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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.
    Last edited by CantRepeat; 11-05-2013, 09:57 AM.
    Tim
    Gone, surfing.

  • #2
    Originally posted by CantRepeat View Post
    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.
    - Peter
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    • #3
      Originally posted by thatsmrmastercraft View Post
      Nice job Tim.
      Thanks Peter. Hopefully it will open up some eyes.
      Tim
      Gone, surfing.

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      • #4
        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....
        sigpic...A bad day water skiing still beats a good day at work...1995 Pro Star 205....

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        • #5
          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.
          Tim
          Gone, surfing.

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          • #6
            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...
            sigpic...A bad day water skiing still beats a good day at work...1995 Pro Star 205....

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            • #7
              Originally posted by mgorczak1 View Post
              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
              - Peter
              TANDEM AXLE PACKAGE - $950 DELIVERED WHEEL IMAGE
              5 14X5.5 T06 WHEELS W/5 ST215/75R14 KENDA LOADSTAR RADIALS SS CENTER CAPS, LUGS, MOUNTED, BALANCED & READY TO INSTALL

              PM or email me for tire, wheel or package pricing.
              CARBURETOR REBUILDING - $125 + PARTS
              LED lights, Chrome & Powder Coated Lugs
              2 LED 6" BRAKE LIGHTS DELIVERED $25

              tiresplease@gmail.com

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              • #8
                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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                • #9
                  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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                  • #10
                    Anyone know the GPM rate for the impeller/pump at idle and 5500 rpm for Indmar or Ilmor engines?
                    2008 X star, 2005 X2

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by vision View Post
                      Anyone know the GPM rate for the impeller/pump at idle and 5500 rpm for Indmar or Ilmor engines?
                      That would b an interesting number. Could put a lot of speculation to rest.
                      - Peter
                      TANDEM AXLE PACKAGE - $950 DELIVERED WHEEL IMAGE
                      5 14X5.5 T06 WHEELS W/5 ST215/75R14 KENDA LOADSTAR RADIALS SS CENTER CAPS, LUGS, MOUNTED, BALANCED & READY TO INSTALL

                      PM or email me for tire, wheel or package pricing.
                      CARBURETOR REBUILDING - $125 + PARTS
                      LED lights, Chrome & Powder Coated Lugs
                      2 LED 6" BRAKE LIGHTS DELIVERED $25

                      tiresplease@gmail.com

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by thatsmrmastercraft View Post
                        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
                        seems like the one I listed has a better flow rate up to 28 GPM...I wonder if these things are really worth it.

                        I would love to install as one more safety measure....I am a proud card carrying OCDMC'r.

                        170 days to research and decide.....
                        sigpic...A bad day water skiing still beats a good day at work...1995 Pro Star 205....

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by mgorczak1 View Post
                          seems like the one I listed has a better flow rate up to 28 GPM...I wonder if these things are really worth it.

                          I would love to install as one more safety measure....I am a proud card carrying OCDMC'r.

                          170 days to research and decide.....
                          Which one were you looking at? Your link goes to an entire page.
                          - Peter
                          TANDEM AXLE PACKAGE - $950 DELIVERED WHEEL IMAGE
                          5 14X5.5 T06 WHEELS W/5 ST215/75R14 KENDA LOADSTAR RADIALS SS CENTER CAPS, LUGS, MOUNTED, BALANCED & READY TO INSTALL

                          PM or email me for tire, wheel or package pricing.
                          CARBURETOR REBUILDING - $125 + PARTS
                          LED lights, Chrome & Powder Coated Lugs
                          2 LED 6" BRAKE LIGHTS DELIVERED $25

                          tiresplease@gmail.com

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                          • #14
                            Does not seem to be popular here on TT, but I installed the Perko Flush Pro, now 4th season and it works great. Ran the engine for 20 minutes for her oil change at 1500 RPM's and the water temp using the house water supply, never went much above 160 degrees! Pulled the Impeller with 60 hours on it and it looks brand new.

                            I understand the bucket problem and the system pulling more water than the hose can provide, however this proves that it is getting enough water to keep the engine at proper operating temp. I also don't like the Fake-A-Lake attached to the scupper, these leak pretty bad.

                            Lovin the Perko - Cheers...

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by MattsCraft View Post
                              Does not seem to be popular here on TT, but I installed the Perko Flush Pro, now 4th season and it works great. Ran the engine for 20 minutes for her oil change at 1500 RPM's and the water temp using the house water supply, never went much above 160 degrees! Pulled the Impeller with 60 hours on it and it looks brand new.

                              I understand the bucket problem and the system pulling more water than the hose can provide, however this proves that it is getting enough water to keep the engine at proper operating temp. I also don't like the Fake-A-Lake attached to the scupper, these leak pretty bad.

                              Lovin the Perko - Cheers...
                              Do put anti freeze in your boat? If so, how do you get it in there with the Perko?
                              Tim
                              Gone, surfing.

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