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    bilge pump

    tone100tone100 Member Posts: 33 ✭✭
    I've got question about my bilge pump. 2012 ss188ob. When I flip the bilge switch on the dash the pump runs. There is no water in the hull. Looks to be a float on the pump and it moves freely. Its done this since I got the boat new. Is this right?
    2011 SS 188 OB
    Yamaha F150


    • pboldenpbolden Member Posts: 45 ✭✭
      Yes this is correct.  The manual switch at the helm turns on the pump whether there is water in the bilge or not.  This allows you to clear the bilge if the automatic float should fail or if there is some water in the bilge but not enough to trigger the automatic float.
      United States Coast Guard Aux, VFC, FSO-VE
    • tone100tone100 Member Posts: 33 ✭✭
      OK. Just wanted to make sure. Thanks

      Now if I could just get my live well to work. I see thats a common issue.
      2011 SS 188 OB
      Yamaha F150
    • Capt_SteveCapt_Steve Member Posts: 418 admin
      @tone100 ... what's the dealer saying about your live well issue? 
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