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Already handled accordingly..

My bilge is different then most with a separate small extra deep depression which will only house one pump and switch..

The third big pump is under the engine
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So as the title says the bilge pump keeps blowing fuses, the wiring is getting wet so should I just try to rewire it, or install a new one?
Please be more precise what wiring is getting wet and where.

What is the make of the pump

What is the size of the fuse you are using

Is there a recommended fuse size for that pump

Are you using a float switch

What are the amps of the pump
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Buy a new one! cheapest insurance you can buy...also replace your fuse it my be worn out and tripping prematurely ..I have had a few go bad they are just like any other mechanical/electrical device in wet environments

Im a bilge pump freak...I have 4 on-board...3 electric and one manual...one of the electric is manually switched and big...the other 2 are auto switched one mounted slightly higher with an audible alarm ...
I am a bilge pump freak too. I don't even have one, manual or electric, but then neither do any of the other Etap owners! I do of course have a sponge and a bucket, as we all do.

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I am a bilge pump freak too. I don't even have one, manual or electric, but then neither do any of the other Etap owners! I do of course have a sponge and a bucket, as we all do.

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You ETAP owners keep on about unsinkable that's really great but I think you have missed the point here. If you get holed below the water line you have to keep your batteries dry for obvious reasons and if there is no wind you are relying on your engine

I have 4 working bilge pumps, fore peak 1 manual. 1 saloon auto and manual plus float switch, 2 in the engine bilge auto with sensor its the deepest bilge in the boat and a spare pump and float switch.

If it starts to come in you got to get it out fast and a bucket is not a good idea.

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Gunk in the bilge

I had the same issue with my bilge pump just now and it turned out, as far as I know, to be a little hard chunk left over from last years projects that was sitting directly under the impeller in the base of the bilge pump. I'm assuming it fell out when I removed the top of the pump to see what was going on. Lesson I learned is to look for the physical culprit first before going after a potential electrical issue.

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Put a stainless strainer round it and clean it regularly. its some thing that should be carried out on a regular basis'
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