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Old 01-16-2021, 11:55 AM
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I wait and do my when I summarize it.
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Old 01-16-2021, 08:18 PM
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I change mine every spring. I have been told that even new impellers can break. Cheap insurance
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Old 01-18-2021, 02:00 PM
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Originally Posted by boscoman View Post
Bought the boat during the winter. It was winterized in the fall without impeller change. Is there any reason I can't change the impeller now while the boat is winterized? Opening the pump won't allow antifreeze to drain out or anything like that, right?
Yes, if it's filled w/AF, it will partially drain out (experience). As everybody else has suggested, do it in spring.
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Old 01-18-2021, 08:41 PM
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it's to d*(n cold now... just go out and give it a nice big hug... and talk to it a little bit, then it will be happy for a month or so.. then go out with the vacuum and give it another hug... and so on.. soon it will be spring... well hopefully...
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Old 01-27-2021, 03:01 PM
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Originally Posted by eurosysytem0 View Post
I bow to your evidently superior but sarcastic knowledge. A joy!
No, just saying it doesnít matter. Old wives tale or more likely a real issue in decades gone by. Like I said, I thought it was a real concern for a few years then realized itís not.
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Old 01-27-2021, 03:31 PM
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What's needed is a way to measure how much water the pump is pumping, this is ultimately all that matters. If it pumps out a 5 gallon bucket in 10 seconds with a brand new impeller, you can re-measure it each year and if it takes, say 20 seconds, change the impeller. You'd have to have a 'Y' set up on your water intake hose, though, and the only ones I've seen are those plastic things that I would not put on my boat. I don't want a plastic Y connector breaking in the middle of the lake and sinking my boat.
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