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JABSCO PAR-Max Washdown Kits

Offered in 3gpm, 4gpm and now in whopping 7gpm capacities, these kits make seagoing cleanups a snap. PAR-Max 3 and 4 Kits are great for small- and medium-sized boats, while the Ultra 7.0 Kit is the one to get if high capacity and power are what you need. Pumps feature built-in pressure switch and sealed glass-filled polypropylene or nylon casing for long-life in wet environments.

Convenient Snap-Fit hose fittings (one pair 90° and one pair straight) make plumbing easy. Kits are offered with or without a 25' HoseCoil Hose. Ultra 7.0 12V Kit includes 35A main breaker to handle the higher electrical load. Three-year warranty.

Ultra 7.0 Washdown Pump Data Sheet
Ultra 7.0 Washdown Installation & Operating Instructions

Customer Reviews
Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
PAR-Max 4.3gpm 24V Kit (Pump, Pumpguard Strainer, Adjustable Nozzle), 7A Draw, 4.1"H x 4.2"W x 9.8"L 6620298 31700-0094
In stock online.

$219.99

PAR-Max 3gpm 12V Kit (Pump, Pumpguard Strainer, Adjustable Nozzle), 8A Draw, 4.75"H x 4.25"W x 9.0"L 10286300 32305-0092
In stock online.

$139.99

PAR-Max 4gpm 12V Kit (Pump, Pumpguard Strainer, Adjustable Nozzle), 9A Draw, 4.1"H x 4.2"W x 9.8"L 11015351 32605-0092
In stock online.

$149.99

PAR-Max 4gpm 12V Kit (Pump, Pumpguard Strainer, Adjustable Nozzle, 25' HoseCoil Hose), 9A Draw, 4.1"H x 4.2"W x 9.8"L 8719072 32900-0092
In stock online.

$179.99

PAR-Max 3gpm 12V Kit (Pump, Pumpguard Strainer, Adjustable Nozzle, 25' HoseCoil Hose), 8A Draw, 4.75"H x 4.25"W x 9.0"L 10286318 32901-0092
In stock online.

$159.99

Product Description

Offered in 3gpm, 4gpm and now in whopping 7gpm capacities, these kits make seagoing cleanups a snap. PAR-Max 3 and 4 Kits are great for small- and medium-sized boats, while the Ultra 7.0 Kit is the one to get if high capacity and power are what you need. Pumps feature built-in pressure switch and sealed glass-filled polypropylene or nylon casing for long-life in wet environments.

Convenient Snap-Fit hose fittings (one pair 90° and one pair straight) make plumbing easy. Kits are offered with or without a 25' HoseCoil Hose. Ultra 7.0 12V Kit includes 35A main breaker to handle the higher electrical load. Three-year warranty.

Ultra 7.0 Washdown Pump Data Sheet
Ultra 7.0 Washdown Installation & Operating Instructions

Specs

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JabscoPAR-Max Washdown Kits
 
2.8

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

56%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (10)
  • Easy to use (7)
  • Durable (3)
  • Installs easily (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (6), Professional (5), Casual do-it-yourselfer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Solid product, works as advertised

The biggest challenge for installation was planning and installing the thru-hull fitting and running wiring from the pump to the switch. For the thru hull you really want an inline valve in case you...Read complete review

The biggest challenge for installation was planning and installing the thru-hull fitting and running wiring from the pump to the switch. For the thru hull you really want an inline valve in case you ever have a problem with the pump. That said, the pump part of the project was simple.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

quit working

I was totally satisfied with the unit until it failed. I only bought it 5 months ago but it has had a lot of use. In my opinion there is a design flaw in...Read complete review

I was totally satisfied with the unit until it failed. I only bought it 5 months ago but it has had a lot of use. In my opinion there is a design flaw in the unit otherwise it would get a top rating from me. Here I am a long ways away from Fl. where I bought it (now in the South Pacific) and the unit has failed. I took it apart and found that where the pump ossilating bearing assembly failed. The bearing is pressed into an aluminum part and it should have been fixed in more solidly because the oscillation that causes pumping also puts a lot of stress between the bearing and the cast aluminum piece that it is pressed into. As it comes loose the aluminum begins to wear a little at a time producing aluminum oxide which is an abrasive which then accellerates the wear even more. There needs to be a correction to the design before I would recommend this unit to anyone. Otherwise performance, noise, power consumption, standby bypassing and all of the rest of its features are really good. Still needs to fix this design flaw because it is not just my unit. In my opinion all of the units will likely fail the same way as mine has.

Ken
s/v Dancing Walrus

Reviewed by 16 customers

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1.0

POORLY DESIGNED

By Big T

from Lake Forest CA.

About Me Advanced

Pros

  • Installs Easily

Cons

  • Corrodes

Best Uses

    Comments about PAR-Max Washdown Kits:

    I also was in love with this pump. I purchase the comets
    Kit. The first pump worked three different weekends, and then on the forth weekend it stoped working. It kept blowing the fuse. Since it was so new Inthought it was a fluke, so I exchanged it for a new one. The second pump did the same thing. I investigated and found the bearing in the pump housing gets salt water on it. Also the pressure switch is mounted with two rinky dink pan head screws, they rusted out. Some how water makes way into the bearing and
    Lower portion of the pump housing. I have to imagine that Jabsco is keen to the for sure design flaw. Don't buy it.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Easy installation

    By Capitan

    from Florida

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Corrosion Resistant
    • Installs Easily
    • Practical
    • Quiet

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Large Boat
      • Low Usage
      • Small Boat

      Comments about PAR-Max Washdown Kits:

      Just replacing the old one

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      WORKS GREAT AND EASY TO INSTALL... GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE

      By REDGOAT

      from MECHANICSVILLE VA.

      About Me Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Installs Easily
      • Quiet

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • High Usage

        Comments about PAR-Max Washdown Kits:

        WORKS GREAT

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        1.0

        Never worked right

        By SusanG

        from Maine

        About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Jabsco PAR-Max Washdown Kits:

            This pump never gave much pressure, but it was at the end of the season so we didn't address the issue. Now it doesn't give ANY flow.

             
            1.0

            Pump failed within weeks

            By Rob

            from Harrison Twp.

            About Me Professional

            Pros

            • Great Pressure

            Cons

            • Prone To Failu

            Best Uses

              Comments about Jabsco PAR-Max Washdown Kits:

              Same as prior reviewer. Fresh water install. Worked great for a few weeks, then completely quit.

               
              1.0

              Pump Corrosion

              By Waverunner

              from Chesapeake, VA

              About Me Professional

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Jabsco PAR-Max Washdown Kits:

                  I have purchased four of these in the past ten years. I only get one or two years of use. The pump installs easily, great pressure, but.... If you forget to run fresh water through it after it's daily saltwater use it corrodes easily and quickly. The corrosion issue is the only complaint that I have.

                   
                  1.0

                  This pump stinks

                  By Doug

                  from North East

                  About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install

                  Cons

                  • Leaks

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about PAR-Max Washdown Kits:

                    I installed this pump on my boat 2 seasons ago. I only use it sporadically, and when I went to winterize it this year, the pump wouldn't run at all until I tapped it with a hammer. Now it won't prime or run at all, leaks from the bottom, and pops the 12 volt breaker as soon as you turn it on. This pump was mounted high up in a dry part of the forward bilge.

                     
                    4.0

                    works well for 20' range boats

                    By commercial fisherman

                    from Cape Cod

                    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Install
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Enough Pressure

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Wash-downlive Well

                      Comments about PAR-Max Washdown Kits:

                      Used for wash down and bait-well.
                      Quick delivery, installed with out much effort, if your replacing an existing pump.
                      Don't forget a inline fuse.

                      (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      quit working

                      By Where in the world is Wally

                      from South Pacific

                      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Install

                      Cons

                      • Flimsy

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about PAR-Max Washdown Kits:

                        I was totally satisfied with the unit until it failed. I only bought it 5 months ago but it has had a lot of use. In my opinion there is a design flaw in the unit otherwise it would get a top rating from me. Here I am a long ways away from Fl. where I bought it (now in the South Pacific) and the unit has failed. I took it apart and found that where the pump ossilating bearing assembly failed. The bearing is pressed into an aluminum part and it should have been fixed in more solidly because the oscillation that causes pumping also puts a lot of stress between the bearing and the cast aluminum piece that it is pressed into. As it comes loose the aluminum begins to wear a little at a time producing aluminum oxide which is an abrasive which then accellerates the wear even more. There needs to be a correction to the design before I would recommend this unit to anyone. Otherwise performance, noise, power consumption, standby bypassing and all of the rest of its features are really good. Still needs to fix this design flaw because it is not just my unit. In my opinion all of the units will likely fail the same way as mine has.

                        Ken
                        s/v Dancing Walrus

                         
                        4.0

                        nice unit

                        By boat man

                        from Indiana

                        About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design
                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Install
                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about PAR-Max Washdown Kits:

                            I've used this brand of pump in the past and always had good luck with them. Should have bought the whole kit, to save running to store.

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