Cockpit manual bilge pump

 

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    Ray
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    Does anyone know where to buy these things and which model came spec’d with our boats? I’ve tried searching online and came up with nada… They look like a Guzzler 500 gph, but nothing at Defender looks quite like these.

    Ray

    #3445

    Zeke Wolfskehl
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    ’tis a guzzler 500 with a vertical handle and a thru deck mounting kit.
    http://www.thebosworthco.com/instructions/installing_guzzler_hand_pumps.pdf

    #3446

    Ray
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    Thank you, Zeke!

    #3447

    Piotr
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    Fisheries supply has a good price on the pumps,
    I got a bigger size for my boat:

    #3448

    Piotr
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    Follow up…
    I did have to glass over the old hole and re-position the pump.
    Not sure if that would work for you.

    #3449

    Piotr
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    BTW, the offshore rules require two bilge pumps one has to discharge “not through the cockpit drains” http://olson30.tumblr.com/page/5
    How are you sailing your boat?

    #3450

    Ray
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    Mine doesn’t really look like that at all- it’s turned 90 degrees and laying flat against that vertical wall inside the lazarette. I don’t have a picture handy, but there is no flap for the handle orifice- it’s a stainless post that you just slide the handle on and start pumpin’. It does say “Guzzler 500″ embossed on the body of the pump, and I called the company this morning- she said the current refurb kit will still work with those older pumps. What I am doing is making sure this pump works for Bermuda 1-2; it is a requirement for the race, not that I’m likely to be really using it to bail the boat if I take on a stern wave that finds it’s way down below- that pump really works to keep the sump dry at the dock. I have another electric pump in the bilge mounted right under the cockpit floor connected to 2” tubing that I have to place out the companionway, but the only other requirement for the race is a “permanently mounted” manual pump that allows pumping from inside the boat, but allows you to run the hose out through a crack in the companionway hatch or slider. All I’m going to do for that is just zip-tie a Thirsty mate in place near the companionway.

    #3451

    Ray
    Participant

    Ya know- it looks like you’ve replaced your original pump- I can see the epoxy work. Which brand is that one? Whale??

    #3452

    Piotr
    Participant

    Yea, I got a larger volume pump, since this will be an emergency equipment.
    it’s a Amazon Universal Manual Diaphragm Pump from Jabsco.
    I have a electric bilge pump as well. Under the mast, it has it’s own discharge at the transom – had to run a parallel pipe all the way back.

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