I guess I might already be in compliance if the insurance clause were to appear on my policy. I already have a pump like this to empty the water tank. It also has a rubbery 2” 30’ hose so I can pump over the side. It is labeled as emergency pump and stores nicely in a tote bag.
I am not sure if this would meet the insurance requirement or not, since it is not a full time automatic bilge pump. I wonder if the policy specifies this must be the case?
With best regards,
Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275
Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia
main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On
Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse
The extra-large bilge pump requirement is becoming popular among insurance companies. It started with one "brilliant" underwriter. Frankly, I am waiting for the same "brilliant" or another expert to require watertight compartments.😀
I suggest that you buy a large-capacity submersible 24-volt Rule Pump and the required length of hose to be able to use the pump anywhere in your Amel. Maybe you can justify the few hundred expense to be able to pump out your water tank.
On Fri, Apr 30, 2021 at 12:35 PM Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote: