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PS Advisor: Are Diaphragm Bilge Pumps OK?

...the ones reported on in the September article? Any information on diaphragm pumps versus centrifugal pumps would be greatly appreciated. Andy Skok Jenny Beth , Cheoy Lee 44 Perry Offshore;...

Offshore Log: Kiwi Spars, Hatches, and Pumps

...production—primarily Fynspray pumps—is exported from New Zealand, with the US a major consumer. Fynspray pumps are imported and distributed in the US by Imtra Corporation, a specialist in European and...

Installing Washdown Pumps

...each point) 7. Intake strainer 8. Y or T connector 9. Water source Most washdown pumps are plumbed to draw directly from the water you’re sailing in (fresh or salt),...

Backup Bilge Pumps

...secured to the forward-most frame. Even a set of electric pumps may not keep our feet dry, however. If we need additional pumping or the batteries fail, then we rely...

Mailport: fuel tanks, chain hooks, bilge pumps, and hypothermia

Fuel Tank Wisdom Simple tank fill advice from an old fuel oil delivery guy – when filling your boat diesel tank listen to the sound coming from the tank vent,...

High Capacity Electric Bilge Pump Test

...Bilge pumps shouldnt be confused with emergency pumps, which provide much greater output. However, having one or more regular bilge pumps installed can prove immensely valuable in an emergency, so...

Practical Sailor Tests Electric-Flush Marine Toilets

...or without separate inlet water pumps, macerator pumps, solenoids, or electronic control boxes. Some come with a simple push-button or a more elaborate multi-function remote-control panel, with separate buttons for...

PS Advisor: Plumbing a Multi-pump Bilge

...and the discharge through-hull should be large enough to effectively handle the output flow of both pumps. So if you’re manifolding multiple pumps to a single through-hull to avoid putting...

Bilge Pump Installation and Maintenance Tips

...a locked rotor or an impotent bilge pump in an emergency. For more details on specific pumps, check out our most recent tests of high capacity bilge pumps of greater...

Marine Systems Standouts

...from inexpensive hand pumps to high-capacity electric pumps, and we’ve tested many over the past few decades. This year, we took a look at 18 electric pumps from Attwood Marine...