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Old 28-11-2015, 08:19   #1
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Fynspray model 67 water pump (hand operated)

I'm looking for review of a Fynspray model 67 hand operated fresh water pump (simple plunger type) to replace a V Whale Mark 6 which has leaked around the barrel since new. I'd like some feedback on this. I find it difficult to search this forum for previous posts.
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Re: Fynspray model 67 water pump (hand operated)

You need to be smarter than me because I cannot figure out how to get the bottom valve to work right. It's always sucking air or not at all.
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Re: Fynspray model 67 water pump (hand operated)

Tom,
I have the Model 60 and it is an excellent pump. It needs occasional lubrication on the shaft with light oil(3 in 1). I don't believe there is a better pump available. Good luck.
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Re: Fynspray model 67 water pump (hand operated)

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Maybe the unit is defective, or the plunger/washer is distorted and needs replacing. I see they have kits for same. Sounds like it's not priming - try sucking some water up the spout, or placing a finger over it to develop some suction to prime when first using - this works for my Whale (which leaks)
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Maybe the unit is defective, or the plunger/washer is distorted and needs replacing. I see they have kits for same. Sounds like it's not priming - try sucking some water up the spout, or placing a finger over it to develop some suction to prime when first using - this works for my Whale (which leaks)
No it worked fine for the first year. I installed the repair kit but it did not help for long.
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Any luck with customer service?
I had no luck with Whale - they put me off after an initial flurry and never return calls/emails.
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Any luck with customer service?
I had no luck with Whale - they put me off after an initial flurry and never return calls/emails.
I often lack the initiative to email a vendor. It's got to be important enough to be in one place for a month or so. It takes that long for parts to arrive and get through customs.
Then when we are not at the boat I forget but you have reminded me!
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Re: Fynspray model 67 water pump (hand operated)

I have 2 Model 60s and a Model 62 and find them all to be excellent pumps. Occasionally they do lose their prime but usually after sitting for some length of time, over a month. I simply block the nozzle with a finger to build pressure and they are good to go. Mine are vintage 1979, and I rebuilt them last in 2011 with the Fynspray kits.
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Re: Fynspray model 67 water pump (hand operated)

When I had problems with my Fynspray WS60 galley pump, before there were US reps, I called Whitestar products and got immediate answers to my problems. They sent me a repair kit and printed repair instructions. Their website has an email contact form so you might try that.
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Re: Fynspray model 67 water pump (hand operated)

We have a fynspray 62 lever pump. The shaft on lever wore out this summer after 3 years use. A bit surprising on a $400 hand pump.
A new replacement leaked at factory sealed points. Returned to vender.
What now? Rebuild old pump perhaps. Or get pressure water.
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Re: Fynspray model 67 water pump (hand operated)

Fynspray 67 galley hand pumps, one for freshwater and one for salt plus another in the head. I replaced the originals that had been on the boat a long time (in excess of 15 years). They are excellent pumps.
The only issue I have had is air leaking back to the pressure pump that made it spit and cough. This was easily fixed with an in line one way valve ($15). I think I paid $75 for each of the pumps.
The 62 model sounds a bit over the top price wise at $400 considering the problems, perhaps it is time to move down market.
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Re: Fynspray model 67 water pump (hand operated)

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I have 2 Model 60s and a Model 62 and find them all to be excellent pumps. Occasionally they do lose their prime but usually after sitting for some length of time, over a month. I simply block the nozzle with a finger to build pressure and they are good to go. Mine are vintage 1979, and I rebuilt them last in 2011 with the Fynspray kits.
I have a Fynspray Model 60 or 67 (no identification on the pump) but it dates to 1987 or so when the boat was built in New Zealand. It does not pump, and I know that the plunger washer is old and hard and needs to be replaced. See picture attached. There is a hex nut at the bottom of the plunger tube in the unit on the left in the photo, but try as I might to unscrew it, it does not budge. Is that nut supposed to unscrew? If not, I would have to cut the old plunger washer off, and then somehow stretch/force the new washer on over the head of the nut. But that does not seem to make sense. The repair instructions from Fynspray are not clear on this point--they say only to replace the plunger washer, they don't say how to do it--what to unscrew or remove, and then how to reassemble. Any guidance is appreciated.

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Re: Fynspray Update

I went to the White Star website (manufacturer of Fynspray products) and found the repair instructions for my unit, which appears to be a Fynspray W60, older model. I attach the document below. It says, "Older models have a sleeve that is riveted to the plunger. To remove, put a Phillips screwdriver (or something similar) through the hole and hold that while unscrewing the plunger valve with a spanner."

So that is what we did, and it took some extra effort to break the slight corrosion in the thread, but it came free cleanly. So I will order the replacement plunger washer through IMTRA.

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