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Kudos to Hansen Marine Engineering and F.L. Tripp and Sons Marina

jviss

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Feb 5, 2004
4,627
Tartan 3800 Westport, MA
There was a thread a while back where someone was saying that Westerbeke parts availability wasn't so good. Please allow me to put that to rest!

Yesterday I finally tracked down the mysterious, slow coolant leak I have to the hose that runs from the coolant circulating pump (water pump) to the heat exchanger. It's a custom, molded hose that's 1 3/4" in diameter with five bends in it, and a coiled wire reinforcement inside.

I found the part number in my parts book and called the marina where I'm moored, F.L. Tripp and Sons. I was transferred to Craig, the "motor guy," and he said he didn't have one, but would order it. That was about 2:00 p.m. yesterday.

Today at 1:33 p.m. I got a text from the yard manager saying "the launch driver is on the way with your hose." I stood on the port deck and he handed it to me as he went by.

Now, that's service, and parts availability!!!
 

ToddS

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Sep 11, 2017
248
Beneteau 373 Cape Cod
Unrelated to your westerbeke part... but... I just recently visited Westport for the first time, and rented a mooring from F.L. Tripp and Sons... Beautiful location and great access to beach... and they were helpful with the reserving/arriving/renting process. We'll likely return to them in the future. Two thumbs up for this business!