NRS Kayak Bilge Pump with Float

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Don't take a bath in your boat! A swamped craft is as dangerous as it is uncomfortable. The NRS 21" bilge pump with float can bail out your boat and bail you out of a bad situation in no time.
  • The NRS bilge pump makes it easy to remove unwanted water from any open boat.
  • No hose necessary as the water will spray out over the side of your boat.
  • This pump comes with a float so it won't sink when you drop it in the water.
  • Stainless steel screws reduce rust build-up.

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Dimensions: 21" long
Features:
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  • Pumps 8 gallons per minute

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Don't take a bath in your boat! A swamped craft is as dangerous as it is uncomfortable. The NRS 21" bilge pump with float can bail out your boat and bail you out of a bad situation in no time.

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  • NRS Kayak Bilge Pump with Float

    Q:

    what is the barrel outside diameter (not the float O.D.)?
    Asked on 4/14/2014 by River Rat

    2 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The diameter of the outside barrel is 1 23/32 inch. The inlet has a
      max out side diameter of 1 31/32 inch.
      /bob Meshako

      Answered on 4/15/2014 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      OD of the barrel itself is 1 5/8".

      Answered on 4/15/2014 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Kayak Bilge Pump with Float

    Q:

    Can you please tell me if this bilge pump use stainless steel parts inside so it could be used in the saltwater and is this product made in the USA Thank you
    Asked on 11/16/2012 by Robert the fish hunter from Hayward Calif

    4 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Hi. I don’t know where it’s made, but I assume that any pump for a SEA kayak could handle salt water. While I have it on my boat, I’ve never used it.

      Answered on 11/17/2012 by Allan from Hermosa Beach, CA
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Being the start of winter up here... My boating stuff is buried in the garage. Works fine with fresh water
      Kellie A. Holmstrom DVM
      Animal Medical Center of Marquette

      Answered on 11/16/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      parts questions should be answered by the manufacturer.
      I have used that pump in salt water for 25 years, no problems-just rince when you are done.

      Answered on 11/16/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Couldn't disassemble the pump to check inside, but I am willing to bet the internal parts are plastic. Two screws on exterior may or may not be stainless. They seem superfluous as I couldn't pull the assembly apart even when i took them out (they may have used PVC glue). One rivet on top handle connects to the shaft - doubtful that is stainless. It appears shinier than aluminum rivets.
      Yellow parts (#6 Plastic) are made in China.
      I have used this pump pack-rafting on fresh water, but not on salt. I have used pumps like this for years, sea kayaking in warm and cold ocean water. No failures, though they can be "sticky" if they have been stored for months without having been rinsed in fresh water.
      I wouldn't sweat the components, and I doubt you would find a US made product. If that is a hang-up, I bet they wouldn't be that hard to make.
      Good Luck.

      Answered on 11/16/2012 by Heavy D from Victor, Idaho
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NRS Kayak Bilge Pump with Float
 
4.3

(based on 15 reviews)

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    (5)

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87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (9)
  • Well built / quality (6)
  • Attractive (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Personal watercraft (5)
    • Flat waters (4)
    • Small boats (4)
    • Day trip (3)
    • Kayak camping (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (14)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Indespensible Gear

    Took this pump on the Colorado River - Moab Daily stretch and from Dewey Bridge to Hittle Bottom. First time on the Colorado whitewater so a few in our party biffed it in New...Read complete review

    Took this pump on the Colorado River - Moab Daily stretch and from Dewey Bridge to Hittle Bottom. First time on the Colorado whitewater so a few in our party biffed it in New Rapids and White's Rapids. I pumped my boat after every rapid and managed to stay upright, my wife too. Both my wife and myself felt this was a big factor in the success of our float since we were not using spray skirts. I know we weren't in class IV rapids but there was some significant moments. I would not go without this bilge pump ever...and it's reasonably priced. Thank you NRS.

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    Won't Hold Up to Hard Use

    We ordered a large number of these for an youth expedition program. They worked okay for about season but quickly became jammed with rocks and sand. Grit has seized up the pump shaft and...Read complete review

    We ordered a large number of these for an youth expedition program. They worked okay for about season but quickly became jammed with rocks and sand. Grit has seized up the pump shaft and made most of the pumps very difficult to use - not what you want in an emergency situation.

    I still have 12 or so left on my shelves and they are now just about useless for sending on trips. They won't stand up to hard, repeated use.

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    5.0

    Works As It Should

    By Cajun Craig

    from USA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about NRS Kayak Bilge Pump with Float:

        Works

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        2.0

        Won't Hold Up to Hard Use

        By Outfitter

        from San Juan Islands, WA

        About Me Professional

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Difficult To Use
          • Jams

          Best Uses

          • Taking Up Space

          Comments about NRS Kayak Bilge Pump with Float:

          We ordered a large number of these for an youth expedition program. They worked okay for about season but quickly became jammed with rocks and sand. Grit has seized up the pump shaft and made most of the pumps very difficult to use - not what you want in an emergency situation.

          I still have 12 or so left on my shelves and they are now just about useless for sending on trips. They won't stand up to hard, repeated use.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Indespensible Gear

          By Starcruiser

          from El Morro, NM

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Quality Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Personal Watercraft

            Comments about NRS Kayak Bilge Pump with Float:

            Took this pump on the Colorado River - Moab Daily stretch and from Dewey Bridge to Hittle Bottom. First time on the Colorado whitewater so a few in our party biffed it in New Rapids and White's Rapids. I pumped my boat after every rapid and managed to stay upright, my wife too. Both my wife and myself felt this was a big factor in the success of our float since we were not using spray skirts. I know we weren't in class IV rapids but there was some significant moments. I would not go without this bilge pump ever...and it's reasonably priced. Thank you NRS.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Works as advertised

            By Echo Valley Dogs

            from Buckner, KY

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Easy To Use
            • Quality Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Kayak
              • Small Boats

              Comments about NRS Kayak Bilge Pump with Float:

              Got to use this my first time out in my just finished Skin of Frame kayak I built. Wasn't trying to work on my wet exit at shore, but clumsy took over. :-) Glad I had the pump to remove most all of the water in a short amount of time.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              So far so good!!

              By Rule 308

              from Great Falls, MT

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Quality Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Small Boats

                Comments about NRS Kayak Bilge Pump with Float:

                Fortunately we haven't had the opportunity to use our pump, but it appears it is of good construction and stores easily in our kayaks. We decided to go with this pump after reading previous comments about this pump versus comments from others.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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