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Rule Livewell/Baitwell Pumps

Convenient, flexible pumps for baitwells and livewells

Innovative pump design includes new features like a quick one hand push-button motor cartridge removal system, rotatable base that allows you to position the discharge nozzle at any location, and threaded nylon hose barb attachments, which allow for various hose mounting options. Also included is a built-in dual port option, water-cooled housing and a positive snap motor cartridge locking mechanism. Pumps are fitted for transom or seacock mounting options. The C series features a 4" angled pickup for thru-hull applications; STC series has a 4 3/4" straight pickup; FCseries seacock has a 1"straight pickup.

Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
Rule Livewell/Baitwell Pumps 8799173 401C
In stock online.

$67.99

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Baitwell Pump 500 GPH Seacock 8799231 401FC
In stock online.

$59.99

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Baitwell Pump 500 GPH Strait 8799207 401STC
In stock online.

$77.99

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Baitwell Pump 800 GPH Angled 8799181 403C
Item no longer available.
Baitwell Pump 800 GPH Seacock 8799249 403FC
In stock online.

$69.99

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Baitwell Pump 800 GPH Strait 8799215 403STC
In stock online.

$87.99

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Baitwell Pump 1100 GPH Seacock 8799256 405FC
In stock online.

$69.99

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Baitwell Pump 1100 GPH Strait 8799223 405STC
In stock online.

$77.99

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Baitwell Pump 500 GPH Replacement Motor 8799264 45DR
In stock online.

$46.99

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Baitwell Pump 800 GPH Replacement Motor 8799272 46DR
In stock online.

$57.99

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Baitwell-1100GPH Replacement Motor 8799280 47DR
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$37.99

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Convenient, flexible pumps for baitwells and livewells

Innovative pump design includes new features like a quick one hand push-button motor cartridge removal system, rotatable base that allows you to position the discharge nozzle at any location, and threaded nylon hose barb attachments, which allow for various hose mounting options. Also included is a built-in dual port option, water-cooled housing and a positive snap motor cartridge locking mechanism. Pumps are fitted for transom or seacock mounting options. The C series features a 4" angled pickup for thru-hull applications; STC series has a 4 3/4" straight pickup; FCseries seacock has a 1"straight pickup.

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Rule IndustriesRule Livewell/Baitwell Pumps
 
2.8

(based on 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (16)

48%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (13)
  • Durable (4)
  • Great design (3)
  • Lightweight (3)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

  • Not durable (6)
  • Doesn't work (4)
  • Wears out quickly (4)

Best Uses

  • Saltwater fishing (5)
  • Outdoors (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid fisher (11), Advanced (10), Casual/ recreational (5), Professional (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (13)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Works for me!

I've been using the Rule 1100 gal/hr cartridge pump for years with great results.I have two in my boat, and run only one to service two 50 gal baitwells.I keep one as a...Read complete review

I've been using the Rule 1100 gal/hr cartridge pump for years with great results.I have two in my boat, and run only one to service two 50 gal baitwells.I keep one as a back up. I've tried others, but the Rule pumps last at least 18 months or more of heavy use. For the low replacement cost of the cartridge this is good value in my opinion. I have only Rule pumps in my boat (both livewell and bilge) as they have proven their reliability over the years.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

junk, does not last.

I go fishing usually for 8-10 days at a time 6 times a year.
I do not run the pump over night.
This pump is only good for 1 to 3...Read complete review

I go fishing usually for 8-10 days at a time 6 times a year.
I do not run the pump over night.
This pump is only good for 1 to 3 trips max and starts whining and then quits. Always have extra replacement moters, but what a nuisance trying to replace this pump while you are rocking on the ocean and your bait is dying.
Trying to buy and keep extra relacement moters and it's such a hot seller it's out of stock! Why is a replacement moter such a hot seller? Because it doesn't last!

Reviewed by 31 customers

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1.0

Zero stars should be an option for this product

By Miguel

from Naples, Florida

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Not Durable

    Best Uses

      Comments about Rule Livewell/Baitwell Pumps:

      I use this pump for a live well. It is the most unreliable product, bar none, I have used in my entire life, not just for a boat but of any product ever encountered. I keep two spares on my boat plus the active one and I have gone through three cartridges in one day of fishing on several occasions. Plus I keep at least two spares in my shop. It breaks every way possible- the impeller shears off, it overheats, the motor stops with no indication of cause, it gets noisy, the shaft warps. I consider it a disposable product, kind of like the bait it is intended to keep alive.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Buy the protection plan, you will need it.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      1.0

      Worst pumps out there

      By Sean

      from Orange County, USA

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Quiete

      Cons

      • Burns out
      • Impeller shaft corrodes
      • Ineffective
      • Not Durable

      Best Uses

      • Outdoor

      Comments about Rule Livewell/Baitwell Pumps:

      I normally do not post reviews but felt the need to tell anyone who will listen of how unreliable these pumps truly are in saltwater. The impeller shaft is metal and corrodes within a few months. The result is a broken impeller within every two or three trips. These pumps also burn out every few trips if the impeller has not broken by then. In just six months I have gone thru 6 of these pumps. Fortunatley I purchased the $10 west marine return plan but will be using a different manufacturer as my primary pump in the future. For any of you offshore guys, stay clear of this pump or you will regret that 60 mile trip for tuna only to find out all your bait rolled again from a cheap and poorly designed pump.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      I would buy this product again

      By Dave

      from Hope Sound, FL

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to install
      • Easy to Use

      Cons

      • Previously installed Rule 700 gph pump failed

      Best Uses

        Comments about Rule Livewell/Baitwell Pumps:

        Pump is used in my boat's live well, pumping saltwater. On occasions this pump will run continuously all day.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Rule 500 gph Baitwell Pump

        By Key West Tailhooker

        from Key West, FL

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Protects Well

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Rule Livewell/Baitwell Pumps:

            Very fine product that works exactly as advertised.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Great service...

            By Gary....

            from Marathon, FL

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Weather Proof

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Engine
              • Outdoor

              Comments about Rule Livewell/Baitwell Pumps:

              Easy to install to replace old unit which quit.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              It's not installed yet, it looks good and I fit right in.

              By Tmoney

              from St Clair shores, MI

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Rule Livewell/Baitwell Pumps:

                  Pump water out of the boat

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  replace every 6mo

                  By fishfinder

                  from orange park fl

                  About Me Advanced

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Visually Pleasing

                  Cons

                  • Ineffective
                  • Not Durable

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Rule Livewell/Baitwell Pumps:

                    made cheap you will replace every 6mo to a yr always carry a spare easy to install new cartridge I get about 25-30 trips then the grinding happens and your out!!!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    I have to replace this pump every 3 months!

                    By Matador

                    from Lakewood ca

                    About Me Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Outdoor

                        Comments about Rule Livewell/Baitwell Pumps:

                        Just seems to break and stop working if you use it on a regular basis

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        5.0

                        Good Pump Works Great

                        By Wildcat

                        from Charleston, SC

                        About Me Advanced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Comments about Rule Livewell/Baitwell Pumps:

                        Good bait pump, exact replacement for my original installed on a Tidewater 1900 that had been in use 7 years. Original was still running but lost suction after an hour or so. Very waterproof and quiet.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        5.0

                        I would definitely buy again as I have in the past! Easy

                        By Ranger 240

                        from Long Beach, CA.

                        About Me Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use
                        • Weather Proof

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Rule Livewell/Baitwell Pumps:

                            Easy install in 10 minutes!

                            Service and delivery comments:

                            Very good!

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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