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Old 31-10-2013, 07:06   #1
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How to install pedal pump

I want to install a salt water pedal pump for my sink where should i get the water could i take it from the intake of the ac or the intake of the motor

and what do i need my boat a hunter 380

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Old 31-10-2013, 07:17   #2
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Re: How to install pedal pump

i reccomend having its own skin fitting,and definitly not the engine water intake
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We have a whale gusher foot pumphttp://www.whalepumps.com/marine/pro...-foot-operated

It works great. I can't imagine using the Engine intake, but if the AC thru-hull is convenient, use it.
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Re: How to install pedal pump

Thank you very Much
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Re: How to install pedal pump

It's an intake, not an exhaust water source you are looking for. I'd go with whatever SeaCock is closest and/or most convenient. Used the engine intake on our last boat. No problems in 10 years, 3 years of that cruising.
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It's an intake, not an exhaust water source you are looking for. I'd go with whatever SeaCock is closest and/or most convenient. Used the engine intake on our last boat. No problems in 10 years, 3 years of that cruising.
Yeah I don't really see what the problem is T'ing into the intake. Plenty of people do it for their watermakers. I'm sure there is some theoretical problem but the draw from the pump is tiny, and really, the tiny amount you're doing dishes when the engine is running is going to be a thing? No way.
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Yeah I don't really see what the problem is T'ing into the intake. Plenty of people do it for their watermakers. I'm sure there is some theoretical problem but the draw from the pump is tiny, and really, the tiny amount you're doing dishes when the engine is running is going to be a thing? No way.
i have tried this twice,once on an engine intake,and once on an a/c intake,both times repeatedly after sailing in relatively rough conditions both the engine pump and the impellor pumps would run dry because they had lost their prime due to an air lock caused by the water pump in the system.
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Re: How to install pedal pump

Our Whale foot pump caused no problems drawing from the engine intake in over 10,000 miles of sailing. The same with the ersatz Whale type pump on a sail to Hawaii on the current boat. A swing check valve wouldn't be a bad idea to prevent the possibility of sucking air through the pump. Didn't have one on the last boat, did put one in on the current boat.
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i have tried this twice,once on an engine intake,and once on an a/c intake,both times repeatedly after sailing in relatively rough conditions both the engine pump and the impellor pumps would run dry because they had lost their prime due to an air lock caused by the water pump in the system.
Ahhh... airlock, didn't think about that.
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We also have used the whale tip toe plumbed to our engine intake for app 30,000 miles and never had a problem. We use it when changing the water pump impeller to pull the sea water out of the engine when it's stopped. Keeps the salt water out of the engine room.
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Re: How to install pedal pump

+1 for the Whale Tip Toe pump. We have two and love them. No more banging ankles on the peddles.
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