thanks for all the good advice, all my thu-hulls are under one panel at the bottom of the companionway
stairs, so they are on the centre line of the boat, just behind the keel
. We will most probably just use the wash down for the anchor
up after cleaning
. Unlikely to be used while sailing, but it should not be an issue if we did.
I have T's and a valve and a barb on all of the the thru-hulls. These are used to flush all the salt water
out when the boat is hauled for storage
. I can open the valves and close the thru-hulls in an emergency
to use the engine
as extra bilge
pumps. So I could do the same with the washdown if it were T'ed into the head pickup.
The head is an electric
macerator but I don't think that should impact the install. We usually close all the thru-hulls if we leave the boat at all.
I may power my pump through a fuse off the windlass
circuit, it makes sense, good tip. Sounds like I do not need to worry about check-valves, I will just T it off the head pickup.......
thanks again, Bob