Rule Industries Issues SERVICE BULLETIN on
F and FC Series Livewell Aerator Pumps
Owners are urged to close the seacock on their boats immediatelyto prevent a safety hazard
August 26, 2002 -- As a matter of safety, Rule Industries is voluntarily issuing a SERVICE BULLETIN on the F and FC Series Rule Livewell Aerator pumps manufactured between January 1, 2001 and May 1, 2002. The F and FC Series Livewell pumps are mounted to seacocks, typically in the bilge compartment, and are generally used to pump sea water into onboard livewell tanks that accommodate live bait. This service bulletin is being issued because the screws used to fasten the base of the Livewell pump to the seacock adapter could dislodge. The defective screws could allow unwanted water to flow continuously through an open seacock into the boat, potentially causing the boat to fill with water.
To safely operate affected boats before the defective screws are replaced, boat owners must close the seacock valve to the livewell on their boats. This is accomplished by pushing the seacock lever all the way down so that the handle is parallel to the bottom of the boat. The livewell is typically mounted aft and under the deck, and is easily accessed by removing the deck plate.
Each pump is identified with a date code, stamped on the black wire approximately 6 from the grommet in the pump housing. Pumps with date codes of 01A, 01B, 01C, 01D, 01E, 01F, 01G, 01H, 01I, 01J, 01K, 01L, 02A, 02B, 02C, and 02D must be serviced with replacement screws.