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Bigbass91
02-19-2006, 09:39 PM
This is a stupid ? but what is it and what does it do? I am new to boating so want to know my boat inside and out. Thanks

tarheel
02-19-2006, 09:41 PM
This is a stupid ? but what is it and what does it do? I am new to boating so want to know my boat inside and out. Thanks

In layman's terms...... It keeps your A&s dry.....

Technically, pumps excess water out of your boat.

BarryG
02-19-2006, 09:58 PM
It's the pump you turn on when you find out your boat has a leak! It takes the water from in the bottom of the boat and pumps it out!:D

fish_detective
02-20-2006, 03:12 AM
Bigbass91, it is that sound you want to hear when the grand-kids are not around to "BAIL" you out in a hard rain, or you left the drain plug out... Just a small note we all had to learn by seeing or by asking questions.... Have fun and take a child fishing.

Fish Detective

ShilohRed
02-20-2006, 03:45 AM
No a stupid question is one that is not asked.
Some boats have a manual pump and then some have a auto and a manual. Look on the console for a switch that is marked belge pump and turn it on should hear it run.
Mine is a auto or manual when the water leve gets up from rain or water coming over the transom. A float will kick it on and it pumps the water out by its self.

PEte


This is a stupid ? but what is it and what does it do? I am new to boating so want to know my boat inside and out. Thanks

Grumpa
02-20-2006, 07:48 AM
summer of 04 i saw a guy who was standing on the front of his boat, thought he was , green carp fishing after seeing him get further and further on the tip of boat I figured he was in some trouble by the time i got there he had about 3 feet of boat out of the water. his pump would not keep up with his leak, luckily all ended safe. he lost 1 battery when it rolled over but not his life, he did not even think of putting a life jacket on