The bucket would work for me too. However, I also like to take a 1/2 gallon
(2 liter if you like) heavy wall rectangular orange juice container (the
handle type) and with a razor knife you can make a scoop with handle that
can move a surprising amount of water. Back in the old days when I used to
sail Penguins and Windmills we had to bail some and those were great! I
have also made a few for my Flying Scott activities. My current boat has
the bilge located in the cabin and the "scoop and throw" method does not
work. Here I have a hand pump and a bucket as backup for the electric pump.
> I agree with the bucket. Just make sure it fits easily thru the access
> > For a boat of your size and type I would recommend you care a bucket..
> > The old saying goes something like "there's no better bilge pump than a
> > scared sailor with a good bucket".
> > Make sure it's a 'good' bucket and won't calapse with a full load of
> > or that the handle won't pull out.. Canvas buckets have their uses but
> > work for bailing a boat..
> > On my 38 ft sail boat, I have three electric bilge pumps, because the
> > is divided by intrigal tanks. The manual bilge pump is mounted on a
> > with suction and discharge hoses. I can move it around to what ever area
> > need to pump.. (The surveyor loved the idea)]
> > My experience and opinion, FWIW.
> > Steve
> > s/v Good Intentions