Head Refurb or Buy New? - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance
 Not a Member? 
  #1  
Old 06-10-2002
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: western Penna.
Posts: 248
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 15
halyardz is on a distinguished road
Head Refurb or Buy New?

I''ve got an older Wilcox-Crit head on a 1980
boat. Should I go with the refurbishing kit or just buy a new replacement? It is currently working OK but am getting a bit of water from the top of the pump shaft. Those gaskets have to be tired.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 06-10-2002
Jeff_H's Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Annapolis, Md
Posts: 6,664
Thanks: 5
Thanked 103 Times in 79 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Jeff_H has a spectacular aura about Jeff_H has a spectacular aura about Jeff_H has a spectacular aura about
Head Refurb or Buy New?

If all you are getting is a little water at the pump shaft, it is cheap and easy to simply replace the packing seal. The last boat that I owned had a really basic Brydon-Boy, which was not a great head, and it was fine after 17 years, except for replacing pump shaft seals. The Wilcox Crit''s are higher quality heads and are expensive to replace with an equal quality (not that the rebuild kits are cheap).

Jeff
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 06-18-2002
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 12
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Starlite is on a distinguished road
Head Refurb or Buy New?

A replacement seal for the Wil-Crit is a pretty inexpensive repair. I too, had a 30+ year old Bydon Boy, which the pump and joker were completely shot. It was $50+ for the full rebuild kit, but I found a new replacement Wil-Crit for $99. Used the opportunity to do a complete rebuild of the head (new flooring, hoses), but it turned ito quite a project.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Control Head fix for Merriman Steering System tdp Gear & Maintenance 1 06-09-2011 04:00 PM
What''s the best toilet (head) and... Myblueheaven Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 2 10-04-2003 10:52 AM
Head installation Irwin32 Gear & Maintenance 4 03-20-2003 01:23 PM
Rudder head corrosion aflanigan Gear & Maintenance 3 01-27-2003 02:01 AM
Head Problems bootsy1962 General Discussion (sailing related) 3 02-19-2002 08:26 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:53 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.