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Old 05-06-2019, 12:10 PM   #1
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NASA bilge pump

I want one! I wonder what the pump looks like? Probably a bunch of very big pumps.

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Old 05-07-2019, 06:47 AM   #2
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Perhaps a bit less spectacular is an always on last drop pump that does not require power ?

This is simply created by mounting a large car mechanical fuel pump on a board , welding a longer arm to the finger that is normally cam operated and attaching a lead weight.

Now every rock or movement of the boat ,will suck a tea spoon of bilge water to be discarded overboard.

The fuel pumps die in a couple of years , but the price is right!

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Old 05-07-2019, 08:13 AM   #3
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Is that fresh water or sea water? It says "holding pond" so I assume fresh, but they are so close to the ocean... well... never hurts to ask.
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