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Old 20 September 2011, 17:52   #21
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Old 20 September 2011, 21:31   #22
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I'm sure you want to keep the pump as close to the deck as possible but your chances of success are obviously much greater if you increase the contact area. Can you find some 3mm plate and bolt the pump through with small countersink bolts and nuts? Then stick that down with ya sticky gear.
Interesting idea ... the bilge well in the Vipermax is pretty shallow so I don't want to raise the pump any more than I have to - but I could afford a couple of millimetres and I reckon that's an excellent idea, ta

Now I need to 'borrow' a bit of alli plate from somewhere
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Old 25 September 2011, 16:17   #23
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Stephen, which pump are you fitting ?
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Stephen, I used Courageous' idea in my VM and it is very succesful. What I actually used was a bit of cutout from my console rather than metal. I used very short self tappers to fix the pump to the fibreglass then bonded the whole lot down with Sikaflex. I did something similar in my last boat and it was a real bu@@er to remove when I needed to get it out so I know it works really well.
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Stephen, which pump are you fitting ?
Unfortunately I couldn't get the Attwood V1250 I had in my old Humber, which was an excellent pump, so I went for the replacement model the Attwood T1200 Tsunami. Can't say I am too impressed with the solidity of the new design, it rattles a bit in the base so I suspect the latch in the base may break sooner rather than later, but time will tell.

Only problem I have is that nice weather keeps getting in the way of fitting it - another weekend seems to have passed and all I managed to do was use the damn thing
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