My boat is scheduled for relaunch next week. Over the winter, the maintenance
I performed on the engine
(Yanmar 3GM30F) drained out quite a bit of the antifreeze
that would normally be in the hoses and other areas of the cooling
system. I gooped up the impeller with Vaseline, in the hope that it will run dry for awhile without disintegrating, but my questions are these:
Should I simply try and restart the engine
after launch despite the additional amount of air in the cooling
system? If not, is there some way I should add water
? If it's okay to try to start the engine as is, is there an amount of time I should not crank it past? Should I try to advance the flywheel manually to fill the cooling system?
All advice welcome. Thank you in advance.