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Auto bilge??? I'm a jackass...

Zeusmotorworks

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If it makes you feel any better, neither does a yellowfin, freeman, nortech, or most any center console boat. Depth is usually done by an aftermarket fishfinder/chartplotter.
Truth is I'm a FNG that really wouldn't know better but it makes all the sense in the world.
 

Zeusmotorworks

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If you’re interested I have a thread on my 210 build with my budget plotter option. So far it’s working superbly, more to come.
Checking it out again... saw when you first posted and have not been back for updates.
 

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Figured I would add to this.... my '18 242 bilge does not run with the batteries off. I have it in a wet slip and I'm up to 3 straight outings where I've got water in the storage locker and engine area when I get the cover off. I also received the manual update that said the pump is supposed to turn on without the batteries on, but it's obviously not working in my boat. I believe this "feature" was new for the 2018 models. Anyone else know if it actually works?

Yes, I have a backup pump and float switch.....
 

Frank Marshall

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There is a test switch on the side of the pump. Try testing it with your batteries on and then off. Mine worked. I also filled the bilge with water and it turned on, batteries off. It does take a bit of water, though.
 

wicked1

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My 2019 FSH 210 has and Auto Bilge comes on by itself unless batteries are turned off, but there is also a way to run it manually.
 

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Just purchased a 2019 190 fsh sport. This thread has some conflicting info going on. Does my boat have a auto bilge with everything turned off? To include battery switch. Thanks
 

tek4fun

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All of the boats from MY18 and on had the type of bilge pump with a float. One of the hot (positive) wires goes to either a switch or the SPU for control by the Connext display. The other goes directly to the always hot side of the battery switch. This means that with the battery switches are off the float will trigger the bilge to come on and empty water in the engine compartment. There is a campaign for the 242 model boats because a diode had to be put in place to keep the SPU from blowing the bilge fuse when the bilge came on with the switches off.

You can test that your bilge will work with the battery switches off. There is a test button on the back of the bilge (see picture). Sorry for the blurry picture, but you get the idea. If the bilge starts to run, when you press this button, then it is working properly.20190823_153904.jpg
 

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In case anyone was wondering about their 242 being affected by the campaign. It only affects a small portion of the boats for MY18. MY19 boats are not affected at all. A notice should have been sent out about it already, if your boat was involved in this campaign.
 

Morenm01

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In case anyone was wondering about their 242 being affected by the campaign. It only affects a small portion of the boats for MY18. MY19 boats are not affected at all. A notice should have been sent out about it already, if your boat was involved in this campaign.
Great....I’m assuming this the case with the 190 fsh as well? Thanks for the informative post. This main post had me concerned.
 

justamon

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I have never heard of a time cycling bilge pump!??? My last boat had a perfect bilge pump that activated with a float switch when water reached a certain level. I'm pretty sure all standard bilge pumps are supposed to do that. If what your all saying is true,...I better replace the bilge pump. I do not want a bilge pump that cycles if I need it to activate immediately.
 

Athomas73

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I have a 2019 FSH 210 and the place I purchased it from had to fix some wiring to make it work when the batteries were off. Good thing I tested this before leaving it in the water overnight. I love this boat, but I have to say the quality control on these boats its horrific. If you buy one, you will love it but expect to spend a decent amount of time re-doing a lot of stuff.
 
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