Guzzler 500 Sump Pump on Cockpit Sole?

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FEVER
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Guzzler 500 Sump Pump on Cockpit Sole?

Post by FEVER » Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:08 pm

If your boat has the factory installed Guzzler 500 manual sump pump mounted thru the cockpit sole watch
the gaskets and sealant closely.

It didn't look like mine had been touched since it was installed in 1982. The gasket that sealed the trim ring to the deck and the pump lever, as it is moved fore and aft, had cracked and allowed water to leak into the cockpit sole core, pretty much destroying it all the way forward to the cabin companionway. Not a fun, quick, easy or inexpensive repair.

Oddly, my 6.7 has the same pump mounted on the solid fiberglass vertical wall of the cockpit seat.

BarryE
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Re: Guzzler 500 Sump Pump on Cockpit Sole?

Post by BarryE » Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:57 pm

Yup; Mine is in the floor as well. (hull #11) Yes, the floor is a little soft in the area. I'll be dissecting, re-coring and such this winter. I'll relocate the pump at the same time.

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