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Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 02-27-2019, 12:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,454
Posted By Transaxial
I recently installed a Simrad forward scan and am...

I recently installed a Simrad forward scan and am impressed with how much it shows ahead of the boat. My logic is when the depth is that shallow I am going to be running at less than the 7 kt cruise...
Forum: General Discussion 02-26-2019, 10:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,023
Posted By Transaxial
An unrelated question, but is that the same...

An unrelated question, but is that the same thread on the water sensor port on the 900?
Forum: General Discussion 02-26-2019, 10:46 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,384
Posted By Transaxial
I have used Cabcam brand wired cameras and...

I have used Cabcam brand wired cameras and screens before. Cameras are weather resistant and give a quite clear picture, even on a little cheap screen. It is clear enough to use for backing up and to...
Forum: General Discussion 02-25-2019, 01:55 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,265
Posted By Transaxial
There is some very good information coming out in...

There is some very good information coming out in this thread! Thanks to all who have contributed. There are those that are falling asleep!! LOL And that's OK . Most engine oils are pretty high tech...
Forum: General Discussion 02-15-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,542
Posted By Transaxial
You definitely do not want to piss your nurse...

You definitely do not want to piss your nurse off!! ;)

Ski, twistedtree, djmarchand and psneeld all have very good suggestions, information and advice. (Along with many others in this thread) I...
Forum: General Discussion 02-15-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,542
Posted By Transaxial
I think you are high on your calculation for your...

I think you are high on your calculation for your 25-30 C water temp. This calculation is for WOT operation and of course you can get by with less at cruise speed. It seems a lot of designs are...
Forum: General Discussion 02-14-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,542
Posted By Transaxial
Nice job on your fabrication of the SS cooler...

Nice job on your fabrication of the SS cooler box! I am thinking like Ski. How does the flow of cooling water get forced over the full length of the exhaust manifold and engine cooler bundle. I would...
Forum: General Discussion 02-07-2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,542
Posted By Transaxial
McGillicuddy made a great post while I was doing...

McGillicuddy made a great post while I was doing mine about steel channel keel coolers for your steel hull boat. Could be the answer as long as you don't cause problems on the inside while welding on...
Forum: General Discussion 02-07-2019, 09:41 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,542
Posted By Transaxial
A bit over 2 years ago I bought a 40 year old 40'...

A bit over 2 years ago I bought a 40 year old 40' Palmer FD trawler ex fishing boat that had been redone totally about 20 years ago. I think the older guy that did the rebuild or at least contracted...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-11-2019, 03:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 659
Posted By Transaxial
[QUOTE=Flatswing;729681]I had excellent results...

[QUOTE=Flatswing;729681]I had excellent results with the Ubiquiti Bullitt antenna and Microtik router. Bob at Island time pc sells an excellent and simple DIY kit complete and is an excellent...
Forum: Fuel Check 07-16-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,037
Posted By Transaxial
There are unlimited different ways of filtering...

There are unlimited different ways of filtering fuel but I think Tony is right on the money with his simple but effective approach and using a minimum of 3 stages with progressively finer filter...
Forum: Power Systems 11-15-2017, 11:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,907
Posted By Transaxial
Here are a couple pics of the 2" hot discharge...

Here are a couple pics of the 2" hot discharge from the tstat going around to the back of the engine to the transmission cooler in a full series loop, and the into the exhaust manifold cooler box...
Forum: Power Systems 11-15-2017, 11:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,907
Posted By Transaxial
Thanks for your right on the money response. I do...

Thanks for your right on the money response. I do have a lot of other data obtained from a few weeks of testing and trying different things. The main problem I think is that my cooling loop is too...
Forum: Power Systems 11-14-2017, 01:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,907
Posted By Transaxial
I can see that you know what you are talking...

I can see that you know what you are talking about Ski!! We have wondered about too much coolant recirculating through the bypass but you bring it into focus again. If we take out the little 1" 80...
Forum: Power Systems 11-14-2017, 11:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,907
Posted By Transaxial
I might not have been clear enough. The boat has...

I might not have been clear enough. The boat has a dry stack therefore it uses engine coolant in a box around the exhaust manifold to capture that extreme heat right out of the head. The rest of the...
Forum: Power Systems 11-14-2017, 02:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,907
Posted By Transaxial
Not an actual compression check but we have...

Not an actual compression check but we have looked for bubbles in the coolant when under some load and not seen any. Also tied a plastic bag around the filler cap on the reservoir and did not see it...
Forum: Power Systems 11-13-2017, 08:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,907
Posted By Transaxial
Very good point about analyzing keel cooler out...

Very good point about analyzing keel cooler out and return temps. My problem is the engine is getting hot to the boiling point before I can even do any testing. At 1500 rpm not in gear and tied to...
Forum: Power Systems 11-13-2017, 08:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,907
Posted By Transaxial
Thanks! It seems to be a pretty solid old hull...

Thanks! It seems to be a pretty solid old hull that was completely rebuilt about 1998. I believe it is a Palmer but I met up with Barry Farrell at the dock one day, had a very interesting visit with...
Forum: Power Systems 11-13-2017, 07:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,907
Posted By Transaxial
Thanks for the replies guys! Your ideas and...

Thanks for the replies guys! Your ideas and questions are right on the money. I have to apologize for not including more detail in my original post but it was getting really long as it was. To answer...
Forum: Power Systems 11-12-2017, 10:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,907
Posted By Transaxial
Keel cooler size and specs?

I am trying to improve a chronic overheating problem for my old Mitsubishi 6D14. It is 6.5 liters or 400 Cid and na. I bought the boat a year ago and all I really know for sure is the PO had some...
Forum: Power Systems 04-10-2017, 10:52 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,889
Posted By Transaxial
Thanks for the info John. It is always reassuring...

Thanks for the info John. It is always reassuring when someone with your experience weighs in. I will keep you posted in a month or so when I get all the pieces together and start installing.
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Forum: Power Systems 04-08-2017, 09:23 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,889
Posted By Transaxial
That is a very good idea because I am definitely...

That is a very good idea because I am definitely overpropped for a 30 hp engine. Is this EGT system a stand alone gauge? I am familiar with the old Isspro pyrometers that had a pair of wires running...
Forum: Power Systems 04-07-2017, 09:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,889
Posted By Transaxial
Thanks for the response! I am loving your input...

Thanks for the response! I am loving your input here but I think you missed that my pump is a 20 size running to a 23 motor. That is pumping less oil and allowing my diesel to run up to 3000 rpm to...
Forum: Power Systems 04-07-2017, 08:02 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,889
Posted By Transaxial
I just signed in to Boat Diesel a couple weeks...

I just signed in to Boat Diesel a couple weeks ago. But all I know about my prop is that it is 4 blade and 24" I think. I understand that it is critical on any conventional boat to match the speed...
Forum: Power Systems 04-07-2017, 09:41 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,889
Posted By Transaxial
That is very good fuel economy, specially a boat...

That is very good fuel economy, specially a boat that size. My 40' looks like it will weigh in around 32,000 full load. Being a much lighter boat I should burn somewhat less fuel which is less HP...
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