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Forum: General Discussion 07-19-2012, 12:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,750
Posted By Chris Foster
A question that I've had for a while: the Taiwan...

A question that I've had for a while: the Taiwan Trawlers (CHB's and kin) seem to have lots of trouble with their deck coring getting squishy because of the fasteners for the teak decking allowing...
Forum: Power Systems 07-16-2012, 08:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,312
Posted By Chris Foster
Dual belts are really to carry high loads, not...

Dual belts are really to carry high loads, not provide redundancy. Very frequently the failed belt will get under the 'good' belt and zip it right off.

Better and cheaper alternative might be to...
Forum: General Discussion 07-16-2012, 12:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,750
Posted By Chris Foster
As far as the boat itself goes, I think you can...

As far as the boat itself goes, I think you can find a sound boat made darn near anywhere.

My Rawson was made just down the road in Redmond, however, and that was a consideration.

Not for...
Forum: Classifieds Archive - Closed To New Posts 07-15-2012, 10:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 931
Posted By Chris Foster
Entec genset for parts or repair

3.5 kW Entec generator - needs new cylinder and head (available for about $2000 from Entec). Was running when the head gave out.

Includes sound enclosure, control panel (with transfer switch and...
Forum: Cruising and Events - West Coast 07-15-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,269
Posted By Chris Foster
Jervis Inlet - Princess Louisa next week

Weather permitting, that is - we hope to leave next Saturday morning, Nanaimo Sat night, Pender or Egemont Sunday night, and up to PL on Monday.

We've not been there before, so I do have a...
Forum: Power Systems 06-09-2012, 08:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,599
Posted By Chris Foster
Looks like Stewart Warner may have new senders...

Looks like Stewart Warner may have new senders available. On mine, at least, there's a right-angle drive that then looks to have a standard tach pickoff on it. There's both a traditional sender...
Forum: Power Systems 06-07-2012, 10:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,599
Posted By Chris Foster
Thanks Jay - I took a look at the diagram, and...

Thanks Jay - I took a look at the diagram, and it's for an alternator fed system.

I have a tach generator that mounts on the front of the engine - I think it's on the same shaft that drives the...
Forum: Power Systems 06-06-2012, 11:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,599
Posted By Chris Foster
Perkins tachometer sender

I'm replacing the instrument panel to engine wiring, and have a question about the tach sender units on my Perkins 6.354's.

There appear to be two terminals on each sender as well as a ground...
Forum: Cruising and Events - West Coast 05-29-2012, 07:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,189
Posted By Chris Foster
I was disappointed to see that the interview had...

I was disappointed to see that the interview had to be done in Blaine (or a handful of other locations nationwide). I have two buddies with whom that I do a regular week-long trip in late July, so I...
Forum: Cruising and Events - West Coast 05-28-2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,189
Posted By Chris Foster
NEXUS and I-68

I'm thinking about applying for one of the expedited customs programs this year - probably NEXUS, since it lasts for 5 years. Avoiding the queues at Bedwell, Roche, etc, make it pretty tempting.
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Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 04-16-2012, 09:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,302
Posted By Chris Foster
Hmmm... I don't see any reference to that model...

Hmmm... I don't see any reference to that model on their website or on a web search.
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 04-16-2012, 09:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,831
Posted By Chris Foster
You can recover the cost of the tool pretty...

You can recover the cost of the tool pretty quickly versus the cost of the Sharkbite fittings if you are doing very many. I prefer the Wirsbo system as it does not restrict water flow compared to...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 04-16-2012, 09:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,302
Posted By Chris Foster
The Zena looks to be the only one that can accept...

The Zena looks to be the only one that can accept an external regulator, so it's probably the only one that you should consider.

I've not heard of a brushless that will accept an external...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 04-16-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 942
Posted By Chris Foster
It's possible that the cables were the issue and...

It's possible that the cables were the issue and you've fixed it. The float mode might provide enough current to show falsely high voltage at the charger if there is resistance between the charger...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 04-08-2012, 12:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,576
Posted By Chris Foster
A couple of things - I live with mine, but there...

A couple of things - I live with mine, but there are times...

The modified sine units have a lower peak voltage, but the same RMS voltage.

If you have a microwave, it probably won't put out...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 12-26-2011, 10:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,913
Posted By Chris Foster
RE: More battery questions

I **think** (someone correct me if I'm wrong) that you can draw down the AGMs a lot more than the deep cycles (which you don't want to take down below 50% on a regular basis).* So you may end up with...
Forum: Power Systems 11-27-2011, 08:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,001
Posted By Chris Foster
RE: Perkins Fuel Leak

Since the CAV injection pump's input shaft is internal to the engine, it's not likely any sort of "low*sulfur fuel" problem.

There are a couple of bleed screws on the side of the pump for getting...
Forum: Power Systems 11-27-2011, 08:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,053
Posted By Chris Foster
RE: Fuel Tanks

Guess it depends on whether you have access to the top of the tanks in the Cal.* I do, so I put access ports into each of my three fuel tanks.

I then built a fuel transfer pump with an old quarter...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 10-24-2011, 09:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 887
Posted By Chris Foster
RE: Breaker Replacement?

Probably most boat breakers fail from internal corrosion and lack of use rather than wearing out from lots of make/break cycles.* A trace of corrosion on a contact will increase the resistance, which...
Forum: Power Systems 10-10-2011, 07:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,540
Posted By Chris Foster
RE: Perkins 6.354 exhaust elbow

Check out

http://www.mesamarine.com/Catalog.htm#PERKINS

They show several 6.354 elbows.* Note that if you click on the model #, you end up loading their whole catalog with all of their pictures.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 09-26-2011, 08:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,447
Posted By Chris Foster
RE: Dual station temp. guages

Here's a pretty good article from Teleflex regarding troubleshooting the system:
...
Forum: Power Systems 09-06-2011, 07:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,412
Posted By Chris Foster
RE: RPM surges - revisited

Update:

Took the first multiday trip with the fix in this weekend and nary a surge.*

One other difference:* I've always had problems maintaining engine sync - I'd get them set just right and...
Forum: Power Systems 08-22-2011, 10:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,060
Posted By Chris Foster
RE: 120 lehman fuel economy

(Disclaimer:* I'm no Lehman expert...)

But 2-3 GPH sounds very reasonable.*

Not making full RPM in neutral sounds odd, however.* How certiain are you of your tachometer calibration?* The...
Forum: Power Systems 08-22-2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,412
Posted By Chris Foster
RE: RPM surges - revisited

Anything's possible, I suppose.* But because the axial hole had been bored, I don't think that it would be an 'incorrect' part -- what would be the purpose of such a part?* So it seems likely that it...
Forum: Power Systems 08-22-2011, 04:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,060
Posted By Chris Foster
RE: 120 lehman fuel economy

I've attached an engine performance curve chart - hard to read, I'm afraid, but it does give a few hints:

Engine efficiency is the SFC chart on the bottom - 1600 to 1800 is the sweet spot and...
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