Originally Posted by sandycohen
Wow - All we hear Nigel Calder and his legions say is that vented loop bilge
pumps are the only way to not sink a boat most of the time.
I added a check valve - I know it's not the best, but it seems better than nothing.
Although one could make the argument the boat stayed afloat for 30 years. I am now putting a device in that potentially could block the EXIT of water
should the bilge
actually have a demand.
Look at the bigger picture and decide what failures are most likely; how easy would it be to recognize and react to the problem, and weigh your options.
Maybe plan to have a second bilge pump
, be sure to have valves, plugs and of course check the manual emergency