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Alan Hiccock posted 02-11-2002 11:33 AM ET (US)   Profile for Alan Hiccock   Send Email to Alan Hiccock  
Newbee here so be kind.
The small bildge compartment { previous owner put a rule auto pump in there} Now the deal is the " boat plug " goes in there and not in the hole back of transom, and if I was to take one over the bow then I could remove that plug while underway to help the bildge pump get the water out ?
Its unique, Ive owned 5 boats , first setup like this though,
thanks, alan
JBCornwell posted 02-11-2002 11:58 AM ET (US)     Profile for JBCornwell  Send Email to JBCornwell     
You've got it figured out, Alan. Many of us don't see the need for a bilge pump at all.

If we pull the plug when we tie up a bit of water will come in, but rain cannot swamp it. How much water comes in depends on the weight on the transom and onboard load.

Red sky at night. . .
JB :)

jameso posted 02-11-2002 01:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for jameso  Send Email to jameso     
KEEP THE BILGE PUMP! Yes, you can pull the plug and the water will flow out the drain hole, although a lot slower than your bilge pump can pump it. I pull the plug on my boat if I am leaving it moored overnite or expect a rain shower. If I take "one over the bow" it is easier for me to hit the bilge pump switch rather than stopping removing the plug ect. Also as a point of reference, put your boat in the water pull the plug and see how much water the hull will take with you and gear aboard, it will be an inch or more above the bilge sump.
Enjoy that 15, one of the best Whaler designs ever.
Jim Armstrong
Alan Hiccock posted 02-11-2002 03:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for Alan Hiccock  Send Email to Alan Hiccock     
It's great to know that I can dock it with that plug pulled & the rain wont swamp it.
I had a v19 Carolina Skiff couple years ago that only had boat plugged scuppers until I installed ball scuppers, anyways sometimes I'd forget to pull the plugs & couple times water got over the batts.
Its going to be interesting to have owned 2 Car-skiffs, { a v16cc too} and now owning the original, no more Boston Whaler types.
I'm going to post some picts ASAP
Thanks for the replys.
Alan
bc posted 02-11-2002 07:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for bc    
Alan,

I'm in the same boat you're in [literally] I picked up a 15' whaler last year, also own a sundance skiff. I've pulled the plugs before on the sundance allowing a couple inches in the floor/bilge. I haven't yet on the whaler. I installed a bilge pump but ended up taking it back out.[there really isn't a good way to run the discharge] and everything that rolls back there ends up hitting the top of the pump. Good luck.

where2 posted 02-12-2002 04:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for where2  Send Email to where2     
Best way to run the discharge from the bilge pump is over the engine well and let it drain itself (using PVC). With a 70Hp OMC on the transom, my floor floods if I leave the plug out. It's kinda inconvenient to have my 94qt Igloo (life jacket chest/dry storage) washing around in the boat at the dock.

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