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Re: Pumps
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Well....ya know....you're supposed to put the skirt on the boat then loosen the tunnel enough that you can insert the pump next to you and the skirt then prevents water from washing over the coaming and re-filling the boat. In practice it's a real pain in the butt pumping in that position. There used to be skirts with a Velcro sealed hole for the pump in front of the paddler but behind the coaming edge that worked pretty well also tended to hold the pump in and upright position.

Friend years ago had to idea to invent a pump using an off the shelf electric bilge pump and tool style lithium batteries to make an electric version of the basic bilge pump. I don't think that idea ever progressed, would have been very useful and easy to use. A similar idea has been used for a built in pump that seems to work out pretty well and with the rechargeable batteries easy to use.

Food for thought.

Bill H.

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