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So far so good, with the Johnson pump and electronic switch mentioned earlier in the thread. Seems like a better pump than the Rule.
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Re: Rule Mate 2000 Bilge Pump sticking on?

Rule....absolute crap.....had 2 fail in my boat . The second one sank the boat at the slip . One failed after a year...the second after 3 months . The unconditional warranty ??? The only thing I think their warranty means is guaranteed your screwed . I am now pleased to be their unpaid & self appointed spokesperson & love giving them free advertising . The gear is crap & the people are unresponsive shoe clerk SOB's . I would love to chain up one of their reps in my bilge & tell him..." No worries mate , I have a Rule pump in here....you know....the ones you make ."
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Re: Rule Mate 2000 Bilge Pump sticking on?

Mine actually went the opposite way, the pump would not turn on with the float, the same model with the internal switch. Had it less than a year and it went under warranty so West Marine gave me a new one. I'm going to go to a float switch next time it breaks and I am sure there will be a next time.
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Mine actually went the opposite way, the pump would not turn on with the float, the same model with the internal switch. Had it less than a year and it went under warranty so West Marine gave me a new one. I'm going to go to a float switch next time it breaks and I am sure there will be a next time.
You might want to look at Johnson.
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Re: Rule Mate 2000 Bilge Pump sticking on?

Guess I'm lucky, mine works perfectly and has for sometime. I realize that doesn't mean anything, and that their QA may be hit-and-miss.

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The majority of pleasure craft that sink, go down in their slip. Here's one that went down in my marina last week. The owner had been on her the day before she sank!
Sounds like the beginnings of another "Do You Close Your Seacocks When You Leave The Boat?" thread.......

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Guess I'm lucky, mine works perfectly and has for sometime. I realize that doesn't mean anything, and that their QA may be hit-and-miss.
Yes you are! Though.... I don't think I would bet my boat on it.
Given what I've read, I'd say Rule"s QA is non-existent! If your boat stays afloat, it's a good pump and switch. If it sinks...It wasn't!
My boat's fully insured, but I would be gutted if it sank due to a faulty pump/switch!

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Sounds like the beginnings of another "Do You Close Your Seacocks When You Leave The Boat?" thread.......
Seacocks are not faultless either. I have one on my Galley sink drain that doesn't shut off, though the valve moves freely. The only reason I know it's not functioning is because the sink is above the waterline at the dock and fills with seawater when the boat heels to Starboard. I look forward to replacing it on the hard and seeing what went wrong (so does my diver/mechanic. It has him baffled!). Not to go off topic, but point being....Properly functioning bilge pumps and switches are important, no matter how vigilant you are!

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