[C38] Engine blower

Don Strong drstrong at ucdavis.edu
Thu Feb 22 09:48:37 EST 2018

Marc: Discrete Charm is C38 #50, 1980; a real old timer. The engine 
blower was frozen and crusted with salt and corrosion when I acquired 
the boat.. My surveyor told me that it was for the original gas engine, 
which had long ago gone to the scrap heap. I removed the salt-crusted 
blower and also removed those tubes to make space. I cannot say that my 
Yanmar diesel needs a blower venting of the engine "room" (aka torture 
chamber when you have to go there). However, I'm open to others' 
opinions on the matter.
Regards, Don

On 2/22/18 6:39 AM, Max Soto wrote:
> Hi Marc, Estancia came with a blower switch on the engine panel, 
> connected to the accessory side of the ignition switch.
> I’m with Steve by not connecting it directly to ignition. I would 
> install a esperaste switch somewhere else on the boat.
> Regards,
> Max Soto A.
> +506-8312-1367
> On Feb 21, 2018, at 16:01, Steve Smolinske 
> <SSmolinske at rainierrubber.com <mailto:SSmolinske at rainierrubber.com>> 
> wrote:
>> Marc, the two vents one should have a hose that runs to the blower 
>> then down into the engine compartment, the other vent is for intake 
>> and doesn’t necessarily need a hose.  I would wire the switch 
>> separate from the ignition so you could use it without turning on the 
>> key.
>> *From:*Listserve [mailto:listserve-bounces at catalina38.org] *On Behalf 
>> Of *Marc-Andrea Klimaschewski
>> *Sent:* Wednesday, February 21, 2018 1:43 PM
>> *To:* listserve at catalina38.org <mailto:listserve at catalina38.org>
>> *Subject:* [C38] Engine blower
>> The engine blower on Image is not operational and the air hoses and 
>> dangling around in the engine room.
>> Any thoughts on how to rectify this? I would hope a blower would 
>> reduce diesel smell down below while under power which would be nice. 
>> Where do the hoses to the vents in the stern run? One from the blower 
>> to the engine and one back? Or are there two blowers? I only see one 
>> on Image on the port side.
>> Also, for the wiring of the blower: I have a new engine panel (with a 
>> volt meter instead of an ammeter as well as a solenoid for the glow 
>> plugs). The new panel does not have a blower switch. Would it be 
>> acceptable to wire it in with the ignition (which currently starts 
>> the fuel pump)?
>> Thanks
>> Marc
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Donald R. Strong
Department of Evolution and Ecology
The Bodega Marine Laboratory,
University of California, Davis,
Davis CA
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