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Old 12 October 2006, 06:34   #11
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On the rule pump I had it all came apart and I discovered the plastic sliding float switch was gummed up with crud from the bilge. Cleaned it all up and put it back together, worked fine with no problems!
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Which Rule pump did you have and how did it come apart? On mine it's electronic and senses load - no float switch.
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Old 12 October 2006, 06:43   #12
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I had (and still have) one of the rule autos. very good. previous one fried when i forgot to fit the mesh and it melted with a stone stuck in the impellor. stripped it to find:
it is not possible to strip without breaking, they are glued and sealed
there is no float switch, just a small psb which acts as the load sensor

i rate them highly - well designed and very reliable.
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Old 12 October 2006, 14:57   #13
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I have heard good things about the water wich - let us know how you get on.

I will, should I think about it. Hopefully, the thing will never actually be of use. Time will tell on that, though.

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Which Rule pump did you have and how did it come apart? On mine it's electronic and senses load - no float switch.
There's a couple of types; some with internal or external float switches, or you can get external solid state switches. Yours, I believe, comes on periodically and if there's nothing to pump, it shuts off after a few seconds.

I personally don't like the idea of that, as the current drain on a boat that's sitting is considerably higher than a pump with a switch. That's jst me, though.

On my smaller boat, the 500gph Rule that I had featured a removable base. I believe it was a sort of bayonet mount. You mount the base to whatever you're putting it on, and then snap the rest of the pump onto it.

I do agree with others, though; 500gph sounds pretty small for a boat as large as yours.

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Old 12 October 2006, 15:45   #15
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Yes it is - when it comes out of the water there will be another pump fitted - 2000gph or similar. I also have 2 elephants trunks so it's not too bad.
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On all the prosports I've seen, the hull voids drain into the bilge well so if there's 6" water in there, there's 6" water throughout the hull. The bilge drain pipe and the fuel lines should exit through witches tits the same as the other cabling. You would then be able to fit a waterproof hatch cover to the bilge well.

Hmm, yes and no. I've got what must be one of the last hulls built by Jason and it does have a bilge sump completely separate from the rest of the hull bilge. That's not to say water doesn't still find its way into the hull bilge through the pipe glands etc, but at least any water breaking over the stern should mainly end up in the sump. I think this was a 'Prosport modification' that they did at the end of their days, all the others I've seen including Cods and my first hull were completely open to water flooding.

For what it's worth, I now run a rule semi automatic pump. Has a float switch to start it, and then runs until no more load on impellor for 15 secs. Seems fine so far.
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