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Re: Auto Bilge Pump
« Reply #45 on: August 08, 2014, 09:42:45 PM »
Nice, Bill. I'm surprised it worked. I initially tried a check valve before I realized it wasn't needed, but there wasn't enough suction to overcome the valve... So nothing got pumped out.  The tubing being looped up keeps water from coming in when the pump isn't running, the only time that could be overcome is if you parked the stern facing a current so water was flowing into the pump from the rear. Then some water could be pushed up the tube and into the boat. But it would take some unusual circumstances, and a substantial current, to see that happen. Your valve looks nice and neat, I'm glad it worked out for you. Good Job!  \./8
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Re: Auto Bilge Pump
« Reply #46 on: August 08, 2014, 10:55:53 PM »
It just occurred to me, perhaps it is my reverse mechanism creating a little bit of back pressure at the nozzle that is the reason that my Mokai is picking up some water when others don't.

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Re: Auto Bilge Pump
« Reply #47 on: August 08, 2014, 11:39:57 PM »
That could very well be the case, you would be creating a pressurized area inside the pump. I hadn't considered that, good thinking.
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Re: Auto Bilge Pump
« Reply #48 on: August 09, 2014, 08:28:57 AM »
Earlier this spring a buddy was using one of my boats and a lot of water got in.  He was fishing in fast current with nozzle into current.  Got enough water to stall the boat (water covered wires). I thought my tube had dislodged but no.  No problem since then.  Bill, your valve is a beauty.

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Re: Auto Bilge Pump
« Reply #49 on: January 18, 2016, 04:59:39 PM »
After reading up on this whole discussion, I am left with this set of questions:

I take it that if the pump pick-up is only sucking air, it will not affect the pump performance?
The most recent URL's are not returning any results for the quick connect fittings from Colder Products. :(

Since these URL's tend to age (become useless) it would be very useful to just specify the company, type of fitting (valved or non valved), size, material etc. so one can just go to the related website and find the part based on that info?
Finally, since this topic has aged, is it still considered a useful thing to have in the boat?
Thanks for your feedback.

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Re: Auto Bilge Pump
« Reply #50 on: January 18, 2016, 06:30:15 PM »
It has zero affect on pump performance, it's on the outlet side and is using the flow to generate a venturi effect. I haven't recommended it for the Es-Kape due to the hull connections being so exposed on the new hull, easy to break them, and it would only evacuate water from the engine compartment since the cockpit is now separate. The Es-Kape has power, many of the old boats did not, so the option to have electric bilge pumps is there. One for each section and you don't have anything to worry about.
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Re: Auto Bilge Pump
« Reply #51 on: May 24, 2018, 02:32:41 PM »
I see this is kind of an old thread, but I couldn't find a more recent on topic. Soooo... hooked up my venturi pump bilge pump like the pictures, and it pumps water back into the boat with pretty good force. I can't see that I did anything different than the instructions. Any thoughts?

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Re: Auto Bilge Pump
« Reply #52 on: May 24, 2018, 02:49:26 PM »
Some pictures would help. Did you drill the pump and install the system, or did you have me do it. I don't recall doing one for you so wanted to ask.
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Re: Auto Bilge Pump
« Reply #53 on: November 30, 2019, 08:15:58 AM »
Sorry....just realized I never responded back to you Tom. I did it myself and got it worked out but don't remember exactly what I did to make it work.

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Re: Auto Bilge Pump
« Reply #54 on: December 01, 2019, 11:51:26 PM »
Ok, at least you got it figured out!  ;D
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