Just a thought.
In offshore blow boater forums they have suggested installing a Y connection in their raw water pickups so they can use the motor as a bilge pump. It is critical in a blow boat mainly because they can't "RUN FAST" to shore if they get a leak that their bilge pumps can't handle.
It's amazing to findout just how much water a motor pumps when it's running.
Would this sound stupid to put one in an offshore ICW powerboat?