Which Bilge Pump?

Which Bilge Pump?

Post by Don Dand » Mon, 05 Dec 2005 13:06:59


Chris,

In my opinion and experience, expensive ones burn up or get clogged with
leaves and bilge litter just as fast as the cheap ones!  Hence,  I buy a
very modest cost one and if I get 2 years out of it I feel lucky, but since
they are cheap I usually buy two at a time so when one conks out I have the
replacement on hand.  I like to keep one spare at all times.

Think how many cheap ones you can buy for the cost of the very best one,
then ask if the expensive one is really X times better than the cheap one?

Don Dando


Quote:
> I'd like recommendations which brand/type
> automatic bilge pump to get: It will need to
> fit into the bilge of a Newport 27, which I am
> guessing is 4" wide and 4-5" high.

> Thanks a lot!

> Chris

 
 
 

Which Bilge Pump?

Post by Chri » Thu, 08 Dec 2005 10:49:11

Does 'auto' for the rule mean it switches on and of
every few seconds, regardless if there is water or not?

If that is the case, are there any small bilge pumps
that are truly automatic, i.e. switching on only when
there actually is water?

I don't have a lot of space, about 3.5" wide and 6.5"
deep.

Thanks a lot,

Chris

 
 
 

Which Bilge Pump?

Post by Jere Lul » Thu, 08 Dec 2005 12:59:42


Quote:

> Does 'auto' for the rule mean it switches on and of every few
> seconds, regardless if there is water or not?

Sometimes. Check the specs, as some simply have enclosed switches.

Quote:
> If that is the case, are there any small bilge pumps that are truly
> automatic, i.e. switching on only when there actually is water?

> I don't have a lot of space, about 3.5" wide and 6.5" deep.

They exist, but I prefer discrete components.

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Which Bilge Pump?

Post by Rick » Mon, 19 Dec 2005 09:03:21

Quote:
>She actually lives on this boat.

..not much of a life though,  too used up.