[Amel Yacht Owners] a/c pump replacement
We replaced the expensive Italian Calpeda pump installed by Amel with this: https://www.coastalclimatecontrol.com/index.php/product-catalog/product/260-march-1500-gph-115-230v.html. It works much better than the Calpeda (very old technology and expensive parts - also not suitable to ground to the bonding system). The March pump doesn't need to connect the housing to the bonding system since it is plastic where seawater touches (you will need to connect to the ground). You can probably get the pump cheaper if you shop other than coastal climate: http://www.ebay.com/itm/March-pump-TE-5-5C-MD-1-Phase-115-230V-TEFC-/362037495516?hash=item544b1dc6dc
If you wish to purchase the Calpeda pump, Coastal Climate is the USA dealer: https://www.coastalclimatecontrol.com/index.php/water-pumps.html They are the people who recommended the March pump to me and it has worked well for 3+ years. It was an easy swap as the foot print and hoses are similar. You need to jump the wiring to make it 220v (instructions are included – very easy to do)
With best regards,
Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275
Currently cruising - Grenada
Does anyone know where to get the salt water circulating pump for the a/c system in the US, or do I have to go thru Amel?
I hope to replace the original with the new pump, and use the original as a backup.
Also, I am replacing my burket fresh water valves (for the head water flow). I was told the new replacement # was 221602. I know other owners have replaced their valves. Is this the number part you used?
There was also a rebuild kit. Anyone have the kit #, and the company offering it for sale?
Again, I'll replace the originals (both have issues) with the replacements, and rebuild the originals and keep them as spares.
Thanks in Advance.
Jeff Spirit Amel 54 #14