I'll start by reporting that today's haul-out went off without a hitch. A showery, cool morning turned into a very nice mid to late afternoon. Ended up working in my T-shirt, which is nice for March in Vancouver.
Alas, tomorrow's schedule has one job that I'm not looking forward to: replacing the manual Jabsco Head. We've had leaks and water coming back into the bowl since we bought the boat in 2009. Last Fall, our Power Squadron marine mtce course and a trip to the Jabsco web site confirmed that the pump needs to be replaced. So why replace the entire head? Simple: most local chandleries sell the pump kit for between $140 to $160 CDN, but we picked up a new compact head at the boat show for $129.
I'm just wondering if anyone has any tips on how to keep the mess to a minimum when I pull the old head? Or this a case of grinning and bearing it?
Thanks in advance for the help!