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Old 10-01-2015, 12:10 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by stevensibs View Post
I have a question for everyone; I bought a Marco water pump specifically for a raw water anchor wash down and I am wondering where the best place to mount it would be. I have a pulpit "locker" that houses the windlass inside with the gypsy on top, it has a watertight Freeman hatch on the side for access, and the anchor chain and rode will travel through a stainless steel pipe to locker below, so it's a pretty dry place.. Or maybe in the engine room against a forward bulkhead?
Higher, dry and closer to the outlet is best, as it is head after the pump that affects performance the most. In my case I mounted mine (a Shurflo extreme Blaster) in a utility/generator room about 15 feet behind and around 7 feet below the outlet and got good results. I had the room, the battery bank involved, and a spare through hull in that location, and it was easy to route the line to the outlet from there as well.

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