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quick question. i am installing an automatic bilge pump. the manual bilge pump is in a side compartment, on the starboard bench. it has a hose that runs to it, from the lowest point, just above the keel bolts. this is, of course, where i am putting the pump. i was going to route the hose, from the pump, where the manual hose is routed. that would bring it out into that storage compartment.
there is a small well, that extends below the level of the cockpit sole, where any cockpit water is dumped and runs out through the hole in the transom. is there any reason i can't just put the through hull in the side of the bench ( higher than sole level ), dumping any water into this well, so it runs out of the hole that is already in the transom.
i think it's a great solution because it keeps me from adding another through hull and i won't have to worry about water backing into the hose. i figure, if i have that much water in the cockpit, to where it can backflow into the pump, the backflow is going to be the least of my worries.