I totally agree but given my current
setup & boat, a 1974 Columbia
34 MKII, I would really like to have an independent bilge alarm. The water witch is awesome in the fact that its solid state, has no moving parts
, and can't get clogged with oil
& debris like conventional float switches.
system starts with a Whale super sub 650 auto in the lowest part of the bilge. I have this wired directly to the battery bank bypassing all of the distribution panels
. love the thing but just had to install another after 2 1/2 years of solid reliable use. The old one seemed to be having sensor/switch issues. I then I have a fully auto Rule
750 about 3 inches above the whale. The only reason I realized the whale wasn't working correctly was by the very different sound the rule
pump makes. After that I have a jabsco diaphragm
pump with a sea strainer in the lowest part of the bilge which is just under the companion way steps forward of the motor
. Last line if defense is the manual whale bulkhead mount I have installed behind the helm
I'm making arrangements to get a lift
at the yard as soon as I can but I've been having some problems with the packing gland
as well as a sneaky little leak at the coupling on the prop shaft. I live aboard and absolutely love my boat. I'm just trying to go the extra mile and have take care of her as much as I can. As much as I'm aware of how much time, money
, and care that I put into her, she cares for me tenfold. I love living on the water.
Anyway, enough of that rambling sailing hopeless romantic stuff. Haha!!
So how in the hell do I wire this thing??
Thanks again my new friends!