SailNet Community - View Single Post - repairing diesel engine on the dry
View Single Post
post #8 of Old 09-12-2012
Tartan 27' owner
CalebD's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: NYC
Posts: 5,117
Thanks: 9
Thanked 144 Times in 136 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Re: repairing diesel engine on the dry

Originally Posted by FSMike View Post
Why not just stick a hose into the raw water intake?
Hooking up a hose with shore side water pressure directly to the raw water intake is asking for trouble. The worst case scenario is you end up with water back flooding your manifold and into your cylinders - not good.
It is best to let the water pump regulate the amount of water and pull it in from a bucket as already mentioned.

"The cure for anything is salt water~ sweat, tears, or the sea." ~Isak Denesen

Everybody has one:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
CalebD is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome