Originally Posted by Miss Rita
wouldn't the impeller run dry every time you start the engine until it draws water up through the intake hose?
No, water stays in the impeller housing after you use the boat. That's why I mentioned if the boat had been sitting for a while after winter (cause I drain the impeller housing over winter). If he started it up after being stored, it would have been dry.
Sounds like the dealer gave it a few dry starts and ruined the impeller before he had a chance to get it on the lake.