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Old 13 January 2014, 14:42   #1
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any recommendations for a bilge pump to fit in the well(?) of a ribcraft 585?
Currently a whale supersub 650 is fitted but its not proved to be very efficient, worked for a while but now just refuses to. Tried cleaning and jiggling.
Is there a better model out there?
Any tips on maintainance of this offending article would be appreciated.
Getting fed up with baling out all this rainwater!
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Old 13 January 2014, 15:30   #2
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any recommendations for a bilge pump to fit in the well(?) of a ribcraft 585? Currently a whale supersub 650 is fitted but its not proved to be very efficient, worked for a while but now just refuses to. Tried cleaning and jiggling. Is there a better model out there? Any tips on maintainance of this offending article would be appreciated. Getting fed up with baling out all this rainwater!

Hi I've got ghe same rib and moored in the West of Scotland I have a Rule 1100 on a seperrate float switch

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Old 13 January 2014, 16:33   #3
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I went through two new whale pumps in a year. Now have replaced it with a Rule which is working fine.
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Old 13 January 2014, 18:21   #5
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thanks, ill get a rule 1100
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Old 13 January 2014, 18:48   #6
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thanks, ill get a rule 1100
Rule 1100 Automatic

This switches on every once in a while for one second to test if theres any water to pump out.

They are much more expensive than the Rule 1100 though
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Rule 1100 Automatic

This switches on every once in a while for one second to test if theres any water to pump out.

They are much more expensive than the Rule 1100 though
And drains your battery in doing so
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And drains your battery in doing so
Yeah, if you leave it on a mooring etc go for a standard Rule 1100 and a float switch
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And drains your battery in doing so

Yes indeed that's why I changed back to float switch

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And drains your battery in doing so
The latest rule pumps use hardly any juice at all when they "sample". Either you have a dud battery or you do not visit the boat that often. Provided the battery is reasonably charged I can leave my boat for 3/4 weeks and it will be OK. If there has been a huge amount of rain it will be slightly down. Knowing that I always take a Drapper battery shunt just in case. All ribbers should have a Drapper (or similar)!!
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