I'm installing 2 additional bilge
pumps for a emergency
is a 43 foot sailboat with a very deep bilge
, (5.5 feet deep) if it was full before you caught it your sunk.
has 2 bilge pumps already. A 1200 and a 2000 mounted in the sump.
Here's my plan if anyone wants to give input or advice I'm open.
Wired direct from battery
to bus bar.
3700 pumps with 2 seperate enclosed auto switchs each wired to bus bar seperatly.
I'm thinking of mounting all this inside a plastic tote and drilling 2 inch holes around the tote for water
The box would be mounted to a shelf in the bilge about 8 inches above the sump where the other pumps are. I don't have a manual pump
and don't want to argue about that here. But I do have a 2 inch throughhull outlet where the manual pump
once discharged. I'm thinking of a Y here and exiting both 3700s. I know that the 3700s will be lucky to push 3000 once you account for the 6 ft of lift
and 6000 gph pumps use a 2 inch through hull
, thoughts on this plan?
I also have a separate high water alarm
with its own float swich. I'm torn between putting this in the box attached to the bus bar or wiring
it on it's own.