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JustinAndersen posted 06-12-2002 07:16 AM ET (US)   Profile for JustinAndersen   Send Email to JustinAndersen  
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.
Bigshot posted 06-12-2002 10:12 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
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.
Wild Turkey posted 06-12-2002 10:24 AM ET (US)     Profile for Wild Turkey  Send Email to Wild Turkey     
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.

whalernut posted 06-12-2002 04:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
I have the Rule Platinum Automatic 500 and it works great, I highly reccomend them, they check for water every 10 minutes. Jack.
Chesapeake posted 06-12-2002 05:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chesapeake  Send Email to Chesapeake     
Ditto on Jack's comment re: the platinum Rule. It is a great device, is very quiet and very effective.
triblet posted 06-13-2002 10:07 AM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
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
tunel. Brown, brown w/red stripe, and black,


JustinAndersen posted 06-16-2002 08:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for JustinAndersen  Send Email to JustinAndersen     
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.
Dick E posted 06-16-2002 09:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick E  Send Email to Dick E     
Guardian 500
Came with my 1998 montauk, it has a float switch that comes on automaticly when it senses water.
4 years and no problems.
Dick E
Dick posted 06-16-2002 09:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
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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