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Old 06-21-2018, 07:42 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by Tom.B View Post
I donít know yíall. I have certainly contemplated the idea before, and down here in NC, it certainly gets hot enough to want to... but dang... I would never be able to sleep at night knowing there was a high-flow pump just waiting to fill up my boat with water. Sure, chances are very low. And while lots of people do it and I have never heard of a boat sinking from this, to me, itís not worth the risk.
You don't feel your boat is seaworthy? Lack of plumbing integrity and bilge pump capacity? Do you now turn all your seacocks off when you leave your boat (some people with sketchy plumbing do this as a preventive measure for same). Do you shut shore power off at the pedestal too to prevent electrical fires?

The plumbing should be as solid as that of a house.

It won't be the pump action itself filling your boat with water, unless it is a poorly secured hose from the AC to the overboard through hull, as it will be shut down by the AC when water flow stops.

"There's the Right Way, the Wrong Way, and what some guy says he's gotten away with"
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