in an electric pump
is a great get home in an emergancy fix. It is not something you want to depend on for long term service
. Even in an emergancy situation you might forget to turn it off and fill your exhaust
system(and then the engine) with water, or forget to turn it on, and overheat the engine
. The last owner probobly got sticker shock when he priced an original pump and went cheep, or could not locate one. On the odd chance that it is the fresh water side, it will last even less time since bilge
pumps are not designed to pump 200 degree water. Fix it right or you will have an unreliable (unsafe) boat. Be sitting down when you start pricing original pumps. Good Luck,_____Grant.