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Bilge Pump Exit - Why Not Use Sink Drain?
Hi all, I know this is probably a stupid question. I am installing a second, larger, bilge pump to handle real water issues (Rule 2000), to supplement my primary pump which is a 500 gph. My question is this: Can I run the discharge from my smaller pump into the sink drain thru-hull? It would shorten the hose run by a great amount. I know that it would require keeping this thru-hull open all the time, but are there any other issues that I need to consider? Of course I know the larger pump would exit in the normal fashion.
Odyssey, '79 CSY 44 Cutter
Channel Islands, CA
"There is no unhappiness like the misery of sighting land (and work) again after a cheerful, careless voyage."