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SHURFLO Bait Sentry™ Pumps

The Bait Sentry's magnetically driven impeller moves large quantities of water and handles solid debris without motor damage. If the impeller locks up, magnets break free, saving the motor from burnout. This pump design also features an automatic purge which protects against airlock. A second 1/2" inlet port provides a raw water connection to a wash-down pump. 24-hour dry run time.

  • Type: Bait tank pump
  • Inlets/Outlets: 3/4" NPT inlet, 3/4" Barb outlet (1100 GPH model has 1-1/8" barbed outlet)
  • Mount: Mounts on 3/4" seacock
  • Features: Includes dual port for easy washdown connections, continuous duty, ignition protected, Marine UL Listed
  • Warranty: Three years

Manufacturer's Documents

Customer Reviews
Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
800gph Bait Sentry Pump, 30-50gal. Tank, 2.75A Draw 428386 1700-011-030
In stock online.

$99.99

1100gph Bait Sentry Pump, Over 50gal. Tank, 3.75A Draw 428410 1700-021-030
In stock online.

$129.99

Product Description

The Bait Sentry's magnetically driven impeller moves large quantities of water and handles solid debris without motor damage. If the impeller locks up, magnets break free, saving the motor from burnout. This pump design also features an automatic purge which protects against airlock. A second 1/2" inlet port provides a raw water connection to a wash-down pump. 24-hour dry run time.

  • Type: Bait tank pump
  • Inlets/Outlets: 3/4" NPT inlet, 3/4" Barb outlet (1100 GPH model has 1-1/8" barbed outlet)
  • Mount: Mounts on 3/4" seacock
  • Features: Includes dual port for easy washdown connections, continuous duty, ignition protected, Marine UL Listed
  • Warranty: Three years

Manufacturer's Documents

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2.2

(based on 15 reviews)

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    (1)

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    (9)

33%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

    Cons

    • Poor design (7)
    • Wears out quickly (6)

    Best Uses

    • Saltwater fishing (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid fisher (11)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    KLB

    Wow! I was surprised by the not so good reviews. I just replaced my pump after 9 years of use. I fish approximately 20-30 times a year and have used my 30gal...Read complete review

    Wow! I was surprised by the not so good reviews. I just replaced my pump after 9 years of use. I fish approximately 20-30 times a year and have used my 30gal bait tank everytime with no issues. I just replaced it at the start of the 2014 season (offshore San Diego). I changed because I did not want it to go out while tuna fishing and ruin a trip. I estimate I had well over 2000 hrs on the pump. Maybe I was just lucky....

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    Bad Quality

    I have had two of these fail on me. There is a small magnet inside that shatters after a couple of years. The manufacturer won't sell parts for these so instead of a 5...Read complete review

    I have had two of these fail on me. There is a small magnet inside that shatters after a couple of years. The manufacturer won't sell parts for these so instead of a 5 dollar repair, you have to buy a whole new pump.

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    1.0

    Low Quality Pump

    By Killer Skiff

    from Cabrillo Marina CA

    About Me Advanced

    Pros

      Cons

      • Poor Design

      Best Uses

      • Large Boats

      Three pumps in less than a year and a total hassle on the return, should be zero stars!

       
      5.0

      KLB

      By Bob

      from San Diego, CA

      About Me Avid Fisher

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Saltwater Fishing

          Wow! I was surprised by the not so good reviews. I just replaced my pump after 9 years of use. I fish approximately 20-30 times a year and have used my 30gal bait tank everytime with no issues. I just replaced it at the start of the 2014 season (offshore San Diego). I changed because I did not want it to go out while tuna fishing and ruin a trip. I estimate I had well over 2000 hrs on the pump. Maybe I was just lucky....

           
          1.0

          Not working in less than one year

          By Jim

          from Bradenton, FL

          About Me Avid Fisher

          Pros

            Cons

            • Poor Design
            • Wears Out Quickly

            Best Uses

              After going through 5 of the 1100gph pumps in less than 5 years, I am going to try and find a brand that will work. Very pricey for the poor quality that Shurflo is making. I have two Rule bilge pumps that are 32 years old and still working great (they were actually made in the USA!)

               
              3.0

              Check the warranty

              By HerbC

              from Anna Maria Island, FL

              About Me Avid Fisher

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Saltwater Fishing

                  Comments about Shurflo 800gph Bait Sentry Pump, 30-50gal. Tank, 2.75a Draw:

                  Mine wore out too, but according to the literature received with it, the warranty is 3 years from the date of manufacture stamped on the pump label. Send it back to Shurflo and they will send a new one...

                   
                  1.0

                  No Good

                  By Lamby

                  from Port Stephens, Australia

                  About Me Avid Fisher

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Poor Design

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Shurflo 800gph Bait Sentry Pump, 30-50gal. Tank, 2.75a Draw:

                      Don't expect much life out of these pumps, on my third and would change to another brand except my boat has been plumbed for this particular pump. Earlier PM spot on, shaft bearing fails due to spinning heavy magnet. May be ok if mounted verticle

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Motor shaft bearing wears out too quick

                      By Rick

                      from San DIego

                      About Me Avid Fisher

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Work For A Little While

                      Cons

                      • Poor Design
                      • Wears Out Quickly

                      Best Uses

                      • Garage Decoration
                      • Paper Weight

                      Comments about Shurflo 800gph Bait Sentry Pump, 30-50gal. Tank, 2.75a Draw:

                      Ok, These pumps are junk. I took a couple pumps apart and they both had the same problem. The shaft bearing wears out due to the heavy magnet that spins at the end of the shaft. The good part is you always get a warning as the plastic covered magnet hits the sidewall due to the worn out bearing you get a loud sound so you know its time to install another pump. In my opinion its a design flaw. The extra cost of a good pump is nothing compared to the cost of ruining your fishing trip. This review is on the 1100 gph and is not for the 800 gph as I don't use that model.

                       
                      1.0

                      Going on my 4th one in 5 years

                      By Rudeboyelvis

                      from Clearwater, FL

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Poor Design
                        • Wears Out Quickly

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Shurflo 800gph Bait Sentry Pump, 30-50gal. Tank, 2.75a Draw:

                          The mag impeller wears out within a season. I thought that maybe my suplier got a bad run of them, but I've now ordered from 3 separate suppliers, so they know this pump is garbage and yet refuse to improve the design. Will swap the complete unit out with another brand in the spring (when this latest one quits - and it will.)

                           
                          1.0

                          Don't waist your money.

                          By fish

                          from Venice, Louisiana

                          About Me Avid Fisher

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                            Cons

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                                Comments about Shurflo 800gph Bait Sentry Pump, 30-50gal. Tank, 2.75a Draw:

                                Don't waist your money. This is my third one and every one just outside of one year it breaks. My third one is just outside of one year and it sounds like its about to explode. Will change (with another brand) bait too expensive to take a chance.

                                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                1.0

                                One Season and done!

                                By Bob

                                from San diego, ca.

                                About Me Avid Fisher

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                  • Wears Out Quickly

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Shurflo 800gph Bait Sentry Pump, 30-50gal. Tank, 2.75a Draw:

                                    Still pumping, but sounds really bad.

                                     
                                    2.0

                                    Not Worth the Money

                                    By Fish Hunt

                                    from Florida

                                    About Me Avid Fisher

                                    Pros

                                    • Good flow

                                    Cons

                                    • No parts support
                                    • Poor Design
                                    • Wears Out Quickly

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Saltwater Fishing

                                    Comments about Shurflo 800gph Bait Sentry Pump, 30-50gal. Tank, 2.75a Draw:

                                    When new the pumps are quite and produce good flow. The magnet impeller breaks at one year and one day... just out of warranty. Because I run dual pumps, I have resisted in changing them out to a differnt brand and replacing a working pump but that is just what I am doing this go around. I have had three fail now just outside of the warranty.

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