Jabsco and Rule have been two of the biggest names in marine pumps, water systems, and sanitation (along with a lot of other gear) for a long time. The companies, separately and together, have been parts of different corporate structures, with the most recent change in 2011 when ITT’s water-related businesses were spun off into Xylem, Inc. (FloJet, another well-known pump-maker, is another brand in the Xylem group.)
Mike Irving and Jeff Lander, two of the Jabsco-Rule techs covering the US market, realized that the tech team was responding again and again to the same questions from different call-in customers. So they decided to make short, simple YouTube videos to cover the most important maintenance projects and commonly asked questions. Then they created a new web page, jabscotech.com, to host the material.
At the moment there are 22 videos online (most having to do with Jabsco products), ranging from subjects like how to winterize marine toilets to why air-locks can develop in bilge-pump discharge lines. The example below covers how to winterize a washdown pump.
Just as important, there’s a tab on the page that links to the technical documents (PDF format) for scores of Jabsco and Rule pumps and other products.
It’s great to see so much valuable DIY material gathered in one place. Thanks, Mike and Jeff, and keep those videos coming.
For winterizing articles and videos from boats.com and boattrader.com, see the links below.
Five Winter Lay-Up Tips for Your Boat
OUTBOARDS and OUTDRIVES
How to Winterize a Small Outboard
How to Winterize a Four-Stroke Outboard
Outboard Expert: Five Lay-Up Mistakes to Avoid
How to Change the Lower Unit Oil on a Boat
How to Winterize Your Stern Drive and Pressure Water System
DIESEL COOLING SYSTEM
Winterizing Your Diesel Engine: Cooling System
DIESEL LUBE OIL CHANGE
Winterizing Your Diesel Engine: Oil Change
Winterizing Your Boat’s Fuel Tank
Battery Winter Lay-Up Dos and Donts