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post #4 of Old 05-21-2013
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Re: Manual water pump priming sucks so much ....

My experience based on 4 whale brand manual pumps (holding tank, sink, 2 bilge), is that you should not have to do this at all. My bilge pumps are 3-5' above the bottom of the bilge and have no problem priming at all.

So I'd first figure out what model/brand pump it is and search for a spares kit. If its Whale brand, which is common, you'll find it.

You can always replace the pump also but they are often expensive. I was forced to replace a whale gusher 10 and was surprised to find it was $260. I would have much rather serviced it for $50.

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