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Q: Automatic bilge pump for sailboat PY26 ( No Answer,   2 Comments )
Subject: Automatic bilge pump for sailboat PY26
Category: Sports and Recreation > Outdoors
Asked by: markvmd-ga
List Price: $7.50
Posted: 03 Oct 2006 08:14 PDT
Expires: 02 Nov 2006 07:14 PST
Question ID: 770443
Anybody know if an automatic bilge pump can be installed in a '77
Paceship 26? The bilge on this sailboat seems to be ridiculously
shallow, like an inch or so deep by a foot wide by about ten feet
long. If mods or cutting need to be done to the flooring, pointing me
in the right direction for detailed instructions are greatly
appreciated. A suggested pump would be nice, too, unless any ol' one
will do.

Hand pumping is getting very old very fast, and running down to her
every rain is even more annoying!

Clarification of Question by markvmd-ga on 14 Oct 2006 07:24 PDT
Okay, I probably shuoldn't have made this such a narrow question. How
about bilge pump info on ANY shallow-bilged sailboat- and there are
plenty-- similar to the PY26?
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Automatic bilge pump for sailboat PY26
From: posiedon-ga on 20 Oct 2006 05:54 PDT
You will need a WHALE Supersub.  It is the only bilge I have heard of
for very shallow boats. They currently do not have an automatic
version on the market, but there is a prototype.  WHALE, offers two
shallow bilge pumps.  One is a regular bilge pump made inline and can
be mounted in any position.  They also have one very similar, but it
can run dry.  This may be the option you want to look at.  You can
view there products at 
the gulpher is the one I would recommend.  Installation should be a
breeze and you can view the installation directions their on there
website.  Good Luck
Subject: Re: Automatic bilge pump for sailboat PY26
From: markvmd-ga on 20 Oct 2006 20:55 PDT
The Gulper looks PERFECT! Self priming to 3 meters, mount anywhere,
run dry or wet... hm, I can make a modified strainer that could take
to water level down to almost nothing!

Thanks, Posiedon!

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