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Old 28-01-2006, 00:29   #1
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Exhaust Outlet Height

I am about to install the thru hull for my exhaust, but I am not sure of the ideal height to install it. THe engine is mounted with about 1/3 below the water line. The manifold is well above the waterline. Should I place the thru hull above the height of the exhaust, level to it, or below it? As this is a multihull, the exhaust will not be submerged in any conditions unless it is well below the manifold.
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Old 28-01-2006, 02:05   #2
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A few inches above the water line, pointing down, is triditional. If it's too high it spits on docks, people, other boats & dinghy's. Also you do want it way below the riser. If it were to get hit by a wave, make it travel up hill........................._/)



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Old 28-01-2006, 03:16   #3
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Scott,
The injection elbow shoud be the high point. Unless you add a waterlock muffler.
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What Delmarrey and Pat said.
For a diagram, Goto:
http://cruisersforum.com/photopost//...php?photo=1608

Yanmar recommends Exh. Outlet 6" above waterline.
Northern Lights recommends 1/2" of slope (downward) per foot of run
Goto:
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Old 28-01-2006, 21:38   #5
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Seafox has a lovely picture in the gallery of what NOT to do, after it was done on his boat by a so called proffesional.
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Perfect Gord!!

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Thanks everyone. Great diagrams GORD. Because of the set up I have on the tri, the ideal installation is to exit to the side instead of the transome. I was going to go with a water lock, but if I can save the money, that would not hurt my feelings at all. The run will be about 6', and dropping 1/2" per foot will put me at about 6" above the waterline, so those specs are easy to meet. With my design, the exhaust will exit under the connecter, so no exhaust will rise to the deck. I also have no worries about the exhaust spraying onto docks or other boats for the same reason.
I have seen many fishing boats with the exhaust exiting to the side, but with the exception of double enders, I have not seen this on a sailing vessel. That in mind, I consider this a nonconventional installation, so I am open to any suggestions.
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I don't see a problem with going out the side. I've seen several mono's and 2 Lagoons set up that way.
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My exhaust comes out the side about 4" off the water.
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Cool! I will be taking some time off next week to work on the tri, so hopefully I will have some updated photos soon. (If it ever stops raining)
Just to clarify, if the whole system is above the waterline, should I still install a water lock?
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Well, Kai.

I hope that you can complete your refit, on the exhaust piping. And I would love to see the posted photos of that project.
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Cool! I will be taking some time off next week to work on the tri, so hopefully I will have some updated photos soon. (If it ever stops raining)
Just to clarify, if the whole system is above the waterline, should I still install a water lock?
IT can't hurt. Having a waterlock with mute some of the exhaust noise and might help if you took some water up the pipe.
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As Pat says, a muffler canít hurt (if you have space).

For an sketch of a Transverse Exhaust System, wherein the exhaust exits through the hull sides (instead of transom), Goto:
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Old 01-02-2006, 13:39   #14
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HMMM... Dual Exhaust. I like it! Guess I am going to buy a few more parts. Whats another boat dime anyway
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