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Beckson Thirsty-Mate Bilge Pump

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Water always finds a way into a boat, and this pump makes it easy to remove. The Beckson Thirsty Mate is 24"long with a 24" hose for getting over the side of standard floor rafts.

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Length: 24", with a 24" hose
Weight: 1.15 lbs
Features:
  • 1.75" diameter
  • 6 strokes to the gallon
  • 10 gallons per minute

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Beckson Thirsty-Mate Bilge Pump
 
4.2

(based on 5 reviews)

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Pros

  • Lightweight (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Boating / sailing (3)
    • Kayak / canoe / rafting (3)
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    5.0

    Good Pump,easy to use, quality materials

    By Grizz

    from Wilmette, IL

    About Me Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Functional
    • Lightweight
    • Smooth Action

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Boating
      • Kayaking
      • Sailing

      Comments about Beckson Thirsty-Mate Bilge Pump:

      We use this pump on a 14 ft rigid inflatable boat for teaching and assisting sailboats off of our beach on Lake Michigan. There is no electric bilge on the boat so it is great to have an easy to use hand bilge that holds up to frequent use and is smooth and easy to use. Basic but very functional product.

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      4.0

      Good for bucket boats

      By Peter

      from Missoula, mt

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Boating

        Comments about Beckson Thirsty-Mate Bilge Pump:

        Used for two trips on salmon river with my old bucket boat. Worked good. The hose tends to come off to easily. Would be good to have a strap loop so it could be tied down. Could get lost if washed overboard in a flip or big wave.

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        3.0

        Good-up to a point

        By Arcadian

        from Missouri Ozarks

        About Me Intermediate

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Cleans Easily
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Boating
          • Kayaking

          Comments about Beckson Thirsty-Mate Bilge Pump:

          It works as advertised, and has a rating of 6 pumps per gallon. If you only have a few gallons of water to get rid of, this pump can help. I bought it to evacuate the water from capsized solo canoes, and in this situaton whether it's helpful or not depends on how much your flotation empties your boat when it's flipped. My wife's Advantage is a big boat, with minimal flotation and this pump was less useful than a home-make milk jug bailer. I'll still carry it in my Bell Magic, as the added flotation makes the pump's job a lot easier.

          (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Now my fountain will not freeze.

          By Midlothian Mom

          from Midlothian, TX

          Verified Buyer

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                Comments about Beckson Thirsty-Mate Bilge Pump:

                A friend told me her husband has one of these so I looked into it. I use it to finish draining the water out of my water fountain when it gets to freezing so my fountain won't crack. The only complaint that I have is that the hose is not very long so when I push the water out it splatters on me and it's hard to get the water further than the area I'm in I'll look to see if there's an extension for the output hose.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Lot of bang for the buck

                By Great Basin Bozo

                from Salt Lake City, UT

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Smooth action

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Marine
                  • Rafting
                  • Rivers

                  Comments about Beckson Thirsty-Mate Bilge Pump:

                  I drive a big old Grand Canyon "bucket boat" and liked the pump so much that I had to have a 2nd. This little device moves a lot of water with very little effort. Unlike the water guns this pump has maintained it's smooth, easy action trip after trip even in the siltiest rivers.

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  I do appreciate the quick and reliable service from N R S. Seems like 2 or 3 days after I place my order it's on my porch.

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