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Forum: Sailnet.com Polls   05-19-2013
Replies: 318
Views: 33,975
Posted By lupussonic
What is the age of your boat?

One hundred and three years old. 42' clinker Zulu from Shetland isles Scotland. Regularly sail lugger in Cornwall 1893. If you like old boats look at kauri built NZ craft, 200+ years and still going.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-22-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1,954
Posted By lupussonic
Re: bilge pump system with mulitple bukheads???

Thanks for that...is it mandatory for passenger carraige to have a dedicated pump for each compartment? When you have your engine Jabsco running does it suck air up from dry compartments? Or do you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-21-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1,954
Posted By lupussonic
Re: bilge pump system with mulitple bukheads???

How about a valve that closes the bottom of the bilge pipe when it has no water? See attached diagram. It would ALL need to be housed in a mesh to act as a strainer, and need tinkering with to get...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-17-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1,954
Posted By lupussonic
Re: bilge pump system with mulitple bukheads???

Thanks for your reply Porfin....I am where I am, at 42' and with bulkheads; no point taking them out!

Redundancy to me means that if one type of pump doesn't operate for whatever reason i can...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-16-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1,954
Posted By lupussonic
Re: bilge pump system with mulitple bukheads???

I can wire up myself, but would rather solve the problem with fewer pumps and a better piping/hose system. Also, if I have 4 electric pumps, one in each compartment, and one compartment floods...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-16-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1,954
Posted By lupussonic
Re: bilge pump system with mulitple bukheads???

Thanks for your reply...So I will end up with 4 electric pumps that handle the whole boat ( probably with their own batteries), and a manual and engine pump that only handles one compartment...?...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-16-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1,954
Posted By lupussonic
Re: bilge pump system with mulitple bukheads???

But I take your point, well made, that if the four hoses are left open to the electric pumps while I am away, one compartment could flood another by backing down the next hose.....Doh!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-16-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1,954
Posted By lupussonic
Re: bilge pump system with mulitple bukheads???

So how is it done on major ships with water tight bulkheads then? I am trying to build redundancy into the pump system, so I have manual, electric, and engine pumps available. aft in one...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-16-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1,954
Posted By lupussonic
bilge pump system with mulitple bukheads???

Hi there, I'm a brand new member here, although I have been reading threads for quite some time, info here has proved invaluable...what a resource!

My question for debate is as follows..
I am...
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