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Beckson Thirsty-Mate Kayak Bilge Pump

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$30.95

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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.

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Length: 18"
Weight: 10.4 oz
Features:
  • Pumps 8 gallons/minute in 8 strokes per gallon

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  • Beckson Thirsty-Mate Kayak Bilge Pump

    Q:

    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?
    Asked on 3/5/2013 by Ray

    3 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      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
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      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
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      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
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      4.0

      Great pump

      By misnomer

      from Ca

      About Me Intermediate

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Functional
      • Quick Drying
      • Rugged

      Cons

      • Float Not Included
      • Long

      Best Uses

      • Kayaking

      Comments about Beckson Thirsty-Mate Kayak Bilge Pump:

      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.

       
      3.0

      faster than a milk jug, prettier too...

      By rough on stuff

      from NC

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Functional
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Not Durable

      Best Uses

        Comments about Beckson Thirsty-Mate Kayak Bilge Pump:

        fully functional, great for price. I would prefer one with a handle that does not break off during use though. this will work until a more robust and lightweight option comes along.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Great pump, works good, light in weight

        By The guy that rolls

        from SD

        About Me Intermediate

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Functional
        • Lightweight
        • Rugged

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Boating
          • Kayaking

          Comments about Beckson Thirsty-Mate Kayak Bilge Pump:

          I like the large SOLID handle!
          Also, the soft but strong rubber spout is a great idea!!

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          5.0

          Better volume with this pump

          By doty1933

          from oshkosh, wi

          Verified Buyer

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                Comments about Beckson Thirsty-Mate Kayak Bilge Pump:

                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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                • No
                 
                4.0

                Good pump

                By RiverRatToo

                from Tucson, AZ

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Pumps good amount of H20

                Cons

                • Needs a hose for Rafting

                Best Uses

                • Kayak Camping
                • Rivers

                Comments about Beckson Thirsty-Mate Kayak Bilge Pump:

                Good little pump. Had to buy a hose because I use it on my bucket boat. Its had to get the water out without hose.

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