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North Beach posted 04-29-2002 10:35 AM ET (US)   Profile for North Beach  
Been so busy getting my 15 in selling condition that I have not even had the cahnce to clean my new to me outrage! Looking for the bilge pump last night (realizing there was one from reference section) but can't find it.

Where is the thing?


tlynch posted 04-29-2002 10:50 AM ET (US)     Profile for tlynch  Send Email to tlynch     
North Beach,

Check out:

My 18 Does not have a bilge pump, it will in a few weeks.

"On larger Boston Whaler boats with interior hull cavities for fuel tanks, the sump area is generally molded on the starboard side of the boat at the rear of the center cavity. Typically the sump is covered by a small hinged teak hatch."


Tom W Clark posted 04-29-2002 11:07 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
North Beach,

Your boat does not necessarily have a bilge pump. If it does it under the 6' deck plate (pry-out) in the starboard stern of the cockpit next to the tunnel exit where all the cables come up out of the floor.

This tunnel exit has (or had) a loose piece of teak plywood that partially covers this opening, but the bilge pump would be under the deck plate under which there is a flat bottomed sump area for mounting the pump.

North Beach posted 04-29-2002 01:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for North Beach    
Tlynch: Thanks. That was the first place I looked and then could not find it on the boat. I think Tom hasthe answer which is that there is no bilge pump--I looked under that area. I had the impression that there must be one under there somewhere. One thought is what happens to water that gets down there-ie can it get under the fuel tank or does it all end up in that area where the cables et al. ccome up from the chase. There is a drain hole down there but there must be some advantaget to having a bilge pump also?


Peter posted 04-29-2002 05:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for Peter  Send Email to Peter     
In the 10 years I had my 18 Outrage, I never had a bilge pump. There was no need for it.
whaler22 posted 04-30-2002 08:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for whaler22  Send Email to whaler22     
Hey North Beach,
In the disassembly of my 22 Revenge I too could not figure out where to mount my bilge pump. I found the pump inside the port console not hooked up. I looked under the starboard teak hatch but the area wasn't level enough to mount anything. I'd like to figure out how to mount it in the fuel tank area but I've opted to drill a hole to the bait well as suggested before. I initially felt I should have a bilge pump onboard but can't say I've had a need for one. Even after flooding the cabin area at the boat launch(lack of a plug installed) the water level never came above the floor. I got the boat on plane and the water disappeared then I plugged it. Don't know that you need one is the short answer.
ShrimpBurrito posted 05-01-2002 03:35 AM ET (US)     Profile for ShrimpBurrito  Send Email to ShrimpBurrito     
Machines not on board never need servicing or replacement. :)

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