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Forum: General Discussion 01-28-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,182
Posted By obthomas
I also like Flagship marine for a couple of...

I also like Flagship marine for a couple of reasons. I have two of them. They use a household thermostat, controls are standard parts no expensive circuit boards, Heat is add on resistance heat and...
Forum: Power Systems 01-22-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,079
Posted By obthomas
Getting the adjustment wrong is the quickest way...

Getting the adjustment wrong is the quickest way to burn up one of the coils.:hide:
Forum: Power Systems 01-22-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,079
Posted By obthomas
Correct... The 8 KW Westerbekes use a solenoid...

Correct... The 8 KW Westerbekes use a solenoid with two coils and an internal switch. When it gets out of adjustment one of the coils burn up.

From your description the pull-in coil is burned...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 11-01-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By obthomas
You are getting air into the suction side. Had...

You are getting air into the suction side. Had this same experience, My strainer lid gasket was letting air in.:dance::dance:
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-07-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,719
Posted By obthomas
You can take all of the engineering out of the...

You can take all of the engineering out of the generator sizing by simply deciding to mach your shore power. If you have one 30 amp 125 volt cable a 4 KW generator is right. If you have two 30 amp...
Forum: General Discussion 11-12-2017, 09:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 543
Posted By obthomas
Smoke detectors come in two varieties: ...

Smoke detectors come in two varieties: Ionization and photo electric. Ionization looks for polarization of ions caused by oxidation of burning. Photoelectric works on an obscuration principle. ...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 11-11-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,172
Posted By obthomas
I have a 1985 Taiwanese trawler with two heads. ...

I have a 1985 Taiwanese trawler with two heads. I bought the boat about 10 years ago. Before my time it had been converted from manual toilets to the Jabsco electric macerators. From the instance...
Forum: General Maintenance 06-28-2016, 12:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,596
Posted By obthomas
First, you need flexible connections to the...

First, you need flexible connections to the cylinder. Second, these cylinders are not rocket science. They use standard seals that leak in time. If you can measure you can order/buy the necessary...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 05-17-2016, 07:54 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 12,987
Posted By obthomas
My Garmin stuff works flawlessly and I find the...

My Garmin stuff works flawlessly and I find the software programs to be very intuitive. I hardly ever have to refer to the manuals. I have chart plotters, radar, sonar, AIS, autopilot, and VHS all...
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 05-10-2016, 12:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,516
Posted By obthomas
Marine Stainless Steel Sliding Door Mortice Lock...

Marine Stainless Steel Sliding Door Mortice Lock Set Latch for Boat Five Oceans | eBay...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 04-29-2016, 12:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,660
Posted By obthomas
FWIW I have a Marine trader 40 foot and I had the...

FWIW I have a Marine trader 40 foot and I had the flybridge and sundeck redone with samoid and strataglass last year. $7500 including bimini.
Forum: General Discussion 04-18-2016, 02:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,117
Posted By obthomas
My Wayfair furniture. Ebay. All plastic with...

My Wayfair furniture. Ebay. All plastic with storage:dance:
Forum: General Discussion 04-14-2016, 10:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 513
Posted By obthomas
You might look into the Yacht Basin, and Pelican...

You might look into the Yacht Basin, and Pelican Rest. Transients are welcome at both.
Forum: Power Systems 04-11-2016, 10:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,127
Posted By obthomas
I have one racor for each engine. My port and...

I have one racor for each engine. My port and starboard fuel systems are separate. Each system has a transfer pump and can move fuel to the other side. My racors and transfer pumps double as fuel...
Forum: Power Systems 04-05-2016, 03:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,439
Posted By obthomas
Volvo Penta MS3C gear hesitates.

I wanted to post this in case someone else has the same problem I had with my Volvo Penta MS3C reverse gear.:)

My SB transmission was shifted at high RPM and glazed the clutch cone. How this...
Forum: Power Systems 03-31-2016, 08:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,342
Posted By obthomas
Harmonic balancer is on the front of the crank. ...

Harmonic balancer is on the front of the crank. Torsional damper is on the flywheel at the rear of the engine. So what is everyone talking here????
Forum: General Maintenance 03-28-2016, 01:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,453
Posted By obthomas
Die grinder with cut-off blade. Cut the nuts...

Die grinder with cut-off blade. Cut the nuts off. Replace them with new bolts and nuts.

Time is money for many people.
Forum: General Discussion 03-15-2016, 09:25 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,541
Posted By obthomas
Sea water leak on an alternator. Circulating...

Sea water leak on an alternator. Circulating water pump bearings locked up. Burned up a starter when water got into engine. had spares for all.
Forum: Power Systems 03-15-2016, 08:26 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,813
Posted By obthomas
I too have a problem with Westerbeke part prices....

I too have a problem with Westerbeke part prices. Look on the side of your engine for a Mitsubishi number. Mine for example is K3D. Tractor supply parts are a lot cheaper. :thumb:
Forum: Classifieds Archive - Closed To New Posts 03-08-2016, 10:45 AM
Replies: 6
For Sale: Props,Marie Trader
Views: 850
Posted By obthomas
My 40 foot Bestway Labelle by Marine Trader with...

My 40 foot Bestway Labelle by Marine Trader with twin 165HP Volvo's has 23x20 props on 1-3/4 inch shafts. The gear ratio is 2.71:1 and WOT is 3600 RPM
Forum: General Discussion 03-03-2016, 08:30 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,404
Posted By obthomas
I appreciate my trim tabs when my sister-in-law...

I appreciate my trim tabs when my sister-in-law is aboard.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 03-01-2016, 03:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,722
Posted By obthomas
My 50 amp smartplug lasted about a year. The...

My 50 amp smartplug lasted about a year. The neutral prong burned just the other day. The 50 amp does not have the heat sensor. I went back to the standard plug because they are common and less...
Forum: General Maintenance 02-29-2016, 10:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,400
Posted By obthomas
I just finished painting the forward head. I...

I just finished painting the forward head. I used Pettit Easypoxy and rolled it with a small foam roller and tipped it with a brush. I used white and it looks like gelcoat. I did the other head a...
Forum: General Discussion 02-19-2016, 07:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,699
Posted By obthomas
The teaching should have been a drip when the...

The teaching should have been a drip when the shaft is turning. It should not drip when quiescent. http://www.boatus.com/boattech/casey/stuffing-box.asp
Forum: General Discussion 02-18-2016, 02:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,699
Posted By obthomas
A picture would help. What you are calling a...

A picture would help. What you are calling a packing gland collar can be interpreted in very many ways. You may just need to tighten your packing. Alternatively you may need to do something with...
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