Our 25' Contender test boat came from the factory with only one bilge pump. And even though a bilge pump is not marine electronics per se it is still an extremely important piece of marine electrical gear that we cover in our reports. After much research we determined this … [Read more...]
Excess water in your boat needs to be remedied quickly. A properly sized pump will get it done.
We tested several high output models of both the Attwood and Rule Bilge Pumps. A Rule bilge pump can be found in many new boat bilges. For our test of bilge pumps rated over 1400 GPH we pitted three Rule pumps against a pair of high-capacity Attwood pumps. Our five pump … [Read more...]
We fully tested and reviewed seven electric bilge pumps from three different makers in the 700 to 1250 GPH size range.We tested the Attwood V750, V900, and V1250, from Rule the 800, model 20R, and the 1100, model 27D, with two Shurflo Piranha pumps, the 700 and 1000, … [Read more...]
Bilge pumps from three makers, Rule, Whale, and Shurflo each have a pump fitting this flow category; all are rated at less than 400 GPH.Both the Shurflo Piranha 380 and Rule 360, model 24 have vertically orientated motors and snap-on bases designed to mount on a horizontal … [Read more...]
We gathered actual flow rates and power ratings on all the bilge pumps at two voltages while pumping water into a tank set five feet above the pump using saltwater. Each pump was mounted to our test bench and connected to a fuse panel using the factory wire leads. The … [Read more...]
Bilge Pumps from several makers fit this group. We tested a Shurflo Piranha 500, a pair of Attwood's the V500 and V625, a Rule 500 model 25D, and a Whale SuperSub 500 model SS5012.Rule and Shurflo all have vertically orientated motors and snap-on bases designed to mount on … [Read more...]
An automatic bilge pump combines a bilge switch and bilge pump motor in the same housing. We ran a pair of these units through our testing. We tested the Attwood Sahara 1100 and the Lovett 1200. Size and construction of these two units is quite … [Read more...]