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SailRxSin

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What was this for?
« on: January 25, 2021, 04:18:55 PM »
On my boat it is not connected to anything.   Anyone else have this and know its purpose?  I am referring to the cylindrical pump item.
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Re: What was this for?
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2021, 09:51:08 PM »
On my 323 #360 it is a pump to pump out the water that drains from the ice box/refrigerator.

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Re: What was this for?
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2021, 11:29:08 PM »
That was my first thought as well, a water pump for something.  I also have something similar on my 31-2 for emptying the cooler box. I like your metal one though (it appears to be anyway), as mine is cheap white plastic and I'd really like to replace it (should anyone have a lead, I'd appreciate it :) ).
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Re: What was this for?
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2021, 12:27:16 PM »
Definitely for emptying the icebox/cooler. Selene has the same pump, and use it regularly. I even got a rebuild kit for it.

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Re: What was this for?
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2021, 07:18:31 AM »
Thanks for all the replies.  My drain for ice box is into the bilge now, something the PO did.  So it makes sense now as to why there was nothing connected to this anymore. 
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Re: What was this for?
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2021, 07:19:39 AM »
That was my first thought as well, a water pump for something.  I also have something similar on my 31-2 for emptying the cooler box. I like your metal one though (it appears to be anyway), as mine is cheap white plastic and I'd really like to replace it (should anyone have a lead, I'd appreciate it :) ).

I have taken it off the counter, if you would like it, I could send to you for the coverage of the postage.  Send me a text, 469-285-1934
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Re: What was this for?
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2021, 03:47:08 PM »
THANKS for the offer, but I'm in Canada and postage would probably be more than a new one :)  maybe someone else will take you up on it! 

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Re: What was this for?
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2021, 07:07:43 PM »
thanks to Selene providing me the part number, I was able to find one of these discontinued items in white like mine on eBay :)

Also found it here in case anyone else is interested:  http://www.marineparts.com/p-41214-topsider-hand-galley-pump.aspx


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Re: What was this for?
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2021, 07:44:41 AM »
I removed the icebox pump out, and put in a soap dispenser.
Wife loves it

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Re: What was this for?
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2021, 08:32:25 AM »
I removed the icebox pump out, and put in a soap dispenser.
Wife loves it

I was thinking about doing that, there is plenty room under for easy access to change out bottles
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Re: What was this for?
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2021, 11:16:49 AM »
For what its worth, draining the icebox directly into the bilge, although commonly done, is probably not such a great idea. All of the inevitable food spills and leaks in the icebox will result in an organic "sludge" building up in the bilge, causing anything from a mild "boat funk" smell to a full-on open sewer experience. 

The early OEM configuration  had the icebox draining into the shower sump tank, which gets pumped overboard later by its own purge pump.  I believe later designs went to pumping the icebox directly overboard.
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Re: What was this for?
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2021, 04:59:31 PM »
On my 323 # 74 that hand pump supplies seawater to conserve fresh water in the galley. It comes in handy.


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Re: What was this for?
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2021, 10:14:02 AM »
For what its worth, draining the icebox directly into the bilge, although commonly done, is probably not such a great idea. All of the inevitable food spills and leaks in the icebox will result in an organic "sludge" building up in the bilge, causing anything from a mild "boat funk" smell to a full-on open sewer experience. 

The early OEM configuration  had the icebox draining into the shower sump tank, which gets pumped overboard later by its own purge pump.  I believe later designs went to pumping the icebox directly overboard.

Ed, I agree completely.  We only use our boat for day sailing and so the icebox currently only holds drinks for us.  If I were holding food in there, I would definitely rearrange the drain to another location.
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Re: What was this for?
« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2021, 09:02:32 AM »
I found hand pumping the icebox to be tedious, so i installed a small diaphragm pump and a strainer inline.

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Re: What was this for?
« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2021, 07:34:27 AM »
My  31-2 has an actual icebox pump under the sink, which is turned on by a switch just behind the door on the upper left. The way mine was plumbed gives you the option of putting the water either in the sink and overboard, or into the left fresh water tank! It took me two seasons to figure that one out.
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