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Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 04-05-2019, 13:15
Replies: 8
Views: 2,325
Posted By mtarcher
Re: Yanmar 3ym30 No Coolant Temp or Oil Pressure Displayed

I recently installed a 3ym30ae. My set-up came stock with the B panel and stock wire harness. The B panel does have capability to display water temp and oil press values, although it requires a new...
Forum: Navigation 19-04-2019, 13:42
Replies: 151
Views: 26,004
Posted By mtarcher
Re: New Android Sailing App : SailFreeGPS

Thanks Fred,
Sweet app!! I'll use it for awhile and get used to it's functionality. No further comments from until then.
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 06-02-2019, 11:25
Replies: 19
Views: 2,373
Posted By mtarcher
Re: Researching - Retirement planning

We are in 10th season on the boat and store in Puerto del Rey for the summer like "sailcrazy". We found, in our first season , that being on the boat during the summer in the Eastern Caribbean can be...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 06-02-2019, 11:00
Replies: 25
Views: 7,167
Posted By mtarcher
Re: Heat exchangers for hot water?

We use a camp shower when on anchor for awhile. Can be purchased on Amazon or sporting outlet store for under 20usd. It answers quite well in lower latitudes, although, maybe not so well in colder...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 15-01-2019, 05:05
Replies: 27
Views: 5,066
Posted By mtarcher
Re: Delrin rudder bearing and marine grease

We have a delrin bearing for our rudder (the assembly made by Tides Marine). By year 9, the helm became very difficult to move and I pulled the rudder to fix the problem. Tides advised to only gently...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 01-01-2019, 12:55
Replies: 73
Views: 6,845
Posted By mtarcher
Re: Minor new year emergency. Help please.

Learning myself, but wondering if too much amperage through the setup??
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 18-12-2018, 10:18
Replies: 48
Views: 6,906
Posted By mtarcher
Re: Recommendations on charter in Caribbean

Look up "Catamaran Manna" in your Google search. There's a possibility for you.
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 17-12-2018, 07:50
Replies: 46
Views: 8,227
Posted By mtarcher
Re: Yanmar Engine revs to 4000 RPM

Hi BlueChicago... I am having an issue loading up the PDF given to me (from Mastry) about pulse setting parameters for the B20 panel. Pm and I will email it to you. Otherwise, you might contact Carl...
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 01-12-2018, 12:42
Replies: 46
Views: 8,227
Posted By mtarcher
Re: Yanmar Engine revs to 4000 RPM

I noticed my new Yanmar engine did the same, with using the old prop. I found out the prop is somewhat undersized, but the main issue for the apparent engine over speed was due to the pulse setting...
Forum: Fishing, Recreation & Fun 30-01-2018, 18:06
Replies: 42
Views: 8,689
Posted By mtarcher
Re: Fat Man in the Basement

I'm laughing so much I'm speechless
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 26-11-2017, 05:49
Replies: 15
Views: 3,001
Posted By mtarcher
Re: Sewage smell under sail

Who would own such a thing?
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 25-11-2017, 17:24
Replies: 15
Views: 3,001
Posted By mtarcher
Re: Sewage smell under sail

If your through hull is open, regardless of whether it's for the tank dump or the direct discharge side, you may be "uncovering" the opening in the hull when heeled over. This would allow the smell...
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 19-11-2017, 18:37
Replies: 2
Views: 1,231
Posted By mtarcher
Re: Compass $150 Plastimo Olympic 135

Hi ebsail,
How old is the compass and how long has it been removed from the boat?

Forum: Weather | Gear, Reports and Resources 07-09-2017, 10:29
Replies: 126
Views: 34,437
Posted By mtarcher
Re: Tortola BVI hit with 206 MPH wind gusts

Has anyone heard how Anegada fared?
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 04-09-2017, 08:59
Replies: 22
Views: 2,548
Posted By mtarcher
Re: Engine More Quite At Same RPMs?

Have you checked your exhaust mixing elbow this season?
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 25-07-2017, 06:19
Replies: 23
Views: 3,916
Posted By mtarcher
Re: Continuing Saga of Massive Vibration with AE38

Hi Chuck,
I had a similar issue with my 3GM, with the Kanzaki transmission. I found that the transmission thrust washers that pushed against the cone clutch were weakened which created a significant...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 08-04-2017, 16:38
Replies: 76
Views: 16,007
Posted By mtarcher
Re: Yanmar 3GM30F engine, burning oil--Why? Can you help?

I had a 3gm30f with 7400 hrs...and experienced the same for the last 1500 hrs: starting with blue smoke, sometimes dying after startup or switching between forward and reverse. Lots of oil...
Forum: Classifieds Archive 06-04-2016, 19:45
Replies: 0
Views: 816
Posted By mtarcher
50 amp battery charger

Have 2014 ProMariner ProNautic 1250P 50ah multistage battery charger for sale in BVI. Less than 200 hours use. Comes with some Ancor 4awg battery cable, 2 fuse blocks with 60 amp fuses and battery...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 18-02-2016, 13:21
Replies: 41
Views: 9,217
Posted By mtarcher
Re: Protecting connections and plugs against corrosion

Still slightly on topic with the OP, but has anyone found a suitable dielectric that works with plastic MC4 connectors for solar panel wiring?
Forum: Powered Boats 14-12-2015, 11:10
Replies: 17
Views: 9,104
Posted By mtarcher
Re: What to do with old sails

Don't know if this method is better or not, but there is an existing foundation that helps the folks on Il la Vache, Haiti...including getting used sails to the fishermen there:...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 09-07-2015, 21:33
Replies: 29
Views: 18,552
Posted By mtarcher
Re: Yanmar 3GM30 Starting issues - Starter? Solenoid? Wiring?

Two years ago, my 3gm had a start issue when recommissioning. When the start switch was pushed the solenoid clicked, but wouldn't turn starter over. Pulled starter and discovered bendix shaft was...
Forum: Our Community 02-05-2015, 12:28
Replies: 86
Views: 7,450
Posted By mtarcher
Re: Indication of warming ocean

I wonder if the sea lions taste good, if BBQ'd over a bed of hickory coals....
Forum: General Sailing Forum 18-02-2015, 17:31
Replies: 26
Views: 4,190
Posted By mtarcher
Re: 10 Days in the Virgin Islands

Hi simonpickard,
The admiral and I are anchored in Gt. Harbor, Peter Island, BVI tonight. Can't really add to the above advice...all real good.

There's a current issue going on with the local...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 17-01-2015, 18:55
Replies: 76
Views: 12,003
Posted By mtarcher
Re: What is the most idiotic mistake you have made on a boat?

Our first season on the boat...invited diving friends to join us for a brisk sail to the dive spot. In our haste to get in the water, failed to notice that we left the mainsail up. Upon arriving...
Forum: Classifieds Archive 23-12-2014, 07:10
Replies: 40
Views: 3,559
Posted By mtarcher
Re: RV wanted, east Coast Florida to SC, July to October.

Hi Monte,

We planned on the same when we on land and travelling around the country during the summer in our 5th wheel. Winters have been on the boat in the BVIs.

The reality is...
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