Electric bilge pump

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renfam
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Electric bilge pump

Postby renfam » Wed Sep 29, 2004 4:43 pm

Does anyone have an electric bilge pump on their Chrysler? My C22 came with a hand pump but installing an electric pump would seem logical. If anyone has one please advise on a location for the pump and the drain. Is this really necessary? :?:

cresendouser
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Postby cresendouser » Thu Sep 30, 2004 9:33 am

Do you have a leak? We have a leak on our boat and were also thinking about adding a bilge pump if our attempts a caulking are unsuccessful. My thoughts were to get the pump in the lowest space as possible. This might be the stern. There is also a little space inside the cabin where the keel pin mechanism is located. I don't know if it is big enough to put a pump in there. Also, I don't know how you get power, but if it is used frequently enough, it may run your battery down pretty quick. Please let me know how it goes.

renfam
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Postby renfam » Thu Sep 30, 2004 10:13 am

No leaks at this point. I am attempting to ensure that if I have one I am not trying to sail home and pump out the boat manually at the same time. I also suspect that the stern is the best location but I am trying to get some input from folks that have some experience with this. Thanks.

squint
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Postby squint » Fri Oct 01, 2004 5:05 am

I think cresendouser is on the right track... the lowest point seems to be around the keel pin. Don't know how you could fit a standard size pump there, but I will be working on a similar project. I was thinking of a standard bilge pump located elsewhere, with a smaller pump (windshield washer pump etc...) from down by the keel pin to get the couple inches of water. The bilge pump would work off a float switch, but I was thinking of running the secondary smaller pump with a standard toggle switch.

cresendouser
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Postby cresendouser » Tue Oct 05, 2004 5:14 am

I guess a solar/wind power battery recharger would solve a bilge pump power use problem.

If anyone has done this please reply...

Thanks!


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