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Bilges - On vs. Automatic; Capacity?

I have two bilge pumps in the center of my boat (from the original owner) controlled by two switches in my galley. One runs immediately when switched on. The other is a float-switch type that is meant to be left switched on.

- Why not just install two pumps with a float switch?

- Is there a reason not to get the highest GPH that you can find? I've seen 4000+ GPH. Why not put two 4000 GPH side by side both with float switches?

- The bilge pumps always seem to leave about an inch of stinkwater unpumped? Is that just because the filters need to be cleaned? Or is that typical?
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