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Old 10-28-2008, 01:18 AM   #1
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Default Bilge pump access

I own a 2001 3300 scr with twin 7.4L. The AFT bilge sits just between the two engines. Does anyone know the best way to access this pump for replacement? It is out of reach from any angle.
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Old 10-28-2008, 01:49 AM   #2
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man..I've never understood why boat builders put bilge pumps in places one can't reach..so what alot of folks do is mount a new one up where they can get to it...and just let the other one sit there till an engine is pulled out....relocate a new one and splice a new hose into the old one or run a new to the hull fitting.......

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Thanks Seapuppy. Yeah, they sure could of used some common sense and mount it forward with a pick-up siphon aft. I will try your recommendations. Thanks again.
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I believe the problem is in the way the hull and bilge sit in relation to the water. The lowest part of the boat is along the keel at the transom. The further forward the aft bilge pump is placed the higher the water level in the bilge needs to rise before the pump can pump the water.

Too far forward and there will be more water in the bilge both before it trips the float switch as well as once the water level is dropped to level lower than can be pumped.

Too far back and you won't even be able to see it until the engine is pulled.

It seems they place the bilge pump as far back as they possibly can. I would rather have problems accessing the pump when it nees to be replaced than have too much water in the bilge.
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