R 22

Rhodes 22


Bilge Pump Problems

I get water during vigorous port tacks due to my bilge pump being tied into the sink drain.

Jim Sequin

On a port tack, the sink hose to bilge might be down hill, a check valve is needed and a vent loop with a siphon break is a good idea (in case the valve fails, which happens often, a little crap from the bilge can keep it open, luckily everything is fine when the boat is level).


My bilge pump is also tied into the sink drain, but a check valve or vented loop will let the water out but not let it in. You can get them at most plumbing or hardware stores.

David M. Walker

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