Continuing Head Saga
09 March 2020 | Stuart Fl
Sally | Spring is slowly arriving
Happy Birthday Janice !
It's still not working right. No amount of pumping, swearing or hoping for divine intervention has helped. We need to replace it. It's 10 years old and according to the manufacturer is past its shelf life. The bad thing is the footprint doesn't allow for many options for a replacement. An identical unit from Groco is over a boat unit with shipping. And neither of us is inclined to drop that kind of cash. It hasn't worked all that great even when new.
What to do? Kevin, our friend from the other PSC 37 in the mooring field has replaced their head with a unit from Raritan. He kindly showed Scott his installation and the modifications he used to fit it in the space.
Scott got on the phone to Raritan. The model Kevin used was no longer available. Bummer. However the rep thought they had a model that would work. He sent us the manual and a template with the dimensions. Scott still had a couple of questions after carefully studying both. A second call verified that this model was a direct replacement for the unit Kevin had installed on Aria. Hallelujah kit should work!
We can order it from West Marine and have it shipped to the store. And even better is it is a third of the cost of a Graco. Kevin and Jan are very pleased with theirs which made the decision even easier.
Today is Jan' s birthday. We all went to Sailor's Retreat for happy hour to celebrate.
• Picture pending on my next update