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24859Re: [SabreSailboat] whale gusher and 3-way valve

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  • Gib Metcalf
    May 1, 2010
      I had the same problem with my galley foot pump and it turned out to be a kinked water line feeding the pump.  Check that out.  The turn from running down the starboard side to the pump is tight, especially with the loop Sabre put in it.  The kink was not obvious but once I saw it and fixed it, the water gushed.

      If you do want to remove the pump from the block, use a stubby screwdriver.  You only need to remove two screws as the base of the pump has screw slots, not holes.  It makes refitting the pump easier.  But again, check for kinks first.
      Gib Metcalf
      Troubadour S28-446
      Salem, Ma

      Brooks Wright wrote:

      The sluggishness is the actual foot lever itself. It pushes down but doesn't want to spring back up. Actual water flow is fine. The block that the pump is sitting on looks like it is glued to the hull. Have to check that again. My difficulty is in getting to the two feet against the bulkhead.
      BTW I recently had to replace the 3-way valve for switching tanks. Moeller had one that was close but not quite right but they are only wholesale so told me to go to The Evil Empir. Not only was it priced reasonably but it was the exact same valve that I was replacing. I think they bought the old stock from Tempo that Moeller acquired. Might want to go get one before they disappear as Moeller doesn't make an equivalent valve anymore.
      Thanks for your help

      --- On Sat, 5/1/10, Bill Blalock <mookiesurfs@ gmail.com> wrote:

      From: Bill Blalock <mookiesurfs@ gmail.com>
      Subject: Re: [SabreSailboat] whale gusher foot pump
      To: Sabresailboat@ yahoogroups. com
      Date: Saturday, May 1, 2010, 8:34 AM

      I don't know about your boat, but on mine you unfasten the platform that the pump is bolted to and then remove the whole assembly of platform and pump together.
      Bill B, S38mk1

      On Sat, May 1, 2010 at 7:31 AM, Brooks Wright <bwright847@yahoo. com> wrote:
      Went to pull out the foot pump under the galley sink and decided to seek help first. It's been sluggish and just wanted to take a look at it. After looking at a picture of it in a catalogue it appears that all four feet are screwed down. Any secrets to getting it out since there's no access to the side of the pump that's against the bulkhead?
      Brooks Wright
      1978 S34 MkI

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