Originally Posted by batkins61
Ok, that makes sense. There's room behind the engine
between the transmission
and the stuffing box, off to the side. Is there a safe way to T into the exhaust
to save a cutting another hole?
No. The people that write exhaust installation
guides have gone to a lot of trouble trying to keep water from backing up the exhaust system and ruining the engine. Plumbing
a 30 gpm or more pump into the exhaust seems to me to guarantee a hydro-locked engine.
The offshore racing
crowd doesn't even allow tee-ing into sink or cockpit
drains. I did use one of the additional cockpit
drains added to my boat to tee into. Previous owners offshore
raced my boat and had to add cockpit drains to meet the rule
. So I still have 3 drains to empty the cockpit even if the 4th one is slow due to the bilge pump
using most of its capacity. Though I might be sorry someday when the boat has a major leak down below in the middle of a big enough storm to keep the cockpit awash with waves.