The main water pump (engine water pump) that bolts to the engine main bearing went bad.
I was not at the lake for a week due to work on call and when I came back the guys said the boat is making a loud noise around the pulleys.
They had been skiing it anyway for a couple of days with the boat making the noise.
I loosened the belt and could wiggle the main pulley on the water pump.
I could not believe the guys skied with the pulley having that much wobble. Surprised the belt did not come off or the pulley. The bearing in the Water pump was major worn out. I had them to quit using the boat until we can get a new water pump installed.
The guys want to go to an Auto Parts store and try to find a Water Pump that will fit our boat.
I want to order a Water pump that is for the our Mastercraft either from mastercraft dealer or a Boat parts place that has a Water pump for our boat.
Is a water pump from an auto parts store quality enough for a Ski Boat?
Thanks for any comments or suggestions.