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Old 03 May 2012, 09:22   #11
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I just bought a Johnson pump-it's got a removable and replaceable motor/impeller cartridge. Can't comment on how good it is as a pump as I haven't used it yet, but if it does go wrong you don't have to unscrew and renew everything.
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Old 03 May 2012, 12:15   #12
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I just bought a Johnson pump-it's got a removable and replaceable motor/impeller cartridge. Can't comment on how good it is as a pump as I haven't used it yet, but if it does go wrong you don't have to unscrew and renew everything.
The only thing I would say nos is every Johnson pump I've ever used has packed up. Even when only weeks old!
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Old 13 May 2012, 08:36   #13
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Hello All

Many thanks for all the advice on this.

I now have a Rule pump, as like Nick said, this is for small amounts when pottering about, rather than being swamped, and also often at speeds which would not evacuate via the bungs/trunks etc

It's also been a great insight into the different views on trunk use, and expectations about how much water people expect to take in as a "real" ribber :o)

As ever, really helpful advice with a good dollop of humour too.

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Old 13 May 2012, 14:39   #14
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I have a Rule auto sensing one which is switched on when we start the OB and switched off when we stop the OB.
It senses every two minutes or so and runs until empty, it is now 4 years old and I don't ever use the trunk either.
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Old 13 May 2012, 14:57   #15
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Thanks - nice to know I don't need to get too hung up on not getting my trunk out
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I have a Rule 1100 with float switch which is on all the time on mooring and when OB on. Normally I do not use my two trunks but have thought about it in heavy seas a couple of times. I must say If its really bad I have them ready to deploy because if you do stuff or fill by any means it is the only way you will get her dry again.
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