Originally Posted by waynard
when I turned the hose on, it was just enough to keep up with the pump. It was not forced into the motor
. But I like your idea of drawing it through a bucket instead.
The boat itself is a double ender, built on the hull
of a lifeboat from a Canadian merchant ship. The fella that built it, started on it when he was 72. He was a retired boat builder
There isn't another one like it.
He did a nice job! If it was a lifeboat,probably it was equipped with the VP 2003 SOLAS version? These had more rugged accessories & other differences.
What I did for winterizing & running on land:
Put a tee in water
intake hose between seacock & raw water
Put a ball valve on the tee take off.
Put a length of suction hose with strainer on this valve.
Now you can close seacock & open take off valve,insert strainer in pail of water
in spring or pail/jug of RV antifreeze
You can drop hose with strainer in bilge
as an emerg. bilge pump
PM me if you need info on these engines.I have learned much the hard way.