My wife and I have a Heritage 37 [much like Webb Chiles boat]. We're Great Lakes
sailors from Mich. We moved the boat from the frozen north to Florida
in 2001-2002. We spend 3 months a year on the boat during the winter months, which works well with hurricanes. We're coastal sailors, having made a couple of trips to the northern and central Bahamas
,the Florida Keys
, the Tortugas and will soon be in the Tampa area.
The boat is pretty basic with a Yanmar 2QM20
for power.I broke a motor
mount last season and bought a set which I'll put in when we return next month. My first question is, what do you think about replacing just the front two. The people that I bought them from assure me that the rubber is rated for the weight of the Yanmar
. There were choices.
Second question. I ran out of fuel
once years ago and priming was pretty difficult. I am thinking of buying
an electric fuel pump
,low pressure and described as suitable as a diesel lift
pump. I would mount it at the tank after the filter and water
seperator with a bypass line and valve in parallel.I could close the valve and use it to purge the lines. It would also serve as a back up for the lift
pump. Has anyone tried replacing a lift pump with an electric