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Offline First Cabin

Re: Auto bilge wiring question
« Reply #25 on: March 24, 2011, 04:08:23 PM »

Re: taking in enough water to submerge the outlet in the motor well...


You misunderstand me.  I'm talking about taking on enough water to submerge the boot where the steering cable enters the boat in the motor well.  That is the real weak point.    If the boot is torn, water will just pour in the boat faster than any bilge pump can take it out.  And we're really only talking about a few inches.

I'm not very concerned about the outlet of the bilge pump.
First:  1982 15' SeaHunter, Yamaha 70 2-stroke, Yamaha F6
Second:  1987 17' SeaRanger, Merc 90 2-stroke, Yamaha F8
Current:  2002 17' SeaChaser, Yamaha F100, Yamaha T8