So, a little update is that I have fitted a new Bilge pump float switch after the one I checked before I fitted the engine gave up and it works a treat!
I know this because after doing some work recently I forgot to replace the coolant drain plugs and had the boat on tick over at the lake about to test my interrupt switch. I was happily at the front of the boat and coiling ropes having nudged away from the dock to deeper water to lower the leg. I couldn't hear the bilge running and was only finally alerted by my wife from the shoreline.
A frantic engine off/Dog house removal/coolant bung fitting followed!
Luckily the bungs were still on the fuel tank where I'd put them despite towing the boat ten miles or so to the lake.
I have bought a bilge alarm!
Also fitted an auxiliary engine Bracket and set of planeing fins. There will be a picture in the usual folder. (link below).
Hope you are all looking forward to the season.
Nick and Cate.