This may be a stupid question, but here goes. My boat has an old diesel
, a Volvo
MD11C, with a Walter v-drive. The boat is under repair and can't be sailed at present, however, I wanted to get some run time on the diesel
under load. My bad, but I hadn't started the diesel in about 6 months.
So...I started her up (first try! I was happy), and after a 10-min warmup at 800-900 rpm
, and with the boat tied off to the dock
, I shifted it into reverse. I should note that I am located in the gulf coast
, so the weather
is warm here (like 70 deg-F). I allowed the docklines to become taunt, then slowly increased the speed to 1300-1400 rpm
. Then, I let it run for an hour. Water
temperature came up, but well within normal. I wanted the temp up, to vaporize any water
that may have accumulated in the oil
was fresh, with less than one hour run time on the oil.
So...could I do any damage to the engine
, or the drive system, when operating in this way?
Don't worry about the dock
...it was well secured
Let me know what you think.