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SIGNS OF A WORN OUT IMPELLER

Avoid Engine Damage Due to a Bad Impeller
DOES YOUR IMPELLER LOOK LIKE THIS?   WHAT DO IMPELLERS DO? Impellers pump cold water into your boat’s engine to cool it down while in use. If you have a bad impeller it can cause big problems. HOW DO IMPELLERS BECOME DAMAGED? Your boat’s impeller is a series of rubber vanes molded around a hub. The tips of these flexible vanes can wear out for many reasons due to simple use or if the boat is in sandy water. Abrasive sandlike material can cause the impeller to wear out faster. Impellers can also wear out by becoming stiff and brittle due to the motor sitting unused for several seasons or being exposed to heat. Water lubricates the impeller, and if it’s run dry, the impeller can be ruined in a few seconds. WHAT HAPPENS IF THE IMPELLER FAILS? If your impeller fails, the pump can’t pump cool water to the engine causing your engine to overheat. If you catch that your impeller is failing early on, you might avoid major problems. However, if you’re not fortunate enough to catch a bad impeller, the results can be catastrophic to your engine. WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE A BAD IMPELLER? The general rule is to have your impeller changed every year – the best time being during your Summerization service appointment. If you suspe [...]

Having Boat Electrical Issues?

Here's A Simple Solution To Common Electrical Issues On Your Boat

Have you experienced boat electrical issues and quicker battery depletion?  Your boat’s Voltage Sensitive Relay system could be the issue.  Our MasterCraft technicians offer a solution to keep your electrical system performing correctly. 

VSRDue to numerous changes in the dual-battery systems over the years, we have asked MasterCraft to clarify the proper way to use each setting to solve common electrical issues.

Mode Breakdown

Every X-Series boat- 2012 and newer, has dual battery systems. Our battery system is set up to keep one battery reserved for starting the boat (starting battery) and the other battery (house battery) for powering all onboard electronics (stereo, screens, dash gauges and lighting, etc).

MasterCraft uses a simple OFF/ON/COMBINE switch, with a Voltage Sensitive Relay (VSR) system, designed to simplify and automate the battery system.

What Does The VSR Do? The VSR will transfer charging power to each battery, as needed, to keep [...]
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