Hey Phil Fill. Good to see you back on the board. Been traveling??
Generally I'm trying to save a buck or two. So for my high water alarm- I pulled +- connections from my kick ass bilge pump which I'd say is mounted about 6" higher than my smaller pump. I ran these two wires to the lower helm, hooked the + to the "out" terminal on my horn button. This directly linked the pump positive (+) wire all the way to the existing horn. The - wire was connected to a common ground.
I also added a fuse to the circuit.
Now- if I have the center engine room floor plates lifted out I will reach down and trigger the flipper and listen for the horn
. And as a side benefit- my big pump gets spun anytime I'm leaving the slip!
**Disclaimer: the Rule switch is on the short list to be replaced with something more dependable.
Personally I am waterwitch guy.
1983 Present 42 Sundeck
Twin Lehman 135's