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Old 28 September 2008, 16:13   #11
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Can't you just leave the trunk down?
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Old 28 September 2008, 16:50   #12
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If you fancy trying a different make Johnson are meant to be decent?

We used a Johnson and it lasted a lot longer than our rule pump. it was very cheap on an ebay auction
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Old 28 September 2008, 17:38   #13
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Can't you just leave the trunk down?
Damn - I never thought of that
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Old 28 September 2008, 17:39   #14
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We used a Johnson and it lasted a lot longer than our rule pump. it was very cheap on an ebay auction
Is it still ok? How long have you used it for?
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Damn - I never thought of that
I take it the boat fills up then? Do you have a small well that fills up or does it flood the entire boat?
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I need something to get rid of water when the boat's at rest, eg on a mooring and also to get rid of small amount of water coming on board without having to drop the trunk.
There's a small area adjacent to the trunk outlet which is around 1" lower than the main deck, so no well as such to catch any deck water. For some reason, the manufacturer won't provide a full depth well at the transom.
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Old 28 September 2008, 18:01   #17
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Is it still ok? How long have you used it for?
It was still working well after a year (which was longer than our rule pump lasted) then the boat was sold
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Old 28 September 2008, 19:06   #18
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I have an Attwood 1250 in the boat, ordered a new one when it started making a funny noise months and months ago and then I found out it was just a bit of kelp in it now it really is making a funny noise (last 3/4 months) but I haven't bothered to change it until it does actually go pop, it only makes the noise when it is running dry and I think that was what damaged it as I accidentally left it on for about an hour running dry when I was out one day can't really blame the pump for that!

It has been in the boat since I bought it (March 06) and was far from looking new when I got the boat so I would guess it is a few years old.

Apart from the fact I could just pop it onto the existing base plate one of the things I liked was that the Attwood only draws 2.6 amps while I seem to remember most of the others I looked at were more like 4 amps for the same size pump. It's a manual pump not an auto though, and was about 35 IIRC.
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Old 29 September 2008, 17:39   #19
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Make sure that any pump you buy is a "run dry" version. Most of the failures I have come across have been due to being left on after the bilge had emptied (even on auto), resulting in internal melt down. Nearly all manufacturers do both types, so it pays to check the label.
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