As I contemplated once again the perennial question “Why is there always a pump breaking?” I finally decided to do a casual count of the pumps onboard KJ. When we finished a top-of-the-head rough survey, the number we came up with?
No wonder it seems like there is always one abruptly ending its useful life! Ultimately, they’re all just consumable parts of the boat, destined to wear out with use. There are vacuum pumps, water pumps, hydraulic pumps, bilge pumps, fuel pumps, air pumps, injection pumps…the list goes on and on and on.
Most of them cost $200-300 each. There are a few at each end of the spectrum. Shower sump pumps run us a measly $20-30 – I delight when the news Brock delivers is that a small pump has gone out. I dread the day a $900 injection pump bites the dust.
And I thank the stars every single day that my husband is capable of dealing with all of them. And teaching me as we go. I couldn’t have been luckier than when he tumbled into my life.