Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: SW Michigan
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The "T" set up Denise mentioned is your most economical and least space taking option. I've done this in all my previous wooden boats and a 3-way valve keeps both engine cool and bilge empty. That option with 2 electrical bilge-pumps should give you enough time to get of the boat in your life-raft B-4 debris starts plugging it up. You can get a nice cast-bronze strainer to buy some more time.
Hence my undertone in the above, your (OP) proposed set-up is overkill, especially for a small boat like yours. What a waste of resources and did you consider the HP that set-up requires?
S/V "Sailmates" 1973 IRWIN 32 Classic
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