Electric Pumps for Freshwater Systems
Practical Sailor tests 11 freshwater pumps from basic to 'intelligent.'
The trend toward smart freshwater pumps has expanded into the realm of intelligent pumps. Today, sailboat water pumps monitor and respond to variations in freshwater systems and even identify problems and alert users. Practical Sailor tested 11 electric water pumps for boats from five manufacturers: Shurflo; Jabsco / ITT; Johnson Pumps; Whale Pumps; and Groco. We looked at pump performance, amp-usage, ease of installation, durability, features, and cost.