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Old 02-09-2009
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Originally Posted by maddata View Post
...Batteries disconnected so no concern with the electric pump running. Tried the manual bilge pump as it is starting to thaw, but I think the hose is still frozen in the bilge.
I would advise against trying to operate any of the bilge pumps, electric or manual. Hopefully you put some pink anti-freeze in the bilge when you laid-up the boat for the winter, and pumped it out through both bilge pumps.

This will protect them from damage -- but not if you actuate them and replace the antifreeze with fresh water.
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