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Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 31-01-2017, 18:30
Replies: 50
Views: 18,653
Posted By SailorHarry
Re: Yanmar occasionally won't start, then does.

You do not need to put another solenoid in the starter circuit. The problem is most probably a poor connection in one of the multi-conductor connectors in the panel to engine wiring harness--as...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 27-11-2016, 17:40
Replies: 14
Views: 5,086
Posted By SailorHarry
Re: Dropping Engine Oil Pressure Yanmar 4JH2E

I agree with the several posts about installing a mechanical pressure gauge to verify your electronic gauge. I installed a new 4JH2E engine in my Corbin 39 in 1997. While in Australia in 2007 I had...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 26-11-2016, 15:22
Replies: 39
Views: 14,931
Posted By SailorHarry
Re: Yanmar 4JH oil change puzzle

If your engine is not parallel with the waterline (and most engines are inclined aft (aft end lower than forward end), then your dipstick oil level is not going to match what the manual says.

When...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 26-11-2016, 15:17
Replies: 35
Views: 13,151
Posted By SailorHarry
Re: Engine room ventilation

Send me a PM and I will email a copy of a magazine article I wrote for designing and building an engine "hush box" which includes intake and exhaust blowers.

I always ran the exhaust blower for 15...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 18-03-2016, 16:58
Replies: 1
Views: 1,128
Posted By SailorHarry
Re: Yanmar 4jh2 HTE exhaust elbow

I had a new exhaust mixer elbow for my Yanmar 4JH2E built out of INOX (stainless steel) in Gaeta, Italy in 2011 for Euro 100. Take your old exhaust mixer elbow to any competent metal fabricator and...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 18-03-2016, 16:48
Replies: 10
Views: 3,353
Posted By SailorHarry
Re: Repeated failure water pump Yanmar 3ym20

You have already received some very sound advice, but here is a bit more:
You stated that the water pump failed three times--three new pumps or the original one was rebuilt and failed three times? ...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 25-02-2016, 19:31
Replies: 2
Views: 882
Posted By SailorHarry
Re: Yanmar 4 jhe 4 year 2009 problem

Sure sounds like air in the fuel line. Have your ever replaced or rebuilt the fuel list pump? You did not mention the engine hours, but since it is a 2009 engine, the fuel lift pump is suspect. It...
Forum: Classifieds Archive 20-02-2016, 14:03
Replies: 2
Views: 1,185
Posted By SailorHarry
Singer Model 66 Hand-cranked Sewing Machine

This is the ideal cruising boat's sewing machine! It served us faithfully on our world circumnavigation, sewing sails and cockpit canvas, sail covers, winch covers, etc. It has all mechanical...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 25-07-2014, 17:56
Replies: 103
Views: 16,708
Posted By SailorHarry
Re: Voltage drop in AGM under load?

You reported a large voltage drop, right? That means that you have a point of high resistance somewhere in your circuits. This could possibly be inside one of your AGMs which is why I suggested...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 25-07-2014, 17:13
Replies: 103
Views: 16,708
Posted By SailorHarry
Re: Voltage drop in AGM under load?

If you have a digital volt meter (multimeter), try checking the voltage DIRECTLY at the terminals of each AGM in your battery bank, both before and during drawing maximum current. If you have a weak...
Forum: Classifieds Archive 10-04-2014, 09:54
Replies: 0
Views: 2,000
Posted By SailorHarry
ICOM IC-M15 VHF Handheld Radio

Used ICOM IC-M15 VHF handheld radio. NEEDS NEW BATTERY! Please check on price and availability of a replacment battery module before purchasing this radio from me. The old battery module cannot be...
Forum: Classifieds Archive 10-04-2014, 08:54
Replies: 2
Views: 1,086
Posted By SailorHarry
Re: Anchor Chain Lock

It is actually a "chain tensioner" used to hold the anchor tight in its chocks. If I could ever figure out how to attach a photo on this forum, I would gladly do so. Looks like I am not the only...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 09-04-2014, 14:57
Replies: 61
Views: 22,097
Posted By SailorHarry
Re: Mercury 3.5 hp Outboard Woes

I bought a new Merc 3.5 hp 4 stroke in 2010 and it never did run right. I finally bought a new carburetor (for over $200) and it ran like a champ! The new carburetor was a different design than the...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 09-04-2014, 14:48
Replies: 23
Views: 3,493
Posted By SailorHarry
Re: Yanmar Starting System

Send my a PM with your email address and I will send you an article that I wrote on curing my Yanmar start problem. My problem was traced to the wiring harness connectors between the control panel...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 09-04-2014, 14:40
Replies: 17
Views: 7,617
Posted By SailorHarry
Re: Impeller replacement lubricant ?

What ever you use, do not use a petroleum-based lubricant unless the instructions that come with your new impeller speciifically say it is ok. Glycerine works well, if you can find some. Everyone...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 09-04-2014, 14:36
Replies: 64
Views: 53,661
Posted By SailorHarry
Re: What Gasket Material for Diesel Tank Inspection Port ?

I bought a couple of sheets of neoprene from the local hardware store (Manasota Hdwre in Sarasota, FL) in 1998 to regasket my diesel tank inspection ports. Gaskets are still live nad sealing well...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 09-04-2014, 14:33
Replies: 60
Views: 9,673
Posted By SailorHarry
Re: Yanmar 4JH4AE catastrophic breakdown experience

If you are a BoatUS member, contact them about your problem. They are very good at getting manufacturers to stand behind their products.

I just read your post about all of the valve springs being...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 09-04-2014, 14:24
Replies: 20
Views: 6,926
Posted By SailorHarry
Re: DIY Mixing elbow

Irish Rambler's advice is right on target. Find a good stainless steel fabricator and have one welded up to your specifications. That's what we did in Gaeta, Italy for Euros 100 to replace the...
Forum: Classifieds Archive 09-04-2014, 11:51
Replies: 0
Views: 853
Posted By SailorHarry
Used Cal Pump Model MS580

Used Cal pump Model MS580. 115VAC 2.2 amps 50/60Hz Used as water circulating pump for heat pump. USD95 postage included in USA. PayPal or personal check ok. Send email via PM for photos.
Forum: Classifieds Archive 09-04-2014, 11:46
Replies: 0
Views: 971
Posted By SailorHarry
Garmin GPS12 handheld GPS

Used Garmin Model GPS12 handheld GPS receiver. Kept aboard in case we were struck by lightning (which thankfully never occured!) USD35 postage included in USA. PayPal or personal check ok. Send...
Forum: Classifieds Archive 09-04-2014, 11:41
Replies: 0
Views: 1,359
Posted By SailorHarry
WiFi booster antenna

Used Alpha NetworkWiFi Adapter. Long range Model AWUS036H with six foot USB cable. This one really works to pull in those weak signals USD25 postage included in USA. PayPal or personal check ok. ...
Forum: Classifieds Archive 09-04-2014, 11:29
Replies: 2
Views: 1,086
Posted By SailorHarry
Anchor Chain Lock

Used anchor chain lock. Fits 5/16 inch chain. USD20 postage included in USA.
PayPal or personal check ok. Send email via PM for photo.
Forum: Classifieds Archive 09-04-2014, 11:27
Replies: 0
Views: 970
Posted By SailorHarry
Used ICOM IC-M15 handheld VHF

ICOM IC-M45 hand held VHF radio. Works fine but needs new battery--Please check on price for new battery prior to purchasing this radio! USD35 postage included in USA. PayPal or personal check ok....
Forum: Classifieds Archive 09-04-2014, 11:23
Replies: 0
Views: 1,158
Posted By SailorHarry
Interphase Probe Display

Used Interphase Probe display 12Vdc (no sensor). Kept aboard as spare. USD55 postage included in USA. Send email via PM for photos. PayPal or personal check ok.
Forum: Classifieds Archive 09-04-2014, 11:20
Replies: 0
Views: 879
Posted By SailorHarry
Circuit breaker for electric windlass

One hundred amp circuit breaker in aluminum panel with red pilot light for electric windlass. Used in excellent condition. USD45 including postage in USA. PayPal or personal check ok. Send email...
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