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Toad2001 posted 04-12-2001 01:46 AM ET (US)   Profile for Toad2001   Send Email to Toad2001  
I launched my boat today, and burned a a few gallons. It was a blast!
I plan to moor my boat all season long, in salt water. Rather than pull the plug, and let the salt water and rain water figure out an agreeable level of water to stay in the boat, I was thinking of installing a small bilge pump in the rear well. Whats recommended for an inconspicuous low volume installation? Its just to keep the rain out. Hopefully my battery can easily handle the weekly draw.
Chesapeake posted 04-12-2001 09:16 AM ET (US)     Profile for Chesapeake  Send Email to Chesapeake     
Toad: There is an active thread right now regarding bilge pumps for Montauks. You may find some of the information very transferable to your situation. In general, while the Montauk is a couple of feet larger than your 15, a 500 gph or even as low as a 350 gph might work for your boat. Seems like most folks are installing 500s in their 16/17s. I am installing a platinum 500 which is a low draw automatic. See if that helps.

Additionally, I think this topic has been covered a number or times over the past year and you may be able to find yet more points of view by retracing back a year to look at some of those threads.

Good luck.


triblet posted 04-12-2001 10:03 AM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
If you are mooring, you may want one with a
float switch. Zero current draw unless
there's something to pump.


where2 posted 04-19-2001 07:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for where2  Send Email to where2     
If your 15' GLS is anything like my '85 15' Sport, then here's what I use: Attwood makes a 500gph pump that I mounted in the well, it fits below the rim, and has a built in switch. Runs $35 in most shops. I mounted a small diameter PVC pipe to the pump using a 90 degree rubber hose left over from my VW. I can still install the drain plug with the pump in the well. To top it off, I cut a piece of Starboard to fit over the well with a slot for the exit pipe. The pump simply pumps water over the engine well lip where it naturaly drains out the scuppers. A pair of 90 degree PVC fittings directs the water down. Works great...

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