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RULE INDUSTRIES 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

Customer Reviews
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.

Reg. $109.99

Save $33.00

$76.99

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

Reg. $69.99

Save $21.00

$48.99

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

Reg. $89.99

Save $27.00

$62.99

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

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2.0

(based on 80 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (58)

25%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (29)
  • Easy to use (13)
  • Durable (9)
  • Good performance (9)
  • Attractive (7)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Small boats (7)
  • Large boats (3)
  • Personal crafts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (35), Professional (19), Advanced (9), Casual do-it-yourselfer (7), Casual/ recreational (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (13)

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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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
         
        1.0

        Very bad product!

        By So

        from Florida

        About Me Advanced

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Small Boats

            Comments about Rule-Mate Fully Automatic Bilge Pumps:

            Change 2 of them in 18 months, first in less than a year, and second in just 3-4 months. if you want to sink your boat , go ahead!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            I would definitely buy this product again!

            By Mike

            from Bergen county NJ

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy Installation
            • Flawless operation
            • Good Performance
            • NEVER fails
            • Quiet
            • Reliable
            • Weather Resistant

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Small Boats

              Comments about Rule-Mate Fully Automatic Bilge Pumps:

              Easy installation, very quiet, great performance, never failed.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              good pump!

              By Jessie the 'the DUDE'

              from Tacoma,Wa

              About Me Advanced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Performance

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • 30+ foot cabin cruisers

                Comments about Rule-Mate Fully Automatic Bilge Pumps:

                this pump is shorter and narrower than the pump/float valve that it replzaced giving me more room to stand in the bilge of my twin engine fairliner. this is important for my comfort during routine engine maintenance. it also improves the appearance of engine spaces.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Easy to install love the product

                By None

                from Mass.

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Performance
                • Outstanding product
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Rule-Mate Fully Automatic Bilge Pumps:

                    Love shopping at. Store staff is outstanding

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Rule-Mate Auto Bildge pump.

                    By Davethesurveyor

                    from Clinton Ct

                    About Me Advanced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy Installation
                    • Good Performance
                    • Quiet
                    • Reliable
                    • Weather Resistant

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • my 25' sailboat

                      Comments about Rule-Mate Fully Automatic Bilge Pumps:

                      Real easy to install, 15 minutes

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      5 Stars!

                      By Mark

                      from Henderson, NV

                      About Me Advanced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy and Quick Install
                      • Good Performance
                      • Quiet
                      • Reliable
                      • Weather Resistant

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Large Boats
                        • Small Boats

                        Comments about Rule-Mate Fully Automatic Bilge Pumps:

                        Easy to Install. Works as expected

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        5.0

                        Easy to install

                        By ☺️

                        from Lake charles

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Performance
                        • Quiet
                        • Reliable
                        • Weather Resistant

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Rule-Mate Fully Automatic Bilge Pumps:

                            Works good

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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