I do similar except I run clear plastic tubing from the bucket on deck and shove it into the raw water intake port on the outside of the hull. I start with plain water to make sure water is being sucked in and then switch to a bucket with 50.50 antifreeze until it is all gone and I see green coming out the stern. One person operation and no disconnections necessary. Dave
Aries 1990 C&C 34+ New London, CT > On Aug 5, 2017, at 9:25 AM, robert via CnC-List <email@example.com> wrote: > > My raw water strainer is deep inside the engine compartment and too > inaccessible to easily pour antifreeze into it. > > I put a 5 gallon bucket in the cockpit with 2 gallons of antifreeze (50% - > 50%) in it.....disconnect the raw water intake hose from water > pump......connect a hose from the bucket to the water pump, start the engine > and suck the antifreeze through until I see it exiting the thru hull at the > transom....shut the engine down. Disconnect the bucket hose and reconnect > the water water hose to the pump. Pour any remaining antifreeze in the > bucket into the head. It's a one person task. > > My boat is on the 'hard' when I do this......if it was in the water, I would > simply close the raw water intake thru hull first. > > Rob Abbott > AZURA > C&C 32 - 84 > Halifax, N.S. > > On 2017-08-05 9:47 AM, Ron Ricci via CnC-List wrote: >> Each year, I struggle with pulling a hose off my raw water strainer to flush >> anti-freeze through the system. I’ve considered installing a tee in the >> line. Recently I came across an adaptor (Sea Flush) that fits in the top of >> most any raw water strainer but it didn’t look like there was enough >> vertical clearance. There is an adaptor for a Groco strainer but my C&C 37+ >> with a Yanmar 3HM35F appears to have a Perko 0493 Size 5 strainer. I >> contacted Perko who indicated that I could convert my 0493 strainer to a >> 0593 model which has a flush valve and hose connection on the top. >> Unfortunately, it looks like I’d need about $250 worth of parts to make this >> work. I’ve heard that a second cap for the strainer could be modified by >> installing a hose fitting. The cap costs about $35. >> >> I’m curious what other listers have done and if I’m right on the strainer >> model #. >> >> Regards, >> Ron >> Ron Ricci >> S/V Patriot >> C&C 37+ >> Bristol, RI >> >> ron.ri...@1968.usna.com <mailto:ron.ri...@1968.usna.com> >> >> >> >> >> _______________________________________________ >> >> This list is supported by the generous donations of our members. If you wish >> to make a contribution to offset our costs, please go to: >> https://www.paypal.me/stumurray <https://www.paypal.me/stumurray> >> >> All Contributions are greatly appreciated! > > _______________________________________________ > > This list is supported by the generous donations of our members. If you wish > to make a contribution to offset our costs, please go to: > https://www.paypal.me/stumurray <https://www.paypal.me/stumurray> > > All Contributions are greatly appreciated!
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