Thread: Bilge Pump-how is this deal?
08-20-2008, 07:44 AM #1
Bilge Pump-how is this deal?
After almost sinking 3 times..because of different issues-now fixed I am going to install a bilge pump. I was looking at versi plugs but don't think they can handle the volume of water if my ski was to fill up. I was looking at different models and found this on ebay. I want to do this cheap but have it be effective. What do you think?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=350075136769&ssPageNam e=MERC_VI_RSCC_Pr4_PcY_BIN_Stores_IT&refitem=35006 1966480&itemcount=4&refwidgetloc=active_view_item& usedrule1=StoreCatToStoreCat&refwidgettype=cross_p romot_widget&_trksid=p284.m184&_trkparms=algo%3DDR %26its%3DS%252BI%252BSS%26itu%3DISS%252BUCI%252BSI %26otn%3D4
It comes with the 1100 pump and float switch. I am going to wire it for float switch activation, constant and off.
Last edited by surferd15; 08-20-2008 at 08:33 AM.
08-20-2008, 07:53 AM #2
Looks like a pretty good price, even with shipping. But, I didn't search Boat/US, West or Defender... Ron
08-20-2008, 08:04 AM #3
i use the attwood sahara s1100 automatics in all my ski's.
it has a built in float switch and is easly cleaned or replaced.
and most wallmarts-academy-west marines carry them.
i got a man-off-auto switch BUT i just leave it in auto full time. I mean FULL time as in "its on auto right now" don't think i've touch that switch all summer long. that way you dont forget to turn on... it only will draw power if the float switch is activated. and if your boat take on water while floating there it will cycle and remove water automaticly while your sitting on the beach with a beer.
08-20-2008, 08:07 AM #4
08-20-2008, 08:24 AM #5
08-20-2008, 08:32 AM #6
Yeah saw that Sahara, looks to be on the large side? I just don't feel like spending $65 then shipping on a pump right now, how much are they at Walmart? Thanks for the responses so far!
08-20-2008, 08:33 AM #7
Forgot to ask where are you guys attaching the drain hoses? I was thinking of putting mine right next to the pisser on the back.
08-20-2008, 08:48 AM #8
its 1 1/8 barb
sometimes we will use a 1 1/8 bilge hose and thru hull exit..
or you can use a 1" to 3/4 plastic reducer then standard 3/4 bilge line. it will shoot out like a firehose! the 1100 moves alot of water
theres also a s750 that has a 3/4 exit.
i don't recomend the s500, kinda weak, IMO
the S500 S750 and S1100 all share the same base.
so if you got a 500 or 750 and wanted to later upgrade to the 1100, simply pop the pump outa the base and pop the 1100 right into the base allready glued in from the other pump.
theres SO many pumps out there to choose from..
These are just the pumps i use. cheap,easy to get or replace at any time.
I could go pick one up a 3:am on a sunday if i wanted... (wallmart)
08-20-2008, 08:52 AM #9
try to keep the hose as short as possible
if you exit it under the water line then MAKE SURE you loop the hose up then to the exit like your exhuast hose.
Water will come in the bilge hose just as easy as going out.
well say $75-80 to save thousands if you suck up any of that water into your motor...
its money well spent.
08-20-2008, 11:19 AM #10
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