Are you looking for a convenient way to hose down the deck after days of boating? A good washdown system can help you achieve all this and more. You will also be able to rinse off the muddy anchor and deck after a good scrub down. Here are some things you need to figure out about wash down systems and pumps.
Washdown System Components
Wash down systems usually come with a 12V DC pump. The pump features an integral pressure switch and a hose. It also comes with a nozzle, inline filter, wiring, and circuit protection. It’s important to research these components so you can successfully install your own washdown system. If you are not sure you will be able to install them on your own, the best move would be to look for professional help.
Pump Installation Options
When installing your pump, you need to ensure that it’s in a hidden but accessible location. Ideally, you must locate the pump above the high-water mark of your bilge. While most of these pumps are designed to be used in wet conditions, you can also install them successfully in a protected location under your cockpit locker.
It’s important to know how to install a wash down system and why you need one. That way, you can select the best option and have it installed properly.
The author, Dr. David K Simson is a trained radiation oncologist specializing in advanced radiation techniques such as intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT), volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) / Rapid Arc, stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT), stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). He is also experienced in interstitial, intracavitary, and intraluminal brachytherapy.