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Offline Pitlamp

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Re: Bilge Pumps
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2017, 06:33:03 pm »
If the puddle really isn't that big you could use one of those small pumps that attach to garden hose fittings and fit in the chuck of a cordless drill.

Whale gushers are excellent - provided the location isn't cramped (causing frequently skinned knuckles and donged elbows, with all the associated swearing.)

The Earby Pothole Club knows a thing or two about pumping water  . . .

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Re: Bilge Pumps
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2017, 06:50:04 pm »
Getting a drill there dry could be an issue as it's flat out, head to the side puddle-shuffling on the way in.
I don't currently have access to a large Pelicase.

I'd thought about the drill pump route, but figured something more low tech might be better suited.

Option 1 is currently looking most appealing due to its size and the fact the the photos show the inlet and outlet so pipe attachment is less of a concern.

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Re: Bilge Pumps
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2017, 06:59:50 pm »
Your second option, the Manual Hand Bilge pump will work well but will leave a small puddle when the water doesn't cover the inlet tube. It will be much easier to use in a low passage, put it on a board. These will suck every drop if you need it to:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/WHALE-BAILER-BILGE-WATER-BP1935/dp/B000FHETLE/ref=cts_sp_3_vtp?pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_p=1069525627&pf_rd_r=3S8AHW4GE6VZ6J5RNVK3&pd_rd_wg=cTPmg&pf_rd_s=desktop-detail-softlines&pf_rd_t=40701&pd_rd_i=B000FHETLE&pd_rd_w=J4I73&pf_rd_i=desktop-detail-softlines&pd_rd_r=3S8AHW4GE6VZ6J5RNVK3&_encoding=UTF8

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Re: Bilge Pumps
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2017, 07:04:03 pm »
Every drop isn't an issue, it'll just be dug out once it's slop anyway.

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Re: Bilge Pumps
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2017, 07:37:16 pm »
I had a kayak bilge pump similar to your number 1. It worked well initially, but rapidly failed as silt and grit destroyed the seals and frequently jammed it up.

Your number 3 looks like an inflation pump designed to pump air. I don't think it would cope well with water.

I'd probably buy the gusher type if I went back to my pumping and syphoning project.

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Re: Bilge Pumps
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2017, 08:21:12 pm »
Have a look at 'Water Buster' they make battery operated pumps for boats and kayaks.

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Re: Bilge Pumps
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2017, 08:24:39 pm »
Where are you located, I have  a brand new whale gusher you can borrow, if you like, I am in Eyam (Peak District)

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Re: Bilge Pumps
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2017, 08:56:59 pm »
we use option 2 as a  syphon in oha and it is really efficient

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Re: Bilge Pumps
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2017, 09:19:36 pm »
Where are you located, I have  a brand new whale gusher you can borrow, if you like, I am in Eyam (Peak District)

Mark that would be Primo, the project is your neck of the woods, 3 of us (2 SUSS, 1 ULSA) are going surveying on the 28th, what's your availability?

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Re: Bilge Pumps
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2017, 09:33:54 pm »
Should be around, send us a PM when you need it