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Re: Outboard question
Every OB I've ever worked on had a centrifugal water pump. Perhaps they have changed to plastic impellers recently, but as it is mounted below the water, a flexible impeller is not needed.
My 15 hp Johnson has been running daily for 9 years without a flush, impeller change or a water circulation problem, which I sincerely doubt would be possible with a flexible impeller.
I hope you all are wrong for that would mean that a perfectly flawless, reliable, maintenance free water circulation system has been supplanted by one that is none of those.
"Any idiot can make a boat go; it takes a sailor to stop one." Spike Africa aboard the schooner Wanderer in Sausalito, Ca. 1964.
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