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Forum: Island Gypsy/Halvorsen Designs 01-17-2020, 01:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By kapnd
Is the shaft tube worn on the inside where the...

Is the shaft tube worn on the inside where the cutless bearing was spinning?
If so, that’ll have to be repaired or replaced, as the cut less needs a pretty tight fit in order to do what it’s...
Forum: Power Systems 01-10-2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By kapnd
Assuming that all components are in good shape,...

Assuming that all components are in good shape, there’s no reason that you can’t have a leak free packing gland.
Modern packing materials (like GFO) don’t have to drip, like the old flax packing...
Forum: Power Systems 01-10-2020, 12:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,652
Posted By kapnd
A big bonus from having a water feed to the...

A big bonus from having a water feed to the stuffing box is that when you do a fresh water flush, (you do regularly, right?) it evacuates the salt water from the gland. This is especially vital...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 01-09-2020, 01:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,408
Posted By kapnd
Absolutely correct! Handheld vhf has very...

Absolutely correct!
Handheld vhf has very limited range, poor quality sound and a tiny screen, doubt Iíd be able to operate one without my glasses and hearing aid.
Forum: General Discussion 01-09-2020, 01:03 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,342
Posted By kapnd
Unmanned and adrift it becomes a hazard to...

Unmanned and adrift it becomes a hazard to navigation, and quite some liability to the owner.
Sounds like the owners would like to turn the tables on their own negligence?
Kind of a presidential...
Forum: General Discussion 12-30-2019, 12:32 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 5,435
Posted By kapnd
You can call it what you will, but lacking higher...

You can call it what you will, but lacking higher horsepower, my boat operates as a displacement hull.
Please re-read the last sentence of my last post.
Forum: General Discussion 12-29-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,865
Posted By kapnd
Installing vee drives is a decision driven by...

Installing vee drives is a decision driven by space and weight distribution factors.
The additional gear involved is insignificant in terms of power loss.
I’d recommend a remote vee drive, with an...
Forum: General Discussion 12-29-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,187
Posted By kapnd
PM, regarding impellers, if Tony Athens says the...

PM, regarding impellers, if Tony Athens says the bend is not an issue on installation, then itís case closed as far as I am concerned. The rest is dock talk.[/QUOTE]

Me too! Tony is the Dali Lama...
Forum: General Discussion 12-29-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 5,435
Posted By kapnd
My vessel has a displacement hull, and was...

My vessel has a displacement hull, and was originally a Navy “utility boat”.
I occasionally live aboard it, and travel about, “trawler”,
But whilst doing so, I often fish, “trolling”,
Sometimes...
Forum: Harbor Chat 12-25-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,109
Posted By kapnd
Iím driving a Ď96 T100 with 635000 miles, just a...

Iím driving a Ď96 T100 with 635000 miles, just a head gasket so far...
Just got the Admirals gig back on the road, itís an 81 Celica with only 24000 miles, still in great shape.
Forum: General Discussion 11-28-2019, 07:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 616
Posted By kapnd
Not happy for all parties concerned!

Not happy for all parties concerned!
Forum: General Discussion 11-28-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,208
Posted By kapnd
I too see a flow meter as just another gadget,...

I too see a flow meter as just another gadget, not especially useful on your garden variety trawler. It’s always a curiosity on a new vessel, but not essential.
Many of these units never get...
Forum: General Discussion 11-18-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,014
Posted By kapnd
Ideally, any diesel tank should have a sump, but...

Ideally, any diesel tank should have a sump, but nearly the same effect can be had by angling the tanks bottom and placing the top mounted pickup at the bottom of the low side.
Itís a good idea to...
Forum: Fuel Check 11-18-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,491
Posted By kapnd
I worked for a large construction company that...

I worked for a large construction company that recycled used motor oil in the diesel fuel, but I’m not sure how they processed it.
The company was absolutely anal about maintenance, and pinched...
Forum: General Discussion 11-16-2019, 12:02 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,385
Posted By kapnd
For me, a tool ROOM would be more appropriate! ...

For me, a tool ROOM would be more appropriate!
I do have a portable tray of common tools that I use often, but there’s no way I could carry all my tools without a stout mule and a couple of Sherpas!
Forum: Power Systems 11-15-2019, 11:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,715
Posted By kapnd
Iíve never seen packing applied in a continuous...

Iíve never seen packing applied in a continuous strip, wound around the shaft.
IMO, that would not work well, if at all.
If you use a ďmodernĒ packing, such as GFO and plenty of silicone grease,...
Forum: General Discussion 11-14-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,011
Posted By kapnd
I built a valved manifold for my reverso pump so...

I built a valved manifold for my reverso pump so that engine, transmission, and even fuel stripping are handled by the pump.
It works really well, and makes refilling a snap too, no more pouring oil...
Forum: General Discussion 11-14-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 988
Posted By kapnd
Propulsion motors that ride on soft mounts are...

Propulsion motors that ride on soft mounts are actually impossible to align correctly, nonetheless, I always try to do the best possible job.
Alignment is necessarily done with the motor switched...
Forum: Power Systems 10-14-2019, 10:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,564
Posted By kapnd
This phenomenon is not limited to Lehmanís, all...

This phenomenon is not limited to Lehmanís, all diesel motors will do this until you find their ďhappy placeĒ and stop overfilling them.
Many boat owners are obsessed with keeping the oil up to the...
Forum: General Discussion 10-14-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,144
Posted By kapnd
Definitely a good idea to have an impellor...

Definitely a good idea to have an impellor removal tool.
It is easy to damage the face of the pump body when prying with screwdrivers.
Annual replacement is cheap insurance, and it keeps you...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 10-08-2019, 01:18 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,829
Posted By kapnd
Most boatowners on my pier have written their...

Most boatowners on my pier have written their phone numbers on the outside edge of the pier with a sharpie, so it’s only visible from the finger pier. Nobody would notice it while strolling down the...
Forum: Liveaboards 10-06-2019, 01:56 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,025
Posted By kapnd
Sounds to me like the vent line is trapping. It...

Sounds to me like the vent line is trapping. It must run continuously uphill, along its length, so that any moisture it receives (like said flushout or condensation) can drain back into the tank,...
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 10-05-2019, 11:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 316
Posted By kapnd
Sent you a PM

Sent you a PM
Forum: Power Systems 10-05-2019, 10:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,231
Posted By kapnd
The fact that the oil and water are not mixed is...

The fact that the oil and water are not mixed is a big clue, pretty much eliminates the raw water system as a suspect. (Unless, as mentioned above, the motor lives below the waterline)
For my $.02...
Forum: General Discussion 09-29-2019, 02:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 483
Posted By kapnd
Roger that, Willy, tie it tight, and center of...

Roger that, Willy, tie it tight, and center of the slip.
Loosely tied vessels will move enough to put some incredible snap loads on lines and cleats. Tied up tight like a spiderweb is the way I do...
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