Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: The Bahamas
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Planning a Topside Washdown System
Pressure seawater for deck washing, anchor washing, personal washing, fish guts, etc....just pressurized raw water for general use up top.
My initial thoughts are to mount a pump in the lazzerette, minimize wiring runs and not put any new fixed plumbing into the boat.
Use 50' coil 1/2 or 5/8 hose and something like an 8' suction hose that would be thrown over the side.
The boat is 34' so that 50' coil hose might be at its limit...
Convenience and ease of use is important. My thinking...I can flip the lid in the cockpit, attach 2 hoses that are well-stored nearby, flip the switch, and then go to town...
Lazz drains to bilge so that's covered.
The boat has a windlass so big wire is already there, but I really don't want to add any thru deck fittings or in-cabin plumbing. Yeah, a 15' coil would be less of a pain than a 50'.
The 'kits' have some things I don't think I'll need, so I'm thinking just a pump and then lawn and garden items...
I would appreciate hearing past successes and failures in this department, and anything I missed in planning this.
Thx in advance.