Yes, the hoses on most manual bilge pumps are rather large, since they are usually diaphragm pumps, and can move a fair bit of water but are low speed high volume... rather than an impeller based pump that is high speed low volume, so need a bigger hose.
The pickup location sounds a bit odd...but the reason it could be stuck is it may have a strum box on the end of the hose, and that may be too big to pull back through..
Photo courtesy of Westmarine.com
A strum box is basically designed to help keep debris that could clog or damage the pump out of the hose.
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