Bait pump help

justinb

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Justin
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23ft striper "Reel Happy"
I need some help. My bait pump failed. I don't want to use the same kind anymore. The inlet size is 1 1/2in and same with the outlet. Can I get a pump that has a 1in diameter inlet and outlet or do I have to stay with the 1 1/2 in? My bait tank is 120gl. Also what pump do you recommend?
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OILAGER

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Wayne
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You've got a pretty good sized tank. Bait pump capacity would be the main issue there. If the pump is rated for and able to provide the proper amount of flow to the tank you may be able to go to a smaller port. I think you'll have to install and time it to make sure the tank fills within the normal specs. If you're not restricting the flow of the new pump or the input port to the tank you should be O.K.
 
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The pump in there now is a Rule centrifuge pump. I put a inline filter because of a tiny piece of kelp gets in it out will shut off. Installing the filter didn't seem to help. Do you have any knowledge on this pump?
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Papa "J"

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    I have a jabsco cyclone low pressure high volume pump on a 90 gal tank. Been great for the past 5 years.
     
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    The Right Kind

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    You have a huge tank for a 23' boat. Is it a PE or Bluewater?
    If so the inlet to the tank is likely 3/4 or 1" with an 1 1/2" outlet. So, there must be a reducer inline with your current system and I wonder if you have an 1 1/2" seacock?
     
    justinb
    justinb
    The seacock is 1 1/2in. Do you know if I can put a reduce to 1in and not have any problem?
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    justinb
    justinb
    It's on my 45ft sportfisher. My striper only has a 40gl
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    The Right Kind

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    Do you run your generator as soon as you disconnect the shore power?
    If so you might want to look at a 120v jacuzzi pump.

    You could put a reduced fitting on the output side of your strainer.
     
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    justinb
    justinb
    I don't run the generator unless I'm at anchor for a long time.

    Do you know if the Jabsco will or or enough for the size of tank?
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    The Right Kind
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    Maybe someone with a big tank will chime in here. My neighbor has a 12v backup pump but his tank isn't that big. You could call Randy at BlueWater Bait Systems (714) 435-1299
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    justinb
    justinb
    Thank you
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    Reel 007

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    I have a jabsco cyclone low pressure high volume pump on a 90 gal tank. Been great for the past 5 years.
    Looking around for a pump myself, currently using a shurflo 2000 on a 85 gal tank, last about two seasons maybe three if I am lucky.
    what is the amperage draw of the Jabsco Cyclone?. how much bait are you carrying in your 90 gal tank and do you find approx. 1800 gal per hour adequate.
    Thanks.
     
    The Right Kind
    The Right Kind
    Amp draw depends on head pressure I believe. Instructions say max 9 amp, 10 amp fuse.
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    Papa "J"

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    Looking around for a pump myself, currently using a shurflo 2000 on a 85 gal tank, last about two seasons maybe three if I am lucky.
    what is the amperage draw of the Jabsco Cyclone?. how much bait are you carrying in your 90 gal tank and do you find approx. 1800 gal per hour adequate.
    Thanks.
    I dont know the amp draw.
    I carry 2-3 scoops no problem
     
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    If space is a concern or the pump is located in a wet location, I have had really good luck with the Rule Tournament Series pump, with the brass base and impeller. I had many very quiet, trouble free years of use. I installed a cyclone on the last boat and had to switch it out a couple times before I got one that functioned properly. When I finally got one that worked, it seemed to work well.

    In my experience keeping the plumbing as simple and clean with the least amount of fittings and bends is as important as the pump itself. Elbows, angles and valves kill flow, requiring the pump to work harder and be sized bigger than it needs to be.

    Garrison
     
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