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Old 09-09-2013, 10:33 PM   #41
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plossl,
I see that your boat in the photo has a larger rudder than standard. That's fine but I seem to recall that my Albin 25 rudder worked fine.
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Old 09-10-2013, 06:07 AM   #42
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Yes, early in it's life, sometime in the 80's I think, someone decided to turn it into a ketch. I have a 23' main and a 17' rear mast. In addition, he deepened the keel 7 inches with bolted layers of wood, and reshaped the rudder adding about 30% more area. I reversed all of these changes. They were well conceived, but after 30 years they were in really bad shape.
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Old 01-04-2014, 06:28 PM   #43
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Sounds like you got a "steal" Sunset!

Our 1976 Albin Deluxe with MD17C came to us with an "overheating" issue, too, and we had a very interesting outcome at Larsen Marine in Waukegan, IL last Summer. Their Mechanic ran it awhile and said the gauge reads in the red, alright, but the motor doesn't behave like a "hot "engine; and it starts instantly when indicating "hot".

So he tested the thermostat in a hot saucepan and found it OK, too, though so "gunked up with old age" that he replaced it anyway. What he found was that the temp sending unit was reading in the red when the sauce pan wasn't that hot. A new temp sending unit has us all fixed up and running at full throttle in the "green".

Our boat's prior owner told me he thought Cyl #1 was running too hot.

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Old 01-04-2014, 06:47 PM   #44
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Hey Moby - question: what do you run as "full throttle"? And what speed at that?
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Old 01-04-2014, 07:00 PM   #45
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Nice!!!!

As for 12v outlets, see the pics below. Their just your standard blue sea socket. And here's a link to a 12v coffee maker.

Schumacher 12 Volt Portable Coffeemaker ó 10-Cup, Model# 1229 | 12-Volt Accessories| Northern Tool + Equipment
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