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Old 03-20-2012, 11:04 AM
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That's the same as shoving a garden hose into the inlet. I'm not saying it's the correct or wrong way, I'm just saying it's the same result.
Let me correct myself. Rather than saying its the right way to do it, I ll say its the more convenient way of doing it. You install it once on the RW side and you never have to do it again. There are check value inside so it knows when it's a fake a lake or not.
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:08 AM
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I haven't bothered to chime in on this thread, but I only became a bucket user after I had a fake-a-lake fall over without my knowing it and had a garden hose drop pressure when it was shoved inside the raw water hose (I have no idea why this happened, but as soon as I undid the hose clamp, pressure returned). The bucket method works for me because it is cheap, simple, and I can see whether it is working.

With that said, I have no vested interest in how others run their on the trailer. I have, in the past, merely offered up the method I settled on as an alternative. As with anything, you should do what works best for you.
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Old 03-21-2012, 02:27 PM
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Who needs a bucket? Pfft!
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Old 03-21-2012, 03:02 PM
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Who needs a bucket? Pfft!
Show off, but I like it....thumbs up!
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Old 03-21-2012, 03:39 PM
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Who needs a bucket? Pfft!
If that tank isn't filled with distilled holy water, that boat is being placed at tremendous risk!
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Old 03-21-2012, 04:02 PM
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Who needs a bucket? Pfft!
Makes me think my setup isn't all that great!!!
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:17 PM
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We had a boat dealer with a tank like that. The made a mess of my throttle cable and went out of business. I assume it was the tank and not their horrible customer service.

P.S., my experience with Harwood Marine was awful. When the mechanic tells you he "southern engineered" the problem on your boat, be afraid. Glad they're out of business. Couldn't have happened to a nicer d0uchbag.
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Old 03-21-2012, 09:24 PM
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We had a boat dealer with a tank like that. The made a mess of my throttle cable and went out of business. I assume it was the tank and not their horrible customer service.

P.S., my experience with Harwood Marine was awful. When the mechanic tells you he "southern engineered" the problem on your boat, be afraid. Glad they're out of business. Couldn't have happened to a nicer d0uchbag.
Um Doug.... lol
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Old 03-24-2012, 03:33 PM
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here is what I do, have yet to have a problem. Home depot 5 gallon bucket with the hose from the raw water pump submerged in water. hose from house in the bucket. I am able to keep an eye on the water level and if there is a problem i can shut her down quick.
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Old 10-16-2012, 10:21 PM
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Okay as of today I am a convert. I used my $20 dollar 5-gallon bucket solution today.. $5 for polyester resin adhesive and $10 for hole drill bit. At idle my water pressure could not keep up with the actual draw and demand of my '95 5.7L TBI. I was shocked...I thought I had enough pressure..even though I had run just garden hose in the past....I am a convert...maybe its just my MC OCD...thanks for the video Can't Repeat.

If anyone needs my hole drill bit..let me know...I will probably never use it again. It took me about 10 minutes to make the bucket... that included putting the tools away and waiting for the 2 minute resin away.
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