What is the quietest fresh water pump? - Page 2 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance
 Not a Member? 


Like Tree12Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #11  
Old 02-25-2013
svHyLyte's Avatar
Old as Dirt!
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Tampa Bay Area
Posts: 2,636
Thanks: 11
Thanked 99 Times in 94 Posts
Rep Power: 6
svHyLyte is on a distinguished road
Re: What is the quietest fresh water pump?

Quote:
Originally Posted by chucklesR View Post
I'd rather hear the thump than find 100 gallons of water consumed by a child brushing his/her teeth.
Ah... Try turning off the pump and getting folks to rely upon a hand/foot pump at the galley sink when the yacht's away from the dock except when showering (navy showers) or rinsing dishes after washing. One (or one's child) takes a glass of water to the head to brush one's teeth, for example. (We did this with our daughter when she was small and, after we returned from an extended trip, the first morning home she walked into the kitchen, got a glass from the cupboard, filled it with water at the kitchen sink and headed for her bathroom. "Where ya going with that?" I asked. "To brush my teeth Daddy" she replied. I just smiled, "Good for You honeybee!") Those were the daze...
rugosa likes this.
__________________
"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."

Last edited by svHyLyte; 04-25-2013 at 05:11 PM.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #12  
Old 04-25-2013
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
jbeahon is on a distinguished road
Re: What is the quietest fresh water pump?

Quote:
Originally Posted by svHyLyte View Post
Actually, you can mount the pump on two lengths of 2" (non-wire reinforced) hose with the ends cut off on the diagonal and screwed/bolted to the sole. The flexibility of the hose will substantially reduce the "pounding" noise of the pump. One just needs ensure that the waterlines have enough slack on either side of the pump to flex without damage to the connections. In addition to checking the accumulator bladder, you might also check to ensure that your pressure switch is operating properly and not activating for an unnecessarily high pressure.

FWIW...
Capt. Len,
Do you have a picture or a drawing of this installation? I'd like to try it but I'm not sure I understand how it can be done with only two lengths of 2" hose. Seems like you'd need one for each of the four mounting bolts. Thanks.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #13  
Old 04-25-2013
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Deer Harbor, Washington
Posts: 211
Thanks: 0
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Rep Power: 6
mitchbrown is on a distinguished road
Re: What is the quietest fresh water pump?

The quitest pump i have seen is the new variable speed pumps. They are made by a few companies Sure Flow, Jabsco and probably others. Pretty spendy but when you see how well they work you will be happy.

JABSCO V-Flo Variable Speed Pump 5.0 at West Marine

Mitch
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #14  
Old 04-25-2013
Capt.Alex's Avatar
"Anhinga" St. Augustine
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 52
Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Rep Power: 2
Capt.Alex is on a distinguished road
Re: What is the quietest fresh water pump?

I had a headhunter pump in my fishing boat. It is variable speed and extremely quiet...extremely expensive too.

X-Caliber - 12-24 DC
Headhunter, Inc
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #15  
Old 04-25-2013
radcat's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Clearwater Fl
Posts: 37
Thanks: 1
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 0
radcat is on a distinguished road
Re: What is the quietest fresh water pump?

Quote:
Originally Posted by svHyLyte View Post
Ah... except when showering (navy showers) or rinsing dishes after washing. ...
I second those navy showers- no Hollywoods on my boat.
__________________
Radcat
PS 37
Hull# 210
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #16  
Old 04-25-2013
svHyLyte's Avatar
Old as Dirt!
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Tampa Bay Area
Posts: 2,636
Thanks: 11
Thanked 99 Times in 94 Posts
Rep Power: 6
svHyLyte is on a distinguished road
Re: What is the quietest fresh water pump?

Quote:
Originally Posted by jbeahon View Post
Capt. Len,
Do you have a picture or a drawing of this installation? I'd like to try it but I'm not sure I understand how it can be done with only two lengths of 2" hose. Seems like you'd need one for each of the four mounting bolts. Thanks.
One only needs a length of hose slightly longer than the distance between the mounting feet on the pump with the ends of the hoses cut at a 45ļ angle, the long side being down for mounting screws of bolts. Set the pump on the first length of hose and mark the points where the mounting bolts will be. Then, drill through those points with a bit about the size of the mounting bolts using a few odd pieces if the hose, similarly drilled, as a backing inside the hose itself. Slip the mounting bolts through the pump "feet" and then through the hose and backing pieces. A little dab of Lanacoat on ones finger will allow one to position and hold first a cut washer and then a nyloc nut over the bolt ends to get the threads started after which one can use a box wrench to hold the nut while tightening the mounting bolts from above. Once the hoses are secured to the mounting feet, the long sides of the diagonally cut hose are through bolted or screwed to the deck or bulkhead where the pump is to be mounted. The hose lengths then act as a vibration dampener and will substantially reduce vibrations/noise from the pump. BTDT...
__________________
"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."

Last edited by svHyLyte; 05-08-2013 at 09:49 AM. Reason: Typo
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fresh Water pump for Universal M-12 jackytdunaway Diesel 10 05-24-2011 12:25 PM
Fresh-water pump issues PolarisOne Electrical Systems 4 08-21-2009 01:14 PM
fresh water pump problemo... sailhog Gear & Maintenance 5 03-14-2009 09:50 PM
Fresh water pump question poopdeckpappy Gear & Maintenance 21 01-31-2008 04:59 PM
Fresh water pump for Jeanneau SO 372 russort Gear & Maintenance 0 07-24-2007 11:12 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:23 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.