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Forum: Marine Electronics 09-02-2019, 16:48
Replies: 8
Views: 1,661
Posted By guyfromiowa
Re: Getting engine data on MFD?

I have installed both the Actisense and the Noland kits. Be aware that each will provide up to six inputs/displays. Also you need to remember that engine inputs for, say, oil pressure or...
Forum: Our Community 09-10-2016, 17:46
Replies: 4
Views: 1,184
Posted By guyfromiowa
Re: Post Mathew ICW...

Well, the news is not very good. Over at Cruisersnet.net they say


Great Bridge Lock, North Landing Bridge and Dismal Swamp Canal Closed Until Further Notice, AICW Statute Mile 11.5, 10/9/2016 |...
Forum: Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 09-08-2016, 13:45
Replies: 43
Views: 6,070
Posted By guyfromiowa
Re: Good SCUBA eq package deal in USA?

Be aware that Australian and USA rules are different for SCUBA tanks. You won't be getting a USA tank filled in Australia very easily. Here's an idea- go to scubaboard.com, register and ask the same...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 20-07-2016, 13:50
Replies: 142
Views: 22,070
Posted By guyfromiowa
Re: Down and Dirty Dyneema Strops

Two-needle stitching is not hard to do. Here are a couple of YT's to gaze upon....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qi3BRWO7kuo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ue3zBg0bdA

When I learned how...
Forum: Marine Electronics 19-07-2016, 06:33
Replies: 39
Views: 7,111
Posted By guyfromiowa
Re: Crimping teeny tiny wires

I saw this article at panbo.com.

https://www.panbo.com/assets_c/2013/12/3M_Scotchlok_UYbx_connector_test_cPanbo-thumb-465xauto-8486.jpg

Panbo: The Marine Electronics Hub: 3M Scotchloks, is my...
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 15-06-2016, 17:04
Replies: 33
Views: 3,372
Posted By guyfromiowa
Re: Vibration troubleshooting help

I see two things. First thing is that the shaft should be centered in the bearing. From the photo it appears that the shaft is being pushed upward away from being centered. That might indicate the...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 20-03-2016, 13:33
Replies: 73
Views: 10,817
Posted By guyfromiowa
Re: Alternator cooling

Did you use 'Range Rover' and 'expensive' and 'not reliable' in the same paragraph? Shocked. Shocked, I am!

That's just one example of a liquid-cooled alternator. Many manufacturers have use...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 20-03-2016, 11:45
Replies: 73
Views: 10,817
Posted By guyfromiowa
Re: Alternator cooling

Shall we look in a different direction? Bosch has been supplying antifreeze-cooled alternators since about 1999. If you can build the mounting bracketry and connect the coolant piping this looks...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 08-03-2016, 18:23
Replies: 12
Views: 1,579
Posted By guyfromiowa
Re: Using engine oil pressure test kit

I use a test kit like this one

Amazon.com: GearWrench 3289 Oil Pressure Tester Kit: Home Improvement (https://www.amazon.com/GearWrench-3289-Oil-Pressure-Tester/dp/B0002SQWY8)
...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 02-03-2016, 07:43
Replies: 30
Views: 6,912
Posted By guyfromiowa
Re: How to Bleed my Yanmar GM30 fuel line

We might be chasing wild geese, here. It seems that this installation uses an electric fuel pump, so trying to bleed the system using the mechanical feed pump won't help. This system uses a...
Forum: Our Community 22-02-2016, 14:10
Replies: 10
Views: 1,675
Posted By guyfromiowa
Re: Yanmar 3 Gm 30

The coolant recovery system requires that the antifreeze side of the system must be airtight. As the coolant in the engine heats it will expand. The expanding antifreeze mixture raises the pressure...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 20-02-2016, 19:15
Replies: 33
Views: 5,341
Posted By guyfromiowa
Re: Volvo Penta Rebuild Woes - Any Ideas?

Two things to take note...
1. The original poster hasn't been back to tell us what he found. Maybe he's just out sailing around the Bahamas.
B. This is an idiotic design. A very common idiotic...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 18-02-2016, 07:46
Replies: 33
Views: 5,341
Posted By guyfromiowa
Re: Volvo Penta Rebuild Woes - Any Ideas?

All true. I sent the link for the M30 because it was easy to find. Also true - if the return line from the injection pump is blocked or plugged the fuel that is supposed to be returned to the tank...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 17-02-2016, 20:39
Replies: 33
Views: 5,341
Posted By guyfromiowa
Re: Volvo Penta Rebuild Woes - Any Ideas?

Others will come along to help, I'm sure, but this will get you started.

This is a link to a .pdf of the Perkins Perama M30, the engine that your 2040 is based upon.

...
Forum: Mantus Anchors 31-12-2015, 20:28
Replies: 164
Views: 48,196
Posted By guyfromiowa
Re: Dec15 Giveaway: Mantus

Paradise Cafe, our Newport 30, already carries a 30-lb galvanized Mantus anchor, so logically, we should have

Mantus Anchors | Mantus Bridle - Mantus Anchors...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 22-11-2015, 20:04
Replies: 14
Views: 2,777
Posted By guyfromiowa
Re: Where to find an inexpensive 60'-65' Mast Tube

Or maybe....


Making a Mast | Cruising World (https://www.cruisingworld.com/gear/making-mast)

I've helped with a project like this one. Once you have the mast, the rest of the details fall in...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 17-07-2015, 17:12
Replies: 58
Views: 8,751
Posted By guyfromiowa
Re: Did the marina wreck my engine?

To answer the question, "How could a piston be hitting anything?" It's like this,normally the piston will be flush with the top of the block at top dead center position. The head gasket is likely...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 10-07-2015, 12:30
Replies: 29
Views: 10,679
Posted By guyfromiowa
Re: outboard fuel tank bulges in sun

Here's what I did; I bought an old Mercury 5hp outboard at an auction for our 9.7M Zodiac. I bought a plastic fuel tank and sprayless fuel connector. First day out in the sun the fuel tank swelled...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 07-07-2015, 17:15
Replies: 38
Views: 3,802
Posted By guyfromiowa
Re: Diesel Engine Diagnose

The 'popping' noise can be caused by either an intake valve that does not close correctly or by an exhaust valve that does not open. The compression pressure is vented back through the intake...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 06-05-2015, 16:28
Replies: 43
Views: 6,259
Posted By guyfromiowa
Re: Cracked Block - Who's fault?

Let's press 'pause' here for a moment. "Freeze Plugs" have nothing to do with protecting the engine from freeze damage. They are actually 'core plugs'. When the block was made molten iron was...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 11-04-2015, 06:39
Replies: 48
Views: 12,607
Posted By guyfromiowa
Re: Synthetic lifelines DIY

The lifelines on Paradise Cafe are 1/4" Amsteel Blue. I use a 4" length of the same material as a wear sleeve where the lifelines pass through the stanchions. Both ends of the sleeve are whipped...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 23-02-2015, 11:51
Replies: 45
Views: 5,835
Posted By guyfromiowa
Re: Crimping tool

Something else to consider - I frequently need to wire something together to see how things work or to test something. I use these Posi-Twist connectors a lot. They are not weatherproof, at least...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 23-02-2015, 07:56
Replies: 28
Views: 13,588
Posted By guyfromiowa
Re: Quick Raw Water Pump Sea Water Seal Replacement

These things happen to me all the time. Here's a Trade Secret - lip seals have been identified by the metric dimensions and profile as industry standard for years.

How to measure oil seals -...
Forum: Mantus Anchors 07-02-2015, 18:26
Replies: 435
Views: 59,227
Posted By guyfromiowa
Re: Feb Giveaway: Mantus 15 Prizes

We already have a 35b Mantus Galvanized Anchor. That thing just WORKS!. So the Anchor Mate would be just right

Mantus Anchors | Mantus Anchor Mate (https://mantusanchors.com/mantus-anchor-mate/)
...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 15-10-2014, 10:07
Replies: 8
Views: 2,425
Posted By guyfromiowa
Re: Oil lead in pan on 671 detroit diesel

IF there is no pressure from the inside and IF you can get the surface clean THEN this stuff works pretty well.

Sealants : Permatex® Spray Sealant Leak Repair...
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