Thread: Bilge Pump Question
03-23-2010, 10:38 AM #1
Bilge Pump Question
This might have been discussed in a previous thread.....but ... I am thinking of installing a bilge in my ski... Question... would it be good to put a one way valve in the bilge hose to prevent any water coming in through the hose..(Second Question)....best way to mount bilge(recomended adhesive)?..It is a low profile (atwood 500) bilge I plan on mounting under the SC and venting(hose) at the back ..under the seat.(rocker switch under front hood).I keep ski on a lift when not in use.
03-23-2010, 10:47 AM #2
If the outlet is mounted above the water line... a check valve is not required. A 5 minute 2 part epoxy works well, and so does 3M 5200 for mounting the pump... just scuff up the hull a bit.
03-23-2010, 10:54 AM #3
I would not think you would need a check valve unless you mounted the outlet very low. To mount the pump I used 3M 5200 the fast cure, as per the recomendation of WFO.
03-23-2010, 11:37 AM #4
I have a Rule, the base is detachable and it is the base you actually mount. Not sure if yours is the same way. I just used a glob of silicone and stuck the base in it. Let it dry completely and then snapped the pump in the base. Same way on both skis and hasn't budged for years.
+1 on no check valve
03-23-2010, 03:23 PM #5
03-23-2010, 03:29 PM #6
So mounting my bilge pump is really as simple as siliconing it to the hull? I bought a bracket for my 89 X2, but it doesn't look like it plays with my Rule 550gph bilge pump I bought... if I can glue it to the hull that's kick butt!
It's the kind that has a black base that filters for the big pieces of trash and then the pump mounts to the black base.
03-23-2010, 03:38 PM #7
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