I have been working on the boat lately and left on area open to the rain but thought it would not damage anything. After being on the boat for some time and passing the sound i was hearing as something far away on another boat I discovered that my bilge pump
was running? after removing the cabin sole
which used to be left open any time I was away( until my daughter fell in an hurt her ankle pretty bad )and checked before leaving and on entering there was really nasty water
there but not high but I could see where it had been high??? on further inspection
a lot of trash,dirt ,cut of wire ends and zip ties which must have stopped it up at some point all of which had come from between the liner and hull
from previous owner as I have had a flooded boat because of a zip tie end
Time for a better pump mine was only 75$ Right ? When checking the reviews
many had the same complaint " won't stop running " except for the few that said " I just installed mine and it was fun works great 5 stars"
Well guess what the 200$ pumps have the same reputation
and then there are those pos float switches with a microswitch and ball GIVE ME SOME MERCURY
if the boat sunk there would be more contaminants from other pollutants than mercury
contained in glass!
And for the record
before the 2 mishaps mentioned I could have said "mine works great "
and its not all the parts
fault I have 2 pumps and an alarm
but I would not have been there to turn on the other pump or hear the alarm! Time to rethink