I have a float switch that activates my forward bilge pump
but the whole switch is not attached to anything, basically free floating, only thing holding it down is the electrical
cable. So it won't trip on its own unless the water
gets pretty high... so my goal is to get the switch attached to something down low. There is a mounting bracket that it clips into (pictures separately) that has a #10 sheet screw in the back, which also holds some other yellowish piece of plastic that I can't tell exactly what it's for (maybe itself clips onto something else?)
Should I try to attach this to something else down in the bilge
, or just screw it into the fiberglass
bottom (right now covered by an inch or two of standing water)? If the latter, can you just drive it in by hand with a screwdriver, or need to drill a pilot hole? The electrical cables
are quite short. So don't leave me a lot of options as far as placement.