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Forum: General Discussion 11-11-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,300
Posted By Ski in NC
I've lived on boats, own a dirt house and...

I've lived on boats, own a dirt house and traveled pretty far. I don't think we could live 100% on a boat. Lots of charm there, but boil it down and daily living on a boat can really be a pain in...
Forum: Power Systems 11-10-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By Ski in NC
Which model Onan 6kW? New? Older? The NL 6kW...

Which model Onan 6kW? New? Older? The NL 6kW is pretty much unchanged over the years but the Onan could be a few different variations.
Forum: General Discussion 11-09-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 366
Posted By Ski in NC
Sunday and Monday look a good bit better for your...

Sunday and Monday look a good bit better for your area. Maybe make Sat a lay day.

First real cold front this year. Crap. It's 35F right now on our dock in SE NC. Looks like you have more wind...
Forum: General Discussion 11-09-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 570
Posted By Ski in NC
In my area in the States, the usual is like this:...

In my area in the States, the usual is like this: One fee for travel lift out of the water, block, and back in. If they have to move the boat to access others, free up yard space, etc, it is on...
Forum: Power Systems 11-08-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By Ski in NC
Just looked: The 3160 and 1100 have the oil sump...

Just looked: The 3160 and 1100 have the oil sump in the back of the pan, the 3208 has the sump in the front. Might be able to swap ends, but that seems unlikely.
Forum: Power Systems 11-07-2019, 06:31 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 4,112
Posted By Ski in NC
Do not worry too much at this point how the water...

Do not worry too much at this point how the water got in. Focus on getting the water out of the oil for storage.

There is no oil cooler on these to leak, and the head gaskets are reliable. And...
Forum: Power Systems 11-07-2019, 06:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By Ski in NC
It is not the same as a ford or chevy. Much...

It is not the same as a ford or chevy. Much larger.

There is a chance that it is the same as the 3208 Cat, call Cat and ask them. The 3208 pan is available.

Worst case, take pan off and have...
Forum: General Discussion 11-05-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,450
Posted By Ski in NC
Torsional damper on the front of the engine. ...

Torsional damper on the front of the engine. Where the belts are.
Forum: General Discussion 11-05-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,450
Posted By Ski in NC
Can be a bunch of things. Does it feel like...

Can be a bunch of things.

Does it feel like it turns well and then it hits a hard stop? Or does it just get tighter and tighter as it approaches the stop? Corroded cylinder will feel like a...
Forum: Power Systems 11-05-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 4,112
Posted By Ski in NC
Many of these little engines the drain hose comes...

Many of these little engines the drain hose comes out of the side of the oil pan, which really does not get all the water sitting in the bottom. On some a little sucker tube can hit the bottom of...
Forum: General Discussion 11-04-2019, 11:40 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,222
Posted By Ski in NC
I don't think two 80hp fords would prevent but a...

I don't think two 80hp fords would prevent but a few sales. That boat is simply never practical to run at planing speeds. Any buyer that is looking for that is off their rocker. The market wants...
Forum: General Discussion 11-04-2019, 09:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 478
Posted By Ski in NC
Usually no big deal to drop a rudder. One guy in...

Usually no big deal to drop a rudder. One guy in the hole to disconnect hardware holding it up, a diver down below to catch it. Tapered plug(s), either on the inside (or outside, or both) to keep...
Forum: General Discussion 11-04-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,997
Posted By Ski in NC
No fan of that mixer either, but at least the one...

No fan of that mixer either, but at least the one visible has a decent down-angle on it so should drain ok. The ones that drain usually live. But we are talking 30yrs!!

Aftercooler "looks" like...
Forum: Power Systems 11-04-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 163
Posted By Ski in NC
Clean the paint off and see if you can find the...

Clean the paint off and see if you can find the bosch numbers. Just google "bosch starter for volvo TAMD.. and lots pop up. A bit of a crap shoot that there are no errors there, but worth shopping....
Forum: General Discussion 11-04-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,997
Posted By Ski in NC
The 300hp 6BTA in the late 80's may have the old...

The 300hp 6BTA in the late 80's may have the old style heads with 9mm injector holes, and welded aftercooler. These engines did not hold up if run hard (like sportfish boats). Did fine in trawler...
Forum: General Discussion 11-04-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,997
Posted By Ski in NC
Cummins has made lots of different engines, some...

Cummins has made lots of different engines, some are gems and some not so much. Especially in the 80's. They were transitioning from one style (VT series) to the newer style (B and C series). The...
Forum: General Discussion 11-04-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,222
Posted By Ski in NC
The 80 is just a 120 with two fewer cylinders. ...

The 80 is just a 120 with two fewer cylinders. Same footprint, but the front feet are about a foot closer to the back feet.

I'd rather have the 120 sixes just because they are smoother both at...
Forum: General Discussion 11-03-2019, 05:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 277
Posted By Ski in NC
Are your lights LED or incandescent? ...

Are your lights LED or incandescent? Incandescent can use a lot of power. So can a fridge/freezer. You have 520w of solar that will charge your batts at that rate on a clear day for a few hours,...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 11-03-2019, 04:21 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,894
Posted By Ski in NC
A tenant on my rental dock did that. Put a...

A tenant on my rental dock did that. Put a household gennie below deck on a gasoline inboard boat. He got a lecture from me and was promptly evicted.

A few months later we got a hurricane that...
Forum: General Maintenance 11-02-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Posted By Ski in NC
I'm on my boat in Beaufort NC for a fun weekend. ...

I'm on my boat in Beaufort NC for a fun weekend. Just hopped in ER to look at my older NL 643 5kW. Belt is a Dayco Top-Cog 15280 11A0710. Adjuster is right in center of range, so it fits well. ...
Forum: Power Systems 11-02-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 305
Posted By Ski in NC
Hose is fine, pipe is fine. Not easy to get a 8'...

Hose is fine, pipe is fine. Not easy to get a 8' piece of pipe into an existing boat, it does not like to bend around obstructions when fitting.
Forum: Power Systems 11-02-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By Ski in NC
As the zincs do their things as corroding anodes,...

As the zincs do their things as corroding anodes, that forms crud that goes out with the next start. I see this on many engines, including my own 6CTA. I call it normal unless there is some other...
Forum: Power Systems 11-01-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 4,112
Posted By Ski in NC
Yea, you don't want that engine sitting over the...

Yea, you don't want that engine sitting over the winter with water in it. Good chance you will be buying an engine in the spring.

What generator model/brand?

I'd get the yard to back the boat...
Forum: Power Systems 10-31-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 849
Posted By Ski in NC
I've used a Facet 5psi pump, can be found at auto...

I've used a Facet 5psi pump, can be found at auto parts stores or on line. I did not use a relay, just tied + lead to fuel solenoid. Nice to add a switch to energize pump with engine off to prime,...
Forum: General Maintenance 10-30-2019, 11:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By Ski in NC
Inlet/outlet flanges have o-rings. Pump base to...

Inlet/outlet flanges have o-rings. Pump base to timing gear housing has a gasket. All can be re-used if in good shape, but best to go new.
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