Originally Posted by johnrupp
I have to agree with Capt. Bill and BandB. On all my boats I've always had the basic Jabsco/Par manual flush and have never had a problem. Rebuild or replace the pump every few years and all is well. I've thought of going electric but don't know if it's worth the amps when anchored out.
Yep, I had to replace a pump after about 12 years service; don't think that's unreasonable.
I don't think I could ever flush often enough (at anchor) to make amp consumption a factor. Partly because we charge batteries 2x/day anyway, coinciding with morning and evening cooking times... but also partly because X amps for about 3 seconds, four or five times per day, just doesn't add up to much.