There was no siphon break on the raw water mixer at the elbow... so this could have siphoned up fairly easily. Hose loop was only about 2' long. On her 2GM20F, the run from lift muffler to exhaust casting is very short and straight... no elbow like on my 3GM30F (1990)
Not sure why the hard start. Never had that problem before. Which might indicate there was water backed up before we even cranked. We had left the boats for Christmas break and hadn't run engines in about a month. Sea cock was left open.
Head gasket looked fine when I pulled the head off. No signs on gasket itself or on block of water marks reaching the cylinder.
Parts come in Monday... should be FUN putting it all back together... wish me luck!
BCC #91 Elizabeth
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