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7 years 7 months ago #2447 by greg marsh
Replied by greg marsh on topic Replacement heads.
Thanks very much for the suggestions, these heads are the original Whitby 42 units, not sure what the manufacture is, anyone?
Is there a pun here 'Waste" (West) Marine ??

Cheers.

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7 years 7 months ago #2448 by Edward Watson
Replied by Edward Watson on topic Replacement heads.
I think that the standard head on Canadian Whitbys was the Wilcox-Crittenden Junior #51. It does not look like you can buy a new one anymore. I priced new ones about ten years ago and they were $1400.+
Rebuilding them looks cheap at those prices.

Part kits are available at WasteMarine for $189.00 If you look you may find them cheaper on line.

Hooking fresh water to these old heads is sometimes tricky, you don't want a backflush. But the leather pump seals will last five times as long, and the lack of odor makes it worth the effort.

WasteMarine. Here in the Keys we do everything we can, NOT to buy from them because of their pricing. Our NAPA in Marathon can get most all the same parts for less money. But for a lot of folks, WasteMarine is all they know.

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7 years 7 months ago #2449 by greg marsh
Replied by greg marsh on topic Replacement heads.
Thanks very much for the help, Snoozer.

GM.

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7 years 7 months ago #2453 by Gerry O'Donoghue
Replied by Gerry O'Donoghue on topic Replacement heads.
Ahhhh, the boat head conversation. $500+ dollars to move a turd 3 feet.

The price for a replacement part kit for the W/C head is nuts, regardless where you buy it. Eventually they will be discontinued (if have no insider knowledge) when sales volume drop low enough.

A simple replacement, even if I'm not a fan of its durability, is the ubiquitous JABSCO Twist’n’Lock Compact Head. Carry a full pump assembly as a replacement and a couple of joker valves and you are good to go.

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