Time to Replace Your Boat’s Impeller

GCSMarineLogo_WhiteBG_576x144It’s time to replace your boat’s impeller, if f you haven’t already done so and Spring is the beginning of your boating season.  Globe Marine recommends that every boat owner replace their engine impeller once every boating season to get optimal use and reliability for your boat’s engine.  Here’s why…

Stored Impellers Can’t Run at Their Best

No Worn Impellers

No Worn Impellers – an impeller that’s “taken a set”

If you stored your boat this winter, the impeller shouldn’t be left in your boat’s engine or pump when first opened for spring.  Why?  Leaving impellers in the boat engines over the winter, especially in cold climates, can cause the impeller to “take a set.”  More than likely, the impeller will still work, but you won’t get optimal water or diesel flow from it.

Likewise, if you tried to store your impeller in a special fluid to preserve it over the winter, it may still “take a set”, or worse, degrade due to the fluid.  Besides these preservatives not being recommended by most manufacturers, re-installed impellers almost always are warped or damaged — not to mention challenging to re-install.  The re-installed impeller still may work initially, but you won’t get optimal performance out of it.  It’s bound to let you down when you need it the most.

If it’s Common Advice, it’s Good Advice

Globe High-flow ImpellerAlmost all impeller manufacturers recommend replacing impellers at least once per season, so it’s a safe bet that you should probably do so at the beginning of each boating season.  These recommendations have come from rigorous testing and development. Manufacturers know what the best operating conditions — and the not-so-great conditions — are for your particular impeller to run at its best.  It may seem smart to save $20-$30 by re-using an old impeller, but you’ll spend more on gas and possibly even engine or pump repairs. In the long run, you’ll save money by replacing your impeller now while getting your vessel ready for the new season.

Impellers Are Affordable

Depending on your engine size and model, impellers are a small portion of the total maintenance costs for your boat.  It really isn’t too much to pay for optimal engine performance and may even save you a little on fuel consumption and efficiency.  It’s better than waiting for a tow or getting stranded out on the water with an overheated engine or broken pump.  With those benefits, a new impeller may even pay for itself in just a few short weeks.

red-blue_overlay-med450x308Globe Marine has 71 different sizes of our famous Run-Dry® Impellers, the only impeller guaranteed to run-dry for up to 15 minutes, from which to choose.  Nearly half of our impellers come with matching gaskets and O-rings included in their see-through packaging and almost all impellers have corresponding models for both water or diesel transfer applications.

Chances are, there’s a Globe Marine Run-Dry® impeller to match your boat’s needs. To find the right Globe Run-Dry® Impeller for you, see our easy-to-use search feature, allowing you to match your existing engine or pump model by manufacturer or impeller dimensions:

Find the Right Impeller

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Globe Marine Introduces Run-Dry Impeller Model #270

Globe Marine's Run-dry Impeller 270Globe Marine is pleased to announce another new marine impeller model added to its line of world-class Globe Run-Dry® Impellers — the only impellers able to run dry for up to 15 minutes. This model is the fifth new impeller introduced into the market by Globe this year.

Globe Marine Run-Dry Impeller 270 pkg
Run-Dry® Impeller Model #270 (part number 01-12-2046) replaces Sherwood 27000K and Cummins 3974456 impellers and uses Globe’s proprietary long-lasting, self-lubricating, composite material. Unlike impellers made from traditional neoprene materials, Globe Marine’s Run-dry® Impeller is guaranteed to run-dry for up to 15 minutes. Those crucial minutes could mean the difference between either saving your engine or incurring costly repairs. And, this impeller comes with an O-ring to make replacement even easier.

The new impeller is available for purchase online to Globe distributors at www.globemarine.com.

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Details

Packaging

  • Globe Marine Run-Dry® Impeller Model #270 comes with Globe’s unique packaging, including its matching O-ring for easy installation.
Dimensions
  • 3-1/4 inches diameter
  • 2-7/8 inches wide
  • 3/4 inch shaft diameter
  • 11-point involuted spline with a brass core
Use/Application
  • Globe Marine Run-dry® Impeller Model #270 is for use in water transfer applications only.
  • It can replace impeller models Sherwood 27000K and Cummins 3974456.
Price
  • Suggested retail price is $85 — very competitive compared to other impeller manufacturers using neoprene or rubber materials.

Buy a Globe Marine Run-Dry® Impeller

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  • Use our Find A Dealer to look up the local Globe dealer or distributor near you.
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The Best Marine Impellers on the Market, Just Got 100% Better

We didn’t think it was possible, but Globe Marine just improved the best marine impellers on the market by 100%. How do you improve on the only impellers guaranteed to run dry for up to 15 minutes? Give ’em more, obviously!

So, how did Globe Marine do it? Image

Now, all of the best-selling Globe Marine Run-Dry® Composite Impellers come with O-rings and gaskets, right in the same package with the matching impeller — all for the one price.

This addition allows repair technicians and customers to easily replace impellers without the fear of damaging or losing original gaskets and O-rings, eliminating the time and hassle of finding and purchasing replacement gaskets or O-rings.

Thirty-five of Globe Marine’s most popular marine impellers are being upgraded with new packaging to include their matching O-rings and gaskets.  Shipped out to stores and dealerships Friday April 11, 2014, the arrival of these new products is as anticipated as summer vacation.

“We listened to our distributors, dealers, technicians and customers who told us that including gaskets and O-rings along with our world-class Run-Dry® impellers,“ said Carl W. Forsythe, President and CEO. “This clearly positions Globe Marine as a leading provider of replacement impellers,” he added.

“We are really excited about this long-anticipated change for Run-Dry® impellers,” said John Dillon, branch manager for Marysville Marine, a large Midwest-based distributor of marine products. “This will significantly streamline the selection, purchase and installation process for us and our customers. It is a win-win for all,” he added.

One-stop shopping

Now, your local Globe dealer is your one-stop shop for all your boat engine and powertrain needs.  No more ordering the best impeller out there just to hunt around for the right O-rings or gaskets that fit.  No more running from shop to shop just to get all the parts you need.  No longer must you order a Globe impeller from one shop and then head over to the next place to get the O-ring and gasket.

Starting this week, Globe Marine’s dealers will have everything you need to use the best impellers on the market.  Check out our 35 most popular impellers getting the upgrade, then make the Globe Marine dealer near you your one-stop shop for marine impellers.

What else is new? Image

  • The transparent window in the packaging will now show the O-ring and gasket as well as the impeller.
  • The impeller dimensions will be listed in both English and metric measurements.
  • An expanded manufacturer’s cross-reference list is added.
  • A QR code, with the model and part number, scan-able by most smartphones or tablets is now included.

Visit us at www.globemarine.com to find a local dealer near you.