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bilge pump

[′bilj ‚pəmp]
(naval architecture)
A pump to remove water that collects in the bottom of a ship.
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2 kwh per day, when the boat's heater, air conditioner, bilge pump and lift are all running.
Now, segments of the boating industry are poised to bring the same kind of control to nearly every aspect of the ship's systems, from battery switches, to nav lights, to bilge pumps.
These included the overheating of the engine, the blocking of bilge pumps which ensure the flow of water out of the vessel and corrosion to the hull itself.
Watercraft users have relied on J-B Weld for mechanical boat repairs, bilge pumps, cracked seals, and even items inside a boat such as tool boxes, fishing rods, coolers and more.
Bacteria use their "protein pumps" as sophisticated bilge pumps to reduce the level of antibiotics to a non-toxic level.
After two brand-new bilge pumps failed at the height of the storm-swept 1998 Sydney Hobart Race, Emerson and his crew spent 14 hours bailing and pumping salt water furiously before finally abandoning their Swanson 42, Mintiinta, to the ocean's depths.
The return of Lord Grade to the production scene for the first time since Raise The Titanic sank his movie mogul career, this suggests the bilge pumps have not been emptied in the int erim.
Protect your boat and yourself from unpleasant surprises by caring for your bilge pumps, bilge switches and their related electrical gear in the proper manner.
The work includes upgrading an engine from a pair of Scania 14 litre V8 engines to new tier II emission 16 litre V8 engines, a new navigational equipment package and a new bilge and fire system using KPM Predator bilge pumps.
Specific small passenger vessels are permitted to have portable hand bilge pumps as a secondary or emergency means of dewatering a space.
The vehicle needs new seating, buoyancy aids, new engine, gearbox and bilge pumps.
The 40-year-old from Baglan, then a stoker aged 19, at sea for less than a year, swam through flooded corridors to reach bilge pumps.