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Chesapeake posted 02-21-2001 06:32 PM ET (US)   Profile for Chesapeake   Send Email to Chesapeake  
For those of you that have an automatic bilge pump in your classic 16 or even a newer montauk, what was your choice of brand, size, etc. How has it worked out.

I will replace a clunker this week and would appreciate your insights.


compounder posted 02-21-2001 06:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for compounder  Send Email to compounder     
Bob, I have always used the rectangular Attwood model.....I believe it is called the "Guardian."

I've been through two or three of these in the 21 year life of my Montauk, but I've never had to change out the base. The base is fastened to the hull with SS screws and the pump part of the unit snaps into this base. The dimensions have remained the same all these years, so when I buy a replacement the top portion just snaps right into the old base.

It does ocassionally suck up some leaves and stop itself up, but otherwise is reliable and effective.


triblet posted 02-21-2001 07:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
Rule 500 gph Automatic. It cycles on every
2.5 minutes, and if the microchip detects
no load, it shuts right down. If there is
a load, it keeps going until the load is

Their new Platinum series is even smarter.
After five dry cycles, it goes to a 10 minute

Mine gets a work out. Every time a diver
comes on board, they haul a gallon or more
of water in. And when we are pulling the
anchor (I pull, she stuffs the rope in the
bucket) and have both people forward, we've
taken a couple of good sized ones over the


whalernut posted 02-21-2001 08:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
I have the Rule 500 gph. Platinum. It has a Stainless steel screen to keep stuff out of it and the float is internal, no float to get in the way. It is automatic and cycles every 10 minutes, works great and would highly suggest it, and it is small. Make sure to install it where as you can still take the drain plug in and out if you choose. I screwed it into the gelcoat and glass and put a liberal amount of 100% silicone one the screws. Be sure to only tighten the screws ever so slightly as to not crack the gelcoat! Regards-Jack Graner. P.S. I installed mine in the inner drain where the rigging comes thru, I put a (not sure what amp) fuse inline and a quick disconnect inline.
Dick E posted 02-21-2001 09:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick E  Send Email to Dick E     
The Guardian by Attwood is my choice,fits right in the tunnel.
Mine is automatic, will come on as soon as it's has some water, then shuts off works great.
triblet posted 02-22-2001 12:12 AM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
I don't think the Platinum has a float at
all. It just tries every 2 or 10 minutes,
depending on whether it found water the
last time it tried. Magic microchips!

I know my more basic automatic Pate has no
float. BTW, it has a stainless screen too.
It needs to be cleaned once or twice a year.

I'm surprised YOU don't have a classic pump
with a separate mercury float switch. ;-)

BTW, the 500 gph Pates sit on the same base
as the 350s. This would simiplify upgrading.


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