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Old 13-09-2014, 06:43   #1
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What does brown water mean?

Motored next to another boat this week whose diesel was obviously under duress.

Black/brown smoke and brown water coming out of the raw water exhaust.

What's the prognosis?

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Old 13-09-2014, 08:33   #2
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Re: What does brown water mean?

He's got sh!t in his engine... too easy. :-P

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Old 18-09-2014, 21:12   #3
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Re: What does brown water mean?

[QUOTE=OldFrog75;1627156]Motored next to another boat this week whose diesel was obviously under duress.

Black/brown smoke and brown water coming out of the raw water exhaust.

What's the prognosis?

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Sounds overloaded too me, A fowled prop, would cause that.
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Old 18-09-2014, 21:38   #4
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Re: What does brown water mean?

Is the diesel raw water cooled?

Could be really rusty cooling water.
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Could be a very cunning way to empty the holding tank...
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Re: What does brown water mean?

Was it leaving an oily sheen on the water? Brown is usually indicative of either rust or crankcase oil but other than that there are not that many clues to go on here.
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Re: What does brown water mean?

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Sounds overloaded too me, A fowled prop, would cause that.
A fowled prop -- is that when you get a chicken stuck in it?
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A fowled prop -- is that when you get a chicken stuck in it?
that was a foul joke......
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Re: What does brown water mean?

Foul fowl is no joke, and stinky to boot!

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Re: What does brown water mean?

So, if water runs off my foulies like water off a ducks back, are they foulies or fowlies?
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Re: What does brown water mean?

Before replacing the entire exhaust system on my boat, it pumped out brown/ dark orange water. It was rusty water from all the cast iron parts that were nearly corroded away!!


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Re: What does brown water mean?

Frogster...

You were in the LA basin???

All of the water is brown there....
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Re: What does brown water mean?

RED TIDE. The water looks like brownish/red tomato soup.
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Re: What does brown water mean?

I have been in areas where the water is brown from decaying vegetation in the water. If the water going into the cooling system is brown, the water coming out will be brown.
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Re: What does brown water mean?

Boy I got tarred and feathered on that one. I should know not to post late at night or early in the morning. I would call fowl, but alas I already did..
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