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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
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$87.99

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Baitwell Pump 1100 GPH Seacock 8799256 405FC
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$69.99

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Baitwell Pump 1100 GPH Strait 8799223 405STC
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$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
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$57.99

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Baitwell-1100GPH Replacement Motor 8799280 47DR
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$37.99

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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.

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Rule IndustriesRule Livewell/Baitwell Pumps
 
2.9

(based on 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (14)

52%

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 (4)
  • Wears out quickly (4)
  • Doesn't work (3)

Best Uses

  • Saltwater fishing (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid fisher (11), Advanced (8), Casual/ recreational (5), Professional (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (11)

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 29 customers

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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
                         
                        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 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            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

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