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Old 09-08-2017, 06:03   #31
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Re: My first "catastrophic failure" (exhaust elbow)

Originally Posted by qwert View Post
Another even more serious consequence of a failing exhaust is the potential leakage of carbon monoxide. Crossing the (English) channel many years ago my father went below after a couple of hours motoring one cold and calm night to find his crew lying on the floor , slightly blue and deeply comatose. She was very lucky to survive and would never step on a boat again. A thorough examination found a very small leak in the exhaust. The smell was so faint, even after an hour or more of running that you could only detect it if you 'knew' it was there.

Thanks for mentioning this. My Yanmars are under the aft berths and I will install CO detectors when I get back to the boat.
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Re: My first "catastrophic failure" (exhaust elbow)

Good story for all. Also keep up maintenence on the anti siphon loop. An easy frequent check. As one person wrote, it can all go wrong on shutdown. Safe sails and get back out there!
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