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Old 05-06-2010, 09:41 AM   #1
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Default Need marine mechanic to replace some bilge pumps

I have the pumps. All local mechanics that I know seem to be to busy at the moment to bother with this. Been waiting 4 weeks..Got 2 pumps in the back hatch and one in the fish box drain that need to be replace...anyone that knows what they are doing and are looking to make some cash please call me...516-993-1388. THANKS!
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Place an ad on craigslist in your area... I have found people to do many specific jobs during a complete home remodel I did... for cheap too!! You can place it in the boats section or help wanted/barter. Good luck!
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If i was near you i would come do it this evening, but im in Louisiana, unless you want to buy the plane ticket for me??
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You don't say where you are, but with a 516 area code you can't be too far from birdman electronics.

Seriously though, can't help you here. It's the busy time of year for most yards and they would rather install $15k in electronics than $100 in pump parts.

But just out of curiosity, are you sure it's the pumps and not the float switches or connections? Pumps do fail, but nowhere near as frequently as float switches, and those don't fail anywhere near as quickly as wires corrode.

Is this really something you can't do yourself? it's not hard. You just need patience and flexibility.
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Hah, "flexibility." That's a neat way to describe a guy not over 5' 5" tall with 47" arms but hands not over 3 inches across.
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Hah, "flexibility." That's a neat way to describe a guy not over 5' 5" tall with 47" arms but hands not over 3 inches across.
You forgot the 28" waist requirement...
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I have the pumps. All local mechanics that I know seem to be to busy at the moment to bother with this. Been waiting 4 weeks..Got 2 pumps in the back hatch and one in the fish box drain that need to be replace...anyone that knows what they are doing and are looking to make some cash please call me...516-993-1388. THANKS!
Now that the weather has turned on Long Island, you might be waiting until July for a project like that to get done. Bilge pumps in most boats are about the most miserable thing to change, and two in a small hatch certainly sound like that.
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Hah, "flexibility." That's a neat way to describe a guy not over 5' 5" tall with 47" arms but hands not over 3 inches across.
I've got none of those dimensions, and am reminded of that every time I need to do something in the bilge or engine room - seems like those boat designers and builders don't have any friends who are at least the size and build of NFL linebackers; or if they do, just get perverse pleasure in seeing how well the can contort themselves getting into spaces they might not get out of.
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