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WHALE PUMPS Super Sub Pumps

With a low-profile design and horizontal or vertical discharge positions, these versatile pumps are a great choice for narrow/low clearance bilges where others just won't fit. Strainers are designed to leave a minimum water level of just 3/8". Twist-lock assembly/ disassembly makes these pumps easy to clean. Following on the heels of the original award-winning design of the Super Sub 500, the new Super Sub 650 features a built-in electronic switch and increased capacity of 650gph.

  • Features: Twist-lock assembly/disassembly, removable strainer, low-profile design, 90° port rotation
  • Type: Centrifugal bilge pump
  • Dimensions: Super Sub 500: 7-3/16"L x 2-15/16"W x 2-1/8"H (with port in horizontal position) 2-15/16"H (with port in vertical position); Super Sub 650: 8-3/8"L x 2-15/16"W x 2-1/8"H (with port in horizontal position) 3"H (with port in vertical position)
  • Port Size: 3/4"
  • Built-in Switch: Super Sub 500: No; Super Sub 650: Yes
  • Material: Polypropylene body, stainless-steel shaft
  • Warranty: One year
Customer Reviews
Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
Super Sub Pump 500, 500gph 2364438 SS5012
In stock online.

$38.99

Super Sub Pump 650 Auto, 650gph 10286532 SS5212
In stock online.

$77.99

Product Description

With a low-profile design and horizontal or vertical discharge positions, these versatile pumps are a great choice for narrow/low clearance bilges where others just won't fit. Strainers are designed to leave a minimum water level of just 3/8". Twist-lock assembly/ disassembly makes these pumps easy to clean. Following on the heels of the original award-winning design of the Super Sub 500, the new Super Sub 650 features a built-in electronic switch and increased capacity of 650gph.

  • Features: Twist-lock assembly/disassembly, removable strainer, low-profile design, 90° port rotation
  • Type: Centrifugal bilge pump
  • Dimensions: Super Sub 500: 7-3/16"L x 2-15/16"W x 2-1/8"H (with port in horizontal position) 2-15/16"H (with port in vertical position); Super Sub 650: 8-3/8"L x 2-15/16"W x 2-1/8"H (with port in horizontal position) 3"H (with port in vertical position)
  • Port Size: 3/4"
  • Built-in Switch: Super Sub 500: No; Super Sub 650: Yes
  • Material: Polypropylene body, stainless-steel shaft
  • Warranty: One year

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Whale PumpsSuper Sub Pumps
 
2.8

(based on 6 reviews)

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50%

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Pros

  • Attractive (3)
  • Easy to install (3)
  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

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      1.0

      Runs Continously

      By Max

      from La Cruz, Mexico

      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Small Size

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Super Sub Pumps:

          Regularly will run continuously on "auto" mode. After doing an internet search turns out this is a common fault. Not recommended. Will throw mine into the garbage and buy something else.

           
          5.0

          Perfect Pump for Small Bilges

          By jdb

          from Montreal, QC

          About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Easy To Install
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Super Sub Pumps:

              I have a Tanzer 28, with a very shallow bilge. This is the only pump that does the job, but on top of it, it works better than the other standard pumps you get at many marine chandleries.

              Worth ordering and waiting for it.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Failed in first rain

              By Wind Passer

              from San Diego CA

              About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Screen Falls Off Fails

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Super Sub Pumps:

                  All seemed great. Looks nice has nice techical features.

                  BUT the front screen bumps off easily. Imagine a boat that rocks. When that is off the pump cant get the last water and so pumps continuously until impeller burnout. Happened the FIRST time rainwater got in the bilge. LuckY I checked.

                   
                  1.0

                  stay away

                  By CG

                  from Corvallis, OR

                  About Me Professional

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                  • Leaks

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Super Sub Pumps:

                    This seemingly nice pump failed with massive leakage after a week. It is not sealed, but has an o-ring and tightening collar to seal the motor. This just doesn't work for a submersible bilge pump. Whale manual pumps are great, but stay away from this one!

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Good quiet pump for tight spots.

                    By Gruenlich

                    from Pensacola, FL

                    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Easy To Install
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Quiet

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Super Sub Pumps:

                        I put this pump in a very tight space below the cabin, where nothing else would fit. It hooked up easily - as any pump should, and moves enough water to keep me at ease. I haven't had it installed long enough to judge longevity yet, but so far it looks like a good deal.

                        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Excellent Pump for Catching Fish

                        By BigBalsa

                        from La Jolla, CA

                        About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design
                        • Quiet enought for stealth
                        • Streamline shape a plus

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Kayak live bait tank too
                          • Paddleboard Bait Tank

                          Comments about Super Sub Pumps:

                          I use this pump to provide continuous circulation for the live bait well that I have rigged up on my paddleboard, that I use for ocean fishing. This pump runs continuously for several hours each outing in very harsh salt water environ, and yet is low-profile enough not to hinder my progress when paddling through kelp and over long distances. It is quiet enough to stalk easily spooked fish, and has kept my live bait lively (including a dozen squid once), helping me to hook some trophy fish. My fishing rig would certainly not be the same without this awesome Whale Super Sub.

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