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Veteran needs help!

OldboyIIOldboyII Posts: 586 Solid Baller
edited July 2015 in Boat Talk
The Veteran is MasterCraft Prostar 190 1998 based in Moscow, Russia

I have a very slight understanding about boats and our driver hardly speak English ))
So my apologies if something sounds funny!


The problem is with the part which I understand is for water circulation.
It started leaking and making sound like slack rubber belt in old car (or tomcat in March :) ). Looks like this is it’s swan song ((
Question:
Could anybody help with advice?
Is there a budget way to fix a problem?
Where to buy either factory renovated pump or new with reasonable price tag?
Or is there a repair kit with manual?
Many thanks for any feedback!

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  • HortonHorton Posts: 27,729 Administrator

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  • Jody_SealJody_Seal Posts: 2,742 Mega Baller
    Looks like LT-1 or LT-R circ pump. Most of that stuff has become NLA as it is nearly 20 years old. Indmar may still stock that pump but it may be a costly endeavor especially going half way around the world.
    Hobby Boats can be expensive when the hobbyist is limited on their own skill and expertise.


  • JordanJordan Posts: 1,170 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    edited July 2015
    The water pump seals are gone. There is a weep hole on the underside that is designed to leek when the seals wear out.

    You have three choices:

    1) you can get a seal kit from this guy http://stores.ebay.com/WATER-PUMP-MAN This choice requires some mechanical skill ...you can also buy rebuilt water pumps from him

    2) you can buy a marine water pump from www.skidim.com ....new expensive option

    3) you can buy an automotive water pump equivalent....cheaper seals and impellor designed to be in contact with antifreeze, will corrode faster in contact with raw water. This is the same water pump as cars that had LT1s...Corvette, Firebirds, Camaros,

    If your picture is the correct part, then it looks like you have an LT1. You need a reverse rotation pump that feeds water to the heads first. You need to verify which engine you have.
    Bulldog
  • oldjeepoldjeep Posts: 3,424 Mega Baller
    Seems like the best bet would be to pull it apart and hope the part numbers are still visible on the seals and bearings.
    Chuck P
    Not a mechanic but I play one at home
  • HortonHorton Posts: 27,729 Administrator
    @OldboyII this is a pretty terrible thread title.

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  • Jody_SealJody_Seal Posts: 2,742 Mega Baller
    I don't think that there was any difference between the automotive and what Indmar utilized on that application so the E-bay option would probably be the best way to go.
    Hobby Boats can be expensive when the hobbyist is limited on their own skill and expertise.


  • OldboyIIOldboyII Posts: 586 Solid Baller
    @Horton Im sentimental for this boat - my first sucessful starts were with she - I was 55 and she was only 16
  • OldboyIIOldboyII Posts: 586 Solid Baller
    Thanks for all who already replied.
    Im not closing this thread but at least I may pass to owner some food for brainwork
  • HortonHorton Posts: 27,729 Administrator
    @OldboyII just saying a better thread title will get you more on topic replies

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  • JordanJordan Posts: 1,170 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Years ago, when I asked if there was a difference between the automotive version and the Indmar version on the Mastercraft Teamtalk site, "Engine Nut" who worked for Indmar claimed that they used different seals and a different material for the impellor.

    Take that for what it's worth....for the price difference, you could have 4 or 5 automotive ones for the price that skidim wants,
  • OldboyIIOldboyII Posts: 586 Solid Baller
    Talked to driver. He loved the idea about automotive pump.
    Local MC rep asks for 1K$ and a month for delivery....
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