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Old 19-06-2016, 07:46   #16
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Re: Linking Fresh Water Tanks?

The solution is simple, you want two pumps, one for each tank. and its better to locate the pumps near the tank. You are going to have a pump failure sooner or later anyway so why not have two, I do.
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Re: Linking Fresh Water Tanks?

Thanks, Thumbs Up.

The comments 'against' weren't compelling. They would make more sense if one was just coastal cruising in an area where services and supplies were plentiful, but when one's purpose is circumnavigation and all-latitude exploration, they carry far less weight.

How large are your tanks and what brand did you choose? And how long have you been cruising with them (any failures)?

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Re: Linking Fresh Water Tanks?

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Thanks, Thumbs Up.

The comments 'against' weren't compelling. They would make more sense if one was just coastal cruising in an area where services and supplies were plentiful, but when one's purpose is circumnavigation and all-latitude exploration, they carry far less weight.

How large are your tanks and what brand did you choose? And how long have you been cruising with them (any failures)?

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Re: Linking Fresh Water Tanks?

Thanks, Tellie

I agree with your Dad 100% and, being an IT consultant for decades, always went the extra mile to educate my clients.

Wish I could attend, but too long a trip from Rio for a single event Thanks for the offer, though. I hope many take advantage of it.

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Re: Linking Fresh Water Tanks?

Both feet-after you switch to the new tank go down to one of the heads and run the sink water. Run it for maybe 30 seconds and the air will spit out, priming the pump. This works because those faucets are below the pump location. It will only be necessary to do this if you run the tank dry before switching over.
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