Skip to content Skip to navigation menu

RULE INDUSTRIES 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.

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

$54.99

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

$49.99

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

$62.99

Baitwell Pump 800 GPH Seacock 8799249 403FC
In stock online.

$57.99

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

$72.99

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

$57.99

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

$62.99

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

$38.99

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

$46.99

Baitwell-1100GPH Replacement Motor 8799280 47DR
In stock online.

$54.99

Product Description

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.

West Advisor

The West Advisor articles have answered boaters' questions and provided solutions to boating problems for more than 20 years. West Marine has compiled one of the Web's most comprehensive collections of technical boating information articles.

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Rule IndustriesRule Livewell/Baitwell Pumps
 
2.6

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (12)

43%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Durable (4)
  • Great design (3)
  • Lightweight (3)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

  • Wears out quickly (4)
  • Not durable (3)

Best Uses

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

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.

VS

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 21 customers

Sort by

Displaying reviews 1-10

Back to top

Previous | Next »

 
1.0

1100 RULE LIVE WELL PUMP

By RAY

from PORTCHARLOTTE FL

About Me Professional

Pros

    Cons

    • Not Durable

    Best Uses

      Comments about Rule Livewell/Baitwell Pumps:

      VERY POOR DESIGN
      FIRST BIT OF GRASS IT LOCKS UP AND SHORTS OUT
      GARBAGE
      IM ON MY SECOND JUST THIS WEEK TIME TO CHANGE BRANDS

       
      1.0

      Worked for 6 weeks, are you kidding

      By Poonjob

      from Sanibel Fl

      About Me Advanced

      Pros

        Cons

        • Difficult to Use
        • Ineffective
        • Not Durable

        Best Uses

          Comments about Rule Livewell/Baitwell Pumps:

          My flats boat is 1 1/2 yrs old. I'm on my third pump.
          Last one lasted 6 weeks and the shaft deteriorated between the pump and the impeller.
          If it wasn't such a tight budge and a major pain I'd pull out the entire Rule cartridge system and replace with another brand.

          Service and delivery comments:

          Consistent out of stock compounds this pumps ineffectiveness

           
          3.0

          Cartridge style replacement pump

          By Island Rat

          from Ventura county

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use

          Cons

          • 2 year lifespan

          Best Uses

            Comments about Rule Livewell/Baitwell Pumps:

            Easy to install

            Service and delivery comments:

            Arrived quickly

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Great pump, love it.Easy to install.

            By mschutruck

            from Galveston, tx

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Visually Pleasing
            • Weather Proof

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Live well

              Comments about Rule Livewell/Baitwell Pumps:

              Replaced original 700gpm Rule pump.
              This one is 800gpm and has 2 outlets.
              If outlet to live well breaks (like original model) I can replace hose nipple. Not the whole pump. Can't wait to try wash down hose (2nd outlet)

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              1.0

              Live well. Pump

              By M&M

              from Bonita Springs, Florida

              About Me Advanced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use

              Cons

              • Ineffective
              • Not Durable

              Best Uses

                Comments about Rule Livewell/Baitwell Pumps:

                This pump is so unreliable that I carry two spares on my boat. I also modify the wiring to plug in to the boat to speed the replacement while out fishing. In the past year I have replaced the pump over 6 times. It breaks down in every conceivable way.....mechanically and electrically.
                While it is working it moves water through the live well with sufficient flow to keep bait alive for a full day of fishing.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Works for me!

                By CaptJ

                from Key Largo, Fl

                About Me Advanced

                Pros

                • Great Results

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Rule Industries Rule Livewell/Baitwell Pumps:

                    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.

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Broken shaft

                    By Bob

                    from FL

                    About Me Avid Fisher

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Rule Livewell/Baitwell Pumps:

                          pump stops running i have to take it off and smack it around to get it to work. the shaft holding the green propeller broke off. This is the 4th one i have had ( all the same) the only reason still have one is west marine keeps giving them to me for free. i would not pay a dime for this product!!!

                           
                          5.0

                          Live well pump works great

                          By Dave the Slave

                          from Lake Ann, MI

                          About Me Avid Fisher

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Great Design
                          • Lightweight
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Freshwater Fishing
                            • Saltwater Fishing

                            Comments about Rule Industries Baitwell Pump 500 Gph Strait:

                            The pump fit into the space where the origial went, plus it now has an additional outlet to attach a sprayer to wash down the boat.

                             
                            5.0

                            Strong Pump!

                            By Kristian

                            from Baja Sur

                            About Me Avid Fisher

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Great Design
                            • Lightweight
                            • Quiet
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Saltwater Fishing

                              Comments about Rule Livewell/Baitwell Pumps:

                              We use these pumps in our boats down here in Baja, and they hold up to the harsh heat and sea conditions.

                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              1.0

                              Installed and lasted approx 5 trips

                              By redfish

                              from myrtle beach sc

                              About Me Avid Fisher

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Rule Livewell/Baitwell Pumps:

                                    Used approx 5 fishing trips and pump stopped working and bait died . when removed discovered the shafted had broken off. not good. seems to be metal shaft needs to be stainless.

                                    Displaying reviews 1-10

                                    Back to top

                                    Previous | Next »

                                    PRODUCT QUESTIONS
                                    1 (800) 262-8464