Anchoring: Easy riding small power boat?

Discussion in 'Stability' started by BWD, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    I think that selfbailing is a definite requirement for a boat left unattended.
     
  2. marshmat
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    marshmat Senior Member

    Zamgod - welcome aboard :)
    Days like that are the reason nobody ever regrets buying an anchor that's a size or two larger than normal.....

    Gonzo - Definitely, I wouldn't want to leave a boat unattended if an electric pump is all that's keeping her afloat. Shedding water naturally is vastly preferable to having to trust your boat to an automatic pump.
     
  3. Fanie
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    Fanie Fanie

    I must say the bildge pumps you get is of pathetic quality. They all use these small brushed dc motors, and the 'brushes' is little fingers that wear out after a short while. Can't they make a decent water pump ?
     
  4. hoytedow
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    hoytedow Wood Butcher

    Look at the stuff these things suck in. Buy 'em as cheap as possible and keep a spare handy.
     
  5. Fanie
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    Fanie Fanie

    Maybe yours suck things in. I keep my boat clean :D

    I will rather prefer a good quality and reliable pump. If it does suck things in and it gets damaged then it's my neglegence. If it doesn't suck things in I would prefer it is capable of sucking the water out, which it cannot really do reliably.

    I want my pump to be an accessory, not a consumable. Simple change, ie use a brushless dc motor instead of a brushed dc motor. That alone will be about a 1000% improvement.
     

  6. hoytedow
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    hoytedow Wood Butcher

    I take your point.
     
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