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Re: Newbe with no experience buys big boat

Originally Posted by Captainmeme View Post
"It is unbelievably frustrating. The engine is in perfect condition it just needs water to keep cool enough.

Now captain what do you do????

To be fair I doubt I would have thought of his solution. But he did in the the most extreme conditions.

Me, I'd hook up the bilge pump to the raw water intake of the engine and open a seacock that would supply water to the bilge pump. Crack the **** (seacock, sorry censor software, didn't mean to offend) open enough to keep up with the engine requirements but not enough to flood the boat.
Finally a real sailor.
That is exactly what Glenn did!!
What a great idea especially since it worked for, I'm going on memory, a few weeks.
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