- Thanks for your help on this. After your reply Barry, I was happy
enough to go and start up the engine which I ran for a few minutes.
On swithching off I removed the pipe at the elbow and there was no
sign of any water so all good. There is a big loop in the pipe which
I think will prevent any syphon effect and I will close the gate in
any rough seas.
Graham we plan to splash the boat around the end sept and move
aboard. We are living and working in the BVI right now and so will be
on the dock/weekending until the end of next July when we may well
sail down Island for the summer.Do let us know if you are passing
through or need any info/local knowledge...
- I expect we'll be in the BVIs somewhen between Feb-May. We don't really
have a detailed itinerary, but will have email access to keep in contact
and monitor this group's traffic.
> Graham we plan to splash the boat around the end sept and move
> aboard. We are living and working in the BVI right now and so will be
> on the dock/weekending until the end of next July when we may well
> sail down Island for the summer.Do let us know if you are passing
> through or need any info/local knowledge...
- Has anyone had any experience with replacing their exhaust system? I
have the Perkins 4-108 and hydraulic drive with what I am assuming is
the original standpipe style muffler where the dry exhaust and raw
water are mixed together in the muffler and the wet exhaust goes
out. Looks like I'm starting to get some water on the dry exhaust
side which I'm guessing means that something has corroded through in
the muffler allowing water to go where it shouldn't.
I've done some searching of the usual sources but can't find anything
close to being a replacement of my current muffler. Looks like I
might need to replumb everything adding the raw water to the exhaust
first and then taking it through one of the fiberglass water lift
type mufflers on the market.
I'd be curious to know how others have approached this.
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