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What's a bilge pump?
Hi, My first boat, a Cal20 had a simple 1 inch deep slot on the floor that had the keelbolts and collected water, this was it's bilge.
My new boat, a catalina 22, has electropnics, and one of the switches says bilge pump. Although when I switched it on nothing happened. It also has drain in the cockpit that lead to somewhere, I don't know where, hopefully outside the boat. I can see them heading down in a compartment under the companionway, and there is a nozzle there, that turns, like you would use to turn on and off your hose outside. Don't know what this does either.
I just don't want water coleecting anywhere that I am supposed to be dumping somewhere or pumping. Maybe from a hidden section below all my cupboards.
If anyone has one and wants to share, let me know, thanks.