Anchor Washdown Pump – C-387

John Welch, Dragon’s Lair Hull #7, League City, Texas

My wife and I are preparing our boat for cruising once we retire.  One of the modifications we felt we needed was a wash down pump which, when we have chartered, we have found a useful tool.

I purchased a Jabsco Washdown Par Max 4.0 Washdown kit model 32900-0092 from West Marine.  The current price at West Marine is $199.  The pump produces 4.0 GPM.   When I purchased the boat, I had a ¾” bronze full flow safety seacock/thru-hull installed just forward of the keel which provided a water source for the system.  If hauling the boat to install a thru-hull is not an option, another approach would be to place a “T” and a shutoff valve in the water intake for the AC unit.  You will need hose, stainless steel nuts, washers and bolts, clamps, sealant, and electrical wire to

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