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capestarr
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Manual Bilge Pump Discharge Hose Replacement

I would appreciate any tips or tricks to replace the discharge hose on the manual bilge pump. The manual bilge pump is located in the aft section of the port cockpit locker. It is avery tight squeeze to get to it and it appears I will need to remove the pump to replace the discharge hose. The manual bilge pump is a Whale Gusher 10. My boat is a 36 MK 1, model year 1985, hull number 397.
Thanks!

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GaryB
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You could consider removing the instrument panel. This would give you access  from the top providing there is slack in cables. 

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Gary Bain
S/V "Gone With The Wind"
Catalina 36', Hull #: 1056, Year: 1990, Engine: M-35
Standard Rig
Moored: East Boothbay, Maine
Home: Auburn, Maine

capestarr
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Thanks for the suggestion on removing the engine instrument panel.
I will give this a try on reinstalling the manual bilge pump.
With a lot of stretching I was finally able to reach the mounting screw nuts through the port locker and remove the pump. This "reach" method will propbably not work on the reinstallation.
While I have the manual bilge pump out, I plan to replace the rubber components using the Service Kit ​. In the Installation and User Instructions the manufacturer recommends replacing the rubber components every three years regardless of the condition.
I have the Whale Gusher 10 MK 3 manual bilge pump.

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GaryB
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Well good luck in your reassembly. I have been giving some thought to rebuilding my manual pump, although I have never used it. The rubber is sort of chalky and I suspect it could fail if I really needed to use it.

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Gary Bain
S/V "Gone With The Wind"
Catalina 36', Hull #: 1056, Year: 1990, Engine: M-35
Standard Rig
Moored: East Boothbay, Maine
Home: Auburn, Maine

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Pgutierrez
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Use a heat gun or pour very hot water to soften the hoses. 
 

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peter g

2000 C36, MK2, Hull. #1897
wonderful, wonderful, wonderful ! ! !.   5 th Catalina

 

 

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