Need someone SOR to swap out bilge on boat

 Does anyone have a recommendation on someone, mobile preferably, to install a bilge float switch on my 5.5 genesis. 
I have a bilge in currently, accessed through the screw hatch on the transom, works fine, i just want to make it an auto one i can leave on overnight and not worry about the boat going down when sleeping on it


I am in Atwell, any recommendations welcomed



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Wed, 2021-04-28 10:56

 For the price of someone to install a float switch you can purchase a new pump with a built in float switch. Cut and join two wires and you're in business.


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 As said, buy an auto Rule

Wed, 2021-04-28 11:11

 As said, buy an auto Rule pump and wire in 

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I just installed a new 500gph TMC bilge pump with a

Wed, 2021-04-28 11:18

 built in float switch and i presumed it had the common 2 wire set up thats easy to install -  but it runs 3 wires that go back to the control switch which you can select manual or auto operation. Even with the wiring diagram i could nt work out how to wire it properly to the switch for both auto and manual operation so had to get mechanic to do it. Just thought i'd mention it to you so you dont try do it yourself and then realise its not as straight forward as 2 wire set up cheers

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 Yeah thanks for the

Wed, 2021-04-28 11:24

 Yeah thanks for the feedback 

My plan was to use existing wiring and wire inline after removing the old bilge, it is really fiddly and im fairly time poor would rather have someone else do it hence the request for recommendations.