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Old 02-09-2011
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On my Mac 25 it seems as if there is no way to get all of the rain water out... The lowest part of the bilge seems to be lower then where any pump will fit and therefore no hand or cup would fit to drain it.

Anyone else found this issue or can educate me on what I'm doing wrong.

Possible pictures or graphs of the bilge.

My boat basically leaks everywhere when it rains and I've found that I'm a lazy boat owner with work and school.
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In my option ...every leak is repairable ..... and if you say your boat is leaking everywhere, there has been some serious neglect..if you are looking for a bildge pump that works well and can get into tiny places..(better than others ) look on line for the super sub smart 650....
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Lazy and busy are two different things. I'm very busy getting the house ready to sell. But I spend at least an hour a week checking out the boat, even on dry land. I have a leak around a port I haven't had time to repair, but it's also been -15 degrees here, so it will wait until I can stand in the boat and fix it.

You might try running a small hose down to the lowest portion to pull the water out with a hand pump.

In the mean time, mark your leaks and start working them one at a time.

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