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Old 16-08-2008, 21:52   #1
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Hello sailors,
I am new member, I enjoyed to read this cruising forums. I own a sloop Spencer34 and sailing in the coast of BC Canada for 27 years (not in winter time). I have replaced the main sail and now the engine water pump">raw water pump is tarted to acting up. They said the water pump is the first thing to go before the good old engine. Is it true?
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Old 17-08-2008, 00:22   #2
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Hi JW,
Welcome to the site.
Hi Menado and welcome also.
And yes - the flexible structure of an impellor makes it usually a consumable item! If your's has lasted 27 yars without replacement - all I can say is WOW.
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Thanks swagman! I moved these posts to a new thread.

Welcome aboard menado and enjoy the site.

Don't be worried about pressing a wrong button now and then - we try to help out keeping things organized.

Could be the water pump - There are lot's of engine guys in the "Propulsion Systems" section of the forum - you might try to post there and ask any engine specific questions you may have - enjoy the forum and have fun!
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Old 22-08-2008, 20:11   #4
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They said the water pump is the first thing to go before the good old engine. Is it true?
No, a good old engine can survive many water pump replacements.

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Old 29-08-2008, 13:10   #5
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Aloha Menado,
Welcome aboard! You're getting some good advice. Keep the engine until it just will not run any more without a major overhaul. Then, replace it with a Yanmar.
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Old 13-09-2008, 22:19   #7
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Thanks every one. your info and advices are very encouraging. I will post my boat picture after I learned how to do it. I just got back from sailing in Gulf Is. BC. It was fantastic September sailing whether this year.
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