Replacing domestic fresh water pump

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Replacing domestic fresh water pump

Postby dstong » Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:15 pm

Replacing my Shurflo 5.0 GPM 60 PSI fresh water pump that has worked well for years, but broke this weekend - not working consistently, overheating (super hot to touch). Time for a new one...

So, what is normal/acceptable for my 1985 GB Motoryacht? 5.0 GPM, 60 PSI? Can I move up to 6.0 GPM, remain at 60 PSI? More GPM is better, right?

Not much experience here and would appreciate any thoughts/advice.

Thanks!

Dave
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Re: Replacing domestic fresh water pump

Postby stewartmmorris » Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:38 pm

Dave,

I'm in same situation as you, what did you finally decide on?

Best,

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Re: Replacing domestic fresh water pump

Postby dstong » Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:08 pm

It turns out that I had a backup stored on the boat, also bought a new backup...I forget the specifics of both at the moment...but will double check both this weekend when we are down at the boat and report back. I am very happy with my current/replacement pump. I feel better than my prior. Stay tuned..

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Re: Replacing domestic fresh water pump

Postby stewartmmorris » Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:35 pm

Thanks Dave!
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Re: Replacing domestic fresh water pump

Postby AndyH » Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:56 pm

I bought a Marco UP6/E and couldn't be happier. Much quieter than the one I took out. Runs at about 36PSI and I have an expansion tank to pick up the slack so it doesn't run every time I turn on a faucet.. More money than the ShurFlo but a lot quieter.
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Re: Replacing domestic fresh water pump

Postby JoMeKe » Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:58 am

I also bought a Marco variable speed and loved it. Was able to get rid of the pressure accumulator tank and gain that room for stowage. Marcos are heavy and seem very robust.
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Re: Replacing domestic fresh water pump

Postby dstong » Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:31 pm

Sorry this has taken so long...

I went with a Jabsco Par-Max Plus 60 PSI and have been very happy...sinks, showers, etc. all work great.

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Re: Replacing domestic fresh water pump

Postby stewartmmorris » Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:03 pm

Thanks Dave!

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