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Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 28-06-2022, 16:34
Replies: 13
Views: 475
Posted By dkenny64
Re: Yanmar Reliability ?

just my thoughts. if its has a timing belt. stay away. every 6yrs or less you have to replace the belt. depending on how the engine was made. if the belt break you might be facing a complete head...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 08-06-2022, 14:52
Replies: 2
Views: 109
Posted By dkenny64
Re: Northern Lights Lugger Engine parts

I got my Mt643 parts here.
https://www.northernlightsgeneratorparts.com/
they had all the parts. pistons, rings.
I had to rebuild ours when we bought our boat. it was frozen. that was 6yrs ago.

...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 29-05-2022, 18:04
Replies: 12
Views: 587
Posted By dkenny64
Why add Solar?

Well 2 years ago I built a hard top and put 800W of solar on top.
sure you might say and so?
well...
details
400w in 2 banks. port and starboard.
3 controllers.. 1 port, 1 starboard, 1...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 14-05-2022, 16:49
Replies: 26
Views: 1,862
Posted By dkenny64
Re: Changing furler forestay without pulling mast

careful planning. it can be done. we did it on our Irwin 43. forestay length was around 55ft. pulled it down. put the new furler together under the clubhouse and walked it out to the boat. thru a 45...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 13-05-2022, 17:47
Replies: 61
Views: 4,297
Posted By dkenny64
Re: Favorite Random Orbit Sander

I used the bosch 6" 6 hole for years..until to stopped working correctly. I think it can be fixed.. but in the mean time I've been using the rigid 6". works well..tends to leave starting scratch...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 30-04-2022, 18:06
Replies: 57
Views: 3,273
Posted By dkenny64
Re: how to loosen BIG nuts?

old mechanics trick.. heat the stud/nut.. then melt wax in the threads..
might take 2 or 3 tries..
beyond that are you trying to save the nut of the stud. cut the nut vertically. then wedge it...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 15-03-2022, 18:07
Replies: 104
Views: 5,376
Posted By dkenny64
Re: Would anyone be willing to help me interpret chainplate plans?

dumb question.. is this being over thought?
why?
ok layer up the glass a foot around the chain plate to say an inch thick.. use 1/2 plates outside and 1/4 plates inside.. 4 maybe 5 1/2 bolts...the...
Forum: Powered Boats 09-03-2022, 16:24
Replies: 87
Views: 6,526
Posted By dkenny64
Re: Powerboats and the price of fuel

I just wonder where we would be if Henry Ford managed to keep all cars running on ethanol..instead of gasoline. politics strike again..and now its biting us in the butt.
or for that matter vegetable...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 08-03-2022, 19:23
Replies: 61
Views: 5,341
Posted By dkenny64
Re: Does a chemical exist which will dissolve masking tape but not paint?

i find toluene works great and doesn't the finish underneath.


-dkenny64
Forum: Marine Electronics 16-11-2021, 21:03
Replies: 44
Views: 4,332
Posted By dkenny64
Re: Help me choose RAYmarine or Garmin Plotter/AIS

NO!..depends on the instrument layout.....
my ST60 are not easy to get to the seatalk1 - seaNG converter... think 45ft...thru a narrow channel at the mast..
yes the actual interface working is...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 16-11-2021, 20:56
Replies: 19
Views: 1,320
Posted By dkenny64
Re: Dual V belts taking different paths?

what engine?
not trying to get off the OP post.. but I have Perkins 4.154..yes I serpentine are available for the 4.107/108..


getting an alternator after that would be easy.. I cannot get the...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 16-11-2021, 19:46
Replies: 19
Views: 1,320
Posted By dkenny64
Re: Dual V belts taking different paths?

Pauls,


if there are 2 manual.. yes..
I would concur..


-dkenny64
Forum: Marine Electronics 16-11-2021, 19:24
Replies: 44
Views: 4,332
Posted By dkenny64
Re: Help me choose RAYmarine or Garmin Plotter/AIS

ok. let me throw a different quirk into the mix.
we were on a trip.. on st60 wind stopped working..I check voltages. all seemed
ok from the mast head unit.. the st70 unit per specs supports the...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 16-11-2021, 19:17
Replies: 19
Views: 1,320
Posted By dkenny64
Re: Dual V belts taking different paths?

I like the idea, but it seems to me that you would need to
spring loaded tensioners. one for each belt. similar to a serpentine belt.
serpentine belt would fix the problem, but not all engine can...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 09-11-2021, 16:51
Replies: 34
Views: 4,065
Posted By dkenny64
Re: Relay to disable solar when engine running

I agree with others.. leave them both on.

we went on a short trip, about a month. ended up motoring for hours at a time
800w into 2 house banks and the engine start via 3 controllers..(solar...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 15-08-2021, 16:08
Replies: 10
Views: 1,168
Posted By dkenny64
Re: Frigoboat Fridge Issues Help Request

ditto the others.
sounds like you are on the right track.
add the new R134 - slowly... like over 30-60 minutes.. its really easy to over charge.

then they don't work so well either..done that...
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 08-08-2021, 17:34
Replies: 20
Views: 2,308
Posted By dkenny64
Re: Ships Station License and MMSI

I think might you be getting confused,
the MMSI and ships station license are 2 different items.
MMSI is for VHF and DSC...but yes get an international number..not a US number
ships station is...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 29-05-2021, 16:37
Replies: 8
Views: 1,497
Posted By dkenny64
Re: Help understanding windlass power

is your wire large enough to handle 100amp?
if the wire size is too small. say 8ga instead 2ga you have too much voltage drop.
the windlass won't work correctly.


-dkenny64
Forum: Our Community 15-05-2021, 16:55
Replies: 35
Views: 3,971
Posted By dkenny64
Re: Boat Damage from Boat Yard

might be picking nits here..did you tell them where to place the straps? are did they put them where they thought was best?

take a step back and think about it...if you told them..not a lawyer...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 05-05-2021, 18:16
Replies: 224
Views: 17,104
Posted By dkenny64
Re: Marine AC - Why Tie Neutral and Earth?

yes, until there is a fault.. then where does the current go?
drop one side the into the water.. salt water...wouldn't this current go somewhere
else besides where its supposed to go?
there by...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 05-05-2021, 16:45
Replies: 224
Views: 17,104
Posted By dkenny64
Re: Marine AC - Why Tie Neutral and Earth?

hum
no mention for using GFCI for the AC.. of you want safe...use them..
gnd or not..they only check for the delta between hot and neutral...NOT GND
so they work on 2 wire systems just as well as...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 05-05-2021, 16:30
Replies: 224
Views: 17,104
Posted By dkenny64
Re: Marine AC - Why Tie Neutral and Earth?

just my 2 cents...


if you're are talking about on board AC sources.
then its 120v or 240v.. but how and what do these mean..
in the US 120v is between 1 hot and neutral. 240v is between 2...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 29-04-2021, 18:01
Replies: 21
Views: 1,589
Posted By dkenny64
Re: custom stainless fab/electropolishing advice?

me too...
I spent weeks trying to get my chainplates right...


so HOW?


-dkenny64
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 28-04-2021, 15:34
Replies: 79
Poll: Teak.
Views: 8,864
Posted By dkenny64
Re: Teak.

deck decks.. as much as I love teak.. not on my boat... glued down maybe..
teak trim.. yes.. have lots.. just replace about $2000 in trim on our boat..ok it was damaged
in a hurricane...its not...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 10-04-2021, 18:38
Replies: 58
Views: 6,581
Posted By dkenny64
Re: Solar Panels - horizontal or angled?

it would seem there some information missing..
what % output do you need from the panels.

do you need 90% every day.. I would think you'll be need a complicated pointing setup
but what if you...
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