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Author Topic: Performance Question bilge pumps.  (Read 7383 times)

Offline 091014

Performance Question bilge pumps.
« on: March 21, 2014, 01:09:36 PM »
ok, so who runs one? and if not why not? if my ski wasn't fitted with one I am pretty sure I would be filling out insurance forms about now. I split a hose and started to fill the hull pretty quickly, luckily was only a under the GW bridge and had to get back to Colmslie ramp but there was a damn lot of water in there.

Offline krunchi

Re: bilge pumps.
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2014, 08:57:39 AM »
I am with you, coming from boats i feel very uneasy operating my ski without a bilge pump. I have bought an automatic pump and skin fitting ready to be install in the next week or two.

When you hose split was the bilge able to keep up? Any chance you have pics of your install?


Offline 091014

Re: bilge pumps.
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2014, 09:42:48 AM »
really hard to get a pic in behind the intercooler, but you can see the outlet in my avatar. The thing would only run a fast idle and the bilge was about holding even with the water inflow.

Offline krunchi

Re: bilge pumps.
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2014, 11:19:10 AM »
What GPH rating is your pump?

Offline 091014

Re: bilge pumps.
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2014, 04:37:59 PM »
I really don't know, maybe Jamie will be able to tell us as he fitted it before I bought it from him.

Offline spdgtx155

Re: bilge pumps.
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2014, 01:38:32 PM »
Hi everyone, I have a 2011 seadoo gtx 155. have a few questions in mind relating to bilge pumps.

1. Does anyone have any recommendations for bilge pump installation? (make / model etc)

2. What are pros and cons of a manual only vs automated system - whats the peoples choice? Where is the control usually located?

3. Would be good to see any example seadoo installs prior to making mind up on approach if anyone has any to share.

4. where is the pick up point for pump typically located - is there some flexibility with placement of pickup?

5. Assume an install of such a device can be done by any jet ski service shop?

6. any other advice on this topic for a newbie welcome!

Thanks for help and advice.
« Last Edit: September 10, 2014, 02:05:27 PM by spdgtx155 »

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Re: bilge pumps.
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2014, 02:25:55 PM »
Great question! YES everyone should run an electric bilge.
I've seen the siphon bilge pumps fail so many times. Anything from blockages, hoses coming off the sump, and loss of propulsion are a few reasons.

1. I recommend any of the bilges from Whitworths etc. These things are surprisingly reliable. These guys post quickly and are reliable.  http://www.atlanticjetsport.com/index.php?l=product_list&c=180

2. Yamahas bilge pumps run the entire time the Ski is running. I have seen one bilge do hundreds of hours. An on off switch would be a bit of a waste of time as it would be on all the time. Many Seadoo and Kawasaki owners fit them aftermarket to be safe.
3&4. At the back behind the firewall is a good choice. Its not the lowest point but the water moves around a bit.
5. Very easy to install for a shop
6. Its cheap insurance so keep your Ski afloat if it springs a leak somewhere. There are many places water can come in without a breech of the hull.

Hope this helps. Happy riding!

Hi everyone, I have a 2011 seadoo gtx 155. have a few questions in mind relating to bilge pumps.

1. Does anyone have any recommendations for bilge pump installation? (make / model etc)

2. What are pros and cons of a manual only vs automated system - whats the peoples choice? Where is the control usually located?

3. Would be good to see any example seadoo installs prior to making mind up on approach if anyone has any to share.

4. where is the pick up point for pump typically located - is there some flexibility with placement of pickup?

5. Assume an install of such a device can be done by any jet ski service shop?

6. any other advice on this topic for a newbie welcome!

Thanks for help and advice.
See you on the water for some FUN!
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Offline spdgtx155

Re: bilge pumps.
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2014, 10:48:13 AM »
thanks for the info!

I've been digging around for info relating to my ski and came across these words in a spec sheet:

"Dual automatic vacuum .......Continuously removes water entering the
siphon pumps engine compartment."

Can anyone tell me what this is and how does it differ from a typical bilge pump configuration? is this something internal to the engine vs say the hull?


 


 

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