Hello! I am new to this forum, as I just recently purchased my boat
, so I am looking for a bit of guidance! I just purchased a 79 Prout Snowgoose 37. Its in pretty decent condition for its age, but does need some TLC. One of the things I noticed is that there are no bilge
pumps, and I am at a bit of a loss of where to put them. (I've marked the layout below which is the same or similar to mine with colored marks to show the issue. Usually the pump
goes in the lowest point on the boat
, which is the forward keel
, right under the shower
and front berth floor (Green Arrows) but it is only an inch or possibly two wide, and wouldn't accommodate a bilge pump
(at least from what I have seen at West Marine
and from what I can tell online). Secondly, there is water
accumulating underneath the aft berths in the lockers (red arrows) and it isn't going anywhere. if I were to drill a hole from the aft berth locker to the floor, then through the floor to drain, the water
would have to travel the length of the boat through a flat, 1 inch deep by 18 inch wide bilge
under the flooring
that runs the length of the hulls, over the water tanks
(blue rectangles) to the open keel
that is forward. (See the 2nd diagram). Please forgive anything in diagrams that aren't to scale...
My questions are:
1. How should/could I rig up a bilge to pump
out the lowest point, and if I do rig that, how should I get the water from the aft berths and bridgedeck to drain all the way forward into that lowest bilge?
Thanks and your help is greatly appreciated!