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Old 22 August 2006, 17:48   #1
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Hi whats the best and quickest way of getting rid of water in boat,got small rib and always keeping and eye on water coming in when i stop got Elephant trunk system at moment are these ping pong ball bailers any good ,quicker
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Old 22 August 2006, 18:34   #2
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don't like the ping pong system. Elephant trunks work for me

I may be misreading your post but are you saying that the water is coming over the transom when you stop?
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Have you got battery power?

If so, Rule automatic bilge pump. I've had the same one of these working effectively for about 4 years now. I would recommend the pressure sensing type rather than float switch.
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Ping pong type ok only for boats not left permanently afloat. - otherwise they get fouled and leak water into the boat.

Had one on my 5.4 Searider and it was fine.
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Nellie's trunk and a rule 4000 gallon an hour pump, its a beauty, will really shift the water if you get swamped. Our single nellie's trunk is a bit small by todays standards, the pump was cheap and isnt much bigger in size compared to the others.
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Automatic pump in addition is essential as any type of bailer only works when planing (or almost planing).
Bigger is better when it comes to pumps.

I have had good experience with "Water Witch" level switches. Sold by Penquin in Hayling Island.
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Where can I source the necessary bits to fit an elephant's trunk or two ie the trunk itself in the requisite colour, and the "skin fitting" to go through the transom?
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where to buy pump

Hi
thanks for replys,elephant,s trunk does work well when moving though i would just like to see an alternative anyone got alink to resonable priced pump,yes have got battery on board
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