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Old 14-09-2009, 15:42   #16
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it's a jabsco diaphragm
600 GPH ( and it actually works!)
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Old 14-09-2009, 16:39   #17
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The only bilge pump I will have on Blue Stocking. In fact, 2 of them, mounted in the cockpit lockers, with spare belt and 2.5mm Allen keys.
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Yea, they dont pump a lot, but are great for getting the last bit out. Those of us who had the similar diapragm pumps for fresh water before the newer sure flo etc style came out can attest to the maintenance issues though. No problems with yours? I'm definitely not a big fan of rule pumps but the 1500 gph with the built in switch I had last seemed to perform well. Gotta be a bigger better mouse trap out there... but I guess there aint!
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Old 14-09-2009, 20:52   #19
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Yea, they dont pump a lot, but are great for getting the last bit out. Those of us who had the similar diapragm pumps for fresh water before the newer sure flo etc style came out can attest to the maintenance issues though. No problems with yours?
I even had the bilge water freeze solid in the pump and pop the breaker- it kicked on right as rain after the temp rose above freezing. No problems at all- I'm a fan.

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I'm definitely not a big fan of rule pumps but the 1500 gph with the built in switch I had last seemed to perform well. Gotta be a bigger better mouse trap out there... but I guess there aint!
Sure is.. If you got the Big Buck$...



Edson's finest: 2400 GPH and IIRC it'll suck up and shoot out golf balls w/o a hiccup. You could bequeath one of these to your kids, they're indestructable
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That look like a very expensive pump....what will that edson pump cost....
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Old 15-09-2009, 07:54   #21
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I've used a Rule with float switch for about 10 years. Had to replace the swith 3 times and the pump just recently. All in all, has done a good job. On the other hand, it's never been challanged with much. Recently, I had a dripless cutlass installed so the Rule isn't activated at all with normal dripping. My discharge hose exits pretty hign on the stern, which means I always have some water flow back into the bilge when the pump cuts off. Rather have that quart of water than worry about back flow from wave slap ot excessive heel.
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That thing sucks! :>) .... how expensive can a bilge pump really be in terms of it's job function? ever spend $1000 just to get a few upgraded fairlead blocks or a little larger winch? How abaout $4000 so you can roll up your headsail instead of going on deck?
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The question is, how much is reliability worth to you? In this application?

I can say that it costs a whole lot less than most of the boats here.
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And NOT in the deepest spot - better just some amount up - to avoid the heavy debris clogging the intake. And do not ask me how I know ;-))

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