Yes, all the water should be drained from the pumps before freezing temperatures occur.
For shower sump boxes it is acceptable to use pink RV antifreeze for winterization.
Its best to use mild soap and water only... no harsh cleaners or bleach.
Pink RV antifreeze only! Do not use automotive antifreeze.
Replacement lids and battery packs are available upon request.
No. All of our DC motors are brushed versions.
First you need to review page 4 of our catalog and find the right plug, then order accordingly. Or you could contact the dealer to order a replacement.
The pump will turn on at approx. 2 inches and off between 1/2 to 3/4 inches of water.
Our pumps have an estimated lifespan of approx. 1,000 hours.
Yes, for the 1,000 hour approx. life span.
We do not sell component parts for that pump.
No, that pump is not designed to add a float switch.
No, we do not sell components for that pump.
The button pushes inward not down on the base.
If you point the arrow on the bulb straight up 12 o'clock, it helps the valve set to close the lower valve.
Sorry we no longer have stock in our A series pumps. Some retail & online stores may have stock available.
Yes our ¾ inch inlets actually measure 1 inch O.D. the ¾ statement refers to ¾-14 thread size.
Sorry we no longer have stock in our V series pumps. Some retail & online stores may have stock available.
No they were made obsolete in 2004
Yes there protected in the way so that no sparks can leave the housing and cause harm.
Not in a blower application it will cause the motor to overheat and cause damage.
Not in a bilge application.
It’s not recommended and will void your warranty.
No. The technical instructions of each pump is availabie within the products area.
No, you can wire them directly to a power source with proper fusing.
Proper direction is counter clockwise.
No, water must be at the impeller for the pump to move water.
No, Attwood pumps do not have built in fuses. Fuse ratings for each can be found on the pump, within the instruction sheet and within the Attwood product catalog.
No (only exception is our 11574 wash down pump)
The pump could be wired backwards, impeller should turn counter clockwise.
Aerator pumps can airlock two different ways:
1. At the motor housing: To correct this, make sure the outlet of the pump is oriented with the outlet up or between 12 o'clock and 2 o'clock.
2. In the water line: To correct this, you need to eliminate any high and low spots you have in the line running from your pump to your livewell. A steady incline is best.
Yes, all of Attwood's aerator and bilge pumps are sealed units and are fully submersible. Note: exceptions are our wash down (11574) and potable pump (6126).
Our boat seats have a limited 1 year warranty.
Attwood seats meet ABYC H-31 testing
Attwood seat cores are only sold in standard pack quantities.
Attwood seats come standard with ¼-20 inserts. The length of bolt or screw needed depends on the type of seat mount you are attaching to the seats. A good rule of thumb is 1 ½” to 2” minimum length to attach to a basic seat mount.
Attwood does not offer back to back seats.
Attwood does not currently offer seats with drink holders.
Attwood does not offer arms for our Centric seats.
Attwood does not offer any folding seats with bolsters.
Rule of thumb is the larger the seat the larger the pedestal system. It is also very important to check the regulations to select the proper pedestal for the seating position on your boat.
Attwood offers replacement cushions for the ProForm series of seats only.
Attwood seats will work with most aftermarket seat mounts and sliders.
No, our posts are not stackable. You would need to buy a post that is the correct size for your application.
Attwood ¾ pin bases do require a 2 ¾” clearance hole.
If the pedestals were purchased from a retail store there should be a label on the bottom of the part.
Attwood offers one style of side mount for ¾” pen bases 64565 they are not listed on our website or in the catalog yet. You can order them through www.backtoboating.com
Although often referred to as “air ride” our pedestal systems actually use pressurized gas springs for raising the pedestal. The gas spring does add some damping support.
Attwood does offer a selection of “all stainless” ¾” pin products.
All Attwood / Swivl-Eze pedestals come with a 1 year warranty.
Some bushing can be purchased through www.backtoboating.com
Other then the handle to raise and lower the power pedestals, there are no adjustments to change the pressure or activation of the pedestal.
Attwood strongly discourages combining other brands of products with our pedestal systems.
Attwood / Swivl-Eze pedestals carry a 1 year warranty. We do not offer servicing of pedestal systems.
One of the options of our taller post, generally used for lean or butt seats do not have the locking slot at the top to allow the seat mount to rotate 360 deg.
Some of the floor bases have a stainless steel plate but a carbon steel tube and washer. We do offer a completely stainless steel floor base.
No… The ends of each post are modified to work with their mating component. If you were to cut them off, the mating component will not fit the post.
If your pedestal systems are not removed and maintained on a regular basis they will get difficult to remove. First thing to try is lubricate the area where the post and floor base connect. Using a strap wrench or similar tool, try twisting the post back and forth. Once it turns you should be able to work it up and out of the base.
Type B: Slow speed not to be used at Helm/Driver position. For speeds not to exceed 5 mph.
Attwood always recommends thru-bolting all pedestal hardware. Wood or sheet metal screws may not adequately secure the pedestal system.
No, the bases must be mounted in the proper orientation for proper support. Not mounting them correctly could result in damage or injury.
No, hardware needed to mount your pedestal systems can very. You will need to select the proper hardware for your application.
Our 5 inch series LED’s are required to be under the water for cooling. The 3 inch and 1 ½ inch are not required to be under the water.
Currently we do not offer our LED’s in 24 volt DC
Our underwater and live well lights are fully submersible.
We offer replacement bulbs for our incandescent lights only.
Automotive bulbs can be used as long as they are the correct, volts, watts and size.
Attwood pole lights are recommend to be used with Attwood bases. But they will fit in our competitors bases.
Yes contact www.backtoboating.com
ID is roughly 1.50 “
The strip lights are not designed to be mounted under water, the adhesive used to secure them is not designed to be submersed. The lights themselves are water resistant.
Attwood docking lights are designed to project light from the side of the boat onto the dock and docking area. They are not designed to be used as a head / spot light.
Attwood does not currently offer lights specifically for mounting on a dock.
Ideally the 5” underwater lights should remain under water when lit, short periods of time out of the water such as on plane shouldn’t hurt them.
Note: Check your state, local and USCG regulations for operating your watercraft with the underwater lights on.
Attwood portable navigation lights are designed for night time operation of small boats and tenders without 12-volt electrical systems. These lights are not intended to meet Coast Guard regulations. Not for use on boats that can exceed speeds of 7 knots.
No… they will not meet Coast Guard regulations.
Although some Attwood navigation lights can be used on sail boats its best to consulate with the boat Manufacture to insure you use adequate lighting for your sail boat.
No, our LED lights do not have replaceable bulbs. The LED’s carry a 10 year warranty so if the failure is due to a manufacture defect it would be covered under warranty make sure you save your sales receipt.
The locking collar can be removed for bases not requiring a locking collar. Simply remove the screw slide the collar off the pole and replace the screw in the top hole.
Attwood metal fold down bases use the same screw hole pattern (1 3/8”) old or new. Our plastic bases have a (2 ¼”) hole pattern.
No you can not. Even if you do find an LED replacement bulb that would fit the optics wouldn't be correct to pass USCG requirements.
No, you will need to change to a 3 pin base.
Yes you will have to change the blue wire from positive to negative and omit the current black wire.
If you have anymore general questions about boat wiring and marine electrical you can visit AC/DC as another resource.
The blue LED (AC power light) is very bright and over powers the red LED (charging light) you may have to cover the blue light with your finger to get a better view of the red or green LED.
3 wires are available to accommodate the different models of trolling motors.
20 amps max.
The main supply is fused with a 30amp fuse. Accessory plugs are 10amp.
Attwood’s Power Guard box has a 30 amp fuse; trolling motors generally require a 50amp.
Yes, both lights will remain green until you power the charger up. Once you have plugged the charger in, the charging light will turn red if your battery is low.
#10 countersink bolts or screws.
They do not pop up on their own; you manually pull them up and push them down.
We have a limited supply of replacement nuts and washers on hand.
Our cleats meet the USCG requirements for mooring boats per their length.
We no longer have replacement caps for our destroyer steering wheels.
We no longer carry the custom Bayliner fittings. Check our catalog for our standard fittings.
We offer a few bimini rail fittings in 1 inch. Most are 7/8 inch fittings. Check our website for sizes.
Attwood no longer offers any tubing.
Proper gas spring size and placement is can be very complicated and should be determined by the boat builders. Another option would be to find a similar setup on a boat like yours.
Attwood does not sell the end fittings separately.
There are 4 styles of retainer clips.
Yes, you should mount them with the cylinder, larger end, up when it’s in its resting position.
You should contact your boat manufacturer for proper size and mounting locations.
Sorry we do not sell just the main pole for pylons. We do offer support poles and mounting hardware separately. ( www.backtoboating.com )
Sorry the bobbin is part of the main pylon, for safety reasons it can only be installed in our factory.
When towing a skier, if the load gets too great the skier is forced to let go of the rope. When a item such as a tube is tied to the rope, the tube can dip under the water or contact something that can create too much force on the pylon, which could cause damage or injury.
Our new EPA tanks have a vacuum valve in the cap to allow air to replace the fuel being removed. Due to the new regulations the caps/tanks can not vent out.
Sorry, we do not offer locking gas caps.
If you’re experiencing over pressurization in your fuel lines or motor then a FDV is recommended.
We test our fuel products to marine standards only, i.e. CARB, EPA, ABYC/NMMA, and ASTM
Yes, thread sealant should be used on all threaded connections.
Fuel compatible sealants only.
Yes, all of our fuel products are compatible with Ethanol and Alcohol.
Our Spray less connector replaces the traditional tank fittings and eliminates spray when connecting or disconnecting fuel fittings. Note: it’s always important to release pressure in your tank before disconnecting your fittings.
When not in use tanks should be sealed and stored in a well ventilated area out of direct heat and sunlight.
Sorry we do not offer tanks with return lines.
Gauges can be replaced. Gauges can not be added if the tank did not come with a gauge originally.
You can refer to the “safe fill level” line on the side of the tank. Which coincides with the bottom of the fill neck?
Yes, part number 8838TM6
Sorry we do not. The hose from the tank to the primer bulb is approximately 18.5” from the primer bulb to the engine is 48.5” on the 6’ kits and 120” on the 12’ kits.
In some cases it maybe necessary to angle the prime bulb vertical to create the prime.
It is normal for the tanks to swell now that they are not allowed to vent out. The tanks are tested to accommodate the increased pressures.
Attwood offers kits for most engines. Refer to the packaging or our website for more information.
Refer to you owners manual to insure you get the correct fitting for your motor.
Attwood water fuel separators’ work on gasoline motors up to 300 hp.
The water fuel separator should be mounted between the fuel tank and primer bulb. Mounted in a safe location that it won’t get stepped on damaged. Also with enough clearance to remove filter of servicing.
With the exception of our diesel deck fills we do not carry products for diesel fuel.
Yes, replacement pickup tubes are available please have your model number when ordering replacement parts.
Your new EPA certified tank is designed to keep evaporative emissions from reaching the atmosphere. As a result, at times pressure will build within it. This is normal and has been accounted for when engineering your tank to ensure engine performance and safety.
Please note the following:
Most replacement parts (lens for lights etc) can be purchased from the Back to Boating web site: www.backtoboating.com/Scripts/default.asp
Replacement parts for many Attwood products can be purchased from the Back to Boating web site: www.backtoboating.com/Scripts/default.asp