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Old 06-25-2016, 04:24 AM   #1
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Ok my fellow owners. I need help. I know that I can turn on my bilge pump from the cockpit(manually) and that the pump is directly wired to the battery so that it can go on automatically if needed. My question is if I am underway and I start taking on water for whatever reason. Is there an alarm that will sound on the dash to let me know this. Thanks
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Old 06-25-2016, 10:18 AM   #2
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In short not as equipped from the factory.

One can install a high water alarm aftermarket.
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Old 06-25-2016, 05:13 PM   #3
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Thank you for your help mmwjr.
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Old 06-27-2016, 05:06 PM   #4
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I doubt your bilge pump is wired directly to the battery. I suspect you need the Battery Isolation switch turned to ON for the bilge pump to work. There should be a common ground and 2 positive leads to the pump. One lead comes from the helm switch the other from the fuse bus.

If your helm switches (particularly the bilge pump switch) is a Lighted Switch, then when the float switch actuates the pump, the light on the bilge pump switch will turn on even if the switch itself is not on.

To address your question about being underway. You should be scanning your gauges (Water Temp.; Oil Pressure; Voltage, RPM, speed) along with the bilge switches every minute or so while underway. If you're not, I would strongly urge you to get into that habit. Audible alarms are for those who don't watch their gauges. If monitoring properly, then an audible alarm should should not be a surprise.
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Hi All
I have a 2400scr and both bilge pumps have a float switch that is wired to the battery.
That is so if you leave her in the water with the battery switch turned off the bilge pump will still work at removing water from rain or a leak!
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Hi All
I have a 2400scr and both bilge pumps have a float switch that is wired to the battery.
That is so if you leave her in the water with the battery switch turned off the bilge pump will still work at removing water from rain or a leak!
Don

Every boat I've owned has been wired the same way.
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