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Rule-Mate Fully Automatic Bilge Pumps

Strainer easily removes for cleaning
 
The unique "spongeability" feature of these quiet and compact pumps removes excess water, leaving bilge dry and reducing odors. The pumps activate only when water levels rise to 2-1/8. Enclosed non-mercury float switch. Clear debris quickly with the removable strainer and easy-access impeller area.
 
  • Built-In Switch: Non-mercury float switch
  • Material: Plastic/stainless shaft
  • Warranty: Three years

 

Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
1500gph Rule-Mate, 12V, 4.8A Draw, 1-1/8" Port, 6"H x 7-1/4"W 2717981 RM1500A
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$209.99

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2000gph Rule-Mate, 12V, 8.4A Draw, 1-1/8" Port, 6"H x 7-1/4"W 2717999 RM2000A
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$239.99

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2000gph Rule-Mate, 24V, 4.2A Draw, 1-1/8" Port, 6"H x 7-1/4"W 6886808 RM2000A-24
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$279.99

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Strainer easily removes for cleaning
 
The unique "spongeability" feature of these quiet and compact pumps removes excess water, leaving bilge dry and reducing odors. The pumps activate only when water levels rise to 2-1/8. Enclosed non-mercury float switch. Clear debris quickly with the removable strainer and easy-access impeller area.
 
  • Built-In Switch: Non-mercury float switch
  • Material: Plastic/stainless shaft
  • Warranty: Three years

 

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Rule IndustriesRule-Mate Fully Automatic Bilge Pumps
 
1.7

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (14)

19%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (3)
  • Good performance (3)
  • Quiet (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (7), Advanced (3), Casual/ recreational (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Superior quality

It's a little overkill for my boat but at the end of the day it could save your boat from sinking so I'd say get the larger model.

It's a little overkill for my boat but at the end of the day it could save your boat from sinking so I'd say get the larger model.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Don't Buy

The water sensor switch turns the pump on but does not turn the pump off. After turning on, it will run forever. The only way to stop it is to remove the cage,...Read complete review

The water sensor switch turns the pump on but does not turn the pump off. After turning on, it will run forever. The only way to stop it is to remove the cage, dry the sensor with a paper towel, wait a minute or two for it to stop, then reinstall.

Reviewed by 17 customers

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1.0

Don't waste your money

By Tom

from Daytona beach, FL

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Quiet

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large Boats

    Comments about Rule-Mate Fully Automatic Bilge Pumps:

    Two pumps failed in a one year period. The problem was the electronic water level sensors failed.Electronics don't belong in a pump which is half submerged in salt water. Don't buy one of these!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Great pump no problems

    By Mxjoe

    from Miami fl.

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Rule-Mate Fully Automatic Bilge Pumps:

    Great pump

     
    5.0

    I would buy this product again, I have two boat,

    By Morning star

    from Port charlotte F.L.

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Performance
    • Quiet
    • Reliable
    • Weather Resistant

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Large Boats
      • Small Boats

      Comments about Rule-Mate Fully Automatic Bilge Pumps:

      I am very please with tis product

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      1.0

      Potential Boat Sinker

      By 26 Shamrock

      from Norfolk, VA

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Quiet
      • Weather Resistant

      Cons

      • Poor Design
      • Will not shut off

      Best Uses

        Comments about Rule-Mate Fully Automatic Bilge Pumps:

        Went through two of these in 3 years. In both cases the internal float switch would not shut the pump off and it drained my battery to nothing. The second one I got was a warranty replacement. The new pump didn't fit into the old strainer so I figured that they had done a redesign. Unfortunately I have the same problem this year. Thankfully West Marine will give me full credit towards a different pump.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        1.0

        Not a reliable product

        By SummerWind

        from Hampton, VA

        About Me Advanced

        Comments about Rule-Mate Fully Automatic Bilge Pumps:

        Second one in three years. Same issue as everyone else. Pump turns on but will not turn off when bilge is empty. Drains batteries and boat almost sinks. NOT worth the money.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Superior quality

        By The Car Guy

        from Tampa Florida

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Performance
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Small Boats

          Comments about Rule-Mate Fully Automatic Bilge Pumps:

          It's a little overkill for my boat but at the end of the day it could save your boat from sinking so I'd say get the larger model.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          1.0

          Short Lifespan

          By CR Sailer

          from Florida

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Good Performance

          Cons

          • Poor Design

          Best Uses

            Comments about Rule-Mate Fully Automatic Bilge Pumps:

            Replaced this last year after the previous one would not shutoff and killed the battery. After 14 months this one only works on manual and my battery is dead.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Problem with sensor, very poor design

            By 64 Chris Craft

            from Minneapolis

            About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

            Comments about Rule Industries Rule-Mate Fully Automatic Bilge Pumps:

            Recently, I just replaced my 3rd one of these in 12 months. I keep installing this same model, because I purchased it at West Marine, each one was covered under warranty, and I was able to swop out for a new one with little hassle. I also assume the manufacture would listen to these reviews, and actually do something about the problem. If you want to pay too much for a pump that will fail, this one is for you.

            All three of my pumps suffered the same critical issue. The pump works fine for a while, but eventually will turn on, and not shut off. You then come back to a boat with a dead battery, and a bilge full of water.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Won't Shut Off-Drains Battery

            By Lenny

            from Jacksonville, FL

            About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

            Comments about Rule Industries Rule-Mate Fully Automatic Bilge Pumps:

            Pumps great when you need it, but unfortunately keeps pumping when the bilge is dry. This pump will not shut off. It has drained and fried the house battery and I had to move the generator battery over to keep the boat afloat. After reading the other reviews I will be replacing this pump tomorrow; NOT with another Rule...

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Won't turn off

            By NEVER AGAIN!

            from New Jersey

            About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

            Pros

            • Easy To Install

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Rule-Mate Fully Automatic Bilge Pumps:

                I just bought a relatively new boat with TWO of these Rule-Mate 2000 pumps. Both will not turn off automatically! I have removed them, held them in my hands running, banged them, shook them, etc. Nothing turns them off except removing the auto fuse. Done with RULE forever!

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