I have a Westerbeke
W71C which has an inconveniently located water
pump, in that an impeller change is a 12 hour job, followed by my local chiropractor rushing off to the Mercedes showroom.
I'm thinking of moving it to the other side of the engine
, where everything will be easy to access.
Is this common practice?
How many HP does a 10GPM impeller pump draw?..i.e. How rigid and heavy must the new brackets be?
I'm thinking fabrication from 3/8 inch SS plate may be rigid enough.
Comments and thoughts?