Old as Dirt!
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Tampa Bay Area
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Presumably you also have at least one filter in your line. If so, check to ensure that the element is clean and not in need of replacement. Our dock-side neighbor had a similar problem with a new (to him) boat and upon tracing down the lines to check for a blockage dicovered the there-to-fore unknown filter cannister which was grossly obstructed. The pump had to work so hard to force water through the element it would overload and blow his fuse.
In addition to both sediment and charcoal filters in our water line I have a portable cannister with a sediment filter element (from Lowes) that I hook-up to our hose when we need to re-water our tanks and the amount of gunk, rust, etc. that gets pulled out--even after we have let the water run a while to presumably purge the lines--is often quite remarkable.
"It is not so much for its beauty that the sea makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air, that emanation from the waves, that so wonderfully renews a weary spirit."