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Water Pump

Discussion in 'Boats and Motors' started by tomb, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. tomb

    tomb Tom B.

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  2. freyedknot

    freyedknot useless poster

    after 9 years of usage even for duck hunting in shallow water and sucking up mud and sand ,my impellor was still in good shape and could have gone another 5 years . the housing did have some slight scoring from sand. i would take it apart first then decide.
     
  3. fishingguy

    fishingguy The Inferior Fisherman

    Normally I just change the impellar. But if you want to do it all, than go for it.
     
  4. creekcrawler

    creekcrawler Konfused Kayaker

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    I dunno.... To me that's pushing your luck. An impeller's pretty cheap
    compared to a motor. Even though the impeller looks ok, the rubber can break
    down and get softer and flex to much or wear down enough that it doesn't get a good seal. I always just replace the impeller on our I/O's. Usually every 2-3 years.
     
  5. tomb

    tomb Tom B.

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    Thanks guys, I hate to pull it apart twice. I'll probably just order the whole kit, replace the impeller and save the other parts for three years from now. Unless the others are worn, then I'll have them if needed. That'll work out either way.
     
  6. SwollenGoat

    SwollenGoat Scourge of Hoover

    Agreed...

    $40-$60 plus 1 hour of my time vs. a new powerhead is an easy choice for me. ;)