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Old 25-11-2013, 14:56   #16
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Good deal!!! You have to love it when the answer turns out to be easy!
An easy fix AND I learned something!! And I think I'll still make it to work on time!! lol. Thank you all!!
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Old 25-11-2013, 15:07   #17
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sad that we didn't zero in on a power problem to start with (I include myself)

the number 1 first thing we who have had boats for a while know in our hearts is that you always start by checking the power system (voltage and connections), this like the first law of boat problems
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Old 25-11-2013, 15:13   #18
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sad that we didn't zero in on a power problem to start with (I include myself)

the number 1 first thing we who have had boats for a while know in our hearts is that you always start by checking the power system (voltage and connections), this like the first law of boat problems
I'm trying to learn new boat things all the time and I think I learned something today that will be of use to me in the future!
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Old 25-11-2013, 15:43   #19
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Re: Bilge Pump Issue

Over the years, before I threw them in the trash, I discovered that it takes very little debris to make a Rule centrifugal pump impeller useless, hence no output.
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A cigarette butt can make a big clog.
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Old 25-11-2013, 21:53   #21
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Steve, these little problems,like low voltage are the reason you should always have a large capacity manual bilge pump that is easy to use. A very good learning lesson. _____Grant.
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Old 25-11-2013, 22:08   #22
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Re: Bilge Pump Issue

Another one to look out for is reverse polarity. Some pumps will still spin nicely, but their effective pressure is crap.

Please don't ask me why I know this...
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Old 26-11-2013, 06:14   #23
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Another one to look out for is reverse polarity. Some pumps will still spin nicely, but their effective pressure is crap.

Please don't ask me why I know this...
So, how do you know that? Lol. I'm just kidding. That's like asking me how I know where the sabdbars are in Charleston.
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