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Bilge pump mounting / Johnson Ultima questions
I am in the bilge pump market and I was thinking of getting an 800 GPH Johnson Ultima. This pump is supposed to have some technology that uses field effect sensing to decide when to go on or off. Would anyone care to share their experience with it?
Also, the instructions say to glue a 3/4 inch piece of marine plywood to the bottom of the bilge, then mount the pump on that. I suppose there is little other way to mount it, but this would mean that there could always be as much as maybe about 1.25 to 1.5 inches of water in the bilge.
Is there a better system that will result in less water normally?