Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-16-2010, 03:36 AM   #1
Lieutenant
 
njones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Decatur, AL
Posts: 53
Default Ok everybody, REPLACE YOUR IMPELLER!!

Took my boat out for it's maiden voyage today and i paid dearly for failing to replace the impeller as I knew i should. I bought it over the winter and assumed it was good. So everybody out there thinking they may just run it one more year, dont. replace it!! I just about burnt mine down today inside of 5 min from the dock.


All turned out ok and damage is minimal, but it could have been worse for sure. So now youve been warned

Nick
__________________

njones is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2010, 06:20 PM   #2
Admiral

 
seapuppy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Everett Wa
Posts: 4,681
Default

thanks for the post ..this should be the second thing done during recommisioning....oil changing being the first...


SP
__________________

__________________
Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
------------------------
SSN683 Association member
Par Excellence
------------------------------
2008 Bayliner 340 - "Wild Whim"
--------------------------------------
I live in my own little world....but it's okay-they know me here!!!

Avid practitioner of the martial art: KLIK-PAO.
Tap-Rack-Bang

Anyone that sez "Size doesn't matter" has never owned a boat!
seapuppy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2010, 11:31 PM   #3
Lt. Commander
 
oneradride's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Omaha, NE
Posts: 228
Default

I got an entire new out drive last fall due to a freaking log in the river..... Are you saying the impeller should be replaced annually? If not, what is the recommended interval?
Thanks
__________________
Money pit or not..... you got to love 'em! ~ Darren
oneradride is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2010, 11:36 PM   #4
Lt. JG
 
Whiskey River's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Posts: 39
Default

Hey Radride did get you get those exhaust finished? Got a sound clip yet?
Happy Boating,
WR
Whiskey River is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2010, 01:34 AM   #5
Lt. Commander
 
oneradride's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Omaha, NE
Posts: 228
Default

LOL, yes I did and I LOVE IT! My camcorder's fire wire port crapped out. I had some video but couldn't transfer it to the computer for uploading...... Anyway, new one is here in hand. My birthday is the 21st so I'm taking it off and going camping (and boating) with the boys. I'm going to get some new video idling and running wide open. Should have it on here Sunday or Monday. Sorry for the delay.
__________________
Money pit or not..... you got to love 'em! ~ Darren
oneradride is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2010, 02:03 AM   #6
Lieutenant
 
njones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Decatur, AL
Posts: 53
Default

All I can say on the interval.... I just washed the fire extinguisher powder out of my engine bay where my rubber exhaust bellows burnt off. All happening within 5 min of leaving dock. My temp gauge actually showed a sudden decline in temp due to lack of coolant water for it to read. Next thing I know, smoke is rolling. Picture all of that happening with my wife and 2yo aboard and that should be inspiration enough to go ahead and swap it annually

and while i'm preaching, i pulled the pin on my fire extinguisher and pulled the trigger to nothing happening. It reads 100% but nothing. I've come to realize all of the rules and regulations of boating are there for a reason. My vessel is required to have two. I only had one. Luckily another couple was following us and was able to toss me one. So check ur extinguishers as well!
njones is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2010, 02:09 AM   #7
Admiral

 
seapuppy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Everett Wa
Posts: 4,681
Default

the impeller on a a1g2 drive is really cheap..I think they run about 25 bucks.....it takes an hr to drop the drive...replace the impeller and replace the drive....now lets see....peace of mind for a whole yr.....not having to replace the boots...flapper valve....impeller and possibly do more damage....priceless.....
what I'm trying to say is for the price...it's cheap insurance......for B3 drives it's every 300 hrs....reguardless ...at 300 hrs....change them out...

SP
__________________
Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
------------------------
SSN683 Association member
Par Excellence
------------------------------
2008 Bayliner 340 - "Wild Whim"
--------------------------------------
I live in my own little world....but it's okay-they know me here!!!

Avid practitioner of the martial art: KLIK-PAO.
Tap-Rack-Bang

Anyone that sez "Size doesn't matter" has never owned a boat!
seapuppy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2010, 01:03 PM   #8
Admiral

 
ss3964spd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Fairfax Va
Posts: 1,512
Send a message via Yahoo to ss3964spd
Default

Similar to changing oil and air filters, there are variables that should help determine when you should change the impeller. The vanes are made of rubber so age, hours, and heat (insufficent water into the drive) are obvious, how frequently sand or mud or other junk gets ingested, etc.

We bought our 2004 model year boat last summer. Though it had only 74 hours of run time on it, it was 5 years old at that point. We ran it all last summer and had zero problems. However, I had no idea if the impeller had ever been replaced (was betting that with only 74 hours it had not) so decided to have it replaced this past April. The impeller that came out looked just fine; no deterioration of the vanes or housing, and the vanes were still pliable. If a new impeller wasn't available I wouldn't have hesitated to run that one again.

Not likely that I'll be replacing it next season, perhaps not the season after either.
ss3964spd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2010, 04:28 PM   #9
Lieutenant
 
njones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Decatur, AL
Posts: 53
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ss3964spd View Post
Similar to changing oil and air filters, there are variables that should help determine when you should change the impeller. The vanes are made of rubber so age, hours, and heat (insufficent water into the drive) are obvious, how frequently sand or mud or other junk gets ingested, etc.

We bought our 2004 model year boat last summer. Though it had only 74 hours of run time on it, it was 5 years old at that point. We ran it all last summer and had zero problems. However, I had no idea if the impeller had ever been replaced (was betting that with only 74 hours it had not) so decided to have it replaced this past April. The impeller that came out looked just fine; no deterioration of the vanes or housing, and the vanes were still pliable. If a new impeller wasn't available I wouldn't have hesitated to run that one again.

Not likely that I'll be replacing it next season, perhaps not the season after either.
I used to feel the same way as we have a 98' Mariah that we bought with 30 hours on it. Has 140 hours now and still the original impeller without ever having a issue. I've just seen the carnage caused by failure and deem it worth changing no matter what from now on.
njones is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2010, 04:46 PM   #10
Admiral

 
ss3964spd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Fairfax Va
Posts: 1,512
Send a message via Yahoo to ss3964spd
Default

Certainly no argument that it's a good idea to do, just don't like parting with the hundreds of dollars necessary to have mine changed when it doesn't need to be.

Of course, this is the position of a man who's never had one fail, so my opinion will likely change if that ever happens!
__________________

ss3964spd is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT. The time now is 06:53 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.