From: Tony Torphy

Date: Sat Jan 22, 2005 11:34 pm
Subject: Ice Box Pump Out

I have a fynspray rocker pump at my galley sink that is plumbed to drain the ice box into the galley sink. However, I can never get it to work! The pump will work when it is primed, but it does not seem to be able to prime itself as installed. Has anyone else got this system? I am considering installing a foot operated pump or perhaps an electric pump and would be grateful for any thoughts or ideas.


Tony Torphy
Integrity, 126K


From: Jack Ganssle
Date: Sun Jan 23, 2005 6:57 am
Subject: Re: [Allied_Seawind_II] Ice Box Pump Out

I have a Finnspray too. It's a beautiful pump that needs a little service every year or so.

Unscrew the entire upper piece - hold the cylindrical body and rotate the nozzle the water comes out counter clockwise. Pull apart. There's a bronze ball way down there in the body that gets stuck from corrosion. Nudge it with a screwdriver to free it. Usually that is the priming problem.

Once in a while you have to replace the leather, too, which as I recall is sort of pricey. But they dry out.

Reassemble with a bit of white grease in the threads, because this thing is tough to get apart sometimes.

Jack, 057K Voyager

From: bdefrond
Date: Sun Jan 23, 2005 9:54 am
Subject: Re: [Allied_Seawind_II] Ice Box Pump Out

I still have the original plunger pumps on each side of the sink, one for seawater. On one of them, I had to change the leather seal once, probably worth greasing every few years. My experience with foot pumps is not perfect, they need to be frimaly attached on reinforced base to avoid yielding.

I attached the pump on the right side (icebox side) to a 3-way valve, serving the icebox drain, the freshwater tank, and a hose that can pump from any pail or 2-gallon jug in case of a malfunctioning FW pump or an empty FW tank.

Be well, Bert dF. Pianissimo 80K

From: "G.N. Kohrman"
Date: Sun Jan 23, 2005 1:21 pm
Subject: Re: [Allied_Seawind_II] Ice Box Pump Out

I have a JABSCO - PAR - TOPSIDER pump for the ice box pump out. It is a low profile manual pump. If I am correct current JABSCO-PAR price is $55.00.

GN Kohrman


From: Don Edgar
Date: Wed Jan 26, 2005 9:52 am
Subject: Re: [Allied_Seawind_II] Ice Box Pump Out

The part number for the PAR Topsider Galley Pump is 37220-1010. A rebuild kit is available as Part # 30128-0000. I don't, however, have current prices but am certain a rebuild is significantly less expensive than a replacement.

Fair Winds to all,

Don Edgar
Windfall 64K
Cortez, FL

From: "James S"
Date: Wed Jan 26, 2005 10:15 am
Subject: Re: [Allied_Seawind_II] Ice Box Pump Out

Is this the original pull-push barrel pump ? My ice box pump works fine, but the raw water one for the sink stopped working after I removed it in order to install a new faucet fixture.

James Self, Niko (91)

From: Don Edgar
Date: Wed Jan 26, 2005 3:32 pm
Subject: Re: [Allied_Seawind_II] Ice Box Pump Out

Here's a link to one vendor's picture and price for the Topsider pump. It's what Windfall has for an icebox pumpout. extremely reliable and easily maintained. I'm sure you'll find it available at most equipped marine supply stores.

Don Edgar

From: "James S"
Date: Wed Jan 26, 2005 3:35 pm
Subject: Re: [Allied_Seawind_II] Ice Box Pump Out

Thanks Don,

I thought they may have been discontinued.


From: "bdefrond"
Date: Wed Jan 26, 2005 9:02 pm
Subject: Re: [Allied_Seawind_II] Ice Box Pump Out

Dear All and Howard: Because this is a useful data and link, I looked into where it could go in the Knowledge base, and did not find a clear rubric: Nothing about Pumps in the Galley listings, and the separate Freshwater is too vague for that.

Where would Howard put these recent links to icebox and seawater mechanical hand pump manufacturers?

Be well, Bert dF 80K

Date: Thu Jan 27, 2005 2:06 pm
Subject: Re: [Allied_Seawind_II] Ice Box Pump Out

I use a small inline electric pump to drain my icebox. It works great. Much better then the old hand pump.

Ed Hart
Hooligan ASW II K40