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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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Beckson Thirsty-Mate Kayak Bilge Pump
 
3.8

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      1.0

      Breaks Down

      By Randy

      from Sarasota, FL

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Not Durable

        Best Uses

          Comments about Beckson Thirsty-Mate Kayak Bilge Pump:

          My Thirsty Mate pump is completely non-functional due to complete breakdown of the rubber diaphragm on the end of the pump rod. The rubber disintegrated, and there seems to be no way to disassemle the pump, as all parts are glued.

          Don't buy this unless you want to have to buy another in a few years.

           
          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

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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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