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Forum: Other Trawler Systems Yesterday, 01:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 220
Posted By jleonard
The solution to that in my old Mainship 1 was to...

The solution to that in my old Mainship 1 was to use a diaphragm style bilge pump. The diaphragm acted as a check valve. It was not a high volume pump but at the lowest part of the bilge it worked...
Forum: Power Systems Yesterday, 11:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 590
Posted By jleonard
Itís not mine but if it were I would remove the...

Itís not mine but if it were I would remove the bellhousing and inspect everything.
The damper plate must be rusty and I would change that.
Rust kills.
Forum: Power Systems 08-06-2022, 04:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Posted By jleonard
They are very proud of their parts arenít they? I...

They are very proud of their parts arenít they? I had to replace the coolant water pump on my 4.4 a couple of years ago. It was a little over $400. But it did have a show quality paint job.
The...
Forum: General Discussion 08-02-2022, 10:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 266
Posted By jleonard
I had a similar problem when I first got my...

I had a similar problem when I first got my Albin. The cause was the flex hose ahead of the lift pump was collapsing inside.
New lift pump and fuel line kit from ADC and never another issue.
Hope...
Forum: Power Systems 08-01-2022, 09:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 590
Posted By jleonard
Just take it out and get it rebuilt. I did that...

Just take it out and get it rebuilt. I did that rather than dick around. It’s an easy
r and r.
Then you are good for another 20 years.
However do a proper voltage drop test. You want to feed...
Forum: General Discussion 08-01-2022, 09:44 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,231
Posted By jleonard
Paper charts are great for planning and quick...

Paper charts are great for planning and quick reference so one doesnít have to zoom or pan on the plotter.
I also like them for rivers cause the wife keeps track of where weíre are overall and uses...
Forum: General Discussion 07-30-2022, 01:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,833
Posted By jleonard
At least you have a happy ending. It’s only...

At least you have a happy ending. It’s only money.
In a month you’ll be laughing about it ( ok maybe in a year).
Cheers!!
Forum: General Discussion 07-26-2022, 04:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,678
Posted By jleonard
Lol I must have had a salt water anchor

Lol I must have had a salt water anchor
Forum: Power Systems 07-26-2022, 03:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,888
Posted By jleonard
By all means have your nuts evaluated. The ones...

By all means have your nuts evaluated. The ones on your prop shaft that is.
Forum: General Maintenance 07-25-2022, 11:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 786
Posted By jleonard
To answer one of your questions yes the...

To answer one of your questions yes the turbocharger is spinning. It spins at an idle but not enough to compress the air hence no ďboostĒ. ďGenerally speakingĒ youíll need to get to 1500 to 1800 rpm...
Forum: Power Systems 07-24-2022, 04:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By jleonard
I don’t believe oil filled is necessary. I had a...

I don’t believe oil filled is necessary. I had a boost gage on my old Dodge Cummins pickup and it was not oil filled worked great for the 5 years I owned the truck.
It was an Isspro gage.
On my...
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2022, 05:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,892
Posted By jleonard
I normally tied starboard side to the dock. And...

I normally tied starboard side to the dock. And would run the spring line through the hawse hole which was aft of the cleat. Maybe that was the difference being through the hole.
Forum: General Discussion 07-21-2022, 07:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,892
Posted By jleonard
My plan #1 was always to use the midship cleat...

My plan #1 was always to use the midship cleat when docking in a side to situation.
Never really had a problem with the stern kicking out.
Maybe my cleat was far enough aft
Forum: General Discussion 07-21-2022, 09:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,678
Posted By jleonard
Also teak decks like salt water if that applies.

Also teak decks like salt water if that applies.
Forum: General Discussion 07-20-2022, 09:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 324
Posted By jleonard
My Albin was set so only the lower helm had the...

My Albin was set so only the lower helm had the key. It was never a problem except a little less convenient when we were doing all the locks in Canada. They require engines off in the locks, so I had...
Forum: Power Systems 07-18-2022, 10:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 363
Posted By jleonard
I think you are thinking too much. Diesel doesnít...

I think you are thinking too much. Diesel doesnít get stale like ethanol gas does. Add some Startron or similar to the tank if it makes you feel better.
Youíll be fine.
Forum: Power Systems 07-18-2022, 08:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 572
Posted By jleonard
A flare nut wrench should take care of that...

A flare nut wrench should take care of that fitting. Don’t be afraid to put a little muscle behind it.
Good luck.
Forum: General Discussion 07-16-2022, 04:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,291
Posted By jleonard
Just at the one boat ramp I use near my home in...

Just at the one boat ramp I use near my home in Florida there have been at least 2 and possibly a 3rd removed in the past year that were anchored out and abandoned. And 2 the prior year, one of those...
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2022, 05:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 881
Posted By jleonard
I agree

I agree
Forum: Power Systems 07-08-2022, 10:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,328
Posted By jleonard
I always carried a spare just in case. Also had a...

I always carried a spare just in case. Also had a prop puller, wrenches, spare keys, nuts, and cotter pins.
Also had minimal dive gear in case I needed to replace it myself.
Forum: Power Systems 07-07-2022, 02:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,070
Posted By jleonard
If in doubt if itís diesel fuel compatable: ...

If in doubt if itís diesel fuel compatable:
Soak it in diesel fuel overnight. If it swells itís NOT compatible.

( the company I worked for had to do this as a short term fix for a corrective...
Forum: Power Systems 07-07-2022, 09:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,070
Posted By jleonard
Take dinghy ride and tour all the houseboats...

Take dinghy ride and tour all the houseboats there. Incredible.
Forum: General Discussion 07-06-2022, 04:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,748
Posted By jleonard
If it were me I would fight it. At a minimum...

If it were me I would fight it.
At a minimum you should be grandfathered.
Forum: Power Systems 07-05-2022, 06:19 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,069
Posted By jleonard
My old 1991 Dodge/ Cummins pickup had an...

My old 1991 Dodge/ Cummins pickup had an enrichment device that would inject fuel during start up. It would always have a small puff of blue smoke at startup.
It also had an intake air heater that...
Forum: Power Systems 07-05-2022, 10:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,070
Posted By jleonard
Good point about lubrication. You want both the...

Good point about lubrication. You want both the bolt and housing to slide on the ring as you tighten so you get even pressure.
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