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post #22 of Old 05-10-2013
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Re: Dry bilges

Originally Posted by Minnewaska View Post
Yes, the actual deep bilge with the pump is lower by a few inches. However, the wick would have to climb about 2 ft over a stringer. That should theoretically work, but would it restart if all dried out for a few days?
I would give it a try. Only just now saw that SlowbutSteady had the same idea. I start as simply as I can with these problems and increase complexity as needed. A wick is cheap, disposable, and has no moving parts.
If it dries out and re-wets it should begin the process on its own, it is basically capillary action if it works at all.

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