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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.

$122.99

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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2.3

(based on 14 reviews)

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36%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

    Cons

    • Poor design (6)
    • 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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    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 Bait Sentry Pumps:

                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 Bait Sentry Pumps:

                    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 Bait Sentry Pumps:

                    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 Bait Sentry Pumps:

                        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

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                              Comments about Bait Sentry Pumps:

                              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 Bait Sentry Pumps:

                                  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 Bait Sentry Pumps:

                                  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.

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  Used in 20 gal baitwell

                                  By RocknRoll

                                  from Florida

                                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Versatile
                                  • Very quiet

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Bait Sentry Pumps:

                                      Works like it should. I have it hooked up to a thru hull seacock. My only complaint is it needs primed at first start up.

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