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Brooks Northern has provided
these pictures of the really neat bilge pump installation on his M20.
As he says, together with the
knockdown pin he has installed (which prevents the keel sliding back into
the boat if it gets knocked down), a bilge pump is another
valuable safety item he hopes never to use except for occasional
Click on any of the pictures for a full-size image.
starts with a strainer (there are several types available), which includes a
flap valve to keep water from draining back into the bilge. I placed
the strainer on the floor of the galley cabinet, very close to the
inch-and-a-half hose goes under the cabinet door frame to a 90 degree
elbow then runs along the inside edge of the port quarter berth to the
port cockpit locker where the Whale Urchin thru-deck pump is mounted.
From there the outlet goes to a transom
though it's well above the water line, the transom thru-hull also has a flap
The cover for the Whale Urchin is
fairly flush to the cockpit side.
The handle is handy to either the helmsman
or to another crew member.
Last updated 26 February, 2007 - © Matilda Owners Association.