05/18/2015 ToW - Water pump impellers are not centered in their housing, by design. This means that the rubber blades on one side are being bent over more than those on the other side. The expansion and contraction of these blades inside the cup draw water in and push it out, creating water pressure. With normal regular use, these blades remain supple and capable of working effectively. However, lack of use will cause the blades on the impeller to dry out and develop "muscle memory", where they won't fully flex as intended. This causes a loss of water pressure and can result in broken blades if they're dry enough. Therefore, it's important to replace the impeller according to your outboard manufacturer's schedule.
Congressman Louie Gohmert represents one of Yamaha’s facilities in Congress. Please take a moment to encourage him to stand by his word and support HR 1335 which impacts us all by strengthening fishing communities and increasing flexibility in the Fisheries Management Act. Post your recommendation here http://on.fb.me/1KSdUJZ
Tomorrow is “Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day!” Help spread the word and support North American Safe Boating Campaign's National Safe Boating Week: May 16 – May 22. Share your photos using #wearit so others can see how you “Wear It” at work. http://bit.ly/1EGUqEv
In this FS Seminar, FS Boating Forum Moderator Dan McCarthy shows how-to keep your hull in tip-top shape. If your hull is looking dull and faded, you can bring back its original luster and shine with ease. For more information on the products used visit www.starbrite.com.
May is the top tarpon month in the Florida Keys, which means I’m on the water just about every day. I leave home in the dark and it’s usually dark when I get back home, so by this time of the month I’m running on autopilot.