Even as a boat owner you probably don’t give much thought to your impeller. But there are some compelling reasons to pay attention to this crucial part. Here at Bakes Marine, we will explain a bit about boat impellers in the hope you will become impelled to perform regular maintenance on yours.
The impeller pump plays a crucial role in operating wakeboard, surf, ski and towboats. The water pump impeller uses the wet stuff you’re playing on to cool your engine while you, your family and friends are having fun.
Avoiding Costly and Embarrassing Breakdowns
A broken boat impeller can put a real damper on that fun. Overheating an engine is one of the worst things you can do to it. It can lead to a long tow back to the dock as well as costly engine repairs. Worst-case scenario, you will have to buy a replacement engine after a meltdown.
That’s why regular impeller replacement is a smart move. Although many impellers can last for up to several years, why take a chance?
These parts are relatively inexpensive and much less costly than a major engine repair or replacement. Most experts recommend you replace your impeller at the start of every boating season and every 100 to 200 hours.
At Bakes Marine, we carry all the performance boat impellers, parts, tools and kits you will need to do effective preventive maintenance. Some folks like to carry a spare impeller on board just in case of problems.
We stock impeller types for Indmar, PCM and Mercruiser engines. You can purchase an impeller kit that gives you everything you need to replace your impeller.
Boat options also include components like gaskets, hoses, parts and individual impellers. We also stock the tools you will need, like stainless steel impeller pullers. Having the right tool for the job will help you switch out impellers without damaging the old one or the pump seal.
If you have questions or are wondering if a certain part or kit is right for your boat, call us toll-free or email us. Our experienced staff will be happy to help you locate what you need. We can also offer free advice and tips.