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Oh my god! I think I need to go sailing! Sailnetters are losing it tonight...myself included.

I'm talking about the 2 ounces left in the bilge...if you cant lift that maybe you should reconsider sailing all together? Not mention my shop vac that I keep on the boat is the mini 2 quart.

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Isn't it funny.... we get in the biggest arguments over the simplest little things.

And just so that all of you know, I have the tump card. YES I HAVE THE TRUMP CARD. Ready:

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As long as the shop vac has been mentioned, I got a great Christmas present last year. It's a mini-shop vac from Home Depot called the Stinger (model # WD2025) that costs about $15, has a 1.75HP motor, is for wet or dry use, holds 2.5 gallons, has a blower also, and is small enough to fit in the storage area under one of my single saloon seats. I think it only weighs a couple of pounds. I have a wet bilge problem and use this periodically to siphon out as much water as I can after cleaning the bilge. Also good for vacuuming all the little woolies and dusties and other things that show up inside the boat.
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The stinger is $28.75 at home depot, about the same price as the craftsman I got at Sears.

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Yes, we have a very small (2 gallon??) that I got from Loews. Invaluable. Great little dude. Finding a place on a boat for one of those is about a must!!

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Oh my god! I think I need to go sailing! Sailnetters are losing it tonight...myself included.
Okay...went for an overnight on the Corsica river (off the Chester River) today and yesterday...awesome! Blowing 15-20 the whole time...hit my fastest recorded speed of 8.9 for a whole 10 seconds. So whatever the hell I was arguing about I forgot!

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I let my water run for the last half hour and the water pump threw the breaker... now I can't get it to stay on for longer than 30 seconds... nifty The tanks are NOT empty.

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I assume you checked the strainer if it has one. Otherwise I bought a new Jabsco water pump on Ebay for $79, might be time to check that out.
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Umm... if your batteries are low, the pump motor will draw more and more current—and that could be the problem. Have you checked the battery voltage??

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Who said "cruising is repairing boats in exotic places!"??
Suggest removing pump ...then removing pump head.
Connect +- leads directly to battery and see if the motor works. If so buy rebuildkit. Slightly more complicated than a joker valve...but way more fun! (G)
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