Originally Posted by Scare_Rab
There is a brass "one handed" pump at the galley. Feels as if it binds a little yet pumps well.
My question is: what if that pump breaks?
I can see no simple way of getting fresh water out of the tank:
If you also have a pump in the head
then I would use that
But if just the one might be sensible to carry a cheap
spare hand pump - doesn't have to get properly plumbed in at the sink.
But if in a real emergency (transocean and no water?) I would cut the plastic hose near the tank - close enough that can drop the end to low level to let gravity do it's work but high enough so can be tied up above the water level - so gravity doesn't work
A wooden bung and a jubilee clip should suffice as the back stop.............could install a tap in anticipation of that, but seems to me just one more thing to maintain / go wrong.
But no harm in cutting an access hatch
(or 2?) in the tank top - could use to clean the tanks
Good question though - on my boat the tanks
are in the bilge
keels - so no gravity to assist emptying - 2 pumps though
.........both presently disconnected
I'm on jugged water from the tap on the quay - but not a liveaboard
so no great hassle............plan is to add another water tank. in due course