Wednesday, October 17, 2012

And then ... The bilge pump float switch

Testing the switch
One thing leads to another on sailboats. You know, if you read my blog, that we had to replace the impeller the other day. Doing this resulted in a lot of water in the bilge. We then discovered that the automatic float switch for the bilge pump was not functioning properly.

It turns out that it was just filled with grime so disassembly and cleaning was all it took. We also mounted it a little higher in the bilge in the hope that more "gook" would flush under the switch.

Here is a picture of pouring water into the bilge to make sure the switch was working.

Fair winds and following seas.

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