Hi, sorry I was out for a bit. Borealis, hope your projects are going well. If you are back up near Bremerton WA please call or stop by. two oh six 931-three 7 five two.
Emmalina, Thanks for the tips. I will haul out
and will be sealing up the center board hole as you suggested, I look forward to simplifying that part of the boat
. Glad to hear you don't miss it. 150 knts per day is great.
Looking at your manicooler mod, I am assuming your Perkins
manifold was seawater cooled before the manicooler was added? Is this correct? If so I understand the conversion. Its funny
how your engine
and compartment looks the same but is subtly different.
It seems mine may have been modified already (or maybe it came from Hong Kong
that way) and is already cooled by fresh water coolant
system tapped from the cold side the domestic hot water heater
tank/hydronic heat plumbing
and then returned where the engine
is located at the rear of the engine. Just a little hose and some plumbing
fittings. Seems to keep the engine cool with no overheating
problems. Might be a cheaper option for Faith if her exhaust
manifold is still sea water cooled.
question: I have a 24" x 14 pitch
fixed 3 blade propeller
. It seems too big for the opening as it only has about 1" of clearance at the top when ideally it should be 3 or 4". I am thinking of a 22" feathering Max prop. by chance have you tried a feathering prop and do you have size pitch
suggestions considering the aperture size of the Herreshoff.
I also may have a diesel
tank leak. yet to dig into that as I am using the good one for now. Interested to her what you find. If I am lucky it is just the hidden fill tank hose that may be rotten.
decks are still good. Basically no real leaks
or soft spots after a bit of work
2 years ago. I think it is because the deck
is built with a teak core
in the fiberglass
, so does not rot
if it gets damp inside. I used Captain
Tullys Creeping Crack Cure all over the deck
. First wet the deck and let it dry in the hot sun. Mark all the spots/cracks that remain wet after the majority is dry and grey again. I had about 100 spots. Those are your potential leak spots and cracks, mark them with tape so you can find them again after fully drying out. then apply small dribbles of Cpt Tulleys over and over again on the spots following the directions. A miracle product, works well for leaking hatches and portlights
too, without tearing them apart. This may or may not work for Faith depending on how far gone the decking is . Many of my teak plugs are gone and replaced with exposed screws and the deck is thin, that's not a big problem or reason for removal
with Capt. Tulleys.