[C38] Great help

Kerry Grimes littlebreeze at comcast.net
Sun Nov 6 12:37:26 EST 2005

Les Howell wrote:
> Hi, everyone,
>     My head hatch lid is sprung.  Has been for some time.  Last week I was 
> going to take it off and work on it some, and broke the screw off in the 
> frame for the support.  So I want a new hatch.
>     A very nice gentleman named JESS at San Diego Marine Exchange, has spent 
> literally hours helping me figure out what to use to replace it.  We now 
> have it down to two candidates from Bomar, which should fit the current hole 
> and meet my demands (which are that it fit the hole, Ha! Ha!).
>     Anyway, wanted to give these guys a plug.  They are great.  I have 
> replaced my old Universal with a new M25 XPB.  The impeller is due for 
> replacement.  But the pump is a real (explective deleted) with a housing 
> that is bolted from the back, so you have to remove the hoses, remove the 
> mounting collar from the front of the engine, then remove the back screws 
> from the housing to pop it off the impeller.  Then replace the cover to the 
> cuff and rebolt it to the engine, and finally reattach the hoses (NO 
> KIDDING, this is the procedure in the manual).  A gentleman named FRED dug 
> out three differnet Oberdoffer pumps to try to find one that could be put in 
> place of this thing, but I don't have the original one off the engine yet 
> and the diagrams don't show lengths, etc.  So despite Fred's best effort we 
> couldn't replace the housing or the impeller or find a rebuild kit to fit. 
> But they suggested another shop down the street.
>     Right now I will have to give San Diego Marine Exchange a real high 5. 
> So, please, if you need something, give these guys a call.  Their website 
> is: http://www.sandiegomarine.com/  And their prices are good as well.
> Regards,
> Les H
> Les Howell Technical Specialist, Teradyne (retired) hlhowell at pacbell.net 
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By the way which hatches did you pick out and have you installed it yet. 
   (ie make and part number). Mine are old and need to be recycled also.

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