oh oh oh I am a very excited girl.
Last weekend we did our usual tramp around the begining of the season swap meets and did we ever score!!! among a bunch of cool things I got my hands on a whale foot pump
for the galley
, almost new in excellent condition. this was the last item in my plumbing
line up for the water
tank to galley
So now I have a 25 gallon water
tank (original) that is really permanently installed in the center of the v berth. Like fiber-glassed into place and under a screwed down piece of the v berth deck
I have new hoses, the fiber wrapped clear kind for drinking water
I have a jabsco pump
that is designed for multiple runs which is only for the one run now (and prolly forever).
I have my cool cool cool little foot pump.
I have a brand new really shiny nice center hole marine
grade faucet with a 1.5" foot.
I have a 2" hole for the faucet in my counter.
I also have a 25 gallon tank that is pretty much new that could be installed under the quarter berth aft and starboard, which is the same side as the galley.
I have concerns about the quality of water from the old tank after I go thru the cleaning
out and bleaching and flushing
I have concerns about the balance of the boat
with 25 gallons on the one side, not in the center.
I have that stupid counter hole that I have to find some sort of plug/filler for.
I have the 2 pumps. I had imagined that the foot pump would be mounted somewhere in the cabinet the sink is in. I don't know which side is best for mounting; left footed or right. The jabsco
would be mounted back under the v berth locker adjacent to the tank and in proximity of the hose run.
I am not sure how the water will work
when I get it all hooked up and turn it on.
I am imagining that when I turn on the water the jabsco pump will turn on automatically and water will flow thru the foot pump and come out.
I am imagining that when the pump is turned off and I step on the foot pump the water will flow thru the jabsco and be pumped out by the foot pump so long as the tap is open.
I am a tiny bit ambivalent about even bothering with the jabsco, But Himself is practically a live aboard
and it would be convenient while at the marina where power
is no issue. I think if we were cruising this boat
I wouldn't even consider putting in the electric pump
Any suggestions on how I can best use what I have and set up this system?