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pdaigle
08-31-2010, 09:27 AM
I want to thank all of you for your input, I think I am going to buy an 1100 GPH but my only other question is:

Do I install one with a separate Float

or

One with a Float built into the Bilge Pump Housing?

My white Float is floating in the bottom of my engine housing from last weekend, I have not yet had time to give it attention.

Pete

PS Another question, to put pictures of my boat do I need to use photoshop to reduce the Pixel size?

gcarter
08-31-2010, 09:45 AM
I want to thank all of you for your input, I think I am going to buy an 1100 GPH but my only other question is:

Do I install one with a separate Float

or

One with a Float built into the Bilge Pump Housing?

My white Float is floating in the bottom of my engine housing from last weekend, I have not yet had time to give it attention.

Pete

PS Another question, to put pictures of my boat do I need to use photoshop to reduce the Pixel size?

I like a seperate switch as you can address the switch w/o fooling w/the pump, or even locate the switch remotely if you want to.

As far as posting pictures goes, it helps to reduce the file size as it will load much faster for folks w/slow service.
I try to resize mine to 8 1/2 X 11 or about 180-300 K so they're a lot easier to handle than some of the new cameras w/10-12 megs.

CAPTBEACH
08-31-2010, 11:37 AM
Separate float switch...definitely...

Pismo
08-31-2010, 06:13 PM
The perfect setup is 2 bilge pumps next to each other in the bilge thru two thru hulls, each on it's own circuit thru 2 float switches one mounted several inches higher than the other, wired to two separate batteries before the battery switch.

bobwpe
08-31-2010, 06:30 PM
Instead of a float switch I would suggest a water witch:http://www.waterwitchinc.com/new/SiteElements/Pages/SecondaryPages/Products/BilgeSwitches.html No moving parts. :cool: I have one in my boat and find it makes things simpler, cleaner and therefore more reliable.

Pismo
08-31-2010, 08:09 PM
Instead of a float switch I would suggest a water witch:http://www.waterwitchinc.com/new/SiteElements/Pages/SecondaryPages/Products/BilgeSwitches.html No moving parts. :cool: I have one in my boat and find it makes things simpler, cleaner and therefore more reliable.

Looks cool, looks like a unique conductivity thing. Do you know how it works? The kind that turn on every minute for a few seconds are battery killers.

bobwpe
09-01-2010, 08:58 AM
Looks cool, looks like a unique conductivity thing. Do you know how it works? The kind that turn on every minute for a few seconds are battery killers.

The switch is wired between the pump and the battery. Once water covers the contacts on the switch it closes the circuit so it is always on "automatic". When the water recedes, the contacts open and the pump shuts off. The manual pump switch on the dash is wired in parallel for manual operation. There is nothing to get clogged or hung up which eliminates about 90% of bilge pump problems (in my experience anyway).