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Topic Review (Newest First)
08-11-2009 08:35 AM
djodenda
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Originally Posted by Maine Sail View Post
Moeller hands down. Here's a video I made so you can see how easy it is..

Moeller Fluid Extractor Video (LINK)
That's nice, but I find the whole toe-wiggling thing a bit disturbing.

David
08-10-2009 05:59 PM
KBuckley
another vote for Moeller

I tried the West Marine version but it is poorly made. I struggled for 30 minutes to get 1 litre (quart to the rest of the world) out and the second time I tried to use it I could not get anything out. I suspect the pump actually broke the first time I used it. It would generate a little vacuum when pumping but would not sustain it when I stopped. I was sufficiently annoyed that I seriously considered chucking it in the dumpster on my way out of the marina. I took it back to West Marine and exchanged it for the Moeller pump. (they stood by their word and accepted it without question - despite it being obviously used) The Moeller pump worked like a charm, 10 strokes and the oil came right out in a few minutes. This unit is very well made, you can see and feel the difference if you handle them both. (I have no vested interest in either Moeller or West Marine.)
08-10-2009 04:55 PM
speciald I love my Reverso pump. Turn it on, pump out the oil. Change the filter, reverse the pump and refill the engine. Its plumbed to both the main engine ang genset.
08-10-2009 04:41 PM
Maine Sail
Moeller

Moeller hands down. Here's a video I made so you can see how easy it is..

Moeller Fluid Extractor Video (LINK)
08-10-2009 04:37 PM
djodenda
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Originally Posted by midlifesailor View Post
Awesome thanks. I'm not sure if my local WM carries these things as I've never seen one there. I won't need one until time to winterize so I'll check again but if not I likely order from Defender and hope it comes with the fitting I need. If not I'll try to rig something up from the marine section of Home Depot.
You can get the smaller one from WM online. I expect you will come out $ ahead if you don't need the larger one....
08-10-2009 04:11 PM
Pamlicotraveler The Moeller pump sucks.
08-10-2009 02:56 PM
PalmettoSailor
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Originally Posted by djodenda View Post
The pump I bought came with a garden hose adapter.

So, I guess, the answer is yes.

You might want to wander down to West Marine where I got mine and have a look, just to be sure.

I paid $69.99 for it.

It wasn't available on Sailnet. Defender had one, but it was larger and more money.

David
Awesome thanks. I'm not sure if my local WM carries these things as I've never seen one there. I won't need one until time to winterize so I'll check again but if not I likely order from Defender and hope it comes with the fitting I need. If not I'll try to rig something up from the marine section of Home Depot.
08-10-2009 11:08 AM
djodenda The pump I bought came with a garden hose adapter.

So, I guess, the answer is yes.

You might want to wander down to West Marine where I got mine and have a look, just to be sure.

I paid $69.99 for it.

It wasn't available on Sailnet. Defender had one, but it was larger and more money.

David
08-10-2009 10:33 AM
PalmettoSailor My Universal M35 is equipped with a hose from the drain sump that is lead up near the top of the engine and capped. Attached with the cap is a separate threaded adapter that threads on the hose to the sump on one end and has threads for a garden hose sized fitting on the other.

For those familar with the Moller pump, would it be possible to modify the suction hose to with a garden hose fitting so I could pump oil from the lowest point of the sump? It seems like it would be doable but I haven't had an opportunity to see one of these pumps in person. I watched Maine Sails demo and I'm sold on the product if I can adapt it to my situation.
08-10-2009 09:03 AM
SEMIJim Another vote for the Moeller. Ours has worked great for us. A fellow club-member had a different pump and complained to me it took forever. I loaned him our Moeller and now he's convinced, too.

Jim
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