Join Date: May 2008
Location: Los Angeles area
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Re: How to destroy a diesel in one easy step...
The boat I just sold was prevented from overheating in the following way by the previous owners:
After forgeting to open the cooling seacock and causing some damage, they ALWAYS put the ignition keys on the handle for the seacock. That way you could not start the engine without touching (and opening) the cooling water. I adopted their practice and never forgot to open the cooling line before starting the motor. Also, I replace the impeller every year. Very cheap insurance against some of the problems discussed here.
Odyssey, '79 CSY 44 Cutter
Channel Islands, CA
"There is no unhappiness like the misery of sighting land (and work) again after a cheerful, careless voyage."