Does anyone know where to buy these things and which model came spec’d with our boats? I’ve tried searching online and came up with nada… They look like a Guzzler 500 gph, but nothing at Defender looks quite like these.
Mine doesn’t really look like that at all- it’s turned 90 degrees and laying flat against that vertical wall inside the lazarette. I don’t have a picture handy, but there is no flap for the handle orifice- it’s a stainless post that you just slide the handle on and start pumpin’. It does say “Guzzler 500″ embossed on the body of the pump, and I called the company this morning- she said the current refurb kit will still work with those older pumps. What I am doing is making sure this pump works for Bermuda 1-2; it is a requirement for the race, not that I’m likely to be really using it to bail the boat if I take on a stern wave that finds it’s way down below- that pump really works to keep the sump dry at the dock. I have another electric pump in the bilge mounted right under the cockpit floor connected to 2” tubing that I have to place out the companionway, but the only other requirement for the race is a “permanently mounted” manual pump that allows pumping from inside the boat, but allows you to run the hose out through a crack in the companionway hatch or slider. All I’m going to do for that is just zip-tie a Thirsty mate in place near the companionway.
Yea, I got a larger volume pump, since this will be an emergency equipment.
it’s a Amazon Universal Manual Diaphragm Pump from Jabsco.
I have a electric bilge pump as well. Under the mast, it has it’s own discharge at the transom – had to run a parallel pipe all the way back.