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Offline waldocod

Washdown Pump Switch Recommendation
« on: August 08, 2019, 05:12:54 PM »
Any suggestions would be appreciated!The one I have on the boat is definitely not marine grade. The existing panel had a rectangular hole and am limited to a mini rocker switch. I will make a new panel to accommodate a better switch.
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Offline Danno

Re: Washdown Pump Switch Recommendation
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2019, 07:08:47 PM »
Look up Blue Sea Contour switches.
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Offline DevMah

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Offline First Cabin

Re: Washdown Pump Switch Recommendation
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2019, 09:21:59 PM »
I replaced my factory switch with a rocker switch and wouldn't do it again.

I find that someone will accidently turn the pump on by brushing up against it while fishing and it gets left on for quite a while until I notice.  I've since made a little stopper for the switch, but I'd rather not need it.

If I were to do it over, I'd select a switch that wasn't easy to turn on by accident.  Maybe a pull switch:

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Offline GregE

Re: Washdown Pump Switch Recommendation
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2019, 10:33:53 AM »

Too easy to bump the switch on mounted in front of the transom corner.  Filled my shoe more than once
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Offline BigMac

Re: Washdown Pump Switch Recommendation
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2019, 04:43:52 PM »
I got the factory switch replacement by calling Belinda several years ago.  Went with it because it fit the hole and never had an issue with accidentally turning it on.  The replacement has worked well so far.

Offline ohmytodd

Re: Washdown Pump Switch Recommendation
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2019, 06:38:18 PM »
I put mine up in the helm in an empty spot in the main panel. That way it's out of the salt and won't corrode and crap out.
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Offline charlietuna

Re: Washdown Pump Switch Recommendation
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2019, 06:21:56 PM »
 Blue seas systems all the way with whatever you decide.  Building out my new to me sled, had a couple different issues and they were the most helpful, easy to deal with company I’ve ever dealt with.  Have always used their products but now I’m a dedicated customer 100%
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