Originally Posted by zbaird
It is a dry action pump, until it is a wet action pump. Either one can get water inside which youll want to get out before filling the boat. Cant go wrong with either one.
To clarify: by ďdry actionĒ Iím referring to, whether or not, the pumps are lubricated with grease, not if they get drowned with water.
Iíve personally witnessed the DRE pumps of a commercial desert outfitter having issues with sand buildup in the grease, but not with the Carlson. Keeping in mind that these pumps are being abused by twenty-something guides and dropped and tossed in the sand/dust daily, and are drastically more prone to issues than the private boater who takes care of their equipment, and at most, a handful of desert trips a year. Just sharing what I've witnessed.
I agree with you that most folks canít go wrong with either pump.
As for the footprint base being too small on the Carlson, that is an easy fix. Just get a 1/8Ē acrylic and cut out a larger footprint and screw it in place of the original smaller one.