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Re: Bilge Pump Blues

Anytime there is a change in component performance, it is helpful to look at what changed since it last functioned correctly. You said you were winterizing the systems. Did you take anything loose, break any seals?
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Re: Bilge Pump Blues

Brian- Thanks for the thought. Did pump for ~10 minutes as thought of that given the long run of the hoses. Would have thought even if nothing coming out would get some resistance at the handle but get nothing. So thought maybe a hose clamp or something got loose so couldn't develop suction and that's why no resistance at the handle. Looked and can see no source for leak.
They maybe "junk" and a scared man with a bucket maybe be the best bilge pump but the manual pump(s) would get that last little bit of water out of the bilge which the electric pumps don't. A bone dry bilge is a nice thing. Don't get why both worked in past and neither work now. Was told something about a one way valve in them which maybe fouled. Haven't taken the pumps apart yet but that maybe next step unless someone has further thoughts.
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Brian- Thanks for the thought. Did pump for ~10 minutes as thought of that given the long run of the hoses. Would have thought even if nothing coming out would get some resistance at the handle but get nothing. So thought maybe a hose clamp or something got loose so couldn't develop suction and that's why no resistance at the handle. Looked and can see no source for leak.
They maybe "junk" and a scared man with a bucket maybe be the best bilge pump but the manual pump(s) would get that last little bit of water out of the bilge which the electric pumps don't. A bone dry bilge is a nice thing. Don't get why both worked in past and neither work now. Was told something about a one way valve in them which maybe fouled. Haven't taken the pumps apart yet but that maybe next step unless someone has further thoughts.
Mine has a "check valve (really a one-way valve)" at the very end of the tube. It is a screw on, but I cannot imagine how that type of valve would fail. Have you tried putting some water in a small bucket and seeing if it pumps it out?

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PS I would make sure mine worked too. But being a new boat, I would be on the telephone with Outbound!!
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Thanks Brian- The call went in and so far they been very good about support.
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Thanks Brian- The call went in and so far they been very good about support.
I have no doubt. Great boat. Nor as good as a Catalina 400, but still a great boat (snicker).

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