Do you pump or bail?

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Do you pump or bail?

PaulW
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A capsize can focus the mind.
Do you have a bilge pump in your Morbic, or other dinghy?
Where is it mounted?
Where is the suction point?
Is it electric or manual?
Do you recommend anything in particular? (Or to avoid?)
Any other thoughts?
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Re: Do you pump or bail?

John S
Oh dear, sounds like there's a story behind that question

I simply take a scoop bailer with me, but I haven't tried it in earnest. I picked up an Elvstrom self-bailer at the Worthing boat jumble for peanuts, and I must get round to fitting it. I reckon the Morbic will have enough speed to make it work if necessary, and it will drain the boat on land much better than the bung at the back.
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Re: Do you pump or bail?

PaulW
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Ah yes John.  You guessed!  But not very exciting.  The mast went slightly past horizontal.  Only about 1ft of legs got wet, and that probably just from standing in the righted, swamped boat.  I'll spare you details unless you would like to analyse them (or me).

Isn't there someone in our fraternity who has tried an e-pump?

Self bailer?  Does a swamped Morbic go fast enough to self bail?  And don't they always weep inward?  There is some discussion about whether TWO are needed > Here <.

Draining on land? - Take a rest on the slipway to let the bunghole do its job!
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Re: Do you pump or bail?

Jon Dykes
They always say that the best bilge pump in the world is a frightened man with a bucket!
I use a plastic hand pump which is way quicker than a scoop, though I do have a scoop too for answering the call of nature 😜