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Universal Engine 30 - m4-30 Coolant
I am the new owner of "Spirit"/hull #1, Sabre 34, 1977. Before the delivery from the West River to Baltimore's Inner Harbor on the Chesapeake Bay, MD, a 5 hour trip, we topped off the engine coolant. We arrived without a hitch. A couple of days later I did a 4 hour day sail, no issues. The same week, I left the dock again and within 20 minutes the engine over heated and cut off. There was no damage from the over heating and no leaking/spillage that I could see then to the present; dry engine room floor. After waiting for it to cool, I topped of the coolant again and it took quite a bit.
My question is, is it common for this engine to "use" coolant that quickly? Do I need to check it prior to every departure? Please advise.
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