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I know I'm dredging up an old post, but this is the closest thread I've seen to my current question and I have a possible answer for a question posed earlier in the thread.

First my question. what do people do to remove the last bit of water the bilge pump won't remove? I've seen the combination boat hook/manual pump but at around $50 it seems a rather expensive option. Anybody have any ideas to quickly remove that last bit of water? I have a traditional stuffing box, keel stepped mast and AC dumping condensate into the bilge, but want to try to keep it as dry as I can, and hope there is something a bit quicker and easeir than using a turkey baster.

Secondly, to the person asking about how to keep AC condensate out of the bilge a ventrui valve might be an option. Its basically a venturi placed in the AC outflow line then plumbed into the condensate tray. The flow of water throught the cooling pump will suction the condensate out of the drain pan keeping the water out of the bilge.

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People on the C36 forum have reported good success with a 584 and 684 and I plan to install one while the boat is hauled to reduce the amount of water finding its way into the bilge.

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Now on to the keel bolts. I had an idea awile back to take some PVC pipe just a bit bigger than the keel bolts/nuts and put it around the bolt sticking about 6-8'' up into the bilge. Figure out some way to seal the bottom of the pipes and then pour about 3-4'' of epoxy into the bilge. Put caps on the pipes and you now have dry bolts even if the bilge gets wet. Also you can tell just what bolt is leaking if you have a leak.

Sound like a good idea?
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