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Old 07-10-2014, 05:22 PM
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I currently have a Shurflo bait sentry 800 GPM that went south. The boat is new to me so I don't know how long it was in the boat. I've read some bad reviews on this pump so I'm open to suggestions. The new pump must be able to plumb to my washdown pump and it will support a 28 gallon bait tank. I not a big fan of a plastic base but that limits my choices. Like to stay under $200.

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Old 07-10-2014, 05:56 PM
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I have parmax 4..they work good and are very easy to change out when they fail.
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Perhaps I'm just being dense, but I am unable to make heads or tails out of what criteria you demand, other than price. If you merely desire a pump that works well and is easy to change out when it fails like your Shurflo, then you have your answer, but I'm thinking you may have something else in mind.
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Originally Posted by 100deltacharlie View Post
I have parmax 4..they work good and are very easy to change out when they fail.
Cant go wrong with a Parmax. we use them quite often on high end installations and never have issues. A little pricey but a very well built product in my opinion.
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Originally Posted by Pez Vela View Post
Perhaps I'm just being dense, but I am unable to make heads or tails out of what criteria you demand, other than price. If you merely desire a pump that works well and is easy to change out when it fails like your Shurflo, then you have your answer, but I'm thinking you may have something else in mind.
I probably didn't explain it very well....I have a bait sentry 800 gpm pump that has failed. The bait sentry has two outlets. Since I only have one 3/4" thru hull fitting the new bait pump must also have two outlets. The lower outlet, located at the base of the bait sentry, connects to my wash down pump. I believe it just allows the wash down pump to pull water from the thru hull. My wash down pump works.
I read some bad reviews on the bait sentry and was just looking for other options

My criteria is:

1. Must be large enough to supply the proper areation for a 28 gallon tank.
2. Must have the second outlet for connecting to my washdown pump.
3. Like to stay under $200.00
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Now there's a question I can sink my teeth into. The Jabsco ParMax pumps do not seem to fill your requirements because (as far as I know) they are lacking the dual port configuration. Rule, however, does offer a selection of dual port bait pumps which meet all your criteria, from 500 GPH to 1100 GPH in its regular series, and a whopping 1600 GPH Tournament Series livewell pump.

To match your old Shurflo, the Rule 800 GPH dual port livewell/bait pump would seem to be a viable choice.
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I have nothing but good things to say about Bait Sentrys, I had an 800 that had a bunch of hours on it when I got the boat, lasted for several more years, when it died I put in an 1100 that has done nothing but run for about 7 years now. Turn it on Friday and run it through Sunday for 100s of fishing trips.
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Originally Posted by Reel Lucky LHP View Post
I have nothing but good things to say about Bait Sentrys, I had an 800 that had a bunch of hours on it when I got the boat, lasted for several more years, when it died I put in an 1100 that has done nothing but run for about 7 years now. Turn it on Friday and run it through Sunday for 100s of fishing trips.
Sounds like stayng with the bait sentry may be the way to go if I can get 7 years out of one. As I stated in the post I really didn't know how old the pump was since I brought the boat used. Thanks for all the help.

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