Bow/Anchor wash down.

aero3113aero3113 Long Island, NYMember Posts: 3,732 ✭✭✭✭✭
Has anyone installed a fresh water wash down at the bow of the boat? Would be nice to rinse the anchor and bow. Could you tee off of the cabin sink? Or would a separate pump be a better option?
2008 330EC

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  • shawnmjrshawnmjr Detroit MIMember Posts: 1,656 ✭✭✭✭
    I think that would be an awesome upgrade. 
  • Liberty44140Liberty44140 Bay Village & Marblehead, OH.Member Posts: 2,683 ✭✭✭✭
    Yea a lot of the boats we looked at had that and I thought it was a nice upgrade. Would love to add it off of the raw water wash down pump...
    07' Cruisers 390 (Previous Rinker's: 06' 342EC & 01' 310FV)

  • Aqua_AuraAqua_Aura Lower Columbia River, WashingtonMember Posts: 181 ✭✭
    I wouldn't have thought this was a necessary thing. Wash it with a hose back at the marina? 
  • shawnmjrshawnmjr Detroit MIMember Posts: 1,656 ✭✭✭✭
    I don’t have a windlass and have to manually pull mine in every time and when I’m trying to get the 100lbs of mud off my anchor it goes everywhere and by the time I get back to the marina it is usually pretty dry and hard to get off. I would love this feature. 
  • Aqua_AuraAqua_Aura Lower Columbia River, WashingtonMember Posts: 181 ✭✭
    shawnmjr said:
    I don’t have a windlass and have to manually pull mine in every time and when I’m trying to get the 100lbs of mud off my anchor it goes everywhere and by the time I get back to the marina it is usually pretty dry and hard to get off. I would love this feature. 
    Good point
  • aero3113aero3113 Long Island, NYMember Posts: 3,732 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Aqua_Aura said:
    I wouldn't have thought this was a necessary thing. Wash it with a hose back at the marina? 
    Yea, mud sitting and baking in the sun takes a while to clean. Would spray right off at the time you need it. You can also spray your anchor line as it comes up if you have a windless (don’t forget I’m in salt water.). Spray yourself down to cool off if your just hanging out. 
    2008 330EC
  • goalie59goalie59 Member Posts: 98 ✭✭
    This is also an option
  • aero3113aero3113 Long Island, NYMember Posts: 3,732 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Interesting @goalie59
    It seems like the the best way to do it would be with a dedicated pump to get the pressure you would want. Would be nice to plumb it into the factory fresh water tank. This guy installed his own tank.
    https://youtu.be/Oba0bjv8W4g
    2008 330EC
  • mattiemattie Sarnia, OntarioMember Posts: 359 ✭✭✭
    If I’m not in a rush after I retrieve a muddy anchor I’ll let it hang in 3-4 feet of water & idle along for a ways. Cleans em off pretty quick. Obviously need to be super careful.
    246BR, 276BR, H310BR current
  • Liberty44140Liberty44140 Bay Village & Marblehead, OH.Member Posts: 2,683 ✭✭✭✭
    Would be a definite nice to have, but Why not just hose er down when you get to the dock? 
    07' Cruisers 390 (Previous Rinker's: 06' 342EC & 01' 310FV)

  • icoulthaicoultha Niskayuna NYMember Posts: 1,478 ✭✭✭
    mattie said:
    If I’m not in a rush after I retrieve a muddy anchor I’ll let it hang in 3-4 feet of water & idle along for a ways. Cleans em off pretty quick. Obviously need to be super careful.
    I do similar but also pull it up and drop (by hand) just under the waterline to wash it off. Where we are the mud is thick and like grease and sticks like s&^t to a blanket but a few up and drop back down cycles its nice and clean. Then I let the windlass pull it up fully. Rarely need to hose off later.

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    Ian

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  • aero3113aero3113 Long Island, NYMember Posts: 3,732 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 25
    With my 242 I would clean by hand like you guys say, I would get the anchor 80-90% clean most of the time but still always manage to get crap all over the bow. I guess it depends on the type of mud you set your anchor in. On the south shore of Long Island you either set in clean sand that won’t hold or mud that would hold an aircraft carrier! And that mud is black, sticks like tar and stinks! I don’t have fingers at my slip so can’t walk up the dock and spray down the anchor. Dragging the hose through the cockpit up through the window to get to the anchor is a pain (will be tougher on the 330) let alone doing it with your wife a toddler and a two year old on deck. I think it would save a lot of time. 
    2008 330EC
  • aero3113aero3113 Long Island, NYMember Posts: 3,732 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 25
    Also, if @javhav had one set up, he could use it in his videos.....
    2008 330EC
  • aero3113aero3113 Long Island, NYMember Posts: 3,732 ✭✭✭✭✭
    This is a raw water pick up install for you fresh water guys. I would’ve tried everything possible to have the hose up at the bow.

    https://youtu.be/3ocWG_uIxvg
    2008 330EC
  • TonyG13TonyG13 ChicagoMember Posts: 297 ✭✭✭
    aero3113 said:
    This is a raw water pick up install for you fresh water guys. I would’ve tried everything possible to have the hose up at the bow.

    https://youtu.be/3ocWG_uIxvg
    Maybe it's cabin fever, but that video was really good.  :)
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