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Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 10-06-2019, 08:21
Replies: 60
Views: 5,992
Posted By Matsubob
Re: Run the outboard empty every time?

Gasoline these days has so many additives and prohibitors and ehnancers that fuel goes stale and won't ignite. Especially if it is a small engine that is carbureted, the primary (as in "idle")...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 06-06-2019, 09:14
Replies: 319
Views: 29,130
Posted By Matsubob
Re: How many cats have flipped ?

Definitely true that a combination of factors will flip a catamaran. And a major one is design but the cat's characteristics and a monohull's are totally different, so there is no way to compare.
A...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 02-06-2019, 19:21
Replies: 31
Views: 4,552
Posted By Matsubob
Re: Beneteau Idylle 15.5 - potential project

I would say: GO FOR IT!.... with a few conditions that only you can assess accurately. First of all, is it worth the price? This can only be determined by going through all systems, including the...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 15-05-2019, 09:24
Replies: 56
Views: 3,850
Posted By Matsubob
Re: Installing larger Seacocks, how to dril the larger hole

Those ideas for cutting a larger hole are GREAT! But when going from 1" to 1 1\4", you're talking about so little material that the saw blades may not be able to cut a smooth line. When I removed my...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 09-05-2019, 08:30
Replies: 239
Views: 10,410
Posted By Matsubob
Re: Plan? No Plan? A plan written on beach sand?

THIS was a great thread to read! That was FUN! Thanks!
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 09-05-2019, 08:27
Replies: 46
Views: 5,148
Posted By Matsubob
Re: Should I turn these OFF or leave them ON?

Generally speaking, OFF and CLOSED (for seacocks and portlights) That is commonly called, "seaman ship" Everything should be ship shape, with hatches battened, porlights closed power shut down and...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 05-05-2019, 09:18
Replies: 54
Views: 4,224
Posted By Matsubob
Re: 60 hertz to 50 hertz fix?

Here in Japan we have always had the two different systems. There is no way to convert Hz because it is as it comes off of the dynamo's. So the north is 50Hz and south is 60Hz. Back in the days...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 30-04-2019, 09:22
Replies: 37
Views: 5,466
Posted By Matsubob
Re: Neat tricks to unstick a stuck Furler?

I was having big issues with mine like that. I was having to wrap the reefing line around the jibsheet winch to get it to furl, and finally the bail on the final fairlead block exploded. I had tried...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 27-04-2019, 08:43
Replies: 46
Views: 6,262
Posted By Matsubob
Re: Options for single-handed mast climbing?

If the "Top Climber" is the same as the "Mast Climber", yes, it is perfectly safe. The "tail" needs to be thethered down tightly, to avoid swinging around. I switched out my halyard for a new line,...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 21-04-2019, 08:43
Replies: 55
Views: 5,326
Posted By Matsubob
Re: Building a solid dodger

I'm planning to put one on mine. I am thinking of using something thin enough to cut with scissors, yet rigid enough to make and adjust shapes, then cut plywood frames as formers for almost paper...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 07-04-2019, 10:02
Replies: 9
Views: 1,115
Posted By Matsubob
Re: What could have been the knocking? High revs Perkins

If it "went away", it sounds like it is a momentarily clogged injector, causing one cylinder to misfire or not fire at all and then fire again. Diesels knock! That is what they do. So you have to...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 07-04-2019, 09:58
Replies: 16
Views: 1,401
Posted By Matsubob
Re: Older style furler requires climbing mast to lower sails?

I had a similar problem, result-wise, but the cause was different. Dry bearings. They were so dry that hauling on the furler line with a winch broke the stanchion block. No furler has ever been...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 04-04-2019, 08:58
Replies: 11
Views: 851
Posted By Matsubob
Re: Adjustable Genoa cars: single or double sheave?

I have just replaced my genoa cars on my 30' with Barton Marine cars. They have double width sheaves but are on simple slides with no blocks for adjustment. I am eager to try them out! I had a little...
Forum: Marine Electronics 19-03-2019, 01:45
Replies: 7
Views: 828
Posted By Matsubob
Re: removing depth sounder without breaking it

Removing the nut won't release the fitting. The sealant needs to be severed before it comes out. A sharp cutter blade pushed between the hull and the outer flange all the way around, then go to the...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 19-03-2019, 01:24
Replies: 76
Views: 8,347
Posted By Matsubob
Re: What Diesel Engine repairs should one know how to do?

Agree to all of the above. As to "supplies", a shop manual for your particular engine is invaluable! What you don't know, you can look up and learn. What you don't remember, you can look up and...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 01-03-2019, 10:15
Replies: 25
Views: 1,979
Posted By Matsubob
Re: Priming oil after rebuild

I use manual transmission lube for my rebuilds. At 90W, I have found it stays on the bearing surfaces until the engine can be spun enough to draw oil from the sump. The valve train, including cam...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 24-02-2019, 09:38
Replies: 11
Views: 814
Posted By Matsubob
Re: Yanmar 3GM in E27?

Keep it! USE it! The 3GM is a nice compact little motor that doesn't take up that much space and packs nice smooth power. I repowered my 30 footer because of the frightening lack of power that the...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 31-01-2019, 08:28
Replies: 32
Views: 4,066
Posted By Matsubob
Re: Engine went full RPM....now doesn't start

Manufacturer?
Why did it stop? Was it because you choked it and it could get no more air? Does it try to start? (if so, fuel is getting there, at least) If it turns over, there would be nothing...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 21-01-2019, 18:04
Replies: 53
Views: 4,992
Posted By Matsubob
Re: Catalina 30 Rat's Nest

It looks WAY better than mine did when I got it. Wiring always looks confusing if you "look at the forest, rather than the tree" (to use a metaphor in reverse), but once you start focusing in on each...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 20-01-2019, 19:39
Replies: 9
Views: 1,358
Posted By Matsubob
Re: Damper plate - which way?

According to Yanmar, it doesn't matter. I was rebuiliding a 2GM that had been inundated in rainwater standing inside the boat for several years, so sand like aluminum oxide had totally filled the...
Forum: Weather | Gear, Reports and Resources 19-01-2019, 09:32
Replies: 1,340
Views: 43,083
Posted By Matsubob
Re: Climate Change - what to expect for cruising life

No matter what happens, there is going to be WEATHER! I really get tired of all the alarmists yelling about what has been happening through the centuries! And this is why even this "thread" is...
Forum: Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 06-01-2019, 05:26
Replies: 36
Views: 3,382
Posted By Matsubob
Re: Will this dinghy be stable

It appears that the wide transom is an attempt to compensate for needed buoyancy in the stern, so being there by a small outboard shouldn't cause a capsize.....unless the pointed and tiny bow were to...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 23-12-2018, 10:45
Replies: 62
Views: 7,256
Posted By Matsubob
Re: No Oil Pressure. No Problem?

No oil pressure reading because of the sender only being capable of opearting a light and buzzer combination is "standard" for Yanmar. A sending unit that will give a digital pressure reading might...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 30-10-2018, 09:43
Replies: 15
Views: 1,259
Posted By Matsubob
Re: Yanmar 3 GM (F), low rpms , top speed of 3.7 kts

It is true that there is an older and a newer version of the same engine. The main difference is the size of bores, with the smaller older version having the smaller bore. I have been in both and...
Forum: Navigation 17-10-2018, 10:57
Replies: 6
Views: 1,113
Posted By Matsubob
Re: C-Map on B&G Zeus (older model) question

Karen, I note that you got the latest chart data, but I don't think you mentioned anythingn about updating the firmware on the Zeus. I have a Zeus 2 and there have been at least 2 updates since I got...
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