SC to CT Day 11
Layover Chesapeake City, MD
This morning the boats that were at the Town Dock had left so we decided to move over to the Town Dock about 1,000 feet away.
I then got into the problem with the port engine... it was definitely not pumping raw water... removed the raw water pump cover plate and immediately saw that the impeller was bad... all eight blades sheared off... Great a simple repair.., I pulled the impeller... which came out way too easily... located and removed the eight sheared blades... upon inspecting the pump housing and shaft I noticed why the impeller came out so easily... the shaft splines were also badly worn to the point that the entire raw water pump needed to be replaced.... :(
Was able to locate a Yanmar dealer in Annapolis that located a raw water pump for me and is having shipped in next day air... of course we are a hour half away by car from Annapolis... rented a car from Enterprise for one day...can drive to Annapolis tomorrow and pick up the pump.. return and install it.
Luckily we had our friends Cathy and Jim Fisher meeting us today for lunch in Chesapeake City so they were able to give me a ride to Enterprise to pick up the rental car on their way home.
Fingers crosses all goes as planned and the pump arrives to Annapolis tomorrow.... so for now we are here in Chesapeake City for another day.