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Re: Pump repair

All good advice above. Personally, I’d start by trying to fill, redrill and tap. If that didn’t work, you can always over drill for one of the heli or time sert inserts.

I think I’m missing something tho. Jabsco still makes diaphragm bilge pumps. Is there something particularly unique here?


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Large capacity bilge dewatering idea:

Does it make sense to consider several smaller capacity pumps? The can be located in different areas and likely one would do work unless there is a lot of dewatering to do. They can be plumbed with Ys to the discharge thru hull. One advantage is perhaps this would use fewer amps, be quieter and if one pump fails you still have the others working at dewatering.

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It would annoy me to run around with a vital pump for which I could not get parts or replacements.
Yes, exactly, which is why I posted this. Thanks for the link. I do buy spares for this pump whenever they become available online. I will fix this problem, but was hoping for some input so I would have less experimenting to do.

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Large capacity bilge dewatering idea:

Does it make sense to consider several smaller capacity pumps? The can be located in different areas and likely one would do work unless there is a lot of dewatering to do. They can be plumbed with Ys to the discharge thru hull. One advantage is perhaps this would use fewer amps, be quieter and if one pump fails you still have the others working at dewatering.
I have one 6' deep bilge almost completely unreachable except by a pick up hose for this pump and the 2.5" manual's hose. No way I can see to use a centrifugal.
I have considered several smaller of the Par diaphragm pumps but unless this one fails completely, I'd rather not go through doubling or tripling the exhaust hoses which currently run from the pump out the transom (around 36 feet), adding a thruhull or two and the extra wiring.

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I think I’m missing something tho. Jabsco still makes diaphragm bilge pumps. Is there something particularly unique here?
As above, this pump is out of production.

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I have one 6' deep bilge almost completely unreachable except by a pick up hose for this pump and the 2.5" manual's hose. No way I can see to use a centrifugal.
I have considered several smaller of the Par diaphragm pumps but unless this one fails completely, I'd rather not go through doubling or tripling the exhaust hoses which currently run from the pump out the transom (around 36 feet), adding a thruhull or two and the extra wiring.
What about using a 110v sump pump with a float switch?

I got one to use as a portable dink de watering pump because there a often times when I return to the boat after an absence and the dink is full of water... 8" deep! That's a lot. I plug the pump chord into shore power of my inverter... and it empties the dink lickity split. If it's really deep I hold the pump so it isn't completely submerged. It's a great portable dewatering pump...

these are like 55 GPM

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Zoeller-0-5...ump/1000675889

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Utilitech-0...ump/1000675931

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What about using a 110v sump pump with a float switch?

I got one to use as a portable dink de watering pump because there a often times when I return to the boat after an absence and the dink is full of water... 8" deep! That's a lot. I plug the pump chord into shore power of my inverter... and it empties the dink lickity split. If it's really deep I hold the pump so it isn't completely submerged. It's a great portable dewatering pump...

these are like 55 GPM

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Zoeller-0-5...ump/1000675889

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Utilitech-0...ump/1000675931
We carry 3, 110vac 1/2 hp, 1 1/4" discharge submersible pumps for emergencies (good for anchor/deck washing as well). They cannot get down into the deep bilge. If needed they would be placed on the lowest floor to maintain the water at that level until the emergency had passed, then either the 12 volt or manual pump would remove the rest of the water.

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Hey Capta ! Check with Captn Jim's up in Portland, Me. He has tonnes of equipment ! You would have to be persistent as he waits for customer to push a little ! 207-838-9902 ! No affiliation, just been there, seen all the equipment/parts etc he has ! He just came back from Mexico with a huge load !
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Hey Capta ! Check with Captn Jim's up in Portland, Me. He has tonnes of equipment ! You would have to be persistent as he waits for customer to push a little ! 207-838-9902 ! No affiliation, just been there, seen all the equipment/parts etc he has ! He just came back from Mexico with a huge load !
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Re: Pump repair

Have you checked out GROCOs Paragon Junior? It may work for you...

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