Impeller bad luck

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Impeller bad luck

Postby jfair32 » Thu Jul 28, 2016 1:18 am

I had me fresh water impeller go out on me yesterday. At least It sounds like that's what happened from experience. Haven't taken it apart yet. I've heard of these thing lasting 5 years or more and have never had one go more than 3. I've made it a practice to change every other year and this was my other year and am wondering if anyone has any tips/tricks to make them last longer. Or if some of you others have the same issue.
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Re: Impeller bad luck

Postby buyfire » Thu Jul 28, 2016 10:04 am

I don't know what to tell you. I've had 4 boats over an 11 year period. Two were new, two I bought used. I've replaced 1 impeller. And I've boated in some pretty dirty water, lots of sediment in the Mississippi.
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Re: Impeller bad luck

Postby Swerve » Thu Aug 11, 2016 8:27 pm

In Oz we generally boat in Salt all the time, unless your AndrewT on a large freshwater river ;)

Generally they do our full service every year, replace both impeller and water pump. I now service mine every 2 years as about $1500 per service and my usage is about 20-30 hours a year.
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Re: Impeller bad luck

Postby HOT PURSUIT » Wed Aug 24, 2016 10:11 am

NEVER< NEVER start them out of water is the best advice

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Re: Impeller bad luck

Postby AndrewT » Thu Aug 25, 2016 12:20 am

HOT PURSUIT wrote:NEVER< NEVER start them out of water is the best advice

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Good advice HP,On the VP the impeller is really easy to change, just 4 screws at the front of the crank mounted raw water pump.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N14ZYhUwdo8
I did mine for the first time at 50 hours (5 years old) and 300 hours at (10 years old.)
VP manual says every 100 hours or 1 a year.
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