Do You Really Need A Bilge Pump?


If you want to cross choppy waters then I guess water is going to come on board and if that’s going to happen then you probably need some sort of safety net -namely, a bilge pump.

Of course a manual bilge pump is going to be hard work, so perhaps an electric one would be better? This by default needs a battery.

What happens if the battery’s not charged? – that could be an issue – far better to have a diesel pump, with a fuel tank though you would still need a battery to start it but thinking about it, with a diesel pump at least you can add a generator onto the side to charge the battery – now wouldn’t that be efficient?

One slight problem….with the weight of this equipment, you’re probably going to need a slightly bigger boat….. ok,….but it is an investment and although, because it’s bigger, it will need a bigger engine and naturally will cost more to run but it will have more than enough capacity for the job, won’t it? ……….it’s just that, how do I put it…

Well ….it won’t be quite as fast as the old little boat you had before ……………even if it did let in water.

About Michael Carr

Specialising in Strategy, Systems and Organisational Design I've had a varied and rewarding career and been fortunate to work for some superb companies such as Courtaulds, Unipart International, Akzo Nobel and more recently Jaguar Landrover, all luminaries of a solid, disciplined and a conservative, though never lacking in innovation, approach to business management and development. Augmenting my career with studying for my MBA at Warwick in the early 90's has given me a balanced and I believe rich resource set to draw upon in my Consultancy Practice. My Clients have been good to me, tolerating my idiosyncrasies, giving me enough rope to go along the journey that I was taking them and hopefully in return I've been able to repay them by raising the bar and their business performance, giving them the results and achievements they were looking for. I really enjoy my work and love the challenge - isn't that what it's all about?
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