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Old 02-07-2005, 09:32 AM   #1
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Bilge Pumps

Hi guys,

I am new to the world of boating and have just purchased a Broom speed boat with a mercury 50hp outboard.
It is manual start 4 cylinder.

My question is:
What is a bilge pump and will I need one?

I will be using boat along the river and maybe at a later date on a lake for water ski-ing etc..

Thanks,
Jamie
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Old 02-07-2005, 10:04 AM   #2
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Its a water pump that sits in the arse end of your boat and pumps out any water you may have taken onboard. Usefull thing to have should ever get a good splash of water dive into your boat!
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Old 02-07-2005, 10:07 AM   #3
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Thank you very much, I literally know nothing!
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Old 02-07-2005, 07:13 PM   #4
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Old 02-07-2005, 07:54 PM   #5
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I didnt know anything either when I 1st started boating. But you learn pretty fast and most of the guys on here really know there shit. Where do you use your boat JayJay?
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Old 03-07-2005, 04:28 AM   #6
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dude if its a pull start then i wouldnt worry about a bilge pump cus you wont have anything to power it. just run with what you have and enjoy yourself.
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Old 03-07-2005, 12:18 PM   #7
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Thanks chaps. I will be running the boat along the thames in the walton on thames / shepperton area.
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Watch ya speed, d'brogh cut is oK for a blast out of hours when nobodys about but it's at your on risk.
Depending how & where you keep it you may need to register with the thames conservancey.
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Old 03-07-2005, 05:35 PM   #9
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you may need to register with the thames conservancey.
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