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Bilge pump

I decided to install an electric bilge pump.   Following my typical process, I researched on line what was available.  I found several options for both a manual or electric pumps.   The manual pump was the leading choice for many months, as it makes more sense on a small sail boat.   But… I wanted again to challenge myself with some complexity and also thought if I was busy with the sailing on a day with spray breaking over the bow then an automatic bilge pump might be a good idea too.

Dry fitting of all the parts

Finding the location for battery

Construction of battery box

Cutting the hole for the bilge drain

Installed box and hole cut for 'mains' switch

How electrical install can be messy

Finished installation

Location inside starboard under seat storage compartment

Install location for bilge pump


Posted by on March 5, 2011 in Building Stage


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