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post #31 of Old 05-10-2013
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Re: Dry bilges

I just remembered that it used to help to set a sponge on the end of the twine/wick/siphon that was in the bilge. It kept the twine from moving around (and/or falling out of the bottom of the boat), and it seemed to drive the whole siphoning process to completion a bit better than without the sponge. Also, if I recall correctly, I used pretty heavy twine; probably closer to the cotton clothesline that others have mentioned than kitchen/butcher's twine.

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