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sawyer1206 03-29-2013 7:46 PM

Impeller Damage?
 
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So I finally got a chance to change the impeller in my 22Ve and I was suprised by the damage it had. I've changed impellers before and they never looked like this. Is it possible that the person who installed this one had the blades bent going the wrong direction?

paulharenberg 03-29-2013 7:55 PM

New to you boat? Looks like it hasn't been changed in a while or was started dry at some point?

ferral 03-29-2013 7:58 PM

Maybe some debris got in there at some point?

bftskir 03-29-2013 8:04 PM

that thing is old, you caught it just in time. look at the cracking inside the back of the blades. old. stuck in that shape. old. maybe it was run dry some. there is no wrong way to put it in. it will self correct.

sawyer1206 03-29-2013 8:34 PM

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Originally Posted by paulharenberg (Post 1814108)
New to you boat? Looks like it hasn't been changed in a while or was started dry at some point?

New to me last year. I bought it in May with 67 hrs and we have put another 50 hrs on last season. I've always changed the impeller every season on my previous boat. Still, it looks lime a lot of damage for so few hours.

sawyer1206 03-29-2013 8:39 PM

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Originally Posted by bftskir (Post 1814111)
that thing is old, you caught it just in time. look at the cracking inside the back of the blades. old. stuck in that shape. old. maybe it was run dry some. there is no wrong way to put it in. it will self correct.

the boat is a 2006 model and sat in storage for close to 5 years before we bought it.

ilikebeaverandboats 03-29-2013 9:10 PM

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Originally Posted by sawyer1206 (Post 1814120)
the boat is a 2006 model and sat in storage for close to 5 years before we bought it.

I would probably have replaced it right after I got it knowing it sat.

jagermeister 03-30-2013 7:20 AM

Thats what they look like when they're old... The damage is the dry spin when started till the water gets to the impeller.. Change impeller every 2 seasons.. I pull them out during winterization also..

NotSure123 03-30-2013 7:42 AM

I changed mine out last year, it was 6 yrs old/120 hrs and still looked really good. I don't know about your boat, but on mine it was HUGE HUGE pain to change!! I got new grays when it was all said and done! I think I'm going to go every 3 years now since I have only been averaging 40hrs a season...

scottb7 03-30-2013 7:47 AM

There is no thing as putting in wrong direction. They will turn over if needed.

Dmac420sj 03-30-2013 9:21 AM

^^^exactly. Be a real man and change your impeller on the water then you will know difficult. Lol it sucks


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