Category «Bilge Pumps»

Aft Cabin Head: Cabinet Installation

Progress on the aft cabin head: cabinet installation. This is a section of the aft cabin where space for the head is separated from the master bunk by a ‘wedge’ shaped area. It is the space highlighted in red on the drawing below. Besides providing cabin partition and storage space, the cabinets conceal mechanical and …

Aft Bilge Pumps are In!

Previously, in this last post, I had the pump assembly test fitted. This weekend I did the final wiring and plumbing. Again, there are two pumps here. One high capacity ‘crash’ pump and a smaller ‘dry’ pump. The high capacity pump is a Jabsco heavy duty diaphragm style pump that can more easily suck up …

Forward Bilge Pumps Final Testing

Got the forward bilge pumps installed and working reasonable well (I think). Based on comments from the previous test I went with an additional 500GPH pump alongside the 3700GPH pump. The big one is the “crash” pump in case of the real emergency. The small pump is to keep the bilge as dry as possible. …

Forward Bilge Pump Testing

The most common defense against a sinking boat is a bilge pump. Should you get a hole in your boat, or experience a failed underwater thru-hull, the first thing to do is pump out more water than that which is leaking in. Bilge pumps come in all sorts of different sizes rated by pumping capacity …