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poontank 10-26-2007 9:29 AM

Does anyone have experience with this pump? <BR> <BR><a href="http://www.greatlakesskipper.com/productdetail.cfm?CatID=58&amp;SubCatID=477&amp;Pr oductID=7690" target="_blank">http://www.greatlakesskipper.com/productdetail.cfm?CatID=58&amp;SubCatID=477&amp;Pr oductID=7690</a> <BR> <BR>Do you think it would work well enough to fill a 650# sack?

wakemetoday 10-26-2007 10:00 AM

Yes, I bought one on ebay for $14 to fill my 250 lbs. sacs while my tsunami filled the larger ones. However, at that price for another $50 you could get a tsunami pump and cut you down time in half.

wakemetoday 10-26-2007 10:02 AM

Sorry, I meant to say, "cut your down time in half," not you down time..

spencerwakeside 10-26-2007 10:51 AM

Thats not a bad deal for a 750gph pump. I have the 1200gph pumps on EBay for $35 shipped. (nice cheap price). For another $20 you could build a faster pump. <BR> <BR><a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&amp;rd=1&amp;item=220164128 191&amp;ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT&amp;ih=012" target="_blank">Shameless Ebay Plug</a>

poontank 10-27-2007 11:10 AM

According to my math it would take 5.76 minutes to fill a 600# sack at 750GPH. That seems fairly quick. Should I expect this type of performance from this pump? <BR> <BR>(Message edited by poontank on October 27, 2007)

trace 10-28-2007 6:58 AM

The advertised gph specs on pumps are with no hoses attached, and zero lift. The performance drops as the lift height and hose length increases. You're going to have 2-3 ft of lift minimum to get up and over the gunwales. I remember it taking about 10 min for a 750 to fill a 600 lb sack. <BR> <BR>It takes my Tsunami 1200's about 5 min to fill a 750 lb, and that's with less lift because they're in a built-in system (but a little more hose length). You can get them from basspro.com for $37 brand new (with the elbow fitting and uncut wires / base fitting).

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