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Old 07 December 2009, 11:53   #1
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Manual Bilge pump

I am finalising a new craft and one addition is a manual bilge pump for coding issues. I intend to fit to transom and want the unit fairly compact.

What does everyone recommend as there are so many to chose from?
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Old 07 December 2009, 12:00   #2
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Them little whale ones do the job nicely.

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Old 07 December 2009, 12:22   #3
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Hi I agree with Chewy the Whale ones work for me and do a good job.
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Manual Bilge pump

I agree with Chewy also, I used to have a motorcriuser with manual and electric bilge pumps.
I liked the manual whale pump better than the electric ones every time.

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Old 07 December 2009, 15:44   #5
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me too ,,and spares are availible unlike some makes , have one on my hard fishing boat and its been fine for over 20 years apart from a 2 miniute strip down to give it a clean now and again . if you can ,try fit it so its not awkward to use for long periods and having an extension handle makes it easier so you can stand up and pump saves bending or crouching down which is ok for a few minuites ,,,,i have an d,i,y adaptor so i can drop the pick up pipe in the sea then use it as a hose for washing fish guts off the boat with my young un pumping , also heavy wall smooth bore hose is better than convoulted as long as its not going to get crushed ,
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