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Old 07 January 2013, 12:33   #1
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Time for a personal question - how big is your bilge pump??

Evening all,

Our Ribcraft 585 is fitted with a very pathetic 500 gph bilge pump and it seems to take a long time to clear the deck and splashwell of water after taking on a wave.

I am just wondering what size pumps other people have onboard their ribs in the 6m range?

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Old 07 January 2013, 13:02   #2
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Evening all,

Our Ribcraft 585 is fitted with a very pathetic 500 gph bilge pump and it seems to take a long time to clear the deck and splashwell of water after taking on a wave.

I am just wondering what size pumps other people have onboard their ribs in the 6m range?

Chris
My 6.8 Ribcraft has two pumps that were fitted at the factory. They clear the deck reasonably quickly but they're nowhere as good at shifting water as the elephant trunks. Try unclippling your pump and clearing the grate; this tends to clog up with crap after a while.
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Hiya Chris , got the 1100 automatic Rule which seems to do the job on my 585 .

( Also have two elephants trunks as well ! )
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Hiya Chris , got the 1100 automatic Rule which seems to do the job on my 585 .

( Also have two elephants trunks as well ! )
I have exactly the same as Bern all works well even when theres a lot of water!
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Got an auto rule 500 for small quantities and a rule 2000 in case of more urgent situations
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Well I did have 2 x 2000 lh auto rules fitted in the sump, and a whale 500 under deck which lasted all of 2 weeks, I've removed one of the rule now though, because it was hard getting small bits n bobs that fell in the sump, and wouldn't pump out, fish head n gutts etc. I'd like to fit some trunking aswell though.
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Try unclippling your pump and clearing the grate; this tends to clog up with crap after a while.
Already tried that one and it was all to no avail.

It sounds like may have over cooked things by bidding on a Rule 3500gph pump on ebay!!

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Excellent news - just been outbid!!

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If the skiers drain off their wetsuits by sitting/standing on the tube for a few seconds before climbing in, the boat stays relatively dry.
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