View Full Version : for those of you with the Attwood Sahara Bilge Pumps...

08-13-2014, 01:10 PM
what is your GPH flow rate?

08-13-2014, 01:21 PM
I got rid of my attwood sahara. threw it in the trash. At the end of last season it would either stick on, or stick OFF. both are quite concerning.

I went with a pump that was separate from my switch. I got the Attwood digital bilge pump switch, and then got the Johnson lowboy bilge pump. it's a cartridge pump, so that's good. I kept the same 3/4" line, since I didn't want to mess with it too much more than swapping the pump and adding a switch that wasn't integrated.

08-13-2014, 07:11 PM
Yep, mine doesn't always turn on, I added a second rule pump and new float switch..

08-13-2014, 09:50 PM
Sahara 500 Automatic Bilge Pump:
Compact size and low-profile design allow installation in tight places
High-efficiency, permanent magnet motor on this Sahara bilge pump uses composite brushed and permanently lubricated bearings for long life
Molded three-wire shaft seal perfectly centers motor shaft to prevent leaks and wear
Mechanical switch is simple, reliable and contains no toxic mercury
750 GPH at open flow, 625 GPH at 3.3' head
3/4" hose outlet
Ideal for a recreational boat

08-13-2014, 10:18 PM
Remove the reliable part and it's a prefect description!

08-14-2014, 05:41 AM
So we have the 500. Thanks JV

Replacing mine and I wanted to go to the next higher GPH and try to stay with the same hose ID, and wiring.

But....I was thinking of an 1100 GPH pump with a 1 1/8" hose. Do they make thru hole fittings with the 1 1/8 OD that doesn't require enlarging the hole in the hull?

08-14-2014, 09:33 AM
yep here it is.


not sure they have one in black

08-14-2014, 10:00 AM
Ed, on my 08 the side thru hulls were a dual design that would take a 3/4" hose and a 1" hose. might want to pop that hose off and check, if not I think I have the black 1" side thru hulls in a box in the garage that your welcome to if I still have one

08-14-2014, 08:09 PM
Id keep the Sahara and buy the rule pump and switch and add a bilge hose kit so you have 2 bilge pumps. You can wire the Sarah into the new switch..




$55 amazon prime...Installed this earlier in the year, but kept the old sahara as well..