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Beckson Thirsty-Mate Kayak Bilge Pump

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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
 
3.8

(based on 8 reviews)

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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  • Functional (3)

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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.

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        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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                • 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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