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Bobg

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Re: Manual bilge pump hose strainer
« Reply #15 on: March 24, 2019, 12:08:26 PM »

I hear ya Ken, ya never know, like Capt Ron says, "if it's  gonna happen, it'l happen out there", when I put my impeller back in the engine, I'm gonna leave the circa clip off too.as that will only fail coming into traffic.  Probably a ton of other fire drill items some of us are not aware of on our boats until its too late in a emergency
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Re: Manual bilge pump hose strainer
« Reply #16 on: March 24, 2019, 12:26:18 PM »

Bob

Additionally put some lanocote or SuperLube gel on the shaft to help keep the impeller from seizing to it. As Randy about that!
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Re: Manual bilge pump hose strainer
« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2019, 03:10:57 PM »

Hey folks- for those that are interested: I was poking around West Marine and found what seems to be the same “strainer” my PO used on my manual bilge pump hose intake. See pics below.
« Last Edit: March 26, 2019, 03:12:21 PM by Noah »
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Re: Manual bilge pump hose strainer
« Reply #18 on: March 26, 2019, 05:55:03 PM »

For what its worth, I rebuilt my manual whale pump the second season on my boat after not having used it but, saw it was time based on the rubber exterior condition.  I was quite surprised when I found one of those soft-sided juice sippy containers in the pump.  I was impressed to learn that it could suck that bad boy right on up.

Since shortly after buying the boat, I started checking my electric bilge pump and level switch for operation & debris etc. when arriving and departing for weekend.  Reason?  A few weeks after buying her, I learned it only worked with the switch on manual.  Seeing the container and discovering it wasn't operating as expected reinforced my commitment to continuing that practice.
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Re: Manual bilge pump hose strainer
« Reply #19 on: March 26, 2019, 07:30:16 PM »

Bill,

Yes, but will it suck up an intact Twinkie? :shock::rolling
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Re: Manual bilge pump hose strainer
« Reply #20 on: April 01, 2019, 02:09:31 PM »

I'm still hung up on the bone dry bilge.  Is that normal?  If it is, I have another puzzle to solve.  I'd guess I always have an inch or so.  I rarely hear the pump cycle but I don't have a counter so I can't say how often it really runs.

If 1990, then it's a keep stepped mast, right?  I blame water in mine on that since my shaft seal is dripless.
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Re: Manual bilge pump hose strainer
« Reply #21 on: April 01, 2019, 02:21:04 PM »

I have a 90 and mine is always wet when it rains. If I get it all dry and it does not rain it stays dry. It comes down the mast.
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Re: Manual bilge pump hose strainer
« Reply #22 on: April 01, 2019, 02:28:50 PM »

To clarify:
Bone dry is AFTER I sponge out the little remaining bit of water from electric pump backwash, and occasional So. CA rain down the mast, and any small splash I create ins/outings of triducer. My stuffing box is traditional ,however it is so “dialed in” with GTU and lucky adjustment, that it does not let any measurable. water into the boat, while still keeping running gear cool underway. The boat sits with bone dry bilge otherwise.
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Re: Manual bilge pump hose strainer
« Reply #23 on: April 01, 2019, 02:51:30 PM »

Ah... I didn't consider that bit... average rainfall in San Diego is 12 inches a year.  In Washington, NC, where my boat lives, it's 51 inches.  I'll bet that is the driving factor. :D

It might also be the type of electric bilge pump you are running and how much water it leaves behind, but I'm guessing that's dwarfed by the 5x rainfall.
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Re: Manual bilge pump hose strainer
« Reply #24 on: April 01, 2019, 06:12:14 PM »

Thanks Noah,
Appreciate the work to put into finding the strainer.
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Re: Manual bilge pump hose strainer
« Reply #25 on: April 02, 2019, 07:32:14 AM »

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If 1990, then it's a keep stepped mast, right?  >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Stepping was a choice back then until the Mark IIs:

http://c34.org/bbs/index.php/topic,1406.0.html
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