167 Bilge Pump Wiring
I keep my boat on a lift (no roof) so it does get rained on and water can accumulate in the bilge with heavy storms. I've always turned my battery switch off when not using the boat and was surprised to find that the bilge pump float switch is unpowered when the battery switch is off. The manual dash switch works no matter what position the main battery switch is in, but the float switch only works when the battery switch is on, not when it's off. This seems opposite of how it should be to me. Wouldn't you want the float switch to activate the bilge pump even when the battery is off?
It's really not a big deal right now as I almost always take the plug out at the end of the day, but it would be nice to not have to always remember the plug and not worry about heavy rain...
I'm thinking I may just dig in and rewire so both the float and dash switches feed directly from the battery and are independent of the battery switch. Opinions?
Egret 167 c/K
41' Island Packet cutter