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dpolen
02-06-2008, 10:32 PM
Kind of a silly question, but my '98 Maristar has one in the middle of the boat, did Mastercraft ever add an additional one to the rear of the newer models?

T Scott
02-06-2008, 11:56 PM
I don't think they added one inthe rear, but I agree.....they should!

bigmac
02-07-2008, 07:59 AM
Kind of a silly question, but my '98 Maristar has one in the middle of the boat, did Mastercraft ever add an additional one to the rear of the newer models?

My 2004 had two, one in the middle and one in the rear.

TX.X-30 fan
02-07-2008, 09:21 AM
My 2004 had two, one in the middle and one in the rear.


Did I miss something????????????

bigmac
02-07-2008, 10:11 AM
Did I miss something????????????I haven't been back to the pole barn in awhile. It had two bilge pumps last time I checked.

Roonie's
02-07-2008, 10:19 AM
I believe my 07 X2 has two as well middle and rear.

Tom023
02-07-2008, 08:39 PM
My 2001 had one in the rear, I moved it to the middle.

bigmac
02-07-2008, 09:09 PM
My 2001 had one in the rear, I moved it to the middle.

Yes, the middle position seems to be more effective. I suppose I should check to see if my rear bilge pump even works. I've never seen it pump a drop. OTOH, the middle pump alerted me to my busted heater core well before my feet did.

I suppose we should be nautically correct here....make that stern and midships bilge pumps...

Leroy
02-07-2008, 09:22 PM
My 2001 had ( :) ) one near the rear and I would rather it be in the middle.

Takes a lot of water to get the pump to run....

dpolen
02-08-2008, 11:31 AM
Thanks guys...appreciate the responses. This was really a question of curiousity, but I think I'm adding a little project to my to-do list for 2008.

Have a great weekend!

Bruce
02-08-2008, 11:47 AM
To my knowledge my 1999 230vrs only has one. Then again someone asked me if I smoked after sex. The truth is I never looked!

prostar205
02-09-2008, 03:39 AM
MY '02 X30 only had one in the rear. It now has 2 pumps - one in the middle and the other in the rear.

Tom023
02-09-2008, 10:48 AM
Takes a lot of water to get the pump to run....


Yep, the only way the rear position would ever pump water was underway. I suppose if I hit a rock and had a hole in the bottom I would rather have the pump in the rear, but in that case pump capacity may be an issue.

learjet2230
02-09-2008, 11:08 AM
I added one in the back myself, for the warm fuzzy of having two.

dpolen
02-09-2008, 03:04 PM
I generally let my fat sacks drain into the bilge because I'm lazy, thinking if I add the 2nd pump, then I could let it bail the water out on the way back to the dock. Probably not the smartest thing to do, but would be a little added security.

bigmac
02-09-2008, 03:52 PM
When my heater core went, the rear bilge pump never did pump anything, even on acceleration. I noticed that I was accumulating water when the center bilge pump (which discharges on the right in my line of sight) came on when I'd throttle back.

Bilge pumps are cheap, and pretty easy to install.