Sink Plumbing

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Can someone tell me how the sink is supposed to be plumbed. I just bought a J24, it has a sink hose and a faucet hose, but they don't go anywhere?

I don't really want to use the sink, but not sure what it is supposed to look like.

Second question, is bilge pumping a manual process with a sponge or manual pump.
 
#2
I will try to post some pictures of my boat's sink/hose set-up. It is a manual pump process, which should be mounted between the bulkhead and the sink.
 
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First picture: Top-Left side black hose comes from the manual pump (not pictured) next to the sink between the bulkhead, goes down to the bottom of the tank. Tank is a tapered piece of plastic to conform to the shape of the hull. Third pic shows the air-vent hose going from the back right side of the tank next to the hull and extends to a fitting that extends from the inside of the upper sink cabinet. Let me know if you need another angle or clearer pic, i am home all weekend. Hope this helps...Cheers!
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#5
The faucet and water tank are no longer required equipment according to class rules for racing. Many boats have eliminated the drain from the sink to the through-hull drain (also eliminated). I eliminated my through-hull drain a dozen or so years ago. For a time, it was required to have a container of some sort attached to the sink drain, but I believe that is no longer required either. This is all about class rules for racing purposes. If that's your interest, check the rule book, posted online via the class website.
 
#6
About the bilge pump.... my boat, quite early (465) had a bilge pump installed when it was new. I think that was eliminated as standard early on production. A bucket, manual pump, and/or sponge work fine. My boat used to take on many gallons of water until I separated the hull/deck joint, scraped out the bedding compound initially used, and caulked with a polyurethane sealant. That was maybe the most rewarding of all the repairs/upgrades I've made over the years. One winter when it was in a boatyard 2+ hours away from home, I got ~75 gallons of water in the boat over 3 months. After I fixed the problem, there was minimal water to bail out of the boat, even after a long day of heavy-air racing.
 
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