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Manual Bilge Pump


Cathy & Guillaume
 

Recently, as we have been using the manual bilge pump quite a lot due to a problem on the AMFA electric pump, I noticed a leak on that pump, and getting worse. Grey water coming from the ceiling of the engine room...! Has anyone had that pump leak? What is the brand/model (Henderson, Whale,?) and any idea where to find spare parts or replacement?

Many thanks in advance!

Guillaume
Carpathia III, SM2K #293
Now in Athens 


Ryan Meador
 

Hi Guillaume,

On our SM (233), the manual bilge pump is a Henderson Mk 5 (now Whale).  The service kit part number for ours is AK8050.  The most likely failure is a hole in the diaphragm.

Ryan and Kelly
SM 233 Iteration
Boston, MA, USA


On Mon, Sep 21, 2020 at 8:41 AM Cathy & Guillaume via groups.io <carpathia3=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Recently, as we have been using the manual bilge pump quite a lot due to a problem on the AMFA electric pump, I noticed a leak on that pump, and getting worse. Grey water coming from the ceiling of the engine room...! Has anyone had that pump leak? What is the brand/model (Henderson, Whale,?) and any idea where to find spare parts or replacement?

Many thanks in advance!

Guillaume
Carpathia III, SM2K #293
Now in Athens 


Ian Park
 

Check the hose connection, and then check the hose for leaks. I, and a couple of others on the forum have had to change the hose which hardens and cracks over the years. I dismantled my pump only to find the diaphragm and non return valves were fine. But it didn’t do any harm to clean the whole thing up!

Ian
Ocean Hobo SN96
Neyland Yacht Haven, South Wales


Mark Pitt
 

Hi Guillaume,

   It is a Whale Henderson Mark V manual bilge pump.  As you are in Greece, the best place to buy a repair kit is SVB in Germany.  They have an English language site and inexpensive shipping.  The repair kit is listed here:

https://www.svb24.com/en/whale-repair-kit-for-henderson-mk-5-pump.html

Mark Pitt

Sabbatical III, SM419, Rhode Island, USA


On 9/21/2020 8:41 AM, Cathy & Guillaume via groups.io wrote:
Recently, as we have been using the manual bilge pump quite a lot due to a problem on the AMFA electric pump, I noticed a leak on that pump, and getting worse. Grey water coming from the ceiling of the engine room...! Has anyone had that pump leak? What is the brand/model (Henderson, Whale,?) and any idea where to find spare parts or replacement?

Many thanks in advance!

Guillaume
Carpathia III, SM2K #293
Now in Athens 


Cathy & Guillaume
 

Many thanks for your help. I have just ordered a new pump and will service my current one to keep as spare/mobile unit ready for emergencies.

Guillaume
Carpathia III, SM2K #293
Now in Athens


Gerhard Mueller
 

In Greece I have received the service kit some weeks ago from:

Alex Karademiris 
 Marine Accessories Sales 
ZOIS EFSTATHIOU S.A. - Imports of Yacht Accessories & Marine Engines
57 Posidonos Ave. - 183 44 MOSCHATO - GREECE
Tel +30 2109409828
Fax +30 2109409112
Email: 
alex_karademiris@...
URL: 
www.zois.gr

They have the Whale service kit AK8050 in stock.
Retail price: 38.63€+VAT
ACS courier transport 4.5€+VAT to Kalamata and received the next day.

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Gerhard Mueller
Amel Sharki #60
Currently Kalamata, Greece


Mark McGovern
 

Guillaume,

My AMFA Marina electric sump pump stopped working just this past weekend.  I removed it from the engine room and took it apart and found that one of the two (2) diaphragms inside has failed completely.  The pump is quite simple and easy to service.  I am going to make temporary replacements diaphragms out of a sheet of Neoprene in the short term. If they work well, I will just keep the temporary diaphragms in service.  I did find that TF Marine in Italy still makes and sells this pump as a  Model TM 50.  They also still make and sell spare parts for the pump.  I have attached the exploded assembly drawing for the pump to this message and below is the contact information for TF Marine:

TF MARINE SRL
Lucca – Italy
Tel & Fax: +39 0584 338238
website: www.tfmarine.it
email: info@...  

I hope you, your family,  and Carpathia III are well!

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Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA


Mark McGovern
 

Re-attaching the exploded assembly drawing for the AMFA Marina/TF Marine TM 50 electric sump pump since it did not seem to attach to my previous post! 

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Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA