Transom mount bait pumps tip

onehottip

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May 8, 2006
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So cal
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Guerms
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18.5 Wahoo cc , Evinrude Etec V6 135 HO
Now is a good time to pull your pump off and check for debris in the impeller. This is usually a reason for pump failure. What I do on my Rule pump bracket is to put a piece of screen under the impeller to strain out debris. It works great. Mine was filled from back flow with scales. This can save your bait on your first trip of the season.
 
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cortezpirasea

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Feb 23, 2012
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la mesa, ca
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Russell
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21 ft panga Sea Moan/17 ft gregor Pirasea II
Yup... I put a piece of stainless steel mesh screen and haven't had a pump failure since.
 

bajachild

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  • Jul 13, 2005
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    mike
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    2019 Montauk 170
    For $20 I just change it out, running or not. Keep a couple spares under the console. I’ve had no better luck with rule than other cheap brands. My 1100 Sahara burned out after one season, and it was just a bilge, so seldom used. I also back a garden hose through the line to the pump and push out any crap. I have mine mounted on a transom pad, so no holes.