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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.

$109.99

Rule-Mate 500, 12V, 1.9A Draw, 3/4" Port, 4.5"H x 6"W 10947414 RM500A
In stock online.

$69.99

Rule-Mate 750, 12V, 2.7A Draw, 3/4" Port, 4.5"H x 6"W 10947422 RM750A
In stock online.

$89.99

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

Specs

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2.1

(based on 86 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (59)

28%

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 (8)
  • Personal crafts (5)
  • Large boats (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (35), Professional (19), Advanced (12), Casual/ recreational (7), Casual do-it-yourselfer (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (18)

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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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

 
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
       
      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
         
        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
               
              1.0

              Not reliable and pressure sensor is poor design.

              By B.G.

              from Fort Myers

              About Me Advanced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Poor Design

                Best Uses

                • Personal Crafts
                • Small Boats

                Comments about Rule-Mate Fully Automatic Bilge Pumps:

                This does not work properly. The float sensor is not a good option. I would say go back to a pump and separate float switch and not a single unit....

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                1.0

                I returned it it

                By Bill

                from Tallahassee

                About Me Advanced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Poor Design

                  Best Uses

                  • Personal Crafts

                  Comments about Rule-Mate Fully Automatic Bilge Pumps:

                  They changed the design so they are not backwards compatible with existing bilge pumps, so i could not use it

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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