|Posted on Monday, December 07, 2009 - 11:30 am: ||
I have a hanomag engine - which is very old - it had a keel cooling system - but that has become blocked and I have had to totally decommsion it - does anyone have ideas for an alternative cooling system. The engine is big - it has a supercharger and it powers a 65ft dutch barge
- any ideas/help appreciated
I am a novice boat owner and need all the help I can get!
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|Posted on Monday, December 07, 2009 - 03:02 pm: ||
You could raw-water cool the engine. For this I suggest you use a Jabsco pump, of which there are many varieties that can either be run via a pulley off your engine or with their own 12/24volt motor. You will also need a mud strainer. This would be the easiest way. You will draw the water in through the mud-box, around the engine and discharge over the side. This is probably the oldest system of cooling marine engines. Disadvantages are periodically having to clean out the mud-box and having raw, fresh/sea water in your system.
There are other methods, one of which I am in the process of building into my 70ft narrowboat at present. But before I can discuss this with you, I would need to know the layout of your engine room i.e. flat, free spaces below the waterline.
What is your old cooling tank blocked with? Would there be a problem with welding in a new one? What are your skills?
PS. My wife and I completely renovated our boat 10 years ago, replacing the original wooden top with steel and have been happily living on it ever since!
|Posted on Tuesday, December 08, 2009 - 03:54 pm: ||
Thanks for getting in touch…
I think you are right with the pump and strainer
- send us an email on mail(at)euger.co.uk
then I can send you pics and illustrations of the engine room