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Old 13 May 2013, 17:45   #1
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Bilge pump under ally floor?

I have a honwave t40 and one thing that really hacks me off is water under the aluminium deck. Do you think it would be suitable to put an electric bilge pump in with the water intake under the deck? Has anyone done this? Also how much should I expect to pay for a fairly decent bilge pump which can be submerged? The Chinese ones are only 15 to 20 quid but I doubt they are very reliable! I was also not sure what battery to run it off? I thought a dry cell would be best?

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Hasn't it got a self-drainer? If it has, a bilge pump won't get it any better than that will unless you spend a fortune on one that'll self prime and run a hose under the deck.
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Sounds like a lot of effort if you've currently got no battery power. How about installing a manual pump on the inside of the transom like this one: MANUAL HAND BILGE PUMP WATER- NEW - SAILING | eBay
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Yes but It is tiny, just a little bung at the back. Also because the hull is quite deep most of the water just stays in the hull anyway. Do you think it would be possible to install trunks like in the sea riders?
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Sounds like a lot of effort if you've currently got no battery power. How about installing a manual pump on the inside of the transom like this one: MANUAL HAND BILGE PUMP WATER- NEW - SAILING | eBay
I looked at them, good plan. But as I am already going to install electrics for fish finder and iphone ( navigation and plotting app) I thought I might As well install a bilge pump also?
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Yes but It is tiny, just a little bung at the back. Also because the hull is quite deep most of the water just stays in the hull anyway. Do you think it would be possible to install trunks like in the sea riders?
Should be possible. I'm fairly sure an electric bilge pump under a sib floor is a non-starter though.
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