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Splash
01-19-2010, 10:01 AM
Hi there.

Salty water is leeking through my sunbeds, straight to my motor. Although I always insist people to be carefull, I belive it's something you can't avoid.

I was wondering if I can sew some plastic or nylon straps to the main motor cover, to make the water flow to the sides instead inside the motor, right over the manifolds.

Will that be dangerous? Will I close any possible air intake of the motor? What do you guys think?

Some pics:

http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/1296/67357050090448675649546.jpg

http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/9867/42599055.jpg

http://img709.imageshack.us/img709/2563/imagen3701.jpg

http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/8592/tapap.jpg


Thanks for any input.

coz
01-19-2010, 10:40 AM
Maybe you can put a ship lap on the center pad with a channel/grove in it to divert the water to the rear. I'm not sure how it opens but if the outside ones close to it you might be able to do this.

TMCNo1
01-19-2010, 12:10 PM
That portion of all exhaust manifolds will rust with or w/o the effects of saltwater, because those exhaust runners off the heads going to the manifolds are not water cooled as part of the manifold and the paint burns off of them and stays burnt of and rust always appears there. The light effects of rust everywhere else is probably a result too, of the residual salt water and salt air.

deployedjosh
01-19-2010, 04:27 PM
I was going to mention that your motor looks great for the conditions. If you keep your boat in the saltwater, the motor is phenomenal! I'd recommend ordering up a replacement set of exhaust manifolds. Seems like prices go up every year and I guarantee that you'll be needing new ones. You can probably get by with just the manifolds and reusing the risers, which is what I did.

TMCNo1
01-19-2010, 05:27 PM
I was going to mention that your motor looks great for the conditions. If you keep your boat in the saltwater, the motor is phenomenal! I'd recommend ordering up a replacement set of exhaust manifolds. Seems like prices go up every year and I guarantee that you'll be needing new ones. You can probably get by with just the manifolds and reusing the risers, which is what I did.


He can always have the new ones or even these sandblasted and high heat ceramic powdercoated to prevent outside rust.

Jerseydave
01-19-2010, 05:42 PM
Your boat in the first pic is like a rose between 2 thorns! (blowbotes) :D

You should devise some sort of deflector to keep water away from the engine.
What you really need to be concerned about is water dripping on your alternator. (I know someone who has this problem with his and it will corrode the alt in no time)

You should change those spark plugs soon too before they get any more rusty and won't come out. WD40 you engine after every use (after if cools off) :)

etduc
01-19-2010, 05:46 PM
This is creepy. Does anyone else, see the happy face, in the picture.

trickskier
01-19-2010, 06:20 PM
This is creepy. Does anyone else, see the happy face, in the picture.

I do now....................:)

Covi
01-19-2010, 06:50 PM
I saw it right off the bat. I too would try to come up with some type of solution to divert the water

Splash
01-20-2010, 08:35 AM
Happy face? Can`t see any, where? :eek:

I will definitely devise the water to the sides, as you pointed the alternator, the pulleys, the plugs, engine mounts, and many other are really rusted.

I must be the only person in world to change the manifolds because they're rusted from the outside. I guess I'll sand and paint them for now, just not to see them like this
http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/7818/imagen368.jpg
it's not leaking, I've checked!

WD40 is not so good, it dries with higher temp, but I know some good product to spray over the engine. It's called "Centauro" and is temperature resistant.

My concern was if the engine will have enough air to "breathe", but now I realize that most of the boats have one big pad only, even the older Xstar used to have one pad only...


Thanks for your help.

Still can't find the happy face. :toast:

bbymgr
01-20-2010, 10:36 AM
This is creepy. Does anyone else, see the happy face, in the picture.

That is creepy!!!!!!!!!!!

Splash
01-20-2010, 02:31 PM
Wow, I've just seen the face! I guess it painted. This pic is from the net. XD

wakescene
05-04-2011, 02:34 PM
Hi there.

Salty water is leeking through my sunbeds, straight to my motor. Although I always insist people to be carefull, I belive it's something you can't avoid.

I was wondering if I can sew some plastic or nylon straps to the main motor cover, to make the water flow to the sides instead inside the motor, right over the manifolds.

Will that be dangerous? Will I close any possible air intake of the motor? What do you guys think?

Some pics:

http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/1296/67357050090448675649546.jpg

http://img709.imageshack.us/img709/2563/imagen3701.jpg

http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/8592/tapap.jpg


Thanks for any input.

I know I'm late to this thread...
I did a fix for this on my X-10. See below pic of motor. The pad supports on either side, I added a U-channel length of plastic to catch the water that leaks down from the pad. It's painted black but you can make it out on the motor side of each support. The channels extend well past the exhaust and just drips into the bilge. I did this the first year I had the boat because I too boat in salt water and it dripped everywhere.

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/attachment.php?attachmentid=66054&stc=1&d=1304017287

chawk610
05-11-2011, 07:51 AM
I do now....................:)



YES... it haunts my dreams!

Splash
05-15-2011, 03:27 PM
thanks for your input wakescene.
I'll post some pics of my refurb.