Anyone have any info on the differences in water
pumps out there? Specifically the piston belt driven water
pumps vs the direct drive pumps? My boat currently is fitted with these for fresh water as well as shower
draining and a few other things. One of them failed a while ago so I replaced it with a direct drive type pump and tossed it, now another one has failed and am considering replaced it with another direct drive but just noticed that these belt driven pumps are about $400 each vs the direct drive pumps at about $100 each.
Why the price
difference? Should I buy a service
kit for the dead one that I have? Or replace it?
I am personally leaning towards the direct drive pumps because they are cheaper and I am not a fan of belt driven technology. It seems inefficent, old, and prone to failure of the belt leaving you hunting for an odd sized replacement belt that you will likely never find. And even if the DD one's are less reliable I can replace it 4 times for the price
of the BD one.
So does anyone have any real compelling reasons to go with the more expensive pumps?