Freshwater pump


Nick Newington
 

I have not had any luck sourcing the spares kit for the original AMFA freshwater pressure pump. IMNASA have no stock.

So much for my faith that the impeller would last forever with only freshwater use, it seams that the bronze impeller is worn slightly and now the pump does not like to prime as well as it used to when the tank is nearly empty. Tell tale sign is that it is beginning to fail.

So I am thinking of going for one of Marco’s pumps. The one I like is the UP 12/A 24v. It pumps 36 litres per minute. Could just fit on top of the existing pressure vessel.  Retail price 571 euros, but there is a discount available…

I have considered the electronic controlled ones but think that it is likely to be less reliable, and more costly. It may be more efficient and can, according to Marco be installed without a pressure vessel. So I see that advantage, but then I read that it is better to use a pressure vessel. So what is the advantage?
 
In my book the less electronic controls the better, especially considering the basic set up, with the current pump which worked flawlessly for 16 years;  simple mechanical pressure switch, the same as on the Marco, a pressure vessel to damp cycling and cushion the loads that I will continue to use.

Before I make the order I am open to persuasion as to a better option. Any opinions out there?

Kind regards

Nick Newington

S/Y Amelia Amel 54-019



 

Nick,

The A.F.M.A., Reya, and other manufacturers of the 66B and 88b Freshwater pumps use the same kit for the 66 and 88. I know that there are at least 50 of these kits aboard boats that purchased newer pumps. Hopefully one of them will have a kit for you.

My favorite replacement is the Gianneschi Pump. It is high quality and has a simple design. Amel used them in the A55, A50, and possibly the A60.

These are available for a discount if you mention Amel School or me from two Ginneschi distributors. They are also available in better marine shops throughout Europe and the US.
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Gianneschi Distributors:
United Kingdom Distributor: Nauticool Marine Air Conditioning
Unit 12 The Glenmore Centre, Fancy Road, Poole, Dorset BH12 4FB
Ph: +441202739937 Mobile: +447785616528
Gianneschi’s specialist: Nicola Collins E-mail:
Nicola.Collins@...

Florida Distributor: Ingham Engineering
Scott Blume <service@...>
266 SW 31st Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315
+1-954-525-5151
www.inghamengineering.com

CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
   

On Fri, Dec 2, 2022 at 11:10 AM Nick Newington via groups.io <ngtnewington=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
I have not had any luck sourcing the spares kit for the original AMFA freshwater pressure pump. IMNASA have no stock.

So much for my faith that the impeller would last forever with only freshwater use, it seams that the bronze impeller is worn slightly and now the pump does not like to prime as well as it used to when the tank is nearly empty. Tell tale sign is that it is beginning to fail.

So I am thinking of going for one of Marco’s pumps. The one I like is the UP 12/A 24v. It pumps 36 litres per minute. Could just fit on top of the existing pressure vessel.  Retail price 571 euros, but there is a discount available…

I have considered the electronic controlled ones but think that it is likely to be less reliable, and more costly. It may be more efficient and can, according to Marco be installed without a pressure vessel. So I see that advantage, but then I read that it is better to use a pressure vessel. So what is the advantage?
 
In my book the less electronic controls the better, especially considering the basic set up, with the current pump which worked flawlessly for 16 years;  simple mechanical pressure switch, the same as on the Marco, a pressure vessel to damp cycling and cushion the loads that I will continue to use.

Before I make the order I am open to persuasion as to a better option. Any opinions out there?

Kind regards

Nick Newington

S/Y Amelia Amel 54-019



Scott SV Tengah
 

Nick,

I installed the Marco UP/6E without a pressure vessel at first. I would not recommend that.

Because of our freshwater heads, there's an issue called the "hammer effect" when the toilet water solenoids close, sending a shockwave back through the freshwater system.

Because our freshwater piping is rigid, the shockwave energy finds the weakest point, which happens to be the seal between the motor and pump head on the Marco pump. That results in a flooded pump motor.

After figuring this out (mid ocean), I ordered the stainless pressure tank. Has worked like a charm for 3+ years since.

Conclusion: buy the UP-6/E and the pressure vessel.

Re: sizing - I opted for the UP-6/E in case there was a massive leak somewhere while I was away from the boat. The flow rate was close to or slightly below my bilge pump rating.

--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com


Alan Leslie
 

Hi Nick,

We changed our original FW pump out for a Marco UP14/E about 6 years ago and it is the best FW pump I've ever had.The flow is variable according to demand and it keeps up with multiple outlets open at the same time, unlike the mechanically pressure switched pumos that are either on or off.
We have a snall 1 litre accumulator tank in the circuit as the boat piping is rigid and the Marco pump does need some elastic absorbing facility - if all the plumbing was rubber hoses, you could probably get away without a tank.
The electronic control has been 100% reliable unlike the agricultural Square D type switch on the old pump....no maintenance, none.
We always turn off the FW pump when leaving the boat.

Good luck
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


 


Marco recommends an accumulator tank if the vessel's plumbing is rigid like the PEX in Amel 54s and later. 

For a SM with hoses the accumulator tank is not needed. 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse 
Amel Owners Yacht School
+1 832-380-4970 | brouse@...
720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
www.AmelOwnersYachtSchool.com 
Yacht School Calendar: www.preparetocastoff.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html


   


On Fri, Dec 2, 2022, 14:11 Alan Leslie <s.v.elyse@...> wrote:
Hi Nick,

We changed our original FW pump out for a Marco UP14/E about 6 years ago and it is the best FW pump I've ever had.The flow is variable according to demand and it keeps up with multiple outlets open at the same time, unlike the mechanically pressure switched pumos that are either on or off.
We have a snall 1 litre accumulator tank in the circuit as the boat piping is rigid and the Marco pump does need some elastic absorbing facility - if all the plumbing was rubber hoses, you could probably get away without a tank.
The electronic control has been 100% reliable unlike the agricultural Square D type switch on the old pump....no maintenance, none.
We always turn off the FW pump when leaving the boat.

Good luck
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Germain Jean-Pierre
 

Hello Nick,

I installed a 12A on my SM007 (Eleuthera) when the previous pump went AWOL.  I also removed the pressure vessel and added about 1.5 meter hose as per Marco’s instructions and this was sufficient.

There is a very short delay for the pump to start but not enough to make a big difference in total delivery.

Kind regards,

Jean-Pierre Germain 
Ex Eleuthera SM007



On 2 Dec 2022, at 12:10, Nick Newington via groups.io <ngtnewington@...> wrote:

I have not had any luck sourcing the spares kit for the original AMFA freshwater pressure pump. IMNASA have no stock.

So much for my faith that the impeller would last forever with only freshwater use, it seams that the bronze impeller is worn slightly and now the pump does not like to prime as well as it used to when the tank is nearly empty. Tell tale sign is that it is beginning to fail.

So I am thinking of going for one of Marco’s pumps. The one I like is the UP 12/A 24v. It pumps 36 litres per minute. Could just fit on top of the existing pressure vessel.  Retail price 571 euros, but there is a discount available…

I have considered the electronic controlled ones but think that it is likely to be less reliable, and more costly. It may be more efficient and can, according to Marco be installed without a pressure vessel. So I see that advantage, but then I read that it is better to use a pressure vessel. So what is the advantage?
 
In my book the less electronic controls the better, especially considering the basic set up, with the current pump which worked flawlessly for 16 years;  simple mechanical pressure switch, the same as on the Marco, a pressure vessel to damp cycling and cushion the loads that I will continue to use.

Before I make the order I am open to persuasion as to a better option. Any opinions out there?

Kind regards

Nick Newington

S/Y Amelia Amel 54-019



Alan Leslie
 

re the pressure vessel....
When I orginally installed the Marco pump I didn't include a pressure vessel.
The pump  cycled off and on, I asked Marco and they suggested adding a small pressure vessel. That cured it.
JP on Eleuthra added an additional length of flexible hose after the pump, that seemed to work OK too.
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


David Vogel
 

Hi all,

Faced with limited availability (and time) at the moment we needed to replace the already non-OEM freshwater pump, I elected to go for a generic electronically-controlled variable-speed constant-pressure pump, the JABSCO model 42755-0394 (so-called VFlo5), providing 19 LPM (5.0 GPM).

I was advised by Frank in Martinique that the electronic controller of the VFlo series pumps does not take kindly to being hooked up to a run-indicator lamp, such as we have on our 24v DC panel - apparently, doing so destroys the electronic controller. Rather than test this advice, we have done without the indicator lamp since moving aboard. We are as a consequence well attuned to the sound of the pump when operating.

The original VFlo5 I installed failed after 12 months, but the replacement has been running satisfactorily now for almost 5 years (touch wood). I believe that the JABSCO 42755-series pumps are now obsolete, replaced by the functionally identical R4426 & R4320 series pumps by JABSCO's parent company XYLEM. I understand the parts are interchangeable.

w: xylem.com/en-us/products--services/pumps-packaged-pump-systems/pumps/positive-displacement-pumps2/diaphragm/vflo-5.0-gpm-19-lpm-constant-flow-water-pressure-pumps-20508280/

Best,

David
SM#396, Perigee
Bay of Islands, NZ



From: <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of "Nick Newington via groups.io" <ngtnewington@...>
Reply to: <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Date: Saturday, 3 December 2022 at 6:10 am
To: "main@amelyachtowners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Freshwater pump

I have not had any luck sourcing the spares kit for the original AMFA freshwater pressure pump. IMNASA have no stock.

So much for my faith that the impeller would last forever with only freshwater use, it seams that the bronze impeller is worn slightly and now the pump does not like to prime as well as it used to when the tank is nearly empty. Tell tale sign is that it is beginning to fail.

So I am thinking of going for one of Marco’s pumps. The one I like is the UP 12/A 24v. It pumps 36 litres per minute. Could just fit on top of the existing pressure vessel.  Retail price 571 euros, but there is a discount available…

I have considered the electronic controlled ones but think that it is likely to be less reliable, and more costly. It may be more efficient and can, according to Marco be installed without a pressure vessel. So I see that advantage, but then I read that it is better to use a pressure vessel. So what is the advantage?
 
In my book the less electronic controls the better, especially considering the basic set up, with the current pump which worked flawlessly for 16 years;  simple mechanical pressure switch, the same as on the Marco, a pressure vessel to damp cycling and cushion the loads that I will continue to use.

Before I make the order I am open to persuasion as to a better option. Any opinions out there?

Kind regards

Nick Newington

S/Y Amelia Amel 54-019


Nick Newington
 

Hi Scott,

How do you find the flow rate with the UP6/E compared to the original pump? 

Kind regards

Nick

On 2 Dec 2022, at 20:02, Scott SV Tengah <Scott.nguyen@...> wrote:

there's


ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Hi David,

About 10 years ago we switched to an ordinary Jabsco model. Slightly noisier, more powerful ( we don't have showering  teenagers on board ! )  . Cheaper than the original Amel pump. We carry a spare.

 It did not occur to me not to hook it up to the indicator light. 

Both pump and light are still working.

Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Greece

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of David Vogel <david.vogel@...>
Sent: 02 December 2022 22:55
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Freshwater pump
 
Hi all,

Faced with limited availability (and time) at the moment we needed to replace the already non-OEM freshwater pump, I elected to go for a generic electronically-controlled variable-speed constant-pressure pump, the JABSCO model 42755-0394 (so-called VFlo5), providing 19 LPM (5.0 GPM).

I was advised by Frank in Martinique that the electronic controller of the VFlo series pumps does not take kindly to being hooked up to a run-indicator lamp, such as we have on our 24v DC panel - apparently, doing so destroys the electronic controller.  Rather than test this advice, we have done without the indicator lamp since moving aboard.  We are as a consequence well attuned to the sound of the pump when operating.

The original VFlo5 I installed failed after 12 months, but the replacement has been running satisfactorily now for almost 5 years (touch wood).  I believe that the JABSCO 42755-series pumps are now obsolete, replaced by the functionally identical R4426 & R4320 series pumps by JABSCO's parent company XYLEM.  I understand the parts are interchangeable.

w: xylem.com/en-us/products--services/pumps-packaged-pump-systems/pumps/positive-displacement-pumps2/diaphragm/vflo-5.0-gpm-19-lpm-constant-flow-water-pressure-pumps-20508280/

Best,

David
SM#396, Perigee
Bay of Islands, NZ



From: <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of "Nick Newington via groups.io" <ngtnewington@...>
Reply to: <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Date: Saturday, 3 December 2022 at 6:10 am
To: "main@amelyachtowners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Freshwater pump

I have not had any luck sourcing the spares kit for the original AMFA freshwater pressure pump. IMNASA have no stock.

So much for my faith that the impeller would last forever with only freshwater use, it seams that the bronze impeller is worn slightly and now the pump does not like to prime as well as it used to when the tank is nearly empty. Tell tale sign is that it is beginning to fail.

So I am thinking of going for one of Marco’s pumps. The one I like is the UP 12/A 24v. It pumps 36 litres per minute. Could just fit on top of the existing pressure vessel.  Retail price 571 euros, but there is a discount available…

I have considered the electronic controlled ones but think that it is likely to be less reliable, and more costly. It may be more efficient and can, according to Marco be installed without a pressure vessel. So I see that advantage, but then I read that it is better to use a pressure vessel. So what is the advantage?
 
In my book the less electronic controls the better, especially considering the basic set up, with the current pump which worked flawlessly for 16 years;  simple mechanical pressure switch, the same as on the Marco, a pressure vessel to damp cycling and cushion the loads that I will continue to use.

Before I make the order I am open to persuasion as to a better option. Any opinions out there?

Kind regards

Nick Newington

S/Y Amelia Amel 54-019











WASABI - Rudolf Waldispuehl
 

Nick

 

Please get in touch with Dott.ssa Chiara Fruzza from Gianneschi. She is very helpful (and a Doctor btw); - I explained what kind of pumps (Climma and Fresh Water pump) I have on Board and she directed me to the right dealer (See e-mail below). The two Pumps are Autoclave systems CB 20 ME and the ACB 61 G.

Both Climma and Fresh Water are Italian brand and I got the complete set including Seals, O-rings, capacitors, etc. I was very happy and I rebuild the Climma Pump who was leaking. The Freshwater is still working well but the 8lt. accumulator tank bladder was defect, so I changed it completely was only 77€.

 

Happy sailig

Ruedi

WASABI A54-No.55

==========================================================================

Dear Rudolf

In Spain you could contact:

Blaunaval SL : C/Gremi Sucreres i Candeleres, 40 / Pol. Son Castelló / 07009 Illes Baleares - Spain

Ph. +34 971 703686  Mobile + 34 667 543 924  E-mail: info@...

Gianneschi’s specialist:  Mateo Nadal Segui

  

Importaciones Nautica S:A.      Ctra. Fornells, 13 – Zona Industrial Les Ferries 17459 – Girona –  

Ph. +34 972481100 – Fax. +34 972481115 – E-mail: imasa@...

Gianneschi’s specialist: Mr. Juan Duratio

     

Precision Marine Engineering S.L (Mr. Poima 27, Poligon Can Valero,

07011 Palma De Mallorca. Ph. +34 971297601 Fax +34 971297601 E-mail: spares@...

Gianneschi’s specialist: Camino Prieto

 

Kind regards

-- 

Dott.ssa Chiara Fruzza 
Ufficio commerciale estero / Export sales dept. 
fruzza@...
 
In case of complaints write to claim@...
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via Luigi Gianneschi 270 - 55041 Capezzano Pianore - Lucca - ITALIA
Tel +39 0584 365101 (r.a.) Fax +39 0584 969411 
Web Site: www.gianneschi.net - E-mail: info@...

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Il 17/12/2020 14:41, Rudolf Waldispuehl ha scritto:

Dear Dott.ssa Giara

 

You gave me the contacts last summer to order Service Kit’s for your pumps and Autoclave systems CB 20 ME and the ACB 61 G.

I’m now looking for a distributor/dealer in SPAIN (Mainland). Can you give me an address where I order parts for the Gianneschi Pumps and Autoclave in SPAIN?

 

Thanks for advice and best regards

Rudolf Waldispühl

SY WASABI

 

Von: Chiara Fruzza <fruzza@...>
Betreff: Re: Fwd: Service Kit's, & Carbone, etc.

Dear Rudolf,

We suggest to contact:ù

Versilia Supply Service Srl  (Mr. Paolo Cei – Mr Roberto Tedeschi – Mr. Stefano Tomei ) 

Via Coppino 433, 55049 Viareggio - Lucca 

Ph. +39 (0)584 387461   Fax: +39 (0)584 311322 Mobile: +39 3450958130 “Stefano”

E-mail: paolo@...  roberto@...  - stefano@...

More Info and WebChat: www.versilia.it

Kind regards

Dott.ssa Chiara Fruzza 
Ufficio commerciale estero / Export sales dept. 
fruzza@...
 
In case of complaints write to claim@...

 

Von: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> im Auftrag von "Nick Newington via groups.io" <ngtnewington@...>
Antworten an: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Datum: Freitag, 2. Dezember 2022 um 18:10
An: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Betreff: [AmelYachtOwners] Freshwater pump

 

I have not had any luck sourcing the spares kit for the original AMFA freshwater pressure pump. IMNASA have no stock.

 

So much for my faith that the impeller would last forever with only freshwater use, it seams that the bronze impeller is worn slightly and now the pump does not like to prime as well as it used to when the tank is nearly empty. Tell tale sign is that it is beginning to fail.

 

So I am thinking of going for one of Marco’s pumps. The one I like is the UP 12/A 24v. It pumps 36 litres per minute. Could just fit on top of the existing pressure vessel.  Retail price 571 euros, but there is a discount available…

 

I have considered the electronic controlled ones but think that it is likely to be less reliable, and more costly. It may be more efficient and can, according to Marco be installed without a pressure vessel. So I see that advantage, but then I read that it is better to use a pressure vessel. So what is the advantage?

 

In my book the less electronic controls the better, especially considering the basic set up, with the current pump which worked flawlessly for 16 years;  simple mechanical pressure switch, the same as on the Marco, a pressure vessel to damp cycling and cushion the loads that I will continue to use.

 

Before I make the order I am open to persuasion as to a better option. Any opinions out there?

 

Kind regards

Nick Newington

 

S/Y Amelia Amel 54-019

_._,_._,_


David Vogel
 

Hi Ian & Judy

It did not occur to me not to hook it up
to the indicator light.
Both pump and light are still working
Ah hah, good to know.

Thanks,

David
SM$#396, Perigee, NZ


From: <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of "ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@...>" <ianjudyjenkins@...>
Reply to: <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Date: Saturday, 3 December 2022 at 10:50 pm
To: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Freshwater pump

Hi David,

About 10 years ago we switched to an ordinary Jabsco model. Slightly noisier, more powerful ( we don't have showering  teenagers on board ! )  . Cheaper than the original Amel pump. We carry a spare.

 It did not occur to me not to hook it up to the indicator light. 

Both pump and light are still working.

Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Greece

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of David Vogel <david.vogel@...>
Sent: 02 December 2022 22:55
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Freshwater pump
 
Hi all,

Faced with limited availability (and time) at the moment we needed to replace the already non-OEM freshwater pump, I elected to go for a generic electronically-controlled variable-speed constant-pressure pump, the JABSCO model 42755-0394 (so-called VFlo5), providing 19 LPM (5.0 GPM).

I was advised by Frank in Martinique that the electronic controller of the VFlo series pumps does not take kindly to being hooked up to a run-indicator lamp, such as we have on our 24v DC panel - apparently, doing so destroys the electronic controller.  Rather than test this advice, we have done without the indicator lamp since moving aboard.  We are as a consequence well attuned to the sound of the pump when operating.

The original VFlo5 I installed failed after 12 months, but the replacement has been running satisfactorily now for almost 5 years (touch wood).  I believe that the JABSCO 42755-series pumps are now obsolete, replaced by the functionally identical R4426 & R4320 series pumps by JABSCO's parent company XYLEM.  I understand the parts are interchangeable.

w: xylem.com/en-us/products--services/pumps-packaged-pump-systems/pumps/positive-displacement-pumps2/diaphragm/vflo-5.0-gpm-19-lpm-constant-flow-water-pressure-pumps-20508280/

Best,

David
SM#396, Perigee
Bay of Islands, NZ



From: <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of "Nick Newington via groups.io" <ngtnewington@...>
Reply to: <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Date: Saturday, 3 December 2022 at 6:10 am
To: "main@amelyachtowners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Freshwater pump

I have not had any luck sourcing the spares kit for the original AMFA freshwater pressure pump. IMNASA have no stock.

So much for my faith that the impeller would last forever with only freshwater use, it seams that the bronze impeller is worn slightly and now the pump does not like to prime as well as it used to when the tank is nearly empty. Tell tale sign is that it is beginning to fail.

So I am thinking of going for one of Marco’s pumps. The one I like is the UP 12/A 24v. It pumps 36 litres per minute. Could just fit on top of the existing pressure vessel.  Retail price 571 euros, but there is a discount available…

I have considered the electronic controlled ones but think that it is likely to be less reliable, and more costly. It may be more efficient and can, according to Marco be installed without a pressure vessel. So I see that advantage, but then I read that it is better to use a pressure vessel. So what is the advantage?
 
In my book the less electronic controls the better, especially considering the basic set up, with the current pump which worked flawlessly for 16 years;  simple mechanical pressure switch, the same as on the Marco, a pressure vessel to damp cycling and cushion the loads that I will continue to use.

Before I make the order I am open to persuasion as to a better option. Any opinions out there?

Kind regards

Nick Newington

S/Y Amelia Amel 54-019


Scott SV Tengah
 

I didn't notice much of a difference but I have to admit I don't blast the water at full volume very often. 

With the UP6/E, even our cockpit sprayer provides plenty of volume. When leaving all taps open to, say, empty out all 900 liters after a bleach cleaning, the bilge pump barely keeps up. I wouldn't want more flow, personally.

On Sat, Dec 3, 2022 at 9:30 PM Nick Newington via groups.io <ngtnewington=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Scott,

How do you find the flow rate with the UP6/E compared to the original pump? 

Kind regards

Nick

On 2 Dec 2022, at 20:02, Scott SV Tengah <Scott.nguyen@...> wrote:

there's


--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com


Eric Freedman
 

Hi David,

I also changed out the Amel pump to a Jabsco pump.

My only worry that it is a continuous flow pump at 50 PSI.

The Amel pump was about 25-30 PSI.

I plumbed in a temporary pressure gauge and lowered the pressure to 30 PSI.

I was concerned about the plumbing and the higher pressure.

I also carry a spare pump and a complete replacement pump rebuild parts.

 

To wire the pump indicator light on the DC panel it is quite simple. Just splice the wire from the old pump into the wire that goes to the motor on the new Jabsco pump. The wire on my pump is red.

 

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io On Behalf Of ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@...>
Sent: Saturday, December 03, 2022 4:51 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Freshwater pump

 

Hi David,

 

About 10 years ago we switched to an ordinary Jabsco model. Slightly noisier, more powerful ( we don't have showering  teenagers on board ! )  . Cheaper than the original Amel pump. We carry a spare.

 

 It did not occur to me not to hook it up to the indicator light. 

 

Both pump and light are still working.

 

Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Greece


From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of David Vogel <david.vogel@...>
Sent: 02 December 2022 22:55
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Freshwater pump

 

Hi all,

Faced with limited availability (and time) at the moment we needed to replace the already non-OEM freshwater pump, I elected to go for a generic electronically-controlled variable-speed constant-pressure pump, the JABSCO model 42755-0394 (so-called VFlo5), providing 19 LPM (5.0 GPM).

I was advised by Frank in Martinique that the electronic controller of the VFlo series pumps does not take kindly to being hooked up to a run-indicator lamp, such as we have on our 24v DC panel - apparently, doing so destroys the electronic controller.  Rather than test this advice, we have done without the indicator lamp since moving aboard.  We are as a consequence well attuned to the sound of the pump when operating.

The original VFlo5 I installed failed after 12 months, but the replacement has been running satisfactorily now for almost 5 years (touch wood).  I believe that the JABSCO 42755-series pumps are now obsolete, replaced by the functionally identical R4426 & R4320 series pumps by JABSCO's parent company XYLEM.  I understand the parts are interchangeable.

w: xylem.com/en-us/products--services/pumps-packaged-pump-systems/pumps/positive-displacement-pumps2/diaphragm/vflo-5.0-gpm-19-lpm-constant-flow-water-pressure-pumps-20508280/

Best,

David
SM#396, Perigee
Bay of Islands, NZ



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Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Freshwater pump

I have not had any luck sourcing the spares kit for the original AMFA freshwater pressure pump. IMNASA have no stock.

So much for my faith that the impeller would last forever with only freshwater use, it seams that the bronze impeller is worn slightly and now the pump does not like to prime as well as it used to when the tank is nearly empty. Tell tale sign is that it is beginning to fail.

So I am thinking of going for one of Marco’s pumps. The one I like is the UP 12/A 24v. It pumps 36 litres per minute. Could just fit on top of the existing pressure vessel.  Retail price 571 euros, but there is a discount available…

I have considered the electronic controlled ones but think that it is likely to be less reliable, and more costly. It may be more efficient and can, according to Marco be installed without a pressure vessel. So I see that advantage, but then I read that it is better to use a pressure vessel. So what is the advantage?
 
In my book the less electronic controls the better, especially considering the basic set up, with the current pump which worked flawlessly for 16 years;  simple mechanical pressure switch, the same as on the Marco, a pressure vessel to damp cycling and cushion the loads that I will continue to use.

Before I make the order I am open to persuasion as to a better option. Any opinions out there?

Kind regards

Nick Newington

S/Y Amelia Amel 54-019










David Vogel
 

Hi Eric, et al,

Thanks for your various guidance on splicing-in the reporting wire.

Yes, it is easily possible to install a pump with a higher-than-desirable operating pressure. As it happened, such a unit (a 60psi high-volume deck-wash pump) was installed on SM#396 as the freshwater pump when I took possession - this was the first thing I changed.

In relation to the Jabsco VFLO and, newly, the XYLEM R4 model range, this is my personal decode of the model numbering schema:

Jabsco VFLO 5.0 series: constant-pressure variable-speed 5.0gpm/19lpm pumps,
Series ID: 42755-0x9y;
"x" denotes the operating pressure ('0' = 40psi; '3' = 25psi)
"y" denotes the operating voltage ('2' = 12v; '4' = 24v)

Hence:
42755-0094; 24v; operating 40psi; Shut Off @ 60psi
42755-0394; 24v; operating 25psi; Shut Off @ 35psi


Relating this to the new XYLEM-branded VFLO model numbers R4xxxy43A, where (it seems that):
Variable "xxx": value '426' denotes 40psi; '320' denotes 25psi
Variable "y": value '1' denotes 12v; '3' denotes 24v
Hence:
R4320343A is the 24v model with 25psi (1.7Bar) operating pressure with shut-off @35psi (2.4Bar)

Ref: https://www.xylem.com/siteassets/brand/flojet/resources/brochure/r4426_vflo-promo.pdf

If anyone has further info on this pump model decode, please share. In the interim, I hope this info may be of assistance.

Blue Skies,

David
SM#396, Perigee
Bay of Islands, NZ

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Hi David,
I also changed out the Amel pump to a Jabsco pump.
My only worry that it is a continuous flow pump at 50 PSI.
The Amel pump was about 25-30 PSI.
I plumbed in a temporary pressure gauge and lowered the pressure to 30 PSI.
I was concerned about the plumbing and the higher pressure.
I also carry a spare pump and a complete replacement pump rebuild parts.




To wire the pump indicator light on the DC panel it is quite simple. Just splice the wire from the old pump into the wire that goes to the motor on the new Jabsco pump. The wire on my pump is red.




Fair Winds
Eric
Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376








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Hi David,




About 10 years ago we switched to an ordinary Jabsco model. Slightly noisier, more powerful ( we don't have showering teenagers on board ! ) . Cheaper than the original Amel pump. We carry a spare.




It did not occur to me not to hook it up to the indicator light.




Both pump and light are still working.




Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Greece




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Hi all,




Faced with limited availability (and time) at the moment we needed to replace the already non-OEM freshwater pump, I elected to go for a generic electronically-controlled variable-speed constant-pressure pump, the JABSCO model 42755-0394 (so-called VFlo5), providing 19 LPM (5.0 GPM).




I was advised by Frank in Martinique that the electronic controller of the VFlo series pumps does not take kindly to being hooked up to a run-indicator lamp, such as we have on our 24v DC panel - apparently, doing so destroys the electronic controller. Rather than test this advice, we have done without the indicator lamp since moving aboard. We are as a consequence well attuned to the sound of the pump when operating.




The original VFlo5 I installed failed after 12 months, but the replacement has been running satisfactorily now for almost 5 years (touch wood). I believe that the JABSCO 42755-series pumps are now obsolete, replaced by the functionally identical R4426 & R4320 series pumps by JABSCO's parent company XYLEM. I understand the parts are interchangeable.




w: xylem.com/en-us/products--services/pumps-packaged-pump-systems/pumps/positive-displacement-pumps2/diaphragm/vflo-5.0-gpm-19-lpm-constant-flow-water-pressure-pumps-20508280/




Best,




David
SM#396, Perigee
Bay of Islands, NZ












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Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Freshwater pump




I have not had any luck sourcing the spares kit for the original AMFA freshwater pressure pump. IMNASA have no stock.




So much for my faith that the impeller would last forever with only freshwater use, it seams that the bronze impeller is worn slightly and now the pump does not like to prime as well as it used to when the tank is nearly empty. Tell tale sign is that it is beginning to fail.




So I am thinking of going for one of Marco’s pumps. The one I like is the UP 12/A 24v. It pumps 36 litres per minute. Could just fit on top of the existing pressure vessel. Retail price 571 euros, but there is a discount available…




I have considered the electronic controlled ones but think that it is likely to be less reliable, and more costly. It may be more efficient and can, according to Marco be installed without a pressure vessel. So I see that advantage, but then I read that it is better to use a pressure vessel. So what is the advantage?




In my book the less electronic controls the better, especially considering the basic set up, with the current pump which worked flawlessly for 16 years; simple mechanical pressure switch, the same as on the Marco, a pressure vessel to damp cycling and cushion the loads that I will continue to use.




Before I make the order I am open to persuasion as to a better option. Any opinions out there?




Kind regards




Nick Newington




S/Y Amelia Amel 54-019