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AC Pump and Strainer Replacement

Discussion of AC's, plumbing and sanitation related issues.

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NMulcahey
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Vessel Info: 1999 Wellcraft Martinique 2600 with Volvo Penta 5.7GS(PWTR)

AC Pump and Strainer Replacement

Postby NMulcahey » Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:06 pm

Hi, new here and hoping someone has experience with replacing parts of their AC.

I am a new owner of the boat, so I am not certain what is there currently was the original equipment but I do know it’s broken. The sea strainer housing is destroyed (sheared bolts, broken housing, etc) and the pump is also I op. It appears both were Marine UL but I wanted to see if anyone has replaced with another one and has a recommendation. There are far more choices than I expected, but based on feedback and ratings I am currently looking at Shurflo for both.

Any advice or history is welcome! Thanks
1999 Wellcraft Martinique 2600
1999 Volvo Penta 5.7GS(PWTR)
Patuxent River, MD


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Re: AC Pump and Strainer Replacement

Postby CptBill » Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:31 pm

shurflo is always a good bet along with some others, attwood is one brand I would hesitate to use but some tomes you just have to us what fits. Think about how much you use the a/c, unless someone managed to shoehorn a genset into a 2600 you will only be using the a/c at the dock when your plugged in so you might not need the best most expensive pump just one that's reliable but I would chose a strainer that was pretty darn good. The more stuff you keep from going into the pump the better it will work and the longer it will last
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Re: AC Pump and Strainer Replacement

Postby A1251 » Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:56 pm

Groco strainer with a March pump.

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