I had another look at the Watkins 32 sailboat today. The engine was winterized by taking the hose loose from the water intake and running a 50/50 percent mixture through the water pump and capturing what came out the exhaust
. The problem with this is that little circulation occurs through the block and head
because the thermostat is not open. I remember seeing warnings here on cruisersforum about doing it this way; however, I did not see any cracks. There was also an oil leak
that came off the engine near the bell housing. I thought at first that it was likely a rear main seal, but there was also oil
on the side of the engine. With the engine tipped up at the front to align with the propeller
shaft, on reflection, I think the oil came down the side of the engine from the rocker arm cover, then flowed along the pan to the bell housing and then dripped down from there. However, the real problem with the sailboat was that water was seeping from the keel
on the front port side about six inches down from the bottom of the hull
five days after pulled from Lake Michigan. The water had a black coloration.