repairing diesel engine on the dry - Page 3 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance > Engines > Diesel
 Not a Member? 
  #21  
Old 10-09-2012
leogallant's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Greer, SC
Posts: 115
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 4
leogallant is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stu Jackson View Post
Never, ever, never, ever connect a hose directly to the engine rw intake. Never.

Here's that "missing link"

Winterizing A Diesel Engine On The Hard - SailboatOwners.com

Not very hard, explains it all.
Ahh, thanks so much. I was going crazy thinking it had been Maine Sail after all, but couldn't find!
__________________
Leo
Journey to Charleston on Ubiquitous

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Steve's Ubiquitous Blog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #22  
Old 10-27-2012
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 13
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Paladin is on a distinguished road
Re: repairing diesel engine on the dry

I have seen people hook a water hose directly to the engine and blow the seals right out of a brand new water pump, let the engine do what it naturally does, suck the water up.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #23  
Old 10-27-2012
RichH's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 2,968
Thanks: 10
Thanked 89 Times in 81 Posts
Rep Power: 15
RichH will become famous soon enough
Re: repairing diesel engine on the dry

First look at your engine's tech manual for the raw water pump specifications - rpm vs. gallons per minute. Get a large tub (about 10 gallons) and put it into your cockpit' and adjust the water (garden) hose inflow to the tub to be approx. that needed, any spillover from the tube will empty through the cockpit drains. The goal is to keep the tub full when the engine is running.

Most Diesel boat engines in the 30 hp range will need ~3 gallon per minute for running at
~2000 rpm.

Run/extend a hose from the raw water pump to the bottom of the tub, completely fill the hose (no air); start the engine; watch/monitor (need assistant) the level in the tub so that you 'have enough' in the tub at all times.
A cheap plastic mason's tub (Home Depot, etc.) will be in the 10 gallon size range.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #24  
Old 10-28-2012
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Narragansett Bay
Posts: 9,501
Thanks: 10
Thanked 159 Times in 145 Posts
Rep Power: 6
Minnewaska will become famous soon enough Minnewaska will become famous soon enough
Re: repairing diesel engine on the dry

Quote:
Originally Posted by RichH View Post
.....Most Diesel boat engines in the 30 hp range will need ~3 gallon per minute for running at ~2000 rpm.
I think this a rather light. I never really thought of the GPM of the seawater pump. Having recently winterized, I pumped 5 gallons of antifreeze through the genset pretty quickly, so I looked it up. It has a 13hp Yanmar and pumps 5.5 GPM.

Edit: the 26hp version of the same gen, pumps 13 GPM.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Jeanneau 54DS

In the harsh marine environment, something is always in need of repair. Margaritas fix everything.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Looking for Used Diesel Engine Loper_27 Boat Review and Purchase Forum 2 06-04-2012 05:56 PM
Diesel engine course in SF bay MarkSF Learning to Sail 7 05-02-2011 06:40 PM
Best book on repairing marine diesel Summercamp Diesel 6 03-22-2010 11:09 PM
Diesel engine help patrickbwells Gear & Maintenance 15 04-01-2007 05:37 PM
Diesel Engine nancisboat Crew Wanted/Available 0 03-13-2001 09:49 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:43 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.