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recommend a bilge alarm?...

My old ship has a very narrow and deep bilge.

Years ago I saw a bilge alarm that worked on what I believe was called a "magic eye". I liked the look of it as it was on the end of a wee stainless pole and I could easily adjust the depth at which it triggered by slackening a wee thumb screw and sliding it up or down in the aft corner of the bilge wall.

I have looked for something similar today, but have failed.

Does anyone know of it?

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no, but we used something similar on dad's Tayana 42 because the bilge is cavernous. We rigged a float switch (easily obtainable) on a SS rod that sits down in the bilge. Easy to set the depth and access for maintenance. At least that is an alternate solution.

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You could make much the same thing with a piece of PVC pipe, a cork float, a threaded rod and an automatic float switch.
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You could make much the same thing with a piece of PVC pipe, a cork float, a threaded rod and an automatic float switch.


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Guys...

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Does the orthodox float switch not flop up and down in a pitching sea?
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Does the orthodox float switch not flop up and down in a pitching sea?
I can imagine in the Perfect Storm that switch might pop up as they were going airborne. Short of that you will be fine.

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I liked the look of this one...

Force 4 Bilge Alert - Only £44.95 - Force 4 Chandlery

... as it does not have a switch, per se.
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