Happy Ending - at least so far.
New Strainer to Pump hose
Small Hollow Flat Clip with teeth that was left out when the impeller was changed Sat - stuck on old impeller.......it goes on after impeller is installed - fits in shaft hole.
Small flat solid cap that also goes in shaft hole on top of clip
Black rubber ring "gasket" that fits in pump outer groove before cover goes on
BTW - the marine
store only had some of these individual pieces. It would be nice if they had the "kit" as an option - the search for that is now on
Magic = it worked........
Also blew back thru strainer to make sure nothing was clogged in seacock. Tightened everything down. Before starting engine = Opened seacock which allowed water to fill strainer, hose, pump and even hose past the pump as we opened a bleed fitting (with long small drain hose attached) on the rear of the engine..........we closed once the water came thru.........so it was "primed". Cranked engine & cooling
water was flowing again.
Guessimate = combination of not having that little clip in place inside the pump & an air leak.......
anjou - not sure what you mean by interference
fit - this one had a bronze grooved center that fit on the pump shaft splines.........and BTW the pump was gear
not belt driven.........it definitely looked different than the smaller Yanmar
engine I had a water pump adventure with but that's another story..............also not sure what a thermostat "capsule" is
CE - Both the old & Saturday Replacement had all their blades in place & there has not been any history
of blade loss on this water pump/engine.
Thanks Again to all for the quick and knowledgeable responses. My friend appreciates the help - maybe I can get this experienced sailor to join CF to pay it forward.
I leave this weekend adventure on an am flight - so maybe that will help keep the water flowing too.