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  • Raw-Water Washdown Pump

    Mine has crapped out, and I'm looking to replace it with a different brand(I've never had good luck with Shurflo). Does my '04 CC28 have a accumulator tank and/or pressure regulator for the RW washdown? The reason why I ask is that I'm considering one of the new smart-sensor pumps that makes both unnecessary.
    Thanks!

  • #2
    The Groco is one of the best pumps you can buy. This thing is like a powerwasher. Look at the c-60 half way down the page. When mine craps out, this is what I am putting on.

    http://www.groco.net/cat_pumps.html
    Life is to short for an ugly boat

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    • #3
      Wolakrab,

      There is no accumulator tank or pressure valve on the saltwater system. I agree with Split Decision, install the Groco C-60. My pump is still working and I am removing it to install the Groco.

      Good Luck,

      Chris
      "Pelagic" 2006 Classic 32

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      • #4
        Thanks guys....looks like the Groco is the ticket. I may have to upgrade on the switch-the Groco requires a 25 amp circuit and I believe the existing is only a 20. Thanks once again!

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        • #5
          Make sure that when you wire that pump up, run the hot right from the battery and make sure it is heavy enough. It really draws some juice. Also the washdown hose needs to be a full size garden hose (not one of those small coil hoses) to get the full effect out of that pump.
          Life is to short for an ugly boat

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          • #6
            whoa...

            run a washdown pump wire straight from the battery?

            That seems to me to be a recipe for a battery drain. When I shut the main off, I want *everything* off except the bilge pumps. A bit of corrosion on that switch and your going to bleed down the battery at the dock.

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            • #7
              Backman, actually I did mean the battery switch so it gets shut off by the switch. What I meant to say was not to use the circut in the boat for the feed because it will not be heavy enough to carry the amps required for that pump. I think you can still use the switch to turn it on and off because that will only work a relay.

              Sorry for the misunderstanding.
              Life is to short for an ugly boat

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              • #8
                You guys are making my job easy. You already have the right answers.
                There is no accumulator on the washdown pumps as they are strictly demand. The newer pump from Shurflo have variable speed motors to take any surge out of the system. I am surprised that you are having more than normal problems with the Shurflo, we have a very low return rate on them.

                If we are having problems, let us know. That is the only way we can improve the product.

                Mac

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                • #9
                  Mac-Shurflo problems

                  Mac,

                  I have had problems with the Shurflo pumps, both freshwater & saltwater.

                  The freshwater pump died in 02 and my saltwater pump constantly loses prime (even after installing a check valve)

                  I have checked multiple times for leaks in the system and all is tight. I have given up and I am installing a Groco C-60 this spring.


                  Chris
                  "Pelagic" 2006 Classic 32

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                  • #10
                    7 year old pump/starting to get tired

                    but its had 2100 hr's hard use. The pressure is down a bit, but it still pumps.

                    I'm probably going to replace it when I get my boat back this spring and would go with the same thing. Ive never had a problem with prime which is more than I can say for a couple 50 footers I've fished on which take foreever to reprime.

                    Is there a secret as to how to dissassemble the drawer in order to get at it? The freshwater pump is fully accessible; the saltwater one is way up behind the drawer.

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