I have a Haida 26' with a BF8 Honda outboard
that sits in a well (vs. hanging off the transom). Runs like a charm at the dock
, but under way seawater floods the well, so the exhaust
cannot escape out through the bottom (where the motor
exits) which causes the motor
to suffocate in it's own fumes ... it coughs, sputters, and eventually dies.
I suppose I could install a blower to exhaust
the CO but that draws amps, thus not the ideal solution. I've tried drilling a 1-1/2' hole in the outboard
cowling (next to the carb intake) with a hose (like a snorkel) to a vent in an attempt to drawl fresh air so it could breathe, but that didn't work either.
Absent installing a diesel
, I'm plum out of ideas. Any elegant solutions or creative suggestions?