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Rule-Mate Fully Automatic Bilge Pumps

The new eco-friendly Rule Mate series of Bilge pumps feature a solid state water sensing technology that eliminates the need for a separate float switch. When water enters the bilge and reaches a certain height (2-3/4 inches) a sensor turns the pump on. After the water is pumped out, another sensor shuts the pump off.

The sensor's unique "field effect" technology is programmed to recognize the dielectric constant of water only. In the event of an onboard oil spill, straight motor oil that enters the bilge will not turn the pump on. It's part of Rule's continuing commitment to preserving our waterway.

The new Rule Mates are available in 500, 750 and 1100 GPH models. Rule has been building bilge pumps for 30 years. The pumps are preferred by yachtsmen and commercial fishermen the world over.

  • All-in-one pump & switch—no float switch required
  • Pump turns on when water level rises & shuts off when water is removed
  • Will not pump oil—straight motor oil will not turn pump on
  • Snap-off strainer for easy cleaning
  • Anti-fouling impeller
  • Limited three year warranty

Rule Mate Instruction Manual

Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
Rule-Mate 1100, 12V, 3.4A Draw, 1-1/8" Port, 4.5"H x 5"W 10947430 RM1100A
In stock online.

$119.99

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Rule-Mate 500, 12V, 1.9A Draw, 3/4" Port, 4.5"H x 6"W 10947414 RM500A
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$64.99

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Rule-Mate 750, 12V, 2.7A Draw, 3/4" Port, 4.5"H x 6"W 10947422 RM750A
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$89.99

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Product Description

The new eco-friendly Rule Mate series of Bilge pumps feature a solid state water sensing technology that eliminates the need for a separate float switch. When water enters the bilge and reaches a certain height (2-3/4 inches) a sensor turns the pump on. After the water is pumped out, another sensor shuts the pump off.

The sensor's unique "field effect" technology is programmed to recognize the dielectric constant of water only. In the event of an onboard oil spill, straight motor oil that enters the bilge will not turn the pump on. It's part of Rule's continuing commitment to preserving our waterway.

The new Rule Mates are available in 500, 750 and 1100 GPH models. Rule has been building bilge pumps for 30 years. The pumps are preferred by yachtsmen and commercial fishermen the world over.

  • All-in-one pump & switch—no float switch required
  • Pump turns on when water level rises & shuts off when water is removed
  • Will not pump oil—straight motor oil will not turn pump on
  • Snap-off strainer for easy cleaning
  • Anti-fouling impeller
  • Limited three year warranty

Rule Mate Instruction Manual

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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2.0

(based on 89 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (62)

27%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (29)
  • Easy to use (13)
  • Good performance (13)
  • Quiet (11)
  • Reliable (10)

Cons

  • Flimsy (6)
  • Difficult to clean (3)
  • Poor design (3)

Best Uses

  • Small boats (9)
  • Personal crafts (5)
  • Large boats (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (35), Professional (19), Advanced (15), Casual/ recreational (7), Casual do-it-yourselfer (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (21)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Easy to install

I have installed several of these pumps over the last year with no comebacks. I especially like the test button on the back of the pump. Connecting the pump with reversed polarity will ruin...Read complete review

I have installed several of these pumps over the last year with no comebacks. I especially like the test button on the back of the pump. Connecting the pump with reversed polarity will ruin the switch and cause it to run continuously. I found this out repairing a customer self install. The pump is clearly labeled with a polarity warning.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

IT KEEPS ON GOING AND GOING AND.........

I installed it the first time and it worked good for 2 weeks and than it was not shutting off.
I returned it and got a new one. Same problems
won't shut...Read complete review

I installed it the first time and it worked good for 2 weeks and than it was not shutting off.
I returned it and got a new one. Same problems
won't shut off after water is pumped out.
I think the water sensor gets dirty and when water hits it, it acts almost like wet mud and keeps on pumping until it dries up. It's only a mater of time until rule upgrades it or goes back to the older styles....I hope.

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1.0

DON'T BUY THIS PUMP

By Finatic

from Merritt Island FL

About Me Advanced

Comments about Rule-Mate Fully Automatic Bilge Pumps:

Don't buy this pump, I bought 2 thinking automatic, very expensive unit would perform well. I have had nothing but problems with this pump. I keep one boat on the trailer and the other on a lift, I constantly have to pull them out at least once a month and spray them and wipe them down in order for them to shut off. I kept the boat in the water for a week, I had to clean the pump twice in a week so that it would not run. Went to start the boat yesterday and the battery was dead, good thing I have a dual battery set up. Changing both to the tried and true float switch.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Junk, will eventually stay on or not come on at all.

By Ryan

from Va beach

About Me Advanced

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Fish Tank

      Comments about Rule-Mate Fully Automatic Bilge Pumps:

      I have had problems with this junk since buying it last year. I am now looking to replace this Rule with something else. This unit is junk, just google any forum they all say the same.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Replacement pump wouldn't work!

      By LJR

      from FL

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Rule-Mate Fully Automatic Bilge Pumps:

      Used in flats boat

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great pump

      By Bostonhowie

      from Sarasota FL

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Performance
      • Quiet
      • Reliable
      • Weather Resistant

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Personal Crafts

        Comments about Rule-Mate Fully Automatic Bilge Pumps:

        Great pump last one lasted 8 years of heavy use. When it came time to change it, it was so easy I couldn't believe it

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        1.0

        Doesn't shut off

        By CA Dude

        from Alameda, CA

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Reviewer

        Comments about Rule-Mate Fully Automatic Bilge Pumps:

        Switch has proven faulty. Bidge gets water in it, pump turns on and drains water from bilge but then stays on draining battery unless manually reset by turning power off and then on again. Pump eventually burns out leaving boat unprotected.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        1.0

        Bad pumb Ive had 2 and both failed auto goes continously

        By Jimmy

        from Victoria BC

        About Me Advanced

        Pros

        • Weather Resistant

        Cons

        • Poor Design

        Best Uses

          Comments about Rule-Mate Fully Automatic Bilge Pumps:

          Don't buy auto pumbs

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Well built pump.

          By Mike

          from Babylon, NY 11702

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Performance
          • Quiet
          • Reliable
          • Weather Resistant

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Personal Crafts

            Comments about Rule-Mate Fully Automatic Bilge Pumps:

            Great product, but I found two areas I felt needed improvement. My previous pump had a simple on/off switch. This pump (having the float built in) has an additional wire (for manual override), which requires the installation of a three way switch, which cost me an additional $33. Secondly, the three wires coming from the pump were two short. It would have been better if they were each an additional 12 inches.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            excellent pump, great price

            By Tom

            from Arcadia Fl.

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Performance
            • Quiet
            • Reliable
            • Weather Resistant

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Small Boats

              Comments about Rule-Mate Fully Automatic Bilge Pumps:

              Price was great and the pump works way better than Atwood pump of same size.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Excellent product.

              By Bob

              from Westbrook ct.

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Performance
              • Quiet

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Small Boats

                Comments about Rule-Mate Fully Automatic Bilge Pumps:

                Easy to install. Low profile.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Works great

                By Tlf

                from Greenville nc

                About Me Advanced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Performance
                • Quiet

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Large Boats
                  • Personal Crafts
                  • Small Boats

                  Comments about Rule-Mate Fully Automatic Bilge Pumps:

                  Performed like it is supposed to do

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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