Well Today has not been a good day. Just like everyone else I have not been able to get the seal out of the old pump, but that's the good news. The Bad news is that today I got my new pump, but it's not the same pump. It has the same part number, but it's a totally different pump. The ports
on the new pump come out of the face, not out of the top. The pictures on many web sites still show the old style type 1 pumps with the ports
on the top, but don't be fooled, they will ship you the new style with the ports on the front. After I complained to my vendor he called Raymarine
and was told that's the only pump they sell now. He asked what about customers that need replacements
where the new style doesn't fit and was told sorry not our problem. Now my choice is try to put some fittings together to move the ports or run two new hydraulic lines and drill new holes in the bulkhead to make them fit. What was a simple pump swap is now turning into a major project
. I will be making a personal call to Raymarine
tomorrow to thank them for throwing their existing customers under the bus.