I need upgrading my bilge pump installation
. Until now, I had only a big manual diaphragm pump
operated from the cockpit
, with a big strainer under the engine
, on the port side. The problem is, the bilge
is flat and shallow, just some liters of water
slosh around and the big manual pump
leaves some 30 lts.
is installing a Rule
automatic pump to prevent flooding for unexpected reasons (as WC valve left open, a pipe blown, etc), plus a smaller manual diaphragm
pump with a strainer right under the engine
to achieve max possible drying.
Even if I screw the manual pump strainer directly in the bilge
GRP (4 #8 screws), still 2 cm of water
remain. Which is nothing in a deep bilge, but annoying in a large flat one.