"The only hose and elbow fittings that I not checked go from the engine to the manifold. "
There is a hose from the engine to the manifold? isnt the manifold bolted right to the engine?
Yes the manifold is bolted on the engine but on the Universal 5411 there b fitting that pops up from both with a 3 or 4 inch hose.
I took a friend out this afternoon who has more experience on boat mechanics than I.
It seems that I have two problems. First,unrelated to my mess up, my
seacock must have some type of obstruction/constriction because it just doesn't release enough water when open wih hoses off. My friend confirmed this. We bypassed it and dropped a line in a buck of water(like when I winterized it)and finally got some water out the exhaust but it was more of a pulsing mist than the what's regular.
The impeller pump is just not acting forceful enough with unrestricted flow from the bucket.
So he's going to replace the pump this week while I'm off on a family
reunion in Michigan. It turns out that I have a second Universal 5411 sitting in my shead(long story) that I can use for spare parts
. Hopefully that will take care of the water circulation from the bucket.
Now the seacock.... it has a 90 degree angle. I'm reluctant to attempt to remove it while in the water to poke down to dislodge obstructions. Seems difficult to come from below in the water. I'm thinking of running a line from the head
seacock to the strainer as my intake for water cooling as a "let's get through the summer and fall"until I get it back on the hard
for a permanent fix.
a hell of a lot about boat mechanics but I would much rather be sailing.
It will be at least a week befor I post again with an update. Thanks again for the help.