Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 14-02-2016, 06:17   #16
Senior Cruiser
 
bletso's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Louisville, KY
Boat: Globe, cutter/ketch,38
Posts: 546
Re: Fitting hand water pump in pressurised system

Quote:
Originally Posted by roverhi View Post
Actually hate hand pumps. Extremely hard to use if it's even moderately rough as you need one hand to hang on, one to pump and third to hold the vessel you're pumping into. Makes you want to become a Hindu. Foot pumps work way better as they keep both hands free.

Use the pressure pump very seldom because it's a water waster and cycles intermittently if left on which disturbs my Zen quiet on board. Have tried to find why the pump is losing pressure without success.
Point taken on the hand pump. Very good point. I do remember it a pain to use, but it looks so cool.. I haven't re-installed either on Vigah. If I have room for a second foot pump, I will go that route.

Pumps can be a pain to track down problems, especially on the suction side. Mine will hold pressure for days, but when the faucet is turned on it has to re-prime after a couple idle hours.
__________________

__________________
www.sailboatvigah.com Boats don't like being neglected, but then neither do significant others!
bletso is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 14-02-2016, 07:06   #17
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 6
Re: Fitting hand water pump in pressurised system

Quote:
Originally Posted by dlymn View Post
"I like that idea, but in real situation I would be concerned with micro organisms from the two different eco-systems."

I reckon that the ball valves with their nylon seals ensure no seepage into the freshwater tank from the sea but as well, we chlorinate the fresh water. The sea water source is a last resort if you need to minimise water usage and is not necessary,
Sounds like you want the handpump to be used with either fresh or salt water...............never seen that done.
Most people only use seawater for washing dishes, then rinsing with fresh, thus saving the fresh water.

In any case, you should always run your water before using, especially if it has been sitting for a while and you are not on the boat using the water system every day.

If you are concerned with "things in the water" follow the prescribed and widely published methods for purifiying water..............best advise stop listening to all the media's and ad hypes/crap on "killlng all those bad germs".

Choose your water sources, flush the fill lines before filling tanks,
and if like myself a "weekender" on my boat, is use the water so you can continue to introduce into your tanks, 'fresh' water.
__________________

__________________
jzaraschi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-02-2016, 07:50   #18
Registered User
 
Terra Nova's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Marina del Rey, California
Boat: Freya 39 cutter- Terra Nova
Posts: 3,645
Re: Fitting hand water pump in pressurised system

Quote:
Originally Posted by jzaraschi View Post
Sounds like you want the handpump to be used with either fresh or salt water...
This should never be done. Use a separate spigot.
__________________
1st rule of yachting: When a collision is unavoidable, aim for something cheap.
"whatever spare parts you bring, you'll never need"--goboatingnow
"Id rather drown than have computers take over my life."--d design
Terra Nova is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-03-2016, 17:54   #19
Senior Cruiser
 
bletso's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Louisville, KY
Boat: Globe, cutter/ketch,38
Posts: 546
Re: Fitting hand water pump in pressurised system

Well, I decided not to install the hand pump. Instead I installed a Whale Gusher foot pump in series with the supply to the FW pressure pump. Tank - whale - pressure pump. It works great and with it I have hot and cold via the foot pump. In fact Whale Gusher notes state this exact configuration. I will install a separate spigot and foot pump for salt water.
__________________

__________________
www.sailboatvigah.com Boats don't like being neglected, but then neither do significant others!
bletso is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
water

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fresh Water Pump Grease Fitting zboss Engines and Propulsion Systems 3 03-05-2015 09:29
For Sale: PAR Electric System Water Pump and JABSCO Electric Bilge Pump hanks Classifieds Archive 3 05-03-2014 20:03
Raw Water Pump vs Fresh Water Pump Cheechako Engines and Propulsion Systems 44 01-02-2012 15:31
R-134a standard automotive fitting to 1/4 male fitting? msulc Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 14 07-06-2011 11:02
Pressurised Water System Problem Daymo Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 9 03-04-2007 11:08



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 18:21.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.