Jamestown Distributor Drainman Automatic Bilge Pump

Drainman bilge pumps keep your dinghy or small boat free of water, without requiring any energy.
Author:
Publish date:

Wave-powered Bilge Pump

Drainman-4

Tired of returning to your dinghy or daysailer after a heavy rain to find it filled with water? Let the Swedish-made Drainman (or Länsman, as it’s called by its Swedish manufacturer) take care of the problem for you. To use, simply insert the Drainman in between your boat and its painter and then place the attached hose at the bottom of your bilge. As wave action causes the boat to tug at the line, two pieces of webbing alternately compress and release a bellows, which slowly and steadily empties out any water. Or maybe not so slowly: according to the manufacturer, under ideal conditions the system pumps up to 660 gallons in a day. Even at a fraction of that, you’re still moving enough water to empty out a dink in the course of a couple of days.

$45, Jamestown Distributors, jamestowndistributors.com

Related

190314-viddy

St. Maarten Heineken Regatta: A Source of Hope

The tagline for the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta is "serious sailing, serious fun." However, for the inhabitants of St. Maarten, the event is more than just a festival of great music and some of the best sailing around. Local blogger Angie Soeffker explains the impact the race ...read more

SPOTX-1500x1500_front

Gear: SPOT-X Satellite

Hits the SPOT The SPOT-X two-way satellite messenger is an economical way of staying connected to the outside world via text or e-mail when you’re at sea. As well as the messaging service, it has a distress function that not only alerts authorities if you’re in trouble, but lets ...read more

_8105684

A Kid’s Take on the Northwest Passage

Going North—and West Crack! Crunch! I woke with a start to the sound of ice scraping the hull of our 60ft sailboat, Dogbark. In a drowsy daze, I hobbled out of the small cabin I was sharing with my little sister. As I emerged into the cockpit, I swiveled my head, searching for ...read more

Nathan-Bates-San-Diego,-CA

SAIL 2018: Reader's Photographs

Are you out there sailing, cruising and living the sailing life? If so, we’d love to see it. Send your sailing photos to sailmail@sailmagazine.com And don’t forget to sign up for our free eNewsletter. Check back for updates! We set sail from Chicago on a crossing to Saugatuck, ...read more

TOTW_PromoSite

SAIL's Tip of the Week

Presented by Vetus-Maxwell. Got a tip? Send it to sailmail@sailmagazine.com Let her breathe When the wind’s so light your cigar smoke goes straight up (or it used to, before having fun was banned) any well-designed yacht with a clean bottom will somehow keep on sailing if you ...read more

Standing Rigging suggest crop

Ask Sail: State of Standing Rigging

Q: I have a 1974 Aquarius 23 that I am fixing up. I am wondering if I should replace the standing rigging no matter what, or if I can just check it over. I think that it is original, but I am not sure. It seems from what I have read that I should at least replace the wire, but I ...read more