Hot Bilge Water
Posted 29 July 2008 - 04:11 PM
Posted 30 July 2008 - 02:54 PM
We just purchased a 2006 Sportster 215hp, proceeded to suck up the tow rope - got that out ok, then that night the waves on lake erie nearly sank the boat, water was over the engine. We bailed that out and the bilge pump helped. When we pulled the boat out that night I pulled the plugs on the ramp and a lot of hot (approx. 120 degree) water came out of the drain plugs. Is that normal? Or does it mean the engine isn't cooling/draining properly? Other than all of the above problems the boat was a blast.
I'm pretty sure the water is used to cool the exhaust and that's why it's so hot. I'm sure someone else will come along and confirm or deny that though.
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