Date: 5 Jun 2000 15:22:20 -0400
From:"Michael Cilenti" <Michael Cilenti@NEWYORKLIFE.COM>
Just so you know, I received a summit drive shower last week from you and
thanks for the 1/8" tip on drilling my drive.
Before the install I hooked an electronic automotive oil temp sending unit to my
out drive vent hole and ran the wire to the gauge in the boat,, (Mercury would
have loved to see that) My drive temp was about 265 degrees, with the unit
installed I dropped to about 217 degrees. I ran the boat at 4000 rpms for about
3 miles between two bridges to use as a reference point. I also did this three
times and let the engine and drive cool for 15 min. between runs. The gauge is
old but I think I got some good readings.
Last but not least the river was a little dirty and I must hit a little twig and
it clogged one of the pickup ports. I noticed this when I put her on the
trailer,, so back in we went because the temp was still around 217. I looked
over the stern and the water was going up the open side and still feeding the
drive with plenty of water. This is a very cool product and works really well.
Thanks again for your help and best of luck with DRIVE SHOWERS.
My boat is a Crownline 196 BR with 5.0L and Alpha gen. II drive, Prop is Merc.
alpha 4 with an 18" pitch