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    Default What Bilge Pump?

    What pump is a good choice 18' river boat?

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    I run a 500 rule in my 18...but theres alot here that run two pumps. Maybe a 750 or 1000...
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    I run a Mayfair 1000gph pump with external float switch. The switch was an afterthought and broke first time out. Went with a home made, throughbolted aluminum bracket and all is well, but I wish I would have gone with an internal switch pump instead.

    I am thinking of upgrading, or maybe adding a bigger backup pump.
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    I run 2 1000 gph Atwoods. 1 is automatic on a float switch and the other is on a manual push pull switch on the dash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cas View Post
    I run 2 1000 gph Atwoods. 1 is automatic on a float switch and the other is on a manual push pull switch on the dash.
    running a 750 atwood auto...so far so good...in fact, I just bought a second one on amazon for like $65 so I can have 2.

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    i just got a rule 750 auto off ebay. havent used it yet, i'll let you know on thursday. some may say that 750 in a 16' is a little excessive, i dont think that applies to bilge pumps though
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    I got 3 750's, one for each sponson. A second one in the main bilge thats 1000.


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    Rule 500 automatic. Works great, I have it wired so I can still turn it on manually.
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    I run two 500 Attwoods, one on each side of the jet since water won't flow side to side with a setback pump

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunslinger View Post
    What pump is a good choice 18' river boat?
    the pump with the highest flow rate that you can fit would be a good choice.

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    one that pumps faster than the boat is sinking
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    Default Internal resistance impellar

    west marine sells pumps that turn on every 2.5 min. Once on, the pump rates resistance against the impellar. If there is water the resistance will be high and will continue to pump until water is out. AWESOME.

    I run two 500s. Leave them on all day and night when boat is in water. Almost no drain on battery either.

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