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Additional raw water intake to supplement saildrive intake.
1980 Ericson 25+. Saildrive.
I have seen comment elsewhere about this on other boats and would like anyone's thoughts. I am never confident that I am drawing enough water from the saildrive leg. I will clean out from the bottom of the saildrive next month to see if anything is growing in there, but I wondered about giving it an assist. Below sink, I have a thru hull that I believe was the intake for the foot pump for the sink. The thru hull is closed and the hose is cut and plugged (prior owner stuff) - so, it is not being used. I'd like to put a hose on that thru hull and make it feed my raw water needs. I could just run it, I guess and stop using the saildrive intake, or I could run both into a Y and have some combined good flow; or I could run to a Y and toggle between one source or the other. Sounds simple to me, but whenever something sounds simple, I'm concerned. Any thoughts?