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Old 06-09-2016, 19:00   #1
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Pumps and Faucets of the PAST?

We have both in our head and galley manual pumps / faucets and a foot pump. While I have never used them in the last 4+yrs (due to the pressure system) my wife finds them taking up her space. My 7yr does occasional find some enjoyment in in them when washing dishes to give him some extra entertainment. For me they are just extra maintenance, extra parts to carry and extra hoses running around.

But are they needed?
In what cases may I miss that I may wish to have them?

In my worse case that I could think (some how loosing all batteries / solar / wind / generator / engine and all 6 fresh water pumps including the drill pump attachment I still have easy enough access to the water tanks where I could suck it out with a hose or even scoop it out with a pitcher.

Sure it wouldnt be as nice or easy if I was out in the middle of the Atlantic or Pacific and did have them but I am guess missing all the above would be causing much more worries for me
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Re: Pumps and Faucets of the PAST?

We use ours constantly as we both find the foot pump more convenient than turning a faucet on and off. Also while on passage we keep the pressure pump off to prevent the possibility of a ruptured hose spill disaster.

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