Cruisers Forum
 


Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on Cruisers Forums. Advertise Here
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 25-03-2023, 04:55   #1
Registered User
 
mjgill1's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Iowa
Boat: 2012 Seaward 32 RK
Posts: 234
Deck Fitting for fresh water washdown

I would like to install a deck fitting mid ship for a fresh water washdown system on my boat. I figure a 20' coil hose with sprayer will work great to get the whole boat cleaned up after passage, for the anchor, or cleaning fish etc.

I am struggling to find a deck fitting that I think would be robust enough. I would like a deck fitting that is like a water fill with the removable cap that is O ring sealed and has a quick connect inside. All I can seem to find is what appears to be plastic parts and a deck fitting with a rubber flap. Can't imagine that it would last more than a season.

Does anyone know of such a fitting and where I might purchase one? Here are a couple of pictures of what I am looking for and what I am finding.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	6592992.jpg
Views:	18
Size:	58.4 KB
ID:	273242  
Attached Images
 
mjgill1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-03-2023, 05:15   #2
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: EC
Boat: Cruising Catamaran
Posts: 641
Re: Deck Fitting for fresh water washdown

The second one works well, the rubber cap does nothing significant.
Tin Tin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-03-2023, 05:48   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2019
Posts: 2,256
Re: Deck Fitting for fresh water washdown

https://newfoundmetals.com/product/deck-washdown/

I have two. One fresh, one seawater. They restrict flow quite a bit but otherwise work as expected.
mvweebles is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 25-03-2023, 06:32   #4
Registered User
 
mjgill1's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Iowa
Boat: 2012 Seaward 32 RK
Posts: 234
Re: Deck Fitting for fresh water washdown

mvweebles,
Restrict flow as opposed to what? The Jabsco model in the picture I posted? Also, notice how they seem to always be in a vertical configuration? As I plan on installing this amidship on a sailboat, it will be literally on the deck. That is why I was looking for the other type.

Tin Tin, you said the Jabsco works well. Is yours on the deck or on a bulkhead or coaming or what? It's a bit unnerving to put a hole in the deck that does not seal well like a water or waste style fitting.

Thanks for responding to you both.

Don't mean to sound irritated or anything. Just trying to get a firm handle on things before committing to the purchase of parts.
mjgill1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-03-2023, 08:00   #5
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2019
Posts: 2,256
Re: Deck Fitting for fresh water washdown

Quote:
Originally Posted by mjgill1 View Post
mvweebles,
Restrict flow as opposed to what? The Jabsco model in the picture I posted? Also, notice how they seem to always be in a vertical configuration? As I plan on installing this amidship on a sailboat, it will be literally on the deck. That is why I was looking for the other type.

Tin Tin, you said the Jabsco works well. Is yours on the deck or on a bulkhead or coaming or what? It's a bit unnerving to put a hole in the deck that does not seal well like a water or waste style fitting.

Thanks for responding to you both.

Don't mean to sound irritated or anything. Just trying to get a firm handle on things before committing to the purchase of parts.
The Jabsco one appears to be identical to the Newfound Metals one i posted. All I can tell you is I've had the Newfound Metals device on my foredeck for anchor washdown for 20-years and it works fine and has held up well. A year ago I installed an additional raw water wash down in the bench wall of my cockpit. I also added a third one for fresh water, also in the vertical wall of the bench. The newer ones are slightly improved from the 20-year old one - clips into the deck fitting more easily.

What I meant about comment that it restricts flow is the pressure at outlet could be stronger.
mvweebles is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 25-03-2023, 10:31   #6
Registered User
 
wrwakefield's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Meandering about the Gulf of Alaska coast [NNE Pacific] where the internet doesn't always shine... [Even Elon's...] Homeport: Wrangell Island
Boat: Nauticat 43 [S&S Staysail Ketch]
Posts: 1,499
Re: Deck Fitting for fresh water washdown

On a past boat I used a flush deck water fitting to access a connected washdown hose stored below it. Remove deck fitting cap and pull hose out.

You could also use a small (e.g., 4" diameter) flush deck plate.

I suspect there are ready-made versions of this concept it it suits your use case.



It does save having to deal with the hose separately if you have the space...

Cheers, Bill
__________________
SV Denali Rose
Learning every day- and sharing if I can.
wrwakefield is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
deck, water

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Below waterlin e fitting in fresh water tank eweb101 Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 1 30-12-2019 05:19
440: Water pressure and washdown pumps rom Lagoon Catamarans 9 03-01-2018 00:52
Selectable Washdown Setup (Fresh/Raw water) ErBrown Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 25 30-11-2017 07:46
Fresh Water Pump Grease Fitting zboss Engines and Propulsion Systems 3 03-05-2015 08:29
Configuring a Salt Water Washdown System nine lufts Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 26 11-08-2011 08:40

Advertise Here


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 17:18.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.