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Old 16-10-2008, 17:12   #16
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It's my understanding that the pump power source should be directly (fused) from the ships batts so if unattended at the berth it will function with the main D/C switch off or if the main D/C panel goes "poof".

The alarm bell and light are good but I also remember an idea, and have utilized it, to route the pump discharge into the cockpit - if I don't hear the alarm bell or see the light, I'll get the "hint" with wet feet! It also simply drains thru the cockpit drains rather than have another hole thru the boat (even if it is above the waterline).
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Old 16-10-2008, 17:19   #17
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At the risk of getting smacked by the environmentalists our bilge has a little oil in it from time to time mixed in with the water. It's a pretty old Volvo and has a weep or two...

I wouldn't want to discharge that into the cockpit. Of course that begs the question why I would want to discharge that into the sea ;-(

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Ex-Calif:
Isn't putting oil onto the stormy waters a good survival tactic? Seriously - if my bilge is quickly filling I'm not too concerned with being eco or soiling my pretty teak grating!
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