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Old 21 November 2014, 09:12   #11
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Old 21 November 2014, 09:28   #12
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Obviously "Different" connotations down your way!...like a lot of things eh
I know it's a thread about Bilges...
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If you have dry floors even in the roughest weather, you're on a trailer with the cover on. I'm awash, trunk down wearing white knuckles, in the roughest weather. A pump is as much use a straw when it's really coming in, that's why trunks are there.

Our SR lives on a swinging mooring for most of the summer, I wouldn't leave it for two weeks without using/visiting it.

Two weeks of heavy rain and pump on auto would eat into batteries big time. What a ballache, sorting flat batteries on a mooring? I'd rather bung it out with a bucket.
There's no problem...IF you USE your RIB....you charge the Batteries..remember?
Although I'm sure useing a Bucket must be ACE!..Great fun!
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Old 21 November 2014, 11:59   #14
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We have 2 Rule auto pumps situated in the splashwell. Work fine so far! When you are not under power & you have a couple of hairy-arsed soaking wet divers coming onboard you need to shift the water they bring with them fairly rapid! Of course we can also use the 2 big elephants trunks when underway, but not had to yet!
The boat sits fairly low due to the heavy Yam 115 four stroke, so these pumps seem do the job of reducing the extra weight of water.
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Old 21 November 2014, 12:06   #15
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Best pump in the world is............. A frightened man & a bucket! Ha ha.
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Best pump in the world is............. A frightened man & a bucket! Ha ha.
I managed to clout a hole in the Old Man's boat years ago when out fishing with some pals. 2 worried 15 year olds with tupperwear lunch boxes were surprisingly effective too.
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I think that you're mixing your "E" 's with yer "I" 's.

Any back to the OP- I have a pair of aforesaid 500gph rule autos on BP & they are still going strong after 6 years, just make sure you clean the crud (dog hair) out of the strainer regularly. I use the pumps regularly, especially when fishing, I chuck a bucket of water down the boat to wash off the fish blood & flick the pumps on to empty the bilges wells so we aren't paddling about in manky water, otherwise we'd have to start her up, drop the bailers & move off our fishing marks, just to clear the crap.
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I think that you're mixing your "E" 's with yer "I" 's.

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Ah, that'll be his funny accent.
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Personally, I see little point in having a bilge pump on a O/B rib as there is no bilge, only a sealed floor. Unless you have a deep well to protect it, they just get booted constantly and then, it's only emptying the well.

Ribs are designed to be wet and a have a darn great 'drain' hole back aft.

The only time that I ever used one was to clear a bit of rain water if she'd been left on the water overnight. I never wear footwear that wont cope with an inch of fresh water.

It's an 'I must have a bilge pump' item, nah you don't.

I/B ribs are a different story.
I use mine when the boat is left on mooring for some time this happens with both my Ribeye and SR4!
Never had a problem with them draining the battery and for me it is a long way out past the speed limit to get up the speed necessary to clear the water with the trunk!
It amazes me how quickly the they can fill up with water and if Iím 200 + miles away I cannot just pop down to bail them out!
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I use mine when the boat is left on mooring for some time this happens with both my Ribeye and SR4!

Never had a problem with them draining the battery and for me it is a long way out past the speed limit to get up the speed necessary to clear the water with the trunk!

It amazes me how quickly the they can fill up with water and if Iím 200 + miles away I cannot just pop down to bail them out!

Right on. A BP is good for you then? ;-) I did state the no BP was my personal preference. :-)
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