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Yesterday, 08:18 PM
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Posted By platon20

I have to put it off the centerline. Putting it...

I have to put it off the centerline. Putting it in the center means it has to go under the engine where I cant reach it well.

My engine is similar to this one. I want to put the seacock in the...
Yesterday, 01:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 573
Posted By platon20

How hard is it to remove the foam? Are we...

How hard is it to remove the foam? Are we talking some heavy power tools or can I just use a box cutter or knife to cut it out in small sections?

I think the compartment that I'm cutting into is...
01-17-2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 573
Posted By platon20

Yes I would like to go as center as possible but...

Yes I would like to go as center as possible but my boat configuration is such that the only to get it directly centerline is to put the thru hull directly under the engine in a place I can't reach. ...
01-17-2021, 04:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 573
Posted By platon20

You can see the floor of the engine compartment...

You can see the floor of the engine compartment is about 12-15 inches below the floor of the side area. I plan to cut into this floor in the side area and put the thru hull into the lower hull after...
01-17-2021, 04:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 573
Posted By platon20

Yes there is, but it's a dumb design and a thru...

Yes there is, but it's a dumb design and a thru hull is much better, simpler, easier to maintain and troubleshoot.
01-16-2021, 10:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 573
Posted By platon20

Removing foam to install a through-hull

Boat is a 2017 Chaparral 246 SSI (24 foot)

The floor of my engine compartment has several inches of foam between the floor and the outer hull in most of the bilge. The only area of the bilge as...
12-30-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,244
Posted By platon20

Foam injection is the right answer, confirmed by...

Foam injection is the right answer, confirmed by some other Chaparral owners.

I'm putting in a thru hull near this area, so I'm hoping that it doesn't cause any problems
12-29-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,244
Posted By platon20

What is this in the bottom of my boat?

Boat is a 2017 Chaparral 246 SSI bow rider

The boat has 2 small circular disks (one on each side of the engine/bilge) it's about 3-4 inches in diameter.

I can feel an edge with my finger and it...
12-20-2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,054
Posted By platon20

No the outdrive does not have an impeller

No the outdrive does not have an impeller
12-19-2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,054
Posted By platon20

I should have clarified better, it's not going...

I should have clarified better, it's not going thru the transom, it will be under the boat in line with that green circle but 2-3 feet in front of it.
12-19-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,054
Posted By platon20

Here's a photo of the back of my boat, I want to...

Here's a photo of the back of my boat, I want to put the thru hull in line with that green circle, approx 2 feet in front of it going under the hull. I really don't want to put it in the very bottom...
12-18-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,054
Posted By platon20

No, I'm taking out the gashed hose and installing...

No, I'm taking out the gashed hose and installing a new one. But I'm also thinking about a thru hull because it's a lot easier to fix and diagnose issues in the cooling line than having to tear apart...
12-18-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,054
Posted By platon20

It's a Mercruiser 6.2L MPI 300 HP Since I'm...

It's a Mercruiser 6.2L MPI 300 HP

Since I'm in this deep already, I might just go for doing all 3: a thru hull, sterndrive shower system, and a T joint connecting the sterndrive water hose to the...
12-17-2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,054
Posted By platon20

Thru hull water pickup for cooling engine

Boat is 2017 Chaparral 246 SSI with 40 hours on the engine. I just discovered that my water inlet hose in the sterndrive has a large gash in it, and is limiting water flow to the impeller and thus...
12-15-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 21,305
Posted By platon20

Sounds like the captain forgot one of the key...

Sounds like the captain forgot one of the key rules for ocean boating: No matter how many engines you have or how many horsepower they have, your boat will never be stronger than the ocean.
12-12-2020, 09:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,223
Posted By platon20

No way, that's way too high. I just did the...

No way, that's way too high.

I just did the same job on my boat, and it's the first time I ever attempted it.

I'm a complete newbie with no boat mechanic experience. Hell I'm not even a good...
12-08-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,126
Posted By platon20

Good idea, I'm having trouble finding a vacuum...

Good idea, I'm having trouble finding a vacuum guage that will fit a large hose though, all the ones I see online look like they fit small hoses but the inlet to the seawater pump is 1.5 inches wide...
12-07-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,126
Posted By platon20

I tried this -- there's definitely water coming...

I tried this -- there's definitely water coming out of the drive but it's not very strong flow.
12-07-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,126
Posted By platon20

I ran a garden hose directly into the impeller...

I ran a garden hose directly into the impeller inlet while the engine was running and everything ran fine with no overheating issues. That being said I will probably do the mercruiser impeller pump...
12-07-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,126
Posted By platon20

My boat is trailered 99% of the time but it did...

My boat is trailered 99% of the time but it did sit in the water at Lake Texoma (which is somewhat salty) for 3 days. However after the Texoma trip I ran the boat in a freshwater lake for 5 hours...
12-07-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,126
Posted By platon20

That's something I thought of, doesn't bravoitis...

That's something I thought of, doesn't bravoitis take awhile to develop? It's corrosion of the plate around the tube which causes the water tube to collapse. My boat is freshwater only and has only...
12-06-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,126
Posted By platon20

I honestly don't think it matters which way the...

I honestly don't think it matters which way the impeller fins are turned. The reason I say that is because after I put it on, I turned the pulley by hand and the fins flipped in whatever direction...
12-06-2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,126
Posted By platon20

The very first time the engine overheated was...

The very first time the engine overheated was because the water tubing to the mufflers got blocked. The engine temp got up to 200 F when I turned off the engine.

I decided to change the impeller...
12-06-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,126
Posted By platon20

OK I tried what you said, running the water hose...

OK I tried what you said, running the water hose to the sterndrive and then looking at the impeller inlet tube inside the boat with the engine off. There's zero water flow to the inlet tube in the...
12-06-2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,126
Posted By platon20

Update: I disconneted the water inlet to the...

Update: I disconneted the water inlet to the impeller and used a garden hose to push water thru and it worked like a champ, the highest temp the engine go up to was 152 F after 15 minutes. The...
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