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Offline flatsjunky

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On board wash down pump no worky
« on: May 17, 2015, 07:13:01 AM »
Went fishing yesterday had a good day, limited out with 14 nice Black sea bass ( rock fish) some to six pounds.  So while fishing was going to was blood off deck and wash down pump no work.  Power to switch.  I have never cleaned the pump with fresh water after trips.  I'm thinking pressure switch is stuck with salt.  Question is, do you flush your pumps after salt water trips?

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Re: On board wash down pump no worky
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2015, 08:22:14 AM »
 Have a shut-off valve on waterpump suction but valve froze years ago so I flush basically 99% of the time. Going on 12 years with same pump and still works about 50% (lack of volume really sucks as I can't hose the seagulls when they try to steal our bait) . When it truly bites the dust we'll replace with same brand/model (probably a Shureflo Blaster II $150 at Westmarine, 3.5gpm). I just put a pvc pipe over the transom edge and barely projects below bottom so it works even underway. I have a black piece of hose I slip over the tip and just apply the waterhose nozzle to it and flush with freshwater. Pumps are expensive but IF you get 12+ years out of them its worth it , kinda like our Yamaha outboard going on 15 years . B & B

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Re: On board wash down pump no worky
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2015, 12:50:27 PM »
Thanks Luk.  I found the problem, When I moved the batteries from port rear to starboard side under drivers seat I installed a terminal.  When I connected the ground wire bundle the pump wire didn,t make it on, but was hidden from sight.  RED faced.