Depends on where you are etc.
They claim 24,000 gals an hour at 2000 shaft RPM
, now if I do the math right, that 400 gallons per minute.
Thatís one massive leak, and surely just a thru hull
or similar is less than that, so you could pump it down enough to find the leak and plug
Remember you donít turn it on, it doesnít hurt to dry run it, as soon as water is there, it pumps it out. You could be motoring along and notice the stream of water flying out the side of the boat, nothing electric
, no float switches to fail, but the engine has to be able to run of course.
Good Lord a 400 gpm pump takes over a three inch hose, that is a tremendous amount of water.
So far as making an engine alignment tough, it shouldnít because you always are moving the engine to align to the shaft, not the other way around, or put a Sigma drive on and forget about alignment.
I considered one, itís not but maybe $1,000 installed if you do the work yourself, then finally I guess just decided that not everything is survivable, and that maybe that was carrying things just too far.
However if I was the type that sailed where there in no help coming, no USCG helicopter etc. I may think differently.
Even if it were only 200 gallons a minute, thatís still one heck of a pump.
The engine coolant
pump idea is not going to keep up with any kind of a leak, itís only real use if if your bilge
pumps are gone and eventually the bilge
fills from the stern gland leak and you need a way to dewater.