Boat Fuel Pump for Diesel Tank

Understand what a diesel transfer pump is and how it can safely manage your boat’s fuel

If you've ever run out of fuel while out on the water, you know how vital a diesel transfer pump can be. Not only can a marine fuel pump help you transfer diesel between aft and forward fuel tanks – it can also re-prime the engine in an emergency, making restarting a snap. With so much at stake, boaters know they can depend on Jabsco sliding vane pumps and Rule compact combination submersible and inline pumps and portable pump kits, all of which are emission protected to eliminate the risk of combustion.

How to choose a marine diesel fuel pump

Rule has developed a family of compact combination submersible and inline fuel pumps and portable pump kits designed for a wide variety of uses, both onboard and ashore. There are four models in the Slimline Series, which include strainers for use in submersible mode or, when the filter is removed, for use in the inline pumping mode. In addition to transferring fuel, these pumps can pump bilge water from tight spaces and be used for deck showers, general washdown, water and diesel transfer, or engine winterizing.

For larger boats with multiple fuel tanks, the Jabsco line of sliding vane pumps delivers the safety and reliability boat owners expect from this legendary marine brand. These self-priming continuously rated pumps come in a range of sizes and configurations and comply with USCG 183.410 and ISO 8846 MARINE (Ignition Protection).

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