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Diesels Afloat

Diesels Afloat

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Note, you will be running the exposed engine. Ensure
that neither you nor your clothes become entangled in
rotating machinery.
• If you have direct cooling, run the engine until the
thermostat is open. If you don’t have a temperature

Winterisation

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gauge, feel the thermostat housing — when it’s hot,
the thermostat is open.

• Stop the engine, close the seacock and discon-
nect the hose, so that you can dip it into a bucket
of freshwater. Restart the engine and when the
water reduces to about 25%, add a litre of anti-
freeze. As the bucket empties, stop the engine.
Do not restart the engine until it’s recommis-
sioned. This process replaces the seawater with
an engine-friendly liquid.

• Don’t remove the water pump impeller. Change the
impeller when you recommission, or you may lose
some of the water/antifreeze mix.

• If you have an indirect cooling system, it’s not
a bad idea to flush the seawater part as above,
but the thermostat doesn’t have to be open —
because it’s in the freshwater part of the system.
Seawater remaining in the system could freeze in
very low temperatures, and draining the system
isn’t always fully effective. If there’s a gearbox
and engine oil cooler, these will have seawater
in them and will now be protected by the anti-
freeze.

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