Moving the engine exhaust outlet higher?

  • October 01, 2011 11:39 AM
    Message # 713136
    On my WS28 I have a newer Beta 20hp from a previous owner.

    In the engine room they installed a vented loop, as they should have, but it makes getting to the batteries a pain in the ass, and with all the hoses, bends, and extra parts, I want something simpler, but safe.

    So I am thinking if I raise the exhaust outlet a foot or two higher I can do away with the vented loop and KISS.

    The engine already has a lift muffler, just gotta buy a new sea cock and remove a bunch of hose.

    I know at an EXTREME heel the sea cock may still go under the water.  But with the correct location I should be able to avoid this, and worst case scenario, close the exhaust sea cock.

    Will this work?  Or am I setting my self up for failure?
  • October 03, 2011 10:56 AM
    Reply # 714205 on 713136
    Sean Steinberg wrote:On my WS28 I have a newer Beta 20hp from a previous owner.

    In the engine room they installed a vented loop, as they should have, but it makes getting to the batteries a pain in the ass, and with all the hoses, bends, and extra parts, I want something simpler, but safe.

    So I am thinking if I raise the exhaust outlet a foot or two higher I can do away with the vented loop and KISS.

    The engine already has a lift muffler, just gotta buy a new sea cock and remove a bunch of hose.

    I know at an EXTREME heel the sea cock may still go under the water.  But with the correct location I should be able to avoid this, and worst case scenario, close the exhaust sea cock.

    Will this work?  Or am I setting my self up for failure?
    You should definitely leave the vented loop (siphon break) in the system.  Check Page F-8 in my Westsail Service Manual for the purpose of the siphon break.
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