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ryanwhaler posted 11-12-2003 07:51 PM ET (US)   Profile for ryanwhaler   Send Email to ryanwhaler  
I'd like to have the water pump and empeller replaced on my 15 hp Mercury. Can anyone suggest a place close to Burlington, MA? I have had people in Maine work on my boat, and really like the guy up there. But my boat won't be in Maine until sometime in the middle of next summer, I'd like to have it done now so I won't have to worry about it in the spring.

Please don't suggest Russo's in Medford, I've been there and hate the place with a passion, Its a shame that they get to sell Boston Whalers.

Thank you for your help,

WHALER27CC posted 11-12-2003 08:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for WHALER27CC  Send Email to WHALER27CC     
Portside Marine in Danvers, off rte 128 and rte 62, probably 20 minutes from you. The owner is Rob Leblanc,he is extremely honest and has an excellent reputation.Phone # 978-777-5727.I keep my 27 there for winter storage and he is the only one I would ever let work on my boat.Give him a try.
ryanwhaler posted 11-12-2003 08:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for ryanwhaler  Send Email to ryanwhaler     
Thank you.

Before I call him, can someone give me a guess at about how much this is going to run me?

WHALER27CC posted 11-12-2003 09:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for WHALER27CC  Send Email to WHALER27CC     
I am not sure what he would charge,I know he is fair price-wise.If cost is that much of an issue,why not do it yourself,its a pretty easy thing to do.It may be wise to buy a workshop manual,between that and the other helpful members of this forum you can get it done inexpensively, and maybe have some fun doing it...
ryanwhaler posted 11-12-2003 10:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for ryanwhaler  Send Email to ryanwhaler     
No, I'm not going to do it myself. I do the work on my other motor myself, but not this new one.

I will can him, thank you for his infomation. I saw your 27 Outrage Cuddy in your profile. That is a NICE boat, I like it alot. It would be worth the 20 min ride to get a look at it!

Thank you,

WHALER27CC posted 11-12-2003 11:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for WHALER27CC  Send Email to WHALER27CC     
Good luck with the pump.Thanks for the compliment on the boat...
Bigshot posted 11-13-2003 10:41 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Ryan I did my forst water pump when I was 10 years old, it is an easy job. If you did it on your last engine than you can do it on this one. You remove a few bolts, drop the foot. Remove the old pump and install the new. The hardest part is getting the impeller in the housing. Grease the inside of the housing if you wish and then turn the driveshaft clockwise as you lower the housing down on it.....don't disappoint us.
ryanwhaler posted 11-13-2003 02:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for ryanwhaler  Send Email to ryanwhaler     
I never did a waterpump on my old motor, I rebuilt the carb and changed if from controls to tiller. Stuff like this always sounds eazy untill I go to do it. Only repair I've even done that turned out eazy was when I replaced the Piviot bracket on the new motor this spring, everyone here was telling me how hard it was going to me. Bigshot, you even said I may want to look into a new motor, well it was a 10min jod......maybe I'll get luckey again.

I'll look in the repair book , then make up my mind.

doobee posted 11-13-2003 11:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for doobee  Send Email to doobee     
I don't think he wants the work forst on him. :)

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