It appears that my (factory-original?) fresh-water pump is dying. It's a diaphragm
pump, driven by a belt and separate motor
. Within the last couple of weeks it has developed the habit of self-cycling, generally about every 20 minutes, for 20 seconds or so. There are no leaks
in the system, so it seems logical that the pump itself is leaking internally back into the tank.
The boat is an Island Packet
32 - sailed 4-5 days a week by two people. The demands on the pump are only moderate at best. The choices available in new pumps seem to be rated in Gallons/minute - generally 2, 3, 4 or 5. I also want a pump that is as Quiet as possible.
Do any of you have experience changing fresh water
pressure pumps? What brands are the most reliable (and quietest?) What would you recommend is an appropraite flow rating for a boat of this size and usage?
Thanks in advance for all comments!