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Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 13-06-2022, 19:00
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By MBWhite
Re: Thunderstruck 5kw Motor Local pick Up $700

How fast would it push your boat and what is your displacement, if you don't mind sharing? Also, what is the voltage?



Thanks!
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 10-06-2022, 16:15
Replies: 9
Views: 644
Posted By MBWhite
Re: Using a battery to increase voltage?

Do you have an estimated total amperage draw for your peltier modules? That would be the place to start then design your system from there. Are you thinking 8 amps X 14 volts = 112 supplied watts?...
Forum: Our Community 30-01-2022, 09:21
Replies: 2
Views: 242
Posted By MBWhite
Re: Looking For A Manual

Welcome to the forum! Whereabouts do you live? Long story but a friend recently inherited an old Reinell with a locked up engine, I think it's a 240 but not certain at all. Give me a week or two and...
Forum: Lagoon Catamarans 30-01-2022, 09:06
Replies: 26
Views: 2,113
Posted By MBWhite
Re: Fuel consumption, range

I just did a web search on "Lagoon 50 charters" and it brought up quite a few sites. I'd suggest sending some questions to one of those places and they can give you a much more accurate answer since...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 29-01-2022, 23:23
Replies: 63
Views: 3,974
Posted By MBWhite
Re: Potting epoxy for bilge pump connections

I can recommend 3 different products depending on the application. the first is the ubiquitous heat shrink with hot glue on the inside. When I worked as a marine technician on Lake Michigan we had a...
Forum: Powered Boats 13-12-2021, 18:00
Replies: 7
Views: 940
Posted By MBWhite
Re: What boat is this?

Can you visit the boat? If you can get the hull ID number to me that's the bare minimum start, don't want there to be some shorted owner 3 owners back who claims it is still half his. Anyway, then...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 13-11-2021, 13:14
Replies: 48
Views: 4,633
Posted By MBWhite
Re: Request for help: problems with overheating old Volvo Penta engine

A very handy gizmo to have on a boat nowadays is an optical (also called IR, laser, or pyrometer) thermometer. Bottom line ones are ridiculously cheap and the really useful ones that read to ~600C...
Forum: Flotsam & Sailing Miscellany 01-11-2021, 19:58
Replies: 3,157
Views: 489,806
Posted By MBWhite
Re: The 2021 Joke Thread

You left out the best one:


Q: What do you call a Tesla that has been stolen?
A: An Edison
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 01-11-2021, 19:35
Replies: 38
Views: 2,249
Posted By MBWhite
Re: One of three batteries never fully charges

Here's a schematic of the batteries on a Chaparrel Signature 280, I suspect it is probably identical to yours at one time but as mentioned the thing about boats is they can be changed around or even...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 11-10-2021, 14:31
Replies: 3
Views: 502
Posted By MBWhite
Re: Frozen easylock clutch handles

Can you remove them easily? I'd suggest soaking them in a weak acid solution (vinegar,HCL, or Muriatic acid) and see if it can dissolve the corrosion enough to free it all up. when I say weak, for...
Forum: Boat Ownership & Making a Living 03-10-2021, 18:52
Replies: 79
Views: 8,836
Posted By MBWhite
Re: Critique My Plan

Sell or lease your main house right now, buy a duplex for your next property then rent out one side and live in the other half. Figure out what boat you want to buy and buy it, only way to do that is...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 03-10-2021, 16:29
Replies: 7
Views: 2,660
Posted By MBWhite
Re: Yanmar 3JH5CE engine whine noise?

Sounds silly and looks even sillier but a good tool for isolating noises is a meter or so of 5mm tubing and put one end in your ear then fish the other end around where you hear the noise, it is...
Forum: The Sailor's Confessional 03-10-2021, 15:32
Replies: 408
Views: 32,606
Posted By MBWhite
Re: Propane, the kiss of death

Wow, heck of a first post! Not doubting it, but some additional info would be nice such as a time frame when this happened and how it was determined that the propane was the culprit, especially what...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 02-10-2021, 21:49
Replies: 39
Views: 3,148
Posted By MBWhite
Re: Fuel Injection Pump Problem

Totally unrelated but I was called to troubleshoot and fix a M939 6X6 5 ton military truck that had sat a winter with biodiesel fuel that had algaed everything up. The owner had cleaned the tank and...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 02-10-2021, 20:29
Replies: 39
Views: 3,148
Posted By MBWhite
Re: Fuel Injection Pump Problem

Have you checked the "plunger head gap" ? If something has happened to the "plunger head shims" it could be the injection plungers are not moving enough for you to get your proper volume of fuel,...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 01-10-2021, 16:39
Replies: 39
Views: 3,148
Posted By MBWhite
Re: Fuel Injection Pump Problem

Not much, it will look like a tiny squirt from a squirt gun, maybe an eyedropper drop in size roughly and smaller than that if you look at it closely.



Have you removed the injectors yet? I am...
Forum: Flotsam & Sailing Miscellany 01-10-2021, 16:23
Replies: 333
Views: 19,650
Posted By MBWhite
Re: Flat Earth Debate

My argument against the flat earth theory that no one has ever convinced me otherwise, is that "If the Earth is flat, where on the internet are the pictures of Russians taking selfies while holding...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 26-09-2021, 19:55
Replies: 38
Views: 3,965
Posted By MBWhite
Re: Straw fell off oil sucking hose

Dont worry about it, you'll be fine. Anything that falls in the sump either floats on the top or sinks to the bottom. What you can go is solder a treble hook to a piece of coathanger or stiff wire...
Forum: Flotsam & Sailing Miscellany 25-08-2021, 21:58
Replies: 3,157
Views: 489,806
Posted By MBWhite
Re: The 2021 Joke Thread

https://i.imgur.com/1Lr1BLk.jpegJust noticed Uncle Bob has already posted this, but I still think it's funny.
Forum: Marine Electronics 30-07-2019, 20:02
Replies: 7
Views: 733
Posted By MBWhite
Re: Trimming VHF coax

I don't think you'll "mess up" the SWR, but there is a chance it will be affected and be aware the SWR could go in either direction.
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 09-06-2018, 01:14
Replies: 42
Views: 5,686
Posted By MBWhite
Re: Coolant temperature at idle rpm on Yanmar 4JH5E

Out of curiosity, where are you located?

These are also often used in professional kitchens, so if you have a friend who works in a restaurant you may be able to borrow one there (they are used...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 09-06-2018, 01:08
Replies: 42
Views: 5,686
Posted By MBWhite
Re: Coolant temperature at idle rpm on Yanmar 4JH5E

I don't think that is enough to cause an issue, but just rotate the engine by hand until that vane is on top where it has more room and flex it back the other way, either just with your fingers or...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 09-06-2018, 01:05
Replies: 42
Views: 5,686
Posted By MBWhite
Re: Coolant temperature at idle rpm on Yanmar 4JH5E

No slight intended at all, but what you need to do next is buy an "IR (infrared) Thermometer"

https://media.takealot.com/covers_tsins/47741507/47741507-1-zoom.jpg

You can get these for less...
Forum: Marine Electronics 09-06-2018, 00:33
Replies: 18
Views: 1,772
Posted By MBWhite
Re: Multiple antenna for ham/marine

I deal with radio communications on a daily basis and am also an extra class so I understand where you are coming from.

What I'd do is just make the jumper cables long enough you can switch...
Forum: Emergency, Disaster and Distress 28-09-2017, 04:49
Replies: 2
Views: 2,107
Posted By MBWhite
Re: Florida ICW Post Irma

Thanks for posting up the status!
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