F35 Pedrick. Has Anyone Added an Auto. Backup Bilge Pump?

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F35 Pedrick. Has Anyone Added an Auto. Backup Bilge Pump?

Postby Mark K. » Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:02 pm

Has anyone added an electric automatic high capacity back-up bilge pump to their boat? If so how did you run the plumbing?
I added one to my old trawler and it gave me a good peace of mind that if the factory pump failed that the equivalent of the cavalry would come charging in and keep my boat afloat!

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Mark Kappeler
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Re: F35 Perrick. Anyone Add a Backup Bilge Pump?

Postby ketch22 » Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:41 pm

Hello Mark,

Ketch 22 has two electric and two manual bilge pumps. One of the electric pumps uses a" float switch", the second is a water witch style. Each pump has its own thru hull, one at the stern and one on the starboard side. The wiring is separate as well. Each pump has its own breaker.

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Re: F35 Perrick. Anyone Add a Backup Bilge Pump?

Postby Camino » Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:46 pm

Hello Mark

My F35 P has one 12v float switch (one day I’ll switch that out to a water witch switch), and a manual whale gusher. Separate hoses and thru hulls. Both exit aft. Whale Gusher of course uses a cockpit mounted pump with detachable handle.

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