12v pump for cleaning the decks

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12v pump for cleaning the decks

Post by Nigel Birch » Tue May 03, 2016 9:41 pm

As I'm in brackish water (which is probably quite fresh when the tide is out) I quite like the idea of rigging up a 12v pump for hosing down the decks. It would have to lift the water by just over a metre (konsort). Anyone tried this sort of arrangement?
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Re: 12v pump for cleaning the decks

Post by Vegable » Thu May 05, 2016 8:53 am

Hi Nigel,
Just an idle thought, but is there a possibility of adapting your bilge pump? They have the lifting power to raise water from the bilge to the deck so should work the other way round.
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Re: 12v pump for cleaning the decks

Post by Nigel Birch » Thu May 05, 2016 12:13 pm

Currently I only have a Henderson Mk V manual but you're right it is worth thinking about....
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Re: 12v pump for cleaning the decks

Post by LulaBelle » Fri May 06, 2016 11:11 am

I made some emergency kit...
It is a powerful bilge pump (I think it was about £20 off ebay) with 3m of tubing and wiring with a power plug. It's portable in design so I can put it anywhere in the boat to pump out water.

I'm on my boat this weekend so let me know if this might work for you and while I'm up there I will stick it in the water and do a video of it pumping onto the deck so you can see how it performs.


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Re: 12v pump for cleaning the decks

Post by Nigel Birch » Sat May 07, 2016 1:42 pm

That would be great! Cheers....
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Re: 12v pump for cleaning the decks

Post by LulaBelle » Mon May 09, 2016 8:52 am

I did a short video over the weekend of my portable bilge pump.

I held the hose about 7 feet high from the water source. Hopefully it will give you an idea of how powerful it is pumping water.

https://youtu.be/d6ocan-keCM


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Re: 12v pump for cleaning the decks

Post by Nigel Birch » Mon May 09, 2016 10:34 am

Well that works ok...not exactly a torrent but better than hauling up water with the bucket. Thanks very much for taking the trouble...
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