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Forum: Taiwanese Makes 01-16-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By obthomas
Hollow Keel

I have a 1985 forty foot Bestway Labelle. Sometimes refered to as a Marine trading Labelle.

My Labell has a deep keel that is hollow. Inside the boat you cannot see into the keel for the...
Forum: Power Systems 01-15-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,108
Posted By obthomas
https://www.ebay.com/itm/2010-Iveco-F4GE-150-HP-Ma...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/2010-Iveco-F4GE-150-HP-Marine-Diesel-Engine-BRAND-NEW-w-ZF-45-A-Marine-Trans/123719617544?hash=item1cce438c08%3Ag%3A4EoAAOSw8jlco5Fo&LH_ItemCondition=3
Forum: Power Systems 01-14-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,108
Posted By obthomas
No I do not. Furthermore I would not do...

No I do not.

Furthermore I would not do that. If my engines needed to be overhauled rather than fixed, I would look at new electronically controlled 4 cylinder common rails. Todays 4...
Forum: Power Systems 01-14-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,108
Posted By obthomas
I have TAMD40Bs. I see running takeouts all the...

I have TAMD40Bs. I see running takeouts all the time for around $5K.


New OSGR starters are cheap. Around $150
Engine Circulating pump new is around $700
Raw Water Pumps are around $300...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-10-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,744
Posted By obthomas
I have twin engines. Each engine has a start...

I have twin engines. Each engine has a start battery. My generator battery is entirely independent. One of the engine start batteries is actually a house bank of 2x 4Ds. My 12 volt power panel...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 12-19-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,352
Posted By obthomas
The combiner switch has several poles, and it...

The combiner switch has several poles, and it works. It not only combines all the breakers on one shore cable it shuts off the other 30 amp shore cord.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 12-19-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,352
Posted By obthomas
I have a 40 foot 1985 marine trader and all the...

I have a 40 foot 1985 marine trader and all the marine traders this size I have seen have two 30 amp 125 volt shore cables. They come into the boat and go to the ship shore switch then to 30 amp...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 11-25-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 933
Posted By obthomas
I have a 10 year old Norcold and it is AC/DC. ...

I have a 10 year old Norcold and it is AC/DC. The AC converter burned up a couple of years ago and I was left running on 12 volts. Sensing a need to repair my refrigerator I called Norcold. They...
Forum: Power Systems 11-11-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,155
Posted By obthomas
I loosen the rear engine motor mounts and lift...

I loosen the rear engine motor mounts and lift the back of the engine until the transmission drive flange is above the shaft flange. Block the engine and remove the transmission straight back. ...
Forum: Power Systems 11-04-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Posted By obthomas
Don't just try to go by the BOSCH numbers. There...

Don't just try to go by the BOSCH numbers. There are some new really great OSGR starters out there for your engine. A much as half the amps needed to start. OSGR = off side gear reduction
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 11-01-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,642
Posted By obthomas
Me and my trawler follow a simple rule. Keep...

Me and my trawler follow a simple rule. Keep things separate except when they need to be combined. My fuel supplies, batteries, and charging are by engine. I can cross them over if need be. My...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 11-01-2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,506
Posted By obthomas
Geez... I meant my contribution to be......my new...

Geez... I meant my contribution to be......my new units use modern refrigerants and my new units use substantially less electricity.:dance:
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 10-31-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,506
Posted By obthomas
New units use modern Freon replacement and are so...

New units use modern Freon replacement and are so much more efficient. Amperage from 1985 to today is cut in half. Re-building the old ones is like putting lipstick on a pig. I have Flagship...
Forum: Power Systems 10-21-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,970
Posted By obthomas
I do not have the boat anymore but it had a great...

I do not have the boat anymore but it had a great come-home system like you have been discussing. 40 foot Albin.

Generally a 7.5 KW Onan had a truck, belt driven power steering pump with a...
Forum: Californian 10-10-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,528
Posted By obthomas
I have a marine trading Labelle 40, it is a 7...

I have a marine trading Labelle 40, it is a 7 knot boat and has trim tabs. They work for me when my sister-in-law moves away from center to Starboard or Port.
Forum: Power Systems 10-02-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,769
Posted By obthomas
Going back to post 9 and reading forward I would...

Going back to post 9 and reading forward I would conclude that your pull open coil is working but either your coil commander or hold open coil is not working therefore the engine does not start and...
Forum: Power Systems 09-26-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,769
Posted By obthomas
I have an 8Kw westerbeke and suspect that it and...

I have an 8Kw westerbeke and suspect that it and the 5Kw are the same for this problem.

The engine has a fuel start and run solenoid. This solenoid has two coils and an internal switch inside, ...
Forum: General Discussion 01-28-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,568
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, 12:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,546
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, 12:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,546
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: 539
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: 3,124
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, 10:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 601
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, 03:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,391
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: 5,769
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...
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