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Last Two In-Stock Jeanneau 2020 Models Ready for Summer Sailing!
This sailboat from 49 feet has revolutionized cruising: she is the only sailboat in their category to feature movement about the deck without obstacle. For example, the sidedecks are inclined, sloping down to the cockpit floor, meaning that there is no need to step over the coaming!

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The new generation of Sun Odysseys reflects harmony on board, and this well-being flows from a clever ergonomic design.The new Sun Odyssey 440 benefits from an entirely new, innovative layout for greater ease of movement about the boat. At once seaworthy and welcoming, cozy and sporty, masculine and feminine, the Sun Odyssey 440 is as attractive on the interior as on the exterior.

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Looking for something else? View all of our other inventory and our large selection of pre-owned boats at www.cruisingyachts.net!
New 2020 Bavaria C57 In Stock!
A new dimension of sailing pleasure.
The BAVARIA C57 is a pure expression of class, elegance and the finest craftsmanship. With the design and style of a megayacht, it sets new trends and boasts a long waterline which guarantees high basic speeds. 

More of everything.
The BAVARIA C57 offers more space here as well – more comfort, more luxury and therefore more relaxation. We’ve paid great attention to details that feature select, fine, highly unusual materials. The pantry extends across the breadth of the boat, which means an intelligent use of space.

If you haven't seen the new Bavaria Yachts design and layout, you owe it to yourself to check it out. You won't be disappointed! Call us today to schedule a private showing.

Additional Bavaria Models arriving soon!

Know-how: All Pumped Up
Freshwater pumps require minimal care, but they sometimes need to be replaced. Here’s how.

One of the most common plumbing complaints boaters have is a badly behaving freshwater pump. Whether the problem is noise, a leak or “no water,” some cruisers believe pumps just suck. Fortunately, these pumps don’t require a lot of attention to keep them going, but the care they do require is important, and sometimes critical.

The most common pumps on recreational boats are the diaphragm style used for pressurizing freshwater and deck washdown systems. Most of them use an electric motor that drives a rotating eccentric cam or plate to actuate three or more neoprene-capped pump chambers. Each chamber is equipped with an inlet and outlet valve to ensure a positive, pressurized fl ow of water. The only maintenance that diaphragm pumps normally require is a regular cleaning of the strainer between the pump and the water supply. The task is important because tiny bits of foreign matter can lodge in a pump’s valves and cause them to leak, resulting in a loss of pressure and excess cycling of the pump. If your boat doesn’t have such a strainer, make it a priority to install one, but make sure the strainer’s flow rating matches the pump’s rating, to avoid restriction.

Another type of diaphragm pump has a single, large pump chamber whose diaphragm is operated by a crankshaft and connecting rod arrangement mounted above it. The crankshaft is powered by an electric motor that may drive it directly or by means of a miniature rubber belt. Single-chamber diaphragm pumps tend to have a high capacity and are often found on larger boats, but their inlets must still be effectively filtered. Rubber belts, if present, should be periodically checked for wear or damage. And an extra belt should be part of your spares kit.

Normal maintenance won’t always keep a pump operating effectively. That’s why most manufacturers offer inexpensive rebuild kits for their pumps. These kits contain all the replacement parts normally required to return the pump to its original performance.

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