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Old 10-23-2018, 10:51 PM   #1
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Shower drain pump?

I have a 1978, 29 ft Prairie. The sump pump quit working. Can someone tell me where it is located so I can trouble shoot it. Thanks in advance
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Old 10-24-2018, 06:42 AM   #2
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I am in the process of replacing my sump pump

shower drain and sump

Is what I have found.

Mine was in the floor under the drain. Im replacing with a Whaler Gulper.
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Old 10-24-2018, 07:22 AM   #3
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I am in the process of replacing my sump pump

shower drain and sump

Is what I have found.

Mine was in the floor under the drain. Im replacing with a Whaler Gulper.
I guess I have to take up the whole floor to get to it?
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Old 10-24-2018, 04:11 PM   #4
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I am planning on installing a 8" deckplate in the floor of the shower. There is no way possible for the shower floor to be lifted up.

So I took out two screws and the old pump fell to the bottom of the bilge. I will cut an 8" hole with a dremel tool, install the plate. Then cut a hole in the top of the plate for my drain. I will replumb the drain to a new pump in the bilge and overboard.

That is the plan anyway. I plan of attempting this next week. I bought all the hosing and clamps today.
We shall see.

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Old 10-24-2018, 06:33 PM   #5
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Sounds like a good plan. Post lots of pics and it'll probably help the next poor guy that faces the same dilemma.
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Old 10-24-2018, 08:59 PM   #6
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Tim. I can’t believe Hargrave designed a shower sump like this. What year is yours.
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Old 10-24-2018, 10:08 PM   #7
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I agree....it is a big flaw in an otherwise perfect vessel.

1978 Prairie 29, Hull #6

But, It shall be fixed and corrected and then a superbly perfect vessel!
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No access? Sounds like they took a shower sump and built a boat around it. Hope it goes well,inspection plate access hole is a good idea.
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Old 11-11-2018, 09:27 AM   #9
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CaptBuddy;
I did replace the sump pump and now have access to under the shower floor.

See the description here
shower drain and sump

It works fine and Im pleased.

I hope you get a good result also.

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