|This is pretty much the same as the install on this site just with store bought parts instead of a kit. |
First I T-ed into the water intake just after the pump
Next I removed that brass plug that is in my hand from the side of the engine block. You could just put a barb fitting on there and run your hose but I chose to install a 1/4" ballvalve so I could shut off the hot water just incase.
Then I ran both those lines into a regular garden hose Y and put red paint on the hot valve. The adjustment is under my v-drive hatch and once it is set there is not much need for adjustment. If you have a D-drive you could put the valve and shower head in your rear locker for easier access.
From the Y I ran that to the pump, I wired my pump to my anchor light so I just turn on my anchor light to power the pump.
From there I just ran my hose out the back, I couldn't find a cool shower head so I bought a regular sprayer head and that works fine. I think I will buy a plastic thru-hull fitting for the back of the boat to make the install look clean.
I used a 2.8 gpm shurflo on demand pump that I got from west marine for $90, I found them on ebay for $59.
I spent $40 at the hardware store because I had to buy everything. I am sure some of you have most of these parts in your garage and could do this for under $75. It should take less than 2 hours.
I hope this is helpful and I am sure I forgot something so just let me know and I will try to post answers.
|thanks for the info....I may have a use for my crummy jabsco "water puppy" after all|
|Is the water puppy an "on demand" pump? If not I guess you could just wire it to a switch and turn it on and off when you need it. For that matter you could probablly use a $17 wal-mart specal as long as it was low enough in the boat and stayed primed. I don't know what the pressure would be like though.|
|Very nice job!|
|Melvinator, just want to say thanks for the excellent write up with pics. |
|Your welcome guys, now one of you needs to post a DIY heater for under $200 |
|Here is a company with brass hose connects (even the Y connectors or more connections). The plastic ones could be improved upon and will last alot longer for just a few bucks more. They also have brass hose quick disconnects. |