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This probably qualifies, get a "bucket boss" shop vac that snaps on a 5 gallon bucket. $20 at HD and you use the bucket for anything you want when not vacuuming.
I just looked it up. Interesting. I never knew such a thing existed.

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I just looked it up. Interesting. I never knew such a thing existed.
Best 20 bucks you will ever spend, stores easy on a small boat. If I ever get a big Boat I've already decided it will have a central Vac system
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Here is an example of the item:

Bucket Head 5-gal. Wet/Dry Vacuum-BH0100 - The Home Depot
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I just read this thread again. All of it. Well done everybody, ingenuity, artistry and cheap-skatery.
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Hey! That's thrift to you.

I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.
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I just bought the Bucket Head a few days ago. Trying to figure out why I have never head of it before.

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I just bought the Bucket Head a few days ago. Trying to figure out why I have never head of it before.
They don't want you to know about it, nobody will buy the other ones now. Honestly its no replacement for the big shop vacs but for the wet/dry boat stuff we all do its the bomb.
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Just bought my second one in 5 years. First one seen me through the refit of my '82 Newport 28. Sold that and bought an '83 CaboRico 38. Used the BucketHead to pump out the bilge water, 2 1/2 feet down, of about 4 buckets of water. After a couple week, the bearings on the motor were shot from the H2O. Well 20 bucks went a long way and the new one will get me through this refit. May need to use a sponge filter for water pickup.

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Just bought my second one in 5 years. First one seen me through the refit of my '82 Newport 28. Sold that and bought an '83 CaboRico 38. Used the BucketHead to pump out the bilge water, 2 1/2 feet down, of about 4 buckets of water. After a couple week, the bearings on the motor were shot from the H2O. Well 20 bucks went a long way and the new one will get me through this refit. May need to use a sponge filter for water pickup.
Even the big ones remove the filter for water. But there's a ball that floats to shut off when full. Even with that its a lot of moisture to run through any motor. I would be careful to use a GFCI outlet with any wetVac. I've never heard of anyone getting Zapped but you never know.
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