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trace the hose from the piston pump to the through hull... and make sure the valve for the through-hull is open.
If it is using a gate valve, the valve may be in the open position, but not actually open the gate.
If you want to check it, loosen the hose clamp at the through hull, and remove the hose, and put it in a bucket of water. Then, when you try pumping the head, it should draw water from the bucket. You might want to have a woodeln plug handy, just in case the through-hull is open, and it is the pump that is having the problem, rather than the through-hull valve.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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