Choosing a Bilge Pump - Things to Consider

by Tristan Jackson on Oct 22, 2010

Those who have passion in boats know that bilge pumps are very important. You cannot take for granted having an extra bilge pump in handy whether you own a sail boat or a pump boat. Many boaters think that one bilge pump can do the trick of keeping the boat from being water logged. They only realize this when they have already experienced sinking. Now that we have established its importance, let's talk about some tips in choosing a pump for your boat. First of all, you have to determine the number of pumps and the capacity of the pumps to be used. This will be determined by the length of your boat. Try seeing an expert about these. Ask from a company that deals in pumps (see below). They usually have resident experts that could help you with this. The next that you have to determine the number of compartments that your hull has. Even if you already have an idea of the number and capacity of pumps needed, it would still depend on the number of compartments. For instance, you have already determined that you need two 2500 GPH pumps for your boat but the compartments are divided into three, then two pumps wouldn't do because each compartment traps a certain amount of water. You would then have to add another pump because that type of hull wouldn't allow water to flow freely from one compartment to another. Observe the lowest point of the hull where the water accumulates as well as the behavior of the water when the boat is in motion. Powerboats usually cause water to flow from the midsection to the aft when it starts moving forward. Sailboats usually accumulate water in the center of the bilge so this is where the pump should be located. A pump should be placed in the mid section for the water that accumulates here at rest and another at the aft section for the water that accumulates there during motion for power boats. For boats that have an outboard motor, the weight of the motor causes water to flow to the aft and usually there is very little space that keeping the water from flowing in. Thus, special attention should be accorded here. Another problem with such a boat is when the batteries run out there no other source of power. Make sure you have a charger or perhaps a few extra batteries ready.

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