Kenmore Air saves the day!
Greetings from Canada! Kathy and I are on the hook in Henry Bay just south of Comox as I write this. Just wanted to drop a note on using some of our local resources to save us from broken boat grief....
While on the way to Rebecca Spit on Quadra Island last Friday morning, the port engine overheated. Found that the raw water pump failed, and we limped in. I figured that I could get the parts in Campbell River and be on our merry way....
Well, I ordered the part from the local Cat dealer. He assured me he'd have in by 0800 Saturday.
Saturday morning, bright and early, the Cat dealer calls and tells me he has the block mounted freshwater circulating pump ready for pickup. I inform him I needed the raw water pump, and he checked his notes. He ordered the wrong part, and the closest pump he could get thru Cat was in Waco, Tx- $1200+ overnight fees!
So, I started searching for someone in Campbell River who could rebuild the pump.
Strike 2. Campbell River shuts down at 5pm Friday and wakes up on Monday around 9am. AND, the rebuild parts were not in town.
I found a pump at Fisheries Supply and West Marine Seattle, and had it sent to me via Kenmore Air for the princely sum of $25 air freight.
Got the pump at noon today, we were underway by 3.
Just something for us to think about as we're in the middle of the cruising season..
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Peter- Marine Insurance Guru & tuna fishing addict!
1989 52' PT Overseas yachtfisher