Simms Jet Boat Impellor

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

  1. paulme33
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    paulme33 Junior Member

    replacement impeller for pp65 westend marine jet

    my email is paulsmith at hot mail dot com
     
  2. scouter
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    scouter Junior Member

    Planing ?

    Just got the simms back on the water after 12 months. I am having trouble with getting the boat to plane.

    I am getting the feeling that I may not have the spacers in the correct order. Let me explain - There was six washers - nyloflex - that fitted over the shaft and were being used as spacers between the impeller on the back end and on the side nearest the engine.

    Does anyone know what sequence they should be in 3 and 3 or 4 and 2 etc.

    Scouter
     
  3. baeckmo
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    baeckmo Hydrodynamics

    They are used to adjust the tip clearance. The housing in which the impeller is working is conical, so you shim the impeller to an axial position, where the radial clearance is ~0.5 mm.
     
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  4. windydave13
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    That's my understanding as well. It sounds like you've got too many spacers in there to start with. I'm sure in one of the other PP65 posts someone has posted the exact tollerance needed
     
  5. scouter
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    scouter Junior Member

    Reverse Bucket

    I have now purchased another Simms - or should i say an "Armstrong Super" Jet boat.

    However there is no reverse bucket on the Jet and I was wondering if anyone knows where I could pick one of these up.
     
  6. windydave13
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    windydave13 Junior Member

    I'm starting to feel very guilty that you're onto a new project already and all i've done is prop the cover up to stop water gettin inside the boat!!

    As for a reverse bucket, it might be worth contacting this chap on eBay. He's been advertising the odd PP part over the last 12months and from memory i don't think he's sold anything though so you might get it cheap.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PP-JET-DR...tEquipment_Accessories_SM&hash=item257237d3ba
     
  7. scouter
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    scouter Junior Member

    Bucket !!!!!

    Thanks for that I have sent him on a message through Fleabay
     
  8. scouter
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    BUCKit

    Nope he dos'ent have a bucket, but has other parts though
     
  9. scouter
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    scouter Junior Member

    Its amazing what 2 bags of sand can do to act as a counterbalance.
    A bit heavy on the front but at least the boat goes on the plane now.
     
  10. Frosty

    Frosty Previous Member

    Here in the East that would be repaired even if you lost the 'blade',-- a new one would be made and welded on. Im sure that is an option. Its not a big job.

    One day health and safety and 600 pounds per week with 6 week holidays per year will arrive here too but until then some clever humans with skills still exist and are willing to do a fair days work for a fair days pay.
     
  11. scouter
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    scouter Junior Member

    Starter Motor

    Does anyone know the serial number of the starter motor for the Simms 1600 Crossflow Engine. Mine just went to the dentist and lost all of its teeth
     
  12. jmcmahon
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    Starter

    HI.

    Do you still need details of the starter for the engine in the simms?
    I found one.

    Regards
     
  13. scouter
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    scouter Junior Member

    Starter Motor

    Yes i am still looking for details of the type and make of starter. I just brought the Simms out on the water yesterday and the engine would not turn.

    I found out this evening when I took off the starter that the gears were all chewed off the starter - hungry flywheel.
     
  14. jmcmahon
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    Pp65

    Hi.
    I have a copy of the original manual for this.
    See attached

    Regards

    Jim
     

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  15. scouter
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    scouter Junior Member

    Jim
    Thanks for the PP65 Manual, I could have done with that 2 years ago when I made a monkeys out of the impellor on a previous Simms.
    However it is the starter on the engine that has give up, I am sure that it is a 1600cc Ford Crossflow Engine on the Boat.
    I was wondering what type of starter or the serial number for same for the starter as there is no numbers or letters on my own starter. Scouter
     
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