Well sunovabitch. Woke up this morning. Early and cold. Started up the engine, and for some strange cosmic reason I looked over the side to make sure the engine was spitting out water... and was it? No. Do you think it would have been had I not looked? Kinda like if a tree falls in the woods and no one is there to hear it.
I dismantled the water pump and found two of the fins on the impeller broken. I searched around town, but no one carries the little rubber bastard I needed. So our only option was to order the part online.
Two impellers (a spare for the future) $51.00
snap ring for the impeller (again, a spare) $10.00
Tachometer (RPM gauge - just so i know) $110.00 (OUCH!)
and UPS 2nd Day Shipping $20.00
total - $190.00
Damn, that hurts, and combined with the fact that we will probably be here for three days... I'm feeling a little depressed. Time to go eat some good food.