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Frankx

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My name is Frank and I took ownership of a Pearson 323 in October.  After a long look for boat, price and condition, it looks like I made a good decision.  Some minor refits need to be done but so far not a lot before ready to sail north from NC to NJ where I live.  Had the boat out sailing several times in NC and it feels great.  I need to get much more familiar with her before the trip north which is a challenge.  I hope to sail north in April which means trips to NC for sailing and work on the boat.  I will do what I can in NC then plan on hauling out Fall '22 for other work.  No urgent work needed which is very nice.
I do need to change the fresh water pump (reported by owner). It does not work but I have not troubleshooted it yet.
Can someone tell me the P/N and manufacturer a a replacement pump? It has a water heater. 
thanks
Frank

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Re: Hello! I am new to sailing, a new Pearson 323 owner and the forum
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2021, 09:26:12 AM »
First, welcome to the forum!  Lots of good info here, so don't be afraid to ask.

As for your water pump, our 323 to us came with the Jabsco PAR Model 36850-1000 belt-driven diaphragm pump.  These pumps are expensive ($400+), but extremely rugged, reliable, and long-lived.  If you have one of these, it is well-worth it to buy a service kit and rebuild it vs replacing it with a modern $69 pump that will only last a few years.

30122-0000 SERVICE KIT
https://www.defender.com/product.jsp?id=157454
https://www.iboats.com/shop/jabsco-par-service-kit-for-36800-36850-36970.html
https://www.go2marine.com/jabsco-pump-replacement-parts-service-kit-30122-0000
@(^.^)@  Ed
1977 P-323 #42 "Dolce Vita"
with rebuilt Atomic-4

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Re: Hello! I am new to sailing, a new Pearson 323 owner and the forum
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2021, 11:30:36 AM »
+1 My two PAR pumps are still going strong since 1977!

One supplies fresh water to sink and shower the other drains the shower sump.

EBAY can be a source of new old stock parts for them. And if you see one used grab it as many parts are usable among the different models.