I stuck a garden hose in the bilge and opened up the spigot on the pier and learned that our high capacity bilge pump works great!  Only the hose doesn't actually go out of he boat.  And then a little shoelace down in the bilge got caught in the pump and the pump quit.  Not so good...  But excellent to discover this here at the marina rather than 10 miles offshore.  Or 30, someday.  Hooray for trying crazy things, like running a garden hose into the bilge!