Bilge Pumps
Wave splash, rain, deckwash, spillage, hull leakage - few bilges remain entirely dry for long. When the bilge is being pumped out routinely, the flow rate is not usually critical. The pump needs to be reliable, efficient and easy to use.
Bronze Engine Driven Clutch Pumps (30)
Diesel engines need no electric supply to keep going, and usually have ample power to drive a substantial bilge pump as well as propelling the boat.Usually, there is no need to run the bilge pump continuously, so the pump is driven via an integral clutch, which allows the pulley on the pump to rotate without turning the pump itself. Fitted with a manual clutch, the pump is engaged by an attached lever. With an electromagnetic clutch using the boat's 12 or 24 volt D.C. electric supply, the pump can be operated remotely, usually from the helm. JABSCO manual and electromagnetic clutch pumps are powerful engine-driven units. These tough and fully-serviceable belt-driven pumps will self-prime rapidly and work continuously over a wide engine speed range. Installed in innumerable fishing boats and other workboats of all kinds, JABSCO clutch pumps are also popular in larger leisure vessels.- No Jabsco pump should be used for petrol, solvents or any liquid with a flash point below 37oC( 98oF)
Bronze Engine Driven Clutch Pumps
Manually Operated Pumps (7)
JABSCO 'Amazon' hand operated pumps are simple, reliable and inexpensive. The larger models may surprise you with their pumping power - and yours! A JABSCO hand pump may well be all you need... or in an emergency, it could be all you've got. Think carefully before you decide to do without a hand pump, whatever other bilge pumps you may have on board.
Manually Operated Pumps
Submersible Pumps (46)
With high flow rates and low battery drain. DC submersible pumps transfer water quietly and efficiently against low heads. Flow rate falls rapidly as the discharge head rises. Use the recommended hose size: undersized hose won't harm the pump but you will get significantly less flow. A good choice for light, intermittent duties handling cleanish bilge water. Large submersibles can shift water at an impressive rate without making a heavy demand on the battery. Not for continuous bilge pumping, for water with a lot of suspended solid matter, or for permanently submerged duties.
Submersible Pumps
D.C. Flexible Impeller Pumps (13)
For a really dry bilge JABSCO flexible impeller pumps self-prime rapidly from dry, can handle moderate amounts of suspended solid matter, and will maintain their flow rate against discharge heads of several metres. While they are not as quiet as submersibles, taking more current for less flow at low heads, they are robust, fully serviceable, and, unlike submersibles, able to pump the bilge dry almost to the last drop.Recent Jabsco impeller pump models have built-in dry running protection (pictured above). For details key 'Utility' in the search box on the right of this page.Even without built-in protection in the pump itself, extended protection against dry-running damage to the impeller can be secured by attention to the configuration of the discharge pipe from the pump. For technical assistance contact us with details of your proposed installation.- No Jabsco pump should be used for petrol, solvents or any liquid with a flash point below 37oC( 98oF)
D.C. Flexible Impeller Pumps
D.C. Diaphragm Pumps (4)
Self-priming, dry running Multiple diaphragm PAR-MAX pumps from JABSCO are compact, quiet and durable. Self-priming is rapid, the bilge can be pumped virtually dry, and the pump is not harmed by dry running.Discharge heads should not exceed 3-4 metres for any of these pumps. They are supplied with an inlet strainer to keep out solids big enough to interfere with the pump's valves.- No Jabsco pump should be used for petrol, solvents or any liquid with a flash point below 37oC( 98oF)
D.C. Diaphragm Pumps