Brain droppings of the boatstruck
Several of the water passages were completely plugged. And certain areas of the jacket (particularly behind cylinders 3 and 4) were packed with a stinky, greasy, gritty, cruddy gunk. YEcccchh.. I'm amazed any water at all could flow through the engine. This really makes the case for fresh water cooling, I think.
I poked a long, skinny screwdriver through the small holes and dug around to try to scrape out some of the gunk, and blew compressed air in there to blow it out.
I opened up those holes and it started to look slightly better. A lot of crud came out.
All in all, an extremely productive weekend...
|Vessel Make/Model:||Pearson Wanderer 30|
|Hailing Port:||Mathews, VA|
|Crew:||Anyone I can convince to come along with me|
|About:||Family, friends, acquaintances. No sailing experience necessary! (It hasn't stopped me).|
|Extra:||I am a hard-core do-it-yourselfer. Woodworking, metalworking, carpentry, sheetrock, trim and finish work, plumbing, wiring, roofing. I've got more tools than brains. And unlike my brains sometimes, I actually know how to use the tools!|