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Originally Posted by Barquito View Post
I think what you need is a dedicated motor with a supercharger and fueled by nitro-methane

I think that sounds like a reasonable layer of security, especially if you can use it for other purposes (firefighting, washing dishes...)
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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?

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I think an extra special size ClamSeal is called for then he can block the hole and won't need a pump.

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Red face Re: Engine Driven Bilge Pump

I have a vision of a pulse jet with the pressure waves providing the pumping action. Home made jet & pulsejet engine
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