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Forum: General Discussion 09-15-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 13,345
Posted By River Cruiser
Iíve seen so much video and news about marinas...

Iíve seen so much video and news about marinas and boats destroyed that I have figured it was better to run as far away as possible. The projections of possible tracks I saw on tv I would of probably...
Forum: General Discussion 09-15-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,527
Posted By River Cruiser
I rebuilt the Mitsubishi K3D on my Westerbeke...

I rebuilt the Mitsubishi K3D on my Westerbeke 8.0. Had to remove the head to get it out and back in place. While out a replaced the bearing on the armature, it was almost gone, no lubricant and...
Forum: General Discussion 09-15-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,605
Posted By River Cruiser
No diesel between Peoria and Grafton.

No diesel between Peoria and Grafton.
Forum: General Discussion 09-15-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,534
Posted By River Cruiser
I have a ARB 60 quart, I have used as a freezer...

I have a ARB 60 quart, I have used as a freezer on my boat for 3 years. It is a very rugged built unit and keeps ice cream rock hard. It has a safety feature that is owner adjustable to shut off to...
Forum: General Discussion 09-15-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 13,345
Posted By River Cruiser
Why donít people move their boats to a safe...

Why donít people move their boats to a safe location? With the amount of warning I would think a person could get 200 - 300 miles in any direction. I realize some people work or possibly live to far...
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,605
Posted By River Cruiser
Iíve been to Chicago twice since 2014. My air...

Iíve been to Chicago twice since 2014. My air clearance is 16í10Ē and never had any problems with bridges. A lot of bridges have no tender, I couldnít raise anyone on the vhf, while waiting the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 489
Views: 42,779
Posted By River Cruiser
78739 Northern Lights II upper Mississippi

78739
Northern Lights II upper Mississippi
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-14-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 450
Posted By River Cruiser
I have 2 8D batteries 1 starts both mains and 1...

I have 2 8D batteries 1 starts both mains and 1 house. One engine charges the start battery and the other charges the house using a oil pressure switch to kick the alternator into charge mode.
Forum: Power Systems 05-09-2018, 11:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 413
Posted By River Cruiser
I have to remove the pump on my Hinoís because...

I have to remove the pump on my Hinoís because there isnít enough clearance between the pump and the engine mount. No fun at all even with beer as a reward.
Forum: Power Systems 04-30-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 443
Posted By River Cruiser
Here is a link to a manual that may be useful to...

Here is a link to a manual that may be useful to you.
https://www.whitbybrewersailboats.com/maintenance?download=52:hynautic-owners-manual
Forum: Power Systems 04-30-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 443
Posted By River Cruiser
There is a schrade valve on the top where you add...

There is a schrade valve on the top where you add air. Hold it down until no pressure remains. There is a cap you remove to fill it. The system shouldnít need to be bled, with fluid in the lower...
Forum: Power Systems 04-30-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 443
Posted By River Cruiser
Bleed the air off, remove cap and add fluid. Use...

Bleed the air off, remove cap and add fluid. Use the recommended fluid, then pump up the air pressure, I keep mine at 25 to 35 psi.
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 04-19-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By River Cruiser
Following

Following
Forum: Power Systems 03-20-2018, 10:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 528
Posted By River Cruiser
I worked on a lot of Cat 3306 engines in...

I worked on a lot of Cat 3306 engines in equipment. They were pretty bulletproof if properly maintained. A problem I saw more than once was dropping a valve, this in almost all case was the rear...
Forum: Power Systems 03-06-2018, 10:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,048
Posted By River Cruiser
I have one in the spares on my boat. I always...

I have one in the spares on my boat. I always thought it was good for emergency use now I realize it may be more durable than I thought.
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 03-06-2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 663
Posted By River Cruiser
PM sent

PM sent
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 02-22-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,397
Posted By River Cruiser
That was the same problem I had with mine last...

That was the same problem I had with mine last year, it had 1400+ hours. It ran fine right up to the time it wouldnít start, pulled it out and rebuilt and in the boat in time to winterize.
Forum: General Maintenance 02-20-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,352
Posted By River Cruiser
I contemplated adding a timer to the circuit but...

I contemplated adding a timer to the circuit but decided against it as it would be another possible point of failure. This keeps it simple which is all thatís needed and if I forget to switch it off...
Forum: Power Systems 02-20-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,375
Posted By River Cruiser
I would 2nd this, turning it backwards just a few...

I would 2nd this, turning it backwards just a few degrees will free it up if this is the culprit.
Forum: General Maintenance 02-20-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,352
Posted By River Cruiser
Iíam going with a Whale 320 diaphragm pump in my...

Iíam going with a Whale 320 diaphragm pump in my spares and a Whale foot on the suction end. 73131
I shouldnít have to revisit this any time in the future.
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 02-20-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,757
Posted By River Cruiser
Are the diameter of the hole in the shaft and the...

Are the diameter of the hole in the shaft and the gear the same? If the Pin isnít a snug fit in each that could cause problems.
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 02-18-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 788
Posted By River Cruiser
Iíve had one for several years and find it to be...

Iíve had one for several years and find it to be a excellent piece of gear, especially considering the price. Grandkids enjoy having tv when cruising with us and it will track satellites just fine...
Forum: Liveaboards 02-15-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,752
Posted By River Cruiser
72991

72991
Forum: General Discussion 02-10-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 17,007
Posted By River Cruiser
What ever happened to commons sense?

What ever happened to commons sense?
Forum: General Maintenance 02-01-2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,352
Posted By River Cruiser
I never considered that as a possibility. Do you...

I never considered that as a possibility. Do you know of a source for a timer to handle that chore? Thanks for another option RT.
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