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Bilge Pump

Feb 21, 2013
Hunter 46 Point Richmond, CA
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.

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

Dec 1, 2020
Cal 31 Las Vegas
I'm new here so sorry for the late post.
Since the bilge is very small, I went with a seperate pump/float switch. All brands will eventually fail so just be ready.
Oct 22, 2014
CAL 35 Cruiser moored EVERETT WA
Welcome to the forum Kevin. Better late than never.
How is that bilge pump working out for you?