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Forum: General Discussion Today, 06:42 AM
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Steam turbine. Still a steam engine, but your...

Steam turbine. Still a steam engine, but your question is understood. Built in the 1970's as a tanker.
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 10:35 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,094
Posted By Ski in NC
Maybe steaming in circles to meet the pilot boat....

Maybe steaming in circles to meet the pilot boat. Steam engine easier to run at slow turns than to shut down.
Forum: Power Systems 04-03-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,710
Posted By Ski in NC
Check for air in the fuel line going to inj pump...

Check for air in the fuel line going to inj pump already.
Forum: Power Systems 04-02-2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 240
Posted By Ski in NC
Primer pump is on suction side of filter. If it...

Primer pump is on suction side of filter. If it leaks fuel when pumping, air can get in when not pumping. Replace or re-seal pump. Easy to replace, two screws and a gasket.
Forum: Cruising and Events - West Coast 04-01-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 396
Posted By Ski in NC
$1.65 like ten days ago at the New River Marina...

$1.65 like ten days ago at the New River Marina fuel dock here in SE NC.
Forum: Power Systems 04-01-2020, 06:49 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,710
Posted By Ski in NC
Check for air in the fuel already. I suggested...

Check for air in the fuel already. I suggested this a couple pages back with how to do it.

Leaky rings can be checked by comparing blowby flow to other engine. If rings are sealing poorly enough...
Forum: Power Systems 03-31-2020, 11:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By Ski in NC
I may have one in my shop. Not sure of...

I may have one in my shop. Not sure of condition, but looked ok. I'll check on it tomorrow.
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 03-31-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 258
Posted By Ski in NC
Definitely measure run amps and volts. Ted is...

Definitely measure run amps and volts. Ted is right, if volts are low for some reason, amps will go up and so will heat in the motor. Might just have a crappy motor or failing thermal limiter, but...
Forum: General Maintenance 03-31-2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 9,580
Posted By Ski in NC
You can do a "redneck" compression test by...

You can do a "redneck" compression test by putting a socket wrench on crank pulley nut and rotating engine clockwise by hand. You should feel a "hard spot" due to compression every 240deg (three per...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 03-31-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 258
Posted By Ski in NC
So this is the water pump tripping? And not the...

So this is the water pump tripping? And not the AC compressor?

Water pump trips when running AC, but can run for hours with AC not on?

Something is not making sense here...
Forum: Power Systems 03-31-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 615
Posted By Ski in NC
Nylon bushings are commercially available. I...

Nylon bushings are commercially available. I think the kit comes with a stepped key. Not as good as the correct props, but will work fine. I have used these on high power planing hulls with no...
Forum: General Discussion 03-30-2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 331
Posted By Ski in NC
I don't think the cat filters have anti-drain...

I don't think the cat filters have anti-drain back valve. They do not need it if mounted threads-up.

Can you flip that mount over back to normal orientations?
Forum: General Discussion 03-30-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By Ski in NC
Fuel tanks must be low. That's how we know when...

Fuel tanks must be low. That's how we know when a big sportfish is in financial trouble, lots of bottom paint showing aft. After last run can't afford to fill the tanks.

If I get called to fix...
Forum: General Discussion 03-30-2020, 06:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 331
Posted By Ski in NC
Is that the normal orientation or did someone...

Is that the normal orientation or did someone invert it? Most 3208 have filters with threaded end up, but my experience is with 3208T and TA, those came factory threaded end up.

Maybe someone...
Forum: Covid-19 03-28-2020, 07:35 AM
Replies: 444
Views: 10,955
Posted By Ski in NC
The cruise industry already scours the world...

The cruise industry already scours the world seeking the absolute lowest cost labor. Lots of Filipino, southern/central Europe, etc. If there was lower priced help out there, they would find it and...
Forum: Harbor Chat 03-28-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 157
Posted By Ski in NC
Come to think of it, my square drive sockets are...

Come to think of it, my square drive sockets are 8-point. 12-point might work, but the point angle will be off a bit.
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 03-28-2020, 07:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 390
Posted By Ski in NC
I did single flares on 3/8 refrigeration tube. A...

I did single flares on 3/8 refrigeration tube. A lot of flares!! (Two helms, reservoir, power steering and AP and rudder cylinder, so lots of tees and tube ends. All single flares using hardware...
Forum: General Maintenance 03-28-2020, 07:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 350
Posted By Ski in NC
I use ablative and even after a wipe down, once...

I use ablative and even after a wipe down, once old paint truly dries, if you wipe with a hand or cloth, you will get residue. That's just the paint doing its thing. I don't worry about it, I don't...
Forum: Harbor Chat 03-28-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 157
Posted By Ski in NC
Square drive sockets are available. I have a set...

Square drive sockets are available. I have a set in SAE, I'm sure you can get them in metric too.
Forum: Covid-19 03-27-2020, 10:16 PM
Replies: 444
Views: 10,955
Posted By Ski in NC
If the cruise companies go under, some entity...

If the cruise companies go under, some entity will buy up the ships and put them to use.
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 325
Posted By Ski in NC
They hit you pretty hard. All you need to do on...

They hit you pretty hard. All you need to do on these things is change the engine and gear oil, lube a few spots, test run it in a tank. If only a year old really no need to do an impeller, but...
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2020, 07:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 764
Posted By Ski in NC
Swizzler- Your alternator "tries" to maintain...

Swizzler- Your alternator "tries" to maintain voltage at the regulator setpoint, usually about 14Vdc. The amps it puts out will vary with system load and battery state of charge.

As long as batt...
Forum: Covid-19 03-23-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 444
Views: 10,955
Posted By Ski in NC
Cruise lines and airlines are a bit different...

Cruise lines and airlines are a bit different than most industries. The companies do not own land and factories and do not make a product. They own ships and aircraft and hire people to run/fly...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 03-22-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 315
Posted By Ski in NC
With a single engine, a start batt and two house...

With a single engine, a start batt and two house batts (presumably house being one bank), you really only need on ACR. Connect alt straight to start batt, connect start batt to house bank with ACR. ...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 03-22-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 315
Posted By Ski in NC
Yep, depending on which alternator you have, you...

Yep, depending on which alternator you have, you will probably have to take the alternator apart to extract the leads for the brush rigging (exciter). Not hard to do, but not super obvious either.
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