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    bilge pump or not to bilge pump.....

    Rickmarlin, I just checked on the web as was many years ago I read the Manual. Pressure tested, not pressurised. So you're right about that. I would be following the manufactures advice If I hit anything hard enough to breach my hull I would no doubt have big issues that would over whelm any bilge pump. Also most boats have multiple chambers so if one is breached the others won't be. Seems like you would be just making a weak link by replacing plate alloy with silicone.
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    bilge pump or not to bilge pump.....

    I have a Surtees and it has two bungs in the sealed chambers and they say it is pressurised and specifically say not to breach it. You can do what you like to your own boat of course. Just my opinion. I think it would be a very bad idea.
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    bilge pump or not to bilge pump.....

    I would not cut into a sealed chamber under any circumstances. Are a lot of them a pressurised as well. My boat manual specifically states not to drill into the sealed chamber. Many boats have compartments in the sealed areas anyway so a bilge pump in there will not help. I would not breach the sealed chamber. Just replace the bungs.
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    bilge pump or not to bilge pump.....

    Just because a boat is sealed does not mean it can't be swamped. I launched my boat which has fully sealed chambers underneath without the bung once. I used my bilge pump to save me while I foundered around looking for the Bung. Could not find the Bung and bail at the same time. Water will go to the back of the boat and i could see my engine was getting closer and closer to the water. Also it may be fine in the bay but if your out and you get a wave or swell hit you on the side you could well go over. Attached is a pic of a Bar Crusher which is also a fully sealed boat. They may not sink but they will definitely flip if you get swamped in the rough or if the swell is peaky.
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    bilge pump or not to bilge pump.....

    Just saying bet there are a lot more people who regret not having one y then people who got one. If you under floor area is sealed then don't drill into it.
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    bilge pump or not to bilge pump.....

    Any boat been be swamped. Never ever heard any one say they regretted installing a bilge pump
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    Bellambi Boat Ramp Hazard

    Oh dear. More drama. This went on for quite a while. Ford Ranger came to help them out but it was obvious that was not going to work. So they in coupled the trailer from their ute and pulled out the ute with the Ranger. Then they tried the rope to the trailer (un coupled) and pulled it out of the sand. I was waiting for the rope to snap and the boat and trailer to slide back into the water. So thanks Wollongong council for being all over maintaining the ramp. There was a digger there last week and they took 6 trucks of sand. But they took the sand from the end of the jetty not from the ramp section so still a sand trap. My father always said to me. Only fools and women comment on half finished jobs. Maybe they coming back to get the sand from the front? But late for these guys today though.
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    Boat traler

    You don't need a boat.
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    boat license

    I think it's speed more than engine size. Can't remember how fast a non licensed person can drive. 10 knots I think.
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    Bellambi Boat Ramp Hazard

    I saw a large digger the last week but the storm happened so they left it there for a few days and took it away. Assume it was for the ramp. Nothing happened due to the swell 😕
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    Bellambi Boat Ramp Hazard

    Feel free to use those images.
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    Bellambi Boat Ramp Hazard

    That would be great Oz98. Look forward to seeing your work.
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    Bellambi Boat Ramp Hazard

    Caught a live example! This guys boat was light, he pulled out but gave him a lot of resistance. Bigger boat or smaller car would have to start all over again. They also beat their boat up against the jetty and struggled to winch onto trailer as back of trailer was high.
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    Bellambi Boat Ramp Hazard

    Have also seen bows get caught under the jetty. It is a %%%%% of a ramp for sure. I have a drive on boat which is the bext type of boat for this ramp. It's struggle street there most weekend especially if the surge is up. The sand is a bigger problem with surge as well as it instantly sinks you into the sand.
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    Bellambi Boat Ramp Hazard

    Agree, I have a 5.5m boat and always launch on the 2 far side ramps. High tide or low tide