Bristol 45.5 - AiniA
Join Date: May 2006
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Raw water pump help needed
I have just had my third raw water pump in four years die. Obviously I use me boat a lot but in the first 35 years of sailing never had to touch one. It is a Westerbeke 58, is there a trick I am missing eg lubrication or belt tension?
BTW, currently anchored in Plettenberg Bay and will sail to Mossel Bay overnight, if the predicted wind happens. It is only 60 miles but winds are light for the next two days before a 40 knot buster comes. If I can get the water pump replaced there should be a good window for going around Cape Agulhas.
Finishing our major refit. Our trip to Newfoundland is off because it is too late. Hoping to go to the North Channel instead.