Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 06-12-2015, 03:01   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 29
Foot operated pump, won't now prime...?

Have 100 litre water tank">fresh water tank in keel.
Got dirty "floaties" ( white specks ).
Unbolted the 56 nuts, & took off inspection hatch.
Cleaned out and refilled.
Now the foot operated pump only pumps air.
Tried filling the hose with water ( with tap on top of tank closed ) and then quickly trying to open tap and get pumping.
That little bit of water comes out, but then still only air coming out?
SteelCruiser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2015, 21:22   #2
Registered User

Join Date: May 2010
Location: near San Jose, CA
Boat: Yankee Dolphin 24'
Posts: 91
Re: Foot operated pump, won't now prime...?

I'm gonna make a wild guess that you damaged the pickup tube when you cleaned out the tank, and now the tube has a leak, probably right at the top.
tenchiki is online now   Reply With Quote

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
Fynspray model 67 water pump (hand operated) tomtriad Our Community 12 27-02-2016 01:28
Thirsty Mate VS West Marine hand operated bilge pump. VinnyVincent Monohull Sailboats 0 12-11-2015 08:29
Self-Priming Pump won't Prime! chad.lawie Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 12 29-10-2014 05:24
Sources for foot operated faucet valves Roy M Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 5 06-03-2009 08:24
Genset pump prime problem The Mons Engines and Propulsion Systems 9 03-10-2008 17:49

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 22:38.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.