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Jabsco Par-Max 4 Bilge/Shower Diaphragm Pump - 4.3GPM - 24VSpecial Price $204.74 Regular Price $314.99Out of stock
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Rule 800 GPH Legacy Shower Drain Replacement Pump - 24V - Fits 97A-24 & 98A-24 Shower Drain BoxesSpecial Price $53.47 Regular Price $69.99
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Jabsco Amazon Thrudeck Pump Manual Bilge PumpSpecial Price $104.88 Regular Price $154.99
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Attwood Sahara MK2 S1200 Bilge Pump 1200 GPH - 24V - AutomaticSpecial Price $93.85 Regular Price $145.99
WHAT IS A BILGE PUMP?
A bilge pump is a type of pump that is designed to remove water from the bilge, which is the lowest part of a boat's hull.
WHY IS A BILGE PUMP NECESSARY?
A bilge pump is necessary because water can accumulate in the bilge for a variety of reasons, such as rainwater or leaks from the boat's hull or plumbing systems. If this water is not removed, it can cause damage to the boat and compromise its safety.
WHAT TYPES OF BILGE PUMPS ARE AVAILABLE?
There are several types of bilge pumps available, including manual pumps, electric pumps, and combination pumps. Manual pumps require physical effort to operate, while electric pumps are powered by a boat's battery. Combination pumps can switch between manual and electric operation.
HOW DO BILGE PUMPS WORK?
Bilge pumps work by using a motor or hand-operated mechanism to create suction that draws water into the pump. The water is then expelled through a hose and out of the boat. Bilge pumps should be tested regularly to ensure that they are in good working order. It's recommended to test your bilge pump every few months, and to test it more frequently if you are using your boat frequently or if you are in an area where there is a higher risk of flooding.
HOW DO I CHOOSE THE RIGHT BILGE PUMP FOR MY BOAT?
The right bilge pump for your boat depends on several factors, including the size of your boat, the amount of water that could potentially accumulate in the bilge, and the type of pump you prefer. Here are some guidelines to consider:
- For small boats (up to 20 feet), a bilge pump with a capacity of 500-750 gallons per hour (GPH) should suffice, while larger boats (over 20 feet) may require a pump with a capacity of 1000-2000 GPH or more.
- The amount of water that could potentially accumulate in the bilge depends on various factors such as the size and shape of the boat, the type of waterway, and the weather conditions. As a general rule, it's recommended to choose a bilge pump with a capacity that exceeds the maximum amount of water that can accumulate in the bilge in a short period of time, such as one inch of water per minute.
- The type of pump you prefer could be electric, manual or a combination of both. Electric pumps are generally more powerful and efficient, but require a reliable power source such as a battery or shore power. Manual pumps are simpler and don't rely on electricity, but may require more effort to operate.
- When choosing a bilge pump, it's important to consider its quality and reliability. Look for pumps that are made of durable materials and have a reliable motor and impeller. Also, consider investing in a pump with automatic operation and built-in float switches, which can detect the water level in the bilge and turn on/off the pump as needed.
HOW CAN I MAINTAIN MY BILGE PUMP?
Regular maintenance is important for ensuring that your bilge pump is in good working order. This includes checking the pump for any signs of damage or wear, such as cracks in the hoses or corrosion on the motor. It's also important to clean the pump and the bilge area regularly to prevent the buildup of debris or other materials that could clog the pump.