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Old 03-28-2011
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Auto or Manual Bligle Pump for my little 17'er?

I am trying to decide wether or not I should go with an auto bilge pump or a manual bilge pump in my Montgomery 17. The boat will not be slipped but will be kept on it's trailer unless it's out sailing.

I like the thought of a manual pump since it requires no electricity and on my 17'er electricity is a luxury I don't have much of. I don't expect to need to pump out much water from leaks since there are no through-hulls in the boat. All I would be worried about is water splashing in or if I ever get swamped or something.

The boat doesn't have a covered bilge, it is completely exposed so I could easily check to see how much water might be sitting in the bilge.

Shouldn't manual bilge pumps be less likely to fail?

What do you guys think? I would not mind at all doing it manually to tell you the truth.......
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