bag will work well. It is amazing how much crap you will find in the strainer. I let the pump run for at least 3 hours.

 

Hope this helps.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, March 12, 2018 7:43 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Clogged anchor wash pipe

 

 

Hi all,

 

Today's maintenance monday task was troubleshooting the anchor wash. 

 

It turns out the pipe is clogged. Using the dock mains pressure lets water through but the pump is not beefy enough to do anything useful. Neither is mouth-blowing into the pipe.

 

Any advice on unclogging it? Mechanical or chemical (Barnacle Buster any good?)..

 

Thanks in advance

 

 

Thomas 

GARULFO

Amel 54 #122

Fort de France, Martinique  

Re: buying a second hand 1992 SM advise

mfmcgovern@...
 

Seckin,

After you've had a look at the boat to make sure that you want to proceed in the buying process and get a survey, I would suggest that you contact Olivier Beaute of Atlantic Yacht Survey to conduct a survey for you.  http://atlanticyachtsurvey.com/;  olivierbeaute at gmail.com; +33 674 028 243

Search his name on this forum and you will see his many contributions as well as the glowing reviews and endorsements.   This is what I wrote about Olivier on this forum after I purchased my SM:

I have employed Olivier on two separate occasions to survey two different Super Maramu's. The first resulted in walking away from a purchase and the second in a purchase.  I am thrilled with both outcomes!  Olivier worked for Amel for ~19 years doing the customer handover and first year support of about 75% of the Super Maramu's made from Hull #70-ish right up until the last one Hull #479. If he surveys your Amel, chances are it is not the first time he has been on it!  And you don't just get a thorough, detailed inspection, and well written report with pictures with Olivier's survey services.  If you attend the survey (and I strongly advise that you do), you will get an education on the boat and it's systems from an outstanding teacher.  For my English speaking friends concerned about communication using a French speaking surveyor, you do not need to be at all concerned.  Olivier's English is excellent. Hire Olivier and you will not be disappointed regardless of the outcome of the survey.

Good luck with your search!

Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA
 


---In amelyachtowners@..., <seckinbar@...> wrote :

Dear Friends;

I am new in your group.
I am planning to buy a 1992 Supermaramu from her 2nd owner.

I want to ask to you if you have a check-list for the inspection?
I am a complete beginner for an Amel boat.
And I need your advices.

What are the most important points that I should focus on before buying the boat?
What are the most expensive equipments?

Shortly I need your advices…

My best Regards;
Seckin Barlas

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] buying a second hand 1992 SM advise

Mark Erdos
 

Seckin Barlas,

 

You should contact a good surveyor (one who knows Amels), depending on where you are would make a difference for recommendations.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 9:20 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] buying a second hand 1992 SM advise

 

 

Dear Friends;

I am new in your group.
I am planning to buy a 1992 Supermaramu from her 2nd owner.

I want to ask to you if you have a check-list for the inspection?
I am a complete beginner for an Amel boat.
And I need your advices.

What are the most important points that I should focus on before buying the boat?
What are the most expensive equipments?

Shortly I need your advices…

My best Regards;
Seckin Barlas

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Clogged anchor wash pipe

Mark Erdos
 

Thomas,

 

Barnacle Buster (BB) is good (if you can get it). I am not sure of the main ingredient but I assume it is some type of acid. It works well.

 

I would treat your anchor wash circuit much as I would the AC system. Use a piece of water hose, a bucket and a pump to make a continuous circuit. Put the BB in the bucket and circulate the fluids for a couple of hours. I do this with the AC periodically.

 

While you are cleaning you anchor wash hose, you may as well do the air conditioning system on the same day since you can use the BB again and again.

 

Here are a couple of hints to help. I took an old 50’ water hose and cut it to how I needed it. From the bucket have a piece of hose go to the pump intake. From the pump output, connect to whatever system you are trying to clean. You will need a couple of hose connectors and clamps. At the other end of the system you are cleaning attached the return hose. Circulate the BB back to the bucket but be sure to put some sort of straining devise on the bucket end of the hose so you do not re-circulate the debris. A cheesecloth or fine mesh bag will work well. It is amazing how much crap you will find in the strainer. I let the pump run for at least 3 hours.

 

Hope this helps.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, March 12, 2018 7:43 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Clogged anchor wash pipe

 

 

Hi all,

 

Today's maintenance monday task was troubleshooting the anchor wash. 

 

It turns out the pipe is clogged. Using the dock mains pressure lets water through but the pump is not beefy enough to do anything useful. Neither is mouth-blowing into the pipe.

 

Any advice on unclogging it? Mechanical or chemical (Barnacle Buster any good?)..

 

Thanks in advance

 

 

Thomas 

GARULFO

Amel 54 #122

Fort de France, Martinique  

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Clogged anchor wash pipe

Sv Garulfo
 

Hi Eric,

I tried the pump independently of the hose and it appeared ok with nice flow and pressure so I think that part is fine. 

In 18 months, we've only been away from the boat for a 4 month period and we did rinse the raw water system with fresh water as part of the winterisation. Having said that, the previous owner didn't live aboard and I'm not sure he was applying the procedure. Also, in the med we haven't had much use for the anchor wash, so it would have been stagnant. 

I'll have a play with the endoscope too, One of my favourite tools onboard. 

I was reading online about preventive solutions and came accross the Merus ring. Anyone with practical knowledge of that device?

Thanks


Thomas


On Tue, 13 Mar 2018 at 00:27, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Thomas,

I am very surprised you have such problems on such a new boat.

When you are away from the boat for any length of time do you run fresh water through, the genset, engine, Ac, the anchor wash, and the 2 heads?

 

Possibly you can use a garden hose and a vane pump and circulate barnacle buster through the anchor wash for a while and see what happens.

 

Fair Winds

Eric

 

 

Sent: Monday, March 12, 2018 11:35 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Clogged anchor wash pipe

 

 

Hi Eric, 

 

Yes i did, from the pump end. Interestingly I get quite a flow out from the anchor end, but when I stop, I get about 5 litres back out of the pump end. So whatever is in there is stuck pretty hard. I'll try a bit more pressure. 

 

I'm guessing the rest of the raw water circuit is probably quite clogged too... I got the engine heat exchangers cleaned recently but the fridges circuit and AC circuit will need attention.

 

 

Thanks for the tip!

 

 

Thomas

 

 

On Mon, 12 Mar 2018 at 21:22, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Thomas,

Did you try disconnecting the hose from the pump and using dock water to blow out the pipe?

I would also do the same at the forward locker.

 

If not, if you have a scuba tank, you can purchase a nozzle that hooks up to the hose for a BC. That will give you 100 psi+ to clear the hose. It is also very useful to blow things off the engine etc.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, March 12, 2018 7:43 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Clogged anchor wash pipe

 

 

Hi all,

 

Today's maintenance monday task was troubleshooting the anchor wash. 

 

It turns out the pipe is clogged. Using the dock mains pressure lets water through but the pump is not beefy enough to do anything useful. Neither is mouth-blowing into the pipe.

 

Any advice on unclogging it? Mechanical or chemical (Barnacle Buster any good?)..

 

Thanks in advance

 

 

Thomas 

GARULFO

Amel 54 #122

Fort de France, Martinique  

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Clogged anchor wash pipe

eric freedman
 

Thomas,

Did you also try changing out the pump?

Fair Winds

Eric

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, March 12, 2018 11:35 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Clogged anchor wash pipe

 

 

Hi Eric, 

 

Yes i did, from the pump end. Interestingly I get quite a flow out from the anchor end, but when I stop, I get about 5 litres back out of the pump end. So whatever is in there is stuck pretty hard. I'll try a bit more pressure. 

 

I'm guessing the rest of the raw water circuit is probably quite clogged too... I got the engine heat exchangers cleaned recently but the fridges circuit and AC circuit will need attention.

 

 

Thanks for the tip!

 

 

Thomas

 

 

On Mon, 12 Mar 2018 at 21:22, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Thomas,

Did you try disconnecting the hose from the pump and using dock water to blow out the pipe?

I would also do the same at the forward locker.

 

If not, if you have a scuba tank, you can purchase a nozzle that hooks up to the hose for a BC. That will give you 100 psi+ to clear the hose. It is also very useful to blow things off the engine etc.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, March 12, 2018 7:43 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Clogged anchor wash pipe

 

 

Hi all,

 

Today's maintenance monday task was troubleshooting the anchor wash. 

 

It turns out the pipe is clogged. Using the dock mains pressure lets water through but the pump is not beefy enough to do anything useful. Neither is mouth-blowing into the pipe.

 

Any advice on unclogging it? Mechanical or chemical (Barnacle Buster any good?)..

 

Thanks in advance

 

 

Thomas 

GARULFO

Amel 54 #122

Fort de France, Martinique  

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Clogged anchor wash pipe

eric freedman
 

Thomas,

I am very surprised you have such problems on such a new boat.

When you are away from the boat for any length of time do you run fresh water through, the genset, engine, Ac, the anchor wash, and the 2 heads?

 

Possibly you can use a garden hose and a vane pump and circulate barnacle buster through the anchor wash for a while and see what happens.

 

Fair Winds

Eric

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, March 12, 2018 11:35 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Clogged anchor wash pipe

 

 

Hi Eric, 

 

Yes i did, from the pump end. Interestingly I get quite a flow out from the anchor end, but when I stop, I get about 5 litres back out of the pump end. So whatever is in there is stuck pretty hard. I'll try a bit more pressure. 

 

I'm guessing the rest of the raw water circuit is probably quite clogged too... I got the engine heat exchangers cleaned recently but the fridges circuit and AC circuit will need attention.

 

 

Thanks for the tip!

 

 

Thomas

 

 

On Mon, 12 Mar 2018 at 21:22, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Thomas,

Did you try disconnecting the hose from the pump and using dock water to blow out the pipe?

I would also do the same at the forward locker.

 

If not, if you have a scuba tank, you can purchase a nozzle that hooks up to the hose for a BC. That will give you 100 psi+ to clear the hose. It is also very useful to blow things off the engine etc.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, March 12, 2018 7:43 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Clogged anchor wash pipe

 

 

Hi all,

 

Today's maintenance monday task was troubleshooting the anchor wash. 

 

It turns out the pipe is clogged. Using the dock mains pressure lets water through but the pump is not beefy enough to do anything useful. Neither is mouth-blowing into the pipe.

 

Any advice on unclogging it? Mechanical or chemical (Barnacle Buster any good?)..

 

Thanks in advance

 

 

Thomas 

GARULFO

Amel 54 #122

Fort de France, Martinique  

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Clogged anchor wash pipe

Sv Garulfo
 

Hi Eric, 

Yes i did, from the pump end. Interestingly I get quite a flow out from the anchor end, but when I stop, I get about 5 litres back out of the pump end. So whatever is in there is stuck pretty hard. I'll try a bit more pressure. 

I'm guessing the rest of the raw water circuit is probably quite clogged too... I got the engine heat exchangers cleaned recently but the fridges circuit and AC circuit will need attention.


Thanks for the tip!


Thomas


On Mon, 12 Mar 2018 at 21:22, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi Thomas,

Did you try disconnecting the hose from the pump and using dock water to blow out the pipe?

I would also do the same at the forward locker.

 

If not, if you have a scuba tank, you can purchase a nozzle that hooks up to the hose for a BC. That will give you 100 psi+ to clear the hose. It is also very useful to blow things off the engine etc.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

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Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Clogged anchor wash pipe

 

 

Hi all,

 

Today's maintenance monday task was troubleshooting the anchor wash. 

 

It turns out the pipe is clogged. Using the dock mains pressure lets water through but the pump is not beefy enough to do anything useful. Neither is mouth-blowing into the pipe.

 

Any advice on unclogging it? Mechanical or chemical (Barnacle Buster any good?)..

 

Thanks in advance

 

 

Thomas 

GARULFO

Amel 54 #122

Fort de France, Martinique