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Forum: Power Systems 08-21-2021, 09:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,017
Posted By Xsbank
For the record, “Continuous duty” or M1 means WOT...

For the record, “Continuous duty” or M1 means WOT for 24 hours.

The Ford engine that the Lehman conversion was done to were widely used for generators and pumps and some were never shut off...
Forum: General Discussion 08-17-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,050
Posted By Xsbank
Sorry, but you asked - fix it properly - this is...

Sorry, but you asked - fix it properly - this is no place for wire nuts. Take the top off, get the foam out (what were they thinking?) and do something to stop the leaks. Otherwise the science...
Forum: Californian 04-04-2021, 08:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,391
Posted By Xsbank
CPES. Clear penetrating epoxy sealer. Sika...

CPES. Clear penetrating epoxy sealer.

Sika products expire, like a bucket of yoghurt, often you can still use them after expiry but if you do, expect a solidified product.
Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 415
Posted By Xsbank
These engines were originally used as generators...

These engines were originally used as generators and combine motors, where they worked just fine. They were not a success in trucks.

The original engines were mounted horizontally and the...
Forum: General Maintenance 03-31-2021, 10:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By Xsbank
Home Depot. Really.

Home Depot. Really.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 03-31-2021, 10:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,402
Posted By Xsbank
My question is why do you care? Start with full...

My question is why do you care? Start with full tanks. Run the boat for a while and reload. Divide it by the engine hours etc. running and there is your fuel consumption. Mine is 14.2 litres per hour...
Forum: Power Systems 03-27-2021, 11:55 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 26,947
Posted By Xsbank
They all do it, to a degree. New injectors help a...

They all do it, to a degree. New injectors help a bit but the Lehman marks its territory when cold. Messy but it is what it is.
Forum: General Discussion 03-11-2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,133
Posted By Xsbank
How much horsepower does it take to reach your...

How much horsepower does it take to reach your desired speed? There is a direct relationship between fuel required to make that horsepower and it is a very tight ratio that varies very little between...
Forum: Taiwanese Makes 03-11-2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,752
Posted By Xsbank
You are only 46 so you should be able to run...

You are only 46 so you should be able to run pretty fast...

"A "free" boat is the most expensive boat you can buy."
Forum: Grand Banks 03-11-2021, 01:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 693
Posted By Xsbank
A couple of misconceptions here...40 years to...

A couple of misconceptions here...40 years to kill it? What other stuff in our lives last that long?

Many twin engine installations have one engine turning "backwards" which, with a standard wheel...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 03-11-2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By Xsbank
A Taiwanese boat of that vintage will have all...

A Taiwanese boat of that vintage will have all sorts of wiring issues. My friend just redid his with an electrician and he pulled pounds of useless wire out of his boat and rebuilt the panel. If you...
Forum: Power Systems 03-10-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 651
Posted By Xsbank
A graphic example of the inrush current when...

A graphic example of the inrush current when starting an electric motor and a great illustration of why the folly of using repeated "bursts" of thrusters is bad practice.

My boring old lecture to...
Forum: Grand Banks 03-10-2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 507
Posted By Xsbank
The 32 has a very sharp chine which causes an...

The 32 has a very sharp chine which causes an uncomfortable righting moment in Beams seas or wake events. I had one. The size of a sail required to dampen that motion would be very large indeed....
Forum: General Discussion 03-09-2021, 12:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,551
Posted By Xsbank
A very timely reminder to check the load you are...

A very timely reminder to check the load you are putting on a 30 amp supply.

3000 watts max before you push the envelope into danger.

Fridge
water heater
battery charger
Cell phone charger...
Forum: Harbor Chat 03-04-2021, 11:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By Xsbank
You mean, "any landing you can run away...

You mean, "any landing you can run away from..."
Forum: Cruising and Events - West Coast 03-02-2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,395
Posted By Xsbank
When we picked our boat in Cow Bay we had a...

When we picked our boat in Cow Bay we had a number of bad nights with sea lions.

The herring fishery is very entertaining but its exactly why we need fish farms.

We may end up in Qualicum but...
Forum: Power Systems 03-02-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,593
Posted By Xsbank
That review is twaddle; no way a crankcase thing...

That review is twaddle; no way a crankcase thing will stop the sheen on the water of a Lehman. Its not oil anyways, its fuel.

Get a nice plastic bottle like "protein" comes in, run the vent hose...
Forum: Covid-19 Boating Information 03-02-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 429
Views: 12,081
Posted By Xsbank
I'll believe it when it happens. Its 15 years and...

I'll believe it when it happens. Its 15 years and counting since some bright spark suggested that the military needed new sidearms as the WW2 ones were worn out and there is still no decision. "What...
Forum: Covid-19 Boating Information 03-02-2021, 11:25 AM
Replies: 429
Views: 12,081
Posted By Xsbank
At our current rate of vaccination, it will take...

At our current rate of vaccination, it will take Canada 7 years to get everyone. Don't hold your breath for an open border this year.

You can, however, walk over the border and the RCMP that meet...
Forum: Harbor Chat 03-02-2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 2,398
Views: 320,931
Posted By Xsbank
I liked it!

I liked it!
Forum: Power Systems 03-02-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,469
Posted By Xsbank
What does it look like? Is it hanging off the...

What does it look like? Is it hanging off the engine or incorporated like an aftercooler? Lots of options for heat exchangers, don't be afraid to look at alternative solutions like plate coolers?
Forum: Cruising and Events - West Coast 03-02-2021, 11:02 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,395
Posted By Xsbank
Besides, the only constant in weather is that...

Besides, the only constant in weather is that there is no constant. Greenland springs to mind...
Forum: Cruising and Events - West Coast 03-02-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,395
Posted By Xsbank
The other consideration is that forecasting has...

The other consideration is that forecasting has become abysmal. Around here, with the closing of all those lighthouse reporting stations, wind and weather is frequently very wrong.

Back in the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 461
Posted By Xsbank
Agreed. No silicone, no 5200. Both are capable of...

Agreed. No silicone, no 5200. Both are capable of more damage than the perceived benefit of the repair.

The boat flexes pretty much continuously so you need a fastener system and a sealer. Try...
Forum: Harbor Chat 03-02-2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 2,398
Views: 320,931
Posted By Xsbank
Harry has been in a serious car accident and is...

Harry has been in a serious car accident and is in the hospital, bandaged head to foot. On the day he finally wakes from a coma, the doctor welcomes him back to the world with the news that he’s...
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