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Forum: General Discussion 06-27-2022, 05:39 PM
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Posted By fgarriso
Try 1-888-502-9060.

Try 1-888-502-9060.
Forum: General Discussion 06-27-2022, 05:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 587
Posted By fgarriso
Try calling at 804-435-3107. I just called that...

Try calling at 804-435-3107.
I just called that number.
Forum: General Discussion 06-14-2022, 12:33 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 5,924
Posted By fgarriso
Peter and Deb , You didn't say what your...

Peter and Deb ,

You didn't say what your budget is.
If you are planning on buying new or used.
Doing your own maintaince or have the shop do it.
Fuel consumption is how hard your on the...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 05-31-2022, 02:44 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,762
Posted By fgarriso
I am sure the store tech knows so much more about...

I am sure the store tech knows so much more about the system than the manufacturer does. NOT!

Just pick up the phone and call the manufacturer's support line and ask them the question. It is...
Forum: Power Systems 04-27-2022, 04:48 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,834
Posted By fgarriso
Until you state how large, and weight of the...

Until you state how large, and weight of the vessels you are looking at it would be impossible to make a recommendation on engines.
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 04-25-2022, 04:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,704
Posted By fgarriso
A life ring is USCG required on CG inspected...

A life ring is USCG required on CG inspected vessels and should be on all others. If you have ever had to throw one the life ring is the best (and I have).

The life sling is better once you get...
Forum: General Discussion 04-25-2022, 04:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,052
Posted By fgarriso
You are comparing apples to watermelons.

You are comparing apples to watermelons.
Forum: General Discussion 04-25-2022, 02:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,863
Posted By fgarriso
The hinges are at least 44 years old. It may be...

The hinges are at least 44 years old. It may be time to replace them with a newer model.
Forum: General Discussion 04-25-2022, 02:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,579
Posted By fgarriso
Smile I agree with Dave. I don't like too much...

I agree with Dave.

I don't like too much government control, but the marine industry is seriously lacking on any control or oversight. I do believe that electronic t/s control can be manufactured...
Forum: Welcome Mat 04-23-2022, 11:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,187
Posted By fgarriso
Welcome aboard

Welcome aboard
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 04-23-2022, 11:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 524
Posted By fgarriso
Many marine installations have an accumulator...

Many marine installations have an accumulator tank that will even out the load on the pump.
Forum: Power Systems 04-23-2022, 10:56 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,898
Posted By fgarriso
Peter, The EPA reports you are referring to is...

Peter,
The EPA reports you are referring to is for GAS engine's not HD diesels or class 7 or 8 trucks which have the engines we use in marine installations.
I don't claim to be an expert in...
Forum: Welcome Mat 04-16-2022, 06:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,310
Posted By fgarriso
Welcome aboard

Welcome aboard
Forum: Power Systems 04-16-2022, 02:17 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,898
Posted By fgarriso
Yes if you have a weight sensitive light weight...

Yes if you have a weight sensitive light weight boat. But, some of us have 8,000 lbs of lead ballast in the keel for stability and trim.
Forum: Power Systems 04-15-2022, 01:21 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,898
Posted By fgarriso
Very true. Gardners are very heavy for their HP...

Very true. Gardners are very heavy for their HP range. The engine is rated at very low RPM with constant torque just above 1000 RPM. Works best with a variable pitch prop. The weight helps as the...
Forum: Power Systems 04-14-2022, 08:30 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,898
Posted By fgarriso
This is a quote directly form Gardner Marine...

This is a quote directly form Gardner Marine Diesels on the 8LXB.

https://gardnermarine.com/engines/gardner-diesel-engine-8lxb/

This outstanding eight cylinder 13.93 litre engine offers the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-11-2022, 04:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 264
Posted By fgarriso
I always used Simple Green on everything.

I always used Simple Green on everything.
Forum: General Discussion 03-11-2022, 04:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,135
Posted By fgarriso
The bigger the boat the more room for JUNK! ...

The bigger the boat the more room for JUNK!

I remember when my Mother and Father sold their 48' boat the water line raised 6".
Forum: General Discussion 03-11-2022, 12:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,146
Posted By fgarriso
When looking up the number this is what I found. ...

When looking up the number this is what I found.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/353151207063
https://www.amazon.com/AIRPAX-T11-4-3-00A-26478-2-CIRCUIT-BREAKER-HYD-MAG/dp/B00DKYMRRM
Forum: General Maintenance 03-11-2022, 11:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 644
Posted By fgarriso
Slow down and start at the beginning. GO...

Slow down and start at the beginning.

GO slow and check everything from the fuel tank forward. Make sure you have fuel at each place and hoses until you get to the injectors. :)

SLOW and...
Forum: General Discussion 03-11-2022, 11:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,086
Posted By fgarriso
average per 300-350 year up until last fall when...

average per 300-350 year up until last fall when injuries got the best of me.
Forum: Power Systems 03-11-2022, 11:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,150
Posted By fgarriso
The lower part of the pistons has what is known...

The lower part of the pistons has what is known as splash lubricating. That is when the crank and rods are at their lowest part of the stroke, and then splash oil up onto bottom of the pistons and...
Forum: General Discussion 03-10-2022, 03:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By fgarriso
Maybe it is Garmin gremlins

Maybe it is Garmin gremlins
Forum: Power Systems 03-10-2022, 01:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,150
Posted By fgarriso
Dave, I hate to disagree with you, but in...

Dave,

I hate to disagree with you, but in this case I have to.
Do you know why diesel fuel is called "fuel oil", that's because it is OIL.
Do you know how difficult it is to light up fuel oil?...
Forum: Power Systems 03-06-2022, 07:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,150
Posted By fgarriso
Dry cranking also runs the cylinder walls dry,...

Dry cranking also runs the cylinder walls dry, and that will wear the rings and pistons :)
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