That's a good trick CD - will remember it next time I'm hanging upside down in my engine bilge.
However, what I've always done effortlessly, is to insert the impeller using needle-nose pliers. One prong is inserted into the bronze bushing, the other gripping against the rubber cladding, between two vanes. This way a lubed impeller is easily inserted, while simultaneously pushing and twisting into the pump housing - and, can be removed in similar fashion. When halfway in of course, the pliers are removed and it's then pushed in the remaining distance by hand.
True Blue . . .
sold the Nauticat
Last edited by TrueBlue; 05-21-2008 at 12:27 PM.