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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.

$39.99

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

$79.99

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 8 reviews)

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50%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (4)
  • Attractive (3)
  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

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      4.0

      Great little pump for tight or low spots

      By Mike29

      from Huntington Beach, Ca.

      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Whale Pumps Super Sub Pumps:

          Have read about these failing after continuous on off running. Mine used to run all the time due to height of outlet and hose backfilling bilge. I installed the recommended anti backflow valve which I believe the larger ones come with now and have had no problems since. Mine is 3 years old and works awesome at keepimg my forward bilge clear.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Whale of a tale.... two dead whales!

          By BlueTriGuy

          from Vallejo, CA

          About Me Professional

          Pros

          • None

          Cons

          • Clogs Easily

          Best Uses

          • Paperweight

          Comments about Whale Pumps Super Sub Pumps:

          Don't install this pump!
          I bought two and installed them both in my trimaran out near Avalon, CA. I installed each pump on a separate battery bank and installed them exactly as directed in the instructions..

          Both pumps had one-way valves downline before the thru-hulls. Both pumps failed within two weeks and my engine compartment was flooded.

          I get some rain water in and have used other brands with separate float switches without any problems. I switched out to take advantage of the claimed '3/8' inch depth of the pump. It seems like if this is a hair above 3/8 inch the pump will just continue to run until the battery is dead, it cycles on/off about once a minute... West Marine wasn't much help on this one!

          I re-installed the old pumps 6 mo ago and haven't had a problem since...

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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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