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I get this problem when I sailed for long period on port tack at >40deg heel. apparently the water intake ocassionally is out of water and water drains out causing air trap. filling up the pump discharge hose solve the problem each time.
Why would you be sailing for long periods at 40 degrees? Think it's probably time to reduce sail. You might actually move forward as opposed to sideways
Generally, I think anything much over 20 degrees is excessive. Hard on the boat, sailors and counter productive. Anyway, I certainly didn't have the intake out of the water
Last edited by L124C; 08-15-2009 at 02:19 AM.