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Old 10-23-2011, 11:38 AM
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The 5 gallon water bucket demo!

I did most of my winterizing yesterday and got the 5 gallon water bucket demo done.

5 gallon bucket demo

It shows how fast your boat takes in water, both at idle and at 1500 RPMs.
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Old 10-23-2011, 12:42 PM
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I did most of my winterizing yesterday and got the 5 gallon water bucket demo done.

5 gallon bucket demo

It shows how fast your boat takes in water, both at idle and at 1500 RPMs.
Nice job Tim.
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Nice job Tim.
Thanks Peter. Hopefully it will open up some eyes.
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Old 10-23-2011, 04:03 PM
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looks like your hose kept up at idle in the bucket...and even when you goosed up the throttle...I was watching the waterline at the first ridge when you turn then valve on hose...great video ...thanks...scary how fast you can lose cooling water if you suck up a bag...

anyone ever install a water flow sensor? I had one on my pool heater...turned off the heater if water flow decreased too much....
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Old 10-23-2011, 04:40 PM
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At idle the water pressure at my house can keep up with the intake. At anything above idle it can not. The idea is that you have a reservoir of water for the motor to use. This way you can run a higher RPM without running the impeller dry.

If you have less then ideal water pressure and you are using a fake-o-lake or just pushing the water hose into the water intake you could run dry pretty fast.
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Old 10-23-2011, 05:07 PM
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What do you think of this product...

https://www.aqualarm.net/comerus/sto..._listItems.asp

I asked what the inside diameter of the unit was as well if there was "any" reduction in water flow...

after too talls overheating related issues...this product seems like an inexpensive precautionary measure...
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Old 10-23-2011, 09:34 PM
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What do you think of this product...

https://www.aqualarm.net/comerus/sto..._listItems.asp

I asked what the inside diameter of the unit was as well if there was "any" reduction in water flow...

after too talls overheating related issues...this product seems like an inexpensive precautionary measure...
For those of us in the OCDMC club, this is very interesting. this would be easy enough to wire and set with an indicator light and a warning alarm. This is the link to the spec sheet of the unit I was looking at. 10231 Cooling Water Flow Detector 2-in FPT

http://aqualarm.net/datasheets/one_a...w_detector.pdf
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Has anyone heard of such problems causing reduced/obstructed flow rate for cooling water? If it was more prevalant why would an alarm such as this not be standard equipment like a blower?
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My hose can't keep up at idle. It just delays the inevitable. Add water from another bucket or shut down the engine. I will never use fake lake or plug in your water hose stuff ever.
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Anyone know the GPM rate for the impeller/pump at idle and 5500 rpm for Indmar or Ilmor engines?
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