Manual Bilge Pump

Manual Bilge Pump

Post by Gary Warne » Sun, 06 Apr 2003 22:21:35


Wondering if I need to have a manual bilge pump.

From a safety standpoint I'm pretty sure I'd just as soon not. This is a 22'
runabout. I always have two charged batteries when I leave the dock + one of
those portable battery things. I also have two 1100 GPH pumps. I know it's
just a few $$$ more, but I just can't see a situaiton where all three
batteries or both pumps would be out.  To pay money & stow something that I
can't ever see needing seems silly. I'd rather pay money for and stow, say,
a spare fuel pump.  Comments?  ~  Oh, anyone know if it's a legal
requirement to have a manual pump?  Mostly boating in Mass and NY.

 
 
 

Manual Bilge Pump

Post by Stev » Sun, 06 Apr 2003 23:26:04

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 water
or that the handle won't pull out.. Canvas buckets have their uses but don't
work for bailing a boat..

On my 38 ft sail boat, I have three electric  bilge pumps, because the bilge
is divided by intrigal tanks. The manual bilge pump is mounted on a board
with suction and discharge hoses. I can move it around to what ever area I
need to pump.. (The surveyor loved the idea)]

My experience and opinion, FWIW.

Steve
s/v Good Intentions

 
 
 

Manual Bilge Pump

Post by Bill S » Mon, 07 Apr 2003 01:00:21

I agree with the bucket.  Just make sure it fits easily thru the access
hatch.


Quote:
> 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 water
> or that the handle won't pull out.. Canvas buckets have their uses but
don't
> work for bailing a boat..

> On my 38 ft sail boat, I have three electric  bilge pumps, because the
bilge
> is divided by intrigal tanks. The manual bilge pump is mounted on a board
> with suction and discharge hoses. I can move it around to what ever area I
> need to pump.. (The surveyor loved the idea)]

> My experience and opinion, FWIW.

> Steve
> s/v Good Intentions


 
 
 

Manual Bilge Pump

Post by Rick & Linda Bernar » Mon, 07 Apr 2003 07:23:09

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.


Quote:

> I agree with the bucket.  Just make sure it fits easily thru the access
> hatch.



> > 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
water
> > or that the handle won't pull out.. Canvas buckets have their uses but
> don't
> > work for bailing a boat..

> > On my 38 ft sail boat, I have three electric  bilge pumps, because the
> bilge
> > is divided by intrigal tanks. The manual bilge pump is mounted on a
board
> > with suction and discharge hoses. I can move it around to what ever area
I
> > need to pump.. (The surveyor loved the idea)]

> > My experience and opinion, FWIW.

> > Steve
> > s/v Good Intentions

 
 
 

Manual Bilge Pump

Post by D Fortne » Mon, 07 Apr 2003 09:15:47

I carry an extra bulge pump, I also carry a manual bilge pump AND a portable
bilge pump.

http://www.sportsensation.com/boating/b/Bilge_Pumps/Attwood_Waterbust...
less_Pump_712076.htm

Later . . .
Capt. Dave Fortner


Quote:

> Wondering if I need to have a manual bilge pump.

> From a safety standpoint I'm pretty sure I'd just as soon not. This is a
22'
> runabout. I always have two charged batteries when I leave the dock + one
of
> those portable battery things. I also have two 1100 GPH pumps. I know it's
> just a few $$$ more, but I just can't see a situaiton where all three
> batteries or both pumps would be out.  To pay money & stow something that
I
> can't ever see needing seems silly. I'd rather pay money for and stow,
say,
> a spare fuel pump.  Comments?  ~  Oh, anyone know if it's a legal
> requirement to have a manual pump?  Mostly boating in Mass and NY.

 
 
 

Manual Bilge Pump

Post by Keit » Mon, 07 Apr 2003 22:32:53

I think an "auxiliary dewatering device" is required for the CG aux. or
USPS safety inspection. A cheap manual bilge pump actually comes in
useful more often than you might think.

Quote:

> Wondering if I need to have a manual bilge pump.

> From a safety standpoint I'm pretty sure I'd just as soon not. This is a 22'
> runabout. I always have two charged batteries when I leave the dock + one of
> those portable battery things. I also have two 1100 GPH pumps. I know it's
> just a few $$$ more, but I just can't see a situaiton where all three
> batteries or both pumps would be out.  To pay money & stow something that I
> can't ever see needing seems silly. I'd rather pay money for and stow, say,
> a spare fuel pump.  Comments?  ~  Oh, anyone know if it's a legal
> requirement to have a manual pump?  Mostly boating in Mass and NY.

--
Keith
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'I haven't lost my mind -- it's backed up on tape somewhere.'