Originally Posted by DDabs
My current bilge pump
-Jabsco 36960 bilge pump
I am recently being let down by my Jabsco
pump and rule
superswitch. I am looking for an alternative. My bilge
sump is fairly small, and I like the idea of having my external pump mounted high in the bilge. I have been looking a lot at the Whale Gulper and Gulper Grouper pumps, which seem like a more reliable, simple solution. Any input on these models? Both of my head shower
drains go into the bilge and I like the idea of having a pump that is heavy duty and will not clog.
Also with the float switch, thoughts on a better solution to the rule
Thanks so much for any input.
I would highly reccomend the whale pumps. Have been using one for grey water
for several years with three full time liveabords and due to its performance instaled a secound as a backup bilge pump.
The grey water
pump uses the solid state inline "T" for operation. As stated in some other posts it is preferable to seperate grey water out of your bilge, due to bacteria etc. Using this "T" eliminates the need for a tank, unless you are required to have one for a NDZ. The pump can be set up in auto off hand. The grey water pump switch tends to be about 80% reliable in clearing itself, IE pump will keep running in auto due to something in the "T" shower
stuff etc. The bilge pump has a foot strainer solid state switch that has proven reliable so far. The nature of the diaphram pump seems to work quit well in both applications. Not prone to fouling and self priming. Our primary bilge pump is a johnson centrifigal in a well and has been fine, the lowest fwd portion in the bilge is below a mast
step and quite small. the whale foot switch fits all the way down and keeps the bilge dry.
They have a automated stop delay which means it will continue to pump for a period after the switch is off ensuring you do not have cycling of the pump.