Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Long Island, NY
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Westmarine - the good and the bad
Westmarine has received a lot of posts lately. Here is one more.
Yesterday I was down at the boat putting on the last two coats of bottom paint. After the first coat was done I needed to wait a few hours before I could apply coat two. To use the time wisely I decided to start up the engine.
I checked all the connections, everything looked good. I drained a little fuel out of the racor water separater, everything looked good. So I energized the glow plugs, then started the engine. She started right up and ran great. I was checking connections, water, etc.
Then I noticed some diesel leaking from the fuel filter. I shut the engine down and examined the filter. An o ring seemed to have grown - it didn't fit between the filter and the water bowl at the bottom.
There is a Westmarine about 10 minutes from the yard, and they had a replacement filter in stock.
The price was too high - $32 as compared to $23 at defender, but I had it in my hands, installed it, bled the fuel system and restarted the engine 30 minutes later. No leaks, and the engine is good to go.
Westmarine - not great prices, but very convenient.
Deep Blue C, 2002 C&C 110
Mt. Sinai, NY
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Last edited by BarryL; 04-20-2008 at 09:03 AM.