Rule Industries Issues Service Bulletin
On "F" and "FC" Series Livewell
Owners are urged to close the sea**** on their
boats immediately to prevent a safety hazard
August 16, 2002 - As a matter of safety, Rule Industries is issuing a service bulletin on the "F" and "FC" Series Livewell aerator pumps manufactured between January 1, 2001 and May 1, 2002. The "F" and "FC" Series Livewell pumps are mounted to sea****s, 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 sea**** could dislodge. The defective screws could allow unwanted water to flow continuously through the sea**** into the boat, potentially causing the boat to fill with water. In order to safely operate affected boats before the defective screws are replaced, boat owners must close the sea**** valve to the livewell on their boats.
Each pump is identified with a date code, stamped on the black wire approximately 6? from the grommet in the pump housing. Pumps with the 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. Boat owners may call Rule Industries (978-281-0440) or their boat dealer with questions and to arrange for a free replacement screws to their pump. Rule can also be contacted by mail at 1 Kondelin Rd., Gloucester, Ma 01930 or via fax 978-283-2619. More info could be found at the Rule internet site www.rule-industries.com.