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08-28-2012 06:32 PM
WDS123
Re: Went to the boat for a sail..and its Flooded!!!

SchockT might like this

08-28-2012 05:15 PM
talbot
Re: Went to the boat for a sail..and its Flooded!!!

It happens to all of us. I'm not buying the "out of sight out of mind" comment of having a good sized bilge though. The only thing not having a bilge buys you is a wet floor and whatever happens to be near it quicker. Have been making a point of lifting a floorboard when I'm passing by regularly and also pushing the manual override on the bilge switch until I hear it suck air when I leave the boat. This quickly tells me if there has been excessive leakage based on how long it take to hear the sucking air sound. I AM going to add a second pump with a switch though.
08-28-2012 07:52 AM
jameswilson29
Re: Went to the boat for a sail..and its Flooded!!!

Dang, my bad! O.K., flame the guy!
08-27-2012 09:02 PM
SchockT
Re: Went to the boat for a sail..and its Flooded!!!

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Originally Posted by Ninefingers View Post
Bob Perry definitely posts here. There is a salesman from Schlock as well
Yes, well Bill Schock definitely doesn't post here since he passed away in 2009! No word on whether Tom Schock comes to these boards.

WD Schock is now owned by one Alexander Vucelic von Raduboj. As far as I can tell he has no notable yachting background, although he "dabbled in sailboat design while in architecture school".
08-27-2012 08:28 PM
Ninefingers
Re: Went to the boat for a sail..and its Flooded!!!

Bob Perry definitely posts here. There is a salesman from Schlock as well
08-27-2012 08:15 PM
WDS123
Re: Went to the boat for a sail..and its Flooded!!!

Generally it is good practice to keep nasty bilge water from engine sump away from rest of bilge and from illegally being discharged overboard
08-27-2012 06:49 PM
Minnewaska
Re: Went to the boat for a sail..and its Flooded!!!

Two auto bilge pumps are mandatory in my book, the second float switch being just a few inches above the first. Both pump intakes should be at the bottom of the bilge. Plus a manual hand pump.

For real safety, put an alarm on another float switch with a buzzer in the cockpit. Good for you when underway. Better when those around the marina complain about your buzzer and someone comes to see why its going off.
08-27-2012 06:32 PM
goosesgooses
Re: Went to the boat for a sail..and its Flooded!!!

sorry to hear, I'm glad you caught the leak while it was still manageable.
08-27-2012 05:45 PM
SchockT
Re: Went to the boat for a sail..and its Flooded!!!

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Originally Posted by NewportNewbie View Post
Yes. It goes from the engine compartment directly into the bilge. Mine was designed that way. When I bought it the whole was plugged by a previous owner and it was dammed up so it was accumulating in front of the large pump under the stairs and never getting to the bilge. The boat yard removed that when I had it pulled and made sure I had 2 working bilge pumps. I would check and see if your was not plugged previously. Sounds like you have something similar to what I had.
No, the sump under my engine definitely did not have limber holes from the factory. It is smooth clean gelcoat. I haven't decided if I want to drill some, but my experience with the oil leak has me thimking maybe not!
08-27-2012 05:39 PM
SchockT
Re: Went to the boat for a sail..and its Flooded!!!

I thought WD Schock had been sold and Bill Schock was no longer involved in the company, but I might be wrong! It is just what I heard through the grapevine. Perhaps you can enlighten us Wds123?
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