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Forum: Power Systems Today, 01:05 AM
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Posted By gkesden
In theory, if I did the math right, this test kit...

In theory, if I did the math right, this test kit should be able to detect about 1.2 tsp of salt water per gallon of coolant and saturate at about 25 tsps per gallon of coolant. There are others that...
Forum: Power Systems Yesterday, 08:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 327
Posted By gkesden
I just looked at Wikipedia: --...

I just looked at Wikipedia:
-- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seawater#Chemical_composition

And was reminded that NaCl is most of what sea salt is, and that there is actually more chloride in...
Forum: Power Systems Yesterday, 08:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 327
Posted By gkesden
Sodium is, I think, hard because I don't think it...

Sodium is, I think, hard because I don't think it color-changes with any safe chemistry, if any chemistry at all.

Most sodium test kits are based upon conductivity. But, one needs a baseline for...
Forum: General Discussion 12-07-2019, 12:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 728
Posted By gkesden
I put a home dishwasher into my last boat: A...

I put a home dishwasher into my last boat: A Frigidaire FFBD1821MS.

I cant say I know how well it lasted. I did it only 4 months before deciding to sell the boat and the new owner's Craig's Listed...
Forum: Power Systems 12-04-2019, 12:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 119
Posted By gkesden
I should say I dont know how rusty water woukd...

I should say I dont know how rusty water woukd make its way by magic into the 2ndary. I guess I'd like to know the model number, in part, to verify it is the fuel filter vs oil filter.
Forum: Power Systems 12-04-2019, 12:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 119
Posted By gkesden
Check the supply valve(s). Then check it 2x more....

Check the supply valve(s). Then check it 2x more. Repeat for then return valve(s).

How do you know you got all if the air out? Those are a pain to bleed. What procedure did you use to bleed? Any...
Forum: General Discussion 11-25-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,902
Posted By gkesden
Yep. But, time is money. And, the offer is just...

Yep. But, time is money. And, the offer is just the start of a time consuming process with potential for additional negotiation and lost time on market if failed.

I wont waste my time on a buyer...
Forum: General Discussion 11-25-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,902
Posted By gkesden
Who here has bought a boat for less than half of...

Who here has bought a boat for less than half of initial asking? {Raises hand, twice}

Who here thinks they bought a boat for half of market value, as the circumstances existed? {Not raising hand}...
Forum: General Discussion 11-24-2019, 01:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 276
Posted By gkesden
Hi all, I've done a bunch of work with...

Hi all,

I've done a bunch of work with mohagany veneers. I wouldn't consider it super labor intensive, for what it is. I now look for the pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) veneer -- dont even need...
Forum: General Discussion 11-23-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,902
Posted By gkesden
My observation is that boat sales price is often...

My observation is that boat sales price is often a function of time, especially with trawlers where each one tends to be a little unique vs more recent mass market boats that may be more constantly...
Forum: Welcome Mat 11-23-2019, 01:09 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,143
Posted By gkesden
Sorry. I missed this question. I'd say 35 minutes...

Sorry. I missed this question. I'd say 35 minutes most times of the day. The airport claims 30 minutes. The Clearwater municipal marina downtown vs beach is a few minutes less, just because one...
Forum: General Discussion 11-23-2019, 01:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,834
Posted By gkesden
I can't really tell from the photo, but that...

I can't really tell from the photo, but that engine looks to have been repainted -- and that tag looks clean. It also looks too large top-to-bottom for the space, I.e. it overlaps that gap. That...
Forum: Power Systems 11-19-2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 271
Posted By gkesden
These manuals are all over the Web. They just...

These manuals are all over the Web. They just happen to be listed as Phaser 1000 series. I put a copy for you in the Google Drive below. It is text searchable. Please download it within a few days,...
Forum: Power Systems 11-18-2019, 10:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 376
Posted By gkesden
I suspect places like S&W and TAD, etc, make...

I suspect places like S&W and TAD, etc, make their own elbows these days or buy them from a 3rd party.
Forum: Power Systems 11-18-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 376
Posted By gkesden
I've had recent experience with TAD and S&W and...

I've had recent experience with TAD and S&W and both have been excellent.
Forum: General Maintenance 11-18-2019, 05:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 344
Posted By gkesden
Hey Sunchaser, Thanks so much! That's a...

Hey Sunchaser,

Thanks so much!

That's a nice idea for someone that wants those. I've heard people mention it, but never knew who came up with it or seen it. It is much neater than I imagined.
...
Forum: General Maintenance 11-18-2019, 12:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 344
Posted By gkesden
Hi Kevin, Hi Dave, Oops. I misunderstood....

Hi Kevin, Hi Dave,

Oops. I misunderstood. The primer was built in. If Dave is right about it being a 490, maybe this helps...

If it is the 490MAM (Marine rated, diesel), the part number is:
...
Forum: General Maintenance 11-17-2019, 11:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 344
Posted By gkesden
Hi Kevin, Or, maybe is this for an outboard?

Hi Kevin,

Or, maybe is this for an outboard?
Forum: General Maintenance 11-17-2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 344
Posted By gkesden
Hey Kevin, Are we talking about a squeeze...

Hey Kevin,

Are we talking about a squeeze bulb?

I sort of had the impression that any squeeze bulb in the fuel line below deck would have to be rated to the same standard as a fuel hose and...
Forum: Power Systems 11-17-2019, 10:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 376
Posted By gkesden
The three suppliers I think of are -- TAD...

The three suppliers I think of are

-- TAD Diesel: TAD for perkins engines, perkins diesel, perkins marine, perkins parts, perkins generators, perkins service (http://www.tadiesels.com/)
-- S...
Forum: Power Systems 11-16-2019, 01:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 256
Posted By gkesden
CAT does coolant analysis, just like they do oil...

CAT does coolant analysis, just like they do oil analysis. You can send them a sample from each engine and they can give you a report on all sorts of things. I think they often have multiple price...
Forum: General Discussion 11-15-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 288
Posted By gkesden
+1 P-Touch

+1 P-Touch
Forum: Power Systems 11-13-2019, 10:35 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 4,995
Posted By gkesden
All I gots is what I was tolds.

All I gots is what I was tolds.
Forum: Power Systems 11-13-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 4,995
Posted By gkesden
But, coolant is 100% miscible -- it mixes with...

But, coolant is 100% miscible -- it mixes with water and stays that way, at least in liquid form. So, in a hypothetical, where water and the coolant mixed in the heat exchanger, they would stay mixed...
Forum: General Discussion 11-13-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 8,032
Posted By gkesden
Hey psneeld, No doubt. I just posted...

Hey psneeld,

No doubt.

I just posted thise because there was a post in the thread I felt suggested it was easy to get warrant searches thrown out. And, as it turns out, once a warrant is...
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