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Bilge pump

Post by Seon » 09 Apr 2015, 10:43

Wiring it to an auto bilge pump float would also be a plus :) .

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Post by DaleH » 09 Apr 2015, 11:14

Seon wrote:Wiring it to an auto bilge pump float would also be a plus :) .
FWIW years ago (where my boatclub runs a small fleet of skiffs left in the water 24/7 May - Oct) I started switching out all brand pumps to these non-moving parts fully automatic 800GPH pumps and haven't had 1 failure ... or sunk boat :shock: !

Marpac Premier Automatic Bilge Pump 800 GPH 7-2208

• A rugged ABS fuel resistant housing with patented “Field Effect” sensing technology that uses micro electrical fields to turn the pump on/off when water is detected. (No moving parts that can jam!)
• Advanced digital design that is Mercury free with no float switch to be jammed on or off.
• The simple 3 wire design is easy to install and can be run in auto or manual override mode.
• Straight and omni-directional 90° hose barbs, as well as a backflow check valve are included.
• Made in USA, this pump is NMMA, ABYC, USCG and CE Certified.
• Includes a 3 year warranty.

They can be found on-line for $66 - $75. There is also 2 small 'dots' marked on the housings and to test the pump, you simply wet your fingers and touch both dots and presto ... pump runs.
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Re: Bilge pump

Post by jd4x426 » 09 Apr 2015, 13:15

Well geuss I'll be wiring both pumps one on each side I run some pretty rocky rivers including the Delaware Susquehanna and Lehigh so it can't hurt to be over prepared I don't have them on a float though just on and off switch I don't really see a benefit to the float switch

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Re: Bilge pump

Post by RiverBottomOutdoors » 09 Apr 2015, 14:11

jd4x426 wrote:Well geuss I'll be wiring both pumps one on each side I run some pretty rocky rivers including the Delaware Susquehanna and Lehigh so it can't hurt to be over prepared I don't have them on a float though just on and off switch I don't really see a benefit to the float switch
Float switch is nice if you leave the boat in the water unattended for long periods of time or if you forget to put the plug in before launching.

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Post by Johnny » 09 Apr 2015, 14:28

The float switch is for boats, such as mine, that have an aft casting deck that covers the
back floor and you can't readily see the back portion of the bilge.
My 1648 has some leaky rivets that I can't seem to locate and fix.
When I first got it, it was gosh awful leaking !!! only with a manual on/off switch single 850 pump.
And when I forget to periodically empty the bilge, it accumulates over 5-10 gallons
in a couple of hours of boating. Now, with 99% of the leaks fixed, I am still uncomfortable with
the manual switch. Thus, I am converting to dual 1200 pumps that have float switches
within the body. Port and Starboard. Then, when I get an extra $30 or so, I will put another
1200 pump up in the bow cavity.
overkill ??? sure, but, it is MY decision to make.
With a 50hp pushing a 1648 at 30mph, one bad hit could be catastrophic in a very short period of time.
If one should suffer a catastrophic event, you need to have something that can take care of the
incoming flood for you to at least make it to the nearest shore.

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Re: Bilge pump

Post by jd4x426 » 09 Apr 2015, 16:26

Yea my pump is open in rear totally accessible and boat is stored indoors

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