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The Landing School
Bilge Pump System
All About Bilge Pumps
Basic information about bilge pumps and the rationale for paying attention to the system. Written for the small boat owner by David Pascoe.
Installing a Bilge Pump
Article is by Don Casey and is supported by illustrations.
Selecting a Bilge Pump
Virtually all boats end up with unwanted water in the bilge, which must be removed. Water gets in from a propeller shaft packing gland, a leaky portlight, leaky seams in a wood boat, melting ice from the icebox and a multitude of other sources. (from the site - The West Advisor)
How Does a Bilge Pump Work?
A very basic explanation from eHow. Notice additional links on the left-hand menu.
The Bilge Pumps Used on Board Ships
Bright Hub offers explanations, descriptions and illustrations.
Choosing and Installing Bilge Pumps
From Pacific Fishing, April 2001; By Terry Johnson, University of Alaska Sea Grant, Marine Advisory Program. "A national study of pleasure boats found that more vessels sink at the dock than at sea, and a major cause of both types of sinkings is improper sizing, installation, and maintenance of bilge pumps" (from the site)
Marine Sanitation System
USCG Marine Sanitation Device
Marine sanitation device (MSD) regulations in 33 CFR Part 159 provide for the design, construction, and certification of equipment that prevents discharge of untreated sewage from vessels into the waters of the United States. These regulations are divided into three sections covering acceptance of laboratories that examine, inspect, and test MSDs, certification of equipment, and requirements for a vessel to have an MSD. (from the site)
Washdown or Deck Wash Pump System
Installing a Deckwash Pump - Don Casey
Sluicing the cockpit with buckets of water after boating a fish is a poor second to hosing it clean. And bringing a builder's acre of muck aboard when you haul up the anchor is a lot less irritating when you can repatriate it immediately with a powerful water jet. (from the site)
Live and Bail Wells
Provides description and pictures of a bait tank system.
Bait Tanks ...
Some advertising here, but good information on bait tanks.
Livewell - An aerated tank in boats used to hold fish in water until weigh-in time so that they have a better chance of survival when released. (from the site)