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Old 06-12-2013, 11:46 AM
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Wow not only is it rebranded it's not even 300 GPH.
It is - HF lists it as 300 gph with no head - the 260 is at a certain rise.
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Old 06-12-2013, 12:31 PM
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At 40.00 a pop you cold wire in 4 of them and have over 1000PGH for the price of one of the others.
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Old 06-12-2013, 12:42 PM
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At 40.00 a pop you cold wire in 4 of them and have over 1000PGH for the price of one of the others.
Yeah feed them with 4 thru hulls? That makes no sense at all.
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Old 06-12-2013, 03:25 PM
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i don't know where u been shopping ballast pumps but wakemakers and hodges marine have the best price all under $200 i went with the johnson pumps they seem to move water faster and always run super smooth good luck with harbor freight pumps i tried a house sump from them what a joke it ruined half of basement cause it failed wouldn't put much trust in cheap knock off pumps

http://www.hodgesmarine.com/Marine-P...umps-s/114.htm
http://www.wakemakers.com/wakeboard-ballast-pumps
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Old 06-12-2013, 03:50 PM
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i don't know where u been shopping ballast pumps but wakemakers and hodges marine have the best price all under $200 i went with the johnson pumps they seem to move water faster and always run super smooth good luck with harbor freight pumps i tried a house sump from them what a joke it ruined half of basement cause it failed wouldn't put much trust in cheap knock off pumps

http://www.hodgesmarine.com/Marine-P...umps-s/114.htm
http://www.wakemakers.com/wakeboard-ballast-pumps
I bought the Johnsons from Wakemakers as you indicated above and was the best price I found around the web at the time (although the hodges link has a fantastic price). Quality of these pumps is clear the minute you take them out of the box. They are actually made in Finland or Sweden rather than China like everything seems to be made nowadays. The Jabsco ballast puppies they sell are slightly higher priced but that is because they come with a wired switch- adding to the cost. Wakemakers site actually has a video comparing the two and says the Johnson is actually the more expensive pump - it just doesnt have the switches so costs less overall.

You wont go wrong selecting one of these but I would be very hesitant to run a non sparkproof ballast pump (Technically couldn't the insurance company deny the claim if they found the cause of a fire or explosion was related to the owner installing non service approved parts? I know not very likely and the safety risk to my family would the main reason to pass on the HF versions)

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Old 06-17-2013, 09:50 AM
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Got the pump and it is a peice of crap! haha

I will not be install it into my boat, unfortunately the company doesn't take returns either... not sure what kinda bs that is but oh well...
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Old 06-17-2013, 10:42 PM
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I found a really cheap internet price (on a somewhat sketchy site) for the jabsco with the switch (around $145 I think) printed it out and took it to west marine and they price matched it, so I didn't have to pay shipping.
I can't remember the site, I'll see if I can find it later.
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Old 06-17-2013, 11:52 PM
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Got the pump and it is a peice of crap! haha

I will not be install it into my boat, unfortunately the company doesn't take returns either... not sure what kinda bs that is but oh well...
Oh well... Perhaps it can be utilized for something else? Like draining pooled water off tarps?
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Old 06-18-2013, 05:34 PM
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harbor freight don't except much they are great for cheap tools but anything power tool or electrical is something else we had a one of there drill press catch on fire once so be careful
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