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Old 26-07-2011, 08:23   #16
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Re: Bilge Pump Discharge at Waterline

Originally Posted by sandycohen View Post
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 pump.

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