Thanks rtbates for the response I have heard of speed seal and will go that route
at some point in the future upon stabilizing what i just purchased.
pump appear to have been leaking for some time beyond the rear water seal hence the need to remove the entire pump assembly. There are many posts about how to replace the seals
and the impeller but no definitive information walking me through the removal
process. The boat is mile away and I cannot recall
the clearanced behind the pully. My recollection was there was not enough room behind the pully to pull the pump out of the block. I will attempt the weekend.
Thanks again Scruffy