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Old 23 July 2007, 05:13   #1
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bilge pumps ???

Which one do people think is the best? Not interested in the price really lets say sub £250

Have tried all the usual suspects is there one I donít know of that might last a year!

If you have any ideas let me know: thumbs:
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Old 23 July 2007, 06:46   #2
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My Rule pump lasted a rather impressive three years, but then I'm really careful about not getting grit and stones on the deck. It's been superseeded by a cut-off orange squash bottle which I expect will have a very long service life!
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Which one do people think is the best? Not interested in the price really lets say sub £250

Have tried all the usual suspects is there one I donít know of that might last a year!

If you have any ideas let me know: thumbs:
I've had my boat for well over a year and no problems with mine - it was in the boat when I got it - and when the snow covering the boat thaws out I will be able to tell you what it is
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Old 23 July 2007, 11:31   #5
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I've had a Rule that was well over 10 years old, but to be honest I think I prefer the design of the cheapy ebay one. The impeller is exposed inside the base and has quite a bit of clearance round it-more than the hole sizes for water to get in. They are a brushless motor apparently and work quite well too.
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Isn't it usually the float switches that pack up first?
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Isn't it usually the float switches that pack up first?
I've had one Rule pump pack up due to grit caught in the impeller. The second one has packed up after 3+ years and I don't know exactly why, but I do know that the float switch was sticking more and more, so that could be the reason. I'll replace both the float switch and pump this time.
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Manually switched Rule coupled with a Water Witch solid state "float" switch.

Had one in the scorpion for nearly 4 years with no problems. Had one in the Searider for 4 or 5 years before that again with no problems.
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The Gold Series Rule pumps have a 5 year warranty now. That'll probably be the next one I buy (which may be soon, by the looks of things.)

The Water Witch solid state switch seems to work pretty well, but I still have height adjustment issues: Can't get the thing to shut off in normal conditions. Works fine on the trailer, though.

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Rule Automatic! Brilliant concept, no float switch to fail and as far as I have found, it pumps anything! If it does fail, I shall certainly replace it with another.

Don't leave it on when the boat is unattended, it pulses every few minutes. Mine was on for two weeks and the battery was OK, but wouldn't want to risk it!
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