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Temporary adhesive in bilge

I've just bought an old boat without an auto bilge pump. I would like to install it immediately, but the bilge is wet and likely won't be dry until next spring. So epoxy would seem to be out. Is there an adhesive I could use temporarily which would tolerate a wet surface, and hold the bilge pump in place temporarily? Of course I also want to be able to remove it and epoxy the pump in next spring.

I've thought about 3m 4200, but don't know either about its strength, or the moisture factor. Would it work? Other ideas? Thanks!
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Re: Temporary adhesive in bilge

My bilge pump is fastened to a metal rod with a handle at the top. The handle is fastened to a bracket at the top of the bilge space with cable ties. Thus the bilge pump is held in place, but no adhesive is required and the pump may be easily removed for service / replacement.

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Re: Temporary adhesive in bilge

Rather than a metal rod I would use a piece of 1/2 inch PVC to avoid corrosion. I wouldn't permanently mount the pump in the bilge.
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Buy some SplashZone.
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Re: Temporary adhesive in bilge

aqua mend is a 2 part epoxy putty when mixed together by hand will cure under water just a little dab will do ya. but dont permantly mount it in the bildge as one day you will need to replace it. Mine fits in the bildge with a friction fit, wedge it in place, and there is always some water in the bildge, float switch sits about 5" from the bottom. If there is no water in the bildge then the boat is too new.
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