Members' Online Book: Maintaining a Cruising Boat, Chapter 15 of 24

When Did Your Exhaust Elbow Last Feel The Love?

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Most of us with recreational boats have exhaust systems with mixing elbows where the raw (salt) cooling water is injected into the exhaust line to cool the gasses so that they can exit the boat via rubber hose without causing a meltdown.

Let’s see, salt water and hot corrosive diesel exhaust:

Double, double, toil and trouble; fire burn and cauldron bubble.

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John

John was born and brought up in Bermuda and started sailing as a child, racing locally and offshore before turning to cruising. He has sailed over 100,000 miles, most of it on his McCurdy & Rhodes 56, Morgan's Cloud, including eight ocean races to Bermuda, culminating in winning his class twice in the Newport Bermuda Race. He has skippered a series of voyages in the North Atlantic, the majority of which have been to the high latitudes. John has been helping others go voyaging by sharing his experience for twenty years, first in yachting magazines and, for the last 12 years, as co-editor/publisher of AAC.

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