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Is the molding just screwed into the cabin top?A couple of years ago to make the removal and re-bedding of my boats handrails easier. I enlarged the area under the cabin top to gain access to the mounting screws. This left some unsightly rectangular openings in the liner. This spring I finally got around to cover those spots up using some molding from the Home Depot:
THE BIANKA LOG BLOG: FIXING A HOLE: HEADLINERS AND HANDRAILS
Project complete. Total cost about $43:...Since I have started anchoring a little more frequently, and am aways dealing with heavily caked-on mud even on a small lunch hook, I would like a washdown system. However, I always try to keep things simple and portable on my little 25 foot boat, and I really don't want to create another through-hull penetration. So I decided to make a portable wash-down system.
I found this portable submersible pump on Amazon:
Amazon.com: Docooler 12V Water Oil Diesel Fuel Transfer Pump Submersible On/Off Switch Car Van Stainless Steel: Home Improvement
It is designed to be lowered through the bunghole of a drum and run from a wired remote switch while hanging freely. It pumps non-flammable solvents (diesel, etc.), but also water. The specs indicate that it should have enough head to drive a spray nozzle, and my freeboard is about the height of a typical drum. So I think this has a chance of being a nice little portable washdown system once fitted with a hose and nozzle. For $20 I decided it was worth a try, so I bought one.
Out-of-the box, it comes with battery clips to attach to the lead posts on a battery. My initial dry test indicates that it draws only 1 amp, though I expect that amperage may increase under the load of pumping water (will test as soon as I can). But I think that it is low enough current that I will be able to cut off the clips and attach a 12v plug. I have 12v sockets at various locations on my boat, so I should be able to easily plug it in when I want to use it.
I want to cut off a relatively short (~8') length of garden hose. The hose barb is 3/4", but most of my hoses are 5/8" ID, so I need to figure that out.
Of course, this system could also be a backup bilge pump in case of emergency...