Hand Bilge Pump Type?

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XXXX_guy
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Hand Bilge Pump Type?

#1 Post by XXXX_guy » Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:22 pm

Hi,

I've installed an electrical bilge pump in my SOT kayak. Just wondering if anyone has any opinions/experience on the different types of hand bilge pumps available.

I'm trying to decide between one that looks similar to a yabby pump but bigger inlets and outlets (2 hand operation), and one that looks like the flush mechanism for a porta-potty (Fix to body of kayak for single hand operation- diaphragm pump).

Any advice would be appreciated:)

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Re: Hand Bilge Pump Type?

#2 Post by Whisky » Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:20 pm

"Sea to summit" pump from Anaconda is currently on sale. It does everything needed, self floating, bright in colour, high pumping rate

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Re: Hand Bilge Pump Type?

#3 Post by XDCammer » Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:05 pm

I have the Sea to Summit pump too. I rate it.

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Re: Hand Bilge Pump Type?

#4 Post by XXXX_guy » Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:52 pm

Thanks for the advice. Went and bought one today. Cheers:)

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Re: Hand Bilge Pump Type?

#5 Post by tonystott » Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:07 pm

I added some 1" clear plastic tubing (with angled end to get to the bottom of the hull) to my Hobie manual bilge pump, and then added this fitting in one of the drink holders. When the pump is inserted, the hole is basically sealed, and pumping sends the water overboard.

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This is important if the water level in the hull is higher than the normal hatches, as the pump will not keep up with the water ingress.
Tony Stott
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