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Old 11-11-2007, 02:06 PM   #5
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Salt water washdown pump reccommendations

I installed one of those variable flow Shurflo pumps with a Perko twist-in flush deck fitting. The pump is powered from the windlass power switch. In operation, I have a short length of hose with a "suicide nozzel" and shut-off valve to wash off the anchor. The Perko fitting on the boat end of the hose half twists into the fush-deck fitting, which has an internal spring-loaded valve which prevents flow until the half-twist fitting is inserted.

When I open the nozzel valve, the water pressure is initially a bit of a dribble but quickly gains pressure to 65 PSI and blasts off anything the anchor has ever collected.
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