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Forum: Other Trawler Systems Yesterday, 12:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 129
Posted By Lepke
A picture of the pump would be helpful. In older...

A picture of the pump would be helpful. In older pumps, a stuffing box is more common than rubber seals.
If I had that boat, I'd go commercial tuna fishing once a year. A good trip could pay your...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 11:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 203
Posted By Lepke
Some times the fuse element will detach from the...

Some times the fuse element will detach from the end and the break is hidden under the end cap. Check voltage on each side of the fuse or try another fuse.
Forum: Power Systems Yesterday, 11:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 224
Posted By Lepke
I've been using bypass filters since the 1960s....

I've been using bypass filters since the 1960s. Before 1955, most car oil filters were bypass only. Older Detroit Diesels (Gray Marine) engines were bypass only. Bypass filters best effect is...
Forum: Power Systems 08-08-2022, 11:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 889
Posted By Lepke
If you want to check fuel pressure after the...

If you want to check fuel pressure after the stock fuel pump, there should be a blocked off port on the secondary fuel filter housing, usually mounted on the engine. If you're going to mount a...
Forum: Power Systems 08-08-2022, 10:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 129
Posted By Lepke
Auto parts stores have remote filter kits for...

Auto parts stores have remote filter kits for most engines. Find one that uses the same filter currently used on your engine.
Lots of online parts and ebay.
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2022, 10:54 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,308
Posted By Lepke
Find a rectangular or square tank as a temporary...

Find a rectangular or square tank as a temporary tank. Figure the internal liters per cm. Cruise, measure the tank at some interval and do some more math.
Forum: Power Systems 08-03-2022, 06:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 889
Posted By Lepke
Are your fuel pumps the stock gear pump? Driven...

Are your fuel pumps the stock gear pump? Driven by the governor weight shaft? It's a positive displacement gear pump that rarely fails, and then only for a seal failure. The pressure relief valve...
Forum: Power Systems 07-31-2022, 05:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,699
Posted By Lepke
I meant to include this:

I meant to include this:
Forum: Power Systems 07-31-2022, 05:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,699
Posted By Lepke
If the starter actually spins, then 1) the...

If the starter actually spins, then
1) the motor works
2) the solenoid contacts work
3) the key, relay, etc. is ok
So the gear isn't moving to engage the flywheel.
It could be as SoWhat says:...
Forum: General Discussion 07-27-2022, 12:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,164
Posted By Lepke
Actually you can make hydrogen and oxygen from a...

Actually you can make hydrogen and oxygen from a water solution. You don't inject it, you allow it to enter with the intake air. I've been doing it for about 50 years in cars and boats. You don't...
Forum: Power Systems 07-23-2022, 11:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 252
Posted By Lepke
New diesel engines are about 100 time cleaner the...

New diesel engines are about 100 time cleaner the older engines. They're not reliable but on the highway you just pull over and wait. On the ocean good luck. I'd rather have reliability.
Forum: General Discussion 07-23-2022, 05:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 341
Posted By Lepke
I use bug zapper lights with a mosquito...

I use bug zapper lights with a mosquito attractant. I hang one fwd of the main cabin and one aft. I don't have a bug problem. Even in Alaska. At anchor, I hang them over the water so dead bugs...
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 07-22-2022, 11:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 695
Posted By Lepke
That's how most do it because you have a bigger...

That's how most do it because you have a bigger hose and can pump faster than thru the tube. And you're pumping off the bottom of the pan, so you aren't leaving dirty oil behind.

I have permanent...
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2022, 11:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 957
Posted By Lepke
The ride in a hull build for speed is usually...

The ride in a hull build for speed is usually worse at slow speed. The rudders are small so it doesn't turn well or hold course as well as a displacement hull.
Forum: Power Systems 07-20-2022, 07:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 249
Posted By Lepke
Most likely head gasket. Cylinder cracks not...

Most likely head gasket. Cylinder cracks not common.
Forum: General Maintenance 07-11-2022, 09:08 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,796
Posted By Lepke
I use a 6" Mirka, air powered. I have long air...

I use a 6" Mirka, air powered. I have long air and vacuum hoses so I don't have to hear the compressor or shop vac. It's very quiet. Some of the electric models are extremely noisy. I also have a...
Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2022, 08:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,153
Posted By Lepke
I'm a vet. I call the local vet center, they put...

I'm a vet. I call the local vet center, they put up a sign, and I get more people than I need. And they're more reliable than the usual dock character or family.

When I go to Alaska, I sometimes...
Forum: Power Systems 07-11-2022, 08:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,953
Posted By Lepke
Rubber impeller pumps almost always pump, even...

Rubber impeller pumps almost always pump, even with a worn housing or impeller. If you have free flowing water from the seacock and hose, I'd look at the HE As O C Diver said. If that's clear, then...
Forum: General Maintenance 07-11-2022, 12:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 430
Posted By Lepke
One solution bigger boats use is a day tank to...

One solution bigger boats use is a day tank to run from. Mounted on the center line. Then fuel would be pumped from other tanks as needed and to balance the boat.
Another way is a crossover line...
Forum: Power Systems 07-11-2022, 12:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 377
Posted By Lepke
Ships are being built to run on LGN and bunkering...

Ships are being built to run on LGN and bunkering vessels to refuel those ships are also quickly being built.
A ship has full time engineering watch, lots of ventilation, detectors, so the gas...
Forum: Power Systems 07-10-2022, 08:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 377
Posted By Lepke
For land engines, ok. But boats, the engine gets...

For land engines, ok. But boats, the engine gets a few years on, a lazy owner, and boom, the boat next door blows up while starting.
A propane gallon has about 50,000 btus less than a gallon heating...
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 07-10-2022, 08:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,050
Posted By Lepke
There's always used generators on ebay from...

There's always used generators on ebay from people replacing sets.


Depending on the model, parts for Onan can be had from other sources. Ebay, too.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 07-07-2022, 10:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,049
Posted By Lepke
Sounds like a Euro heater. They use a single line...

Sounds like a Euro heater. They use a single line 230v line and neutral. And run at 50hrz.


US power won't work w/o a transformer.
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 07-07-2022, 04:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 370
Posted By Lepke
If you have the stock pump, there's a replaceable...

If you have the stock pump, there's a replaceable wear plate. Also the cam is replaceable, too.
Most cams can go in reversed for opposite rotation. If you've had the pump apart, make sure it's set...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 07-05-2022, 07:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 370
Posted By Lepke
Error 7 is low raw water flow and 58 is high...

Error 7 is low raw water flow and 58 is high exhaust temp.


Check the raw water impeller. Check the flow from the seacock. Make sure the exhaust is clear where raw water enters.
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