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3270 question 08 Sep 2017 13:56 #1

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Hello,

I have another question about my 1986 3270. On my dash at the main helm, I have a switch labeled "Accessory". When I operate this switch, I hear a pump run and have a flow of water coming out of a thru-hull that is the furthest forward on the starboard bow and way up above the water line. I let the pump run for quite a while and the flow did not reduce volume any. It seems that I may be pumping out my freshwater tank. Does anyone know what this switch is doing? Does the freshwater tank have a pump on it that would be pumping it overboard? I have done this several times for almost 5 minutes a time and the volume continues. Any body else have this switch/pump combo?

Keith

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1986 3270, twin 110 Hinos
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3270 question 08 Sep 2017 14:43 #2

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Sounds to me like a P/O has installed a chain/anchor wash hose and pump. That high thru hull is from the deck locker beside the windless. Look in there and see what you find.
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3270 question 08 Sep 2017 15:26 #3

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Could be the macerator overboard discharge?

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3270 question 08 Sep 2017 21:50 #4

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Looks like Terkar was right. There is a faucet in the bow locker that has a hose on it. When I turned on the switch, the water flowed out the hose (faucet was in "open" position) and then out the drain for the locker. That high thru-hull is the drain. This faucet/hose allows you to wash off the anchor chain as it comes aboard, or hose off other areas on the bow. Mystery solved. Thanks!

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3270 question 08 Sep 2017 23:28 #5

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Nice feature. You're lucky to have it.

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