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Shaftbomb
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« on: June 16, 2012, 17:30:08 CET »

My bilge pump on my boat is not that powerful and on 95% of the times i use it, it somehow sucks air and does not pump the water out.  I decided to replace it.  Any opinions  of a reliable brand?  Any idea why this is my second bilge pump that is giving me problems with what i think is air in the piping system ?
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« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2012, 22:56:46 CET »

My bilge pump is a Jabso which I got from International Marine in Gzira. It is of the self-priming type and never gave me any trouble! Make sure you have the right size of pipe and the riser loop (see  http://www.yachtsurvey.com/bilge_pumps.htm) to avoid the water coming back in.
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« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2012, 09:54:33 CET »

Rule make some well known pumps. Check your intake suction hose isn't cracked and is of the reInforced type that won't squeeze closed.
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« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2012, 13:32:03 CET »

Thank  you guys.  I think i will purchase a Rule pump.  The online reviews about them are great.
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« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2012, 13:41:10 CET »

shaft if u look around on ebay u can get one for a good value i bought one and i think it cost some 40 euro for a 1100gph not that u will ever get that much LOL
but better to have a higher volume one than u think u need or else better still get two and place them close to where u think water accumulates, if one fails the  other steps in, all u have to do is place the auto swtich a bit higher than the other usually around 150/200mm.there are some new (well new for malta) that have an auto switch incorporated have a good look. cheers
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