Bristol 45.5 - AiniA
Join Date: May 2006
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Thanks for the info - just the kind of detail that will save people a lot of hassle and money. I have a W58 but have just changed the pump and have an extra on in reserve (probably the same one you have).
Westerbeke parts are criminally priced. I had to buy a two-groove pulley for the alternator belts and it was more than $500. The single-pulley one was $80.
After the refit we have decided to sell Ainia. We want something smaller that would be could for the light summer winds of Lake Ontario, although we plan to spend at least a couple of winters in the Caribbean before heading north.