Old as Dirt!
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Tampa Bay Area
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Are you sure there are not limber holes at the bottom of each compartment? It would be odd that there would not be. Normally all bilges but the sump under an engine bed are interconnected, the engine bed sump being isolated becuase of spilled oil and what have you.
USe a shop vac to drain the sump. You may discover there are limber holes or that they have become blocked. It is not uncommon to run a loose length of chain through a row of limber holes that can be snatched back and forth to clear them of debris.
"It is not so much for its beauty that the sea makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air, that emanation from the waves, that so wonderfully renews a weary spirit."