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Bilge pump for 13'
|Author||Topic: Bilge pump for 13'|
posted 10-11-2000 08:17 AM ET (US)
What is the recomended make, model and size bilge pump for a Sport 13?
posted 10-11-2000 10:59 AM ET (US)
If there is water in the boat while you are running just pull the plug and drain it. If you are worried about rain water while the boat is docked, try pulling the plug and only a small amout of water should come in and not much more will accumulate during the rain. I have never had a bilge pump in a 17. Also they make hand pumps which could mount under the thwart seat.
posted 10-11-2000 11:00 AM ET (US)
Sorry, I meant "I have never had a bilge pump in a 13'"
posted 10-11-2000 11:40 AM ET (US)
Go small. I've bought the smallest size for our 15' and it is plenty big - even smaller would be better, as it would leave more space in the well. I've had two different brands, both seemed fine. The pump is a luxury to have, as hand bailing works fine. We didn't have any pump in our 13 - just hand bailing (no battery either - it was hand start)
Note that our 15' won't self-bail fully - it sits with about 1" water in the back, none up front. I think this is due to the weight of the 70 hp engine with trim and tilt.
posted 10-12-2000 10:24 AM ET (US)
You may find the pumps with different
capacities are the same size. For example,
the Rule 350 GPH and 500 GPH are the same
size. Either one wiill fit in the tunnel
of a Montauk.
I run a 500 GPH Rule in my Montauk, but then
You can get "smart" pumps. They come on
posted 10-12-2000 01:24 PM ET (US)
Do you suggest having a pump in a Montauk? How did you run the discharge hose etc.. ?
posted 10-12-2000 02:31 PM ET (US)
The boat came (I think from the factory)
with a 350GPH dumb Rule in the tunnel under
the little hatch. I replaced it with a
500GPH smart Rule because I wanted to be
able to leave the pump on while I was diving.
It's handy to just flip a switch and dump
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