|Need help with where to place zincs/a...
Post Number: 1
|Posted on Wednesday, October 12, 2005 - 12:03 pm: ||
I am new to the sailboat world. After quite a bit of research, I believe my boat has a Palmer P-60 with raw water cooling. The boat is used in both fresh and salt water (more salt though). Where should I place zincs/ablatives to minimize the damage done by raw water cooling? Where should I look to see if there are any already in place? Does anyone have a cost effective recommendation as to how I might convert to fresh water cooling. Would it be worth it? The boat is a 1974 Grampian G30. The engine is original as far as I know. Based on the history of the boat, I believe it was used solely in fresh water up until the mid '90s and then moved to a mixed environment. The engine runs fine as far as I can tell. I am still learning and know almost nothing so any advice will be appreciated. Do you know of a good mechanic who really knows the Palmer P-60 who is in the SF Bay Area in Northern CA?
Post Number: 75
|Posted on Wednesday, October 12, 2005 - 08:58 pm: ||
Converting to fresh water cooling would be costly and difficult. There is little aftermarket support for P-60s. A fresh water cooling system would require adapting a system from another engine, custom fabricating some of the parts. A simple and effective remedy would be to set up a fresh water flush system, using it after each use in salt water.
First you've got to learn with a P-60 is that no auto store, tractor shop, marine store or marine mechanic has any catalog listings of any parts for a P-60. You have to contact other Palmer owners and get cross references to automotive or tractor parts.
The Palmer P-60 was derived from an International Harvester C60 tractor engine. SOME, and you'd better know what they are, parts can be gotten as tractor parts.