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Forum: Other Trawler Systems Yesterday, 11:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 170
Posted By C lectric
I've done this, Put your mouth over the faucet...

I've done this, Put your mouth over the faucet outlet and suck. THat will often pull a bubble to a point it will continue to vacate.

You may get a mouthfull of water of course, SUCCESS.
Forum: Power Systems Yesterday, 11:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 431
Posted By C lectric
Sometimes some of those pieces can go the other...

Sometimes some of those pieces can go the other way and then after firing the engine they get suck into the new impeller, damaging it.. Take a good look up stream of the pump.
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring Yesterday, 11:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 243
Posted By C lectric
Rust will cause trouble. A friend had...

Rust will cause trouble. A friend had snarling big time and the final fix was,
new chain. In his case the snarling would no longer unsnarl fully so was binding going out and back in.

It...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring Yesterday, 11:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By C lectric
No one?? My boat and anchor are much smaller...

No one??

My boat and anchor are much smaller but what I see may require you to replace the roller setup with a longer and wider unit. Of course strength will have to be provided. Connections,...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 11:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By C lectric
This not uncommon. No, I do not have your...

This not uncommon. No, I do not have your engines so have not run into this specifically.

What you describe is likely loose, corroded or poorly done connections. THe fact you did a bunch of...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 10:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 397
Posted By C lectric
I too changed my incandescents to LED a bunch of...

I too changed my incandescents to LED a bunch of years ago from 1142's. You may have to purchase some adapters for the old sockets but the above co. should have them also.

There are adapters...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 09:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,800
Posted By C lectric
Do the online "digging" first but I have seen...

Do the online "digging" first but I have seen this not work out so well in some cases that need a phone call. Yes, a phone call can sometimes work where online failed.

If you can get ahold of...
Forum: General Discussion 05-14-2022, 10:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By C lectric
Maybe a couple of good shots of the area that you...

Maybe a couple of good shots of the area that you want to apply this to would help.

If I understand correctly what you want is a shelf to fit the hull shape above the V berths for extra storage of...
Forum: General Discussion 05-14-2022, 10:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,800
Posted By C lectric
With the discussion it just occurred to me to ask...

With the discussion it just occurred to me to ask John Deere themselves.

They now, and for a number of years, do their own marinizations so if the change in policy included that block then...
Forum: General Discussion 05-13-2022, 10:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 244
Posted By C lectric
Check the fuse holder itself for any looseness ...

Check the fuse holder itself for any looseness and/or oxidation at the contacts and grippers. Check the actual wires for any sign of corrosion including inside any crimps.

All create...
Forum: General Maintenance 05-12-2022, 10:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 146
Posted By C lectric
If you go for Delrin then get black. THe black...

If you go for Delrin then get black. THe black will protect against the sunlight degradation of the delrin.
Nylon, black ,will also be a good material.
Forum: Power Systems 05-12-2022, 10:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 403
Posted By C lectric
I don't use anything regularily. Turn...

I don't use anything regularily.

Turn the fuel over and a lot of problems will not show up.
Be carefull about your vendor, that they move lots of fuel and have lots of customer. Ask...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 05-11-2022, 07:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 373
Posted By C lectric
Overprotection was a more common worry with...

Overprotection was a more common worry with wooden boats. A too high voltage could actually damage the wood around any metal protrusions into the seawater.

There is a range of acceptable...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 05-11-2022, 06:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 373
Posted By C lectric
I agree with the suggestion of the halo, too much...

I agree with the suggestion of the halo, too much zinc for what needs protection.

Get yourself a silver, silver chloride electrode from:

...
Forum: Power Systems 05-11-2022, 05:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 695
Posted By C lectric
Maybe you have tried them already but Wolff...

Maybe you have tried them already but
Wolff Marine
will likely be able to help if anyone nearby can.

Give them a phone call. John is the pump guy. They are in Richmond.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 05-10-2022, 08:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 624
Posted By C lectric
8.8 volts. Where? At the main power leads to...

8.8 volts. Where? At the main power leads to the actual board? If so then you likely have a bad connection in that circuit.

Of course check the voltage where the panel itself gets its...
Forum: General Discussion 05-08-2022, 11:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 753
Posted By C lectric
I think TOm nailed it. Narrow channels, Fjord...

I think TOm nailed it. Narrow channels, Fjord like inlets can amplify the neighbouring winds and "channel" into much stronger and maybe concerning winds that the more open areas won't see. ...
Forum: General Discussion 05-08-2022, 10:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 429
Posted By C lectric
Nice looking , solidly built unit. Good...

Nice looking , solidly built unit. Good quality bronze also I'll guess.
Forum: General Discussion 05-08-2022, 10:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 388
Posted By C lectric
I think at the low current levels you use as an...

I think at the low current levels you use as an example that accuracy is not likely to be accurate.

Personally I question the ability of sites like WIndy, Predict Wind, etc., to accurately...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 05-07-2022, 09:48 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,693
Posted By C lectric
Excellent points. Is this a new to you...

Excellent points.
Is this a new to you boat. If so Kolivers suggestion would be very valid.


Something I just though of is have you checked for Ghost loads. I have had a few on mine,...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 05-07-2022, 09:24 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,693
Posted By C lectric
What runs overnight? What is their draw in...

What runs overnight? What is their draw in watts or V & A?

If electronics other than a dedicated anchor alarm is operating and the E.R. fans are running then you may be expecting to much.
...
Forum: Power Systems 05-05-2022, 11:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 875
Posted By C lectric
*******I am having a similar problem. Went to...

*******I am having a similar problem. Went to start my Yanmar 4LH-HTE today and there was just a very loud spinning sound similar to a vacuum. From reading here it seems like the starter is spinning...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 05-04-2022, 06:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 604
Posted By C lectric
Got it

Got it
Forum: General Discussion 05-04-2022, 06:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,669
Posted By C lectric
_______Re alighnment was done after new motor...

_______Re alighnment was done after new motor mounts. same day._______

I think you missed my point. When were the new mounts installed, after splashing or while on land?
The new engine mounts...
Forum: General Discussion 05-04-2022, 12:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,669
Posted By C lectric
I am assuming the shaft itself is straight. If...

I am assuming the shaft itself is straight. If not then it does not matter if all else is good.

The coupler between the shaft and the gearbox needs to be faced in a lathe so the coupler clamping...
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