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Old 12-26-2004, 08:56 PM
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If your boat is a large air cooled engine running in a deep vee with a closed hatch, what would happend if it capsized? Would the carb take water into the cylinder and seaze the engine? Is there anything to do to stop this from happening. (the water is also salt)

Also, is an aircooled engine alright for a boat?
Old 12-26-2004, 09:39 PM
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try to force the water through the engine, then try to frun fuel through it. this is what we did on my real boat when it sunk haha
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It doesn't matter too much what king of engine it is or how its enclosed. If it gulps water, it goes into the cylinder/piston & could possibly seize, break a rod, etc...

The main thing to remember is if you see the boat heading over, let go of the throttle.
Engine screaming & a gulp of water comes in... or engine slowing down (throttle released) & water enters. Either way, they can both do damage, but I'll take the latter.

Salt water will not matter so much. Flush with fresh & lube. You should be fine.

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