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Jay Herrin posted 03-27-2002 05:08 PM ET (US)   Profile for Jay Herrin   Send Email to Jay Herrin  
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.
whalerron posted 03-27-2002 05:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalerron  Send Email to whalerron     
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.
jimp posted 03-27-2002 05:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimp  Send Email to jimp     
Jay -

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.

JimP

Macman posted 03-27-2002 07:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for Macman  Send Email to Macman     
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
ratherwhalering posted 03-27-2002 08:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for ratherwhalering  Send Email to ratherwhalering     
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.
triblet posted 03-28-2002 12:46 AM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
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
piece of 16 guage three strand boat cable
through the tunnel.

Chuck

Bigshot posted 03-28-2002 11:34 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
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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