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    Hello everyone. The pressure switch in my wash down pump is not functioning. Essentially the pump is always on when I turn the breaker on. The boat came with a bunch of spare parts including a new pump. The pump I am taking off is reated at 45 psi and the new pump is rated for 55 psi. Will I run into issues if I put the higher pressure pump on? I don't really want to blow a line or a fitting. Or am I overthinking it?

    Thank you.

    Jamie
    1997 4788 w/Cummins
    Boston Whaler 110

    #2
    Your good
    Dave
    Edmonds, WA
    "THE FIX"
    '93 2556
    Carbureted 383 Vortec-Bravo II 2.0:1 18 1/4x19 P

    The rebuild of my 2556 https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...76?view=thread
    Misc. projects thread
    https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...56-gctid789773

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      #3
      Awesome. Thanks builderdude.
      1997 4788 w/Cummins
      Boston Whaler 110

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        #4
        Yup. With a wash down pump, more is better.

        Doug
        Started boating 1955
        Number of boats owned 32
        Bayliners
        2655
        2755
        2850
        3870 presently owned
        Favorite boat. Toss up. 46' Chris Craft, 3870 Bayliner

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          #5
          I'm confused, why don't you just replace the pressure switch on the pump itself?
          Sea Venture
          2000 3055, 5.7/B2, 18x23" props
          Cruising the PNW and beyond.
          DIYC, Riverhouse Marina
          MMSI 316029971

          Kirk
          Drinks well with others.

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            #6
            Hi Mariner. Our boat came with a nice washdown pump setup. But sadly, we mever use it because we are in salt water. Always use the hose with city water when we get back on the dock. Griff

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              #7
              Hi griff

              The wash down pump Mariner is talking about is Salt water.
              Brad & Sharon
              Lady Jake
              1985 4550 EH 700TI /Twin Disc 502
              LaConner,Wa. (summer)
              2003 Scout CC 24' W/225 Yamaha
              kailua Kona,Hi (Winter)

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                #8
                RE Wash down pumps, I installed mine specifically to hose off the fish guts, clean crabs, etc. while I'm away from the dock. Going to plumb in a forward connection at the bow to hose off the muddy anchor too. Boating in salt 99% of the time, can't waste what little fresh water I have for that stuff
                Dave
                Edmonds, WA
                "THE FIX"
                '93 2556
                Carbureted 383 Vortec-Bravo II 2.0:1 18 1/4x19 P

                The rebuild of my 2556 https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...76?view=thread
                Misc. projects thread
                https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...56-gctid789773

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                  #9
                  OK Brad and Builder dude. I get what you've said. In our case, we don't fish at all and have a nice city water hose at our lift. The washdown setup on a 325/340 is really nice though. After each outing we go through a dockside fresh water hosedown. Also, each engine gets 5 minutes of flushing with a swim platform dual Perco flush setup. Since we have Bravo II drives, they too get a thorough hose down in an effort to help extend their service life. We all have seen what happens to I/O drives that stay in salt water. Wishing you a great season, Griff.

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