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  1. V-Drives
    What do you guys run for drains and/or bilges? My boat (Biesemeyer) currently has 3 j-drains on the back. I have searched a descent amount, but have only come up with mixed opinions on this topic. Some people claim they are great, while others say they leak quite a bit. My boat will strictly be...
  2. Jet Boats
    In the past I've ran 3 bilge pumps , one on each side of the tunnel and a main one in the center does anyone just have one in the center? all the trips to the river "years" with my old boat and only once did I get maybe 4 gallons of water on a side tunnel where a Bilge was needed So question is...
  3. Parts for Sale
    I have 3 Automatic 500GPH pumps. These automatically turn on every 2.5 mins for 1 sec and shut back off if no water is detected. No float switch is required. These are $70 each brand new. I'll take $115 for all 3 and will cover shipping.
  4. V-Drives
    Does a flat bottom need a bilge pump my boat was never riged for one i put a jdrain in mine and thats all i have. Seems to be working just fine but wasnt sure.
  5. V-Drives
    I am installing 3 auto bilge pumps in the back of a Sanger hydro. Can the drain lines be teed together, or do I need 3 separate drain lines going through he transom?
  6. PB Open Water
    Lat time I was out on my 79 Charger, I noticed that after high speeds there was some water in the bilge. When cruising I get hardly any. I checked everything while running and when I got home and didn't find any leaks. There was not a tone of water in the bilge, pump ran for maybe 10 seconds to...
  7. V-Drives
    does any one know where i might find the old style plastic vent cowl the old one got lost at a shop. new ones fall through the hole Thanks Mike
  8. Paint and Fiberglass Repair
    This is the bilge area of my new-to-me 1979 Sleekcraft SST20. My question is; how do i go about cleaning-up the horrible glass work in this area. Everything seems to be factory/un-repaired. My main issue is the transition from the top of the tunnel to the vertical piece going down to the bottom...
  9. V-Drives
    How big of a bilge pump do you guys use?
  10. Jet Boats
    I noticed guys using a very cool looking bilge type pump for pumping water from a bucket outside the boat to the engine for warming up purposes at the world finals races this year. I would like to know what kind of pump that is and where to buy one. thanks
  11. Paint and Fiberglass Repair
    I am going to purchase some duratec surfacing primer to use in my bilge and transom area. When you coat the area with gelcoat do you have to use their high gloss additive as well as a wax sanding additive or do you only use one or the other so that you canpolish the finish? thanks
  12. Jet Boats
    How reliable are these one way flapper valve type bilge drain valves. It seems like a piece of debris might get cought in it causing it to leak. Any experiances positive or negative?
  13. Jet Boats
    What are you guys using? Do you or should the intake housing be removed?
  14. Jet Boats
    Im about to order a automatic float bilge pump for my boat to replace the old one. After looking theres so many choice i got lost. Any suggestions on brand and GPH? I had my eye on RULE 500GPH automatic switch.
  15. Paint and Fiberglass Repair
    So before i install the new jet and motor i wanted to finish up the bilge area... Im being told bilge coat is an epoxy based paint. With it being $50 a quart i had an idea... What about the epoxy based paint used on garage floors?? Its much cheaper and im guessing possibly close to the same...
  16. Paint and Fiberglass Repair
    the engine area of my boat looks pretty rough. I talked to one member here and he used gel coat. I was wondering if there was something more simple to apply. any off the shelf spray on or roll on material. My engine is covered so it will not need to stand up to the sun. I just want to cover...
  17. V-Drives
    IHBA is now requiring all boats to have bilge pump. Post up some pics of trick ways to put one in and it not look like sh_t. Im sure somebody has come up with something other than just plain pump from Walmart. Just finished floors and want make it look as nice as possible.
  18. Jet Boats
    I don't remember seeing many float activated bilges in jets over the years but I did see one in action at the TP memorial. The float switches work great for hulls with deep bilges, but could I get away with a float on ye ole 19' Hawiian? With my shallow bilge, it seems like a lot of water would...
  19. PB Open Water
    ............... you ask for a bail out ...:)
  20. PB Open Water
    Never heard of Mayfair before, but seems popular at least with the online retailers. Have a Rule in the boat now, but I'm replacing all of it, so it doesn't matter. Mayfairs' seem to be roughly 1/2 the money. Are they decent or should I just stick with Rule? If it matters, I'm looking at...
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