Impeller replacement on westerbeke
Can anybody give me any advice on replacing the impeller on a Westerbeke 30B Three? (I belive thats the model I have)
It looks like it is on the Left Side of the Engine (As I am Facing it from the Front) and that to get at it, I have to reach around the front of the engine and work backwards and blind. Or else go from the very back of the engine and try to reach all of the way forward.??????
Its not easily accessible at all.
Started the boat today and have no water circulation through to the exhaust.
I closed the seacock, removed the hose from the thru hull, than opened the seacock again and have plenty of water coming in the boat. There is no outside blockage.
Than I checked the hose leading to the strainer and that hose is not blocked. The strainer is clean.
I believe its the impeller. It looks as if its going to be a big pain in the ass to replace. I have a spare on board, but what good is having a spare part if you can't get at it????!!!!! What a pain.
Is there something I am missing??
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