Edson Emergency Pump Kit

Edson enhances its emergency pump kit with a couple of good ideas. A manual emergency pump is vital to have aboard, especially for offshore work.  You may already have a manual pump installed but if things really go wrong, a second pump is critical, ...

2nd August 2010.
By Zuzana Prochazka

Edson enhances its emergency pump kit with a couple of good ideas.

A manual emergency pump is vital to have aboard, especially for offshore work.  You may already have a manual pump installed but if things really go wrong, a second pump is critical, certainly if the ingress of water is coupled with power failure. 

Edson’s Gallon-A-Stroke emergency pump has been around for a while but they’ve just added a couple of good things to the kit.  First, they now package it in a bright orange bag.  If you’ve ever looked for something in a black bag in a dark lazarette, you know the value of high visibility – especially in an emergency.  Second, Edson has added Forespar’s Tru-Plug (see my earlier post on those) that is an orange foam cone used to plug holes of various sizes and shapes – including lost thru-hulls.  No pump will help if you can’t stop the leak and this handy pump will even pass rags through its chambers – and that’s great because you never know what is floating in that bilge. 

Edson’s emergency pump kit sells for $1,029 and $1,059 (1 ½” or 2” version) and comes with 20 feet of hose, a 32” handle and quick clamp hose fittings.  They are both rated at 30 GPM.


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Zuzana Prochazka is a writer and photographer who freelances for a dozen boating magazines and websites. A USCG 100 Ton Master, Zuzana has cruised, chartered and skippered flotillas in many parts of the world and serves as a presenter on charter destinations and topics. She is the Chair of the New Product Awards committee, judging innovative boats and gear at NMMA and NMEA shows, and currently serves as immediate past president of Boating Writers International. She contributes to Boats.com and YachtWorld.com, and also blogs regularly on her boat review site, TalkoftheDock.com.
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