Parker Yahoo Group Archived Messages
|732||parker25lc||Re: Parker Bilge Upgrade||2/8/2006 13:47:00|
1) NOT ENOUGH ROOM TO GET A LOOP ABOVE THE THRU-HULL:
I don't agree. I believe I would be able to use a straight thru-
hull, go "in" towards the boat a little with the hose, and then curl
it up and back down into that rigging opening.
2) SOLID, SMOOTH-BORE HOSE ISN'T FLEXIBLE:
The clear vinyl sold in boat stores is "if" heated carefully into
shape with a hair dryer.
3) 90 DEGREE THRU-HULL LIMITS MY OPTIONS:
I respectfully am not convinced, see #1 above.
4) BETTER QUALITY THRU-HULLS:
* Boater's World is selling solid cast stainless steel through hulls
like this for < $20.
* Surplus Unlimited, see link below, sells them for ~$8, but they are
out of the 1 1/8" size.
* Gem Marine, www.gemlux.com, also sells solid cast SS thru-hulls and
I believe they do sell them in90 degree angle versions, but their
site won't connect right now . ??
See photo of sample:
5) INSTALLING A SECOND BILGE-PUMP:
Darn good idea, says the man who has 3 bilge pumps in his 25' Parker,
plus a livewell pump that could take water from the bilge in an
FWIW Powerboat Reports rates this 2200 GPH pump by Johnson as the
Best Buy and top-rated pump in bilge pumps exceeding 2000 GPH, see
Surplus Unlimited's site @
<a href="https://www.surplusunlimited.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=SFNT">https://www.surplusunlimited.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=SFNT</a> ,
then use the search and look for item number 2210, only $58.
You MUST add this to a separate outlet and I would highly recommend
it to be installed on the OTHER side of the boat . i.e., if/when
heeling to the side where both your bilge exits are on . you may not
be able to get the water out of the boat!