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bilge pump drain line

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  1. Dionysis

    Dionysis

    Joined Jul 2, 2016
    33 posts, 1 likes
    Hunter 26.5
    US Paris Landing TN
    I have a 1989 Hunter Hunter 26.5. Its been a great boat but I had to change out the bilge pump the other day. During the process the drain line broke and isn't quite as long as I need it to be to ensure the pump sits on the bottom of the bilge. How difficult is it to replace the entire bilge pump line? I know it runs under my floor but I've never done this before and would like some more info from those more experienced before I get into a project that may be bigger than I had intended. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
     


  2. SEMPERAVANTI41

    SEMPERAVANTI41

    Joined Jun 15, 2012
    370 posts, 22 likes
    Hunter 50 AC
    US Greenport, NY
    Have the exact same problem. Working on bilge pump a few weeks ago when it was 39 degrees. Snapped corrugated drain line. Plan to fix it with "Rescue Tape". Have had good luck with this product, have made a few repairs on drain lines that have worked well.
     


  3. Justin_NSA

    Justin_NSA

    Joined Jul 7, 2004
    4,531 posts, 668 likes
    Hunter 30T
    US Cheney, KS
    I had that corrugated plastic crap on my Hunter too. The first time I tested it manually, water came running down behind the settee. It had been torn behind the cabinets. I replaced my hose with smooth VAC Extra heavy duty/FDA hose. It's not very bendy so I had to do a little rerouting and use a 90 degree thru hull to get a loop.
     


  4. Crazy Dave Condon

    Crazy Dave Condon

    Joined Jun 8, 2004
    6,355 posts, 483 likes
    -na -NA
    US Anywhere USA
    Dionysis,
    send me a private email with your phone number and lets talk for a second sir.
    dave condon
     


  5. markwbird

    markwbird

    Joined Nov 26, 2012
    804 posts, 142 likes
    Hunter 34
    US Berkeley
    Capt. Wayne Canning recommends replacing that brittle corrugated hose with smooth hose like that used for the head system. It's less fragile and smooth so less resistance to flow = more pump out capacity.
     


  6. Dionysis

    Dionysis

    Joined Jul 2, 2016
    33 posts, 1 likes
    Hunter 26.5
    US Paris Landing TN
    Here are some pics that I took today. Boat needs a good cleaning after the winter don't judge. The thru hull firing is plastic and the hose is that corrugated hose wire reinforced. I don't have any extra in the loop so I think it all needs replaced. 20180302_155824.jpg 20180302_155824.jpg 20180302_155710.jpg 20180302_155749.jpg
     


  7. Crazy Dave Condon

    Crazy Dave Condon

    Joined Jun 8, 2004
    6,355 posts, 483 likes
    -na -NA
    US Anywhere USA
    I was talking with him when the photos were sent. As I suspected the bilge line ran between the floor sole and hull. He will get the hose from WM and I have suggested to tape a messenger line to the old hose to attach to a new hose to pull thru but suggested two folks. Hopefully he will, get me on the phone when doing this.
    dave