Simms Jet Boat Impellor

Discussion in 'Jet Drives' started by scouter, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. anthony goodson
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    Liam in case I forget ,or get run over or something ,the "nylon sleeve" is not nylon it is polyacetal ,this is important ,if you have to make one. Nylon will absorb water and potentially swell enough to split an aluminium impeller. Make one ? I hear you say ,well just wait till you check out the price of a new one. A piece of rod from e-bay and a friend with a lathe can be a good option.
     
  2. scouter
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    Lads

    Sorry for going missing off the forum for a few days, i was on camp with my scouts over the weekend.

    I touched base with Sam in Westend this morning, a lovely helpful person, and i have sent my old impellor off to him in the post.

    Fingers crossed that he will be able to work his magic charm on it.

    I will keep you all posted on developments and a great big
    THANK YOU who all contributed to my plight

    Yours in Scouting
    Liam
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  3. windydave13
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    Liam, excellent news.

    Out of interest did Sam give you a ball park figure for a new one??

    Regards

    Dave
     
  4. scouter
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    NOPE

    He said he might be able to fix the old one though

    Liam
     
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    Additional Info

    He said that he was going to contact the foundry that has the template for the impellor as he has been inundated over the past month or so with calls from people regarding impellors. - a feast or a famine -
     
  6. anthony goodson
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    Liam ,if you look up my post of 13th August last year ,you will find instructions for reinstalling the impeller.
     
  7. scouter
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    Update - I posted off the impellor to Sam by Air mail, and thanks to the Irish Postal system it took over a week for it to travel accross the Irish Sea.

    Sam is bringing the impellor to the foundry that cast it initially.

    I hope to get and update today whether it is repairable or not

    Liam
     
  8. scouter
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    Just talked to Sam today Friday, they have found the template for the impeller and will be casting a number of them next wee.
    According to Sam it was made over 20 years ago and in the past few months he has had a few enquiries regarding the same impeller.
    So if any one wants a spare impeller could they contact Sam and put your name in the pot.

    I do not know the price yet.

    Will keep you all posted

    Liam
     
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  9. windydave13
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    Liam,

    Does that mean they couldn't repair your original??
    It'll be interesting to see what the damage for a new one is.:?:

    Regards

    Dave
     
  10. anthony goodson
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    Liam ,if they are going to cast one for you it may be worth enquiring about the cost of aluminium bronze ,a far superior alloy to aluminium for jet impellers ,and not that much more difficult to cast or work.
     
  11. scouter
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    Lads

    Sorry for the delaY IN POSTING A REPLY, I am still awaiting a price from Sam on the new casted impellor, once I get the price I will let you all know.
    Liam
     
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  12. scouter
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    Still awaiting a date for the new impellor - ah well winter is coming soon
     
  13. stans4
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    hi i also am awaiting a new impeller from westend marine
    but did get a new liner and rubber shaft lock(colllet) from him
    the collet was £65
    liner was £100 ish i think
    but would also like to know weather a impeller from a pp65 will fit my westend jet drive ??????
    by the way the price he gave me was £180 for the impeller
     
  14. scouter
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    Impellor

    Just back on to West End Marine this morning and they hope that the Foundry will be cating the impellor next week.
    I will keep you all updated
    Liam
     

  15. anthony goodson
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    3 Months to cast an impeller ,no wonder this country's in the sh t .Used to be a can do country, now it's might do ,one day,
     
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