Water always finds a way into a boat and this pump makes it easy to remove. The Kayak is a compact 18" long (float is sold separately), that will drain 8 gallons of water per minute. Float keeps pump from sinking.
I dislike that the float is not included. That being said, this is a good pump. I have a friend who uses theirs quite a lot, and theirs are durable, and pump out a good volume. Though I have not used mine very much to date, I expect to be pleased based on using these pumps in the past.
This bilge pump operates more smoothly than lower volume pumps. I needed to add a few drops of vegetable oil to the pump when I first got it. Its volume when pumping is higher than cheaper, smaller pumps. Love it.
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Beckson Thirsty-Mate Kayak Bilge
What makes this pump twice as expensive as the NRS bilge pump? By the time you add the float, it is $40, vs $20 for the NRS pump. They both pump 8 gpm. This one is 3" taller. Any other attributes/functionality that justify spending twice as much?
Both pumps work well, as you can see from the online reviews. Since we are the manufacturer of the NRS model we can offer it at a very good savings.
Answered on 3/5/2013 by Clyde from NRS
Sorry,I can;t remember exactly. It went with Kayak a few years back. I had 2 pumps. I do recall this was the nicer one I kept stored on kayak. It was smaller in diameter so it stored eaiser Dave Sullivan
Answered on 3/5/2013 by Anonymous
The Beckson bilge pump is a little more robust than the NRS. They sell them for sailers and other boaters as a backup contingency item. For pumping out the cockpit of your average sea kayak the NRS pump will more than suit your needs. I had one for years and it served me flawlessly. Thanks, Bill
Answered on 3/7/2013 by Billy Bob from Knoxville, TN