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Old 10-26-2014, 05:15 AM   #241
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bligh you are really getting after this boat . Nice work .
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Old 10-27-2014, 12:12 AM   #242
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It's been a while but hydraulic oil should be cheaper than ATF and is good oil. Good enough for systems operating whith pressures of 2,000 to3,000 psi and still protecting the pumps and motors.
Once flushing is done then install the ATF. There won't be enough of the hydraulic oil to cause a problem.

As you say it is now to late but maybe this will help someone else if they have similar problems.

I hope that you don't have anymore trouble and better luck going forward..

Boat sounds like you have been doing a darn fine job.
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Old 10-27-2014, 12:30 AM   #243
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It's been a while but hydraulic oil should be cheaper than ATF and is good oil. Good enough for systems operating whith pressures of 2,000 to3,000 psi and still protecting the pumps and motors.
Once flushing is done then install the ATF. There won't be enough of the hydraulic oil to cause a problem.

As you say it is now to late but maybe this will help someone else if they have similar problems.

I hope that you don't have anymore trouble and better luck going forward..

Boat sounds like you have been doing a darn fine job.
Ill call the mfg and see if i can just use hydraulic oil id its cheaper. Will the hydraulic oil emulsify as quickly as the atf?
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Old 11-06-2014, 02:48 PM   #244
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A picture of the finished hatch in the overhead, concealing the wiring connections and bolts in the mast.
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Old 11-06-2014, 02:52 PM   #245
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Of course when I went to reinstall the trim in the pilothouse, I was missing a bunch of screws. I know I was going to be a little short, but I'm missing like half the screws! And of course they are bronze or stainless steel with a square drive. There are so many missing, I think I must have put them in a container somewhere and now cant find them or they got tossed in the garbage. I already have new ones on the way from Jamestown Distributors. I also ordered now snap caps from Pro-Dec. I couldn't quite match the color online so I ordered a few and one of them matched perfectly.
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Old 11-06-2014, 02:53 PM   #246
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I think I'm going to start spelling boat, "boatt."
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Old 11-09-2014, 03:46 PM   #247
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If you get all the water out no oil will emulsify. The devil is flushing it, to push out the H2O. I don't think the type of oil matters as long as the viscosity is close.
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Old 11-09-2014, 09:33 PM   #248
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bligh you are really getting after this boat . Nice work .
Ditto. Wish I could say the same for mine!
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Old 02-24-2015, 07:28 PM   #249
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Ok, I'm back.
I have had a mechanic out to work on Frisky. He adjusted the lifters and valves, installed a brand new water pump, and re-aligned the engine. He had us take if for a test drive at full throttle. It was a blast. I saw just shy of 18 knots at full throttle (25GPH according to the manufacturer). During the sea trial we discovered a sticking thermostat. I suspected it was sticking, before, but knew better than to say it to a mechanic as its usually mis-diagnosed. But after the sea trial, we both agreed it was sticking open. I rescheduled him to come out and replace it while I worked on the water heater. We ran new coolant lines to the air handler/heater core and the water heater. Lastly, he connected the fuel polishing unit to the fuel system. We sea trialed Frisky again and the drive train and engine is good to go for a while (knock on wood). After all the work I put into the engine and having a great mechanic out to approve of my work and do the rest of the work, I finally have confidence in our single Cummins.

I was only able to run the fuel polisher for 6 hours or so, but the tanks seem devoid of water as none collected in the bowl.
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Ok, my next problem is related to the water pumps. there is what seems to be a vacuum breaker or check valve installed before both the raw water pump and the fresh water pump that have both decided to leak (the raw water pump I just shut the sea cock and forgot about a few months ago). I returned to my boat after a couple weeks away to find the bilge filled with 4 or so gallons of fresh water (sticking float switch) and traced the water trail back to this device.
Can anyone identify this part for me so I can replace it?
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In other news, we are getting ready to install the new garmin AP and interface it with the rest of the electronics.
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That's an inline strainer, Scott. Probably a very easy fix with off the shelf parts.
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That's an inline strainer, Scott. Probably a very easy fix with off the shelf parts.
Great. If its leaking or is it smoked, or does it just need to be cleaned? West Marine?
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It should be relatively simple to pull it and look for the telltale signs of leakage. First place I'd look are the o-rings and the hose connections. It might be more obvious to dry and recheck after a period with the water flowing, looking for the location of the source. Then you can disassemble and find the cause. O-rings are cheap.
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Great. If its leaking or is it smoked, or does it just need to be cleaned? West Marine?
Mine leaked too and it was just the o-ring. Simple fix. Woo hoo! One in a row
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Just prior to my pump I had one of those. It's a filter. There's a fine screen on it. Twist to open and clean it. I don't believe it does anything but prevent gunk from getting into the pump.

I removed mine -- have a whole house filter upstream of the filter (between tank and pump)

The filter I added to my bilge pump. When I pump out Algae (after a lot of rain) I use the filter prior to refilling my water tank. It's a way to have water without going to a marina.

Addendum: Gosh, you fellows are quick tonight...
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Old 03-16-2015, 06:36 PM   #257
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Just prior to my pump I had one of those. It's a filter. There's a fine screen on it. Twist to open and clean it. I don't believe it does anything but prevent gunk from getting into the pump.

I removed mine -- have a whole house filter upstream of the filter (between tank and pump)

The filter I added to my bilge pump. When I pump out Algae (after a lot of rain) I use the filter prior to refilling my water tank. It's a way to have water without going to a marina.

Addendum: Gosh, you fellows are quick tonight...
I got new strainers on amazon. New and improved (hopefully) design.
Amazon.com: SHURFLO (255-313) 1/2" Twist-On Pipe Strainer: Automotive
They installed fine, but now the old adapters are weeping so, I ordered new adapters as well to put on there.

On another front, I had my electrician out and we removed the old ray marine autopilot and installed a new Garmin unit. We installed a heading sensor, rudder sensor, the display/HIU, control unit, and related wiring. We were easily able to tie the garmin unit into the existing hydraulic pump.
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Old 03-16-2015, 06:49 PM   #258
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I have all the old ray marine stuff if anyone wants a used but working sans pump 0183 autopilot.
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Old 04-06-2016, 12:20 PM   #259
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After a busy season with the wife, boys and new puppy, Frisky is out of the water again. We are having work done at Ladd's Marina in Stockton.
I removed the stern davits as I don't think they are robust enough for our tender. I'm still deciding to get either a crane on the roof or a heavier set of stern davits. Once we had the old davits off, I liked having the extra access to the swim platform.


Work we are having completed;
Hull above water line is being repainted.
Hull below water line is being sanded and repainted
New boot stripe
New rub rail installed.
New cushions and covers throughout the boat.
New DirecTV system installed. (old working Sea-King "Dish" system available for purchase)
New raw water and exhaust temperature alarm installed.
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Nice, especially the wood!
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