Re: Amel's suggestion to run the Volvo D3-110 (A54) daily while on passage
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Gotta have some Keep it simple Stupid. Amel gives us a simple task to keep our engines running for years…
On 12 Jan 2020, at 19:16, Danny and Yvonne SIMMS <simms@...
Im with you on that Scott.
On 12 January 2020 at 14:13 Scott SV Tengah <Scott.nguyen@...> wrote:
I would be concerned leaving the vent open on the Vetus because in the past, we've had to start the engine somewhat unexpectedly. For example, a rain-less squall came and resulted in a huge wind shift that the autopilot couldn't cope with, resulting in us getting backwinded. I fired up the engine and quickly got us around the right way.
Might be a bit more complicated if you're dumping seawater and CO into the engine room.
I'll stick to running it for 15 minutes daily and enjoy the hot water showers!
2007 A54 #69
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