Welcome to the forum and congratulations on your new sailboat!! The forum will offer your a lot of great recommendations and experience on bilge pumps. Below is a link to a recent SBO thread on this subject and a West Marine article on Selecting a Bilge Pump for some light reading.
I’ve been trying to discover why my bilge fills with water sometimes. Yesterday, when heeling more than 18 degrees, I noticed that the bilge pump outflow opening, which is low in the transom, goes slightly under water. As my current bilge pump allows for back flow (I notice it happens when it...
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My Hunter 46 has the following:
Manual de-watering bilge pump in the cockpit: WHALE Gusher 10 diaphragm
Electric primary in the bilge: RULE 1500 w/ Rule-A-Matic float switch
Electric secondary in the bilge : RULE 4000 w/ Rule-A-Matic float switch, wired to bilge water alarm