Where Credit is Due: September 2011
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.
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