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post #8 of Old 06-19-2013
Tim R.
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Re: Pumps do not do what you think

I am hoping my setup would buy me some time. I have a 500GPH and a 2000GPH pump in the bilge along with a hand operated pump from the cockpit. I also have a valve that is upstream of the engine raw water intake seacock that would allow my engine to pump bilge water. In a pinch I could also plumb the fresh water pump and the wash-down pump for temporary duty.

A big problem that is often discovered when it is too late is that the bilges in many boats have debris that clogs pumps when you need them the most.

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