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Mooring my boat - by: Amadaies

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1 year 4 months ago #6619 by CBOC
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So im mooring my boat this coming season and this is the first time i will have left it at the lake for more then 15 minutes with out me being there. Kinda scary for me!
So any way the only real problem i can think of is sinking due to a bilge pump not working. It is wired for manual operation(main battery) and a float switch for auto operation direct to house battery.
The marina does not have shore power hook ups so a battery charger is out of the question.
My concern is a heavy rain storm or a broken sea water intake hose.
Im thinking of installing a thru hull water pick up that has a shut off valve on it and a short hose to the sea water pump and i think this would almost emanate that part of the problem?
Other part is a heavy rain storm. Bilge should stay dry but what if it does not.
What do you guys think? Maybe im over thinking this?
Here is my house/bilge pump battery i bought today and here is my bilge pump.


How long could i expect the pump to run if the battery is fully charged?

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1 year 4 months ago #6638 by kingstonal
Replied by kingstonal on topic Mooring my boat - by: Amadaies
Ha Amadaies, thanks for the question.Have you thought about installing a small solar panel, that way you battery would always be top up.Also is their no way that the marina would let you run a electrical cord down the dock to keep your charger running. Let us know what you come up with.

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