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post #1 of Old 05-09-2013 Thread Starter
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Dry bilges

After some study of the issue, it seems there is simply a design flaw on our boat, where water that comes down the mast will remain in one flat section of the bilge and never reach the pump.

Since it's not a leak, I'm going to need to figure out how to pump it out of this flat space. It does not get deep enough for a traditional pump.

I looked at the Arid Bilge system, which is outrageously expensive.

I also looked at the Dry Bilge system, which I don't think will really pick up the last bit. Having even a 32nd inch of water sitting there is a problem.

Any home built recipes for fully drying out a bilge?

Its not a leak, so finding it is not the answer.


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