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    Exclamation How to hold bilge pump in place

    This maybe a stupid question but just want to know how to hold down the bilge bump so it does not move around what are your thoughts? Appreciate the feed back thanks!


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    "just sayin".. jetdave56's Avatar
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    All bilge strainers underneath have holes to put screws or bolts thru ,with screws put a thin piece of wood cut the excess screws and take a 2 part epoxy under wood and let it set where you want on the surface or take a thin piece of metal again thru the holes in the strainer put bolts thru the metal preferably aluminum and put nuts on the bolts on the other side tighten up and cut any excess bolt and again epoxy down the metal that is attached to the strainer to your surface..

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    ok thank you just want to get a feel for what everyone does! thank you!

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    you can always just epoxy the cage to the floor of the ski, or just bend up a bracket like i showed in the links.

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    I mounted mine on a piece of 1/8" aluminum plate. Drilled and tapped screw holes in the plate, mounted the pump strainer on the plate, then sanded the screws flush with the back side of the plate. Epoxied the plate to the hull. NOTE: if you run an Atwood pump (Wal-Mart), you'll have to modify the release tab so you can get the pump off. It's not made right from the factory.

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    Clean bottom of hull, drill small holes in the strainer for the pump and glue down with 5200

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    the biggest /BEST advise .................
    MOUNT IT REARWARD of the engine


    water flows backward while moving due to hull attitude

    An easy mounting position over a CORRECT /SMART position is the difference to getting home or not

    Waz

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    Yep I used 3m 5200 and put basket right onto bottom of hull after cleaning it of course.
    It aint going anywhere.

    Rob

    Quote Originally Posted by turboman412 View Post
    Clean bottom of hull, drill small holes in the strainer for the pump and glue down with 5200

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    exactly waz i cant understand why they mount them infront of the engine

    Quote Originally Posted by sirbreaksalot View Post
    the biggest /BEST advise .................
    MOUNT IT REARWARD of the engine


    water flows backward while moving due to hull attitude

    An easy mounting position over a CORRECT /SMART position is the difference to getting home or not

    Waz

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    I'll tell you why ,first when you slow down water will now travel forward towards the bow so it will siphon what the stock bilge in the rear doesn't take out when you travel while the water heads to the rear ,two it's put in the deep valley of the hull just below the engine so will siphon water over 1" regardless if your moving forward or standing still,three if you have mechanical issues and can't move forward and taking on a lot of water as long as the battery is working it will pump out the water to keep safely low around the engine,four if you were to forget to screw in your stern plugs you ride you would be fine as you go forward but if you stop for 2-3 or 4 hrs don't how much would enter probably not serious but front bilge would take anything over 1"..

    I run my thru hull fitting on the side right near my leg so when it engages I know it and it does..If it's constantly pumping or more than normal it gives me a head start that I might have have a cooling or exhaust hose issue..

    It's just my design idea as an emergency backup ,hope this helps ya

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