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Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 09-06-2020, 05:00
Replies: 61
Views: 3,545
Posted By Ballsnall
Re: Yanmar 3GM30 running well but using a lot of oil.

Definitely sounds like your valve stem seals have gone hard and allowing oil into the cylinder. Bit tricky to change in situ but quite doable. As has been recommended, do a compression test first...
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 04-04-2020, 02:24
Replies: 164
Views: 11,546
Posted By Ballsnall
Re: What if Everyone Wore a Mask?

Because they knew they were running out of masks.

Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea etc all know that mask's are an essential part of the fight.

If you believe what any government tells you...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 21-02-2020, 15:45
Replies: 167
Views: 15,904
Posted By Ballsnall
Re: Jimmy Cornell goes Electric, with a Cat

And so what happens when your car & boat get to end of life? According to your logic you would have to go without. Or do you really think buying second hand is the answer to global consumption?
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Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 21-02-2020, 14:22
Replies: 151
Views: 12,235
Posted By Ballsnall
Re: Engines: Old and easy to repair vs New and reliable.

Parts for all the old classics other than rebuild kits will always be an issue and needs to be taken into consideration but there are many Gardners still in use and going strong in remote regions....
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 21-02-2020, 14:04
Replies: 151
Views: 12,235
Posted By Ballsnall
Re: Engines: Old and easy to repair vs New and reliable.

I have to agree with everything you posted Hans, and I did say they are a good engine just not in a boat. The reason they were so common in commercial vessels was due to economics, They were one of...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 21-02-2020, 12:34
Replies: 151
Views: 12,235
Posted By Ballsnall
Re: Engines: Old and easy to repair vs New and reliable.

Anything, anything at all but a Jimmy. Thay are good motors just not in a boat.
Perkins, Ford, Cummins all very good options and Gardener probably the pick of the bunch.

Perkins & Ford would be...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 20-02-2020, 16:17
Replies: 167
Views: 15,904
Posted By Ballsnall
Re: Jimmy Cornell goes Electric, with a Cat

No he is not, but we need early adopters to pioneer the way.

Unbelievable the naysayers knocking a guy for buying a new boat and just making excuses for their own polluting life styles. At least...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 17-01-2020, 17:32
Replies: 78
Views: 9,061
Posted By Ballsnall
Re: Explain to an idiot what spring lines are for

wtmf is correct in how spring lines should be set. The main purpose of spring lines is in the name. They act as springers to absorb shock loads from fore & aft forces and also from laterally away...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 13-12-2019, 19:05
Replies: 38
Views: 3,293
Posted By Ballsnall
Re: Synthetic diesel lube oil

Absolutely, I would put my faith in the OEM recommend interval. In my experience, 250hrs is the standard recommended for the majority of diesels I have ever worked on. The smaller the engine the less...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 13-12-2019, 17:27
Replies: 38
Views: 3,293
Posted By Ballsnall
Re: Synthetic diesel lube oil

We are not discussing extending oil change intervals, I only gave context to standard oil changes and what engine oil life is possible and still achieve full engine life.

You have given advice...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 13-12-2019, 15:06
Replies: 126
Views: 9,525
Posted By Ballsnall
Re: running the engine to charge the batteries

Hahaha, you must be gutted to find out you can learn anything from an anonymous stranger on a forum.
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 13-12-2019, 14:34
Replies: 38
Views: 3,293
Posted By Ballsnall
Re: Synthetic diesel lube oil

Sorry, this is just a wast of money and resources, 250hs is pretty much standard for any diesel engine with standard filtration and many modern diesels able to achieve 500hrs to 1000hrs with suitable...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 13-12-2019, 14:15
Replies: 100
Views: 6,749
Posted By Ballsnall
Re: Washing machines, graywater, energy

Check out the appliances designed for caravans. Lots of good stuff suitable for boats at reasonable price. The old twin tub washing machines were the best small machine ever made in my opinion and I...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 13-12-2019, 14:03
Replies: 61
Views: 7,576
Posted By Ballsnall
Re: Best place to buy solar panels

[QUOTE=piloto;3035387]Best vs. cheapest: the prices should remain about the same, warranties being pretty much standard across the board at 25 years.

Most residential panel warranties are either...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 12-12-2019, 20:21
Replies: 38
Views: 3,293
Posted By Ballsnall
Re: Synthetic diesel lube oil

"So unless these oils are backwards compatible"
Other than some specialty oils, all new API oils are backwards compatible and exceed the previous standard. So If your engine requires API SJ then...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 12-12-2019, 20:03
Replies: 126
Views: 9,525
Posted By Ballsnall
Re: running the engine to charge the batteries

Running your engine with no or light load is usually not an issue unless done consistently over a long period of time. The issue is glazing of the cylinder bores but there are ways to minimise any...
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