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RobertB
04-16-2011, 12:00 PM
Hi all,

Putting a new to me '76 Stars in the water soon. Going through things, most everything checks out.

I am sure that it ought to have a water pump impeller. Pump is a straight through Sherwood with 1-1/4" hose connections.

I bought Sherwood minor rebuild kit 23796, which is the kit for an L80 which my pump looks like. The impeller that came looks much too deep for the pump I have.

Any ideas? I hate to crack open a working pump without parts.

Skipper
04-16-2011, 01:33 PM
A picture would help somebody identify the pump you have. The folks at SKIDIM.com would be able to help you order the right impeller.

barefoot
04-16-2011, 06:05 PM
What are you trying to do? Change the impeller? If the impeller is the wrong size, it won't work. The good news is that it's not a big project to get into. You'll probably have to loosen the belt and unscrew a couple of bolts and you,re in. If you find out that you don't have the proper parts, you can seal it back up. It should take you less then 7 minutes to fihen out.

When I changed mine this year, the threads stripped out on the housing. I have to tap new threads before I can get back on the water. Good thing it's 34 and windy as h3ll.

cbryan70
04-16-2011, 10:18 PM
I dont even think you have to loosen the belt, should just be 3 screws I think.

chawk610
04-19-2011, 04:52 PM
yep... bout a 15 min job... easy, easy.

H20skeefreek
04-19-2011, 04:56 PM
more than 15 mins, but not a hard job.

76S&S
04-20-2011, 08:26 AM
if you can get the part number off of the impeller, the folks at skidim will see that you get the correct replacement.

chawk610
04-20-2011, 09:34 AM
more than 15 mins, but not a hard job.

True enough... litterally not more than 30 though... and that includes getting a beer during.

M-Funf
04-20-2011, 12:09 PM
Hi all,

Putting a new to me '76 Stars in the water soon. Going through things, most everything checks out.

I am sure that it ought to have a water pump impeller. Pump is a straight through Sherwood with 1-1/4" hose connections.

I bought Sherwood minor rebuild kit 23796, which is the kit for an L80 which my pump looks like. The impeller that came looks much too deep for the pump I have.

Any ideas? I hate to crack open a working pump without parts.

Welcome to TT...

HOW ABOUT A PIC OF THE BOAT :)

I changed the impeller in my '76 in about an hour. It's not that it's particularly difficult, but it's dang tight down there and I'm not a contortionist. I had to crack mine open to figure out which one to get. When I gave the boat/engine info to Jim, I got the wrong part.