Post Number: 1
|Posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 06:03 am: ||
I am curious if anyone has ever run a make and break engine with a closed loop cooling system. Seems to me this would prolong the life of these engines. Be it a heat exchanger or cooling tubs along the keel.
Post Number: 153
|Posted on Saturday, September 09, 2017 - 09:23 pm: ||
Sure,... why not. Easiest with keel cooling, other than doing something about the exhaust only the one water pump is needed (could run a dry exhaust). A heat exchanger needs a second water pump,
Post Number: 905
|Posted on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 10:45 am: ||
Most didn't bother, but occasionally you find an engine out West where this was done. Those are almost the only engines that survive long-term. The keel cooler produces some drag of course. I wonder if a more or less straight pipe with inlet and outlet below the water line, running into and out of a heat exchanger would not provide sufficient flow when under way, and could perhaps be tucked down by the keelson, where the bilge water could help as well!