Post Number: 1
|Posted on Thursday, August 09, 2012 - 12:55 pm: ||
GREAT DAY 4 ME, GOT IN FROM C TO C ME BOAT ON BOTTOM N EXPECT TO HAV REFLOATED IN NEXT TWO DAYS. SO IN TOTAL APPROX 7 DAYS ON BOTTOM NEW STARTERMOTER N TINNED WIRING,,WAS HALF WAY THROUGH PROJECT,, HOPING TO SEEK ADVICE ON CLEANING N FLUSHING N ECT WHERE N WHAT,, ID HAV HALF IDEA BUT NEVER DONE ON A INBOARD N CURIOUS AS WHAT GWD INFO WILL BE SNT TO ASSIT,,
Post Number: 66
|Posted on Thursday, August 09, 2012 - 04:51 pm: ||
Fresh or salt?? Did salt water enter crankcase and gearbox? Freshwater could be pumped out and engine + gbox flushed and dried + new oil immediately - change early, possibly twice. Injection pump and electrics should survive - again flush and dry. Get engine going ASAP. If salt, store under freshwater before stripping. If salt, 7 days will not see much corrosion but MUST wash out all salt with copious freshwater. Time is critical. Just did two 8L3 Gardners that were under sea 3 months - immediate FULL strip - Just caught crankshaft and camshaft in time. Alternator alloy parts had turned to toothpaste but all four starter motors and relays were saved.