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Well theres only 2 sinks in the boat. I think i may stick with the foot pumps. No power draw.

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Originally Posted by SVDistantStar View Post
Well theres only 2 sinks in the boat. I think i may stick with the foot pumps. No power draw.
It's unusual today for a boat your size not to have hot-and-cold pressure water. I don't think you will find a propane hot water heater that can be permanently installed in you boat's system. Since your boat is on a mooring, the lack of power draw by using foot pumps is an advantage.

The advantage of an accumulator is that is reduces the pump cycling. Without an accumulator, the pump will start and stop every time a faucet is open or closed. The accumulator stores a small volume of water under air pressure. The air can thus expand and the pump will only start when the accumulator pressure has dropped to the switch cut-in point. It's the constant on-off cycling that will kill a pump early.
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