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Is the Whale Compac 50 best for a Bilge???------We

Hoping to have some help here on this great board. Do folks still feel it is worth it to have a dedicated bilge bailing method, i.e. like the Whale Compac 50?

I find that as a leader I am concerned that in really rough stuff if I dump and forced to do a wet re-entry, I want to be responsible to self rescue and empty my boat super fast so I can come to the aid of others.

I find it less than great to use a hand bilge with skirt off and both hands on pump.

Do you all find this to be true? Most foot pumps like the gusher only pump 2 gallons a minute, way slow and give me calf cramps.

The Whale Compac 50 can do from 11-14 gallons a minute with one hand.

What say you all on this? Yes, this situation is not frequent but, still, might this be worth having?

Evan
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