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post #35 of Old 08-28-2012
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Re: Went to the boat for a sail..and its Flooded!!!

It happens to all of us. I'm not buying the "out of sight out of mind" comment of having a good sized bilge though. The only thing not having a bilge buys you is a wet floor and whatever happens to be near it quicker. Have been making a point of lifting a floorboard when I'm passing by regularly and also pushing the manual override on the bilge switch until I hear it suck air when I leave the boat. This quickly tells me if there has been excessive leakage based on how long it take to hear the sucking air sound. I AM going to add a second pump with a switch though.
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