Originally Posted by Karma_Killz
Morning all, let's begin with an apology up front, for fear is at times a very silly thing.
Now on to legitimacy. In all my research
& minor experience in sailing there is one tiny itty bitty thing that keeps me up at night. The horror story's I have heard about neglected boats with bilge pump
malfunctions as well as current
operational boats with bilge
This scares me to no end, in doing research
on my future boat I plan on purchasing
and equipping 1) bilge pump
2) back up bilge pump 3) back up back up bilge pump 4) manual bilge pump
Clearly this is borderline insanity. What can be learned to remedy this fear? Knowledge must be the answer!
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I don't think you fear the bilge, you fear water
in the bilge.
So here is the religion of bilge pumps on CF -
Religion 1 - You will have enough bilge pump / thrash pump to stave of any leak, including the boat being cleaved in half... And if you don't you are an idiot.
Religion 2 - The bilge pump is an automatic or manual device designed to extend the time from leak starting until breach is fixed or crew has abandoned ship.
Atheism - Bilge pump? We don't need no stinkin' bilge pumps. I have a bucket cum bailer cum crapper