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Old 12-09-2007, 15:04   #16
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If you use liquid soap instead of bar soap you'll have fewer problems but a shower sump with a pump is pretty easy to rig up. They end up about the size of two shoe boxes side by side. You can buy them premade and only then need to add the power for the pump and the hoses that go in and out. You at that point have something much smaller and easier to clean.

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Old 27-11-2007, 03:31   #17
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There are seals in the pump to prevent back pressure loss. Personally I never would use a Jabsco or Par pump for anything important. A pressure test would seem called for though. You need to decide if it is a leak or the pump. It has to be one or the other. I'm more a Shurflo pump preference sailor. Changing the pump if you can find a place that will take it back would be the cheap solution. Rebuilding a Jabsco pump seems like a bad idea.
I agree. Just more good money wasted!

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Old 27-11-2007, 07:48   #18
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For whatever it's worth: the previous owner had installed pressurized fresh and salt water on the boat. I gutted all of that, and switched it out with these:
Gusher Galley Mk 3 with Foot Pump
Gusher Galley Mk 3 with Foot Pump

One salt water foot pump, one fresh water foot pump. Works like a champ, and total expense is around $300 including faucets, pumps, and hose.

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