I recently installed my 1 cyl diesel generator
in the stb engine
room of my catamaran
. It now needs cooling water
. A new through hull
requires a haulout of course. But my 30 hp Yanmar saildrive
through the saildrive
to a strainer and water pump.
1) Can I tee off this source for water supply to my generator
2) Do I need an isolating valve also?
3) Would running both simultaneously on the same intake be possible?
I don't really want to have to switch valves to do this since sooner or later I'll forget and try to run one or the other after 'forgetting' which one I used last. An electrical
cutout is possible but much more complicated than I'd prefer and still wouldn't eliminate the need to go climb back down into my engine
space each time I wanted to switch over.
The easiest solution is another throughhull but that means hauling and it's not really necessary yet.