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2018 MLX "Warning Automatic Bilge Pump"


Virtues11

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on my touch screen i will get "warning automatic bilge" with audible warning. this happens several times while out surfing. i can't find anything in the manual to suggest this is an issue or that needs immediate attention. help....?

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First check to see if there is water in the bilge, next check if the aft bilge pump auto float is stuck.  There is a small white round knob on the bilge pump that you can twist to see if the pump turns on and off automatically.

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I get this same message (and water in the boat) when surfing and while weighted down with wedge and plug-n-play ballast.  I ignored it for awhile but finally traced the source.  It happens on both sides of the boat.  Water comes in on the corners under the rub rail on the side we are surfing because the corner is  either at water level or being constantly sprayed by the surf gate.  Do others have this problem as well?  Has anyone ran a bead of caulk/silicone along the bottom of the rub rail at the corners?

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I have also seen that happen and it looks like you have found the best solution, but I have often run a bead of clear sealant on the underside of the rub rail from the aft corner up to where the ballast drain fittings are.  It is also not uncommon for a small amount of water to get in by the transom handrail where the courtesy light wiring goes through the transom.

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