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Old 05 April 2009, 07:50   #11
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I've dealt with Mermaid on a number of occasions because one of the company launches has two Majestic 6cyl diesels fitted, very helpful bunch of people, usually no problem with answering emails so sounds odd.
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Old 05 April 2009, 11:39   #12
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i take it that they are indirect cooled, take the brass plate off the front of the water pump and i think you'll find that it will be a jabsco pump and it should have a number on the plate, any good chandler should be able to help with the numbers you can provide
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Yep, I also think they're Jabsco/compatible. Just about to pull a 25 yr old mermaid dover out of my parents boat to replace it with something a little more modern, frugal and quieter. We've had enough of thinking were sitting on a london bus when it's running!
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i take it that they are indirect cooled, take the brass plate off the front of the water pump and i think you'll find that it will be a jabsco pump and it should have a number on the plate, any good chandler should be able to help with the numbers you can provide
Got the original part number for the impellers. Got a price for aftermarket ones 25 each + P&P. Heard back from Mermaid today, 17 + P&P and they come with the paper gasket too.
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Yep, I also think they're Jabsco/compatible. Just about to pull a 25 yr old mermaid dover out of my parents boat to replace it with something a little more modern, frugal and quieter. We've had enough of thinking were sitting on a london bus when it's running!
I have to disagree on that Erin as these are very smooth. Although they where new in 2001 and have done very little hours in that time.
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I have to disagree on that Erin as these are very smooth. Although they where new in 2001 and have done very little hours in that time.
Yeah, we've got something like 2,500 hrs on ours and 5,700 miles, so I think they're well past the run-in state and somewhere nearer re-build. History is a little unknown. It may not have been cared for properly in formative years.

Hmmm, just calculated that out and it means average speed is only 2.3kts. Seems a bit low, or else someone left the engine idling for about 2 months!
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