Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Oriental NC
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Re: Does this bilge look normal?
If I understand the pic i think you need to locate that pump to the low point in your bilge, where the water collects, whereever that is. ALso ensure that the limber holes connecting the bilge compartments are clear.
But I'd suggest that you consider two pumps. one small capacity for nusiance water, and another higher up and of larger capacity. Eventually that pump or switch will fail, and at that point you want a backup. I have a small pump as low as possible. it runs occasionally for short periods of time. The second, larger pump is mounted higher and should never run (if it does tun there is a problem). Since it runs so infrequently it lasts a long time. I check both pumps and both switches each time I leave my boat.
we all have lots opinions on brands and types of pumps and switches. The fact is that eventually the pump or the switch will fail, and you'll be happy to have that secondary when it does.
1977 Bristol 29.9