One of the challenges from owning an old boat is identifying all the things you find. We had this odd looking device installed on our cockpit
floor that at first looked like some kind of cockpit
drain. We probably would have left it alone, except that it leaked water
on top of the engine
and into the bilge
whenever it rained.
We finally determined that it is a manual bilge pump
that can be operated from the cockpit. Now that I have removed it and temporarily plugged the hole, I have found I can buy a replacement. I have always wanted to have a manual bilge pump
, but before I go ahead and order this, I was wondering if anyone had any experience with the Guzzler 500 thru-deck mounted pump. Does it leak (the old one had been filled up with silicone caulk) and does it work reasonably well. I'd like to hear from anyone who's had one.