[C38] Great help

Kerry Grimes littlebreeze at comcast.net
Sun Nov 6 12:35:32 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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I'll have to agree with you in every respect.  While I was getting my 
boat ready to come up the coast to San Francisco, I was tied up at 
Shelter Island, and San Diego Marine Exchange is on Shelter Island 
Drive.  They were great.  The guy were very knowlegeable, had great 
suggestions, and they had everything I needed in stock.  I think I spent 
all of my allowence there.  In fact, when I found I needed a case of 
fuel filters I went there, by then we were on first name basis (Mr.Visa, 
very professional), and they gave me a great discount on the filters. 
They also handed me an application for Vessel Assist, for our trip up 
the caost.  They think of everything.

Kerry Grimes
San Francisco

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