Good day, fellow Exotic-Location-Lagoon-Workers.
Having taken up both sailing and boat ownership
in November 2018, we have managed to get ourselves out of the hurricane
belt for the season, and MANY tasks which we could not get to earlier are being tackled.
All this to say, we are still very new at this, so bear our ignorance in mind.
The problem today, is that while cleaning
the port bilge
, after removing the 2 water tanks
(we have an owner's version) to trace a small fresh-water leak, I noticed for the first time that the outlet to the Rule
2000 bilge pump
has a non-return valve.
(Xylem) specifically mentions NOT to do this, see: Rule Pumps Manual
, see p 16.
So please help me answer these questions:
1. Why would Lagoon
install this in clear violation of the recommended way, or is this an owner issuer? (We have a 1 previous owner 2010 model)
2. Do these need maintenance
, and if so, what? And how? It has 4 bolts that screw it together, but is not particularly easy to get to, so will need removal
of the 4 hose clamps, and some gymnastics.
Thanks for any enlightenment!