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Very unlikely, but it depends on how the water is going to get into the cooling system and how high the water pressure is. If you're not using a strong mechanical fitting to attach the water supply to the through-hull, I doubt that you will generate enough water pressure to damage the cooling system.
If your marina has very high water pressure*, and you've screwed the hose into the through-hull or used some other very secure method to attach the hose to the through hull, you might have a problem. However, I think it is far more likely that a hose or hose clamp would give than the metal inside the cooling system... but YMMV.
*At my previous house, the water came in at almost 110 PSI, and we needed a pressure regulator added to the water system to prevent it from damaging the pipes and fixtures. Normally, water systems are at about 60 PSI IIRC.
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