It's a low height bilge so it has to be a low profile or small pump. I really want a dry bilge with so much wood on this boat.
So question 1. Anyone have a small or low profile bilge pump or dry bilge system recommendation, preferably one they have a good first-hand experience with, but I'm open to hearing any suggestions. The low profile Rule bilge pump has terrible reviews for continuous short cycling and a very short life span. Maybe someone here can tell me if this Rule pump is better Rule Dry Bilge Pump & Panel Switch Has anyone used the Whale Super Sub Pump? Whale Super Sub Pump Or the Arid Dry Bilge System, is it worth 800 bucks?
Thanks Aboard_Adventurer, this is the kind of responses from this forum I'm looking for.
I have questions, though. The ventilation is to move air through the bilge, how does a solar vent get installed there?
And regards to no Y valve design, I don't have 2 pumps which is what I think you're saying. This toilet uses gravity flow with the toilet sitting right on the holding tank, so that when you flush, waste goes directly into the tank. See the picture in my link. The macerator pump is for pumping out the tank to either the overboard discharge or the pump-out, hence a Y valve to choose.
I've had that pump in my keel pocket since May of 2014 and it does not sit idle. The pricing made me a bit shy too, but as I said .. it hasn't skipped a beat and has been trouble free.Thanks Pitou. I never thought I'd have a boat like this!
And this info is great. I can't believe that that pump is only 30 bucks. How long have you had it installed?
Old Mud this is what we installed in the new boat. Hope it works well.Cap, someone posted this a few days ago I think Blitzen. It looks kike it would be a good option for keeping her dry. I forget whre that thread is but maybe you could Search.
Dry Bilge Pump Rule | Xylem US
Also this is what i think looks real good for your instillation. Although i don't know of any installed.