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Old 19-09-2012, 02:51   #1
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Pump Size And Flow Rate For Deck Wash / Anhchor Chain Cleaner

Hi there,

I'm just about to start building my saltwater system in my boat so id like to know what you guys use.

For a deck wash / anchor chain wash system what size pump do you find actually works?

More so geared towards blasting the nastiest of nasty mud of your anchor chain.

Basically i envisage using a small nozzle high pressure head on the forward deck wash to wash my chain but i'm wondering about how much liters per minute or how much PSI to go for with regards to the pump.

let me know what your using and if your happy with it.

Thanks in advance,

Matthew
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Re: PUMP SIZE AND FLOW RATE FOR DECK WASH / ANHCHOR CHAIN CLEANER

Pressure: 60 to 80 psi (4 - 6 bar)
Output: - 3.5 to 6 gallons/minute ( 13 - 25 litres/minute)
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Re: PUMP SIZE AND FLOW RATE FOR DECK WASH / ANHCHOR CHAIN CLEANER

Bigger is better!! We have a 4gpm Jabsco that is barely adequate. As GordMay indicated higher pressure is important. It really needs a firehose to get some of the sticky mud off our Rocna. I will certainly replace my pump with a larger unit before we head down the ICW again!!
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Re: Pump Size And Flow Rate For Deck Wash / Anhchor Chain Cleaner

I've something called the blaster or maybe it's the pro blaster. Not sure who makes it, but WM still sells it the last time I checked. Anyway it makes a difference as to where you mount the thing. I mounted it down in the bilge and that makes for a lot of vertical height that it must pump resulting in a not so great blast. I think mounting it higher up may make it truely a blaster.
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