Oberdorfer Seals replacement

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Oberdorfer Seals replacement

The seals finally started to weep on my trusty Oberdorfer raw water pump after 220 hours of service.
I ordered new seals for about $ 50.00 ( including freight) and decided to try replacing them. It all went very smoothly.
There were no leaks after it was installed and tested.

View the complete installation images HERE

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Great photo documentation, Haro.  Thanks!
I've got two leakers in my basement that I've been planning for sometime to rebuild.
There was a write up about this a number of years back by a former C36 Tech editor, but your photo spread makes it look easier than I had thought.
Where did you get the rebuild kit from?

Matthew Chachère
s/v ¡Que Chévere!
(Formerly 1985 C36 MKI #466 tall rig fin keel M25)
2006 Catalina Morgan 440 #30.
Homeported in eastern Long Island, NY

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The best place is listed here on this post
https://www.catalina36.org/forum/technical-discussion/oberdorfer-pump-supplier

they are called  www.pumpsandpartsonline.com
They are really nice people to deal with.

 

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Thanks Haro. Good input and gave me the confidence to rebuild my own.
Bill

Bill Dolan 1990 Catalina C-36 MKI - Hull #1041  'Williwaw'
Std. Rig, Walk Through, Wing Keel
M35, Oberdorfer Conversion,
Home Waters; Charlotte  Harbor & The Gulf Islands of Florida
'You are never out of work if you own a boat'

 

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