Where Credit is Due September 2011 Issue

Where Credit is Due: September 2011

Johnson Pumps

Anchored out on our Cape Dory 30, my wife and I were just filling our coffee pot when we heard a large “pop,” and water came gushing out of the engine compartment into the main salon. Upon investigating, I found that the plastic strainer cover had blown out of our Johnson Pumps freshwater pump. I had been working on a fuel line problem just before this happened, and figured it was very possible that I had stressed the cover when I had to squeeze by it to work in the tight engine compartment.

Searching with West Marine, where I bought the pump, I couldn’t find a replacement part. I called Johnson Pumps (www.johnson-pump.com) and explained what happened. The woman there was really on the ball in returning my call and shipping out not one, but two replacement covers—at no charge to me.

Michael Kelsey
Via email

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