A boat with an inboard engine typically has a cooling system consisting of two separate water circuits, each with their own weak points.
The engine has a freshwater circuit which is broadly analogous to a cars cooling system. A water and antifreeze mix is circulated around the engine to carry away excess heat. The difference between car and boat is that a car has a radiator cooled by air and a boat has a heat exchanger cooled by seawater or ‘raw water’.
Heat exchangers are made of similar materials to older style car radiators; brass, copper and solder. Modern cars have radiators ...
Think CO poisoning can’t happen on your boat? Think again.
Over the winter the RYA launched a video campaign to highlight the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning on boats – aimed at reducing incidents, fatalities and ill health related to the poisonous gas.
The video campaign kicked off with a festive mannequin challenge as a teaser to grab people’s attention and was followed up with a longer, more informative video that outlines the sources and symptoms of CO poisoning.
Ultimately the campaign intended to encourage boaters to think about their actions and install an alarm that is certified to the British