etrailer | Seaflo Automatic Bilge Pump with Magnetic Float Switch Review

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AJ: What's up everybody It's AJ with Today we're checking out this bilge pump from Seaflo. Now, this one works at 750 GPH, which is gallon per hours. That doesn't mean much to me when I say it out loud, so let's just put it in the water and check it out, huhWhat it's going to do is help you get that excess water out of your boat. Now, this one happens to be an automatic. Can you see, when I take it out of the water it stops, and it's not pumping water anymore.

It has a switch on the inside that floats up when it detects the water and starts pumping it out. This would be great for an early detection, if you forgot to put your plugin and you launched your boat. Also, when there's a bunch of water coming out and you hear the pump get going, and you go, "Oh no, I got to plug it up."You see, it stopped on its own once it got to the bottom. A little bit of water is going to be normal in your boat. You can't get all of it, and that way it's not always going to be running either.

It can stay in there with just a little bit of water. It's not going to bother I did say it was an automatic bilge pump. There are other ones that don't automatically turn on. They're switch based, so you would connect it up to the always on power source, and it's up to you to turn it on to pump the water just wanted to show you how it worked. This is that float switch on the inside.

When the water's in there, it'll float up to the top and it'll power up the fan, so that way it's wired up. It's not always running. You don't always have to think about it. It kicks on when you need it few things to think about is, if you're going to replace one or add one to your boat If you're replacing it, great, you already know where the wiring goes to. You probably already have a hose run, so you're good.

Now, if you're adding one to your boat, along with an existing bilge pump, you're going to have to get the hose separately. It doesn't come with one. Now, this one works with 3/4" diameter on the inside of the hose, so that's what kind it's going to fit. I would recommend getting some more hose clamps, or if you have them, secure it down that way, and not to mention some heat shrink butt connectors, so when you're wiring it up, you can make sure you use the heat on there, shrink them down. They're nice and sealed, so that no water is going to mess it does gallons per hour really mean This one's 750. I can rattle off all the other numbers, but that doesn't help me explain to you how fast it actually goes. Everybody's got different boats and they're going to use these for different things, so we're going to use them side by side to show you just how much time they 's the plan. We're going to pour 10 gallons into this container. I'm going to do that with every bilge pump to make sure we have the same amount of water, and then we can time it and see how quick it takes to pump it out.(silence).'s pretty cool to see them right in a row, and they actually do make a big difference. They don't just have the numbers on there for no reason. Our lowest one, our 500, was 50 seconds, and the highest one, at 2000 was 22 seconds, so that's a big difference. We saw that change with each one we used. One thing I will note though, is the sound sure didn't change too much. They sounded about the same, especially when it was submerged in water. Of course, it gets noisier when there's no water. You can hear it right before it shuts off, but most of these are going to be down, tucked away somewhere in your boat, so they're not going to be right in front of the steering wheel and your face. You're barely going to hear it when it's going in your boat, pumping that water of the biggest differences for me is the switch based ones versus the ones that have that auto switch. You can see, again, as this water raises up, it'll lift this up and engage it. I think that's just a better way to go about it. Not have to worry about flipping the switch, or what if I forgot to do it, then the back of my boat floods. Once this starts going up, it's going to pump that water out. That way it never builds up on one you go with, it's going to get the job done. We saw that they just go a little bit faster. It's way better than using a manual pump or a bucket. I'd much rather have this do the work for me. I think that does it for our look at these bilge pumps. Hope that helped.
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