Anchor wash pump


Dimitris Krasopoulos
 

All pumps with sufficient output are working as a replacement. I have changed mine as well. The only problem is that the sea water smells in the beginning like rotten egg as it stays in the hose till the next use


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On Jun 27, 2022, at 9:13 AM, Dean Gillies <stella@...> wrote:

Bill,
Do you think a UP3/E pump would do the same job. The specs seem to be identical and I have one kicking around. (I asked Marco support, but got no response).
Cheers
Dean
SV Stella*****
A54-154


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Dean Gillies
 

Bill,
Do you think a UP3/E pump would do the same job. The specs seem to be identical and I have one kicking around. (I asked Marco support, but got no response).
Cheers
Dean
SV Stella*****
A54-154


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Dean Gillies
SV Stella *****,  Amel 54-154


Alan Leslie
 

Like Danny we have a through deck fitting with one way valve and a twist in hose connection. Unlike Danny we don't have the chain only wash anymore. We have used the hose system for years in what are more often than not, muddy bottoms.
It means you can keep the bow lockers shut and stand on them.
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Alexander Hofmann
 

Hey Kinney,

 

excellent idea to install a 3-way-valve in the bow locker. You are right and in a good humour! The wash of the chain is good, but when you really need it in cohesive mug like in Bretagne and many ‘rivers’ and logoons worldwide, you need more powerful measures.

 

My contribution: I have installed the smallest Kärcher high-pressure sprayer, the K2, in my cockpit locker, have a water output to connect the water in the cockpit near the manual Henderson bilge pump and a electric connection inside the cockpit locker. With a 8 m pressure hose in between the K2 and the nozzle I reach every part on deck. Easy to take just the hose and the nozzle out and leave all installation in place. Additionally I have 3 small wooden blocks that keep the locker 2 cm open, so I can use the seat and the hose is not squeezed. I use it for everything when I am out on sea and do not want to use too much of water for cleaning, also for sail cleaning while sailing single hand 😊 in rather calm seas.

 

Anyway, I’d like to install a short nozze and hose in the bow locker like you. Superbe idea. Also for cleaning the anchor. I use a 42 kg Bügel, which lifts up a lot of mug sometimes.

 

Can you tell me please the model of the Marco pump and where the pressure switch is, on the pump or external ? How do you operate this switch, switch it on when needed or leave it on always?

Is it the Marco / DP3 that you have noted previously, please?

 

I still have my old A.M.F.A. pump which shows quite some corrosion.

 

All the best

Alexander Hofmann

SY Oceanica I, Amel54#156, Lagos / Portugal

 

 


Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Mike, we have a two way valve on the back wall of the port locker and a through deck fitting. This has a twist in hose connection which shuts off when the hose is removed. The two way valve allows a choice between the anchor wash or the hose. Like you all we find the hose superior to the anchor wash in any real mud. We have the same type of outlet in the cockpit, less the two way valve relying on the valve shut off
Kind Regards
Danny
SM 299
Ocean Pearl

On 26/06/2022 09:11 Mike Longcor (SV Trilogy) <svtrilogy53@...> wrote:


Hi Bill,

We have done something similar. I'm curious how your hand held hose exits the locker? For now, we leave the locker open just enough for the hose to fit out. It's worked well - no issues with water or mud splashing in there but it's always a risk. Just curious if a through deck fitting or altering the locker cover is worth it - so it shuts and seals properly while using the deck wash, and can be stepped on worry-free. We couldn't agree more about the effectiveness of the handheld sprayer vs the fixed wash on the bow - huge improvement.

Cheers,
Mike Longcor
SV Trilogy SM23
NZ


On Sat, Jun 25, 2022, 5:58 AM Bill Kinney <cruisingconsulting@...> wrote:
While on the subject of anchor wash, once we added the Marco pump (which has a pressure switch) we could also add a 3-way valve in the bow locker and connect a hose and nozzle into the system.  We always found the Amel anchor wash most effective in sand and light mud.  In other words, those places you did not really need it.  

In places like the Chesapeake Bay with heavy, cohesive mud the addition of a hand directed jet of pressurized water makes a HUGE difference in the amount of gunk we carry into the anchor locker.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Port Elizabeth, Bequia, SVG




Bill Kinney
 

Mike,

We leave the locker lid open while weighing anchor.  There were a couple modifications to the original design that lets this be our go-to method without creating issues.

We ditched the switches that Amel added on the the windlass motor housing for a wired remote that also plugs in inside the locker. With that, we can actually lean over the rail while washing chain or just looking at how the chain is coming up without being a 7 foot tall contortionist. We get virtually all the gunk off the chain before it comes over the roller, so the amount that ends up on deck is very small.

Lastly, we also have a drain in the locker, so any incidental water that gets in runs down to the anchor locker. and on through.  

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Port Louis, Grenada.


Mike Longcor (SV Trilogy)
 

Hi Bill,

We have done something similar. I'm curious how your hand held hose exits the locker? For now, we leave the locker open just enough for the hose to fit out. It's worked well - no issues with water or mud splashing in there but it's always a risk. Just curious if a through deck fitting or altering the locker cover is worth it - so it shuts and seals properly while using the deck wash, and can be stepped on worry-free. We couldn't agree more about the effectiveness of the handheld sprayer vs the fixed wash on the bow - huge improvement.

Cheers,
Mike Longcor
SV Trilogy SM23
NZ


On Sat, Jun 25, 2022, 5:58 AM Bill Kinney <cruisingconsulting@...> wrote:
While on the subject of anchor wash, once we added the Marco pump (which has a pressure switch) we could also add a 3-way valve in the bow locker and connect a hose and nozzle into the system.  We always found the Amel anchor wash most effective in sand and light mud.  In other words, those places you did not really need it.  

In places like the Chesapeake Bay with heavy, cohesive mud the addition of a hand directed jet of pressurized water makes a HUGE difference in the amount of gunk we carry into the anchor locker.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Port Elizabeth, Bequia, SVG


Bill Kinney
 

While on the subject of anchor wash, once we added the Marco pump (which has a pressure switch) we could also add a 3-way valve in the bow locker and connect a hose and nozzle into the system.  We always found the Amel anchor wash most effective in sand and light mud.  In other words, those places you did not really need it.  

In places like the Chesapeake Bay with heavy, cohesive mud the addition of a hand directed jet of pressurized water makes a HUGE difference in the amount of gunk we carry into the anchor locker.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Port Elizabeth, Bequia, SVG


Alan Leslie
 

Hi Roland,

Some years ago we replaced our anchor wash pump with a Jabsco Par Max 5 pump...I think they are now superseded....
BUT you don't need to hunt down the original pump Amel used....your boat is SM150, so that orginal pump was installed more than 20 years ago.
There are lots of anchor wash pumps out there.......it's only a pump....just buy a good quality, known brand pump.
We have also good experience with Marco pumps, not cheap, but very good.

Good luck

Alan
Elyse SM437


Alex Lomakin
 

Hi Roland,

Hopefully, you should be able to see required specs on the attached pictures.

Good luck!


Alex



Bill Kinney
 

Roland,

We replaced our original diaphragm pump with a Marco DP3/E deck washing pump.  Works well.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Admiralty Bay, Bequia


Roland Mueller
 

Hi,

We have to replace our anchor wash pump. Unfortunately, there is no specification readable anymore.
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Does anyone know the specifications of the anchor wash pump?

Regards,
Roland 
SM 150 Aventura 
Genua, Italy