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Re: Electic Bilge Pump Installation

In owing J24s going back to 1981 and electric pump was against class rules due to worries about moving water ballast

The only way for a J24 to leak is rainwater down the mast and in the worst it ever got after and epic rain/hurricane was about 8 gallons

Fast forward to 2012 i have a Cal 29 with two electric bilge pumps one in the low section of the bilge (its great having a boat with a real bilge ) on battery A

And one in a high section of the bilge on battery B which prevents the second pump from ever getting wet unless something really bad has happened

Both pumps go to separate above the waterline through hulls with anti-siphon loops and valves (because when the boats heeled over they go underwater )

I am somewhat still at a loss as to how boats leak other than rainwater down a keel stepped mast or a bit from from the shaft log

The only time my pump runs is from the ice box melting

I also have the large collection of manual pumps and buckets and in my experience your only going to keep up with a fairly minor event IF the two good size electric pumps both fail
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Last edited by tommays; 01-13-2013 at 07:10 AM.
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