My Boat has a Par Model 37202 bilge pump
installed in the engine
compartment. A hose runs to it from the bilge
which is located near the mast
. It makes lots of noise
and barely works so it's time to replace it. I've never had a good experience with Jabsco rebuild
kits so I'd like to go for a new one. (Whenever I replace some of the valves and gaskets, something usually leaks
Apparently, most bilge
pumps these days are supposed to fit directly in the bilge. If I remove the automatic bilge pump
switch and the strainer that is in there now, maybe I can fit one in there. The bilge has a small square shaped hole where the pump could fit but I don't know if there would be enough room for the hose which runs out to the side on most new bilge pumps.
The automatic bilge pumps seem to have a much higher capacity than the diaphgragm pump I have which is rated at 4.5GPM. Are they truly better or would the rated output go down tremendously because they have to lift
out of the bilge and up about four feet probably to get to the throughhull?
Or should I just get another in-line type pump? Defender sells both the Jabsco
pump that I have and a flojet bilge pump which seems smaller and cheaper.