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Old 10-14-2014, 12:44 PM   #1
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HopCar, My Accumulator is dying

Parks,

My Jabsco accumulator Model # 12573-2000 is dripping out the bottom. I suspect the water is leaking through the diaphram, so it's shot and time to replace. I've found a replacement item by Jabsco, accumulator #35073-0000. I see it on Hopkins-Carter website, but can't tell if it's in stock. I'm about to order it on your website and just wanted to make sure it's in stock.

If so, I'll click through the purchase.

Thanks!!
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Old 10-14-2014, 09:10 PM   #2
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I busted mine last year when I didn't winterize it . All I did was drain my tanks and forgot about the accumulator having water trapped in it . I wonder if the accumulator can handle antifreeze or will it eat up the diaphram?
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Old 10-14-2014, 09:36 PM   #3
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Thanks for the order Al!
Pack Mule, I'll ask Jabsco about anti-freeze. I'm a Florida boy. The only freezing I do is in an ice cube tray.
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Old 10-15-2014, 03:14 PM   #4
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HC, Thanks for shipping the accumulator so quickly. Great service!!

PM, What's this 'winterize' of which you speak??
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Old 10-15-2014, 03:25 PM   #5
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Yeah none of us like having to do it but we do . But once I commit to it I can get some work done on the boat . Which evidently I must like doing . Ya'll are always out enjoying the weather . When do you get time to varnish ?

Oh Yeah and by the way don't mess with me or I will hit my you've been thanks button
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"When do you get time to varnish ?
My father was more of a curmudgeon than I am.

One day a perfectly nice customer asked him "What's the best varnish?"
Without saying a word, my Dad turned around, picked up a can off the shelf and set it in front of the customer. It was a can of Interlux Salmon Buff paint.

My Dad was not impressed by fancy boats. He believed in keeping things simple.

Varnish is for boats with retired owners or full time Captains. Damn I wish I could varnish my boat.
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Old 10-15-2014, 06:04 PM   #7
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When I started reworking William I wanted to do the entire boat in traditional Bahamian colors like aqua , orange , blue and yellow but the wife said no way . So now I have a bunch expensive ass teak that we reworked everything with that needs lots of varnish but luckily she likes doing varnish work .
I just bought 2 quarts of sundowner buff and two quarts of primer from I won't say who but I promise to start looking at getting my next supplies from you . I am going to need some hawse pipes and I think what you have may be close .
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Pack Mule, Our friend Richard on Dauntless put some pretty bright colors on her.
I was pleasantly surprised at how good they looked.
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When do you get time to varnish ?
Sorry...that was a low blow on the winterizing! I couldn't resist.

Varnishing? Good question! I've got those 3 doors needing serious attention, but I keep finding an excuse for putting them off. Someday I'll just have to make a plywood door and rotate it through the 3 door positions until I can get all 3 done while continuing to cruise and fish. Sometimes there just aren't enough hours in the day!!
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Old 10-16-2014, 10:11 AM   #10
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Mule, I checked with Jabsco about antifreeze. Here's the reply.

Hello Parks,
Yes it is Ok to add antifreeze to the accumulator.
When you are winterizing a fresh water system, the antifreeze will pass through the accumulator to remove any water and prevent it from freezing and cracking.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

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Old 10-16-2014, 12:35 PM   #11
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You can buy an accumulator from a hydronic heating supply company and pay about $30 for it, or you can buy a Groco or a Jabsco and pay $200 for it. Same thing.
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Old 10-16-2014, 01:51 PM   #12
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You can buy an accumulator from a hydronic heating supply company and pay about $30 for it, or you can buy a Groco or a Jabsco and pay $200 for it. Same thing.
Thanks, but I'll stick with marine quality and a simple swap out replacement for about $70. Besides, I like giving my business to my friends here at TF.
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Old 10-16-2014, 03:46 PM   #13
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Mule, I checked with Jabsco about antifreeze. Here's the reply.

Hello Parks,
Yes it is Ok to add antifreeze to the accumulator.
When you are winterizing a fresh water system, the antifreeze will pass through the accumulator to remove any water and prevent it from freezing and cracking.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

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Thanks for the info Parks . I was worried the antifreeze might attack the bladder .
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Thanks Al! You're welcome Mule.
Al sorry I missed your call.
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Got the accumulator and the great H-C T shirt, Parks! Thanks a million!

That's a great shirt. Let me know if you get them in pink!
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Glad you liked the shirt Al. Unfortunately the chances of me ordering pink ones is pretty slim.
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I don't know, Parks. You might be missing a huge market segment. Just tell 'em they're 'breton red' like dwhatty thinks. He's a smart guy and he bought it.

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Old 10-27-2014, 08:57 AM   #18
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I don't know, Parks. You might be missing a huge market segment. Just tell 'em they're 'breton red' like dwhatty thinks. He's a smart guy and he bought it.

Parks I'm with FlyWright . He is a pink expert .I think you should stock some pink shirts. Pink is the new red like 60 is the new 50 . Some here even think I just painted my boat pink.
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I don't know, Parks. You might be missing a huge market segment. Just tell 'em they're 'breton red' like dwhatty thinks. He's a smart guy and he bought it.

Oh please! If you can get me a Breton Red in XL Tall, I'd even pay real money (but not much) to wear your advertising.
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If I get them in pink, I'll expect photos of all three of you guys wearing them.
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