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Old 03 September 2009, 18:33   #11
Country: UK - Wales
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I have gone through 3 or 4 Rule 500 autos - it's the auto side that seems to pack up. Just keep fitting them cos it's easier.

In fairness mine has to work harder than almost anyone's!!!

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Old 03 September 2009, 18:41   #12
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I have extensive experience in this matter! I have literally been through dozens of the bloody things over the last few years on various RIBs. Auto ones are a joke, they break very easily. Like Codders I used to go for the Rule autos cos they were easy to change but at 59 a pop its an expensive hobby. I put a Rule auto in about 3 weeks ago, this one has a proper float thing inside it. The boat has been in the water for those three weeks, and we've had quite a bit of rain down here. So far seems to be working ok, although another RIB I work on has the same pump and we've had problems with that.

So, in conclusion, based on my experience, they're all as crap as each other. The worst one I had was a 1100GPH Rule auto which cost me a small fortune that lasted about 20 minutes before the auto packed up. No joke!

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Old 07 January 2011, 17:46   #13
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Originally Posted by schlamphure View Post
Rule pumps are definitely the way to go. They have always served me well.
Too late, the boat sank about a year ago, along with this thread

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