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Old 19 May 2004, 07:33   #1
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Bilge pump in 4metre searider

Is it worth having one of these in my boat - not having had it out it the water yet personally but Ive been offered one real cheap - £11 - what do reckon chaps?
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Old 19 May 2004, 07:37   #2
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If it works........

get it.
You may not need it now, but who knows.
It an auto?
Either way, if it had long wires and crock clips you could use it anywhere.
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Old 19 May 2004, 07:50   #3
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Heres the spec

Yacht boat dinghy RIB Rule 360 bilge water pump new 12V Item number:
This is a new Rule 360 gallons per hour bilge pump.It is a 12v submersible pump with protected ignition.Ideal for any type of boat and when linked to your battery will keep your boat dry.Any further questions or you want a bigger pump please email

theyve got 10 available -
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Old 19 May 2004, 07:58   #4
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I wouldn’t fit it unless you are planning to leave your boat on a mooring on a regular basis, and even then think twice. They have the annoying habit of working and flattening the battery. But doing what mark suggests is good and at £11 how can you loose?
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Old 19 May 2004, 08:03   #5
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OK
Thats a non-auto.
Rule 500 gph are £49.95 at Marine Superstore, Port Solent.

The 360 has got to be well worth £11 of anybody's money.
You could always add a float switch to make it an auto. £22.50 from the above.

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Very true, you would also need an on/off/auto switch.

Go for it and add crock clips or a fag lighter plug.
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Old 19 May 2004, 08:32   #6
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I only have a 4m & they are to be recommended.
I've got a bilge pump glued to the inner hole with 2 wires going to a switch. These are on Croc clips to the battery & so will only work when connected (at sea) The switch is labeled & the vent pipe is easy to spot whilst helming...
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Old 19 May 2004, 09:03   #7
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Not bad http://www.towsure.com/ price £12.45 + delivery £4.95 as follows
New!
Rule® 360gph Bilge Pump, All Rule® Pumps are :
Totally submersible
Ignition protected, to all exsisting saftey standards, BIA, NMMA, ISO, EC regulations.
Water-cooled motors for long life.
Anti-airlock design.
Exclusive Rule® moisture tight seals.
Snap-lock stainer base for easy installation and removal.
Silent, vibration-free running.
No burn-out if run dry.
Stainless steel shafts.
P159
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Performance at 1m in lt/hr 908
Performance at 2m in lt/hr 568
Volts 12
Amps 2,1
Fuse 2,5
Height in mm 90
Width in mm 60
Weight in kgs 0,3
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Old 19 May 2004, 10:02   #8
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I had a Rule 1100gph on a 4.9m (a bit overkill!!) and I didn't like the idea of an auto bilge draining the battery so I just kept it manual. Makes all the difference though no bailing out water at the mooring and no passengers moaning because their feet are wet. If you're by yourself in a rough sea, you just have to flick switch instead of hopping over benches to pull out the plug/ untie self draining trunk, etc. Well worth the £11, 360 gph is ideal for a 4m rib too.
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I use another boat that was kept in the water for a couple of seasons. The battery for the 360gph bilge pump kept going for about 3 months (albeit with a cover on, but there was a leaking stern tube to pump out). The pump wasn't a float switch type, it was one that pumps for 2 secs every 5 mins.
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Old 19 May 2004, 10:42   #10
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....If you're by yourself in a rough sea, you just have to flick switch instead of hopping over benches to pull out the plug/ untie self draining trunk, ....
in rough weather i think you should run with trunks open so that if you stuff it in a big wave you only have to worry about steering and the boat will drain on its own.

My previous boat had floats on the trunks to hold them up when the boats not moving, (not entirely successful but it stopped most of the water) this meant that I could keep the drains open all the time I was at sea. Des
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