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Wash Down Unit

Just purchased a 2018 Sweetwater 2186C boat with dealer installed wash down system.  Problem is that the pump they installed does not produce adequate water pressure.  They took me out on a boat with a factory installed unit which performed the same way.  Is there some trick to using the unit that neither myself or the dealer is aware of?  Their suggestion now is to add an additional pump to prime the system.  Any advice would be appreciated.  Thanks
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  • BoomerBoomer USAMember Posts: 348 ✭✭✭
    Mine didn't come with one I installed this one and it's like a car wash https://www.hodgesmarine.com/Johnson-Aqua-Jet-5-2-Gph-Washdown-Pump-Kit-W-Hose-p/joh64534.htm
    Dale Hollow Lake Byrdstown Tennessee
  • BoomerBoomer USAMember Posts: 348 ✭✭✭
    Shop around above was just an example Think I paid $157 for mine early this spring
    Dale Hollow Lake Byrdstown Tennessee
  • mflaschmflasch Member Posts: 2
    Thanks Boomer.  I just can’t figure out why the dealer can’t install a pump that works.  I may end up installing something myself.
  • BoomerBoomer USAMember Posts: 348 ✭✭✭
    I have not see a factory install I mounted my unit on a piece of treated 2X6 put plastic chair slides on bottom so any water could flow under the 2X6 drilled a 1 1/8" hole in back panel of boat and ran the pickup down to the pontoon in front of the motor I mounted the switch on a piece of aluminum angle and made a switch guard out of a bungee cord container because when I closed the back down the changing room activated the switch this was thought up after my initial design thinking about a piece of PVC large enough to cover the switch and covering it with a simple PVC cap but all in all it works very well. I used high pressure hose for a dishwasher I got at Lowe's I had a strainer for the end of the pickup from a portable unit I had so if anyone uses this idea you will have to dream up a strainer

    Dale Hollow Lake Byrdstown Tennessee
  • jetfixerjetfixer USAMember Posts: 45 ✭✭
    I have the factory installed wash down on my 2018 Aqua Patio. There is a pump outside on the right log and the main pump under the front seat. It will shoot water about 20 feet.
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