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C&C 24 - Bilge Pump

A friend just took me to look over a C&C 24 he's looking to buy (kept in a wet slip). First thing I noticed was a wet bilge and I couldn't locate a sump pump under the floorboards in the cabin, in the lowest part of the bilge where the keel bolts on (I admit I didn't go looking for a self-priming one elsewhere in the boat). I guess my first question for y'all is whether a bilge pump is OEM on this model, and where I should be looking for it (or where I should be thinking about installing one if need be). Is there an overboard discharge I could use to trace a hose back to a pump (or to use if I have to install a new one)? Any suggestions at all from those who have delt with this would be very helpful, before we start drilling holes and otherwise destroying a beauiful boat! Thanks, Matt F.
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Well...if there is no pump and NO HOSE in the lowest part of the bilge, then you might wanna make a little jaunt down to West Marine! Is there a bilge pump breaker switch on the DC panel? If so...turn it on and listen!
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I have a C&C Shark which might be different, there is only a shallow bilge under the floor boards. My boat stays in the water year round and there is no water in the bildge. I just have a hand bilge pump.
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I use a hand bilge on my 24 C@C but I think there is a bilge built in the along the side of the seat in the cockpit. I'm pretty sure the hose runs down into the bilge and you need a handle which i haven't found yet. I just bought it this fall and I bought a winch wrench in Spain as it was sparcely outfitted. Good Luck otherwise they are a good boat.

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the c&c 24, like the mirage 24(also a c&c design) did not come equipped with a bilge pump as standard equipment.
what i did on my old boat was use a hand pump and pump it into the sink.
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bilge pump

My bilge filled this winter and I pumped it by hand. Good thing I add plumber's antifreeze as a precaution. I do have a manual pump in the rear if the cockpit that pumps the bilge. Must have been an option. Couldn't find where the water came in from. The hatch, windows and bow compartment were all dry. Something to look for in the spring.
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on my old boat i had a similar issue.
what i found was a few problems-a leaking hatch seal,leaky windows and the toe rail seal.
in these boats sometimes you cant see the water comming in thru these areas because it runs in between the deck and the inner fibreglass headliner.
with the toe rail however you sould see the eges of your cushions and storage shelves getting wet.
with the windows i found water didnt so much leak from where the butle seal is between the frames an the fibreglass but between the actual winow seal between the lexan and the metal frame.
these are special seals and must be replaced with the proper part, not silicone.it wont work, at least not for long.
you can buy everything you need to rectify both these issues at Holland Marine Products and for your boat your likely looking at around $100 for everything you need.i believe they are the only place out there where you can still get the window seals.
as for the toe rail c&c used a thicker butle tape to seal this joint.
i would also check around where your rigging bolts down to your deck because as i said before the water will run thru your inner healiner and make it seem like its comming from a different location.
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