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Old 04 December 2011, 15:32   #1
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Bilge Pump Extension?

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Currently I run an on demand bilge pump at the back of the rib, half way down the drain hole. Due to space I can't lower this and would really like to move it out of the way totally.

Is there such a thing as a bilge pump that sucks up via a hose ( a bit like a hand pump version) that I can mount on the transom and pump into the well?

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Old 05 December 2011, 01:25   #2
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You need a vane pump, a dry running impeller pump, or a peristaltic pump. Any of these may be able to run dry and draw water up to them. BUT I don't know of any of these pump types built as waterproof bilge pumps like the Rule etc centrifugal types.
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Old 05 December 2011, 02:43   #3
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They use these type of pumps for catering trailers etc, they are made by surefow + others, but im not sure how powerfull they are ie gallons per minuete? regards Mark
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there are some low profile bilge pumps available that might fit better? but these are typical "submersible" types which pickup from base of pump rather than from a tube.
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A shower drain pump will do this - and doesn't mine running dry for a short while.

Don't think they're too splashproof though.

I had mine mounted in a seat pod.
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Thanks all, I have a great Whale pump on the kayak, a shame that its manual otherwise it'll be perfect.
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Whale do a remote strainer and self priming pump - any use?

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Whale do a remote strainer and self priming pump - any use?

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Might work - I'll do some looking

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