Originally Posted by cap2nd1961
I wish I could figure out a way to put a sump/bilge pump in, but being a SIB its just not a good idea.
Hmmm...why is it not a good idea to have a bilge pump on a SIB? I can't imagine not having a bilge in my boat. After we come back into the boat with our scuba gear we drag a ton of water in. Especially with our drysuit pockets. Since I often beach launch we have to pull the boat out of the water by hand, sometimes in small surf, and our beaches are typically steep with soft sand/gravel. The less weight the better, and water weighs a lot. I solved that issue by putting a bilge pump in and it works great
First I made an ABS plate that bolts to the bottom of the pump. The plate has very soft edges. A quick pocket made out of PVC was sewed up, with a velcro closure for the pump, then glued it in place.
The exit pipe goes up to transom height so it doesn't flood the boat. I really need to bend up a clear U tube and put it above the transom so I can see, it since I can't hear the pump running. The switch for it is in my electronics tower (I have a tiller, since we need room for scuba gear).