SailNet Community - View Single Post - Pumps do not do what you think
View Single Post
  #8  
Old 06-19-2013
Tim R.'s Avatar
Tim R. Tim R. is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Portland, Maine
Posts: 1,541
Thanks: 1
Thanked 27 Times in 26 Posts
Rep Power: 12
Tim R. is on a distinguished road
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.
__________________
Tim R.
Out cruising
1997 Caliber 40LRC

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

-----------------------------------------------------
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook