Eugene M. Ciccone, MD
Post Number: 1
|Posted on Sunday, November 28, 2010 - 01:00 pm: ||
Good day and happy thanksgiving.
Has anyone any information as to how to convert a p-60 currently raw water cooled to fresh water cooled?
Post Number: 258
|Posted on Sunday, November 28, 2010 - 04:23 pm: ||
Whew ! I hope that you are a crackerjack mechanic. Indigo Electronics makes a kit for the Atomic4 which is similar to the P-60 but the kit utilizes a bracket that the P-60 does not have. You'd have to jury rig a bracket to run one of the pumps. There are a few Palmers that were rigged with fresh water cooling but they are a rare few among a dying breed. In the meantime, setting up a fresh water flush connection is a good move to gain some longevity out of it.
Post Number: 33
|Posted on Sunday, November 28, 2010 - 06:54 pm: ||
Moyer marine sells one which also works, the only real challenge is powering the pump. You may need to add a drive pulley. Although I do believe you can now get 12 volt water pumps.
Post Number: 13
|Posted on Monday, November 29, 2010 - 12:04 pm: ||
Conversion to fresh water cooling will require a heat exchanger capable of at least 30 Hp to handle the cooling requirements under load.
You will also require a second water pump capable of at least 10 GPM to circulate sea water thru the heat exchanger and out the exhaust.
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