Re: Marina mains water and fresh water pump
Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe <yahoogroups@...>
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Water flow at 40psi through 3/4" hose/pipe is about 300 liters/minute. How long would it take a burst hose or broken hose clamp in the watertight engine room to cause the filling the engine room, assuming that the automatic bilge pump will pump out at 75 liters/minute? I think my flow calculations are fairly accurate.
I have thought about this because I know some people connect directly to their water system, but decided that I would put a few more hours on my pump rather than risk filling the engine room.
I am not trying to be critical of your method, but since you put this out there, I wanted to say something about the downside. Some people might follow your method without thinking about the downside.
BeBe, SM2k, #387
Currently anchored near Fethiye, Turkey
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