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.
Heading back to Lake Ontario for this summer. Ainia is back in North America for the first time since 2010. Currently in Long Island Sound.