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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Bilge pump?
    Funny, but I had a dream last night that I was on a boat, water coming in and the bilge pump wouldn't work.
    Thankfully, I woke up before the boat sank and I drowned.
    I was born on a wooden boat that I built myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Jones View Post
    Bilge pump?
    yup
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    A bit of an odd place to pump from, standing in a hatch...? I have a few of those pumps.. been meaning to install them but hopefully not use them in anger.

    How long do you think you would last going all out?

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    cockpit i think
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lupussonic View Post

    How long do you think you would last going all out?
    that's a hell of a question
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Nothing removes water from a boat faster than a panicked man with a bucket
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    that's a lot of water man
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    Yeah what's the story Joe?

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    Every year. Until I I started using plumbers putty in the bottom seems until she swelled up.
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    leaky boat is a sign. A fancy bilge pump or a bucket something else.

    I learned the value of slick stream year ago.
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    A boat I was on started leaking in the Ushant, all we had was a Whale gusher, no engine, so no pumps other than that. We took it in turns to go crazy on the 4 foot long handle.. we lasted about a minute each, with a 5 minute rotation. Luckily we could keep well ahead of the bilge water level, but it brought home that much more than a weep and you're sunk. Those plunger pumps shift an astonishing amount but...

    A 2 inch round hole 3 feet below the water level will let in 20 tonnes an hour.

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    I changed a through hull ball valve at the marina a few years back. Good times. Disassembled an old fashioned head seacock when away on a Christmas cruise too come to think of it, pulled the innards out so it would work. More good times, keeps you focused.

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    Relying on being frightened with a bucket is a pretty good path to infarction

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    Gotta upgrade that bucket, Joe. The ones sushi restaurants get for bulk pickled ginger are square and way better for getting the water out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lupussonic View Post
    How long do you think you would last going all out?
    i'm down to six seconds, give or take one second.

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    This being the bilge,shouldn't the first decision be the pronunciation?
    DE-tails or de-TAILS?
    I gots to know.
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    Ah, post #8 reminds me of a white-water rafting trip out of Taos, NM in 1986 - this confirmed non-swimmer was equipped with a PFD and a 5 gallon bucket and instructed to bail the inflatable raft - I made that water FLY out of that raft - interesting how stark terror can motivate a person ( actually,, that trip was a total blast, 3 friends and I drove up there from Houston - well worth the long drive )




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