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09-01-2012 03:21 AM
L124C
Re: Rule Mate 2000 Bilge Pump sticking on?

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Originally Posted by Maine Sail View Post
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!
09-01-2012 03:07 AM
L124C
Re: Rule Mate 2000 Bilge Pump sticking on?

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Originally Posted by BubbleheadMd View Post
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!
08-31-2012 08:54 AM
Maine Sail
Re: Rule Mate 2000 Bilge Pump sticking on?

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Originally Posted by L124C View Post
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.......
08-31-2012 08:25 AM
BubbleheadMd
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.
08-30-2012 03:26 AM
L124C
Re: Rule Mate 2000 Bilge Pump sticking on?

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Originally Posted by CapnBones View Post
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.
08-29-2012 01:37 PM
CapnBones
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.
08-29-2012 11:21 AM
kjango
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 ."
08-29-2012 04:27 AM
L124C
Re: Rule Mate 2000 Bilge Pump sticking on?

So far so good, with the Johnson pump and electronic switch mentioned earlier in the thread. Seems like a better pump than the Rule.
08-28-2012 05:19 PM
johnnyquest37
Re: Rule Mate 2000 Bilge Pump sticking on?

My Rule float switch recently failed - it lasted for nearly eight years. I replaced it with it Jabsco float switch. Let's see how long this one lasts.
08-28-2012 05:14 PM
Pecornelius
Re: Rule Mate 2000 Bilge Pump sticking on?

YES, I have the exact same problem. The Rule Mate 2000 bilge pump is sticking on. I must lift it up and out and hold it 90 deg to normal to make it stop. The instructions say no one way check valve. ...but I tried a small rubber flapper type check valve very near the pump to see if trapped water in the 1 1/8 inch line was causing this. Negative results. It still sticks on. The manufacture should be alerted to this bad design and recall them. Seems no body cares. I will try to contact Rule...somebody has to stop this.
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