When was the last time you did your
Water Pump Impellor?
Your water pump impellor has
a life span of about 3-5 years and should be done as a part
of your maintenance
on the boat.
ALSO when you first purchase
a boat you should
do this first thing before running around a lot.
This is the life blood of your engine, make sure
it operates correctly. The water pump
impeller is made of neoprene, this will
become brittle over time, your result will be
breakage. If your water pump
fails to pump water, then, well your hosed! Don't let it be
you, don't risk
your motors, it's an expensive fix if you blow your motor, so just get your
water pump done today! That way you wont waste your boating time, trying to get
the motor replaced, or rebuilt... Once
the water pump is done write down the year it
done then you know, and in three years you should
get it done again.
Have you done your
Did you know your bellows need changed every two
years with Volvo Penta drives
and every 3-5 years with Mercruiser drive
Have you done yours lately?
The bellows are a water seal and is the large
black rubber tubing that surrounds the
u-joints and also protects the gimble
bearing. You can see these from the back of
the boat and is where the drive
unit goes into the stern of the boat, if you see
cracking on these parts, you
are at extreme risk of damage, bring your boat in immediately
for replacement (R&R U-joint
R&M Marine, INC. believes in maintenance rather
than repairs, there is a dramatic