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Old 20 October 2011, 16:30   #11
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I can't see that lasting long on a RIB, they're not much good on dry land pumping fresh water. Been there, done that, cursed it,kicked it
I got a similar style Chinese made diesel one from eBay. Lasted about 3 hours before a loud knocking noise and kaboom!
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Old 20 October 2011, 19:01   #12
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My little bro lives in Boston.....I'm sure he gets fed up with sending me bits and bobs, but.....we really do get stiffed on so much boaty stuff over here!!......He's sent me Keel guard, Opti plugs and a whole host more for SO much less (inc postage) than we pay over here
Tell him to send over a dozen pairs of Wrangler Jeans too (45 here and $15 there), I've only got two pair left
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Old 21 October 2011, 07:33   #13
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I've had fairly long life out of the Rule 1200 pumps I've fitted, i.e. several years. Failure caused by water ingress after being frozen in.

The Rule auto pumps, the ones that pulse every minute or so, have been unreliable according to several past threads. I use a standard pump and a separate float switch.

The float switch is a very old (30+ years) Whale, which I fitted four years ago. It has been no trouble. I think it has a rolling ball inside held by magnets or a clip. This means it only switches on when fully submerged and doesn't pulse if the water in the bilge well is sloshing about.

The boat is on moorings all season, often left for two weeks at a time and I've never had a problem with a flat battery - even during this season's record breaking wetness.
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Old 21 October 2011, 08:02   #14
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As someone who uses swingooringd I have used Rile and Attwpod pumps for years. The only probs I have had as Tony says water ingress freezing in winter. I would stay clear of automatic versions they drain bats not as reusable as the float us pump. I have also found solar panel works for longer periods on mooring.

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Old 21 October 2011, 09:40   #15
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Just my 2p but every single johnson pump I've bought has failed very quickly!

Never had any issues with Rule ones (except sticky float) and those blue whale ones seem quite well put together aswell.
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Old 22 October 2011, 16:18   #16
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We tend to fit Rule as standard.
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Old 22 October 2011, 16:21   #17
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We tend to use Rule as they give less hassle. Fitted a few big Johnson pumps but seen most of them fail within a few months use.
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Old 22 October 2011, 17:07   #18
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We tend to use Rule as they give less hassle. Fitted a few big Johnson pumps but seen most of them fail within a few months use.
Thanks....can you recommend a cheap stockist? Also, you've just reminded me that I need to send you some .....

Also, need to pick your brain about cooling fans for the Yanmar engine compartment if that's okay? Will call you on Monday
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