Another friend had a similar situation with a brand new engine
to replace the one that came in his lobster yacht but always overheated, but it blew up about the second time he tried to start it. His mechanic had routed the exhaust
to exit right at the waterline without a significant rise between the engine
and thru hull
. There had been a storm and just the waves were enough to push water all the way to the engine and into at least one cylinder. So he came into the boat
after the storm and started the engine and the incompressible water basically exploded, destroying the engine. The mechanic refused to accept responsibility and had all his assets in his wifeís name so even though my friend is an attorney, he just let it go and found another engine (and another mechanic) for his boat
But since this friend with the current
water problem didnít start his genset, and just cranked it over, Iím hoping for an easier fix.