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Pat K

Livewell Pump

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The Rule livewell pump in my boat stopped working last week in the middle of vacation. I pulled the cartridge yesterday and cleaned some line and sand out of the impeller. It ran after being cleaned.

Now that I know how easy it is to remove the cartridge I'm wondering if this cleaning is a long term fix or if the pump will fail again soon because of damage done by the fishing line?

Does anyone have any experiance with how long a pump may last after being frozen by line and sand?

This is my second run in with fishing line this year, earlier I picked up about 50 yards of it behind my trolling motor prop. Please put trash line in your pocket or tackle box don't let it blow out on the water!

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No idea how long it will last. Does your livewell intake have a threaded -on screen on it? They're pretty cheap and do a good job of keeping the bigger chunks out of the pump.

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There's a screen on it, about 2' of line made it thruogh.

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You should check your fuse for your pump, before it burns up the fuse should pop.

We go through about 3-4 a year total between 15 guide boats running most days.

If you are concerned just buy a replacement pump and throw it in your boat glove box. If it breaks on your next vacation, you will have a spare.

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