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Forum: General Maintenance 11-08-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,832
Posted By BradC
Alright, I'm convinced. I'm going to start...

Alright, I'm convinced. I'm going to start looking for a suitable machine to use, buy the Gore thread as recommended and will have a project to do when it's too cold to boat.

Thanks to everyone...
Forum: General Discussion 11-07-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,441
Posted By BradC
We use a Weaver System. Easy up and down with the...

We use a Weaver System. Easy up and down with the dink and no visibility issues or access problems. 8' seems a bit small to me. Ours is 10' and it's about as small I think is comfortable for two plus...
Forum: General Maintenance 11-07-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,832
Posted By BradC
I might just try to find a used machine and give...

I might just try to find a used machine and give it a go. I like the idea of doing it myself. I'm with you on the thread choice. Seems like a no-brainer to do it right the first time!
Forum: General Maintenance 11-07-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,832
Posted By BradC
The canvas is in really good shape, as are the...

The canvas is in really good shape, as are the Isenglass windows, so I think repair is the way to go. I would love to do them myself, but don't access to the equipment, and the Admiral would never...
Forum: General Maintenance 11-07-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,832
Posted By BradC
Isenglass and Sunbrella stitching

I pulled my flybridge canvas out of summer storage and cleaned up the Isenglass, reapplied waterproofing and went to reinstall the panels for the upcoming colder weather.

They look great, but as...
Forum: Power Systems 10-24-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,787
Posted By BradC
We're going out to enjoy the leaves changing in...

We're going out to enjoy the leaves changing in the TN River Gorge on Sunday, so I might let the sucker run for a few hours while underway and see how things look afterwards. Change the fluids and...
Forum: Power Systems 10-24-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,787
Posted By BradC
It Runs!

Well hallelujah and pass the pancakes.

Before pulling the valve cover today, for no logical reason I decided to try and start this thing one last time.

After 15 seconds of preheat and 15...
Forum: Power Systems 10-23-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,787
Posted By BradC
hi Greg, I don't have access to leakdown...

hi Greg,

I don't have access to leakdown test equipment unfortunately. I think I'm going to pull the valve cover tomorrow and at least check valve clearance and visually examine the valves and...
Forum: Power Systems 10-22-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,787
Posted By BradC
Wilco. I do have a technical manual for this...

Wilco. I do have a technical manual for this engine. I just looked, and the valve clearance is stated to be 0.10" for both exhaust and intake.

I will be out on the boat again on Thursday so may...
Forum: Power Systems 10-21-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,787
Posted By BradC
The last time it ran from what I could get from...

The last time it ran from what I could get from the PO (i've only had the boat a few months) was more than a year and a half ago. After buying the boat I found the fuel solenoid was not working...
Forum: Power Systems 10-21-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,787
Posted By BradC
I did test the glow plugs when they were out for...

I did test the glow plugs when they were out for the compression test and they do get hot. Ohm check is also good. The fuel at the HP couplings is more than dribbles, so my assumption is it is...
Forum: Power Systems 10-20-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,787
Posted By BradC
So, I pulled the new fuel solenoid completely out...

So, I pulled the new fuel solenoid completely out and running through the preheat/start cycle, it clearly works fine, pulls in and holds just like its supposed to. The old fuel did not, so clearly...
Forum: Power Systems 10-16-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,787
Posted By BradC
And I know I知 not helping when I confuse myself...

And I know I知 not helping when I confuse myself trying to remember what I致e checked and what I致e done....

Anyway, here is a picture of the back of the starter solenoid and the wires leading to...
Forum: Power Systems 10-15-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,787
Posted By BradC
The wires run through a tight bundle in two...

The wires run through a tight bundle in two places and the entire harness is encased in a plastic wrap, so I'm trying to visually follow the wiring color when I talk about the starting and ending...
Forum: Power Systems 10-15-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,787
Posted By BradC
Hi Greg, When the starter is engaged, the...

Hi Greg,
When the starter is engaged, the solenoid pulls very briefly, and releases. I do not know if it pulls all the way, as it happens quickly.

On the back of the starter solenoid, there is...
Forum: Power Systems 10-14-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,787
Posted By BradC
So, back from vacation and back at it. Following...

So, back from vacation and back at it. Following from the fuel solenoid back I may have discovered the problem.

The new solenoid has nice big labels on the wires coming off it and I was wrong...
Forum: Liveaboards 10-06-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,020
Posted By BradC
Here is the MSDS sheet with the ingredients. The...

Here is the MSDS sheet with the ingredients. The Sodium Percarbonate I use is a very similar chemical to the disodium carbonate which makes up 80% of NoFlex. ...
Forum: Liveaboards 10-05-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,020
Posted By BradC
I used Noflex for a while until I discovered much...

I used Noflex for a while until I discovered much cheaper sodium percarbonate available in bulk on Amazon. It is the same basic ingredient in Noflex but you can buy a 2lb bag for $14. Use it the same...
Forum: Power Systems 10-03-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,787
Posted By BradC
Hi Greg- I知 certain you are correct. I...

Hi Greg-

I知 certain you are correct. I could have sworn I read that somewhere but at this point, who knows. I did figure out from the way the manual is written that off is = rack forward,...
Forum: Power Systems 10-02-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,787
Posted By BradC
I still can't get back to the boat until tomorrow...

I still can't get back to the boat until tomorrow morning, but just for clarification, when mounting the new solenoid it states to hold the rack in full closed position and screw in the solenoid...
Forum: Power Systems 10-01-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,787
Posted By BradC
I did clean all the connectors but will give them...

I did clean all the connectors but will give them another good scrubbing. I sent a help request to Westerbeke to get any info and a part number for the Woodard coil commander int he event it needs...
Forum: Power Systems 10-01-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,787
Posted By BradC
Using Strike Hold electrical cleaner and a small...

Using Strike Hold electrical cleaner and a small wire brush gets the voltage up to 10.7.
Forum: Power Systems 10-01-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,787
Posted By BradC
I知 only getting 8.5v through the commander and...

I知 only getting 8.5v through the commander and 12v when I bypass it.

Should I be able to install the solenoid without it and just be certain to limit cranking?
Forum: Power Systems 10-01-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,787
Posted By BradC
The solenoid installation instructions say to...

The solenoid installation instructions say to move the rack to the fully off position while installing.

Anyone know if forward or rearward is the 登ff position?
Forum: Power Systems 10-01-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,787
Posted By BradC
It actually is a Woodward part!

It actually is a Woodward part!
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