Re: Anchor wash pump

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS

Hi Mike, we have a two way valve on the back wall of the port locker and a through deck fitting. This has a twist in hose connection which shuts off when the hose is removed. The two way valve allows a choice between the anchor wash or the hose. Like you all we find the hose superior to the anchor wash in any real mud. We have the same type of outlet in the cockpit, less the two way valve relying on the valve shut off
Kind Regards
SM 299
Ocean Pearl

On 26/06/2022 09:11 Mike Longcor (SV Trilogy) <svtrilogy53@...> wrote:

Hi Bill,

We have done something similar. I'm curious how your hand held hose exits the locker? For now, we leave the locker open just enough for the hose to fit out. It's worked well - no issues with water or mud splashing in there but it's always a risk. Just curious if a through deck fitting or altering the locker cover is worth it - so it shuts and seals properly while using the deck wash, and can be stepped on worry-free. We couldn't agree more about the effectiveness of the handheld sprayer vs the fixed wash on the bow - huge improvement.

Mike Longcor
SV Trilogy SM23

On Sat, Jun 25, 2022, 5:58 AM Bill Kinney <cruisingconsulting@...> wrote:
While on the subject of anchor wash, once we added the Marco pump (which has a pressure switch) we could also add a 3-way valve in the bow locker and connect a hose and nozzle into the system.  We always found the Amel anchor wash most effective in sand and light mud.  In other words, those places you did not really need it.  

In places like the Chesapeake Bay with heavy, cohesive mud the addition of a hand directed jet of pressurized water makes a HUGE difference in the amount of gunk we carry into the anchor locker.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Port Elizabeth, Bequia, SVG

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