Pumps for Over-35-Gallon Livewells
Special Features: Complete with a separate outlet for a 3/4-inch-thread washdown fitting, this pump precludes the need for a second washdown through-hull. It is also equipped with a removable motor cartridge.
Special Hardware Included: Its short-threaded intake is designed for through-hull installation using a seacock.
Materials Not Included: Teflon thread tape, wiring connectors, hose clamps, seacock and sea strainer.
Performance Report: It drew a thrifty 3.1 amps while delivering an ample flow rate of 1,011 gph. Easy removal of the well-knurled cartridge is facilitated by a topside locking screw and an oval base for easy gripping.
Tsunami T1200/Nos. 4612/4660
Special Features: Like the T800, this pump includes a removable cartridge and is built with a large base flange to facilitate sealing the pump should it be mounted through the hull or through the livewell base. Sporting the same compact dimensions of the T800, it boasts a 33 percent more powerful motor.
Special Hardware Included: Threaded straight and elbow tailpieces with 3/4-inch fittings are included.
Materials Not Included: Teflon thread tape or sealant, hose clamps, wire connectors and sea strainer. Consider a seacock.
Performance Report: It lost just 3 percent of its rated flow at 30 inches and ran on a thrifty 3.3 amps.
1600 Pro Series/No. 16004B
Special Features: Capable of running on 12 and 24 volts, the pump is the only one in our test with a bronze bottom, making it ideally suited for seaworthy installations mated to a seacock.
Special Hardware Included: It comes with a single 3/4-inch-inside-diameter (ID) tailpiece (Johnson prefers the term spur) angled upward and threaded into the pump body plus a second port for a washdown tailpiece.
Materials Not Included: Teflon thread tape, wire connectors, hose clamps, sea strainer and seacock.
Performance Report: We tested this pump at 12 volts. It drew 5.1 amps and produced 1,288 gph of flow at 30 inches of head, an impressive accomplishment.
2000/No. 358-011-00 A/M
Special Features: A second 5⁄8-inch threaded port facilitates a second water pump, such as a washdown pump.
Special Hardware Included: The hose tailpiece is molded into the pump, and a second threaded port allows installation of a washdown hose.
Materials Not Included: Teflon thread tape for installation on existing through-hull, hose clamps and wire connectors. Consider a seacock.
Performance Report: The 2000 pumped so hard I dropped the outflow hose and had to restart the test. Its powerful motor required 8.3 amps to deliver the water and is best suited for vessels with banks of two or more batteries.