gost shrimp pump

Discussion in 'Private Boaters and General Saltwater' started by Hot Rod, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. Hot Rod

    Hot Rod New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2008
    Messages:
    155
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +1
    anybody know where i can get a ghost shrimp pump at?
     
  2. hawaiianstyle

    hawaiianstyle Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2008
    Messages:
    80
    Trophy Points:
    40
    Ratings:
    +2
    sqiudco or dana landing
     
  3. Hot Rod

    Hot Rod New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2008
    Messages:
    155
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +1
    do you know how much they cost?
     
  4. Shyazn8boi

    Shyazn8boi New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2008
    Messages:
    607
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +1
    Squidco cost $19.99 = $21.53 + tax.
     
  5. hawaiianstyle

    hawaiianstyle Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2008
    Messages:
    80
    Trophy Points:
    40
    Ratings:
    +2
    25 to 30 bucks. or go to homedepot and make your own! its probably easier too just buy it though! but their are guys that make them.
     
  6. Fomen

    SDFish VIP

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2008
    Messages:
    1,658
    Trophy Points:
    195
    Ratings:
    +2,952
    Get ready to buy new parts for it after 3 or 4 uses. You'll find the kinks in the armor on those shrimp pumps fairly quickly. I had to upgrade mine on several occasions. Not it's pretty much indestructable.
     
  7. hawaiianstyle

    hawaiianstyle Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2008
    Messages:
    80
    Trophy Points:
    40
    Ratings:
    +2
    i once seen a guy with a pimped out all stainless steel one, the only thing rubber was the plunger inside
     
  8. Hot Rod

    Hot Rod New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2008
    Messages:
    155
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +1
    thanks im going to go buy there today to see if there open do you if there open?
     
  9. Shyazn8boi

    Shyazn8boi New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2008
    Messages:
    607
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +1
    There closed Sundays..

    Monday - Saturday
    Open up at 8:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.
     
  10. Mecca24/7

    Mecca24/7 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2008
    Messages:
    703
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +9
    make your own bro, its super fun, the trick is to just find the right size size ball for the suction
     
  11. Shyazn8boi

    Shyazn8boi New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2008
    Messages:
    607
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +1
    And goodluck finding the handle if you plan to make your own..

    Dont have a handle for it.. You will be spending pumping out 50 shrimps in 2.3 hours.

    So buy one and change the foam inside.. Put a circle slipper of 1.8" diameter then your set
     
  12. Fomen

    SDFish VIP

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2008
    Messages:
    1,658
    Trophy Points:
    195
    Ratings:
    +2,952
    I found the perfect size ball. Go to Big 5, Sports Authority, or Sport Challet and buy a tube of "Squash Balls". They are slightly smaller than a raquet ball but 3 times as thick and durable.

    Fomen
     
  13. mick

    Staff Member SDFish VIP

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2008
    Messages:
    2,154
    Trophy Points:
    195
    Ratings:
    +228
    I have a stainless steel one. It's made by alvey and I've had it since the mid 80's. It's pumped thousands of shrimp and it still works. I've never had to rebuild it. Do the math and decide how many cheap pumps you want to go through. The stainless steel tubing has a thinner wall thickness (than PVC) and cuts through the shells and sand better. Worth the money in my opinion. SQC, that used to be on Boston Street, had an imitation that was a copy of the Alvey. Are they still selling their stuff at the swap meet? Does Squidco have the stainless steel version?

    mick
     
  14. Shyazn8boi

    Shyazn8boi New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2008
    Messages:
    607
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +1
    Nope squidco dont have the stainless pump version.. But I would like to make one with stainless, imagining.. How easy it will penetrate the ground quickly!
     
  15. mick

    Staff Member SDFish VIP

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2008
    Messages:
    2,154
    Trophy Points:
    195
    Ratings:
    +228
    I thought the same thing years ago. I used to teach shop classes (wood, metal, welding). The challenge is finding the tubing. I've looked at the various metal suppliers and couldn't find anything. I opted to by one from Coren's Rod and Reel supply in Chicago. I think I paid $65 back around 1984. It was well worth it.

    That was before the internet. You may be able to find the tubing now. If you want to see mine let me know and I'll let you take measurements. To be honest, unless you really enjoy building stuff, I'd just suck it up and buy one. But if you insist... then let me know.

    mick
     
  16. hawaiianstyle

    hawaiianstyle Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2008
    Messages:
    80
    Trophy Points:
    40
    Ratings:
    +2
    maybe it was you back in 85 i seen in the ob flood canal!
     
  17. mrsea

    mrsea Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2008
    Messages:
    129
    Trophy Points:
    55
    Ratings:
    +3
    Dana landing market had 2 sizes of the SS Alvey pumps in stock last week.
     
  18. Hot Rod

    Hot Rod New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2008
    Messages:
    155
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +1
    i figured out how to make one?

    pump1.jpg

    You can get all the parts needed at your local hardware store. If you have to buy a full length of PVC, then your per-gun cost will go up, so make two for you and a buddy and consider it money saved.

    PVC Parts needed:

    2" x 30" long
    2" cap
    3/4" x 33" long
    3/4" cap
    3/4" elbow
    2" PVC test plug
    1 washer with 3/8" hole, approx 1.5" diameter
    PVC cement
    Cut your 2" PVC, and drill a 1" hole in the 2" cap. Assemble without cement.

    Then examine your test plug. Ours came with a washer on top that was larger than 2", so we replaced it with one that was smaller.

    plug-1.jpg plug2.jpg

    The washer that you replace it with should be around 1.5". Too small and the squeezing action of the test plug wont work as well.

    After you've sized and ensured the washer is good, disassemble the plug. Drill a hole in the 3/4" cap sized for the bolt of the plug. The bolt is a carriage bolt, and if the hole is sized tightly the carriage end will have enough material to grip to on the cap. If it's drilled too large, the assembly may spin without tightening the plug. Assemble the cap and plug as shown here, then ensure you've got it working.

    [​IMG]

    Next cut your 3/4" PVC to the length you feel is the most comfortable. We suggest 33", but it's up to you. Using PVC cement, assemble the 3/4" pipe to the plug assembly. Slide this into the 2" pipe and check that it is comfortable. You will be pulling the handle up very high, check if that is comfortable as well.

    assembly-2.jpg top.jpg

    When you're satisified with the length of the 3/4", add your elbow for a better grip. You could also add more pipe out the other side for a larger handle if you wished.
     
  19. BluegillSlaughteter

    SDFish VIP

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2008
    Messages:
    603
    Trophy Points:
    100
    Location:
    San Diego
    Ratings:
    +45
    Whats a ghost shrimp pump? (sounds kinda gross)
     
  20. carpkiller

    SDFish VIP

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2008
    Messages:
    2,154
    Trophy Points:
    280
    Ratings:
    +2,650
    Actually my six or seven-year old pump with the rotten foam rubber ball still works...just have to load it with water so it gets enough suction. The best modification on the PVC models..for me...was ditching the handle at the top, and clamping on a piece of nylon strap to go around my wrist.
    Making 'em is far too expensive if you're not Jeff Spicoli's dad. If you have the necessary tools it's pretty easy. I just don't have a way to make square cuts in pvc.
    Some day I will buy an Alvey.
    CK
     
Loading...
Similar Threads - gost shrimp pump Forum Date
What Do You Do with Shrimp Heads? Surf, Piers, & Jetties Oct 30, 2019
Pump Shrimp at 2 Bay Fishing Jul 18, 2019
Best rig for frozen or dead shrimp Surf, Piers, & Jetties Jun 27, 2019
Ghost shrimp Bay Fishing May 20, 2019
Teaching you to get ghost shrimp. Bay Fishing Mar 29, 2019

Share This Page