ITT Corporation’s Rule Charge N’ Flow Portable Pump Kit, which won an NMMA Innovation Award, might be the answer for your pumping needs.
It’s rechargeable, submersible and can be used to dewater the bilge, as a deck shower, for washdowns, or a fluid-transfer pump.
It handles hot or cold water, seawater, antifreeze and diesel. The kit comes with a 12V, 280-gph pump, hose, spray nozzle, filter, battery, charger and two types of adapters. The compact pump is 5.5 inches tall and 1.5 inches in diameter, and handles up to 100 gallons of water per battery charge. MSRP is $100. ITT Corporation, Gloucester, Mass. Phone (978) 282-5259; www.itt.com
This article originally appeared in the October 2009 issue.