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Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2021, 04:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 494
Posted By seattleboatguy
Electrical questions

Two questions:

Am I correct that there should be no electrical connection between the 115v AC ground and the 12v negative wiring?

Am I correct that if I am running 115v AC stuff at anchor, the...
Forum: General Discussion 06-21-2021, 11:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 527
Posted By seattleboatguy
Your post makes a lot of sense to me. My...

Your post makes a lot of sense to me.

My last sailboat had a Ford Lehman with a v belt. I put a new Balmar alternator on the engine, and it immediately snapped the belt. My current Marine Trader...
Forum: General Discussion 06-20-2021, 04:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 527
Posted By seattleboatguy
Interesting insights into the brave new world...

Interesting insights into the brave new world that my charging system is about to enter. Thanks very much.
Forum: General Discussion 06-20-2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 527
Posted By seattleboatguy
I intended to connect my alternator to the AGM...

I intended to connect my alternator to the AGM start battery. It was interesting to learn that some people connect their alternators to the lithium house battery.
Forum: General Discussion 06-19-2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 527
Posted By seattleboatguy
An interesting detail I had not considered....

An interesting detail I had not considered. Thanks.
Forum: General Discussion 06-19-2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 527
Posted By seattleboatguy
Twistedtree: Thanks very much.

Twistedtree: Thanks very much.
Forum: General Discussion 06-18-2021, 11:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 527
Posted By seattleboatguy
AGM Lithium B2B Charger

I have a question for anyone using Lithium for their house battery and AGM for their engine start battery, with a "Battery To Battery Charger" in between the two. My question is whether you...
Forum: General Discussion 12-21-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 402
Posted By seattleboatguy
outboard motor (pick one)

I'm looking for an outboard motor around 40 pounds to power a 9' Zodiac soft floor dinghy. So far, I've come up with the following list. Which one would be your favorite?

...
Forum: General Discussion 12-12-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,034
Posted By seattleboatguy
Would you lean more toward plastic or metal...

Would you lean more toward plastic or metal fittings?
Forum: General Discussion 12-12-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,034
Posted By seattleboatguy
PEX plumbing fittings

I'm getting ready to do some upgrades with my fresh water pressure system, and I'm wondering if I should stick with the old copper tubing I have now or if I would be better off to replace it with PEX...
Forum: General Discussion 11-27-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,463
Posted By seattleboatguy
HopCar's video and FF's bit sharpener were both...

HopCar's video and FF's bit sharpener were both pretty cool. Thanks very much. Fortunately, I don't have to worry about ruining threads deep inside a shaft. Both ends of my nut and bolt are visible,...
Forum: General Discussion 11-26-2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,463
Posted By seattleboatguy
drill bits

I need to drill out a frozen bolt on my Westerbeke 4.4kw generator. It's the bolt that a bracket pivots around to tension the belt. I expect to go through several drill bits in the process, and I was...
Forum: General Discussion 11-02-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 349
Posted By seattleboatguy
American Diesel is not currently selling a...

American Diesel is not currently selling a rebuild kit. Here is a clip from their email to me last week:



FP6038718 Fuel pump $75.00 there are no rebuild kits for these pumps.
Forum: General Discussion 11-01-2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 349
Posted By seattleboatguy
Sounds good. Thank you.

Sounds good. Thank you.
Forum: General Discussion 11-01-2020, 08:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 349
Posted By seattleboatguy
You are absolutely correct.

You are absolutely correct.
Forum: General Discussion 11-01-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 349
Posted By seattleboatguy
Lehman fuel pump gasket

I have a couple 135hp American Diesels (basically the same as a Ford Lehman) and one of the fuel pumps is leaking a little oil (but not fuel). Before I go to the expense of a whole new fuel pump, I...
Forum: General Discussion 10-23-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 541
Posted By seattleboatguy
I've never used Butyl tape, but I see it used...

I've never used Butyl tape, but I see it used often on the boat repair YouTube channels, so maybe I'll give it a shot. HiDHo had a reply similar to yours, but he mentioned Butyl "caulk". I checked...
Forum: General Discussion 10-22-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 541
Posted By seattleboatguy
re-bedding outside window frame

I need to re-bed this plastic window frame on the side of my Marine Trader. What type of caulking would you recommend? Is there any way of preventing the leftover caulking in the tube from turning...
Forum: General Discussion 08-13-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 589
Posted By seattleboatguy
boat captain sans license

I always thought you needed a captain's license in order to get paid for being a boat driver. But every now and then I'll run across some comment on some forum saying this ain't so in some special...
Forum: General Discussion 08-04-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,130
Posted By seattleboatguy
I had a similar question. The way I figured it...

I had a similar question. The way I figured it out was to put an air gauge on the tank and then slowly bleed off the pressure until the pump came on.
Forum: General Discussion 07-18-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 823
Posted By seattleboatguy
I'm doing pretty much the same thing, but in...

I'm doing pretty much the same thing, but in August. Hopefully the shipping company has done this enough times to figure out the delivery captain thing. This might be an economic boom if you happen...
Forum: General Discussion 06-23-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 326
Posted By seattleboatguy
Fort Myers FL, July 4th

Is there a good overnight anchorage in Fort Myers to watch fireworks? Thanks.
Forum: General Discussion 06-15-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 823
Posted By seattleboatguy
Hi Don. I may just do that when I get a little...

Hi Don. I may just do that when I get a little closer to my shipping date. Thanks for the phone number.
Forum: General Discussion 06-15-2020, 04:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 823
Posted By seattleboatguy
Hi David. Very interesting information, and much...

Hi David. Very interesting information, and much appreciated. Would you say that Cap Sante was used instead of Friday Harbor perhaps because they were coming from Vancouver? I would have guessed that...
Forum: General Discussion 06-15-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 823
Posted By seattleboatguy
Twistedtree and Irene: Good to know, at least as...

Twistedtree and Irene: Good to know, at least as of this date. I know that everything could change (better or worse) by September. But right now, I'm a little more optimistic it is a do-able thing...
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