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post #4 of Old 03-29-2011
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A small bilge pump is needed for water rarely collecting in the boat. One should always think about the worst. In case of holing the boat you will need a high capacity pump. Install a small auto pump and a manual high capacity pump. Automatic bilge pumps do not use electricity when not running. If ytou want them to run less frequent you can install the auto switch a little bit higher in the bilge. In this case the pump will run later and discard most of the water and will not run for pumping air.
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