Originally Posted by lobo
thats what current PAE buildspecs say:
Bilge Pumps: Per PAE design
Electric: Four (4) Par Jabsco34600-0031 120 volt 60 Hz 10.8GPM diaphragm 1" (2.5 cm) diameter ports, with "Ultra Senior" 24 volt auto float switch #UPS-01-24/32. With relay for 120 volt operation - one (1) in each water tight compartment
Manual: One (1) Edson #117AL-200-230-PC
Hydraulic driven emergency pump: One (1) Pacer model #PACSE2BHYC plumbed to all water tight compartments with 2" (5.08 cm) PVC piping. Manifold for emergency pump to be located in easily accessible location. Pump to operate by manually switching on. Per PAE design
Electric driven emergency bilge pump: One (1) Pacer model #DP900C-30W36CT plumbed to the emergency bilge manifold for use as a back up if the hydraulic driven emergency pump fails
High Water Bilge Alarm Panel - Pilot House per PAE design. . High water bilge sense will come from standard Ultra Senior in each bilge compartment. Visual and audio alarm panel in pilot house
WTF? Assuming this to be true, and I doubt that it's misprint,
(Page 11 - http://www.nordhavn.com/brokerage/li...ndard_spec.pdf
I'd love to hear the builders rational behind this design.
Anybody know the voltage on the Pacer backup pump? Can't seem to find it on the Pacer web site.
But either way AC or DC powered, specing only 4 11 GPM pumps (which are rated at open flow by the way so even that number is meaningless) is pitiful.
If I was the company insuring a vessel with that bilge system on it I think I'd demand it be manned 24/7.