Sorry for the delay in responding, we have been out sailing around St Bart's.
First to answer Illusioni:
George Stadle designed the Vagabond 42 with a pump
shelf forward of the engine, up under the companionway
I have fixed the same problem several times over the past 17 years (we have owned this boat a long time) but a fitting has never just cracked so that salt water
misted all over everything!
Lesson learned... The Jabsco pumps days may be numbered.
Anyone want to suggest a better stand alone (not submerseable) bilge
To answer River Cruiser, the dripless packing gland
was not living up to its name and was dripping.
All is now fixed, we are safely ensconced in the inner harbor at Gustavia (maybe my favorite place in the world) and life is GREAT!