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Bilge Pump for Montauk
|Author||Topic: Bilge Pump for Montauk|
posted 03-27-2002 05:08 PM ET (US)
ANY IDEAS ON THE INSTALLATION OF AN AUTOMATIC BILGE PUMP FOR MY MONTAUK? I CURRENTLY HAVE THE FACTORY INSTALLED PUMP WHICH IS ACTIVATED BY A SWITCH ON THE CONSOLE.
posted 03-27-2002 05:39 PM ET (US)
The previous owner of my boat had a float switch strapped to the bilgepump and the whole assembly sat in the rear tunnel access hole. He routed the output from the pump to the splash well. The installation worked very well.
posted 03-27-2002 05:41 PM ET (US)
I used a Guardian 500 for years in my Montauk. Could be automatic, or manual. Was under $40 8 years ago (not sure now). Fit OK in the bilge (maybe a tad too high for the wood deck plate, but I lived with it), make sure you leave room to get the plug out.
posted 03-27-2002 07:03 PM ET (US)
I replaced the original Rule 360gph with a 500. It fit right in the same base. I have a float switch, and can operate it from the helm switch as well. I dont think that you need the float switch if you are trailering the boat. Keep it simple1
posted 03-27-2002 08:06 PM ET (US)
I removed my float switch and replaced with a Rule 500 automatic ($65.00). I replaced the dash mounted two position switch with an identical three position switch, and ran new wiring (I actually counted six butt connectors in the old wires!) Now it has an off-auto-on. It cycles every minute and a half for a second or two. If I kept her in the water all year, like alot of Californians do, I might worry about battery drain. But I dont, and Im not. Im very happy with the set up. Alternatly, there is an model with on-auto which would used the existing wiring. All available at wests.
posted 03-28-2002 12:46 AM ET (US)
ratherwhaling, my '97ish Montauk has three
bilge pump wires (ON, auto, ground), though
I'm only using two (auto and ground).
Besides, it would be no big deal to fish a
posted 03-28-2002 11:34 AM ET (US)
I have the same as "rather" except a 1100gph. It cycles for a split second every now and then and if water is detected it runs til no resistance is felt. I got it on E-Bay new for like $51 NIB and have it plumbed up my steering cable and down the jackplate. Only 2 wires, a ground and a positive which i just have an alligator clip on it so when i use the boat i disconnect it so everyone does not ask what that noise is when it cycles for a split second.
Thing will suck a tennis ball through a garden hose and same size about as the 500.
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