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Bilge pump for a newer Montauk
|Author||Topic: Bilge pump for a newer Montauk|
posted 06-12-2002 07:16 AM ET (US)
Has anyone installed a bilge pump on a Montauk? The stratic trim of my boat prevents me from simply pulling the drain plug while stationary but I'm getting tired of bailing. The boat stores around here say short of mounting one on the floor there's nothing to be done. This would make for a dangerous tripping hazard. Any thoughts? Thanks.
posted 06-12-2002 10:12 AM ET (US)
HUH? You have a tunnel where all the cables go. Remove the cover, get a Rule platinum automatic bilge and mount it. These do not require a float switch....hence being automatic. I have the 1100 but the 550 would do fine.
posted 06-12-2002 10:24 AM ET (US)
Try these threads if you have a classic Montauk:
I don't know if this information applies to the "new" 170 Montauk. I assume the boat still has a sump though.
posted 06-12-2002 04:54 PM ET (US)
I have the Rule Platinum Automatic 500 and it works great, I highly reccomend them, they check for water every 10 minutes. Jack.
posted 06-12-2002 05:52 PM ET (US)
Ditto on Jack's comment re: the platinum Rule. It is a great device, is very quiet and very effective.
posted 06-13-2002 10:07 AM ET (US)
The Rule Platinum will check for water every
10 minutes. If it finds water, it shifts to
a shorter cycle (1-3 minutes) until it's been
dry for a while, then goes back to 10 minutes.
And you probably already have the wiring in the
posted 06-16-2002 08:50 PM ET (US)
Thanks for the advice... BUT... the nice people at Rule (aka ITT Industries (good bye, Mr. Bond)) have discontinued the Platinum series supposedly due to quality issues.
posted 06-16-2002 09:27 PM ET (US)
Came with my 1998 montauk, it has a float switch that comes on automaticly when it senses water.
4 years and no problems.
posted 06-16-2002 09:29 PM ET (US)
The Attwood Guardian 500 is agood pump and has the float switch built in so junk doesn't screw it up. Sells for $50.00 or less.
Let me know if you would like a picture of how Whaler routs the exit hose.
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