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Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 14-07-2015, 20:01
Replies: 4
Views: 2,022
Posted By Mark Zarley
Re: Squeaky shaft

Most cutless bearings are held in place by set screws that are threaded into the strut. Trying to decide where the noise is coming from can be done with a wooden dowel. Hold one end against the...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 14-07-2015, 19:33
Replies: 34
Views: 6,023
Posted By Mark Zarley
Re: Stainless steel shackle corrosion

1/2 in galvanized BBB chain with a stainless swivel attached to a 110lb Lehman Bruce knockoff. No corrosion except on the chain in 10 yrs. 7 months out of the yr we spend on the hook. Would not...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 07-01-2015, 20:30
Replies: 58
Views: 29,537
Posted By Mark Zarley
Re: Best iPad/iPhone Anchor Alarm?

1st off I would never anchor where we could not swing 360 deg on a wind or tide shift. 2nd I would only use an app as a secondary, not a primary anchor watch, that is the function of your GPS unit....
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 06-01-2015, 20:05
Replies: 8
Views: 5,219
Posted By Mark Zarley
Re: Maxwell 1200 windlass problems

Check on-line for an alternator or starter rebuilder, they can handle it. I liked the man that rebuilt stuff in his garage. When he took my 12v motor apart he said"smells like it's been hot"as he...
Forum: Powered Boats 31-12-2014, 21:16
Replies: 18
Views: 4,542
Posted By Mark Zarley
Re: Fort Lauderdale Gulf Crossing

Your weather issue concerns should be based on the 1 wave height, 2 wave period (# of seconds between waves) and 3 direction of the waves ( wind direction). Steep waves in the +5 ft range are not fun...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 30-12-2014, 20:19
Replies: 4
Views: 1,567
Posted By Mark Zarley
Re: Prosine bled the batteries

Which function of the invertor did you put in standby? The charging or the inverting function? If you disabled the charging function (logical) but left the invertor function on it would continue to...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 29-12-2014, 20:53
Replies: 40
Views: 5,684
Posted By Mark Zarley
Re: Anchor Chain Question

Shock loads to your anchor chain with a snubber or bridal are gentle, compared to the shock loads of a dozer pulling out a stuck overloaded dump truck. I have seen elongation of my 1/2 inBBB chain...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 17-12-2014, 19:21
Replies: 33
Views: 4,876
Posted By Mark Zarley
Re: Alternator squeals when field turned on

If the belt has been slipping, take sandpaper to the alt pulley and the driver pulley to give it some tooth.
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 17-12-2014, 19:09
Replies: 4
Views: 2,372
Posted By Mark Zarley
Re: Size of stuffing box packing for C&C 34ft

Measure the ID of stuffing box, measure OD of shaft and subtract from ID, divide by 2. This is the size packing you will need.
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 17-12-2014, 18:24
Replies: 12
Views: 2,386
Posted By Mark Zarley
Re: Bilge sickness?

Used to deliver fuel oil for a winter job. Big no no to leave cold diesel coated gloves under cab heater which filled cab with fumes resulting in a lung infection. Left gloves outside in the fresh...
Forum: Training, Licensing & Certification 15-12-2014, 19:29
Replies: 2
Views: 1,594
Posted By Mark Zarley
Re: Chapman School of Seamanship Training

1998 was the year we did the 2 week course at Chapmans. Rules of the road, navigation,weather,electronics, maintance(RW and Closed circuit systems), holding tanks , fuel tanks, water tanks) ect. My...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 14-12-2014, 20:25
Replies: 80
Views: 17,764
Posted By Mark Zarley
Re: Help - how old of a boat should we buy?

Well the man subj seems to be the owner getting experience with the maintance issues on a boat. This is very impt for someone that wants to become self sufficient , out on there own taking care of...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 14-12-2014, 19:29
Replies: 25
Views: 5,095
Posted By Mark Zarley
Re: Trip lines and marker buoys, sorry another anchoring thread.

Hud 3 has the answer, read it, comprehend it, then do it. It's what we do to, KISS.
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 14-12-2014, 19:04
Replies: 104
Views: 11,994
Posted By Mark Zarley
Re: Collision course, radio and procedures

Apparently some of you feel privileged to hold your course when in a collision course with another vessel. Do you have the same mindset when driving a car? Delaying your response to an eminent...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 01-05-2014, 13:45
Replies: 2
Views: 1,439
Posted By Mark Zarley
Re: How long should an anchor snubber be Part 2

From 1 trawler to another, I use a bridle that hangs to the waterline. I then roll out another 10 to 15 ft of chain after the attachment point. This excess chain creates a loop that stays between the...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 01-05-2014, 13:11
Replies: 19
Views: 2,454
Posted By Mark Zarley
Re: Head Question

The holding tank needs to be vented to the outside of the boat. A vented loop is not needed or desired as it would vent your holding tanks gases into your living space, but your tanks vent should go...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 05-12-2013, 16:02
Replies: 37
Views: 3,617
Posted By Mark Zarley
Re: Have I shortened my batteries life?

I second the hydrometer, no amps per hr, math issues. That said if they still do the job use em, as long as you have healthy ones as emergency back-up. I lost a cell in my port start battery 3 yrs...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 14-10-2013, 07:57
Replies: 40
Views: 7,601
Posted By Mark Zarley
Re: Macerator Acting Strangely

It is about the amps. Put a charger on your batteries and try the motor. I had the same issue, on start up it would run fast for a few seconds, but as the battery was weak it quickly lost power and...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 01-07-2013, 19:51
Replies: 71
Views: 7,143
Posted By Mark Zarley
Re: Anchors and chain

Want to know how much of your chain is on the bottom during a blow? Do the math. Go out and look at your bridle or snubber. Note from the hook, knot or whatever is connecting your bridle to the...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 01-01-2013, 08:59
Replies: 16
Views: 9,534
Posted By Mark Zarley
Re: Perkins 4-108Injection Pump Alignment

Sumner, thanks for correcting my 4 cycle reference to 4 strokes. You are correct that every 2nd rev brings one back to a compression stroke not the 4 revs I refered to.
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 30-12-2012, 16:16
Replies: 7
Views: 2,196
Posted By Mark Zarley
Re: Sail Drive on a Steel boat ?

The sail drives get "eaten" by their power partner (metalic eng) in plastic boats. Takes a dedicated and knowlegable owner to oversee and maintain the isolation despite the assaults by inept...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 30-12-2012, 14:30
Replies: 16
Views: 9,534
Posted By Mark Zarley
Re: Perkins 4-108Injection Pump Alignment

You need to time the eng first. You need to know the "degrees before top dead center" that the eng needs to be timed to, in relationship to the pump. This is done by aligning the timing marks on the...
Forum: Marine Electronics 30-12-2012, 13:32
Replies: 3
Views: 1,420
Posted By Mark Zarley
Re: HAM frequencies East Coast to Bahamas

docksideradio.com. Cruisors nets, weather nets (Chris Parker's daily schedule). Enjoy,
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 20-12-2012, 11:44
Replies: 5
Views: 1,571
Posted By Mark Zarley
Re: POLL - Macerator pumps

Jabsco, impeller. Mounts above holding tank. I rebuild every 3 or 4 years. Replace studs with SS all thread, have spare bearings from NAPA. 14 years old and still sucking and chucking.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 20-12-2012, 11:25
Replies: 16
Views: 4,174
Posted By Mark Zarley
Re: Shore power voltage fluctuates 90V-120V

My guess is your cables are OK, but the transformer is to far away or the wiring is inadequate to the pedestal. We had a similar problem here in the US, Voltage dropped below 105 V with any major...
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